Indigo Awakening; A Doctors Memoir of Forging an Authentic Life in a Turbulent World by Dr. Janine Talty, DO


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Stars: ****

Summary: Dr. Janine Talty, today a successful osteopathic physician, as a child found herself bewildered by a world full of challenges that she could not understand. She felt isolated, unable to cope with the regular life issues that other children managed easily. She could not comprehend math or spelling—yet she could see energies that others could not see, and had levels of awareness than no-one around her possessed. She exhibited unusual artistic and healing talent. She spontaneously remembered and drew pictures from “old memories” of places her family had never visited. Only as she grew into adulthood, painfully learning to cope with her challenges, did she realize she was an “indigo,” one of a generation of people with unusual talents and abilities, yet who rarely fit neatly into societal roles.

This book is the inspiring story of how she overcomes these challenges, finds her voice and identity, and discovers a channel for her healing abilities as an osteopathic physician. She speaks directly to the experience of fellow indigos, and shows them that some of their biggest challenges can be their most powerful gifts. She reveals that much of our personal physical suffering is actually clearing the way for human transformation, and that there is meaning and purpose to the events in our lives—even when we can’t see this. Indigo Awakening is one of the first books to be written by an adult indigo, telling the experience of indigos from the inside out, and showing how their puzzling and painful experiences are paving the way for the emergence of a new way of being, in harmony with self, other, the world and the universe.

I don’t normally give such a detailed summary but I wasn’t sure how to shorten it and still make sure it would be understood. I had heard about Indigos in the 90s although I haven’t heard much about them lately. The idea of being different for a good reason was appealing and I wished I were an Indigo. This book however has shown me that being an Indigo is NOT easy and although reading Janine’s life story has helped me understand a little bit better, I still cannot imagine most of what she is talking about. She does a good job of trying to explain it though.

At the beginning of each chapter is paragraph about Indigos and then follows a chapter in the life of Dr. Janine Talty, DO. Some were more interesting than others but from reading the book we see that she has accomplished a LOT in a short time. It was eye opening (good choice of book cover) but took some concentration to understand and follow the book. This isn’t a bad thing, it’s just some books need more concentration than others.

Honestly I’m not sure what to say. This is the first published book written BY an Indigo. If you don’t understand what they are, want to know more about them or think you may be one, read this book. There is a quiz at the back of the book to see if you or someone you know exhibits signs of being and Indigo. I know that some people will not believe there is such a thing as and Indigo, who will not be open minded enough to believe but those people just shouldn’t read the book, it’s a simple as that.

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