so too do we tend to see ourselves as singular "lifetimes" rather than a collection of experiences bound together (different names, different places . . . yet all working together, just like the individual cells within the body)
and the image of each life as a singular cell within a "greater body" might help make more clear
the concept of multiple, concurrent
time seems as if it goes in a straight line but go "fast enough" . . . and it appears to curve, as light plays tricks (or so it seems)
yet if we are "bodies of light" isn't this to be "expected"
reincarnation is the truth -- and it is both simpler and more complicated than most can accept, or imagine
but the analogy of cells within the body and lifetimes collected within the "soul essence"
is a legit comparison