I kept reminding myself this was not a medical diagnosis but rather a spiritual diagnosis. I didn’t care. Everything I’ve learned up to this point has brought me to this place. I devoured anything and everything I could get my hands on regarding Indigo Children. Some books were too clinical. Some books were just too far “out there”. The best resource at the time (for me anyway) is “The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children” by Doreen Virtue (Hay House Publishing, 2001).
The product description for the book is as follows: Indigo Children are bright, intuitive, strong-willed, and sometimes self-destructive individuals. They are often labeled (and misdiagnosed) as having ADD or ADHD because they won’t comply with established rules and patterns; and they may exhibit behavioral problems at home and at school ...
I was mesmerized. This made sense. I read that book in the parking lot of the store. Finally, I had an understanding of what I’ve been dealing with (and no I’m not crazy). There are many opinions out there regarding the definition and validity of Indigo. We may or may not agree on all points. Based on my personal experiences, I cannot fit a round peg (my kids) into a square hole (traditional education). I refuse to say square peg in a round hole because my kids are not “square”.
I am not here to confirm, nor deny, (or even excuse) the classification of Indigo. I find it ironic that public education will readily support numerous programs funded by tax payer dollars for “gifted” children. I could argue that my children are “gifted” as well, just not in the one dimensional way we currently use to identify who is, or is not, gifted. He is really intelligent. That was never disputed. The ability to “apply one’s self” and be “accessed via the recognized methods” unfortunately don’t coincide with the way he performs. Let me be very clear; it is a “choice”, his choice, on whether he chooses to perform. He may acknowledge what you ask, though it doesn’t guarantee he will execute what you’re asking. He’s more interested in why you are asking it? How are you asking it? Since he has no quantifiable “learning disability” (i.e. though common characteristics of Indigo he is not ADD or ADHD), I at least now have some semblance of an explanation; and I believe it to be true.
When I started my professional career I was told I was tenacious. I had to look up the definition. Determined or stubborn: tending to stick firmly to any decision, plan or opinion without changing or doubting it. The last few years I have been anything but tenacious. I tried one thing, if it didn’t work, I immediately changed course and looked for another viable option. My heart goes out to parents who may find themselves in a similar situation. I had the background. I had resources. More than that, I had an undeniable fear. Fear that my kids would be lost in a world that didn’t understand, nor WANTED to understand. Not everyone can function in our educational infrastructure and how dare anyone pass judgment and say they are inferior in any way. My lesson: to not be afraid of the mandates of this society. This is the true story of a mom, protecting her children, and learning that their true purpose is to not only protect me, but everything else as well. I am again tenacious; for all that is Indigo.
About the Author
Born and raised in Michigan, Arnette moved to Texas in 2005. Following the promise of warm weather and access to tech industry, Austin proved to be so much more. As a Master of USUI Reiki, Arnette specializes in teaching Indigo Souls and their Navigators. She continues to collaborate with Abraham on behalf of all that is Indigo. The Indigo Soul: a child’s journey to purpose is their first publication together. To learn more about her work and the programs available through the GoIndigo™ Nonprofit Organization, please visit www.goindigohealing.com.