What are Indigo and
How do you know if you, or
someone you know, is an Indigo or Crystal Child or Adult?
We will describe the main features and
characteristics of these people. But we want to stress that the
Indigo/Crystal phenomenon is the next step in our evolution as a human
species. We are all, in some way, becoming more like the Indigo and
Crystal people. They are here to show us the way, and so the information
can be applied more generally to all of us as we make the transition to
the next stage of our growth and evolution.
The Indigo Children have been incarnating on the
Earth for the last 100 years. The early Indigos were pioneers and
wayshowers. After World War II, a significant number were born, and these
are the Indigo adults of today. However, in the 1970s a major wave of
Indigos was born, and so we have a whole generation of Indigos who are now
in their late twenties and early thirties who are about to take their
place as leaders in the world. Indigos continued to born up to about 2000,
with increasing abilities and degrees of technological and creative
The Crystal Children began to appear on the
planet from about 2000, although some date them slightly earlier. These
are extremely powerful children, whose main purpose is to take us to the
next level in our evolution, and reveal to us our inner power and
divinity. They function as a group consciousness rather than as
individuals, and they live by the" Law of One" or Unity Consciousness.
They are a powerful force for love and peace on the planet.
The Indigo and Crystal Adults are composed of two
groups. Firstly, there are those who were born as Indigos and are now
making the transition to Crystal. This means they undergo a spiritual and
physical transformation that awakens their "Christ" or "Crystal"
consciousness and links them with the Crystal children as part of the
evolutionary wave of change. The second group is those who were born
without these qualities, but have acquired or are in the process of
acquiring them through their own hard work and the diligent following of a
spiritual path. Yes, this means that all of us have the potential to be
part of the emerging group of "human angels".
The following extract
describes the difference between Indigo and Crystal Children. It is from
Doreen Virtue's article, Indigo
and Crystal Children:
The first thing most people notice about Crystal
Children is their eyes, large, penetrating, and wise beyond their years.
Their eyes lock on and hypnotize you, while you realize your soul is being
laid bare for the child to see. Perhaps you've noticed this special new
"breed" of children rapidly populating our planet. They are happy,
delightful and forgiving. This generation of new lightworkers, roughly
ages 0 through 7, are like no previous generation. Ideal in many ways,
they are the pointers for where humanity is headed ... and its a good
The older children
(approximately age 7 through 25), called "indigo Children", share some
characteristics with the Crystal Children. Both generations are highly
sensitive and psychic, and have important life purposes. The main
difference is their temperament. Indigos have a warrior spirit, because
their collective purpose is to mash down old systems that no longer serve
us. They are here to quash government, educational, and legal systems that
lack integrity. To accomplish this end, they need tempers and fiery
Those adults who resist
change and who value conformity may misunderstand the Indigos. They are
often mislabeled with psychiatric diagnoses of Attention Deficit with
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Sadly,
when they are medicated, the Indigos often lose their beautiful
sensitivity, spiritual gifts and warrior energy..........In contrast, the
Crystal Children are blissful and even-tempered. Sure, they may have
tantrums occasionally, but these children are largely forgiving and
easy-going. The Crystals are the generation who benefit from the Indigos
trailblazing. First, the Indigo Children lead with a machete, cutting down
anything that lacks integrity. Then the Crystal Children follow the
cleared path, into a safer and more secure world.
The terms "Indigo" and
"Crystal" were given to these two generations because they most accurately
describe their aura colours and energy patterns. Indigo children have a
lot of indigo blue in their auras. This is the colour of the "third eye
chakra", which is the energy center inside the head located between the
two eyebrows. This chakra regulates clairvoyance, or the ability to see
energy, visions, and spirits. Many of the Indigo children are clairvoyant
The Crystal Children have
opalescent auras, with beautiful multi-colours in pastel hues. This
generation also shows a fascination for crystals and rocks......
Indigo Children can sense
dishonesty, like a dog can sense fear. Indigos know when they're being
lied to, patronized, or manipulated. And since their collective purpose is
to usher us into a new world of integrity, the Indigos inner lie-detectors
are integral. As mentioned before, this warrior spirit is threatening to
some adults. And the Indigos are unable to conform to dysfunctional
situations at home, work, or school. They don't have the ability to
dissociate from their feelings and pretend like everything's okay
...unless they are medicated or sedated.
Crystal Children's innate
spiritual gifts are also misunderstood. Specifically, their telepathic
abilities which lead them to talk later in life.
In the new world which the
Indigos are ushering in, we will all be much more aware of our intuitive
thoughts and feelings. We won't rely so much upon the spoken or written
word. Communication will be faster, more direct, and more honest, because
it will be mind to mind. Already, increasing numbers of us are getting in
touch with our psychic abilities. Our interest in the paranormal is at an
all-time high, accompanied by books, television shows, and movies on the
So, it's not surprising that
the generation following the Indigos are incredibly telepathic. Many of
the Crystal Children have delayed speech patterns, and its not uncommon
for them to wait until they're 3 or 4 years old to begin speaking. But
parents tell me they have no trouble communicating with their silent
children. Far from it! The parents engage in mind-to-mind communication
with their Crystal Children. And the Crystals use a combination of
telepathy, self-fashioned sign language, and sounds (including song) to
get their point across.
The trouble comes about when the Crystals are judged by medical and
educational personnel as having "abnormal" speaking patterns. It's no
coincidence that as the number of Crystals are born, that the number of
diagnoses for autism is at a record high.
It's true that the Crystal
Children are different from other generations. But why do we need to
pathologize these differences? If the children are successfully
communicating at home, and the parents aren't reporting any problems...
then why try to make a problem? The diagnostic criteria for autism is
quite clear. It states that the autistic person lives in his or her own
world, and is disconnected from other people. The autistic person doesn't
talk because of an indifference to communicating with others.
Crystal Children are quite
the opposite. They are among the most connected, communicative, caring and
cuddly of any generation. They are also quite philosophical and
spiritually gifted. And they display an unprecedented level of kindness
and sensitivity to this world. Crystal Children spontaneously hug and care
for people in need. An autistic person wouldn't do that!
In my book "The Care and
Feeding of Indigo Children", I wrote that ADHD should stand for Attention
Dialed into a Higher Dimension. This would more accurately describe that
generation. In the same vein, Crystal Children don't warrant a label of
autism. They aren't autistic! They're AWE-tistic!
These children are worthy of
awe, not labels of dysfunction. If anyone is dysfunctional, it's the
systems that aren't accommodating the continuing evolution of the human
species. If we shame the children with labels, or medicate them into
submission, we will have undermined a heaven-sent gift. We will crush a
civilization before its had time to take roots. Fortunately, there are
many positive solutions and alternatives. And the same heaven that sent us
the Crystal Children can assist those of us who are advocates for the
The following is an extract from
forthcoming book, "The Indigo-Crystal Adventure". which explains more
about the metaphysical aspects of the Indigo-Crystal experience.
HUMAN ANGELS AND MULTI-DIMENSIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS
The Indigo and Crystal
children that come to the planet are known as "starchildren". Often this
is because their souls are more at home in the stars, and they have not
incarnated on Earth before. They come at this time as a "special
assignment" team to assist Earth and her inhabitants with their transition
and rebirth as a higher dimensional "New Earth".
But while these beings
appear like ordinary human beings, they do in fact have access to a
greater range of human potential. They are more open to who they are,
closer to a recognition of their divine origins and essence.
Indigo children are born
onto the Indigo Soul Ray of Incarnation and Evolution. This means they
have access to the gifts of clairvoyance and healing. They are also able
to access what may be termed the Fourth and Fifth Dimensions of
Consciousness, while most humans have access only to the Third and Fourth.
This Higher Dimensional access, together with the Indigo Ray soul gifts,
means that Indigos are naturally more intelligent, more sensitive and more
clairvoyant. They are also creative, and often able to access the left and
right brains with ease, making them artistically gifted, but also
technologically competent and adventurous.
The Crystal children, on the
other hand, are mostly born into the Gold Ray of Incarnation and
Evolution. They are born on the Sixth Dimension of Consciousness, with the
potential to open up rapidly to the Ninth Dimensional level of Full Christ
Consciousness, and then from there to the Thirteenth Dimension which
represents Universal Consciousness.
With these gifts and
abilities, Crystal beings are immensely powerful and creative. Many of
them carry the Gold and Magenta Rays, which makes them masters of
creation, especially with light and sound. This manifests as artistic and
musical creativity on the Earth plane. Those who carry the Indigo-Silver
Ray, are also gifted as the "mothers" and "goddesses" of the planet, and
carry the feminine vibration of healing and nurturing. Those on the
Red-Gold Ray, on the other hand, carry the masculine vibration of
manifestation and are often the leaders in the more active sense.
The Future Crystal child
will be known as a "Rainbow Crystal" being. This is the fully developed
Thirteen Dimensional Universal Human Being, able to carry and transmit all
the Rays of Incarnation and Evolution within their vibrational field.
There are Rainbow Crystal beings already on planet Earth, but they are yet
to open into their full potential.
The exciting thing about
these evolutionary developments, for ordinary people, is that the Indigo
and Crystal beings bring these vibrations to the planet in order to share
them with others. By their very presence, they assist others to move into
these new vibrations and open up to their full potential as well. The
Indigo-crystal gift to the planet is the gift of Evolution and access to
our full potential, for every human being on the planet today, if they so
At this point, many people who are allowing this shift or transition
within their own auric fields, have moved from their original Third
Dimensional state of awareness into the Indigo and then the Crystal
states, with the assistance of the children who hold the vibration. These
adults are now able to hold the Gold Ray of Evolution in their Eighth
chakras, and are helping to create a matrix for the creation of the New
Earth. This pulsating Gold light can be clearly seen in their auras by
those with clairvoyance and the ability to perceive auric colours.
One of the gifts of this
transitional process, is that Humans are becoming aware of who they truly
are: that they are Spirits in Human bodies, and that they are, in other
words, Angels in human form.
We have been aware of our
connections to the higher realms for many thousands of years, but have
always felt that out "human" and material state somehow "shut" us off from
our angelic inheritance. We would speak about our "Higher Self", knowing
that we had access to this aspect of ourselves, but somehow it was not
quite a part of who we were, and could only be accessed in meditation.
Part of the reason for this
was that our physical forms were locked into the Third Dimension, but our
Higher or Angelic self was of a much finer and higher vibration and was
more at home in the Higher Dimensions. So there was always a "gap" between
the material manifestation of the human body and consciousness and the
Now, however, with the
vibrational shift that the planet is experiencing, which is aptly called
"Ascension", the Earth and her inhabitants have the opportunity to
"ascend" from the Third Dimension of consciousness upwards into the Higher
Dimensions. As the consciousness ascends higher, the spiritual world comes
closer, until there is no longer a "gap" but a continuum that is termed
In this state, the human
being is able to access both the material and spiritual realms with ease.
There is no longer any need for intense meditation, since the access to
the spirit realm is immediate and evident. People in the Multi-Dimensional
state have accessed their Angelic presence or state, and recognize
themselves as Spirit beings or Angels who also have a human body and are
able to function in the material plane as material beings.
At this point, the Higher
Self and the Lower self can be said to have blended, and the Human being
is now a Human Angel.
The Human Angel is
constantly aware of themselves as Angelic and as Powerful and Creative.
They have no time or need for things such as fear and victim dramas. Their
time is better spent in creating the kind of reality in which they would
be happy and content.
Many Indigo and crystal
children are already almost at this point of awareness, if not fully
within it. As are many of the Indigo-Crystal adults who have made the
transition to this state. It is these new beings, able to claim both their
human and angelic inheritances, who will create the New Earth.
It is important to state, at
this point, that it is imperative that those who make the transition into
awareness of their angelic selves, be also aware of how important it is to
be human and to be well grounded in the material dimensions or planes. The
whole point of the Transition is to bring "Heaven" to "Earth", and not to
drift away into some ungrounded paradise state.
For Human Angels there is
work to do. Creating a New Earth that will bring Heaven to Earth. And
since "heaven" is not so much a place as a state of consciousness, these
Human Angels must work to bring the higher dimensional states of
consciousness to the Earth plane. Once this is achieved, then a planetary
culture will be birthed that will respect all beings as manifestations of
the Divine Essence. And this culture will reflect that respect in its
peace, harmony and creativity.
The Nature of
Until fairly recently, all
humans born on Earth were born as Third Dimensional beings. This means
that they were fully in the material plane or realm, and their
consciousness was "locked" into the Third Dimension. They functioned on
the first three chakras, the material, the emotional and the mental. Where
there was spirituality, it was usually seen as something outside or other
than normal every day functioning.
The Third Dimensional being
is aware of him or herself as a separate and unique individual. There is
no real sense of the unity or oneness of consciousness that is a factor of
higher dimensional consciousness. Because of this sense of separation,
humans have built a society that has very little awareness of the
interconnectedness of beings and actions. And because of this lack of
awareness, humans have created a planet of sorrow and suffering, where
individuals see no need to be responsible for their thoughts, feelings and
actions. Fear of not surviving on the individual level, because of lack of
resources, has led to greed and imbalances that need to be addressed in
order to create a stable planetary home for all humans.
The Indigo children arrived
with the key to multi-dimensionality. They were born into Third
Dimensional bodies, but their consciousness was effectively in the Fourth
Dimension and capable of moving into the Fifth. When this "wave" of Indigo
consciousness arrived on the planet in the early 1970s, the way was opened
for all humans and the planet itself to shift into the Fourth Dimension.
At the Fourth Dimensional
level of Consciousness, humans become aware of the Universal Law of One,
otherwise known as "Unity Consciousness". This Law states that we are all
One, we are all connected and that whatever affects one of us affects all
of us. Indigo children carry this awareness in their consciousness, and it
leads them to be warriors for many causes that will heal the Earth and
stop humans from destroying and polluting their environment and harming
The Law of One also fosters
the understanding in Indigo beings that we are all equal, and that no one
is greater than any other. This group consciousness and group awareness is
the path to the future for humans. We will learn to function
co-operatively and for the good of all if we are to create the New Earth
that we desire.
Indigos respect the talents
and abilities of each individual, but these talents do not make any one
greater than anyone else. The play of ego and self-importance has no real
place in the life of an Indigo.
When an Indigo awareness
opens into the Fifth Dimension, it becomes aware of itself as a Creator.
Fifth Dimensional awareness loves to create. All the religious belief
systems and the economic systems on Earth today are Fifth Dimensional
Though Form creations that we hold in place by our continued support of
these thought forms. They form a Fifth Dimensional grid around the Earth.
Most lower- dimensional beings are completely unaware that their thoughts
and behavior patterns are being controlled from this level.
When the Indigo awareness
opens to this level, there is often a rejection of all belief systems and
a consciousness of the freedom to create new and alternative ways of
thinking and being. The Indigo person takes on the planetary mission of
creating and bringing in new ways of thinking and being for Planet Earth.
But, at this level the consciousness is still concerned with dualities of
"good" and "bad", that determine what kind of system is best for Earth.
The next step in consciousness is to move beyond duality and into a realm
where all is seen as part of the greater good and for the good of the
This advanced state is known
as Sixth Dimensional Consciousness, and is the realm of the Christed Child
or Magical Child. All Crystal children are born into this level of
awareness. They have immediate access to the magical and spiritual aspects
of who they are, and are able to blend imagination and creation in
fantastic and joyous ways. If they were left to their own devices, they
would immediately create a magical planet. But, they still have to deal
with a largely Third Dimensional consciousness, and they struggle with the
patterns and behaviors that they find here.
When an adult Indigo
consciousness makes the shift into the Crystal state or awareness, they
enter into Sixth Dimensional awareness and the Christ Consciousness seed.
They are rebirthed, in consciousness, as a Christed or Magical child. With
this comes an awareness of the playfulness of life, and the play of Spirit
through human beings on this planet. Then all life is seen as magical and
blessed, and all life is directed and advanced through the work of spirit.
At this point, the being understands the principle of surrender to the
flow of the greater evolutionary wave, while still exercising the right to
be a creator on the individual level.
The Crystal consciousness,
when it has matured enough at this level, can then move into the Seventh
Dimensional level, where awareness opens onto the nature of the spiritual
mission of the being. A Crystal or Christed adult at this level is ready
to take on a planetary mission as a carrier of higher dimensional
consciousness to others. The work may involve teaching and healing on a
grand scale, or it may simply be to carry the energy in the auric field so
that others may access the higher vibrations in their own upwards
The Crystal child and adult
now carry the potential to open fully to the Ninth level or Full Christ
Consciousness. This incorporates the Eighth level, or Archetypal level,
where the being has full control over the "story" of their life on earth,
and the Ninth level, where the being assumes full responsibility for
stewardship of the Planet.
The potential then exists
for the being to continue on the journey to the Tenth level, where the
being accesses his or her Solar System responsibilities; the Eleventh
level, where the Galactic level of consciousness is accessed and finally
the Twelfth level, where the Gold Ray of Universal Consciousness
inaugurates the being as a Full Universal Being. The Thirteenth level
represents the Master, who enters into the Divine Mystery as a fully
conscious spark of the Divine Creative Essence.
As can be seen from the
above discussion, the Indigo-Crystal adventure represents a huge
evolutionary leap for the human species. This is initially a huge leap in
consciousness, reflected in the auric colours and the access to
multi-dimensional layers of awareness in an individual.
But, what is manifest in the
subtle or spiritual bodies must eventually make itself manifest in the
physical or Earth plane body of each individual. And eventually, in the
physical body of the Planet itself. Indigo and Crystal children and adults
are an integral and dynamic part of the evolutionary leap into a new and
Higher levels of consciousness, awareness of the
interconnectedness of all things and a desire for an empowered and
creative life will soon become the characteristics of all humans on Planet
The information shared above is from...
The Website for Indigo and Crystal Children and
Adults and Starseeds
The information shared and compiled on the
Starchild website comes from Celia Fenn , Kate Spreckley and Jose and Ines
Children's Chat Room