First off let me say that there isn't a ton of information out there about Indigos. However there are a few trusted sources that I will mention at the end of this blog and I will also share information from my personal experiences as a parent of such wonderful beings.
The term Indigo has been used to describe a group of children that have been incarnating on this Earth since the 1960's and that are here with a mission and a purpose. Most Indigos are now in their early thirties as the major wave of them came in in the 1970's but a lot of them continued to come until about 2000 according to most sources. These kids are highly sensitive and come in with enhanced technological and creative abilities. A lot of times they have been labeled autistic, ADD and ADHD because of their limited capacity to have social interactions, stay on task and their different and sometimes odd (to us) ways of dealing with the world around them. They are wired differently and as I have been told by one "our DNA is different". They see the world around them in a different way than most people; they have a broader view. And the technological advances of our time is old news to them. Indigo's can feel things and know things without being able to explain how.
The Crystal children were the second wave of these sensitive children and started coming in around 2,000 when the Indigos started slowing down. This is a group of kids that are even more sensitive, very powerful, mentally and creatively, and are here to help us reach our next level of evolution. They are even more focused than their indigo counterpart and their demeanor is calmer and peaceful, with a loving heart, while they work as a collective consciousness to raise our vibration.
In this time of spiritual evolution the Indigos are now undergoing a spiritual upgrade so to speak. A transformation which is awakening the Christ within, the Love Force, that uplifts all consciousness. They are coming to be known as the Crystal children - an emerging group of "human angels" to help uplift and guide the human species into a higher state of being. The Crystal children have dropped the dark energy and the anger that a lot of the Indigos where carrying. They are highly telepathic and hence are often not great verbal communicators. For those of them that come in as new babies, they might take a while to start talking as they tend to communicate with their parents with their third eye, sending ideas and feelings to them in a quiet kind of way. They are filled with love, and their aura is bright and luminous. They have deep, meaningful eyes - the kind you would term an "old soul".
All of these individuals are highly empathic and very susceptible to other people's energy. If you feel overwhelmed when around a big group of people, such as school, work or social gatherings, then chances are your are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). An Indigo. A Crystal. A Rainbow. Or an Empath. This can cause a lot of distress if you do not know how to deal with such situations or how to protect yourself. People who are empathic have a tendency to take on other people's emotions and to feel the tension and emotions in the room. They can sense when things are off and can take on other people's burdens if they are lacking the tools to cope. Now if you also happen to be an Empath, that means you are possibly also able to tap into other people's situations and thoughts more readily. Some traits that Empaths usually possess are similar to what we would term psychic. Empaths feel and just know things; they sense energy and emotions from far away. They are clairsentient, clairvoyant, sometimes clairaudient and their senses are activated by the unseen. To most people out there walking into a room full of other people is no big deal, but to a HSP or an Empath it can be extremely overwhelming and can create a panic attack. That's because once they walk through that door they are literally being bombarded by everyone's energy and emotions. If you are not trained to protect yourself, know how to rid yourself of dense energy that is stuck on you and have not been shown how to blend in without absorbing all that yuck, you are in major trouble.
HSPs are not only highly sensitive; they are naturally giving, they make good friends and are great listeners, they are spiritually inclined and they are always there for you. They tend to know just the thing to make you feel better even if they just met you. The problem is they can forget to take care of themselves and get overwhelmed by taking on too much which leads to frustration, negativity, rage, fear and depression. They are like sponges when it comes to emotions and the environment around them and need to learn ways of staying grounded and connected in order to not lose themselves in the vast chaos of emotion out there. When around other people they have trouble concentrating but can be focused, able to concentrate and feel good when they are by themselves. Indigos when unbalanced and overwhelmed can trigger depression, fatigue, panic attacks, food, sex and drug binges and several other physical and emotional burdens than make it hard to live a normal life.
For those of us who are parents of such children, our parenting skills trying to raise these kids can be greatly challenged. None of the classic parenting tools are quite enough or appropriate to help these kids stay happy and safe and to keep your sanity as a parent. These kids need our support in order to blossom into who they are. And we need to educate ourselves in order to help them do that. Funny enough they are actually here to teach us as well. To remind us to open our heart and be kind and loving.
Some of the most common traits of Indigo, Crystal or Rainbow children are as follows:
- Have difficulty with discipline and authority
- Are very creative
- Communicate quietly
- Can be easily distracted, lack concentration
- Have strong empathy - are very empathic
- Can get very angry and throw tantrums
- "Nobody understands me"
- Are highly intelligent - often classified as gifted and talented OR
- Are classified as ADD, ADHD, Autistic
- Lack social skills
- Do not respond to time out, negative feedback
- Respond well to logic
- Refuse to follow direction
- Have trouble staying on task
- Get frustrated with the system - need to think outside the box
- Lack of patience
- Anxiety / Panic attacks
- Have trouble focusing at school or at work
- Electronics, computers, smart phones are second nature to them.
- Can think and do many things at the same time
- Question the status quo and have a feeling they can do things better
- Have wonderful, strong intuition
- Develop abstract thinking very young
- May be psychic and very spiritual at a young age. Talk about memories of past/other lives.
If you think that any of these descriptions feel familiar or you are a parent of such a child, or are an Indigo, I would urge you to come forth and share your experiences with me. We can work together to help you feel more comfortable in this world, explore your unique talents, let your light shine. There are ways to stay connected to who you are and blossom at the same time. Ways to stay safe, learn to protect yourself, keep destructive energy and people at bay and find your way in life as well.
Here is a tool to start taking charge of your life and your emotions: Anytime you feel overwhelmed or overtaken by an emotion ask yourself "Is this mine?" Most of the time we assume that what we are feeling is coming from within, when in fact the overburdening emotion comes from our boss, our parent, a student next to us or in the class, a teacher. The guy in the car next to us that just uttered a swear word and screeched on ahead of us. To a HSP it is very important to start discriminating between the sea of emotions that we sometimes drown in. When you stop for a moment and ask the question "Is this mine?" you bring your attention to that emotion. You get clarity. If the emotion is yours then confront it: what is causing it, is it valid, what can you do to resolve it? If the emotion is not yours then simply say "Return to sender" and bless it away. This might seem trivial but to a HSP this is vital. Recognizing what is yours and what is not can get you on your path to freedom. Freedom from overwhelm and anxiety. Practice is the key to making this technique successful. Catch yourself here and there, as often as you can and ask yourself the question, "Is this Mine?".
If you are a teen that needs to find ways to cope at school, ways to comfortable spend time with friends and family members and just know you are destined to do great things, I can help you with that. If you are a parent, having walked this path myself, I can guide you to successfully direct your children to a calm and meaningful family life and to help them thrive.
I offer coaching sessions to talk and provide you with tools to cope, Healing sessions to relieve stress and craziness from your life, as well as combo sessions for a little bit of both.
I wish you peach and calm in your life,
- THE INDIGO CHILDREN - The New Kids Have Arrived,
Authors - Lee Carroll/Jan Tober
- AN INDIGO CELEBRATION - More Messages, Stories and insights
from The Indigo Children, Authors - Lee Carroll/Jan Tober
- THE INDIGO CHILDREN TEN YEARS LATER - What's happening with the Indigo Teenaters, Authors - Lee Carroll/Jan Tober
- INDIGO, CRYSTAL, AND RAINBOW CHILDREN - Author Doreen Virtue
- THE CARE AND FEEDING OF INDIGO CHILDREN - Paperback Author Doreen Virtue
- THE CRYSTAL CHILDREN - A guide to the newest generation of psychic and sensitive children, Author Doreen Virtue
- INDIGO ADULTS - Forerunners of the new civilization, Authors - Kabir Jaffe, Ritama Davidson