posted on Jun, 25 2006 @ 07:50 AM
I have spoken on these forums at some length regarding the theories surrounding the concept of Indigo Children. Those who are familiar with my posts,
or those unfortunate souls bored and lonely enough to actively seek them out, will know that I have argued against the existence of Indigo Children as
a unique and singular phenomenon. Rather, I have explained my theories that Indigo Children represent a combination of a misunderstanding of
socio-behavioural conditions and a deliberate mislabelling of such children by New Age parents who are fearful of their children being stigmatised
with a mental illness.
I believe I have argued these points respectfully and with great appreciation and understanding of the arguments and beliefs of those who champion the
concept of Indigo Children, as well as those who claim to be Indigos themselves. I shall not here elucidate further on these points, since such is not
the object of this response, nor indeed of the initial post. Rather, I shall attempt to explain why people, myself included, express our skepticism
concerning the notion of Indigo Children. I pray you will be kind enough to accept this response in the spirit in which it is intended. It is not my
desire, nor indeed my place, to question your individual beliefs. You are rightly entitled to whatever beliefs or opinions you so desire and if those
beliefs clash with my own, that merely reflects in my eyes the marvellous diversity we enjoy here at ATS.
The primary reason why I have argued against the notion of Indigo Children (hereafter referred to simply as Indigos) is my fear that certain children,
namely those suffering from genuine socio-behavioural conditions, such as Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, might be denied effective treatment by
parents who, eager to assuage their own fears concerning mental illness, declare their children to be gifted. Moreso - their children are not only
gifted, but 'special', the next step in the evolutionary ladder, evidence of a greater consciousness shift. Anything but the sufferers of a
condition which is feared and misunderstood. This is my primary criticism of the Indigo phenomenon - that children will be denied treatment for very
real conditions in the face of fear and denial on the part of their parents. This is no idle musing on my part as I myself have suffered from
Asperger's Syndrome my whole life and have seen the burdens lain upon similar children in my role as a teacher.
The second area of criticism - and one which I do not share, but document merely to bring it to your attention - is the presumed air of arrogance
which surrounds the notion of Indigos. By this I mean that the very concept of Indigos comes across as somewhat cocky, or holier-than-thou. Many
Indigos - though, it is vital to note, not all, or even most - have an arrogace about them as a result of their perceived superiority next to the
average individual. By claiming to be the next evolutionary step, to be somehow elevated or more spiritually aware or wiser than 'normal' people,
Indigos at once put themselves at odds with those to whom they compare themselves. To put it bluntly, many perceive Indigos as preachy New Agers who
think they are somehow better than everybody else. In these circumstances, the message espoused by the adherents of the Indigo movement becomes lost
amidst the bellowings of a few.
I pray that this poor response has served to clarify for you some of the reasons why people express criticism regarding the Indigo movement. If you
are so inclined, and suitably bereft of a social life, I invite you to peruse my posts regarding the Indigo phenomenon. There you will see my poorly
worded arguments against the existence of Indigos, which may serve to further solidify my reasonings. If you have any further questions, please feel
free to ask. I shall attempt to answer them as best I can.