The Indigo Child and How to Recognize

Sandra Weaver.

By Sandra Weaver (pictured Aaron Weaver, L.A. comedian)

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.

Our thoughts and feelings are not our own. The truth is, we have forgotten who we are and how our minds are connected to each other. Indigos remember and have an inner knowing that far exceeds our psychic abilities.

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 intricate inner workings of our DNA are changing…Brain-wave relationships are spontaneously moving into higher vibrational patterning as the electromagnetic fields within our DNA. Because of this, our brains are working together as cohesive units of consciousness. That means humanity is becoming more aware and moving toward becoming sentient beings — aware of everything all at once all of the time.” Conversations with the Children of Now, Meg Blackburn Losey

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.

“The conclusion of our book was that today’s children are different — more challenging, more intelligent, more confrontational, more intuitive, more spiritual, and in some cases even more violent — from any generation we have yet seen. This calls for a new and different way of parenting and schooling — outside of the old ways.” The Care and Feeding of Your Indigo Children, Doreen Virtue

Where did the term “Indigo Child” come from?

Nancy Ann Tappe, a teacher and counselor, studied the human auric field, otherwise known as their electromagnetic field. The field surrounds every living thing. She even wrote a book about it called “Understanding Your Life Through Color.”

Through colors in the aura, she instituted a shockingly accurate and revealing way to psychologically profile a person using her new auric color method. The signs of an indigo child actually began even as early as in the 1950s with a few people. What she noticed was that 80 percent of the children born after 1980 had a new deep blue colored auric field. She called this new color “indigo”.

What are the behavioral patterns of Indigos?

  1. They are born feeling and knowing they are special and should be revered.
  2. An indigo knows they belong here as they are and expect you to realize it as well.
  3. These children are more confident and have a higher sense of self-worth.
  4. Absolute authority, the kind with no choices, negotiation, or input from them does not sit well. The educational system is a good example.
  5. Some of the rules we so carefully followed as children seem silly to them and they fight them.
  6. Rigid ritualistic systems are considered archaic to an indigo child. They feel everything should be given creative thought.
  7. They are insightful and often have a better idea of method then what has been in place for years. This makes them seem like “system busters.”
  8. Adults often view an indigo as anti-social unless they are with other indigos. Often they feel lost and misunderstood, which causes them to go within.
  9. The old control methods like, “Wait till your father gets home,” have no affect on these children.
  10. The fulfillment of their personal needs is important to them, and they will let you know.

Are you or your children an indigo?

These are the characteristics of an indigo as stated in The Care and Feeding of Your Indigo Child:

  • Strong willed
  • Born in 1978 or later
  • Headstrong
  • Creative, with an artistic flair for music, jewelry making, poetry, etc.
  • Prone to addictions
  • An “old soul” as if they’re 13 going on 43
  • Intuitive or psychic, possibly with a history of seeing angels or deceased people
  • An isolationist, either through aggressive acting-out or through fragile introversion
  • Independent and proud, even if they’re constantly asking you for money
  • Possess a deep desire to help the world in a big way
  • Wavers between low self-esteem and grandiosity
  • Bores easily
  • Has probably been diagnosed as having ADD or ADHD
  • Prone to insomnia, restless sleep, nightmares, or difficulty/fear of falling asleep
  • Has a history of depression, or even suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Looks for real, deep, and lasting friendships
  • Easily bonds with plants or animals.

If you possess 14 or more of these traits you are an indigo. If you possess 11 to 13, you’re probably an indigo in training. If you’re an adult with these traits you could be a “lightworker.”

The effects of Ritalin and other drugs on an indigos diagnosed with ADD or ADHD

“Indigo Children who take Ritlin or other psychotropic drugs soon lose touch with their intuition, psychic abilities, and warrior personality. These children were sent to Earth with these three spiritual gifts for the express purpose of cleaning up our planet, environmentally and socially.” Care and Feeding of Your Indigo Child, Doreen Virtue

Suppressive drugs such as Ritlin, can cause an indigo child to forget their life’s purpose, which only delays what HAS to change on our earth for us to continue living on it.

One of the reasons an indigo, crystal or rainbow child has trouble sleeping is because wayward spirits are attracted to them. These spirits know these children can see and sense them. This makes them more irritable and restless in school. The schools and doctors decide from this they are ADHD or ADD.

So what would an ideal Indigo’s world look like?

Indigos have a job to do on this planet, and they WILL do it. It’s their job to help eliminate the values of the world age that just passed in 2012, and replace them with the values of the new world age. They take their job very seriously, even if they are not aware of it. They are preparing the world for the new values of “love, brotherhood, unity and integrity.” Indigo prophecies talk about how these special children are the forerunners to dramatically changing the word for the next Great Cycle change in the area of 2012. Forgiveness towards others is a key element to help heal the earth. An indigo’s world would be:

  1. Free from all harsh chemicals.
  2. Food would be organically grown, locally grown, fresh with minimal processing and refining.
  3. Education would be for all and children would have a much greater say in their educational future and curriculum.
  4. Family would mean whom you are with at that time, and be inclusive to a greater circle of people.
  5. Our political system would be truly for the greater good of all, much more democratic, even socialist.
  6. All countries and all people would work together to better the lives on the entire planet.
  7. Nature and her needs would come first including clean air and soil.
  8. Children would be treated with respect and consulted on any decisions that would affect them.
  9. All people would be equal no matter what their race, color, sex, or creed.


We’ve drugged them, punished them, denied them, but they still will not conform to “our” views of what a model child should be. Why? Many indigos can see their futures and know what we are trying to teach them is useless and irrelevant.

An indigo has an enormous amount of tenacity and willpower. Through their sensitivity to chemicals, processed foods, and authority, they are showing us what has to change in our world. They’re sensitive to so many things. An indigo child will tell you that we should not be using these detrimental chemicals if we truly loved our earth and each other.

“Indigo children are “natural children in an unnatural world.”…their immune systems (physically and emotionally) aren’t able to assimilate the earthly toxins in food, water, air, toiletries, cleaning supplies, artificial lighting, and relationships. Scientists have discovered huge links between ADHD and environmental toxins.” The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children, Doreen Virtue.

Read more about the indigo child through another of my articles called indigo child 2.

Like the Indigo Child, Every Generation has a Group Purpose or Consciousness

An indigo child has a prominent indigo color in their aura. Special children in each generation have a certain color with unique values related to it as well. Let’s take a look at your generation.

1940’s and 1950’s — these people had issues of security. They married young, stayed at their jobs for a lifetime. Happiness in marriage or career were secondary to security. The color was red and is of the ROOT CHAKRA — red slowest moving rays.

1960 and 1970’s — less concerned with security. More interest began with drugs, sex and harsh music. Free love, bra burnings, equality for minorities and the sexes began in earnest. Orange is the color associated with the SACRAL CHAKRA — orange is a slower but not the slowest moving ray.

1980’s — things gain importance in this time with people acquiring personal property and power increasing the debt load. Women made great gains in the male dominated areas of the workforce, but at the expense of their femininity. They took on more masculine type traits. The color associated with this time is yellow, which represents the SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA — the speed of the rotation the chakras increases as the color changes from hot to cooler.

Early 1990’s — As we get closer to the Great Cycle change the time periods move closer together, because evolution in consciousness increased. The spiritual revolution grew at this time with people joining churches, temples or nonreligious spiritual groups. The Pope apologized for the churches past abuses. All this is due to the coming new millennium. Emerald-green is to color associated with this time period and the chakra is the HEART CHAKRA. The speed of this chakra increases over the last one again.

Late 1990’s — This was a time of the individual. People strove to become independent by playing the stock market, opening businesses or whatever else helped further this trait. Corporate downsizing helped move this trend along. These people left jobs, marriages or anything else that didn’t feel healthy or right. Their passions came to the forefront. Integrity towards themselves became paramount. These changes to truth and integrity are the work of the THROAT CHAKRA because they deal with communication. This chakra spins in the color of light sky-blue, and faster still.

2000s the new millennium — The spiritual revolution went into swing with increased interest in psychic phenomena, earthbound spirits, life-after-death and angels. Interest in psychic phenomenal comes through loud and clear with the THIRD EYE CHAKRA. This chakra spins at three colors, white, purple and primarily indigo.

All these special children are highly psychic and spiritually gifted. They are right-brain dominant. So, they feel instead of think. Other traits are artistically gifts, musical and mathematical thinking, learning through visuals not auditory. Many are emotionally gifted, and want to help other children in an nonjudgmental and openhearted way.

An indigo child is sensitive to others, because many times they know what the person is feeling. Being truthful to these children is recommended, because they can detect a lie through their inner knowing. Lack of integrity does not work for an indigo child. They will call you on it every time. So truth and integrity are what we have to give our children to help an indigo child grow and move in the direction of their lives purpose.

These children are very different then when we were children as the indigo prophecy states. Their combined IQ’s are higher than at any other time in history. But, they have higher scores in non-verbal intelligence and lower scores in verbal skills. To them the telepathic trips they take are their true schooling…night school. It’s why many are tired the next day, because they haven’t slept. What they learn during the day at human school is boring and obsolete. They turn to “night school” for their true learning… and many do it in secret.

The Global Purpose of Indigo Children is to usher in the New Age of Peace, the Age of Aquarius.

Indigo children naturally want to help others. They know that it is through helping others that big changes happen on the earth. A true indigo child cares deeply about the values of fairness, individuality and brotherhood of all. According to doctors and teachers, Indigo children report seeing angels, auras, fairies and deceased loved ones. They intuitively know the integrity level of others and they sense a lie. Most important of all, these children know, understand and respect their gift without question.

We as adults have been taught to question everything. When we get a feeling, we often discount its worth and end up making mistakes because of it. An indigo child does not question the divine inspiration they receive. Instead they follow it without question and to the letter.

As these children move into adulthood, psychic experiences, telepathy and angels will become common conversations. Lying becomes impossible when you’re telepathic.

The legal professions, justice systems and more will become obsolete. People will naturally be honest, because they will not be able to get away with anything else.

You have to earn the trust of an indigo child.

Indigo children know the legal and government systems today are corrupt. They know the educational system needs a major overhaul, and they have the tenacity to make it happen when they are in a position to do so. We just left the Age of Pisces with the values of “money, power and control” at the end of 2012. It’s predicted that these values will gradually be replaced by2013 and beyond with the values of “love, brotherhood, unity and integrity.” The overhaul of these systems has already begun, and the indigo child will continue the change till we take on the values of the next Great Cycle

In the new Age of Peace, the Age of Aquarius, we will live in cooperation. We will live a much more natural existence through natural whole foods, clean water and fresh locally grown produce.

MLM’s (Multi-Level Marketing) and internet based businesses will become more prevalent and could represent the major source of our market economies.

All the unnecessary “things” that are produced now will no longer have a market and will cause massive closures of the businesses that produce them. But, they will be replaced with other needed and useful businesses that will be operated to a large extent from home. People will follow their lives purpose and not settle for just a “job.”

As these obsolete businesses go, so will smog, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, food additives, pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, stress and worry. As we stop using unnatural time given us by clocks, we will start to life in natural time…our birthright.

The old energy of “fear” will be replaced by the new energy of “peace.”

People who live in higher dimensions instantly manifest in order to get their needs met. They focus their desire and vision on their goal, which attracts or creates it. Because of our increased psychic talents when we need something we will manifest it through the power of visualization. It takes discipline to keep the focus unwavering on what we desire. Worrying creates negative results so it has to be replaced with loving thoughts immediately.

The indigo child doesn’t worry about job security, because they know their true source of security is from living through God/the Universe and purpose.


Our very DNA is changing. Many of you, as adults are feeling the effects of these changes as our bodies attempt to adjust. You may feel your nerves a bit frazzled, or your breathing will become short and you’ll feel anxious for no apparent reason. Some will even have sensations of spinning or movement of energy in their chakras as the ray energy from the galactic center plummets down to earth, stimulating our internal energy centers.

The Earths own magnetic field has changed dramatically from what it was only centuries earlier. It’s weakening as we move into the next Great Age, which is promised to change our very existence and thinking.

The children of today, the indigos and their younger counterparts, thecrystal children were born with much of this DNA already in place. They are the forerunners and the instituters of our new lighter bodies and refined psychic abilities. Through their sensitivities, knowing, and integrity they are here to show us the way…not the other way around. Adults have to encourage them to be themselves. They come to us with a whole new set of values based on the values of the Next Mayan Great Age…the Age of Peace…the Age of Aquarius.

More change is on the way…another evolution is occurring with rainbow children coming on the scene NOW!

Read my other article on the Indigo Child by following this link.

The Care and Feeding of Your Indigo Children, Doreen Virtue
Conversations with Children of Now, Meg Blackburn Losey, MscD, PhD
Beyond the Indigo Children, P.M.H. Atwater

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