Now, what’s the point of knowing how to spot an indigo? Self understanding – which leads to self-acceptance. Or, if the indigo in your life happens to be someone other than you, the goal is to understand her or him as best you can and again, be better equipped to accept them as they are.
Indigos have been called sick, falsely diagnosed with ADD and other things. They are not sick, they are special. They have been called supernatural. They are NOT supernatural, they are natural. They are very natural. They are very special beings that are worth understanding, respecting, and taking care of.
What Is An Indigo?
What is an indigo? The non-spiritual version is just that indigo people (children and adults) are gifted souls. They have a lot of creativity, a lot of intelligence, and a sense of mission.
The spiritual version, then, is that indigos are, in general, old souls or at least souls with great spiritual depth. I think this definition is the most telling because an indigo is really defined by his or her soul and not necessarily how they express it. An indigo is born with a deep soul and will always have it, but, like other people, they can be connected or disconnected from that soul, and can express to a greater or lesser extent what they have inside. So sometimes you might get an indigo who doesn’t look like an indigo, or someone who isn’t an indigo who looks like one; but it’s what they have inside that truly defines them. The indigo who doesn’t look like an indigo will, deep down, have that wisdom, that depth, that power you expect from a normal indigo. It will come out in unexpected ways. Someone who looks like an indigo but isn’t will seem deep but when you look closer there won’t be so much substance to them. It’ll be a false depth — or maybe an authentic one, but just not so much of it. So indigo people are considered to be “old souls”.
Indigos do have wisdom and depth inside of them. They have great potential in their souls which, as time goes on, they will tap and bring into their current incarnation.
I think that this is not a reason to feel better or worse, but an opportunity to share. Children don’t hate adults because they have more experience. The best way of dealing with adults is to make good use of their knowledge and depth.
In the same way, adults don’t usually look down on children and think they know nothing. When they realise what the situation calls for, they instead ask themselves how they can share their gift of maturity with the children.
So without further ado, let me get into the various indigo adult / child traits.
1. Feeling like an alien.
First of all indigo people feel DIFFERENT. Not just different, but DIFFERENT.
Here’s a normal kid thinking he’s different: “I wish I was cool like the other kids. Why do I get picked on like this? I’m so glad I’m better than all the other kids. No-one is as smart as I am.”
Here’s an indigo thinking he is different: “I don’t understand. Why is it that I’m the only one who can see the things I see? Am I crazy? Why is everyone so cruel and stupid in the way they live? Why doesn’t anyone love me like I can love them? Why are people wasting their lives so much? Why are they such sadomasochists? Why does everyone try and be better than everyone else and own each other like slaves? Shouldn’t it be obvious that we could all just get together, solve all our problems, and enjoy life? Am I the only person in the world who can see this?? “Why am I the only person who can’t put on a social mask? Why am I unable to be happy with the way things are? Why it that I feel like no-one else is is really happy, either, they just put up with it? Is there something going on here? I think I’m an ALIEN!
They end up travelling and live in different countries, subconsciously or consciously looking for the place they fit in. They’ll relocate to find family that feels like family and a place that feels like home. If they can’t find that, they are prone to depression – even suicide.
They are also prone to depression and sleep disorders such as insomnia and persistent nightmares. Indigo's tend to be more visual, kinaesthetic learners so remember best what they can picture in their brain and create with their hands. They love to talk and explain things. They tend to be very animated and dramatic. They have a very difficult time sitting still unless they are doing something they find valuable.
2. Anger The power of the indigo lies in his or her soul, which lies underneath their external personality. This means they go through the same process of waking up to their essence as other people do, although generally at a more accelerated pace. During this time, they often go through some pretty rough times, and can fall into chronic negative emotion.
One of these (famously) is anger. Indigos have a very high self-esteem because they are POWERFUL – at least inside – and some part of their brain remembers a time in their soul’s past when they lived like kings. Guys, that’s what a Oneness world is like – everyone has a vast personal power. Weakness is not divine, it is an illness.
The self esteem is not a negative thing, but when subjected to the standard anti-self esteem processing of our industrial culture, where children are taught that they are powerless and dependent so that their energy can be sucked from them, indigos often react strongly. They know that they are worth more than that. Here are some of my own thoughts from years ago, now happily transmuted into healthier energy: You do NOT talk to me like I am shit. You do NOT talk down to me just because I am a child. I am NOT worth less. I am NOT less capable of deciding for myself how I will live. If you try and tell me what to do I will KILL you.
When surrounded by a lot of negativity, anger, loud, noisy places and things of this sort, they will become imbalanced and will absorb the negativity and begin to act out in an angry way or become very introverted and have difficulty coming out of their shell.
3. Self Esteem