1# You're a Social
As with anyone who perceives the world differently from others,
Old Souls can experience a great (and unending) sense of
Because they fail to
fit into the standards that society admires and values (careers,
materialism, status and so forth...), they're commonly seen as
strange, offbeat and unconventional.
2# You're the
While Old Souls can build many strong relationships with people,
their penetrating ability to connect with the depths of the
people in their lives can create many enemies.
Seeing deeply into
the core issues of the people around them, Old Souls feel an
innate desire to be truthful, even if this means revealing
uncomfortable truths such as the fact that many problems are
immaturity, or a
failure to take responsibility...
Those who are willing
to change will listen and like you, while the rest will feel
great disdain towards you.
This is why Old Souls
often become the "devils advocates" or "black sheep" of their
friends or family.
Often Get Mislabeled
If there's something we all love and are good at, it's
We fool ourselves
into thinking we can "know" someone by attributing a label to
them. However, humans are far too complex to be boxed into a
specific and unchanging group of people.
In this case, Old
Souls will often be given different labels, from "beatniks" to
"hippies", "anarchists" to "new age freaks"...
While you can't fight labels, you can try to use them in a
positive way. Labels can be used as signposts, as directions
towards awareness of some quality many of us share.
These qualities will
be different in intensity and strength in each of us, but at
least they will help us understand ourselves (and the people
around us) a bit better.
This is partly why I called the Old Soul Group - "I'm an
Old Soul" - not so people can gain egotistical pride with such a
label, but to create a sense of self-awareness, to allow people
to better understand themselves.
You Speak an Entirely Different Language
Words are symbols we each load with our own unique definitions
according to our own unique life experiences that are associated
with each word.
What I associate with
love might be entirely different from what you associate with
thinks about love, they might remember their old failed
relationship and feel a terrible sense of vulnerability when
the word arises, while others might associate love with
loyalty and friendship.
Old Souls realize
this limitation, and therefore greatly struggle to express
entirely what they want to say, knowing that it's as though they
are speaking an entirely different language from others.
You Are Prone to Intense Existential Crises
I have sometimes witnessed cases where Old energy is born
into the body of a person who does not have the matching mental
maturity to embrace it.
This can result
in depressions, substance abuse and existential crisis's...
When a person
realizes that everything is transitional and passing,
life can become pointless.
This person sees that
our bodies are temporary vessels that don't really
matter, and without the ability to cultivate self-love,
self-destructive habits can result.
In this case, it's necessary to undergo intense
spiritual-growth, to cultivate existential meaning and
inner-understanding through inner work in order to learn how
to embrace your soul...
6# You Easily
Become Emotionally Drained
With the wisdom and patience that comes with being an Old Soul,
there also comes others people's desire to use you as a dumping
ground for their emotions.
this a lot in my own life, often experiencing
emotionally-charged conversations that last for hours at a
Some Old Souls also
Empaths, which can also take a
great toll on your energy.
7# You're Prone to
Becoming Mentally Drained
In the search for truth, deeper understanding and inner
exploration of yourself and the world around you, it is common
for the Old Soul to experience a lot of mental fatigue.
Double this with
acting as a mediator between people and their problems, and
you'll end up exhausted at the end of the day.
8# You Struggle to
Find a Kindred Spirit
If making friends who connect with you is difficult, finding a
Soul Mate, or life partner, can be even more of a
It took me living
in 6 different countries to find
But it's not always
as hard as that.
Having the wisdom to
discern the true depths of your connection with a person will be
your greatest asset in the area of love.
You're Crippled by Possibilities
grow in maturity our perception
of possibilities and explanations expands:
we see life from
This means that we
see more than one way of doing things which makes us unfailingly
indecisive as we see the full expanse of possibilities, and the
lack of absolutes.
decisions and judgments can be a crippling experience...
This can double as a
virtue, allowing us to understand,
10# You Yearn For
a Place to Belong
For some Old Souls, the world feels alien.
They find it hard to
understand people, why such chaos and misery exists and how it
is allowed, and sometimes encouraged, to continue. They long to
find a place where they feel like they belong, a space filled
with freedom and liberation.
This often results in
the feeling that this world is not their true