The Indigo Child and How to Recognize One
Indigo children, according to a pseudo-scientific New Age concept, are children who are believed to possess special, unusual, and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.
They are sometimes also referred to as crystal children or star children.
The concept of indigo children gained popular interest with the publication of a series of books in the late 1990s and the release of several films in the following decade.
Having said this, not all children born since about 1980 are indigos. Many brought major challenges from previous lifetimes they’re still working through. But once the lessons are learned and the patterns forgiven, they will join the ranks of the cosmic caring indigo.
The indigo child is here to bring us closer to our true essence. We think our minds are separate because of our bodies. These children know differently. A true indigo travels comfortably between worlds usually at night when we think they’re asleep.
They assert these children are often misdiagnosed with Attention-Deficit Disorder or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and they advise parents to avoid medicating these children for that condition despite warnings from legitimate doctors. This pattern, they claim, has unique factors that call on parents and teachers to change their treatment and upbringing of these children in order to assist them in achieving balance and harmony in their lives, and to help them avoid frustration.
The title “indigo children” was originally given to people with the ten attributes described below who were mainly born in the period from 1975 through 1995.
Some sources use the term “crystal children” to describe indigos at a young age (younger than age 7); and some state that the children being born today (after the year 2000) are “crystal children” who are more sensitive and spiritually connected than the indigos, who they claim are more warrior-like in nature.
So what happened to cause us to lose touch with our inner knowing?
Put simply, thousands of years ago we began to “think” instead of “feel.” Our ability to tap into the collective consciousness is still within us, we’ve just forgotten how to use it. The ego became our ruler, holding us back by relying on memories to make our decisions. With past as our guide, we gave our power to the ego, which made us fearful. The intellect caused us to lose our connection to the collective consciousness, making us feel alone.
Some adults have been able to gain at least a part of this former knowing. They in turn are giving birth to children who remember how the collective consciousness works and they are using it. The indigo offspring is their descendant.