Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Truth About Indigos

I've described myself - right at the top of my page, if you look - as an indigo adult. Now, I know a lot of you are wondering what exactly an indigo is - so this post will be dedicated to telling everyone "the truth about indigos".

I say "the truth" because there is a lot of incorrect information out there about us. For instance, that we are "angels on earth" - sure, who knows?
We may have been in another life or something. But right now, we're human - flesh and blood. We eat, drink, and breathe just like everybody else - we aspire to do things like everyone else, and most of all - we make mistakes, just like normal people do.

Nobody is perfect. Not even an indigo.

I know I'm not speaking for all indigos when I say this - but I, for one, hate being treated like I'm something above everybody else - being treated like I'm "special", or whatever. Sure, okay, I'm different.
I'll give you that. We are different. But we are also human, like everyone else in a lot of ways.
There are really only a few key differences between indigos and an average, non-indigo person. Here's what I'm talking about:

Indigo vs Non-Indigo Traits & Comparison

  • Indigos naturally rebel against any type of conformity. A lot of us have trouble in school because of this. When an adult says, "you have to do this because I'm the adult and I told you to" - we don't buy it. Why should we do what you say, just because you're older? Being an adult is not a valid reason - it's the intention behind why you're asking us to do what you want us to do. 
  • A non-indigo will obey authority because it's normal to them. They usually like to go with the flow and not "rock the boat". Indigos will "rock the boat" if told to do something they don't agree with OR are told to do "just because". We need a good reason or it won't happen.
  • Indigos are born as "old souls". What I mean by that is that as children, we hate being talked down to, just because we are wise beyond our years and quite intelligent. 
  • A non-indigo is not normally born intelligent. They learn as they grow, either through school or other means. Indigos don't work that way - that is not to say that we don't benefit from an education. We do. 
  • Indigos learn quickly - very quickly - our brains are like "sponges". If something interests us, we yearn to learn more about it. We love learning most of the time - just not in the average school system. We find them stifling.
  • A non-indigo can go either way on this. They can hate school just to hate it, or they can love school and thrive there. 
  • Indigos are born with innate, natural intuition and intuitive abilities. We're born with empathy, psychometry, and whatever else (this varies among different indigos - there is no set of abilities we all come with).
  • A non-indigo has to work to get these abilities. They have to learn them and as they learn, the abilities will manifest.
  • Indigos know when somebody is lying to them. Even if the person lying to us doesn't admit it, we know, and will eventually find out the truth. We seek the truth and hate lies and liars. 
  • A non-indigo may not necessarily know if someone is lying to them, but they do have this in common with indigos: hating liars, lies and seeking the truth. 
  • Indigos feel like they're different. Hell, we know we're different. We're constantly told how different we are. I myself feel like "an alien in a strange land".
  • A non-indigo can feel this way as well. You don't have to be an indigo to feel alienated and strange.
  • Indigos connect amazingly well with children and/or animals. They're purer spiritually and not corrupt like a lot of others are. I myself have an amazing connection with my two dogs - I love them to pieces and even connect to them on a spiritual level. (Yes, I'm serious. Deal with it.)
  • A non-indigo can connect well with children and animals, too. Again, it doesn't take an indigo to do this. There are great mothers, baby sitters and what-have-you that do pretty well with kids. There are animal trainers and owners that connect well with animals and do good with them, too. The main difference is that they may not connect with them spiritually/psychically, like indigos do sometimes.
  • About 99 percent of indigos are naturally creative. We are poets, artists, painters, photographers. We love being creative and are usually pretty damn good at it. I'm a poet, short story writer, sketcher/painter and soon-to-be photographer. It comes naturally to me, and I'm sure a lot of indigos can say the same.
  • Non-indigos can be naturally artistic, too. 

Anyway, here's my point: we are different. Indigos are different in a lot of ways to non-indigos, and these are just a few of them.

At the same time, we have a lot in common with the "average joe". So don't just dismiss us as some sort of new age bullshit - we're not! It's not only a spiritual thing, it's a personality thing. And that's the point I'm trying to make.

Here are some very informative websites about indigos/crystals/star children:

My friend Sophie's (a fellow indigo adults) blog entry about indigos, aptly titled "How to Tell if You Are Indigo" - this one has a couple of things that hit home with me that I still, to this day, can't find anywhere else: Sophia Gubb's Blog. I highly recommend you read this first before anything else.

A general outlining of indigo traits here

And that's it. It gets rather repetitive if you read page after page. =)
Also, on a parting note: about 10 percent out of 99 percent of Doreen Virtue's writings are bullshit. Just saying.

- Gabrielle

P.S. - If you'd like to hear and/or learn more about indigo children/adults and the star child phenomena - tune in to a show I'm co-hosting, starting tomorrow night at 8 pm Pacific Standard Time: Obscure Odyssey Radio
I'll be interviewed, as well as my friend Sophie (another indigo) and the famed astrologer Donna Cunningham - who's discovered similarities in peoples astrology charts born between 1988 and the late 90s (indigos!). It oughta be an awesome first show so be sure to tune in. =) /end shameless plug

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Petty Tyrants.

Today, I will write about something about which this image perfectly represents (in my opinion): petty tyrants. They are defined by Don Juan in Carlos Castaneda's The Teachings of Don Juan book series as: "A petty tyrant is a tormentor.. Someone who either holds the power of life and death over warriors or simply annoys them to distraction." However, they are so much more than that.
Since I can remember, I have always had someone who pestered me, annoyed me or just plain tortured me - physically, verbally, emotionally, and mentally - and yes, even spiritually. I never knew nor understood why. I started believing that something in me must've been attracting these people; that was, before I read Carlos Castaneda's books.
Even now, I still experience annoyance and harassment by one. Currently, there is a crazy woman who works in my apartment building that for a week straight - has banged on my door hard enough to make it shake once and last night, twice, a day. 
Why? Well, the truth of it is I have no idea. She will not call, she will not leave a note. Yesterday she began to shout for me to 'open up' and 'let her in' over the yapping of my two small dogs. 
Because she was acting so unstable, I was afraid for my and my dogs safety and hence I have refused to open the door and have had a third party contact the owner of said building.
Immediately after said third party contacted the owner, she retaliated by sending a maintenence man to my door at 8 at night - when I was trying to get ready for bed. Again, I did not answer the door because he, too, was acting unstable and I did not feel safe.
I am now losing sleep over this because it has only gotten more severe as time passes. When I lose sleep, my immune system is even worse than usual - and I catch a cold. 
That's happened. It is outright harassment and I now realize that she is a petty tyrant - which is what inspired me to write this post.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I'm giving you just a small example of what a petty tyrant can be - although depending on how you look at it, it could also be perceived as an extreme example.
Moving on.

"Nothing can temper the spirit of a warrior as much as the challenge of dealing with impossible people in positions of power."

The above quote explains a lot about what petty tyrants are. They are normally a person - man or woman, whatever age or social/economical background, it doesn't matter - with a little or a lot of power.
More than once I have had them in the form of an apartment building manager or employee. A few other examples that I've personally experienced are pharmacists, Walmart and grocery store check out employees, bus drivers. The list goes on and on.
About 99 percent of the time they will just annoy or harass you. Sometimes they will insult you in the process. Rarely, but it does happen (so I've heard) - they can take the form of drug/sex/human traffickers, serial killers, hostage takers, and criminals in general that can and may just take your life or severely hurt you. I have been accused of being a drug addict by a pharmacist for no reason whatsoever - this person had just met me and had made their own assumptions. That's the insulting part I speak of. They then refused to give me my medication for a week because "my insurance wouldn't cover it". It was a lie; they would, and I had to call them on it and I then received my medication - after a couple days worth of dangerous withdrawal that could've killed me.
Over all, think of a petty tyrant as a way to build patience as well as mental, emotional and spiritual endurance. However bad it may seem on the outside, it is to eventually bring you to the next spiritual level. Do not give up. Deal with it directly if at all possible - a lot of times, the problem will only worsen if you avoid it. I admit; I have a problem with that myself. Don't be like me. :]

For more information, refer to this and this for references and a better explanation than I can provide. Also, obviously, buy (support your local bookstores!) or check out from your local library Carlos Castaneda's The Teachings of Don Juan series. While they are fairly old books, they are readily available and have a lot of extremely valuable and useful information in them. You may find the one that specifically talks about petty tyrants here, and the rest of them here.
Please do not try the techniques you see in these books at home. They are educational and useful in theory but as the techniques are only half-explained in book form, it would be dangerous and damn right stupid to try them.
If my dear readers have any questions, comments, feedback or experiences they would like to share with me about the above topic, please email them to I will almost always answer right away.