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Indigo people (include children, teenagers and adults).
What is an indigo person?
Here is a partial list of tell-tale characteristics. An indigo person is intelligent but may be unqualified, creative and artistic, inquisitive, have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), discontent with status quo, can be depressive, independent, strongly empathetic beings, can be emotional, rebellious nature, anti-totalitarian, seeks meaning, early spiritual development, past life and psychically inclined.
I’ve learned that some indigo people, who came here as forerunners, first appeared about 1700. But the main wave began incarnating from the 1950’s and 1960’s onward.
Here are the traits, characteristics, and personal stories to help you know if you are (or have) one of the tribe.
Children | Adults | FAQs | Stories
An Indigo Child (sometimes called Rainbow Children, Starseed Children, and Crystal Children) can show an uncanny ability for the accurate reading of a person and can sense truth and dishonesty. But they are often identified or suspected of having behavioral problems - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) - or are on the Autism Spectrum.
There's a very good chance your child is an Indigo if he/she was born after 1992. About 85% or more of children born in '92 or later, 90% born in '94 or after and 95% or more born now (some even say 99%) are Indigo Children!
An Indigo Child is different with unique characteristics that set them apart from previous generations of children.
Your indigo child may be destined to be one of tomorrow's psychics and can be recognized by these frequent traits.
A Comment from Lee Carroll Co-Author of "The Indigo Children," "An Indigo Celebration," and "The Indigo Children Ten Years Later."
The indigo children are children who are believed to represent a higher state of human evolution. The term indigo itself was generated by a woman (Parapsychologist Nancy Ann Tappe), a synesthete who saw the indigo color as part of her synesthesia. In her 1982 book Understanding Your Life Through Color she wrote that during the mid 1960s she began noticing that a lot of people were being born with an indigo blue aura surrounding them. Today she estimates that 60% of people age 14 to 25 and 97% of children under ten are "indigo."
While no rigorous scientific tests can prove indigo phenomena our beliefs concerning the existence of indigo children vary, with some believing that they have paranormal gifts such as the ability to read minds, however this is not what the authors of the original books have indicated. The original information indicates more conventional traits such as extreme empathy and increased creativity, as well as conceptual thinking as opposed to linear thinking.
The concept of indigo children was later popularized by the 1998 book The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived, written by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober. Tober has said that she and Carroll do not talk much about his supernatural abilities in interviews because they see this as being a potential barrier to reaching a larger level in mainstream audiences that exist outside of the New Age movement.
When she was with Hay House, Doreen Virtue published a book that explored the psyche for the types of indigo children with low self-esteem who had ADHD and offered alternative solutions to Ritalin that were based on her extensive research and interviews with child-care experts, teachers, parents, and the Indigo Children themselves.
When Sandie Bershad was growing up as an Indigo Child she constantly felt at odds with the world and who she knew herself to be deep down. She was treated for ADHD with medication, but in spite of all that, and a two-year depression, she realized her special gifts and is now a successful intuitive coach, creative consultant and pattern disruptor for the rebels, freedom seekers and visionaries of the world.
Many Indigo People Are Psychics
If you are wondering about your own psychic abilities it will be worth running through the checklist that follows.
If you check out strongly too, and you are not yet allowing your special gifts to support you, this may be the encouragement you need to let go of struggle and follow your psychic calling.
What are the characteristics of Indigo adults?
Intelligent, creative, inquisitive, short attention span, disaffected, depression, independent, empathy, emotional+/-, rebellious, apathetic, nontraditional, anti-totalitarian, early spiritual path seeker, psychic, past life aware, balanced.
In the list for characteristics of Indigo adults below I’ve included my own answers and experiences so that you may better recognise your own special bond of being an indigo adult.
1 - Intelligent but may be unqualified.
2 - Creative and artistic.
3 - Inquisitive.
4 - Short attention spans.
5 - Disaffected towards authority.
6 - Depression and feeling helpless.
7 - Independent
8 - Empathy
9 - Emotional
10 - Disruptive tendencies to systems they consider broken or ineffective.
11 - Apathetic, as in not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive
12 - Nontraditional, as in rejection of the traditional American dream (9-5 career, marriage, 2.5 children, house with white picket fence, etc)
13 - Anti-totalitarian
14 - Meaningful Path Seeker
15 - Early Interest Of Spiritual Realms
16 - Psychic in one way or another with paranormal experiences such as premonitions, seeing angels or ghosts of dead people, out of body experiences, hearing voices etc.
17 - Past Life Aware
18 - Mature with balance developing strong personalities, health and happiness
This is where you can write in with questions or comments about being, knowing or having an Indigo. So if you are one of our tribe of indigo people don’t hide in the shadows. Shine your indigo radiance here on Psychic-Junkie.com
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Is there a pattern with the star signs of Indigo people?
To ask questions, add answers, or comments about Indigo People please use my contact form. Please start the conversation with the heading [About Indigo People].
Or if you're inspired to write an article on this subject please submit a guest post here.
Here is a collection of guest posts by Indigo People from around the world. You will find stories about Crystal People, Star Seeds, and Indigo People of all ages and spiritual paths.
Perhaps these insights will help you find a strong sense of purpose or a way to connect with other kindred spirits. You can share your own story and experiences too.
Indigo people who experience a psychic awakening, in today’s predominantly non-psychic society, face much fear and confusion. Peers call us ‘crazy’. Non-psychic people misunderstand us and may chalk-up our psychic gifts to an overactive imagination or lying. Lacking the right direction can result in a disturbing experience for such children, which typically leads to overwhelming stress and depression.
We are all born with varying degrees of psychic abilities. Unfortunately, these innate abilities do not come with a handbook of use. Indigo kids, who are born with highly-developed abilities, adapt to them easily, like learning to walk and talk. Yet, society has its way of conditioning natural psychic abilities out of children. As a result, they may stuff their gifts away and try to forget about them.
However, it is quite common for the psychic awakening to blossom for the Indigo during teen years and as young adults. Without means to master this strange phenomenon that is ‘happening’ you might go into sensory overload. Such events as prophetic dreams, seeing or sensing spirit guides (clairvoyance), hearing voices when no one is around (clairaudience) or feeling other people’s energy, emotions and/or pain (clairsentience) can accelerate stress and anxiety.
The ideal environment for Indigo kids and/or older children is in an awakened Indigo family. These parents know how to guide and nurture their gifted children. But non-Indigo parents must be careful not to belittle their Indigo teenager who shows signs of psychic ability. Human experience and knowledge is the enemy of ignorance. A young Indigo knowing they are not the only one experiencing psychic awakening will relieve their concerns about being “different”. It may provide great comfort to realize you are willing to help with research about being an Indigo and having psychic abilities.
I hope you will find these guest posts a compassionate resource. They can explain what Indigo People of all ages are experiencing emotionally, provide guidance and direction and show you where to find resources for future skill development. These articles may encourage you to read about psychic development and learn to honor these spiritual gifts. One of the most powerful acts for us is literacy. Reading enriches and enhances life.
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My pick on Indigo People products from Amazon, publishing affiliate may get a commission
The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived - by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober
Indigo Adults: Understanding Who You Are and What You Can Become - by Kabir Jaffe
Indigo Warrior - A Guide For Indigo Adults & the Parents of Indigo Children - by Lisa Andres
Waking Up Indigo: Personal Stories and Practical Guidance on Spiritual Awakening - by Natha Jay
Wiki - Indigo People