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post #141 of 426
Britishmum - good call!
Laughing - THANK YOU! Very interesting. I have to get a book or two on symbolism and dreams I think. In another thread I started I asked about other psychic children, because we have some freaky things happen, and no one seemed to have one, or found my thread. A had a reply about how kids are still attuned etc, but this is different, or at least she is more so. Since she can speak well, she can tell me things before they happen, or analyze moods people are trying to hide. So the black part of the analysis, the unconscious, is quite telling I think. Now I just have to find out if it was the left or right hand, as I can't remember. She did show me and reach out a hand, but I can't remember! I have to wait until she wakes to find out now.

Cool bananas!
post #142 of 426
Thank you for all your posts...wow!

We went to the breastfeeding challenge today...I was very excited to see Sophia socialize...she loves other kids and went off without me to play and explore...I was so excited as she has always been very cautious...she is much more cautious with the adults but she loved the babies...she went around the circle and pointed at each of the babies as they were nursing and said "baby" but wouldn't nurse herself...I should have brought her doll...I think she wanted to nurse her baby like the other moms but not be the baby!

phychic ability in children is something often overlooked but I am absolutely I was psychic as a child(probably still am)~little things~knowing the phone was going to to ring and also "knowing" what was wrong or at least knowing who the call was about if not the exact the last circumstance. but it was never acknowledged or encouraged of course..my dreams were quite prophetic at times to the point I stopped telling them because people got weirded it out and I was strange enough...to be honest, now I don't even want to address it. My last phychic event occurred 2 summers ago...I still get a little freaked about it.

I also remember hearing people talking as a child..hearing someone speak when there was no one around. I also had vivid dreams and one recurring dream that I now think is a memory of a past life...

If your child has phychic ability please find a way to help develop it...
post #143 of 426
Hi ladies. I never get to post anymore, these two kids are keeping me so busy. But I do still lurk....

eilonwy, I wanted to mention something to you. My ds1 is also very car obsessed, lol. Like your ds, he knows most makes and models and loves running up to everyone we know and telling them the make and model of their car. I had wanted to find him a book that has pictures of all different types of cars and their names. I went to the bookstore, but all they had were entire books about Mustangs or Corvettes, and they just weren't really right for ds. I thought I was going to have to drive around to the dealerships and take pictures with my digital camera of various models and make him a book myself, but I wasn't looking forward to all that work. But, the other day, my eye spotted the Consumer Reports Used Car Yearbook. It is a magazine, for $5.99, and it has a picture and name of EVERY car out there, except for the really fancy unusual models. Ds1 loves loves loves loves it! He has carried that book with him everywhere and almost took it in the bathtub the other night.

Just thought I'd mention that in case your ds would be interested.

Take care, ladies!
post #144 of 426
Ok, it was her right hand, so she is giving energy. Hmmmm.

Funny thing weekend gone, we went to the animal welfare league and into the cat section as my mother is looking for a cat to bring home and love. My daughter was drawn to them in a very "shut everything else out, obsessive" kind of way - especially the black cat! To most this may seem normal, but she has always been afraid of animals, even ants. She kept saying "oh, poor kitty" and trying to give them toys and hold them. On the way home she said the cats didn't like it in there.

She made up a song yesterday, brought out the microphone and sang for us.

See you very soon
see you very soon
Mama said
mama said
see you very soon.

To the tune of "rain is falling down". I didn't know how to take it, because sometimes I go out and leave her with my mother or DH while I shop or whatever, and I say, "See you very soon." Maybe its a processing thing? Eek. Anyway, that's our update, see you very soon. *giggle*
post #145 of 426
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Originally Posted by The Lucky One
eilonwy, I wanted to mention something to you. My ds1 is also very car obsessed, lol. Like your ds, he knows most makes and models and loves running up to everyone we know and telling them the make and model of their car. I had wanted to find him a book that has pictures of all different types of cars and their names.
On Saturday, we saw my brother for the first time since right after BooBah was born. BeanBean woke up while he was standing next to the van talking to my niece. I said, "Bean, who's that?" BeanBean rubbed his eyes and said "Uncle _____ has a Chevrolet Classic." Then he grinned and started to go back to sleep. :LOL

I live in an area that runs these huge auto shows and auctions, so there are always free magazines full of used cars. BeanBean adores them, and because they're free and printed on cheap paper, I don't feel bad if he leaves them out in the rain or something. :LOL

I'm starting to have a major problem with BeanBean. He doesn't seem to want to eat anything at all when I'm home, even if it's Dadda doing the offering. This morning, he's in tears because I refuse to sit around nursing him all day. When I got up to use the bathroom, you'd have thought the world ended. He's been crying on and off all morning for nursies. I've already nursed him three times, and told him to wait or eat something else first or flat out no about 20 times. He literally wants to spend all day in bed on the breast, and I seriously can't handle that. I've got a horrific case of thrush which I don't think I'm ever going to shake, and nursing is extremely painful for me right now. I'm going to lose my mind if he won't start taking food soon!
post #146 of 426
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Originally Posted by Calm
In another thread I started I asked about other psychic children, because we have some freaky things happen, and no one seemed to have one, or found my thread. A had a reply about how kids are still attuned etc, but this is different, or at least she is more so. Since she can speak well, she can tell me things before they happen, or analyze moods people are trying to hide.
Where's this other thread? I would love to talk about being psychic. It's something I struggle with. I usually didn't deal much with it until I watched "The Sixth Sense." I was fine watching it, but soon after, I was in a car with my Mom and my sister, and my Mom mentioned how much she liked the movie and how it's true that some people have special abilities. And how she dealt with hers by remember her grandmother's advice that "no one above you, no one beneath you" (i.e. fear no one, mistreat no one). I burst into tears, though no one seemed to notice. I was overwhelmed with sadness that I had never had anyone to guide me or to even really address my psychic experiences. Sure, my Mom would talk all the time about this one psychic "incident" I had in order to illustrate her own experience. But I needed someone to explain to me what spirits were, why I saw them around, and how one deals with this reality without dying of fear. I was just overwhelmed that my Mom failed me again, she failed again to provide guidance and safety and security to me.

Since then, I've been more consciencious about dealing with the metaphysical, trying not to be afraid of how FREAKY it all is. But I talk to my girls about "it" (life and what comes before and after it, or what is concurrent with it). And I'm trying to be real calm and accepting of my experiences, and trying to appreciate my psychic abilities, instead of hating myself for having them.
post #147 of 426
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Originally Posted by eilonwy
I'm starting to have a major problem with BeanBean. He doesn't seem to want to eat anything at all when I'm home, even if it's Dadda doing the offering.
No advice. Just sympathy. Hang in there, he'll outgrow this phase one of these days.
post #148 of 426
Thread Starter 
As a child and young adult, I had many many psychic experiences. I also had a great deal of insight and intuition, and an incredible memory, so I'd often appear psychic to people when in reality I had remembered several things someone had dropped in conversation over a long period, and my mind had just strung them all together.

I've always been able to recall my dreams with a great deal of clarity. I dream in color and occasionally have clairvoyant or prophetic dreams. I am absolutely confident in my intuition, and have no problem asserting myself (most of the time) even when my own intuition is all I have behind my statements/actions. I have acted on dreams, and I have had many dreams come true.

I'm told that giftedness and psychic ability often go together, which makes me wonder: what exactly is psychic ability? For example, if I can remember five different conversations wtih person A which took place between 6 weeks and 6 years ago, and then something happens which causes/encourages me to tell my revalation to person A, they'll often think I'm psychic. I don't think that's a case of psychic awareness, though; I think it's just my excellent memory and recall at work. I could be mistaken, though; maybe that's all that psychic ability really is. Maybe it's the same thing that makes my conscious mind "gifted": incredible memory storage, analysis, and recall capacity.
post #149 of 426

Goo does this too.

Goo has started doing some strange things as of late.

Last week, I was driving home and thinking about how hungry I was. I am trying to lose some weight and I get VERY hungry right before dinner. Out of nowhere, Goo said "Mom, why does your stomach hurt?" I answered "because I'm hungry". She said "oh, then go eat something". My DH was in the car and I suddenly said, "Wait, how did she know I was thinking about being hungry?"

Saturday, she and I went for a drive. I was thinking about my friend who had lost her son last year. I was specifically thinking about his birth/death day. We had been driving in silence and she suddenly said "Heather is ok mommy". I nearly drove off the road! How did she know I was thinking of Heather?

My DH says that I am a broadcaster. He can pick up my thoughts in images if I focus on a thought. I am surprised that Goo can pick these up.
post #150 of 426
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Originally Posted by Foobar
My DH says that I am a broadcaster. He can pick up my thoughts in images if I focus on a thought. I am surprised that Goo can pick these up.
My mom is a broadcaster. She also leaves a serious psychic signature on everything. If you know what you're picking up, you can't miss it. Apparently, I'm the same way. I remember being at a friend's house and asking if I could use her tarot deck to do a reading for anotyer friend. She said that was fine, and went into her room to take a nap. The other friend and I started talking, and didn't get to the reading for another five or ten minutes. As soon as I picked up the deck, our friend called out "Hey! I do want to be able to use those again, don't make them yours!" I started to laugh and the other girl said "But she only just picked them up, what are you worried about?" :LOL

As it was, she had to cleanse them afterwards and make them hers again. Just by touching them, I'd screwed them up and set them to my signature.

I did a tarot card reading not too terribly long ago for Mike, and was dead on; of course, I live with him so it's difficult not to be. The last reading I did for a non-family member was about four years ago, and I was right on with her too, even though I specifically asked not to be told the question until afterwards. I'm pretty good at them, but again, I wonder what that actually means. I have a hard time saying it's all fun and games, because I've been right once too often to believe that. And I do believe in "weird shit," as Mr. Gaiman would say. I just don't know if it's "psychic" or if it's just one's subconcious mind bubbling to the surface. I guess I believe that most people are aware to one extent or another of things they can't explain.

Oh! That reminds me: at one point in my life, I was spending a lot of time with two close male friends (one of whom is still my best friend to this day ). One day, friend A told me about a dream he had. He'd found a book about ESP & telekenesis and how to use them, and brought it to show me & friend B. We all tried the stuff in the book, and FA was really bad at it and could hardly do anything. FB was okay at it, but not really proficient. I, on the other hand, was amazingly talented at it, and was moving chairs and things around the room with my mind in no time. :LOL He said that I could communicate telepathically with either of them, and they could both communicate with me, but if they wanted to talk to each other they had to go through me because niether of them was strong enough to do it on their own.

I found it terribly interesting, because here was the least psychically-inclined of all of my friends, and lo and behold he has the dream that tells him just that. :LOL It was really interesting to me.
post #151 of 426
My computer is acting up today, but I will go and grab the link tomorrow if you like, Laughing.

"I just don't know if it's "psychic" or if it's just one's subconcious mind bubbling to the surface."

Eilonwy (Rynna?) this statement is true, as in it is often said as being one and the same. Subconscious mind is often the term used to place the resting place of God, intuition, and those things. They say we all have access to this psychic ability, we just ignore it or don't see/hear it. Often it is a case of just knowing what to look for.

My daughter's first "freaky" was in the weeks after her birth - strange things were happening in the house we lived in, and she was hysterical constantly. We moved as my husband said things felt "wrong". In the home we live now, she was still unsettled. One night, I don't know what came over me, but she was laying on her stomach (about 5 months old) and crying and I was trying to soothe her by cooing and stroking and all of a sudden, my hand stopped over her mid back and I felt myself sending white light into her back. Get ready for a shocker - a spark shot down my arm (in the dark, I could see it clearly) and she convulsed. Her legs curved to almost touching the back of her head for an instant and she fell straight to sleep.

I stood there in horror and shock for a great while, my legs wouldn't move. She was never the same again - totally settled and happy. When she hurts herself she often comes to me now and asks for "the light" from my hands. We seem to have some kind of subconscious connection that is almost beyond our control. It just sort of happened and we go with it.

Her visions are cool too. I am learning about this energy now, I feel I don't have a choice, and hope to nurture it in her and at the same time, myself. It no doubt goes with giftedness as mentioned, so check out these things in your own children, see how they resonate with spiritual things.

Interesting, compelling reading going on here on this thread I may add.

Blessings.
post #152 of 426
Wow. Telekenesis, white lights... that's some scary shit!

My experiences are very different. My spirit guide talks to me sometimes now. I'm really resistant to listening. I can feel dead people. Sometimes see them. And on a few occasions, hear them. Used to, but now I keep the boundary of sensing at living people and spirit guides. I had a really hard time handling random dead people or spirits or who-knows-what just moving around like they were supposed to be there. I'm an empathe, so I can "scan" people for illness (though I haven't developed this - another thing I've "boundaried out" of my reality for the time being). I also receive episodes of flashing forward and back. The forward is usually short, like a really short movie clip, and the back is usually not me. The flashing back scares me because along with the visual and auditory, I also experience the emotional. I've also had a couple of out-of-body experiences recently that I'm not sure what to do with.

What are your approaches to psychic-ness? I have no clue what to do. Am I supposed to do something with it? On the one hand, I feel like it's a responsibility for me to hone it in order to protect and heal people. I've started meditating when there's a free moment (like infront of the stove waiting for something to cook), focusing on healing energy. And the visions I've had are so meaningful and life-changing that I can't doubt that they were "sent" to me to direct me. But I'm so very freaked out by all of this. What are some resources that have helped you manage psychic abilities?
post #153 of 426
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Originally Posted by Foobar
My DH says that I am a broadcaster. He can pick up my thoughts in images if I focus on a thought. I am surprised that Goo can pick these up.
Wow, I didn't know there was such a thing! My sister and I do this all the time. We just figured it was a sisterly thing. My Mom told me some time ago that she could always find out how her kids felt by focusing on images of us. I always wondered why, then, was she always clueless. For lack of desire to find out, I guess.
post #154 of 426
Ok, Laughing (Pei?), you have officially scored a touchdown! Got chills reading your post and have news for you....

you are a true blue real psychic I believe. As I mentioned in a previous post, we all have an ability to sense, to lift information from our subconscious if we learn to read it etc. HOWEVER - there are more truely gifted people in this area, and there are certain things that these people can do that makes them different. One is they see visions. They see pictures in their head, and also feel the emotion of the event (got chills?). It is far from a "gut feeling" and more of a picture.

In certain circles, the belief is that we have all past and future at our disposal, and in dreams is where most of it comes out (hence many people's dreams being very futuristic or predicting). And as we are also interconnected subconsciously, we can also see these things from other people's perspectives in dreams. Then there are people like you, who can do this awake. This could be a very important development for you, and I am glad you wish to learn about it further. The ultimate goal would be the ability to do it on command, as opposed to feeling at the mercy of this coming and going through your head when you least expect it - which would be rather daunting.

A good place to start would be books, (me and my darn books!) and those that deal with spirit guides, as you are quite in tune with yours and therefore will garner the most assistance from this guide in your new journey. The next step is to learn about psychic ability and I recommend an author called Dawn Hill, who has about 5 books that chronical her own development in stages. I will go and look at the titles and come back with them next post, but have a flick through amazon.com and it may come up.

One cautionary point, careful when you astral travel. When our pscyhe/spirit leaves the body, we are very vulnerable. I remember the first times I astral travelled and my psychic friends (got me some of those) all freaked out and told me to stop. I had to learn how to protect myself first. As a side story, my first astral travel was amazing! I actually didn't believe it could be done, but my brother told me he used to do it all the time so I gave it a shot. I told my husband to write a number, any number on our refrigerator, and I will walk out and read it whilst travelling. (I wanted to prove to myself I did it).

So, I felt that weird feeling of leaving my body, left the room and walked into the kitchen. Everything was really strange, visually things are different. It was quite hard to see actually, but I looked at the number and squinted and saw three numbers (I was expecting a number between 1 and 10, trust my dh to make it harder!). They looked squiggly, like 333 or 555, a bit blurry. After the experience, I went to the lounge and said, "SO, did you see me?" he said, "No, did you do it?" I said, "I think so, either that or I'm nuts."
"What number did you see?"
"well, it looked like 333 or 555 or something round like that, three numbers though."
"go and have a look."
So I went into the kitchen, and the number was 388!

Ok, so I didn't get it perfect, but it was good enough for me! I was convinced after that. There is belief, and then there is KNOWING - and now I know you can astral travel. Long post, sorry, but I am excited for you and I will do some exploring online to help you. Read read read.

With love.
post #155 of 426
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Originally Posted by Calm
Ok, Laughing (Pei?), you have officially scored a touchdown! Got chills reading your post and have news for you....

you are a true blue real psychic I believe.
Oh shit! That sucks! Why doesn't the universe understand that I just want to be normal?!? Well, now I gotta tell you my experiences 'cause no one else understands.

My out-of-body experience wasn't exactly astral travel. I was getting acupuncture from an acupuncturist friend at home. He was trying to help me ease menstral cramps. When the needle went in my tummy, I flew out of my body. I was still there, sitting on my couch, conversing, talking about how weird I felt. Meanwhile, I was walking through a bamboo grove. Then I was at this cliff, and I sat down on the rock, right at the edge of this tall, rocky mountain. The view was so beautiful, I almost cried. I felt no fear, no anxiety, no worries. I felt so loving, yet not personally attached to anything. After a while, an old Chinese man came by. He sat down next to me, and we just sat together, looking out at the scenery. After a while, the thought came to me: oh shit! I'm scared. Then I realized that I wasn't supposed to be there. It wasn't right. I look over to the old man. He smiles at me. He gets up, pats me on the back approvingly/compassionately/sympathetically without actually touching me. Then he walks away. Then I'm in the bamboo grove again. And then I was back. I told my friend to take the needles out. As soon as the shift happened, the needles started to hurt. All this time, I was telling everyone what I was experiencing, with moments of my eyes closing for the real visual experience. Then we wrapped up the playdate. Everything was okay, except I was kind of calm.

Then.... I could NOT get back into my body. Everything was out of sync. I tucked the girls in, without feeling any personal feelings about them. They could've been anyone. My love was so universal and non-personal. Maybe like the Buddhist detachment? Afterwards, I sat with my husband, and I told him I felt kinda weird. He suggested holding me. It didn't work. So, then I closed my eyes and mentally Begged for someone to please help me! A man came by and slapped me right dab in the middle of my back. It was a slap but it felt like a punch. When I opened my eyes, I was back in my body. I decided not to get acpuncture treatments any more after that! Not until I can figure things out.

Another time, on 9/11, I was newly pregnant, just a little over a week. I was so angry that I kept trying to curse Osama Bin Laden (by focusing on him and visualizing him weakening or hurting). That night, I woke up in the middle of the night with a strange clarity. I sat up and saw large 3 or 4 inch holes all over my body. I went to the bathroom to shake my "hallucination." but couldn't. I thought, oh shit (I think this a lot). So I went to another room, sat down on the ground, closed my eyes, opened my palms, and begged for help. This was the very first time I had asked for help, or even believed in the reality of this other reality. After a short while, a twirling wind of people swirled around me three times. I felt dozens of hands randomly barely touching me with fingertips. After the three rounds, they "flew" away, just as suddenly as they came. And I was fine. Shit, I was BETTER than fine. I woke up the next day feeling more rested than I had since late in my first pregnancy (my #1 was 1). I miscarried that weekend. But my #2 came back later. But I still hate Osama and henchMEN for making me lose my baby. And I hate myself for being so stupid as to go around cursing people, like some dumb ass. I vowed then not to ever curse people again. And I haven't. I try healing instead.

Another time, I was near my family's home, while I was in college. I was just walking outside when I suddenly saw a different view through my eyes. The roads and houses were gone. I could feel the wind strong. I could see the sun starting to set. I heard animals over the hill, and could feel the dust in the air that they kicked up. I felt such caution, discipline, calm, cleverness, and slight sadness. I could feel that I was seeing through the eyes of a man, scantily clad, some long weapon in hand, considering hunting or capturing some small food. It was really freaky.

And then once, when we were driving to Grand Canyon, we passed by this place called Lake Powell. I could "see" dinosaurs or large birds or some huge animals in the huge lake and the surrounding area. I seriously doubt this could be real, but I couldn't stop. I couldn't turn it off.

Freaky!
post #156 of 426
Ok, I'm gonna have to sit on this one for a while....hmmm....

But before I go and do that....gotta say.....

HOW EXCITING!!!!
post #157 of 426
HOLY SMOKES Thanks Joesmom for pointing me here
I have not read all of this thread (yet). I will come back when I have a bit of time on my hands. I have loads of questions and things to say *burst with a thrill of knowing other parents deal with the same stuff*
I am soooo glad to see this thread. I have tryed to start this sort of thread befrore in the past, and got shut down pretty quick.
Thanks
post #158 of 426
I am SOOOO glad you can see your DS here, there are some very wise women who will be able to help you I am sure!! I love these moms!
post #159 of 426
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Originally Posted by eilonwy
so I'd often appear psychic to people when in reality I had remembered several things someone had dropped in conversation over a long period, and my mind had just strung them all together. ...........

.......I'm told that giftedness and psychic ability often go together, which makes me wonder: what exactly is psychic ability? For example, if I can remember five different conversations wtih person A which took place between 6 weeks and 6 years ago, and then something happens which causes/encourages me to tell my revalation to person A, they'll often think I'm psychic. I don't think that's a case of psychic awareness, though; I think it's just my excellent memory and recall at work. I could be mistaken, though; maybe that's all that psychic ability really is. Maybe it's the same thing that makes my conscious mind "gifted": incredible memory storage, analysis, and recall capacity.
I find this very interesting because I've had similar experiences, as well as others of the "just knowing" kind, and prophetic dreams (they always happen around dawn, are very "real", and predict something that happens the same day).

WIth regard to giftedness and psychic ability, I just the other day was reading about the Jewish mystical belief that intuition is the highest form of knowing and the closest to God, ABOVE rational intelligence, which gave me pause for thought as I'd always kind of seen it as an animal kind of instinct - "I felt it in my gut," etc. (Interesting book, by the way: "Does the Soul Survive" by rabbi Elie Spitz.)

And now that I've barged headlong into this thread, which I've enjoyed reading very much, I guess I'd better introduce myself! Hi, : I'm Penny, violinist Mom to the fascinating (and homeschooling) Ben ("Hi, I'm Ben and I'm 5 1/2, and this is my Mom - her name is Penny and she's 46, and my Dad is 53 and my Grandma's REALLY big because she's 83!"), who has a lot in common with many of the kids I'm reading about.
post #160 of 426
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Originally Posted by Calm
The next step is to learn about psychic ability and I recommend an author called Dawn Hill, who has about 5 books that chronical her own development in stages. I will go and look at the titles and come back with them next post, but have a flick through amazon.com and it may come up.
I couldn't find these books! I'm having trouble finding any books. I'm wondering if I'm looking wrong.

I forgot to mention a really beautiful vision I had when I was in labor, giving birth unassisted. I saw a huge cotton fluffy sheet that stretched infinitely and not infinitely. And I saw "earth" underneath, souls travelling up and down, at different speeds, sometimes lingering. They were all identical and yet unique. All part of one thing, yet each its own thing. And it was so light and beautiful. This vision stayed with me and became more clear through 2 or 3 contractions. I could feel a "male" energy sort of quasi-doubting the appropriateness of it - should they stop it so I could concentrate on... uh... the excruciating pain? The experience of giving birth to my second filled my heart with peace, for just so many reasons.

Help me, Calm, or anyone else! I feel so lost. What am I supposed to do with myself, if anything? what's the use of being psychic if I can't even do something cool like astral travel or telekenesis or mind-reading?
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