How to Tell if You Are Indigo

by Sophia Gubb on February 19, 2010

in Indigo Children & Adults

Here is an in-depth article describing what traits to look for in determining if you or someone you know is an indigo child or adult.

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When talking to people about indigos I often hear that the characteristics are not specific and practically anyone could consider themselves an indigo. Therefore in this article I’m going try to be as clear as possible in describing the things that make indigos DIFFERENT from other people.

In the first part of the article I’ll try to define indigos, and in the second part I’ll get into listing their particular characteristics.

This is now the second edition of this article, as it has been rewritten and expanded since 24/10/2011. I’ve evolved a lot as a person in this time and have tried to update some of the slightly negative attitudes that got into my writing back then. I’ve also added new insights about indigo children / adults from this time.

About The Term “Indigo”

The actual term “indigo” may have come from the colour of the sixth chakra (energy center) or third eye chakra. There’s a theory that indigos are largely governed by the third eye chakra which explains several of their traits. Personally I tend towards thinking that “indigo” has no special significance for us and is just a name.

Note that indigo in this context is not the colour of the aura. It has been called the “life colour”, which contrasts with the aura in that it’s supposedly the colour of a person’s deeper being and not simply their general state at this point in their life.

I don’t know how much meaning any of these ideas have but I’ve offered them for your consideration.

Indigo Children / Adults As A Spiritual Concept

The concept of indigo children or adults is tied to spirituality and I think there are some very good reasons for that; however I wanted to mention that if what I say conflicts with the way you understand the world, you always can take what works for you and leave the rest. The fact that there are people who have certain, unusual personalities is fact.  From there, you can work out what these personalities mean for you in the context of your worldview. On that note, if you want to read about this personality profile from a more scientific/atheistic/skeptical viewpoint, you may want to Google “gifted children”. They are the same thing, but the term doesn’t have any of the spiritual implications.

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: super-natural, if you will. I think 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.

While we’re on the non spiritual version, we can also list all of their traits, which is what is going to happen in the next half of this article.

Aside from that, though, we can define indigos in a more exact way from a spiritual perspective.

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”.

The standard depiction of spiritual evolution shows a soul starting out from a very basic, caveperson-like consciousness, and going through the horrible birthing pain centuries of confusion and war, eventually evolving into a modern human, eventually becoming enlightened or a saint. Being a saint in this case just means that they fully realise the fact that Love is their essence, and that Love is the only thing worth living for, and they become that. At this stage humanity doesn’t work as a collection of isolated fragments but becomes a single being with all its parts working together for the common wellbeing.

I think that evolution isn’t always as linear as that, but still, it seems that most souls do go through this kind of process. On Earth, then, a lot of souls have started out millenia ago as cavepeople and have evolved to where they are now.

Indigo souls started before that time, on other planets, and eventually came over to Earth to share what they have learned. In fact, most of the great visionaries or spiritual teachers were likely of this profile (indigo, crystal, or rainbow souls). They come to Earth with the special intention of helping with its spiritual development.

Other indigos may have originated from less linear evolution processes. They may have been angels or high-vibration spirits, not used to incarnating, before they decided to come down. Some may have also come from other dimensions. What distinguishes indigos, anyway, is the depth and power of their spirits. Given their special role here, they will also tend to have a very strong instinct that they are meant to help out in some way. More on that later.

Indigo Children/Adults And The Indigo Label

Indigos being somehow “more spiritual” than other people is a sensitive topic, which is why I’m rewriting this article to clarify this point.

I know that when I first heard about the indigo label, my first reaction was negative. I didn’t want to label myself, to start with, and I didn’t like the idea of being better or worse than other people. Out of pure principle, I disagreed with ideas of superiority and inferiority. I was also scared of the part of me that *wanted* to be better or worse than people.

This is pretty common in indigos. To underline where the error is in this, I should point out that there is a difference between thinking that you are better than someone and making a comparison purely for the sake of understanding.

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 how dumb they are. When they realise what the situation calls for, they instead ask themselves how they can share their gift of maturity with the children.

Indigo children and adults have a lot of gifts to share. Instead of thinking that they are better than others, or attempting to deny that they are different in any way, indigos should recognise that they are different and try to make the best use of the situation. Their gifts are much in demand, and it would be crazy to hold them back from the world.

Other people have plenty of gifts too. Indigos aren’t the only people who can help out. I think one of the things an indigo can do is show other people the huge power and brilliance that lies within their own souls. An indigo has learnt to be more of themselves; and they can show others how to be more of themselves, too.

So. One last question before we go into the list of indigo characteristics. Why do we need to have a word for indigo people as opposed to just spiritually advanced people? Apart from what we’ve already explained – including the fact that “indigo” refers more to the soul and the potential of a person, whereas the vaguer “spiritual” is normally used to talk about the external personality – I could say that the term is useful simply because you can look at a set of characteristics or traits and match people up to them. This is the really grounded, practical aspect of the concept. Whether or not you agree, disagree, or aren’t sure about the interpretations about what indigos are, you can still look at a person and say, “oh, she has the indigo traits.” Then you can work out what this means for you.

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 is it that I feel like no-one else is really happy, either, they just put up with it? Is there something going on here?

“Holy $%&@ – I’m an ALIEN!”

Indigos often feel strongly like they are from another planet or another dimension (see above) or at least just generally “out of place”. They might be travellers 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.

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 was 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.

I wrote this a year and a half ago, in my first version of this article. I’ve since got to the point where it’s harder for me to bring back up those feelings and feel identified with them.

Note that in all the years of being possessed by anger and hatred, I never acted on those emotions. I also had an even more powerful underlying desire to do good and avoid causing harm.

Resuming some points:

3. High Self Esteem

Indigos, at least deep down, understand themselves to be powerful and highly valuable. They see through the lie that people are not that.

They can sometimes feel emotions like low self esteem, shame, self hatred and so on. But the proof is in the pudding – when it comes to the crunch, indigos are rarely willing to settle being talked down to or being made part of a machine.

Even if they are so incredibly destroyed that they stop fighting, they will still feel a sense in such situations that things are dreadfully wrong.

This instinct will never let them be at peace with themselves until they recognise it.

4. Resistence of Authority, Structure, and Hierarchy

Indigos, seeing through the lie of society, know that the normal concept of “authority” is an illusion. They often dislike or simply evade teachers, doctors and anyone else who seems to look down on them. It’s not like they can’t love those people as people, but they are not willing to accept anyone as “above” them (or “below” them for that matter). When forced to live under imposed authority, indigos usually get rebellious. This can take the form of explosive revolution or perhaps more quiet, passive rebellion depending on the indigo’s particular makeup.

I remember as a child pointedly refusing to do anything my father told me until he learnt not to state things in the form of an order. He eventually stopped trying to get me to do anything, as he couldn’t understand that I just wanted to be treated like a real person. In class, I did everything to make people laugh as I couldn’t stand living like a zombie. I occasionally did things to make a point that the teachers didn’t own my will.

I was one of the revolutionary ones.

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5. Seeing Through Lies

Indigos see things as they really are. According to some, this would be because they are currently developing the energy centre of their third eye. Or maybe it’s just because they have enough spiritual depth, intuition and integrity to make deceptions useless on them.

They know society is a lie. They know there are more important things in life than what most people seem to chase after. They have powerful instincts guiding them in many areas of their life, and dismiss ideas or systems which conflict with their instincts. If they are brought up in religion or other dogmatic beliefs, they will eventually come to question them and break them down until they find something that withstands scrutiny.

The more indigos wake up, the more they question everything in their life. But even before the process their instinct to question is strong. As has been said about them in other places, they always say, “WHY?”

6. Breaking Down Structures

Because of this, indigos rarely accept anything that has not been explained to them. They don’t like to do things just because everyone else does or because someone else told them to. They ignore rules unless someone explains to them why they have been put in place, as well as structures, routines, disciplines, rituals, or decorum that doesn’t make sense to them. They often stand out like a sore thumb in society unless they’ve learnt to camouflage themselves. Their presence can often make other people rather nervous.

So most indigos REALLY don’t get on well in school. And without exception they find “normal” jobs very draining and stressful. If they try to live like everyone else lives, they will probably end up suicidal.

Because of this, when they grow up indigos are usually involved in some alternative means of living: entrepreneurship, writing blogs :), art, alternative therapies, freeganism, activism, etc. Because of their disposition they may have a lot of problems in finding their place in life, which can be a factor for depression.

When an indigo is presented a structure which does not serve an authentic purpose, her first reaction is to work to break it down. This of course puts her at odds with school, work and everything. Indigos therefore either work alone or as leaders – they are not willing to accept other people imposing their rules on them. They are rebels and revolutionaries, made to remake the world.

7. Radical Authenticity

Maybe again because of the energy of the third eye in their life which lets them see to the core of themselves and others, indigos have the compulsion to be authentic and express their true selves. Authenticity is not simply a desire for indigos, it’s practically a need. If an indigo can’t express him or herself as he really is, he generally keeps quiet, goes away, or gets really pissed off. :)

Indigos have some serious problems in school because of this, where life is all about putting on a social mask. Life generally gets better after school.

Because of this inability to have a social mask, and inability to really connect with people on the level of their social masks (people require of other people approval for their masks, which indigos are not willing to give), indigos feel a very strong desire to find other indigos, people with whom they will be able to express themselves truly and share love on the level of the heart and spirit, not the mask.

8. Love

There is no love like indigo love.

I have often found that the love I express or want to express with people, especially my lovers, is too strong for them. They either take it as coming on too strong, or as commitment and try to marry me. Neither is the case; most people just haven’t experienced such intense, unconditional love before, and they don’t know what to do with it.

When an indigo can’t find another indigo to pair up with, they’ll often be seen with older people who tend to be more sensitive and more capable of seeing the gem in the indigo’s soul. (In general indigos don’t have hang ups about age as they see people for what they are, not what their label is).

Indigos are warm people at heart and enjoy contact. This is because most humans have been infected by a cultural sickness. Indigos express themselves as all humans deep down want to express themselves but don’t have the clarity or bravery to do: lovingly. Touch, hug, kiss, “I love you”. They love for the god damn pleasure of it. And unlove is incomprehensible for them.

However, for the reasons previously described indigos are loners, so they may not actively express this trait.

9. Depression is Common

Kristen Finlayson says that the depression springs from a combination of not actualising their personal power and not connecting with other indigos. Oh, let’s talk about power.

10. A Sense of Mission

Indigos have come here to make a change, and deep in their soul, they feel that. They have huge energy and huge creativity, as well as intelligence – and these things want to be expressed. When they feel trapped in by the limits of this world, or too lost to work out what to do, this can result in some serious depression.

As indigos see the state that the world is really in, they feel an urgency to get things moving around here. They feel things are NOT alright just as they are. (Paradoxically they may be able to see the beauty and perfection in all existence, but that doesn’t make them passive Buddhist monks).

I don’t know where I heard this bit of advice but it rings very true to me – indigos should have an outlet for their creativity while they are waiting to know what their mission is in life. Our energy is strong and will find an outlet whether we want it to or not – and this could be in negative forms such as obsessive thinking or worrying as well as addictions or even excessive spirituality.

11. Power, Creativity and Energy

As I said, indigos have huge energy. Whatever they do, they do intensely. They are often geniuses – or called that – in part I think because of their capability of single-minded focus on what interests them. On the other hand, if something does not interest them they are very good at NOT focusing on it. I’ve seen a pattern of high grades in class followed by low as indigos learn very easily but end up getting uninspired by schoolwork :)

Indigos are often classified Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I would like to take the opportunity to flip the bird now to conventional psychiatrists everywhere: we are special, not sick! If anyone gives anyone Ritalin for this “illness”, please shoot them. Or make sure that the patient in question is indigo, and if they are, shoot the perpetrator twice.

(I no longer feel the intensity of frustration as I did when I wrote the last paragraph, but I’ve kept it because it’s funny).

Indigos are usually multitalented. Their interests lie in anything creative, anything that expresses personal power, anything that expresses joy (particularly humour), healing, communication, spirituality and personal growth.

An indigo’s energy can be chanelled into love (see above), pure unconditional joy, intense focused learning or action, personal growth and spirituality, as well as hatred, intense depression, addictions, and drama (“little old me” syndrome). Whatever they do, they do intensely. An indigo isn’t half of anything. Even when they’re living like a zombie, they zombie HARD. No-one has ever been dead inside like an indigo who doesn’t know who she is. They practically vanish from this earth, leaving behind an empty shell.

Indigos are very, very powerful and probably at some level feel this. I know I do. I feel like my body is a poor expression of the size I feel – I am MASSIVE. I can take on the world! There is nothing I can’t do! I’ve also felt the opposite at times when I was zombieing, though. We’ve been brought into a world that trains people to be powerless. I also wonder if any spiritual beings or even non-spiritual beings have a vested interest in keeping indigos down. I never felt like I was particularly targeted, but I have heard from some active indigos that there is this anti-indigo conspiracy, involving implants, energetic manipulation, etc. No idea if that is the case. I’ve definitely seen some pretty destroyed indigos. But in any case when you remember you are powerful – and all it takes is to remember – NOTHING can stop you. You are the one and only creator of your own experience. I recommend all indigos I meet who are having trouble with power read up on the law of attraction. We tend to be especially good at manifesting once we get into the flow of it.

12. Intuition

What with the whole third eye chakra thing it shouldn’t be a surprise that indigo children and adults are intuitive. They are capable of guiding themselves easily by their ability to “just kind of know” what to do, their gut feeling, etc. Whether this perception goes into the supernatural I think is often to do with whether they were brought up to believe in such things or not.

When they are lucky enough not to have shut down their third eye ability, indigos are basically just what the hype about them obsesses about – psychic kids. They see spirits, other planes, talk to angels and spirit guides, and see the future.

Not all indigos are at this level. But they all have the potential, as is evidenced by their strong intuition and their ability to see through to the essence of things.

It might not feel that special to you if you’re an indigo – that’s because it’s so natural. You might say, “Oh, I see how people are inside, but that’s not psychic, that’s just being perceptive, picking up on cues, etc!”

Well, being supernatural IS natural. It’s the zombies who aren’t natural. :)

13. Loners

The subject of loner-hood has been touched upon but it needed its own bullet point for emphasis. Indigos, when they don’t find other indigos to be with, are usually loners. They get frustrated by not feeling recognised by others and dislike trying to relate at the relatively superficial level that most non-indigos demand. They tend to have few relationships and prefer one-on-one relationships rather than groups, when they are socialising with non-indigos.

14. Sensitivity

I’m going to wrap this up with one last important trait of indigos. Indigos are highly sensitive. This is part of the reason they are such loners; they see inside people and perceive all the suffering and inauthenticity they’re filled with, and it isn’t pretty. Indigos can get very uncomfortable in crowds and large groups, noisy places, and especially energetically charged atmospheres such as conventional parties.

As I said, indigos feel things more powerfully. Their sensitivity is part of this. In general they FEEL more – more pain and more pleasure – because they are closer to their being.

This is also a part of the reason why they act the way they do. People, deep down, feel the same things indigos do. They often percieve the lie of society to a greater or lesser extent. But indigos really FEEL that. Not acting differently would be like voluntarily impaling themselves. They are just NOT able to do something which is discordant with their being, because they feel it, and damn do they FEEL it.

This is a strength though it can appear a weakness. Don’t listen to people who tell you you have a problem. If you can’t stay in a party because the energy is too heavy, that’s because the poison is in the PARTY, not in you. Other people can’t feel the poison so they just keep on wallowing in it – they become one and the same as the other people – so that’s their strength for them. Have some self-acceptance and don’t do anything your being tells you is not for you – your being is right, even if everyone else in the whole world tells you different. They don’t know what it’s like to be indigo. You are special, child of God.

Other Indigo Child / Adult Traits

Are there any other indigo child / adult traits I can add for the second edition of this article?

There are a lot of small cues you can pick up on for identifying an indigo child or adult. I’ve noticed that indigos often have a strong connection to children and animals, for instance. Or that they defy age classification. They can look like they are thirty when they are twenty (those deep, learned eyes) or they can look twenty when they are thirty (young, playful disposition). In general they age slower on an external level than other people.

They have a tendency towards vegetarianism and often become vegans when they read articles like my Spiritual Perspective On Veganism. I think about 50% of the awake indigos I’ve met have become vegan, especially those who are skilled with finding things out on the Internet. Even when they’re not “officially” vegetarian or vegan, they’ll usually just not like meat much or otherwise not feel attracted to eating much of it. (I was an exception to this as a kid mind – heavy foods were my way of medicating my pain).

They respond strongly to toxins in general and a healthy diet is more important than usual for them.

Indigos have a faster internal rhythm than normal people. This has often been diagnosed as “Attention Deficit Disorder”, although it is not actually a negative thing, just different.

This causes them to be impatient and want to have their desires faster, faster, always faster. They can’t believe how slow life moves.

I think this is because of them coming from worlds where matter is “softer” and the mind has more sway over things. So in those worlds it’s possible to manifest your desires very fast if not instantly, as well as fly, move things with your mind, etc etc. On Earth an indigo does have greater power to manifest their desires than other people and is often also good at telekinesis and so on; however, they still feel inside that they have greater power to create change and they find this world frustrating.

Indigos have very steady gazes. Actually this is one of my favourite measures for an indigo because it’s the hardest to fake. Sometimes they might avoid someone’s gaze because of whatever reason, but their natural tendency if left unhindered will be to look someone very straight, very unwaveringly in the eyes. When two indigos look in each others’ eyes, it’s not unusual for them to end up gazing for minutes at a stretch. It’s in their eyes that you can see that deep down, they have nothing they really wish to hide.

Indigos have a tendency to have harsh childhoods. I think this is because of their sensitivity and simply the shock of adapting to this world which wasn’t made for them. This pain can be lessened by growing up with indigo parents or parents that are otherwise highly conscious.

Indigos often also suffer from some great disability, illness, or other handicap which causes them a lot of anguish; especially, again, in childhood. I don’t know why this is. Maybe they have some spiritual purpose for doing so, or maybe their pain from other sources just manifests itself in this way. I think my own 10-year illness was a manifestation of the emotional turmoil that came from events in my childhood, for instance.

If you are currently going through horrible suffering, I can tell you: it gets better. You just need to harness your incredible indigo power to change your life situation. For that, just read up on the law of attraction and get applying it to your life. Also be aware of your needs (see: Depression Is Common) and don’t fall in the trap of trying to live like a normal person. You are bigger than that and that’s a good thing, OK?

Conclusion

While going over every major point about the indigo’s character, I tried to paint a picture without necessarily being constrained by talking about only that specific point. The article is a little all over the place, but I think quite complete and useful. I hope you enjoy it, and do share with your indigo friends or anyone who you think might be indigo. Self understanding can be enough to save an indigo’s life – I’ve seen it happen before.

We’re meant to be happy, wherever we live. Don’t fall victim to the pain. Refuse to be a victim. We are pure, unadulterated love – indigos and non indigos – though maybe indigos see that a little more clearly. There is nothing of us that the darkness can touch. Be happy and come save the world with me! :)

I so love you.

Sophia Gubb, 16 Febuary 2010. [Updated 24/10/2011].

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Appendix: Resources For Indigos

Indigos need three things especially in life. Self-understanding, which I hope I’ve just given you. Connection with people who understand and accept them for who they are (mostly other indigos). And actualisation of their personal power, feeling like they are making a difference in life. I’ll provide you with some resources for each of these in turn.

Don’t forget my Indigo Child / Adult Counselling, which is a powerful resource to help with a lot of issues indigos go through.

SELF UNDERSTANDING:

Kristen Finlayson provides two good articles on indigos: one, her version of the indigo adult characteristics, good for a different perspective on the same, and two, her Q&A for newly identified indigos which you may find useful.

Indigosociety.com is good for meeting new indigos, but also has two particular threads with info I think you might find useful: another page about indigo child / adult traits, and a useful “indigo starter kit“.

If you’ve been diagnosed with any mental illness at all, it’s worth reading this article: Why Anti-Authoritarians Are Diagnosed As Mentally Ill

Also, I wrote an article called How Do I Know If I’m Really Indigo? which could be useful if you’re still unsure after reading his one.

CONNECTION:

Indigo Society is quite a good forum. There are some nut jobs there but plenty of authentic indigos too who can help you out.

Indigo Adults Moderated is one of the richer forums in terms of civil and interesting discussion.

There are also plenty of interesting groups for indigos on Facebook. Just search for the term “indigo”, “indigo children”, “indigo adults” and maybe “indigo [your city or country]” and see what comes up.

You might also have some success putting up an ad to meet indigos in your area on your local version of craigslist (a website for online classified type ads). It’s worked for me. Just make an eye-catching title and list the characteristics – or link to this article ;)

Even better if you can find something on Meetup.com. It was no good for Barcelona, though.

ACTUALISATION:

Read Steve Pavlina’s blog from back to front if you want to become the best you can be in pretty much every area of your life. Also, read my blog :)

I also find a psychic reading with a person on the same wavelength as you can really give an awakening soul a kick in the ass for their growth. I recommend Erin Pavlina, Chris Liaguno, Rosine Caplot, Peter Huetz, Caren Knox, Becky Walsh, and/or Rei Williams. All of these are indigo except I think Erin, who is nevertheless the sort of person an indigo would strongly vibe with, and Rei, who is crystal, a kind of upgrade of indigo. Pretty awesome people all. I think just one of these people in the right place could turn someone’s life around.

I hear good things about The Da Vinci Method. It’s a bit markety, mind, but the content is good. I get a commission if you buy through that link. If you’re low on funds, you can probably pirate the book easily enough, too.

Apart from that I’ll leave you with Ask And It Is Given, the definitive book on the Law of Attraction. There are a million things an indigo will want to read about in his or her journey (mostly all of them on Steve Pavlina’s blog), but the Law of Attraction is enough to make sure everything else gets taken care of easily.

Actually Steve Pavlina wrote some great posts about the Law of Attraction too. His method for Placing An Order With The Universe is actually my preferred style.

I hope this all helps. Good luck!

 

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Keylin May 10, 2014 at 6:29 am

Wow I cried when I was reading this. I thought I was alone and that I was a lost soul. I am happy to understand myself better. My family thinks I am crazy cause I look at things so differently. Thank you :)

Kelly May 12, 2014 at 10:56 pm

I realized I am many of these traits, although I am not completely sure that I am an Indigo. I don’t understand why, but, I feel like I’m not very special, and that I just want to be an Indigo so I am just rationalizing with myself and thinking I act this way. I do feel different but, not. Does that make sense? I really don’t know. I have to go now. Namaste.

Angela May 13, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I have always felt this way. I am a Scorpio. I am extremely emphathic/empathetic. I have always been able to read other people’s emotions and sometimes even feel exactly what they are feeling. I also have seen spirits many times throughout my life – good and bad ones. But I have never been afraid of them.
I have been dealing with a lot of unexplained physical pain here lately…my whole body hurts as if I’m recovering from a car accident every single day. I’m wondering if it’s not from taking on so many emotions and burdens of others.
I have three children and my middle child is displaying all of the same traits. She has pain daily, but her’s is always in her stomach. She has also seen spirits & has a hard time sleeping & falling asleep because of this. I feel that they seek her out…just like they did me.
Thank you for this article. Much love

nicole bachman May 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm

This is the best article i have read about the topic yet. Very specific and to the point. You are right!!!The most important thing for an indigo child/adult, is self understanding and acceptance!!!AFTER THAT THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!!GOD BLESS AND PEACE AND LOVE TO ALL!

Heather May 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm

I’ve been an outsider since the day I was born. When I first heard about indigos I was told I couldn’t be one because there weren’t any until 1978. Really!

Susan Barrett May 18, 2014 at 4:07 am

Thank You….for letting me know I’m really not a freak, nor are my children. Your article explains a lot.

Jay May 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm

If I’d read about indigo earlier,maybe I’d feel different about this blog…. Instead after years of looking for answers I came across (& settled with self diagnosed) BPD.
I’m always open to learning new things, but I need to start with facts based on evidence, if I am to form belief.
If I didn’t question what I read about indigos, it would be very easy to say “yep, I’m an indigo” I have been able to lucid dream as far back into childhood as I can remember, I’m now in late 30′s &pretty much select a dream like they’re on the jukebox. I have always had what I describe as the same adult mind that I have now since about 10, as life experiences required deeper thinking.
I often feel as though I can project myself into others, and see through their eyes and know what they are thinking, feeling, and about to say. I no longer tell people what I can see as if it doesn’t freak them out, I end up feeling like the freak.
I’ve recently started having different experiences to dreaming, where I find myself half awake half asleep and it’s as though I’m having visions or communicated with. Visions are sped up like the video on fast forward, speech is fast and garbled and I have to pick a sound and silence everything else around it.
I could go on and share all of the other traits you have described, another time maybe. I ran out of steam and motivation when wondering if my post would be read….

jay prevett May 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm

I’ve heard of indigo children before, and wasn’t sure how real it was… It all applied perfectly to me; although I was a little sceptical.

Upon finding a second article that has an outstanding relevance towards me, I think this is more than coincidence.

I don’t know if this has been researched, but I often find that when speaking to very specific people (maybe 1 in 1000) that I have a deep, spiritual connection with them. Even with people I haven’t met! Could this be one indigo ‘sensing’ another, perhaps through some vast inter-dimensional knowledge?

Thank you

Cat May 26, 2014 at 8:34 pm

I love this article. It is so nice to put a term on what I feel and know to be true, Even thosugh that is a little paradoxical because I hate boxes and getting defined! But for the sake of words and growth I enjoyed this and glad to see you had the courage to write about it!!

Kelli Lynn June 3, 2014 at 10:38 pm

I can’t believe how accurate this was. I went here merely on curiosity from a Michael Tsarion video. I couldn’t help but cry and laugh. I also got a little depressed. No wonder my life has been so hard yet wondrous. Thank you.

Anna Marie June 4, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Wow. Before I even saw any comments I was going to say I started bawling while reading this, like Keylin said. I have never heard the term Indigo relating to people, only to the chakra. I am dumbfounded right now because it sounds exactly like me. I feel so insane and alone, I wish I knew other Indigos.

Anna June 4, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I’ve never heard of this before but it sounds exactly like me. I started to cry while reading this post and the comments. I still feel insane and alone though. I wish I knew other Indigos.

Oli June 5, 2014 at 8:30 am

I dont really know, but it seems like so many people will be able to relate to this. So does that mean all of them are indigo?

Ericka Vogel June 6, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Hi!!
you described me perfectly, everything fits!!! This is the best definition of me i have ever seen! i feel like crying right now. it’s pretty overwhelming, not because i had no idea, but because i always felt so different and didn’t know how to handled some situations I also always thought i was crazy because but deep down I felt it in my heart and soul that i was right. So good that I always payed attention to my intuition.
thank you so much!

Natascha June 8, 2014 at 9:02 am

Wow.. Apart from the bit about how slow life moves.. (Though I can be impatient I have always felt that life and the world and society are moving way faster than I am and I have struggled to try an keep up.. Nowadays I accept I live at a different pace though) I recognise pretty much everything..

Lalu June 10, 2014 at 2:05 am

I was told to read up on Indigo children and I have delayed for a while. Now I know why – I didn’t think it would apply to me. How wrong I was. Now it doesn’t matter that I don’t fit in – there is nothing wrong with me. My life tonow makes sense.

Thank you for posting this blog

Elisa June 14, 2014 at 5:58 am

This has so much deja vu.. Reading this makes me want to laugh sarcastically at life & cry ..so full of different emotions..
~ ( zodiac is scorpio)Its scary how this list applies to me. I need help. My parents are abusive & manipulative on my unshakable integrity & my incapability to hold grudges because of love.The fact of being sensitive towards spirits.Also Ive been nicknamed ‘Little Red’ for befriending a wolf out in the open, and animals seem to be attracted.I was stargazing one day & decided to go for a long walk, a stray came up close and rubbed up against my leg..Animals are my life. :).My intuition is nearly spot on. My predictions happen, & some things are terrible & Id rather not even know..Ive also been bullied all my life for my wisdom for the things this blog describes.Im self consious because of some minor deformities.Ive also aced all my tests but I lose intrest in easy school work leading to a couple F’s.There is So Much more than this.. :) Its clear now.
Feeling like an alien since forever, feeling metaphyisical and feeling both overjoyed that I’m not a simple person but the again feeling that what I am is wrong for not being the same.Also I’ve had suicidal tendencies since I was seven, just for the heck of it..but a couple days ago I had this sickness of not being able to hate because i love,I contradict myself and I attempted.I failed..& I am glad..The last few thoughts before passing out were ..’What if. I want to leave a part of mine own essense in hopes to help people going through the same.I cant stand to be useless and impotent during situations. I want to live. Not for me, I still despise & like myself, but for the things I have potential in.Oh WELL shit.’ XD i am getting sick of using all these ‘i statements’ they sound annoying and narcissistic .-.
Its the only thing left to hold on..faith & hope.
(Srry about the blabber :p just reflecting, hee )
Thank you :) This gosh dang blog has changed my self doubt forever & it will never be forgotten.
Haha I dont know any of the people that comment but *hugs* stay strong, Blessed be. Anybody that is struggling with depression.. stay strong. And those days when you feel like doing absolutely nothing push yourself to do something. Easier said than done. Listen to your heart. Oh by the way we may be strangers but I love you for all you are and have endured. ^.^ again, blessed be.

Segun Oloro June 14, 2014 at 11:07 am

As a child, I always wondered why I was so powerful yet vulnerable, so intelligent yet never excelled @ school. But after reading this article I now totally understand everything. I have the knowledge beyond my age & i know things, I even sometimes see myself in another time frame (especially in the past). This article has really been a blessing to me. Thanks a lot :-) you shall be greatly rewarded.

Mina June 14, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Hi,
nicely said. But the easiest way to know whether someone is indigo or not is to be seen by a seer.
These days everybody feel like they are different because they want to be different because this is a fashion these days, but behind that it is completely different and empty – zombie story and personality.
But whatever it is and who we are, we have to save this planet, humanity and animality. Animals are also sentient beings (including bugs and worms), don’t forget that.

lorena June 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Wao….this is interesting…im.not adhd or anything like that….but this does sound like me…I cannot fit in with my family at all…. I live alone with my kids…and I am good at seeing how people feel and just by talking w them 5 min…I can explain how they r as a person… I feel to love to much…is there an indigo facebook page?? Lol

Carol June 14, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Hi, I loved this site, and I see I’ve got tons of reading to do.
When I was having my children (5, between 1984 – 2003), I knew about the Indigos. The thing I want to know about is the seeming ‘restriction’ on the birth years. I feel and have felt I’m indigo even tho I was born in 1963. Now that I’m older, and have read this, I feel even stronger about this. I know there’s considered to be a group that follows the indigos which are the Crystals. I’d like to know if there’s a ‘specifically named’ group prior to the Indigos. If not, then I’m most definitely an indigo. No two ways about it. ;) :)
Ah, yes, I see just below about Light workers. I bough Louise Hays Lightworker book years ago – and have managed to effectively ‘stray’ from that over the years… :S I’ll read up on this again… and go find my book!! :D

Astrid Castillo June 14, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Dear Sophia, thank you for this article. You mentioned it was written all over the place which I find not to be the case. The flow of it was really easy for me to grasp; just like I grasped the concept of why I’ve always felt different. I’m understanding now why things happen in life and I guess I wasn’t prepared to take on many responsibilities indigos have. I’ve had a rough childhood and married young thinking I was escaping a reality and life got better for a while but then those feelings submerged again. I have two children and I wish I would have had the knowledge I have now when they were growing up but I still have time to share my gifts and passions with them. I thank you so much for the informative article. For once I know who I am and what my path should be. Blessings!! Astrid

Andrew June 15, 2014 at 12:54 am

I need to say, like the commenter below me, I cried at a few different points while reading this.

I have never read something that has supported and encouraged these traits. I have been made clearly aware to me these past couple years that the way I see the world is different than those around me, but I had always tried to suppress it for the sake of living that “normal life”. The first time I was encouraged directly in pursuing and embracing this passionate and mindful identity was just 6 months ago (I’m 23). This article is the second.

“You’re not using your full potential” was used a lot on me in school.
I’ve always felt distracted by the bigger picture – the method and rhyme to the madness.

I will definitely be looking into your listed other resources. Somehow I already feel more understood and accepted than I’ve ever felt before. There really is more to this world than meets the eye, everything has beauty, and all I want to do is see it. Thanks for showing me more and pointing me in the right direction!

Sandra June 15, 2014 at 3:28 am

I resonate so much with this article. All the above comments explain exactly how I feel. I’m a baby boomer and never thought I could be an indigo thinking they were from a later decade to now……but from childhood to now I’ve always felt like an alien in many, many ambience. I know that I’m an “old soul” and have been told so by many experts in the field. Have gone through many difficulties in my life, always “alone” with no support from family or friends……with many years of questioning why, why, why Im not like the others. I have awakened to self understanding and acceptance of late….. …….thanks for confirming my TRUTH

Abigail June 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Wow.. My friend sent me this link as we were having a discussion on what defines an indigo! Thank you for such accuracy! Of course, a 40 year old indigo myself who has been through all of the above, I now live away from the ‘real’ world, a holistic lifestyle surrounded by other obvious indigos… So it’s a pleasure to see someone has taken so much time to show that no indigos are alone… Things are shifting slowly… Thank you again Sophia. Fantastic read

Jen June 15, 2014 at 7:37 pm

I have to say that this might be the most well-written AND accurate description of an indigo I’ve ever read. Like you, I’ve avoided trying to label myself as anything in particular (I usually use the term “lightworker,” since that is the truest essence of everything I do), but yes, I’m an indigo. I can identify very strongly with ever trait you’ve listed and as I get older I’m learning more how to use my abilities to help myself and others ascend. I’m on the verge of starting a healing arts business and do my own kind of healing energy I’ve been told is unlike anything that’s been on the Earth plane before…a Reiki master who I did a session with told me the word that kept coming to mind for this healing in our session was “Indigo” healing…! I somehow knew she was right…
Thank you for writing this really wonderful article – love and light to you!

Indigo... June 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Thank you for this read. If you knew me a year ago, I was trying so hard to fit in, and never could. I always knew I was different, but couldn’t place why. I don’t know how to be fake. I suck at social masks. Last year in September I woke up. I realized it was ok to be different. Knowing I was different, and knowing it was ok changed everything for me. I discovered I had a future sight of sorts. I feel as though I’ve lived this life many times. It’s given me the opportunity to be the best me possible. And what is possible, is love. Love is the most important thing in the world. Love has the power to break the hands that feed society. Love has the power to overcome that which is impossible. I can love, and hate the same thing and it’s ok! Having these strange powers were initially scary. I didn’t know what to do. I found another Indigo, a long time friend who’s been with me on the journey. I don’t think he know’s hes an Indigo but that is ok. The conversations we’ve had grounded me in reality and made me realize everything is ok. I stopped asking how. Trying to describe the world around me just answers what and how it is, and now WHY it is. It’s ok if you don’t know why immediately. It’s very likely you won’t be able to describe why in the limited language that has been imposed on us.

For any other Indigo’s out there questioning themselves and the world around them… please love yourself. It’s the first step to realizing your potential. You’ll find so much energy. Find and seek out people who love you, for you! I found these people and now have lifelong friends that I consider to be “brothers”. If you’re worried about fitting in, you can always be yourself, you can dislike something and still do it. It’s ok not to fit in. In terms of motivation… find a reason to do it. Further yourself to get to your goal. If you have trouble, find your passions, create a purpose, make the motivation. Once you stumble down a path and open a few doors, your true purpose will reveal itself.

Contrary to this article, I believe that medication is ok. It’s not a good thing, but it helps me through that which I cannot usually focus on due to my severe dislike of focusing on that topic.

Jess June 16, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I was terrified my entire childhood. I’m just now coming to terms with my different-Ness, if you will. I love so hard and and get so angry at everyone everyday. Just someone throwing a plastic bag in the garbage instead of recycling it Damn near makes me cry. Sorry I’m all over the place!! Fuckin ADD, right…but really I didn’t know I wasn’t alone…

Celine Whiteley June 17, 2014 at 7:44 am

I just really connect to all of these points. I’ve always felt alien in comparison to my friends, which makes me so angry. At dinner the other day a stranger told me to research indigo children, and ever since then I’ve felt so much more at peace knowing there are others like me. I teared up today after reading this. Thank you so much.

Harper June 19, 2014 at 2:15 am

This really opened up my eyes! I’m 20 years old and have been always questioning my being and why I feel so different in this world. I have all the traits of an indigo child and also have a strong need to change the world in a positive way. I felt like I was crazy because I could never relate to talk to anyone about this and have them truly understand what I was saying. As for relationships, I am a bit of a loner and will only really want to share friendships with people I have a meaningful and spiritual connection with. Thanks for this amazing article! And for allowing me to learn and understand more about myself and my purpose on this Earth.

Kaly June 19, 2014 at 9:26 am

I cried so hard reading this. I’m in shock. I never thought everything as I knew it would be summed up and thrown in my face ever. It was always so surreal to me. Like I would never know the answers. And now I have a purpose. And answers. It feels invigorating.

Beach Man Pete June 19, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Nice writing! You ask “Are there any other indigo child / adult traits I can add for the second edition of this article?” Off the top of me head, I come up with, a deep connection with nature. Or really, that which nature stems from. Going off into the forest, or the ocean, I connect through nature to the place nature comes from, where we all come from and really are still there and always will be. This connection when understood bridges the gap between being all alone and totally connected with everyone and everything. It is the source of my greatest insights and strengths, and to explain this to any “normal” person, would be a joke for sure!!!
Keep up the great work my friend, endlessly!!
Peter

Alvin June 19, 2014 at 8:40 pm

I’ve met all of the categories above, even more deep than it seems you’ve felt them however I figured out something we can do … Teach non indigos how to become like us

Natalia June 21, 2014 at 5:43 pm

People have a strong need to belong; to find people of their own category and to understand (even unconsciously) the whys of the things.
Life could be EASIER but people make it complicated how? trying to label themselves and complaining.
Just be happy and do what you like and LEARN.
The world is a box full of surprises. There is a life outside of this industrializes society where everyone thinks that is better and more evolved than the rest of the world a.k.a not industrialized society and all other living things.
Ever since we left the gathering and hunting behind we have had too much time to think and these are the results. Take it easy.
The constant feeling of humans as being toxic and always someone to be blame for the melting of an ice cube near some cold place have led them to victimized themselves in a fancy way and then take for granted the grandiosity of their minds to create beautiful things.
Understand that you are part of a life cycle, STOP taking yourself out of the equation. Control that NEED to feel special and live and work with what you have.
Every living thing is important and key to everything going on in this earth from good to bad and in between. You are not an outsider but part of this beautiful cycle that is LIFE.
Death is also beautiful because it brings about an end to a beautiful lived journey (if you chose to) and beginning to a beautiful about to live journey be it for a few days just in the womb or 120yrs of living.
Nothing is wasted and nothing is misplaced. EVERYTHING has a purposed even if you feel like you don’t or that it doesn’t (Including good and bad).
I also think mental “problems” are types of personalities that the general population is unable to understand yet as well as the individual possessing it. It is something we need to work towards and medication is a way to reject it. However, let us not be so fool and try to have a universal informed opinion of things and help this people by making their experience as pleasant as possible.
How this article discouraged me?
Vegans- did you know that plants have feelings as well? If we were to judge ourselves based on plants being living things being a vegan would put you in the same place as someone that eats meat. Nobody is more special than anybody the more you think that way the harder your empty episodes will be.

Joseph Lee Townley June 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm

My goodness, can’t believe this. I really fit the bill. Are there others like me that want to talk or meet up? :-)

Kyle Hamwey June 22, 2014 at 10:24 pm

I have four duis i accuired before 18 been to prison call my mom all the time and tell her I was meant for great things….. she thinks she has dreams and sees future events….. I could only get a 6th grade education becuase of getting into trouble with authority but in prison, which I went at the age of 17, I learned all of high school, graduated on the deans list through a community college with a high school diploma before I was released becuase we were locked downc 16 hours a day and I could learn, and am currently about to graduate college with an I.T. dagree to become a programmer which ibasically learned on myself… this article explains me perfectly… ialso hgave a girlfriend who helps me and says she is being told by a higher power to help me along my path…. I constantly daydream about saving the world and have plans to escape to Ireland……. children in grocery stores stare at me and stop crying……depression is severe and Ive been diagnosed with ADHD but hid the pills in my mouth becuase I hate manmade materials and this statred in 5th grtade I dont eat pork or red meat or starches…………. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME AS THE DEPPRESSION IS GEETTING OVERWHELMING ANFD IM ABOUT TO GRADUATE WHICH IS THE ONLY GOAL KEEPING THE DEPPRESSION FROM CONSUMMING ME…..excuse my spelling as Im extremely freaked and cant type fast enough…. help me please hamweykyle@ymail.com

Kyle Hamwey June 22, 2014 at 10:27 pm

I love nature and am moving to ireland to get closer to it……….. pleae help me I need another to talk to immediatley to confirm

star June 25, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Beautiful

Cisco Kolly Mally June 27, 2014 at 6:39 am

I’m 32, and I just know that I’m indigo, we should make a special web site for all indigo kids around the world, btw I’m from Indonesia (Yogyakarta).
Thanks for the article

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