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2 Sep 2010

Meet International Bestselling Author Meg Blackburn Losey

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I want to recommend to you, The Secret History of Consciousness, by international Bestselling Author, Meg Blackburn Losey. She is the author of the smash hit, The Children of Now, as well as Conversations with the Children of Now, Pyramids of Light, Awakening to Multi-Dimensional Reality. She is also a contributing author to The Mystery of 2012 Anthology.

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29 Aug 2010

Dealing with the Death of a Pet

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I’ve posted many articles for parents of kids who see ghosts, but today I’m going to do something a bit different. I’d like to address these kids on their level. So, if you have a child who is spirit-sighted, go get him or her and let them respond to this special post.

Some people will tell you that dogs and cats don’t have souls so they can’t go to heaven, but I don’t believe that. I believe in a place known as the afterlife. It’s just like the place you existed before you came alive in the body you have now. Most of us don’t remember where we were before we were born, but in her story titled “Puppy Love” Yvonne calls it the Rainbow World. It must be a good place since none of us have bad memories about being there.

Yvonne Perry is the author of The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children. The main character in her book is her grandson, Sidney, who is now nine years old. In real life, he has owned several dogs and cats – all colors and sizes, but for a while it seemed like every time he got close to one of his pets, it would run away or die. He has had to deal with the death of a pet many times.

Scrap is the family dog in “Puppy Love”. She is old and has had a good life, but it’s time for her to go to the Rainbow World. One morning, her family finds her in her favorite sleeping spot, but she’s not moving; she can’t get up and she can’t bark or chase the tractor like she used to. That’s because she is dead. The family is sad and everyone cries. They wrap her in her favorite blanket, dig a big hole in the ground, and put her body in it. It’s like planting a flower or seed, but Scrap’s body is not going to grow like a flower or seed in the spring. The family has a memorial service and talks about Scrap’s death. You may download a PDF of the story on http://writersinthesky.com/sid-puppy.html

It’s good to talk about things that you are afraid of or don’t understand. So, I’d like to ask you some questions. You can answer them by leaving a comment below. Then, come back later and read the answers.

  • Where do you think Scrap’s soul or spirit went when she died?
  • What does it mean to be dead?
  • Have you ever seen a person or an animal that is dead?

18 Aug 2010

Why Do Ghosts Stand at the End of the Bed When They Visit?

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When you were a child you may have gone to your parents’ bedroom in the middle of the night when you had a bad dream. Perhaps you stood there at the foot of the bed and waited because you didn’t want to wake them up to ask if you could sleep with them until your fear subsided. Do ghosts do this as well?

Recently, I’ve heard four stories in which the spirit of a loved one was noticed standing at the foot of the bed.

Lora Mitchell wrote: “. . . my mother and brother died within a week of each other. Christmas morning, I awoke to my mom’s voice calling me by my nickname and telling me not to be sad. Then I saw my brother at the foot of my bed wishing me a “Merry Christmas . . .”

Irene Brodsky wrote: ” . . . when my mother was very ill, her deceased father came to her at night and sat on the end of the bed. He told her not to worry. He was watching over her . . . ”

In Yvonne Perry’s book, More Than Meets the Eye ~ True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife, Vickie Majors reports: “My father died in 1990. Many years passed and I gave up on hearing from him. I was slightly awake in the early hours of the morning  when I heard my father’s voice. He was at the foot of my bed and looked just like he did before he got sick. I asked him why he hadn’t visited me earlier. He said that I hadn’t needed him before. He wanted me to know that he was fine and that I was going to be fine too.”

In my book, Kids Who See Ghosts, Sarah shared this story: “Grandpa Les’ funeral was not a sad affair. He had suffered from painful lung cancer for so long that his friends and family were happy he was no longer in pain and trusted deeply that he resided with God. So when everyone returned to Grandma’s house, the Irish festivities with music, food, and laughter carried on into the night. When everyone else returned home, I stayed to help Grandma clean up. In fact I stayed for several days to make sure she was all right. On the fifth morning of my stay with her, Grandma confided to me at breakfast that she had seen her deceased husband at the foot of the bed while she prayed the rosary on his behalf. He smiled at her and winked, as he used to do all the time. She felt the heavy grief lift from her heart and fell asleep peacefully.”

Where do ghosts appear most often to you?

11 Aug 2010

What is an Old Soul?

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An old soul is a soul who has reincarnated many times. In each lifetime, the soul gains new understanding and wisdom from the human, Earth-journey experience.

More and more, we are seeing old souls in young bodies. Sometimes called the Children of Now (a term coined by author Meg Blackburn-Losey in her book by the same name) or Crystal Kids, these souls are returning to bring a much-needed change to the world. Thus, they are part of the shift toward living in higher consciousness on this planet.

Some old souls come back to repeat learning opportunities they disregarded in previous lifetimes. Once back on earth, they start to undo their previous karma and no longer need to repeat lessons.

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28 Jul 2010

Near-Death Correlation & Kids Who See Ghosts

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In the international best selling book, Kids Who See Ghosts (RedWheelWeiser, 2010), Doreen Fisher shared the frightening story of almost losing her second child, Stone, and then his miracle healing his medical miracle.

Intuition Guides Stone’s Healing

Stone Fisher was born was born with a heart defect, a condition called supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), like an extra electrode in his heart that would jump up to 300 beats a minute and get stuck.  Doreen started getting signs that something was wrong.  The doctors and midwife said he was fine. Only because Doreen’s gut screamed, “No, we’ve got to get it checked out,” did they get to the doctor at the right moment because Stone’s swollen heart was starting to fail. The doctors didn’t know the issue until fifteen hours later.

The doctors said that Stone, two-weeks old, might die. At that pronouncement, Doreen’s world slowed around her with that surreal affect. An internal voice said, “That isn’t true.  Don’t listen to that and focus on what you want.”

The doctor gave her his thoughts: Stone’s health might take…possible heart transplant…death…to be on medication throughout his entire life… and that he might outgrow it. Doreen chose to help her son live. She looked directly into Stone’s eyes and knew that he understood when she said, “Tell your heart to heal, Stone.  It knows how to do it.”  The hospital staff laughed.

Doreen really focused on surrounding Stone in positive energy.  The doctors said they didn’t know why his heart healed. “He’s obviously not reading the medical journals.  He’s healing rapidly and we really don’t understand why.

As Stone became a toddler and then a preschooler, he has spoken and played with his imaginary animal friends. He calls these friends his protectors. They guide him, like animal power totems

Overlap In Studies

There is overlap in the fields of study between children who see ghosts and children and adults who experience near-death states. I’ve invited P. M. H. Atwater to share her views to enhance our understanding of the children’s near-death experiences and interactions with the other side.

P. M. H. Atwater shares: “All of our brains are shifting, and I want to start out here with certain facts:

Children see invisible things or interact with other worlds or have this intuitive ability.

Not only is that normal; it is necessary, as you’ll see in our discussion.

We’re speaking first about the development of the temporal lobes, approximately from the ages of 2 through 6. This is the birth of imagination. [Brain’s temporal lobes are beneath the temples and include areas concerned with speech comprehension.]

Atwater explains that children’s imagination involves the temporal lobes taking in and sorting different forms, shapes, colors and sounds so children can build incredible neural libraries that enable us to have perspective and make comparisons, as we grow older.

Temporal lobe development is important because up to around the age of six, it is primary in the way children see and respond to the world around them.  In Atwater’s research of 277 child experiencers of near-death states, between the ages of birth to 15 years, most of the cases clustered within two age spans— from birth to 15 months, and the other from three years of age until not quite six.  This is significant.

Atwater explains, “Previous research by a myriad of professionals have long since established that the years of three to five is when most children have invisible friends, are highly psychic, see demons/angels/fairies/aliens, and spend a lot of time in the imaginal worlds. This is the birth of imagination and absolutely necessary for the growth of a healthy child.  What I have been able to establish is that during those same years, in fact, from birth to not quite six, is when the largest number of children appear also to have near-death experiences.

“The profound enhancements that can occur with the very young after experiencing the phenomenon raises the question:  is it possible to have temporal lobe expansion BEFORE temporal lobe development?

“All of the different papers and studies that have been done indicate that these are the ages when most children have invisible friends, are highly psychic, see demons, angels and fairies, spend a lot of time in the imaginal worlds, and that is just so necessary.

“What I’m seeing, as a researcher of near-death states, is the experiences and talents of the new kids, referring to millennial children…Indigo children and Crystal children] are matching near-death kids. These experiences are transformations of consciousness.  I think the process is inborn in the new kids.  The kids don’t have to change through an experience like a near-death state.

“So I’m looking at near-death children as a neutral model to better understand what’s happening with our new children. I return repeatedly to the fact that this is normal brain development, and if children are going to have a healthy brain, they’re going to go through stages like seeing ghosts. We’re not talking about imaginings or scary things or fluffy things; we’re talking about normal brain development.

Doreen Accepts Her Role As An Intuitive Mom

Stone’s story represents an example of a child who was near death and experienced a remarkable recovery, supported by the intention and energy of his mom, Doreen. As Atwater stated in her research findings, perhaps children like Stone come with more highly developed intuition because of their extraordinary experiences.

As soon as Stone could articulate, he told Doreen long stories about his animal friends.  They all had names and he could describe them visually in detail. There were a lot of them that were around him all of the time. One special friend called Tiger, was around him all the time. He called Tiger his protector, the one who would help him.  If he started to fall, he felt that Tiger was there to stop him.

Another friend was Joochie, a puppy that could leap from rooftop to rooftop. If Doreen said, “Stone I’m not sure that’s really safe,” he replied, “Well Joochie can do it.  Joochie is doing it right now.” What Stone couldn’t accomplish, Joochie could do.

At that point in motherhood, Doreen wasn’t sure of the state of these different realities. She had let go of fear that Stone interacted with real presences, not unlike children in other cultures who have power animals for their protection. In accepting the fact that her children could see presences in other realities, and she could feel them, she steppe into her power as an intuitive mom – a gift from her children.

© 2010 by Dr. Caron Goode is the award winning author of Raising Intuitive Children and the international best-seller, Kids Who See Ghosts, guide them through their fear. Dr. Goode is the founder of the Academy for Coaching Parents (acpi.biz) that trains and certifies professional parenting coaches. Reach Dr. Goode for speaking or training at caron30 @ gmail.com.

22 Jul 2010

Family Support for a Child Who Sees Ghosts

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In my interviews with families of kids who see ghosts, I notice that every family has a unique way of supporting the gifted child. As the Perry family demonstrates in this story, those with a child who sees ghosts also has a family member(s) who is unusually empathic.

The adorable book, The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children, was authored by Yvonne Perry, who truly understands kids who see ghosts. She is the paternal grandmother of Sidney, the main character in her 12 stories that share a message about holistic living and understanding spiritual intelligence. She unknowingly started the book when she began to write about her adventures with her first-born biological grandson as he began exhibiting the ability to see in the spirit realm. The next thing Yvonne knew, she had a collection of stories to help parents and grandparents support kids who see ghosts and have other paranormal experiences.

Perry’s own psychic gifts began manifesting in childhood. She was raised in a family where seeing and hearing spirits was not an unfamiliar experience—yet one that they didn’t talk about. Having a near-death experience (NDE) in 1952, the matriarch of the family privately confessed to communicating with angels, spirit animals, and disembodied loved ones. During her NDE, “Nanny,” as the family lovingly calls her, was sent back to Earth to finishing raising her children who were young at the time.

It’s only natural that Ms. Perry and her children and grandchildren would manifest clairvoyant, clairaudient, or clairsentient gifts. As a teenager, her daughter, now 26, had dreams that gave her accurate premonitions about future events. It was common for her to have déjà vu or see something in “real” life that she had already witnessed in a dream or vision.

As a passenger in the car while her mom was driving down the road, Saya emphatically said, “Slow down!”

“I’m not speeding,” Yvonne said.

“Just slow down, okay?” she said.

Yvonne slowed the car. “Enough?” she asked her daughter. About that time, they topped the hill where a car accident had just occurred. Had the mom maintained driving at the former speed, they would have been right in the middle of the wreck.

”How did you know that was going to happen?” Yvonne asked her daughter.

“I just knew. There’s going to be a grey car at the entrance of the trailer park.”

The trailer park wasn’t even in sight for another twenty seconds, but sure enough, a grey car started to pull out as the mother-daughter duo approached. Yvonne blew the horn and averted yet another accident.

“How did you know?” Yvonne asked a little more sternly.

“I dreamed it last night,” the fourteen-year-old replied.

Yvonne honored her daughter’s spiritual gifts from that day forward. However, Saya shut down the gift and never mentioned it after her parents divorced two years later.

Perry’s son, being empathic himself and married to a woman who is frequently visited by spirits, is more accepting of psychic gifts and was not at all surprised when his first-born son was able to communicate telepathically from a very early age. The entire family began learning from this little boy who called himself an “old soul” when he was only three years old. Sidney channeled his higher self and used a magic potion to heal a crippled dog when he was four years old. At age nine, he continues to receive guidance in his sleep through his astral travel.

“I knew we had a special child on our hands and I wanted to do everything I could to help him develop his spiritual gifts,” says Perry. “—the same gifts that had been considered unacceptable by the Christian churches I had attended. Sidney’s spiritually-enlightened mother encouraged him to use his gifts as a tool to help himself and others. Most psychically-gifted children do not have this type of adult influence. In fact, many adults are afraid of the supernatural. Because my son, daughter-in-law, grandson, and I can effortlessly talk about our spiritual experiences, there is no fear of the spirit world—just awe and appreciation.” Perry’s main reason for writing The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children is to help others see how easy it is to open a dialog and comfortably share human connection with the spirit world.

Sidney’s ability to see in the spirit realm was confirmed when he was about four years old. He was with his grandmother, whom he calls “Von-Von,” in her office when she asked him to go get something in another room. He jumped up and started toward the door. Then, all of a sudden he stopped and wouldn’t go through the door. He walked backward to where Von-Von was sitting.

“What’s wrong, Sid?” she asked.

“Who is that?” He pointed toward the hallway.

Von-Von immediately knew what was happening. She had seen a ghost of young boy flash across her foyer several days prior. “I’m not sure what his name is,” she said as she pulled Sid into her lap. “But, he will not harm you. Let’s call upon Archangels Chamuel and Michael to help.”

Sidney would not take his eyes from the spirit at the doorway.

“Archangels Michael and Chamuel,” Von-Von said, “We have the spirit of a lost boy in our house. Please come and help him see the light and go to a safe place where he can find his friends and family. Thank you.”

After a few moments Sidney said, “He’s gone!” Then, he slid off his grandmother’s lap and walked through the doorway without hesitation.

Perry is currently writing a book to serve as a guidebook for empaths—those who are affected by the thoughts, emotions, and feelings of people around them. Teaching Sidney how to protect himself from the psychic energy will be important later on if his guardian adults notice that he’s picking up detrimental energy from others. So far, this has not been the case. Even though Sidney is very sensitive and compassionate, he is able to move smoothly along on his own spiritual journey. This lack of fear and psychic onslaught (common to many teens and adults) may come from the way his family treats paranormal events as an ordinary part of life. It could also be due to the loads of love and light that surround him as a result of the beneficial prayers of his parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and yes, even his great-great-grandmother. Nanny, at age 94, sees and hears in the spirit realm more than ever.

The stories in The Sid Series are as much for the parents as for the kids. For more information about the book, please visit http://TheSidSeries.com.

© 2010 by Dr. Caron Goode is the award winning author of Raising Intuitive Children and the international best-seller, Kids Who See Ghosts, guide them through their fear. Dr. Goode is the founder of the Academy for Coaching Parents (acpi.biz) that trains and certifies professional parenting coaches. Reach Dr. Goode for speaking or training at caron30 @ gmail.com.

20 Jul 2010

Nurturing Precognizant, Clairaudient, and Clairsentient Abilities in Children

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The terminology may be different but the results are the same: healing, foreknowledge, mind reading, or discerning activity in the spirit realm. According to the Bible, Jesus demonstrated all these gifts during his earthly ministry. The phenomena some people call psychic abilities are referred to by Pentacostal Christians as the gifts of the Spirit (I Corinthians 12: 4-8). These gifts operate similarly and all come from Spirit.

Children don’t have such preconceived biases toward pleasing  religious leaders or adhering to doctrine. They simply report what they experience. Here is the story of a Christian woman who obviously has precognizant, clairsentient, and clairaudient abilities.

When Iris was thirteen, her dad planned a fishing trip with the family. As much as she loved fishing, that sunny July morning was quite upsetting for her. She had not slept well the previous night and when she awoke she felt uncomfortable, nauseated, and like there was a magnetic force repelling her from going on the trip.

As the rest of the family happily approached the van, Iris begged her dad to please reschedule the trip. She told him that she felt sick and scared and that they shouldn’t go. Confused by her behavior, he commanded her to get in the van.

When they arrived at the lake spread out along the banks with no more than twelve feet between them—that was the family fishing rule. Inwardly, Iris was still freaking out and disturbed but she kept quiet as she took her fishing pole and sat on a rock.

Two minutes later her little sister came to sit next to her and asked, “What’s wrong? Why didn’t you want to come on the trip?”

Suddenly, Iris heard a distant, shattered voice yelling, “Help me!”

“Shhhh!” Iris said to her sister. “Listen. Did you hear that?”

Her sister didn’t hear zip and looked at Iris like she was crazy.

As she kept hearing the same words, Iris noticed the voice was coming from the other side of the lake. The voice sounded like a flute, not like a human voice. Then she realized it was coming out of the water. Iris ran to her dad and told him that she heard voices from the other side of the lake.

“There is no one at the other side of the lake. It’s closed to the public. Go take a nap. You’re in my fishing spot.”

At this point Iris thought she was going crazy! But she went back to her spot and started drawing. A half hour later, she heard her family members crying and yelling, “We lost him!”

Danny, her 16-year-old cousin, decided to sneak off to catch the larger fish where the boats go. Danny had won awards for being the best swimmer and fisher, yet he drowned that day.

Iris’ dad warned her to never tell these stories to anyone because it might lead them astray from the Christian faith. Now that her dad is gone she feels free to tell her stories—and there are many.

Iris has precognizant, clairaudient, and clairsentient gifts at work in her life. The precognizant magnetic pull she felt was for the purpose of getting her attention in order to have her dad cancel the trip.  Hearing the voice crying for help is a clairaudient gift. The feeling of nausea is a clairsentient ability. Many empathic healers use this gift to ascertain where in the body their patients need a healing flow of energy directed.

These gifts are just as common and useful as gifts of music, art, teaching, or other talents human possess, but it’s not typical for families to discuss paranormal experiences that do not align with their doctrine or are frowned upon by the church. It’s probably not a good idea to go to church on Sunday and admit that you see ghosts. However, had Iris’ dad listened to her that day, Danny might still be alive.

We do our intuitive children a great injustice when we invalidate their psychic abilities. But, many parents simply don’t know what to do with kids who see or hear spirits or predict future events. In some cases, the “hushing” parent also has some paranormal gifts in operation that he or she is not comfortable talking about—maybe they were “hushed” by their parents and are simply passing down the advice they were given.

If your child is demonstrating intuitive gifts such as the ones in Iris’ story, take the child seriously. I can help you through counseling or my books:  Raising Intuitive Children and the international best-seller, Kids Who See Ghosts, guide them through their fear. Reach me at caron30 @ gmail.com.

14 Jul 2010

Soul Groups and Heaven

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GUEST BLOGGER – Author Yvonne Perry of writersinthesky.com

Is heaven a literal place or a metaphorical term that represents an idea of utopia? Maybe neither; maybe both. A psychic nine-year-old child recently gave his mother a profound description of what heaven is like.

According to Sidney, heaven has many different places in which souls may choose to live upon leaving their human body. There is a place for those who follow Jesus and a place for those who pray to Mother Mary, and yet other places for those who adhere to different belief systems. The main thing is each soul is able to find comfort and explore new opportunities by visiting any part of heaven it wants.

This theory about heaven seems to confirm that whatever belief system or mindset we have in place when we leave the body is carried over into the afterlife. In my recent book, More Than Meets the Eye ~ True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife, I shared stories of personal experiences which support Sidney’s descriptions. It also gives credence to my thoughts that heaven (and/or hell) is whatever we create in our minds. Just like our experience on earth, our experience in the afterlife can be anything we want it to be.

Sidney’s insight is also in line with a verse in the Bible (John 14:1-3) where Jesus said, “In my father’s house are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for thee.  And where I am, there you may be also.”  John 17:24 records Jesus as saying, “Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am.”

Whom you have given me? Is it possible that some soul groups belong to Jesus and others “belong” to different ascended masters? Definitely food for thought.

We have the ability to make choices while in the body. From what I’ve read about people who have died and come back (near-death experience), free will and consciousness continue after a soul leaves the body. It’s more than a theory that disembodied souls are able to visit humans. I share that experience with many others who report seeing, hearing, sensing, and interacting with ghosts.

Whether heaven is a literal place or not, it is still comforting to know that we can be with the ones we love in the afterlife.

10 Jul 2010

Psychic Three-year-old Confirms His Grandmother’s Prior Miscarriage

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Having a psychic child who is able to interact in the spirit realm is a challenge for some adults due to their own fears or limited beliefs about whether this is even a possibility. For adults like the one mentioned in this story who are open to the spirit world or accustomed to interacting with it, having a child who sees ghosts is not a challenge; it is an on-going adventure.

I mentioned Yvonne Perry is one of my earlier articles She is a good example of a grandparent who is excited about supporting a psychic child. Her grandson, Sidney, is now nine years old, but he has shown paranormal abilities ever since he was a baby.

Yvonne regularly and casually communicates with disembodied spirits. Naturally, her home is a place where spirits feel welcome and like to hang out and explore. It’s also natural that nearly every time Sidney visits her they have some type of spiritual encounter to report.

Just recently Sidney spent the weekend with his grandmother, whom he calls Von-Von, because she was taking him to Nashville Shores to enjoy the water park on Monday.

Awaking on Sunday morning after having slept in the living room, Sidney reported that he had trouble sleeping.
“I was awake until 1 a.m.,” he told Von-Von.

“Did you stay up playing video games on your PSP?” she asked.

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7 Jun 2010

Grandma Said Her Last Goodbye

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Many people like Sarah’s grandmother report seeing a loved one shortly after their death. The spirit offers confirmation of afterlife, and also a feeling of relief to the one left behind.

Sarah shares this story: “Grandpa Les’ funeral was not a sad affair. He had suffered from painful lung cancer for so long that his friends and family were happy he was no longer in pain and trusted deeply that he resided with God. So when everyone returned to Grandma’s house, the Irish festivities with music, food and laughter carried on into the night. When everyone else returned home, I stayed to help Grandma clean up. In fact I stayed for several days to make sure she was all right. On the fifth morning of my stay with her, Grandma confided to me at breakfast that she had seen her deceased husband at the foot of the bed while she prayed the rosary on his behalf. He smiled at her and winked, as he used to do all the time. She felt the heavy grief lift from her heart and feel asleep peacefully.”

HAVE YOU SEEN A LOVED ONE AFTER THEIR DEATH? WILL YOU SHARE YOUR STORY?

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