[Excerpt from TT: 2007-12-02]
[Question] I’ve been reading a lot of previous groups’ postings from the Michael groups and have answered more than one of my questions; however, “essence mates,” from other grand cycle ETs, remains inexplicable. Can you elaborate on them and the role they play in many of our current lives or cycles, and conversely our role in theirs?
[Michael_Entity] They rarely play a significant role beyond the opportunity for Essence Recognition, which is the only form of true evolution. In that regard, they are highly significant, but that is not exclusive to an Essence Mate; all fragments with which you have had past contact are potential opportunities for Essence Recognition. Essence Mates could be likened to an “Ex” with which you have had a relationship that ran its course and transitioned positively with total closure; the nostalgia and resonance is warm and soft, with undertones of deep appreciation, but no charge; no intensity. Spending an entire Grand Cycle with a fragment leaves even the “spark” with the “memories.” This is because a Grand Cycle to your Essence/Spark is like a single lifetime is to your Role, taking with it the memories most resonate and impactful.
An Essence Mate can often be included in the new cycle as a significant relationship again within this new context, but that is a relationship between Roles, not the Sparks, and “Essence Mate” refers to the Sparks’ relationship.
We will include here that what we mean by “Essence Recognition” is the profound “knowing” that one has a relationship with another fragment or self beyond the present version. We will also include the note that, while “Essence” and “Role” are often used interchangeably, they are technically different: the Essence takes on a Role, hence your Essence Role, or Role in Essence, but your Essence, itself, does not have a Role.
[Question] More like Traveling Companions?
[Michael_Entity] No, Traveling Companions are yours because of current-cycle mathematical associations. Essence Mates do not necessarily have any mathematical resonance and ties. They are simply remembered.