Psychic Children – Imaginary Friends?
This is a subject near and dear to my heart, as I was once a psychic child. Being a psychic child, can at times, bring frightening experiences. If you suspect, or find that you are raising a psychic child, you have great deal of influence as to whether having psychic abilities is a positive or a negative experience. Being psychic is not something a child can ignore, as it is a part of who they are, just as any other aspect of their personality is.
As children, we are naturally more open, and more inquisitive minded. For this reason, psychic experiences of some sort are fairly common among children. However, the difference lies in how often psychic events seem to take place in the child’s life. If occurrences have become a part of daily life, in various different forms, then without a doubt, you are raising a psychic child.
Some early signs of psychic ability in children may seem like common childhood experiences, and some may seem out of the ordinary, causing a deeper look at things. These are a few things that may help you determine if you have a psychic child in your care by the nature of his/her imaginary friends.
Imaginary Friends or Psychic Ability?
While most doctors and psychologists agree, children having imaginary playmates is common and even displays a healthy imagination, and while children who are psychic can also have a very vivid imagination, there is quite a difference between a child without a playmate who has imagined one for himself or herself, and the child who is actually interacting with someone only they see and hear.
Psychic abilities can show up in many different ways in children, as there are various different psychic abilities. In the case with imaginary friends, or someone actually being there with your child, you are dealing primarily with medium abilities, but you may also be seeing evidence of clairvoyant, clairaudient, claircognizant, clairsentient, precognitive, empathic, or other abilities. The gift of mediumship most often seems to co-exist with other combinations of gifts.
As for who your child might be communicating with, if you do suspect it is no ordinary imaginary friend, often the spirit may be the child’s guide, or a loved one from the other side, (whether known in life or not) however, the spirit could also be a ghost. If you have a child who is frequently talking to or about many different “people” who are not in your child’s life, truly, the source(s) could be one or all of these.
Signs of Spirit Rather Than Imagination
If any combination of these signs are present, you may be seeing evidence of psychic abilities in a child rather than a vivid imagination.
When asked for a description of the imaginary friend, the child consistently conveys the same description, as if describing someone he/she knows rather than making them up in the moment. These details may change day to day when describing the same friend if it is merely an imaginary friend, however, these details are more consistent when they are actually interacting with some form of spirit they see, as they may not think them to be any different than anyone else in some cases.
The child often gives details of their imaginary friend’s life that are consistent such as information about parents, or things they like or dislike.
The child repeats things their imaginary friend tells them, that you know couldn’t have come from the child’s imagination, or doesn’t seem like normal childlike imagination. (In this case, you may be dealing with a child who is communicating with ghosts.)
The child talks about colors or a glow around their imaginary friend, or talks about the friend looking different.
The child has several imaginary friends and not just one. The child may also note differences in different friends, through indications of how they “feel” or look. They may also express fear of certain “friends” for various reasons related to how they “feel” or look.
The child may spend long periods of time seemingly alone, playing with imaginary friends, and be completely content.
If attached to one particular imaginary friend, the child may become very upset if he/she feels their friend was left behind somewhere. (This one, I have actually seen in both cases where it is actually the imagination, and cases where it is the gift of mediumship, but more often when it is mediumship. However, one notable difference is, in some instances, at some point the child is calmed as they are seemingly rejoined, and in the other, you may find yourself going back to appease a child’s temper tantrum)
The child talks of facts that can be traced to be true about a time in history when they were not living, or other such facts that can be researched to be true, as told to them by his/her imaginary friend.
When asked to describe what their imaginary friend is wearing today, they describe clothing from a different culture or era.
The child is afraid of the dark, and often talks of seeing people in the dark, and may insist on leaving the light on while they sleep or having someone stay in the room with he/she until asleep.
The child does not describe the imaginary friend as a child, but rather, as an adult.
These are only a few in a very long list of signs that your child may be communicating with some form of spirit rather than having a vivid friend they have created from his/her imagination. If you suspect you are nurturing a psychic child, you may not always understand what is going on with your child, unless you, too, have these abilities, but regardless it is very important that you child feels comfortable in openly communicating about their experiences. It is also important that you help your child see these abilities as a gift and learn to see the gift(s) in a positive light.
If the child does not feel safe in talking openly about experiences, they may withdraw, and struggle in looking for other ways of coping. They may also become depressed, or wonder if they are crazy, among other harmful experiences. In the case of psychic children, rejecting the gifts is like rejecting the child, as these gifts are a big part of who they are. By listening and trying to support even though you may not understand, you are accepting rather than rejecting, and creating a positive safe haven for your child, rather than leaving he/she alone with negative feelings. Positive support, as with all other experiences and situations when nurturing a child, is key in helping your child grow in a positive direction.