DocPtah wrote:my classmates always considered me to be the 'resident rebel'
Man, I would expect you were at the minimum the resident rebel, if not the local leader of the intergalactic jihad, hehe.
Well, on my part I can attest that being the resident rebel definitely got me beat up more often than others. On the other hand, I also learned how to avoid getting beat up at a much earlier age.
Anyways, some interesting followups here, and a link from your web-page will hopefully get many more interested people to join in too. However, from what I heard the newest New Age title for these chlidren is now no longer "Indigo" but "Golden Thread". You have to get with the latest program.
I myself have been hearing about the Indigo Children since the early eghties, but understood what this really means only after I had my own children. Nowadays I believe that in the eyes of the parents, each single child is that "Very Special Indigo Child" with the "special abilities". At least I feel that each parent *should* view each of their children that way, and if they don't - too bad for the kids.
Otherwise, the "indigo children" hype had always seemed to me very simply explainable. OF COURSE parents since the eighties thought they had these extra-special children, because these kids were born handling technology that the parents still hadn't understood!
In the same way that I knew how to work a stereo system at age twelve much better than my father at age 35 - so my son at age 6, without knowing a word of English, knew right away more about a computer game I was playing than I did after pouring over the instructions for days. Such behavior is surely a miracle for the parents who see it, but not really so much for children who had a remote-control in their hands since day one.
Nonetheless, I do believe that even among this new mass of "very special children", there are those who are still "more special", possessing abilities that may seem magical to others, like telepathy or "total empathy". Each parent who has a child like that should guard them carefully and not tell anyone about this. Such is still the advice, as it has been for untold millennia.
People are still not ready to see such things, and a young person possessing such abilities will be a freak who at the most would be "studied" - whereas what a chlild needs most is parental love. I think that people who show off their children's "special abilities" are seeking personal companionship and possibly personal fame, more than the good of the child. But I could well be wrong about that.
Specifially about the color Indigo though - that is actually the color Purple (or "poiple" if you're from Joisy...), which has traditionally been the color of deep meditation and understanding. In "Alchemical" iconography of the late Middle Ages, purple skies also came to signify Enlightenment, as nothing less than the fabled "bond-heaven-earth", the Sumerian Dur.an.ki. It really means a lot. But "indigo" is possibly a nicer word, carrying with it the romance of swashbuckling Spaniards on distant shores.
I just hope we treat the natives more kindly, hehe. I've always liked this name, "indigo chlidren".
Like I say, I do feel that there are the *really* very special children out there today amongst the "regular" special mass, children of the type that the Halexandria page
is talking about. The good news is that from what I hear, some of them feel that they are in telepathic contact with each other, and are just waiting for some kind of a "sign" to get their "mutual network" fully operational.
There is little doubt that they can go much further in this than their parents ever could, so all we can do is provide the right background setting within which such a "mind-network" can operate. And something of that sort I think we are doing right here, so we're okay.