You've probably heard someone in your life, or perhaps even a stranger, comment that they are "such an old soul." Often the person is referencing their ability to comprehend life and the world around them more than most people. But, regardless of their meaning, what they are really indicating is that they have lived a lot of lives.
What exactly is an "old soul?" And how many lives is a lot? Did you savage the seven seas as a pirate? Did you serve grapes to Queen Cleopatra or stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Leonidas at the Battle of Thermopylae? Perhaps you aren't an old soul at all, but rather young fresh and ready to take on the world with your own mark. Maybe you partied with the Beatles or inspired Hemingway's novels. Or, just perhaps, you are living your very first life and have many more to look forward to.
Deja-vu may be your link to a past your soul hasn't quite forgotten and may also be an indication that you've been around the block a few times.
So, whether you are a soul that's been around for thousands of years or a soul that's been around since your grandparents' generation, the number of lives you've had is a great way to find out who you are. Take this quiz to find out how many lives you've lived through. Your outcome may surprise you...or, maybe not.
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