10 Signs You’re a Shaman & Don’t Know It

By Lissa Rankin

Shaman

As I feel indebted to the shamans who saw themselves in me and helped me understand why I have always felt like I don’t belong in mainstream medicine, the intention of this article is to respectfully honor the shamanic tradition, and not to violate it in any way.

Because modern culture doesn’t have a role for the shamanic archetype, many people who grow up outside indigenous villages are shamans and don’t know it. Many naturally wind up in overtly healing professions, such as medicine, psychology, or life coaching. But some wind up in professions where they may feel like they don’t fit in at all. Even those who enter the healing professions may feel out of place, because the systems of Western medicine and psychology leave little room for a shaman to practice his or her natural healing art. But many will wind up in various forms of sacred activism, healing the planet, for example, rather than healing people.

Are you a shaman and you don’t know it? Here are some telltale signs that you might fit the archetype.

1. You sense that you’re meant to participate in the global shift in consciousness that is currently underway.

We can all feel it, this impending shift that New Agers have talked about for decades. But those with the shamanic archetype don’t just feel it, they feel it pulling them, like a magnet, towards leadership positions that help facilitate this transformation of human consciousness and evolution of the species.

2. You’ve been through a difficult initiation, which has prepared you for this leadership role.

In indigenous cultures, the village knew who the shaman was because he or she was struck by lightning and survived. In modern culture, you may not literally be struck by lightning, but you may have survived some other life or heart-threatening ordeal. You may have experienced childhood abuse, sexual violence, a near-death experience, or some other trauma that put you through the crucible and forged you into the healing earth shaman you are becoming.

3. You are an introvert.

Shamans are multi-dimensional beings who dance between the realms of the seen and unseen worlds, so if you’re of the shamanic archetype, you may have a hard time navigating the 3D realms of this dimension, which may cause you to withdraw into yourself so you can visit the realms of consciousness where you feel most at home.

4. You feel most at home in nature.

The shamans of a culture are the bridges between nature and humans, serving as translators between the mountains, oceans, rivers, animals, and people. You may sense that nature is talking to you or that you get your most tuned in downloads when you are surrounded by the natural world.

5. You’re very sensitive.

You may feels things others don’t feel, see things others don’t see, hear things others don’t hear, smell things others don’t smell, and sense things others don’t sense. This may make it hard for you to be out in public, where you may feel accosted by over-stimulation of your senses. If you embody the shamanic archetype, it’s likely that you’re the kind of person others may feel is “too sensitive.” But this sensitivity is a blessing. It’s part of your gift.

6. You feel a sort of spiritual calling to ease the suffering of people, animals, and nature.

Many health care providers are called to medicine the way priests are called to the priesthood. But you don’t have to be a health care provider to have the shamanic archetype. It may transmute itself into healing service to animals, sacred activist causes, or conservation of Mother Earth.

7. Physical ailments that fall under the category of “shaman sickness.”

In the indigenous cultures, shamans who have been called to service but haven’t yet said “yes” to the call often wind up struck with physical ailments. In modern culture, these shamanic sicknesses may fall into difficult to treat categories like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme disease, chronic pain disorders, and autoimmune disorders. Acceptance of the call to shamanic service often resolves the symptoms of shaman sickness. If you’re suffering from one of these illnesses, ask yourself, “Am I a shaman who hasn’t said yes to my calling yet?”

8. You tend to have vivid dreams.

The unseen realm may be communicating with you through your dreams, so try analyzing your dreams. Pay particular attention to any animal totems that may appear in your dreams. Google search the animal and “spirit totem” and see if you can find any messages from the animals in your dreams. Or try a Jungian analysis, like the one described here.

9. You may discover unusual spiritual superpowers, or what the yogis call “siddhis.”

You might be psychic. You might get healing visions like the one in my previous post about the meeting of Western medicine and Shamanism. You might realize that you can heal people with your hands or that you can telepathically communicate with animals, people, or even inanimate objects.

10. You’ve always felt like you don’t quite belong anywhere, because you are a bridge.

Shamans tend to live on the outskirts of the village for a reason. They are not like the others – and this is a blessing! In village life, this is understood and recognized. But in the modern world, it may leave those with the shamanic archetype feeling like they don’t ever fit in. But don’t despair. You DO fit in. Your role is essential. You may find that you fit in best with others who share this shamanic archetype. Among your fellow shamans, you will feel like you are with family.

Embrace Your Bridge Work

Because shamans are always operating between worlds, you may find that you’re connecting mainstream culture and the culture that wants to be born in the new consciousness, and this may feel uncomfortable, as if you don’t quite fit in. When I realized that I am a bridge between mainstream medicine and the new world of medicine that is being co-created by others who share the shamanic archetype, it brought me such a profound sense of relief! This relief is shared by the health care providers who participate in the Whole Health Medicine Institute, which I founded for doctors and other stealth shamans. If you’re one of those bridge workers, please know that you belong with all the other stealth shamans in this program, designed to merge medicine and spirituality, and we’re enrolling for the 2016 class now.

In our culture, it can be quite challenging to be a stealth shaman. Yes, it’s a blessing to have the opportunity to help people end the story of separation, to dissolve the apparent duality into Oneness, to fulfill our callings to bring the worlds together, to heal people, animals, and the planet. But it can be lonely and disheartening and scary and isolating. I sense that many of us stealth shaman bridge workers have scores of past lives during which we were persecuted for our attempts to connect the worlds, so no matter how much we know in our hearts that we are all One and we DO belong, we have cellular memories of past traumas, during which we were literally killed because we refused to fit in. So it takes tremendous courage to come out of the spiritual closet as someone who embodies the shamanic archetype. In order to keep being brave, we need to feel safe. To feel safe, we need to foster a sense of belonging so we don’t feel isolated on top of feeling scared. In order to feel safe enough to keep bridging, we need each other.

Are you a shaman who is still in the closet? If so, please know that there are many of us, and we hold you close in our hearts while you muster up the moxie to claim your place in the world.

To begin embracing your purpose, please feel free to check out my new book The Anatomy Of A Calling. Click the link below to see if it’s for you:

http://theanatomyofacalling.com

Here’s to bridging the realms and healing our world!

Lissa

(ArticleSource thesacredscience.com)

20 SPIRITUAL AND METAPHYSICAL TRAVEL DESTINATIONS YOU NEED TO VISIT

By STEVEN BANCARZ

Spiritual Places

For those who are interested in traveling to spiritually fulfilling destinations, there are a variety of places to visit that are well within budget.  You don’t have to break the bank to get a taste of a destination with spiritual significance.

Here is a list of 20 spiritual and metaphysical travel destinations you need to check out.  First, let’s take a look at some locations within the United States:

1) Sedona, AZ

Sedona is known for it’s strong spiritual energy, and is the home of many psychics, reiki healers, and shamans.  It’s also a great destination for those who enjoy hiking and convening with nature, and is a perfect place to enjoy star gazing due to the absence of light pollution.

 2) St. Augustine, FL

As the oldest city in the entire United States, St. Augustine has seen a lot of life and death.  Due to the long history it has, it is considered one of the most haunted cities in the US.  If you are looking to go on a ghost tour, this is the perfect city to do it in.

3) Savannah, GA

Another old city in the United States, Savannah is a lively destination with lots of fun and good food.  However, it is also home to many ghost tours and psychic phenomenon.  Similar to St. Augustine, it’s a good place to go to get a taste of the other side.

4) Roswell, NM

Roswell is the best place to be for extraterrestrial enthusiasts.  It’s known for being the home of the most famous UFO government cover-up in the United States history.  You can visit Roswell for tours and museums about aliens and UFOs, or to attend their yearly UFO festival.

5) Lilly Dale, NY

Lily Dale is a spiritual community known for it’s certified psychics.  Lily Dale offers many seminars and meetings throughout the year that focus on educating people on psychic phenomenon, mediumship, and metaphysical subjects.

6) Cassadaga, FL

Cassadaga is a small community of psychics and mediums in central Florida.  It’s a great place to visit for anyone who is interested in learning more about the religion of Spiritualism or Wicca.  It’s also a great place to attempt to contact loved ones who had crossed over.

7) New Orleans, LA

New Orleans is primarily known for Mardi Gras, but it is also another great destination for ghost tours and psychic phenomenon.  New Orleans is also one of the best places to learn more about Voodoo.

8) Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta in Northern California is considered all around the world to be a portal for spiritual discovery.   It is said to be associated with the 1st charka of the Earth (root). There have been many strange, unexplained occurrences that happen in Mt. Shasta, which is why so many spiritual travelers flock there each year.

Here is a list of other locations that are thought to be “Earth chakras”:

9) Lake Titicaca

The 2nd (Sacral) Earth Chakra, on the border of Bolivia and Peru.

10) Uluru-Katatjuta, Australia

The 3rd (Solar Plexus) Earth Chakra.

11) Glastonbury and Shaftsbury, England

The 4th (Heart) Earth Chakra.

12) The Great Pyramid and Mt. Sinai, Egypt

The 5th (Throat) Earth Chakra.

13) Kuh-e Malek Siah, Middle East

The 6th (Third Eye) Earth Chakra.

14) Mt. Kailash, Tibet

7th (Crown) Earth Chakra.

Here is a list of other places around the world that are of high spiritual significance:

15) Thailand

“The Land of Smiles” is often claimed to be one of the most inexpensive spiritual destinations, where you can visit beautiful Buddhist temples and archaeological sites.

16) Bali

Bali can be one of the most spiritually renewing travel destinations. Visit healers, practice yoga and enjoy the healthy organic eating that Bali is known for.

17) Stonehenge, UK

Considered one of the great mysteries of the world, this megalithic stone structure is one of the most energetically charged places on Earth.

18) Peru

Visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu to get a glimpse into the history of the Incas and their legendary connection to star travelers.

19) Japan

Home of many temples, shrines and zen gardens, Japan is a beautiful destination for spiritual travelers.

20) India

A hub of major religions like Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism, India is a spectacular destination for the spiritually-minded.  One place to visit in India is the city of Rishikesh, which sits aside the Himalayas, where many spiritual leaders have been attracted to to establish ashrams and yoga schools.

(Article Source SpiritScience.net)

Empath Problems – The Entire Truth of What It Feels Like to Feel Too Much

By Calleen Wilder

empath problems

Since this is currently affecting my life in a rather big way, I wanted to share this for everyone’s benefit… empath or not.

As I’ve stated on many occasions, being an empath is not a great thing, even though a lot of people seem to aspire to it.

What it boils down to though is this… I can feel what you feel.  I don’t just have empathy for you about your feelings. Instead, I feel them as if they were my own.  Now multiply that feeling by all of the people you encounter in any given day.  If you do, it doesn’t take long to see just how exhausting being an empath is.

And yes, when I do readings for people I can automatically attune to what’s bothering them, along with very quickly being able  to sense their present state of mind and emotions.  Reason is, this is what I do… automatically.  There is no shut-off.

So while this makes me incredibly accurate, it also takes quite a toll on me.  In fact, this is the reason I can’t do nearly as many readings as I used to… or even as I’d like to.  As I age so does my tolerance of being depleted.  It seems I have less energy at my disposal, equating to less energy to give.

Bottom line is, every encounter I have with another individual is energetically charged for me.  If they’re happy, so am I.  If not, well down the rabbit hole I go.

Most people who aren’t empaths really don’t get this.  They believe that because they have the ability to care about what someone feels, it means they’re empathic too.  But, it doesn’t.

Empath Problems – What to Look Out For if You Feel Too Much!

Calleen Wilder

EmpathProblems

Over the years I’ve heard many people wish they were Empaths, but I never understood why.  Sure, for a time it might have seemed cool to be so “plugged in”.  But personally, of all the wonderful gifts I have this is the one I’d likely give back.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love being able to really understand what a person is feeling simply because it helps me relate.  It also quite obviously amps up my compassion for them to a level most, who aren’t empaths, can even begin to comprehend.  BUT… it also drains me.  And I mean drain as in not one ounce of energy left to do anything more than sit and stare blankly into space while I try to recharge.

Too, once drained you can’t recharge with people around… any people. Nope.  You have to be isolated and alone.  You also have to work to clear your mind, and heart, of whatever it was that drained you in the first place.  Then, you just have to allow your body time to regroup.

People nearly always get that you get them too.  They usually even feel lighter after having interacted with you.  I love this about it.  Problem is, a lot of people want to soak up your mercy.  To the point that they dip into your pool of caring as casually and carelessly as they dunk a piece of bread into gravy… just sopping up and absorbing all the goodness you have in you.  Many don’t care what it costs you as long as they get their “need for you” filled.

In the end, there really is such a thing as feeling too much.  There also really are energy vampires out there.  We empaths have to learn to recognize them, tune them out of our energy field as much as possible, and leave them in their stew.  We must learn how to walk away from them no matter how much we care about them.

Over the last year I’ve done a lot of pruning of people and situations from my life.  AND… that alone was exhausting.  I learned though.  I learned who brought energy to my life and who took it.  I mean there’s always an energy exchange between people… that’s what connecting is.  But you should leave a situation feeling at least as good as you did when you entered, even when hard things were discussed.

You see that’s how you know who contributes and who drains your life.  When there’s an equal exchange of energy between people, regardless of the topic of conversation, you don’t suffer like you do when there isn’t.  And yes, people who are good for you will sometimes be going through hard times and exhaust you.  That is to be expected.  Rather it’s the ones that drain you during almost any interaction that you need to be alerted to.  Because those are the ones you heal while they energetically harm you.

On the plus side, empaths can “connect” on a level many can’t.  Empaths can also read a room or gather impressions of people and situations in mere seconds.  AND… we’re almost always right about what we’ve perceived.  Reason being, we read the energy of the person or room versus the words or appearance of it.

So yes, it’s a blessing in many ways.  Too, I know I was given it for a reason so I do try hard not to beat it up too much.  Plus, it’s kept me safe in situations where if I didn’t have it really bad things would likely have happened.

All in all though, if you’re an empath you know exactly what I mean.  It’s such a blessing while also being such a curse.

It’s definitely something you have to learn how to work your entire life around.  It’s never in the “off” position either.  You can learn to mute it some.  You can learn ways to protect your energy.  Still, it is never not perceiving.  It’s also never not using your energy to do so.

We empaths are the healers, helpers, listeners, and true feelers amongst us.  Just realize, it’s a huge responsibility if you are one.  AND… you must tend to yourself if you’re to have any hope of living a happy, productive, and long life.   Just is.

Gift or curse?  Mixed bag I’d say.

4 TIPS FOR EMPATHS TO FEEL SECURE IN THEIR RELATIONSHIPS

By Thomas for SpiritScience.net

Empaths

It’s true that loneliness affects some more than others. However, to traditional medicine, it is not always clear why some are more susceptible than others.

Whatever the case, it is clear that some people desire romantic relationships yet continue to stay single. It could be that some of them are empaths who have the tendency to feel overwhelmed and fatigued in their close relationships to others.

Empathetic people are a unique subset of humans. Those who can easily intuit and even take on the energetic themes of others can very easily become overloaded and exhausted when encountering the intimacy of a close relationship.

EmpathsThey can feel taken over when not given the personal time to decompress, which is why they may both want close relationships while at the same time fear for their own safety.

Obviously, traditional coupling will not work for many empaths who feel this way. In order to succeed in love, empathetic people must assert their need for personal space much more than is common.

While with a mate it is not as extreme as the necessary physical space in public situations or with strangers, there may be times when the partner is confused by the feeling that intimacy is desired but the need for space must be granted.

The point is that intimacy can flourish for people who find themselves coupled in close relationships with empaths. The key is communication, particularly on the subject of personal comfort levels.

If you are an empath, here are some tips for you if you experience the issues outlined above.

Talk To Your Potential Partner

The right person will understand if you tell them that you are sensitive and need personal quiet time. If you are put down or otherwise disrespected, move on. If not, continue down this list.

How Do You Like To Sleep?

EmpathsMany empaths never become accustomed to sleeping the in the same bed as their partner. It’s not personal, but rather derived of necessity.

Tell your mate if you prefer to sleep alone, it is important that they know you need to sleep by yourself in order to get the all-important full night’s rest.

If your partner is considerate to you, though, be considerate to them if they get lonely sometimes and want you by their side. Strong relationships compromise.

Negotiate Your Physical Space Needs

EmpathsCohabitation can be a deal-breaker for many relationships, but for the empath this is even more pronounced.

Be clear with yourself and your partner about your required needs for breathing room.

You may find that it is absolutely vital to have your own studio, office, or even your own bedroom. This is often true when traveling together as well.

Take Personal Mini-Vacations

Empathetic people need private down time to prevent emotional overload, even if it’s for a period of minutes. That walk around the block or personal daycation can mean the difference between long-term love and broken hearts.

 

Article Source SpiritScience.net

6 Clear Signs That You’re An Old Soul

Via Sun-Gazing.com

Old Soul

There are many people in our lives who are old souls, you may even be one of them. They are wise beyond what their physical appearance or actual age let on and their innate knowledge has given them a very developed understanding of the world. They are often quieter, preferring to observe and learn from a distance, while internalizing the lessons and all of the experiences they go through in life.

Old souls radiate a certain frequency that is peaceful and stable, they are naturally calming to be around. Many believe that they have acquired their wisdom from the past lives they’ve led and that through this they’ve been gifted with an enlightened view of the complex world we live in.

As it follows, old souls both experience and see things differently and this sets them apart from what everyone else goes through. In turn, they also do things differently and here are some of the ways in which this shows:

1. Old souls travel their own path through life:
They are not followers in any sense of the word and never do what may be expected of them. The typical goals and materialistic inclinations of life are of no interest to them. Instead of success and power, they are after self-realizations and happiness. That’s why they’re often more connected, spiritual, and grounded.

2. Old souls have only a few true lifelong friends:
They often have difficulty connecting with people around their age because they aren’t interested in many of the things those people do or talk about. Rather, they gravitate towards a select few friends who are able to truly understand them and their intense nature. They don’t waste their time getting to know people that they just cannot relate to and it can be said that old souls look for friends whom they see as kindred souls.

3. Old souls have an unquenchable thirst for learning:
Their passion for all things intellectual and informative is clear from the get-go. They love critical thinking and any experiences they go through they will examine in depth to extract important life lessons from them. For an old soul, knowledge brings happiness and power. Having their thoughts challenged is what they live for.

4. Old souls adjust to new situations and surroundings with ease:
They don’t like to stand out or make a scene and prefer to hang back and observe. While they aren’t anti-social per se, they do view themselves as a sort of misunderstood social outcast. Their natural curiosity leads them to ask many questions and from this deeper conversations follow. However, if talk turns idle or superficial, they immediately lose interest. If they’re unable to steer it back to more meaningful topics, they will simply end it abruptly and move on.

5. Old souls look beyond the mundane and see the bigger picture:
They filter out the basic everyday details that tend to cloud the thoughts and minds of everyone else. Their vision is clear and uncompromised by material things or selfish vanity, which they see as senseless and unproductive. Instead of being focused on the here and now, they look right past it, way down the line into the future. Thinking far ahead about all of the possibilities, or the consequences of ones actions, is what gives them a wider perspective and understanding of the world beyond the present.

6. Old souls are spiritual:
This doesn’t mean they are religious devotees, or even a part of any organized religion. Instead, they are more in tune with a variety of ancient rituals and traditions which by practicing brings them happiness. Old souls are always seeking enlightenment through knowledge, and spirituality both encompasses and fulfills a major part of this.
 
Article Source: Sun-Gazing.com

16 Parents Share the Creepy Things Their Kids Have Said About Their Past Lives

By Caralynn Lippo

“My 3-year-old said, ‘I was your mom in heaven. 😱

Past Lives

Kids are prone to saying some pretty wacky shit. Usually, toddlers’ random outbursts are either nonsensical or funny. But sometimes, they veer into legit terrifying territory.

In a recent AskReddit thread, readers were asked about times their child has done or said something to indicate that they were remembering a past life (a phenomenon observed semi-frequently in children). Whether they were sharing things their own kids had said or moments that they were told happened in their own childhood, some of the most popular responses will seriously creep you out.

1. “The car hit me, my other mummy cried, then I came to you.”

“He was 3 and pretending to run over his Lego men. When asked to stop, he said, ‘That’s how I died isn’t it?’ ‘No, you’ve never died.’ ‘Yes, I have! When I was 2 last time. The car hit me, my other mummy cried, then I came to you.’ He’s a teen now, doesn’t remember a thing about it.” –Nodgenodgewinkwink

2. “I’m sorry I left you before, mommy.”

“My friend had a miscarriage before she had her first daughter. A few years ago, when her daughter was about 4, a group of us were at a party. Her daughter was sitting on her lap and said something along the lines of ‘I’m sorry I left you before, mommy. I was hurting really bad and I wasn’t ready.’ My friend asked her was she meant, and her daughter said she left her before she was born but came back. Super creepy. Daughter doesn’t remember this conversation and still doesn’t know about the miscarriage.” –workbidness

3. “Oh, that’s where I died, isn’t it?”

“My family took everyone on a trip to see their old neighborhood. They drove by a house where, about 15 years earlier, a little girl was hit by a car and died. My cousin – who was about 4 at the time, never had been in the neighborhood, and never heard this tragic story – stopped what she was doing and said, ‘Oh, that’s where I died, isn’t it?’ She then resumed playing with her dolls (or whatever it was she was doing).” –westsideHK

4. “The teacher told my mother that it was spooky.”

“My mom loves to tell this story: When I was young, I really wanted to learn Russian, so they got me into a class. In general, Russian was very easy for me to pick-up and use. It sort of ‘made sense,’ and I could construct complex sentences. The teacher told my mother that it was spooky, because I could speak it in a way that they hadn’t been teaching me (I could figure out colloquial phrases). To this day, I still have it and haven’t lost my Russian.” –PippenRedux

5. “I’ve been here.”

“My 3-year-old niece, in a hotel near her home, said ‘I’ve been here. I used to sit in this chair and knit.’ Wouldn’t say anything else when pressed further. Another time in an antiques shop, we looked at an old school desk with a flip-top lid when she, bemused, said ‘Where’s the inkwell?!’ It just seemed strange that she’d expect there to be one.” –blinky84

6. “He gave a description of what he used to look like, and then how he died.”

“While chatting with my 4-year-old son, he started going into vivid descriptions of being a friendly old man who his neighbors were fond of. He gave a description of what he used to look like, and then how he died, how he felt once he died, and how he woke up again while being born. The way he talked made it seem like he was recalling going to the zoo the previous weekend. He was so casual about it that when he looked at my expression on my face he said ‘What? What’s wrong?’ I don’t believe in past lives, but that was strange.” –wokeupsoaked

7. “It wasn’t a dream, I remembered.”

“My daughter, right before she turned 5, was in our hall in the middle of the night, still asleep, whimpering and crying. I got her to come lay down with me, and when I asked her what the dream was, she got very upset and said ‘It wasn’t a dream, I remembered.’ She told me she remembered when she was a bad dog, and they made her go to sleep. I asked her about it again later and she got very upset, said she was a bad dog and started crying saying she didn’t want to remember it again. She has no idea what it means to put a dog down, let alone that it is what happens to ‘bad dogs.'” –leather_and_lead

8. “When he turned 5, he told me he had never made it this far.”

“First, when my son was 3, he told me that he was once kidnapped and the police accidentally shot and killed him when they were trying to rescue him. When he turned 5, he told me he had never made it this far. Also when he was 5, we drove past my grandparents’ old house (they have been gone 16 and 18 years now). He told me, ‘I used to play in that house with Pappy (my dad) when I was little, except the house used to be white.’ The house did indeed used to be white, and it had been painted an ugly gray. My dad also had nine siblings, three of which died in infancy.” –4theloveoffiber

9. “That sounded like my real Mommy’s voice!”

“My son went for over a year talking about his other mommy and daddy, with a completely straight and serious face. We have a blended family, so he has me (Mom) and at his father’s house his Dad, Stepmom, and brother. He said he had two fake mommies and a fake daddy, and then a set of real ones. When trying to get clarification (thinking he was having trouble adapting to new family roles), he informed us that we were the fakes and that his real parents were much older and lived far away on a farm, with his older brother. That story came up off and on, as well as weird side statements from him. We had him at the ER one time, in a private room. He hears voices outside which he normally wouldn’t pay any mind to. He perked up, looked at the door, and goes, ‘That sounded like my real Mommy’s voice!.’ He was very excited and animated about it (my kid is usually pretty deadpan, so that was off, too). I decided to just ride it out, but admittedly it did freak me out at first. He hasn’t done it in awhile.” –SerenityNeutraylis

10. “Now they will be gone for 1,000 days.”

“I am raised Roman Catholic. My son is raised Roman Catholic. But I was dating this Muslim guy who would play prayers constantly (that were on YouTube). This particular day, my boyfriend was playing a prayer that’s supposed to protect you from jinn. My 3-year-old son looked up from his coloring book and said clear as day ‘Now they will be gone for 1,000 days.’ My boyfriend looked him dead in the eye and was like, ‘How do you know that?’ My son smiled, shrugged, and continued to color. I don’t know if this is true, but my boyfriend explained that if you recited that specific prayer it was supposed to banish evil spirits for 1,000 days. To this day, I still get chills when I think about it.” –foufinha

11. “I cried to my mum that it was like when the soldiers on horses came to take us away.”

“When I was about 3, I used to tell my mum stories of being a little Chinese girl. Apparently, I lived at the bottom of a hill with my grandmother, and I died in a flood. When I was 6 or 7, I came home from school upset that I’d been surrounded by a group of boys, and I cried to my mum that it was like when the soldiers on horses came to take us away.” –the_procastinata

12. “I was your mom in heaven.”

“My 3-year-old said, ‘I was your mom in heaven.’ Multiple times. When I was six weeks pregnant with her, my mom died unexpectedly the day she found out the secret that I was pregnant at 40 with what would be her last and 21st grandchild. We were going to surprise her on her 75th birthday, two weeks later, but a niece let the secret out. When my girl was 4, we were looking through pictures boxes. I have no family pictures posted in my house. Later that night, I realized my girl took three pictures of my mom and put then in her room. She’s never seen pictures of my mom before. I asked her why she took those pictures and she said, ‘Because I’m pretty.'” –capnvontrappswhistle

13. “And that is how I realized my son was magpie in his past life.”

“I asked my son once who he was before he was my son. He was small, maybe 3. He looked at me sadly and said, ‘It was dark and cold, and I wasn’t anything. Just all by myself.’ And then be perked up and said, ‘And before that I had black wings and I flew! And I’d take shiny stuff, because all shiny things are MINE!’ And that is how I realized my son was magpie in his past life. And gave me a clue where to find my missing earrings. He had a hidden cache of jewelry in his room, the little imp.” –Froggyloofa

14. “She knelt in front of it like a Templar praying to the cross of the crossguard.”

“The first time my 6-year-old step-daughter got to handle my practice broadsword she knelt in front of it like a Templar praying to the cross of the crossguard. It was weirdly solemn, too.” –ispringer

15. “She jumped into a small low spot in our yard and yelled ‘Foxhole!'”

“My then 2.5-year-old daughter heard a loud boom, then jumped into a small low spot in our yard and yelled ‘Foxhole!’ with a terrified look on her face. She had never seen any movies about wars or anything. Definitely had me curious.” –Jessabelle98

16. “Why! Why! I got married, I just got married…”

“My daughter would freak out and start crying and screaming while repeating, ‘Why! Why! I got married, I just got married, I got married.’ Over and over again, with this tone filled with grief that I never heard come out of a child so small. 2 and a 1/2 is pretty young to be sobbing your heart out. It was a cry that I had only ever heard from adults who have lost the love of their life.” –ViolentGrace

(Source RedbookMag.com)

3-Year-Old Boy Remembers Being Murdered In Past Life And Leads Adults To Proof

by Charles Roberts

Past Lives

A young boy in the Golan Heights claimed that he knew how he died in his past life, and despite some skepticism, he was apparently able to help bring the murderer to justice.

According to the Epoch Times, a 3-year-old boy living in the Golan Heights, on the border of Syria and Israel, told others in his village that he was murdered with an axe in his past life. The story was told by a witness to German therapist Trutz Hardo, who went on to author a book about children and reincarnation. Hardo says that Dr. Eli Lasch, who witnessed this particular situation, told him about it before he died.

The boy allegedly told others that he had been killed by a man with an axe in his past life, and because the people in his community took claims like that very seriously, they asked him what else he knew about that life. The boy reportedly took a group of people to the village where he was born, identified his killer, and even led them to the murder weapon. The 3-year-old apparently remembered the killer’s name, and when they confronted him, the killer reportedly turned white.

To make this story even stranger, the 3-year-old allegedly led the others to a body that he says was his past one. While that may seem a little far-fetched, villagers say the skeleton had a wound in the same area that the young boy had a birthmark.

Dr. Eli Lasch recalled this story to Hardo, who wrote about it in his book, and while some believe that it may not be true, others say it could provide some powerful proof into just how intuitive young children are.

(Source OpposingViews.com)

Free Will Choice & Fated Happenings

By Calleen Wilder

Free Will
This is SO true.  This is also why I always tell people that they have the power to alter nearly any outcome I might see in a reading.  I also tell them they have the power to really screw some stuff up too, as well as fix it.

It’s my firmest of beliefs that we come here to exercise our Free Will.  We come here to make decisions and choices, good or bad.  AND… for every choice we make we learn something.  Sometimes something great like how easy life can be if we allow it to be.  Sometimes something hard like wishing we’d have just left well enough alone.

Too though I also think there are things and situations that are just fated to happen to us.  I also believe there are many people who are fated to come into our lives.

And on occasion, I believe we can’t change our fate.  Yet other times I believe our choices alter how these fated things affect us.  Mostly how hard or easy it turns out to be.

As for the future people, I am certain that our choices decide if they become lovers, friends, enemies, or something far more neutral.  Plus, our free will choices can speed up or slow down the timing of these future meetings.

Not always though.  And that’s the tricky part.
We don’t know what is assured and what is assured with altered possibilities.  

In my mind the reasoning behind not getting to know all of these things is simply that if we did know it would almost certainly influence our free will.

I mean why chose one thing when you know another is a certainty?  Yes, it’d be SO much easier if we could know.  But, I guess, that isn’t the point.  You know, life lessons, hard knocks, and all.

This is why I ALWAYS tell my clients that I can see what is most likely to happen if they continue forward as is.  BUT… if they change something, maybe even one small little thing, everything might work out in a very different fashion.

Again though, it might not too.

Here’s the thing, I read energy.  I also talk to those in the Spirit World.  As a result, sprinkled throughout every single reading I do there are “fated” things.  The things that will happen no matter what we do.

Trick is, I have zero way of knowing which of the things we speak of are those fated things.  It’s my truest belief that no one does.  Well… no one living anyway.

So does that mean we’re all basically screwed (sorry… best way to say it)?  No.  It just means we have some power, some control, and are nearly always given a choice.  It also means life isn’t for the faint of heart.

Still…. I do so love that Quantum Physics is really digging into some of the more intricate layers of our beings.  It helps verify what I’ve been telling people for years, even if only in my mind.

In the end, some stuff is going to happen during the course of your life whether you stay put or move to the North Pole.

Other things will also happen, but there’s a variable in the event.  Meaning that the outcome is entirely dependent upon what you’ve done until now, as well as what you’ve decided to do going forward.

And still there are other things that will never happen to you in this lifetime… precisely because they weren’t meant to.

People like me can help you sort out a whole bunch of this, but never all of it.  We just don’t have that kind of power.  Truth be known, we probably don’t want it as it could seriously alter your life to the point that you just quit participating in it… and that’ no fun.

Still… I find this very interesting.  Hope you do too.