SERIES OF ARTICLES IS INSPIRED BY my previous series, “The
Star Children”. In those writings, I vividly describe some powerful
characteristics of a new breed of young people, a powerful force
that is coming onto the planet. I also said, in a number of different
ways: “Our Star Kids are confused and in turmoil today. The current
construct of our society leaves no room for them to come into
their power, so they can show us the fantastic alternatives for
living they are bringing to us from Spirit."
have asked me, after reading that material: “How can we help?
What can we do to assist these gifted kids, so they can open the
minds of the world to what truly dynamic living is like?”
answer to that question varies with each individual. Everyone
has different support that he or she can give to these young folks.
At the core of this transfer process is a concept called “authority”.
People cannot act in society today without authority. If someone
does - if a person begins generating energy or building societal
structures that are independent of the mainstream, he or she will
be treated as a threat.
Star Children to gain influence, and actually begin affecting
the way we all see life and make decisions, they will need to
be given some of our authority. Slowly, this is beginning to happen.
Thanks to the efforts of writers and researchers like Steve Rother,
Lee Carroll, and James Twyman, Star Children (or whatever they
are being called) are gaining an audience. They are beginning
to be heard.
18 years, I have earned a living as a Rehab Bodyworker. I have
literally spent my days touching people, helping them heal. When
I entered the field of Medical Massage Therapy, back in the early
1980s, the profession was fighting to gain recognition and momentum
- being greatly hindered (especially in the U.S.) by linkage of
the word “massage” to prostitution.
the years, much of that opposition has been removed. Today, Medical
Massage Therapy is one of the fastest growing health care modalities
on the planet. In my own practice, I became known through the
words and support of physicians and former patients who, after
benefiting greatly from my care, began to tell their friends and
colleagues about me. Many of those friends would never have come
for treatment if it weren't for the gentle encouragement of someone
they trusted - someone who said to them: "Okay. He won't hurt
you. It really works!"
these loving and gentle people gave to me, and to my approach
to healing, was authority. They staked their own reputation with
friends and business associates, so that my influence in people’s
lives could expand, and become known. This is exactly how it will
happen with our Star Children as well. Little by little, adults
will simply begin saying to each other: “These kids know what
they’re talking about. We need to listen to them!"
issue of control.
Today, we live in a world that is heavily invested in the idea
of control. We want to control the environment. We want to control
the economy. We want to control the flow of the rivers and oceans
that wash up against the lands upon which we live. Most of all,
we want to control each other.
is a "hit and miss" kind of thing. Sometimes fate arranges things
so that all the "ducks" in our lives line up in neat little rows.
“In Camelot,” as the song says, “the rain may never fall till
after sundown. By eight the morning fog must disappear.” It all
sounds so nice, doesn’t it?
even Camelot eventually had its problems. With or without technology,
there are forces and factors in the lives of humankind today that
simply will not lend themselves to the idea of control. Among
those factors are our marvelous, beloved Star Children.
days past, child rearing was a pretty clear-cut thing. Children
were to be "seen and not heard". If a child disobeyed, his or
her father would simply reach for a paddle in order to apply the
"board of education to the seat of learning". Children learned
to keep thoughts to themselves - so much so, in fact, that some
of them lost the ability to think altogether.
all these societal shifts, the energetic effects of the Star Children
were beginning to be felt. Poets like Kahlil Gibran began to tell
us that our children come through us, but they do not belong to
us - and they are bound for lives that are their own. We can watch
them, and we can love them. But the paths of their destiny were
laid out long before we met them. And, concerning many aspects
of their journey, it is not our place to interfere.
Many adults today tend to think of children as possessions. The
court system certainly doesn’t help that situation, either. We
reason that, since we have the "moral responsibility" to feed
and house these young people, and the legal power to make decisions
for them, our children must be beholden to every rule and ordinance
we choose to concoct.
one parent put it: "My house, my rules." However, if the child
lives there, is it not his house as well? Just because someone
is unable to financially contribute to the maintenance and upkeep
of the place, isn't he still a contributing force to that household?
Isn’t her job, her specialty, simply being the resident child?
a symbolic sense, children are little mirrors for their parents.
They are the embodiment of certain aspects of those parents' personality
and aspiration, which desired to be reborn into the world. They
are passion and curiosity, freshly directed towards desires and
goals that may have been forgotten or laid aside in the older
folks’ pursuit of security and/or social standing.
adults overlook this important insight. Instead of getting out
of the way, and drinking in the energy of their children’s joy
and fresh discovery of life, parents try to force these kids into
behavioral molds, patterns for living that do not reflect their
own intuitive core.
artificial personality construct, which many parents seek to install,
tends to suppress the clear reflection that their children bring
concerning the parents’ shadow self—their own hidden issues. Instead
of seeing that reflection in their little ones, resistant parents
become busy about the task of breaking or distorting the mirror.
On some level, children realize this and they either learn to
resist the whole business or they accept the teaching, thereby
losing their individual souls.
the ancient Celtic traditions, such an adapted child is referred
to as a “changeling”. He is the shell of a human being - a body
that is functioning and living in the world, with no child left
inside. Ancient legend dictates, that the souls of changelings
go to live in the realm of the Fae (the Faery Kingdom), where
they remain forever, unless they are invited to come back in and
bring that body back to life. In our own literature, these changelings
are analogous to the “Lost Boys” of Never-Never Land.
the family unit continues to deteriorate within our society, more
and more couples find themselves in divorce court, seeking to
sort out the details of jangled lives. Among the many "items"
that go on the bargaining table - along with the boat, the time-share
condominium, and the antique china that belonged to Aunt Minnie
- are the shining faces and blossoming potential of minor children
who live in that household.
James Taylor's song goes, recounting the sorrows and wistfulness
of family break-ups: "She gets the house and the garden, he gets
the boys and the van." That’s about the size of it. Control. Authority.
And the money goes round and round, and the lawyers get fatter
and fatter. If fact, in many instances, it is actually the lawyers
who end up with the house and garden, is it not?
this series, we wish to paint a picture - to begin to construct
a vision. How we will get there is secondary, at this point, to
actually learning where we need to get. First things first. In
the next two installments, we will speak about “The Imagine Nation”
in detail. We will see what the ideal world may look like, if
it was designed from the viewpoint of a Star Child.
continued input and feedback is appreciated, and I do love hearing
from you! As the energy on the planet continues to rise, more
and more of what we will be discussing as theory will congeal
itself into actual physical reality. So it will be, so has it
2002 Daniel Jacob
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