at once... he found himself wrapped around, as it were, by a flame-colored
cloud.... The next (instant) he knew that the light was within
himself. Directly after, there came upon him a sense of exaltation,
of immense joyousness, accompanied or immediately followed by
an intellectual illumination quite impossible to describe.
Spirituality is a mixed blessing, for while it may open the child to the secrets of the universe, such knowledge can also be a burden on the child. Adults face similar challenges and the parents may find their own spiritual issues mirrored in the struggles of the child. (A Commentary on the book by Tobin Hart, The secret spiritual world of children )