Have you lived most of your life with the sense that you don’t quite belong here, on planet Earth?
That perhaps Earth is not your home base?
That the way humans do things is often baffling or confusing?
These are common feelings and experiences for those of us who identify as interplanetary souls.
Interplanetary Souls and Earth-Based Souls
An interplanetary soul is a soul that originates somewhere outside of planet Earth, in another star system, planet, or dimension.
In contrast, an Earth-based soul is a soul that originates on planet Earth, and therefore feels much more grounded and at home on this planet.
Neither type of soul is better or worse than the other. They each have their distinctive advantages and challenges.
For an Earth-based soul, it can be easier to live life among humans on Earth… but it might be more challenging to connect to a spiritual dimension and see things from a higher vantage point.
For an interplanetary soul, it can be easier to connect to the spiritual dimension and lean into one’s intuitive gifts… but it can be more challenging to deal with the day-to-day realities of life as a human.
This post is written for you if you identify as an interplanetary soul, or if you suspect planet Earth is not your home base.
An Alien in a Strange World
Growing up with a feeling that you don’t belong here on Earth can be a tough, isolating, confusing experience.
Perhaps as a child or teenager you felt like you didn’t belong with your family. Or with the community in your hometown. Or with the people in your church. Or with your peers at school.
Maybe now, as an adult, you feel like you don’t belong with your community at work, or in your neighborhood, or in your immediate or extended family.
More generally, you might have a feeling that the way humans do things is foreign to you.
Like you’re an alien in a strange world, dropped here from some other (maybe kinder?) planet.
Interplanetary souls are often baffled by human-made systems and institutions, especially ones that can be dysfunctional and corrupt – including political systems, governmental systems, educational systems, the medical industry, the pharmaceutical industry. Among others.
It can also be challenging to navigate money and finances in the human dimension, particularly if your soul comes from a planet or star system where the currency is different, there is a barter culture, or money isn’t necessary.
If you’re both an interplanetary soul and a highly sensitive person (HSP), it can be extremely upsetting to witness other humans mistreating, judging, criticizing, or belittling each other. Of course, experiencing this firsthand – being belittled, judged, criticized, rejected – can be shattering and traumatizing. It can make you lose all trust in other humans.
You might feel like this is something you’re here to fix or change – this lack of empathy that humans often have for each other.
The Loneliness of Awakening
So, first, I can completely understand and relate to your feelings of not belonging, of being confused about how to navigate human life. Or even feeling like life as a human is overly dense, repetitive, laborious, mundane.
(I mean, doing taxes and washing dishes and driving cars back and forth and making your bed every morning and getting up the next day to do it all over again… it can feel like we’re living on this mind-numbing autopilot sometimes.)
I can relate so much to your feeling that planet Earth is not your home. Of not even knowing where your home truly is.
This can be a disorienting feeling, especially when you first awaken and begin to realize you’ve been living your life automatically. Just doing what everyone else does. Maybe following some pre-determined set of steps: grow up, go to school, get a job, get married, have kids, buy a house, get a dog or two, get a promotion if you’re lucky and work hard, go on a few vacations, retire.
Or something along those lines, in whatever order your culture or society or family has laid out for you.
Waking up to the realization that you don’t belong on Earth because you’re not from Earth can feel lonely… especially if you grew up in a family or community of mostly Earth-based souls, who seemed to fit right in and never questioned their place in the world.
So, yes, we must honor your feelings of loneliness, grief, resentment, confusion, shame, or any other emotion related to this sense of I don’t belong. These are valid and tender feelings. They matter, and you must allow yourself to feel them fully.
Your Unique Evolutionary Mission
Second, even though your Soul is not from Earth, you are here for a reason. You came here for a specific purpose, to fulfill a mission or learn something important you couldn’t learn any other way.
This mission is an integral part of your soul’s evolution. It is an evolutionary mission.
Perhaps part of that spiritual mission for you is to learn how it feels to experience loneliness. To experience a lack of belonging. To understand what humans go through when they have those feelings and thoughts about themselves, when they feel separate and unlike everyone else.
Maybe you’re here to help others feel less lonely, or to create your own community in your own way. (You’re certainly not here to be a follower, so maybe you’re meant to be a leader in some way.)
Maybe you’re here to help humans be more responsive, more empathic, more caring with themselves and with each other. To be more understanding. To not be so dysfunctional or caught up in the mundanity of daily life.
Perhaps you’re here to help humans create deeper meaning in their lives – beyond just doing taxes, washing dishes, driving cars, getting up begrudgingly in the morning to go to work, living on autopilot.
Maybe you’re here to help humans create deeper meaning through your poetry or music or art, through your healing or therapeutic work, through how you interact with others on a daily basis, through how you speak or how you lead by example.
You’re here to help other humans wake up, in your own way. Help them wake up to themselves, to their intuition, to the spiritual dimension, to their bigger and deeper and higher purpose.
You Don’t Need to Belong
And maybe you don’t need to feel like you belong on Earth to do the work you’re meant to do here. Maybe you can be on Earth loosely, softly, joyfully, consciously… without having to completely attach yourself to this planet. (Because you are going back home eventually, once your lifetime and work here are complete.)
Maybe you can live here, spend this lifetime here, without putting pressure on yourself that you have to belong or fit in or be more “normal.”
What if your weirdness, your alien-ness, is actually part of your natural gifts and soul blueprint? Just the way your soul expresses itself through you?
What if your lack of belonging here can give you a vantage point, a different perspective, some detachment with which you can see through human dysfunction, corruption, and injustice?
Your point of view is desperately needed. Your weirdness, uniqueness, and ability to perceive things in a different way are your most powerful gifts. You came here into this body, into this lifetime, into this planet to share those gifts – not to hide them away.
So maybe your feeling that you don’t belong here on Earth is not a detriment or a flaw. Not something you need to fix.
Maybe it’s part of your strength, part of what makes you you.
If you reframe it, maybe this feeling of not belonging here can be something you carry with you more lightly… without giving it so much weight or so much negative attention. Maybe you can think of it this way:
I feel like I don’t belong on planet Earth, likely because my soul is not from here. My home is elsewhere, and I’m here on a temporary mission to do some good work and learn what I need to learn. I know I’m going back home eventually, so I’ll make the most of my time here.
Our Universal Connection (we’re all weirdos, really)
Remember, too, that there are many other interplanetary souls out there. And empaths. And highly sensitive people. And people who feel alone or like aliens.
In a broader sense, all of these souls are part of your community. You are connected to them through the vast, collective energy that makes up this Universe.
They might feel lonely at times, too. They might feel like they don’t belong. I know I do – I feel that all the time. And I feel lonely, as well. Sometimes it hurts.
But I don’t take it so seriously, and I allow it to pass and move through me. I remember that I’m not actually alone.
I’m supported at all times by a wise, loving, divine presence within me and all around me. I’m connected to every soul – and every other human – at all times. You are, too.
And you’re here for a reason. Don’t stop seeking to discover what that really is, and how you can fulfill your mission and purpose while you’re here.
I’m sending you lots of love and care. We’re in this together.
your fellow interplanetary weirdo,
p.s. if you’re looking for a place and community that will give you a sense of deep belonging – of truly feeling seen and heard – please check out my Akashic Records Certification Program. (I teach this once or twice per year in a small group.)