If you have always felt that you are older than you really are or have been told that you are wise beyond your years, then you may just be an Old Soul.
Around 10% of the population is an Old Soul. Old Souls emanate warmth and enlightenment and use the wisdom they have attained throughout their lifetimes to help teach those around them lessons that have been passed down through generations.
They are a special type of being who possess the gifts of empathy, intuition, intelligence, and keen insights into what it truly means to be human. These souls long for a sense of true purpose, meaning, and fulfillment and know that these things can’t be achieved with things like power, money, or success.
There are two types of Old Souls – those who grew up knowing that they were different and those who became Old Souls through their spiritual awakening. Old Souls have a different and more mature outlook on life as they see things through ancient eyes and feel through an ancient heart. They are old and wise in heart, mind, and soul and have experienced lifetime after lifetime that has helped to refine their wisdom and tap into the collective consciousness. They are here to follow a solitary path while also helping to illuminate a path for those around them.
If you’re not sure whether you are an Old Soul, here are 5 signs to look out for:
You are a lone wolf
Old Souls are guided by their thirst for wisdom, knowledge, and truth and travel an independent path. They are disinterested in the interests of others that are in their age groups so find it dissatisfying to be around those they find it difficult to relate to. They can sometimes feel a sense of alienation since their struggle at times to connect with others leaves them with a lot of time to themselves. Old Souls gravitate towards the intellectual side of things and believe that with wisdom comes happiness, with knowledge comes power, and with truth comes freedom. Their desire for these qualities may leave them on a lone wolf path at times, but they are perfectly happy with this.
You are spiritually inclined
Old Souls are sensitive and spiritual by nature. They have become attuned to their intuition and to the Universe’s guidance and as a result have realized their place in life. They are on a grand quest towards spiritual awakening, enlightenment, self-realization, restoring peace and harmony, and overcoming the confines of their own egos. They act as a voice for humankind and find fulfillment in self-expression. They know that the spiritual work they are doing will impact everyone around them and will energetically ripple through the Universe.
You see the bigger picture
Old Souls are thoughtful, introspective, and reflect on their innermost thoughts and feelings. They tend to overthink about everything in their lives. They don’t get lost in the superficial details of everyday life but rather look at life from a birds-eye view, analyzing everything as a whole. Many Old Souls have a natural inclination for shadow work, meaning they are constantly reflecting on how they can prevent issues from expanding, how they could do and be better, and how they can create more harmony both in their internal lives as well as in the world. Old Souls need enough time and space for introspection and reflection so that they can truly get in tune with their awareness.
You didn’t fit in growing up
Many Old Souls exhibit strange signs of maturity from a young age. These children are labelled as introverted, rebellious, or precocious because they do not fit into what is considered the “norm” of mainstream behavior. However, Old Souls as children are extremely intelligent and inquisitive. Very early on they saw the purposelessness of certain things that their peers, teachers, or parents told them and would, as a result, try to resist. Since they didn’t share the interests of others their age, Old Souls growing up found it more challenging to make friends. If when you were a child, you got along well with adults or were spoken to like you were an adult, then you have always been an Old Soul.
You just feel old
Above all else, you just feel old. Consider this – How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Deep down, you know in your heart that you are wise beyond your years and have a soul that has lived many lifetimes. You know that your soul has already experienced a lot and as such you aren’t easily excited by the trivial things in life. You constantly experience feelings of mental tiredness and world wariness. You possess incredible inquisitiveness and watchful patience as you observe all those that are around you. At the end of the day, your soul has already lived so much life that you have learned to truly appreciate relaxation.
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Love & Blessings,
The Moon Omens Team