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.
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 ual 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 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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