This information is excerpted from the
Indigo Factor: Parenting Galactic Children
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Understanding the Indigo
1. Indigo children see
the truth of everything around them.
They see people and situations for what they are and cannot pretend otherwise.
They cannot suppress feelings. They cannot deny what they know. It is not a
natural inclination for these children to lie. Although they can learn to lie,
they are never very good at it and it is quite hard on them physically to do
2. Indigo childrenís
emotions are directly connected to their experience of their environment at
When Indigo children experience physical discomfort it is because something is
out of alignment with their emotional experience of what is going on around
3. Parents of and others
around Indigo children must take responsibility for their own emotions.
It is vitally important that those around Indigo children are consciously
aware of their emotions. As family, friends or parents of Indigo children you
are responsible for your emotional balance. This is one of the most important
things that we can do to support these children. If you are not emotionally
balanced get counseling.
4. Indigo children are
very affected by toxins such as chemical, environmental, emotional, and
Vaccinations are not a good idea for Indigo children. They cannot tolerate
them and will have an immediate reaction to the introduction of them into
their bodies. Over time, being exposed to toxins can cause rapid decline in
the life force of Indigo children. Being in cities and toxic houses and toxic
classrooms with the paints and carpets is really hard on them.
5. Indigo children need
a wide variety of outlets to express their creativity.
They are constant conduits of creative energy at all times. This need for
creative expression can be perceived as ADD or ADHD, emotional outbursts or
the need for constant physical activity. They need to have at least five or
six options to express their creativity at any given time. They should always
have notebooks and pencils or pens to be able to write with. Many of them
compose music and poetry just off the top of their head. They should always
have chalks and crayons and a drawing pad with them to be able to draw at
will. It would be really good for them to have a CD player so that they can
listen to music if they want to.
6. Indigo children need
to be allowed to leave a situation at any time that they need to.
Indigo children can learn to take care of themselves emotionally if they are
given the opportunity to leave situations that are uncomfortable for them and
given an outlet to deal with the emotional stimulation. If there is something
chemically, emotionally or energetically going on in a classroom and they are
not able to focus they are allowed to get up and leave without asking
permission to go into another room where ideally there would be an adult there
to assist them to perhaps draw for awhile until they are able to focus again
and return to the classroom.
And at home this is vital. If the parents of an Indigo child are having an
argument, that child needs to be able to get out of the house and have a safe
place to go deal with the intensity of the emotions. You canít imagine how
unbearable it is for an Indigo child to be in an emotionally incongruent
situation and is often experienced as physical pain.
7. Indigo children have
special dietary needs.
Indigo children do not
typically tolerate any hybrid foods such as corn, wheat and tomatoes, any
foods that are grown with chemicals. Eating organic food is crucial for Indigo
children. They need to eat many times throughout the day, simple meals, often
only one maybe two at the most foods at a time. They donít do well with full
meals. They also need to eat when they are hungry regardless of meal
schedules. They donít have a tolerance for blood sugar fluctuations. Indigo
children as a rule need to be able to have their needs met immediately and as
much as possible not have to ask for permission or go through an adult to do
8. Indigo children need
their bedrooms to be a sanctuary.
It is good for them to have a wide selection of music available to them at all
times and as soon as they are old enough to ensure that they can play music
anytime that they choose to, day or night. Moving water is important, having
an aquarium or a fountain in their rooms is good. Be careful about purchasing
some of the less inexpensive fountains as they are made with glues and other
toxins. The child can even build a simple fountain themselves with non-toxic
materials. Everything in their bedroom must be non-toxic, 100% cotton sheets,
donít use scented detergents or dryer sheets. Plants are also important to
have in the bedrooms of Indigo children.
9. Indigo children need
to be emotionally connected to other people at all times.
Although Indigo children require a significant amount of time alone, they also
need to know that they can re-connect to animals, siblings, parents and
friends at any time. They need to have the choice to be alone as needed and
also to be instantly back in the arms, and the comfort and the connection of
those that care about them. It is also vitally important that parents of
Indigo children are present enough to be able to engage with them immediately
and emotionally connect fully.
10. A connection to
animals and the natural world is extremely important for Indigo children.
Indigo children need to have strong connections to animals and the natural
world. Spending time in gardens and parks is vital connecting for Indigo
children. Having pets is very comforting both physically and emotionally for