This article is another great addition to our “Kids Growing Up Psychic” Series
Dreams, nightmares, and other curious experiences are common for psychic children. When you are sleeping you become open, and receptive to the unseen world. The protective guards that have been thrown up now come down, and it is easy to navigate the invisible world. For the psychic child this is playtime.
Sleep is a time for the body to rest, and actually allows the logical mind to shut down, so that the intuitive self can come through. This is why most psychic children have flamboyant and other worldly dreams. As your psychic child is sleeping, he or she is exploring the levels of the astral world, and connecting with their psychic wisdom.
Some parents will fear these experiences because they feel unable to help their child. Especially when these experiences are frightening, such as nightmares, or strange visitors. But they are all natural experiences for each person, and especially the psychic child. Do not fear this, rather embrace and encourage this!
As a child, and even now I explore the levels of the astral world. The astral world being the energetic levels that make up the physical world, and beyond. There are many levels and layers of the astral plane. Some of these levels are where different spirits reside, and what we would commonly call, Heaven or the Other Side. Other levels mirror reality, and the different thought-forms that are being projected into it.
Some levels of the astral world are purely play… alternate realities created by the imagination. The dark realms tend to be places where negative thought-forms exist, and this is often what we experience as a nightmare.
Children are curious by nature, and the psychic child has a free pass to explore all the different levels of the astral world, and to be receptive to any psychic information that is being sent their way.
Energy is vibration. All vibration happens at a certain frequency. Your psychic child is vibrating at a frequency that allows them to not only access certain planes of existence, he or she vibrates at frequency that allows them to tune into infinite wisdom that is blooming in the atmosphere open to anyone who can tap into its message.
Why do we dream?
Dreamtime is a way of tapping into the fertile world that lies just beyond our consciousness. Everyone dreams to gain some kind of clarity or insight. In my experience I have found a few types of dreams.
Problem Solving dreams are dreams that allow us a creative platform to work through issues, gaining insight and clarity about whatever seems to be troubling the person. Psychic children are constantly inundated by information, thought-forms, and energy that may not be their own. On top of this they are regular children; Children who have mundane issues.
These are the types of dreams we all experience. Since we are not open enough in waking life to experience this kind of clarity, dreamtime offers us a timeout from “reality” to work through issues.
Purging dreams are a unique way to not only work through issues, but to also clear out the junk that is in our minds. Psychic kids experience this a lot as nightmares. Recall the frequency analogy. Your child is vibrating at a rate that allows them to purge these negative, or pent up energies… and often times will be followed by colorful, and frightening sights.
I always imagine these negative things existing somewhere in the Universe that contains them for safe keeping, when we have nightmares we may actually be visiting that place… thus releasing and containing them there for safe keeping.
Prophetic dreams are very common for psychic children because they are so open, that they are actually accessing the information that is happening around them. This is how they tend to know things that they shouldn’t. This can be information about the future, or a place in which they are not, or even past life information.
Astral Dreams are any type of journey that happens in dreamtime. An astral dream could take the shape of any of the above dreams. But most often this will be an experience of leaving the body, and traversing the wonders of the Universe.
Children are especially good at astral dreams, or astral projection because they are not afraid to explore, and they are more use to being out of their bodies, rather than in. This could be because they are new to the world, not quite settled into the “rules” of being here.
Astral dreams can be simple, or very complex. I astrally project often. When I astrally project it can be as simple as being in the room I am sleeping in, or visiting people who are in other places. Or they can be more in-depth, part real world, and part other world.
Dreaming is something that you cannot really explain with clear rules, and regulations. The different types of dreams listed above may overlap one another. There is no way to clearly define them. They may all be happening at the same time. But rest assured that it is a normal experience for the psychic child, and for all of us if we would allow it!
Crystals for Safe Astral Travel
Astra travel, and dreaming can sometimes be frightening to both parents, and psychic children. If your child seems to be having these dreams and you are unsure how to help, creating a safe environment for sleep will add to their sense of security.
Make sure your child has a safe room, free of clutter, or distraction. Any strange lights, toys, or shadows that may appear in the room should be avoided. Keeping things in an area specifically for play is a good option. Even having a nightlight can help your psychic child because it will be a touchstone for them knowing where they can return to when they leave their body.
Crystals are a favorite for children because they can sense their unique vibration. Crystals hold a special energy that can be used by anyone who taps into it. This can offer a special tool for psychic children in dreamtime. Especially for astral travel when your child may be wondering about it.
I suggest using a hematite and amethyst. Hematite is a grounding stone, and creates a special aura of protection. It will keep your child from floating about aimlessly, and allow them to filter through any energies that may be troubling them.
Amethyst is a protection stone, but it works in a unique way that activates the psychic senses. It opens them in a way that brings clarity and understanding. This will be good for your psychic child, as it will help them make sense of what they are experiencing without shutting them off from it.
You never want to shut your psychic child down from their experiences; this will create feelings of fear, guilt and alienation. You want your psychic child to use this gift, and to cultivate a positive connection with it so they can navigate the world fully in their spirit.
Use these stones by placing them near your child’s bed, under their pillow, or tucked somewhere safely under the bed. You can explain to your child that these are magical rocks that give them powers in dreamtime. Remember imagination is one of the most powerful tools for the psychic child.
Dream Pillows for Nightmares
Dream pillows are a special way for soothing your psychic child. Scent has a powerful effect on the psyche, and helps to cultivate certain experiences. Not only are herbs and botanicals powerful for aromatherapy, they also work with the subtle vibrations of the aura.
If your child is having nightmares or sporadic dreaming, create a beautiful dream pillow for them. A dream pillow is a small pillow filled with herbs and botanicals for a certain purpose. This can be an elaborate decorated pillow, a small square of sewn up muslin, or a sachet made of cheesecloth.
When creating a dream pillow you want to use all natural and organic ingredients. Be mindful of your child if he or she has allergies or an allergic reaction to specific plants. Clearly those are not things we want for our psychic children while sleeping.
Mix together in a small pouch the following:
¼ cup rose petals
¼ cup lavender flowers
¼ cup mugwort
¼ cup mint
¼ cup chamomile
You can mix and match these herbs as you see fit. Sometimes using only 3 of the above herbs is necessary. Once you have found the right combination, stitch up the open end of your pouch.
Hold the dream pillow and infuse it with positive intention. Intention is how we direct, and affirm our energy. Setting an intention of peaceful sleep for your psychic child will guide them into dreamtime safe and sound.
Tuck the dream pillow pouch safely inside the pillowcase of the pillow they use most frequently. You can refresh the herbs once a month, or as you see fit. This can be a fun process to do with your child as well. Pull out the art supplies and make fantastic pillows together!
Has your psychic child had any interesting dreams? Maybe a visit from a relative who has passed? Or maybe recounting an outlandish world somewhere beyond the stars?
Listen to these dreams… there is wisdom in them! And be sure to share with us. We would love to hear your psychic child’s dreamtime adventures… and maybe we can help shed light on anything that is particularly confusing.
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.
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