The Downside to the Idea of Indigo Children and Starseeds

You may or may not have heard of the idea of ‘Starseeds’ or ‘Indigo Children’, but I can promise you have at least encountered the main idea behind them. The idea is simply this: Some people are born special, and if you’re not born special, tough luck.

The Downside to the Idea of Indigo Children and Starseeds

Believe it or not, I actually consider myself to be quite ‘new age’ in my thoughts about spirituality and how the universe works. The idea of life on other planets, extra terrestrial species walking among us, and even spiritual classifications of humans (like the different houses of Harry Potter’s school at Hogwarts) are all things that I would consider having an intelligent conversation about. But before I get too far ahead of myself, I should probably explain briefly what ‘Starseeds’ and ‘Indigo Children’ are.

Starseeds are people who have supposedly come here from other star systems to be born. They aren’t extraterrestrials in the traditional sense of coming to earth in an alien body. Instead, they are souls that volunteered to come to earth in the form of a human baby with the intention of helping the earth become enlightened and whole. Unfortunately, they can’t remember where they are from until they reach a certain point of enlightenment as a human, which obviously makes this whole idea a bit more difficult to prove.

Indigo Children are simply a ‘wave’ of Starseeds that came to earth in the 80’s and 90’s. Depending on who you talk to, there have been multiple ‘waves’ of Starseeds from multiple star systems. Two of the more common names for these other generations of Starseeds are Crystal Children (born in the late 90’s and 2000’s) and Rainbow Children (born in the 2010’s and still now).

I know I’m hardly the first person to question this idea of Indigo Children, Starseeds, and whatever else, but I have yet to see any of the critiques of this idea address the MAIN frustration that I find in this idea and others like it.

Why is it that humanity can’t figure out that it is PERFECT just the way it is?

Why do we ALWAYS seem to be looking for reasons to justify our uniqueness from everyone else?

Why do we NEED external reasons to be special, powerful, and good?

As someone who has been raised in the Christian tradition and largely found it to be nothing more than religious tradition, I have learned how to smell condemnation in its many forms. Rules and punishment are obviously the primary manifestation of this foolish reality, but I believe the most malicious and shrouded expression of condemnation is the idea that humanity is inherently ‘not enough’. Apparently, if you don’t come from another star system, aren’t anointed by God, or don’t have what it takes (whatever that means), you’re just ‘normal’… and of course, ‘normal’ is not good enough.

I believe that this is the EXACT same lie that Adam and Eve bought into in the story of the Garden of Eden and the fall of man. Eve perceived herself to be less than enough, Satan planted the idea that something outside of her could MAKE her better, she believed him and ate of the Tree of Death.

What would have happened if Eve would have said, “No thank you, snake. I already have the knowledge that I’m like God. He already made me in his image and LIKEness. I don’t need to do anything special to become like him. I already am like him.”?

What would humanity look like if it stopped trying to find its identity in everything outside of itself?

What astounds me about this idea of Starseeds is not so much that it isn’t possible or true, but that it continues to foster condemnation in the New Age community in a reverse way, and hardly anyone seems to notice. Sure, Starseed children may believe that their souls are special, and thus, they aren’t looking outside of them for their identity. But that’s just it… it’s like we KNOW that what makes us special is what’s on the inside, but we still can’t just accept the idea that a NORMAL human is ‘enough’.

If normal human beings can learn how to find their true birthright as physical representations of God, I believe the world will discover that we’ve ALWAYS had what it takes to create heaven on earth. We’ve always been everything we need. We’ve always been enough.

So please… stop with the superhero requirements of industrial accidents, billionaire capabilities, scientific genius, or galactic DNA. All of humanity is crying out to understand its true capacity. And as long as we keep looking outside of us, we’ll never find it.

About the communicator


Austin is the Executive Director of Category Five Ministries and is the originator of New Age Christianity and Belief IQ. He is a Scorpio, who likes long walks on the beach and cuddling by the fire... oh, and he likes long theological discussions over a cigar and Bourbon. He loves to pontificate about almost any subject and is never afraid to believe stuff that goes against conventional wisdom (maybe to a fault). Time will tell, but he may just be the craziest teacher to grace the internet... ever!