Carrie Fisher: Victimized, but Never the Victim

Carrie Fisher’s Death: Victimized but Never the Victim

We’ve lost a great many celebrities and people of interest during 2016. And with less than a week to go before the end of the year, another beloved icon has passed away—Carrie Fisher. What a year it’s been! 

Why do we mourn Carrie Fisher’s death more than that of a lot of other recently deceased celebrities?

According to my Spirit Guides, it was her buoyant spirit. “She was victimized, but never the victim,” they said, and that’s the kind of thing that resonates with many older souls.

It probably won’t surprise you to hear that Carrie was a very old soul (Level 10), and that gave her a resilience many other people would be unable to muster if they’d ended up in a life like hers.

Having been around the block so often, her soul recognized that it could handle the huge lessons life brought her.

Most actors are either full Performer soul types, or have a strong Performer influence. Carrie Fisher was no different.

Your soul chooses your parents and family of origin before coming into this incarnation. Carrie made sure of coming into a family where her talent would be both noticed and encouraged.

Her Performer soul type with a strong intellectual center gave Carrie an internal need to find an audience. 

And it gave her the kind of irreverent sense of humor we associate with old-soul Performers (like Mark Twain, Jim Carey, George Carlin, or Robin Williams, to name just a few).

Trump speaking his mind isn’t refreshing, it’s appalling. Coca Cola is refreshing…”

It might interest you to know that, in the year 1892, the soul that most recently incarnated as Carrie Fisher reached the end of a prior life in a small town in Russia. It was a time of famine and, as an elderly man in poor health, he lacked the stamina to survive. He died alone, after his family left in search of food.

A past-life death in which starvation was present always creates a soul-level fear of insufficiency now.

For some, it’s literally a fear that food will run out. But for Fisher, it caused her to carry a sense of isolation and emptiness into this life.

Her well-documented addictions were, to a great extent, the result of her trying to fill the emotional and spiritual hole. Self-medication is, sadly, a common factor in very old souls.

Fisher was very open about her struggles with addiction, as well as her mental illness. In speaking about her own issues about being bi-polar, she helped others suffering in the same way.

This is considered to be a spiritual act—something that allowed her to heal herself while helping others. Like many Performer soul types, she was working on overcoming past-life blocks around self-expression. And in this area, her life can be considered a major success.

Just one day after Carrie Fisher passed away, her mother, Debbie Reynolds (also a Level 10 soul age) died.

Her mother’s soul was what my Spirit Guides refer to as an “old friend” of Carrie’s. (An old friend is a close member of the same soul family.)

These two old souls shared many past lives together, and that connection created a deep bond between them.

The cause of Reynolds’ death, just one day after her daughter’s, has been described as a broken heart. This is not too far from the truth.

While the two souls would have stayed connected, even though one was no longer on this plane, her soul’s sense of loss from Carrie’s death triggered the physical response that manifested as a stroke. According to Reynolds’ son, her last words were, “I miss her so much. I want to be with Carrie.”

Carrie Fisher’s death has affected many of us. She was feisty, intelligent, open minded, outspoken, and incredibly funny. She was the kind of old soul it especially hurts to lose.

Let’s hope 2017 will be a little more gentle on us.


8 replies
  1. Florence Claypoole
    Florence Claypoole says:

    I truly love the insights into the celebrities past lives that you provide.
    It gives me more appreciation and compassion for them. It also gives me more insight into myself and my felliw humans. Thank you. ♡

  2. Tanaka Portia
    Tanaka Portia says:

    Thank you for sharing these insights about Carrie Fisher. I admired her strength a great deal, along with her openness about mental illness…especially in the face of the still hurtful stigma attached to those who suffer terribly and are often isolated. It is heartwaming to see the many loving tributes being offered since her passing. We don’t all get to have so many people recognize and appreciate our qualities or our life’s journey. I trust she is at peace.
    Thank you again and may the graces and peace that are part of this season follow you into the New Year. Like many, I feel deep saddness and concern over this past election and the direction our country may be taking. While many of your clients may not want to read your blog re: “politics,” I hope you will frequently share insights about what is happening and where we are moving. It feels like the “dark night of the soul” for the U.S.

  3. Kimberly Richardson
    Kimberly Richardson says:

    I find it very interesting that old souls are sometimes addicted to drugs and other things. I was wondering what keeps some old souls from becoming addicted while others don’t become addicted .

    • Ainslie Macleod
      Ainslie Macleod says:

      It’s a complex question, but many old souls become addicted through a malaise that comes from having been around the block so many times. The most common, non-physiological causes are boredom, being overwhelmed, and a sense of powerlessness. I’ll write more about this soon.

  4. Bella
    Bella says:

    What an interesting read. I wasn’t one to follow Fisher’s career over the years – I was quite a bit younger than her – but she was always ‘there’ – in the periphery, like someone you almost take for granted to always be there when you look around. Strangely enough, I randomly watched When Harry Met Sally on Netflix about 2 weeks before her passing and thought…that Carrie Fisher is really great, isn’t she?

    Hearing about her cardiac arrest on the plane right before Christmas shocked me to my soul, and I checked on news of her survival daily after that. I was sure/really hoped she’d survive, but when she was pronounced dead, I felt gut-punched and burst into tears. It’s odd to care so much about someone I didn’t actually know, who’s work I didn’t really follow, but I really did like Fisher for her, for who she was. Her energy was wonderful.

    I’ve shed many tears on/off since her passing and it’s a loss I’m having a difficult time coming to terms with, strange as that may sound (to myself, as well). We even lived in the same city(-ies) over the years, probably even crossed paths without me knowing, and now I’m kicking myself for not being more aware of her presence when she was still around to be more appreciated. Like I said, she was someone one almost could take for granted to always be around. However, I’ve dreamt of her nightly since her passing – probably because she’s on my mind a lot now – so maybe I’m making up for lost time.

    She had such a wonderful energy and a very kind look to her, and I feel for all her struggles in this life. What a fantastic advocate for women and for mental health.

    I truly hope she’s happier and at peace, wherever she is. She is and will be hugely missed for years to come. Thanks for writing about her.


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