“Indigo children” is the name given to a very special group of beings who have chosen to incarnate on our planet with a specific mission and purpose.
The name “indigo Child” refers to the soul color of Indigo, which indicates a Master Soul who serves as a teacher or healer. Every Indigo Child will undertake this mission of teaching or healing in some way, often merely by being who he or she is.
Indigos have been coming to our planet for a long time. Some argue that Jesus and Buddha were Indigos, since their mission, on a global scale, was to teach and heal, and to shift the consciousness of humanity.
In the recent past, Indigos began to incarnate on the planet in increasing numbers after World War II, in preparation for the global shift that we are now experiencing. They incarnated among the “baby boom” generation of the fifties and were born to the “flower children” of the sixties. However, at this stage there was not a sufficient number of them on the planet to create significant changes.
Then, in the 1970s, the first generational “wave” of Indigo Children arrived. These beings are now in their late twenties and early thirties, and are the real “warrior” generation who have begun the process of challenging and shifting old systems.
They were followed in the eighties and nineties by Indigos of increasing sensitivity and refinement, until the late 1990s and early 2000s when they were joined by the Crystal Children, a different kind of spiritual warrior.
How to Recognize an Indigo
I am often asked in the course of my work how to recognize an Indigo.
The obvious answer would be to check the aura color. But no, not all Indigos have dark blue auras all the time. The term “Indigo” refers to a soul state and not to an aura color, which in the average human changes from day to day depending on mood and interest. Clairvoyants who read soul states may be able to identify Indigos.
However, it is easy to identify an Indigo by their sensitivity, creativity, spirituality and general behavioral patterns.
As children, they look much like other children, although they are often physically beautiful with penetrating eyes. They are always highly intelligent and full of questions and demands. They are energetic and active and have strong wills and a strong sense of their own value and importance. They know that they are special and that they are here to do something significant.
They are right-brain oriented, and are generally attracted to right-brain pursuits such as music, art, writing and spirituality. They love crystals and reiki and meditation and yoga.
They are very passionate and intensely loyal to their friends, of whom they often have many. They believe in honesty and communication in relationships. They are often baffled by dishonesty and manipulation and other forms of selfish behavior deemed normal by their elders.
Their attitude towards money is either to reject it as unnecessary or to be very aware of its power and to seek, often successfully, to create affluence for themselves.
A key feature of Indigos is often anger. They will not be ordered around by so-called “authority figures”. On a deep level, Indigos do not recognize “authority“. They know we are all equal, and so they are enraged by those who assume authority and behave dictatorially, whether they are parents, teachers or bosses.
This is where they are important as teachers – they are teaching us to own our own power and to respect ourselves, by not giving away our power to those who demand it.
They are teaching us further to value our creative and spiritual selves and not to place so much value on material success.
The Indigo Child
The Indigo as child is active, energetic and imaginative. They can entertain themselves and play in their own worlds for hours. They often have imaginary friends, and they love fairies and dolphins.
The boys often have more of a tendency towards hyperactive and disruptive behavior. This is probably culturally determined by our society’s need to express male dominance, which is picked up by them at an early stage.
The exceptional intelligence of Indigos can be exasperating to adults. They will not be “told what to do”, but will want to debate and negotiate every instruction. Until the parent learns that they are being taught to respect the child’s right to choice, and honor that choice, they will continue to be confronted at every turn with power struggles and battles of will.
The correct way to handle an Indigo is to be willing to,
- •offer choices
Bald instructions to “do as you are told” will only produce hostility or indifference.
Indigos often dislike school intensely. They are bored by the (to them) slow pace and repetitive tasks deemed suitable for children by teachers who do not understand their intelligence.
They battle with authority and peer pressure, which can be quite overwhelming to a young Indigo soul with little real understanding of the “power over others”, dominance and submission states common to Earth society.
Problems experienced at school include ADD and ADHT, a result of boredom and irritation. Learning disabilities such as dyslexia often also reflect alternative ways of being and thinking used by Indigos.
The Indigo Adolescent
Like most adolescents, the Indigo will reach the state of puberty transition and become moody and inward as the body changes. However, at this stage, young Indigos often begin to see through the intense materialism and the victim dramas that form the basis of most adults lives in the modern world.
At this point they often “disconnect” from these lifestyles and opt for “alternatives” which they deem more meaningful or more fun or just plain challenging to adults.
Unfortunately, many of these include the drug culture and various trance parties that include chemically induced states of bliss that are short-lived and addictive.
At this point, the adolescent is expressing his or her anger and rejection of a system that offers nothing of value to the Indigo soul. Parents can take their children to Rehabilitation programs, but they really need to question why such intelligent and creative beings often seem to want to self-destruct.
Another form of self-destructive adolescent behavior occurs when the child takes on the values of the parents and seeks to overachieve. This can be frightening, as Indigos are by nature exceptionally gifted and talented.
These Indigos often develop phenomenal academic and technical abilities to gain recognition and success, but sacrifice emotional development which can be hugely damaging in later life when they seek to create meaningful partnerships.
The Young Indigo Adult
In their twenties and early thirties, Indigos usually fall into one of two groups.
The first group follows a “yuppie” path and creates affluence, usually through a career in IT or the Arts. They seek stable relationships and to have children and create families. But they battle with the demands and norms of the systems of marriage, family and employment. Their Indigo souls strive to express their essence and remain true to who they are while still achieving “success” as dictated by our culture.
The second group opts to “drop out”, and often the individuals travel extensively, becoming a “global citizen” and battling to settle in any one place. These people often have no fixed career or work, and live an alternative lifestyle that includes drugs. While they often claim to be happy, they are also frustrated by their inability to be able economically to pursue the “normal” activities of creating a family and contributing to a community.