2 year old a reincarnated Hindu?

Discussion in 'Children's Past Lives -Age 7 & under' started by maulacat, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. maulacat

    maulacat New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd just like some advice/opinions really. My son is now 2 years and 3 months old. Although I've always been interested in the supernatural and reincarnation, etc, I'm the sort of person who doesn't believe something unless I see evidence of it with my own eyes, yet I've always had a strange feeling that my son has been here before. People have always agreed with me that it's like he has an "old soul", because he's always been quite mature, even as a little baby.

    Just recently things seem to be happening that support my hunch. For example, my son still doesn't talk properly yet, but about a month ago we were at home and he said "home" for the first time. However, when he said it he went to the front door and kept pointing to go out saying that he wanted to go "home". I tried to explain to him that he was home, but he wouldn't accept this. He has done the same thing several times since and, rather than throwing a tantrum when I try to explain that he cant go out because he is home (as he would normally do with something when he cant get his own way), he just seems genuinely sad that he cant go.

    Another piece of what I would now call evidence, is that he has been saying "odd" words for months, which my partner and I have always put down to just being "baby babble" so to speak, but then a few days ago he started calling his Dad "baap". Because he kept repeatedly using it as a substitute for what he usually calls his Dad, we decided it would be interesting to look it up and see if it actually means anything. I was shocked and excited when I looked on the internet and found that this is a Hindi word - meaning father! We were both astounded and tried to find some of the other words he has been saying repeatedly. One of them is "beesa". This is ALSO a Hindi word, which refers to a group of people in a certain level of the Indian caste system. He has also said "dhobi" (sounded like "dowbee" to us) from a young age, which I have now looked up and this is an indian washerman/washerwoman. This is particularly intriguing, because my son has always been obsessed with cleaning from a very young age (and still is), to the point where it made people laugh because it was so wierd seeing this little baby thoroughly polishing and wiping things! If you give him a baby wipe, he will spend ages thoroughly wiping down a whole chair for example, and take it really seriously!

    My partner, who used to laugh at me when I said I thought our son was reincarnated, is now stunned and convinced by this new evidence. I'm kind of convinced, but there's always that niggly part of me that thinks I might be being silly. I would be grateful for any advice/opinions, etc. Thanks.
     
  2. Tinkerman

    Tinkerman Administrator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Messages:
    722
    Likes Received:
    515
    Location:
    The Plains USA
    Greetings Maulacat!


    Welcome to the Forum! Wow that is an interesting story for sure! I believe you have come to the right place to learn about it. Familiarize yourself with the forum by reading the FAQ section. Then take a look at the Children's section. You'll see you are amongst common friends with similar stories. You're not alone! I would also highly suggest you Carol Bowman's book about Children's Past Lives, there's a lot for you to learn from there! AND most important, come on here and simply ask. You'll find it a receptive place!!


    Welcome again!


    Tinkerman
     
  3. Deborah

    Deborah Executive Director Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 1997
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    545
    Location:
    CA - USA
    Welcome Maulacat,


    You might want to read through the webpage The Four Signs of Children's past life Memories. Carol's books are also a must read. Return from Heaven and Children's Past Lives - as Tinkerman suggested. I also suggest that you start keeping a journal, write down things he says, does and reacts too. Journals can be very valuable in the future. Keeping records may prove to be very helpful in the future.


    Remember to be matter of fact with him, ASK questions and let him explain. Try not to plant ideas or answers - and when he is a little older - ask him to draw pictures of what he is talking about. Another great resource for you and for him...down the line.


    Good luck and do keep us posted.
     
  4. Amy

    Amy Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Still Looking
    It sounds like you have some interesting info there. I would definitely keep a journal and if you can record it with a small tape recorder, that is helpful too.


    Another thing that aids in keeping track is to take notice of where you are & what you are doing when your child starts talking of this past life. Take note of the time if you can as well. This will help you in deciding what triggers his memories.


    I agree with the others that you would benefit greatly by reading Carol's books. There is much good information and advice that would help you in deciding how to understand what you are seeing and hearing as well as how to help your child deal with it.


    Good Luck!
     
  5. Obie

    Obie Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    3
    This is most intriguing! I am Indian and I speak Hindi fluently.


    Baap indeed is the correct word for father. Also, Dhobi is a washerman who washes clothing. A lot of people in India do not have washing machines so you send your clothing to a 'Dhobi' who washes your clothes for you.


    If you need any help translating Hindi words I will be more than happy to help you with anything you need.
     
  6. Amy

    Amy Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Still Looking
    Amazing! Here is your first validation Maulacat. :thumbsup: Has your son said any other words?
     
  7. maulacat

    maulacat New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Obie, thank you for your message. I have sent you a private message. You can reply on here though if you like. Thanks again.x
     
  8. tanguerra

    tanguerra Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    264
    Location:
    Australia
    Hi Maulacat,


    Welcome to the forum.


    Very interestng indeed. It certainly seems very indicative to me of a past life memory. I wonder how much 'baby babble' is actually an attempt by the child to make herself understood in a new and unfamiliar language, or if children who seem to speak very early or very late do so because they are more or less familiar with their 'new' language.


    Anyway, yes, all children are reincarnated in my opionion, I think most people just don't recognise the signs or understand what the child means when he is trying to communicate with the parents about it. It is good that we are more open to these things nowadays and have all these marvellous resources.


    We are all old souls. We have all been here before, many times. It is just that the vast majority don't remember - at least not on a conscious level. This is a completely natural process and nothing out of the ordinary. Understanding this should just be one more way that you can understand your child and communicate with him. It is good you don't tell the child he is naughty when he points to the door and says he wants to go home for instance, but are just simply understanding about it.


    As Deborah says, just be matter of fact with the kid when he tells you something. Ask for more information, but don't make a huge fuss about it - just as if the child was talking about any adventure such as a trip to the park 'Oh yes, and then what happened.....?'


    Don't frighten him or startle him or you run the risk of pushing it all underground. I began to hide my strange ability to remember things because I noticed it would unsettle the grownups (and the other kids).
     
  9. vicky

    vicky Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    5
    Hi maulacat,


    Your son is so lucky that he has a mom who understands that there are many reasons for things.


    If you look really deep and aside from all the fears about what other people think and about perhaps being silly and seeing what you want to see - - - the highest truth you know is that your son is reincarnated and the things he's doing/saying are indicative of that.


    You and your partner know your son better than anyone and are probably the only people on earth that are in a position to really truly form an opinion on this matter. Also, at 2, you know pretty much everything they know because you know what and who you have exposed them to. You know that he has no way to learn Hindi. One word can possibly be a coincidence/baby babble but three words and they all have Hindi meanings have to be a statistical impossibility.


    I ditto the suggestions to read the books. Also, in my own personal experience, I wish that I had been listening sooner. You have a chance to help your son become fully grounded in this life. That might mean helping to resolve some past life stuff which you will be ready for.


    Good luck to you.


    Vicky
     
  10. Carol

    Carol Author

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 1997
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Media, PA
    Maulacat,


    I love your story. Not only is your son appropriately using words from another language, (which I'm assuming he hasn't been exposed to), but he has the behaviors of a dhobi! There is a correspondence that's difficult to write off as merely coincidence.


    From the time my son first started speaking, he would call his older sister Sarah "Didi". We thought it was because he couldn't pronounce his r's and s's. It wasn't until he was six, and a young girl from India was visiting, that I learned that "Didi" is a Hindi appellation for "older sister". A little bleed-through there.


    I hope you feel assured that your son's memories are "normal" after reading some of the posts on the Forum.


    PLEASE keep a journal of these remarks and behaviors. This will be a real treasure as he gets older and your memory begins to fade.


    Carol
     
  11. maulacat

    maulacat New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks to everyone for all your words of advice and support so far. Just to keep you all updated, Obie very kindly offered to help me translate any words that my son says that might be Hindi, so I sent her a message with a couple of words that he says that I couldn't find when looking on the net. I told her they sounded like he was saying "panyay/panye" and "batch". She said that the hindi word for water is pani and the hindi word for child is bacha, so these are possibly what he is saying. She said she will ask her mother about the beesa/bissa word and let me know what she says.


    Something else that my partner and I find interesting is that when people come round to our house or we go to someone else's, my son is quite shy to begin with, doing the usual "clinging-on-to-mummy's-leg" thing that kids do, even with his grandparents sometimes, yet we have a friend who looks Indian (he is actually half African, but he honestly looks more Indian than African) and on the occasions he has been round, my son runs up to him as soon as he comes in the door and hugs his legs! We all commented how strange and out of character this was for him and this all happened before we knew about the words he was saying, etc.


    I played some indian music to my son yesterday on the computer and he started patting the computer desk with the palm of one of his hands in time to the music, like he was playing the bongo drums! Of course, this could just be coincidence and maybe he just liked the music, but I thought it was worth mentioning to everyone.


    Another thing my son did yesterday, which actually worried me a bit,was that on 2 occasions when I left the room he was in, after a minute or 2 of being on his own he suddenly started calling for me hysterically and screaming in a tone that he normally only uses when he is panicking (i.e. the sort of tone you'd imagine he would use if he got his foot stuck in something for example). Of course, I rushed to the room, panicking myself that he had hurt himself, yet by the time I got to the room (which cant have taken more than a few seconds), he had stopped shouting and was quite happy, sucking his thumb watching TV as if nothing had happened! This is very strange, as he has never done this before, he has only ever called for me calmly or cried "normally" if he wanted me, so my concern is that perhaps now he is starting to remember things from a previous life and some of these things are upsetting for him. I suppose I will just have to wait and see if yesterday was just a one-off (maybe he was just in a bad mood! :) ).
     
  12. Obie

    Obie Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    3
    There is an Indian drum called the tabla. It is similar to the American bongos. I am wondering if perhaps that is what he was thinking of.
     
  13. maulacat

    maulacat New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks again to Obie, who has helped me again with decifering some more of the words my son comes out with. I asked her about a word he says that sounds like "cha-cha" and another which sounds like "pooch". She confirmed that these, again, are both hindi words, and that pooch means to ask and cha-cha is uncle! I keep wondering if maybe he's just trying to say English words and they just come out funny because he's still learning, but I have to admit that for him to have now come out with this many words which are all words from the same language, along with all the other stuff I have mentioned that is a bit odd, it does seem to be rather convincing evidence for the past life theory. Part of me is hoping that he is reincarnated, because I am fascinated by it and would also love proof that we carry on in some way after death, but then there's part of me that's hoping he's not for both his and my sakes. What I mean is that I am scared for him incase he is reincarnated and has memories that he doesn't want or is sad because he wants to see his old family and old home, and I'm scared for me incase he says that he liked his old mummy better or something like that!
     
  14. vicky

    vicky Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    5
    Hi maulacat,


    There is quite a lot to think about that you have never thought about before when dealing with a child with memories. When my son asked us if we kidnapped him from his old family and said he wanted us to buy another house in the hopes his old family would be there, I was quite certain I had never seen a proposed response to that in any parenting book I had ever seen.


    BTW-my son also used to scream hysterically when I left the room. He told me when he was 5 that his past life mother was killed in a car accident. Even though he had gotten somewhat better about being away from me by that time, he was completely better after having told me about it. I believe Carol's books mention something of this nature too. That often kids get over past life trauma after they tell you about it.


    Deborah suggested drawing what the child is afraid of too. You might save that until he gets a little older but you may want to start paying attention to his drawings sooner than that. My son has, on his own, drawn some pretty interesting stuff that is probably past life related.


    Also, my son cried when he told me that his past life mommy died. I didn't feel jealous because I was so relieved that someone had loved him as I do. Its odd that even though he is my child in only this life that I so want him to have been loved even in the lifetimes when i wasn't present. I am grateful to her whoever she was for taking such good care of him.


    Vicky
     
  15. Deborah

    Deborah Executive Director Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 1997
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    545
    Location:
    CA - USA
    Hi Maulacat,

    Reincarnation is not a selective process. The cycle of rebirth from life time to life time - is a part of life and happens to everyone. It takes courage to embrace another time in history and to realize we don't own our children. They have been here before, just as we have. Sometimes the roles -even reversed.


    Perhaps look at your experience(s) with the same wonder that a small child has when he looks at the world. Be open to the possibilities, take notes, react to every situation with love and understanding, and remember - children are our greatest teachers. ;)
     
  16. maulacat

    maulacat New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, I knew that there was some kind of drum like the bongos that Indian people played (didn't know it was called tabla though!), which was why I mentioned it really, because I thought it was strange the way he reacted. This was the first time he had done the hand tapping thing, that I remember anyway, and the first time that he had really listened to Indian music, so it did seem like (yet another!) strange coincidence!
     
  17. cottonBall

    cottonBall cottonBall

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston
    "home"

    I find this very fascinating. I did the exact same thing when I was a young child and I had never heard of it in anyone else before. I would have what I can only really describe as panic attacks? I would be more or less in hysterics, telling my mother that I wanted to go home. She would do exactly what you did, telling me that I was home. I remember being very frustrated by the fact that I couldn't fully express the "home" that I was talking about to her. I must have been around four or so - my parents were divorcing at the time. I think that things might have been getting a bit too stressful for me. I still have that thought sometimes, when I'm exhausted emotionally or physically. "Wow, I really want to go home."
     
  18. buntaro

    buntaro Senior Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Westmorland, California
    Maulacat,


    You said you wonder if your 2 year old is reincarnated. I believe that everyone alive today has reincarnated from a previous life. (I do not believe anyone alive today is in their first incarnation.) To me, it is just a matter of finding out where we were before, and seeing how much we recall.
     
  19. tanguerra

    tanguerra Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    264
    Location:
    Australia
    Hi Maulacat,


    As the others have said, all of us are reincarnated I believe thousands and thousands of times It's just most of us don't remember the details. We only have subconscious urges, strange dreams, phobias and various other quirky likes and dislikes to show for our 'mileage'. It is very fascinating and exciting, but don't forget your little boy is also just a little boy like any other! (Although I am sure he is the cutest little boy in the world).


    It is not unusual for little kids to go through a period of being upset (even to the point of being seemingly hysterical!) when they lose sight of their mother. It might be past-life related, it might be just a normal stage, it might be a bit of both. He will no doubt, like everything else, grow out of it and get over it all the quicker as he is constantly reassured that he is loved and safe in his new environment.

    We cannot shield our children from all unhappiness and discomfort, much as we might wish to, and that is probably a good thing in the long run. The occasional upset is part of life, after all, and teaches us compassion and resillience. All of us have had thousands and thousands of happy and unhappy experiences. We have all loved other mothers before our present-life ones, sometimes the same mother over again, sometimes not. We swap roles with our children, lovers, friends, parents, brothers, cousins and sisters from one life to the next. That said, each life is discreet, has its own rules, boundaries and relationship parameters. Love is not something that must be divided and it is not a competition. Love grows the more it is fed and exercised, just like a child. I am sure your darling little son loves you to bits, just as you love him, just as he probably loved his other mummy, just as you probably loved yours! It can get confusing I know! Try not to distress yourself unneccessarily with such thoughts.


    It will be very interesting to keep a journal of his Indian words and doings and so forth, and drawings once he gets up to that stage, without making a major to-do about it. The memories may fade as he grows up and I am sure once he is old enough he will find that all very interesting to look back through and contemplate the meanings of it all.
     
  20. vicky

    vicky Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    5
    I too intially thought that the separation anxiety is a normal phase of development. However, I found it odd that he was screaming and then stopped before you actually returned to the room. Usually the separation anxiety is only relieved by the child seeing the parent again.


    Vicky
     

Share This Page