I’ve been reading a lot lately!
I recently read Maureen Dawn Healy’s book, The Energetic Keys to Indigo Kids. It’s a book that I wish I had read when Moses was very young and when I was looking for answers on how to care for my highly sensitive child. It’s a book that I feel that I could have written, as the book describes many ideas and techniques that I have discovered over the years that help Moses (and me).
I currently don’t really like using the terminology indigo kids, crystal kids, rainbow kids, etc. (although I often used this terminology when I first started this blog five years ago), but I do feel that there are certain children and individuals who are highly sensitive. That said, Maureen actually does make a distinction between highly sensitive children and indigo children.
Highly sensitive children are just that. They have high sensitivity to sensory input (sounds, sights, smells, feelings and so on) and are quick to respond. HSC are also considered to have a highly sensitive nervous system. Indigo children are highly sensitive children but also have other defining attributes. Specifically, indigo children hold two what seems like opposing qualities: High Sensitivity and Fierceness. It is their fierceness along with a shared mindset that is often misunderstood about them. In the book, there is more detail about what the indigo mindset is, how it gets triggered and what you can do to either avoid a trigger or manage it better. – from an interview with Maureen Healy
I would recommend this book for individuals who are looking for practical advice on raising their energetically sensitive child(ren). She recommends finding an “indigo elder” to mentor your child, and energy healing for these children. Modalities such as crystal healing, crystal grids, flower healing, flower essences, colour healing, sound healing and Reiki. She recommends daily energetic practices, energy protection, tapping, grounding exercises, affirmations, shielding, clearing, channeling energy, yoga, meditation, prayer, self-healing, etc.
Reading this book helped me to feel that I’m definitely on the right track with Moses, and reminded me of some things that I used to do (like Donna Eden’s 5 minute daily practice), and would be a good idea for me to start again. This book actually also helped me to understand myself more as I am also highly sensitive myself.
- Another book that I highly recommend if you are interested in this topic is Doreen Virtue’s The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children and Crystal Children.
- Read more about highly sensitive and intuitive children here.