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Book Review: The Indigo Children

The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived
by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober

The authors have worked with children for much of their lives, and this book details some of the observations they have made as well as others.  The thing to remember while reading this though, is that today, in 2007, those who are of indigo disposition can be as old as thirty.  Or even older, if not part of the major waves.  The first wave came in 1978, the major wave coming in 1984.  This effectively makes the individuals the book talks about anywhere from twenty-nine to twenty-three, and many younger.  Of course, not all are indigo, as well as the fact that the indigo disposition has been around for a long time.  The population just wasn't as large.

So as you read this book, ask yourself if you feel they are talking about someone you might know, or even yourself.  It's a book about young children and the wisdom that many practitioners have gleamed from them.  The characteristics of an indigo can be found in many places, and it's arguable that everyone matches up to some degree.  But the thing to remember is that one who truly vibrates indigo, they match up with much higher degrees. 

From Chapter 1, here are the ten most common traits:

- They come into the world with a feeling of royalty (and often act like it)
- They have a feeling of "deserving to be here and are surprised when others don't share it.
- Self-worth is not a big issue. They often tell their parents "who they are"
- They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice)
- They simply will not do certain things.  (For example, waiting in line is difficult for them)
- They get frustrated with systems that are ritual oriented and don't require creative thought.
- They often see better ways of doing things both at home and in the school, which makes them seem like system busters (non-conforming to any system)
- They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind.  If there are no others like them around they often turn inwards, feeling like no other human understands them.  School is often extremely difficult for them socially.
- They will not respond to guilt discipline.
- They are not shy in letting you know what they need.

There are also four different types of indigos: (More about these here.)
- Humanist
- Conceptual
- Artist
- Interdimensional

I found this a necessary read, a breakthrough book that started letting me grasp what exactly human evolution is going to manifest as. Obviously, when evolution kicks into overdrive, it isn't going to appear in the elderly, but among the young.