The term “Old Soul(s)” get’s bandied about frequently by many people, but do they truly understand what it means? What constitutes someone as being an Old Soul? Is there a certain age, timeline or a certain number of past lives that makes the benchmark to “qualify” as an Old Soul.
I can speak for myself when I say that I am an Old Soul, and feel it daily from my very core being.
It is not merely a matter of how a person behaves that puts them into this category. Rather, it is their outlook on life and how their past lives come out in their comments, experiences and behaviour (yep – still spelling with “-our” like a good Canadian).
You can often times see it in very young children and how they react to certain situations or even regale you with tales of their past lives and people they knew prior. It can be an amazing sight to witness a child commenting on things on which they should have no knowledge, and have them be accurate!
An “Old Soul” often times will sound much wiser than their physical age should and this will be a tip off that you’re encountering one. “Past Lives” plays a huge part in who they are now. It’s funny to say this, but I have always joked that I was born 40 years old! I never connected well with other kids, as I never could understand why they’d want to do certain things (misbehave, break rules, do drugs/drink). I was far more comfortable in the company of adults and doing adult activities than I ever was with kids. Needless to say, I was not all that popular…lol…but, I feel I got the better end of the deal 😉
I found this link that discusses how to recognize an old soul or even if it’s you! Check it out, you may actually be one too! http://thoughtcatalog.com/koty-neelis/2014/07/14-signs-youre-an-old-soul/