Monday, March 16, 2009

The Children Are the Future: Indigo Children

There will always be multiple points of views that come from different backgrounds and life experience when it comes to spiritual issues. Usually medical and psychological opinions in particular reject anything that can't be explained using practical science. That is why many Indigo Children are being diagnosed with ADHD.

The term "Indigo Children" comes from Nancy Ann Tappe who suffers from synesthesia and claimed to see a high number of kids with indigo coloured auras. In reality, identifying an Indigo child has nothing to do with the aura.

Indigo Children are defined as the following:

  • They come into the world with a feeling of royalty (and often act like it)
  • They have a feeling of "deserving to be here," and are surprised when others don't share that.
  • Self-worth is not a big issue. They often tell the parents "who they are."
  • They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice).
  • They simply will not do certain things; for example, waiting in line is difficult for them.
  • They get frustrated with systems that are ritually oriented and don't require creative thought.
  • They often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like "system busters" (nonconforming to any system).
  • They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind. If there are no others of like consciousness around them, they often turn inward, feeling like no other human understands them. School is often extremely difficult for them socially.
  • They will not respond to "guilt" discipline ("Wait till your father gets home and finds out what you did").
  • They are not shy in letting you know what they need.
A lot of these characteristics make a child 'difficult' to deal with, at least in comparison to the other kids who sit patiently and follow the rules, never questioning authority.

Author of "The Indigo Children", "An Indigo Celebration" and "The Indigo Children Ten Years Later" Lee Carroll suggests that instead of giving these kids Ritalin to control their behaviour, they should get more special attention that helps them learn according to their strengths. Carroll believes the rise in children who think in less linear ways and are more creative and uninterested in rules and guidelines means that we are witnessing and involved in an actual shift in human nature.

Charles Darwin coined the phrase "survival of the fittest" and that is exactly what seems to be happening. Children are learning to think outside the box and strive to actively change the world, not just passively live in it.

In contrast to the evolutionary theory, there is also the idea that these children are being sent here for a purpose. They have come to guide us in another direction. They will be responsible for a major change in perspective and the understanding of our purpose as a whole. From this point of view, it is interesting to think that maybe there is some higher power that does want to help us. We really aren't alone.

As with any big change, it will take time, but that is the point in sending help down in the form of children. These kids could be the key to a future full of more open minded and non judgemental individuals. It kind of reminds me of Noah's Ark and Natural Selection combined. We can choose to change and take the help we are given, or we can just drug these kids like they are abnormal and ignore their potential. It might be a test, do we have faith or will we die off because we couldn't accept that maybe our way isn't the only way.


  1. Hi Courtney,

    Thank you for an excellent blog that is informative in every way.

    One relatively minor observation: Synaesthesia is a gift rather than something from which one suffers. Those who have it are connected to additional senses in relation to the operation of another sense. It can be a musician actually seeing notes as colours. My son's music teacher is like this and it clearly enhances her ablity as a musician.

    With love and light,


  2. Thanks for pointing that out. You're right, 'suffer' was probably the wrong word to use there.