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Calling The Old Souls

Written by Gede Prama

The prominent characteristic of this era is the rapid economic growth. Nothing seems to slow down economic growth. As a result, the ecological impact arising therefrom will most likely be very severe. Not only external ecology, the inner ecology of human beings is also severe. The election of Donald Trump as the president of the super power United States of America is a sign worth reading. Especially because leaders are reflections of the millions of people who chose them. If the chosen one is full of anger, chances are the majority of voters in the particular country are also full of anger.


This sort of data and trends are not materials to disparage the government, nor are they materials to exaggerate the problem. Instead, look at it as hot weather that longs for a cool rainy season. It is similar to darkness that invites the coming of Light. Some friends whose spiritual eyes are open can understand, in an era when both external and inner ecology are so severe, there the earth calls for the arrival of old souls. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and other natural disasters are some signs in this regard. What exactly an ‘old soul’ means is actually simple: humans who are born to this world not to get, but to give. They do not immerse in the darkness of the times, but on the contrary were born to illuminate the darkness of this age.


As far as experience can tell, old souls usually find it very difficult to connect with the crowd, even from the younger age. Like an eagle placed in a flock of small birds, no matter how beautiful the small birds sing, there is always something missing and uncomfortable there. That is why old souls tend to be loners, especially when they were little. When studying at school, old souls experience a number of difficulties learning new and modern things, but they find it easy to learn old things such as history, old holy books, and other old relics. Only by hearing and reading it just a little, these old things will quickly enter into her memory, and be easily understood.


When they were little (during kindergarten or elementary school), old souls saw their peers of the same age as small children who needed pity, even though they themselves were still very little. Along with that, during teenage years (in high school or university), old souls feel comfortable associating with people who are much older, and they also feel honoured when considered older and more mature by friends of the same age. At the age of adolescence, there is strong energy inside to keep on studying, studying, and studying. There is a deep thirst for knowledge inside, like a fish that longs for a vast ocean. And the knowledge-seeking journey of this type of soul goes more inward the longer it goes. Until one day they are able to discover the king of all knowledge: the true knowledge about oneself.


In this era, most old souls are born as an empath (sensitive souls, rich in feelings). The downside is that empaths are easily hurt, but the upside is that empaths long to share Light to others. Nevertheless, in not such a long time, empaths will be able to transform this sensitive soul into seeds of Light. In summary, sensitivity is not a source of problems, but a source of blessing. It is this very sensitivity that makes an empath careful enough not to hurt others. It is this sensitivity that guides an empath to grow in harmony. Sensitivity also makes an empath easily connected. With connectedness, this kind of soul will easily bring the energy of healing and peace to their surroundings. That is why their presence is very soothing and even healing.


For some sensitive souls rich in feelings, moreover those who had ever been spiritual students in their previous lives, even just by being stared at from afar, they would be touched and moved to tears. They are just like a little child who has been searching for her Mother’s presence for a long time, and suddenly the Mother’s energy is now present and feels very soothing around them. Another feature of old souls is that they have an incredibly deep inner life. Their inner conversation is very calm and friendly. They see everything as the same dance of perfection. That is also why they are not hostile against anyone. Wrong and right resembles the left hand and the right hand of the same body.


This deep inner life makes old souls have very few close friends. However, the quality of their friendship is very deep. It is less coloured by superficial things such as money or any vested interest, and more by matters so deep such as a longing to light up the darkness in this world with the inner Light. This type of human draws others near, not by using their intelligence, but through their kindness. To be precise, through kindness in action. Initially, people are suspicious and hostile towards them; but over time, the law of nature will work perfectly. Flower garden attracts bees. Tranquil garden attracts birds that sing beautifully. Kindness attracts kindness.


Nature and night world are not too frightening to old souls, even when they were still very young. That is because the aura of compassion of old souls is very friendly to their surroundings. Let alone humans, even wild animals would feel sorry for hurting old souls. Also, because the seeds of Light inside are incredibly healthy and strong, old souls can easily see the appearance of Light. And the appearance of Light does not increase their pride, but is seen as an invitation to spread far more Light instead. At least, by not lengthening the long list of violence that already exist.


Guided by the seeds of Light inside, old souls will find it very easy to find the intelligence much needed during the era when they were born. There are many benefits of holy scriptures of course, but they are medicine that comes from a very distant past, in a time when the biorhythms of nature were very different from the biorhythms of this era. That is also why, old souls can easily find skilful means that enables them to save many suffering beings in this world. In our era, among all the skilful means available, the most skilful one is compassion.


Concretely, look at all beings as suffering souls who need help. Even if there’s somebody who hurt others, it is not evil that makes them do so, but a very deep suffering. With a loving spirit like this, old souls are well protected. It will also be easy for them to share Light. For those who love to write, please write to ease the burden of suffering in this world. For those who love to paint, please paint to ease the burden of suffering in this world. In spite of that, no matter how great the action, it is still seen as a flash of light in the darkness of the night. Compared to the age of the universe, the age of a human is merely a flash of light in the middle of a very long night. As a result, arrogance will not arise, humility becomes a friend throughout the journey instead. In concise but profound words: “Spiritual attainment can be as high as the sky, but always serve all beings as humble as the earth”. Welcome home beautiful souls.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama

About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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