Our purpose is to awaken. Unconsciousness is nothing more than temporarily being lost within the illusion of separation and buying into the “us vs. them” mentality that masks our shared humanity. As we learn to take responsibility for our own joy and heal the wounds that block us from giving and receiving love, we naturally cultivate greater patience and compassion for those who remain trapped in the illusion.
Throughout our many lifetimes we experience all that life has to offer – every type of nationality, sexuality, religion, societal position, etc. The soul is looking to actively participate in these varied circumstances in order to learn, to grow and evolve. The end goal is shared joy in the journey and support of one another as we awaken and return to love.
Old souls have typically participated in more types of experiences and therefore have greater ability to access compassion. Even without conscious or vivid past life recall, on a higher level we can access wisdom from the Akashic records that will activate awareness of our shared journey. Think of the greatest challenge you have overcome in this life. Do you not have compassion for others who face that same situation? Now expand that concept outward, imagining the bigger picture of what you have likely faced throughout the course of your many lifetimes. Does that alter any residual judgment that you may experience into understanding?