As I was cogitating on what my next article would contain, memories of my childhood filled with spirits and legends came knocking. So, I decided to make the next few articles based on what I remember and how I came to the spiritual beliefs I hold now.
My first memory, I believe I was around three, is nettle picking, yep tiny hands in amongst stingy plants, but I do not remember being stung. I carried my precious bundle back up to the house and headed for the bathroom. All was well and I was full of purpose as I filled the sink with water and soaked the nettles.
Adeline, my aunt who raised me, ran through when the sounds of loud crying reached her ears. The bathroom being next to the kitchen, they didn’t have far to travel. When she asked me what the matter was, I stamped my little feet and shouted.
“I can’t remember what to do next.” followed by a scream of frustration.
Adeline and me at 6 months old
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My sisters and I have discussed bringing memories with us into our lives, but I’m also a huge believer in genetic memories being transferred as well. So, what was my three-year-old self trying to make? Perhaps a cough medicine, or a rub for my chest?
The first few years of my life I was dreadfully allergic to dust and living on a farm there was plenty of it and nettle can be successful in treating allergies.
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Follow me now to an earlier time when I was still a baby and my Mum was well enough to look after me. She told me that upon putting me down for a sleep, she would hear me making laughing noises and gurgles. When she entered the room I was on my back, hands up in the air and talking in baby language to something she couldn’t see. This happened often and I guess after the first puzzlement, she took it as something her baby did.
Who was I talking to? Were spirits leaning over my cot and making me laugh? I believe they were, whether my ancestors or guardians or just spirits visiting, they were there.
me at 9 weeks old
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What do you think readers? Do you remember similar encounters as a child? Please do leave your thoughts and experiences in the comments below and join me again for the next part of Living In A Paranormal World.