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ADHD and Indigo Children, Is There a Link?


Do you have ADHD?

Or are you just part of the Indigo Generation?

Answering that question is really a matter of perspective. When I was diagnosed with ADHD I felt relieved because I had finally found an explanation for certain struggles in my life. However, as I explored what ADHD was all about, I felt like there was a much deeper energetic cause underlying much of the struggles I was having.

By truly tapping into my own energy field and seeing how I was connecting with my environment I slowly began removing the obstacles that were holding me back. Over time, I discovered a way to live a joyful life without the need for ADHD medication. I also discovered that there were other people who had seen these deeper energy patterns that were causing ADHD symptoms.


The First Indigo Children

The term Indigo Children originates from the book “Understanding Your Life Through Color”, by Nancy Tappe, a Synesthete (=someone who possesses the ability to perceive human energy through color).

During the late 60’s she noticed children were being born with an indigo-colored aura – a color she had previously never seen in the human energy field. Indigo children/adults are said to represent a ‘new’ human phenotype possessing certain traits like distinctly higher levels of empathy and creativity as well as a tendency towards conceptual versus linear thinking.


Indigo, Crystal and Rainbow Children

Since Nancy’s book was first published in 1982, many people have identified with her description of the Indigo condition. Some of them began spreading the word, frequently contributing their own interpretations to the topic. Other phenoytypes with similar characteristics have even been added over the years. They are sometimes called Light Workers, Crystal Children or Rainbow Children.

In her new book, “Indigos, the Quiet Storm”, Nancy discusses personal observations regarding Indigos and their true purpose. According to her, Indigo children/adults are here to facilitate the transition to a new energetic frequency and to bring about ‘one world’ populated by ‘one people.’

Although there’s a fair amount of controversy surrounding this topic, its ideas have gained a lot of traction. Many people identify with Indigo, Crystal or Rainbow characteristics. They find comfort in the fact that they’re not alone in their struggle to adjust to what is sometimes referred to as the “Intuition Age”.


Indigos or ADHD: An Alternate Perspective on a Disorder

Typical ADHD symptoms like hyperactivity, inattention and impulsiveness are interpreted differently from an Indigo perspective. Here’s are a few examples of how the same difficulties are explained within the ADHD and the Indigo context: Similarities between Indigo characteristics and people diagnosed with ADHD


  • People with ADHD are mostly visual learners and often perform poorly in today’s educational system.
  • ADHD seems to be an interest-based attention problem.
  • People with ADHD are impulsive; speaking and acting without thinking.
  • Children/adults with ADHD are often defiant.
  • People with ADHD experience an inner restlessness and can feel as if they don’t belong.
  • Some Indigo children/adults have a unique way of processing information; they connect images to words. Traditional school systems do not yet accommodate these learning differences.
  • Like people with ADHD, Indigos seem to lack focus, yet when their interest is peaked, they can pay attention easily and for prolonged periods of time.
  • Indigos are sometimes considered rude because they can’t fake a response and always say what they feel.
  • Indigos dislike rules for the sake of rules. They will not comply if rules conflict with their internal sense of value, regardless of who is imposing them.
  • Indigos often feel like outsiders, experiencing discomfort and anger at how things are done in the world.


Misunderstood Indigo’s

Indigo children are said to have a vibrant and confident energy. However, if they fail to make a healthy transition to adulthood, they may suffer negative consequences. Indigo children/adults are usually quite sensitive, often ‘picking up’ other people’s energy without being aware of it. As a result, they may ‘retreat’ from the world as a coping mechanism; others may lash out in order to release this disturbing energy from their system.

Indigo children/adults can easily sense when people are not being authentic. This makes it difficult for them to find a place of belonging, even within their own families. They will often experience a sense of isolation and, over time, energetic imbalances can ensue. Without proper treatment (based on a greater understanding of Indigo characteristics) this imbalance can persist into adulthood.


Avoid Labeling

Whether we consider ourselves to be Indigos or ADHD-ers, in the end we’re all just people with our own unique idiosyncrasies. Labels create separation and obscures the substance behind the external self – the Ego loves to get lost in labeling. Remaining open and non-judgmental is the best way to learn, evolve and keep your energy fresh!


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