What is a Walk-In?
A walk-in can be a soul exchange in which a new soul takes up residence in the body of a soul that walks out–one who has completed a mission on Earth or is ready to leave due to unbearable life circumstances. The walk-in soul agrees to complete the contract left by the walk-out soul. Rather than having a body die in order to release the soul from its incarnation, another soul steps in and picks up where the previous soul left off.
A walk-in can also be a companion soul in spirit form walking along with an embodied soul. A walk-in can be a fragmented aspect of a soul coming home and reuniting with the soul essence in a body (shamanic soul retrieval sessions can help). Some walk-ins are a blend of soul essences or consciousnesses inhabiting one body simultaneously. These may rotate in and out of the “driver’s seat” as needed to accomplish a task.
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Soul exchanges and walk-ins are not uncommon. They are becoming more frequent as a shift in human consciousness is occurring across the globe. Walk-ins are here to help humanity expand consciousness and become aware of the multidimensional aspects of the soul.
In truth, we are all walk-ins. Souls walk into the body of an infant, right? Others walk in to the body of a teen or adult. If you stop to think about it, it really is not all that strange that some souls incarnate without spending time learning lessons brought about through infancy and childhood. To that, I add that there are reports of children having soul exchanges. This is usually due to some trauma that the child cannot bear (some part of the soul fragments). A higher aspect of that soul group will come in to animate the body and relieve the weary soul who needs some TLC in higher dimensions.
There was an influx of soul exchanges in the 1980s and ’90s. Those who had their first walk-in during that time may have had a huge adjustment to make to being in a body. The natal soul may have left physical or emotional messes for the walk-in soul to sort through and repair. In addition to wading through all that, the body had to deal with the influx of higher vibrating energy that the walk-in soul emanates. Recent changes in the template for the divine human have been downloaded into the DNA and physical form.
Yvonne Perry writes about soul exchanges and the different types of walk-in in her book, Walk-ins Among Us ~ Open Your Personal Portal to Cosmic Awareness.
The walk-in/walk-out event in which two souls completely swap places is referred to as a soul exchange. This is always done with permission between the two souls and is typically a pre-incarnation agreement or a spiritual partnership between souls who are helping one another evolve.
A soul exchange may occur during a near-death experience, during a time of deep emotional trauma, while unconscious or under anesthesia, or while asleep. Many walk-ins do not know that they are walk-ins. Some go through the process fully aware of what is occurring.
A placeholder walk-in named LavendarRose said, “After my walk-in, my personality changed and I felt really different. I often wondered if I had died and come back to life, but I had never heard of a soul exchange. I was bewildered to say the least. You can imagine my relief when a therapist mentioned her walk-in experience. I wondered if that was what had happened to me. Things started making sense after that, and I was able to relax even though the knowledge was still foreign.”
Much has shifted since Yvonne Perry’s book about walk-ins was written and published in 2013. The interview Yvonne Perry, Vic Singer, and Tucah did with Debbie West and Michael Hathaway on Lost Knowledge Radio Show has an updated view of walk-ins, soul exchanges, integrating past and future lives into this current incarnation/timeline, and how/why star beings are coming into human form on Earth.
There are several types of walk-in experiences. Some are soul exchanges between two unrelated beings (differing soul groups or star/planetary origins) who have partnered for a particular incarnation; others are from the same soul group or star family. These souls are in partnership and may rotate in and out depending upon which aspect has the skills best suited to a task or situation. Galactic souls (starseeds) with a purer consciousness have the benefit of carrying out a certain aspect of a soul group’s mission more quickly and effectively because they bypass the infant and childhood stages of human body development.
The incoming soul knows it has arrived and may feel a bit strange at first as it acclimates to being in a human body. Some starseeds who have never incarnated into a human form on Earth may want to go back home as soon as they experience the unpleasant density and negativity of life on Earth.
Even though there is compatibility in the mission of two companion souls of the same soul group, there will likely be an adjustment period following a walk-in. The body must acclimate or calibrate to the higher vibrations of the incoming soul. Similar to an organ transplant being rejected by the body, the human psyche or physical body may resist the walk-in soul–especially during the clearing of karmic patterns left by the former soul. Inner child work is an important part of loving the body and psyche into wellness. Sometimes integration work is needed to help connect the soul with the electromagnetic grids and nervous system of the body. This is part of the work Yvonne Perry does for walk-ins.
The more we ascend, the more desire we have to help the Earth ascend and to comfort, educate, and assist others who are struggling to manage the changes they are experiencing.
Placeholder or Wandering Soul
The body has been referred to as a vehicle, temple, or dwelling place, which is a means for expressing the various individuations of Source energy. There may be times when a more evolved soul or higher aspect of your own soul acts as a marker soul or placeholder soul, maintaining the body while the natal soul (or previous walk-in soul) does galactic travel or accomplishes a mission in another realm. These are called wandering souls or galactic ambassadors. This is a temporary assignment. When the previous soul returns, a re-transfer of souls is made.
You may not notice it as much when a soul returns to the body a second time–the body is familiar with that soul’s signature frequency even though the returning soul may have raised its frequency through what it has experienced in other realms. This acclimation and adjustment phase for the second or third (possibly more) experiences is usually much smoother–but they are still spiritually transforming.
The video below, “Walk-Ins: The Wandering Souls,” gives a good definition of the purpose of a walk in soul and the soul exchange.
A lot of people who have done the work of spiritual purification are starting to blend the energy of their earth soul with the multidimensional energy of their higher selves, monads, and twin flames. Soul braids can walk alongside the embodied soul or rotate in and out of the body. Both can be in the body at the same time.
We have multiple expressions of our soul essence residing in many dimensions, parallel lifetimes, and simultaneous incarnations. Most of the past life regressions we have encountered enabled us to glean information about what is going on with these other aspects. In this time of rapid shifting, the veils of separation are much thinner and we are able to access portals and interact daily with our many soul aspects on different frequency levels.
Parts of the soul that fragmented or left during a traumatic experience are returning of their own accord once they have rested or feel safe with the changes made in a life situation. As part of the “whole-ing” process, some soul aspects may need etheric assistance from a celestial shaman and a galactic team of geneticists, surgeons, technicians, etc. to be reunited and peacefully integrated.
Some may sense that more than one walk-in has occurred in their body. As we move forward in our ascension, things are speeding up, and multidimensional aspects of our souls are coming in to assist the planet with its evolution.
A revolving door walk-in is one who has come to understand and experience the human body as a portal through which galactic beings or members of the soul’s monad (higher/god self) are able to enter the Earth’s 3rd dimension and wear the Earthsuit for temporary incarnation. This allow a rotation of highly evolved spirit team members to complete a task or mission. The monad is the overseer in this process.
The beings come in and out of the vehicle like changing drivers in a car. Sometimes one may be a driver for a while and then a companion passenger to the next soul/consciousness. There is little trauma involved and the shifts are usually subtle, depending upon how well the body handles the frequencies of the new consciousness and how much the psyche resists the process. This gets easier after a few swaps. Learn more about ET rotation in a human body.
Yvonne Perry helps walk-ins integrate the frequencies into the body and psyche after a walk-in event. Learn more about this service.
Hand-Me-Down Bodies—The Mystery of Soul Exchanges
You can trade in a used car for a new one, you can trade stocks, houses, and ideas but who ever heard of two souls swapping places with one another? Spiritually-advanced souls are walking into adult bodies and bringing a whole new meaning to charity. This idea of body donation isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Almost daily we hear from someone who has knowledge of this phenomenon or has experienced a soul exchange.
Known in Sanskrit as “body change” and in the Hindu as “bodhisattva” the American term for this swap in identity is “walk-in” or “soul exchange.” Spiritually-advanced souls are able to walk into adult bodies rather than incarnating into the body of a baby through the birth process. By not having to go through the programming of childhood, a soul can get right to the business of carrying out a divine mission to help others as the earth shifts into a higher dimension.
You may enjoy listening to the radio interviews Yvonne has done on the topic on walk-ins.
When a new soul comes into physical embodiment through the walk-in process, the original soul often leaves (unless a walk-along or braid better serves the partnership), moving on to other experiences in the non-physical worlds, just as it would if it had gone through a physical death. This exchange comes only by permission and full agreement between the outgoing and incoming souls.
The exchange is typically made when the body is unconscious such as during sleep, surgery, a near-death experience, a suicide attempt, or emotional trauma. At first, a walk-in soul may be bewildered as it acclimates to being in a body in the earth plane. If a person is not aware of the concept of walk-ins, the experience can be very disorienting.
Indications that a soul exchange has occurred include the following as well as many other signs:
- A person who was depressed is suddenly cheerful and optimistic
- Someone who was in a coma unexpectedly regains consciousness or is miraculously healed
- Changes regarding career path, religious beliefs, home environment, style of clothing, food preferences, etc. are made rather quickly
- Feeling as if family members and friends are strangers
- Loss of memory, especially regarding childhood, which usually comes back after some time
- People say you are different, and you feel different, too!
In some cases, these shifts are gradual; but for others, the shifts may be immediate and dramatic.
In her book, The World to Come, Ruth Montgomery encourages people who are suicidal to check with their guides or ask the Divine to assist with a soul exchange rather than destroying a healthy body. This choice to allow a spiritually-advanced soul to trade places removes the repercussion of taking one’s own life. The family is rarely upset by a member having a soul-exchange. Most will never notice because the cellular memories of the soul that previously occupied the body are still accessible. Since the incoming soul is responsible for resolving the karma and any outstanding issues left by the departing soul, family members may even rejoice about the positive changes they see in their loved one. However, some rapid changes occur that may cause the walk-in to distance themselves from loved ones that they no longer feel an affinity toward.
More and more walk-ins are coming to Earth. There is a private Facebook group to support walk-ins by providing information and a discussion forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/walkinsamongus. The goal is to help walk-in souls integrate and move forward to accomplish the divine mission for which it was sent to Earth.
You may enjoy hearing Dr. Caron Goode tell about her walk-in experience.
Read an anonymous story about a walk-in that occurred in 2002. From that story comes the following quote:
“Sometimes I wonder if I had been with people who knew what was happening and how to help me if maybe the transfer would have been more complete and less traumatic. I find that I blame myself for being slightly misaligned with the stars or not being spiritually developed enough which created a less than perfect transfer. But I would not take back the experience for anything, of course. Because I’m here, now. And being a walk-in is a truly amazing experience.”
Souls Walking into Adult Bodies
Spiritually-advanced souls are walking into adult bodies in rapidly increasing numbers rather than incarnating into the body of a baby. The event is nothing like a possession, which is thought to take place against the will of another soul; this exchange comes only by permission and full agreement between the outgoing and incoming souls. When a new soul comes into physical embodiment through the walk-in process, the original soul leaves, moving on to other experiences in the non-physical worlds, just as it would if it had gone through a physical death. The incoming soul assumes full responsibility for the human body, and for completing the life in progress.
Walk-ins are spiritual messengers who enter behind the veil of another personality at an opportune moment to lend service to humanity. By not having to go through the programming of childhood, a soul can get right to the business of carrying out a divine mission to help others adjust as the earth ascends into the fifth dimension.
Does this sound like something in a space age or sci-fi movie? Those who believe in the new heaven and new earth recorded in the Bible should not have any difficulty believing that God would send helpers to the planet to help create this shift from third to fifth dimension. The apocalyptic literature of Revelation 21, which speaks of this New Jerusalem, was said to be written by a seer named John as he received the material in the form of visions while living on the Greek island of Patmos.
The first person in contemporary times to write about this phenomenon was Ruth Montgomery. In her 1979 best-selling book, Strangers Among Us, she indicated that walk-ins are beings who have attained sufficient awareness of life so they can forego the process of birth and childhood, incarnating directly into adult bodies.
On January 9, 2001, Liz Nelson, founder of WE International, made her transition to the higher realms. Ranoli, who consciously walked in to an adult body thirty years ago assumed the presidency of WE International after Liz passed from cancer. Sensing Liz’s spirit guiding her efforts, Ranoli has been led to carry the work forward that Liz pioneered in the early 1990s. Walk-ins want access to each other and they want help sorting things out so they can begin their Earthly mission without wasting valuable time. Therefore the first action Ranoli took in many years was to change the name of the Website to Walk-in Evolution, move the organization to Denver as a for-profit LLC and start a Facebook page where walk-ins can find fellowship and answers. That page has been converted to a private group where hundreds of walk-ins gather for conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/walkinsamongus. On November 19, 2012, Ranoli passed the baton of President of WE to Yvonne Perry, the founder of We Are One in Spirit.
“The best advice anyone has ever said to someone just awakening is not to get caught up in the drama and glamour of it all,” say Ranoli, the former president of WE International LLC. “All of us here on Earth are from someplace else and we are all multi dimensional beings. We are here to do something to help humanity. It doesn’t matter whether you were born into a body or walked into a body.” Ranoli died of cancer in January 2014.
Since the incoming soul inherits the residual memory stored in the cells of the physical body, many times a walk-in is not consciously aware that there has been a soul exchange. Life often continues on in a relatively seamless manner except that the new soul may begin to make changes regarding their career path, religious beliefs, home environment, style of clothing etc.; and they may feel differently about their family members and friends. In some cases, these shifts in feelings are gradual and relatively subtle. But for others, the shifts may be immediate and dramatic! If a person is not aware of the concept of walk-ins, the experience can be very disorienting. We see more and more starseed (ET) walk-ins coming to Earth as humanity is ascending in consciousness.
You may enjoy listening to the radio interviews Yvonne has done on the topic on walk-ins.
Should I Call Myself a Walk-in?
There are many variations of walk-ins and soul exchanges and each one is unique, so do not get caught up in labeling your experience. It is not always a good idea to let people know about your soul exchange experience. That’s because people tend to judge what they do not understand or cannot accept. For yourself personally, having an awareness that you are a walk-in is valuable for a couple of reasons:
1. It offers insight. Some walk-ins are unaware that they were not always in the bodies they now inhabit, because they inherit the cellular memory of the soul who walked out.
2. It may shed light on the sudden changes occurring in the personality, likes/dislikes, and behavior of someone you know who has unwittingly experienced a soul exchange.
When LavendarRose first walked in, she immediately divorced the first soul’s husband, left organized religion, took a new job, changed friendships, and married another man within the first six months. Her family made comments like, “You sure have changed,” or “You are so different, I don’t even know who you are anymore.” They should have felt the confusion she was experiencing inwardly! She was no longer depressed, but her nerves were shot! “I felt like I had been hard-wired to an electrical outlet,” she said. “This body was having a difficult time adjusting to the higher energy of the new soul.”
The higher-vibrating soul of the walk-in is required to complete the task of the body’s previous owner before launching its own mission. Naturally, LavendarRose had a lot of loose ends to tie up and some limiting mindsets to undo, but she knew she was here for a divine purpose. Like most walk-ins, she was chomping at the bits to get started. However, it is very important to care for the body while it is adjusting to the change of “drivers.”
Learn more about walk-ins and soul exchanges in Yvonne Perry’s book, Walk-ins Among Us.
You may enjoy listening to this radio interview Yvonne did with Starr Weldon on The Walk In Cafe.