How Long til Your Soul Gets It Right?

This morning I heard an old Indigo Girls song that made me hold my breath.

"As the bombshells of my daily fears explode, I try to trace them to my youth. Then you had to bring up reincarnation over a couple of beers the other night. Now I'm serving time for mistakes made by another in another lifetime.  How long till my soul gets it right?  Can any human being ever reach that kind of light?"

-lyrics from "Galileo"