Aboriginal Lore: Spirit Children


The
concept of spirit children is a belief held by many ancient cultures.
The belief is based on the idea that a spirit child selects his parents
before or at the time of conception. Along with this idea it is only
reasonable to assume the parents would also have to agree to this
arrangement.


This
falls in line completely with the concept of free will, which we all
possess. Nothing is done in our life or pre-existence without our
consent. Free will has a play in every aspect of life, one simply cannot
have free will in choosing whether to have a hamburger or fish sandwich
and not have free will in choosing every aspect of our life. Free Will
is a law of Nature and thus cannot be changed.


The
Aborigines of the Australian out back were and still are firm believers
of the spirit child theory. They accept it unequivocally, even going so
far as to accept the child if the known father is someone else than the
mother’s mate. In aborigine custom, the father has to dream of the
child before it can be his. The dream actually has more to do with
parental lineage than sperm.

Uluru , Ancient Aboriginal sacred site

Many
times a male aborigine will dream of his child many years before
conception. Many times the dream occurs during periods of hunting or
isolation from their families. In a representative dream, a small
dark-skinned spirit-child, two to three inches high, reveals its name
and expresses a desire for birth. If the man has several wives, he
chooses the most appropriate mother and describes her whereabouts to the
spirit-child. Often times the spirit child will tell the father of
another soul desiring to be his spirit child and that such child will
arrive in so many years.


Even
after the aborigines learned of the concept of conception, they still
held to the belief that it wasn’t necessary for the birth of a child.
This idea could even have a bearing on the idea of an immaculate
conception held by many religions.


The
aborigine way of life is mainly a spiritual way of life, everything is
centered around the dream time.  They believe we “dream up” every thing
before it actually can happen in the physical world. Thus the dreams of
the individual are very important as they are an indication of things to
come.


After
they began to adopt the white man’s ways, the birth rates began to drop
in many of the tribes. A missionary’s advice, “Increase sexual contact
with your wives,” fell upon deaf ears. The Worora knew that conception
depends upon a spirit-child’s will to be born. The physical sex act was
“more or less insignificant,” even though the men had been educated
about male sperm.


To
me this only strengthens the belief there has to be a spiritual bond
between mother , father and child to create a bond that will last
through eternity. As is the case in every aspect of life, if there is no
spiritual connections, there is no connection.

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