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The Faces of Indigo

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ometimes a person’s presence feels bigger than life. These people exude an aura of a higher purpose than simply existing. A couple of terms could be associated with them but the most common is Indigo.

The term “Indigo Children” was invented by Nancy Ann Tappe, a teacher and counselor in the early 1960s. Tappe studied colors and people’s auric field, which is an electromagnetic field that surrounds a person. She found that people’s aura usually matched their personality. Indigo Children are creative children who are strong-willed and who feel more often than think. Indigo Children are confident and usually don’t do well in situations where they can’t voice their opinion, such as in a traditional educational system. These kids are usually quite wise for their age, and more often than not get misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Indigo Children feel most comfortable around other Indigos; there are groups specifically made for Indigos to get together and share their ideas and thoughts. An example of this is “Kesho Wazo”, a group for Indigos that takes place in Portland, Maine

Candice Gosta, is a 19 year old girl originally from New Haven, Connecticut and currently attends the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.

To get a better understanding of real people who identify as Indigo Children, I interviewed two girls online: Candice Gosta and Zoe Watts.

Do you remember the first time you heard about Indigo Children and your first impression of the term?

Gosta: The first time I heard the term was when I was about 13 or 14 and my brother showed me a rap duo called the Underachievers. They referred to themselves as indigo. At first I didn’t really understand what the heck they were talking about but for some reason I was really intrigued by it. It seemed as if indigo children were capable of seeing the world differently than others and that’s how I thought of myself too for a long time.

Watts: The first time I heard of Indigo was when I was in seventh grade. I thought it was so cool and thought I was an indigo.

What does being Indigo mean to you?
Gosta: Being an Indigo to me means unlocking your truth to be on a higher frequency than those surrounding you. It’s a constant thirst for knowledge, freedom from a “normal life,” through the arts, to be known for something greater than anything you could imagine, and having the drive to reach goals no matter how frustrating it can be.
Watts: Having a spirit and impacting not yourself but everyone around you. There are certain people who when they walk into the room they are there to make it more comfortable and their energy is good.

What’s something you think people always get wrong about Indigos, and what would you like them to know about Indigos?
Gosta: I think the most common misconception about indigos is that we simply don’t exist–too many people just assume we’re children who are just overly spiritual or want to be like hippies in the Sixties. Indigos are real, but only to each other. We can recognize another Indigo from the moment we meet one another. If you aren’t Indigo you just wouldn’t understand what it’s like to be this way.
Watts: That Indigos actually have superpowers. I believe that their presence is their power and what they actually contribute.

Zoe Watts is a 16 year old girl who attends Cheverus High School and lives in Portland, Maine.

What would you like kids just discovering they’re Indigo to know? Do you have any tips on how to use this gift to its potential or any advice?
Gosta: I want them to know that it’s okay to be different from your friends and family and anyone else in the world. In order to be able to unlock your full potential, you have to be okay with the fact that you are a special being. A lot of people will fear what they don’t understand and try to control what is building inside of you, but you can’t let that stop you from using your gift. Indigo Children are becoming rare this way; I find that meditation can help block out negative energy and the voices of those who doubt that I am special.
Watts: Spread it around as much as they can. Don’t keep their gifts to themselves.

What kinds of things do you do to use your gifts to its fullest?
Gosta: I think the most important key to using your gift to its full potential is learning to be more confident in yourself. With the gift of being an Indigo, you’ll have so many people doubt your abilities than you will begin to doubt yourself as well. I’ll give myself pep-talks throughout the day or do some meditation so I can learn to block out those doubts coming from internal and external sources. I’ll tell myself things like “you are the best at what you do, no one can top you,” and the more I repeat things like that to myself, the more I believe it and it will show in everything I produce.
Watts: What I do is I draw, paint, and write poetry; for my poetry I feel like I can really get my opinions out there. I try to share my artwork with as many people as I can.


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