Apr 11 2008

How Do You Know If You Are an Adult Indigo?

One of the most frequent questions I hear from people is, “How do you know if you are an Adult Indigo?” Or “I thought this was only about the kids. How could an adult be one?” I hope this post answers your questions — and gives you some “food for thought.”

First of all, the question wouldn’t even come up unless someone has a deep identification with the traits and characteristics that distinguish Indigos. (Feel free to take the Indigo assessment here to find out where you fall within a range of common Indigo traits and characteristics.) So one would wonder, where is that identification coming from?

Secondly, I sometimes hear the statement from people in their 4th, 5th or 6th decades that “I’m too old to be Indigo.” Not so. Here’s why. The early Indigos (and I am one of them; maybe you are too!) were pretty much “in hiding” until the 1980’s when the next BIG wave of children began to arrive. Until then, it was dangerous in a million ways for us to reveal who we are and what our soul mission is here.

Why is that important to know? First of all, if someone is “in hiding” then they are not likely to reveal themselves to others, except perhaps for a very small circle of trusted friends or family members. How would the world know about us if we didn’t want to be discovered? (And trust me, we didn’t!)

Secondly, when the large wave of new Indigo children came in (and here I’m talking about millions of Indigo babies being born into families all around the world), the energy field upon which we adult Indigos have depended grew more stable. We did not need to rely solely on the intricate and thin web of Light that we had built with our own systems and knowledge. (And yes, there was such a web, before the large one we all created together later!) The new wave allowed us to relax, begin to reveal our Light, wisdom and stories — and be supported for it more than was ever possible before that time.

Thirdly, for many of us, our “real work” only began as soon as the big wave of Indigos came in during the 1980s. Many of us were just marking time, doing the best we could with our circumstances, often feeling adrift, until the ’80’s. when suddenly it might have felt that we were somehow called forward or awakened from a dormant state, our true mission “activated” at last. (Note: I don’t mean this to sound fatalistic, because it isn’t. We all had our assignments when we got here; it’s just that for many of us, the assignment didn’t start until we were several decades old — if that makes any sense. If you are one of the adult Indigos for whom this is true, you will immediately understand what I’m talking about here.)

Finally, we who came in first have been pathmakers. We prepared the energetic field for the others. We were truly like “linebackers” energetically — we cleared much energy, made many preparations, and “took the hits” that might have devastated the younger ones later on. We raised the collective vibration where possible, and engaged with our missions as best we were able. There were no guides. There were no signposts. Imagine what that must have been like, if you can: like being behind enemy lines in a hostile and dangerous territory. doing work upon which all life on this planet might one day require for its very existence. Los Ingognitos: that’s who we were. And we came in gladly, knowing that this is how it would be when we got here.

Were some of the hippies of the 1960’s early Indigos? By and large, no. They had a different role, mission and purpose. The Indigos who came in during this time recognized the hippie movement as a necessary energetic wave — and a few got caught in the drug scene and were lost during that time.

Of course one of the common arguments I hear is this: “But aren’t we all waking up now? Aren’t many people evolving into the traits that Indigos carry?” Ahh! Good question. And yes, there is an answer. Many humans are indeed waking up now. The ascension energies and process is like a tide that “lifts all boats.”

But here is the #1 criteria that I use (successfully, I believe) to help a person discern whether s/he is one of those evolving and waking up, or if s/he is Indigo. After you consider the traits and characteristics that many indigos share, ask yourself this one simple question: “Have you always been this way? Or have you changed as you have grown and developed yourself?”

If you have always been this way, you are most likely Indigo, regardless of how old you are now.

If you have evolved and developed these characteristics over time, then probably you are not.

The New Children disdain labels and don’t really like being set apart. Let us who are adults accept ourselves for who and what we are with the same grace.

If you recognize yourself now as an Adult Indigo, however, welcome to you! I am honored and happy to meet you. I hope you will contact me and introduce yourself; I’d love to hear from you.

We truly live in an amazing time. Whether you acknowledge yourself as Indigo or not, I appreciate your Light and thank you for adding your Love to a world that needs all of your special gifts.


56 responses so far

56 Responses to “How Do You Know If You Are an Adult Indigo?”

  1. Shannonon 25 Mar 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Hi! I am just now doing research on myself as I am recognizing many things in my son that give me “ah ha” moments for myself. I have always been interested in the paranormal, energies, etc. I didn’t know what to call them when I was a kid, but I was forever collecting fairies and unicorns and Pegasus and witches etc! When I was in HS I realized that Church definitely wasn’t for me and a friend introduced me to crystals!!! WOW! I could FEEL them!! It was amazing! Through crystals I learned of many other “unusual” topics and I followed my path to Wicca into college. I have since been self-taught, coven trained, and continue on my path. When my son was born I expanded further and realized as I have watched him that I connect with so many of the things he experiences. I am open to it all. As a child and especially in HS and college I always felt like I was being watched…and then I noticed that in reality I was also being stared at…while walking down the hall, crossing the street, etc. I even mentioned it to a friend once when I was in college and she told me I was imagining it…until she came to visit! And then we were walking on campus and she looked at me and said “Everyone DOES stare at you! What’s up with that??” I couldn’t answer, all I know is that I have always felt different from family and many friends. Thank you for having a site where I can continue to learn about myself and my son!!

  2. sarahon 30 Jun 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Are people still using this forum? Are there other forums where Indigos can meet?

  3. Ellison 17 Aug 2013 at 1:53 am

    Hello Nancy,

    I am honored and happy to meet you. I don’t really have much to say, which is odd for me. But, you gracefully articulated what I have known I am, (without exactly knowing at all). What I have known true to my soul and deep within my core. I am ready to serve my mission. 🙂


  4. Nancy Boydon 13 Sep 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Sarah, while this blog isn’t exactly set up as a forum, it IS a place where you can learn and connect (to a degree) with other Indigos and families in the Indigo/Crystal spectrum. Yes it’s still active, and we hope to address the many requests to make an actual discussion forum that’s safe for all of us. So please stay tuned!

  5. Nancy Boydon 13 Sep 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Welcome and thank you 🙂

    While I can’t say for sure why people stare at you, some of us do carry intense energy fields that others notice even if they are not as sensitive as we are. Some of those energy fields can actually be uncomfortable for them, and they may be trying to assess whether or not you are “safe” for them — as in, will you challenge them or not. Once they get to know you, they may have a different attitude.

    Either way, “who you are” can be provocative, even when you’re just being you. And frankly? This is one of the great challenges in being here at this time, before everyone is completely awake. We who are changemakers aren’t “easy” for the others. My personal view about that is that they deserve our kindness and support, too. We are better equipped than they are, and the world we’re co-creating together now will be much harder for them than for us.

  6. Micheleon 25 Jan 2015 at 5:46 pm

    As long as I can remember I can feel what people feel before they speak. I have always gone for the underdog because I always see something true in them. It has brought me much turmoil in my life and then I see the whole picture as it makes me stronger. I could have been protected by some of the heartache yet it always finds me. The most disturbing characteristic I endure is I always pick a place or person who brings me in trouble again as I has stated about the underdog, but it’s like a viscious cycle that I feel I never start a new on a path to success. Am I on the right path? I just feel like I exist and help others to where they need to be in life. I wish I can help my children and when I have in past my ex-husband has turned it on me for the worse. I always meet intuitive people as I sense it before the say it. I have always been like this and my friends in past have been spooked by my knowledge. I also get feelings of empathy I guess one can say when I think I am in a bad place or environment. I have had visions yet it’s not on a constant level. Sometimes I feel better alone isolated but I am very friendly? My son seems to have a gift, maybe both of them? I deal with depression from happenings too but always snap out of it. I just want to embrace my gift and be happy because I had a lot of heartbreak in my life as my brother passed my gift got stronger.
    Thank you for listening….
    Michele´s last blog post ..Kids Need Fresh Air and Green Spaces

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