Lessons you learn tend to be
communicated to your essence twin, and vice versa.
You could see your essence
twin as being like your work partner, in terms of your inner work as opposed
to your life tasks. Your growth helps your essence twin indirectly, because of
the energy you share.
The task companion
relationship emphasizes how you handle things. The essence twin relationship
emphasizes how you feel about things.
Essence twins classically have
male/female energy ratios, and the same casting (positions within their
cadence and greater cadence). However, this is not always the case. Choice
rather than mathematics makes two souls twins, although mathematical
correlations can support the relationship. As mentioned earlier, cadres made up
of essences with a relatively high number of previous cycles tend to be more
experimental, and don’t necessarily stick to “classic Michael” in their
design. Essence twins who plan to meet each other often choose opposite body
types, although there is no “rule” requiring this.
I know my essence twin,
although not very well—we have never lived in the same city. We have some
major things in common, and she has said things that helped validate for me my
channeling that she is my essence twin (I also double-checked with another
channel). On a personality level, our connection is friendly but not
particularly close or compelling, although the essence twin relationship often
is. (This illustrates that close soul connections do not always translate into
close personality connections, and the people most important in our lives are
not necessarily that close to us on an essence level.) My essence twin has been
said to look like she could be my sister. Her body type is neither similar nor
opposite to mine, so the resemblance is not due to body type. Our casting is not
the same, either, and our male/female energy ratios are not quite opposite.
However, a psychic who saw her picture said that the higher frequencies of our
auras are very similar in color and shape. (I do not know any of my
companions in the flesh, but Yarbro said that, even more than essence twins,
task companions are often thought to look or talk alike.)
Our essence twin is typically
in a different entity than our own but in the same cadre. We may find that
entity’s vibration to be particularly complementary to our own because our
essence twin is in it, or we might have chosen to have an essence twin in that
entity because we found it complementary in the first place. Our essence twin is
usually someone we have known in previous grand cycles .
In More Messages from
Michael Michael said that essence twins are “never in the same entity.”
However, in Messages from Michael, the wording was “are not often part
of the same entity, but are part of different entities that were cast at the
same time.” This illustrates how through even the same channel or group of
channels, at least slightly differing information can come through. There is no
unequivocal way of proving whether the “never” is correct. I channeled that
one couple, both
kings, are essence twins in the same entity, but that could
have been an error. However, the words never and always send up
red flags for me. The universe does have order and design, and it is possible
that some nevers are correct—I don’t wish to say that a never
can never be correct! But I’m more comfortable with the wording in Messages
from Michael, not often, in light of Michael’s teaching that “all
is choice.” The universe’s order and design relate to its male energy, which
gives structure and shape; female energy relates to “creative chaos,” the
fact that there are unlimited possibilities.
I presume that “different
entities that were cast at the same time” refers to entities in the same
cadre, since cadres were defined that way elsewhere in Yarbro. In
“Cadres and Entities,” I discussed essence twin connections outside the
cadre with other cadres in the cadre group. I suppose that they could also be
seen as having been “cast at the same time.”
More than any other
relationship, the essence twin relationship is the “glue” that holds the
whole together. The reuniting of a cadre‘s seven entities on higher planes is,
in part, the reunification of the essence twins within that cadre. The later
reunification of a cadre group’s twelve cadres is also, in part, the
reunification of those essence twins who are in different cadres.
On my Michael Reading charts, I
channel the essence twin and task companion(s) as being either discarnate or
incarnate (male or female). If the soul is incarnate and the chart’s subject
knows him, he could be a friend, acquaintance, or relative. If he doesn’t know
him, there could either be plans to meet in a certain number of years, or no
plans to meet in this lifetime.
When Michael says through me
that the essence twin (or task companion) is a friend, they mean that they are
picking up a substantial amount of connection personality-to-personality, as
opposed to essence connection. They do not necessarily mean that the essence
twin is currently in the person’s life; he could have been a childhood friend.
When Michael says that someone is an acquaintance, they mean that there is less
personality connection, but at least, it appears to Michael that the chart’s
subject has met him in the flesh. A friend or acquaintance who is also a
relative will be channeled as being a relative.
When the subject has met his
essence twin, Michael says whether the essence twin is younger or older than the
chart’s subject, or is about the same age, but sometimes they add a question
mark. Michael doesn’t get this particular information from the akashic
records; they read it psychically. They aren’t always certain if the essence
twin is actually younger, for instance, or just looks that way. Michael is
trying to help the “chartee” identify his essence twin (and channeling names
unknown to the channel is very difficult). However, looking in the
records for the essence twin’s day of birth, in terms of our calendar, or for
other highly temporal information, would be like looking for a needle in a
haystack, and not worth the energy it would require. On the other hand, most
Michael Reading chart information, such as the goal, is easier to get from the
records: it is a core and ongoing factor in life. Also, Michael does look up in
the records whether the essence twin is incarnate, and, if so, the gender, as
well as whether they have agreed to meet.
When the essence twin is a
friend, acquaintance, or relative, sometimes it can be difficult to figure out
just who it is. I have my clients send me photographs of people who seem to fit
the description, and check them with Michael. Eventually, we usually (but not
always) find out who it is. It is especially hard when the person is merely an
acquaintance, who might be consciously forgotten, although it is subliminally
comforting to have met in the flesh those souls closest to us, even if they are
not overtly involved in our lives.
When we are deeply involved
with our essence twin on the physical plane, that relationship can be so
compelling as to distract us from our life task or other things we wish to
accomplish. That is why we don’t necessarily get together often with our
essence twin on the physical plane. On the other hand, the very intensity of it
can bring up important issues.
Your essence twin reflects
you back to yourself—your shortcomings as well as your strengths—like a
finely polished mirror. Working with your essence twin is a good way to
process your blocks.
We mirror our essence twin not
only because of our mathematical correlations, if any, but because of having had
so many experiences together, both on and off the physical plane. It is like a
couple who have been together for fifty years. They tend to pick up one another’s
mannerisms and idiosyncrasies, and communicate almost telepathically. They may
start to look like their partner’s other half, but they are still individuals.
When our essence twin is not
incarnate, it is almost as if that soul is living within us—in our vest
pocket, so to speak. The bleed-through is noticeably stronger than when our
essence twin is incarnate. For example, an artisan with a king essence twin
looks much more kingly when his essence twin is not incarnate. If your essence
twin dies while you are alive, the bleed-through immediately increases.
As with most entities, the
members of the Michael entity have essence twins of all roles, but besides
twinning with fellow warriors and kings, Michael has a particularly high number
artisan essence twins. On the higher planes, the essence twin
bleed-through is even more pronounced than it is on the physical plane, since
much more unity is experienced. The sage energy bleeding through helps Michael
communicate more articulately, and the artisan energy aids their creativity in
choosing words and their ability to work with the complex structures inherent in
In Chapter Twenty-Five, “Reincarnation,”
I will discuss how an essence can have more than one incarnation in the same
time frame. Our essence twin may be channeled as being discarnate even though
its essence has one or more incarnations in this time frame—our essence twin
has a reincarnational self but we are not bonded to it. The way it works is that
every time we incarnate, we bond with our essence twin in a particular way. We
either bond directly with his essence, or with a reincarnational personality
that is going to be in the same time frame. We either agree to know that
personality or not. The influence of our essence twin is weakest when we are
bonded to a reincarnational personality we have no plans to meet. It is
strongest when we are bonded directly to his discarnate essence.
In Messages from Michael,
it was stated that six times out of seven, our essence twin is of the same role.
In the experience of several other channels, including me, the reverse seems to
be true. My channeling indicates that neither view is actually wrong. Those with
fewer previous grand cycles usually like to have a relatively “pure”
experience of an essence role. Being a scholar with a scholar essence twin, for
instance, gives us concentrated scholar energy to work with. Since the average
human being has had about four previous cycles, it is probably true on the whole
that six out of seven times, a person’s essence twin has the same role as he
does. However, once we have done a planetary cycle as a
scholar with a scholar
essence twin, we might like to try being a scholar with a king essence twin, to
vary the energy. The channels who find that roughly six out of seven people seem
to have essence twins of different roles may be working with those from cadres
consisting of essences with a higher average number of previous cycles. These
cadres are not necessarily constructed in typical patterns.
About five percent of us have
no essence twin. A lesson of a cycle without an essence twin may be
self-sufficiency, finding balance and completeness within, experiencing our
reflection within ourselves rather than externally. We might choose a fairly
balanced male/female energy ratio to facilitate this. People with no essence
twin sometimes tell me, when they learn of it, that they aren’t surprised;
they always had a sense of doing this planet “solo.” They may need to be
especially deliberate about drawing in support from others. Sometimes they team
up with someone who functions like an essence twin for a lifetime or a series of
lifetimes. I refer to them as “surrogate essence twins.”
Those who have an essence twin
also occasionally adopt a surrogate when the original is not incarnate or is
busy elsewhere. He usually has the same role as the original, and otherwise
resembles him in various ways.
Incidentally, we can be
attracted to someone who reminds us of our essence twin, even if we do not have
an agreement to work together in an essence-twin-like way.