past life knowledge?

Discussion in 'Children's Past Lives -Age 7 & under' started by Cairell_Phelan, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Cairell_Phelan

    Cairell_Phelan New Member

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    "Hello group! I've just found this group, and was hoping that I could get
    some sound advice here.

    I was never exactly sure where I stood on the Reincarnation Fence until
    recently. I'm now fairly convinced, and it's my son whose proven it to me.


    I'll try to tell my little story, and I hope that it doesn't sound too odd
    or disjointed. Before my son was a year old (I think he was about 8 months
    or so) he saw a picture of a horse in a magazine. Without being told what
    it was, he became very excited and started pointing to the picture
    exclaiming ORSE! ORSE! From that moment forward, he's had what I can only
    call an obsession with horses.


    He is now two years old. We were looking at pictures of horses on the
    internet this morning, and he suddenly started pointing out all the
    pictures, telling me that that one was a Paint horse, that one was an
    Appaloosa, this other was an Arabian etc. He CANNOT read, and he has not
    been told what the breeds of horses are. He even went on to tell me that
    Pintaloosa's are 'bad' horses...then I saw a little snippet below the
    picture outlining how Pintaloosa is not considered to be a true 'breed'.


    He just has knowledge so far beyond what he should. He'll tell DH and me
    how to 'rope a calf'--his own words. He knows about saddle horns, bridles,
    reins, stirrups, and that cowboys would herd the cows over the mountains and
    keep their 'beds' on the horses while they were awake. (Just for the
    record, I'm a stay at home mother, so I know that he's not getting told
    these things or seeing things on television while at daycare or something.
    If I'm not with him, he's asleep...and I've never told him *anything* about
    trail riding or what the parts of the saddle are.)


    I'm now torn as to what I should do. I'm really interested in knowing
    what's going on in that little head of his, but I don't want to push him or
    make him uncomfortable. All this information just seems to come out of him
    in a rush as soon as he has words for it. He's even described what barrel
    racing is!


    Are there any good resources for 'encouraging' a child to remember details
    of a past life? I don't want to subject him to hypnosis at this age, if
    ever.


    If you made it all the way through this post, thank you!


    Amanda "

    PS (Friend posting, translated from another language)
     
  2. Deborah

    Deborah Executive Director Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum Amanda,

    Please thank your friend for me; I enjoyed reading about your sons expressions and knowledge about horses.

    Have you read either of Carol Bowman's books - Children's Past Lives or Return from Heaven? I highly recommend them. There is a link with chapter one at the top of this section.

    The other recommendation I can make - is write it all down - record it. You will be surprised how things fall into place over time. Like pieces to a puzzle.

    I use to show and train horses - (back in the day) so if I can be of assistance in that regard -- where research and terms are concerned - please don't hesitate to ask.

    Again welcome - and I do hope you continue to share.
     
  3. vicky

    vicky Senior Member

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    Wow Amanda!!! Exciting stuff! I could have written that same post about 10 months ago. Can I ask where you are from? What language do you speak?

    My son started talking to me about his past lives when he was two but it wasn't until he was 5 that I actually understood he was talking about a past life. I, too did not believe in reincarnation or at best, I was on the fence.

    Please read some of the posts in this forum. The FAQ section is good and answers some basic questions. Carol Bowman, the owner of this forum wrote two books "Children's Past Lives' and "Return From Heaven." I'd start with Children's Past Lives. It may be available in other languages and it can be ordered through Amazon.
    Kids that talk about their past lives usually start at about 2 or 3 and talk until the age of 6 or 7 which is typically when they start to forget.

    The main thing is that you know your son better than anyone else. At 2, you know what they know and what they have been exposed to. If he is talking in detail about horses and cowboy culture, then you already know whether he got this from you.

    There is nothing to worry about, especially since he doesn't seem adversely affected by his memories. No need to regress him and Carol Bowman doesn't advise doing that until they are 11 and then only if it is necessary. As you read, you will find out that these kinds of memories are more common than you might think.
    You might want to start a journal and record all of the things he is saying. It will help you to make sense of it and also may help him someday.
    Blessings to you and we are looking forward to hearing more.
    Vicky
     
  4. Ailish

    Ailish Administrator Emerita

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    Hi Amanda,

    Deborah and Vicky have given you some great advice already -- so I just wanted to "stop in" and say welcome to you. Thanks for sharing your son's story -- and I look forward to hearing more about the little horse expert! :D


    Ailish
     
  5. mikesnana

    mikesnana New Member

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    Thank you!

    I am so glad you posted this about your son's interest in horses. It triggered something!

    My adopted granddaughter is two and we are just beginning to get snippets of one of her pl. She says she was a boy named Joe who lived in England. Where she got the word "England" is beyond our comprehension! Anyway, she loves big trucks. The bigger the better. She is engrossed with 18 wheelers. Whenever we drive past a red one, she will say "Mommy's truck!" and become terribly excited. Her mother drives a small blue car and she can pick it out in a parking lot.

    Your post gives me more to think about. Thank you so much for posting it.
     
  6. curious_girl

    curious_girl Curious Member

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    Wow, what a beautiful story :)

    I think it's impossible to know such things at a very young age,
    unless you're living on a (horse) farm.
    Ask a 15 year old from a large city, who thinks that a horse is just a horse,
    I bet they can't tell you what a Pintaloosa is.
    (I also had to ask Google to find out myself ;))

    The only thing I could advise is: keep a journal, and keep on writing.

    Curious Girl.
     
  7. Ailish

    Ailish Administrator Emerita

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    mikesnana, you'll have to keep us posted on your granddaughter, too. I'd love to hear more about her!

    Ailish :D
     
  8. allison

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    I, too, was infatuated with horses as a child. My parents always joke that when I was a small baby, they loved to take me to the park and just let me ride on the swinging horses, or the springy horses that spring back and forth. They also hated taking me, because no matter how long they let me "ride", I would throw a fit, screaming and clenching to the horse while they tried to pry me off of it. The toys I played with were toy horses, and I used other things in the room as pretend toys for the horses (ie. I might have the horse stand on a notebook like it was the horse's stall, or line up my shoes like a fenceline). As soon as I was old enough to ask, I was constantly asking for horse lessons (who knows how I knew what a horse lesson was). They finally let me start horse lessons when I was 6. Now i'm 25. Between the time I was 6 and now, the longest I've probably gone without riding a horse was a month when my horse was out of town (except I think I even went and rode a few times on someone else's horse during that time). I usually ride about 4-5 times a week, but never miss a day to at least just go out there, groom him, do something, and on the weekends I train horses/teach riding lessons.

    Maybe you should take him to some different types of horse events just to watch. He might really enjoy that, and you might find that he enjoys watching some riding styles much more than others. You could also try to see if a local library has any instructional horse videos that he could watch, to see if it seems like he knows the things they are teaching.
     
  9. Cairell_Phelan

    Cairell_Phelan New Member

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    Je ne suis pas Amanda, je traduis le poteau d'Amanda de mon propre forum. À l'avenir je vais signaler plus de mon poteau d'amis sur la matière de la réincarnation.
     
  10. Ailish

    Ailish Administrator Emerita

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    D'accord. ;) Merci beaucoup. J'attendrai avec intérêt une nouvelle traduction. :thumbsup:

    Excusez mon mauvais français ! :D

    Ailish
     
  11. tiltjlp

    tiltjlp A Recycled Soul

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    You can rent or buy inexpensive DVD's of old Black & White Western films that might help trigger more memories. They might even help him verbalize more about a probable past life.

    John
     
  12. Cairell_Phelan

    Cairell_Phelan New Member

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    Ailish, je comprends ce qui sont vous essayant de dire. Je vous remercie de me répondre en arrière en français.
     
  13. shield

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    I remember, years ago a friend of my wife´s brought her 1 year old boy over and while we were sitting in the garden they had him do this special little dance he used to do. His parents jokingly used to call it his ´rain-dance´ complete with chanting. Well, that time a fine drizzle actually started falling from ´nowhere´ for just a little while just a few minutes after he had done it... from a kind of hazy but cloudless summer sky.

    After, inside, I brought out a book with old 19th ctry photos of plains-indians on horses etc. The little guy looked at them with real interest, turned and touched me with his hand and looking up gave a look with an expression like ´wow!´

    :D
     
  14. GreenKnight

    GreenKnight Senior Registered

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    Can somebody traslate what Cairell/Amanda and Ailish are saying to each other? :eek: I understand Spanish. English and enough Portuguese to be dangerous but French loses me in a hurry.
     
  15. Ailish

    Ailish Administrator Emerita

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    Hi GreenKnight,

    Cairell posted that she is not Amanda -- she is translating for someone else from another forum.

    I replied -- Okay, we will wait for a new translation -- and apologized for my bad French. :eek:

    She said she understood it and thanked me for replying in French.

    That's all....


    Ailish :D
     
  16. GreenKnight

    GreenKnight Senior Registered

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    Ah Thank you Ailish! :thumbsup: Now I am caught up.
    Oh and btw, your "bad" French is a whole lot better than mine is or will ever be.
     

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