1/11/11

Characteristics Of The Indigo Children

Who are the Indigo children and adults?
Jan Tober interviewed Nancy Ann Tappe in her ground breaking book The Indigo Children..The new kids have arrived co-authored with Lee Carroll.
In her interview she asks Nancy about the Indigos. Nancy was the first person to identify and write about the Indigo phenomenon in her book Understanding Your Life Through Color
Nancy called them Indigos because of the color she saw. She is a color intuitive. Nancy began seeing the color Indigo surrounding babies and children sometime in the 70's. As she watched more and more started arriving and they tended to have the same behavior similarities. As time went on there was a huge increase in children who were diagnosed with ADHD and learning disabilities. (There still is)


Indigos are very strong willed individuals and very sensitive to energy. They are very good at detecting if someone is lying or telling the truth. Indigos are great at trusting what they feel. They don't have any patience for status quo or misrepresentations.


They tend to be the rule breakers. They don't usually fit into so called box learning situations. They are very independent intelligent thinkers. Bright, intuitive, strong willed and sometimes self destructive.


Indigos are the system busters, they might be diagnosed with ADHD or other learning disorders and they don't usually fare well in school. Indigo children and adults don't learn from inside of the box. (Traditional thinking, schooling, old belief systems) They think outside of the box! They tend to challenge parents, teachers, law makers, friends and family to also think outside of the box. They have come here on a mission to flush out all the lies and non truths of the world as humanity shifts in consciousness. 


Other similarities of Indigos:

  • Seem like an old soul...they are 13 going on 30. 
  • They come into the world with a feeling of royalty
  • Frustrated very easily with systems that are ritual orientated and don't require creative thought
  • Easily see better ways of doing things
  • Can be antisocial unless with their own kind
  • They have no problem letting you know what they need
  • Traditional guilt discipline does not work at all (wait until your father gets home)
  • They have a collective job to do and they won't let anyone stand in their way.
  • Drugging them with Ritalin and other pharmaceutical drugs is not going to help. It will slow them down, distract them and can stifle their inner being. Please learn about alternative treatments and conscious parenting techniques.



Due to their intuitive abilities they tend to try and shield themselves by using drugs. Indigos often feel out of place or feel they don't belong here.


There are numerous books and articles on this topic. If you relate to any of the Indigo descriptions you should read and connect with others. Your not alone by any means. There are people with the Indigo characteristics all over our planet.


Doreen Virtue has also contributed much information about the Indigo children and the crystal children.  She says The Indigo have a collective role to play in helping humanity usher in a new era of peace. 

In raising our children we have become very familiar with the Indigo's!
I want to say thanks to my boys and their friends for all the life lessons you have taught me.


Written by: Carol Lawrence




8 comments:

John Lottery said...

Great article Carol, and thanks for explaining what an Indigo is. I'll have to think about what you have said for a while to decide whether my son fit that description even though he's now 23, finished with college, and working. He did do very well in school, but always questioned why he was doing things. From an early age, he related to grownups more than with children. He insisted on creative thought and perfection. He wasn't destructive about anything. So, I can see some traits but not others. Again, thanks for the info and followup. Your Friend, John

Debra said...

Great article Carol. Indigo child, that’s me. That’s my children. I was born on New Year’s Day – the first in the state - and grew up thinking that the world was celebrating my birthday:) I knew I was royalty.
Never have and never will fit into a box. You have me pegged. My writing reflects my Indigo Child status - but I didn't know that until now, after reading your post. I just thought I was a radical, always challenging the powers that be and the systems of this world. Come to think of it, I believe that Indigo children are royalty after all. They are not of this world.

Artist Terri Smith said...

Wow..Carol, this is a wonderful post! I'm now on the hunt for Lee Carroll's book, "The Indigo Children". Thanks so much for sharing this information. Hugs of Southern Sunshine, Artist Terri Smith

Dawn and Derek said...

Awesome article Carol. As I was reading it a friend of mine came to mind. I will turn her toward your article I believe she can get some good from it.

I believe we should ALL be on the pathway to conscious parenting... lets all continue to spread our message one child/parent at a time!!!

Garah said...

I find this is very interesting! I'd heard of Crystal Children because I was told my daughter is one. After hearing the descriptions of Indigo Children, I am convinced that my brother and youngest son are Indigos! I'd love to read this book! It is definitely on my list.

Carol And Stacy said...

I'm so glad you all are enjoying this article. Isn't it amazing that people who don't know each other, belong to different parts of the world can connect on another level by relating to something they resonate with? Energy is Energy. The Indigos radiate a certain energy. They are our gladiators, spiritual warriors of today. The crystals are bit more gentler and I will be writing about them soon. Thanks for all the wonderful comments and for reading our blog!
Namaste, Carol

sheila said...

Wow, that's all I can say. Other than for me my interest is sparked, as one of my children fits the bill. When you mentioned 'old soul' my heart fluttered, as I call her this all the time.

Leigh said...

Carol, I love that you distilled the characteristics of Indigos into one easy-to-read post. Very helpful for those with limited time.
Namaste, Leigh