Today is #BellLetsTalk Day in support of mental health awareness which compelled me to write about the topic of wee one’s experiencing thoughts, feelings and visions of things that do not appear to be “there” by others. THIS topic is SO near and dear to my heart and is one that strikes fear in many people that can’t see, feel, or hear that which appears to be non-existent to an “outsider”.
As a child between the ages of 2 and 4 residing in the sleepy little town of Niagara Falls, Canada, I had many conversations with my 2 visitors whom I nicknamed Bumper Jack and Ginger Ale. Wearing soldier uniforms my friends came to check in on how I was doing. They told me they loved me and they were there to take care of me. They only appeared to me outside and when no one else was present. To me, they were just part of my every day life. My mother was calm and matter of fact about these presences visiting me and didn’t appear to be outwardly frightened.
I told very few people about my experiences growing up with the exception of a select few of my closest friends and family because of the mental health stigmas associated with these experiences. Little did I know that one day through a chance opportunity presented by another highly intuitive friend that I would have my experiences validated. In that one, single, solitary moment my intuitive friend through a channelled reading (of which I had shared with her minute details about “my soldiers”), repeated back verbatim the messages delivered to me when I was age 2. She described their behaviours, mannerisms and military dress. I wept profusely knowing I had “always been right” and that it wasn’t just an “imaginative child” dreaming up these experiences. For in that precise moment, I knew I had always been telling the truth, my truth and that it didn’t matter what anyone else believed or thought. And as I travel along life’s path, complete strangers have come to me and asked if I’m aware of the 2 soldiers that stand next to me. I simply smile and say, “ I know, they’re my childhood Friends”.