Only when a Soul is fully embodied does it have an actual existence.
Until then, the idea of an individual Soul is only an idea. It’s like a seed in the mulch of human consciousness, or group soul.
Existence in the womb is life, but it’s not yet living. Ditto with existence inside the group soul—life, not living. This is true of any body that hasn’t completed its birth process and become a home for the Soul-psyche.
The first birth is physical. The second—birth from above—is psychic. It is when the psyche is born by the body.