[Excerpt from TT: 2009-02-08]
[Geraldine] Hello, Michael :) My question has to do with the term non-linear and incarnations. In discussion groups some are saying this means that incarnations work like time-travel. For example, one might live one incarnation in the 20th Century and then the next one in 6,000 BC with the corollary that one could live different Soul Ages in any time. However, I’ve noticed that no one get channeled as experiencing a future life for the “now” incarnation. I’ve interpreted it to mean that lessons learned, agreements completed, External Monads completed, or karma earned and burned isn’t dealt with in consecutive lives, but more in a hopscotch manner. Could you elaborate on what non-linear incarnations means?
[Michael Entity] Only upon the later stages of the Old Soul Age do non-linear incarnations become of any interest, and that is usually because there is little Karma with which to contend. However, previous to that Age, the process of incarnation is fairly linear, at least from your perspective. The non-linear aspects come into play in terms of evolution and comprehension, though. This non-linear aspect is because some concepts and experiences have to be pieced together for comprehension and evolution, and often those “pieces” are scattered across incarnations. This is similar to how a 50+ year old might have a current experience and suddenly grasp a concept that relates back to a childhood experience, collecting the “pieces of experience” from across time, so to speak. Comprehension and evolution is not always linear, but the process of incarnation is.
We will clarify that this is not a “rule,” but it is simply the nature of the universe. We are able to share our teachings because there is such order. Fragments are not popping in and out of time lines and incarnations to any meaningful extent outside of that natural order.
[luluaussi] does that mean the comprehension of these lives/lessons is accessible via this non-linear aspect as a “review” or assimilation?
[Michael Entity] In response to luluaussi: if we understand your question correctly, comprehension can come linearly or non-linearly. The combination of completed experiences and the digestion/assimilation of those experiences brings comprehension and evolution.
[Geraldine] So, Old souls you reached in Sumer would most likely be cycled off now.
[Michael Entity] Geraldine, very few, but some, Old Souls from “that far back” do still exist within incarnations.