Indigo souls started taking human form 100 years ago. A huge wave of indigos decided to incarnate in the 1970’s, so many adults today carry the cosmic gene of conscious transformation.

Their name comes from the color of their auric field. Indigos radiate a soothing violet energy and vibrate on a different frequency that non-indigos. As we moved into the new millennia, rainbow souls decided to increase this shift in awareness, so they too joined the game of life.


Many indigos right now are raising children of their own. Some rainbow souls have chosen indigos as parents, others opted for caregivers with more self-restricted perspectives. Both indigos and rainbows continue to do the work, together or separately, and what they create prepares this world for the future generations.

What is it like to be an adult Indigo?

  • Adult indigos are sensitive. They vibrate at a higher frequency, thus being more aligned to the cosmic shifts.
  • They commit to their values and stand their ground. No matter what society says, they cannot change their belief systems just because everyone else thinks and acts in a certain way. The internal compass is too strong.
  • They struggle to conform. It takes time to harmonize their rebellious nature with the system already in place.
  • They question themselves and they challenge the world. Indigos are visionaries.
  • They have extrasensory abilities that help them navigate the sometimes confusing waters of existence. Indigos are self-taught entrepreneurs, businessmen, and businesswomen, creators and catalysts.
  • They see the world as a spiritual background. Everything from cooking dinner to paying the bills is sacred in nature and, done properly, can widen their perspective.
  • Indigos love rituals. For some, a ritual may be going to the mountains two times a month, or drive into the night as a meditation. No matter what they resonate with, indigo adults increase the quality of the human experience by transforming good habits into rituals.

Indigos are light bearers and path showers. They are familiar with both the positive and the negative aspects of human behavior. As they mature, indigos are capable of putting their gifts to good use, but this always comes at a cost.. Young Indigos often begin to see through the intense materialism and the victim drama that form the basis of most adult lives in the modern world.

In adolescence they often “disconnect” from these lifestyles and opt for “alternatives” which they deem more meaningful or more fun or just plain challenging to adults.

Unfortunately, many of these include the drug culture and various trance parties that include chemically induced states of bliss that are short-lived and addictive.


At this point, the adolescent indigo is expressing his or her anger and rejection of a system that offers nothing of value to the Indigo soul. Parents can take their children to Rehabilitation programs, but they really need to question why such intelligent and creative beings often seem to want to self-destruct.

Another form of self-destructive adolescent behavior occurs when the child takes on the values of the parents and seeks to overachieve. This can be frightening, as Indigos are by nature exceptionally gifted and talented. These Indigos often develop phenomenal academic and technical abilities to gain recognition and success, but sacrifice emotional development which can be hugely damaging in later life when they seek to create meaningful partnerships.

The Young Indigo Adult

In their twenties and early thirties, Indigos usually fall into one of two groups.

The first group follows a “yuppie” path and creates affluence, usually through a career in IT or the Arts. They seek stable relationships and to have children and create families. But they battle with the demands and norms of the systems of marriage, family and employment. Their Indigo souls strive to express their essence and remain true to who they are while still achieving “success” as dictated by our culture.

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The second group opts to “drop out”, and often the individuals travel extensively, becoming a “global citizen” and battling to settle in any one place. These people often have no fixed career or work, and live an alternative lifestyle that includes drugs. While they often claim to be happy, they are also frustrated by their inability to be able economically to pursue the “normal” activities of creating a family and contributing to a community.

Both groups are attempting to redefine what it means to be an adult in the contemporary world, and to find ways of living their truth while still finding happiness and stability as adults. They are the generation that is defining new choices and new options for adult life on the New Earth.

Systems Busting – Indigos and the Education System

The area of community life where Indigos have had the most effect is the education system. As mentioned earlier, Indigos are mostly right-brainers who are energetic and active. They dislike sitting still for long periods, being told what to do and being bored by repetitive tasks that fail to challenge them. Since this generally defines the school experience, it is obvious that Indigos will have problems and will cause problems.

The right-brain orientation means many indigos struggle to maintain interest and focus in a school curriculum designed for left-brain activity. Their need to express their energy in movement and to relieve their boredom means they are restless and can be disruptive. When they begin to fall behind their peers, they can become stressed and anxious.

The usual diagnoses given to Indigos are ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHT (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), which are regarded as “minimal brain dysfunction” disorders by medicine. The parent needs to choose between defining their child with a pathological label, or accepting that the child represents the next step in human evolution, and neither needs nor wants to spend 6 or 7 hours a day sitting behind a desk being told what to think.

Lets face it – the school system is dated and dysfunctional. Schools were originally designed to educate the children of the upper classes, who had the wealth and time to devote to mental pursuits as a sign of their superiority. Gradually, in the 19th and early 20th century, education became universal.

But what does the school system really do? Most Indigos agree that what is taught in school is rarely relevant to real life. It confines them to mental or “head” experience, and most Indigos want real life experience to be their teacher.

In addition, sitting behind a school desk for 6 hours a day is seen as no more than training to sit behind and office desk for 8 hours a day or more, and most Indigos have no interest in that life path.

Modern school classes in South Africa usually consist of 30 or so children and one teacher. The system functions because the children agree to be controlled by the teacher. However, as more and more Indigos say no, the system begins to falter.

Perhaps indigos are teaching us that there are better ways to learn. Perhaps, beyond a few hours a day of basic literacy and numeracy, the child of the future will choose projects to be pursued in the community under supervision of parents or teachers. These could be “real life” oriented, and be of benefit to both the learner and the community.

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Meanwhile, more and more Indigos are saying no to formal school education.

Indigo Stories: 

I met Alison when she was 15 and had just dropped out of school. She was attractive, intelligent and sensitive. She came from an affluent family, her father being a respected medical practitioner.

Alison absolutely refused to go to school, and had become involved with drugs. Her parents, not knowing how to cope, were forced to allow her to leave school and to deal with her drug problem and her rebellion. She was placed in a drug rehab program.

She wanted to study Reiki and Healing with crystals, but was really too immature to be a healer.


Eventually she became a model, and was able to get work in London and Tokyo. She earned large sums of money and was able to travel the world. Being attractive, she had no shortage of male companions in her life.

How does one tell an Indigo like Alison that she needed to go the school? She plainly did not. She was able to live a life beyond what most people aspire to without spending years at school and university. This is typical of Indigos: they work out the system and then use it to their advantage rather than being controlled by it.

Peter, on the other hand, went into a deep depression in his final year of school. He dropped out, not because of work pressure, but because he was able to see the futility and the illusion of the school system. His father was opposed, but his mother with whom he lived, was willing to allow his journey.

After several months of dealing with his depression, Peter decided not to return to school, but to pursue a technical diploma for which he did not need a school certificate.

This option gave him the time to research his other interests in life, alternative healing and healthier lifestyles.

A more tragic story is that of Jamila, a young Asian South African girl who also dropped out in her final year of school. In Jamila’s case, her parents were academic high achievers, and Jamila in fact did buckle under the pressure to perform as well as the suppressed anger at her parents “absence” from her life while pursuing their careers.

She is immensely gifted, sensitive, and loving, as well as beautiful. But she developed an eating disorder as a signal that all was not right in her world.

Unfortunately, her parents adopted the “child as problem” approach, and sought to find someone to “cure” her. They were unable to understand that their own behavior and the system in which they thrived was inimical to their Indigo daughter and her gentle and sensitive approach to life

Then, on the lighter side, is the story of 4 year old Kim, who informed her mother that she was not going to go to school. She intended to be a mother when she grew up, and for that, she told Mom, she didn’t need to go to school. Mother tended not to agree, and Kim was enrolled at the local Waldorf School. The Waldorf and Montessori systems of education see to be the best available to Indigos at the moment.

Many Indigo parents are also going for the home schooling option, which allows for more flexibility of approach while still ensuring that the child gets the necessary education.

Want to learn more? Here are some interesting videos we’ve found on the subject.

h/t to Gostica