I've heard the term "Indigo Children" before, have run across it when flipping through channels, etc. But not having children myself, never really looked into exactly what they were supposed to be. Hearing a mention of it today intrigued me enough to look up the definition. According to Wikipedia:
The Indigo child movement believes that the children in question are born with an empathic connection to Earth and others' thoughts. However, due to natural limits in infant communication, Indigo children's supposed abilities (empathy, telepathy, extra-sensory perception and extra-normal perception) are suppressed by negative parental or societal influence. The Indigo child movement therefore encourages parents to support those children in whom can be seen traits which are often labeled as negative by mainstream authorities but as positive by the Indigo child.
Adherents believe that this new type of child has come forward for a reason; most often suggested is that they will improve the world in some way. The changes generally discussed involve bringing peace, toppling corrupt institutions, and a shift from allopathic medicine to a greater understanding of more natural alternatives. Indigo children are said by proponents to be more in touch with something called the "Universal Truth," and do not tolerate or understand behaviors or systems that are not in harmony with it.
Indigo children are sometimes said to possess an extreme longevity, but the given birth dates do not corroborate this claim.
Carroll and Tober identify ten attributes that they believe describe Indigo children:
- 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 do not 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 do not require creative thought.
- They often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like "system busters" (non-conforming 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 it be known what they need.
After reading this, I can't honestly tell you if I've met an indigo child or not, although some of them I know are certainly smart enough to qualify!
But I what I can say with all certainty, is that we must have some indigo dogs. That's right. Just look at that list! Full of self-worth? Not afraid to tell you what they need? Thinking outside the box? Isabelle and Rizzo must have the most blue auras, but the rest of them are pretty far up there, too.
Maybe we should change our website colors to blue. Gonna have to think hard on that one.