Who are the Indigo Children?

Who are the Indigo Children?


by Wendy Chapman

Brian* has trouble in school. He doesn't like to follow directions and he refuses to do the classwork if he can't see the point of it. Although his grades are low, his parents know he is gifted and talented. At home he will work on his model rockets for hours at a stretch. Despite this, he has been labeled with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). When Brian's classmates call him names, he cries. He feels persecuted and vows to get back at them one day. Sometimes he can see colored light around his friends and occasionally he sees angels and can hear them talking to him. He knows immediately when his mother isn't feeling well, and when he puts his hands on her back she feels better. He is very disturbed by the problems in the world like homelessness and the devastation of the rain forests and he wants to solve these problems and improve the world. Brian is an Indigo Child.

Many of today's children are Indigo Children, also known as Children of the Sun by the Native Americans and as Millennium Children by some authors. Some experts say up to 90% of all children under age 9, and some think even a small percentage of adults are Indigos. These children are identified by their unique set of characteristics. They are very intelligent and creative, but also rebellious to authority and systems in general. They are often mislabeled with ADD and may need alternative therapies to handle this behavior. They are often physically sensitive and extremely emotionally sensitive. Often they are very empathic and caring, though some become callous after years of emotional abuse. Indigos may have extreme rage that needs a safe acceptable outlet and counseling. Indigos may experience existential depression at young ages if they do not remember why they are here or have any feeling that they can help to improve the world.

Sarah*, an Indigo Child, relates, "As a child, I knew I was different. The realization occurred while still in pre-school. One day, while watching an elderly woman eating alone in a restaurant, I was assailed with thoughts about time, age and death. I felt a gnawing sense of apprehension for the woman who was nearing the end of her life, a slight anxiety at the idea of my own demise, and a feeling of tremendous empathy for all who existed or would ever exist (for I knew they would go through similar spiritual turmoil). A sadness that has never since been duplicated overtook me, and for an instant, I had forgotten that the four year old me existed. For I had aged 80+ years in spirit."

Sarah's story is typical of the Indigos' strong connection to all humanity. Indigos have a mission on Earth to help to bring the planet into ascension. Many Indigos also have strong psychic talents which need assistance and support to develop. Some Indigos are natural healers and seem to be naturally attuned to Reiki energy. Some children who have autism and those with Asperger's Syndrome are also Indigo Children and it is thought that with spiritual counseling and various energy therapies such as Reiki, Shamballa, and EMF Balancing, among others, that these children may come out of their shells.

Indigo Children are named for the predominant auric color of indigo (an ink-like dark blue with a touch of red). The color indigo represents the third eye chakra, the energy center of psychic activity, which is believed to be wide open on most Indigos. Indigos experience a thinner "veil" or separation between the earth and the spirit worlds, and they are able to access information many cannot. Most of the behaviors of Indigos are explainable by this aspect of a thinner veil.

Learning about Indigo Children will improve our ability to work with children. It will also help us to better understand the new energy coming into the Earth, for the Indigos will bring in the new energy and help us learn to live with each other in greater harmony. They are here to enlighten the world and bring us into ascension whether we are ready or not. Who better to lead us to new ways of behaving, thinking, and feeling than the children who are already behaving, thinking and feeling differently? Is it not more likely to come from the children than older ones who have lived longer in the culture that opposes those changes?

A sentiment expressed by many Indigos is summarized by Tegan: "If I could wish anything for this world, it would be for people to feel compete understanding, acceptance and love for all their fellow souls on this planet!"

* Note - names have been changed, but the stories are typical.

~by Wendy H. Chapman copyright 2001 Metagifted Education Resource Organization, www.metagifted.org, please request permission to reprint or post to other lists.

Wendy Chapman is the Director of Metagifted Education Resource Organization, www.metagifted.org, the goal of which is to educate people about giftedness - both academic and metaphysical. Metagifted is particularly focused on helping the Indigo Children through consultations, counseling, workshops for parents and teachers, and classes for children. Wendy has been a teacher and supervisor of programs for gifted children for the last 15 years and she is also a Shamballa Reiki Master Teacher.

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