[Editor's Note: Whenever you meet a parent who tells you that their child " has" Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), a made-up disease, you need to convince them that their child is far more likely to be an advanced soul who has entered Earth life in preparation for the upward frequency shift that the Earth will be experiencing in the coming years. Far from being "behind" other children, that child is too far "ahead" and it takes time, patience, and most of all, love to help that kid adjust to the "slower' frequency range that he has entered here on Terra Firma. Above all, don't allow any drug, like Ritalin, to be given to these sensitive souls. You will do great harm and possibly prevent that person from reaching his full potential. These kids need protection, not drugs. ..Ken]
By Georg Kuhlewind
Posted October 14, 2006
For roughly the past twenty years now (and occasionally well before that) more and more children are being born who are different – different from what parents and teachers are used to seeing and expect to see.
For a long while these children were considered, and treated, as special cases, strange aberrations from ‘normal’ children. By the larger and ever-growing numbers we see today, it is clearly not a matter of individual cases, but that a new generation of souls we have never met before is coming to earth – children who have great maturity, are dissatisfied with the adult world as it is today, and are coming to earth with a powerful spiritual impulse. We cannot close our eyes to this event any longer.
The look in their eyes
The first and foremost thing that can strike parents at the children's birth is the very early eye contact – this usually happens immediately after birth. This cannot be attributed to the influence of the environment, the time is too short for that. And the look these new children give you – I suggest calling them ‘star children’; in the USA they are usually called ‘indigo children’ – is not the look of a baby but of a mature, self-aware and wise person. We can tell the difference, surely, between a self-aware look and one that only ‘looks out’ at the world. Self-awareness in the gaze is something unmistakable. And we can see not only self-awareness in it but also dignity. Later on this will characterize the child's whole behaviour.
The gaze will reveal something else, too, if you learn to understand it: that the environment, that is, adults, are transparent to it. ‘Seeing through’ things is a capacity all babies have, but with star children an adult can perceive this ability in the child's look. This ability does not get lost later on, however; the child can also express later on what it ‘sees’ in the adult.
A special consciousness of self
Right from the start these children have their own individual character which they champion very strongly – they know who they are. All children are becoming more and more individual, of course, as seen and reported by kindergarten teachers, school teachers and parents, but with star children this occurs with consciousness, consciousness of self. They know they are different from the ‘normal’ run, who still form the majority in schools and kindergartens; the ‘new ones’ unfailingly recognize one another and form groups together. If the teacher has not put himself in the picture the two types can easily antagonize one another. Star children speak very early in the first person without at the same time losing their extraordinary sensitivity, as is the case in this connection with ‘normal’ children. They continue to perceive everything in the adults and give early expression to what they have seen. They also, at an early age, and in no uncertain terms, say what they want and what they don’t want. You cannot simply order them about but have to talk to them about what you intend. If you don’t do this they will put up stubborn resistance – they want to be treated with respect. If you want them to do something, you have to talk it all over with them. A discussion is appropriate even if they are too young to have any understanding of what is being discussed, for in this case too it makes them feel appreciated and respected. And if there is a possible lack of ‘intellectual’ understanding this is often (also with mentally retarded people) replaced, as is well known, by a feeling understanding.
Despite their marked individual characteristics star children show soul/spiritual qualities in common which distinguish them from ‘normal’ children. These will make it impossible for an expert to misjudge the situation. Namely that we are perceiving an invasion not of ‘science fiction beings’ from other planets, but of human souls who, in a spiritual sense, have come of age. Having now reached maturity they are arriving from their own star – one that is not sense-perceptibly visible, but a star similar to the one that appeared to the three wise-men at the birth of Jesus, and led them on their way from Jerusalem to Bethlehem: the guiding star of a true, supersensible astrology.
Respect and honesty
We ought right from the beginning to treat these children differently, according to their maturity – mature but not precocious. Once the beginning has been spoilt and the environment or the teacher stick to their usual, conventional ‘methods’, it will become more and more difficult later on to deal with the growing child.
Where these children are concerned there exists no such thing as an authority depending on position (as parent or teacher) – and right from the start this is so, whilst they are still very small. On the other hand there is on their side an appreciation and love according to ‘deserts’. With pretence you get nowhere – every lack of sincerity, any attempt to fake it is potted as quick as lightning, rejected and despised. What are really appreciated are honesty, the admission of possible shortcomings or mistakes, and originality. They themselves are original and honest and stand no lies; dealing with them is direct and uncomplicated if you have won their confidence. They know for sure whom they can confide in and whom not. They disapprove of any proceedings done as a habit or ritual, and find new, usually more effective, ways to learn or proceed. You cannot punish them, for the punishment doesn’t help, and leads at most to their rejecting from then on the person who set the punishment; it is taken as a sign of weakness, an incapacity to deal with them – which in fact it is. You cannot arouse a guilty conscience in them or feeling of shame – not from outside – as an ‘educational’ aid.
Star children usually have surplus vitality and mental energy which shows a similarity to children who are ill. They are often classified as having the syndromes ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder). In actual fact, though, they only pay attention to something that really interests them, but then they can become strongly engrossed in it. If something doesn’t interest them they easily become bored and get restless. It depends on the environment, on their teachers, whether an interest can be awakened in them for the subject or theme. If this is successful then the child will have no attention problems – nor will the teachers for their part have any problems with the child. But if it doesn’t succeed then the child will become very restless and will hardly be got to concern itself at all with the object of the lesson.
High intelligence and sensitivity
These new children are usually highly intelligent, and in all kinds of intelligence tests they range far above the average in their age group – unless they adamantly refuse to be tested at all. But originality can hardly be tested.
They are very sensitive as well, in both directions: both concerning themselves and with regard to their fellows. If they have not already been ‘spoilt’ by the environment they show sincere compassion, and their actions are prompted by love – this is particularly noticeable. What upsets them most is experiencing that others are not prompted by love. As they are so sensitive they can do with an emotionally stable, secure adult environment, one that radiates security – a rarity. They easily become frustrated, often because they cannot put their many original ideas into practice. They suffer failure badly, which often produces a block, and then they relinquish their plan. Learning by heart, memorizing is not desirable; they like learning by experiencing things and experimenting. Not a few of them have spiritual experiences which they also discuss among themselves, and they are very interested in experiences of this kind. If they are not understood they withdraw, and are indignant if someone obviously acts without love. If there is someone who is ill or unhappy they quietly form a comforting circle around them, and usually achieve success – with no words spoken, nor do they make plans to do this beforehand.
They know that they themselves and also all other people are spiritual beings. They clearly ‘see' the spiritual element in people, that is, they perceive its quality, and they take reincarnation for granted. They often seem to know what earlier incarnations they had – but as the thoughts and feelings of other people are accessible to them it is not easy to distinguish (especially in a New Age environment) what is their own experience and what are other people's thoughts. Every hidden intention and every secret thought lies open to these children. This ought to determine the basic nature of conduct in their environment.
We need to work on ourselves
What is known about star children could lead to a change of attitude in the adults in their environment, although knowing about something is not yet being able to do something about it. Adults certainly ought to acquire new abilities if they want to give the new generation a positive welcome. Without this, star children will, to begin with, be difficult children, and possibly addicts or criminals later on. They want to change the world through their spiritual impulses, give it forms springing from compassion and love. This will not succeed if the adult world, which they will inevitably come into contact with, does not change accordingly. Without inner change, through our very lack of understanding, and misunderstanding, we shall make the star children into broken people, shattered in their innermost being with regard to the mission with which they came to earth – we can hinder them in their mission to turn the world into a better place, rob them of the meaning of their existence. The great rejoicing with which these children are welcomed, with reason, in New Age circles, will prove to have been a vain expectation, if adults stick to their habits of doing nothing about their own spiritual development. What spiritual children actually require is a spiritual adult. If we are pessimistic in the face of this possibility (and there is sufficient cause for it) we can explain the general bankrupt state of the world.
A protest of the human soul
Nowadays intense spirituality on the one side and the intense practice (not theory) of materialism on the other are clashing with one another. The result is such a rapid and complex increase in the number of ‘difficult’ children that the ‘experts' can hardly keep up with analysing the various typologies and syndromes. But it is more or less public knowledge that frustrated spirituality (creativity) turns to rebelliousness, behavioural disturbances, addiction and criminality, as well as mental and physical illnesses. That there are ‘difficult’ children, and what they can become should the occasion arise, is largely due to the way star children react if they have lost their mission, the meaning of their existence. The scene in families, kindergartens, schools and therapeutic education institutions today can be looked at as a protest of the human soul. There is a broad palette: It extends from children with speech and behavioural disturbances, through dyslexia, attention problems, hyperactivity, lack of interest, to autism. The majority today will perhaps accommodate themselves to the normal world of adults by adjusting, through outer or inner pressure (to avoid isolation and to obtain love from the environment); in the not far distant future this may well succeed less often and with greater difficulty. And this is our hope. Today we can still treat the childhood ‘drop-outs’ as abnormal creatures and push them into a corner of civilization; but with their growing numbers this will no longer be possible. The question is: Who will understand the protest? Who will restore to health this perverted creativity and originality? How can this primary impulse of a spiritual culture assert itself? At the least we should not misunderstand the spiritual impulse that is overtaking us and try not to channel it into civilization's dustbin.
From Star Children by Georg Kuhlewind, translated from German by Pauline Wehrle, copyright Verlag Freies Geistesleben und Urachhaus GmbH, Stuttgart, 2001, published in English by Temple Lodge 2004.
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