Soul Gifts, Soulmates, and Signs of Being an Old Soul: Takeaways from Letters to a Starseed
Rebecca Campbell’s Starseed oracle deck is a good addition to one’s arsenal because it offers an uncommon perspective on soul-work. It also offers a deeper understanding of one’s own consciousness evolution. However, words from Letters to a Starseed strike as motherhood statements, if not sounding like a cult leader with Messiah Complex who invites people to stand up and change the world (as if there’s something wrong with the world) before they even take on the journey to get to know themselves, or even discover peace by facing darkness head-on. But overall, there are a lot of takeaways from the book, especially about understanding the signs of being an old soul (most likely a Starseed) who is destined to (re)introduce one’s own Lemurian journey back.
Signs of Being an Old Soul
Petty conversations don’t appeal much to you
Do you feel that conversations with your supposedly true friends don’t ring a bell anymore? It’s as if you feel that you have gotten way too much older (or mature), or they have become petty. And it confuses you. Moreover, if you engage in a casual conversation (at work, for example), you just feel that whatever they say doesn’t appeal much to you. You begin to feel that you don’t belong, or that perhaps there’s some group out there who would totally get you.
You are friends with those older than you
Being different is the whole point, and sometimes you feel like you don’t belong with cliques around your age group. You don’t like to fit in, and you know you can accomplish bigger goals when you align yourself with people more mature than you. There is no such thing as superior or inferior because we are all connected—this is what you strongly believe. You long to be part of something bigger than you.
You are a lifelong learner
The intention is to support yourself so you can support others. And you know you have a role to play in the planet’s metamorphosis.
So you have the courage to grasp knowledge way beyond you, and you never stop.
One of the clearest signs of being an old soul is understanding that the human consciousness is limitless and greater than you. You have a clear understanding of the infinite capacities of the universe, so there is more to life than what you know at the current moment.
Sometimes you feel that you don’t belong
You have awoken to the fact that you are intrinsically interconnected to nature, the Universe, and beyond, on a soul level.
It’s not that you are not aligned with your tribe, but there’s this spark within you that longs for a deeper connectedness beyond your current worldly experiences.
You know you have a purpose
There is some sense of awakening wherein you feel you are a part of something higher than you. And you feel that you must do something about it.
Sometimes the breakthrough moment for Starseeds is when they find their soul tribe. Moreover, it is when they are in full recognition that they cannot do it alone. Hence, the discovery of a fulfilling soul agreement.
Soul agreements are contracts between two souls—a karmic match, as Letters to a Starseed puts it. When you enter a soul agreement, it sends a message to your subconscious of that energy of belongingness and oneness. When your heart flutters—that’s the clearest manifestation in your body.
Most of the time, it becomes a romantic connection. But when the romantic contract ends, that’s when Starseeds realize that you don’t have to be in a romantic relationship with a soulmate. So what are the types of individuals who make our hearts flutter? Scroll through the gallery below:
Letters to a Starseed also tells us that there is one role that stands out in these connections we have in our lives. They don’t have to be part of our lives forever, but they have a long-term effect on our soul evolution.
We can’t live our lives searching for someone to make us whole. Soulmates enrich our experience of life, but they don’t define how we live it.
Resonating with the Signs of Being an Old Soul? How about looking at your soul gifts?
While Letters to a Starseed evokes a poignant recollection of the could-have-been in relationships, I am focusing on the takeaways. Here are some of the identified soul gifts we can witness in ourselves, so we can attune to them.
Letters to a Starseed clarifies to not limit your gifts because we are multi-faceted individuals. You don’t have to stick with nurturing just a single soul role.
- Activator – Sometimes you are harsh, but you are an absolute inspiration to others, almost like rocking another person’s core.
- Alchemist – You are not afraid to go deep once you engage. And you have the power to guide others to transform their lives. Guiding others comes so naturally because you have been in an ultimately challenging phase in your life before.
- Artist – You create beauty, and dream a new world into being through your works. However, you have the tendency to feel lonely, so the invitation for you is to create your community.
- Birther – Similar to an Aquarius-born individual, you think big and do big. You love to innovate, so you may need to learn how to receive help.
- Challenger – I can’t help but think of Aries-born individuals as the Challengers. It’s either they dismantle the system, open people’s minds, fight for the underdog, or just plain and simple: create change.
- Gridworker – One of the signs of being an old soul: the Gridworker who guards the crystal land of the earth. They are energy healers or shamans who are the bearers of peace.
- Healer – Another undeniable sign of being an old soul: the Healer—that person with whom people feel safe around them. You light up the room, and you see the wholeness in people. The compassionate ones.
- Midwife – You bring the action to the world. Moreover, you support people but don’t lose yourself in the process.
Letters to a Starseed’s statements are so repetitive about changing the world. Moreso, the assertion of trusting our senses is very contradictory to the idea that the universe is vast. Because indeed, there are elements that are beyond the capacities of the human senses. Regardless, the concepts deserve a personal discovery. Hence the invitation to acknowledge your soul gifts and use them to unearth the Lemurian ideals that we are all in need of.
Sometimes we think of heaven on earth as somewhere beyond our imagination, and that the people who will go on an adventure with us in this paradise are difficult to find. But there are various types of individuals we can consider as part of our soul tribe. Soulmates do not have to be a romantic connection. And yes, even platonic relationships will not only make our hearts flutter but also guide us to discover our own soul gifts to contribute to the highest good of all.
How about you—what are your soul gifts, and what are the types of soul connections you have in your life right now?
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Nine of Swords
Even though you have all but given up, you continue to fret or worry over everything. You must find and confront those things that haunt you.
You are anxious and wrecked with guilt, but you avoid sources of your anxiety. You cannot bring yourself to seek help, and you continue to suffer alone.
Knight of Pentacles
You or someone around you has garnered a reputation for being reliable. Meticulous and hardworking, this person is good at what he/she does exactly in his/her position, and he/she does not seek opportunities to advance.
You or someone around you is willing to cut corners and take the easy way out. It might be wise to step back and either rediscover what made you passionate about what you do, or find something more fulfilling.
Five of Swords
Someone may seek to exploit your lowest moments. This is the card of betrayal and malevolent rivalry.
Your current conflicts remain unresolved and continue to fester indefinitely. You cling to the notion of winning out this contentious cycle, yet you know none of the sacrifices will be worth it.