Children and Past Lives

Did you know that up until around the age of seven a child can still remember their last incarnation? The subconscious mind does not kick in until roughly that age so a child that young cannot be hypnotised because they can remember everything anyway.

You may have noticed young children often have an understanding of things they have never been exposed to. I once knew a three year old child who described to her mother one day how when she died they opened up her body, took out all the organs and replaced them with seeds. Then they wrapped her in bandages and buried her in a big room. Her stunned mother, albeit fascinated by the account, was a little worried about how she knew about such things when she had never seen a book or a TV show about ancient Egypt. A little research revealed that this method of embalming using seeds only took place for a short time in Egyptian history and only for royalty. The strange thing was when this child was born, her mother always felt that she had to give her a regal sounding name, so called her Natasha.

There are hundreds of stories like this one. The point of this story is that if you have a child who starts to talk about their previous experiences, it is nothing to be afraid of. Some children can bring the emotion and distress of a sudden death from a previous life to this one, so the best way to deal with it is to listen and help them by explaining that it is from the past and can’t hurt them anymore. Perhaps they haven’t yet realised they are in a different body now, so just listen and be understanding. Introduce them fully to their new life and make them feel loved and supported.

Unfortunately, a young child telling stories like this is seen as just their imagination and adults don’t tend to take them seriously. I believe that imagination is based on real experiences that we are not aware of. Many children also have imaginary friends who they talk to. These could be anyone from a passed loved one, a guide or someone from a past life they are still communicating with. This is also not cause for concern and should preferably not be discouraged as it so often is. My own daughter had an imaginary friend who was very real to her. We used to make him morning tea and strap him into his seat belt in the car when we went out. He seemed a great comfort to her so I never told her that he wasn’t real. To this day, although she doesn’t remember the details about him or who he was, she does remember that feeling of security she always had around her and thanks me for believing in him.

By the time children go off to school and their subconscious minds become activated, all of these memories and experiences will disappear. They will have current life experiences to learn and remember so these past experiences are not in the forefront any more. It is so important to the wellbeing of a child to support them in their beliefs and offer encouragement and understanding. This will prevent any unhelpful subconscious blocks developing in them that they are somehow not normal, which could affect them later in life.