Children are our guides to the higher spiritual planes. They serve to remind us of what we may have lost or forgotten in our efforts to cooperate with our culture. They remind us that all human minds, young and old, are tuned to the same fundamental wavelength, and that we call all read minds- we just pretend that we can’t as we get older and find that our culture demands duplicity.
The child’s state of consciousness is not to be rejected or replaced, but supplemented by the growing knowledge that you can’t get what you want by force- physical or psychic.
This is what we have to teach children with the utmost patience we can muster, for the pain they may cause us is nothing to the revelation they offer at every moment.
From Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin