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.