Empath Indigo Adult

by Julia McNeil
(Salt Lake City, Utah)

I'm an Indigo Adult

I'm an Indigo Adult

I'm a 29 year old Indigo adult (I fit 24 out of 26 on your checklist--might fit 25 if I can find balance!). I ran away from strict parents and dropped out of school at 16, ending up living on the streets till I was nearly 18. I always tested incredibly high on SAT's, ACT's, placement tests, etc., but did poorly in school.

I've always been active in charity and activist organizations, but I'm not good at dealing with stupid people, and often feel like I'm beating my head against a wall with them. This doesn't fly with most people.

My biggest problem is that I'm an empath, but I haven't been at all open about it. Most people think that I'm just agoraphobic, or social phobic, because I lead a very solitary life and don't really go out much. Really, I just feel too overwhelmed by other people's emotions and energy to spend much time out and about. My husband knows I'm an empath, and is very supportive about it, but no one else does.

Right now I'm learning techniques to shield and cleanse myself so I can have a more active, and social, life, in large part to be a better mother to our soon-to-arrive daughter (I'm due on February 23rd).

The only time I've ever felt comfortable out and about is when I've been in nature-- camping, hiking, swimming at a lake, or just wandering through forests, fields, or groves of trees. I'm comfortable with nature, and understand it. I feel nature (I really don't know how else to put it).

I can't tolerate being near mining areas or industrial plants (like Kennecott Copper, or Geneva Steel, both here in Utah less than 45 minutes driving from my place), and never have been able to. Even as a child I would cry at the sight of the deep wound in the mountain from Kennecott's copper mine, or hide in fear of the "evil" smoke and dark "towers" of Geneva Steel. Living in Utah is extremely hard for me, it's a very judgmental and intolerant place, and I'd love any ideas/techniques anyone could suggest for helping an empath survive a very hostile environment without having to just hide away from people and life.

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May 14, 2016
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Looking for Utah empaths
by: Sherron

I live in Utah and I'm looking for people like me.
Please find me on fb or sherronspyder@gmail.com.

Thanks

Sherron Smith

Jun 20, 2015
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Help
by: Anonymous

Looking for fellow indigos in utah. Davecookpear13@Gmail

Aug 10, 2012
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Dont be scared
by: Rei

Well, it might not be a common thing being an indigo. But here, indigo is a common thing, and we can live normally, because we learn to control it since we were a little kids, and we can find people wo can teach and protect us.. Well, ussually it's still in family...

Meditate is a better thing to do. Gain more energy, try to control it. Release every type emotion and eagerness.

When u allready able to control your energy, try to control your cakra, close it when u don't need too. You open too much when I look from here just now.

Don't worry, u have a lot people like you. A lot.

Jan 03, 2012
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Becoming a Conscious Empath
by: Anonymous

Grounding plays a huge role in becoming a "Conscious Empath" in life. Unconscious Empaths are most often very ungrounded people as well. It is not only governing over your own Auric field that determines whether you can function effectively in the world, but being grounded, and able to release other people's stuff from your Auric field are also important factors.


Grounding chords serve several purposes (a grounding chord is a subtle tube of energy which normally extends from your first chakra (energy center) at the base of your spine, down into the center of the Earth); they are obviously created to ground you, but equally important is that they serve as a cosmic toilet to release foreign energies from your Space, Auric field, Subtle Bodies, and your Chakras. They can actually be used as a means of psychic protection also.


Having loving Spiritual Boundaries is another major factor in real spiritual health. Spiritual Boundaries are not walls that you put up around yourself. It is not a limitation that you impose on yourself, and others. It is a concept, and practice whereby you establish a very real, and palpable energetic space (awareness) around your subtle self, and your physical body. This newly acquired "Space" enables you to communicate from a place of empowerment, with a very real sense of sovereignty in your body.


Unconscious Empaths tend to invade other people's space (awareness). It feels as though you lose your seniority in your own body, and they have stepped in on you, and in reality, that is exactly what has happened. It is a very uncomfortable feeling indeed. In order to become a Healthy and Conscious Empath, you must learn to have Loving Spiritual Boundaries.


In a loving communication there is no competition between the two parties. They express themselves lovingly, and with respect towards the other person. They do not interrupt each other, nor do they continue speaking about matters that are obviously disturbing the other party emotionally. They do not meddle in the affairs of others. They ask for permission before offering any assistance to others, and only after it is given, do they proceed. There is a balance of giving, and receiving that is naturally established. They both feel good about themselves, and each other. It creates a sort of detachment, that is to say that you are not emotionally attached to the outcome of a given situation. You are able to share ideas from a place of peace, and neutrality. Loving Spiritual Boundaries are the very foundation to a healthy communication, and relationship.




Nov 19, 2011
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just finding out i am an indigo empath
by: teddie

i am 47 years old female who just found out she is an indigo adult and an empath on top of that. this is all very new to me and a week ago i had no idea who i really was. i met every one of the indgo first wave characteristcs and an artist empath. i am also looking at how my childhood was and growing up with the characteristics of being an indigo and empath and a new light is shining through. how hard it wa growing up and going through school and college. yes i have a bachelors degee in science and work in a 1000 bed medical center. i looking at relationships with others and it is making sense. However, I have shut myself ause people thought I was different and I know why and I will do what it takes to let people know there is a Class of people out there with shining colors.

Mar 15, 2011
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being bullied for no reason
by: Anonymous

I?m an indigo adult of 40. I shut myself out from this world from as far back as I remember, and that was when I was 4 and I was thrown into primary school, without warning, and I ran away.

I made it through til I was 15. In my body I was there and I went along with it and survived by keeping quiet causing no trouble and they left me alone to gaze out the window, my consciousness a million miles away from the emotional and physical abuse that my little insecure classmates rained down on me.

And I said nothing as they mocked and sneered at me and stood still as they kicked me and I said nothing and nobody helped me and I didn?t expect help.

But it hurt me deeply. And I cried if I saw anybody else being hurt and I was comforted by the beings around me who I could not see but I knew they were there.

In my physical life I was drawn to animals and they were drawn to me. I formed friendships with animals and connected with them in the same way that my classmates connected with each other. And

I knew from the start I didn?t belong in their world.

Mar 15, 2011
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Don't give up
by: Anonymous

As an empathic Indigo in her late twenties, I can tell you all that it CAN and WILL get better, please don't give up! All of these comments look so familiar to me, I remember spending my teens always distressed and uncomfortable, feeling at the mercy of other people's energy and emotions.

I know this sounds like the opposite of what you feel like doing, but it's important to stay grounded in your body. You'll pick up on less stuff that way. Also, I really recommend an art like Reiki, Quantum Touch, maybe even yoga to help keep the energy of your body moving so other people's energy doesn't "stick" to you.

Moving my consciousness/spirit to my pineal gland also helps me stay aloof of other's "stuff." I still retain my psychic abilities, but without all the negatives. You can also imagine that this negativity passes through you like you are water. Allow it to enter but allow it to leave. Make yourself invisible to certain forces by raising your energy.

Nov 28, 2009
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What do I do?
by: Anonymous

Where do I go? Are there Indigo safe-havens? I need to get out of here. The pollution, the fear, the anger, the people... I need out so bad, I can't even tell you. It's too much. Please help me.

I know I can't kill myself, because I need to use my abilities to help people... it would just be selfish to kill myself. But where do I go? Are there trainers? ahh.. please help me. I know just how you feel, trust me. But it's too much. It's too much.

Mar 10, 2009
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I found out I'm an Indigo and empath
by: Aaron

Yes I'm the same like you, I'm learning as I go myself. I have in recent years tried to hold back my sensitivity and not listen to my feelings or other peoples feelings.

I'm still learning about myself. Maybe if you would like to contact me and maybe we can chat about all that we've learned.

I also might be a healer, and that you might be a powerful healer as well. My e-mail vannattaaaron @ comcast . net

Dec 14, 2008
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I found out I'm an Indigo!!
by: Anonymous

As a small child I was extremely psychic visually. I have seen so many spirits in my home. I too had strict parents who forced me to be normal and these visions started to fade. As an adult I get extremely frustrated being around too many people I feel they drain me of my energy and I'm getting tid-bits of them dragging around with me. I too only feel comfortable in nature it clears my mind on a whole other level. Along with being an empathic I'm a dreamer I continually meet with deceased loved ones in dreams. I thought I was different but never put any real emphasis on it But now I'm coming to terms with being an indigo and embracing it.

Oct 20, 2008
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I feel you're pain.
by: Inez

I was amazed to learn that I am an emapath. I have been isolating myself for a long time because people totally suck the life out of me.I'm not happy when this happens.People seem to go into a trance around me and start telling me all of their problems and feelings, sometimes after a long time they look up at me confused and report they have no idea why they just did this. I know who and what a person is about with in seconds of meeting them, most people I find to be a disappointment and choose to have no relationship with. The ones who are worthwhile will eventually succumb to my power and start sucking my energy and it is too painful. I am feeling hollow these days. The only time I get spirit back is being outdoors in nature, I feel in communication with it, also animals come to me on instinct, my mother talked about this oddity my whole life and nicknamed me Dr Doolittle. I have faith in a power greater then myself and I am awaiting the day when my purpose is going to be revealed to me. I know it will be worth the loneliness I live with on a daily basis. I don't know if this helps anyone because I went on about myself, I can't apologize for that. I make every attempt to stay focused on self every day otherwise I will get lost into others and their issues and have my spirit taken away. I don't know if it is even possible for me to have a meaningful relationship without that happening. I hope so. I will continue my search for the answers.

Feb 06, 2008
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I Hear You
by: J.

I hear you. Growing up has been increasingly hard after my teen years, and nowadays I crave for isolation. I start hating my peers because I can't help but feel most people indulge in stupidness all the time, and I REALLY REALLY can't find the patience necessary to deal with that. I started to make music, it's a bliss. My day to day pain is dealing with useless bureaucracy at work, and people and processes stuck in permanent error and time wasting.

I believe some of you might like my work or relate somehow to it. If you find the time or the curiosity head out to www.myspace.com/thermid0r

I'd be glad to hear what your opinion!


Jan 27, 2008
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I Want to Know Myself
by: Anonymous

I hate to leave my home . I really hate crowded places . I have no social life either . I don't know how to close myself or protect myself . It's added to my depression . I just found this site and heard about indigo children an adults . I fit all 26 except the happy part but I believe I could be .

Jan 24, 2008
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helpful suggestions
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I'm not an indigo, but have had some psychic and paranormal experiences, and identify as an anarchist. I found several books to be helpful in understanding connections to nature and paranormal experiences. The first is Derrick Jensen's A Language Older Than Words--this will help you feel less isolated, at the very least. Also, you might try reading Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing. I can't really summarize the book for you (I have brain damage), but for some reason I believe it could help, though I know it doesn't give specific suggestions to help overcome hostile environments.

Hope this helps.

Nov 15, 2007
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Building Community
by: Anonymous

These issues are common for us. I only wish we could organize ourselves to be together so that we can learn together. I'll be in Colorado in December, may I meet you and your family?

Brian

Nov 09, 2007
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Help
by: Anonymous

I grew up in a LDS town with very little questioning and tolerance for others. I'd suggest getting a ruby mine has helped me for protection against other people trying to take energy from me. When someone is embarrassed or hurt I can literally feel their pain, but you know all of this already. Practice meditating a giant white/silver reflective bubble around you to deflect any unwanted emotions I find that works the best. Before I walk into a place (like a bar or friends house) I quickly cast a bubble of white light around myself to protect from anyone taking or giving anything unwanted from myself. I hope that helps a little. You may also want to practice imaging the bubble around your baby (if she's still inside) practice a white bubble around your stomach, if she's born just imagine it around her body.

Oct 20, 2007
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I've Empathy for Your Empathy.
by: ZorbaZiv

It's not easy being an empath. Good luck with learning techniques to protect your energy. Thank you for sharing your story.

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