Wednesday, June 22, 2011

An Intuitive Moment

All kids are intuitive.  Sometimes it is up to us to regognize it or it might be easily missed. 

One mom in the group was going somewhere by car with her daughther.  Her daughter had taken her shoes off in the car and refused to put them on.  The mom told her she really needed to put them on, but the daughter stubbornly refused.  So the mom, a bit irritated, agreed to put the shoes on.  While doing so, she discovered a tiny tick on her daughter's foot. 

The mom immediately stopped being upset and thanked God for her daughter's unusual behavior.

Sometimes intuition shows up in strange ways, but it is definitely worth paying attention to!  

Monday, June 13, 2011

Compassion by Einstein

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourself from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
- Albert Einstein, The World as I See It (1949)

A lovely aspiration for us and our children. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Dreams are important.  They can be clues to the stressors in our lives.  In Children they can reflect the stressors and the good things in their life.  We should be asking our children about their dreams they can tell us so much about their inner world.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Children's art

Have you noticed that when young children draw they fill up the whole paper with exuberant color? But sooner or later this expressiveness is replaced with unsure figures, often not filling the space of the paper. And by the time we become adults, many of us have been told that we are no good at art, and we may actually believe this even though as children we loved drawing.

When children draw, some draw colors around people and animals.  Often a well meaning adult tells them there are no colors there, just like a child is sometimes told that they should not draw a face green or or a tree yellow. 

There really is no reason to tell children how to draw.  If they are interested, they can get some art education as they grow up, but there is no benefit to the young child to be instructed to draw the limited reality that adults see. 

So let them experiment and don't limit their expression!  Maybe then, we will have more beautiful surroundings as our children grow up and create more color in our world.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Is it intuition or is it chance.  Sometimes there can be a fine line.  A parent in our group this week related a story of how she though Angels were whispering in her ear.  She was turning left on a major intersection when she had a thought to slow down and stop.  She wasn't sure where this thought came from or why.  She is not in the habit of stopping in intersections but the thought was compelling.  Just as she was about to stop she thought over her actions and knew she had to continue through the intersection.  The car rounded the corner and a few hundred yards in front was a beautiful deer crossing the road.  More than likely if she had continued her speed she would have crossed the deer's path.  Luckily she had slowed the car and escaped a collision.  She believed it was not chance but divine guidance that helped her to slow down.

We often receive messages and intuitive thoughts that can help us and change us.  It is not limited to adults, children can receive these messages too.  Its just a matter of are we listening.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Children's Past Life Memories - Responding

Carol Bowman in her book Children's Past Lives: How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child, describes how to be helpful to your child when he or she talks about a past life memory.  These are her words:

Stay calm:  Breathe.  Clear your mind so you can devote your full attention to your child.

Acknowledge:  With assuring words and a loving tone of voice, acknowledge your child and the truth of the memory.  This keeps the memory flowing and ensures a positive outcome.

Discern:  Listen closely to discern the facts and emotions of the emerging story.  Also, look for the underlying themes of the memory, and how they relate to your child's present life.

Allow emotion:  Always allow your child to follow the memory wherever it leads, and to express all emotions, no matter how disturbing or intense.

Clarify past and present:  With loving assurance, clarify for your child the difference between images from past lives and present reality.

After the intital shock of actually listening to a past life memory, the last point may actually be the most surprising to parents - that young children sometimes believe that their memories happened in THIS life.  If this happens, you may have to simply explain that what they remember is from another life and that they are now safe in their new body with their current family.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Children's Past Life Memories - Recognition

According to author Carol Bowman  you can tell fantasy stories that children make up from real past life memories by these signs:

Matter-of-fact tone. When children make up stories, their voices tend to change tones in a singsong way, while past-life-memories tend to be told in a more mature, even tone.

Consistency over time. Fantasy stories change over time and are easily forgotten by children, while past life memories are unusually consistent over time.

Knowledge beyond experience.  While fantasy stories can incorporate words heard on TV or in a story book, sometimes children's past life memories show knowledge and vocabulary the parents are sure they have never been exposed to.  For example, a toddler talks about different kinds of sails on a ship that was in use a century ago.

Corresponding behavior and traits.  Special skills or phobias can be connected to memories from past lives.  Also, some children are born with birthmarks or birth defects that correspond with their memories of death in their past lives.

The next blog post will be about how to respond if your child shares a past life memory with you.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Little Quirks

A mom in recently asked Aakash if her son's quirky way of saying no could be past-life related.
When her son says no he says 'nay'.  She has no idea where he might have heard that or understand its concept.  When she asks him he says nay means no!

This quirk could be something he saw in a TV show but, maybe it stuck with him because of his past life experience.  Does your child have a strange quirk that leaves you wondering where they could have possibly come up with that?