Indigo, rainbow and crystal children are the new generation who are leading us through an evolution in global consciousness, as Prediction’s Deputy Editor Gemma Birss finds out…
If you’re reading this article, you were probably an indigo child. Known as the pioneers of our age, indigo children are said to be guiding humanity through an evolution of consciousness into a new era. It’s said that they started being born around 100 years ago, with a significant number arriving on the planet in the 70s, defining the current age bracket of thirtysomething adults today. Indigo children continued to be born until around the year 2000, bringing with them increasing levels of sensitivity and intelligence. Definitions of indigo children include that they are creative, empathic, curious, determined, independent and quirky individuals with a strong sense of identity and a feisty warrior spirit. They demonstrate an interest in spirituality or paranormal phenomena from an early age and are sometimes psychically gifted. Highly intelligent and intuitive, they often rebel against authority and question social rules and roles. Because of their high levels of intelligence, indigo children are easily bored and, therefore, can be disruptive at school. Added to this, they don’t cope well in conventional school systems because of their resistance to established social codes and mistrust of authority.
The concept of indigo children was developed in the 70s by psychic Nancy Ann Tappe in her book Understanding Your Life through Colour. Nancy was diagnosed with the neurological condition synesthesia, which means that there are ‘abnormalities’ in the body’s sensory system where two or more senses are ‘cross wired’. In colour synesthesia, some aspects of reality, like letters or numbers, are perceived as possessing an inherent colour. Nancy’s condition allowed her to see particular types of people as having different colours, depending on their nature and lifestyle. She honed her synesthetic perceptions into a formal structure of information that she could then share with others. The closest parallel that we may be able to equate this system to is aura colours although, according to Nancy, this is a very tenuous comparison.
During the 60s, Nancy noticed that many children were being born with the indigo colour. She described these indigo children as being recognisable from a very early age by their large, clear eyes and bright, precocious nature. She described them as a bridge to our future, integral to uplifting the planetary vibrations and guiding humanity to a new level of consciousness. According to Nancy, those born with the ‘indigo’ label portray the energy pattern of behaviour that now exists in over 95 per cent of children born in the past 20 years. In other words, most young adults today were born indigo children. Nancy divides indigo children into four categories. Indigo humanists (which include Barack Obama and Prince William) are the good-natured socialites of the indigo children.
Being enthusiastic and impulsive, they love people and physical activity, and have a tendency towards hyperactivity. They resent long work hours and prefer a relaxed approach in the office. Indigo artists (like Serena and Venus Williams) are high-maintenance. Dramatic princesses, they love attention, expensive things and fashion. They zone out when disciplined and withdraw when stressed. Indigo conceptualists have a mission to introduce new technologies, designs and mechanical processes. Generally architects, IT experts and designers, they are genii when it comes to computers and electronics. They are controlling and generally use people to get what they want. Catalyst indigos are the rarest type of indigo child. They bring in new philosophies and religions. With a thick, heavy body, catalyst indigos are easy-going, but have a fiery temper. Their thought processes are different from the norm. They often make strange sound effects and can be considered eccentric or weird.
Jan Tober and Lee Carroll explored Nancy’s life colour system further in their book The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived, released in 1999. This book has established itself as the primary source of information on indigo children. Tober and Carroll linked the concept of indigo children with the increasing diagnoses of Attention Defi cit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the Western world. This disorder affects three to fi ve per cent of children across the world and is most common in school children, causing them to be hyperactive and disruptive. There are a number of speculated causes of ADHD; diet, home situation or genetics, to name a few, but no defi nitive trigger has been identifi ed. Nancy explains that while not all indigo children suffer from ADHD, individuals with this colour certainly resonate at a higher frequency than other ‘colours’. It is argued that in response to the speeding up of time on our planet, indigo children are genetically engineered to cope with the increasing pace of life and their behaviour may refl ect this. Nancy states that indigo children from the humanist category are more likely to tend towards hyperactivity and ADHD.
Tober and Carroll note that the increasing diagnoses of ADHD, rather than being a negative phenomenon, signify that children are at a new stage of evolution to their predecessors. They are the ‘new humans’, notably different from the generations of youngsters who went before them. Consequently, they require a different approach to care and attention rather than a simple dose of Ritalin, which is the drug commonly prescribed for ADHD. Tober and Carroll describe indigo children as displaying “a new and unusual set of psychological attributes, revealing a pattern of behaviour generally undocumented before. This pattern has singularly unique factors that call for parents and teachers to change their treatment and upbringing of these kids to assist them in achieving balance and harmony in their lives, and to help them avoid frustration.”
The link between ADHD and the new evolution of human was leapt on by skeptics, who considered ‘indigo child’ to be a pseudoscientifi c label commandeered by the anxious parents of children with learning diffi culties and psychological issues. According to skeptics, the label is a way for parents to avoid dealing with the matter at hand, therefore justifying their child’s improper, inappropriate or extreme behaviour. Added to this, critics considered the list of indigo child traits (see left) to be vague enough to apply to almost anyone. However, if indigo children are not recognised for what they are, they will reach adulthood with a whole new set of diffi cult issues. It is far more helpful if the parents recognise their child’s condition early on, in order to better guide them to achieve balance and harmony in their lives rather than frustration. Older indigos often succumb to drug addiction and depression in reaction to the sense that they don’t belong in the established social structure. Their mission on the planet is to change things, so they often fi nd themselves hitting out at the system, which can be frustrating and stressful.
Renowned angel expert Doreen Virtue has also explored the concept of indigo children, describing them as “highly sensitive and psychic, with important life purposes”. According to her book on the subject, the main difference between ‘normal’ children and indigos is their temperament. Indigos have a feisty warrior spirit, as their collective purpose is to beat down outdated systems that no longer serve our planet. They are here to quash any social system that lacks integrity. To accomplish this, they need hot tempers and fi ery determination. Adults who resist change and who value conformity and the status quo may misunderstand indigo children, preferring to diagnose them with ADHD and dull their passion with medications. Unfortunately, when medicated, the indigos often lose their sensitivity, intuition and warrior spirit.
Doreen Virtue goes on to describe the supposedly new generation of indigo children in her book The Crystal Children. Although Nancy Tappe refutes the claim that there are children with new colours, saying that crystal and rainbow children are actually still indigo (and may well be a new type of indigo child), it is worth considering predecessors, crystal children are sensitive and empathic, but their demeanour is more peaceful. Generally easy-going, crystal children benefi t from the path that the indigos forged into a more enlightened world.
Born from around 1995, crystal children are considered to be popular, adored and have magnetic personalities. They are late talkers, using telepathy to communicate in their early years and consequently may be diagnosed with autism. They are said to have an interest in crystals and stones, but more generally a love of nature and the outdoors. They are artistic and creative, and are drawn to music. Still young at this stage, crystal children will transmute society as they grow up. The role of the crystal child is to reveal to us our own Divinity. They function on the level of unity consciousness, hence their propensity for telepathic communication.
Following the crystals, the rainbow children are said to be the third generation of gifted children, with very few currently incarnated on the planet. They are generally born to crystal adults and are unique in that they carry no Karma, so they have no need to choose chaotic childhoods to enable them to spiritually grow. They are not born to dysfunctional families and are about trust and fearlessness. Their mission on the planet is to complete the evolutionary work that was started by indigo and crystal children.
Like indigo and crystal children, rainbow children have strong wills and spirited personalities. They need these qualities to build the new world on the foundations of peace and harmony laid down by the crystal and indigo children. They have a lot of energy, which they often channel into creative pursuits. They love colour and are fi lled with enthusiasm for life. They are good manifestors with an uncanny talent for telepathy and healing. Like their crystal predecessors, they are sensitive and loving. Apparently a large influx of rainbow children will occur from 2010 to 2030.
Doreen Virtue describes these rainbow children as, “perfectly balanced in their male and female energies.” She explains that they are confi dent without being aggressive and intuitive without effort. They are magical and can bend time, become invisible, and go without sleep and food for long periods. Crystal children are sensitive and vulnerable to allergies and rashes, while rainbow children will overcome this. They operate out of joy rather than need or impulse. In this sense, rainbow babies’ energy is one of giving to parents, and not of neediness. Parents will realise that they cannot out-give their rainbow child, for these children are a mirror of all actions born from love. Whatever loving thoughts, feelings and actions you send to them are magnified and returned 100-fold.
If you feel that as an indigo, you got a bit of a raw deal, fret not. Those born as indigos are now transitioning to crystal and are said to be undergoing a spiritual transformation that ignites their Christ consciousness – an evolved state of being which recognises that all is one. The indigos are joining the crystal children in their plight for evolutionary change. Furthermore, those who weren’t born indigo may find themselves evolving into crystals as they undergo the wave of spiritual awakening that is currently unfurling across the planet. It seems that whoever we were as children, we will all become children of the evolution.
Nancy Ann Tappe’s Life Colours
Psychic and parapsychologist Nancy Ann Tappe’s unique neurological condition synesthesia allows her to see a person’s life colour. Unlike an aura, this colour remains with the individual for their entire life, defining their purpose and life lessons during their time on the planet…
Magenta, red, pink, lavender and orange are physical life colours and relate to action people. They are the doers and are most common in previous generations where the focus of life was on physical activity, like farming and hunting for food
Yellow, tan and green are mental life colours and belong to those who think, plan and articulate with words. They are the academics and politicians. They observe, discriminate and evaluate
Blue and violet are spiritual life colours, relating to idealists who are on the planet to live and work creatively. They are judgmental, tending to judge and pass judgement easily
Indigo and crystal are floaters. They have no life lessons to learn and are the bridge to the future. They come during times of transformation to assist others to learn their life lessons.
Find out more about Nancy’s life colours at www.nancyanntappe.com