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How to Tell if You Are Indigo


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.

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.

Third Eye Chakra. Click image for source

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.

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, or Becky Walsh.

I hope this all helps. Good luck!

 

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  • Frankie February 29, 2016, 5:42 pm

    I am very glad I read this. I always knew there was something with me, I just never knew what it was. I thought I was the only one who could see through the thick layers of lies. I just found out a month ago that I’m an Indigo, and ever since that moment I feel relieved, but punished at the same time. I can’t deal with myself being a blockade to everything that I have to do. It destroys me sometimes. I always ask myself: ”WHY me? Why do I need to be in this world where I don’t belong in at all? I can’t function correctly. I am a blockade.” And I don’t know why but I am glad I’m not as spirited as other Indigos, because I don’t think I could be able to deal with it. I am already very sensitive and I don’t think I could handle being even more than I already am.
    I have never met an Indigo even though I constantly look around. I would love to meet one, to talk to someone about it because sometimes I feel so useless, and like I already said, I feel like a blockade. If anyone knows how to deal with feeling like this, please tell me, I would love to know.

  • Gray March 12, 2016, 6:06 am

    Hello.. I am an indigo child.
    I know very little about the subject and I have a question I’m hoping you can answer.
    Sometimes I randomly get a feeling that something really bad, good, or sad is going to happen. I have never been wrong when I have had these feelings. I usually can’t tell who the feeling is aiming towards unless it is the two people I am the closest to. My boyfriend or my sister. The thing is I cannot tell which one the feeling is aimed towards. I have to quest then both until I figure out which one of them I am getting the feeling from. My question is : is these feelings I get related to being indigo or is it something different?

  • Jesper March 24, 2016, 2:26 pm

    The last 5 mounth ive been looking into indigos, im both frighten and happy. the first time i ever wacthed other people talking about being indigo, tears was dripping down my chin. just writing about it, makes me tear up. many people shared my story, so close its scary

    Today i was told my old daddy in law died from a heart attack, i just dreamt about him only a couple days before, we where on a fishing trip in sweden, we been there before, but it was only him and me.. But in real life, we where 3 people, and not just me and him. It was a good dream. and i wantet to get in touch with him again, but i forgot it, and made nothing out of it.. now his dead, and i wount get the chance.. Atleast now i can moarn him.

    but to come back to the indigos, i can relate to all of this, other than the diety part, i do not belive in religion, it makes no sence to me at all.. It only show people are sheep or as the blocker calles it, zombies. I do belive there more to life than we can explain, and i know ive feel that there is more, but it surely not as the bible, or quran is writing about, its all wrong. Ive used to use alot of time reading religion, but could never get my head around it.

    Ive feel things that are not there, hear my name being called, even though no one is around.. i smell a sent even though nothing is there. I was making a chocolate cake, and all the sudden i could smell a perfume i never smelled before, i looked to the washing room, to see if anyone was washing there clothes, but the lights was out, and no mashine was on.. Im a nightly person, and this happend in the night time. our washing room is open 24/7 , i live close, so close i can walk out unto my terrease and look to the washing room, but there was nothing. “this happens alot. maybe im just crazy.

    Im a loner, i feel better alone, but still i get depressed cause of it. I dont know why, but i still feel better alone. this helped me alot, cause now i understand better why i im a loner..

    when i was a kid, i was told i was ADHD and they drugged me, with all kinds of drugs. nothing worked. i got more depressed more stressed. im born 1980 12 of november.. and in the 90s, they knew nothing about ADHD or ADD. so i was a test bunny, to say atleast, i have multi allergies and been fighting with that most my life, i love animals insects anything with life has my respect. and will be treated with respect. Though anything with furr or feathers, is a big no go.. But ive still love them with all my heart.. Im i being tested, i dont know, im i, a indigo? i dont know, maybe so.

    But i fear, that i will never find out, cause i can not talk to my family about it, or my freinds.. Without being looked at as im crazy.. belive me, i tried. One thought it be the right time to get medicated.. i do not want to take meds, if they are not for pain or other problems you need meds for.. depression should not be medicated, but talked about, and worked with.

    Maybe i should go home, to my own planet, always said i was from the orion’s belt the star just under the belt.. Its a strange feeling to look towards a star and feel happy.. The night is quite, the stars are bright and so i feel at home, and indigo is is what i am.

  • Lanie March 28, 2016, 12:10 am

    I am very sensitive and also dislike crowds and cities, I am a loner, I have a hard time relaxing, I like nature, it calms me. I love my friends and family but mostly socialize only with family and like my alone time. I am anxious and tired a lot, sometimes I have lots of energy and like to work hard, physical work I like, but pay for it after with pains and aches. I have had experiences in paranormal and UFO types and and open to all knowledge. I am spiritual and have had OBE, I know we are more than our bodies here at this time. I am saddened at the world state and fear for our future, I just hope that love and unity can prevail and that light will come back to our cultures and overcome hate. I need to be kinder to myself and just relax, I am hypervigilent and have a hard time sleeping etc. I sometimes feel so different and also like I don’t belong. But I am here so I must. Don’t feel crazy there are more of us like this than we must know. We need to find our rest our peace knowing there are others helps blessings all

  • Jess March 28, 2016, 9:05 pm

    Sophia,

    I have such depth of feeling right now and no possible way of truly expressing that. If you could please take “thank you” in the deepest, most meaningful way, I would be truly appreciative. You changed my life today.

    Namaste, Dear Indigo Sister

  • Vanessa March 31, 2016, 10:59 am

    Hey there Soph!! I’ve been doing some research about indigo children lately, because I strongly believe I am one. But, although I have problem falling asleep, I’m not diagnosed with the mentioned diseases and also, I’m calm 98% of the time and don’t really get angry pretty fast. Other than these, I am familiar with all the characteristics. So am I an Indigo child or not?

  • Sophia Gubb March 31, 2016, 8:09 pm

    I can’t really say that for you, but yeah you don’t have to have one of the mentioned diseases or even necessarily any disease at all :)

  • Sophia Gubb March 31, 2016, 8:10 pm

    <3

  • Alessandra April 1, 2016, 2:15 am

    I’ve always known there was something very very different about me and I’ve read a few articles on indigo children and adults. None of them has made me as crystal clear sure that I’m an indigo as this article. Thank you for opening my eyes. I wish I could ask you a personal question about this, but I know you’re probably busy. Thank you so much for putting this out there. I think my spiritual awakening was last year and I’m starting to come into my own now.

  • Immanuel April 4, 2016, 12:09 am

    yo check the beast coast movement. ‘pro era';’flatbush zombies';’the underachievers’.
    spread the love and let people questionate everything that is happening around them.
    <3 <3 <3

  • Bo Hauser April 7, 2016, 6:42 am

    Sophia, thank you so much. I have only felt the sense of calm and understanding I feel right now a select few times in my life. I discovered this idea of the Indigo Soul a few months ago and have become more interested in it and started to notice similarities in my own life. I have the suspicion that I may also posses this trait. 90% of the things you described here match me to a perfect T. Especially the sense of mission, the inability to assimilate to “the system” and the feeling of being overwhelmed ( I am currently stuck in such, what I hope is a phase. this article helped a lot with the “lost” feeling I have been having) I am a Christian, but also very open minded to such things (obviously haha) and do believe in spiritual energies. If I can just ask one more thing from you other than this amazing article; where can I research this more and discover my potential and develop myself? because at times I feel like I’m going to explode with the need to do something but I have no idea what it is and that crushes me, thus is the current cycle of motivation turning itself into a crushing feeling of unaccomplishment .

  • Sophia Gubb April 8, 2016, 6:57 pm

    I’m just finishing my book about indigos now, I suppose it can help. So watch this space!

  • IVE April 12, 2016, 7:09 pm

    A re-sounding thank you, for the time you took to write about US!

  • Benji April 12, 2016, 9:55 pm

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write this 😘 it has helped save me from being crippled by various mental illness medications impossed on me by various doctors as I nearly accepted “that my brain shouldn’t work like this I must be nuts” I also think this article will help other people (my family for instance) except me for who I am, I shall now be trying to find other indigo’s to converse with and awakening the ones close to me that don’t quite realise they are one yet. 😀
    Bless

  • ELAINE GRACE PATAWARAN April 14, 2016, 8:43 am

    I love this article …. i cant even imagine that someone can describe it as clarity as it is my personality…. thanks..for sharing. im not alone in this world

  • Claude April 20, 2016, 11:18 am

    The description of indigo person reminds me very much of the description of right-brained description.

    Maybe worth looking at :)

  • Ronnie April 26, 2016, 6:17 pm

    Wow, I’m grateful that I came across this piece of information! Everything’s come into focus.
    When I was ‘labelled’ as an Indigo, I saw that the general response online was one of superiority over other people; I didn’t understand what made us superior, in my mind, everyone is equal in a spiritual sense. But, after reading this article, I’ve begun to understand why I’ve always felt so fundamentally different from other beings. From a young age, I felt as though I didn’t belong on this planet. I didn’t understand people. How could they care about such petty things? Why were they living their lives in such spiritual blindness? Why couldn’t they see that their lives were insignificant in the passage of time? Why do people care about niceties and worthless sentiments when they could be doing something worthwhile in the world?

  • Autumn Faye April 29, 2016, 1:39 am

    I feel like I’m an indigo, but does this concept go against Christianity and being a Christian?

  • Viplove Vyas May 4, 2016, 5:10 pm

    Dear Sophia, I cannot possibly express my emotions fully, but I can tell you that I am crying like a baby now. Everything in my life, all the sensitivity,all the negative energy absorption of others which has happened can all be explained by this article.
    From my childhood I can remember, as a 5 yr old I used to look at the sun and say that he is my father, and the earth is my mother, and I had one job, one mission to save mother earth from mans destruction. I knew for sure that my mother has sent me on this very mission, so I was an activist for earth and ocean protection always, but I always had lots of problems with living a normal life, all the gravity and all. I just wanted to fly at mach speeds. And all the meaningless conditioning to work as a slave for some corporation to earn money to be able to take care of family. But I have been pulled into this trap I feel sometimes. I don’t know if I am indigo, or if I want to be called one, but I just want people to understand me, and have friends who are on the same wavelength. I have always been good at manifesting when I really want something. I am a loner most of the times and enjoy being that. But I want to express myself fully, cause sometimes I feel I can conquer the world, but cannot stand the negativity in the air., and all the pollution and the smell of oil. Do u think Sophia that I could be an indigo, and what would ur suggestions be for me to proceed forward positively. Any other indigo person wanting to talk can mail at : viplovevyas @yahoo.in
    I would love to listen to others experiences.

  • Ripp Asher May 11, 2016, 8:59 am

    Tonight is the first time I heard of the term Indigo. With that said, your article described me to the T! I always knew I was different than the average person, but had zero clue why that was. I was always just told I was gifted by everyone who knows me. A perfectionist if I can get away with it. If not I am uncomfortable with not being able to master what I am doing. Thanks for the enlightenment. Now I can work on getting out of this low I am in.

  • elise May 12, 2016, 3:06 am

    I want to thank you, so much, for writing this post
    I’m sat here like what just happened this is my existence in an article

  • Tisha May 23, 2016, 4:40 am

    Sophia,
    Hello I have just finished reading your blog and I want to say thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge. I cried through the whole read. Recently, an old friend of mine came back into my life after 18 years, we were very close at one time then had a falling out and now however only through writing one another, we are back in touch and she added me to this private group on Facebook and asked me to check out our and let her know my thoughts. Since then I have learned so much about myself and my baby girl as well that I finally feel like I’m not alone. By reading your blog you have, in just minutes, answered almost 30 something years of questions I’ve had myself. So thankful I was guided to you. Sorry for the novel lol…. Namaste ❤

  • Sophia Gubb May 26, 2016, 10:09 pm

    I think reincarnation is part of the concept, but you could still take parts of it that resonate with you and leave the rest.

  • Cathy TK May 29, 2016, 9:29 am

    I MUST THANK YOU FOR YOUR ARTICLE IT HAS BEEN A REAL EYE OPENER TO ME I WONT LIE MY WHOLE LIFE I HAVE FELT LIKE AN OUTSIDER IN THE WORLD AND I HAVE EXPERIENCED THINGS THAT DID’NT MAKE SENSE TO ME UNTIL NOW BUT I AM NOT YET SURE IF I’M READY TO ACCEPT THIS YET BUT YOUR ARTICLE MIGHT HELP ME IN MY JOURNEY OF UNDERSTANDING MYSELF FEAR STILL CLOUDS ME

  • Febian Calvlenda May 31, 2016, 10:10 am

    I’ve been reading your article and it interest me, i have a question if you can help me getting the answer. here you go :

    Q: Is there any theory about indigo child/adult ?
    Q: Do you have a specific measure to test an indigo person?

    Thanks and good day.

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