Indigo Children, Crystal Children and Agriculture

As we have already discussed in previous posts on Diary Indigo, sunlight, fresh air, nature, physical activity and community are essential things that Indigo and Crystal Children innately know that they need in their lives. They’ll do what they can to get these things and when they’re in need of them, look out, because you’ll be the first to know about it. First comes the fidgeting, then comes the boredom, the standing up and moving around the classroom. This then leads to the calling out in the classroom, climbing chairs, tables, throwing things, not paying attention, not caring about their classwork, then walking out the door.

These are just some examples of behaviours that children can demonstrate. Remember, every behaviour is a result of communicating a need which hasn’t been met. Let’s face it, we’re not here to please everybody, but in saying this, we also need to consider what others’ needs are and how we can work together to achieve the best potential for each and all.

Agriculture being taught in schools is something that we have been pondering about lately, for it seems to have so many positive benefits for Indigo and Crystal Children and it seems like they naturally gravitate towards it. As a schoimagesol subject, Agriculture teaches children about the importance of various practices, which builds links between their desire to seek truth and reasoning behind things and their physical efforts. Agriculture goes beyond the books because it teaches students the qualities of patience, persistence and the feeling of reaping what is sown.

For Indigo Children who have much energy to expend and are not the kind of children to sit still, they are in their element being able to move physically. The time spent outdoors equals to exposure to the sunlight, which equals to increases in Serotonin. Serotonin levels are linked to relaxed states of minds, balanced hormones and overall lower levels of stress. Overactive minds sure could use a lot more of it! Higher levels of Serotonin also translate into higher levels of rest, hence creating calmer minds and calmer bodies.

For learners who learn visually, there is much to see that is going on in the world and Agriculture is something that assists them in cultivating this vision. Whatever is planted and nurtured becomes a part of a creative process far greater than what was originally conceived in thought. Agriculture reflects on a level of self-empowerment and responsibilty, driving children to manage their own resources and be in control of what they produce. It reflects on the old ways and days, when we used to connect to nature so easily and freely. Sure there are modern conveniences in today’s world, but how many of us can say that we are able to connect to all these positive benefits that come about from something like studying, practising and applying principles of Agriculture, through other means?

9191524683_13b96aa2f3_zIn witnessing the way that children engage with their environment, we see Agriculture as something that is so vital for today’s developing children. Not just for the sake of growing their own food and looking after other animals, but also for the sense community that it brings about. Indigos in their element being leaders, being nurturers, planters and creators whilst Crystal Children are able to connect with nature and share their love with the plants and animals. Between both groups of children, they are able to develop positive social interactions through working together and they can feel like they are contributing in worthy and significant ways. It makes them feel valued – something which is quite often overlooked, because the labels that they are originally given, have them perceive themselves as ‘broken’ or ‘incapable’.

Today I was fortunate to spend the whole day with some Agriculture students and to see what an inspiring teacher they have to lead them, to facilitate a love of learning and a love of nature. It is wonderful to see this passion in a teacher, transmitted to their students. I truly believe that in order to be great teachers, we honestly need to show to our students that we are enthusiastic about what we are teaching. Let’s also remember that Indigo and Crystal Children are sensitive to our thoughts and emotions, so let’s face it, they’ll know when you’re enjoying what you’re teaching and you’ll know that they’ll enjoy what they’ll be learning about too.

My Indigo and Crystal Brothers and Sisters, each of you impacts the world in far more significant ways than you realise. You all shine such beautiful light into the world and spread it in all such unique ways. Unite together, share a common purpose and share the love.

Indigo Children who Start Too Many Things at Once: Toys all over the floor, unfinished projects and the need for the latest gadgets

How many times have you seen one of the Indigo Children in your life, go from one thing to another, perhaps without even finishing it? They start one thing and then they start another and another. Or they may be the children who always want the latest toys, games and gadgets?

“Why?”, you may ask?

Well simply because Indigos go with their feelings and do what they feel they need to do at the time. To some, this may look like one of the characteristics saying that they have defecits in attention and cannot concentrate. It is quite contrary to this however, because Indigo Children feel that driven by their feelings and their focus, combined with the fact that they are old souls, who recognise that time on Earth is limited. Add the two together and you have a person who feels like everything needs to be done (or started) in as short amount of time as possible.

For some Indigo Children, they can be overwhelmed by the amount of creative outlets or ventures that they wish to express themselves. Like water flowing into a cup from the Universe, you could think of Indigo Children as people who have their Crown Chakras open with information flowing through constantly. Whether they choose to tune into this or not is up to them and up to how their gifts are accepted, celebrated and nurtured.

Because of this overflowing cup, it is like their is a constant flow of energy, creativity and flow that needs to come out into the world. For parents and teachers, it is really important to be able to support this high level of expression. Encourage their interests and give them time and space to break things down into smaller parts and tasks so that their outpour of information does not contribute to a feeling of being overwhelmed, hence perhaps leading to the creation of unfocused attention in some cases.

What we are witnessing with Indigo Children is an evolution in cognition rather than children who cannot pay attention in class or home and focus on one thing. Their ability to literally envision so many different things at once is exciting! Teach them how to break things down. Teach them to write down all the ideas that come to them so that they can refer back to this later. By doing this, Indigos are given a chance to keep a record of the ideas that have come to them. This may give them a chance to focus on and actually finish tasks and projects without beginning too many at once. Step by step they can return to what ideas they had in mind and it gives them a chance to feel like they are achieving something. It is empowering and inspiring at the same time!

Let them go with their feelings but also support them in developing concentration through their passions. These are children who are simply not fitting the old models of education and need a bit more freedom in the ways that they learn and express themselves. 

To all of my Indigo Brothers and Sisters, your creativity is a blessing. It is one of your greatest gifts. There is nothing wrong with your imagination, it is just that many around you had forgotten about this great skill in itself. Use your imagination and create wonders in your worlds, in your lives, in your hearts. Share the love and may all of your dreams come true.

Love from Nathan and Friends.

Cheeky Indigo Children

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. giphy

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.

Love from Nathan and Friends