Recently, I taught a class on the Realities of the Paranormal. One of the questions asked a lot was, “People with abilities, how old are they when the ability begins to manifest?”
Personally, I was three. I know my friend video’d her granddaughter talking to deceased grandparents as young as 18 months. First they would be recorded talking to Mimi and Pap while jumping in the crib, then later they would point and say their names at the correct person in the photo.
It might help to understand this phenomena by grasping that we are born with our abilities opened fully. It is after the brainwashing and programming installation that we begin to shut down. The brainwashing and programming, includes being told repeatedly that you have imaginary friends, no one is there, there are no monsters under the bed, etc.
As a writer, you hear imaginary friends all the time. Yes, they MIGHT be different than the ones other people played with or that you played with as a child. The fact is you still hear them and instead of pretending you are a princess marrying the charming prince, you write about it. You write in greater detail than you ever pretended.
Oh you might argue, “well my characters never tell me the future.” Yet, I would argue, “it is still a form of clairaudience.” As with a radio, it is according to the channel you are tuned into as to what information comes through. When you channel at a creative frequency you might write stories, paint pictures, sing or play a musical instrument. When you channel at a prophetic frequency, you may offer words of wisdom, be given visions as to who, what, where, and when something may be or will be done.
All infants are born with abilities. They see into the spirit realm until about three years of age, then frequencies begin to shift, there is still a connection but it shifts again at 6, 9, and 12 years of age.
At 12 – 13 the human gains what is called their karmic package. For those who do not believe in past lives, this is where you inherit the sins of your father/mother/etc. For those who do believe in past lives, this is the age you receive your karmic lessons to learn this go around. Thus the personality changes that sometimes take place at this stage of puberty.
My grandchildren started dowsing when they learned to hold the pendulum properly. We made a game of it. I had three stone animals and three can-cozies. By turning the cozy upside down, and placing a stone animal in each one, I would ask the grandchild to find the buffalo, eagle, or snake. When they were able to do that consistently accurate, then we would move on to different types of stones, wood, money, etc. About age three, they would be able to lay on the ground and scry the cloud shapes, or focus to dissipate the cloud. We would listen to sounds and see how far away we could hear. At dusk, the children would share what they saw in the trees auras.
Now, as a writer your novel’s character can be born with them or you can have them learn from scratch and open their intuitive centers.
Not all children embrace the land of the weird and wacky. They want to be ‘normal’. 🙂 I wasn’t that child. I was the child who joined band and tried to get her trumpet to take flight around her nightstand. I read a story about it, so it must be able to be done. Ok, so it never happened for me. It wasn’t until four decades later that I went to a spiritualist church and realized the horns they were causing to fly did not weigh as much as my trumpet and were not musical.
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