My child talks about his “other” family, what’s that about? This is a question that my clients frequently ask me. My answer? Your child is simply remembering a past life. It is very common for young children to remember their past life experiences. This is because they are so new to this physical plane and the veil to the other side is still so transparent for them. Also because they are so young, they’ve yet to hear from society that “there is no such thing as reincarnation.”
My son was 3 years old when he first started talking about his past life. Like most children his age, he has always been scared of the dark. Between the ages of 3-4 years old he would frantically ask my husband and I if we were going to leave him while he was asleep. To see him so upset and for him to think that we would abandon him was heart breaking for us. One night while I was tucking him into bed and reassuring him that Daddy and I weren’t going anywhere, he opened up about why he was so scared. He asked me if I remembered his old daddy, not the daddy he had now but the one before. Setting aside my confusion I calmly told him no I did not meet that daddy. He went on to tell me about how he didn’t have a mommy and he and his daddy lived in a really cold house. He said that they didn’t have a lot of food and his tummy always hurt. He said one night his daddy put him to bed and when he woke up in the morning his daddy was gone. He said he was home all by himself cold and hungry for a very long time and his daddy never came back. He said finally his grandma and grandpa found him and he got to go live with them. He said he liked it there because he was finally allowed to go to school and he was never hungry again. This brought tears to my eyes! No wonder he was terrified to go to sleep. He was holding on to a traumatic experience from a past life. With this new information, I was able to help him let go of this terrible memory. He is now 7 years old and no longer scared of the dark or abandonment. He also has now has no memory of this past life experience.
The best thing to do if your child starts recollecting a past life memory is to be supportive. Never tell them that the event did not happen. Try to collect as much information as possible from your child. If they are specific enough you can even do your own research to see if you can validate some of their memories. If you’d like, you can start a journal for your child to look at when they are older.
For my son, he needed to remember this past life experience fully and talk about it before he was able to cut the cord to this past traumatic event.
Do you have any interesting past life stories involving children? Please feel free to comment below or send me your stories privately to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!