Indigo Adults and their Purpose in Life

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You might have heard of these waves of people being born over the past few decades. It began with what was called indigo children. These were special children who had abilities or particular sensitivities that were psychic in nature. Now these indigo children are growing up into indigo adults. What is the purpose of these indigo adults?

Indigo children were thought to have a specific purpose. Indigo children were meant to help to shift the vibrational frequency of the planet so that we would wake up to our true purpose and remember that we are all one. Could this be you?

The name indigo children comes from the fact that they have more of an indigo color in their aura. Indigo is the color of the third eye chakra and thus it is associated with clairvoyance or psychic seeing. It is believed that these children were born around the early 1970 up to mid 1980.

After the indigo children, there were many waves of other children who were born in different decades. These children were even more sensitive and psychic than the previous generation — at least that’s what we’re told. These children have been called rainbow children and crystal children.

These indigo children have now grown up and they would be in their 30s and 40s. The question is, are you an indigo adult? If so, what is your life purpose? See if any of this resonates with you:

1. You are sensitive to energy and emotions of other people
2. You feel you do not fit in with your family or the general population
3. You have an urge to fulfill your life purpose although you may not know what that is
4. You have an interest in alternative or holistic healing or medicine
5. You have had spiritual experiences which may have started in childhood but not necessarily so
6. You have experienced psychic phenomenon — whether directly through your psychic senses or in your dream state

This list is from my observation. The other thing that I notice about these people is they have a particular energy signature. This vibration is a little bit different than the average person. You may have most of these but you don’t necessarily have to have experienced all of them in order to consider yourself an indigo adult.

Many indigo adults don’t understand why they are different or what their purpose is. They may not be surrounded by spiritual people who understand their sensitivities to energy. They may not have access to training. So sometimes they feel overwhelmed by other people’s emotions because they don’t understand how to have energetic boundaries.

They may have gifts but they also don’t understand how to work with them. Many of my students are in the 30 to 40-year-old range and they are realizing that there is more to them than meets the eye. Some of them are drawn to Reiki energy healing, others to psychic ability. Either way, learning how to work with energy seems to help them function better.

Here’s something else to consider. Each and every one of you has the potential to expand into a being that is in complete alignment with source energy. In other words to step into joy, peace, psychic ability, the flow, etc. That’s what the shifts on the planet are all about.

Just because the new age movement has not given you a label yet does not mean that you are not valuable, have gifts, or have a particular purpose that is vital to how we evolve spiritually as a species. Each one of us is loved and important. We all have a part to play and a purpose to fulfill. What’s yours?

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Selina Khan, Toronto Psychic Medium and Reiki Master
About the Author: Selina Khan

I'm a Psychic Medium and Reiki Master serving Toronto, Oakville, and worldwide. I help spiritual seekers & open-minded people get clarity, find meaning, and develop their own intuitive abilities so they can live up to their true spiritual potential and life purpose.

Want to develop your intuitive abilities with an experienced teacher? Selina has taught countless students to awaken their psychic senses, and also offers one-on-one Spiritual Mentoring.

  • J. March 1, 2012, 9:50 pm


    Thank you.


  • Amit June 10, 2015, 1:45 pm

    I’m exactly the same.thanks for creating such a forum.I am a 21 June 86 born.all that u HV written matches with me.reply

  • emco December 17, 2015, 3:26 am

    Awesome I would love to know where I could study or find better ways to control my energy so I don’t always feel overwhelmed.. I’ve always surrounded my self with people and steppin into my 30’s I’ve found it mind races memories from when I was 3 yrs old up to my age now… Experienced all forms of paranormal activities or phenomenas have you say… Now I want to get back and be happy and coexist with the world like I always had before.. Please being I’m a cancer sign from 85′ what crystals or metals do you recommend for me.. I’ve had diamonds and white gold and never did it cause a reaction yet when I let them go I feel like I was off centerred. Could I be wrong?

  • Selina Khan December 18, 2015, 2:57 pm

    Hi Emco,

    Yes there are ways to learn to work with your energy. It depends what approach you want to take. Some approaches work on the “magical”/energetic level. This would include creating protective circles around oneself in the energetic plane, visualizations, prayers, and may or may not include tools such as talismans, crystals, candles, colours, etc.

    Other approaches are more belief oriented where the focus is on shifting perceptions and holding a higher frequency. Some of these schools of thought focus on higher level concepts such as the higher self, universal consciousness, and may or may not draw on laws of manifestation. These people tend to focus on the light and the strength of the light within them as source.

    Then there is the mental approach where you use the mind to manipulate energy, particularly your auric boundaries and space, but also using the power of thought energy in conjunction with visualizations. The key to this approach is developing a strong and unwavering focus combined with building internal energy to support the directed intent.

    I suggest you work on a positive mindset, keep your energy clear through meditation and visualization, use tools as you feel helps but stay away from experimenting with anything “magical” as if you don’t know what you are doing it could be detrimental. I also suggest that you focus on aligning yourself with your higher self, or God energy, or Universal energy – whatever you call the loving infinite creative source.

    It doesn’t matter what sign you are. There are some Cancer signs that will be drawn to certain metals and crystals and they are not all the same. To help with your energy, I suggest you try hematite for grounding, black tourmaline for grounding and energetic protection. Diamonds and gold tend to lift your vibration. Amethyst is another that tends to lift your vibration. There are many, many crystals out there. Try different ones to see what works best for you.

    All the best,

  • T July 22, 2016, 12:22 am


    I’m not sayinb I am indigo or if I believe or disbelieve you. My constitution has always been open to everything and to start out in disbelief to belief by my own experiences and my trust in another’s experience only if I unequivocally trust the person.

    In my experience most bumps in the night lights in the sky can be explained. But many draw conclusions to quickly to ever definitely determine the validity.

    But in saying that. I will tell you, about me briefly. I was born 1977 to a single Mother. My father was only involved in my life with postcards and birthday cards. I come from your typical WASP family, devote Lutherns who are only devoted to class and position. No Art or new age. Family was about image and material wealth.

    But at a young age I started having dreams ones that I can only explain as things being right in front of me and galaxies a way at once. I remember things from crawling how out of focus and massive the adults that hovered above me but there feet so vivid. Just like my dreams.

    As a young child I am told I spoke a different language when I got mad. That scared my grandma and Mother. My grandma always told me that she didn’t know where I came from. Silly coming from a woman so simply plain and uncomplicated. She was my one the only one in my family who understood me.

    As I got to be in my tweens and teens my dreams were one part prophetic and another about another place after this Earth had perished. I see the End. I started to see the End all the time. It was peaceful. Not that I like destruction. Nor do I hate. I like you said get it. Get people. See their meaning through their opposing words.

    I search occasionally online to see if other people dream like myself. Know people and things they couldn’t possibly. And on a few occasions searched out others. Once was the scariest experience most of the times it’s always been fake. I reached out to Shaman but was asked for 1000 to take seminar.

    I talk about this planet like it’s not my home. And about humans like I’m not one. I have this strange feeling that there is something that came before this life because I felt it since this life began.

    Maybe I’m just ahead of my time. Maybe being alone in this is my destinity. My visits don’t scare me. Even if it’s mental illness or vivid imagination.

    I have never met anyone like me. I’m not saying I’m special or outwordly. I’m just someone who sees the end and beggining to all surrounded by those who only see the hand traveling right in front of them. They seem happy. I don’t hate or judge it. Somehow I feel they are not capable of more. And do the best they can.

  • Niasya Dunbar November 2, 2016, 8:29 am

    Thank you for the information. I have been trying to find information on managing my abilities and controlling my energy. I have been trying to find my self and always felt different from everyone. I always called my self weird or crazy. If you can help me expand and have clarity and full understanding, I will be truly grateful. I want to leArn to focus and meditation and block out negative energy. I’m begging for help please.

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