Indigo Children, Crystal Children and Agriculture

As we have already discussed in previous posts on Diary Indigo, sunlight, fresh air, nature, physical activity and community are essential things that Indigo and Crystal Children innately know that they need in their lives. They’ll do what they can to get these things and when they’re in need of them, look out, because you’ll be the first to know about it. First comes the fidgeting, then comes the boredom, the standing up and moving around the classroom. This then leads to the calling out in the classroom, climbing chairs, tables, throwing things, not paying attention, not caring about their classwork, then walking out the door.

These are just some examples of behaviours that children can demonstrate. Remember, every behaviour is a result of communicating a need which hasn’t been met. Let’s face it, we’re not here to please everybody, but in saying this, we also need to consider what others’ needs are and how we can work together to achieve the best potential for each and all.

Agriculture being taught in schools is something that we have been pondering about lately, for it seems to have so many positive benefits for Indigo and Crystal Children and it seems like they naturally gravitate towards it. As a schoimagesol subject, Agriculture teaches children about the importance of various practices, which builds links between their desire to seek truth and reasoning behind things and their physical efforts. Agriculture goes beyond the books because it teaches students the qualities of patience, persistence and the feeling of reaping what is sown.

For Indigo Children who have much energy to expend and are not the kind of children to sit still, they are in their element being able to move physically. The time spent outdoors equals to exposure to the sunlight, which equals to increases in Serotonin. Serotonin levels are linked to relaxed states of minds, balanced hormones and overall lower levels of stress. Overactive minds sure could use a lot more of it! Higher levels of Serotonin also translate into higher levels of rest, hence creating calmer minds and calmer bodies.

For learners who learn visually, there is much to see that is going on in the world and Agriculture is something that assists them in cultivating this vision. Whatever is planted and nurtured becomes a part of a creative process far greater than what was originally conceived in thought. Agriculture reflects on a level of self-empowerment and responsibilty, driving children to manage their own resources and be in control of what they produce. It reflects on the old ways and days, when we used to connect to nature so easily and freely. Sure there are modern conveniences in today’s world, but how many of us can say that we are able to connect to all these positive benefits that come about from something like studying, practising and applying principles of Agriculture, through other means?

9191524683_13b96aa2f3_zIn witnessing the way that children engage with their environment, we see Agriculture as something that is so vital for today’s developing children. Not just for the sake of growing their own food and looking after other animals, but also for the sense community that it brings about. Indigos in their element being leaders, being nurturers, planters and creators whilst Crystal Children are able to connect with nature and share their love with the plants and animals. Between both groups of children, they are able to develop positive social interactions through working together and they can feel like they are contributing in worthy and significant ways. It makes them feel valued – something which is quite often overlooked, because the labels that they are originally given, have them perceive themselves as ‘broken’ or ‘incapable’.

Today I was fortunate to spend the whole day with some Agriculture students and to see what an inspiring teacher they have to lead them, to facilitate a love of learning and a love of nature. It is wonderful to see this passion in a teacher, transmitted to their students. I truly believe that in order to be great teachers, we honestly need to show to our students that we are enthusiastic about what we are teaching. Let’s also remember that Indigo and Crystal Children are sensitive to our thoughts and emotions, so let’s face it, they’ll know when you’re enjoying what you’re teaching and you’ll know that they’ll enjoy what they’ll be learning about too.

My Indigo and Crystal Brothers and Sisters, each of you impacts the world in far more significant ways than you realise. You all shine such beautiful light into the world and spread it in all such unique ways. Unite together, share a common purpose and share the love.

Is Ritalin the Answer for Kids Who Just Can’t Sit Still? Hyperactivity or Innately Needing to Move?

I’m sure most teachers have at least one of these children in their classrooms. You know the ones who are always fidgeting, seem more active than the others, perhaps even been labelled as ‘hyperactive‘?

This week, we’re going to look at some of the things that underpin the need for Indigo Children to move around a lot. It’s no surprise that when the Indigo Children began coming to the Earth in higher numbers, that the increases in cases of children with ADHD started to increase. This took place from the 1970s onwards, with a greater number of children being diagnosed, resulting with steady increases in the amount of frustrated and disrupted teachers, Ritalin in the classroom for these children and the need to put a foot down on this ‘epidemic’.

Let’s think about Indigo Children now. They’re very sensitive, very feeling oriented and very in tune with their own bodies needs and the truth within them and the situations around them. On one hand could they may be moving because they are distracted or bored of what is being offered in the classroom? What if there is not anything which is keeping their attention?

Well today we are introducing several other perspectives on this.

Diet – What if diet is a contributing factor to this? Studies have shown that food colouring and sugar has the potential act as a stimulant, which can produce hyperactivity in children. In some children, it can also act as a depressant, lowering energy and lowering moods in some. With Indigo Children in consideration, let’s remember that they may be much more sensitive than other people to the different ingredients contained in food products. Also whilst touching on diet, I’d also like to ask you to think about just how many more food alergies there are these days compared to the past 10, 20, 30 years and so on.

Stress –When we are stressed, our bodies produce a chemical called Cortisol, which slows down the body’s metabolism. Resulting from this, we are weighed down from the foods that we have eaten. To relieve of stress we need to move our bodies so that we are able to produce Serotonin. High levels of Serotonin enables us to do things such as; concentrate, feel happy, learn and relax. It supports our metabolism, helping us to process our food faster. Indigo Children innately know what their needs are and will need to move in order to feel relaxed.

Restlessness –The environment of a child, particularly their bedroom, affects their sleeping habits and sleeping patterns. According to principles of Feng Shui, bedrooms which are far too active, contain too much Yang energy which may make it difficult for a child to sleep in at night. Instead, bedrooms need to contain more Yin energy, which is settling, nurturing and peaceful to support more effective sleep patterns at night.

Some examples of things which produce too much Yang energy in the bedroom of a child can include;
– toys which are not packed away or toys that are always on display and are too active (eg. action figures, racing cars, robots, monsters)
– posters which are too exciting and colours on the walls that are too vibrant or loud (eg. bright reds, yellows, greens, blues)
– teddy bears, and dolls which stare at children’s beds (encourage children to put these toys to sleep as loved cuddle toys, bears and dolls that stare at a child bounce off energy of the child and keep them active)

Children could be encouraged to redecorate their rooms to reflect a place of rest, sleep and relaxation. Try packing the toys away, placing more gentle posters on the walls, and having softer colours on the walls (eg. mauve, cream colour, pale colours and tones).

Interestingly enough, in Doreen Virtue’s book, “The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children”, Doreen writes about children’s bedrooms and links to hyperactivity. It was written that typically boys were more often diagnosed with hyperactivity with their bedroom’s toys as one of the main contributing factors.

 There’s other ways to look at this high level of activity that is displayed by Indigo Children so let’s have a look at it through some other lenses. For many of us, we’ve come to rely on being reactive to the different events in our lives and with a greater understanding of how Indigo Children have a different set of needs, we are better equipped to support them and to empower them to shine for who they really are.

My Indigo Brothers and Sisters, your high level of energy is a blessing not a burden. Let’s channel this into positive and empowering ways that lead you to focus your energy into creating a powerful representation of yourself and all that you are and all that you are capable of.

Much love to you.
Love from Nathan and Friends