I am keen to make contact with "Indigo kids" and their parents in New Zealand for a research project. I am interested in how many people (adults or children) would identify with this description and what was happening for them in New Zealand. Is there something in it? Are they spiritually gifted or something else? Is this just another label for gifted kids? Or are parents looking for something that isn't really there? Has anyone had an indigo aura photographed? Love to hear from you. Kirsten
I was told about the concept by a Maori person who described it as a phenomenon foretold in Maori folklore. After looking into it online, I felt it seemed to describe my children well but was a bit too 'horoscope-style' vague/subject to interpretation for me. I haven't gone any further with it, there's enough going on here without adding issues. JMHO
Well, they certainly could be describing us .... right down to the misdiagnoses of ADHD - infact it appears to me to be just another framework to describe VS/GTs. Im more of a "nuts and bolts" kinda gal myself - but the underlying principles are actually the same.
Hahahaha reminds me of a friend of mine who commented to me about the difficulties of bringing up her "seeing and talking to dead people" in conversation ... I told her I could relate to that given my own tendency to see peoples brains working ... her response .... "oh now THATS weird".
Thats VS for you .... working within peoples individual belief systems .... the mind uses whatever "framework" fits into the belief system of the individual - and in some very weird and wonderful ways - is a society with all manner of superstitions and phobias regarding "seeing things" at all .... the "Seers" are very vulnerable indeed.
Spiritually gifted? I think that really comes down to personal interpretation of what Spirituality actually means.
Hi. I have just found out we have an idigo child who is 6. We have been trying for the last 4 years for answers to why she behave like she does. PLEASE if anyone can help us to understand her abit better and to answer lots of questions please email me.
Hi Liz -
This is what Wikipedia says about Indigo children.
"Indigo children is a New Age concept developed by Nancy Anne Tappe describing children who are alleged to possess special traits or abilities. Beliefs about indigo children range from their being the next stage in human evolution, possessing paranormal abilities such as telepathy, to the belief that they are simply more empathetic and creative than their non-indigo peers. There is no science or studies that give credibility to the existence or traits of indigo children. Many children labeled "indigo" are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Skeptics suggest that the indigo phenomenon is due to parents preferring to believe their children are special, rather than having a medical diagnosis which implies damage or imperfection. Also criticized are the traits used to describe children, which have been compared to the Forer effect - so vague as to be able to apply to anyone.
The concept was initially developed in the 1970s, gaining popular interest with the publication of a series of books in the late 1990s and the release of several films in the following decade. A variety of books, conferences and related materials have been created surrounding the idea of indigo children, which have been criticized for a means of making money off of credulous parents."
Just type in Indigo children in your search engine and it's amazing how much info comes up.
I came across this site looking for some one to help me understand indigo children, I have a toddler who is 17 months old, she has always been on the go as in can not keep still, goes around talking to other toddlers near her age or children, it looks as if shes giving a group talk to these children as if shes in a conference. Every day we been watching her develop, how ever we were warned that our child would be a challenge to us. I have spoken to many doctors about her behavior and they said that shes very highly intelligence and have a high energy. My child seems to know more than me and her dad, shes very aware and gets what she wants, if not, then she'll play up big times until she is happy. She is advance for her age and picks up very quickly.
I wish that there are many other people in my nearest town or close by whom i can talk this with as many other people out there may not understand these kind of children, so umm Help..lol
Personally, I don't believe in the concept of indigo children. I don't find the woman who came up with the idea very credible (or the people who hawk the books), and to me it reads like a made-up idea with little-to-no weight about it that may sounds appealing to people who are struggling with demanding children.
Having said that Sharon, if doctors are telling you you have a daughter who's very intelligent then, that to me, seems a likely sign that your daughter is unusual - but not in some kind of mystical way. Sounds like you have a gifted child on your hands.
There are some common characterisics that gifted children can share that can make parenting them hard going at times. They can be very intense, demanding, "highly-strung", highly energetic, and very sensitive amongst other things. If their intellectual needs are not met, they can become very frustrated, which can be expressed in all sorts of ways. Their emotional and social needs can be particular as well and add extra complexity for parents trying to work out what is going on.
Sharon - the Hoagies website is a really good place to start having a look around. There is information about all sorts of aspects of gifted children but I recommend starting here: http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/gifted_101.htm
One other thing, and again this is my personal opinion. Even if you have a child who you think is much smarter than you and her dad, she's still a child, and needs her parents to set boundaries and provide guidance for her. Admire her immensely but dont' be too in awe of her would be my advice : )
I do not know is my child or me Indigo. Sins I remember my self I so aura around people cold feel what people think know when they say truth or lie feel danger or I can see it before it happening can say what illness people have can do others thins what is too unreal to others. When I was child adults told to me I am living in fantasy world so I learn say to them what they wants to here When my mum was very sick and doctors could not diagnose what wrong with her ( I was 10 years old) I new what wrong but I were need to lie and say I read book and I think she should ask doctor check her for what I say so they done. It was what I said. When I born my child doctors told my he will never walk they was wrong he started walk when he was 10 months old. When he was 1,2 year old he started say name of collars when he looked at peoples. Only I new what he so because I so same thing. Some times we do not need to speak because we understand one another without words. He can do same thins what I can only he feel it stronger then I am He is 11 years old now I tray make his life easy I know how hard it is when people feel you are different . I read a lot of books about physiology, subconscious, NLP.... Indigo and Kristal's children exists but many humans not ready to accept it they do not understand it for them what is strange is scare. If you or your,s child has this gift do not let destroy it. To be happy with this!
I dont have a problem with the "Indigo Children" concept .... while I myself dont lean towards a "mystical" type framework to the extent this seems to .... I think its great that those who do have that framework.
I do enjoy dabbling in "mystical frameworks" because I like the "energy" of them and they make a nice change from the framework I am ordinarily working with.
To me its a bit like arguing whose "God" is the "right God" when beyond words and superficial appearances, the "God concept" itself strikes me as being much of a muchness - just described a different way by different people using difference frameworks (which is where the appearance of it being a different "God concept" comes from). Quite interesting when you take into account the scientific view that "Energy cannot be created nor destroyed only transferred or transformed" ..... well regardless of the framework being used the underlying principle is the same as many "God Concept" minus the "consciousness" (and unless that consciousness is in a form we are already familiar with - how on earth would be recognise it?)
Lots of people put me into the "psychic" basket - its their way of explaining how I "know stuff" that likely is just the result of more well developed sensory processing combined with strong abstract pattern perception skills. It can be problematic at times because some people are spooked by it - but if thats their framework of understanding, I can work with that.
Actually, its one of the easier frameworks to work with.
Heres a thought - maybe the "medical framework" is actually faulty and the indigo children account is actually more on the right track than the "pathology" account.
Interesting what you say about "knowing stuff", Tis Me.
I have also noticed this phenomenon of "knowing" often being more about 'perceiving'.
I know someone who has a knack of 'knowing' more than she should, and when you ask for explaination, it usually comes down to her exceptional ability to notice many tiny details that most people overlook, plus ability to string these together efficiently and draw conclusions from what she notices.
Hell, I´ve been known to do it myself on a good day!!
Thats an area where "Matrix Reasoning" comes in handy ..... although the subtest itself is visual - I would suggest that it actually extends well beyond that - and if a person has the sensory capabilities to perceive far more than is "normal" then matrix reasoning will allow them to understand that with no verbal skills required to comprehend what the information actually means and even "what comes next".
Its only "extra sensory perception" to those who do not have the sensory development to be able to experience it for themselves.
To me, it all seemed just "logical" .... I had trouble understanding how others could not "see the blindingly obvious" .... very confusing ..... how does make sense of such things? However one can, using what ever framework works.
I have a girlfriend who is VS and believes in ghosts - thats her framework and her mind works with that - its within the realm of her beliefs. She says to me one day "Can you imagine admiting to people that you see ghosts" ... I said to her - "Well if you think thats tough, try explaining to people that you see their brain and how it is working as you are interacting with them".
She says to me "Ohhh now THATS JUST WEIRD"
Of course, I have extended my imagination to be able to see such things in the context of being a "whole person" well beyond a biological context - and one of the benefits of purposeful development of that was developing the ability to "switch it off". Sometimes a person just doesnt need you "looking" - they are entitled to their privacy, and sometimes they just need to be "kept company" so I try to butt out.
I have yet to "perfect the art" of only "knowing" what "I am meant to be able to know" - but I am getting better at not scaring the crap out of people so much!
Now stepping outside the mystical framework a bit more .... we are surrounded by particles that I am willing to bet have different patterns of movement in different "circumstances" .... clearly even our emotions have an impact on the external environment "cut the air with a knife" being a good example - the atmosphere FEELS different to most people when our emotional energy is particularly intense.
When other things "are afoot" who knows how much that affects the pattern of movement of particles in the air, and who knows how much of that the hairs on our arms can sense and make sense of!
Over a year ago you posted a message asking for information
from indigo's and or parents.If you are still looking for info and
willing to listen i would be more then happy to tell you my
life-story.I am an indigo, 31 years old and only few years ago
i found out. What i sensed when i was younger and the things
that i found on my path had such a tremendous impact on my
life that i've been travelling for the past few years.
What i've seen and heard, (literally seen and heard not in my
dreams!) because i was drawn to situations and things happening
i am not save if i go back home.Only at this age even my parents
finally open their eyes and my dad being one of the biggest
sceptics alive this is a very big thing.
I am currently trying to plan u study in NZ so maybe there
would be options for you to ask me what you want to find out
about indigo's.Only for genuine purpose and in respectfull way
though.Please feel free to email me.If i have a good feeling about
it we can talk.
You cannot expect to understand what you cannot experience
for yourself.That would be a good discription for you being sceptic
and i think that is ok. In time if you have an indigo closeby you
will.Good luck then.;-)
at 18, i was diagnosed as gifted and at 21, a clairvoyant told me that i was an indigo and then other numerologists/psychologists who have crossed my path have labeled me as being very intelligent. what does it say? and i am very into intellectual thought.
I believe that we should not categorise or try and create a tick list to pin point what is an Indigo child. As each one of us is an individual with varied abilities and talents and this concept that has been created falling short of describing this wonderful evolution of the human mind and spirit. I am 33 and have been diagnosed with a variety of different disorders and abilities, from dyslexia, being hyperactive( before the ADHD phenomena) to being Indigo and many more. It just made me feel isolated and alone as a child. Instead we should create a supportive network for parents, giving advise and sharing games to play with their children to strengthen their gifts. There is no place in our education system to encourage the growth of the spirit . The closest and best option being Steiner. As our society and education system has not catered for the needs of our changing children we as parents will have to start.
anyone want to chat about spiritual gifts ...E-mail me ..anything a human thinks is a human thought ... personally I believe Its embedded in every Human the ability to harness a gift according to our purpose not one being more or less important then any other ... indigo? ? me? ? maybe I was told I was something I can accept as a form of unity ...I do know one thing and that. is I seek spiritual guidance through Jesus Christ and I tell you that it is amazing ... Constant challenge ..awesome ....be Blessed indigoz/violetz/crystalz.....