How Do I Talk With My Child About A Past Life?

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    You can often tell when children are sharing past life memories as opposed to “making” up stories by the tone of their voice and the way they express whatever it is they say to you. When children make up stories you can see their little minds ticking over whilst they “create” the story in their own head first and then communicate it to you.

    If it is a traumatic past life memory, children can sometimes get upset recalling it – but in a lot of cases, children discuss past life memories in a very matter-of-fact way, then just get up, or turn away and carry on with what they’re doing originally (much like they got caught up in a moment of reverie). For some children, just talking about the memories and knowing that they are being believed and listened to with an open mind and heart, is enough to bring about relief and healing if it is traumatic memories that are surfacing for them. Whereas when children are blocked from speaking so freely about such subjects, or when they are told not to make up stories and instead made to hold everything within themselves, this is when the problem remains persistent (we all know what happens when we bury our own problems).

    Triggers to these past life memories can come in many forms for both children and adults alike - be it a word, sound, smell, memory recall, dream, game, even another persons presence, or a change of “routine” - children can also of course just simply remember, as their mind is so much more free and in touch with every aspect of self.

    Children are particularly gifted when it comes to being able to “create” and “expose” their inner feelings through other outlets - be it writing, drawing or play, so all of these activities should be encouraged in children, especially when they are unconsciously bringing such stuff forward – getting a child to tell you a story about what their playtime adventures are about can often uncover a lot more than you would ever expect. Another method of searching further into your child’s memories, or their present fears/feelings, can be accomplished by looking into their dreams and what they reveal by way of symbols and messages. Keep a journal of anything that comes up and introduce the new routine by making it appear more like a game for the whole family to play - every morning, you can all sit down to breakfast and share your stories/dreams from the night before - our dreams can reveal a lot of details and symbols that we miss in the waking world.

    Aside from just using a journal to record your child's dreams as mentioned above, use a journal to record as much as possible. Record anything and everything that seems relevant and you will find that it eventually builds up into a bigger and clearer picture over time through all the varied channels and instances that the information and experiences are revealed.

    As far as questioning children on past lives and memories, it is always important to use what can be termed as “clean” language, this is basically a language that guides, rather than putting “words into their mouths”. So for example, you use questions such as:

    “And then what happened…?”
    “And so what did you do then…?”
    “How did you feel…?”
    “Can you remember why that was…?”


    Clean language is basically a way of bringing a child to their own truth or realization of their memories, through their own thoughts and/or words; it means not encouraging them - by spoken word or tone of voice - to search for something within them just because you believe/wonder if it’s there. Children are very sensitive so it’s important not to put our own “theories” or “assumptions” across in any way, either by our reactions, tone or question. A lot of the time, the “real truth” inside can be quite far from our own imaginings and this putting forward of our own assumptions can cause the child to wander off from their own thoughts and memories and instead layer over them with our own. In a nutshell, using clean language means GUIDING and not LEADING
     
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    Book Excerpt

    *Excerpt from Chapter 12: ‘What A Parent Can Do’ - Children's Past Lives by Carol Bowman
     
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    What are Triggers?

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    *Excerpt from Chapter 11: ‘Triggers’ - Children's Past Lives by Carol Bowman.
     
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