You have, inside of you, an essence self. This essence of you has never joined in the human experience or existed in a physical body. It is the part of you that is connected to everything and cannot be separated from you but yet has been away from you for a very long time.
I get how we all look at the labels of things and utilize these labels to categorize our experiences and create reference points, and so the “labels” that I use will equal your version of what the labeled things are to you. So when I say “essence” what I am speaking about will equal what you would call your highest, all encompassing version of self (when the idea of “self” no longer exists as a single unit yet is a perfectly individualized aspect of the whole).
Another way to look at essence would be if you took everything that you could possibly think of as being you or even of what you cannot conceive of as being you and ran it all through a filter so fine that it wouldn’t even appear to be a filter at all. It would more appear to be more like a solid wall. What came out the other side of that filter would be what was left as the essence of you. In other words, the filter would remove everything that you were not and what would be left would be a speck, a pure sparkle that is the essence of you but has no size. » Read more