Essence is older than role

[Excerpt from TT: 2009-12-13]

[Question] a cosmology question :) – the Universe is said to be 14 billion years old. Recognizing the problem with ‘time’, when were the cadres/entities ‘cast’ out from Tao in relationship to the creation of this Universe? Before, during, or after? (I have been told my essence/soul is also 14 billion ‘years’ old -I am curious how this ‘fits’).

[Michael Entity] Cadres and Entities are cast over and over within a Universe with every return to Tao, which includes the choice of your Essence’s new Role, new Entity, new Cadre, etc for every Grand Cycle. The measurement of time for that Universe and its first casting of Entities is always relative to the Planetary System of the Sentience at the time of such a question.

[Question] the earth is said to be just over 4 billion years old so we were cast ‘last’ 4 billion years ago? Where does the 14 billion ‘age’ come in? or was this in relationship to a prior planetary system of sentience?

[Michael Entity] What we mean is that if we were answering this question for another fragment in another planetary system with a different measurement of time, we would have to answer with a very different scale. In terms of time measurement as can be understood in any practical sense, we can safely say that your (and our) current Sentience is at least 14 billion years old, “give or take” a billion or so. Keep in mind, however, that your ROLE may not be as “old” since you have returned to Tao multiple times in Grand Cycles.