Respect and Indigo Children

cane 1During my time as a school teacher, I have heard things from various different teachers, parents and external stakeholders which can be summed up as phrases such as;

“Students don’t respect their teachers anymore”,
“There is no discipline in schools these days” and
“Students walk all over teachers as they have more rights than teachers”.

What is it that is raising these concerns in teachers, parents and members of the general public? Are teachers and parents really feeling that disempowered because of a ‘lack of discipline’ in schools and at home? Is it because there are new rules that protect children from harm that mean that ‘authority figures’ cannot impose their authority onto those who are not conforming?

Quite the contrary, really. In all honesty, we are witnessing the evolution of the human species. We are moving beyond the need to control others and exerting power in ways that are harmful; physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically. Let’s face it, Indigo Children can detect truth internally and ever so easily and naturally, whilst Crystal Children are drawn to those with open hearts.

If our children are a part of systems which are not based upon principles and foundations of integrity and honour, then who are they to be named and shamed for doing what could be considered ‘wrong’? Students walk out of class, refuse to do work, speak up and voice their truths, which sometimes escalates into arguments and defiance. What do we make of the situations involving these children, when they simply do not feel comfortable attempting to learn what is not feeling right for them?

Let’s consider Indigo Children at school for example. A teacher is teaching and prior to the lesson informs the students that what they are doing is boring and they need to do it just because they have to. How do you think an Indigo would respond in this situation?

“Teacher, you can’t make me do it. I don’t want to do it. It’s boring”

“Do it now. (Raising Voice). I’m the teacher and you must do your work”

Would a teacher make them do the work? As we write this, we are picturing an image of an Indigo being backed into the corner with their own personal space and integrity boundaries being overstepped. Volcano gives out the tremors and BANG! Books closed, angry words and mood and straight out the door!

3._School_EventsOr what if the school principal is someone who only punishes students without listening to their side of the story? What if the school principal only acknowledges academic pursuits or plays favourites with certain students and families? What kinds of levels of respect will Indigo Children have for them?

Reflecting upon the two scenarios given above, it could even be quite likely that our sample Indigo Child has more respect for the school janitor than the classroom teacher or school principal because the school janitor might be someone who likes to joke around, admire this student’s artworks and enjoy a good conversation with them. This might not fit in with the old ways, but personally, I think it’s a pretty genuine and honest way to demonstrate respect for another.

In the past, it was taught and generally expected that we would grow up and respect our elders, respect those with titles in front of them, those with more money than us, those who wear a particular style of clothes, and so on. With Indigo Children, we are moving to a different level of understanding what respect actually is. Respect is a thing which needs to be really earnt with Indigo Children and not just expected because of age, titles, social status and so on. Let’s bear in mind that many Indigo Children are old, wise souls who may have more experience and wisdom than you yourself even realises. So simply believing that they MUST respect you just because you are older is something that needs reconsideration. We are being taught to respect ourselves, believe in ourselves and what we do, so that these examples can be mirrored and reflected in the ways that we interact and deal with others.

Indigo Children won’t false friendships just for the sake of it, nor will they show their respect just to be nice. You’ll notice the differences in their behaviour and enthusiasm around different people whom they innately get along better with – people whom they appreciate and people who appreciate them.

In our older models of life, whether it be business, family, education, social structures and so on, we were operating under an inbalanced perspective of operating from distorted Masculine (Yang) energy. Masculine energy is outward projecting and focuses on action, logic, practicality and striving. In its distorted form, Masculine energy tends to look like things such as competition, demand, pushiness and struggle. Right now, we are moving to the return of the Feminine (Yin) energy, which is timely with the arrival of Indigo and Crystal Children. Feminine energy turns inwards and focuses on our sensitivity, receptivity, creativity, emotions and intuition.

In other words, what we are literally saying, is that in the past, it would’ve been generally considered the logical thing – older people – younger people. Older people deserve more respect and are always right, whilst younger people must always obey. The dominance of the Masculine energy saw to it that children were pushed and controlled in ways that came from a place of fear.

indexAs we move into an era accomodating the return of the Feminine energy, we are remembering that the world operates on a simple yet profound basis on the law of attraction. Rather than competing for our dominance over others and making children obey, we manifest it through the law of attraction and understanding our own needs and their needs. In doing so, we become more responsive to building positive relationships with students and families and we understand the significance of each others’ roles. We come to a mutual understanding and most importantly, we come from a place of love and respect.

In all honesty, listen to what children have to say. Listen to them voice their feelings, their emotions, their opinions and ideas. They have great wisdom within them that is not simply ruled out or irrelevant just because someone has been on this planet longer than them. Age in Earth years certainly does not absolutely mean that they have been ‘alive’ for a longer time.

indexMother Mary says “in order to teach the world and its incoming generations about respect, then we need to see each other in the world on an equal playing field. In truth, we are all holy children of the Universe, here to make an impact and a profound difference. Love is where each of us is from. Whether we are a man or woman, a child, an animal, of the elemental, the angelic, the crystal kingdoms, of this world or another, it matters not. There is a common thread of unity that unites each and all in one way or another. Respect yourselves and respect each other, honouring what each has to say and honouring each one’s unique way. Live the life that you were born to live, and live your life in service of all that you can give. Receive and accept to Heaven’s fate, of the world you live in, love overruling hate. In this life here and now, the holy presence of life all around.”


My Indigo Brothers and Sisters, you are all beautiful. We are all connected by a cosmic web of love and light. Let it shine and let yourselves shine. Acknowledge the light in you as the light in me.

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