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Wouldn't it be amazing if we knew just how Old our Souls really are ?

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May 4, 2017 in Miscellaneous ♑ by NoLongerHere (6,142 points)


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TheOtherTink May 5, 2017

Well, here is a website that gives 9 characteristics of old souls.

I don't match nos. 1, 8 or 9, but I do match the others, so maybe I'm a middle-aged soul.  :)

Virginia May 5, 2017

Yes! Serenity, I do think that would be would prolly also mean that one accepts the idea of reincarnation, which I rather do, as the simplest explanation for some quite realistic dreams and other experiences that can come into a person's life...;)

Rooster May 5, 2017

As I do believe in reincarnation? I have no idea how old my soul could really be. I get bits and flashes of past lives as far back as the Civil War but none before that. I have no idea how old it could really be. I'll look at Tink's link and maybe find out more.

TheOtherTink Rooster May 5, 2017
@ Rooster:

There is also an Old Soul quiz you can take on the link I posted above.

I scored 80 out of 100, and they said anything over 60 qualifies as an old soul. :)

I recall in the movie "Patton", when he was fighting the Afrika Korps in North Africa, Patton said he remembered the terrain from when he was a Roman general in one of the Punic Wars. I don't know whether the real Patton said that, but it sure sounds like something he might have said.
Rooster Rooster May 5, 2017

It was something he really said. He did believe that he was an ancient warrior and always was.

Rooster Rooster May 5, 2017

@ Tink: I got 75 out of a hundred.

Patton claimed he had seen combat many times before in previous lives, including as a Roman legionnaire and as part of the 14th-century army of John the Blind of Bohemia. Before the 1943 invasion of Sicily, British General Harold Alexander told Patton, “You know, George, you would have made a great marshal for Napoleon if you had lived in the 19th century.” Patton replied, “But I did.” The general believed that after he died he would return to once again lead armies into battle.

TheOtherTink Rooster May 5, 2017

@ Rooster:

Does that mean Patton believed you always come back as the same kind of individual?

That if you were, say, a crook or a hooker in one life, the next would be the same?

Doesn't seem fair, somehow. :ermm:

Rooster Rooster May 5, 2017

@ Tink: I don't always believe that way but he sure did. A warrior to the bone. I got a kick out of what he told a Chaplain. Chaplain asks: I see you have a bible on your night stand General. do you read it? Patton looks at him and says: Every god damn night Chaplain. Some kind of man.


TheOtherTink Rooster May 6, 2017

@ Rooster,

LOL, that Chaplain story is hilarious:D :D

But I think Patton must have gotten the 'God have mercy' line from his studies of the Civil War.  General Hooker said something very much like it before the battle of Chancellorsville: "May God have mercy on General Lee, for I will have none." Didn't quite work out that way for Hooker.

Virginia Rooster May 6, 2017

Rooster, do know if any of those other great old soldiers had similar experiences/remembrances as Patton? People like McArthur, Eisenhower, Pershing...Romeo Dallaire in Canada, those and many others, it just seems like they are indeed "warriors to the bone," and they do make one wonder about reincarnation...if  maybe they have done this 'before.'

From a question on aMug, I think I read that Pershing was actually a six-star general, the only one since George Washington...

Rooster Rooster May 7, 2017

@ Virginia: I've never read or heard about any of those people saying anything about reincarnation but I do know that Eisenhower did think that Patton was extremely eccentric but at the time? That's all he would say because he needed him.

Virginia Rooster May 7, 2017

Rooster, did you like O'Reilly's book KILLING PATTON?

I learned a lot from his book on Japan, but is the book on Patton as good? Because, I am interested in history but not so much the sensationalism...what did you think?

Rooster Rooster May 7, 2017

@ Virginia : Killing Patton is a great book. I learned a lot about him and his Commanders. It's actually a very factual and really sad book for the way they treated him after all he did for them. I highly recommend it! Great read.

Virginia Rooster May 7, 2017

Okay it is going on my list, Rooster. smh, it will always puzzle me why people are not loyal.

Angela_Anthony May 5, 2017

I'm not sure how old my soul is, but I do fit into the 9 characteristics of an old soul. I'm a very emotional person, whether that be love, sadness, anger, or happiness. I'm also a very guarded person, I don't open my heart easily....think I've been burned a few times! Lol!

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