When you acknowledge a child by your present awareness of her or her particular bundle of energy, you are stepping out of the role of teacher to be human beings together.
“See me, recognize me as a special individual”, the child seems to say.
It is then that you can, if you are not standing in ego, see the power of their chakti (energetic center) and the bhavana ( The heart’s intention, what is manifesting) in the consciousness of that being which is an expression of the universal. Authentic means real and real means transcendent of the current role of teacher or student. That moment is the most precious and powerful acknowledgement, a bow to the light within them. It is more potent than any lesson you may teach.