Foundation for Research and Exploration of Mind Motivation
The Treasure Chest
WHEN CHILDREN SEE SPIRITS
2004 copyright, Pamela Chilton, Director
Foundation For Research & Exploration of Mind Motivation (F.R.E.O.M.M.) 760-772-6628
When children say they see spirits, they do. To deny that they do is to guarantee the child will suffer from insecurities and self-doubt. Itís much better to acknowledge to the child that spirits are often seen by children. Ask if the spirit(s) is an adult or a child, a male or female. Then add, if you want: "Many people, like myself, have been taught how not to see spirits." Or: "Many people, like myself, have forgotten how to see spirits." If you want your child to continue being able to see spirits, say this instead: "Itís great you can see spirits. Of course, you have to tell them to obey your personal rules and house rules, just like people who arenít spirits do." When A Child Sees Frightening Spirits Say: "This (man, woman, child) you see does not belong here even if (he/she) thinks otherwise. Maybe he/she is frightened and doesnít know any place better to go. Or maybe he/she likes to frighten children. Either way, Iím going to send this one on his/her way by pointing out where he/she can go to get what he/she wants and needs." You can offer your child to help you do this, or to sit with you while you do it, or you can tell your child you will take care of it and explain how you did it when he/she (your child) is older.
TO SEND FRIGHTENING SPIRITS ON THEIR WAY SEE: SPIRIT ATTACHMENTS
When A Child Has "Invisible" Friends: Explain to your child why his/her friend is invisible to you. Explain his/her friend must obey your rules, just like your child does, or his/her friend cannot come to visit. Ask your child if his/her friend has a home or if the friend lives at your home. If the child says the friend has a home, ask if the friend feels happy and safe in the home. If the friend is not happy and safe at home or does not have a home say something like:
"Oh dear. We need to help your friend find a happy, safe home to live in where he/she has a safe, cozy room all of his/her own, with a loving family and a pet to protect him/her if he/she needs and wants one. Your friend can still visit you to play."
THEN SAY: "Tell your friend to close his/her eyes and hold your hand. Now your friend must think: ĎI want the happiest, safest, most fun home and family for me.í Now we count 1-2-3 and poof! Your friend is there. Iím sure he/she will tell you all about it when he/she comes to play again."
If your child wants to know how to visit the friend, say, "You can do it in your dreams, which is the best way to visit the soul world."
If your child wants to know how to find his/her way in the soul world, say: "You can have a pet all of your own in the dream world (or soul world if you prefer). Your soul pet (whatever the child chooses - a dog, cat, dragon, tiger, eagle, or a fairy or whatever your childís imagination "conjures") will protect you in the dream world and bring you safely back home."
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