Feb 4, 2012

The Intuitive Child: Extrasensory Gifts Creating An Extraordinary World By Cyndi Dale

The Intuitive Child:
Extrasensory Gifts Creating An Extraordinary World
By Cyndi Dale

I was nervous. A mom I’d never met was bringing her son to see me for an energy healing session. He was in his 20’s and had not spoken or walked in his life, ever since he had almost died during surgery when he was a year old. His mother would be carrying him in.

How was I going to figure out how to help him?

Within a few minutes, I was enamored with this young man. I could sense his kindly soul, his awareness of the life around him. And then, something special happened. It was as if his inner self reached into my mind, offering words and pictures for me to interpret.

“Why, Blaine!” I cried out. “You remember heaven! You want this information shared with the world,” I added. “Is it through a book?”

He laughed. He LAUGHED, before nodding his head.

Blaine was communicating with me intuitively, intuition his main way of interacting with the world.

Many of Blaine’s five senses weren’t functional enough for him to communicate with others, but his sixth sense was. In working with him, I figured out he was able to sense others’ feelings and needs, send healing to the ill, and touch the hems of angelic garments. He could read what others’ needed and felt frustrated because he was all-too often not understood.

All children are equipped with a sixth sense; they simply don’t need to rely on it as completely as does Blaine. Having said that, why wouldn’t we want to afford our children full and safe access to their sixth sense, the ability to reach beyond the ordinary five senses? To help our children access these gifts wisely is to activate an internal GPS, one that can provide direction, revelation, comfort, and healing. As extra-ordinary as is the sixth sense, it can be the most practical sense of all.

There are three main considerations involved in guiding our children into their sixth sense. The first is deciphering a child’s strongest gift so you can customize a fun and exciting development process. The second is safety. Intuition involves receiving and sending psychic information. Without filters, we don’t know if we’re working with valid or invalid, helpful or harmful information. The third deliberation is to slowly and enjoyably invite children to actively engage the world via their specific intuitive gifts, making sure they are always comfortable with the process.

There are actually twelve different types of intuitive gifts, which can be divided into four main categories. The simplest way to figure out a child’s gifts is to ask him or her which of the following four descriptions best describes how they know what’s happening inside and outside of themselves. (I have written these descriptions in such a way that you can read them to your child.)

·         Physically kinesthetic: Feeling gifts.Your body tells you what is happening in others.
You are especially aware of what is happening physically and emotionally inside of them. If they have an ache, you have an ache; if they are scared, you feel scared.

·         Spiritually kinesthetic: Spiritual gifts.You sense or simply “know” what someone is really like—if they are nice or not. If someone is honest, you know it. If someone is lying, you know it. You can also figure out if there are angels or demons around, or “good” or “bad” energies in a room.

·         Verbal: Hearing gifts. You can hear messages in your head. The sounds might sound like talking, words, tones, music, or noises.

·         Visual: Seeing gifts. You see pictures in your head or with your eyes that no one else can perceive. You might imagine colors, shapes, videos, or remember your dreams.

You can also identify children’s gifts by watching them in their natural environment. I know my son Gabriel is physically kinesthetic because he constantly moves and fidgets. He also feels every feeling to its maximum. (He’ll make some woman a great husband; he’ll never be excused of “being unemotional.”) One of his friends is an obvious spiritual kinesthetic. This young man’s first assessment of someone else centers on whether or not they are “nice” or “not nice.” He’s also been known to wake up frightened when he feels a “ghost” in the room.

Yet another friend of Gabe’s is verbally gifted. In all the years I’ve known this young man, I think he’s yet to take a breath between words. Still another one of his friends is visual. This young man once took a look at my office and remarked, “None of these colors match!”

Once you’ve figured out your child’s basic style, I recommend you teach them a couple of basic safety techniques. The first involves “being grounded.” A grounded person is entirely inside his or her body. When we’re inside of ourselves, nothing (or no one) else can get in. That’s a good thing, in the psychic universe. To practice grounding, I invite children to pretend that they are trees. Like a tree, they are fully rooted in the earth. They are surrounded by strong bark. Their branches extend to the skies, drinking in the bright sun.

I next encourage the appointment of a gatekeeper. A gatekeeper is an invisible but real being that provides security while deciding what intuitive information can enter or not. We might want our children to sense others’ needs, but to actually take on their illnesses? It’s great to hear the words of the Divine, but how about the threats of entities? The most popular gatekeepers are angels or a form of God, although some children select a deceased and trustworthy relative.

At this point, you can begin to help your children expand his or her gifts. Is your child a physical kinesthetic? Hand them a well-loved physical object, such as a watch, a doll, or an heirloom. Then ask your child why this object is so important to its owner. Most children report an emotion or sensation, but some come up with a specific memory. Before releasing the object, ask your child to send ALL of the object’s energy back into the object. It’s important that children not carry energies not their own.

Another beneficial exercise is called “Guess My Feelings.” To play, sit across from your child and hold hands. Now ask your child how you feel. Provide a short list of choices: happy, sad, angry, guilty, or scared. Ask additional questions once your child has guessed, such as, “Do you know why I feel this way?” “Is there a feeling that would be better for me to feel?”

Wait! There’s more! Stage two of “Guess My Feelings” involves asking your child to share his or her feelings. Feeling-sensitive kids often mix up their own and others’ emotions. Once your child has clearly separated his or her feelings from your own, tell your child to send your feelings back to you. This exercise teaches sensitive kids to stop absorbing others’ emotions and value their own.

Spiritually kinesthetic kids are extraordinary bright lights—often so brilliant that they attract dark entities and energies. It’s important for them to employ some form of prayer or meditation, so as to draw closer to God, by whatever name is used in your household.
Prayer involves talking with the Divine; meditation is defined as opening to the Divine’s responses.

While many families participate in a nightly ritual of prayer, it can be even more helpful to ask a spiritually aware child to send a prayer to the Divine in the morning and ask to receive a sign or answer during the day. The response might come in any way: through a friend’s words, a schoolbook, or through a vision or an event. This interplay shows the spiritual child that he or she is not alone; moreover, that there are compassionate and kind people and beings everywhere.

Verbal kids are just that: Verbal. Because they are so interactive, verbal kids can often glean insights from everyday vocal sources, including music, books, movies, and conversation. These are usually safe sources of verbal revelation. Before attuning a verbal child to the psychic world, however, it’s important to elicit a promise. Ask your child to promise that he or she will only listen to the approved gatekeeper. Just because “other” otherworldly spirits want to talk, doesn’t mean they should be listened to.

I prefer teaching children how to write rather than listen for psychic messages. The act of writing adds an extra measure of protection. An easy technique involves asking your child to ask their gatekeeper for help with a particular problem and to write down the response. Make sure that the answer increases your child’s sense of joy and ease rather than causes discomfort or fear, before you encourage your child to follow the advice.

What if your child is visual? Another name for the visual gift is “clairvoyance,” which means “clear seeing.” A clairvoyant child is able to perceive truths about the past, present, or future through images and pictures.

I always assure clairvoyant children that their gatekeeper won’t share visions that are indecent or inappropriate. No images of terrifying futures that can’t be changed; no picture too mature for their age. Once you’re established this ground rule,you can give your child a fun clairvoyant task.

Find a photo or picture. Without showing it to your child, put it in an envelope. Ask your child to share whatever images pop into his or her head. Then open the envelope and evaluate what’s been shared. Know that clairvoyant images can be metaphorical as well as literal.

Know that every child is intuitive. Every child is born with psychic talents, which if cultivated, can help them steer their way to a life of adventure, joy, depth, and greatness. With a little input and guidance from you, your child might be able to repeat what novelist Manuel Puig once said:

“I allow my intuition to lead my path.”

Following intuition is a very good way to lead a life—and leads, in fact, to a very good life.

Cyndi is an internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant. Her books to-date includes the bestseller, The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy, published by Sounds True. The Subtle Body has garnered over 70 five-star reviews on Amazon.com and continually sells in the 1,000 place, leading millions of books. It has also won four internationally recognized Publisher’s Awards.

Find out more about Cyndi  http://cyndidale.com/


Jen said...

I really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing!

Carol Lawrence And Stacy Toten said...

Hello jenheadjen, thanks for stopping by. We are thrilled you enjoyed Cyndi's article. Stay tuned for more great articles to come your way.

Sarah Lawrence Hinson said...

Sigh. Oh. Thanks. And, yes!

Great to have this validation from Cyndi - thanks for publishing, Stacy and Carol.

Both my kids have aspects of the gifts you detail in this article. My oldest has found that muscle-testing works wonderfully for her, as she is strongly clairsentient and clairvoyant. She muscle-tested the winning team for the superbowl last night!

The younger feels people's feelings very strongly, so we're working on her sensing the the feelings without taking them on (still working on that one, myself!).

The key I believe is to allow children to perceive how they naturally do, without attempting to block them or call them silly. That way, they'll be the best they can be.

A Mom On A Spiritual Journey