10 Universal Problems Old Souls Experience

10 Universal Problems Old Souls Experience

Old Souls Experience

There was something almost mysterious about this woman. Her face had lots of wrinkles. These were the first things to catch your eye, but they didn’t make her look old. Instead, they emphasized a certain youthfulness in her that transcended age. The wrinkles belonged where they were as if they had been part of her face since birth. When she smiled, the wrinkles smiled with her; when she frowned, the wrinkles frowned, too. And when she was neither smiling nor frowning, the wrinkles lay scattered over her face in a strangely warm, ironic way. ~ Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)

My first insight into the feeling of being internally old occurred during adolescence. I felt unusually different from the kids around me, somehow older, but ‘mature’ wasn’t exactly the right word. The best way I could describe it back then was as though I had lived hundreds of years of life which had been condensed into 16 years of time.

As the years went by, I encountered a few Old Souls who I shared my experiences with. I would talk about my insights and introduce them to the concept of Old Souls. One of these people was Luna. She was so excited about it that she eventually wrote the well-received article 9 Signs You’re An Old Soul as well as a subsequent Old Soul Book.

Recently, many other websites have started writing on the subject of Old Souls as well. In fact, so many people seem capable of relating to this experience that I thought it would be a good idea to create a community specifically dedicated to Old Souls, and this was when the Old Soul Facebook Group was born. The lack of conflict within such a large group of members is proof of the maturity that exists among them.

But in the real world having people of different levels of soulful evolution co-existing with each other comes with its problems. Not only that, but having an Old Soul doesn’t necessarily equate to being ‘all-knowing’ or perfect. Rather, it’s an indication of the age of the energy known as your soul.

In my years of mentoring Old Souls and helping them through their spiritual development, these are some of the biggest problems I’ve seen, and personally experienced:

Here are 10 universal problems old souls experience:

1. You’re A Social Outcast

As with anyone who perceives the world differently from others, Old Souls can experience a great (and unending) sense of isolation. 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 “Black Sheep”

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 caused by 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 “devil advocates” or “black sheep” of their friends or family.

Read 12 Reasons Why Old Souls Have a Hard Time Finding True Love

3. You Often Get Mislabeled

If there’s something we all love and are good at, it’s labeling people. 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”.

14 thoughts on “10 Universal Problems Old Souls Experience”

  1. Avatar of Neeti

    This is so totally me.Always knew it….i guess even as early as 6-7 years of age I remember thinking often….who am I!
    Always felt this body is alien.
    Always looking for deeper meanings experiences possibilities n feeling drained….all sounds so familiar.
    Happy to know I have company.
    Sometimes badly need a stablizer in life.how does one find a way to soothe this constant need for intense inquiry?

  2. Avatar of Ron Buutveld

    All10,Ik weet dingen,uit eerdere levens,kan dingen en weet dingen die niet geleerd heb in dit leven,een heelleboel kennis wist nooit hoe,waar van daan,oude ziel

  3. Avatar of Mandy Napier

    yes yes yes… I’m an Empath as well… I feel like I had to learn how to be young as I got older. I have spent most of my life feeling lonely and questioning my sanity, because “why do I seem to be the only one who can see I make clear sense?!”. I have since learnt to accept and embrace being alone after a learning the hard way that I’d rather be alone than surround myself with the “wrong” people just for the sake of having people. Though I still long for the company of like-souls, I now like to believe that due to the nature of our spiritual purposes here in life, the dispersion is necessary – i.e. we wouldn’t have the opportunity to reach very many people if we were all bunched together. hope that makes sense lol

    1. Avatar of Heidi Wuytens

      I ‘ve read all the comments, and yours is the closest to my experience, thank you. Namaste <3

  4. Avatar of Prashant Bajpai

    Great post. I can relate to all of the points you made one way or another. I’ve always found gratitude to be a great ignition for positive intention and paving productive actions that allow the energy of the universe to get in tune with me.

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