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Psychic Kids: Children of the ParanormalNote: If you don't see all (or any) parts of an episode, you probably have
to wait until the episode repeats. You could also buy the season dvd
at the end of the season.
Many of you may see yourselves in these childrens' experiences. Those of you with guardians (parents, grandparents, aunt or uncle, etc.) and friends who don't understand your psychic abilities, may find it useful to watch this show with them. Perhaps it may open the door to discussions that may help create bridges of understanding in your family. Tell them they could create an account here to discuss their questions with members of this message board.
But if it still isn't possible to discuss it with people you know at this time for whatever reason, perhaps you will just learn more about your own abilities through watching this show. And that's a good thing too.
Below are reviews I've written that I hope shed light on some of the phenomena presented in the episodes (the length of the review depends on how much time I had that day to type it, lol!). But feel free to post and share your experiences, questions, feelings about this show, or anything else here, or send me a private message. You could also search this message board for experiences and comments on related topics, as posted by members over the years: Search the EUTM Site
_________________________________________________________________________________Episode Title: Crossing OverConcepts presented in this episode
Believing EyesSpirit guides
Hannah, 11, fears the spirit that is around her daily, whom she calls "Jordan." With Chip's help, she stops to communicate with Jordan, rather than avoid him. She discovers that Jordan is a "guardian spirit," whose goal is to protect her. And she believes, upon reflection, that he may have actually been a father to her in a past life. This gives her a great deal of relief. This is an example of discernment. Rather than assume all spirits around you are bad (or good), take the time to communicate with each one first, to discern its reason for being around you. Talk to it. Listen for the response. If it had bad intentions, you probably would have felt it before it even showed up, and you just handle it accordingly. But if it has good intentions, there may be more to the story that you might want to know about. Don't be fearful, and don't assume anything. Just take the time to find out the facts first.Extrasensory perception
Savannah, 10, gets a ringing sensation and pressure in her ears when ghosts are nearby. That's her body's unique way of reacting to what we normally could not perceive with our regular sensory organs. How does your body react to spirits? You might feel a sensation in your stomach, or dizziness in your head, burning in your palms (like I do), etc. Your body will react in its own unique way. Do you remember in Lord of the Rings when Frodo's sword, Sting, turned blue whenever Orcs were nearby? Well, your body's reaction is like the sword. It is merely letting you know spirits are nearby. Conversely, your body may not react in any way at all. But if it does, don't fear the sensation you feel. Just because you sense them, doesn't mean they mean you harm. Just use your body's reaction as your extrasensory guidance system, because that's all it is."Just because you get creeped out, doesn't mean something bad is going to happen. It just means we're creeped out."
"And the way to lessen it, is by facing it."
--Chip and Edy Frodo's sword, "Sting"Defining boundaries
Shauniece, 10, is probably the most terrified of the 3 girls. The distraction of spirit presence at school affects her concentration, and ultimately her grades. Chip teaches her a phrase to say to define her boundaries with spirits when she senses their presence. Most spirits are just glad you could perceive their presence because no one else does, and they try to talk your ear off, giving you messages to tell their loved ones, etc. Again, this is where discernment and ascertaining what their intentions are comes in. But you have a life to live. You are not a 24hr message board for the spirit realm. There are times when you have to make your boundaries known, and state them, sometimes strongly, to the spirits. Depending on why they are around you, most of the time they will obey your wishes and respect your boundaries; but you must first set
them, or else how will they know how you feel?"The worst part about having this ...'gift,' is that nobody else can see what you're seeing. It makes me feel isolated."
In Chapter 31 of her book "Ask Your Guides," metaphysical teacher Sonia Choquette describes the concept of "believing eyes." She emphasizes the positive impact talking to like-minded people (with the same abilities, or at least an interest in them) has on our self-esteem and personal growth. Chip leads the girls in openly displaying their abilities for the first time by doing a mediumship reading for Alida (whom I get is a member of the production crew, but I could be wrong). Now openly using abilities they once kept hidden from others, the girls gained confidence and a new appreciation for their abilities. In a post titled "Gifted but scared
" around the middle of the thread I list several ways you could express the spirit encounters you're experiencing, including blogging, journaling, attending development circles, or doing readings for others. On some of these episodes psychic kids have even worked on missing person cases or paranormal investigations. So you don't have to suppress your abilities. Try to find "believing eyes" instead, or at least express them in some way."I feel amazed."
"It's like, a miracle."
--Hannah and Savannah, when they realized the
accuracy of their own mediumship readings for Alida
_________________________________________________________________________Episode Title: Family Secrets"The intent of the seekers affects the results. So if you're scared, you might get fearful energy.
So try not to let your fear get the best of you."
--Chip Coffey and others
This episode is situated in an area which was a stop off site of America's "Underground Railroad
," an elaborate system of escape routes African American slaves used to get to the northern United States or Canada. Prior to that, it was also a Revolutionary War encampment and munitions storage site. So understandably there's ghost activity frequently reported there by visitors. The team uses a device that's kind of an "electronic ouija board" to let the spirits speak (I gotta get me one of those!), and an interesting story unravels before them.
Three teenaged girls, Jordi, Peyton and Riley see ghosts regularly, and have since they were little kids. Jordi's mother reveals that she too has mediumship ability, yet didn't feel comfortable sharing it with the family (just where are the dads in these shows? anyway....). Peyton and Riley's mother, however, has no clue what to do. Meaning well, she had tried to help her eldest daughter Peyton suppress it, which ended up having a detrimental effect: Peyton was medicated, hospitalized in a psychiatric ward, then released and put on "observation" for several months. With her younger daughter Riley she vowed to take a different route to help her, and sought out the help of Chip Coffey and the staff of the Psychic Kids show. "She feels like she's a lighthouse, and all these spirits are ships just coming at her."
What is helpful is that Chip and the other experts on the show, including a professional paranormal investigator, work together to explain to the girls what they are experiencing, and how paranormal stuff works in general. It is a validating relief for the girls to openly discuss and use their abilities around other people. Additionally, a professional psychotherapist helps the mothers and daughters discuss their feelings to work through their differences. Dealing with psychic ability in families can be a divisive issue, as many of you know all too well. "I turned over my child to you two, and in turn, you gave us a family back."
_____________________________________________________________Episode Title: Ghost School
Paranormal investigator and psychic medium Chris Fleming works with two boys to help them face their fears and come to terms with their ability to see spirits. "How does that make you feel, that a ghost or a spirit is afraid, too?"
"It gives me a better understanding that ...they have feelings too, even though they've passed on, and stuff."
"They're, like, regular people just without a body."
--Chris Fleming (psychic medium), Colton and Bryson (psychic kids)
Both boys' fathers' disbelief brings Chris to tears as he remembers the pain his own father's disbelief caused within his family. Ironically enough, during filming of this episode Colton's father experiences "close-encounters" of his own, and we see yet another example of mediumship running in the family, unbeknownst to the family members themselves."He needs you to accept him for who he is. And by believing, you will give support to him."
--a tearful Chris Fleming to Colton's dad, Merrill