Memories Of The Womb And Beyond
June 20, 2010 by Akemi Gaines
I am just fascinated to read various articles in Japanese about small children recalling their experiences in the womb. In English, I’ve only read a few of this, so maybe there is a point to introduce it here.
Memories and their expression
If you think babies are just dumb undeveloped beings, you are far off. Their brains are formed long before birth. Fetuses can hear their mothers’ heart beat and their conversation. They have physical sensations like warmth and pain. Because our emotions are caused by chemical changes in the blood, they share emotions with the mother. And as they have functioning brains, we can assume they can process thoughts.
Further, if we expand our understanding to the soul level, there are even more. Souls nurture the unborn babies that they intend to take. These souls have their memories of past lives and the world in between lives.
What babies cannot do, however, is to express all these experiences and memories in language.
So the best time to ask your kids about their womb experiences and beyond is when they are in age two to five. Under two, they remember but have hard time expressing them in a way adults can understand. Around age 5, they start to forget.
Examples of their memories
Let me translate some of the reports I read. Most were posted anonymously. And of course, the original was spoken in the cute kids’ language.
Memories of birthing
“I was wondering how to get out. Then suddenly, someone grabbed me here (pointed her left shoulder) and pulled hard and I was out. It was glare-y.” (The mother says she was born by Caesarian section and that is exactly where the doctor grabbed. She swears no one ever told the child how the operation was conducted.)
(When asked if the birthing was painful to him) “Not much. Just here (pointing the back of his head)” (Again, no one told the kid the baby comes out head first.)
Memories of the womb
“I was wearing a scarf.” (The mother says the X-ray showed the cord was tangled around his neck.)
“I was connected to you. There was a snake. And there was a pillow.” (The snake probably refers to the cord.)
“I was doing this. (gesture of sitting down with arms around the knees)”
Mother: Do you remember me talking to you?
Child: Yes, but you were talking on the phone a lot more often. (The mother worked as a secretary and was on the busy switchboard often.)
“I heard my name called.” (The father talked to the fetus every night at bedtime calling her name. The mother writes that, on several occasions when he didn’t do it, the baby kicked the belly so hard, demanding communication.)
“It was blue and apple green.” (Considering the fetus cannot see — even the newborn cannot see for a little while — this may sound strange. But he may have been sensing a certain quality as color. Or it may have been his soul sensing something. By the way, these are the colors of fifth and fourth chakras.)
Children choose their birth settings
My favorite is the part how they chose their birth settings, like the parents. Obviously, this is beyond the memory as a physical being — it’s the memory of the soul.
Quite a few children, each unrelated, accord in the theme that they were in the sky looking down or looking at their parent. And some say they came to this world by the “slide”.
“You (the mother) were crying and I was watching from the sky. We talked and no one wanted to come, so I came.” (The mother was in fertility treatment for years and was at the end of her rope. She was going to end the treatment and file divorce — and yes, often cried when she was alone.)
“I saw you from the sky. You were smiling, and I liked you.”
Mother: Did you choose me as your mommy?
Child: No, but God pushed me from behind on the slide so I arrived here.
“I wanted to come to granny but I couldn’t, so I came to you.” (The mother admits the child loves to stay with her own mother, the child’s grandmother.)
“(His older brother’s name) told me to come later so we can play again.”
And here is an exceptional recollection by an adult who still remembers:
“We were all together in the sky. We were all kids. We were looking down, and then some made lines to come down. There was also someone who was bigger and lighter. I saw mom and asked this big person to send me to her. He looked difficult and said no. I asked again and again. Finally, another kid spoke up saying it would be okay if he would go there first. So he did.” (She has a brother who is five years older and who always protected her from various difficulties in childhood.)
As you see, it’s not always the parents the child chooses. This is exactly how I see in my Akashic Record Reading. Souls choose the birth setting usually for the parents (the mother or the father or both) but sometimes for other members of the family.
If you want to ask your child…
It seems to be a good idea to choose a relaxing setting, like bedtime, to ask. Don’t be too excited about this — the child will sense it and shy away. Simply ask in the same way you would ask if the child had a good time at a daycare or something.
And don’t judge or invalidate anything they say. As you see in the examples above, some answers don’t make sense immediately (like the color in the womb) and some answers may not sound nice to you. But your child is just sharing their experience.
Some kids prefer to express in a non-verbal way like movement or drawing. And they may already be trying it before you ask.
Let me know if you hear something from your little ones. I think these sharing of the womb memories expand our understanding of what life is. (Photo credit)