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The Indigo Children
Who Are The Indigo Children?
Who are the Indigo Children? What makes them different from other children? I have heard snippets of conversations when others speak of them, but never took the time to learn more about the subject until now. People speak openly about them, in casual, friendly conversations, or in more meaningful ones in Metaphysical Shops. Metaphysics is the truth which lies behind what is hidden, something that always interests me. So I decided I wanted to see what was true or false about these children. I did know that many of these children have very high IQ’s, yet are often diagnosed with learning disabilities. How can this be possible? So began my quest for answers.
My first source was Wikipedia, which gave me limited facts. The information I found there called Indigo Children “an unscientific name or label used for children whom are thought to show special, supernatural, or out of the ordinary abilities in whatever subjects interest them the most.” The title of “Indigo Children” came from a woman named Nancy Ann Tappe in the 1970’s, in a book Understanding Your Life Through Color. Ms. Tappe could read auras, and realized that during the late 1960’s, many children did have auras or energy fields around them that were a shade of blue we call indigo. But the concepts and other information about these young people became more frequently discussed during the 1990’s, when books were published that were often found in “New Age” bookstores. Something that is difficult to explain often ends up in the “New Age” category, although much of the information found in Metaphysics is either old information being relearned by societies, or new ideas that science has not caught up to yet. It appears that a whole group of children with ages that vary by about fifteen years and exhibit many different traits are being lumped into one category. In 1998, Lee Carroll and Jan Tober wrote The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived. This book brought much publicity about Indigo Children, making the subject more open to discussion. Carroll and Tober viewed the purpose and goal of these children as one of “bringing peace into the world.” They do, however, link the concept of Indigo Children to the ADHD diagnosis. But they went on to explain that these children are in a new stage of evolution, and need more than medication, they need special treatment.
Many parents and schools claim that certain children have special needs, and this is often true. But in this case, it appears that the school systems feel that children identified as Indigo Children have learning disabilities such as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and want them to be put on Ritalin or other drugs. Susan W. Whedon held a conference in 2009 where she discussed an article she wrote called Nova Religio, which spoke of the crisis of American childhood. She noted the large increase of children being diagnosed with the learning disabilities mentioned above, and her concerns that just as some parents refused to put their children on medications, others were overmedicating them to help them deal with the classroom situation better. She also notes that these children have a “heightened awareness” of what is happening around them, and that these over-sensitivities were responsible for many of the problems they experienced in the classrooms, often with violence and arguments. Many parents are opposed to drugging their children, believing they are special, but in a different way. These parents think their children are bored with the uninspired curriculums at the schools, and it’s this lack of interesting lessons and engaging teachers that causes the children to act out. In other words, the children are just plain bored.
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Conferences have been held, one in 2002 in Hawaii, which attracted six hundred people who wanted to learn more about Indigo Children. Subsequent conferences were also held in FL and OR, also well attended by people trying to understand this special breed of child. Many books have been written about Indigo Children, whom are believed to be a more intelligent species of people whom are more evolved than older people on Earth. Many of them do have paranormal, psychic, or telepathic abilities, and they seem to be much more creative and empathetic than other children in their age brackets. Stephen Hinshaw, a professor at University of California, Berkeley, agrees with the concerns of overmedication, but feels that gifted children still learn better in a structured setting. This is in response to a large number of parents all over the U.S. whom are taking their children out of the public school system and home schooling them, or enrolling them in Charter Schools.
I believe everyone is special in some way, but do understand that teachers and schools can do only so much, especially for bored students who may also be lacking in discipline if their parents believe they are so “special.” Unfortunately, these children must be diagnosed to either get help or special programs, and no parent likes to be told that their child must undergo psychiatric care to determine what the problem may be. This is especially true if the parents are seeing creative art work, or that their child is exhibiting higher levels of any skill than their peers. In the past years, many children have been overmedicated by a medical system in the U.S. that would rather spend a few pennies on pills per child rather than spend much more money for hours of psychotherapy to find out if a child is really having difficulty learning, or is just unhappy in a school environment that is insensitive to their needs. Autism is also becoming prevalent in school aged children, and often people with Autism are highly intelligent, though it is very difficult to find out where they should be placed on the Autism spectrum. Some speak later than other children, or have aversions to noise or crowded classrooms, which overstimulate or frighten them. But children with Autism can function at very high levels in certain subjects. So the next problematic issue is to discover whether the child does have a learning disability, or if they are an “Indigo Child”, who do actually have a list of specific traits, as explained by Lawrence Wilson, MD, in his book The Indigo Chidren.
Characteristics of Indigo Children
Often viewed as strange or different
A clearly defined sense of themselves and their orientation or purpose in life
Concern with Spiritual matters
They see angels
Have a strong recollection of relatives that have passed on, and either dream or still communicate with them
See spirits or ghosts regularly
Have trouble sleeping
Feelings of entitlement or royalty
Have high levels of intelligence
Seemingly short attention spans which could be due to boredom
Will resist authority if it is not democratically oriented
Have preferred learning methods, especially in reading and math
Psychic and intuitive abilities
Artistic and linguistic talent
They feel misunderstood, and school becomes harder if they become less accepted by peers
They are assertive and energetic
They are generally labeled as either “Gifted” or “Troubled.”
They need to be treated with respect and honesty
Answer their questions, even if you need research in order to do so
They need the room to explore to find their own strengths
Indigo Children Are Very Intelligent
Mental health professionals emphasize that Indigo children may be difficult to deal with if they are disciplined in an incorrect or demeaning way. They may be unsociable unless they are surrounded with people like themselves, and withdraw, preferring to be alone. It is best to try to let them make decisions with the parents about whatever concerns them, as long as the parent is clearly in control and there is discipline. These children think big, and some school systems lack the resources or personnel to assist them in carrying their ideas to fruition. They are not “rote” learners, but need to learn by exploration and examples. They do not like a subject unless completely absorbed by it. But this could be true of any child who is labeled, especially one intelligent enough to know that the label is wrong. Some professionals do agree that these children have the potentials to bring great and positive changes to our planet. They say it has been proven that in the last fifty years, although test scores have gone down, IQ scores have risen. It used to be that only 1 in every 10,000 people possessed an IQ of 130, but many of these children have a score that high. An IQ of 160 is a genius level, and some that high are being seen in Indigo Children. Some schools do not have programs creative or exciting enough to be prepared to teach these children, especially if they are smart well beyond their grade level. They can become withdrawn if they have to stifle their creativity in order to “belong.”
Opinions regarding whether these children are actually special seems split in the medical community and in the court of public opinion. It has also been discovered that Indigo Children have an extra strand of DNA that is active. DNA is a blueprint of life, and is located in every cell in the body. In addition to each chromosome 2 strand double helix of DNA available to each of us, there are an additional 10 etheric strands which have been dormant since known history. The “etheric” element is the one that “hovers” in our energy field. Scientists acknowledge that we currently only use 3 percent of our current 2 strand DNA. But there are some children born throughout history to raise the planet with their intelligent and loving natures. They use the 3rd active strand of DNA, and they are Indigo Children. This extra DNA helps them possess attributes that help them perform greater human accomplishments. Along with the extra DNA, these children also have different livers, which seem to have adapted to accommodate much of the “junk food” humans eat in these times. Some doctors truly believe that they have been seeing children maturing emotionally beyond their years in the last fifteen years or so.
I watched a video on YouTube that was hosted by Anderson Cooper, a well known commentator on CNN News. He had an expert in Kirlian photography, Nancy Stevens, on his show to take pictures of several children whose parents claimed that they were “Indigo Children.” These cameras show the energy fields or auras surrounding the subject of the pictures. She snapped a picture of Anderson Cooper, and his aura was yellow, a sign of high intellect, and white, showing that he was surrounded by helpful spirit guides. When she took pictures of several of the children, the auras were indigo blue, meaning that they are good communicators. Each person has seven chakras, or energy centers in their bodies. They begin at the bottom of the spine, the first one is red, and follow the colors of the rainbow as the chakra center is found higher in the body. The indigo blue one is the “third eye”, located right between a person’s two eyes, but it cannot be seen. It is the center that processes what is seen on the psychic level, and is only one level below the purple or violet chakra, called the crown chakra, where we are either open or closed to new ideas, information, and our own psychic abilities.
I have added a video and given a few examples of artwork created by these children. There have been many brilliant and powerful people in the history of the world who caused much destruction by the misuse of power and knowledge, both of which are neutral in themselves. I prefer to err on the side of believing these Indigo Children are blessed with special intelligence, psychic powers and gifts, and that they also temper that with the common sense and restraint necessary to help make our Earth a better place. I have learned in my Metaphysics classes that the rate at which more spiritual people vibrate is faster. More people are vibrating faster than in earlier times. Perhaps this means that as we approach the future, we can finally learn to share our knowledge, draw upon our spirituality, and together begin to work together towards solving the world’s problems as we live together in peace and harmony.
© 2011 Jean Bakula