Toddler's Unlimited Possibilities
by Dr. Neil
and Elizabeth Carmen
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Cosmic Cradle Column by Elizabeth and Neil Carman, Ph.D. contains
excerpts from their book, "Cosmic Cradle." It explores
connections and communications with spirits ( usually with their
parents ) before they are born into a physical life.
the age of three, Judy, a fifty-year-old mother of two, recalled
her footsteps in a higher world.
early childhood Judy had strong feelings of not belonging to the
physical plane by knowing - from direct memory - that in the past
she had unlimited potential. The toddler was stumped by her confined
abilities: "Why can't I immediately fulfill a desire? Why
can't I walk through walls or levitate? Why is my body so cumbersome?
Why can't I just flow through the room? Why do I have to walk
and bump into things? Why is there pain?"
memories were so strong that I knew my experience of limitations
was incorrect. And yet no one else seemed confused. Everyone seemed
comfortable with the way things were. It felt like being in a
zoo with people who were happy not to question anything. I thought,
"Is this a nightmare or a dream?" Reality was hard to
discern. Of course, being only three years old, I was too young
pleasures were not enjoyable like they were for everyone else.
I was amazed by how much emphasis people put on material possessions.
I felt it was a cheap imitation of what I knew to be a thrill.
It would have been more exciting to manifest a Christmas Tree
rather than to buy one. Or why have a toy plane when you are used
to flying through the air yourself? Every material object became
a disillusionment. I also did not understand ownership. Taking
possession of things as mine seemed wrong or artificial. It made
no sense, "You mean I am supposed to be thrilled because
this toy is mine and not yours?" It felt like I owned everything
and everybody else owned everything.
consciousness was Judy's dilemma. Judy was alert to discovering
the nature of her "true origin," but years went by before
she understood there was nothing wrong with her perception of
up, I felt very much the loner. Then, by my late 20's, I began
meditating and met people who understood higher consciousness
and I was given the vocabulary to express my reality. I resonated
with spiritual teachings on higher consciousness because that
was my experience. By the age of thirty, I had met people who
resonated perfectly with me on an experiential level. We could
talk about the same reality. Just those few connections, six-twelve
people, made all the difference knowing that others are having
a similar reality and feel very alone.
life still does not match the memory I came in with of having
unlimited potential and using it. But I have picked up some understanding
of why that is - this is a different dimension than the one I
came from. Each dimension has its own challenges, obstacles, and
limitations. I feel at peace with that. Still I wonder, "Why
did I come here?" I have forgotten, but I have learned to
enjoy without knowing all the answers. I trust there is some reason
for choosing this.
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