There's been a lot of talk about psychic and paranormal kids in current movies, television, and books. The truth is, most kids today have intuitive and spiritual gifts! It's a whole new kind of intelligence that lets children understand and process things differently—at school, with peers and at home.
For parents, it can seem confusing. But once you understand what to look for, intuitive and spiritual gifts aren't hard to spot. While these abilities may "cluster" differently in individual children, here are some traits to watch for:
If you answered yes to even a few of these questions, it's likely your child has emerging psychic or spiritual gifts. It goes without saying that if you're the parent or caretaker of a child who's showing abilities like these, you'll want more information—fast! But before we delve into the what's and how's of intuitive abilities, there's something that you need to know. Basically: Psychic development and spiritual giftedness are the same thing.
In other words, if you head down the path of psychic development long enough, you're going to become spiritually aware. And if you head down the path of spiritual practice long enough, you're going to become psychic. That's because both abilities stem from the same source—the Divine. You access them through Source/One/God/All/Love/Light—whichever name you choose to use. If you head down one road, you'll eventually reach the other.
This applies to your child. And also to you.
Moving Beyond Labels
I get frustrated when I see quizzes meant to quantify psychic abilities in kids. There is more to the souls of our beautiful, glorious children than tallying points on how psychic or spiritual they are!
But more importantly, kids' skills are developing as they grow. They might have one kind of psychic ability now, and a new ability next year. Once a child begins to open to intuitive abilities or spiritual knowingness, their abilities continue to open (and open, and open!) So where they are now may not be where they're going to end up.
For example, one month ago, Margaret might have shown no clairvoyant ability at all, and now she might be easily able to see "movies in her head." At Christmastime, Trina may have been obsessed with Santa, but by February she might have received a message from grandmother, who died four years earlier.
Opening, awakening, emergence—it happens over time.
I'm also, for the same reasons stated above, not going to break down your children into categories determined by their year of birth or eye color. It's just too simplistic to take a quiz and then firmly nod your head and say "Oh, Gabe's an Indigo," or "Jesse's a Crystalline," or whatever the category du jour is.
I know, I'm stubborn.
I know, it makes it harder for you.
But we've evolved past that.
My point is, your children are whole beings, and even if they score off the charts on some imaginary PQ (Psychic IQ test) it's just as important that they have earth skills for this very earthy life, such as how to make themselves a bowl of cereal, play nice with others, and get their science project turned in on time.
What Are the Ten Core Psychic Abilities?
That said, your child is like to develop in some key ways. Here's an overview of what I call the "core abilities." Remember, there are no points to tally here, no grades to hand out, no birth years to consider. Just take a look, and see if any of these abilities match up to what you've noticed about your child.
As a parent or caretaker, the more you know about what psychic abilities look like at what ages, what stumbling blocks your child may encounter, and how the energy of the universe works in general, the more you can support your child.
The best news is, once you become open to the reality of what is happening for your child, this stuff isn't particularly hard to learn. Better still? As you explore the realm of psychic development and spiritual giftedness for your child—there's a very strong chance you’ll become psychic yourself!