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Welcome back to my discussion about what I think it means to be Indigo. In Part 1 I touched on the basic definition of an Indigo, and how I came to discover that I am an Indigo myself.

If you haven’t yet read Part 1, or feel you need a refresher, just click the link to the post below…I’ll keep myself amused til you get back…

What does it mean to be Indigo? Part 1

Hey, You’re Back! Awesome!

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Now, like I was saying…Everyone on the planet has a purpose to fulfill. Indigos do not have any sort of ‘exclusive rights’ to Destiny. Anyone trying to tell you otherwise probably has a book to sell, or is planning on starting a cult or something (If you’re writing such a book, Kudos to you, I wish you success, can I get a signed copy??? If you’re the cult guy, let me just say…you look lovely with that anime frog tattoo on your forehead – Honest :D. [Please, no angry letters – simply some light-hearted smart-ass conjecture on my part])

Uhhh, where was I? Oh, right – Destiny. Indigos don’t have the market cornered on it – but we’ve been fed the line that we are here to Change the World. Well sure, everyone will change the world in some small way…we’re all part of the same Universe, for crying out loud.

This continued theme of how ‘special’ Indigos and Crystals are has actually caused quite a lot of anxiety among those who fall into the categories. The pressure to do something Great for Humanity seems overwhelming. Would you like to go through life feeling as though there will be no cure for XYZ unless YOU hurry up and make an amazing discovery?? Or that YOU are the key to World Peace??

Sure, it would be great to do something so Earth-shatteringly amazing that the whole of humanity wanted to thank you…but is it realistic – let alone FAIR -to put these expectations upon these people??

I don’t think so.

I struggled for a while with it myself. Why was I given the gifts I have? Why do I think so differently from ‘everyone else’? What should I be doing to manifest my Destiny??

Then, one day it hit me…My purpose in This Life was to have my daughter – to raise her and guide her…and to learn from her. That was it…at least partially. It was startling to me that it was something so seemingly simple (although, anyone with kids – particularly strong willed ones – will tell you simple is the LAST thing it is, LOL).

The truth of the matter is that the simplest things could turn out to be the most important in the long run. I have done my best to teach my daughter how to think for herself. I have taught her the fundamental Truth that just because Society says that ‘This’ is the way we are supposed to Be/Act/Do things does not mean that Society is correct. I’ve done my best to make sure she never stops ‘seeking’ and ‘learning’.

This may seem like I’ve done just what every other parent tries to do…but I’ve found that when I tell people that she decided not to go to college, they are completely perplexed. Why didn’t I MAKE her go??? How will she possibly be able to make a life for herself?? Blah, blah, blah.

Just because she is not enrolled in a college does not mean that she is done learning. Frankly, the College structure, as it currently exists, simply will not work for her (wouldn’t have worked for me either, come to think of it).

My daughter was my main focus for 19 years…now, she is still on my spiritual agenda, just not the top of it (as it is now her turn to control her journey). So what is my purpose now?? Well, I’m focusing on my own spirituality (hence, my studies at Sacred Mists) as well as taking any small actions I can to support causes I believe in. If I can help anyone along the way, to discover their own path…or to discover a cause they feel is worth fighting for, then I will have fulfilled My Destiny as It has presented itself to me so far.

Each of us is on a separate journey – it it not for anyone else to decide which roads we take along the way.

Should we be without rules and go through life ‘Willy-Nilly’? Of course not. Contrary to what One might think, Indigos do need rules….we just don’t need rules that make no sense! Lol

Sure, I may be an idealist…but why is that BAD??

Wow…this has certainly been a rambling of sorts, hasn’t it? If I’ve lost any of you, I do apologize…I have a tendency to go off on tangents.

I guess what I’ve been getting at is that Being Indigo means being Human. It is living life to the fullest – not necessarily in the ‘traditional’ sense, but by going against the grain when necessary. It is not a license to buck authority just for the sake of bucking – but a tool to be used with caution. My mother (a particularly wise Indigo in her own right) always told me “There is a time and a place for everything”.

If you are Indigo, it doesn’t mean you have to be perfect. It just means that you should not take your gifts for granted. Do your best to find your happiness, your purpose, your Truth. You may have access to some parts of the Universal Consciousness that others do not…use this knowledge carefully, and responsibly. Remember that, although you may be different from others you know – this does not make you better, nor does it make you a freak…it just makes you different. 🙂

So, what do YOU think it means to be Indigo?? Are you making discoveries yourself? Please, share your thoughts & comments. I welcome your insight.

I suppose I should begin with a general definition of what an Indigo is, so you’re not scratching your head throughout this piece wondering if I’m talking about humans evolving into large Smurfs or something. LOL

According to Doreen Virtue, author of  The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children, The Characteristics of an Indigo are:

~ Strong willed

~ Born 1978 or later [Isleen’s Note: This would be the Mass Majority of them. Many Indigos were born long before 1978. See Article: Indigo Generations ]

~ 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.

~ Possesses a deep desire to help the world in a big way

~ Waivers 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 and animals.

Ms. Virtue also points out other traits or tendencies including:

~ A temper.

~ A warrior spirit.

~ An ability to detect when people are lying or situations are out of integrity.

~ Have a lot of Indigo Blue in their auras.

~ Highly sensitive to outside energies.

~ Sensitive to chemicals.

Doreen Virtue is one of many authors who regularly write of Indigo Children – A term that now, frankly, annoys me. Why? Well, if a vast majority were born starting in 1978, then a vast majority can no longer be considered ‘children’. But, that’s just me ‘Getting my Indigo Up’ LOL.

But I digress…So much of the information out there regarding Indigos has a very Mystic quality to it. Many books and articles make it sound as though Indigos are here to “save humanity”, and make a point of putting their “special abilities” in the forefront.

While many of the authors wish to merely explain what has been called the “Indigo Phenomenon”, it seems to me that it has turned into an unwitting exploitation of those who fit into the category. They unintentionally place huge amounts of pressure on these individuals to become and do something remarkable.

When I was first began my studies at Sacred Mists, I read an article that was posted by Lady Raven Moonshadow titled “Are You an Adult Indigo?”. I had no idea what the title was referring to, but felt strongly compelled to check it out. I was astounded to find that this article was describing me. It described me so intimately, yet I wasn’t mentioned (seriously, how could I be mentioned? It’s not like the author Knew me. Lol). I was totally flabbergasted and delighted all at the same time. FINALLY, I was able to explain (to a degree) my life experiences up to that point. I was elated to know that there were others like me. Knowing that there were others that came before me, and even more that came after. It was comforting…I mean, nobody wants to feel like a freak, right?

I scoured the internet and read many books, drinking in everything I could. Now, however, I have begun to realize that there is no real information out there…no answers in print for those of us who were/are seeking them. The answers are out there…but not in any book. The answers lie within each and every one of us.

Each of us, as Human Beings, has a purpose in This Life. One does not have to be an Indigo or a Crystal to be important and ‘special’. I have come to realize that the main difference between “Us” (Indigos/Crystals) and “Them” (those who are not) could be as simple as how “plugged in” we are to the Universal Web, and our drive to do something regarding the information we are privy to as a result.

For Part 2 Click Here: What does it mean to be Indigo? Part 2