by Sylvia Browne
Do you believe your child has a Spirit Guide? Think back: did you have an imaginary playmate as a child? When I ask people this question, often a big smile comes across their face as they remember this connection. Sometimes, they feel a little silly and they blush. “How’d you know?” they ask shyly.
Many children have imaginary playmates. These are very special relationships for children. But very often when a child has an imaginary playmate, this is a Spirit Guide in the child’s life. I would say 99% of the time this is a Spirit Guide!
Children know how to call on their Spirit Guide. I can remember my son Christopher’s Spirit Guide came to him as a young boy. His Spirit Guide Charlie was the perfect playmate – always ready to have fun. Charlie grew up with Christopher. The two of them were simply inseparable.
My Spirit Guide came to me as a maternal figure. Francine was the perfect mother – very wise and although I didn’t always agree with her, she was always right. I needed a mother figure at the time. So I selected a Spirit Guide that would take on that form.
So while Christopher chose a fun playmate Spirit Guide, I chose a very different type of Spirit Guide. Children’s Spirit Guides can take many forms. The Spirit Guide takes a form that the child desires in their life that will benefit them in some way. The Spirit Guide wants the child to know that they are always there to help the child and have the child get to know them.
Children – like adults – can name their Spirit Guide any name that they feel most comfortable with. That is how I first named my Francine. When a name comes to you, you listen to how it sounds and see if it simply sounds and feels “right.” If it doesn’t, you think of what other name might be better suited for them. Your Spirit Guide is less concerned about what you call them, as long as you do call them.
If parents are somewhat indulgent about this new imaginary playmate in a child’s life, they may discover information about their child’s spiritual life they never could have imagined. Consider asking how the imaginary playmate is each day, just as you ask your child how they are each day. Listen to the answer. It may be a very wise answer or it may be a very funny one.
At mealtime, set an additional place at the table just for the imaginary playmate. This truly treats the imaginary playmate just like part of the family. By getting to know the imaginary playmate, your child could tell you all about their angels or their past lives or other information about their spiritual life.
P.S. Your Spirit Guides want to get to know you! My book, Contacting Your Spirit Guide, gives you a meditation CD and information about your Spirit Guides. Learn about this important relationship in your life.
Sylvia Browne is without question, "America's #1 Psychic," an internationally known psychic and medium.