Have you ever been described as an “old soul,” or met someone who seems to be wise well beyond their years? According to the theory of soul age, all souls are on a journey to learn important lessons through many lifetimes. Rather than corresponding to your chronological age, the age of your soul corresponds to the amount of experiences it’s had — in other words, the number of times it has been reincarnated.
Reincarnation and Soul Age
Reincarnation (also known as transmigration or metempsychosis) generally doesn’t allow people to carry memories from one lifetime to the next, but that doesn’t mean that the soul is a completely clean slate between journeys. Souls that have undergone many reincarnations exhibit different characteristics than those who have not, and this often manifests in their life goals and attitude toward personal development.
The purpose of reincarnation is one of refinement. As souls progress through multiple lifetimes, they accumulate experiences and learn lessons. This allows them to grow and mature through being young souls, middle aged souls, and old souls — the point at which the soul is perfected and reincarnation is no longer necessary. Past life regressions and fortune telling online are helpful ways to uncover lessons that may need to be learned in order for souls to progress, but it is ultimately reincarnation that allows them to advance.
How Old Is Your Soul?
To determine the age of a soul, I find it’s most helpful to look at a person’s approach to life — are they rigid or free-spirited? How important is individuality to them? Do they seek out metaphysical pursuits? These can be some of the strongest indicators of a soul’s age.
Young souls find comfort in rule systems and familiar surroundings. They may be reliant on their peer group, and often find fulfillment in family or religious organizations. Souls at the upper end of this range generally find themselves seeking to prove their worth to those around them, and seek independence by standing head and shoulders above the other members of the groups they found comfort in during their previous incarnations.
Middle-aged souls typically display more maturity and patience than younger souls. They are better able to work in a group without being as heavily reliant on them as very young souls, and exhibit traits of responsibility and dependability. They also tend to focus more on personal development than differentiating themselves from their peers for the sake of being different.
Old souls have lived through hundreds of reincarnations. They know the ropes, and are typically relaxed and calm in their dealings. They are excellent at giving advice, deeply empathetic, and have the ability to take a bird’s eye view of any problem. Particularly old souls may become spiritual gurus, and seek to help other people along on their souls’ journeys.
Are You an Old Soul?
No soul age is better or worse than another — while old souls may be closer to the end of the refining process, young souls have an unmatched energy and exuberance the world would be far worse off without. That said, the old souls I have met usually exhibit a particular group of traits you may see within yourself.
Old souls may exhibit some innate abilities, like clairvoyance or strong intuition, and maintain a meaningful relationship with the psychosynthesis concept of Self. They are not ego-driven or materialistic, and understand that this existence is just one tiny part of an infinitely large and beautiful reality. For this reason, they may find themselves unable to relate to others of their chronological age and spend much of their time in introspection. Some old souls may even be drawn to certain historical periods from centuries, or even millennia, before they were born into this life. They may seek out fortune telling online as a way to focus their introspection and learn more during their lifetime.
Whether someone is an old soul or a young one, still learning life’s lessons or offering their wisdom to the world, spiritual guidance is always a sound investment. Contact me today for a reading and see what this stage of your soul’s journey has in store for you.