Selective Mutism effects children who are highly communicative in one setting
(a safe place like a home) but are completely shut down in most other settings
(an unsafe place like a school) due to carryovers of highly toxic past life
Selective Mutism is a defense mechanism - on over-drive in the present - to
keep the child safe from traumatic situations that "look and feel" like those
from past lives which resulted in pain and/or death.
The symptoms of Selective Mutism are wide ranging because they are as unique
as the individuals experiencing them. Still, there are several distinct
types of Selective Mutism syndromes which all inevitably result in an ever
deepening downward spiral of isolation and uncommunicativeness:
Fragile & Frozen:
Without proper medical care in past lives, children
learned to act as if
"their bones were like glass" and "their skin was like
For broken bones which were set and healed improperly caused a lifetime
of pain. While broken skin could easily lead to infections so severe that
death resulted. Better to "glue one's lips" and act frozen than to risk harm
to bodies that were all too fragile.
Children, who are bright, communicative, and intelligent
at home, choose to be dull, silent, and dumb at school or in society because
they fear standing out. Some past societies killed children who were "too"
intelligent because brainy people were feared to be unruly. Brainiacs tended
to question the rules and want to change them... and were considered to be
too dangerous to be left alive.
In past lives, behavioral infractions (like passing
notes or giving the wrong answers) usually resulted in physical punishments.
Some were so severe that they resulted in death or in a lifelong impairment.
Children soon learned that the rod would not be spared at school and that it
was to be feared.
In past lives, unless you were on your deathbed, you
were expected to get out of your bed - sick or well - and soldier through
school in silence. Education was usually a rare and precious gift and children
were taught to put their schooling above their physical well being and never
to admit to being ill.
Safety in Silence:
In times and places where anyone could get away
with murder, children learned that there was safety in being seen but not
heard. "Say and do none harm" was a protection against others who were ready
to lash out at the slightest provocation... especially against weak and
defenseless children. Similarly, those in religious orders were taught to
be silent and learn from those who were more senior in time and experience.
Those who did not obey this rule were often punished with solitary confinement
for months at a time. After such confinements they understood that their own
true safety lay in remaining silent.
Some who suffer from Selective Mutism are completely uncommunicative while
others can communicate with gestures. The sooner the suffering child can
be transitioned from non-existent or nonverbal to verbal communication, the
better. If Selective Mutism is left untreated, it will only get worse over
time. The child will feel progressively more fearful until the root cause
of their Selective Mutism from past lives is identified and healed.
When the fears (usually from past lives) which are driving the Selective
Mutism are healed and the child begins to feel safe everywhere, the mutism
will fall away from them. Going back to the past to heal the sources of
these fears can free those "afflicted" by them to live a normal life in
Traditional cognitive behavioral therapy is also effective
because it is slower and more gradual. Here the child's communication is
healed by "baby steps": getting them to communicate first with non-verbal
gestures (nodding, pointing, etc), next with non-verbal sounds (grunts and
hissing letters), and finally verbally with words, then phrases, then
paragraphs, etc until they can speak in an age appropriate manner.
is included in the above descriptions of Selective Mutism.