by Joya Pope
Michael (mid-causal plane
entity) affirms what we've suspected:
life is indeed a
He then describes the
structure and rules of this game, making note of patterns which are
much too large to be perceived easily while in a human body, living
in their midst.
To begin the game, sparks of light and consciousness (that's us) who
are attracted to experience on the earth plane cast themselves out
from the Tao or God - the birthplace of all souls - and merge
into a family of consciousness that includes about 1000 individual
fragments or essences.
This is the group Michael calls an entity.
Seven entities are loosely bound together in a larger group called a
Each spark of consciousness first checks out a prospective planet in
what Michael calls devic form.
A deva is an intelligent energy
being, without a body, who tends, and blends in with, nature.
after gaining experience of the planet in a devic state, the entire
cadre is in agreement to begin physical life, each fragment must
slow its energy down to become solid and start the process of
incarnating on the Physical Plane.
All the individual essences will have dozens upon dozens of
lifetimes and gather up incredible amounts of experience which will
be shared, to the core, with the entire entity.
When all members
have completed the whole growth and experience cycle on earth, each
entity again merges back into one very intimate consciousness. Each
fragment will then share in the experience, feelings and knowledge
of all the others.
Thus, the individual essences in the entity gradually start
incarnating, over many hundreds of years, onto the earth as
individual human beings.
The first essences to jump into earth
lifetimes tend to be the most brash and brave of individuals in
their following lives too; and the last ones, some of the most
Before taking a body each lifetime, every essence determines for
itself, perhaps carefully, perhaps not,
Individuals generally choose to put themselves in the
vicinity of their entity mates in order to have these familiar and
comfortable other parts of themselves available for relationships.
Each physical plane existence changes and deepens the essence's
point of view. The structure is to go through the developmental
levels Michael calls Infant, Baby, Young, Mature, and Old Soul
Each will take a minimum of
seven lifetimes, more likely
around twenty. After that there are six other planes of existence to
grow through, and then it's back to the oneness of the Tao. This is
an extraordinarily long "game" we are talking about, at least from
our earthly perspective.
Soul age refers to how a person has grown from experience on the
planet, not just to how many lifetimes he or she has lived.
No person, essence or entity is "ahead" or "behind" any other, but
is simply occupying another place in the continuous circle leading
to and from the Tao.
Ways of being are supposed to be different in different
developmental stages; at some point we experience it all, moving
continually along to different levels of understanding and
Michael always emphasizes that while each stage is
unique and manifestly distinct from the others, no one place is
better or worse than any other; they all belong in this game we have
chosen to play.
The fragment, or essence, just cast out from the Tao, is raw,
without experience, and usually enmeshed in a struggle over physical
survival on the unfamiliar earth plane.
Thus the Infant Soul stage
is one characterized by many fears. Often, there is a frightened,
furtive, animal-like look in their eyes. In this stage people are
often born into primitive, sometimes tribal, conditions. Learning
how to survive is the primary concern.
So, Infant Souls learn to
identify and find roots, berries and other edibles: they fish, they
hunt and grow food; they build shelter to keep dry and warm or cool;
and they learn to avoid predators.
To our eyes, Infant Soul lifetimes look pretty rough. They are often
short. Famine, plagues, drought, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes,
tigers, bears, poisonous snakes and combat are experienced along
with every other survival threat imaginable.
On the positive side, being so fresh from the Tao can give a
mystical flavor to Infant Souls.
They resonate closely with nature
and many times feel not individuation but great oneness with
everyone in their family or tribe. They can be intuitive and earthy
in a simple, unquestioning way. They have the knack, all too soon
forgotten, for living in the moment.
The intellectual center does not become fully opened in this phase,
so there isn't yet much feeling for ethics or personal morality.
Infant Soul has to be taught what is right and wrong. Even a highly
intelligent person may seem dull or not quite pulled together with
his or her thinking.
Cooking and eating are strictly exercises in survival, not even
close to being opportunities for optimizing pleasure. Love or
sexuality will be experienced on the level of lust.
"How can I get him (or her) to like me?" basically do not arise
unless it becomes a survival issue.
Survival is what is important,
and whatever needs to be done for survival is done. The Infant Soul
can sometimes be driven to violence or extreme self-protective
behavior by a merely unfamiliar happening.
Infant Souls tend to cluster around the equator because the constant
climate makes some aspects of survival more simple.
El Salvador, Honduras, Sri Lanka, Borneo, New Guinea, the Amazon
basin and much of Ethiopia and Sudan are areas with predominantly
Infant Souls; Iraq and Iran have them in increasing numbers.
Our society is ordinarily too perplexing and complex in its demands
to be a place Infant Souls feel comfortable choosing.
When found in
the United States, which is rare, they will generally gravitate
towards less populated, "backwoods" areas. Infant Souls will not
tend to seek regular employment because it is too complicated and
involving to handle.
Living on the fringes of society, they are
often viewed by the rest of the population as inept or slightly out
Infant Souls rarely come into the spotlight except through notoriety
brought about by heavy karma-creating lifetimes.
the California serial murderer who became known as the Nightstalker,
exemplifies that type of celebrity. He is a late Infant Soul
enmeshed in a lifetime of intense experience and intense karma
Willie Horton, the Massachusetts prisoner who escaped
while on a weekend furlough and went on to rape a woman and stab her
then-fiancé, is another karmic Infant Soul who, with his actions,
called into question the wisdom of Governor Dukakis' liberal prison
With his Stockton, California, schoolyard massacre,
Purdy, another Infant Soul, gave new fervor to the gun control
Joel Steinberg, who was sentenced for up to 25 years in the killing
of his young adopted daughter, was unusually sophisticated for an Infant Soul in that he chose to and was able to become an attorney.
Steinberg had the awareness that he needed to be exceedingly heedful
with his image, that it was important to watch carefully how he
appeared to others.
The sentencing judge, in fact, accused him of
extraordinary narcissism and self-involvement.
Commenting further, the judge said,
"I have come to believe he is
incapable of accepting responsibility."
Typical Infant Souls don't
yet feel regret; and when they get into court, their lack of
conscience stands out.
Planet Earth is close to the time when the last Infant Soul will
Many fewer are beginning cycles here now than even one hundred years
ago. Though there are still many entities checking the planet out,
most will decide to look elsewhere.
Earth is a little worn, there is
much hard work ahead and most entities prefer to start a "round"
with the score card a little fresher.
Because the median soul age on the planet is currently edging into
Mature, any soul incarnating for the first time will be pushed into
a continual catch-up game.
While being so far behind mainstream
consciousness is an interesting experiment, it is, Michael says, not
much fun when the gap is so large.
There are seven discrete parts within each of the soul ages, each
taking somewhere between one to ten lifetimes for completion.
when individuals are complete with all seven levels of Infant, they
have probably averaged twenty or thirty lifetimes. At this point
their consciousness will start to explore the early Baby Soul
Since there is now a little experience on the earth, more
sophistication and less fear are found in the individual, though the
world is still experienced as a scary place.
Survival has been
worked out; this is a time to get civilized and be proud of it, a
time of demonstrating you can do it right.
Structure helps Baby Souls to feel comfortable in the world. They
want to be directed and therefore seek out higher authorities who
are willing to lay out clear rules for them.
As a small example of
this, they would rarely defend their child to the school principal,
but push to make the child act acceptably to the teachers and
administration. Sometimes a Baby Soul will seek out - even again and again
- discipline from the prison system
as a way to civilize himself.
This soul age will,
religious leaders in esteem
turn doctors into gods
likely feel their
country, their army, and certain politicians, can do no
Traditions, rituals, and law and order provide a welcome sense of
"That's the rule and that's what we'll do," is typical
They make sure your car is not parked in front of their
house and that their lawn is mowed and sprinkled.
In a dogmatic,
black-and-white way, they know right from wrong. Usually
conscientiously good citizens, they can be counted on to do the
"right" thing. This is also the soul age with the greatest
propensity to long-term grudge holding.
The Ku Klux Klan would be a Baby Soul organization in a negative
pole, while many service organizations like the Knights of Columbus
or the Rotary Club would be in a more positive pole of expression.
Anti-abortion right-to-life organizations, school prayer promoters,
and fire-and-brimstone preachers all tend to emerge out of Baby Soul
consciousness and concerns.
Preferring to be big fish in small ponds, Baby Souls are often found
in small communities.
Though the United States is primarily a
late-Young early-Mature Soul country, middle America between the two
coasts is packed with Baby Souls who prefer life when it is a little
simpler. They often emerge as pillars of the community, staunch,
upright and unshakable in their beliefs.
They become mayor or
sheriff, president of the town council or PTA.
Because they are interested in organizing and developing the fabric
of society with laws, regulations and lines of authority, they are
often found in governmental bureaucracies such as schools,
hospitals, regulating agencies and so on.
When their beliefs are
opposed, Baby Souls may become inwardly bewildered. Baby Souls are
so sure they are right that they have difficulty comprehending
opposition. This is not a self-reflective phase.
Many patriotic Baby Soul soldiers coming back from Vietnam were
perplexed and confounded.
Their country had changed; there were no
heroes' welcomes. Usually a Baby Soul won't show inner quandary;
when perplexed or thwarted there is more likely to be an outward
display of belligerence.
Baby Souls feel justified in fighting for
their beliefs and may demonstrate not just dogmatism but a fairly
They are very interested, if not obsessive, about cleanliness,
neatness, and keeping germs at bay. Not yet able to perceive that
chronic feelings or attitudes may cause physical and psychological
problems, their emotional difficulties are, in fact, often
somaticized so that angry feelings become gallstones, or fear turns
into kidney, bladder or back trouble.
When dealing with physical problems like these, Baby Souls
ordinarily prefer conventional medicine, medications and surgery.
Considering alternative therapies or looking for the root of the
problem doesn't make sense to their way of approaching the body.
With the exception of the new popularity of healing within
charismatic churches, this soul age is sold on orthodox medicine.
Around sexual matters, there is uneasiness and some degree of shame
or guilt. This is not a time for hot tub entertaining, but hiding
bodies, making love in the dark - probably with pajamas
and without great sensuality.
Families, however, feel very good during this period. Raising
children (maybe lots), seeing relatives, celebrating holidays, going
on family outings and participating in church rituals all make a
person feel a solid upstanding part of the community.
Many of the people who create what we call folk art or naive art are
Baby Souls expressing their values and concerns.
You see paintings
of the countryside, church picnics, Bible stories, family weddings,
the 4th of July, and ships with flags waving proudly in the breeze.
The art can be quite lovely, though neither perspective nor method
of presentation is sophisticated.
Baby Souls sometimes come into prominence.
They don't often look for
a big stage, not having the resourcefulness or experience to handle
it well, but they may gather fame for their unyielding political or
Jerry Falwell is a prominent religious leader
with Baby Soul beliefs
Oral Roberts and Jimmy Swaggart,
Idi Amin, Hitler, Khomeini, and, in the United States, Richard
Nixon, Evan Mecham, Jesse Helms and some of our more rigidly
conservative Governors, Congressmen and Senators are examples of Baby Souls putting out their world views on a larger scale
Boone is one of the few Baby Souls peopling the entertainment
South Africa's President Botha and Libya's Colonel Khadafy are both
seventh level Baby Souls
The seventh level of any soul age can be a
time of smug complacency, because everything at that soul age has
been handled. (The next lifetime or so, of course, finds a person
uneasily in the first level of a totally new consciousness phase.)
Matthew Strode, the schoolyard preacher whose shouted fire and
damnation sermons have resulted in him being repeatedly suspended
from elementary school in North Carolina, is a vociferous example of
the consciousness of seventh Baby.
Baby Soul countries often have a puritanical tinge and may be
divided against themselves or a close neighbor.
a primarily Baby Soul perceptivity are Iran and Iraq as well as most
of the newly strict Muslim countries, though not Saudi Arabia or
Also included are China, Ireland, and much of both Central
and South America
India, which historically was an Old Soul
country, is now mostly late Baby, poised to enter its Young Soul
Japan has recently completed its Baby phase, where
individuality was suppressed, and is swinging into high Young Soul
Interestingly enough, the whites who ruled South Africa were
mainly Baby Souls while the blacks are primarily Mature Souls.
Having mastered the Infant and Baby Soul issues of survival,
discipline and order, the essence is now looking to see how powerful
it can become in the world.
Independence and the ability to get what one wants out of life are
the driving force of the Young Soul stage.
Seizing what the physical
plane has to offer, vying to gain positions of prominence, power and
great wealth, causes this to become the most competitive period in
the whole cycle of lifetimes.
Those who are expressing themselves from a Young Soul perceptivity
will tend towards a sort of tape measure mentality that makes them
monitor who among them has the hottest investments, the most lavish
parties, the most important friends, the greatest weekly aerobic
output, the tallest building, fastest motorcycle, broadest
shoulders, thinnest hips or heaviest diamonds.
The most powerful places in the world - Japan, Hong Kong, Germany,
Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada and the United States
- all express a strong Young Soul perceptivity.
Everybody growing up
in these places, regardless of soul age, will receive Young Soul
imprinting or conditioning about how to act, think, look, and feel
in order to be a success.
Japan is now the example par excellence of
an extremely competitive, focused society where even having
fun looks competitive.
Often, there's no time off on the way up!
Ambition is important with the attitude being,
"There is you and
there is me, and I am going to win."
There is a great drive to get
In the process of getting to the top, it doesn't matter too
much what needs to be done or who's stepped on or over. Think of the
CIA, John Sununu or Saddam Hussein.
A Young Soul typically has
little respect for anyone whose ideas are not their own.
That's where the difficulty between Nancy Reagan and Raisa Gorbachev
began. Reagan is a Young Soul, and though socially polite, offended
the quite perceptive Gorbachev who could sense judgments being made
against her. Gorbachev would have liked to set politics and opinions
aside in order to make a warm, human connection but was not willing
to ignore the harsh feeling quality underneath Reagan's polished
At this consciousness level, if one can make money or gain
influence, the long term consequences of any act aren't terribly
The problem with toxic wastes being dumped all over is
one result of being in a Young Soul culture in a hurry to make a
buck. While Young Souls are productive, industrious and goal
oriented, their vision extends only so far, and they are not likely
to question their motives or ethics.
Because they are desirous of making something of themselves and
leaving their mark on the world, Young Souls can be tireless
We owe them our efficiency, much of our high technology,
our military might, and our continual push to make things happen and
change. They are the architects of civilization and its builders.
However, with a focus on
quantity and not necessarily on quality,
something like "scientific agriculture" will be valued.
Bumper crops being bumper crops, the fact that this method has
destroyed 95% of the huge variety of seed types available just 125
years ago, and that it poisons the earth with nitrates, selenium,
pesticides and dastardly ecological problems would likely be little
Young Souls don't always pursue what they like, which they may see
as an indulgence, but what they believe will create success.
natural for them to learn how the system works early on and use it
to their advantage. Driven towards achievement, they flock to large
well-known universities to obtain degrees of prominence. Some of
these people seem born with the ability to make the economic system
jump through hoops of their own design and to turn their hundreds
into thousands and their millions into billions with apparent ease.
The essence of a person at the Young Soul stage will actually be
pushing him to acquire as much as he can in order to soak in how it
He will covet prestigious cars and itch to live in a "better"
area inside the most impressive house he can afford. Great silent
estates somewhat smaller than Buckingham Palace with twelve foot
walls, ornamental hedges or fountains, radio-operated wrought-iron
gates, and serious art collections may be obtainable during some
lifetimes in the Young Soul phase.
If your Young Soul glory days were spent in ancient Egypt, your
riches took a slightly different form and no doubt included slaves
and plenty of wealth for the afterlife.
There is not much laziness
to observe in this period. Though you can find Young Souls shoving
things in closets or drawers just before people come over, that has
to do with priorities being more out in the world, not laziness.
Baby Souls tend toward compulsive neatness, while the
is concerned with success and appearances.
Because Young Souls are not emotionally open, they tend to make poor
parents who don't make strong feeling connections with their
children. However they will buy their children everything they can
Like the prototype Yuppie baby in an Aprica stroller and
exquisite French togs, children become status objects for their
These children with expensive toys, haircuts, cars and educations,
will be pushed to excel in all they do from nursery school through
college, to marriage and career. Those successes will reflect
favorably back on the status-seeking parent. Children are not pushed
to express their feelings.
Young Souls tend to be conventional, but less adamant than Baby
Souls in their religious beliefs. At church, you'll more likely find
them networking and promoting their businesses than pushing dogma or
being critical about some other member's behavior or lack of
Because Young Souls are heavily identified with their bodies and
really not sure that consciousness survives it, we have,
plastic surgery for noses and elbows, thighs and chins,
breasts and waists
a booming multi-billion dollar industry devoted
to beauty products for men and women
an incredibly huge and
costly (Young Soul, high-tech) medical system which intends
on keeping everyone alive as long as possible regardless of
desires, costs, pain, or quality of life
As superb manipulators of the environment, humans are unequivocally
good at the Young Soul phase.
Winning out over rivals, gaining
acclaim, power and money make them feel on top of the world. In
spite of incredible stress - and fears about losing - this is an
essentially exciting, fulfilling time.
Because the earth just now
completing its Young Soul phase, acknowledgement for Young Souls,
who are already outgoing go-getters, comes along quite easily.
Towards the end of the Young set of lifetimes, people will start to
experiment more with food and sex.
They'll likely become adventurous
with extensive travel, both to experience the world, their oyster,
and to gain status among peers.
Creativity begins opening up during this phase, although it comes to
a fuller fruition in the Mature phase. Many, many people rise to
fame and prominence during this period:
we find movie stars,
TV anchors, singers, comedians, politicians, executives,
religious leaders, Nobel prize-winners, Hollywood producers,
authors, and people like
Donald Trump and J. Paul Getty,
who get so rich they get famous
Clarence Thomas, Ed Meese, Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker are
examples of men at the very beginning of their Young Soul adventures
and growth. They've pulled in power but are not great judges of
people, events or ethical strictures.
Two famously avaricious couples exemplify in extreme what can be the
Young Soul grasp for wealth and power at any price. They are
Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, formerly of the Philippines, and
Jean-Claude and Michele Duvalier, formerly of Haiti. Neither pair
experienced regret for their actions nor have the slightest
suspicion of the extensive karmas they've created.
Like George Bush
and Ronald Reagan, most recent U.S. Presidents are Mature Souls.
John Kennedy, a
Young Soul, nearly had to be that in order to have
the ambition and energy required to break down significant barriers
Similarly, Geraldine Ferraro used her energy and
drive as a Young Soul to loosen the obstructions against women
entering the White House. Being mid-Young helped Margaret Thatcher
have the spine and ambition to hold on her position for so long.
Professors at prestigious universities come primarily from this soul
age, as do corporate executives.
When Mikhail Gorbachev first gained international attention, he was
acting primarily from Young Soul consciousness, no doubt an
important factor in his coming into power in the first place. When
Gorbachev consolidated his position and felt confident, he began
acting out of his true soul perceptivity, mid-Mature.
He started shaking his country out of stagnation almost
single-handedly. Note the difference between Gorbachev's
sharp-witted Mature Soul statesmanship and the Young Soul diplomacy
of Henry Kissinger which tended to interpret Soviet-American
relations in terms of confrontation where one side's gain is
automatically the other side's loss.
Rose Kennedy, the decades-long driving force behind the Kennedy
clan, is a Young Soul with a will of iron.
Mohammed Ali, who viewed
life as a contest, is a grand Young Soul sports personality, as is
Mick Jagger is the quintessential
Young Soul rock
personality, and Billy Graham, a quite powerful Young Soul religious
Young Soul Ralph Lauren pulled himself into a high income
range by designing clothes he thought looked like what "old money"
Joan and Jackie Collins have both made themselves famous
as Young Soul characters, to the bone.
Johnny Carson, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Dean Martin, Bob Hope and,
yes, Joan Rivers and Vanna White, are perfect embodiments of Young
Soul show biz personalities.
Whitney Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sean
Young, Don Johnson, Bruce Willis, Robin Givens, John Wayne, Charles
Bronson, Chuck Norris are Hollywood stars who typify Young Soul
And then there are the visionary reformist crusaders,
Richard Simmons, Ayn Rand and William F. Buckley.
By the end of the Young Soul phase, an uneasiness arises that
something is amiss. All the wealth, power and acclaim aren't quite
enough; profits and winning no longer have transcendental value.
Thus begins the search of the Mature Soul period.
The questions "Who
am I? Why am I here?" are asked with frequency in these lives.
are trying, intense times; emotions open up, boundaries between
people break down. Seeing another person's point of view becomes
possible as people become deeply immersed in relationship issues.
Suddenly it's clear everybody has feelings, and these feelings are
usually either interesting or unavoidable. One of the reasons Young
Souls are able to direct so much energy towards success is that
their inner lives aren't calling for attention.
This allows their
energy to flow easily after externals. Not so in the Mature period.
It is a stirred-up, introspective time.
There is more emotional centering here, more intensity, more
schizophrenia, more pain, more suicide, more love, more sensuality,
and probably more drugs to intensify it all than in any other
Boy George, Sean Penn, Richard Burton and Marlon Brando have
(or had) lives that illustrate this tendency toward immoderation,
Sally Field, while pregnant with her third child, was quoted as
"It's scary to think that there will be another human being
in the world that I will love that much."
Her lament embodies the
typical Mature Soul intensification of feeling.
Creativity flows. Philosophy and art come into prominence. Illusion
and distortion of reality are inevitable as a person opens up
because there is not a clear path nor an easy way to sort through
all the feelings. Nothing is so solid as in the Baby and Young
Being flexible is not easy. Until the last couple of decades our
culture provided few guideposts for this vexing set of lives. The
hippies with all their "flow" and "beingness" facilitated everyone's
understanding of the Mature Soul phase and helped disassemble some
of this society's blinder adulation of Young Soul consciousness.
Because they are often misunderstood and perceived as disturbed,
when actually just perceiving more than the Baby or Young Soul,
Mature Souls often gravitate towards a community of other Mature
Souls where they can be understood.
Berkeley and Cambridge are two
notoriously Mature Soul cities in the United States, as is Amsterdam
Both the creative and the gay men's communities in Los Angeles, San
Francisco and New York are a mixture, but tend to be Mature in
flavor. Mature Souls enjoy the company of other Mature Souls for
their emotional potency as well as for the "being on the same path"
kind of feeling.
They appreciate Old Souls for their information and
perhaps an occasional rest, while Young Souls are enjoyed for their
reminders of how to push forward in the world.
This, like the Young Soul phase, is a time when many people rise
into prominence, though less now through ambition and power, and
more from vim, verve and dash. Notice that the individual's
character tends to be full, usually quite interesting and creative
in the Mature period.
Painter Vincent Van Gogh suffered continually
from the intensity of his feelings, while Paul Gauguin hoped to find
solace from them in the peaceful South Seas.
Jean Genet, Truman
Capote and J.D. Salinger each gave an intense, Mature Soul flavor to
And, don't forget Barbara Walters, the TV interviewer
who is always interested in helping people reveal their most
intimate feelings, and Morton Downey, Jr. who rather cynically
aggravates people's feelings.
Notice the pep, excitement, enthusiasm and intensity with which
these stars live:
Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Paul
McCartney, Frank Zappa, Randy Newman, Holly Near, Janis Joplin,
Cyndi Lauper, Madonna and Barbra Streisand.
Judy Garland, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Vanessa Redgrave,
Molly Ringwald, Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Charlie Sheen, Warren
Beatty, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland,
...and a host of
others, most of our actors are Mature.
Crusaders Ralph Nader, Gloria
Steinem, Oliver North, Abbie Hoffman and Tom Hayden are all Mature
and occasionally inflamed.
Carlos Castaneda, Lynn Andrews, Terry
Cole-Whittaker, Brugh Joy, Shakti Gawain, Dan Millman and Elizabeth
Clair Prophet are Mature spiritual seekers, teachers and authors.
Mature Souls will seek higher education but often gravitate towards
smaller non-traditional schools.
This period has its own priorities
and inner sense of direction.
Mature Souls will
sometimes, much to the bewilderment of their Young Soul relatives,
purposefully turn away from a well-paying, high status position to
choose something more in line with their developing priorities,
whether more casual, more risky and creative, or more
This whole period is marked by exploration, much of it inner, but
plenty of it outer. Madonna's mother probably didn't picture her
innocently named daughter wearing a crucifix and odd underwear while
prancing on stage one day.
A person may fall in love with opera, jazz, Pavarotti, Mozart,
chamber music, tango, polka or playing a Pan flute while he gathers
mushrooms from the woods.
Non-traditional religions, meditation, and
metaphysics start to look interesting, while outer horizons broaden
with unfastened lifestyles, sex of all sorts, art of every type,
gourmet and foreign cuisines.
Out of the high sensuality of this
period there may come a passion for sushi or fine wines and the
ability to distinguish and appreciate exquisite nuances in flavor.
In fact, most of the first-rate, four-star chefs around the world
Countries with Mature Soul attributes may tend to put more attention
on social relationships than on material goods or efficiency.
Italy, Greece, Egypt and Mexico.
Italy has had about 50
postwar cabinet crises.
In Mature nations the question comes up,
does a country really need a smoothly functioning government, or is
it more interesting to keep juggling? Sometimes "little" things like
a crumbling infrastructure won't receive attention until disaster is
England, even with its stolid roots, is a little off balance due to
its entry into the Mature phase. With the advent of a socialism
which aims for a more equal distribution of wealth, the average
Briton is suddenly more focused on internals than on the
never-ending struggle to maintain a power position in the world.
People are less interested in nose-to-the-grindstone hard work, but
not just because their basic survival is supported by the
socialistic system. They have changed on an inner level and now
finally have a leader, John Major, who reflects their Mature Soul
Around mid-1987, many Young Soul countries, like Israel and the
U.S., started nosing into a Mature consciousness.
because suddenly their populations had more Mature Souls than
and the old balance started changing. Those countries will still
feel primarily Young Soul in ambiance and action for some time to
come, but you'll notice within them, though, that the desire to make
sure everyone is taken care of crops up to a greater and greater
Since Mature consciousness realizes we are all in this together,
importance may get attached to the rights of animals, whether
dolphins, farm animals, near-extinct species, rabbits, monkeys or
rats used for medical research or fur bearing animals used for warm
On a slightly different tack, Mature Souls are also likely
to be the ones patronizing pet cemeteries.
Poland and Russia are countries brimming with Mature Souls where
strong agreements exist for assets to be divided fairly, for
everyone to have equal shares of the wealth.
Marxist theory is very
much Mature Soul in flavor, if not in actuality.
The ruling groups
in both those countries have been heavy, hardy Young Soul types who
have managed through thick and thin, by hook and crook, to hang on
to the power.
And then you have Mature Souls like Lech Walesa and
Mikhail Gorbachev who are aiming to wrest it from them.
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
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
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
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 lives.
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.
In the television rendition of Shirley MacLaine's Out on a Limb, the
character, David, who took her to Peru and never stopped playing
pedant, was noticeably lacking in warmth.
David appeared to function
well with minimal feeling; he didn't seem to mind instructing and
mentoring all the time.
However, some people get uncomfortable once they are here with their
aridity and lack of emotional warmth and set out to make up for what
their personality seems to lack.
But, the force of essence - which,
in this case, is committed only to comprehending spiritual lessons -
will not be behind creating the change. This does not mean the
change can't be made, just that it is trickier to pull off because
you and your essence agreed to work on spiritual lessons.
A similar situation arises after a person has had materially
successful lifetimes. The essence has completed the lessons to be
gained from having riches and does not have much impetus to recreate
those situations except as it might peripherally help with other
Your essence may be willing to let you be dirt poor for the
duration of your lifetimes as long as it is gaining the desired
spiritual and philosophic lessons. Sometimes an essence actually
interferes with a person gaining money when it's clear that riches
would distract attention from the real inner work.
Remember, you are your essence while you are astral; it is you who
decides not to give yourself the wealthy Young Soul parents or the
drive and ambition to go out and get powerfully rich.
is, of course, that when you 'arrive' on the physical plane, the
personality goes a little crazy without material goodies in a
The personality may push to make a comfortable living, and pull it
off, but again without the added impetus of your essence insisting,
"Make a bundle! You have got to be successful."
As long as the
essence is being fed what it really wants - philosophical and
spiritual food - it won't hamper your goals of making money or
creating warm emotional connections with people.
But your essence
still won't be giving you its added push toward prosperity or
emotionally nourishing relationships.
A major challenge of the Old Soul period is mastering self-esteem.
No one is complete until there is self-forgiveness and self-love.
Self-esteem can be elusive when living in a Young Soul society which
doesn't acknowledge the work or innate value of most older souls.
And on top of that, Old Souls truly see what a small part they play
in this grand, infinite universe. For this reason, working this
issue through is often a very big deal, with lots of
self-deprecation being used along the way.
Another major item on the Old Soul school-days agenda is loving
being in a body, manifesting sufficient mastery that you have enough
of what you want to make it pleasurably exciting to be on the
It is never your last life until you like it here; essence
would never let you off the hook before then.
In order to even out your past life choices, as an Old Soul you are
often in the body of the sex you least prefer. But having had both
male and female bodies so many times before, you do begin to blend
the different energies and may not be greatly identified with being
either male or female.
It becomes hard to work up a lather about
someone's homosexuality or "lack of masculinity" or "femininity".
Bisexual feelings are not uncommon; whether acted upon or not, they
are allowed to rise to the surface, sometimes.
Sex which takes on a
cosmic feeling by blending all chakras becomes possible - and sought
Seeing an Old Soul as a baby is telling, for while the child is
still acting the demanding infant or growing baby, another quality
may be sensed. Because the soul has done all of this so many times,
the child has a peace, ease, and wisdom about it - at least in its
quieter moments - that can be sensed by the adults around it.
Many fewer Old Souls than Mature or Young ones become famous, and
when they do it is usually to teach, for the Old Soul level is the
None of us allow ourselves to complete the physical plane experience
until everything we've learned is shared with at least one other
Some musicians typifying this
Old Soul need to teach are
Joan Baez, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Sting, Judy Collins, Jerry
Garcia, Bob Marley and children's hero and folksinger, Raffi.
Winter, George Winston, Kitaro and a burgeoning band of Old Soul,
New Age musicians are intent on moving us into gorgeous inner spaces
with their music.
Mark Twain, John Muir, and Albert Einstein were all
Old Souls with a
mission, as was Dr. Edward Bach. John Robbins is busy changing the
way America looks at food and food production.
Film director John Boorman (Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory), author Alice Walker (The
Color Purple), goddess researcher Jean Shinoda Bolen, Shirley
MacLaine, Robert Redford and Phil Donahue are some pretty active Old
Souls currently doing work on our culture.
Directly on the spiritual front we find
Don Juan Matus, Nostradamus,
Gurdjieff, Guru Mayi, Carl Jung, Werner Erhard, Rajneesh, Ram Dass,
Matthew Fox, the Dalai Lama, Sun Bear, Swamis Satchidananda and
Muktananda and transpersonal psychologists, Christina and Stanislav
Jesse Jackson, Jerry Brown, Abraham Lincoln, Anwar Sadat,
Iceland's president, Vigdis Finnbogadottir, and Brazil's Chico
Mendes are six very affecting Old Souls who put their energy into
the political arena.
You'll notice these individuals teach from
their being or essence in a unique fashion.
Countries currently containing predominantly Old Souls (but not
always Old Soul leadership) are,
Iceland, Holland, and
Czechoslovakia. Old Soul nations prefer neutrality in international
conflicts, and when that's impossible, they prefer subjugation to
violence and bloodshed.
Being aware that freedom is first an inner
experience, they teach their captors a great deal about harmony and
Historically we see this in Alexander the Great's conquest
of (then Old Soul) Persia and parts of what is now modern India
Souls are everywhere, at least sprinkled thinly. Burma has many Old
Souls, as do New Zealand, Finland and Norway
Most U.S. cities have
Old Soul groupings in them whether coastal like Vancouver, Miami,
Laguna and Boston or inland like Minneapolis, Chicago and Atlanta.
However, the deepest United States pockets of
Old Souls are so far
primarily in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California.
The Keys of Florida and Orcas Island, Washington are both magnets
for Old Souls. Certain other cities, like Santa Fe and Taos, New
Mexico, and Boulder, Colorado have taken on a comfortable Old Soul
Russia also has large scale
Old Soul pockets, the major one
was, for a time, Siberia. Michael said that these Old Souls
incarnated in the U.S.S.R. to help push that country forward. They
did not expect to end up in gulags, nor would they have chosen that
way to work.
Soviet Armenia was bulging with both
Old and Mature
Souls: even the best laid astral plans don't always pan out
Old Souls are scattered about, resting in
comfortable island places like Tahiti, or conversely, working
spiritedly in places like Africa to help bring a country or
Old Souls incarnate in
Infant Soul areas like the
Amazon in order to protect, assist, foster, nourish and guide those
that need it.
There is a tendency for older souls to have a greater understanding
of what the younger soul perceptivities are like than vice-versa.
Knowing about soul age perceptivity is exceedingly helpful in
understanding the way other people think, the way they look at life
and in understanding something about their life tasks.
Each soul age is trying to experience as much as possible within
that particular level of perceptivity. It's absolutely to the point
for an Infant Soul to be fearfully concerned about basic survival
and for a Baby Soul to be requesting law and order.
A Young Soul is
appropriate when striving for great material wealth, power and
acclaim, and a Mature Soul when beginning to feel intensely
emotional and ask those deeper questions.
It's appropriate for an
Old Soul to not meet societal norms, to look and act mildly
eccentric and to be teaching others, even when his own personal or
material life isn't together.
To expect your Old Soul child to make a successful climb up a
corporate ladder is unrealistic. Likewise, it's in error to count
upon an aggressive Young Soul attorney turning her attention towards
saving the environment, or to believe a Mature Soul embroiled in a
major emotional drama would be able to calm down because you showed
him the "big picture".
An Old Soul starts each lifetime being born as an infant who
experiences Infant Soul consciousness and gradually grows into prior
levels of consciousness.
A baby is often perceiving through
Soul consciousness; think about a two year old shrieking because a
parent offended her sense of right and wrong.
People vary, but
generally reach their competitive Young Soul consciousness sometime
in grade school years. Mature Soul consciousness arrives for many
during junior high school and is what your up-and-down,
full-of-drama, teenager is experiencing.
Individuals don't come close to obtaining their true soul
perceptivity roughly one-third of the time. They get stuck. They get
lazy. Or the essence finds it easier to complete certain karmas at
earlier more ambitious or more emotional soul levels.
While most Old
Souls (Mature Souls too) will be doing the intense Mature phase in
their teens and early twenties, an Old Soul is often not
consistently acting out of Old Soul awareness until about age
thirty-five, and even then it may be only in some areas of life and
not in others.
When security buttons get pushed, for instance, it is often
difficult to remain completely centered in your Old Soul
Old Souls will be able to successfully drop out some
of the Baby Soul discipline, Young Soul ambition, and Mature Soul
emotionality only if those qualities are integrated sufficiently
into their personality so that they have access to them when
It does not work to stick your nose in the air (or your
head in the sand) in an attempt to avoid lessons and gifts from the
other soul ages.
People who come into the Michael teaching are usually relieved to
find out why they are different from mainstream society; they knew
they marched to a different drummer anyway.
Michael's explanation is
useful, making it easier to understand why humans come in such
varieties and why it is that some share global perspectives and
others, no matter how intelligent and cultured, just aren't
The purpose of the teaching is agape, not creating yourself to be
Younger souls are not less intelligent, less appropriate or wrong.
Their lessons are about survival, structure, ambition and success,
while your lessons are about emotional and universal connections.
Younger souls are a natural part of that whole you know is all
So, if you're indulging yourself by feeling
superior, aim for mild tolerance as a way to begin clearing up that
attitude, which ultimately is a painful, separatist one to carry
WITHIN EACH SOUL AGE
As mentioned, each soul age has seven distinct stages, so that an
individual can be referred to as a fourth level Old Soul or a
seventh level Young Soul.
Every soul age level gives a distinct
flavor to the lifetimes spent within its arena.
Except for the
sixth, which takes more, each level takes about three lifetimes to
complete, though some essences speed through faster, while the solid
types enjoy a more thorough, leisurely pace.
A description of each level is given below along with examples of
people in that level. You can see how each level influences a
The reason there are so many more people listed
in some of the levels is because those are the places that lend
themselves more easily to comfort with a fair amount of public
The first level is a tentative exploration of the new soul age,
kind of a feeler or probe.
There is a sense of uneasiness, and
people at this level will usually spend about 70% of their time
back in the comfortably familiar level just completed.
level is ordinarily enough of a trial balloon that it does not
give itself to center stage behaviors. Mike Tyson, catapulted
into the media spotlight by his divorce, is, at first level
Baby, a bit awkward with so much attention.
While both Jim and Tammy Bakker are first level Young,
emotionally they still relate primarily to Baby Souls. They
opted for the spotlight in order to enhance their wealth and
Sylvester Stallone has apparently moved away from the
complacent qualities of seventh Young. That he's become more
interested in relationships and more self-reflective indicates
he's now exploring first level Mature.
And for idealizing
Warrior-ness as much as he has, he seems quite graceful with
The second level, though cozier, still has much push-pull.
People begin to realize they can function best by forging ahead
into the new consciousness, that the former perceptivity keeps
them frustrated; yet they aren't sure of their footing within
the new level at all.
Nobel peace prize winner, Oscar Arias, is,
at second Mature, an example of this. His strong outer task of
bringing peace to Central America helps him pull his own
consciousness to that (Mature) place within himself where
relationships and unity are more important than ambition, power
or material advantage.
Jesse Jackson is an example of this
phenomenon too, but at the Old Soul level.
Prince Charles is second level Mature, though held back by much
Baby Soul imprinting which his (Mature) wife is pushing to
eliminate so that their lives can be more fun.
Ronald Reagan is
another example of second Mature, but with a wife who would
prefer to keep him functioning at her soul age, Young.
Rushdie is second Mature and in a push/pull battle within
himself. He vacillates from an elbowing, ridiculing power stance
to seeing that people, foibles and all, are very connected.
Alice Walker, who wrote The Color Purple, is second level Old as
is Actor Dustin Hoffman.
California's former governor, Jerry
Brown, a Roman Catholic, who's both spent time with Mother
Teresa in India and time studying Zen in Japan, seems determined
to grow himself into his full soul perceptivity, second Old.
He's really wrestling with his Mature Soul behaviors to do this.
These people display strong desires to push forward in their
understanding of life.
The third level person begins to gain the full perceptivity of
the new soul age internally, but has difficulty manifesting it
in the world.
This person becomes extremely introverted and
intellectually introspective while trying to integrate the new
awareness into day-to-day life.
A person at this level, like Michael Jackson, who's allowed
himself to bring in some fame is going to feel stress about it.
Public television's financial show host, Louis Rukeyser, is
another person functioning at third level Mature.
With his Wall
Street Week television show he is more "out there" than most at
Both his goal of growth and chief feature of
arrogance [see chapter on "Overleaves"] give him a push that is
clearly somewhat uncomfortable to his essentially introspective,
third level nature.
Ralph Nader is another third level Mature person who allows his
goals and principles to push him into the limelight despite his
personal desire for quiet introversion. J.D. Salinger, who's
spent most of his 69 years ducking the sort of publicity some
authors pay to create, is a reclusive third level Mature
Artisan. Jeremy Irons, an actor, again third Mature, is cautious
He does not like to reveal information about himself and
admitted to feeling an interview was akin to rape. Soviet
cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko got nearly a year to himself with his
record-breaking 326 day mission aboard an orbiting space
He had plenty of private time to look both back and
forward at his life and did a superb job with the isolation.
Third level people do best when they give themselves the space
and time to stay home and be alone as much as they want.
Respecting their own proclivities and loving themselves just the
way they are always smooths the way for more enjoyment of self
Fourth level, bingo.
Integrated and consolidated, the
perceptivity is now both inner and outer. Comfortable and
feeling assured while pushing out into the world, fourth level
lifetimes are spent in full swing, doing and achieving any
number of things - perhaps forming bits of karma
along the way.
Singer/Poet Bob Dylan moves between third and
Pope John Paul II, Fidel Castro, Corazon Aquino, Jane Fonda, and
Terry Cole-Whittaker are all fourth level Mature, while Imelda
and Ferdinand Marcos, Panama's General Noriega and Syria's
President Assad are fourth Young.
Queen Elizabeth is fourth
and doing excellent job being in such a spotlight at a very
early soul age.
Phil Donahue and Kevin Ryerson are both busy,
fourth level Old Souls.
Fifth level people start pushing on the limits of their
reassuring fourth level existences.
Believe it or not, humans
don't stick with comfort long, especially when it starts
impinging on growth. Leaving the beaten path, like Old Soul Carl
Jung, for exploration, experimentation and the unorthodox, this
level stretches every point and often shows up as pretty
eccentric in the process.
Mikhail Gorbachev is now manifesting
his full soul age, fifth Mature, in precisely this way.
The unusual birthmark sitting on his forehead should have been
one clue to his ultimate destination. How perfect for a fifth
level person to be leading Russia out of its tiresome
stodginess. Another fifth Mature person, Robert Bly, is leading
American men from their stuckness.
Fifth Old feminist witch and
author, Zsuzanna Budapest, is leading women towards the
blessings of nature and the goddess.
Zsa Zsa Gabor cultivated
her fifth Young eccentricities and power needs with charm - for the most part. Joan Quigley pushed her need for
eccentricity and power with astrology, quite an unconventional
Young Soul pursuit.
At fifth level a person may feel out of his element, odd and
off-balance socially, and may be seen as less mature than his
more secure fourth level friends. Divine, the fat, quite
fabulous drag queen star of Female Trouble and Hairspray,
obviously wrote his/her own rules but didn't find much balance
The enigmatic Andy Warhol didn't find much personal
Neither does PeeWee Herman, whose eccentricities
give him little rest. Gary Larson, the creator of the extremely
bizarre and wonderful "The Far Side" is fifth Old and reclusive.
Madonna maintains stability by sheer force of personality and
by hopping from a very unconventional fifth level to a solid,
Lyndon Johnson, also fifth Mature, was full
of personal eccentricities (Remember him pulling those beagles
up by their ears or showing off the new scar on his abdomen to
photographers and news reporters?) but could manage business and
the presidency with ease.
Sixth level lifetimes are about karma. In Infant, Baby and Young
lifetimes, you are usually busier creating karmas than paying
Every essence plunges in during these early phases
and forms the karmas which cause shudders when you sense, from
the perspective of later lifetimes, what took place and what
troubles you caused.
Usually, once these karmas have come back
in your face, you know you would never act like that again,
ever, because you understand all too well what it felt like.
Richard Ramirez and Charles Manson, both at sixth level Infant,
obviously created large amounts of karma for themselves. So did
Joel Steinberg, who was responsible for severe wife abuse as
well as the death of his adopted daughter.
Jesse Helms, fundamentalist Oral Roberts and Evan Mecham, the
impeached, ultra-conservative ex-governor of Arizona, have all
enjoyed stirring up controversy and are sixth Baby.
A Young Soul
at sixth level may do something as inspirational as John Kennedy
or quirky as Robert Bork's aborted run for the Supreme Court - where he itched to form interesting karmas with just
about every minority in this country.
In Mature and Old sixth level lifetimes, you piece together the
experiences of the prior levels and start handling obligations
incurred along the way. This means accumulated karmic debts get
paid back through numerous, intense, nearly overfilled sixth
A person will likely have trouble after hard luck and be at wits
end from all the calamitous action coming her way. These sixth
level catch-up lives are a difficult and demanding group,
usually taking longer to complete than any other level.
Old Soul, these lives are truly the last chance for all karmic
completions, some of which have been avoided for dozens upon
dozens of lifetimes.
Think about what's been jammed into these sixth level lives:
Elizabeth Taylor, Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer, Rajneesh, Jeremy
Rifkin, Deng Xiaoping and Patti Davis. Joe Kennedy II, who now
holds an elective office, is a Mature sixth level Sage likely to
have a lot of news-making incidents occurring in his life.
Old Soul Chico Mendes paid with his life this time, Ram Dass and
Yogi Bhajan appear to have completed the last of their sixth
level karmas, enabling them to move on to the comfort of seventh
Whew, seventh level!
The karma's paid; it's time for some well
earned poise, rest and complacency.
Not too many obstructions or
impeding subplots here; seventh level lives usually unfold
rather gracefully. Having freshly understood the lessons
themselves, individuals are in a good position to teach others - especially those of the soul age just completed.
For Mature and Old Souls particularly, there is an urgency to
share their perceptivity and ways of being with others.
how fired up Roseanne Arnold and Robin Williams are, for
example, to share their perceptions with us, or George Lucas and
Martin Luther King.
Moamar Khadafy, at seventh level Baby, and Israel's Prime
Minister Shamir, seventh Young, don't have lives that flow as
easily as some but are tenacious enough with their beliefs, even
under fire, to display that seventh level self-satisfaction
which can feel maddeningly smug to those who happen to disagree.
Ayn Rand is another seventh Young person who was quite
self-contained regarding her belief structure.
Seventh-level lives often have a comfort and flow to them. Pat
Sajak, for a time a late night-talk show host, formerly a disk
jockey, TV weatherman, and sidekick to Vanna White on Wheel of
Fortune, is ambitious, at ease, and seventh Young.
Guinness and Danny DeVito, singer Bruce Springsteen, author
Frank Herbert and sexologist Ruth Westheimer are all seventh
Spiritual teachers Swami Muktananda and Swami Satchidananda both
manifested at seventh level Old, as did the politician who
bridged more than a few gaps in the Middle East, Anwar Sadat,
and the one who insisted on ending slavery in the U.S., Abraham
AND INFINITE SOULS
There are two other levels of soul consciousness which may take
human bodies, but are vastly beyond the sometimes all-too-human
levels of Infant to Old just described.
They are the Transcendental
Soul and the Infinite Soul.
A transcendental soul is a representative from an entity that has
completely recombined, meaning all the fragments or souls in the
entity have completed all lifetimes on earth and have merged into
full consciousness of each other, into oneness.
The entity, which
may be on the Astral, Causal, Mental, Messianic or Buddhaic plane,
may decide for teaching purposes to send a representative to the
Every entity does this at least once.
Because of the consciousness
levels obtained by the entity, the representative, the
transcendental soul, shows up on the planet as a buoyant, balanced
being with easy access to higher centers and states of
The teaching of the transcendental soul, whether
verbal, by example, or by leading action, is centered on the greater
connectivity of the universe.
There are always some transcendental souls on the planet; in a time
of change like the present there are many.
Some, like Sai Baba,
Meher Baba, Yogananda, Babaji, Rumi, St. Francis, Pope John XXIII,
or Ghandi, obtain wide recognition for their teachings while others
are monumental influences on their communities, but do not receive
These souls are not totally self-aware.
They may fall into 'maya,' that is illusion, believing perhaps that
they are "A Perfect Master" or an ultimate authority of some sort.
They may forget in their teaching about "All That Is" that they are
teaching from one perspective only.
They can become attached to
attention, love, adulation. But mostly, transcendental souls stay
amazingly clear, centered and conscious.
Infinite souls are the manifestation of All-That-Is, of the Tao.
entire universe is consciously encompassed in the one body of the
Infinite soul. The Infinite soul is self-aware and does have
superhuman abilities. This soul usually enters, by prior agreement,
into a person who is seventh level Old or Transcendental.
The energy of the Infinite soul is so great that were they to be
born into a human body and dwell consistently in it, the body would
not last long.
The Infinite soul may
enter later in life as for Jesus and Buddha or come in and out as it
did for Krishna and Lao Tsu. These souls are always noticed, always
teach oneness and love.
Earth is set to be visited by four or five
of these incredible souls over the next 20 years.
They will have the same
love one another and the Earth, and will represent
different races and both sexes.