I am aware that it has been a while since one of my last notes. Nevertheless, you know that sometimes taking time out to reflect can be just as important if not more as taking a course of action.
Through this deep reflection, I decided to do this note because I have found that a number of old soul friends have had similar difficulties in their lives.
Looking at their circumstances, I feel that individually their patience has been tested. We always feel that we are up against time....always in a hurry to get somewhere, do something or be with someone....yet the idea of time is a ‘man made construct’. As in the pocket watch and key we are all looking to find that something that will help us understand ourselves better and bring us to a different inner place. I guess that for old souls patience has to be that explanation.
Parents who have children that are old souls will tell you that it’s very easy to bring them up because these children already have a deep understanding of what is right and wrong such as it being wrong to steal and lie. Invariably, these children are very self reliant and do not need the constant stimulation that we can see in other sorts of young soul children.
It is all relative.....I know that from some people’s perception that old souls could been seen to be loners; they do their own thing and aren’t bothered by the social norms of society. They also have very little interest in casual relationships with other people in their surroundings. For them, curiosity and gossiping are almost not existent; they simply don’t have the energy to waste time on this.
I know that I said that they can be loners but this doesn’t mean that old souls can’t have deep and meaning full relationships, but it’s just more likely that they’ll be with each other not only in one lifetime but through several. I think that old souls find young souls selfish, irresponsible and unattractive.
Old souls just don't have the energy to bother with other souls. They just want to do their own thing and not being bothered, but unfortunately in life they are not that lucky.
With many of the people that I have researched they have often been graduates or post graduates who have finished their studies and started a career. Initially, their careers seemed to go well until they unknowingly started to threat the younger souls in their work environment. If there is one thing about old souls is that they have a mature and calm way to handle a crisis compared to the actions of younger souls as for them their past previous life experiences stand them in good stead.
Some of the ways that young souls will feel threatened is that often older souls will be more efficient, better at problem solving and have good leadership skills. This jealously means that for them rather than have team efficiency it is better for them as individuals to force them out of that work environment and blame old souls for their failures.
In a number of cases, many old souls have had to put their own stable careers on hold to be there and help young souls who are keen to follow their own usually unstable career.
I have seen this time and time again where the net result has been that the young soul can often only pay for the basics and never has enough money left over for the emergencies of life.
Quite a number of old souls also end up as caregivers to their parents, spouses or if appropriate their disabled children. The compassion that they have can be marked by the additional financial responsibilities that this places on them in their day to day life and sadly in the end they have to acknowledge that they cannot fix the world, that sometimes it is better that they are looked after by professionals, for example in a care home.
As with everyone as we are all getting older and develop health issues, however with older souls I would say that stress and external factors play a significant part in their health problems contributing to the deterioration of their health. Where I live I know that often due to financial factors accessing efficient private health provision is not always an option which means that older souls are often forced back to rely on governmental health based systems which sadly are not always as effective as they should be. In turn this means that for them it can take them months to recover, jobs have been lost and forcing them to look at again for new employment.
“Let’s re-invent the wheel” this could be the slogan of younger soul groups! They are so often keen to change the existing systems but forget the merits of some parts that they are throwing out which in turn leaves older souls confused and in inner conflict.
Why are they in such a hurry? I guess that there is about the newness of change and the drive and power that goes with this. Change for change sakes which mean that by creating chaos, big confusion and fights is like a hurricane. People especially old souls get caught up in this yet when the storm has passed where are the young souls? They have walked away from the eye of the storm, the chaos that they have brought. Not to take the responsibility of their actions and consequences but to blame the older souls around them. All the ‘storm’ detritus has been dumped on the old soul.
Usually I like to give some of the fans a preview of my notes and ask if they’ve any suggestions to add to the note. I had to smile with Bob’s suggestion of the "bullshit filter".
As you would expect, it’s very difficult to try and lie to an old soul or to manipulate them. They have the innate ability to see the big picture and analyse the situation.
One good example of this is the “Do as I say” rule that parents often use with children. The child may question why they have to follow this rule only to be greet with “Just do it”.
Yet the next day the child is completely perplexed as the parent does exactly the same action that that he or she told the child not to do. In doing so, the child does not feel that they have the same level of trust and in the longer term all respect will be lost towards their parents due to these double standards.
You might have seen me in this note writing questions? I guess that therefore, it is no surprise to you as the reader that old souls love to ask the question why? It’s not about just accepting what the status quo is but wanting to have a full and complete understanding. So here we come back again to what I was saying at the start. Deep inner reflection is one of the keys for old souls. To reflect, analyse and have a gut feel about a situation so that they can give a fair and evaluated feedback.
More recently, I had a consultation with an old soul and this really did highlight to me that their needs were basic:
Finally, reflecting on the inspirational image, I have to wonder what keys we use unlock our own can of worms as old souls. Time and time again, it is about the ability for old souls to take that deep breath again and have patience. I do appreciate that sometimes it can feel a frustrating thing but at the end of the day these are the life lessons that old souls have to work through. So with every minute and hour that man has constructed it doesn’t mean that old souls are not entitled to enjoy their lives. They just need to make the most of what they have, reflect and take time out for themselves too.