Working with children is very close to my heart. Although I never became a teacher, as many of my teachers said I should, I guess I offer guidance through yoga and mediation with an amazing community of teachers; academic, yogis, healers, doctors, and more. Together I can see the difference we are making in many people’s lives…especially helping children who are experiencing increasingly high levels of anxiety and many children with sensory integration challenges; such as ADD/ADHD, various degrees of Autism, and other forms.
Seeming Increase in Anxiety and Sensory Integration Challenges
We live in an overwhelming world these days, with so many choices, endless information at our fingertips – much of which must be sorted through for truth, constant stimulation, and pressures. Of course subjecting ourselves to this is somewhat our choice as adults. We can also choose to minimize our screen and phone time, escape into nature, enjoy face-to-face time with others, and take time to be alone.
Children don’t have the same framework for sorting sensory stimulation as adults, nor do they often have the same degree of choices of the stimulation they are subjected to. Children are incredibly sensitive to the stability of their environment and the emotions of those they depend on. In addition, I have felt for years that the different generations coming to us have different vibrations. If you haven’t heard of Indigo, Crystal, and Rainbow Children – take a read here. These children are highly sensitive and this discrepancy in vibration makes it overwhelming to settle into our current environment. These children need more time in nature, quiet and calm environments, more art, meditation, and movement to release excess energy and to communicate. They need to know they are not alone and can rely on their families for support – regardless of the situation.
For the longest time I thought I was the only one who believed that children facing sensory integration challenges could tap into something beyond the visible and known, but recently Dr. Diane Powell conducted studies on children with autism. Dr. Powell, MD (http://dianehennacypowell.com) conducts incredibly interesting humanitarian work, and studies related to neuroscience.
The excerpt below is from www.learning-mind.com:
Testing telepathic abilities
Last spring, Powell conducted an experiment with a severely autistic child named Haley. In the experiment, Haley and her therapist are separated by a partition but yet seated at the same table. The therapist was given various pictures and equations and would glance at them one by one. As she looked at the images or equations, the therapist would hold another card with numbers, letters or images in front of Haley. Haley would point to the number or image that she was thinking of.
As Powell studied these abilities in autistic children, she realized that there must be a common brain pattern present. Aside from the abilities present while being tested, Powell discovered the second most common state of being, where telepathy was present, was during sleep. This could be the reason for questioning dreams and their deeper meanings.
Similar results appear with ADHD and ADD affected children
When children who suffer from supposed ADD or ADHD become hyperactive, it could be their way of trying to dispose of a huge amount of energy, the energy that most adults aren’t even familiar with. This same energy can be incoming telepathic messages that these children cannot understand or accept.
Those with mental illnesses could also possess telepathic powers
According to my latest reading and research, patients who are administered into inpatient therapy at many psychiatric institutions are first screened for telepathic abilities. It is only after the patient claims supernatural abilities. Now, I am not sure why they do this, but many times, patients do show signs of being gifted in this area, but most of the time not enough to be conclusive. It’s just a bit of extra food for thought.
Individuals suffering from mental disorders, like those who live with ADD, ADHD and also autism, also show a remarkable ability to see things that others cannot. Intuition is stronger, which can be the mind’s effort for warning of something the subconscious can already detect, but yet the conscious has yet to see. There could be some sort of boundary yet to be broken, but thin enough that telepathy appears as intuition instead of straight-out supernatural abilities.
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” ~ Tesla
This is a beautiful and important reminder that we all possess incredible gifts, far beyond what we can often comprehend. In each challenge is a gift. We are responsible for helping lift each other up, to share our gifts with our community and beyond. There is a need for greater acceptance and support, greater understanding and allowing the light these children carry to shine. I strongly believe more art, meditation or mindfulness, and movement is necessary for children – particularly those struggling with sensory overload and integration challenges.
How can we help ourselves and support today’s children?
So the take-away from this?
- Encourage children to talk freely about their experiences & dreams – even if we can’t understand
- Understand everyone communicates differently – movement, art & intuitively
- Take time to be in nature, and if you have children, bringing them too
- Run, dance, move! We are animals & animals get rid of nervous energy by twitching and moving
- Encourage more creative and solo time – away from screens and technology. Find calming activities – reading, painting, being with an animal…
- Show your children how to breathe. You can try this with a body scan, first feeling into your toes all the way up to your crown chakra at the top of your head.
- Have a personal mantra that brings you peace – sit and continue to repeat it
- If you meditate, offer children simple tools – meditation shouldn’t be complicated, it’s breathing and allowing yourself to be an observer of your thoughts and intuition. If you work with light in your meditation, ask them to imagine drawing warm, white light into their bodies and let it shine out – this acts as energetic protection and helps calm
- Suggest your child write down their stressors and think of creative ways to help reduce them or how to solve the situations. Why are they making you anxious?
- Provide support and boundaries, but allow them to guide you
When you or your child feel anxious, have a healthy solution you can turn to on your own. It’s important they learn how to do this on their own. By supporting the younger generations, offering practical and inspirational guidance to help navigate this increasingly complex, media-bombarded world, we can all help to create the next generation of inspired leaders.
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