We All Need to Feel Important

 

I was bouncing around this sight and this topic certainly intrigued me. After reading about it and reading a bunch of stories here, I find that the characteristics described can basically be attributed to everyone. I think that it is a way of looking at what (perhaps from societal influences or one's own sense of self) you feel negative about (about yourself) and turning it into a positive. By labeling yourself as an "Indigo", you are made to feel special, almost like a "Chosen One" or something.

In reading through the various things on this, I have to admit that I certainly started to feel special and one who has a "higher purpose". This is a good thing. Unfortunately, it seems the Indigo deal certainly appears to be the product of someone's imagination. That person did serve their higher purpose, though. They have made lots of people feel special. Which is good.

Perhaps we all have special purposes and higher callings. I don't think you need to label yourself an "Indigo" to be special nor feel special. I think to seek that higher purpose, you can't do so by simply buying into what someone else imagined, you need to make your own.

In the reading I did on this stuff, I found the "New Age" spirituality to be no different to the "Old Age" religions. Someone (or someones) with great imagination and self-assuredness writes their thoughts down. The thoughts are imaginative, make sense to us, resonate in some way with us, make us feel important and part of something higher -> so we buy in. Next thing you know you're going to church every Sunday or listening to recordings of whales singing to each other every night before bed.

I guess what I'm saying is, if it makes you feel good that's good but is it a true and deep good? I may be wrong but I think that you have to find that out for yourself and do it by yourself. Many people have written many great things and have many different ideas about the nature of life. They all are probably as wrong as they are right.  I think we can learn from all of them but it's probably a bad idea to buy into one way of thinking, wholeheartedly.

g2400y g2400y
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6 Responses Mar 24, 2009

Well said Syvilla but I believe you misinterpretted everything I wrote. <br />
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You seem smart and happy. I love that.

to add my two cents, there is no such indigo "club", not as far as i see it. the only reason there is a label given to "us", (and i say that loosely because i'm not for separation), is because people are addicted to labels. we've taught ourselves that it's much easier to categorise and separate people and things than to really appreciate what diversity means and the underlying unity of everything in this physical universe. <br />
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point number two, please don't put me in the same group as organised religion. if you actually look it up, the purpose of "indigo" and "crystal" is to break down old structures, including and especially religious ones, since they are at the forefront of the restriction of freedom and personal free will. no dogma, set of rules, custom or tradition applies to "indigo" or "crystal". we are here to show the new way forward, in which there are no rules, no special clubs, no hierarchies. that is why we naturally don't fit into any type of rigid system that pushes square pegs into round holes. we are naturally born with an inclination to be stubbornly misshapen according to our traditional backgrounds. all the "indigos" that i know share this trait, and all of them have had an extremely difficult time in regard to these systems (schools, religious insitutions, marriage, etc). scientifically i suppose this manifests itself in the manifestations of all these attention disorders, inability to fit in, extreme creativity and so on. <br />
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i reject your idea of the desire to feel special. for most of my life, i wanted nothing more than to be normal. i wanted to be just like everyone else. the type of person who gets average grades in school, finishes school, goes to college, finishes college, gets a job, steady, normal, uninteresting life with no drama. but then again, i wouldn't like that at all. but it would have been SO MUCH EASIER. <br />
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i am starting to love being an indigo now. i appreciate my intensely creative abilities and every day is a chance to create something new and a chance to change the world. anyone can do it, but it seems like it's much easier for me to accept new ideas, something i've never heard of before can seem to make perfect sense intuitively. i use my intuition more than logic, which is something most normal people refuse to do, because they're so well adapted and very willing to succumb to conditioning, whereas i just cannot.<br />
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so coming back to your issue about religion and the fact that this "indigo" stuff is just another new age hippie movement akin to any of the world's religious insitutions and clubs, if you really want some insight on this, try to see past the labels, wherein lie the conditioning, wherein lie the prejudices you have accumulated, try to see into the message itself. let go of the labels. they're just symbols and they don't mean anything. seek the truth, and indeed, you shall find. <br />
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peace! <3

mrsbarrett, kind of weird to give threats, "If you don't believe, you'll get yours..." Something that organized religion does frequently, "If you don't believe you'll burn in hell." Notice the similarities.<br />
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I believe there is a lot more to life and perhaps after death than we could possibly imagine. I am quite open minded about learning from anyone about their spiritual experiences. But like in most things, people are generally sheep. This is done in other religious belief systems as well. Someone writes something down and and people jump on the band wagon. <br />
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Many of the individual experiences shared by indigo children are interesting and insightful. The problem here is that people attribute them to this group which is the bullshit part. People need to feel they fit in and becoming part of a group like this helps them feel that they belong. The individual experiences are far more interesting and insightful on their own rather than attributing them to one form of thinking that someone else has already thought of and then buying right into it. Now that's closeminded and uninteresting. It also cheapens the spiritual experince.<br />
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One thing I've learned is that there's something to learn from each of these religious belief systems (and I'll include indigo in this group), some form of wisdom, but there's lots of bullshit that has nothing to do with spirituality and everything to do with forming a "club", people subconciously diluting their experiences in order to fit that group's criteria or fooling themselves into finding similarities that that may not exist.<br />
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There is one thing I can say with absolute certainty, all of these religious beliefs are wrong and we are fooling ourselves to think we can grasp the meaning of life and the universe. Each religion and spiritual experience has bits that are part of the whole and maybe help us become closer (though still an infinite distance away) to understanding. What brings us farther away is buying into one of these groups or ways of thinking about spirituality at the exclusion of others. (None of them are right but parts of each may have a nugget of something truthful). Also, different peoples insights and spiritual experiences are both important and insightful. These are what we can learn and grow from. You just have to separate the bullshit from the real.<br />
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You shouldn't buy into this bunch anymore than you should buy into Christianity or Islam or Hinduism. But from each, you may be able to learn something about spirituality and the nature of human interaction..

I am not an indigo child but I totally believe in it. I think you are very narrow minded but soon you will have your wake up call. You should listen to the indigo people because they are waking us up to a higher level of consciousness and another dimension, which we are too simplistic to conceptualize. I am glad to be learning from them. There is something more to life and beyond this physical world in which we are bound. If you blow off these people, you might be very sorry one day.

Luphmuffin, I'm sure it is tough when you have all the traits listed as Indigo and I wish you the best in dealing with them. What I'm saying is that Indigo is just made up. Real and professional help should be sought. Reliance on simplistic "spirituality" can cause more harm and a false sense of purpose. I'm sure if you truly and thoroughly investigated this Indigo stuff you would find it as transparent as the Christ or Moses stories.<br />
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I wish you all the best in your quest for true happiness.

We can all relate. Peace...DD