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Robin Williams: Losing a Kindred Spirit

I posted a comment on FaceBook about the passing of Robin Williams, stating that the reason we feel the loss of some souls more than others is that they have the “Spiritualist” in their soul types, the elements that make up their personality.

In my past life stories, whether about celebrities or people just like you, it’s important to learn how what happened in your past lives impacts you in this one. And what you can do about it.

Souls like Robin Williams touch us on a deeper level than most through a spiritual connection to the collective consciousness.

Robin Williams Soul Types: Spiritualist And Performer

Robin Williams was a Spiritualist with a huge Performer influence. His soul was old (Level 10 – 30%), and he carried with him a past-life fear of loss. The fear would have created a deep sense of uncertainty about the future, as well as a general lack of complacency. My article brought up some interesting questions. Some people felt it unusual that a very old soul would take his own life.

In my own experience, those who are older seem more likely than younger souls to resort to suicide when life becomes overwhelming.

In my psychic reading & guidance sessions, I’ve noticed that when I tell someone they killed themselves in a particular method in a past life, it’s not uncommon to hear them say they thought about or tried to commit suicide in this life using the same method.

Under stress, the soul looks to the past for reference, which is why a client who took her own life with alcohol and medication in wartime England at age 19 revealed she’d made an identical attempt, at the same age, in this life.

There is no karmic consequence for taking your own life.

There is no punishment on the other side, or any law that states you’ll have to come back and finish anything you didn’t complete in this life. The universe is endlessly compassionate. The spirit world understands that sometimes life can be unbearable, or that suicide seems the only option.

No soul ever wants to bail out of this life, but sometimes the conscious mind makes decisions that are contrary to its desires. The only karmic debt occurs when suicide results in abandonment of a soul with whom you have an agreement, or when your actions interfere with another person’s life plan. Then the soul will want, in future lifetimes, to make things up to those it hurt.

Robin Williams’ soul will have been welcomed to the Astral Plane by souls who know from their own experience what it is to deal with life’s hardships. They will have greeted him with love and compassion, not criticism or judgment.

The soul that was Robin Williams had a past life in which he died after losing many members of his family in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. This event was responsible for causing his huge fear of loss.

When things got tough in this life, it would have been natural for him to slip into a feeling of “What’s the point?”

His soul’s choice of America for this last reincarnation was made with the intention of elevating the consciousness of a country it will have perceived as callous and unenlightened. That’s a major reason so many of his films were inspiring and uplifting. Many very old souls use alcohol and drugs to numb the often painful level of sensitivity they carry around with them. To them, the world can seem a harsh and unkind place.

Robin Williams’ soul was one of those gentle, good-hearted old souls, and his passing will impact us enormously. Let’s hope that one positive effect of his death will be to help elevate the collective consciousness, and particularly to encourage those who would pass judgment to be more compassionate and understanding of souls whose deep spiritual pain leads them to self-medicate with drugs or take their own lives.

Do you want to find out more about your own past life?

There are many ways to learn about who you were in your past lives.

9 replies
  1. Angela Langner
    Angela Langner says:

    Thanks so very much for this beautiful piece, Ainslie. While I felt sad at hearing of Robin’s passing, I also felt love and compassion at how he passed and knew immediately that there would only be love and acceptance on the other side. I so appreciate your comments related to suicide, my sense is that many people aren’t aware that suicide is just another means.
    Blessings on you and your work !

  2. Ro Rainwater
    Ro Rainwater says:

    Thank you for this gentle, insightful post. I have found that the only way I have survived this long has been to remove my attention from that which is considered “real”. I would have left the planet long since, without that. I’m so grateful for having had Robin “in” my life, however vicariously.

  3. Lesleigh Grice
    Lesleigh Grice says:

    Thanks for this Ainslie. For confirming what I understood about Robin and what he felt he needed to do.

    Suicide in our western culture has none of the understanding and acceptance that other cultures in other times have had. Sometimes a soul is tired, too tired to continue on the journey it started and since the physical body only stops when part of it ceases to function and we can’t wait for that to happen, suicide is the only option.

    When you told me I was an old soul, you asked if I ever felt tired. I think living in this particular time and society does make us tired.


    Ainslie, this beautiful reply blew me away. My soul said YES to every word. Thank you for the incredible insight.

  5. Lucy MacDonald
    Lucy MacDonald says:

    Excellent article. I personally don’t approve of suicide as a solution or a way out, but only because I’ve done it in at least one of my lifetimes. The action I took in that lifetime does have Karmic implications and I sense this greatly as I have dealt with abandonment issues all of my life, as well as pain and trauma in the areas of injury from my past actions.

    Robin Williams will be sorely missed. He was one of the very few people who ever walked the Earth that I truly admired. 🙁

  6. Kate Arthur
    Kate Arthur says:

    A few weeks ago, you had us write down a list of ten people we most admired. Robin was the 2nd person on my list right after the Dalai Lama. I took his passing like a personal loss, although I’d never met him, and he never knew I existed. I felt like he must’ve known me because he “spoke to me.” His humor, his pathos, his mania, his brilliance…I loved it. Your tribute to him is beautiful.
    I “saw” one of my past lives in a “waking dream,” a vision. I was looking into a room from the back of a mirror. In the room was a middle aged man sitting in a chair, weeping. Laid out in the parlor was the body of a young woman; me. I knew that I’d taken my life to get away from him. He had trapped and controlled me until the only way I could escape was death. I’ve always felt great compassion for souls who end their own lives, because I understand the despair and hopelessness that they must have felt.
    How ironic that it was Robin who rescued his wife from hell after her suicide in “What Dreams May Come.” Only he could have played that role.

    I miss him alot.


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