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Are you an old soul?


The world consists of a variety of people and each one is at a different stage of soul evolution.

An old soul is someone whose energy has reincarnated many times over and this means that they have experienced many lifetimes here on Earth—maybe some that weren’t even human.

Old souls are easy to recognize, often by a certain look in their eyes, as it appears as though they can see straight through you. They are also identified by how they view the world in a way that is vastly different to how the majority of other people perceive it.

Although we use the term “old souls,” the concept has no relation to the number of years the soul has existed for. Time is not linear to a soul and the concept of old souls is associated with life-experience, reincarnation and also the amount of karmic clearing that has taken place, rather than the amount of time spent on Earth.  

From a young age old souls are wise beyond their years. They are noticeably advanced with their achievements and say things that would usually be spoken by someone far beyond their chronological age. They approach the world through old eyes and as though they have experienced similar life cycles before and seem to innately know things that others struggle to comprehend.

They are able to see, with ease, into the future and this is one of the reasons that they place trust in their intuition and use it as a faithful tool to guide them. They are aware that each decision they make creates an alternative picture of their overall life, so they will swap direction and make necessary changes without regret, knowing that ultimately their choices are shaping their eventual destination.

Due to their eternal unrest old souls are seekers who are on an adventure fueled with intrigue, inquisition, curiosity and self-exploration, rather than one that rewards hierarchies, social statuses or financial achievements. Their mind is constantly searching for answers and theorizing, scrutinizing and philosophizing.

Old souls are not necessarily intellectuals, even though many of them do obtain many qualifications due to their quest for knowledge. It is more common for old souls to self-educate and find the route to their own version of success rather than gaining their education from formal organisations. They are not ones for authority or regulation and whether they study or not, they are brimming with wisdom and knowledge that derives from lives fully lived.

Success to an old soul begins and ends with soul nourishment and anything else that results is simply a by-product and holds little value in comparison to personal growth and fulfillment. 

Old souls are emotionally and psychologically intelligent as well as being truth seers and their search for authenticity leads them to cut straight through the majority of the illusions that mask the true state of reality.

Due to their ability to see the world with clarity, rather than through a rose coloured bubble, they can become ostracised in society as others might believe their views and opinions to be pessimistic and cynical rather than seeing the old soul as awake, aware and realistic.

They do not need to be taught what is right from wrong, and although they can be rebellious, they inherently know how to behave and have high morals and ethics. However, they choose to live by their own rules rather than the written or unwritten ones that society demands.

The comfort of their home is their haven, and is the place that old souls are usually found curled up reading a mind-challenging book or classic literature in front of an open fire. These individuals are not dazzled by things that glitter, so they do not have the desire to compete or to submerge themselves in materialistic possessions, grandiose declarations or superficial surroundings.

Alone time is immensely important for an old soul as they are deep thinkers and find great pleasure in sifting through their mind so they can evoke the accumulation of historic memories that have been stored throughout their lifetimes. Although, they are at peace while on their own, they never consider themselves as being lonely as they have a profound understanding of oneness, so they constantly feel an intense connection to everything that exists or has previously existed on earth.

Rather than experiencing loneliness old souls associate their introversion with solitude as it allows them the space and time to delve into introspection so they can decode the meaning of their life and also a great understanding of the world.

Old souls sometimes struggle, feeling isolated and alien-like while in the company of others who cannot or will not try to relate or resonate with their experiences. They are almost otherworldly and can feel out of sync, often believing as though they exist in an alternative dimension. 

They may feel like the “black sheep” in their family or the “lone wolves” of society. Other people find it difficult to understand their behavior or the way they feel and experience the world.

Old souls can seem old-fashioned to many as they appreciate sentimental offerings and cherish the simpler things in life. Whether it be a hot tea in their favourite mug, a walk along cliff tops with friends, vintage framed photograph of a grandparent, a hand knitted sweater or choosing to pen a romantic letter to a loved one, old souls enjoy close connections to things that are precious to them or that are reminders of days gone by.

Friends and relationships are not sought out by old souls, although, if they do establish bonds with people it is with those who they have a strong spiritual connection and they will likely keep these people close to their heart and treasure them for numerous life times.

Old souls are not the outrageous, extroverted types who are the life of parties. Instead, they prefer to sit quietly and casually in the fringes where they can either observe human behaviour or converse with others about philosophy, literature or the intrinsic wiring of the mind. People are drawn to them as they have incredible listening skills and part of the reason for this is that they understand that when they pay attention and remain silent, they receive a unique opportunity to learn.

 

 

 

They are open minded, accepting and empathetic, so instead of condemning anyone, they look at the root cause of actions so they can understand why someone is behaving in a specific way. Compassion and forgiveness is offered, even if the old soul has been treated badly or hurt throughout the process.

Self-worth can be a difficult thing for old-souls to achieve as they do not look to other people to validate their character, neither do they seek ego-boosting compliments or endorsements. They question their identity and scrutinize their core traits. It can take them a long time to feel comfortable in their own skin, though that is mainly due to the fact that they are unlike those around them. When they do find self-acceptance they are thick-skinned and resilient souls and nothing and no-one will sway or break them.

Old souls are often described to be in their latter stages of evolvement. They are believed to have cleared much of their karmic debt and have learned many tough, arduous and excruciatingly painful lessons along their way, although this lifetime they are not attracted to drama or conflict and instead they are magnetized towards peace, harmony and balance.

They often seem as though they are born before their time as their ideologies, beliefs, inventions, artistic expression, thoughts and unconventional lifestyles can all make them feel as though they are out of touch with their own generation. Old souls are often misunderstood, misinterpreted and misplaced in society as they have unorthodox characters which can seem eccentric, perplexing and bewildering to most.

Nevertheless, they are valuable and precious fountains of wisdom that are of immeasurable benefit to the world. Old souls are the free spirits, game changers, creators, charismatic leaders, curious beings, philosophers, truth seekers, peacekeepers, warriors with tender hearts, wild imaginations and those with gentle but unbreakable spirits.

Old souls are the ones who live quietly and discreetly, often as recluses, outside society’s safely sealed box. 

It can take a little time to get to know and understand these old souls that have journeyed barefoot on this planet many times over. However, if they choose to unravel and reveal their magnificent eternal spirit, they will realize their true purpose here on earth and that is perfectly attuned to the order of the divine. Their existence here on Earth in this exact era is for a higher purpose not only for themselves but to share the knowledge and wisdom they have accumulated so that it benefits and enhances the life of all living things.

Try the quiz below if the above aligns with your traits and characteristics, or pass it on to someone you think may be an old soul.

 

Are you an old soul?   Take the test..

Gun Control…


Across the country, high school students walked out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence in schools while some remembered the 17 victims who died at the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., exactly one month ago.

Outside the White House, young protesters chanted: “Hey hey, ho ho! The NRA has got to go!”

Some students used the opportunity to say that this was their way of “standing up to Trump.”

The national organizers of the event called for a 17-minute walkout at 10 a.m. local time in every time zone. In some locations violence and vandalism erupted on campus during the protests.

At Antioch High School near Nashville, TN, social media videos captured a brawl inside the school. Outside, students can be seen tearing down an American flag.

In defense of their walk-out, many students claimed they were exercising their 1st amendment rights even though schools can discipline students for walking out of class, even for a political protest.

While the seeming solidarity amongst most students across the country seems honorable I tend to question their motives and intent as both seem a bit misguided.

Protesting the NRA and going so far as referring to it as a terrorist organization is completely ignorant and unjustified. No NRA member has ever been involved in a mass shooting scenario.

Instead I’d like to know where the outrage against the real culprits is being demonstrated.

Where is the outrage and protests against Broward County, Florida and federal law enforcement officials that ignored 45 calls that named the Parkland shooter as a potential threat?

Where is the outrage against the school which did not follow up on the tips they had collected on the shooter, including those from when he expressed his violent fantasies to his therapists?

Where is the outrage against the fact that the government did not have the information necessary to make it impossible for the school shooter to buy a gun?

Where is the outrage against the mental illness that makes these tragedies a reality?

Unfortunately it’s far easier to protest an inanimate object such as a gun. It’s far easier to protest the constitution or specifically to use the 1st amendment to protest the 2nd amendment.

It’s far easier to place blame on organizations that represent guns and the constitution such as the NRA. It’s easier to say this is an “American problem.” Even though it’s not.

The four worst school massacres in the history of EARTH (all used guns):

1. 2004-Russia 334 dead
2. 2000-Indonesia 191 dead
3. 2014-Pakistan 149 dead
4. 2015-Kenya 148 dead

It’s not a uniquely American problem. It’s a people problem.

Protesting high schoolers would do well to know that these countries have far stricter gun laws than the US.

They would also do well to remember that disarming a populace is always the first step in ultimate subjugation and even the threat of potential invasion………. Chad Pather

 

Giving Up Your Freedoms….


 

 

Most Americans have no clue about what is really going on in America today.

They are happy to go about their weekly routine without questioning their leaders or the watered-down narratives that are disseminated daily in the form of shallow sound bites on the nightly news.

Americans have become so ignorant — so insulated from the truth — that those who are even halfway awake have labeled all the others as “sheeple”… people who will blindly accept and follow any direction that comes from a person who’s in a position of authority.

And so the sheeple continue to drop their kids off at public school, drive to work, put in their eight hours, eat microwave dinners in front of the TV, and think of nothing else but “making it” to the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Why are so many Americans asleep at the wheel?

All the while they remain oblivious to what’s happening behind the scenes because they’ve been trained to ignore anybody who contradicts their neatly packaged worldview.

“Conspiracy theorists!” they say, right before turning their brains off.

Why is this? Why are so many Americans “asleep at the wheel,” as it were?

As Eric Hoffer points out, it all comes down to what people want to be free from

PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES ARE BARREN AND INSECURE SEEM TO SHOW A GREATER WILLINGNESS TO OBEY THAN PEOPLE WHO ARE SELF-SUFFICIENT AND SELF-CONFIDENT. TO THE FRUSTRATED, FREEDOM FROM RESPONSIBILITY IS MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN FREEDOM FROM RESTRAINT. THEY ARE EAGER TO BARTER THEIR INDEPENDENCE FOR RELIEF FROM THE BURDENS OF WILLING, DECIDING AND BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR INEVITABLE FAILURE. THEY WILLINGLY ABDICATE THE DIRECTING OF THEIR LIVES TO THOSE WHO WANT TO PLAN, COMMAND AND SHOULDER ALL RESPONSIBILITY. MOREOVER, SUBMISSION BY ALL TO A SUPREME LEADER IS AN APPROACH TO THEIR IDEAL OF EQUALITY.

IN TIME OF CRISIS, DURING FLOODS, EARTHQUAKES, EPIDEMICS, DEPRESSIONS AND WARS, SEPARATE INDIVIDUAL EFFORT IS OF NO AVAIL, AND PEOPLE OF EVERY CONDITION ARE READY TO OBEY AND FOLLOW A LEADER. TO OBEY IS THEN THE ONLY FIRM POINT IN A CHAOTIC DAY-BY-DAY EXISTENCE. (THE TRUE BELIEVER BY ERIC HOFFER, P. 118)

Hoffer published these words in 1951 after observing the nature of mass movements, including what happened during the reign of the Nazis in Germany and the reign of Joseph Stalin in Russia.

Strangely, his words seem to apply just as much to today’s sheeple in America as they did to the political zombies of World War II and earlier.

It’s a little bit scary when you think about it, isn’t it?

Don’t be scared. Be prepared.
-Survival Joe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acceptance


Acceptance means embracing what is, rather than wishing for what is not. When we accept difficult realities, we are able to discover whatever positive feelings and experiences may be possible in that situation. We find ourselves more at peace and able to experience life more deeply. Even so, acceptance must be guided by discernment – learning how to tell the difference between what we can change and what we cannot.

 

Acceptance of our faults and the faults of others helps us to be patient and to avoid hurtful kinds of criticism or judgment. By accepting faults we become more able to trust and celebrate strengths. Paradoxically, acceptance often leads to growth because it creates a safe space for insight and understanding.

 

 

4 Stages Of Life…


As we wander through this journey that is life, we go through fundamental changes. Some people use terms like “quarter-life crisis” or “middle age” to define where it is we think we are in our lives along the way. To me, there aren’t destinations in life. There are milestones for sure, but we can often come back to the same places that we were before.

 

They have nothing to do with age or accomplishment, and throughout our lives we often move forward and backward from these stages. As Jung once said, “Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.”

These Are The 4 Stages Of Life, According To Carl Jung:

The Athlete

The athlete is the phase in our lives when we are at our most self-absorbed. There are people in our lives that have never made it out of this phase, or often revert back to it. Of the 4 stages, it tends to be the least mature. It is characterized by being obsessed with our physical bodies and appearance. For an example of the athlete phase, watch teenagers walk past a mirror. The athlete phase can be narcissistic, critical, or even both.

The Warrior

Moving forward in our lives, we reach the warrior phase. This is where we begin to take on responsibilities and get the desire to conquer the world. Well, maybe not the world for some of us, but this is when we become more goal oriented. All of the sudden we can see objectives that we want to accomplish and the vanity of the athlete phase begins to fade. The warrior phase is really characterized by the struggles in our lives that early adulthood can throw at us. The warrior phase is also the most common pshase that people revert back to throughout their lives as they “re-invent” themselves.

The Statement

When the warrior phase in our lives is coming to an end, we find ourselves asking: “what have I done for others?” Your focuses shift from your personal achievements to accomplishing goals based on forwarding other people’s lives. This stage is often correlated to parenting, because your focus becomes providing a better life for your children, and what it is you need to do that. The statement phase for many people is much more than a correlation to parenting, and more about leaving a legacy or a footprint in life. The statement phase is a time to reflect on what you have accomplished, and how you can continue moving forward – not just for you, but for the other people in your life. As far as maturity goes, the statement phase is a huge step forward from even the warrior phase.

The Spirit

The final stage of life is the spirit stage. In this stage, we realize that we are more than what we have accumulated – be it money, friends, possessions, good deeds, or milestones in life. We are spiritual beings. We realize that we are divine beings in a journey of life that has no real beginning and no end. The spirit phase is characterized by a sense of “getting out of your own mind” and focusing on what is waiting for us beyond our physical beings. The philosopher Lao Tzu proposed a question over 2500 years ago that perfectly describes the spirit phase: ““Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things? Giving birth and nourishing, having without possessing, acting with no expectations, leading and not trying to control: this is the supreme virtue.”

 

Freak Out in America…


National Stress Levels

You might have thought your election stress would dissipate after November finally brought an end to a lengthy, bitter presidential race.

Between August 2016 and January 2017, however, Americans’ overall stress level increased for the first time in 10 years, according to a new study from the American Psychological Association.

 

Almost two-thirds say this is the lowest point in U.S. history—and it’s keeping a lot of them up at night.

 

For those lying awake at night worried about health care, the economy, and an overall feeling of divide between you and your neighbors, there’s at least one source of comfort: Your neighbors might very well be lying awake, too.

Almost two-thirds of Americans, or 63 percent, report being stressed about the future of the nation, according to the American Psychological Association’s Eleventh Stress in America survey, conducted in August and released on Wednesday.  This worry about the fate of the union tops longstanding stressors such as money (62 percent) and work (61 percent) and also cuts across political proclivities. However, a significantly larger proportion of Democrats (73 percent) reported feeling stress than independents (59 percent) and Republicans (56 percent).

The “current social divisiveness” in America was reported by 59 percent of those surveyed as a cause of their own malaise. When the APA surveyed Americans a year ago, 52 percent said they were stressed by the presidential campaign. Since then, anxieties have only grown.

A majority of the more than 3,400 Americans polled, 59 percent, said “they consider this to to be the lowest point in our nation’s history that they can remember.” That sentiment spanned generations, including those that lived through World War II, the Vietnam War, and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. (Some 30 percent of people polled cited terrorism as a source of concern, a number that’s likely to rise given the alleged terrorist attack in New York City on Tuesday.)

“We have a picture that says people are concerned,” said Arthur Evans, APA’s chief executive officer. “Any one data point may not not be so important, but taken together, it starts to paint a picture.”

The survey didn’t ask respondents specifically about the administration of President Donald Trump, Evans said. He points to the “acrimony in the public discourse” and “the general feeling that we are divided as a country” as being more important than any particular person or political party.

Yet he and the study note that particular policy issues are a major source of anxiety. Some 43 percent of respondents said health care was a cause. The economy (35 percent) and trust in government (32 percent) also ranked highly, as did hate crimes (31 percent) and crime in general (31 percent).

The APA survey did find, however, that not everyone is feeling the same degree of anxiety. Women normally report higher levels of stress than men, though worries among both genders tend to rise or fall in tandem. This year, however, they diverged: On a 10-point scale, women reported a slight increase in stress, rising from an average 5.0 in 2016 to 5.1 in 2017, while the level for men dropped, from an average 4.6 to 4.4.

Racial divides also exist in reported stress. While the levels among blacks and Hispanics were lower in 2016 than the year before, they rose for both groups in 2017, to 5.2 for Hispanic adults and 5.0 for black adults. Among whites, meanwhile, the average remained the same, at 4.7.

The report also notes that many Americans are finding at least one healthy way to feel better: 53 percent reported exercising or doing other physical activity to cope. Social support is also important,  Evans said. “Third,” he says, “I think it’s really important for people to disconnect from the constant barrage of information.”

  1. The 2017 Stress in America survey was conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of the APA. It was conducted online between Aug. 2 and Aug. 31, and had 3,440 participants, all ages 18 and up living in the U.S. It included 1,376 men, 2,047 women, 1,088 whites, 810 Hispanics, 808 blacks, 506 Asians and 206 Native Americans. Data were then weighted by age, gender, race/ethnicity, region, education and household income to reflect America’s demographics accurately. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish.

 

By Deena Shanker

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