Aletheia Luna of Awakening People writes:

They say life is a “journey, a “school” and is here to teach us “important lessons”. But why? Have you ever considered the possibility that the lessons we learn and wisdom we accumulate in this life, extends into other lives?

Is it perhaps possible that our life is not the only journey of experience, advancement and maturing – but the whole of conscious existence is?

Is it possible that reincarnation, also known as metempsychosis, is responsible for the tremendous range of world views, instinctual drives and essential life decisions we make?

What makes us so different from one another? What makes one person wise beyond their years, another driven by power, and another childlike, despite their age?

Regardless of whether you believe in, or entertain the possibility of reincarnation or not, you will find that the following Soul Ages theory applies to the vast variety of people in your life.

What Exactly Is A “Soul Age”?

According to the Soul Age theory, man doesn’t have simply one shot at living and learning.  He has multiple lifetimes in which to grow, learn and mature.

Soul Ages are based on the different levels of advancement a soul obtains throughout its re-incarnational journey.  As a person progresses through the hierarchy, paying off karma as he or she advances, it is said that he or she is free to return to universal and infinite consciousness at the end, achieving final liberation.

Some call this the state of “nirvana”, others “heaven” and others “paradise”.

The 5 Soul Ages

Understanding the different levels people exist on is a useful way of developing empathy, understanding and insight.  These are all essential keys to furthering the process of inner evolution, or Involution.  Below are the 5 Soul Ages in order from ‘beginner’, to ‘intermediate’, and then to ‘advanced’.

1. Infant Souls

Primary Focus:  Being alive.

Lessons To Learn:  Basic life skills, survival, mortality, physicality.

Age Comparison:  0 – 4

Key Characteristics:  Raw, untamed, playful, excitable, unsophisticated, tribal, cautious, childlike, group-reliant, hunter-gatherers.

Also known as Newborn Souls, these people are often perceived by others as being ignorant, childish and innocent to the complexities of life.  Possessing a very simplistic understanding of life, and a genuinely guileless approach to the world, Newborn Souls find it hard to adapt to ‘civilized society’.  Instead, they prefer familiar clans, tribes and groups of people in wild, untamed environments.  If this sounds like you, take the Infant Soul Test.

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About the Author

Aletheia Luna is the author of “Old Souls: The Sages and Mystics of Our World” and “Quiet Strength: Embracing, Empowering and Honoring Yourself as an Introvert” and is the cofounder, editor and author of popular self-discovery website  As a transformational mentor and holistic writer, she has helped to guide thousands of people all throughout the world on their paths of self-acceptance and wholeness.