8 of Wands

Oh! Fast Communication of the positive variety, by email, fax, phone, or in-person—it’s exciting and swift information on it’s way to you. This is a word that I made up—but for me this card means quickity! (It makes sense.)

Up:
This card indicates that things are picking up, orders are being made, marketing efforts are coming into fruition. It promotes fast timing for a positive change of plans or turn of events. Falling in love quickly ( surrounding cups cards), needing more communication or marketing for business (wands), hiring a quick thinker that is imperative to a business group (swords), or money coming in unexpectedly (pentacles). The seeker has luck for travel at this time and is advised to take all risk-related offers. It might feel as if things are too good to be true, but they’re good to go.

Reversed:
oooof. Talk about nothing going down how it was supposed to. Car troubles. Computer troubles. Misunderstandings. Delays in travel. Possible stagnation in work and business. The best case scenario is to deal with old business and organize things that you’ve been neglecting. (Feels like Mercury Retrograde.)

Indigo Survivor’s Take on Spiritual Parenting II

Indigo Characteristics

There was a long time in my life where I interpreted things differently than other people. I saw things on a more emotional and symbolic level. I thought it was normal, or didn’t know to think it wasn’t, but this made me very disconnected from my peers and my family. There was a huge communication disconnect that traveled with me through my life and my relationships. I had to learn a way of communicating that was somehow completely foreign and I had to teach myself because I was alone in this situation. No one seemed to understand and, in fact, they were scared to take on the challenge of me.

This was what led to my metaphysical journey. I realized that my life service was to support the spiritual community by communicating to survivors who feel the way I did growing up, or the loved ones who recognize they’ve got a live one and need some help. All that time, what I had needed was someone who believed in me.

Other Indigo Characteristics:

  • Indigos possess a warrior temperament, and stand up for what they believe in—often the “whistle-blower” in a group when something unethical is happening or something is going on that is against  collective conscious archetypal understanding.
  • Determined and focused on missions and goals.
  • Not only can Indigos detect dishonesty, it’s hard to build trust with them once you’ve broken it.
  • They have a strong sense of themselves and who they are.
  • They need creative freedom and room to evolve projects and ideas. If they don’t have that freedom, they tend to get frustrated easily.
  • Authority figures are seen as equals until their trust and respect is earned.
  • Indigos don’t feel pressured to conform to the group and have a strong sense of self-esteem.
  • They are direct with communicating their needs and let you know when their needs have not been met.
  • Antisocial behavior can be a label they receive when they’re not surrounded by children with the same needs and characteristics.
  • Indigo children are intuitive and sensitive (HSPs, Empaths).
  • They are natural communicators who use technology to get their points across as well as writing, music, and speech.
  • Intelligent and analytical, they often display amazing memory capabilities.
  • Sometimes they show low levels of patience. Indigos require needs to be met and situations to be fixed according to their immediate gratification. Otherwise, it seems like time-wasting.

Environmental Influences

Children are naturally empathic. As we grow older, many of us build walls and shells and filters to keep us from sensitivity. Most likely we’ve been taught that being sensitive is a curse rather than a trait that is much needed in our world. As such, a child with highly sensitive characteristics that naturally has self esteem can be deflated when that sensitivity is not supported.

Teaching children self-empowerment is so important. Bringing a sense of grounding and the understanding of belonging into their lives teaches that not only do we have a place in the Universe, but that we are connected to it. It is a part of us, and we are not separate. This is a mandatory principle in the foundation of a child’s healthy outlook on the world and the successes in an empathic and sensitive child’s evolution of life. The importance of understanding the scope of a child’s internalizing and out-of-body defense mechanisms can be life changing.

This was the second of a two-part series.
Read Part I: Indigo Survivors Take on Spiritual Parenting I.

4 of Cups

The 4 of Cups shows that you’re not sure if a decision is your Divine right path, because you’re not certain of your Divine right path—so you blow it off… It’s like you’re asleep to what’s best for you.

Up:
For some reason: apathy, ego, untrusting—you’re not game to or taking an opportunity that falls in your path. I always feel like something is deceitfully covering up this opportunity that has to do with fear or what someone else thinks is best for you. What are the surrounding cards? Peer pressure may be telling you this isn’t the type of thing that’s good for you. Really look into what’s available and what you’re capable of.

Reversed:

This is one of those cards that isn’t negative when it’s reversed. Score! It indicates taking on and accepting an opportunity that will benefit you for a long time to come. You’re ready for a new friendship or romantic relationship. You’re motivated. Nothing and no one is holding you back from clear thought when accepting this gift of opportunity.

The 9 of Pentacles

One of my favorite cards, the 9 of Pentacles is an independent woman who makes her own security financially, is very comfortable in her own skin, and enjoys life on her terms.

Up:
This can be a person who has created happiness and harmony for themselves. One who may spend time alone enjoying life and the things that delight them. This card can also represent a home or office atmosphere that is harmonious. It can refer to money being spent on furniture, home improvements, real estate, or studio decor.This card represents a lifestyle that is pleasing to the seeker or characteristics of someone whom the seeker will be able to identify. The solitary aspect of this card can be a clue into the seeker’s needs being met and those that are not met possibly driving them into a solitary lifestyle, and life goals that may not be shared with partners.

Reversed:
I never like to see this card reversed in spreads simply because it means there’s a rift in the force at home or in the office. Something has caused a disrupt in chi. Sometimes it’s merely a repair of some kind, though it can also be cause for more serious matters such as the loss of money, selling of real estate out of need for money, the need to reestablish a business or project, or the need to start over.

Indigo Survivor’s Take on Spiritual Parenting I

An Indigo Hitting the Bottom of the Spiritual Barrel

I surrendered and begged, “Will you help me find my way? Universe, help me figure it out. Send me in the right direction. Show me my divine right path!”

Finding Hope

I had finally come to my brick wall. The place where I felt I had nowhere to go. I was alone and I felt isolated and directionless. I desperately needed to know what my dreams were and how to recognize my purpose. I felt so confused. A lifetime of dealing with abandonment, low self-esteem, and beliefs based on a family that revolved around an alcoholic patriarch, along with boundary, and shame issues from sexual abuse. I was in no shape to figure out anything.

Picking Up the Pieces Through Synchronicities and Signs

One of the first things I came across while beginning research to seek peace after demanding universal direction was a self-esteem quiz. I recognized that self-esteem issues were getting in the way of my purpose or even being able to identify my dreams. (I was having a problem answering the basic finding-your-dreams question: What did you love to do as a child?) I kept coming up with reasons why my dreams couldn’t be reality. “They wouldn’t work, I’m too old now,” and all of those excuses that hold us  back. Those inner thoughts that stem from what we learn as children.

This quiz, I thought, was the answer—to this part anyway. It will tell me how to fix this problem. The main theme was focusing on all positive aspects, strong skills and abilities that had brought me to where I was now. The idea was to let go of any negative thoughts and beliefs. Stop focusing on all the things you need to improve and only focus on your positive traits, skills and values.

With my background in mind, I asked myself, “What are these skills? How did I manage to overcome these triumphs throughout the years and be here, 33-years-old today and still have some sort of hope and desire to become a better person—to see myself as a successful person.”

A funny thing happened after completing the quiz.
I learned that I had mostly survived by isolating myself and removing myself from uncomfortable situations. Or the very opposite, by being more tolerant of situations than I should have been and staying longer than definitely was healthy, all because I didn’t know how to stand up for myself. I realized those weren’t very positive traits that had gotten me where I was. My need for self-betterment was out of desperation. The self-esteem quiz only validated that I needed more answers.

Epiphany

When the crystal and indigo child card kept popping out of my angel deck practically every time I randomly chose one, my friend, life-long energy healer and psychic medium, Anne Roberts said, “Hon, YOU! It’s YOU! You’re the Indigo child.” I thought about it. I had been told before that I took the guilt and blame for my abusive family, that I was a victim soul of sorts. I had endured hardships in order to help others complete what they had to do in their lifetimes. I was an example so that others didn’t have to go through the same experiences. Author Doreen Virtue wrote that many Indigos go through hard things, like abuse and the leadership of being poster child, and then deal with the fact that people don’t feel the need to protect or save them. Instead they point and judge, “She’s over reacting,” or, “She’s just sensitive, don’t worry about hurting her feelings, she’ll get over it on her own.” All with the same message: She doesn’t matter. Her needs don’t need to be met.

It’s that drama of the Indigo’s life that has a way of clearing the road for crystal children.

I thought, if that’s the case, I better start telling my story and hope it helps someone. With more community awareness, I can only hope that more children don’t go through the difficulties and rejection I did.

This post is one of a two-part series. Be on the lookout for:

Indigo Survivor’s Take on Spiritual Parenting II