This is especially true for children who have found the world of the Spirit as a solution to their problems. This was so for me. I needed to make sense of the illness and deaths in my family. I needed to understand the cruelty I saw around me. At 5 years old, I threw myself at the mercy of my Higher Power (I used to call God, but now call Source Energy of the Universe). And, through my deep sadness came consolation from the powerful world beyond.
If these misfortunes had not been in my life, I would have been happily and thoughtlessly playing with my toys and dreaming of ice cream. Instead, I began an dialog with Higher Consciousness and found a deep solace that has stayed with me my entire life. I built inner resources that remained in the background of any turbulence.
Eckart Tolle once remarked that if we didn’t have all kinds of drugs, alcohol, and tranquilizers, more people would hit bottom and be forced to seek the spiritual path as the only permanent way to peace. But because we are switching off our misery with all kinds of substances, we are not completing the organic journey towards enlightenment. We are creating a false Nirvana and have not found the natural pathways within ourselves.