[Excerpt from TT: 2009-05-10]
[Geraldine] Hello, Michael. I’ve been reviewing information on concurrent incarnations and would like some additional information about their mechanics–such as: 1) what soul age primarily utilizes them; 2) if one concurrent finishes the IMs in positive pole, does this cause the others to undergo a level change; 3) if one concurrent causes karmic ribbons, does this affect the other concurrents; 4) do concurrents have substantially different overleaves, trues to accomplish, and agreements; 5) do concurrents finish out a round of incarnations before beginning a new round of incarnations or is there a more or less continual launching of a new concurrent as another one dies; and/or, of course, anything you might add to explain how concurrent work.
[Michael Entity] We will respond to each question:
In response to question 1, though there is no rule to the use of concurrents by an Essence, there does tend to be more use of these in the Mature and Old Soul Levels. Another factor that can contribute to the use of more concurrents is the amount of land that is being utilized that the sentient race. If many fragments from that species are spread in many directions, this can tend to influence any Essence, regardless of Soul Age, to incarnate in multiple bodies.
In response to question 2; keep in mind that Internal Monads happen on two different levels and we will work with our channels to help encourage a clearer differentiation. There are Internal Monads relative to the aging of the body, and there are Internal Monads relative to the aging of the Soul. With that in mind, the Internal Monads of the body are specific to a concurrent, but the Internal Monads relative to Essence are contributed to by all bodies.
In response to question 3; while the concurrents are incarnated, the karmic ribbons generated are specific to those bodies and have no bearing on the other bodies incarnated at the same time, however, those unburned ribbons will carry into other lifetimes as usual.
In response to question 4; Each concurrent is no different from the idea that you may have for the more linear incarnations. They are each their own. Each will have its own set of Overleaves, “Trues,” and Agreements. The degree to which they may be similar or different is simply a matter of agenda for the Essence choosing to incarnate in these multiple bodies.
In response to question 5; To Essence, incarnating through multiple bodies is no different from incarnating in a more linear fashion, so the evolution will occur on the terms of Essence, however we do tend to see a pattern of concurrents exiting for the sake of review before launching a new “round” of concurrents, if that would be the choice of Essence to do so again.
[luluaussi] does good work by one concurrent affect the progress of the essence as a whole? or is that too specific to the concurrent doing the work?
[Michael Entity] In response to Toni: The “Good Work” of a concurrent is relative to that Personality’s Life Task, and by extension, the fulfillment of any Life Task is beneficial for Essence.
[Martha] IMs relative to the soul – what are those? How we progress through soul levels?
[RabidNelson] I think they mean the “External Monads”, the teacher/student, master/slave, etc. kind of experiences
[Michael Entity] In response to Martha: Yes, each Soul Level is only able to transited when completing 7 Internal Monads. As many of our students know, there are several lifetimes involved in processing an Internal Monad. The body and Personality may have reached 40 years old and moved on into retirement stages, for instance, but this does not mean the challenges of the 4th Internal Monad were completed in terms of contributing to the evolution of Essence. In fact, the 7 Levels of any Soul Age Level ARE the 7 Internal Monads.
[Michael Entity] In response to Jonathan; no, we were speaking of the Internal Monads, the 7 rites of passages that each fragment passes through in relation to itself as a means of evolution, not only of the body, but of the soul.
[luluaussi] Then if I am understanding this, our casting placements in concurrents are the same, but with the “lifetime” particulars different, each having the same global job but through a different lens; the multiple lives serve to accelerate the essences development?
[Michael Entity] In response to Toni: Everything relative to the design of Essence remains consistent. Only the Personality dynamics would change.