All children are inherently intuitive – we are born with the gift of intuition. In fact, children and babies often rely on the their intuition more than the other five senses. Any baby who is sleeping peacefully and then placed in the arms of mean Uncle John and immediately starts wailing can demonstrate that.
As humanity evolves, the energy of our children is changing. Children born today are more consciously “awake” than children born even 20 years ago. These souls remember they are spiritual beings, and they vocalize it almost as soon as they are verbal.
A couple of months ago, I had a very candid conversation with my nieces. Apropos of nothing, Meredith (4) exclaimed, “You know we’ve lived lots of lives, right!” I was so amazed to hear that come out of her mouth – as if it is fact. Her statement spurred a conversation between us and her sister Mallory (8) about the past lives we think we might have lived and what we’d like to come back as in the next one. To them, the conversation was as natural as talking about what we’d like to have for lunch. No doubting, no second-guessing.
When Noa (the baby I gave birth to 8 years ago) was just 11 months old, she called me “Mama” without any prompting. Certainly no one told her to do this and this word wasn’t a part of her daily vocabulary at that point because she lived with two Daddies. But yet, she always instantly snuggled in to me when we were together and eventually called me “Mama” on her own volition. She knew.
When I worked as a nanny many moons ago, one of the little boys I looked after had an “imaginary friend” who went by the name of Radio Rainbow. This “imaginary” friend would often communicate with Ben and tell him things about me that I was thinking or feeling – nothing I shared outwardly. Radio Rainbow even once had a conversation with loved ones (of mine) who had passed away. When I asked Ben what Radio Rainbow looked like he once said, “Like a light! With rainbow hair!”
If you’ve spent any time with children, it’s likely you have a story or ten about their intuition and ability to communicate with spirit, feel what we’re feeling and “remember” who they are. Unfortunately, most soon learn from adults and our “Doubting Thomas” society that the only valid ways to receive information about our world are through an analytical process and the other five senses. Our sense of intuition is buried, not cultivated. If our spiritual, intuitive abilities are not nurtured, we often lose them
If you are raising an intuitive child or have one in your life, here are some ways you can support him/her:
- Stay open to her perceptions without judgment.
- Try to stay grounded when you hear what he is saying – don’t inflate the story or put words into his mouth.
- If the child is an empath, realize that she may need your help in learning how to manage the more stressful parts of picking up on other people’s feelings. Plenty of alone time and yes, even meditation, is good for empathic children.
- In that same vein, help him learn to distinguish between what is “his” and what belongs to others. Help him determine whether what he’s feeling is someone else’s mood, aches, pains, or worries. Gently remind him not to feel responsible for how others feel.
- Help her feel comfortable with feeling and seeing life through an intuitive lens and let her know she is not alone.
- Encourage him to develop these skills, just as you would any other talent such as soccer or painting.
If you or someone you know is raising an intuitive child, I highly recommend the book Raising Intuitive Children.
Do you have an intuitive child or were you intuitive as a child? What tips or advice would you offer to someone who loves an intuitive child? Please share your thoughts with us!