Indigo children are people whose auras are indigo in color. Allegedly they are somehow aliens or part alien or something and don’t have autism spectrum disorders or attention deficit disorder or anything like that, so stop saying that right now.
The term “indigo child” comes to us from psychic Nancy Ann Tappe, reader of auras:
|The Indigo label describes the energy pattern of human behavior which exists in over 95% of the children born in the last 10 years … This phenomena [sic] is happening globally and eventually the Indigos will replace all other colors.|
The concept was further fleshed out by businessman Lee Carroll and his
imaginary friend channeled spirit guide Kryon. According to Carroll, the indigo children are some sort of next step in human evolution. However, as we blues and violets are unable to recognize them for their true potential, they end up getting classified as attention-deficit instead.
Should you ask any modern adherents of the indigo child movement, they’ll deny all of this. None of them are quite sure where the name originated, but it definitely did not come from a bunch of New Age cranks and their invisible guru.
Jenny McCarthy used to believe that she was an indigo and her son was an even more evolved crystal child. She even ran a website - Indigo Moms - that served as a meeting place for parents of indigos and crystals. The site vanished in 2007, around the time Jenny got her degree from the University of Google and decided that her “crystal child” was vaccine damaged.
Identifying indigo children
It used to be that indigos were easily identified by analyzing their auras. As the theorists no longer believe this, they’ve had to come up with some new criteria. Lee Carroll lists the following traits:
- They come into the world with a feeling of royalty (and often act like it)
- They have a feeling of “deserving to be here,” and are surprised when others don’t share that.
- Self-worth is not a big issue. They often tell the parents “who they are.”
- They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice).
- They simply will not do certain things; for example, waiting in line is difficult for them.
- They get frustrated with systems that are ritually oriented and don’t require creative thought.
- They often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like “system busters” (nonconforming to any system).
- They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind. If there are no others of like consciousness around them, they often turn inward, feeling like no other human understands them.
- School is often extremely difficult for them socially.
- They will not respond to “guilt” discipline (“Wait till your father gets home and finds out what you did”).
- They are not shy in letting you know what they need.
So, indigo children are entitled, self-important, antisocial, tactless, disorderly, bratty, rigid in thought and have issues with empathy. Clearly, the indigo generation will be a new golden age.
- Apparently, “indingo child” is a common misspelling.
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