we reincarnate from lifetime to lifetime on
our soul's journey -- gathering experiences,
learning lessons, and fulfilling agreements --
an evolutionary process transpires and that
course of development is called, Soul Age.
Soul age refers to how a person has
grown from experience on the planet,
not just to how many lifetimes he or she has
lived. No person is "ahead" or "behind" any
other, but is simply occupying another place
in the continuous circle leading to and from
age brings a unique perspective and an array
of lessons that offer experience, individual
choice, and ultimately, the opportunity to
learn and evolve.
cycle of incarnations, the soul progresses
through five soul age stages on the physical
plane. Each stage is a mark of the soul's
The Soul Age Stages
Infant Souls deal with
issues of survival; they do not yet have a
basis for making sense of what is “out
there”—they only know that it is “not me.”
Infant souls often live on the fringes of
society, and their experience of life is
simple, earthy, primitive, and
mystical. Without loving guidance from
older souls who teach them the difference
between right and wrong, Infant souls may
react violently to perceived threats.
Soul Countries: Ethiopia, New
Baby Souls have a
need for structure and tend to live
according to beliefs based on dogma,
such as religious fundamentalism. Baby
souls, focused as they are on bringing
people together under the umbrella of
civilization, see others, as being “just
like me.” They can become confused and
upset when those “other me’s” act
differently than expected. Their
experience of life is rule-based, rigid,
dogmatic, family-oriented, and highly
structured around adhering to the laws
and mores of an institution or culture
-- think of the Middle West and the
conscientious drive to be the "model
Countries: Iran, Iraq,
Haiti, Ireland, Libya, Middle East
Young Souls are
success oriented and set high standards
of personal achievement. Young souls are
learning to impact the world, and see
others as “you”s they can impact. Their
experience of life is competitive,
profit-motivated, win-lose, and in
pursuit of anything that leads to
prosperity. They fear aging, the natural
decline of their bodies, and go to great
lengths to preserve their status and
appearance. Young souls could be the
official soul age for face-lifts, Botox
injections, and tummy-tucks.
Countries: USA, China,
Israel, United Arab Emirates
Mature Souls are
relationship oriented and tend to
gravitate toward emotional drama. Mature
souls, delving into their inner world
and exploring relatedness, can keenly
feel other people’s “stuff,” and
perceive it in the same way they
perceive their own. This can make for
much intensity and, often, subjectivity.
Their experience of life is dramatic,
emotional, soap-opera-like, identified,
intimate, empathetic, and self-aware.
Austria, Italy, Poland
Old Souls seek the
larger perspective of life, and have
less interest in playing the material
game. They tend to be more detached, and
try to see themselves and others within
a larger context, fostering a "live and
let live" motto. Their experience of
life is laid-back, easy going, detached
from emotional intensity,
spiritually-minded, and sometimes a
Big Picture; Philosophical Perspective
Holland, Finland, Czechoslovakia
Summary of Soul Ages
Yarbro gave mottos for each of
the soul ages:
not do it.
- Baby: Do it
right or don't do it at all.
- Young: Do it my
it anyplace but here.
- Old: You do
what you want and I'll do what I want.
Soul Age Articles
material excerpted from Joya's wonderful
book, The World According to
Michael. If you need to improve
your understanding of soul evolution, then
this is a great read. Joya's sagey
writing style is a special treat.
- More On Soul
overview of soul age, offering insights on
infant, baby, young, mature, and old
- Soul Age
chart to reference the different soul age
Soul Age Levels
Learn about the
seven soul age levels.
Channeling On Soul Age
channels about soul age. Excellent
More Channeling On Soul
continuation of Shepherd Hoodwin's series.
On Soul Age
answers to various soul age questions.
- Soul Age
channeled soul age of various countries.
- Mature/Old Soul
look at some of the differences between
these two soul ages.
manifested soul age is the average level
of our personality’s perspective at a
It is not better to be an old
soul than to be mature or young, just as
it isn’t better to be forty-five years
old than it is to be thirty-two or
When we jump to conclusions about
someone's soul age based on current
negative behavior, how do we know whether
we're seeing the full extent of that
person's soul development, or just human
Mature Soul Society
exploration of what a mature soul
society might be like. Highly
Soul Ages (and overleaves)
Find the soul age of
Souls Coping in a Mature Soul World
Some suggestions on
how to do it.
on the Soul Ages
Shepherd Hoodwin offers additional
insights, along with a Q&A format.
observations on the various trends that
can occur as the soul progresses through a
linear cycle of lifetimes.
discussion on the break down of soul age
in the population, and comments on how to
discern soul age.
Soul age lessons
are examined in the form of a diary.
and Soul Levels
Learn about the
schools on the astral plane.
- You Know
You're An Old Soul When...
humorous page about old souls and the MT
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