News that it is estimated that as many as one in four Sun-like stars could have Earth-like planets. Hey! I don’t make this shit up, that is how the Daily Telegraph words it. It’s like that old line from The Naked Gun – “Doctors say that Nordberg has a 50/50 chance of living, though there’s only a 10 percent chance of that.”
Anyhoo – let’s assume for one moment that one in four Sun-like solar systems are in fact inhabited. Recently I have been observing (on this planet) a growing phenomenon which finds manifestation in a number of different forms, but is essentially different ways of saying the same thing. I refer to what I shall call by a generic name of Special People. As far as I can discern, the “Special People” Phenomenon consists of the following:
- There exists a number of people on this planet who are not like other people – the eponymous “Special People”;
- There has been a trend since 1968 or thereabouts for progressively more children to be born as “Special People.”
- These “Special People” are particularly gifted when it comes to psychism, intuition, meditation, etc
- The “Special People” in some way feel apart from or separate to the rest of humanity.
- What makes “Special People” special is hotly debated in the New Age community (and takes up a lot of shelf-space in the Mind Body Wallet section of New Age Bookshops).
The “Special People” go by different names, including:
Star-Seeds – Indigo Children – Walk-Ins – Old Souls – etc
The more I seem to read up on the subject however, the more I notice one thing in common with all of them: they are all attempts to apotheosize the social inept and awkward, and sometimes in extreme cases the downright sociopathic. It strikes me that if Karma has propelled one’s soul to a specific location, then the Karmic Lesson is to learn how to integrate with the destination, not remain aloof from it.
Moreover: the “Special People” phenomenon overly emphasises the role of people born in the past forty years or so. The danger here being that this is rather unfair on elders who, after all have traditionally been society’s teachers. Hell: most of today’s wisdom originated with people born hundreds or even thousands of years ago, so where they figure into the “Special People” phenomenon is anybody’s guess.
We are all “old souls,” the only difference being that one person may appreciate their past-life experience to a greater extent than another. We are also all “Star-seeds” – the star in question being our own Sun. If we could look within ourselves and find out what is the best of humanity, then that is what we would be taking out to the cosmos – instead of expecting the flow of information to be one way, from cosmos to Earth.
Not too sure about walk-ins or indigo-people, although the latter does remind of the Purple Joke.
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My favorite part is when someone makes the suggestion to these people that they’re not really all that “special”. Rarely do you get to see someone cycle through flustered/indignant/enraged so quickly.
Seriously though, although you occasionally run into the odd well-balanced person who identifies as a “special person”, most of the time they are pitiable examples of the pathological need to be “better” than others, without wanting to work towards anything. I’d always hoped that this kind of behavior would be left at the door when teenagers entered adulthood… I was disappointed, as you can imagine.
I read an interesting article once looking in quite some detail at a fairly large number of these “special people” from around the globe.
Regardless of which flavour of special they happened to be they all had some very similar traits across the board, unfortunately for most of them the most glaringly obvious was just how unhinged they were.
The real meat of the article though was looking at the disproportionately high number of “special people” who also fell under the categories of either being special needs or in some way emotionally disturbed.
I must try and dig it out, I’m adamant I have it clipped and stored away somewhere, as and when I find it I will pop it up here.
To be perfectly honest when I first heard about it I thought the idea of “Special People” was an intriguing concept … until I found out the sort of individuals who some psychics were touting as “Special People” were. E.g. the Trenchcoat Mafia (responsible for the Columbine Massacre) were claimed to be “indigo children” – they only did it because they were misunderstood.
I’m sure that served as great comfort for the parents and relatives affected by that particular tragedy.
Indigo children my foot.
I’m misunderstood continually if and when I happen to mention to people that I engage in certain rituals or ceremonies etc etc
Perhaps in future I should claim to be a “star seed” or a pod person or some other nonsense and use it as an excuse to give them a hiding until they achieve comprehension.