Last March 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an autism prevalence report. The report concluded autism has risen to 1 in every 88 births in the United States and almost 1 in 54 boys. The awareness of this condition has grown in the past 10 years. Some people think vaccines, or food allergies cause autism and others believe that as we’ve grown in technical advancements we’ve come to recognize autism or the autism spectrum which includes anything from ADHD to a catatonic state of being to people with incredible strokes of genius. Many spiritualists and mystics have come to see the increase of autistic children as a generation of people who may very well be ushering in the New Age.
There are a lot of special souls out there, some with mild Autism, some with severe but all here for a spiritual purpose. These souls are advanced in wisdom and compassion and vibrate at a high energy.
They help us calibrate our consciousness so we can function in a more "attuned way" and recognize our inner oneness with God or our Source. They do this in a variety of ways. Even those souls in the most catatonic state are able to bring those around them to a higher level of compassion, understanding and patience thus creating for a closer walk with source to those who know them.
Mystics and psychics have come to see these special children as Indigo or Crystal and Rainbow children. Each has their own set of theories or traits to help a parent recognize if their child is exhibiting new age traits. For example:
Indigo children may be the square peg that everyone wants to put in a round hole. They usually act out in classrooms particularly because they are not “fitting” in with an old standard of education that doesn’t fit everyone anymore. These children are revolutionaries; they have a warrior spirit that smashes old systems that no longer serve us. Educators are most likely to change education just by finding new ways of teaching to accommodate these special children. Many are diagnosed or misdiagnosed as ADD or ADHD kids. Yet spiritually they are here to make changes in government and politics and systems that are outdated and don’t fit our new high tech world.
Indigo children have an indigo blue aura. This is the color of the "third eye chakra," which is an energy center inside the head located between the two eyebrows. This chakra regulates clairvoyance, or the ability to see energy, visions and spirits. Many parents of Indigo children may experience telepathic messages from their kids. The parent and child communicate without speaking. These children are highly intelligent, particularly when it comes to exercising their sixth sense.
Some indigo children may show an incredible amount of talent in mechanics, mathematics or science. Others may have a particular talent for growing food or cooking it, sewing and creating useful items.
Crystal children also have high levels of telepathic gifts, so much so that some may not talk until they are three or four-years old. In the New Age these children are highly intuitive and sensitive, unlike some labeled “autistic” some are extremely affectionate and loving.
The first thing that most people notice about them is their eyes—large, penetrating and wise beyond their years. If you ever look into a baby’s eyes and see an old soul then you’ve just met a crystal child. The Crystal Children’s eyes lock on and hypnotize you, while you realize your soul is being laid bare for these children to see. This special new "breed" of children is rapidly populating our planet. They are happy, delightful and forgiving.
This generation of new light workers, is like no previous generation, they are more intuitive and higher thinkers, some display an incredible amount of genius particularly in the arts. They lead the way when it comes to caring for animals and the planet. Ideal in many ways, Crystal Children are the pointers for where humanity is headed . . . and it's a good direction!
Rainbow children as the name implies, the Rainbow children come to earth with a few more gifts other spectrum of ray color. They are born on the ninth dimension of consciousness, the dimension of collective consciousness. It is believe this is their first time on earth and are spiritually highly evolved.
Doreen Virtue, a popular author on Angels and special children says, “The Rainbow children are perfectly balanced in their male and female energies. They are confident without aggressiveness; they are intuitive and psychic without effort; they are magical and can bend time, become invisible, and go without sleep and food. The Crystal children’s sensitivities make them vulnerable to allergies and rashes. The angels say that the Rainbow children will have overcome this aspect… Rainbow children have no karma, so they have no need to choose chaotic childhoods for spiritual growth...The Rainbow children operate purely out of joy, and not out of need or impulse. The babies will be recognized, because their energy is one of giving to parents, and not of neediness. Parents will realize that they cannot out-give their Rainbow children, for these children are a mirror of all actions and energy of love. Whatever loving thoughts, feelings, and actions that you send to them are magnified and returned a hundred-fold.”
According to Virtue, the angels explained that the Rainbow Children were the generation after the Crystal Children, who came after the Indigo children. Rainbows are highly sensitive, loving, forgiving, and magical like the Crystal Children. The difference is that the Rainbows have never before been on earth, so they have no karma to balance. The Rainbows, therefore, choose entirely peaceful and functional households. They don t need chaos or challenges to balance karma or grow.
All three generations of children, Indigos, Crystal Children or Rainbow children are here to teach us something whether the child is severely disabled or an incredible genius, or anything in between. Physically these children may come with what the medical community labels as “disabled” yet many of them are far from that and are teaching us a thing or two. The best news is these children bring us all closer to God or our source in some ways.

Author's Bio: 

Cristina Aguilar has studied Indigo, Crystal and Rainbow children for the past 10 years. She is a five-star intuitive and spiritual adviser and expert to the world at LivePerson. She has helped thousands of people reach their full potential when it comes to love and relationships. She is also a best-selling author of Gypsy Wisdom and Ancient Magick for the Modern witch.