A few months ago, a friend of mine suggested to me that I might be an Indigo. “Eh? What’s that?” I thought to myself, and then, like everything that comes into my life that I don’t know about, I Google it to learn what it is. What I discovered about Indigos intrigued me. I felt that it answered a lot of questions, but it also raised even more.
So what is an Indigo Adult?
Because I’m still trying to work that out myself, I think the best thing I can do is just use this quote I found on the internet:
Some people say that the purpose of all Indigo adults is to raise the vibration of the planet – this is mostly true, they are not here to cower in fear or to do nothing at all. They are here to improve this planet for everyone, in some way. But often where Indigo adults have a problem is in finding out exactly how they can improve the planet. Every cell in an organism serves a function, and as an Indigo cell, you are not like every other Indigo cell. You possess the same molecular structure, but your function is different. The eye cell doesn’t do the same thing as the hair cell. Both are needed, both are loved, respected and accepted for what they are, but they do not have the same traits and abilities. They don’t do the same thing.
So what is your purpose as an Indigo adult? You have to find it yourself.
Yeh, that’s great. Thanks….
How do you know if you’re an Indigo?
Well, if you can relate to most of the following, or even all of them, then it’s likely that you are an Indigo:
- Are intelligent, though may not have had top grades.
- Are very creative and enjoy making things.
- Always need to know WHY, especially why they are being asked to do something.
- Had disgust and perhaps loathing for much of the required and repetitious work in school.
- Were rebellious in school in that they refused to do homework and rejected authority of teachers, OR seriously wanted to rebel, but didn’t DARE, usually due to parental pressure.
- May have experienced early existential depression and feelings of helplessness. These may have ranged from sadness to utter despair. Suicidal feelings while still in high school or younger are not uncommon in the Indigo Adult.
- Have difficulty in service-oriented jobs. Indigos resist authority and caste system of employment.
- Prefer leadership positions or working alone to team positions.
- Have deep empathy for others, yet an intolerance of stupidity.
- May be extremely emotionally sensitive including crying at the drop of a hat (no shielding) Or may be the opposite and show no expression of emotion (full shielding).
- May have trouble with RAGE.
- Have trouble with systems they consider broken or ineffective, ie. political, educational, medical, and legal.
- Alienation from or anger with politics – feeling your voice won’t count and/or that the outcome really doesn’t matter.
- Frustration with or rejection of the traditional American dream – 9-5 career, marriage, 2.5 children, house with white picket fence, etc.
- Anger at rights being taken away, fear and/or fury at “Big Brother watching you.”
- Have a burning desire to do something to change and improve the world. May be stymied what to do. May have trouble identifying their path.
- Have psychic or spiritual interest appear fairly young – in or before teen years.
- Had few if any Indigo role models. Having had some doesn’t mean you’re not an indigo, though.
- Have strong intuition.
- Random behavior pattern or mind style – (symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder). May have trouble focusing on assigned tasks, may jump around in conversations.
- Have had psychic experiences, such as premonitions, seeing angels or ghosts, out of body experiences, hearing voices.
- May be electrically sensitive such as watches not working and street lights going out as you move under them, electrical equipment malfunctioning and lights blowing out.
- May have awareness of other dimensions and parallel realities.
- Sexually are very expressive and inventive OR may reject sexuality in boredom or with intention of achieving higher spiritual connection. May explore alternative types of sexuality.
- Seek meaning to their life and understanding about the world May seek this through religion or spirituality, spiritual groups and books, self-help groups and books.
- When they find balance they may become very strong, healthy, happy individuals.
Now, the only one I don’t relate to in the above list is #22, but I’ve often thought it would be pretty cool if street lights blew behind me as I walked along…. although that would probably really freak me out, so it’s probably a good thing that doesn’t happen!
Do you think you’re an Indigo Adult?
If you relate to most of the 26 traits in the above list, I’d really love to hear from you, either in a reply or by email. I’d like to get to know more Indigo Adults out there.
Update 28 May 2013: This blog is no longer active. If you would like to add a comment, please add it over here: Are you an Indigo Adult? where it’s been republished. I would love to have you continue the discussion over there. Thank you!