There is no doubt you have a star child in your life. Whether a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, teacher, or a friend, these spiritually gifted, naturally intuitive, and sensitive children are all around. So just who are these star children and how do you spot one?
Some call this new generation of children indigo, crystal, rainbow, or star children. Regardless of labels, one thing is clear—these children have come to this planet embodying the energy of grace, purity, truth, and wisdom unlike any generation before them. The star children know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that all life on the Earth is sacred and should be honored. They have come with a specific mission in their hearts—one of rebuilding the Earth with compassion, honesty and unity.
- They Give Easily and Often
The first thing you will notice about a star child is their capacity to share with others. They give freely with an innate sense of abundance. They come into this planet with no concept of scarcity and no need to withhold from others. They are generous with hugs, kind words, and endless curiosity. Star children are likely to hand you their most prized possession without a second thought. Recently, I attended a birthday party for my friend’s six year-old twins. The balloons were a big hit with all the kids. Imagine, 25 six year-olds running around the party trying to collect as many balloons as possible. Some of the children were gathering as many as 10-15 balloons in each hand while others were unable to capture any balloons at all. I watched a young boy named Jake overflowing with joy just to catch a single balloon. I happened to be talking to his mother when Jake walked up, so excited to show his mom his new balloon. As his mother introduced Jake to me, he gave me a big smile and then reached out his hand. “Here, this is for you,” he said, as he handed me his balloon. I knew immediately that I was in the presence of a star child.
- They are Wise Beyond their Years
Most of us have heard the story of the six-year old boy named Shane who was present with his family at the veterinarian’s office when their beloved 10-year old dog passed away. In the 2010 A Place to Love Dogs post, “Why Do Dogs Leave Earth First,” the veterinarian recounts the story of a family sitting together wondering aloud about why dog lives are so much shorter than human lives. Shane startled everyone when he said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life—like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right? Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.” Shane’s insights reveal the profound wisdom that lives in the heart and soul of a star child. His perspective demonstrates a deep knowing that was brought with him into this life, far beyond what he had been taught. Star children like Shane possess an innate wisdom that stands out among the crowd. They are born with talents and skills beyond what we have seen before. Their very existence reminds us that what we think is possible is always expanding.
- They Remember
Walking into yoga this week, I overheard a story about a mom who was worried about leaving her five-year old daughter alone with their new baby boy. She was concerned her daughter may be jealous of her new baby brother. He was certainly the center of attention and the daughter had been relegated to the background since he was born. Keeping a watchful eye, the mom noticed her daughter in the next room beside baby brother’s crib talking, as if she was having a very intense conversation. Mom came into the room quickly and asked her daughter what she was saying. The daughter replied, “I was asking him what baby Jesus looked because I can’t remember.”
Regardless of your spiritual or religious beliefs, this story touches on the deep truth that lives within all of us. We come from source and will return to source. Despite the conscious forgetting attached to the human condition, the star children know in their hearts there is more to life than what they see. They remember that they have forgotten. This is a profound realization often only discovered by the wisest and most spiritually advanced among us.
- They Ask the Big Questions
All children seem to pepper us with questions as they gain awareness of the world around them. However, star children reach beyond the operational how’s and why’s into life’s deeper questions. What is the meaning of life? Why am I here? Where do I come from? My friend’s daughters Ella and Allie are obsessed with fairies. Every week, they write letters to the fairies hoping the fairies will answer their questions and write them back. Ella and Allie ask questions like, “What is heaven like?” “What does god look like?” and “Who are god’s parents?” My friend has quite a time writing fairy letters back to the girls because each week their questions gain greater depth and complexity. Star children ask the big questions to expand our minds and push the edges of their reality.
- They Believe All Life Has Value
One characteristic that is easily apparent among star children is a deep love for all life. They hold a high vibration of compassion in their hearts and they share this compassion with every being on the planet. From the whales to the fish, the birds to the flies, the butterflies to the worms, and the dogs to the fleas…no life is too small, too slimy or scary-looking to have value. All life is significant, even spiders, mosquitos and ants. My friends’ son, Garrett, insists that all insects found in the house should be carefully relocated outside and that great care be taken not to harm or step on even the smallest bug or scariest pest. These star children recognize that all is life and as such, should be respected and valued. They identify with a much broader definition of life than previous generations, inspiring all of us to love and care for every animal, tree, and blade of grass on the Earth.
- They Desire Harmony
Star children display unity consciousness in their interactions with others, realizing the importance of working together in harmonious synchronicity. You will see a star child choosing cooperation over competition, preferring to preserve the feelings of other children over winning and possessing the prize for themselves. Most of us have seen The Universal One Facebook post about an anthropologist studying Ubuntu with the children of a tribe in Africa. The anthropologist created a contest where the children would race to a tree and the first to arrive would receive a decorated basket full of candy. The game started and as the children began to run, they looked at each other and grabbed one another by the hand so that they would arrive at the tree at the same time. As they shared the candy with each other, the anthropologist asked why they ran together when any one of them could have had the whole basket of candy to themselves? The children responded, “How could any one of us be happy if all the others were sad?” This mentality is a prime example of a star child’s desire for harmony above hierarchy. Star children are innately connected to their community and their tribe. They know they must work together with a spirit of cooperation to achieve real change on the Earth.
- You Can See It In Their Eyes
While researching this article, I asked my husband how he recognizes a star child. He said, “I don’t know, I just do. I can see it in their eyes.” In fact, this may be the most accurate way to identify a star child. As your conscious awareness continues to grow, you will notice more and more of these children entering your vibratory field. You will look in their eyes and you will see something much deeper living inside of them. You will see Home. You will notice something even more exciting when you look into the eyes of a star child. They see you too. You will see them looking back at you, recognizing you, and connecting with the expansive and eternal part of you that is connected to all life on this planet and beyond.
Ultimately, the star children are a gift to our planet and a source of joy in all of our lives. The young generation of star children now inhabiting our planet hold the keys to our future. Their flickering memories shine a light on our collective journey, inviting each of us to remember the real reason we are connected to each other on this Earth adventure.
Rainey Marie Highley is the author of The Long Lost Tale of the Dragon and the Whale, the first book in The Dragon & The Whale children’s book series. Her other books include Divine Macroverse and The Water Code. For more information, visit www.raineymariehighley.com