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What is an Indigo child?

Ever feel like your child swallows you up with their power and force? Is your child or teen very sensitive, intuitive, intelligent and strong willed? Do you find yourself struggling or in overwhelm on a daily basis, blowing up in anger or falling into despair? If so, you are not alone! Chances are you’re an old soul yourself who feels a strong and profound urge to create change in society, you are likely an indigo child or an old soul at the least. The idea of Indigo children is based on concepts developed in the 1970s by Nancy Ann Tappe and further developed by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober. Although the concept of indigo children originated in the 1970’s, there have been groups of individuals all through the ages whose mission and purpose have been to awaken humanity.

Parenting an Indigo child Parenting is extremely soul wrenching at the best of times but especially when your child is extra challenging. Sometimes, as a parent we can feel not good enough or feel small or over powered by the parenting marathon. Parenting is a marathon, a daily struggle or adventure (depending on our capabilities on that day) and our child brings unpredictable behaviours constantly. Indigo children are here to help awaken humanity and that ultimately starts with their parents. It is through this unconditional love we have for our child that we are pushed to treat ourselves better and heal so then in turn we can be more loving parents. I have experience of the relentless task of parenting an indigo child and would like to share the many tools I have mastered in parenting my daughter. These tools enabled me to grow energetically so I could be more present with my daughters rage and power.

Single Parenting My single parenting has taken me to dark places where I usually end up crying on some sort of kitchen or bathroom floor, the hardest task I have ever done and still the most challenging part of every day. Of course, it is the most rewarding but incase you forgot, it's hard (sorry just had to say that again). My daughter is what is known as an Indigo child which means that she has a lot of power, she does not tolerate other peoples crap much at all, she is extremely intelligent and creative. This vast amount of power and energy that she has regularly blows me out of the water. This may resonate with you for your children, vast amounts of energy that can sometimes or every bloody minute you're with them completely flood you as a parent. If so then you are not alone and the situation is not hopeless or your fault. It is happening to help you to grow and to love yourself more and more in the face of this whirlwind of a child. But this is what pushes me to grow, to breathe deeply, to feel where my hurts are being triggered. She provides a mirror for me and also teaches me about unconditional love.

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