One of my criticisms of the whole Starseed thing was that it relied entirely on "feeling;" you determined that you were a Starseed because you "felt like you were," and even what star system you were from was ascertained from looking at a star map and seeing which one "felt right." My conclusion was that the entire thing seemed predicated on a lot of wishful thinking.
Well, I'm happy to say that I now have come across research (even if I am twitching a little just from calling it that) that approaches the issue a little more analytically. (Source) However, if you are understandably reluctant to read the article itself, for fear that your brain will turn to Armour Potted Meat Food Product, I will summarize its main points for you below.
In its opening paragraphs, the article makes a good point, an objection that I wish I had thought of in my first post; if Starseeds are really superpowerful aliens in human form, sent here on a mission to improve humanity and heal the Earth, why don't they just go ahead and do it? It's not like we see humanity showing much sign of improvement most days, such as might be evidenced by a drop in the ratings for Jersey Shore. And as far as healing the Earth, I don't think I have a whole lot of confidence that's happening either, however you might define the word "healing." And you'd think that the author might conclude from this that the people who claim to be Starseeds are actually just regular humans who might profit from some antipsychotic meds.
But no: the actual answer, he says, is that Starseeds are alien losers:
I personally think that all Starseeds are actually outcasts are social rejects, prisoners are whatever part of their society they wanted to remove. The idea is that aliens vastly outlive us and they know the soul is immortal, so to punish or remove someone they find unpleasant to say the least, they must erase their memories and trick them into thinking they are on a mission to save Earth. Even when a Starseed remembers who they are, the aliens they last were, will return to contact that person and tell them they have a mission to keep them from wanting to return home. When a Starseed like myself doesn't do this mission and completely reject the idea and finds out what actually happened, the aliens will go as far as to threaten violence to keep them trapped on Earth.Oh! That makes perfect sense to me now. Earth is actually like an intergalactic prison colony, and aliens are sent here for punishment. I suppose there's some logic to this, especially if you've spent much time in Newark.
But by far the best part of the article is when the author quotes some facts and figures from Brad Steiger's highly scientific book, The Star People, which allows you to figure out the likelihood of your being a Starseed in a more statistically sound fashion than just closing your eyes and pointing to a random place in a star atlas. According to Steiger, you may be a Starseed if you:
- Have compelling eyes.
- Have lower than normal body temperature.
- Were an unexpected child.
- Have chronic sinusitis.
- Have hypersensitivity to electricity or electromagnetic force fields.
- Experience buzzing or audio tone prior to a psychic-spiritual event or warning of danger.
- Have "flying" dreams.
- Feel that children and animals are attracted to you, and form strong attachments to pets.
- Felt Earth mother/father not real parents.
- 88-92% have lower body temperature than the norm
- 92% feel a tremendous sense of urgency to fulfill their missions
- 65% are female: 35% are male
- 90% have experienced a sense of oneness with the universe
- 83-94% have chronic sinusitis
- 32-34% have extra or transitional vertebra
- 97% have hypersensitivity to sound, light, odors
- 70-87% have swollen or painful joints
- 93% have pain in the back of the neck
- 84% adversely affected by high humidity
- 71% have difficulty dealing with/or expressing emotions
- 74% report out of body experiences
- 57% perceive auras
- 63% have experienced a white light during meditation
- 50% believe that they receive some form of communication from a higher source
- 50% have accomplished dramatic healings on themselves and others
- 38% practice automatic writing
- 60% have perceived spirit guides
- 75% have experienced clairvoyance, clairaudience
- 57% have made prophetic statements or experienced prophetic dreams or visions that have come to pass
- 38% have been visited by an angel
- 37% reveal the manifestation of a Light Being
- 35% feel that they have been blessed by the appearance of a holy figure
- 50% are convinced that they have a spirit guide or angel
- 40% admit to having had an invisible playmate as a child
- 20% once spotted an elf or "wee person"
- 34% are certain that they have encountered alien entities of an extraterrestrial or multidimensional level
- 55% report an intense religious experience
- 72% claim an illumination experience
- 90% have experienced telepathic communication with another entity, physical or non-physical from another realm.
- 48% have seen a ghost
- 42% have connected with a deceased loved one
- 76% believe in reincarnation and have past life memories
- 37% have survived a life-threatening illness
- 34% have been involved in a severe accident or trauma
- 55% have had near death experiences
- 78% believe that have lived on another planet and can tell you about it
- Some are aware of parallel existence at this time in other worlds
- 86% believe in miracles
- Most believe in a God or creator energy source
- All believe in life on other planets
Be that as it may, there's our handy checklist to see if you're from another planet. Given the author's surmise that Starseeds are alien convicts, if you are one, it's probably best if you don't tell me about it. If you did, and the Intergalactic Police showed up at my door and threatened to vaporize my pets if I didn't tell them everything I know, I probably would rat you out rather than let that happen. No offense, but I Form Very Strong Attachments To Pets, if you get my drift. Wink wink nudge nudge.