In 1996 Elaine Aron created the term “Highly Sensitive Person” or HSP to describe and study a great part of the population (and also of higher animals) that has a different way to deal with stimuli, information, thoughts and emotions. This term is neither metaphysical nor spiritual, is very practical and very scientific and has to do with psychology.
Of course for many people this was a connection to spiritual terms, like “light worker”, “indigo” and “crystal”, and this makes sense because all the people who are considered to be able to understand and receive delicate vibrations can only be highly sensitive. If you agree or not with those terms is another story, it’s rather your relationship with spirituality.
The only thing I disagree is the characterization of some people as “special” because being special is being limited. Someone who is special must always take care of the image and the concept which represents, and for someone who has already a lot of information coming through this fine tuned body and mind it’s a heavy weight.
Special is a term that I don’t agree, in every level. Many people consider themselves as special just because they have money, beauty, high IQ, luck, abilities for one or the other thing, you know, good drivers, good lovers, good cooks etc. But if you try to be special using one thing as excuse you may appear as ordinary or even less than that in other fields.
The worse thing, especially for highly sensitive children, is when the parents try to show them, and everyone else, how special they are. I see parents very proud about their child being smart, very good pupil, indigo or crystal, strong or beautiful. This is the best way to burn your child out.
I have millions of examples and also personal experience on this.
Being special can attract admiration but can also create isolation and envy. Too much weight for a child, especially a sensitive child.
Treat everyone as ordinary and let them decide what to do with their gifts themselves. Consider the “special” gifts as something natural and not as something metaphysical. Let them enjoy the benefits of having abilities and share them with everyone. Everyone has an extra ability.
Ask for help or advice.
Everyone’s body and everything around it is limited by default, even if it’s “special”.
Everyone’s spirit is perfect and unlimited anyway.