Is My Child's Imaginary Friend a Ghost?
A few months ago, I was watching my niece, Cora.
She's three years old and we were trying to get her to go down for a nap, but she kept running out of her bedroom scared.
When a child runs away from something scared, this is usually something that warrants further investigation. Children are intuitive creatures, who have not yet been taught out of their gifts, and they can often see things that adults cannot.
Holding her as she wrapped her little legs around my waist, we walked back into her bedroom - and clear as day - I could see a dead ghost girl standing there.
Just that previous week, I had cleared my sister’s entire property, so I knew there was only one way this ghost child could have gotten in here - by personal invitation of one of the property’s residents.
I turned to my 2.5 yr old niece and asked her, ‘Cora, did you invite this girl in here?’
Without hesitation, she nodded her head while looking down and replied, ‘Yes.’
Living children and ghost children are both eager to find potential playmates.
A living child when approached by a potential playmate - will often invite them in, indiscriminate of where they came from, if they seem nice.
Imaginary friends are often anything BUT imaginary.
An imaginary friend can be -
- A child’s Spirit Guide
- Guardian Angel
- A Deceased Loved One*
- Another child in Spirit
Does your child have an imaginary friend?
Children - especially lonely children (only childs) are likely to pick up spirit children to play with.
Children are drawn to children of similar age. And children can see Spirits.
Remember, that not all ghost children or imaginary friends are bad to have - some are angels (see bullet list above).
Is your child's imaginary friend a bad influence?
To make this assessment, simply pay attention to how your child acts and what they say when around their imaginary friend. If this friend is a bad influence on your child - do what you would do with any other playmate you don’t want your kid around - kick them out.
won't my child grow out of an imaginary friend?
When your child grows up, and the ghost child does not (they generally stay the same age as the age they died), the ghost child will leave to find another playmate of their same age.
This is why it ~ seems ~ children grow out of their imaginary friends.
When your child ‘grows out’ of their imaginary friend, it is more likely that this ghost child has grown out of playing with your child - because your child has grown up.
In this way, an entire neighborhood can have the same ghost child moving from home to home - and when one child grows out of their age range, they simply find another child about their age in another home - so on and so on - until someone figures it out and crosses the child over, once and for all.
You can often deal with ghostly friends by simply crossing them over.
Anyone can do it (you don't have to be a professional) and the full process is outlined in my eBook, Transitions.