Melissa’s Note: So happy to share with you our next installment for the Kids Growing Up Psychic Series, by Shaheen Miro, guest blogger.
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -Mark Twain
Your psychic child is a beacon of light. A spark of the Divine, as we all are, yet he or she has a connection to that spectacular place beyond the veil (that has not yet been shut down). That beautiful thread that connects them to the Other Side is their imagination.
Imagination is the pathway to intuition. It is the blank canvas of possibilities, for which your inner world can come alive, animate itself, and speak to you. Children are intrinsically fantastical. They thrive off of using their imagination to paint the world in all the colors that make their souls feel alive. This is their Divine nature.
As a parent of a psychic child you must feed this craving to create, and imagine. Nurture your child’s need to play, to explore, to taste, touch and see things that aren’t part of the mundane. When you do this you allow them to grow, and bloom into empowered people… into healers of all different ways.
I was very imaginative as a child. I found validation in fairytales, and stories of sorcerers, good witches and fairies. I saw them as people much like myself. They had a connection to something that others couldn’t see, or understand. I would play for hours. I created stories, worlds even… where all these magical things were real and alive.
My Mother, and Grandmother were wise to nurture this part of me. It allowed me to stay empowered. I never really felt shutdown, or left out, or even misunderstood… well not in the dramatic, isolated way. They would play with me; they would help create these stories. And sometimes I think they were really passing on their own wisdom of the psychic world.
Pull at the Thread
As a child I learned the Tarot. My mother used them as a way to help me use my psychic abilities. She would lay them out and ask me to tell her a “story”, but those stories had more truth to them than fantasy. But I didn’t know that… all I knew is the images before me were fascinating, they made me feel a certain way, they spoke to me, and they spoke to one another.
I just gave words to what my imagination seemed to be creating before me!
Imagination is the thread that connects the dots. It bridges the gaps in all the spaces where logic can’t seem to make sense. And that thread of imagination becomes the pathway for intuition to spark into life.
Explore ways to let your child tell stories. This helps them to pull at the thread, and gain more control and understanding of their abilities. This can be through drawing pictures, looking at storybooks, or exploring some kind of divination system.
Begin with looking for cloud animals. Take a large blanket outside, and lay on it together. Look up at the sky on a cloudy day and look for shapes in the clouds.
What do you see?
Create a story. Don’t just call out shapes. Use them as settings and characters.
Why are they there?
What are they doing?
Play! Don’t try too hard. Don’t worry about how crazy it may sound. If you have fun, your child will certainly do the same.
You could even have a tea party with you psychic child and read tea leaves together. The ancient art of tea leaf reading is based on the same idea that loose leaf tea will form shapes in the bottom of your tea cup, just like clouds, and those leaves can be used to weave stories.
Or ink blots!
The possibilities are endless! Tap into your inner child and look for ways to have fun, which will help your child strengthen and gain control of their psychic abilities.
Give them a Place to Play
Encourage your child to play. Play all the time. Find a way to help spark the creation of their fantastical world. This could be a place where they play often: A room, a tree, or an area in the woods. It can be anything that feels exciting to them… they will paint it with their minds and hearts!
I use to play in my Grandmothers garden. It was the most lushes Eden of a place I have ever been. It was filled with flowers, berries and all sorts of vegetables. I would run through the rows, hide under bushes of black berries, and eat the most delicious things. It felt like a grand palace, with the most decadent banquets. I could be anywhere when I was there.
Sometimes I would imagine that we were two fairies on the edge of dreamland. And she would just laugh, and play, and go along with it. I know sometimes that being in my little world of fantasy probably made her feel like a kid again, too.
Give them a place to play! It will become their sacred space.
Befriend the Unseen World
Children are always exploring different levels and layers that you may not see. They are naturally in tune with these unseen places. Even in myth and legend we see that fairies and other mystical beings take interest in children. It is their light that still shines brightly.
These unseen forces can be guardians, and teachers. It can be the gentle hug of a tree, or the sturdy force of a rock. They all whisper to psychic children, they remind them of the power that is within.
And if you open yourself up just a little, you will hear that same, loving whisper.
Take your child outside when the weather is favorable. Visit a park, a stretch of woods where you feel safe to roam for a while, or a beach if you are near one. See what your child does. What calls to his or her spirit. Something will spark their imagination.
Maybe find a nice inviting tree to sit under and meditate. Make a game of naming the trees and the rocks; or telling stories about them. It isn’t uncommon for a child to find a “guardian” tree… think of Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas.
Being in this space will help your psychic child stay grounded, and centered, and help his or her psychic senses to find balance. Whatever seems to catch their attention will be what is needed at that time.
I always find that children love rocks, and pieces of fallen wood. They regard them as talismans. Bits of magic left just for them. Think of the countless legends of wands, and staves of power. Or stones and crystals of great magic. This is all held deep in the subconscious mind.
Let your child find a token of nature to take home to remind them of their trip.
My grandmother made it a ritual for us to find rocks, and sticks to paint. You should invite your child to decorate their token. It can be with paint, beads, feathers, or whatever speaks to them. This is a great way for them to feel the energy that is within the object. I encourage you to do the same!
Look at Life from Different Perspectives
The one thing children always seem to do… that is so unique, and so powerful… is see the world from different perspectives. This is how imagination thrives. It doesn’t seek to confine the world in some small little box. Imagination lets the world explode into Technicolor.
Everyday you should encourage your child to see the world upside down, and sideways. Look at things from all different angles. Find a new vantage point. See the others facets of the crystal.
Walk backwards. Especially when you are upset, or confused. Laugh at yourself when you fall.
Dress up silly. Wear two different socks. Or mismatched patterns. Or something inside out. Don’t take it too serious. See it a different way. See the beauty in the chaos, and the contradictions. It will stir things up!
Remember that your psychic child is a visionary. It is a gift for them to see the world through such different eyes. You are entrusted with them, to help them grow and learn. The more open you are to them, to their gift, the better you will know how to help.
I hope you embark on a fantastic journey! Maybe I’ll see you there.
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About Shaheen Miro
Shaheen Miro is an intuitive reader, energy worker, fashion designer, artist, writer and spiritual nomad. Shaheen coaches people to live more consciously through spiritual practices such as spiritual cleaning, protection, and intuitive development. He is also the creator of, Shaheen’s Tattered Nomad Oracle. To read Shaheen’s writing or to learn more about Intuitive Consultations visit his Website.
© Shaheen Miro 2015