According to author Doreen Virtue, Crystal Children are the new generation that has come to the Earth plane after the Indigo children. They are approximately ages newborn to age 5, although some members of the first wave of Crystal children are as old as 7. These kids are like Indigos--highly psychic and sensitive--but without the dark edge and the anger energy.
Crystal Children have auras that are bright, radiant, and opalescent--they seem to glow from the inside. They talk about distant galaxies, past lives, and have profound insights about love and peace.
Virtue details quite a few patterns with Crystal Children, including their affinity for plants, trees, rocks, and the elderly. She also noticed that not only were the Crystal Children highly spiritually sensitive, but so were their parents. She believes that the souls of Crystals were obviously selecting moms and dads who could raise them in a spiritually nurturning environment. Also common among Crystals are their intense, wide-eyed stare. When their eyes lock onto yours, it's as if a high-level being is scanning you.
One thing that I found especially encouraging about this book is the author's critique of labelling children autistic. Many Crystals are labelled autistic, but there are glaring differences. Autistics don't notice others--they are in their own world. Crystals, although often late-talkers, are usually very loving, cuddling, and social. Virtue writes:
"Does speaking or reading later than expected warrant such a serious diagnosis? Why not call these sensitive children 'late-talkers' instead of pathologizing them with psychiatric diagnoses and making them feel ashamed of themselves? Hundreds of parents around the globe have submitted stories for this book, telling about their Crystal Children who 'took their sweet time' to begin speaking. Perhaps instead of labeling this phenomenon 'an epidemic of autism', as the media and medical establishment has done, we should examine it for indications of humankind's evolution. Who knows--maybe we don't need speaking anymore!"
If you're thinking "Well, the author is probably one of those New Age flakes that has no clue about psychology. Of course she'd think it was some cosmic evolution instead of a very real disability!", I would answer that Virtue has a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in counseling psychology.
This information was especially comforting to me as a mom, because my son was diagnosed with autism/PDD-NOS in 2001. Yet, he defies traditional autistic behaviors--but fits the Crystal Children descriptions 100%.
The Crystal Children covers many issues that affect these special kids, including healing abilities, connections to nature, eating habits, and so on. Also included in this helpful book are interviews with the Crystal Children themselves, as well as their parents and teachers.
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, relative, or an individual interested in bringing healing to the planet, Virtue's book points the way to help keep these Crystal Children happy and healthy, and how to avoid the pitfalls that could spoil their precious gifts. I highly recommend this book for these reasons--and for the encouragement, instruction and peace of mind this information can bring to parents and educators.
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