By: Ellie Burgueno
The title of this article might be awkward or unfamiliar to you, you might have said: Oh! Another “doom and gloom” topic about how society has changed children? That is incorrect. Perhaps this is a very exciting, albeit add, change in basic human nature that has been documented and observed in any society that has the means to do it. You will discern by yourself as you go on with the reading.
Indigo Children are no new discovery, there’s a good book that talks about it and its authors state in it that people who work as counselors and spend close personal time with people, cannot help noticing certain emerging patterns of human behavior, which then become staples of the work. The authors work is about self-empowerment and the raising of self-esteem. That type of inspirational communication that enables people to hope, giving them the power to lift themselves above the level of who they “thought” they were. It also involves spiritual healing (not religious), and encourages self-examination for the purpose of finding the God within first, before searching for any outside source. It speaks of self-healing, as well as independence from worry, in a changing and worry-prone world. The type of well rewarded work—a work that makes people notice things.
It has become more and more popular to hear about a new kind of child or at least a new kind of problem for the parents. The difficulties were odd in nature, in that those type of children represent an interchange between adult and child that was unexpected and seemingly atypical of what other generations had experienced. It had been ignored until professionals brought the matter to the table, people who deal specifically with children. Many of whom have reported similar challenges and who found out that when parents of these children noticed that problems became acute; there was an overwhelming propensity to solve the issue by legally drugging those children.
This article is not meant to relate to investigations or research of logical thinkers and experts in the areas of behavior who have done some work about the subject. The article is intended to inform with a scientific approach based on books, reports, stories and comments of children’s workers, teachers, Ph.D.’s, M.D.’s, and authors that have talked about “Indigo Children.”
What is an Indigo Children? According to different studies, an Indigo Child is one who displays a new and unusual set of psychological attributes and shows a pattern of behavior undocumented before. That pattern has common unique factors that suggest that those who interact with them (especially parents) change their treatment and upbringing of them in order to achieve balance. Ignoring these patterns means potentially creating imbalance and frustration in the mind of these precious creatures. It’s important to identify, qualify and validate the attributes of these children to help them grow healthy and achieve their full potential.
To identify, qualify and validate these children one must know that they: come into the world with a feeling of loyalty and act like it, have a feeling of “deserving to be here,” and feel betrayed when others don’t share that, don’t have any issues with self-worth. They know who they are, have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice), simply will not do certain things; for instance, waiting for something is difficult for them, get frustrated with systems that are ritual-oriented and don’t require creative thought, often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like “system busters,” (non-conforming to any system), seem antisocial until they are with their own kind. If there are no others of unconsciousness around them, they often turn inward; feeling like no other human understands them. School is often extremely difficult for them socially, they will not respond to guilt discipline (“Wait ‘till your mom knows about what you’ve done”), are not shy about letting you know what they need.
Throughout the history of psychology, there have been systems of grouping human behavior. Indeed, often we all seem to fall into “clumps” of behavior patterns, sometimes fun to read about and identify. Searching for some formula that neatly fits everyone into a slot of some kind, helping the ones who study the human mind. Some of those systems are ancient; some are new. Who is like us and who isn’t? After those questions comes the need of exploring, defining and judging those people who were not like us in terms of color, belief, culture, and language, based on those differences, in the Western Civilization history, people were considered inferior.
For many years anthropologists and psychologists have evaluated how we all think, feel, and act by applying different tests: Intelligence Tests such as the Wechshler (WAIS) and the Stanford-Binet; Personality, The Personality Test, such as MMPI, MCMI, Type A, and Type B; Projective Personality Assessment, such as Rorschach, TAT, and SCT; Memory Test, such as WMS and Bender; Specific Psychological Factors. Like those for grouping human behavior: family structure and customs; culture; dreams; self-psychology; bonding and attachment; myths; religion; conscious and unconscious motivation and thoughts; Recognized psychiatric theorists like the personality typing: Freud, Jung, Adler, Berne, Fromm, Kernberg, Klein, Maslow, Peris, Reich, Rogers, Skinner, and Sullivan.
Indigo children are special, and they must be identified. According to a pseudoscientific New Age concept, they are children who are believed to possess special, unusual and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities. It’s been said that their being the next stage in human evolution, in some cases possessing paranormal abilities such as telepathy, to the belief that they are more empathetic and creative than their peers.
The great philosopher and civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi, said: “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and test of our civilization.” If we had just understood this concept, centuries ago, if we hadn’t perceived those human characteristics mentioned above as inferior, we could have long ago reached higher consciousness of love and acceptance of all people.