I believe & hold to the idea that reincarnation is true; to such a degree that I see it as a fact & know it to be true.Keeping this in mind please could all members please respect other peoples' views and refrain from posting in threads that already have an established belief system or religion under discussion, if the views you are intending to express differ significantly from the original thread subject matter
Growing up I used to think that maybe we progressed through an evolution of the soul through the mineral, vegetable, animal & then human kingdoms. Maybe we do?
I kind of see it more now that there are different parts or different Kingdoms in Creation - Different Evolutionary paths - Angles; Humanoid Type, Animal, Nature, Animals etc etc etc.
Maybe angles can incarnate as humans sometimes?
Maybe we can switch species & realms into which we incarnate - the Hindu's & certain Buddhist beliefs would hold true that we can.
There is also the question of minion spirits - Animals that have incarnated in human bodies; before the correct time for transition (there are a lot of different & very interesting ideas around this idea).
I've read a great deal on this subject - a lot of web sites, & a lot of books. All the books by Brain Weiss, & all the books by Dr Michael Newton; including many others.
This is not about any one soul being above, greater or better than another - all souls young & old are of equal worth. I do however very strongly hold to the idea; as fact; that souls vary often greatly in age, experience & development. Yes; a soul is created. An incarational path may well take in thousands; most likely hundreds of thousands; if not millions of separate incarnations in it's Journey through incarnation. Quite an idea isn't it when placed into perspective.
An Old Soul does not necessarily denote an advanced, wise or experienced soul - rates of learning & development vary. A younger soul may well have chosen a faster incarnational development path.
This is simply a very brief outline of things - There are volumes & volumes of works & lifetimes of study that have been undertaken on this subject. Concerning reincarnation; the Souls Journey, Ascension, The Spirit World, & all associated subjects.
This is a subject that has provided me with; & still provides endless fascination. & I learn more about it all the time. It is a subject that is truly vast in scope & subject matter; & truly massive in implication.
If it is a subject that you are unfamiliar with; or one that you haven't really considered - I'd highly recommend that it's something worthy of investigation. There is a wealth of material & knowledge available on this matter.