I've recently been told by my guides to focus my work on helping Indigo's find their way to the light. This includes helping Indigo's identify who they are and then help them develop their gifts.
I think the thing that strikes me is that most is that Indigos do not know they are Indigos nor do they understand, or maybe have never labeled, their abilities. An important aspect of whether or not Indigos struggle is the exposure to metaphysics in their life growing up. It seems that if the family environment or culture does not allow for such a discussion or experience great pain and personal misunderstanding can occur. In a recent meeting of Indigos someone who was very clearly an intuitive stated, "I don't think I'm psychic". And in the same paragraph stated several things that intuitives or "psychics" have/are.
Indigo Children are, many are no longer children, those who contain a soul that has evolved over many lifetimes to become of a higher state. Indigos are often called "old souls" because they are. According to Indigo theory, Indigo Children began entering this planet influx around the 1970s although many Indigos are in their 50s and beyond. Today the majority of children are Indigos. It has been theorized that Indigos chose to come to Earth at this time to be a part of the shift that is occurring. They are here to uplift the planet and raise the vibrations of all of us. There are several traits that you can see in an Indigo. Some are from previous authors and others are from my own observations in working with adolescents.
Question authority. This rebellion may be quiet and expressed as being very stubborn and "not listening" or extreme into oppositional and defiant behavior.
Very sensitive. This is seen in most senses but more so with regard to emotional sensitivity. The term "Emo" is popular slang now to describe someone who is "EMOtional" to a non-conventional level. Indigos may have once or currently are cutters and many Indigos had/have suicidal thoughts and feelings. But they often feel the pain and feelings of others and being in public places is difficult. Indigos will also have difficulty with extended periods of loud sounds like concerts or even movies. This does not seem to apply to personal listening like in a car, room or headphones.
Depression is common. This seems separate from being emotionally sensitive. The depression seems to stem from not actualizing their personal power and not having a connection with other Indigos. When their power is not cultivated and they are not in contact with others like themselves a significant level of loneliness and depression occurs. They are aware of the significance of their purpose in this lifetime but they have no idea what to do with it or even what it is about. They feel strange and misunderstood.
Clear Sight. Indigos are naturally able to see beyond a person's exterior and see the truth. They are natural truth seers in all aspects and have a difficult time being a part of the illusion. This means they do not act inauthentically and if they do it causes discomfort. They do not do well in occupations that require schmoozing and have a great disdain for small talk. Their relationships are deep and meaningful with other authentic people. They are less likely to place value onto fashion and material things.
Do not do well in systems. Systems do not make sense to Indigos and if the rules do not make sense they will not follow them and will actively work to break down any system that does not serve an authentic purpose. This includes school. The bold Indigos will be the ones actively questioning an administrator or teacher. They will be holding personal or public protests against an injustice in the system. The quiet ones will be suffering internally which may not be apparent to others, even those close to them.
High School is difficult for Indigos. Many Indigos have a very difficult in high school. The lucky ones are invisible as a means to survive the unlucky ones are bullied. Indigos are different and have a really hard time hiding it as it would mean being inauthentic which Indigos cannot do for very long. High school is all about being inauthentic and putting on an appearance despite the truth underneath. Indigos cannot play this game and high school is incredibly torturous for many.
Feeling alien. Some Indigos actually feel like they are from another planet others feel that the families they are born in and/or where they were born does not feel right. They will naturally distance themselves from the families and/or hometowns and relocate to an area that feels more like home. They may also re-create families with friends that feel more natural. They are the black sheep of where they live and/or of their family which can cause a great deal of emotional pain as the other family members or community members will act out their misunderstanding towards them. Indigos are natural survivors so they will make changes soon after they turn 18 if the environment is not supportive.
Patience is not an Indigo virtue. Waiting in line, traffic, slow results, "dumb" people are especially frustrating to Indigos and being understanding of these givens in life also does not come easily.
Vocal and opinionated. Being old souls, Indigos are born knowing exactly what they want and even how to do it. They do not easily rely on others for help and will frustrate themselves or give up before asking for help. They are often open about what they believe and their beliefs are very strong. You will see this even in Indigo babies.
Psychic/Intuitive. The most important trait of an Indigo is that they have intuitive/empathic/clairvoyant/medium abilities. This is the reason they are here and they will often have scary and disturbing experiences if they do not have access to someone who knows how to properly guide them.
There are many other Indigo characteristics that are located throughout the internet. These are the traits that other sites may not mention but are vital clues into the Indigo personality.
Kristen Finlayson is an acclaimed psychic and Intuitive Counselor who has counseled numerous people in changing their lives and finding their light. She was born to a long line of intuitives in addition to earning her Masters of Science Degree in Counseling. She utilized her education and her natural intuition to assist teenagers find their path in life. She is currently an Intuitive Counselor and Reiki Master helping people of all ages find their purpose and calling in life while calling on the aid of her spirit guides and her connection to the Source.
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