by Gordon Bonnet via Skeptophilia
Last year I wrote a piece on the phenomenon of people labeling themselves or their kids “Indigo Children.” An “Indigo Child,” it’s said, is empathetic, sensitive, creative, and tends not to fit in well with regards to other people’s expectations. They are highly intelligent, and are especially gifted in areas that require thinking outside the box.
Oh, yeah. They also have “indigo-colored auras.”
So what we have here is yet another example of people trying to find an explanation and a label for something that really is best classified under the heading “People Are All Different.” Even, apparently, with respect to the color of their auras.
But “Indigo” is becoming passé, apparently. As C. S. Lewis observed, “Fashions come and go… but mostly they go.” “Indigo Children” are now a dime a dozen. So we have to move on to a new designation, an even more special kind of person. One that shows up those silly Indigos for the bush-league posers that they are.
Now, we have “Crystal Children.”
I’m not making this up. In an opening passage that should win some kind of award for New Age Doublespeak, we read that the “empathetic and sensitive” Indigos better just step aside:
After discovering more about Indigo Children and the (often misunderstood) gifts that they possess, the question arose: now what? The answer came in the form of the Crystal Children.
The Crystal Children are the generation following the Indigo Children. Still thought to be relatively young, they have begun to be born from around 2000, though there is some speculation that they arrived earlier, around 1995. Similar to their Indigo counterparts, these children are thought to be extremely powerful, with a main purpose to take humanity to the next level in our evolution and reveal to us our inner power and divinity. Some things that make them unique from Indigo Children are that they function as a group consciousness rather than as individuals, and they live by the law that we are all one. However, they are still are a powerful force for love and peace on the planet.
Yes, I have to say that when I read about the Indigo Children, my response was to shake my head and say, “Now what?” But I don’t think I meant it the same way.
And my goodness, those “Crystal Children!” They’re going to “take humanity to the next level in our evolution and reveal to us our inner power and divinity!” Who could resist that?