Friday, April 29, 2011

Make the Voices in My Head Stop!

Recently, I have heard several parents and a teacher tell about children who hear voices in their heads. The adult’s responses range from being worried about the kids having a mental/emotional disturbance to accepting the child as being psychic and/or clairaudient. I’d like to share those stories as case studies to show how these voices can be eliminated or turned down.

Generally speaking, when a child hears voices or sees ghosts, it is usually an indication that he has wandered into the ghost world rather than the ghost actually seeking the child out to taunt him or her. If a child is trying to escape a situation for whatever reason, he may dissociate from present reality and wander into the realm where souls live who have not crossed over after departing from the body. Once a child has tapped into this realm, it is easy to continue to do so even without intending to. It is especially important for empathic children (and adults) to recognize their own vibrational resonance, but many are not able to discern what their own energy feels like enough to know when it has roamed into foreign territory or when their own energy field is being violated.

In one case study, a child told his teacher that the voices in his head come and go throughout the day but won’t stay away permanently. When the voices begin screaming, the boy holds his hands over his ears and cries, “The voices! The voices!” His mother told the teacher that this started happening when the boy was two years old. The voices frighten the child but he says he can only make them go away temporarily in his “thinking” (telepathically) not his words. He has described to his mother people who have passed (that he didn’t know prior). One of these is the child’s grandpa (who is deceased) and he tells him to fight the voices. While I’m sure grandpa with his ghostly advice is well meaning, fighting is a form of resistance and will only serve to make the voices worse. By the way, I’m sensing that the grandpa has not crossed over because he feels a need to protect the grandson. The grandpa may be projecting his own fear onto the boy. And, the boy says that he was sent here to protect his mother.

Whatever we think about comes about. The universe will allow us to experience or attract more of whatever we focus our energy and attention upon. In this case study, once the voices started harassing this boy, he reacted with fear, which gives the entities the energy they need to continue their activity. Once the boy turned his attention to the voices, he expected them to continue bothering him—and they are happy to comply. Thus, he attracts more of the same. Obviously, this child is in tune with the other side and not just because he is in their territory. He is indeed psychic, and he needs to know how to turn off the voices. He has innocently been serving as a punching bag and laughing stock for ghosts and as a surrogate for his deceased grandpa’s fear, in addition to feeling responsible for his mother’s well-being. Such a huge emotional burden for a young child!

All children can be taught to stand in their personal spiritual power to protect themselves from this kind of ghostly nuisance. This is best done by inviting higher vibrating energy such as the Holy Spirit, angels, archangels, and ascended masters into their auric field. Part of the problem here is a lack of education. Unfortunately, most parents teachers, school counselors, and therapists are not trained to deal with psychic children who see ghosts or hear voices. The children of today are psychic like no other generation prior, and we have a responsibility to help them manage their intuitive gifts.

As adults, we can’t afford to stand by ignorantly and do nothing while these kids suffer. A child who is taught from a very early age to listen to their internal and higher vibrational guidance and establish a spiritual practice can avoid being bombarded by the negative chatter of the collective consciousness of Earth—that cluttered, confusing field of detrimental energy coming from the chaos of the thoughts and emotions generated by souls (in body and disembodied) on this planet. By recognizing their own divine guidance, kids can immediately know when they are in contact with a voice of one who does not have their best interest at heart. The best thing you can teach a psychic child is that he is more powerful than any earthbound spirit and that ghosts have to adhere to any boundary we set with them. The great news is that all entities can be blocked or removed. However, if we believe that we or our clearing methods are powerless, we will attract the ghost right back to us. This is the law of attraction at work and as you can see, it applies to kids exactly the same way as it does adults. Consistently maintaining energetic boundaries and listening for the kind and loving intuitive voice within us will cause a shift in focus and bring about a pleasant change. No one deserves to have ghostly voices screaming in their heads. As with anything else, you can say no! Teach your children to do the same.

In a book that I wrote with Dr. Caron Goode, we discuss how to clear and protect your personal auric field and establish healthy boundaries with entities. While the book is written for energy-sensitive adults, the exercises can be done by any child who needs help shutting off the negative voices in his head. Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom From the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You (ISBN: 9780982572245), is a guidebook for empathic people who have been unknowingly carrying energetic burdens that belong to someone else. It will help readers learn to sense their own energy and let go of the bits and pieces of psychic clutter that does not belong to them. Learn more at http://whosestuffisthis.com/ .

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Sid Series is An Endearing Collection of Twelve Short Stories for Young Children

The Sid Series is an endearing collection of twelve short stories for young children. Each story shows how Sid and his grandparents experience universal truths about living and loving on Planet Earth. For example, Sid encounters angels and fairies, explores the magic and power of his imagination, and learns to look within for love and guidance. I love that the stories speak clearly to three year old children, and also excite the mind and heart of my nine year old daughter. If we can read books like The Sid Series to our youngest children, we can begin life-long conversations about self-discovery and the loving spirit that lives in all things universal. Thank you, Yvonne Perry, for condensing universal truths into beautiful tales that hold the attention of our toddlers. I feel this book is an act of creation not only for the hearts of our children, but for the wellbeing of our planet.


Alexandra Folz
Author of Indigo’s Bracelet
http://www.indigosbooks.com/


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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Temper Tantrums ~ An Opportunity to Teach Your Child How to Process Emotions

By Yvonne Perry

Empathy and intuition gives us the ability to better understand how we are connected to other living things. It is a form of communication with others, nature, animals, and even higher or spiritual forms of life. We are all born with empathic ability but most of us shut the sensing ability down at some point either because the energy overload causes discomfort or we are taught not to trust our inner guidance. By shutting down our intuition and empathic ability, we live in our heads and are pretty much out of touch with our body and our own emotions.

The Latin word for emotion is emovere, which means movement. Suppressing an emotion prevents the natural movement of vital energy or “chi” as it is referred to by the Chinese. As Karol Truman says in her book by the same title, “feelings buried alive never die.” Denying and resisting what you feel only makes things worse because the emotions that need to move through you are then stored or “stuck” in your cells where they will demand to be dealt with at a later time.

Intuitive children and teens know their personal truth. Any distortion of that truth can cause them to feel confused, depressed, unbalanced, or even sick. When a child stuffs his feelings it creates an inward vortex of spiraling emotions that can continue to pull him downward for years to come. Childhood depression can be carried into adulthood if it is not dealt with when it first appears. If your child has bouts of depression, notice what triggers are associated with the episodes. Who has he been around? What disturbing event has occurred recently? Has someone criticized or urged him to stuff his emotions regarding an upsetting situation?

In our society, we have been taught to be emotionally dishonest. We pretend to feel one thing when we truly feel another. When we are angry and our spouse asks, “What’s wrong?” we pretend not to be upset. We say, “Nothing’s the matter” or we give the person the silent treatment rather than calmly and rationally expressing our point of view. When we are sad, we say everything is fine, yet a large percentage of the population is taking antidepressants, which indicates that things are not fine in regards to our emotions and how we express them. When we deny what we feel or judge ourselves for feeling it, we deny an authentic part of ourselves. If we resist or ignore what is happening or what we feel, we don’t allow ourselves to process the experience.

I’m not advocating a full-blown, violent expression of emotions—that’s just as harmful as stuffing an emotion. No one should be a victim of verbal, emotional, or physical abuse. No one enjoys watching a two-year-old throw a temper tantrum in the grocery store either, but this unrestrained expression of emotions is one of the ways children keep toxic energy from getting stuck in their bodies. Until a child learns a better, more mature way to manage his emotions, you might as well expect a few disturbing eruptions.
Children aren’t the only ones who need to learn how to maturely deal with their emotions in order to process and release them appropriately. I’ve seen adults throw a fit when they didn’t get their way—a sure sign that this person was not taught how to negotiate in a more positive manner to obtain a positive outcome in a situation.

Back to the child throwing a fit, balance is the key. You can hardly ignore a child’s temper tantrum, but there’s no need to stop the child from expressing his emotions. The irritating behavior occurs usually because the child wants something that the parent says he can’t have. Avoid the temptation to cave in and give him whatever it is that he wants just to get him to stop screaming or kicking. Make sure the child is safe and then calmly remove yourself a comfortable distance from his/her presence and do not interact with him until the outburst has ended. It may be embarrassing if the tantrum occurs in public, but this ordeal is not about you nor is it a reflection on your parenting abilities. It is a learning opportunity for both the parent and the child. Be sure to talk about the episode after the child has recomposed himself. This is a step in teaching him how to deal with upsetting situations in a healthy way that acknowledges his feelings without letting them get the best of him or harm others. Whatever we place emphasis upon will cause it to increase. So, don’t dwell on the tantrum, but do talk about what’s upsetting both of you and attempt to resolve the issue together. This non-blaming, non-resistant method of dealing with life’s troubles will transform any relationship and give all parties the freedom to feel what they feel, express personal likes/dislikes, and be totally honest. If you do not react negatively, this childish behavior will end when the child learns that throwing a fit does not gain him/her the attention that was expected or accomplish what he/she intended.

“The sorrow that has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.” ~Henry Maudsley

Resistance or stuffing our emotions actually attracts more of the things, people, energy, and situations we don’t want. We resist because we are fearful or in denial. We resist our emotions because we are afraid to feel. Perhaps we are afraid our emotions will take over and we will lose control. Quite the opposite is true. Our emotions, when stuffed, are silently taking over our well-being; and, building up pressure inside. These pent-up feelings may rush forth unexpectedly and cause us to be the adult throwing a temper tantrum in the grocery store! When we resist someone or something (even if it is unpleasant) rather than accept what is, it only makes things worse. Being resistant blinds us to possibilities and solutions and causes us to become stuck, defensive, shut down, and reactive. As a result, our body may feel tight, tense, or lethargic; our emotions may feel heavy, sad, or angry.

Those who have developed the gift of empathy and learned to trust their intuition are more inclined to pay attention to what they sense and feel. Observing and dealing with situations as they arise allows emotional energy to flow through without getting stuck, while at the same time you remain grounded and centered.
If something is upsetting you deal with it quickly rather than denying its reality. If you notice you are in a state of resistance, do an activity that brings peace of mind, balance, and well-being. The book I am writing with Dr. Caron Goode can help. Caron is the award winning author of Raising Intuitive Children and the international best-seller, Kids Who See Ghosts, guide them through their fear. Learn more about WHOSE STUFF IS THIS? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You at http://tinyurl.com/WhoseStuff.

The more you learn to manage your emotions, the better teacher you become to the children in your life. I encourage you develop your intuition and set an example of non-resistant behavior. When you move into the stream of life, things begin to fall into perfect alignment, synchronicities abound, aches and pains diminish, stress melts away, creativity flourishes, relationships heal, and we experience a profound sense of peace.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Teaching Children to Listen to Inner Guidance

It is very important in this day and age (when the planet is rattling in response to humanity's ascending in consciousness) to teach children how to recognize and heed their inner guidance. I'm always looking for books and products that help reinforce this concept.

I came across Indigo’s Bracelet on a parenting blog and thought it looked like a good book for my 8-year-old granddaughter, who is a voracious reader and very interested in spiritual things. When the book arrived I was so impressed by the delightful cover that I opened it and started thumbing through. I was captured and decided to start from the beginning. I couldn’t put it down; I had to find out what the gifts were and who was whispering to Indigo.

I like the book because it gives real life situations that young people deal with such as peer pressure, self-image, loneliness, school programs, and a dad who makes promises and then doesn’t deliver. On top of dealing with these “normal” things, Indigo is also empathic. She rescues animals and cares for the environment—often embarrassing herself with this dedication. When her mother gives her a bracelet that she wore as a child, Indigo starts hearing a voice and feeling something strange. Magical things begin to happen that bring gifts or lessons to help heal her heart and self-esteem. Indigo learns the secret to living an authentic life in spite of what other people think: Believe the love you feel inside, not the words of fear that make you hide.

I highly recommend this book and can hardly wait to put it in the mail to my granddaughter. I’m sure she will love it as much as I do!

Yvonne Perry,
author of  The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children

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Friday, April 15, 2011

VIDEO: Endorsements

My new book about being an empath is now available on Amazon. Here is a video to let you know what the book is about and what others are saying about it. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think of it.


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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Audio Book for Children

The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories is becoming an audio book!

Children love to hear stories and have adults read them books over and over again. Parents don't always have time to sit and read. Here's a solution that keeps kids and parents happy: AUDIO BOOKS! They work on iPods, iPhones, iPads, and MP3 players.

The Sid Series will be offered as one MP3 file with all twelve stories ($9.99) or you can pick a few of your favorite stories and get an individual MP3 file for only 99 cents per story.  Learn more about the book at http://thesidseries.blogspot.com/p/about-book.html .

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Friday, April 8, 2011

The Psychology of Empathy

In the story that Dr. Caron Goode, ED.D., NCC, DAPA contributed as Chapter 6 of my book, Whose Stuff Is This?, Meredith is a trained nurse, who chose to leave a hospital setting and move into private care. Meredith has the ability to resonate with another person on a deep level. Such resonance is achieved through empathy, the ability to feel with her client, not to feel for them or about them. Resonating with her clients is a striking intuitive knowing, which enables Meredith to predict their needs and provide an unprecedented quality of care.

The ability to resonate with others is the character strength of a person whose core temperament is Interpersonal. Other strengths of a Interpersonal core temperament are adaptability and being supportive. The Interpersonal style is one of the Four Basic Core Temperaments—the other three are called Behavioral, Cognitive, and Affective—identified from the research and writing of Terry Anderson, PhD, the founder of Consulting Resource Group International and author of more than a dozen assessments, training and development tools, and books.

Over the last two decades, the science of temperaments and research on how people think has validated that each person is born with a core temperament, which is nature's approximate 20 percent genetic contribution to one's overall personality. Our environments contribute the other 80 percent by virtue of our ability to adapt.
Four Basic Core Temperaments provide the cornerstones for people’s interactive preferences, how they learn, and what motivates them. People with Interpersonal and Affective styles relate well to people. Those with a Cognitive style are immersed in information or data; they relate well to people as team members and partners because they are sensitive to feelings of others. The Behavioral style person is internally motivated by personal goals and achievements and may be the least sensitive to other people’s feelings.

At a basic level, empathy is being attuned to another’s emotions and intentions. The next level of empathy involves taking action to help another, whether alleviating fears and pain or supporting or celebrating someone. More complex forms of empathy occur when people join together for survival of struggles or to pursue the vision fueled by emotional connectedness. These show us how capable we are of making deep connections. To feel loved, whole, appreciated, and useful, we must be in a relationship where empathy connects us.

We are hard-wired to resonate with each other at profound levels, thus driving our desires to belong and for bonding, connection, companionship, and affection. Empathy clearly provides the closest we might come to “knowing” another person—feeling their pain and joys, a communing of kindred spirits. All types of empathy can be a source of insight.

Sensitive people with the profile of an empath may not be recognized as such in traditional therapy settings. An empathic person with enough savvy to know their gifts as a self-aware person still needs connection, and the best support comes from non-traditional health practitioners, who may themselves be intuitive, holistic, natural, or energy practitioners. These include transpersonal and spiritual healers and therapists, neurolinguistic (NLP) practitioners, specific types of energy healers, and massage therapists, full-wave breath trainers, rebirthers, and other breath workers, hypnotherapists, and Chinese medicine practitioners. Each works with the mind-body connection to create inner resonance.

For more information about the psychology of empathy, see Chapter 6 of Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You.
Read more and find resources for empathic people at http://WhoseStuffIsThis.com.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Become Self-empowered as a Woman While Being a Mom

Tina M Games is the author of Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother's Path to Self-Discovery, and I will be interviewing her on We Are One in Spirit Podcast April 21 as one of the stops on her virtual tour.

This interactive book comes with an accompanying deck of 54 journaling prompt cards. As a certified creativity and life purpose coach, she is the "Moonlight Muse" for women who want to tap into the "full moon within" and claim their authentic self. Through her signature coaching programs, based on the phases of the moon, Tina gently guides women from darkness to light as they create an authentic vision (both personally and professionally) filled with purpose, passion and creative expression.

As part of her book launch, Tina, along with other authors, therapists, coaches, entrepreneurs, and radio hosts will be sharing insight about caring for your own needs while parenting from a positive perspective.

Learn more about this seminar by clicking the arrow in the video below, or go to http://moonlightmomscircle.com/book-launch/pages/telesummit.html to register now.



For a free subscription to Tina's e-newsletter, Moonlight Musings, go to www.MoonlightMomsCircle.com or www.JournalingMoms.com.

Learn more about Tina on her YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_OwcYK55N0

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Monday, April 4, 2011

My Virtual Blog Tour for My Book, Whose Stuff Is This?: Finding Freedom from the Negative Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You, is Complete!

My virtual blog tour for my book, Whose Stuff Is This?: Finding Freedom from the Negative Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You, is complete. Here are the stops from the final week.

Monday, March 21 - Reno Lovison Marketing Communications Services presented an article titled “Authors Must Learn to Sell What They Write.” I shared some of the mistakes I made in promoting my first two books and gave some tips on what to do to ensure the successful launch of your book. See Business Card to Business Blog: http://businesscardtobusiness.com/.

Tuesday, March 22 - Anne Lyken-Garner has a media release about the many ways that we are connected: the air we breathe, our basic needs and physiology, and energetically/spiritually. No one feels the power of this connection more than the energy-sensitive people, who unknowingly pick up on the detrimental thoughts, feelings, and even the illnesses of others and their environment. Read more on Anne’s blog: http://www.abloggersbooks.com/

Wednesday, March 23 - Being empathic is not a burden you must bear anymore. You can learn to shut out unwanted energy and keep others from violating your personal boundaries. First, you have to set boundaries. Dr. Caron Goode, who wrote the foreword for the book, presented a book excerpt on her blog, Kids Who See Ghosts: http://kidswhoseeghosts.com/.

Thursday, March 24 - Faith Ranoli interviewed me on Heart and Home Radio Show about how as an intercessor, I picked up the illnesses and emotional pain of those I prayed for. Everyone is intuitive and has the small, still voice inside if we will just listen, but not everyone is empathic. Some are too empathic and allow compassion to go too far. Ranoli said of my book, “ Designed especially for empaths, this book teaches healthful living, good spiritual practices, and gives helpful tips for living a safe and energetically balanced life.” Listen to the interview at http://healthylife.net/RadioShow/archiveHH.htm.

Friday, March 25 - Vonnie Faroqui shared an article titled “Being Non-Resistant Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry.” Being non-resistant is the embodiment of the often misunderstood feat of “turning the other cheek.” We’ve often thought that phrase meant that it is honorable to let people walk all over us. Turning the other cheek actually means standing in your place of power and letting things flow through you without getting stuck. Read more on Ink Slinger's Whimsey: http://inkslingerswhimsey.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 28 - Dr. Caron Goode shared an excerpt from my book. See Raising Intuitive Children blog: http://raisingintuitivechildren.com/. Caron and I believe this book will benefit many people and help get them moving toward better health and emotional balance. Bulk orders (10 or more) of this title are available at a discount to bookstores, counselors, and retailers who wish to offer the book to clients or resale the book. Contact us for the discount code.

I am very thankful for all of you and the support you provided to help me launch my book. I’m very impressed with everyone who participated. The tour went smoothly without a glitch; everyone posted the material we sent you on time, and we had some great comments from your readers. I hope you enjoyed being part of this networking activity and found it beneficial.

Gratefully Yours,

Yvonne Perry
Author of Whose Stuff Is This? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You (http://whosestuffisthis.com/)
More Than Meets the Eye, True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife (http://deathdyingafterlife.com/)
The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children (http://thesidseries.com/)
Owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services (http://writersinthesky.com/)

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Empathic Babies, Children, and Teens

By Yvonne Perry

Empathy is what makes other people matter to us and reminds us to acknowledge the people around us as we understand and share their feelings. Empathy exists in early mother-infant bonding. Even before birth, a baby in the womb is sensitive to the mother’s feelings, whether positive, neutral, or negative. Once born, a baby shows receptivity to both parents’ anger, tension, and depression, as well as their caring, responsiveness, and love. You’ve probably noticed how they imitate your facial expressions, smiling in response to your smile. They also may cry if they hear another baby cry. This type of response is a step in the development of empathy and the ability to share the feelings of another person.

Babies absorb the mental and emotional energy of the people around them. They don’t filter anything; they simply receive. As a child ages, this empathic tendency may increase and get out of control. Some children pick up the emotions, energy, or thoughts of others to the degree that it becomes overwhelming and interrupts the development of their social and emotional life. Because these children do not know how to set personal boundaries (or that they need to), they do not realize when they are in another person’s mental or emotional space, much less how invasive this can be to that person. It can also lower the child’s own vibrational level.
An empath is sensitive to what is obvious as well as unseen things such as ghosts and the thoughts, emotions, and illnesses they sense around them. Empaths may get hunches, see mental pictures, hear voices, or have a gut feeling that supplies hidden information about people and situations. They may also get a physical sensation in their body that lets them know where another person is afflicted or suffering.

You may have heard of Indigo Children or Crystal Kids who have intuitive gifts that surprise or even astound adults. These empathic children easily pick up on the feelings and thoughts of adults and others as they unconsciously reach into human and spirit energy fields to gather information and understand things around them. Seeing with their spiritual eyes, feeling with their spiritual senses, hearing with their spiritual ears, they may give information about a past life, tell of events before they happen, see ghosts, or know something about another person or situation that no one else does. Today, as many as one in four children have this ability and are tuned into the higher frequency all the time.

Being an empath is very draining for an adult. Just imagine what it feels like to be an intuitive or empathic child and not have the language to explain it to your parents or teachers. A child who is overloaded with the energy of others may have on-going illnesses, show depressive episodes, lash out in anger, cry without reason, or try to “fix” things between adults who argue or do not get along well. A child or teen who sees or hears in the spirit realm may act out because he or she feels overwhelmed and does not know how to express what he or she is experiencing. The problem is compounded when adults will not listen, try to hush the child, or refuse to believe the child’s report of psychic incidents.

We do our intuitive children a great injustice when we invalidate their experiences and intuitive abilities. But, many parents simply don't know what to do with kids who see or hear spirits, talk about a deceased relative they never met in body, give clues into past lives, predict future events, or know some family secret they haven’t been privy to. In some cases, the “hushing” parent also has some paranormal gifts in operation that he or she is not comfortable talking about—maybe they were shushed by their parents and are simply mimicking the parenting role model they were given. As parents, teachers, and counselors we need to teach children how to properly use this empathic gift, but many adults do not trust their own intuition much less recognize their children’s spiritual abilities. Empathic kids need someone they can talk to and they need information on how to keep their auras clear, to open and shut their intuitive abilities at will, and set energetic boundaries. But, where do adults go to learn how to help these empathic kids and teens?

The more you read and study this topic, the better you will be able to answer your children’s questions and help them manage their intuitive gifts. Dr. Caron Goode and I invite you to learn more about a book we have written. It is titled WHOSE STUFF IS THIS? Finding Freedom from the Thoughts, Feelings, and Energy of Those Around You. Learn more at http://whosestuffisthis.com/