I believe that we all have multiple past lives that play more of a role in our current lives than we know. Children and babies are often very intuitive, especially children born today (who need to be to help the rest of us wake up to our potential). My four year old son Arran regularly talks about "his grandfather" who gave him things, like a walking stick, and who he clearly loved and respected. He also regularly talks about "when he was a little girl." I had not paid much attention to these comments at first, thinking it was just his imagination at work. But I had wondered all along if it could actually be something connected to a past life. I would wonder, and then decide that it probably wasn't, which is what we all tend to do with improbabilities. But what if instead of not believing, we chose to believe? The other night as he was falling asleep (a time when we are most open to the Other Side) Arran started talking about his grandfather again. This time he made sure I knew that this was a different grandfather (not one of his current two) who "didn't speak English" and whose name was "Juan." He then started talking about his brother who was shot with a gun (granted, we had talked about toy guns earlier that evening), and who had died in the kitchen when the bad guys came, and that he (Arran) was safe because he hid in the basement. This, to me, seemed way too elaborate to be an imaginary story. I could have told him that was an interesting story, and he eventually would probably forget about it, and push the memories away. This is what happens with many children who we brush off with these stories: they just have "active imaginations..."
In that moment with Arran, though, I chose to believe him, and I actually did believe him. I said that he must have been very sad, and that he would probably see his brother again in another life. And he seemed happy with that.
I have been told and I now understand that part of my role as a parent to my son, and to my 8-month old daughter, is to nurture their intuitive gifts, so that they can use them to access higher guidance in their lives, and maybe even to help others.