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Old souls are people who have manifested here on this planet more times than most. Their bodies might be young, but their souls are ancient.

Old souls have manifested on this planet time after time, causing them to be quite wise and very smart when it comes to most things. These kinds of people know how to handle things they shouldn’t even be aware of at their current ages and, well, it’s all because of the years they’ve spent moving through different lives. They in past lives learned all about emotional intelligence, the importance of self-worth, and other things of that nature.

For readers interested in understanding the journey of the soul through various lifetimes, Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives” by Brian L. Weiss offers profound insights into reincarnation and spiritual wisdom.

Old souls tend to be deep thinkers, they are usually quite introverted, and well they don’t tend to like many people. They know that this world is not perfect, and they know how to maneuver through it without breaking down. They give the best advice and overall are some of the most helpful people to have around.

To delve deeper into the spiritual aspects and introspective nature of old souls, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself” by Michael A. Singer provides guidance on self-exploration and spiritual growth.

WestonJolly wrote as follows about what an old soul is:

An old soul is anyone who enjoys a wise nature with an empathic flair to connect with people – oftentimes with older people. There is a definite spirituality to old souls that is hard to ignore. Commonly, old souls tend to be very powerful but generally tend to be more quiet or introspective. There is desire to connect within which can be misinterpreted as their being aloof or not paying attention.

Old souls tend to get it before, and way beyond, any current teaching. In fact, their foresight seems to come from someplace else. Likely it does. Old souls can be reincarnated, as they can be alien. Both would explain their access to their understanding that is out-of-this-world.

If you feel like you’re an old soul but you’re not too certain, perhaps you should test your soul’s age. Your soul could still be new or it could just be a mature soul. This varies from person to person as we cannot all be old souls right now in the moment before us. To find out your soul age click here and take the quiz.

To provide comfort and understanding about the soul’s journey, Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential” by Caroline Myss is an inspiring read about discovering one’s purpose and spiritual agreements across lifetimes.

That being said, if your soul isn’t old yet, just know that it will come. In time your soul will be as aged as the souls of others and right now the lessons before you will help that. Things in this world always happen for a reason.