On deep inner levels, Old Souls perceive the interrelatedness existing among all people. Intuitively they sense they are part of an integral whole.
Grasping this big picture, Old Souls then do their best to live by it and to not harm or judge others. There is a strong urge to be impeccable and to
maintain personal integrity in all transactions. They detach from the emotional intensities of the Mature Soul period and get more objective about the
ups and downs of life.
Having dozens of lifetimes in varieties of cultures and classes thoroughly blended into their essences, it is much more difficult for Old Souls to get
embroiled in the right-and-wrong, us-and-them games people and countries both play. Seeing the whole picture in this way makes Old Souls calmer, more
peaceful and centered. It can also make them appear passive or weak to the other soul ages.
While Old Souls do not tend to grow into their full soul perceptivity until about age thirty-five or so, they will, even before then, be accused of
stepping to the beat of a different drummer. They are unusual--two steps away from the norm--in this Young Soul culture. Because they are inclined to
individualistically follow their inner perceptions and desires, they may be seen as eccentric, though usually harmlessly so.
While there is great motivation for spiritual growth, motivation tends to be lacking when it comes to developing political or material punch. Seldom
doing anything they don't want to and preferring their own unconventional pursuits, they often seek the path of least resistance as far as work, so
that all energy can be poured into spiritual development. Because of the essence's richness gathered over many lifetimes, Old Souls tend to be
extremely competent in a wide range of things--which often aren't pursued. They will try to find work that supports their personal growth:
counseling, teaching, bodywork, gardening and carpentry being some favorites.
Many are magnetized by philosophy and art. If higher education proves necessary in order to teach, less orthodox schools allowing more opportunities
for inner exploration will be favored.
A fancy house or car, or impressive clothes and jewelry aren't often too high on an Old Soul's real priority list. Neither is a nine-to-five job.
Plain laziness on the physical plane sometimes creates difficulty paying the bills, but the material game just isn't what it used to be. However, Old
Souls do have one advantage with the material world: as they begin to seek, understand and use the laws of the physical universe, goals can be
attained with less effort. Thus, there is an outer, as well as an inner draw to understand the universal laws distilled in astrology, metaphysics,
tarot and other ancient teachings.
Old Souls may explore many religions and teachings, being most drawn to those emphasizing love and to those they've resonated with closely in past
But being rule-bound or as orthodox as some disciplines require does not usually last long. Unique, personal spiritual practices, like an oceanside
ritual to mark a birthday, are often developed and used.
Old Souls are very capable of agape or unconditional love, and many consciously work on not ever judging other people. For this very reason, some Old
Souls appear to be annoyingly remote. This is usually an essence who has previously handled many emotional issues and comes to the planet intent on
examining intellectual, philosophical and spiritual issues, period.
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