Our kids are naturally intuitive. We were too, once upon a time. We danced with fairies and saw dragons in the clouds. Then, we went to school and had to get serious about life, by the time we entered first grade.
Without even realizing it’s happening, the innate connect our kids have to their inner knowing is being sucked out of them. They’re being asked to think logically and reason; told to get their heads out of the clouds. I, for one, want my kids to have their heads in the clouds for as long as they can.
Intuition is vital. Maybe your kids have no interest in filling auditoriums doing mediumship readings for people; or starting an energy healing clinic. But, when our kids are connected to their intuition, they’re connected to their inner voice, their inner knowing. They’re less likely to follow the crowd or society and do what others tell them to do. They are more likely to become the drum major for their own parade. Who doesn’t want that?
Here are a few tips to help our kids stay in touch with their inner voice:
1. Ask them how they feel about situations or people, rather than what they think
When they have the opportunity to express their feelings, they’re utilizing the right side of their brains. Tapping into intuition is, largely, a right brain activity. Considering their feelings flexes that muscle and makes it stronger.
Kids who are relegated only to thinking will develop strong neural pathways that help them make logical connections. This is necessary, too. They’re also spending most of their school day doing this.
I want my kids to have balance in their brains. If we don’t teach them how to tap into and listen to their feelings, that little whisper inside, they won’t learn how to.
2. Talk about their dreams in the morning
I’m not talking their life goals and ambitions. I mean their actual dreams. Our dreams are a magical part of our lives and can reveal so much.
Your kids might be worried about something at school, and not even realize it until they see they’re having dreams of rocking up to school naked, 3-4 times a week. As they tell us this, we can help them make the connection.
Our dreams are the gateway to our subconscious and unconscious thoughts. Our intuition can also leave us clues and messages in the dreamscape. Each time we ask our kids to remember and tune into their dreams, they’ll get a little easier to remember and the clues will start to become more apparent.
3. Spend time day-dreaming and staring at the clouds
Our imagination is innately tied to our intuition. When we drift into the world of imagination, we’re touching base with our inner world. Truths hide in this space for us to discover.
And, when we sit or lie quietly, that is when we can hear our intuition. Intuition doesn’t use a bull horn to talk to us. Her voice is that of whispers and nudges. When we are constantly busy, we can’t hear her.
4. Decrease screen time and increase imaginative/creative play
This is equally important for older kids, as it is for younger ones.
The activities they do may look different, but kids of all ages benefit from putting down their devices and playing.
Some might want to run around outside, or create a fairy garden. Others will dig into their Legos and create a castle. While other kids will sing and dance their little hearts out. They’ll get ideas. They’ll formulate plans. They’ll tap in to who they are.
At first, they’ll surely say: “I don’t know what to do.” So, it may be a good idea to sit down with them and generate a list of possibilities. The more opportunities they have to be technology-free, the more they’ll expand their intuition and that sense of knowing who they are and what they want.
5. Encourage them to share about their imaginary friends
The older kids might be passed this stage now. They’ve become convinced that the friends they had when they were little were imaginary. They don’t realize they were seeing between worlds. That the nature spirits and people they used to see were very real.
However, chances are, they’re still visited at night. They may be scared of the dark or feel like someone is watching them at night. They are intuitively connected, still, but they need a little help to make the connection to their intuition. Talking about what they are feeling at night or what they are experiencing can help them do so. They will likely prefer to talk about these things during daylight hours because they can be a little scary!
For the younger kids, encourage their “imagination.” Ask them about who their friends are and what they like to do together. Have them draw a picture of their friend. Numerous young kids have had imaginary friends who turned out to be a deceased relative who was watching over them. The more the kids are tapped in to their ability to see, hear or feel these beings, the more comfortable they will feel communicating with them. And, the stronger their intuition grows.
Although some might consider intuition to only be important for telling fortunes, I see it as a a part of our every day lives.
Our intuition is the little voice that tells us to slow down, right before we can see the police car ahead.
She is the nudge that tells us to apply for a job, even though it doesn’t fit our exact qualifications, that turns out to be our dream job.
And, our intuition is a tool to help us discern what is best for us AND who we are.
When we start to teach our kids to trust and use their intuition from a young age, they are able to use it throughout their lives.
When we support our kids’ intuition and the connection they have to themselves, we are empowering them to be more balanced, stronger and more resilient. They will remember the truth of who they are and allow others to see it too.