Have you ever felt to be different from others? Do you think you have unique qualities that characterize your personality? Have you ever dreamed of relieving the sorrows of all human beings?

Then, you might be an indigo child.

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Who is an Indigo Child?

In a world that has lost touch with its soul, the indigo child is here as a light-bearer, path forger, and paradigm shifter.

Although indigo children originated in the 1970s, there have been groups of individuals throughout the ages whose mission and purpose have been to awaken humanity.

Indigo children are this planet's spiritual leaders, rebels, and revolutionaries. Thanks to their existence, more and more people are waking up and finding the freedom already here, deep within.

You are likely an indigo child if you feel an intense and profound urge to create change in society.

What does it mean to be an Indigo Child?

Also referred to as a crystal or star child, an indigo child is someone who has come into this world destined to create change and spiritually awaken humanity. Indigo children are considered freethinkers with profound insight into the human condition and an ability to see the truth. Unfortunately, as spiritually gifted old souls, indigo children find it hard to fit into mainstream society and often become misunderstood, rejected, or misdiagnosed and medicated.

The indigo child is also thought to possess strong intuition and varying spiritual gifts, such as the ability to communicate with spirit guides or see visions.

Truth and Deception

The primary role of the indigo child seems to revolve around exposing truth and deception. From a young age, indigo children can see through the illusions, half-truths, and falsehoods in society. However, to their parents and teachers, they may seem like overly curious, headstrong, and even obnoxious children.

This desire to bring the truth to light seems to be written into the indigo child's DNA.

Enlightened teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti sums up the indigo child's philosophy when he writes,

Being well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society is no measure of health.

Many people criticize the indigo child concept as being one that can be misused by parents seeking to make their children look special, particularly if they have special needs. Others claim that signs of being an indigo child are so vague that they can apply to anyone (the Forer effect).

Indigo Children Who Are Misdiagnosed

It is common for the indigo child to be misdiagnosed with behavioral issues such as ADD, ADHD, and other mood disorders. Because of their headstrong and freethinking nature, such children are often feared, misunderstood, and therefore medicated at young ages.

11 Signs You Are Indigo Child

If you recognize yourself in most of these signs, you are an Indigo Child.

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1. You are strong-willed

You are passionate and will do anything it takes to accomplish your goals or dreams. Even if others criticize or don't support you, you keep going no matter what.

2. You're an old soul

You feel you've lived many lives in one, and thus, you possess a pearl of wisdom that others your age don't yet have. You may have behaved like an older man or woman as a child. But, as an adult, you have a deeply spiritual and philosophical outlook on life.

3. You're a freethinker

No idea or belief is too holy for you to dissect or reject. You prefer to think for yourself rather than blindly follow the crowd. As an indigo child, questioning is everything to you. You are the one who thinks outside of the box. You always have a different (and broader) vision of the things around you.

4. You're a headstrong nonconformist

As a child or teenager, you may have been thought of as "naughty," "obnoxious," disobedient, and contrarian. However, as an adult, you still cannot stand being boxed in or controlled by others. As a headstrong nonconformist, you prefer to find your own truth and forge your own path. You are prone to rely on your intuition and follow your gut instincts rather than doing what others tell you to do.

5. You're a passionate truth-seeker

Truth, to you, is of primary importance. You are always seeking to distinguish truth and reality from lies and deception. When you are around others, you can immediately tell when someone is lying or hiding something. Although the truth hurts, you honor it above all else. You would prefer to suffer from the truth than be happy believing lies.

6. You're wise and intelligent

You can see and understand things about humanity and life that most other people don't perceive. Your keen perception allows you to discover the truth about the human condition and how to ultimately help.

7. You are highly intuitive

Your keen perception also makes you highly intuitive. As a result, you can often intuit the best course of action and know things about others that are secret or hidden.

8. You want to change the world

Deep in your heart, you feel a driving force to create positive change on this planet. As an indigo child, you know your destiny will be a paradigm changer/destroyer. This strong sense of purpose forms the axis of your decisions. Whatever is not aligned with your inner sense of purpose quickly dissolves in favor of soul-based decisions.

9. You're empathetic and compassionate

You care so much about this planet and other people that it often hurts. You feel sorrow and anger whenever you hear of violence, destruction, and cruelty. Your high level of empathy and compassion means you often struggle with anxiety or depression.

10. You're a change-making leader

Since you were little, you've always gravitated toward leadership. You may find it hard to work in teams or for others and function better when you're in charge or working for yourself. You see it challenging to obey authority, mainly when that authority is corrupt, illogical, or outdated. You want to offer better, wiser, and healthier ways to live life, making you destined to be a spiritual elder.

11. You're idealistic

You have high expectations for yourself and other people. While idealism can be a positive trait, it can also carry disadvantages, such as being overly critical or demanding. Nonetheless, your idealism helps you strive for the highest and do the absolute best you can for the planet.

Every indigo child knows their mission is to create change on this planet.

Little by little, light will come to penetrate the darkness. The truth will reveal deception. Love will replace hatred. Courage will replace fear. And direct experience will replace dogma.

Article reference: Are You an Indigo Child? These 17 Signs Will Reveal the Truth by Aletheia Luna and Mateo Sol on lonerwolf
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