[Excerpt from TT: 2008-12-14]
[sandy] I would like to ask about concurrents. Do they have identical overleaves? I assume role, casting and age would be the same, is that correct?
[Michael Entity] We will respond to your question after clarifying a differentiation: We clarify because there are three terms we see being used by our students: “simultaneous,” “concurrent,” and “parallel.” Variations of a single incarnation (branching out into “parallels” of dimensions) are usually what we prefer to call “parallel lives.” These share a single starting point. “Concurrent” is used to represent various incarnations of one essence in various dimensions and space, but during the same time frame. Variations of Essence incarnating within a relatively close proximity of time, but in separate starting points, we prefer to refer to as “Concurrents.” While “Simultaneous” lives is often uses interchangeably.
With that clarified, Concurrents most often do have a completely different design of Personality, though, of course the Essence dynamics are the same.
There are no rules, of course, and sometimes Concurrents might share the same Overleaves design so as to have a similar approach to different geo-cultural contexts within the Physical Plane during a time period.
The main emphasis is geographical. Concurrents RARELY live within any proximity to each other, Physically.
[sandy] rarely but not never?
[Michael Entity] Sandy, some Concurrents have crossed paths, but this has usually been devastating or “mind-blowing.”
[Geraldine] How are IMs handled when two or more lives are being experienced concurrently — what happens when one finishes an IM — does it affect the others?
[Michael Entity] There are two arcs of Internal Monads: those related to the physical, emotional, intellectual development of the Personality, and those related to the evolution of Essence. The Internal Monads for the various Concurrents’ Personalities would be independent, but each Concurrent would contribute to the arc of Internal Monads for Essence.
[luluaussi] are concurrents ever aware of one another? what if one concurrent died?
[Michael Entity] Toni, yes, some of our students have Concurrents, each of which are aware of the others, but rarely do they find a way to validate this or even to cross paths. When a Concurrent dies, the experience for remaining Concurrents is unaffected unless the remaining Concurrents have a specific interest and sensitivity to the exiting of a Concurrent.
[luluaussi] what of dreamspace?
[Michael Entity] Most Concurrents do have intimate awareness of each other in “dreamspace,” or what we would call the Astral Plane. This is because it is nearly vital to remain aware of each other’s projected paths of choice so as not to cross paths.
[sandy] so does this mean that when two channels say the John Doe of history is now John Smith and another says he is now Sue Brown they can both be correct?
[Michael Entity] Sandy, sometimes Concurrents contribute to the lack of sequential timelines for Past Life explorations, yes. Parallels do the same.
[sandy] I was thinking of Mozart, different channels have given different current incarnations as being that essence. Can they both or all be correct?
[Michael Entity] Sandy, sometimes this is so, but more often this is the projection and inaccuracy of the channel.
[sandy] any way to tell?
[Michael Entity] We know of few species who can track the incarnations of one Essence over multiple lives. This seems to be a built-in system of protection, so to speak, so that one lifetime’s activities are never imposed upon another lifetime.
So we would say this is a matter of personal scrutiny and self-validation based on the value the information might have for you.
In species where current lifetimes of past Essence incarnations can be tracked, there is a spirituality in place that allows for the consistency of memories to also transcend the space between lives. In some, this is simply part of the world, but in others, it had a devastating effect during the Mature Soul cycle.
[luluaussi] and if there is a sensitivity, does the remaining Concurrent pick up where the other left off…from the perspective of that concurrent?
[Michael Entity] Toni, no, each Concurrent has its own life, independent from the others. There is no “picking up” necessary.