Check out this article to see if you are an indigo child/adult!
Indigo’s are no better than anyone else, they just have different characteristics and extreme spiritual depth. This article blew me away with how much it revealed to me about myself and gave me many personal affirmations.
If you have questions or anything to discuss about the “indigo” phenomenon please share! Happy HE’ing :)
@amtayl4, All these labels, what is the point?
So what if you have symptoms which describe you as an indigo child?
So what if you have symptoms which call you schizophrenic?
I mean, why closing yourself in a group and putting a label on yourself? Just be yourself, do what you want to do, but do not let these labels define your life.
@beyond, Actually I already read it last month when there was a similar topic referring to this article. It is a nice article, and I am sure a lot of people find comfort in it, no doubt about that. Just be careful not to identify yourself with something and lose grip with reality. It is easy to lose yourself in labels and let them control your life. It is also easy justifying your behaviour saying that ‘because I am this’ or ‘i am that’ and making causal connections wherein you distance yourself and do not take responsibility for your actions.
Just be careful, stay yourself and do not let yourself be indoctrinated. Suppose you are an indigo child as described by this article, then you do not have to have an article like this to confirm it. If you are so special as said, you know it yourself, and you know that you do not have to identify yourself with it, nor do you have to have the confirmation.
If you know, you know, there is nobody and nothing that can change your mind. Your mind knows, always.
@filipek, Actually I liked the article because there’s nothing special about it for adults. Indigo “child” on the other hand makes sense, because as stated in the article the real indoctrination happens when kids are diagnosed with ADD. So, better to have all mental disorders than just one.
@filipek, I mean look at that. Depression, loners (social anxiety and hyper sensitivity), attention deficit disorder – all labels that aren’t actually helping, but socially degrading.
Hope you get my triumphal point. I feel a little proud about myself.
@beyond, You are right, and maybe it is indeed better to classify a child as an Indigo child rather than a child with ADD or other negative syndromes. I believe we should treat our children with more care anyway. Look how messed up the world is right now. Everything starts with how children are being raised. If the foundation is bad, the fruits will be worse.
When I look in my surroundings how parents are raising their children my heart is breaking in million pieces. So much ignorance, so much non-love, so much resentment, so much anger and sadness. So unnecessary. So painful.
@filipek, we belong to two identities; Humanity and Individual, which is more important? Why does there have to be? They are just complimentary when done right.
If someone wants more, they can call themselves an Earthling, but titles do seem indulgent to me, perhaps a sign of an underlying primal fear of isolation, or an excuse for exclusion.
@trek79, Identifying is fear driven. We identify because we are afraid we will not survive in this world if we do not. We want to be part of groups, because it is necessary for our survival to do so. There is nothing wrong or abnormal about it, I think it is just important to be aware of this. Label yourself if you want, but do not do it blindly and foolishly. Be aware of why you are doing what you are doing. Do not take things for granted, but always investigate.
I consider myself an indigo. I think its pretty cool meeting those characteristics because it better helps me understand myself. I guess most people look at it as “labeling” or something along those lines. I’ve never really viewed it like that though. Having those characteristics is just like anything else. They explain an observation about yourself or people like yourself.
For instance, if your… tall? and have a problem with something, other tall people might understand you better and be able to help you. If you have a disease, other people with that same disease might be able to give you more information about it and help you deal with it.
I had a discussion about indigos in a another thread. It has alot of information in it that you might find interesting or helpful: http://www.highexistence.com/topic/indigo-children-lightworkers/
@monkeyzazu, Thank you so much for the thread! I really like your point of view and I agree with you on the fact that I don’t “label” myself as anything, I simply want to learn more about the characteristics of my personality. Nice meeting a fellow indigo on here :)
I find it kind of funny how indigos are clumped with the mental disorder kind. When people who are diagnosed as such are just kids being weird, and that’s what normal kids do. This is just like how an infomercial can suddenly make you think your crazy and buy the fucking pills, but in this case it’s the opposite, it’s just something beautiful and flashy. Also… the criteria isn’t really understood yet; even the very DSM book is a sloppy fold of rough toilet paper.
So if you think you’re an indigo, your not different, you just found out that the mental disorders labeled against you are just false, and your just a healthy human being.
You’re being set out on a maze, when everything could be simple.
Nearly everything has a label- its called language
we do language because it makes it a heck of a lot easier to talk about things when you have a word for them.
Sure- labels can be bad, but do you not label yourselves as male and female?
meat-eaters or not- american? how many labels are you attached to?
We shouldn’t let any of our labels go to our heads, that goes without saying- I’m sure most of the people on this site are here because they have a similar perspective.
I propose, however, that its a GOOD THING to have a label like indigo-
its a relatively new term, yes? before we would have called indigo people shamans or Bodhisattvas, its essentially the same.
I definitely identify as indigo- and a lot of my life has been spend trying to find other people who see things the way i do. Having a word for it certainly helps.
I read that article and was struck by how much it sounds like me- i wont go into the details because that would involve telling my long and complicated life story-
But if its commonly accepted that some people can be better at math than others why cant we accept that some people are more inclined to the spiritual???
Cant we try to let go of the agnostic dread that others might have spiritual insights that we do not? An indigo knows that were all one people, one spiritual body, and certainly doesn’t think they are better than others.
On the contrary!!
(anyone who says they are superior to you is selling something)
Ive spent sooo much time wondering what was wrong with me, why i felt so different from other people, why i care So Much More than other people seem to. Why I feel like i have a desperate calling- that I Must do something to change the world.
People like me NEED to find each other both for our emotional well being and because together we have the potential to create something wonderful.
Instead of insisting that we further homogenize ourselves by adhering to no labels, maybe we can put our labels to good use instead.
I am male- I am proud…strong…capable…
I am female- I am brave…flexible…empathetic…
I am Human- I love… I strive… I believe…
I am INDIGO- I believe with every fiber of my being that we can overcome our various labels and live in peace with ourselves and with our earth. I intend to make it happen-
Your labels are what you make them.
Lesson one of shamanism-
our perceptions have power.
if we conceive ourselves to be special, powerful, beautiful, world changers
We Will Be
if we conceive of ourselves as just one unimportant person, part of the crowd, essentially no different spiritually from the yuppies and the fascists
We Will Be
We create our identities every moment.
Who are you now? Are you indigo?
What color are you currently painted?
Reach within yourself and find the part of you that is impossible with faith and let that part of you out. When you do (eventually everyone does) I guarantee that you will find your reality transformed for the better.
@mamacoya, thank you for putting my thoughts into words… Is this along the lines of what you think everyday but cannot necessarily get across? I wrote this so long ago.
“I am humbled by the simple fact that I am alive. By having my own comprehensible thoughts and personality. By living on such a beautiful planet. By seeing everything as an equal part of a whole, despite the separation and complexity that has come to define us. By realizing that compared to the universe and the big scheme of it all, I am immeasurable, but I am still something. By also understanding that if something didn’t matter, it wouldn’t have been created. All of us are connected.”
I also noticed that you used the term Bodhisattva and that also struck a cord in me. I have a love for the author Jack Kerouac, you should check out his book The Dharma Bums. Great read and I think you’d enjoy it :)
Wow. That was beautiful. Thank you for expressing that. Man. That is insane. Every indigo I have come across or every person who claims to be indigo always has the same mindset per say. I find this so fascinating. Just like what Annie said, took my thoughts about labels and put them into words. Not only that, and this is what kinda freaks me out, but that part about trying to find others like you, how some people are just more spiritually inclined, just almost everything. That one part:
“Ive spent sooo much time wondering what was wrong with me, why i felt so different from other people, why i care So Much More than other people seem to. Why I feel like i have a desperate calling- that I Must do something to change the world.”
This part really got me. For the longest I felt as if I wasn’t like the people I considered normal, like I was broken. Then I learned more about myself and found out that I’m not broken. I’m completely normal! Its kind of like what @motorik was saying. Reguarding changing the world, I still have that need, that want. Since I have become a HEthen, I have found out about resource based economy and want to work more towards making that a reality.
I feel like I’m blabbering now, but yea. That was beautiful. This has made me want to go on an indigo rant and express all the information I have about them and my theories about them. I already somewhat did this in another post, but didn’t really express my thoughts well. A will make a new discussion to try to explain better to others my thoughts about what indigos really are.
@monkeyzazu, I appreciate that. Although I think you kind of misread what I said. My point is there is no such thing as indigo children, just like the same way these mental disorders are faulty. It’s just a positive off-shoot of that. I always find myself saying: spirituality is something you shouldn’t take literally.
That’s just me. Whatever gets you your kicks.