are "subsets" of that consistent essence -- each lifetime both unique and concurrently merged
one foot in life one foot in the world of spirit -- why Death is not an ending but, rather, a shift in focus
since we are always "merged with the essence", Death is not a final "hard stop"
also -- each individual lifetime is energetically "aligned" with every OTHER lifetime branching from the essence, so what changes one lifetime (subtly) changes ALL lifetimes
this is why it is possible to "heal" past life wounds in this current lifetime as the totality of experience(s) are reflected in the "essence"
and even though the essence is solid, it reflects energy in various ways based on various "needs"
chameleon-like yet being a chameleon is it's solid "nature"
I am sure it all sounds nuttilicious crazified (perhaps) but I feel more and more this is #howITworks