I have a 3 1/2 year old ... he has not seen movies or shows portraying ghosts , but yet he swears there's one in the house and goes to great detail explaining it. His descriptions aren't something that sounds made up - he says he feels it come and go before he sees it , and on occasion I myself feel something odd in the area before he says anything. How common is this? Do children have sight or sense we have by societal means been reprogrammed as adults to ignore? I'm not worried , I'm actually curious. Ideas?
Fascinating situation. My oldest son used to play with unseen figures when he was a baby. I'm talking maybe under two and definentely under one. My second son didn't, but my daughter does. It looks like there is someone or something that is near the ceiling or in a place where there is nothing but white wall that is entertaining my child. She laughs and plays peeka boo, and even tries to touch what is not there. I don't believe in ghosts, but I believe that if there are spirits or angels, that children are definentely more in tune with this plane of existence. In my opinion, in is not unrealistic to believe that your child is seeing something that you cannot. Children are innocent, and are devoid of societies teachings of things that are and aren't acceptable to see, thing, and believe. I personally believe that your child is seeing something, what I cannot tell you.
Children see ghosted due to their untapped abilities of their inner psyche. Some children do not see them because they don't receive that extra umph that some people get for psychic abilities. I believe the term is psychic awareness or spiritual awareness. Most adults don't have these abilities due to lack of use of their brain. I'm not saying most people don't use their brain, but in today's society mot people rely on computers or machines to do the work for them and leave us lacking in the temporal lobe department.
The difference between a childs brain and a grown up's brain is that the grown up's brain is better developed than the childs. I personally do not believe that children can see what grown ups can't. (notice here that I do not say that I don't believe in ghosts) What I do believe is that children have great imaginations and this coupled with a less developed brain can cause a child to be more likely to believe they saw something or even felt something.
All in all , I do wish sometimes I could see through his eyes - if even just for a moment. As for the underdeveloped brain of small children , this is true. Consider this , though; most small ones (3-7yrs.old) have better memory, as well as a greater eye for detail. They notice everything , question it, and learn from it. We as adults have a tendency to not notice or take for granted what doesn't seem unusual. We as a collective group tend to dismiss things we sense or that surround us that we don't recognize. Take a lizard for example- we see one , child asks ,"what was that?" we say- "a lizard". Now- child sees lizard & we ask "what was that?" child is likely to say "it was green with red on its tummy and blue toes.It ~looked~ like a lizard". Now here's the kicker. Did we notice the toes?What color were its eyes? Don't know, do we - why, we didn't think to look, as it wasn't important.To a child , it's all important and new. Why do you think they love to ask questions? When , as adults did we stop and why? It's basic truth that no one person knows everything , so honestly, I think that the unbridled ability to ask what they don't know about makes them in a way , smarter than us. "The only stupid question remains to be the one not asked". What do you think? :kid:
When we first moved back to the US from England, we were staying in a friend's house. One afternoon my oldest son who was almost four at the time said that the lady in the bathroom was really nice. When my wife and I asked him about this lady he said that her name was Sandy and she was as tall as mommy with long dark hair. I talked to my friend that night and she told me that the house was supposed to be haunted by a woman named Sandy who died in a car accident. She was about thirty with long dark hair and stood about five foot three.(My wife is five foot two.) My son saw her several times in the four months that we lived there. My other two children were younger and never said that they saw anything. A couple of years later my wife went to see a psychic on a lady's night out and the medium (who is a priest) told her that all of our children are gifted psychics and we should listen to what they are saying. I have seen some really weird things both here and abroad and can not deny the possible existence of the supernatural.
Here is what I think. I think that all children are born with the ability to access more of their brain then we can now. But there is no way to train children to use those parts of their brain. Therefore they "atrophy" much like a muscle would if not used. I won't say I believe in the afterlife, but I won't say I don't. But I do believe that there is more to this reality than meets the eye. No pun intended.
|QUOTE (konquererz @ 15-Apr 05, 3:10 AM)|
|It looks like there is someone or something that is near the ceiling or in a place where there is nothing but white wall that is entertaining my child. She laughs and plays peeka boo, and even tries to touch what is not there.|