When I first wrote this in April, I was very excited. I had everything I instinctively knew about Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows, things I had witness first hand, and what had been confessed during conversations. We’d always talked about such a list, knew that people wanted it, but it had to be different from those typically found on the internet. Imagine my surprise when someone said they felt less important because of this blog, and they’re a lightworker. I’m of the firm mind that no one in this world is more important than anyone else, we are equal, our time here on earth is as of equals.
Crystals & Rainbows. You will not find eye color here, hair color, distinguishing birth marks or the like on this list because we acknowledge that those limiting factors are not a reality for the entire population of these individuals with expanded perceptions. They may be traits of an individuals soul lineage, but not of all Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows.
As we begin to learn more about the Crystals & Rainbows, we are learning that many of these individuals share the same traits as Indigos though they may achieve these goals through different choices and steps. Therefore, it is currently not prudent to break down traits that are specific to one group of expanded perceptions youth and adults.
This list of questions to ask yourself, a friend or your child are meant to help you recognize that you belong to the greater group of individuals with expanded perceptions, and help you to understand that you are perfect and necessary just as you are.
I’m just not like them.
No matter how well you do or do not get along with others, you know that you sense, feel and obtain information in ways that are different. You may see auras, or sense what someone else is about to do; perhaps you could tell who had a lighter or brighter energy than others.
At Blue Papaya we hear this in every age group, young & old, male & female. Some people don’t even recognize they’re doing it, but we hear the stories from their parents of how they are trying to fit into different groups at school, but not really finding a fit. They truly would like to find a niche, as if being a part of a group will validate who they are.
Every one of our founders has felt this way at one time or another in their life, and we hear it over and over again in youth and adults of all ages. Perhaps there will come a time when this will not be the norm, but for a great many of us, it has been.
“You’re just too sensitive!”
You’ve heard this from more than one person in your life. Your level of sensing and expressing are seemingly higher than those around you, and you know this it is just how you are, and there is nothing wrong with feeling this way, but some just don’t understand you feel deeper. This is typical of the many Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows, and is a trait of being empathic.
You innately know things.
Have you ever read a book or watched a program on television regarding an ancient civilization and innately know that the current theory being discussed is incorrect?
Have you listened to a lecture about a topic and you can sense that they’re close but don’t have it quite right?
Have you ever watched a program on how the planets were formed, or other science documentary and known what is truth and what needs to be tweaked?
Innately knowing things -this can be about anything – history that you haven’t lived, an introduction to a new topic that you suddenly know about with great clarity, something about a person you just met or saw, being in a new town and knowing where things are with ease and no effort. Even the words to a song from an era you are listening to for the very first time or knowledge in a book you have just found. Perhaps you’ve picked up something, or seen a photograph, and you know things about the person.
This information can come to you in your senses, in your minds eye, or just as knowledge. You might smell the individuals perfume, hear a song that relates to the subject or know that the person who wore the pendant you are holding liked to hum as they cooked for their family, or that they lived in a type of home, or that they are soon to receive good news. The possibilities are endless.
You may even have a past life incarnation come forward to help you understand the people and culture of that life time when necessary.
This is known as Claircognizance or Clear Knowing.
Your senses – smell, taste, sight, touch, hearing – are more acute than other peoples.
You can hold a man made item and know who created this item, sense their energy.
These things are signs of being an empathic or clairsentient also.
Acute Awareness of the Feelings of Others
This is a trait that I have found in every Indigo, Crystal & Rainbow I have ever encountered in my lifetime.
Do you ever feel dirty after being in a large group of people while out for the day?
Do you avoid concerts, shopping mails or expos so that you don’t have to be in tight quarters?
If you have to go out in a crowded area, do you need a day or two to recuperate after feeling drained afterwards?
Do you know in advance that you need to keep your energy field away from certain people?
You trust that some places “feel” better than others.
Perhaps you can even sense or hear the emotions of animals, or plants, or other seeming inanimate objects that were made from nature.
You know when someone is lying to you.
You can tell when someone lives without integrity.
You know innately when someone should not be trusted.
You trust your gut, even when others try to tell you differently.
You have become upset when someone has picked a flower or leaves on a tree – you know that it hurt the flower or tree.
Have you ever visited a historic place and felt overcome with emotions, scents or sounds from a different time?
Character means more to you than titles, money, or any other patriarchal idea of success.
Highly clairsentient, many Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows avoid crowded places because they are often overwhelmed by the energies of the people, the energy of electrical grids, and the residual energy of a space.
Easy To Speak To
People feel safe around you and are able to talk to you easily.
Complete strangers will talk to you about personal things without consciously intending to do so.
Some people might say you feel like an old friend, while other people will begin speaking to you at the oddest places.
This goes in reverse too – Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows often are able to strike up a conversation with anyone anywhere. It doesn’t need to be in-depth, but most conversations are helpful, fun, and put people at ease.
Everyone feels overwhelmed from time to time, but Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows senses can become overwhelmed much more quickly than others because of their magnified perceptions. Any one of the senses can feel overwhelmed, and sensory overload is different for everyone
When the senses start to become overwhelmed it builds until it reaches high levels and the individual affected snaps, unable to handle one more thing in their energy field. Some may believe it is an anger or stress situation, but this is not true. What really is being observed is the individual not being aware of what is happening to them, and needing tools on how recognize and defuse a possible overload well before it happens.
Typically quiet time, more than once a day, is needed to sort the excess energy out, to stay grounded, and to manage the different things that have encountered during the day. If you notice that you, or your loved one tries to find a way to have time to themselves daily, this is a good sign that they know how to manage their needs, and it should be respected, not feared. Being quiet by yourself is a good and healthy thing.
We are finding that all groups with expanded perceptions, not just the Indigos, have a very strong sense of social justice, or what is right morally and what is wrong, and will stand up to fight against injustice.
This can take shape in so many different ways, but the fact of the matter is, there is an innate feeling of, “we must change this!” with Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows.
This can be something at school, local government, all the way up to the federal government. Indigos were the heart of the Civil Liberties movement of the 1960′s, and the successive generations have spread these much needed changes to all areas of culture and society like a giant web.
Robert Kennedy said “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” This line of thinking is very much in line with Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows.
You love to help people.
You wish to soothe people in distress.
You have a passion for helping wildlife or domestic animals.
You find peace in the arts.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have pursued a career in the arts, but it does seem to be a steady trait of Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows to find solace in some form of creative interest. Whether you are creating through art, music, the written word, the stage, invention, making jewelry or ideas, being creative is a soothing aspect in your life.
May Be Prone to Addictions
Do you crave food when having a large major emotional issue?
Perhaps you’ve become addicted to exercise, or to feeling better after helping others, yes, this extended to using drugs of any form to help disengage from damping and oppressive emotions and/or situations.
Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows can become addicted to anything if it helps their time on this planet easier. Because of their magnified sensory perceptions, the lack of love in our world is often extremely overwhelming. If their home or school environment is negative, it only adds to their feelings over being overwhelmed. They need a way to escape so that the pain is not so sharp, so deep.
Artificial Product, Food Sensitivities & Allergies
Are there many foods you can’t process well?
Are you gluten intolerant?
Are you voluntarily a vegan or vegetarian?
Did you not want to eat “dead flesh” at an early age?
Must you eat a clean diet? No chemicals, nothing processed, your meat, if you eat meat, must not have been given antibiotics or anything else unnatural?
If you do eat food in which you aren’t sure of it’s origin, does it make you feel off balance, have diarrhea, or an upset stomach?
Those with expanded perceptions typically have some sort of sensitivity to our current food system. It can be slight, or very prominent. Rainbow children typically refuse to eat unhealthy foods very early on – they innately know what is good for them and what is not.
Does man made scents make you ill?
Do you have sensitivities to food and/or clothing dyes?
Are there certain types of clothing you can not wear because they are artificial and cause you to get rashes or just feel wrong on your skin?
Why do I have to learn this?
Many of those with expanded perceptions question our educational system. This has evolved from early Indigo’s questioning the merits of education to a greater influx of individuals who are making the educational system take a better look at how they teach, and it old methods of our patriarchal society are meeting the needs of our youth.
Indeed, those of you have been labeled with the many different alphabetical abbreviation for “conditions” are actually pushing our educational system to address that we need to adopt different ways of educating, typically because most of the Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows appear to be hands on and very visual learners, right brained learners. Staring at a board in a seat for hours on end is going to seem a very outdated way of educating in the decades to come, and is a very left brained type of education.
Do you innately know that going to university isn’t what is necessary in your life?
Perhaps you attend university, but know that while the credentials will be helpful during your life, in reality they aren’t necessary for what your life purposes are?
This has been a part of Indigos and now Crystals for quite some time. They just know that attending aschool of higher education isn’t necessary and yet, some struggle with knowing what is the next step so they can be on the path to achieve their life goals.
Have you been diagnosed with ADD & ADHD?
The Sixth Sense
May Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows see spirit, energy, and yes, as was popularized in the film The Sixth Sense, they even see dead people.
This is especially true when Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows are very young, and tell their parents that there is a monster in their room. They truly are seeing something that isn’t their imagination.
Have you seen things when it would seem there should not be?
Have you had conversations with trees, tables, plants, food, or possibly the air around you?
Can you tell when there is an energy in a room even before you enter it?
Do you drive by a cemetery and know there are spirits, ghosts having a stroll, or perhaps even acknowledging you by waving, raising their hand or by tipping a hat?
In our Blue Papaya group, at it’s very beginning, we had a meeting in which the youth were encouraged to draw an image of unexplainable things they have seen. The parents at the group did the same thing. It was eerly interesting that each member could relate to what someone else had drawn. “Oh I’ve seen that!” “I used to see that in my room all the time!”
Some will out grow this capability as they understand what is “acceptable” in society, while others will learn to turn it on and off as necessary.
Despite their goal to change our society and to help the human species to evolve to the fourth chakra, and having to take the necessary steps to do so, Indigos, Crystals & Rainbows do not like unnecessary stress or anger.
Indeed they will go far to avoid it at all costs if possible.
Do you know what someone knows what to do get well?
Can you see the path someone needs to take to find happiness?
Have you been able to touch someone to provide healing?
Do you know how to balance the chakras of others simply by innately knowing how much energy to send to them?
At BP we’ve had some fantastic stories of very young Crystals & Rainbows who are able to heal what are considered serious conditions in the medical world through touch.
Other Things to Consider
You are a free spirit.
You are often told you are “an old soul.”
You were born in the 1960′s
You were born around and after 1980
Please let me know if you have questions! If you have concerns that perhaps a trait or a characteristic is missing, leave a comment. This is a very long list, and it is probable that there is something that should be on this list has been unintentionally omitted.
© 2013 Tracy Paddy