My name is Jason and I am 40. For most of my life I had the ability to hear spirits from both the spirit world and the physical world. My senses started out as bursts in my preteen and teen years. I often heard someone speak a word or two when I was alone. I thought someone was with me but it wasn't true. They got more and more frequent as I grew older.
It was when I turned 18 they fully blossomed. I was hearing nonhuman voices from out of nowhere. They spoke English but didn't sound like human voices.
When a person talked to me, I heard two voices speaking at the same time. At the time I didn't know it was their soul talking to me. When they weren't speaking, that soul voice would tell me what they were about to say or what their thoughts were.
I thought perhaps I was going crazy. It wasn't until I turned 21 that I actually spoke back to the voices. I asked them hundreds of questions. They answered most of them. They told me of spirits and human souls which are spirits. They told me the purpose of life on this Earth was to help souls learn, develop and evolve. I asked them about reincarnation and they said it was a reality. They would sometimes tell me of the past lives of someone. They also told me I could speak to that person's soul for more information like the soul's name, age, previous incarnations, and their immortal ambitions. They sometimes told me the reason for their incarnate body's difficulties and what future they would have.
I learned our souls have different names from us. For instance, my name is Jason but my soul's name is Hesia. I also learned spirits weren't ageless beings. They have beginnings just like we do. Most incarnate spirits on Earth are between 250,000 to 700,000 years old.
I also learned Earth wasn't the only world in this universe which harbored intelligent life. Earth is the hardest world to incarnate upon and spirits choose Earth to accelerate their growth. None of us ever had our first incarnations on Earth. We started on easier worlds our young spirits could handle. Then moved up on more difficult worlds. I learned this was my first incarnation on Earth. Most others were incarnated on Earth for the fifth, tenth, twentieth, fiftieth or hundredth time.
Whatever difficulties you have now there are reasons for, mainly for your soul's growth and development. If you are reclusive, that means your soul chooses this incarnation for a period of self-reflection. If you have trouble with relationships, that means your soul is learning how to develop interpersonal bonds.
Most of what the spirits have told me have been confirmed in the books Journey of Souls, Destiny of Souls and Memories of the Afterlife by Michael Newton.