|Looking for Indigo in the ocean,
wondering about the Indigo in me.
About six weeks ago, I went to the Junkyard to catch Fiery spinning. A guy arrived. And he moved near me. He was close, but not so close to be rude and not so far to be distant. I was mostly just listening to tunes, but also buried in IMs.
After about a half hour the guy and I started talking. I don’t remember how we started or how our chat unfolded, but he was one of those guys who actually reads profiles. He asked something about my blogging, then asked if I’d read a couple books about something, but I hadn’t. I explained that I have to be very selective about what I read because I read slowly, dyslexia. He said he had similar problem. Then I typed, “I read backwards faster than forward” but before I could hit enter, he had IM’d the identical sentence. I was stunned.
((What are the odds? I was so perplexed that sometime later I asked Thor if he knew of any viewers or programs that could look at what you are typing before you hit enter, and he didn’t know of any.))
My new friend was surprised too and we immediately switched into voice chat. We had an amazing conversation that flowed from subject to subject, from seriousness to humor. I won’t even try to summarize it all, but at some point my new friend told me he sensed that I’m an “Indigo.” I’d never heard of that before, so he gave me an overview of the basic characteristics of Indigo people.
((Ok, timeout. Subsequent to that night, I’ve done my homework. I’ve learned that the theory of Indigo people is considered by skeptics to be in the realm of the supernatural. I’ve learned there are no scientific studies to give credibility to the existence of Indigo people. And yes, I know it’s flattering to think of yourself as having unique abilities to explain your weaknesses. So, if you are a skeptic, there’s comfort in the “mainstream” view. NTL, I’ve taken Indigo tests which indicate a 93-97% likelihood of me being Indigo. For me though, the Indigo is about a different type of thinking & perception and a different point of view.))
It’s rare for me to get the opportunity to use voice in SL, so our chat zoomed across space and time. Then seemingly out of nowhere he made the remark: Indigo people think in different dimensions. And that remark hit me like a THUNDERBOLT. I’ve never heard this before. At once this not only provided me with a context for understanding many previously unexplained things, but it also provided an ingredient I needed to complete a story I was working on, The Penniless Man.
I obviously became friends with this man. He too was Indigo and said that when Indigo people meet they become friends for life, and I had no problem with that idea at all. You might be thinking this was the start of a wild romance, but he was already “Taken” and this night wasn’t about romance, it was about revelation.
footnote: I’m still struggling with my thoughts… this post took me two hours. normally a post takes a half hour.