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Indigo Children

The phenomenon of the so-called, Indigo Children is an amazing tale.  Parents, teachers and child care facilitators from all over describe the attributes of children currently coming of age as representing a fundamental paradigm shift over what we have traditionally thought about children, their aspirations, and their future.  The great challenge for the rest of us is to encourage this extraordinary development as if it were the hope of the future -- which it likely is, inasmuch as children are fundamentally the lifeblood of the community.

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(And for some special insights, see the DoK and Early Indigos)


At the same time, we must  recognize that traditional methods of dealing with children, or the horrific drugging of authority-questioning young people with Ritalin, et al, can only lead to grief for them and everyone around them.  What is needed is a whole new system of nurturing what many will not even understand, and allowing without fear the emergence of a new Hierarchy of Values, arriving in the minds and feelings of the children.

Kiara Windrider <kiara@eternaldoorway.com>, who has studied the phenomenon is some depth, offers the following insights [reprinted with permission].


Variously called the Indigo and Violet children, the Children of Oz, or the Sun Eyed Children of the Marvelous Dawn, this generation of young people seems to be a new species of humanity arising on Earth today.  They think differently, their emotional bodies process feelings differently, their energy bodies are capable of holding stronger soul vibrations, and they have a new vision to share.  They do not fit into mainstream society. Many of them appear to have special psychic and healing abilities, and [they] need special support to control and develop these gifts.


The Indigo children generally seem to range in age from the teens into the thirties, while the Violet children are younger, and carry a different mandate.  Some of you reading this comprise the Indigo generation, and you are birthing a new species of kids. The Violet kids do not need to read any of this to know what’s real.  They are linked mind to mind in a global psychic link-up that reflects a new fifth-dimensional morphogenetic grid on Earth. As with the hundredth monkey phenomenon [1] they are the first to step into what Sri Aurobindo envisioned as “supramental consciousness”, which will eventually become available to the rest of us also, if we choose it.

There is a new “root race” forming on Earth!  Perhaps some of you reading this are being called to provide emotional support, or to provide guidance in “training” them, or to provide safe havens for them to come together, or to support their mission by attuning with them through their global mind-link. For more thoughts on this subject, see http://www.spiritwheels.com/writers/kiara/kiara_index.html. Also, Ajna site has an article at: http://www.ajna.com/articles/who_are_the_indigo_children.php (5/9/5)



Richard Giles <ricgiles@powerup.com.au>, using the perspective of Astrology has his own take on the Indigo Children.

 “Among other attributes, the children relate easily to the rush of images of modern movies and communications and have no trouble understanding everything -- their information processing abilities sometimes breathtaking.  They are very sensitive children in tune with the pace of technological and future change, have few self-worth issues, absolutely no fear of authority, frustrated by systems that are non-creative and ritual oriented, and they want to do things in new and better ways.  They sometimes seem antisocial, and do not respond to guilt-inducing discipline techniques in school or at home. [emphasis added]  



“Many of these children are gifted souls. They combine the weird, inventive and futuristic energies of Uranus with the inspirational energies of Neptune. They have all sorts of patterns by which their behaviors are indicated - probably the most obvious is what we call ADHD or ADD.  However, they ought not be diagnosed as hyperactive, dyslexic and suffering from neurological disorders.  The astrologer Donna Cunningham in her excellent article entitled The Ritalin Generation, describes them as children who may be ‘wired’ differently from the rest of us.  She suggests that rather than having ADD and being described as hyperactive, it is more likely the previous generations (the rest of us) are to be considered hypoactive by comparison (Mountain Astrologer, April/May 2001).  

“The children elected as ‘Indigo’ by authors Carroll and Tober, in their book, The Indigo Children [Hay House, 1999] may be the ones who can best adjust to the future as it’s forming now with its vast high tech and mind expanding possibilities.  Only they have a nervous system wired for the immense unfolding of the next few decades, processing and acting upon astoundingly large amounts of information in very short spaces of time. This is why the new movie and TV advertisements don’t leave them mind-staggered like they do many of us.  The Indigo Children can be described as creative, independent, brilliant and self-governing.  Unfortunately it also means they do not fit in with today’s education systems which to many of these children, seem as unfulfilling as a discarded old piece of rag and as frustratingly slow as can be with non-responsive, entrenched authoritarianism.


“Many then are seen as difficult and overactive and are drugged out with Ritalin, et al and other pharmaceutical prescriptions to keep them limited to the older standards. Give them enlightened teachers who don’t have issues with authority themselves and they will thrive. Lock their minds up and they will rebel or refuse to cooperate and drop out.  



“Identifying this combination child is the first step (not all born from 1988 have every characteristic).  Cooperating with them is next. They will inherit the environmental predicament made by today’s leaders as their big issue being called upon to resolve it. They need support, understanding, creativeness and patience.”


 Richard Giles also described a personal experience when he was selling music, jewelry and cards from a market stall.  “A younger couple had stopped to look at the relaxation music and they had a little boy in a stroller.  The two of them left the pram momentary to look at something on the stall opposite and the little boy stayed in the pram right in front of me.  He was a pleasant little boy with a friendly expression and a very calm demeanor, about 3 - 4 years.



“As I was smiling at him, suddenly I could hear him communicating with me in my head. It all happened so quickly I didn’t even have time to be amazed.  It just flowed.  We didn’t converse about anything mind-shattering.  We just ‘talked’ about his parents and how they were.  He ‘told’ me they didn’t know much about the abilities he had, but that was okay.  He ‘said’ they were very nice people but a little bit ‘slow’ - though he had tremendous compassion and understanding for them.


“This was communicated partly in some sort of word system in my head, but also in feelings and nuances.  We ‘talked’ a little more about him and he said it was nice to communicate with me and he smiled this amazingly deep and embracing smile and physically nodded to me as if to say, Thanks.  Then the parents turned back and took the back of his stroller and they moved on.  He nodded to me as he went by and disappeared into the crowd with his lovely smile and that was it.  



“As I type this it sends goose-bumps all over me recalling it and it brings tears to my eyes because of the extraordinary moments in that communication. It was some sort of effortless flow... The experience was like living in a huge warm, flowing world where everything was beautifully sunny and everything was just right and in its perfect place while it was all happening.  The after-effects stayed with me for ages.



A psycho-spiritual counselor found herself in contact with the “first wave” of Indigos, young people now in their twenties.  They were the ones who suffered the most at school and in society, and specifically with their parents, because nobody knew about them at the time, and didn’t know how to respond to them.  The psychiatrists didn’t know what to do with what appeared to be hyperactive and autistic children -- and it was those children who became the “Ritalin-Generation.”  But when counselors were able to recognize them, and help them understand why they are indeed so different, the children were able to begin to accept themselves.  It is amazing and rewarding when one of the children open up and let their Light shine through, when they realize that there is nothing “wrong” with them! There is definitely no doubt: they are indeed very, very special Beings!


One mother describes her own experience with her 5 year-old.  “We were in the kitchen. I was cleaning out a cabinet and she was playing.  Out of the blue she said, ‘This is our last year, Mom.’

“Taken totally aback but definitely not wanting to startle her, I nonchalantly asked her ‘Oh yeah?  Whaddya mean?’

“‘I mean, this is our last year to pretend. After this year we get to be real again. No more pretending.’

“I kept cleaning out the cabinet and asked her if she could explain any more.  She said, ‘This is our last chance to get to pretend.  After this, we get to be real again.  No more chances for pretending because this is our last chance.’ 


“I did ask her (still nonchalantly but showing interest), ‘And this is a good thing, right?’


“‘Oh yes, Mom... a very good thing. We’ll get to be angels very soon.’

“Talk about your enlightening experiences!  I, for one, totally believe she has a Direct Line, so to speak, if ya know what I mean.”


Clearly, we’re dealing with some very special children.  It’s time to open up to them, as they can open up to themselves.  In many respects, the optimism of the world lies in the reality of a new species arriving on the third rock from the sun.  And just in time.  But it is essential that we get out of their way and let the new Paradigms arrive.


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(And for some special insights, see the DoK)


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The Public School Nightmare         Compulsory Education: A Dialogue

Seventh Generation Education         The Tao of Teaching




[1]  See, for example, <http://www.worldtrans.org/pos/monkey.html>.  



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