As we have already established, the Indigo Child is one who is quite intuitive, sensitive to the degree that they can innately detect and discern between truth and dishonesty. They are known as the ones who are very feeling based, to the degree that they feel out what they want to be doing, and can go from place to place, starting task upon task to their heart’s content. From my own childhood and now as an educator, whilst I have noticed that Indigos are the kinds of children that teachers, parents and educators do not always understand, a label is given to them, making them feel like there is something wrong with them. Like ADHD is some kind of defect, when in fact it is a different form of cognition, one which actually has its similarities to those who are ‘gifted and talented’.
In saying this, as labels are given to Indigo Children, they begin to feel like something is wrong and they internalise these labels. Resulting from this is in many cases, a lower sense of self-esteem. These labels may or may not change their understanding of their own innate spiritual gifts, and so they while many of them still have the abilities of intuition, sensitivity, multi-tasking, creativity and inner truth detection, they might not always be channeled into the most positive of ways.
With many Indigo Children who have been displaced in the home and school classroom, we get children who are feeling very vulnerable and sensitive about the things that they have been labelled, and thus need a way for them to feel better about themselves or to keep themselves amused in the boredom of education systems that they engaged by. Some cases of this can look like picking on other children at school or home, or feeling like picking on a different person every week! Others may show this vulnerability and need by lashing out at other teachers and adults. Others take it out on society. The passion builds, the anger builds, and when an Indigo is fired up, they’ll show it seen and unseen ways that are usually quite obvious.
Imagine having inner truth detection abilties and using that as a bully. You’d know what makes others tick and you would feed off it. You would know what truly gets to them and you would continue to do it. Even if the recipient of bullying told the teacher and the teacher told them to ‘just ignore it‘, it would be something that would take a great deal of strength and resilience to overcome. So we need to focus our attention on the bully, cooperate with members of their family and school network and re-educate them in the process.
All those people pointing fingers at you, saying that something is wrong, well this is the only kind of behaviour that you know, and now it’s time for you to carry out this behaviour unto others. What are the effects of this cycle? If we are not learning to accept ourselves and internalise the detrimental impacts of labelling and misdiagnosis, where is our society heading? Meet the Indigo Bully, a creation of this cycle of being ‘bullied’ themselves.
If you are or were one of these children (I know I was when I was younger!) or if you are a parent or an educator, we really really need you to unconditionally love and accept yourselves again and do the same unto others. Bullies create bullies, and it is common for us to fear or put down what we don’t understand ourselves. Although the past is done and dusted, it’s time to pick up the pieces, forgive those who crossed our paths and ‘wronged’ us to some extent. It’s not about holding onto the anger, but being inspired by it, to make a difference and to transform your world and well-being.
Take a forgiveness inventory. Take a large sheet of paper and write down the names of all the people in your life that you need to forgive. It could be small things, it could be large things. Imagine as you write these names on this paper down, that they are standing in front of you and you say “(their name), I forgive you, I release you and I am free and you are free.” Imagine pink light wrapping around you both and feel how good it feels to let them go.
It is my prayer that each of you Indigos out there awaken. See beyond the labels, see yourselves as perfectly whole and complete. You are enough just the way you are. You were taught in ways that reflected the ways that others were taught. We need you now to live and lead by example and begin to see the world as you do and no one else. Reclaim your power. Reclaim your truth. You are beautiful.