Indigo Children and Walk-ins

Indigo Children and Walk-ins… What is the Connection?
by John Hornecker


During the past few years, increasing interest has been focused upon the so-called “Indigo Children.” This term originated because clairvoyants began to notice a new indigo-colored ray in the auric field of many of these children. However, not all of these children of new consciousness are of the indigo ray, and so more recently other terms have been coined, such as the “Children of the New Earth” or “The New Kids on the Block.” The forerunners of this group of souls began incarnating on Earth about 20 years ago, perhaps a few even earlier. And their numbers have been increasing year by year.

As with any group of people, each one is unique. However, there seem to be some common traits among the Indigo Children:

• They tend to have greater interdimensional awareness, some with memory of their experiences before incarnating, and some with a fairly clear sense of their mission here on Earth.

• Many are psychically gifted, such as being telepathic, clairvoyant or extraordinarily intuitive. Consequently, most are able to easily “see through” any attempt to deceive them with words or false pretenses.

• They are apt to be unstructured in their thinking, characteristics that are usually associated with right-brain thought patterns. Because of this, they do not relate well to systems and approaches that are based on order and ritual. For example, standing in line or sitting quietly in a classroom are foreign to their instinctive nature.

• They tend to be more active in their physical bodies, and much of their learning takes place kinesthetically. Consequently, they are often misdiagnosed as being hyperactive, or as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

• Many are here on Earth for the first time, and, therefore, they do not have an inherent rapport with the institutions of Earth, such as our educational systems, economic systems or conventional forms of parental discipline. In fact, many of these souls have come here for the specific purpose of changing these systems, rather than adapting to them.

• Most come in to life with a healthy sense of self-worth. So they do not respond well to forms of parenting or supervision that “put them down” or don’t acknowledge their inner wisdom. This can be a challenge for parents, because, as children, they still need guidance and age-appropriate limitations. The key is to treat them with respect and offer them alternative choices, if possible.

• Because many feel that the adult world simply does not understand them, there is a tendency for them to seek out others within their own age group with whom they can more comfortably share their thoughts, feelings and emotions.

• There are reports of some interesting evolutionary mutations taking place within the DNA of some of these new children that provide much greater immunity to some of our prevalent diseases. However, this aspect is not yet thoroughly researched or documented.

Walk-ins & Indigos
At this point, let’s switch our focus for a moment to Walk-ins. Award-winning journalist Ruth Montgomery introduced the concepts of “Walk-ins” to our contemporary world in her 1979-book Strangers Among Us. She explained that Walk-ins are souls who incarnate directly into a mature physical body with the full agreement of the soul that was born into the body. In many cases the original soul has completed its initial mission, and, therefore, agrees to leave and make its body available to another soul, rather than go through physical death. In more recent times, many souls are deciding not to move through the dimensional shift that Earth is undergoing, and they are consequently leaving the human realm, making their bodies available for “Walk-in” souls.

Many of the souls who are now incarnating through the Walk-in process are from the same celestial origins as the Indigo Children. Consequently, they exhibit many similar characteristics. The adaptation issues for these souls who incarnate as Walk-ins are somewhat different than for those who come into embodiment through natural birth. Following are some examples:

• Because a Walk-in soul comes directly into a mature, functioning physical body, those souls who have not previously incarnated on Earth often have difficulty adapting to a human body. A common initial reaction is: “Let me out of here!”

• Because a Walk-in soul inherits the cellular memory resident within the body, there is usually a transition period during which the personality characteristics of the original soul gradually give way to the traits and giftedness of the incoming soul. However, it is not uncommon for Walk-in souls to get “stuck” in the residual patterns of the original soul, thus compromising the purpose and mission for which the Walk-in soul came into embodiment.

• A Walk-in soul usually enters in mid-life, and, therefore, is not immediately faced with forms of parental discipline and educational systems that are out of alignment with the new Indigo consciousness.

• An Indigo Walk-in has to deal not only with the disorientation of being on an unfamiliar planet, but also the confusion of the Walk-in process itself. Most Walk-ins are not initially consciously aware that a soul exchange has taken place, and are, therefore, confused as to why they suddenly feel so “different.”

As we learn more about the inherent nature of the new souls coming into Earth at this time, whether as Indigo Children, or as Walk-ins, we will undoubtedly find ways to enable them to more easily share their wisdom and bring their gifts into appropriate creative expression. As with any situation, developing a deeper understanding is an important first step in the process. One of the exciting possibilities would be to develop mutual mentoring relationships between some of the Indigo Children and their Walk-in counterparts. Both groups have insights to share with each other, and much to teach the rest of us. And they will be crucial in leading Earth into a higher spiral of its evolutionary journey.

John Hornecker is director of WE International, a Twin Cities-based organization that provides information and networking support for Walk-ins, and more recently, Indigo Children. WE International is sponsoring an interactive conference on this subject in Minneapolis, the weekend of October 6 & 7. John may be contacted by e-mail at For more information about the conference, please call Bonny Kraus, at (651) 772-0847. Copyright © 2001 John Hornecker


~ by indigolifecenter on January 30, 2008.

2 Responses to “Indigo Children and Walk-ins”

  1. really nice one and keep it up! for indian matrimonials

  2. A deeper understanding of indigos, thanks.

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