What are indigo and crystal children? I have read that they only have one chakra and that they have no karma. I have also read that they are helpers sent to heal this wounded world. Is that true?
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My understanding is that indigo and crystal children are a couple of concepts (among many) that attempt to describe the next generation in the human evolutionary process, which centers around a rising of awareness. They have certain characteristics that they share with many, but which are so prominent in those generations that it stands out.
To take an example, it is common that indigo and crystal children do not automatically accept authority or orders. They need explanations, not reprimands, which is a trait that is often attributed to the 80’s baby boomers and beyond.
Another characteristic feature is greater empathy. They are generally more sensitive than the often somewhat blunt generations before them. Their ability to pick up on things that others miss lets them; for example, see through the many everyday lies that surround us. Lies are also something they often sharply distance themselves from. These are traits that are highlighted also in concepts like HSP or in increasingly popular diagnoses, such as high-functioning autism (Asperger).
I have not noticed that these children are essentially different from others in terms of the chakras or karma. They face life’s challenges, just like everyone else, and they bring their life lessons with him, just as we all do. The difference is that they have other, refined if you so will, prerequisites. When the environment is wise and loving these children blossom to be totally amazing people with extraordinary gifts, but when the environment is unsympathetic and blunt they are violated as we try to convince them that they are wrong. Without support they easily slip into depression, mental illness or addiction.
Sure, it would be easy to perceive them as “helpers sent to heal the world”, because if we follow their lead the world will recover. But I do not perceive that they necessarily come with that purpose and we should not have that expectation of them as individuals. It isn’t their thing to save us, but rather each one of us needs to take responsibility for our own salvation.
I sometimes make the comparison to different operating systems. These children are Windows 10, while a typical person from the 1960’s is Windows 3.11. It would be best if the older generations tried to follow the younger and update their systems. Unfortunately we often do the opposite. Our social system tries to educate children to be less than what they are, ie downgrading them. The former Swedish education minister Jan Björklund, for example, is a typical 3.11 person. He loses it when he meets Windows 10, because he does not understand how the system is built and it is way too fast for him to comprehend. But because he sees himself as what is normal and desirable, he tries to reduce the performance of the children. Of course he has the best of intentions in doing so, but he lacks the understanding that the generation that he wants to help actually overtook him a long time ago.
Another who has described that eloquently, but in a different time, is Kahlil Gibran in his text about the children in The Prophet. Our children are teachers send to us from the future, and so it has always been. It has just not always been as clear as today, since we are in the midst of a shift in consciousness.
Photo: Dream of an Orphanage child by SAM Nasim on Flickr