5 Ways To Raise Magickal Children
In a world that pushes things to be black and white sometimes, it can be a challenge to see the magic in anything. From my own experience I have noticed that my daughter has a lot of abstract ways of navigating through life. I do oracle readings for people and sometimes I’ll meditate with my crystals before I start. One day I was down with a cold and I couldn’t move and she found my rose quartz crystal and rubbed it on my head. She also hummed while she did this and I found myself feeling a calm energy come over my body. At that moment I knew that my daughter would need to be encouraged to continue moving on this path as well as to be protected from others who may not comprehend her and her ways.
Keep their energy clear
Having a child who is full of magic is beautiful. Many of these children can pick up on if someone is sad, angry or ill. Their energy is so pure that they will usually gravitate towards people who are hurting to try and help. This can sometimes cause a child to become easily irritated or even to pick up on illnesses easily. Imagine a sponge soaking up all things that are toxic, sometimes a child who is full of magic can do this even without trying to. It’s very important to keep their energy cleared. You can do this by using sage every night before they go to bed. I have noticed that when I sage my daughter from her head to her feet before bed she seems to wake up in high spirits. Another thing you can do is to give your child an herbal bath. A peppermint bath always leaves my child refreshed as well as smelling good. If you don’t have any sage or peppermint you can always just touch your child’s heart and belly button. According to “The Reiki Healing Handbook” by Janet Green “this position can be used at any time during the day to help center you”. Of course, you may not have the time to do these things daily but at least once a week should be able to help them stay aligned in their own energy.
Allow them to Be
As a parent, we're faced with the pressure of determining what's normal for a child and what’s not. Having a child who is magickal can get a little tricky if you try to compare them to what’s normal and what’s not. Whenever I’m with my nephew and my daughter I notice how they perceive the world. My nephew likes to have things explained to him and defined. My daughter, on the other hand, likes to name everything around her. Sometimes she talks to plants just like people and I’ll observe her from a distance. I try my best to not interfere with her ways of life unless she wants me to. Even though my nephew doesn’t do these things and may even find them silly I don’t compare them. They both have their ways of life that I have no intention of trying to change. I never tell Penelope-Peace that she is wrong when she talks to nature. I do encourage her by asking questions and showing genuine curiosity in how she sees the world. This is me allowing her to Be. She is free to be herself without being judged and without feeling strange. It’s so important to encourage your child to continue to be in their own essence. If you can’t comprehend why they do certain things try asking them questions.
Meditate with them
Meditation is different for everyone. You can do the stereotypical crossed legged pose and sit in silence or you can write to yourself. Honestly, the possibilities are endless as long as you’re clearing your mind to reach a state of peace. One of my favorite ways to meditate with my daughter is to sit with our hands together and hum. The humming can be felt moving up and down our bodies as we sit with our eyes closed. Meditating can help ground magickal children especially if they are in very conventional spaces for most of the day. I would recommend you meditate outside with your child so that you both feel closer to earth and each other.
Do Your Research
When my daughter was 6 months she would randomly laugh whenever I was sad or she would do something silly to make me laugh. One day while she was doing this I felt a strong sensation that made the hairs on my body stand up but it didn’t scare me. I looked at her closely and I could see a pink outline around her body. I went to study this and found out that I could see my daughter’s aura. After I told a friend about this they told me to look at the palm of my hand for one minute and I would see my own. I did this and I started to see the outline of my hand turn yellow. This practice helped me to see more daughter’s aura more clearly as well as when hers would change. Sometimes before she gets a tummy ache I’ll notice her aura isn’t pink anymore. It will turn brown or sometimes it’s still pink but it doesn’t seem as bright as it usually is. I started to research more and found out how different parts of the body correlate with color. Now when I see her aura change color I see which body part it goes to and can figure out how to help her. Researching different things you see in your child can help you to take care of them in the best way possible.
Accept Them As They Are
You may be very excited to have a child who is different and learning new things about this world through them. Still, there may be times when you’re around others who refuse to see their magic. They may criticize you as well as your child and even recommend you seek medical or religious help. I know how frustrating this can be but you have to remember to accept your child. No matter what others are saying about them make sure that you are letting them know you have a safe space for them. At young ages, this may be easier to do because imagination for young children is more acceptable but as they get older try to keep that same energy for them. This world may not be prepared for how they are but you are. A magickal child doesn’t fall far from the tree.