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Over the years, a question that has often been asked of me by a number of my Past Life Regression clients is whether or not I can ‘pick up’ if they’re an old soul. There seems to be a need for some to be assured that they are indeed old souls as though it is undesirable or unacceptable to be a young one.

This subject swam around in my head for a few days after a session with particular client as the “right” answer seemed to be really important to her. At times I am able to access the soul’s maturity in a regression but I told her that in her case I had not, but assured her that it really wasn't important, and she should rather focus on continuing to develop and evolve to the best of her ability using the information and insights she’d gained from the past life we’d just explored but she looked at me somewhat disappointed that I had been unable to authenticate her soul “status”.


 A couple of night’s later while I was straightening up and getting ready for bed, the subject of old souls and other random thoughts I wanted to explore at some stage popped into my head, so I took out my scrap pad to make a note of these for future reference. At the top of my “ramblings” list I wrote “Old Souls” but before I could make note of other question I wished to explore, the following sentence just came to me – “Old Souls – society’s need to label achievements in third-dimensional and somewhat judgmental terms….” and before I knew it the pen was flying across the page and the rest of my question was answered with the following insights:

 Unless you’re ‘proven’ to be an old soul, you are looked down upon, but what does it mean exactly? Everyone has the free will choice to be an old fool, so how is it then that an old soul must always be considered better and the young one not worthy of attention?

Perhaps the term “old soul” ought to be obliterated altogether and replaced with “wise soul” as the souls maturity has more to do with how much it has learned, absorbed and therefore evolved from its experiences in any given “time” span, rather than the amount of times it has incarnated on this or other planes of existence.

If by societies standards it takes hundreds or even thousands of lifetimes to be “honoured’' as an old soul and therefore lauded, then surely the soul in question is not so much highly evolved as it is one whose “soul character” is languid, slow in learning, or once its incarnated and the ego becomes entrenched, it makes the free will choice to skip through many lifetimes, thus avoiding the hard work, lessons and the experiences required in order to evolve.

"You can see it in their eyes, feel it in the compassion they extend to others……” are some of the common references used to describe an old soul. However, who’s to say that the person being referred to in such instances, isn't in fact a young soul who has put its nose to the grindstone, experienced many hardships and gained much wisdom in the shortest possible time and existences? I’m guessing that when they leave our plane of existence and go home, they’re the ones most likely to be admired and looked up to for their courage, astuteness and fast learning ability, and therefore perceived as being a mature and well seasoned (old) soul.So, it begs the question: Is it really so important to know if you’re a young soul – God forbid according to our society – or an old one?

 

How is it that old age in most of our earthly cultures is frowned upon and something most of us fight our entire lives to avoid reaching gracefully? Attempting to still look twenty at age fifty and maintaining those youthful looks has become a commercial obsession and the flavour of the century, and yet on the other hand, as far as our soul is concerned, it is preferable to be perceived as an oldie?

The mind boggles!!!! Is it not better then, to simply give ourselves and others a pat on the back for the hard work being put into evolving as a soul – young or old – in this lifetime instead of labeling and therefore judging a soul chronologically? We all develop at our own pace exerting our own free will choices which determines the rate of our soul evolution, so incarnating lifetime after lifetime does not necessarily contribute or guarantee an elevated consciousness “status”.

 Just as a seedling needs ample water to flourish, our growing consciousness lacks nourishment and is therefore stunted if we ‘fail’ to work through the tough and often painful stuff, and learn all we can from these experiences as well as ourselves, so as not to keep banging our heads on the same wall time and time again.

After receiving the above insight I've come to understand this issue on a much deeper level, and view it from an entirely different perspective, so if you were to ask me if I’m an old or young soul? I shall answer: “who cares?!” As long as I’m doing all it takes to become the highest aspect of myself I can possibly be in the here and now, so I don’t need to re-experience all the trauma and hardship of this lifetime again in another - accumulated at that – then I’m evolving into a wiser, more developed soul and in turn most certainly a happier human being and that’s all that really counts.

 

........ Given the choice, I’d rather be a wise young soul than an old fool any day.........

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