Have you noticed that the popular New Year’s resolutions seem to be lose weight, quit smoking or stop drinking? While those are essentially positive resolutions, I purpose a new paradigm for Indigo Children and other Lightworkers. What if instead of losing, quitting or stopping we resolve to gain, start or add something new to our lives each year?
The tradition of setting a resolution comes from ancient Babylonians who made promises to their Gods at the beginning of the year. One of the reasons those lose, quit and stop resolutions don’t tend to stick is because they retain your focus. When you choose to gain, start or add, you are filling your life with good things that will eliminate the space in your life for the stuff you don’t want.
Collect a new stamp on your passport Travel. Travel outside your country if possible. That’s the kind of thing that blows open your perspective, challenges you and inspires you deeply.
Make a new friend Our habits tend to be associated with the company we keep. Make a new friend who is doing the things you are ready to do this year. Use the buddy system to keep each other inspired.
Start cooking Cooking is a great way to take control of so many things in your life including your physical and mental health. But the less obvious impact can come from the health of your community when you buy local products, which in turn has a major impact politically. Cooking is a powerful action.
Create something Paint. Write. Sing. Build. Design. Whatever your creative medium may be now is the time to embrace it and create something. Having a creative outlet is a total game changer.
Do something new Be bold. Go where you’ve never been before! This is the year you will do something totally unexpected and add some serious depth to yourself that will last a lifetime.
Read a book Not just any book– a really weird one that you have to special order or dig through a second hand bookstore to find. Those are the magical ones that give you bits of wisdom you’ll carry with you forever.
Grow something There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get from growing something. Be it food, a child, a business, an organization… Growing anything will give you the deep roots you need to establish the foundation on which to grow yourself.
Name: Hailey Kristina Carr Sun Sign: Capricorn Location: Palm Desert, CA
The United States has been making monumental legislative decisions about the human rights of LGBT citizens recently. Hearing the news and debates surrounding this topic, I think about how reminiscent this is of the Civil Rights Movement from the 60s. Then my mind inevitably drifts to the future where I wonder what human rights I may fight for as a sensitive citizen. Indigo Child Hailey Carr is fighting for her rights as both a sensitive and LGBT person- “World War III” she calls it. Indigo Children worldwide are joining Hailey in the fight to be themselves and live consciously. Every time I see Hailey ecstatically dancing, I know we are winning.
Why do you think Indigo Children are here? hc: Indigo children are here for many different reasons. We serve in life where we are needed. We are warriors of the present and many previous lives before this one. We are the fat bouncers at the front door of Club World War III.
How did you discover you are an Indigo Child? hc: As a child my mother always told me that she believed I was a “Star Child” or “Indigo Child” but I never quite understood what that meant. I knew it meant I was special but, as a very skeptical child, I figured she was telling me this because I am her daughter and those are the types of things you say to kids. I never gave it much consideration. Farther down the line growing up, I started having an abnormal amount déjà vu, could feel others emotional energy the moment I stepped into a room, and sometimes I was able to see their auras. It would always slightly nauseate me. And then, around the age of twelve, I really started to have an inner connection with the moon, the sun and the stars, the air surrounding me, the earth I walk on and the water I heal in. I truly felt like I could embrace and understand the universe and Mother Nature’s gifts better than others. After losing touch spiritually for a short while, I realized that my life is so empty that way, so I began to practice my spirituality again. My older sister gave me the Indigo Children book my senior year in high school while I was dealing with an inner-struggle. I already knew before reading too much of the book that this was who I am. It was such a warm sensation to know that there are others out there like myself and that I truly do have a purpose beyond that of what many others are willing to accept within themselves.
Do you know other Indigo Children? hc: I do know many other Indigo Children and can usually tell when I am introduced to an Indigo Child right off the bat. Thanks to my sister, Taylor Carr, and friend, Abby Oliver, I now have friends like me!
What is your favorite part about being an Indigo Child? hc: Connection. But sometimes the connections can become overwhelming.
What is the hardest part? hc: The hardest part is when it consumes you and nobody seems to understand a thought in your mind. It can drive you to a nomadic state of mind.
What Indigo gifts do you practice? hc: I practice tarot, energy, aura and heart readings. I also am a beginning learner of Chi. I try to practice discipline within myself. I dance to feel connected to the universe. And I am a multi-dimensional amateur philosopher.
Do you know what your purpose is yet? hc: Maybe not the answer anyone’s looking for, but right now my purpose is to live on life’s terms and enjoy the days that are presented to me every morning (of course topped off with a mindful vision of success to come shortly down the road).
What advice do you have for other Indigo Children? hc: Don’t lose yourself. Be exactly who you are. And never let anyone have too much influence on you. Also, remain casual and balanced. We can throw ourselves out of whack very quickly. But always, ALWAYS be spontaneous and outrageous.
What advice do you have for people who are not Indigo Children? hc: I think the most important thing for anyone, outside of the Indigo Children family is to always keep an open mind and remain level. It’s also important to not let life drag you in the dumps. Get out and do things that put you on a ledge, feel the thrills of life, and take everything in life for granted and nothing at all.
Meet Fairy Paloma. She’s not an Indigo Child. You heard right- not an Indigo Child. While it’s possible for Indigo Children to also have Elemental energy, most Fairies are pure Elementals. Like the Incarnated Angels, Fairies have more in common with Indigo Children than not, so we tend to attract each other.
The Fairies, Elves, Pixies and other Elementals are quite similar and look like their namesakes. They often have freckles, reddish hair, high cheek bones, rather pointed ears and even melodic voices. They are easy to spot because they look exactly like what they are. I was on the island of Maui once and went to visit a new friend. As soon as I walked in his home, I was flooded with mental images of a magical Elemental Kingdom.
My whimsical visions included a forest celebration with twinkling lights, winged bodies dancing and upbeat music that never paused. Everyone was happy and for no particular reason other than a joy for life. It was pure celebration. My new friend took celebration seriously, I soon found out. I thought I was coming by for a few hours but found myself there for a few days instead.
The celebration morphed with time and we barely slept. The living room held a deejay booth and plenty of space for dancing, but no furniture. The celebration never peaked, instead continuing at a sustainable pace. On Sunday morning, we changed into formal attire and took to the lawn for several rounds of croquette. Tea was served in ceremony and, whenever I found my stomach starting to stir, I would discover someone had been cooking in the kitchen and was ready with a plate of organic glory.
Just as serious as my friend served tea and danced all night long, he took me for a tour of his garden. He carefully pointed out each plant with pride. We chose a flower to pick and brought it back to the house for the alter. I felt as though I had stepped into a Fairyland for a moment and I’ll always remember how magical it felt to live there for a few days.
Elementals are at their best when they can dance in celebration with a group of friends and then spend an afternoon alone in nature. Their homes tend to have big windows with plenty of plants, animals and crystals inside. They are creative, passionate, flirtatious and even promiscuous. Physically, they have almost no issues and thrive on a largely vegetarian diet with plenty of nuts, seeds and berries.
They are not the warrior Indigo Children who are here to destroy poor systems on the front lines of battle. Instead, they are the rule breaking, fun loving, keepers of the Earth- passionately engaged in environmentalism and animal activism with a youthful playfulness. They are best suited for nurturing careers outdoors such as a nanny, dog walker or farmer.
Elementals struggle emotionally, often suffering from depression or diagnosed as bipolar. They can come off as bratty, immature and stubborn when they don’t get to replenish their energy alone in nature. Their emotions carry powerful energy which may explode on you in a ball of fire or fill you with the urge to dance. While Angels tend to become involved in relationships with addicts, Elementals tend to be the addicts and struggle with substance abuse.
Elves are distinct when it comes to work. Fairy Paloma and I met a 4-year-old Elvin boy at a festival this year who worked very hard making sure everyone was having a good time. He kept track of each person meticulously and would bring over items to play with if he saw someone pause from the fun. By the end of each day he was completely exhausted and covered in glitter.
A mother stopped by one morning to watch the kids playing because she missed her son who had stayed home with his father. The little Elf spotted her, took her by the hand and led her into the middle of the jungle where we were playing. He did the same with her friend, joining their hands, and then brought them a book to read together. Tears streamed down her face and welled in my own eyes to experience this kind of love. He was only able to enjoy himself if everyone else was having fun.
Elementals help people because they feel they have to rather than because they want to. With Elves as the exception, Elementals playfully manifest instead of working hard for a living. If they understand this about themselves, it can be very successful. But if they aren’t encouraged or nurtured for this skill, they will manifest poverty. Fairy Paloma has made a career of teaching us how to playfully manifest through meditatively making Fairy Wishes with her very own magical Fairy Dust.
How to Nurture Your Elemental Energy:
1. Go Outside Elementals cleanse and recharge their energy in nature. Spending time outside is the single best thing you can do for yourself. Bring the outdoors into your home as well with plants, animals, crystals and aromatherapy oils. Be creative and make art from items found in nature. Use chemical-free products with natural ingredients.
2. Play Fairy myths are full of mischievous Fairies. This playful side of the Elementals is an important part of your energy that we call connecting to your inner child. Go ahead and dance all night long. It’s actually good for you.
3. Eat Consciously Elementals thrive on vegetarian, pescetarian and vegan diets with plenty of nuts, seeds and berries. Focus on putting good things in your body and avoid drugs and alcohol which could easily become addicting. Read more about The Fairy Diet from Taylor here.
4. Manifest Your conscious diet will allow you the clarity of mind to playfully manifest your success. Daily yoga and meditation will help you refine your manifestation skills and identify the intangibles your heart truly desires. Instead of working hard in an environment that drains you, nurture your manifestation skills and create an environment where you can thrive.
5. Emotionally Mature While other types of Lightworkers struggle with physical issues, yours are emotional. Learning emotional health will make life much easier and help you avoid psychiatric drugs for depression, ADHD and bipolar disorder. As in all aspects of health, balance is ideal.
6. Participate You are a born activist for animals and the environment. Your life’s purpose is almost certainly found here, so get involved. We need you! Try recycling at home, adopting or fostering a rescued animal, driving a hybrid vehicle or buying certified cruelty-free and organic products.
Connecting with the Fairies is a great way for all of us to keep magic alive within ourselves. When I misplace things at home, I like to ask for help from the Fairies. It works every time, and I’m always careful to thank them afterward. Once, my friend lost an important data card in my home. After he had searched frantically for some time, I suggested he ask the Fairies for help finding it. Immediately after doing so, he found the data card under his foot. Very funny, Fairies. Thank you.
From an early age, Indigo Children are consumed with the question of their life’s purpose. It’s the most common question I hear during my intuitive readings. And while we may be plagued with this pondering earlier than most, it certainly finds its way into the daily thoughts of most all Lightworkers.
The unknowing of your purpose can lead to plenty of stress and even serious depression. Unfortunately, asking your spirit guides probably won’t get you the answers you want. Nearly every time I ask, I hear something like, “stay on your path,” followed by plenty of affirmations.
But how are we supposed to know which path to take if we don’t know where we’re going? The answer is pretty simple and there’s a good reason for it. If you knew where you were headed, you would most likely take shortcuts to get there and miss necessary experiences along the way effectively messing everything up. Instead, knowing how to make decisions to stay on your path is the best shortcut.
Here’s the secret: Make decisions out of LOVE instead of FEAR.
It’s simple, but it can take some time to get used to. Start with small things and make it a game. Are you choosing that nail polish color because you love it or because other people will be accepting of it? Are you choosing to eat a healthy meal because you love your body or are you nuking something in the microwave because you fear the amount of time it will take to make a healthy meal?
It will take you some time to start thinking this way. It’s not logical and we live in a society that values logic. However, it’s effective. Learning to make decisions this way is the only way to stay on the path to your life’s purpose. Once you get used to choosing love over fear in the small choices that have small risks, you can start to use it in bigger choices.
Are you working at this job because you deeply feel this is where you belong right now? Or because you believe you need benefits and a regular paycheck no matter how stressed you are? Are you in a romantic relationship because you truly love yourself there? Or because you have some love for that person and you’re scared of what life would be like without them?
Here’s the tricky part: It’s illogical.
Logic says you have job security at that company and your partner is a great catch and that nail polish color is just fine. But this is about your life’s purpose. As you get closer to achieving it, you’ll be able to look back and see the sense in all of the choices you’ve made. Until then, it’s going to be hard. Sometimes it will even seem totally wrong. But it will feel really good.
While it may be seemingly illogical, it’s actually simple physics. Acting on things that feel the best to you creates an energetic vibration which represents your true self. You become a magnet for synchronicity and will achieve your life’s purpose much faster than if you took the more logical path full of resistance.
I’ll let Bashar explain that a bit more…
Here’s an extra tip: Be humble.
The point of your path is to gather experiences that will prepare you to fulfill your purpose. Experiences. They are perfect because they are experienced. Not because they are perfect. I am a survivor of domestic violence and people often express how sorry they are that I had to experience that. It really sucked, but I’m not sorry. I’m so grateful for that experience because that is where I gained the majority of the compassion I need for my life’s purpose.
I once listened to a girl explain that she had quit her job at an organic drink company because they used plastic bottles. She then began pursuing certification as a yoga teacher. Logic would say that being a yoga teacher is better than filling the world with plastic bottles. But I could feel the fear in her choice that was keeping her from being humble enough to stay on her path. I have no fear of taking jobs that are beneath my qualifications or not completely in line with my values when I can sense that there is a valuable experience waiting for me there. I also have no fear of turning down seemingly perfect opportunities when I know they aren’t for me.
Paulo Coelho wrote, “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” This essentially means that, when you go around choosing fear, all the universe is conspiring against you. Oh no! Fear is at the root of all behaviors that mistreat others. Fear gives us permission to take from others, speak badly about them, hit them, sabotage them and defend ourselves violently. (Remember that last one next time you respond to a negative comment online.) Love gives us permission to empathize, understand, give, set healthy boundaries, co-create and thrive.
Here’s the result: Life gets simple.
I still have anxiety and challenging things happen, but I am able to receive them in a way that is manageable. I’ve lost that desperate feeling of flailing around in the dark fearful of getting hurt. Instead, I’m confidently stepping forward and I am starting to glimpse where I might be headed; although that final destination thing doesn’t matter much anymore. In fact, a lot of things don’t matter much anymore. I’m so busy trying to keep up with all the amazing things that are part of my purpose that I don’t have time to be a victim.
My friends and co-creators know that I’m famous for telling them to, “figure it out.” Instead of being afraid of things and dwelling in the drama, I chose to approach with love, find solutions and keep moving. Simple. I try to remember this love or fear formula when giving others advice. Our job is not to know what the right decision is for someone else, but to help them process their options. Listen and let them know where you hear love and fear expressed. By getting rid of all that unnecessary drama in your life you are creating room for the extraordinary things that are part of your life’s purpose. You’ll know when they show up because they will feel great and be simple. If you’re trying too hard, ask yourself what you’re so scared of and find your way back to the path of your life’s purpose.