By Melanie Hubbard
The New Children (aka Indigo, Crystal, Rainbow, Star Children) are everywhere. They are highly evolved souls incarnating now to help ascend humanity into unity consciousness.
Anyone interested enough to be reading this probably has a role in assisting the New Children in some way - even just through your awareness and appreciation of them.
As we move towards 2012 and beyond, the New Children are becoming even more consciously aware of their true selves and of their mission. The early-wavers have worked hard and in very difficult challenges to break down old energies enough to allow the new-wavers in.
Many of the early-wavers have been the ones labelled with ADHD and ADD or have had difficult childhoods and adolescences as they have broken down old educational, familial and societal structures.
New Children are still human
The New Children are very special and precious, but they usually look and act like 'normal' children for the most part. But we have become accustomed to these children gradually and often believe their more assertive, loving, sensitive, creative, telepathic, disruptive and/or wise natures are just a product of a new generation.
However, I'd bet that if we went back to our parents or grandparents generation, and even our own childhoods and hung out with kids for a while, the contrast would be easy to see.
It is so important to know that these children still act like children - they cry, whinge, fight, tantrum, fail, get scared, and love the usual kids games and toys.
They are in the human experience too so they are working within the matrix of the collective human energy and have lower egos. If you feel your child is of the New Children, but doubted it because they seemed too 'normal' then please remember this.
Not many of them are doing things that are obviously magical or spiritual. Although they are telepathic, psychic and have abilities to do things like levitate, practice telekinesis and even teleport, we don't usually see much or any evidence of it in day to day life.
You may see them waving their fingers or hands around, or do things like bend their forehead to yours, as they shift energy and do their healing work. A lot of their work is done during the sleep state.
Some of them are guardians and holders of the light that is flooding the Earth now to ensure that it 'sticks'.
Highly sensitive to energies
They are all sensitive and this means that they can get easily overwhelmed. Because they are so empathic, their own energy soaks up the energies around them and this can make them behave in very agitated, erratic and hyper ways as they struggle to cope with the overwhelm.
This can turn into a difficult cycle where their behaviour gets them labelled as 'difficult', when really they just need to get back into their own balanced energy.
Instead of acting out, other children may retreat from any conflict and turn the other cheek whilst absorbing negativity and then trying to transmute it all.
Either way these sensitive children need protection from negativity and tools to help them balance their energies. Just teaching them to ask themselves, 'Is this energy mine?' is very useful.
Help them stay balanced
It is important that parents realise they are guardians of very special souls who find it difficult to be in dense energies. If they are immersed for too long in heavy energies, they can forget their true selves and lose their path, or at least go off on an unpleasant and disruptive tangent.
This is the risk that these courageous souls take in incarnating in a density they are un-used to, so anything their guardians can do to help them stay balanced and in touch with their true selves is vital.
Lots of time outdoors in nature, swimming, clean foods and water, avoiding the rigid adherence to strict routines and disciplines, more flexible educational structures and of course lots of love help them keep balanced.
Unique gifts and qualities
Each soul has its own purpose, so each child reflects different qualities. Some are very outgoing, assertive (bossy even) and energetic because that will best serve them in their purpose. Some are quiet and relatively inactive because that might serve them in their role. Some are intellectually gifted, some are highly creative. There is no norm for the New Child.
As parents and caretakers of these souls we need to be aware and supportive of their true tendencies and passions.
Most of all they need love. This is why they search for validation and acceptance from the world and will do everything they can to ensure that they get it. If they don't, they can react by withdrawing their energy, themselves and their love.
We must be aware of projecting our desires and fears on to them. If a child from a family with an intensely academic and professional focus seems to rebel and want to be a garbo or a gardener, s/he may be serving the purpose of breaking an old matrix pattern of rigidity and inauthenticity. And maybe just following their passions. Every time an old and unhelpful system is broken down it serves the whole.
It's weird to label these children but just look at it as a way to understand them more:
Indigo - these are the first-wavers of the New Children and are known as systems busters or spiritual warriors. They started coming in as early as the 1940s, with large numbers coming in the 1960s and 70s. We now have quite a number of Indigo adults around.
A huge influx of souls carrying indigo energies arrived in the 1990s, and more so since 2000.
Some of these kids have given us the ADHD and ADD phenomenon - they are busting up crusty old systems of education and society that were based on control and limitation. Doreen Virtue reckons ADHD should stand for Attention Dialed into a Higher Dimension. These kids cannot and will not be controlled with inauthentic power. They respond only to real respect and love.
They are very brave souls and have faced great difficulties in their roles. They have often experienced a lot of anguish and conflict in being so sensitive and in busting up the old, and in some cases being put on drugs like Ritalin to try to control them.
Their families, teachers and supporters also deserve our appreciation for their invaluable role in this change. It has been hard for them too and they have often not known how to deal with the indigo energies.
There has been a phenomenon of suicides by some indigos who have become too overwhelmed with life. There have also been some who have really gone off the rails and committed very violent acts.
The light side of these dark acts has been in the breaking down of systems that were not working and the raising of awareness of how children and teenagers are educated and treated.
Crystal - the crystal or 'Christed' energy is heart-based. Children carry different levels of indigo and crystal energies, with some being very indigo and some very crystal, but many carry both.
Crystal energies are very loving and compassionate...but they can also be very feisty and angry. They are in a human experience after all.
Their very loving natures are what shines through most, especially when they are balanced and in pleasant surroundings. They often love talk of hearts, angels and love, and are affectionate and loving in a delightfully free and natural way.
Children with a lot of crystalline energy are more likely to withdraw themselves from day to day life if they are overwhelmed, as opposed to indigo energies which are more likely to act out. The surge in autism and Asperger's is linked to crystal children who are living in a very different dimension a lot of the time.
Many crystals are slow to talk because they are so telepathic they don't see a need for it.
They may think in such different and creative ways that are not aligned with traditional 'old school' education methods. More flexible approaches to education are so important for these and other New Children because they will not respond well to rigid and fixed regimes.
It is lovely to acknowledge the New Children, either verbally or telepathically. Thank them for coming to Earth and for what they are doing here. Acknowledge that you know they are a highly evolved soul in a little human body and that you appreciate them.
It is a big love-fest and brings much tenderness, love and appreciation between you.
Melanie Hubbard is an energy and spiritual healing practitioner dedicated to helping us strengthen our connection to our authentic selves. She has a particular passion for helping children keep their energies balanced and healthy and their true spirits buoyant and has a weekly Good Vibes for Sensitive Kids column (http://www.funlovingspirits.net/Home/Good_Vibes_for_Kids_blog/Good_...) at http://www.funlovingspirits.net/
Since 2005, Melanie has been immersed in energy and spirituality and practised pranic healing and Integrated Therapeutic Alignment (an energy balancing and self-empowerment modality).
She is also trained in journalism and spent 10 years as a corporate communications professional before leaving to have her two sons.
Melanie is a passionate student and practitioner of the teachings of the ascended masters - particularly Kuthumi-Agrippa and Mary Magdalene - through the talented channel Michelle Eloff.