Excerpt below is from "The World According to Michael" by Joya Pope Copyright of Emerald Wave Publishing
As we continue through our thread of lifetimes, copiously gathering experiences, learning lessons, and fulfilling agreements, an evolutionary process transpires and this course of development is called Soul Age. There are five soul ages that we progress through during our cycle on the physical plane.
Infant souls deal with issues of survival; Baby souls have a need for structure and tend to live according to beliefs based on dogma, such as religion; Young souls are success oriented and set high standards of personal achievement; Mature souls are relationship oriented and tend to gravitate towards emotional drama. Old souls try to seek the larger perspective of life and have less interest in playing the material game.
Infant souls learn through suffering. Baby souls learn through pain. Young souls learn through losing. Mature souls lose through anguish. Old souls learn through terror.
No soul age is better or worse than any other soul age; each simply occupies a different seat and different perspectives upon the theater of life.
There are always some transcendental souls on the planet; in a time of change like the present there are many. Some, like Sai Baba, Meher Baba, Yogananda, Babaji, Rumi, St. Francis, Pope John XXIII, or Ghandi, obtain wide recognition for their teachings, while others are monumental influences on their communities, but do not receive global recognition.
Infinite souls are the manifestation of All-That-Is, of the Tao. The entire universe is consciously encompassed in the one body of the Infinite soul. The Infinite soul is self-aware and does have superhuman abilities. This soul usually enters, by prior agreement, into a person who is seventh level Old or Transcendental. The energy of the Infinite soul is so great that were they to be born into a human body and dwell consistently in it, the body would not last long. The Infinite soul may enter later in life as for Jesus and Buddha or come in and out as it did for Krishna and Lao Tsu. These souls are always noticed, always teach oneness and love.
You can read more about the seven soul age perspectives at:
An update of the Transcendental and Infinite Soul designations have been included in this version of An Introduction To Soul Ages for clarification purposes, based upon the following excerpts:
MFM - page 185 - "Mohammedanism, of course, has its roots in a manifestation of the Transcendental Soul...."THE IS [Infinite Soul) MANIFESTED THROUGH PHYSICAL FORMS OF LAO TSU, SRI KRISHNA, SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA, AND JESUS — NO OTHERS. THE TRANSCENDENTAL SOUL MANIFESTED THROUGH SOCRATES, ZARATHRUSTRA, MUHAMMED, GANDHI."
[A post-production note:
The inclusion of the image which includes the text, "I Am An Old Soul" was added as a generic statement pertaining to all old souls, collectively, and was not intended as a personal statement, for those who may have wondered. I just thought it was a cool picture to include in the old soul section of the video when I came upon it in my image search.] :-)