About

About me

I am Mich from Simply Indigoo and this blog will guide you towards a healthier and simpler life. I have a passion for animals, nature and healthy living. That is why I am a vegan. But I think being healthy is not only about eating no animal products, but also about not eating sugar, fats, processed foods…
A while ago my parents went to Jamaica and they immediately fell in love with the country. When they came back and told me about their adventure and how they met a lot of lovely people I wanted to know more about Jamaica. My mom is also vegan and was on the search for some vegan local food in Jamaica. She asked a cabdriver if he knew some vegan restaurants. That’s when my parents heard for the first time about Ital food. This inspired me so much, that I began searching on the internet what Ital food exactly is. I was really impressed. This way of eating and thinking is exactly how I think it should be, even long before I ever heard about ITAL.
I will share all my recipes with you and the world because I like to cook, with little ingredients, as pure and healthy as possible.

About Ital

Ital derived from ‘vital’. To adopt this type of lifestyle you’ll increase Livity which is according to the Rastafarians the energy or life-force that flows through all living things. It also means, living in a good and strong way: being open, connected, and creative with your life. The Rastafarians believe that what you put in your body should improve the Livity instead of reduce it. The general principle is that the food you eat, should be natural, pure and from the earth. Therefor you should avoid food that is chemically modified or contains artificial additives such as preservatives and flavorings. Many Rastafarians also avoid adding salt to food, especially salt with iodine. Perhaps the most popular Ital dish is the Ital stew or the veggie stew. It consists of red peas, onion, garlic, sweet potato, pimento grains, coconut milk and scotch bonnet peppers.

About Rastafarian

The Rastafari movement is a religion and a philosophy that accept Hail Selassie I -the former emperor of Ethiopia- who reincarnated as God and who is called Jah. He’s also seen as the messiah, a part of the Holy Trinity, who the bible promised us will return. His coronation in 1930 was when the Rastafarian movement really began. Rastafari stems of -Ras Tafari Makonnen- what the pre-coronation name is of Haile Selassie I is. The Rastafarians drew their inspiration from the philosophies of Marcus Mosiah Garvey. He tried to unite black people with their rightful homeland, Africa. Rastafarians have no clearly defined leader and is therefor an acephalous movement. The practising of the the Rastafarian faith is not as other religions. The Rastafarians worship is mostly occurred during rituals. One of the most important symbols among the Rastafarians is the lion. The lion represents Haile Selassie I. Dreadlocks, which are mostly worn by the Rastafarians, symbolise as the manes of the lion and the rebellion against Babylon.


This lifestyle inspires me so much, especially the way of eating, that I’m going for two months to Jamaica to learn about their cooking and philosophy. I hope to meet some lovely people who can teach me their way of living and cooking so I can share their fantastic food and living with you and the world.


About Yoga

Further is yoga something I really enjoy to do, what thrives me to the other side of the world, India. Soon I’ll be also going to India for a month for a yoga class. This is really exciting. I’m so curious what I’ll be learning during my stay. I’ll also share this with you and the rest of the world later this year. ❤


 

Why indigo(o)?

Indigo children, Also referred to as crystal children or star children.  These children are aware of being one with mind and body. They feel that there is something wrong with how the world exists right now.  It’s like our ability of consciousness about ourselves and the connection to nature is vanished. But it is still within us, we’ve just forgotten how to use it. We see that intellect and the ego, -that became our ruler instead our feelings- is what caused us to lose our connection to the collective consciousness, what’s making us feel alone. Some adults have a little of this in them and giving birth to children who remember how the collective consciousness works and they’re using it. These children are different, more challenging, more intelligent, more confrontational, intuitive, spiritual and sometimes more violent from any other generation. What calls for a different way of parenting and schooling.

Where did the term “Indigo Child” come from?

Nancy Ann Tappe, a teacher and counselor, studied the human auric field, otherwise known as their electromagnetic field. The field surrounds every living thing. Through colours in the aura, she instituted a shockingly accurate and revealing way to psychologically profile a person using her new auric color method. The signs of an indigo child actually began even as early as in the 1950s with a few people. What she noticed was that 80 percent of the children born after 1980 had a new deep blue coloured auric field. She called this new color “indigo”.

So what are the behavioural patterns of Indigos?

  • They are born feeling and knowing they are special.
  • An indigo knows they belong here, on earth, as they are and expect you to realize it as well.
  • They’re more confident and have a higher sense of self-worth.
  • Absolute authority, the kind with no choices, negotiation, or input from them does not sit well. The educational system is a good example.
  • They find the rules who are forced upon us silly and they fight them.
  • Rigid ritualistic systems are considered archaic to an indigo child. They feel everything should be given creative thought.
  • They are insightful and often have a better idea of method then what has been in place for years. This makes them seem like “system busters.”
  • Adults often view an indigo as anti-social unless they are with other indigos. Often they feel lost and misunderstood, which causes them to go within.
  • The old control methods like, “Wait till your father gets home,” have no affect on these children.
  • The fulfilment of their personal needs is important to them, and they will let you know.

What are the characteristics of an indigo:

  • Empathic
  • Curious
  • Are often perceived by friends and family as being strange.
  • Possess a clear sense of self-definition and purpose.
  • Strong willed
  • Born in 1978 or later
  • Headstrong
  • Creative, with an artistic flair for music, jewellery making, poetry, cooking,…
  • Susceptive to addictions
  • An “old soul” as if they’re 13 going on 30.
  • Intuitive or psychic, possibly with a history of seeing angels or deceased people.
  • An isolationist, either through aggressive acting-out or through fragile introversion.
  • Independent and proud.
  • Possess a deep desire to help the world in a big way.
  • Wavers between low self-esteem and grandiosity.
  • Bores easily
  • Has probably been diagnosed as having ADD or ADHD.
  • Susceptive to insomnia, restless sleep, nightmares, or difficulty/fear of falling asleep.
  • Has a history of depression, or even suicidal thoughts or attempts.
  • Looks for real, deep, and lasting friendships.
  • Easily bonds with plants or animals.

If you find yourself having 14 or more of these traits you are an indigo. If you have 11 to 13, you’re probably an indigo in training.

How the ideal Indigo’s world would look like…

Indigos have a job to do on this planet, and they WILL do it. They take their job very seriously, even if they are not aware of it. They’re making the world ready for the new values of “love, brotherhood, unity and integrity.” Forgiveness towards others is a key element to help heal the earth. An indigo’s world would be:

  • Free from all persistent chemicals.
  • Food would be organically and locally grown. Fresh with minimal processing and refining.
  • Education would be for everybody and children would have a much greater say in their educational future and curriculum.
  • Family would mean whom you are with at that time, and be inclusive to a greater circle of people.
  • Our political system would be much more democratic, even socialist.
  • All countries and all people would work together to create a better world.
  • Nature and her needs would come first including clean air and soil.
  • Children would be treated with respect and consulted on any decisions that would affect them.
  • All people would be equal no matter what their race, color, sex, or believes.

An indigo has an enormous amount of determination and willpower. Through their sensitivity to chemicals, processed foods, and authority, they are showing us what has to change in our world. They’re sensitive to so many things. An indigo child will tell you that we should not be using these detrimental chemicals if we truly loved our earth, ourselves and each other.

An indigo child is sensitive to others, because many times they know what the person is feeling. Being truthful to an indigo child is recommended, because they can feel when you’re lying. Lack of integrity does not work for an indigo child. They will call you on it every time. Their combined IQ’s are very high.. But, they have higher scores in non-verbal intelligence and lower scores in verbal skills. Because to the indigo’s the telepathic trips they take are their true schooling -night school-. That’s why many are tired the next day, because they haven’t slept. What they learn during the day at normal school is boring and outdated. They turn to “night school” for their true learning… and many do it in secret.

Indigo children have a natural gift for helping others. They know that it is through helping others that big changes happen on the earth. A true indigo child cares deeply about the values of fairness, individuality and brotherhood of all.

So guys this was a bit about why Indigo is in my name… If you like to know more here’s a great website to learn more about the Indigo generation:

http://www.2012-spiritual-growth-prophecies.com/indigo-child.html