Highly Sensitive Children are the Visionaries of today. They are born with a bigger journey to make than other people. This is why highly sensitive people struggle as children.
When I look at sensitive children I see their energy as not being as robust as other children. Their energy appears low and they can appear disconnected to themselves. I first saw this in my son when he was 5. He was with a friend who appeared so robust and grounded. My son appeared like a shadow, a waif beside him. I thought how strange that was as I felt we had raised our son to be confident and secure. I let it go but 2 years later my son started to really struggle with daily life and became unwell with chronic fatigue.
Since this time I have met other people with sensitive children and they all seem to have this same energy pattern. They appear ‘low’ in energy and disconnected to themselves. Despite being low in energy though they appear to have a certain tension. Where other children have soft floppy limbs a sensitive child will often hold their limbs differently – a little more tight, a little more defended.
So how can we help our HSC’s find their strength being their authentic selves?
If Highly Sensitive Children are the visionaries of today then they must need vision. To have vision they need to feel a sense of journey and meaning to their life. To do this they need space and our help. We need to keep exploring their journey together with them and give space and time for it to unfold. We mustn’t try to fix everything now for them. It is about the journey.
Highly Sensitive Children need to express, express and express some more! Because authenticity is everything to them everything needs to come from their heart. It’s ok to have computer time but make up a story using a programming/animation tool and let it come from your heart. Play the keyboard but not from the book. Try out the sound, find ones you like, put on a backing track and play from your heart. Dance the simple stories of your life, dance just for the fun of dancing, dance to the music you created with the keyboard. Paint your feelings about life, not what you see. Get abstract. Speak about something you’re passionate about with every fibre of your being, Shout it, rap it, sing it, video it. Children need us to lead the way in this. To help them develop their authentic selves we need to find our inner child and our authentic self..
Expression helps sensitive children find their voice. Finding their voice helps them find their power to be themselves. When we have the power to be ourselves we find we have confidence to connect with the world.
Our Highly Sensitive Children don’t know who they are yet, who they going to grow to become. We don’t know who they are either. All we can do is help them find their voice!
It’s quite simple really, EXPLORE, EXPRESS, RELATE and then of course don’t forget to REST !! This is how to grow a visionary x