What is it about old soul babies that pulls us in? I mean, all babies are lovely. But there’s something about old soul babies that make us take pause and notice.

For many old soul adults, these babies are like a breath of fresh air. They give us hope.

The Physical Plane can be a challenging place. Especially these days. Almost everywhere you look, it seems like things are taking a turn for the worse.

Racism, misogyny, and xenophobia are rampant. Laws and regulations previously put in place to make things better for everyone are being overturned to benefit the very rich few. Our country’s leadership is an embarrassment, and the rise in white supremacy across the country—and the world—is frightening.

It’s important to be aware of what’s happening, but there’s a fine line between keeping informed and being overwhelmed.

The news is a tool for current awareness but, for many people, it can also be a potential gateway to a downward spiral of hopelessness. There are times when I, like many of us, can feel pretty depressed about the world, and it can be hard finding the good amongst all the bad stuff.

Then my wee grandson came into the equation.

This little old soul baby, who has so clearly been here many times before, gives me hope like nothing else. My sweet boy, like all souls, came to the Physical Plane again to learn what it means to be human.

To grow, to heal, to evolve, and to look for ways to connect to other souls through love.

And, like a lot of old souls of his generation, he’s part of the Transformation, the shift in consciousness that’s taking us all to a more spiritual place.

Ainslie’s Spirit Guides have gone as far as to call their purpose in this life a “rescue mission.”

I like to believe these old soul babies are catalysts for us, to help lift our spirits when the road ahead seems daunting, and our love for them gives us strength to keep going.

Life isn’t always love and light. But my little guy inspires me to stay focused on fighting for what’s right, and to continue shining my light for others who may be struggling.

The next time you’re feeling down about current world events, look into the eyes of a little baby, and relish in all those feel good hormones your body will produce. Chances are good your spirits will lift as a result, and you’ll be ready to get back in the game once again.