On the way through many incarnations, it is believed that there are five soul cycles, which soul experiences as an embodied person. Starting with the infant-soul (1st cycle) through the child-soul (2nd cycle), youth-soul (3rd cycle), through the mature-soul (4th cycle) to the last soul-cycle of the old Soul (5th cycle.). Older souls have great spiritual potential as they have completed many stages of development and learning after about 9000 years. Often old souls feel somehow out of place in their environment, even in their human family.
Nevertheless, they are valued, they often enjoy some kind of immunity, even if they seem a bit strange and out of this world for their environment. Well, there are chances to meet the dual soul in this soul cycle.
Love and connectedness
Through the experience of the previous four soul cycles, the love ability of old souls has grown strongly, even if it is often difficult for them to recognize this within an incarnation. Old souls know that everything is connected and that every thought, every word and every action has an impact on the outside world, evens and destiny. Old souls feel very connected to Mother Earth as well as to the spiritual world. It is also believed that old souls can communicate with spiritual beings on the subtle level. Out of body experience, out-of-body experiences, deep meditations and trance-like states are not alien to them, whether intended or not. And frequently do old souls experience deep yearning for the spiritual, light-filled world, in which they can simply be, instead of following the conventions and rules with they, as a freedom-loving, find it so difficult to cope in this material and hierarchical world. But here it is important to realize that the incarnation on Earth has at some point been willingly chosen, and sometimes it is necessary to take on the role of tiger, even if the tiger does not like to fight.
Old souls as an inspiration
Old souls have already experienced so many aspects of human existence in their many incarnations that they prefer to live in peace and silence. They do not long for material riches or fame. They appreciate the silence at home on the sofa over a glass of wine or a cup of tea, in the garden, on the walk in the woods, with their pets and enjoy the little things in life. They need a lot of time for themselves and like to be alone in order to recharge their “batteries”. You cannot achieve much with your ego. Most of the time they choose jobs without much outside attention and no responsibility. They are tired of wasting their energy ( and for what?), because they have already experienced and seen almost everything. And so they prefer to work unnoticed, somewhere in the background although they have extremely important tasks to accomplish in life in general - even if they hardly notice this.
They tend to to pull back and isolate themselves because their mind and body react very sensitively to crowds, a lot of excitement and environmental toxins. They often feel sick, but they are not. All of this is related to the fact that her body becomes increasingly permeable, after all, this soul cycle is the last, even if perhaps some incarnations should follow. Subtle healing methods are usually most effective for old souls, conventional medicine is rather disadvantageous, except in certain cases. Since their senses are sharpened and they react very sensitively, they do not feel predestined for this hectic world in the hectic time. But old soul should occasionally remember their purpose and tasks in this world, for every incarnation in a given time and place under certain circumstances was chosen of its own free will, and too much retreat and loneliness is not good for further development - and certainly not for the fulfilment of one's life purpose.
Old souls question everything, have a good sense for essential things and can sense what is truth and what is a lie, as well as all the manipulations which have been presented thorough years in the media, various institutions and dogma.
Love Relationships of Old Souls (twin soul relationships)
Last karmic connections are resolved at this last stage. This means that a love relationship between two old souls, especially at the beginning, can be very painful, since those karmic remains need to be uncovered and worked up, after which then they can be resolved. However, old souls do not need typical relationship dramas and co-dependencies any longer. Two twin souls can live a happy relationship only at the last, i.e.old-souls stage, since it is not possible to accomplish all the required tasks in previous soul cycles. When two old souls become aware of the implications of their love, such love relationship can grow into unconditional free love. Twin soul love works throughout the universe and is extremely healing, even to the entire planet. Since two old souls need their freedom and they do not respect traditional conventions anyway, such love relationship does not necessarily have to be lived by old patterns, e.g. monogamous or in a shared apartment. Because their love remains stable anyway, their hearts open to each other and yet they are faithful souls who do not need any big adventures anymore. Depending on what the individual life mission is, twin soul love can certainly be lived and experienced in a long-distance relationship, for a certain time, which makes sense, considering that both need a lot of (spiritual) freedom, or they have obstacles which need to be overcome. Considering the time which is needed to be spent in loneliness: being together with a partner can sometimes overwhelm and push them to their limits, as their physical and emotional bodies are very permeable. Excessive physical effort is no longer accepted by an old soul to maintain a relationship. Thus, certain rest periods makes perfect sense.
Old souls have a deep need to meet their soulmates. These are the moments when time stands still and the encounter is experienced as a homecoming. They don’t need to do much to meet each other, because they automatically recognise each other. This can be a quick look into the eyes of a stranger you will never see again, a lifelong friendship or a love for life. Old souls are very empathic, they do not enjoy superficial conversations and acquaintances and therefore sometimes seem a bit strange, even indifferent to their environment. They prefer to go deeper and exchange their feelings, think long-term and no longer need artificial dramas and conflicts. However thoughtful, they should not forget to live in the here and now.
Task of old souls
According to some authors who dealt with this topic a lot, there are altogether four percent old souls at the beginning of the 21st century. They are particularly strong in Peru, Mexico, Greenland, Finland, the Basque Country, Switzerland, the North-Scottish Islands as well as the Baltic republics.
The energy field of old souls has very wide radius and shapes a human environment, which is a characteristics that "younger" souls do not possess. Old souls are immensely important in the present time because they can relatively easily find peace in midst of “stormy” or turbulent conditions or life circumstances. This gives the environment confidence and a degree of emotional security. Thus, the old souls may feel invited to live authentically their inner wisdom and their peace and to make them tangible for the world around them. This is increasingly true when the old soul has awakened. Finally, it must be pointed out that other soul-stages are not bad or to be neglected and underestimated. Each soul makes its own individual experiences at its own pace, they need to gain certain knowledge. They all have their share and their tasks to do, in order to become more mature and advance to further stages.