Indigo and Crystal Children
by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
Author, "The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children" and the soon-to-be
"The Crystal Children" (Hay House, Spring 2003)
The first thing most people notice about Crystal Children is their eyes
large, penetrating, and wise beyond their years. Their eyes lock on and
hypnotize you, while you realize your soul is being laid bare for the child to see.
Perhaps you've noticed this special new "breed" of children rapidly
populating our planet. They are happy, delightful, and forgiving. This
generation of new lightworkers, roughly ages 0 through 7, are like no previous
generation. Ideal in many ways, they are the pointers for
where humanity is headed . . . and it's a good direction!
The older children (approximately age 7 through 25), called "Indigo
Children," share some characteristics with The Crystal Children. Both
generations are highly sensitive and psychic, and have important life purposes.
The main difference is their temperament. Indigos have a warrior spirit,
because their collective purpose is to mash down old systems that no
longer serve us. They are here to quash government, educational, and legal
systems that lack integrity. To accomplish this end, they need tempers and firey determination.
Those adults who resist change and who value conformity may misunderstand
the Indigos. They are often mislabeled with the psychiatric diagnoses of
Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
Sadly, when they are medicated, The Indigos often lose their beautiful
sensitivity, spiritual gifts, and warrior energy. I wrote about the Indigos at
length in my book, The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children and in The Indigo
Children, written by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober (both published by Hay House).
In contrast, The Crystal Children are blissful and even-tempered. Sure,
they may have tantrums occasionally, but these children are largely forgiving
and easy-going. The Crystals are the generation who benefit from the Indigos'
trailblazing. First, The Indigo Children lead with a machete, cutting down
anything that lacks integrity. Then The Crystal Children follow the cleared
path, into a safer and more secure world.
The terms, "Indigo" and "Crystal" were given to these two generations,
because they most accurately describe their aura colors and energy patterns.
Indigo Children have a lot of indigo blue in their auras. This is the color of
the "third eye chakra," which is an energy center inside the head located
between the two eyebrows. This chakra regulates clairvoyance, or the ability to
see energy, visions, and spirits.
Many of the Indigo Children are clairvoyant The Crystal Children have
opalescent auras, with beautiful multi-colors in pastel hues. This generation
also shows a fascination for crystals and rocks, as you'll read in this book.
Indigo Children can sense dishonesty, like a dog can sense fear. Indigos
know when they're being lied to, patronized, or manipulated. And since their
collective purpose is to usher us into a new world of integrity, the Indigos' inner
lie-detectors are integral. As mentioned before, this warrior spirit is
threatening to some adults. And the Indigos are unable to conform to
dysfunctional situations at home, work, or school. They don't have the ability
to dissociate from their feelings and pretend like everything's okay . . .
unless they are medicated or sedated.
Crystal Children's innate spiritual gifts are also misunderstood.
Specifically, their telepathic abilities which lead them to talk later in life.
In the new world which the Indigos are ushering in, we will all be much
more aware of our intuitive thoughts and feelings. We won't rely so much upon
the spoken or written word. Communication will be faster, more direct, and more
honest, because it will be mind-to-mind. Already, increasing numbers of us are
getting in touch with our psychic abilities. Our interest in
the paranormal is at an all-time high, accompanied by books, television shows,
and movies on the topic.
So, it's not surprising that the generation following the Indigos are
incredibly telepathic. Many of the Crystal Children have delayed speech
patterns, and it's not uncommon for them to wait until they're 3 or 4 years old
to begin speaking. But parents tell me they have no trouble communicating with
their silent children. Far from it! The parents engage in mind-to-mind
communication with their Crystal Children. And the Crystals use a combination
of telepathy, self-fashioned sign language, and sounds (including song) to get
their point across.
The trouble comes about when the Crystals are judged by medical and
educational personnel as having "abnormal" speaking patterns. It's no coincidence that as
the number of Crystals are born, that the number of diagnoses for autism is at a
It's true that the Crystal Children are different from other generations.
But why do we need to pathologize these differences? If the children are
successfully communicating at home, and the parents aren't reporting any problems . . . then
why try to make a problem?
The diagnostic criteria for autism is quite clear. It states that the
autistic person lives in his or her own world, and is disconnected from other
people. The autistic person doesn't talk because of an indifference to communicating with others.
Crystal Children are quite the opposite. They are among the most
connected, communicative, caring, and cuddly of any generation. They are also
quite philosophical and spiritually gifted. And they display an unprecedented level of
kindness and sensitivity to this world. Crystal Children spontaneously hug and care for people in need. An
autistic person wouldn't do that!
In my book, The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children, I wrote that ADHD
should stand for Attention Dialed into a Higher Dimension. This would more
accurately describe that generation. In the same vein, Crystal Children don't
warrant a label of autism! They aren't autistic they're AWE-tistic!
These children are worthy of awe, not labels of dysfunction. If anyone is
dysfunctional, it's the systems that aren't accommodating the continuing
evolution of the human species. If we shame the children with labels, or
medicate them into submission, we will have undermined a heaven-sent gift. We
will crush a civilization before it has time to take roots. Fortunately, there
are many positive solutions and alternatives. And the same heaven that sent us
the Crystal Children can assist those of us who are advocates for the children.
I first began noticing the Crystal Children during my travels around the
world, giving workshops about the angels. I noticed their eyes and magnetic
personalities. I held mental conversations with the children, and could
clearly hear them answer my questions in mind. I would watch them smile in
response to my mentally sent compliments. These kids hear my thoughts! I
Over the next few years, I interviewed children and parents for my book,
The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children. I've always been fascinated with
finding patterns among human behavior. Although we're all as unique as
snowflakes, the snowflakes share commonalities. With the Indigo Children, I
found the traits described earlier. With the Crystal Children, my research took
even more interesting twists and turns.
I found myself falling in love with each young Crystal Child that I met.
Their hearts were as open and loving as any angel with whom I'd interacted. I
found them unguarded and unpretentious. I'd go to sleep thinking about the
children, and wake up with volumes of information given to me by the spirit
world perhaps by the Crystal Children themselves? while I slept.
Each morning, I'd wake up knowing more about the Crystal Children than I'd
previously known the evening before! I began lecturing about the Crystal
Children and found my audiences very receptive. Many of them were parents,
grandparents, or teachers of these special youngsters. They instantly
recognized their child's characteristics as I described them.
I asked audience members and subscribers of my newsletter to complete a
questionnaire about their Crystal Children. Within one day of my putting out
that request, I received hundreds of replies. For this book, I reviewed
hundreds of pages of stories submitted to me by people who are raising and
teaching these remarkable children.
As I reviewed the survey results, two things happened. First, I felt my
heart swell with love and gratitude. Just reading the stories felt like being in
the presence of mighty angels! I felt ecstatically high, and reassured by these
amazing youngsters' presence on our planet. I also felt reassured about our
collective future. God wouldn't have sent this special breed of humans to earth,
were we on our last leg as a civilization or planet. Just like humans have
evolved from ape-like postures, the Crystal Children are concrete evidence that
we're progressing in evolution.
Secondly, I found clear might I say crystal clear? patterns among each
survey respondent. I read dozens of similar stories about the Crystals and
their relationships to animals, plants, rocks, and the elderly, for instance. I
poured over many stories with eerily similar accounts about children
telepathically communicating with their parents . . . while eschewing verbal
Many parents told me, "I never could relate to the descriptions of Indigo
Children. My youngster seemed different. But the Crystal Child description
that was one that perfectly described my child!"
Most parents reported a happy relationship with their Crystal Child, marked
with very few problems. I heard from parents and grandparents around the globe,
as they described their Crystal as "an angel," "the love of my life," "a true
joy," and so on.
I noticed that not only were the Crystal Children highly spiritually
sensitive, but so were their parents. The souls of Crystal Children were
obviously selecting parents who could raise them in a spiritually nurturing
environment. Occasionally, I met children who came through parents who were
spiritually unaware. In these cases, their grandparents were highly evolved
lightworkers who helped to protect and hone the child's spiritual knowledge and
gifts. Most people told me that their Crystal Child was a profound spiritual
teacher, who taught parents a great deal about being an exceptionally loving and kind person.
One day, I was lecturing about Crystal Children in Sydney, Australia. At
the break, my publisher (who was there selling my books) said to me, "What is
this book that everyone's asking me about? They're all asking to buy a
Crystal Children book!"
I laughed and told him that there was no such book. I was simply reporting
the data I'd gathered from interviews and my own channelings. My publisher
said, "Well, they obviously want the book. Will you write it?" Without
hesitating, I heard myself reply, "Yes, of course I will." My book, "The
Crystal Children" will be published by Hay House very soon!
This month, we'll also launch a new website by the same name of the book:
www.TheCrystalChildren.com (Note the "The" before the term, "Crystal Children").
We'll have articles and a special message board for parents,
grandparents, teachers, and crystal children to support one another. If you'd
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Crystaline Childern Channeling from the Ascended Masters, June 4th, 2002, Rev Dr Meg
Awakening the Crystal Children The Group, Re-minders from Home, Beacons of Light, Steve Rother, 10/15/02
…for when the pure of heart meets with the pureness of being in all its innocence is born an existence of harmony with all things…
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