Hi, this is Christine, from Ainslie’s SoulWorld team. Ainslie gets a lot of questions from his psychic reading clients all over the world – many of them old souls – and some he’s had recently have been centered around the challenges they face with their young soul families.
It can be difficult for old souls to understand why the heck they would choose to come into this lifetime with young soul parents or siblings.
Aren’t there easier (i.e. less painful and frustrating) ways for old souls to achieve spiritual growth than being brought up surrounded by young souls who don’t get them?
Since there’s not enough time in the day for Ainslie to answer every question that comes his way outside of his one-on-one psychic reading sessions, we thought it would be fun to sit down and ask him to talk about old souls living in young soul families.
Specifically, we wanted to know:
- How can someone tell if they’re an old soul in a young soul family? What are the signs they can look for?
- Why do old souls choose to come into a young soul family?
- What’s in it for the old soul? What do they get out of it?
- What about karma; where does that come in?
Maybe you can relate to some of these questions? Watch the video below to hear Ainslie’s answers.
Are you one of those old souls living in a young soul family? If so, how might Ainslie’s comments help you manage your relationships better?
Or maybe you know someone who’s an old soul that chose young soul parents or siblings. If so, please share this post with them!
In the future, we’ll be sharing more video interviews with Ainslie answering questions from his clients.
It’s a way for him to share the wisdom he receives from his Spirit Guides, and hopefully help you walk more gracefully through what can sometimes feel like a very young soul world!
So, tell us below: what would you like to know from Ainslie and his Spirit Guides?
Wonderful topic and insights, Ainslie. I have this dilemma (its an opportunity as I see it now) and only got to understand until recently why I was different from my family. Thank you to you and your spirit guides for shedding light on it.
With love and blessings.
Glad we can be of service, thank you Reetica!
You had me at, “What was I thinking?” Totally nailed it! As always, thank you.
Thank you, Teresa. Happy to help!
Hi Ainslie and SoulWorld Team,
I really enjoy reading your insights on a variety of topics. Thank you! One question that persists for me is how can I get over my spiritual laziness and muster up the motivation to make the most of this life? I find the notion of reincarnation very comforting–perhaps too comforting. It makes me feel like I have–literally–all of the time in the world! I don’t have any urgency to get things done (when people say “yolo,” it makes me chuckle to myself). Part of me fears I am wasting this incarnation, but then I also figure, “Whatever I don’t get around to this time, I can worry about in the next life!”
Is it possible to waste a life? If so, are there karmic repercussions to this kind of soul procrastination?
With much gratitude and appreciation for your work,
Hi Katie, this is Christine from Ainslie’s SoulWorld team.
What you describe is a common trait for very old souls. They’ve been here on the physical plane so many times, it’s kind of like a “been there, done that” sort of thing, and sometimes hard for them to muster the motivation to make big things happen in their life.
Whether this sort of thing is specific to your soul is something Ainslie can determine in a one-on-one session. Especially your question about karmic repercussions. That is so specific to each individual, there isn’t a one size fits all answer.
I was really glad to read your article. I have always felt alone and out of place in this life.
After I went through your past-life regression CD, I learned that I came into this life to show my sister a better way. She chose our parents. Then, I married into a very young soul family and had young soul children. The loneliness has always been difficult.
However, I also learned that I have my own lessons. I need to learn to set boundaries with people (don’t let my sociopathic sister choose my parents). I also tend to trust everyone until they prove to me without a doubt that they cannot be trusted, and I often get hurt on the process. It is hard for me to assert my opinion because I tend to feel that things will always work out for the best. They often do, but I usually end up being everyone’s scapegoat.
As I recover from the PTSD from the early half of my life, I focus on my own lessons while keeping in mind the lessons of everyone around me.
It usually seems to take 20 years of influence for a young soul begins to question himself a little. I can see lots of deep improvement over time with the souls I came to help, but I don’t feel like I have meaningful relationships. The combination of PTSD and my unusual way of thinking tends to offend nearly everyone. It is also very hard that I cannot talk about it. No matter how I try to phrase things, I come across as arrogant to them.
Maybe the loneliness is meant to be a reminder to set boundaries?
Before I did the past-life regressions, I felt terribly cheated. After I remembered key moments in several past lives, it all made sense. Life is hard for everyone. My lessons are to achieve balance. Balance brings stability for everyone.
Thank you for sharing, Jayne. It sounds like you have gained wisdom from your experience. I am a firm believer in setting boundaries, while also working to keep our heart chakra open. I wish you well on your spiritual journey!
Very interesting subject. I am an old soul apparently.
I always felt that my mother was my child throughout my life.
I never understood why.
It makes me saddened that I had no female mother figure to look up to.
Everyone always have looked up to me. My very small circle of friends have been 10 – 20 years my senior throughout my life.
People in my age group are very hard to relate to.
It can be very lonely at times being an old soul.
Thank you for sharing, Barbara. I always say that, if you’re lonely as an old soul, the best thing to do is to look for a community of old souls. Which is one of the reasons I created my membership program – it’s a sacred sanctuary for old souls!
I was wondering if you ever came across someone who was reincarnated against their will. Due to a hypnotic suggestion during a session with a psychic years ago, I was able to communicate with my spirit guide through automatic writing for a short while. I was not convinced I had chosen to return and was told that I was “Absolutely inspired or compelled to return.” Apparently I couldn’t accept what would happen if I didn’t return, and so I “did finally agree, but grudgingly.” Does that sound right to you?
Sometimes a soul is ambivalent about returning to the Physical Plane, but bows to the advice of wiser Spirits. You may have been impelled but not compelled. You’ll sometimes see babies look like they’re less than delighted to be back, but the decision is always in your soul’s highest interest.
Yes, I took on my students as family members. And I think that this will be the last time I do THAT lol. (It’s maddening…)
From about the age of 13 I had referred to myself as the white sheep in the family – now it is clear why! Thank you for shedding light on the fact that there are others with the same experience.
Very happy to be of service. Thanks for your comment!
Great video! I loved the insight and perspective so much. Thank you.
Thank you Jennifer. I’m glad to hear the article helped lend some perspective!
Speaking as an an old soul in a rigid, emotionally stuck and resistant young soul family I’m just gonna say nothing was worth this choice. I regret it happened It made me miserable. made me feel like a freak. Made me ashamed of feeling different, made me unhappy and of course angry. That was the first 30 years of my life until I woke up and realized I was not them and that was a good this. I then spent the remaining years shedding all that crap. It has taken more work and more effort than it’s worth. Better had I chosen a happy, loving family. Better that we all have that than any alternative. Love feeds – fear destroys. None of us deserve to be born into a family who whether knowingly or unknowingly seeks to destroys us. There should be a universal law that protects souls and children from this. So this pat explanation does not make it okay.
Souls make choices on the Astral between lives about lessons they want to learn in their next incarnation. They do not choose to be abused in any way, but as my Spirit Guides have said before, “Bad things can and do happen on the physical plane” that we do not necessarily plan for. It is, unfortunately, one of the hazards of being on the physical plane.
That said, I’m sorry you experienced such a harsh upbringing. And I truly wish you well on your spiritual journey.
But then, how many life journeys, those incarnations, would one experience so that a soul knows that its entire lapse is coming to an end?
Presently, i find myself having potential in most everything and a wide range of aspects(even the things I’m not interested in), like I can be the first in a subject at school which I never paid the least attention to, nor ever revised; and I’m often praised to have artistically talents(music, piano performance, and I never learnt to draw but I just know how to draw anything by instinct). However, now coming to the problem– I don’t find a particular strong and intense interest in any of them. My mum thinks that I’m too lazy to develop my potentials to the fullest, but my point of view is that- I at least hv to pick one specific direction to work on first, but I don’t know how… I’m looking so much forward towards ur help and advice.
I have reasons to belive that I’m an old soul, an older soul than my mum. She’s authoritative and never understands me and I’m like the one that understand her and bear with her eccentric ways. I just don’t understand why would my soul choose to live in such a family if it were to be chosen by myself(or by God?).
Hermione, you have some great questions above, and it sounds like you are doing some soul seeking. Because each soul’s journey is different from the others, the answer is “it depends.”
A good start on your quest of understanding is to create a practice of connecting with your spirit guides, and asking them for answers to your questions. Ainslie has a couple articles on his blog that give more information on how to communication with your guides, and both are worth reading.
Another way to gain insight is through a one-on-one session with Ainslie. He and his Spirit Guides answer questions like yours in nearly every day in sessions.
Whatever you decide, we wish you well on your spiritual journey.
Your soul has a very different perspective than your current self/mind/personality. The soul is looking at which experiences will lead to the most spiritual growth, and may be taking advantage of opportunities presented (such as, “This will be a tough one, but you’ll get a lot out of it.”) I like to think of it as the soul tends to forget once on the Other Side for awhile how difficult this plane can be, and perhaps to be a little too ambitious.