It is important to remember, though, that in Whitehead's philosophy an "individual actuality" is not a substance that endures over time, but rather a moment of experience: an act of concrescence. Every time the girl makes a face, she is a slightly different girl. Each footstep in the sand is unique, but dependent on prior footsteps. The girl is each footstep.
We live in a universe in which many pure potentials have been realized, but in which many more remain mere potential. The actualities of our planet -- including children and cancer cells -- are small but included in a much larger whole which may contain many dimensions. We'll call this the universe or, perhaps better, the multiverse.
When the fox chases the rabbit, God is affected by the terror of the rabbit and the hunger of the fox. Not only observable events, but also subjective feelings, are part of the body of God. It is part of the very nature of God to wish -- to yearn -- for harmony. In Whitehead's words, God is a "fellow sufferer who understands."
Novelty is possible because the future is not pre-decided, not even by God. This diagram represents a moment of concrescence. The "future light cone" is filled with possibilities, but they are not yet actualized. Some may be actualized; some not. Everything depends on the "decision" in the present moment.
Even as we are always in the here-and-now; we are always already connected to everything else that exists. This means that reaching out to others, leaning into love, is both of way of responding to God, and also a way of living truthfully, in accordance with the way things are. The dao of love is the most human of daos.
Although Whitehead is an inspiration to Whiteheadian thinkers, his perspective should never be approached as absolute truth. It can be revised, rejected, modified,and amplified. To think in "Whiteheadian" terms is to be humble but creative, cognizant the the depths of reality can never -- and need never -- be fully understood. Reality is always more than our understanding of it.