The Things We Overhear from Kids
We might hear about Angels, Spirits, God and life beyond the clouds. We should listen.
One morning as we sat on the back porch, I overheard of our kids talking about larger than life things through the open windows.
"God is all around us," said Michaela, then 7 years old.
"NO, God is up there beyond those clouds!" said her little brother emphatically as they stood at the windows looking out far beyond the clouds.
They went back and forth with this for a moment and added more details.
Little brother, age 4, explained to his sister:
"God opens those clouds. The Angels sit next to Him. He reaches down, along with the Angels, and they scoop everyone up off the road and take them up there. I know, I saw it."
"He can reach through the walls of houses and knows no boundaries," he explained.
We listened. We wanted to hear more.
EXPANDING OUR IMAGINATIONS
Sometimes the best thing we can do is listen. And learn.
Children are not as jaded as so many adults have become. They might see parents slay away at their endless 'To Do' lists day in and day out, and/or dominate the days with goals and 'accomplishments' on our road to 'success'. Our logical world and left brains can dominate our right brain world of creativity and imagination.
We, as adults, can easily lose the world of imagination or connection to spirit. We can then impose those limited views on our kids or the world around us just because we might not see magic. Instead, we place our limited perception onto their expansive views.
"If we want to influence society and the future of the world, we're going to have to upgrade our conversation with our young people." -Elly Molina
Vibes, energy, and intuition are common conversations at our house with our kids. Their ability to tune into the world of energy and the frequency of spirit and Angels is often innate in kids. If we listen, conversations elevate on all levels.
UPGRADING OUR CONVERSATIONS
When I thought further about our little boy's conversation later that morning about God and all the Angels picking everyone up off the ground who had died, I realized what the date was.
It was the morning/anniversary of 9/11.
They weren't born yet when the 9/11 tragedy forever changed America and my little boy was too young to know or understand what this tragic event was. Yet, there was something about the conversation that morning that was timeless.
My (then) 4 year old spoke with such a certainty that even if it was all his imagination, the details of his vision were real enough to inspire larger and brighter conversations.
In holding the space for children to speak about what they see, feel, or know, they can help adults see beyond the clouds, too.
More on children and Imagination & Creativity:
Children Who Know How to Know: A resource guide for helping children develop and utilize their powerful intuitive abilities by Elly Molina
The Intuitive Spark: Bringing Intuition Home to Your Child, Your Family, and You by Sonia Choquette