Roger Peterson to Idelle S Brand – Idelle, I just bought "Enlightened Indigo Child", and Jeff Fisher’s book, "The Deepest Acceptance". I’m amazed at myself because I usually make it a point not to read other people’s writing so my ideas are not affected by theirs. At first, except for fiction, it was that other people’s writing seemed unenlightened, with too many misperceptions and half truths. Then I decided to not read other people’s material because I wanted to see if we would come up with similar answers to deep inquiries, and we did! Test over, although, I still ask my own questions and seek my own answers independently for my own pleasure. I figure we each have something unique to contribute to the discussion.
I must admit that I’m not crazy about labels like "Indigo Child" because they tend to perpetuate illusion and polarize people but I do identify with "sensitive" and "intuitive" so I’m looking forward to reading the book you and your daughter wrote. Thank you!
Idelle: I totally agree with you Roger, labels tend to keep us confined and restricted within parameters. And we do speak about this at length in the book. The term Indigo implies kids with learning disabilities, autism, ADD, etc.;basically “problem children” who need to be medicated since conventional society considers them as “not normal” , “airy-fairy” , “double edged swords” or “troubled children”.
Obviously, this is not the case. Highly sensitive children with innate intuitive abilities are indeed gifted. Our perspective in the book explains this and why these kids (and adults) should be acknowledged and celebrated, not medicated. I think you will be pleasantly surprised when reading it. And please share your thoughts on Amazon and here so others can get an idea of how the book is. Thank you.
Roger to Idelle: Thank you for expanding my understanding of what "Indigo" means to people who identify with this term. Until now, I thought of it as conveying the impression that "I’m a general and you’re a soldier" in terms of metaphysical awareness and skill. We’re free to proclaim ourselves in any way but when we do it to make ourselves feel good at the expense of others, or to gain a competitive advantage over others, it often creates unhappiness and conflict. As you say, "labels" can separate and confine us materially and conceptually, unless we’re consciously aware of their limiting nature.
When we communicate, Consciousness to Consciousness, we acknowledge our oneness and create a place of safety that allows us to share what we really think and feel. In that sharing, we acknowledge our oneness, creativity and love.
Who are we? What’s reality? What’s the purpose of life? What do we know that we don’t know we know? What can we do that we don’t know we can do? Where do we begin and where do we end? Questions like these have been my salvation in this life. Without them, and the answers they’ve led me to, I’m not sure I would still be here. As I mentioned in another post, for many years I felt like "A Stranger in a Strange Land" (the title of a book by Robert Heinlein). I’ve often wondered if autism was a soul’s way of expressing the idea that they don’t want to be here in material reality because it’s too painful, too intense.
Thoughts and feelings are amazing and delightful to explore when we choose to learn from them instead of define and confine ourselves by them. Thank you for sharing with me, Idelle. Please say hello to your co-author for me.
Pete – http://realtalkworld.com
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“How you define yourself and the world around you, forms your intent, which, in turn, forms your reality.” – Seth
In other words, we create our own reality from what we choose to believe about ourselves, and the world around us.
If we don’t consciously choose our beliefs, we UNconsciously absorb them from our surroundings.
If our beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations create our reality, can we afford not to question them?
The more we love, understand and appreciate ourselves, the better we treat ourselves, and the world.
Be the God within you and bless us all with the energy of unconditional love!
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of your experience. Look for them!