When Nancy Ann Tappe first described and identified the emergence of the indigo, the idea was largely ignored and she spent years of her life dedicated to demystifying indigo traits. Fast forward to now and it is plain to see that the indigo label has seeped into mainstream popularity — riding the coattail of western spirituality movements. As with all things that grow popular with human consciousness at large, the original intent and definition of what it means to be an indigo has been hollowed by misuse. No longer is being an indigo about raising the consciousness of the planet. It has become associated with reckless behavior, disguised egocentrism, and anarchism. It is time to go back to the basics of what is means to be an indigo and why, despite what it may seem, it is still a relevant identifier.

It is not so much behavior that sets indigos apart, it is first the energy which the light-body (ie. aura) exudes. Indigo. Looking to science, the color indigo is represented on the light spectrum as a higher energy frequency than the preceding colors in the rainbow. Un-coincidentally, the light spectrum perfectly coincides with the chakras from the crown of the head (indigo) down to the lower abdominal region (red). The crown chakra governs the realm of higher consciousness and the liberation from societal matrices. Hence why a common characteristic of indigos is an innate refusal of social norms and systems — as well as being disconnected from the reality most have grown accustomed to.

On a social level, indigos high frequency presents disadvantages in a lot of ways. Since most of the population operates within the third lower chakras, indigo energy is polarizing on a subconscious level to those that exist within these lower vibrational realities. Cue the common feelings of alienation and loneliness. Most people simply cannot relate to indigos because of our divestment from what is deemed normal and interesting. While most of the population is happily distracted with the bread and circus, indigos are more concerned with exploring other dimensions, finding our soul missions, and expressing our human experience with others. A lot of the times this is perceived as egocentrism.

However, on a spiritual level, indigos embody a frequency that is more in sync with the energetic changes of the planet. Those proclivities to reject social molds and systems are the exact things needed to help usher society into a higher state of consciousness. Indigo’s job collectively is to bring down from higher consciousness the solutions for reality. It all comes full circle. As the planet goes further into the aquarian age, it is shedding old paradigms that have been the unabated truth for thousands of years. Unfortunately, human beings are creatures of habit and need to be shaken out of the mold that they’ve grown accustomed to. More is at stake than is realized. People will either adapt and rise higher to meet the increasing vibration of the planet or be the husk that falls away. Indigos help bridge the spiritual evolution of humanity.

Nancy Ann Tappe was not the founder. She was the finder. Being an indigo goes beyond simply being different. We all are different. No two fingerprints are the same despite there being billions of people on the planet — past, present, and future. Nor is being indigo a style or culture. Being indigo is an energy. It defines why we cropped up at such a pivotal time in the earth’s cosmic history. While there are plenty of people who have misnomered what it means to be an indigo, energy never lies. It is as different as purple is from red on the light spectrum. People that are attuned with energy can always differentiate the band-wagoners from the authentic. The term indigo may, on the surface, simply be a label, but it defines a true phenomena on the planet and that shouldn’t be ignored.

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