Book Review | Indigo Awakening by Dr. Janine Talty

Book Information:
Title:  Indigo Awakening: A Doctor’s Memoir of Forging an Authentic Life in a Turbulent World
Author: Dr. Janine Talty, DO
Paperback: 368 pages

  • Publisher: Energy Psychology Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600700632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600700637

About the Book:
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.
My Review:
This book is a gem and kept me engrossed from start to finish. I was actually sad to see it end. It is the memoir of Dr. Janine Talty and basically tells the story of her life from her childhood up to now. I loved reading about her experience of finding her way and felt like I really got to know her as a person from just reading this book. She has some fascinating spiritual journeys that I enjoyed and loved seeing the world through her eyes. I would love to have gone on some of the excursions she went on in Europe.
I had prior knowledge of Indigos and what they are all about prior to reading this book. I was able to learn more about them especially reading about the life of an Indigo up close and personal. I see many similarities with Janine and myself and have been told that I am an Indigo too. This book made a lot of sense to me and helped me learn more about myself and my life.
I am a fan of the spiritual genre and have ready many of these types of books. Indigo Awakening is among one of my favourites and I found it on par with books by Doreen Virtue and “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. This book is well-written, easy and interesting to read and kept me enthralled from start to finish. I highly recommend it!!

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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