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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are Indigo Children actually children?

A: The term Indigo Children was given to a subset of the generation born between the late 1970’s and today. It’s used similarly to terms like Baby Boomer and Flower Child. Many of the Indigo Children today are actually young adults now.

Q: Where does the term Indigo Children come from?

A: There is a common misunderstanding that Indigo refers to a person’s aura color. While it is possible to have the color indigo in your aura, it simply relates to the third eye or 6th chakra and signifies an activated intuition. The term Indigo Children was coined by self-help author Nancy Ann Tappe in 1982. Possessing a brain disease which caused her to taste shapes and see personality types as colors, Nancy was a self-help author who lectured on the 11 Life Colors she saw. In 1978, she first saw the 12th Life Color of Indigo. The arrival of Indigo Children has long been predicted by individuals and cultures around the world who used various descriptive terms for them. Nancy’s term was popularized in the 1990s by the publication of the book The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived.

Q: Do all Indigo Children have blonde hair and big, light blue eyes?

A: Indigo Children come in all shapes, sizes and colors from all over the world. We do not have a specific eye color or shape, but we do have very intense eyes. Some claim our inner light, wisdom or truth can be seen in our eyes. Light variations of coloring may sometimes be prominent in any category of lightworkers because of the inner light we possess. Some people have experienced their eyes becoming lighter as they go through their awakening. What’s more, I’ve personally experienced incredible souls while looking into deep, dark, chocolate brown eyes.

Q: How can I tell if I’m an Indigo Child?

A: We have put together a list of Indigo Children Traits where you may recognize yourself as well as an Indigo Children Test. Additionally, you can use your intuition to see if whether calling yourself an Indigo Child feels right or not. We are generally very attracted to each other so finding yourself here may be a clue. A common reaction from genuine Indigo Children who first come across this information is to be very humbled by the idea that they may be one of the volunteers as well as overwhelmed with relief that what they knew to be true about themselves all this time has finally been acknowledged. You are the only one that can truly know if you are an Indigo Child or not. If you’re not sure, spending time with other Indigo Children is a great way to find your truth.

Q: What’s it like being an Indigo Child?

A: It’s a very uncomfortable, lonely life with lots of rewards. We struggle to fit in and find friends who understand us completely. We are often given prescription drugs when we don’t fit in or we try to stand up for what we know is right. Having a physical body feels awkward to us and our hearts ache to go home knowing we came from somewhere else. However, we are strong, wise, compassionate and have so much love to give. We are able to accomplish amazing things and positively influence mass amounts of lives. We are volunteer warriors and the rewards far outweigh our struggles.

Q: Is it limiting to label someone as an Indigo Child?

A: Labels are inherently limiting, however I believe that acknowledging the Indigo Children label is a positive alternative to the labels they are typically otherwise given. Some common ones I’ve heard are anti-authoritarian, behavior disordered, ADHD, freak, witch, addict, cheater, manipulator and a slue of other misunderstood negative labels. I have yet to meet an authentic Indigo Child who considers themselves better than others because of their label. Contrary to that concern, Indigo Children are typically humbled and find solace in their label. Many of us use the label Indigo Child as an anchor and expand beyond that with our own unique understanding of who we are focused around our purpose.

Q: What is the connection between Indigo Children and ADHD?

A: Many of the systems in our modern society are poorly designed and Indigo Children naturally feel uncomfortable conforming to something we intuitively know is wrong. Combine that with enough energy running through us to move objects without touching them while our highly sensitive bodies are fed processed, chemically altered foods and injected with synthetic vaccinations and you have the recipe for poor attention and erratic behavior. ADHD statistics match the estimated appearance and rise in numbers of Indigo Children as well as other diseases including autism, asthma and allergies. Alternatively, the Waldorf education system, which caters an environment friendly to sensitive Indigo Children, has never had a single case of ADHD in any of their over 1,000 schools and 2,000 kindergartens in more than 60 countries suggesting it is our standardized systems that are broken, not the children.

Q: Are Indigo Children human?

A: Indigo Children are humans with old souls. It’s estimated about one third of the world’s population believes in some form of reincarnation. A Starseed is a person who lived a past life somewhere other than our planet. Indigo Children are considered one subgroup of Starseeds.

Q: Why are Indigo Children here?

A: Indigo Children are referred to by some as volunteers. We are described as advanced souls that volunteered to come to Earth to help the shift into the new Intuitive Age. We each come with a specific mission or purpose. Most of us forget our purpose at birth but know we have one and seek to remember.

Q: What is an awakening?

A: To awaken is to become aware. Indigo Children use this term to describe our process of understanding ourselves and the world around us. Most of us have at some point attempted to participate in social structures that we aren’t meant for such as public schools, a nine to five career, marriage and other man-made systems. While we may have found success or been happy within those constraints for a time, they typically fall apart for us and we are forced to acknowledge who we truly are. Awakening is a process for everyone, not just Indigo Children. It is significant for Indigo Children because we are here to help with a mass awakening.

Q: What can I do to jump start my own awakening?

A: We believe the first step to awakening is through a healthy, conscious diet. Microwaves, processed foods and chemicals will make it hard for your body to function while organic produce, sustainable farming products and foods high in nutrients will give you clarity and an abundance of energy. The second step to awakening is through meditation. I recommend 15 minutes of meditation a day to begin and personally enjoy listening to guided meditations. Connect with me through the blog on this site or any of my social media pages for content that will help with your awakening.

Q: Can you recommend other books relevant to Indigo Children?

A: Absolutely!

The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober
This is the original non-fiction resource on Indigo Children released in the 1990s. A great book for anyone interested in the topic of Indigo Children.

The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children by Doreen Virtue
This book details the day to day functioning of highly sensitive Indigo Children covering everything from communication to diet and optimal environments.

Realms of the Earth Angels: More Information for Incarnated Angels, Elementals, Wizards and Other Lightworkers by Doreen Virtue
If you like where I’m going with all of this Indigo Children stuff but aren’t sure where you fit in, this is a good place to start. Doreen outlines several subgroups of Starseeds (she uses her own term Earth Angels) and gives lists of characteristics making it easy to identify your classification.

Your Sixth Sense: Unlocking the Power of Your Intuition by Belleruth Naparstek
A logical and statistical approach to understanding intuition. I found this to be a helpful resource for anyone looking to exercise their intuition no matter what their natural ability may be. I’m also a big fan of Belleruth’s guided imagery meditations.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A fictional story relevant to the topic of an Indigo Child’s purpose and our often confusing path to achievement. The Alchemist is a classic piece of literature and a great read for all audiences.

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price
In my opinion, diet is the first step to awakening and the biggest factor for an Indigo Child’s quality of life. The work of Weston A. Price stands apart from all fads and is unparalleled in scientific research. The Weston A. Price Foundation continues to produce relevant information continuing his work. Also check out the inspiring and educational film Fresh from the foundation.