Tuesday, February 7, 2006
7 News Features: Bless The Children
They believe they are the next step in human evolution. Children on a divine mission. But while these kids may look normal, they all possess a rare gift of intuition and intelligence. Here's 7's Louis Aguirre with more in tonght's special assignment report - Bless the Children.
WSVN--Louis Aguirre: "They claim they can see ghosts, talk to god, and predict the future. While it may sound like the makings of a great sci-fi movie, there are children everywhere - including here in South Florida - looking to change the world with a very simple and spiritual message.
Kid 1: "I am an indigo child."
Kid 2: "I am an indigo child."
Kid 3: "I am an indigo child."
Kid 4: "I am an indigo child."
Kid 5: "I am an indigo child."
Kid 6: "I am an indigo child."
Kid 7: "I am an indigo child."
They are born members of a generation sensation.
Children blessed with a gift to excel academically, artistically, and athletically.
Children with a unique ability to advance at a pace far ahead of their peers.
But what really makes them special is not what you see but a psychic ability only they can see.
Stephanie Miller: "You just know their special or different because theyre so astute and wise beyond their years."
Stephanie Miller works with indigo children. Teaching them how to fulfill their potential.
She says she knew her 13-year-old son Travis was an indigo when he was a toddler.
Stephanie Miller: "All the kids wanted to hug him and talk to him."
Then in the third grade, she says Travis started seeing spirits and the ghost of his grandfather.
Travis: "I saw him with my grandma at a restauarant and on the golf course. I saw them for a split second and they were gone."
And Travis is far from alone.
Even though most indigos were born after 1980, there are adult indigos like Catherine Marie.
She works as a sound healer - a sacred art used cleanse the body of tension and stress.
Catherine Marie: "Being a conduit, thats what indigos are. To bring as much spirit as this body and this being can hold and then do it through my work then do it through my life."
Catherine Marie even claims she can speak to god through a sacred language.
The entire experience - while lasting only three minutes - is emotionally draining.
Catherine Marie: "I weep because of the beauty and the energy that comes forth."
That beauty and energy have become contagious.
Today, thousands of people believe they are indigo children.
There are indigo training workshops, indigo CDs, and two indigo movies.
Last year, the first film grossed over a million dollars in its opening weekend.
And last month, a documentary was released featuring indigos and their inspiration.
Akiane: "When I was four I had many visions of meeting G-d and meeting new people and my inspiration is G-d."
Louie Aguirre: "Now, there are many children who are talented and many children with vivid imaginations. So how would a parent know if their child's an indigo. Well believers claim every person is born surrounded by a certain color. But only indigos are born with a deep blue - indigo - aura."
David Cohen: "The danger is children will be decieved."
You could safely say professor David Cohen is not one of those believers.
He views the entire indigo concept as a giant mind-game.
David Cohen: "The indigo label is just the latest label in a series. There's nothing sceientific about it but science has never stood in the way when people want to label kids."
But he also knows it could be beneficial in certain circumstances.
David Cohen: "To the extent the indgo label means parents are more inclined to treaure their kids and love their kids, more power to it."
And that love is what bonds Julie Hirsh to her eight-year-old daughter Nicolette.
While Nicolette does not speak due to a severe case of autism, she can communicate with Julie telepathically.
Julie Hirsh: "It's the language of animals and trees and wind and water."
And when neccessary, the mother-daughter have created their own language. Like when we ask Nicolette what she thinks of being on TV.
Julie Hirsh: "You upset her...I don't know why. It's not what you said...its what you didnt say."
Like all indigo children, Nicolette feels she has a higher purpose.
Even though she can't speak, her message is still powerful.
Julie Hirsh: "She is soul first, flesh second. To love and to teach people how to love... to love from the heart and the soul not from the ego."
Louis Aguirre: "The idea of indigos was formed by a psychic in 1982. She predicted the children would usher in a new era of peace by becoming the world's future leaders, healers, and entrepeneurs."
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