Individuals who are here to bring about the New Age of Peace. Indigo children are often psychic and sensitive and have an internal “lie detector.” They are here to make big changes in the environment, government, and society so that the earth is a place of integrity. The lie detector that they have will help them to bring about these new changes. Indigo’s require a certain kind of environment to best enhance their gifts and abilities and are often labeled by society as “troublemakers” or “problem kids”
In the early 1960s a woman named Nancy Ann Tappe discovered she had inherited Synesthesia from her grandmother. A rare but natural, neurobiological process where two or more senses are cross-wired in the brain. This creates alterations in her sensory perception so that she could physically see color and taste shapes. When she would eat food she would see both color and a geometrical shape attached to them. 
“Nancy’s DNA heritage provided her with a combination of synesthesia and “the sight,” as her Scottish grandmother might have said. Today scientists define her abilities as accessing a part of the brain that others cannot. How that process happens is being studied by academics around the globe.” 
Synesthesia is also no longer as rare as it used to be in the late 60s, it’s surprisingly becoming more common whereas at least one in about twenty people are being diagnosed with Synesthesia. Neurobiologists are still trying to study and research over the cause of the genetic link behind it.
Nancy spend most of her life dedicated to the study of Synesthesia and became the owner of Colorology later known as Chromotherapy, the study of the personality through the science of color. Nancy devoted her life’s work towards understanding the new paradigm of consciousness, the study of color and their applications towards the human personality.
Nancy saw what she described as life colors around people, she saw up to 11 of these colors and each color stood for something different pertaining to their personality. During her work in the late 60s, early 70s she began witnessing a pattern of seeing Children with an Indigo aura which became the 12th life color.
Thousands of people around the world have come to her for information about the personality and behavior of this “new color” and thus the term Indigo Children was born.
There have been many others who have attributed to the term Indigo children such as Lee Caroll, Jan Tober and the more renown Angel Therapist, Doreen Virtue. Nancy Ann Tappe described Indigos as a particular group of people who have this Indigo energy attached to them.
The Indigo energy pattern exists in over 95% of the children born in the last 10 years and eventually the Indigos will replace all other colors. She then proceeded to break them down into groups: Humanists[here to globalize technology], Artists[multi-talented creative individuals], Conceptualists[geniuses who are loners], Catalysts[rulebreakers here to usher in new philosophies, new religions & new paradigms].
Lee Caroll and Jan Tober created the book Indigo Children:The New Kids have Arrived and said it was a term that came through while channeling a person named Kryon.
They saw the term Indigo Children as a call to attention towards the human evolution of the new children coming into the world at this time.
“The Indigo Child is a boy or girl who displays a new and unusual set of psychological attributes, revealing a pattern of behavior generally undocumented before. This pattern has singularly unique factors that call for parents and teachers to change their treatment and upbringing of these kids to assist them in achieving balance and harmony in their lives, and to help them avoid frustration.”
One thesis of The Indigo Children seems to be that many children diagnosed as having attention deficit disorder (ADD) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) represent “a new kind of evolution of humanity.” These children don’t need drugs like Ritalin, but special care and training. Indigo children allegedly have special psychological and spiritual attributes that is why they have different traits then some individuals.
Some can even possess paranormal abilities such as telepathy, empathy, clairvoyance among many more abilities. One thing about the Indigo Children is the term is a lose cannon that could be attributed to anyone because the traits aren’t necessarily unique.
Some of these traits include:
- Strong willed
- Born in 1978-1995
- Creative, with an artistic flair for music, jewelry making, poetry, etc.
- Prone to addictions
- An “old soul” as if they’re 13 going on 43
- Intuitive or psychic, possibly with a history of seeing angels or deceased people
- An isolationist, either through aggressive acting-out, or through fragile introversion
- Independent and proud, even if they’re constantly asking you for money
- Possess a deep desire to help the world in a big way
- Wavers between low self-esteem and grandiosity
- Bores easily
- Has probably been diagnosed as having ADD or ADHD
- Prone to insomnia, restless sleep, nightmares, or difficulty/fear of falling asleep
- Has a history of depression, or even suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Looks for real, deep, and lasting friendships
- Easily bonds with plants or animals.
- Vastly Intelligent
- Great with Technology
Matthew Ward distinguishes between Indigo and Crystal children: “Souls are being born in bodies with the enhanced DNA of crystalline cellular structure and are rightfully referred to as Crystal Children. Others with increased intellectual capacity, spiritual clarity and aspirations came in the two generations before the Crystals and are known as Indigos.”
The Crystal Children
These children exemplify what the future of earth looks like. They are peaceful, kind and loving. They are the type of people that the Indigo’s want to see in this world; full of integrity and truth. Because of their capacity for telepathic communication they may be labeled as “slow” or “autistic” when this is just not the case. 
After the popularization of the Indigos in the 90s, a new term surfaced from Doreen Virtue called Crystal Children. Crystal Children are the more evolved form of an Indigo.
Doreen proceeds to talk about how a new generation has come through to the Earth Plane after the Indigo Children. These children are like Indigos, highly psychic with abilities although they are more abstract and sensitive towards environments.
Some of their traits include:
• Are usually born in 1995 or later (Please note that this is a guide, there are adults who have crystal characteristics. Some even think that people can transition their “growth” from one realm to another. For example: An Indigo can have more crystal characteristics as they get older. This is only in some cases.)
• Possess large eyes with an intense stare
• Have magnetic personalities
• Are highly affectionate
• Start talking late in childhood or really early
• Are very musically oriented, and may sing before talking
• Use telepathy and may use self-invented sign-language to communicate
• May be diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s syndrome
• Are even-tempered, sweet, and loving
• Are forgiving of others
• Are highly sensitive and empathic
• Are very much connected to nature and animals
• Exhibit healing abilities
• Are quite interested in crystals and rocks
• Often discuss Angels, spirit guides, and past life memories
• Are extremely artistic and creative
• Prefer vegetarian meals and juices to regular food
• May be fearless explorers and climbers, with an amazing sense of balance
“The children being born now do not have to go through that same evolutionary process, for they are being placed well above the curve. The rest of you here are the ones of you evolving to catch up.” – Steve Rother
The best way to describe these children is “pure love”. Not many of these children exist right now, but will soon be born.
“The rainbow children are the third generation of special children that have come to help humanity evolve. Different from the Indigo and Crystal children, Rainbow children have a few more interesting characteristics.
The Rainbow children are generally born in the year 2000 and above. In some cases, there might also be a few scouts that came to earth before 2000. The few Rainbow children that are here today are born from early Crystal scouts that were born in the 1980’s.”
They are first incarnation never before been on earth and are here to generate unconditional love and carry the gift of empathy from birth. They are born on the ninth dimension of consciousness, the dimension of collective consciousness. They will play an important role to the future of the evolution of humanity as they get older.
Some of their charactistsics include:
• Very few currently incarnated.
• Parents are crystal adults.
• Never incarnated before.
• No karma.
• Do not choose dysfunctional families.
• They are all about service.
• May have big eyes like the crystal children, but they are totally trusting.
• Entirely fearless of everybody
The Diamond Children
The Children made of purity, first incarnation souls with the most psychic capabilities.
These children are predicted to be the next wave of children after the Rainbow Children starting in 2010-2011. Diamond Children are also said to be first timers here on earth. There are already a few born but still need the earths energy to shift to a higher frequency in order to accommodate the critical mass of Diamonds.
Many adults must evolve in order to be the parents of this next wave of children. Diamond Children are said to fully embody the Divine Light. They will be most comfortable with telepathic communication, will posses instant manifestation skills and telekinesis. They have never experienced the densities of earth and will have no concept of anger, hate, fear, greed and separation.
They are unfamiliar with the drama of earth in relationships and between people. Diamond children are unable to cope with pain, suffering and drama of the Old Earth Energies. They will resonate to the highest frequency of Divine Pure Unconditional Love. They hold the DNA coding that allows those who are ready to overcome the illusion of this world. Many of the healers on this planet also now carry this Diamond Coding and can therefore instantly awaken people.
Some of their Traits include:
- Many diet sensitivities, organically more of a “breathatarian”, not normal to eat through their mouths the way we do. Have many digestive issues, cording, draining etc
- Hard to process 3D energies
- Negativity is like poison to them
- Very intelligent and talented
- have innate psychic abilities
- Good Intuition
- Shy away from leadership roles
- very few presently incarnated
- must have evolved parents
An older book that was published in 1982 by Brad Steiger talked of another term for the new children called Starseeds. Starseeds are people who originated as extraterrestrial life from other worlds or planets, and arrived to Earth through birth or as a walk-in to an existing human body.
This enabled many to discover that their souls came from origins beyond physical Earth. There was a quiz in the book that allowed one to see if they were different than humans. If you scored high enough, it opened up the idea that you were never originally from earth.
Persons calling themselves star seeds find that they share in common feelings of isolation or loneliness, as though they don’t quite fit in to Earth institutions and current events. “A majority of starseeds are assigned here, or volunteered to incarnate at this time to help assist earth and humanity with the Ascension process.
The ascension process involves the raising of energy to a higher vibrational frequency. For individuals this involves a shift from a denser and egoic state of duality consciousness to a more unity and heart based consciousness.” 
Some of their traits include:
- Have you ever caught yourself looking at a particular part of the night time sky without knowing specifically why?
- Is there a particular star, star system of galaxy that seems very familiar to you?
- Do you sense a certain frequency among starseeds that you might not sense in other people?
- Have you experienced repetitive numerical synchronicities such as 11:11, 12:34, 5:55, etc?
- Do you feel like Earth is not your “home”?
- Have you ever wondered if your soul is from another star system?
- All believe in life on other planets
- Most believe that have lived on another planet and can tell you about it
- At an early age they had some kind of extraterrestrial, religious or mystical experience
- Believe they have encountered alien entities of an extraterrestrial or multidimensional level or a being of light
- Telepathic communication with an alien entity – physical or non-physical
- They receive some form of communication from a higher source
- Feel a tremendous sense of urgency to fulfill their missions
- Hypersensitivity to sound, light, odors
- Survived a life-threatening illness
- Involved in a severe accident or trauma
Other Labels That Many Associate with the New Children:
- Reincarnated Angels
- Reincarnated Elementals
- Wise Ones
- Blue Rays
- Ascended Masters
How does all of this relate to Awakening?
You will begin to notice after reading, most of these traits start to blend together and they all underline one thing: SPIRITUAL AWAKENING. In truth we are ALL starseeds because we are made of stardust and the components of Light/Energy/Consciousness, we live in a holographic universe.
Everyone going through the process of a spiritual awakening is usually described to one of the above terms when in actuality we are ALL of them! Our souls experience simultaneously realities, timelines and multiple dimensions all the time. THESE ARE ALL LABELS.
We all carry this potential within us and any human is capable of going through the point of evolving their consciousness.
Humanity is linked and we all innately have this potential within us some are just more aware than others. We all serve our part within reality, even the people who are still ‘asleep’ help others.
These names are nothing more than different aura colors and various personalities; we are all starseeds because we are created from stardust within the universe. The Universe is inside of us, this is why intuition is so important you know these things innately within your long term memory but they’ve been forgotten over various lifetimes. Now is the time that we start remembering who we are and where we came from and why we are here today.
What does it mean if i am an Indigo, Crystal, Rainbow, Diamond, or Starseed?
Even if you associate yourself as one of the above, it does not make you better than anyone else. We are wayshowers and system busters. We are different, but not more important to the whole. We have greater responsibilities. In the New Age community there are particular people who claim to label themselves as various terms such as the Indigo children, the Crystal children, Rainbow children, Blue rays, Light workers, Hybrids, Incarnated elementals, Reincarnated Angels and various other names.
It is important to see that while there may be various personalities between them, these labels DO NOT MATTER deep down. A lot of these terms cause people to feel above others or “special” when in truth ANYONE has the potentiality within them. Everyone on this Earth has the potential to understand their own divinity because we are all connected as one.
It’s good to see that even if you are indigo, crystal, rainbow, etc. it doesn’t make you less or more than the people who are still “sleeping”. In the long run, even if you resonant with the above, the undercurrent is the same, you are all going through the process of Spiritual Awakening. Don’t get hung up on the labels 😉
The divinity within me, honors and respects the divinity within you,
We are one.
Featured Image by Josephine Wall “Tree of Peace”