by Francesca McCartney
my daughter was five I took her for a horseback-riding lesson. The
teacher introduced her to the Palomino pony that she would be riding.
She stood there staring at this crème colored pony and said, "Where is
the black horse?" The surprised teacher turned to me and said that the
Palomino had a pure black son who was back in the stable. That morning
she had planned on saddling him up for the lesson but had changed her
mind just before we arrived.
above story is an example of a child using her innate intuition. She
used a skill called remote viewing, or seeing from a distance. This
intuitive skill is highly developed in many young children, which can
make it difficult to surprise a child with a birthday present!
children are born with their intuition fully developed. In fact,
children often rely on the innate human sense of intuition more than
the other five senses. Unfortunately, most soon learn from adults and
society that the only valid ways to receive information about their
world are through an analytical process and the other five senses.
a former Montessori teacher I heard many intuitively insightful
comments from my young students. "What is your baby's name?" one
6-year-old said to her teacher. No adult in the school knew that this
teacher was pregnant and it was no longer a secret! This intuitive
skill is clairvoyance, clear-seeing, perceiving energy patterns, and
mother of one of my students reported that she was driving down a
winding road, when her 4-year-old daughter made a perplexing statement,
"Mommy, how did the deer die?" As the mother turned the corner, a dead
deer lay on the road. When she arrived at my pre-school classroom to
drop off her daughter she was shaken by the incident and a little
fearful of her daughter's perception. This is an example of
precognition, seeing what lies ahead of you on the road, in your life,
the next day or the far future.
you ever experienced a child addressing your hidden sadness or pain?
Many of our sensitive children who have natural healing skills are
empathic or clairsentient. A friend has a 7-year-old daughter who will
walk up to her and lay her hands on the place where she is having a
headache, backache, etc. This child usually has some soothing words to
say like, "It will be okay soon mommy." Or will simply giver her mother
a sweet smile while she rubs the afflicted area. This friend told me
that her daughter has been doing this instinctive laying on of hands
since the age of five.
is important to recognize and acknowledge the intuitive abilities of
children. In this way, they will be able to better incorporate these
skills in their adult life. A recommended book to read is Indigo
Children: The New Kids Have Arrived by Lee Carroll, Jan Tober