Thank you for such a beautiful question about memories, skills and desires we have never used before.
Regarding the dream about a friend you lived with. My understanding is you do not know this person; this is a memory, which feels very real now.
What I would say is that the Self which lives within the body, is an eternal continuum of life itself. It continues eternally, taking on and shedding bodies as it chooses to do.
Therefore, you may have lived with this person in a past life and they are your soul mate. That fact you are able to think about them now means that they are probably also thinking about you.
This is how telepathy works; on a soul level you feel their presence around you. They may be visiting you in an out-of-body experience or astral travelling to make the connection to be with you.
What I would suggest is to cherish the idea that you can be together now in physical form. What I would suggest is that you start to use your feelings for this person as a way of communicating.
Next time you think of them, quietly in your heart with your feelings, send them a message asking where they are or ask them to show you a sign of the area where they live.
You can also send them details of your area, where you live, in the same way. You can also send the message that you would like to meet face to face.
It could be that this person already lives in your town and is just too shy to come over and talk to you. It may be that you are noticing their thoughts telepathically as they think about you. Please give them permission to come and stand in front of you and talk to you face to face.
It is all happening in the now: there is no such thing as past lives, as these are also happening in the now moment.
I feel as if you are having such a vivid connection to this person now that they are also alive now and it is possible through the Oneness energy to bring about a synchrony, where you find yourself in the right place at the right time for the physical meeting to take place.
Use your dreams, imagination and powers of visualization to bring this about. If your soul mate is out there, I am certain your paths are meant to cross and when the time is right you will meet.
2. You Are a Multi-dimensional Being
In reality there is just one human being on the whole planet: our minds are all a part of the universal consciousness, so it is not surprising that we can view different aspects of our Self using different languages and playing different roles.
When we transcend our thinking mind and become conscious of our physiology at finer and finer levels of our awareness, we can transcend our body altogether and take our consciousness astral travelling into different dimensions of our Self.
I think the film The Matrix is the closest the cinema has come to showing this concept.
Our consciousness is not just in our head, it is within the organs of our body. It exists in every cell and every molecule of our existence.
Our feelings connect us to these subtle levels of our existence. Even the atoms of our body and the fine particles which make up the atoms have consciousness: just as these fine particles change from a particle to a wave in their quantum way, so does our consciousness.
Our consciousness is moving from physical form into our Light Body, and these particles go from physical form to wave or light.
When we are conscious in our Light Body, we are free of our physical body and we can even transcend the Light and join into the quantum vacuum state of pure nothingness or void: an eternal continuum of nothingness, which is everywhere in the universe, eternally the same.
It is in fact the true Self of all, and within it is structured the Akashic Record of all Knowledge.
Your mind is rooted in this field; it is through this field that telepathy works, that synchronies work; it is a field of pure love that knows no fear. You can recreate any dream you like in this field: there is no limit.
You can choose to experience any dimension of creation consciously; you can choose to visit any planet in the universe, and there is no such thing as an alien life form as we are all part of the same field of love.
The beauty is also when your awareness is one with this field of silence; you are one with the whole universe and can know any of its secrets.