A few nights ago Gio was having a particularly hard time falling asleep. After the usual round of stalling (I'm hungry, I'm thirsty, I have to go potty) he got out of bed again and went to the crystal table. I half-heartedly warned him that it's bedtime, not time to play with crystals. So he returned with a box of crystals which he wanted to sleep next to. And that's what he did! He cuddled up to it, put his pudgy arm around it, and promptly fell into a peaceful sleep. Amen!
I eventually removed the box, and felt a bit guilty about it, so put a large rose quartz under his pillow. All was still and silent and perfect until about 2am when he awoke, crying, "I swallowed a crystal! I'm going to die! I swallowed a crystal!"
I was very confused at that moment. Did he swallow the crystal before he went to bed (he did recently swallow a penny...)? Did I drop a little gem next to him that he put in his mouth while sleeping? Did he dream it? I realized it was the latter.
Gio calmed down after I assured him he wasn't going to die; that he just had a dream that scared him a little bit. As he melted towards slumber again he mumbled, "It's OK mommy, the crystal will protect my bones."
His positive attitude filled my heart as it always does. I relaxed towards sleep myself with a blissed-out smile on my face. He is indeed my little Crystal Child!
* For those who aren't familiar, a Crystal Child is a child born with certain spiritual gifts. As Doreen Virtue describes, "They are happy, delightful and forgiving. This generation of new lightworkers, roughly ages 0 through 7, are like no previous generation. They’re among the most connected, communicative, caring and cuddly of any generation. They are also quite philosophical and spiritually gifted. And they display an unprecedented level of kindness and sensitivity to this world."