I was asking myself if I should post about Indigo Children or not…Finally I decided to do so, for I believe this information might help some of my readers to understand their own nature and behaviour better.
Indigo children is a New Age concept developed by Nancy Anne Tappe describing children who are alleged to possess special traits or abilities. The concept was initially developed in the 1970s, gaining popular interest with the publication of a series of books in the late 1990s and the release of several films in the following decade. Beliefs about indigo children range from their being the next stage in human evolution, possessing paranormal abilities, to the belief that they are simply more empathetic and creative than their non-indigo peers. There is no science or studies that give credibility to the existence or traits of indigo children. Many children labeled “indigo” are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
When I first came across this theory a year ago (too late!) I realised that it explains absolutely everything in my behaviour, especially in my childhood.
What is an indigo Child?
- They come into the world with a feeling of royalty (and often act like it)
- They have a feeling of “deserving to be here,” and are surprised when others don’t share that.
- Self-worth is not a big issue. They often tell the parents “who they are.”
- They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice).
- They simply will not do certain things; for example, waiting in line is difficult for them.
- They get frustrated with systems that are ritually oriented and don’t require creative thought.
- They often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like “system busters” (nonconforming to any system).
- They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind. If there are no others of like consciousness around them, they often turn inward, feeling like no other human understands them. School is often extremely difficult for them socially.
- They will not respond to “guilt” discipline (“Wait till your father gets home and finds out what you did”).
- They often posses some “paranormal” abilities.
- They are aware of their mission of saving the world and they are sometimes too serious about it.
These children are often the older new children. They are rebellious, and want things done their way. They have new ideas and are here to bring down the old systems of thinking and doing on this planet. It is their mission. They are also here to make the planet safe for the more sensitive Crystal children to come in. They are often considered to have “warrior spirits”. They have unique gifts, high intelligence, remarkable spirituality, strong intuition, and intense willpower. As for physical characteristics, they have what are often called “old soul” eyes. They have deep eyes that are “grown-up” and full of wisdom. Indigo’s are commonly misdiagnosed as having ADD. This does not mean that every child with ADD is an Indigo child.
When I’ve read some sites on it (unfortunately often too esoteric), I just realised that is about me! I always felt I knew many things better than adults, and therefore could not stand any authority; I was rebellious and a-social (until I met like-natured people in my 20-s). I was not aware of having any paranormal abilities, but some people with such abilities were after me – one famous seer in my town in Russia fished me out and wanted me to become her deciple for my special energy (I was very surprised as I did not feel any!), later 3 young magicians were one by one trying to marry me. They all wanted some “powers” from me. I was really puzzled… After all that it felt so natural that I found Sahaja Yoga – thanks to it, all my deepest spiritual quest and powers have manifested, and I’ve met many people who are just like me!
Moreover even while blogging I feel many of my regular readers are so called adult Indigo Children, that is probably the reason they feel so attracted to this blog- mostly Indigos are misunderstood and bored by the mainstream.
Today, unlike 20 years back I can see that the number of Indigos is increasing – I keep meeting them as children or young adults a lot. That is a good news! 🙂 However one says the newest generation is not of the same character as Indigos – they are called Chrystals and are often described as follows:
Crystal children are younger and more sensitive. They are often misdiagnosed as having autism. Crystals love nature, children, babies, water, and animals. DO NOT put a Crystal in the modern educational system. It is a recipe for disaster. They will either be labeled, diagnosed, and given harmful drugs, or be mistreated because of their differences. Crystals will fair much better in a less structured and nature-oriented homeschool. Crystals are creative thinkers and natural healers. They are highly intuitive, spiritual, and truly see the world differently. They are often refered to as having “angel souls”. Crystals also have very characteristic eyes. They are similar to Indigo eyes. Their eyes are often have very dark pupils, a lighter and unusual color in the iris around the pupil, and then a very dark ring around the edge of the iris. Many people with examples of this pattern have unusual blue eyes.
I think a brilliant example of such a child is Akiane – I once posted about her here.
What differs these new children from the rest, is that they feel very strong about thier life’s purpose and mission. Here’s how Hunter Zinkle, a 21-year-old Indigo Child, puts it,”I know that my purpose is to help the human existence run a little smoother. I try to do my best with everyone I come in contact with, to help their lives seem a little easier and less convoluted. With a lot of my friendships, I feel like I’m opening the flower of life for them. With other friends, it seems like I’m their guide to life.”
Amazing, that is what I would have said too, in same words! (see the purpose of this blog, 1000 petals)…
And how many Indigo Children do you know? 🙂
(image by me)