Question 1: Mikey tells me they both are experiences / life journeys that are with him . Not past , but with him now. (I cannot wrap my head around this no time thing, fyi! Carol)
Question 2: Mikey tells me they are part of him and his knowledge base. They are not going on now as they are from a time based dimension (here on earth) which he is no longer in. But what was learned and experienced is a part of him , and Mikey is in an afterlife dimension where there is no rules of time.
Question 3: Mikey tells me when we are on earth, we are under the rules and influences of time. So, our lives here are not occurring simultaneously. There is an order here. When we return to the afterlife, the rules no longer apply. It is a timeless dimension. The knowledge gained becomes a part of us according to Mikey. Past and present from this dimension is irrelevant.
Carol and Mikey "in Spirit"
These explanations make a lot of sense to me. While experiencing those lives, Mikey lived them one by one, in a linear fashion, since that is how time works in this life / dimension. Once back in the afterlife, all of those lives are with him, are part of him, and the experiences and knowledge gained in those lives are accessible to him.
It's much like memory. While actually living an experience and creating it in memory, one is centered within that experience -- the experience being had might call to mind other related experiences/memories, but for the most part one is in the currently occurring experience. Later, the next week, or next month, or next year, or ten years later, or at the end of one's life, many/all memories can be accessed more or less equally (or at least those which are important to the individual). They all occurred at different times, and in a linear fashion, but that no longer makes a difference.