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Krishna The Quintessential Indigo



The Quintessential Indigo

by Meenakshi Suri

He was mischievous, sure of himself, and defiant of authority, in the most charming way. Playing a childish prank defined him as much as killing a demon who threatened his family or neighborhood. Playing his flute to charm cows and cowherds alike, Krishna was the divine being made flesh; with the power of the joyful child who made each person feel special, as he cheerfully caused them to break long-standing habits and mores.

Who has not seen a picture of Krishna, India’s blue-skinned god, depicted in numerous pictures, painting, sculpture and other art forms? His name means black or dark blue. One of his names is Neelesh, the blue lord, or Shyamsundar, beautiful dark one. Krishna’s story is punctuated by wonderful exploits throughout his life, starting with wonders in childhood, and culminating in the Bhagvad Gita, or the Song Celestial, in adulthood.

Revealing without words a world where joy and fun interspersed with miracles and transcendental experiences, the blue-skinned Krishna is the quintessential indigo child.

Few other childhood figures evoke the devotion and love that Krishna elicits in many human hearts. He was the child you could not handle, but the one you could not bear to be apart from. How many mothers would love to be in Yashoda maiya’s (mother’s) shoes, able to love that divine child! How many women yearn to be in Radha’s mind as she single-mindedly longed for her beloved Krishna.

Krishna is called the incarnation of the Lord Vishnu, the force of preservation in the Universe. Lord Vishnu incarnates as a being on earth whenever there is need to tackle a superhuman task, and change the vibration of the world. There were two kinds of actions that Krishna performed as a child: mischievous pranks, and killing demons. The first was the way to engage the people around him, and expand their heart charkas. The second destroying evil was the primary purpose for which he took birth. Putting it together, the story of Krishna shows us how we can destroy the demons within us, by expanding our own heart chakras.

The children of the new earth have arrived, as foretold, now that the earth is ready. Past decades have witnessed negative forces to come out of hiding. This has caused people to be worried about the increase in destructive forces. As the world seems to be getting worse, feelings of hopelessness have caused a schism among people of good-will. So we have those who feel the world cannot get better, and those who know it is getting better. There are ones who see darkness everlasting and those who see the darkness before dawn. The story of Krishna, coming from ancient times, is like a beacon, showing how the new age can dawn; how miracles can co-exist with the routines of daily life; and how an unusual child can grow into adulthood, fulfilling at every age his primary purpose on earth.

Childish Pranks – Allowing the child to be a child!
Krishna’s birth was foretold to the forces of good and evil. They were told that he would come to end the evil reign of his uncle, Kans. Before Krishna’s birth, Lord Vishnu took birth as Balaram, who would become Krishna’s older brother, playmate and helpmate. Krishna was born in prison, where his mother Devaki and father Vasudev were kept by Devaki’s evil brother, Kans, who would kill every child born to her. Krishna had been foretold to be the eighth child. Miraculously, his birth was not known to the enemy and he was smuggled out to the home of an unsuspecting village headman and his wife, Nand and Yashoda. They became his loving foster parents, and the ones most commonly associated with him. While the birth parents Devaki and Vasudev, and also Balaram, his brother, knew his purpose and powers, the foster parents Nand and Yashoda did not.

As the indigo and crystal children grow in a world that they have come to change, they require an environment conducive to them, for their egos to grow and mature. Their souls are old, wise, and aware; but they have to work through the ego that comes as a child. To allow the ego to mature is the work of parents, teachers, counselors or doctors that they encounter.

In earlier times indigo children came to parents who were unaware and they suffered for it. Today, the world is more ready than it was before. The hidden message here is that as we, the older ones in their lives, change parenting and schooling styles to respond to their needs, the planet will begin to vibrate differently.

One important part of the children’s lives is that they are born into a family that will allow them to meet all the people they need to meet. Some may be encountered as doctors, because of the illnesses they manifest; others may be family friends, counselors, or teachers. In other words, even if they are finding it difficult to fit in, society’s processes will allow them to meet those adults that are important for their purpose. It is also important for them to bond with other children so that they do not fall into despair and loneliness.

One of the most endearing stories about Krishna’s childhood is the one in which he stole butter (makhan) from his mother, and then, with it smeared all over his face, innocently pleaded that he had not eaten any! The mother was torn between love and annoyance at the butter-thief, and reluctantly had to punish him. Throughout his childhood, Krishna would sorely test the patience and love of his mother, as he was irrepressible but also irresistible. Being intensely loved, he was able to do his work cheerfully, and with charm.

Yes, children do need to be disciplined, as their spirit can sometimes disperse into areas that cause trouble in an environment that is not conducive to such high spirits. However, as parents and teachers, we need to learn to discipline without anger, more as a teaching tool than as punishment. We need to realize that it is the environment that seems to require more “fitting in” that can cause a child to appear to be a problem; the child’s natural tendency is not the start of the problem. It is a dilemma, to help our kids to fit in, while still allowing ourselves to enjoy their childishness and mischievousness!

When his mother Yashoda began to keep butter out of his reach, Krishna became even bolder. Undeterred, he organized neighborhood kids into a butter-stealing gang. Scouts would roam the village looking for an unguarded vessel of butter. Once alerted, the others would move in, quietly and quickly forming a human pyramid. As the youngest, the ringleader Krishna would then be given the task of climbing the pyramid to break the vessel and steal the butter. As a good leader, he would share the booty with all the kids! Who could resist such a leader?

As he was sent to watch over the family herd of cows, Krishna would sometimes daydream and allow them to wander. When he discovered that they were out of sight, he would take out his flute and play a magical melody on it. Not only the cows, but also the cowherds – gopas and gopis – would be drawn to the lyrical notes of the flute.

His adoptive mother, Yashoda, the village headman’s wife, was hard-put to understand where he would disappear to. Once, when she found him after he had wandered away, he showed her his universal form, and then ensured that she forgot it. Perhaps in some corner of her mind, she remembered! With unswerving devotion she gave him the love and caring that he needed.

Life was simpler in the village of Vrindavan where Krishna spent his unforgettable childhood. Today’s indigo and crystal children are born into a more complicated world. However, they are helped by the fact that they are coming in great numbers, and by having grown-ups who, today, are more aware and can help them to cope with the very world they have come to change.

Caring for an indigo or crystal child forces the caregivers to grow, to widen their perspective and at the same time narrow their focus on the essentials, while allowing for the natural unfolding of the children’s work. Allowing the child some freedom of expression will help the inner wisdom to manifest naturally. This comes from subtle guidance, with total acceptance of the child. The children’s answers to problems such as going to school, getting good grades, pleasing teachers, etc,. may be different from what we expect. Their antics may seem disruptive, as Krishna stealing butter from his mother and other villagers. With hearts open with love, the natural childlikeness of these antics is revealed! This is truly the time to “think with the heart and feel with the brain.” From the dawn of time, children have found it difficult to adapt to society’s rules. This is a time for parents, teachers and counselors to gain a perspective about the children and their environment, and to call upon all our skills and experience of our own childhood, adolescence and adulthood in order to assist them. We need to be a filter for society’s norms, allowing only those to come through, that are for the highest good of all; rather than a sieve, willingly passing all stress on to the children. As we absorb the stresses that will inhibit the children’s flowering, we allow their inner voice to guide them.

When we cannot access our own inner wisdom there are many around us to help, including healing energies, other parents, or channeled information. There is seldom a need to feel that one is alone with a problem child. But with patience and wise guidance the children will learn skillfully to navigate the rivers of the world they find themselves in.

Krishna: The Demon Killer – Killing the demons within us
Not just cowherds and children, but demons too, were drawn to the magnet that was Krishna.

Even as a baby, the divine child knew who he was, and destroyed demons who came to kill him, pretending to be a loving mother, or an ordinary villager. Krishna could see through the outer manifestation, to the essence of a person.

Indigo and Crystal children are intuitive, and can respect only those who they feel are worthy of respect. To earn their respect, we need to continue to grow as people, to become more self-aware, clear in our hearts, and to clear our energy blocks while learning the skill of living in society. It is necessary for us to provide them with role model, and people to look up to. It may come as a relief that we can show them our own struggles, as they grow, to allow them to see how we overcome obstacles in our own life. As the children push us into becoming more effective parents, the energy of the world begins to clear!

Playing beside a large lake, Krishna once had to dive into the lake to retrieve a ball that had fallen into its murky depths. The water was polluted by a many-headed snake that attacked the people who fell into the lake. Fearlessly, Krishna dove into the depths and forced Kaliya to rise to the surface, where he danced merrily on the serpent’s head. After a prolonged fight, Krishna defeated Kaliya, banishing him from the lake. What a relief to the terrified parents, friends and villagers when Krishna emerged victorious and unscathed! The waters were once again pure, and the place safe for children to play.

Cheerfully, fearlessly, and skillfully: not with rage, but as play, the divine child Krishna destroyed the demons that attacked, till as an adult, he annihilated the one who was endangering the entire land. In his divine compassion, he destroyed not merely the physical aspect of the demons, but also their ego and their karma, thus liberating them for their intense and continuing focus on him.

The rules for the new earth are different from those of the old earth. To raise the vibration of earth, compassion, clarity and charm may accomplish what guns, punishment and violence have in the lower vibration. The focus here is on destroying the internal demons that cloud the essential nature, rather than on destroying the egg. The goal is liberation – not enslavement.

What Can We Learn From the Story of Krishna?
We can have different levels of belief about Krishna. He can be seen as a god; an incarnation of Vishnu – the creator and preserver of the universe; or a legendary child in a time long ago in a village in India; as king of a magical kingdom in India; or as a mythical being. Whatever the level of belief and acceptance, there is a reality in the pervasiveness of the stories, in the persistence with which they have been handed down. There are important lessons in the story of Krishna for those who work with today’s children.

The wonder of Krishna was that whether human or demon, friend or foe, parent or child, all who were focused on him, whether in love or hate, were liberated by his touch. Blessed with our closeness to today’s children we will expand into liberation as we focus on our combined purpose.

Krishna came when the world was ready for him. Good and evil were clearly delineated, and each had reached an unambiguous clarity, conducive to the awakening that was to come. The indigo and crystal children have come, because we are ready, and the earth is ready, for this clarity. This is now the time for us to focus on our combined purpose: to raise the vibration on earth. It is the time to celebrate the beginning of the dawn, and not focus on the darkness around. The deepening of darkness is the surest sign of the coming of dawn!

The lives of today’s children are intricately woven with the parents, siblings and other people around them. The legend of Krishna is magical not only because of his actions, but also because of the devotion of those who loved him: the Gopis or cowherds, the birth parents and adoptive parents, his friends with whom he played mischief, and the relentless demons whose attacks he fended off with such consummate skill that the stories about those exploits are celebrated to this day all over the world.

Krishna’s Universal Form – The old soul in a small child
Once, when he had put mud in his mouth, Krishna’s mother, Yashoda, asked him to open it. When he did, what an astounding sight she beheld! She saw the entire universe in his mouth. Seeing that she was terrified, Krishna began to cry and caused her to forget what she had seen.

Many years later, on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, when Prince Arjuna quaked at the task of fighting his cousins who had usurped the throne; Krishna revealed his universal form as he sang the Song Celestial. The Bhagvad Gita emerged from that; one of the most practical treatises on living a spiritual life on earth; to fight the good fight for the highest good of all concerned.

The souls who are arriving to birth the new earth give us a glimpse of the universe where their spirits roam, while being physically present with us. They thrive when respected as old souls, while yet being cared for as young ones. The ego is still young, and its emotional development needs to be carefully nurtured. Universal energy is given to the ego as emotion. The variety and depth of emotion of humans does not exist in the spirit, only in human life. That is the one aspect of development, therefore, that parents, teachers and counselors have to focus on: aiding the children to become emotionally mature, so that their energy flows unrestricted, but is focused into acceptable channels.

When the environment around them is not conducive, the children are labeled destructive, full of rage, attention deficit and the like. One way or the other, the environment will change. And then the Song Celestial of Krishna will resound in the world for which it was sung!


Meenakshi Suri is a Traditional Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, trained in EMF Balancing and Magnified Healing. She has a Master’s degree in Psychology and has worked in cross-cultural environments in education and marketing for a number of years. She has expanded her field of study to complementary energy healing methods, meditation, theosophy, stress management, and yoga. She works with children, teens and adults, individually or in groups. With her husband, Praveen, she is the parent of two wonderful children, Raghav, and Yashodhara. They are all growing together! She can be reached at Visit her website at


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