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Tall Tales

Share Your Story: Past Life Memories Told by Children

By Claire

About the Child

My son is 5 years old and often refers to being older, or when he was a grown up - and comes out with all sorts of things. We never really take a lot of notice we call it his tall tales! I think in the future we will listen more closely.

Child's Past Life Memory Story

My son is 5 years old. He often says that his uncle shot his dog (we haven't ever had a dog). He said this the other night, so I said you must have had a dream - he said no not this family, my second family. I asked him what they look like, he said black hair and white faces - he said that his uncle shot his mum, dad - sister and brother and dogs. He said his uncle was on a motorbike. He said his parents name was Takasumi and he also said something about wakayami

My Internet was down at the time. I was trying to remember all the names and things he said to look it up and see if I could find anything. Anyway I've not remembered everything he said and don't want to bring it up again with him because then he starts making things up.

The evening that he mentioned his second family he did start getting upset and saying that he missed them and just wanted to see them again - he also said when it was the shooting he hid and that's why he came to England. I just thought this was a strange thing for a 5 year old to come out with and thought he must be referring to a past life. I've looked up a shooting with the name Takasumi linked to it but haven't found anything! I won't push things but if he wants to talk about them again I'll listen - I find it really interesting!

Advice

  • Listen to your children even if you take it with a pinch of salt.
  • They believe in what they're telling you.
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