Indigo Children: The Chosen Ones

Indigo children, according to a pseudo-scientific new age concept are children believed to possess special, unusual, and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.

BTW, a lot of content of this blog post is taken from Wikipedia under the CC license. Although, I don’t necessarily believe or subscribe to the idea, this post is just a brief introduction. If you’re interested to know more, the internet is full of related content.


The clarifications of these beliefs range from their being the next stage in human evolution, in some cases having paranormal abilities, to the belief that they’re more empathetic and creative than their peers.

Gifted souls, on a clear mission to challenge and shift reality, they’ve been around since time immemorial. Beyond psychic awareness, they’re highly driven and creative with a perception that sees through the well-known norms of society. 

Pop culture has always included the idea of a group of children secretly harnessing supernatural powers, and while indigo children may not be able to lift cars with their minds, they represent a leap in human evolution.

Indigo children are considered to be freethinkers with deep insight into the human condition and the ability to see the truth. As spiritually gifted souls, they find it hard to fit into society and often become misunderstood, rejected, or misdiagnosed and medicated. 


No scientific studies give credibility to the existence of indigo children or their characteristics. Some parents choose to label their children who’ve been diagnosed with learning disabilities as an indigo child to alternatively diagnose them.

Critics view this as a way for parents to avoid considering relevant treatment or a psychiatric diagnosis.

Claimed characteristics

Indigo children tend to have high IQ, EQ, and self-confidence, which overlaps with the confrontation to authority and disruptive tendencies. For some parents, it’s easier to attribute their child’s behavioral problems to a superhuman quality, rather than have them diagnosed with a disorder.

Descriptions of indigo children include that they:

  • Are empathic, curious, and strong-willed
  • Are often perceived by friends and family as being strange
  • Possess a clear sense of self-definition and purpose
  • Show a strong innate subconscious spirituality from early childhood
  • Have a strong feeling of entitlement, or deserving to be here
  • Challenge authority
  • Think and do things differently


We’ve drugged them, punished them, denied them, but they still won’t conform to our views of what a model child should be. Why? Many indigo children can see their futures and know what we’re trying to teach them is useless and irrelevant.

An indigo child has a huge amount of stubbornness and willpower. Through their sensitivity to chemicals, processed foods, and authority, they’re showing us what has to change in our world.

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