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January 30, 2010 at 9:00 am EDT by in5d Alternative News
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The meteoric rise of children (and adults) who were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) makes one ponder about the spiritual relevence of this anomaly.
Children and adults with ADD and ADHD commonly feel like they have a plethora of energy and need to find creative ways to expend this energy.
The key words is "energy".
Every thought contains energy that is sent out to the universe and recreated within our societal mandlebrot as the "now". Many people diagnosed with ADD and ADHD, have a difficult time focusing on anything they find mundane, such as school, rules and authority figures (or anyone, in general) who cannot relate or understand them. There are many more undiagnosed cases of ADD and ADHD where people feel this same anomaly.
Coping skills for ADD/ADHD
People with ADD and ADHD learn coping skills to deal with this "disorder". In school, a child can sit in front of the class, away from any windows. The teacher can tap the child on the shoulder if he or she notices the child drifting away from the subject being taught. If allowed in school, the student can chew gum which also helps people with ADD or ADHD maintain focus.
As with any other medical issue, I would advise going with what your physician prescribes but in the case of ADD and ADHD, I believe it's an over-prescribed and diagnosed "disorder" that has a definitive spiritual purpose and can be easily be controlled with coping skills.
Ironically, those with ADD and ADHD tend to think outside the box as their minds are constantly wandering. They're usually creative in the art and music field and have no problem maintaining focus when their minds are occupied on something they love to do. They will come up with ideas that are so outside-the-box that others will initially discredit their ideas because the ideas are too advanced and cannot be described articulately enough for others to understand the end results. They are often innocently forgetful and have a difficult time remembering things, past or present.
They often have a difficult time fitting into cliques and can relate to almost every clique, but many not want to be part of any of them, distancing themselves from any possible karmic debt associated with these cliques.
Some are described as "scattered," loners or wanderers who are trying to find others who are like them or people who can accept them for who they are without conforming to societal standards.
Many feel confused as to why they have ADD or ADHD and cannot understand why other people have such an easy time remembering past or recent thoughts.
Many may feel like they "don't belong here" and have a sense of where "home" is but it's not necessarily "here".
Metaphysical aspects of ADD and ADHD
Is it a coincidence that the prevalence of ADD and ADHD has come at a time when people have incarnated to this planet with very little time to garnish and/or remember any negative karma?
Is it a possibility that ADD and ADHD are protective insurance measures that people took out when they agreed to come to this planet to help with the ascension process without having the liability of negative karmic debt?
In a world where people who have a medical diagnosis are looked at as being "different" from the norm, is this difference a blessing instead of a curse?
Big Pharma cash cow
Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of "outside the box" professionals like myself who are willing to readdress this issue in metaphysical terms. The problem is that the APA and Big Pharma are in bed with one another, as evidenced by one of their latest disorders, orthorexia nervosa, which is basically a healthy eating disorder. You can't make this stuff up!!
My specialty is working with at-risk youth. I developed a program to help at-risk youths, children going through the reunification process (e.g. going from a foster home to their new parents) and parents in need of parenting classes. While my program has an amazing success rate (no re-offenders back into the system as of this date), it also helps the families learn how to work with one another in addressing these issues. Many of my clients are labeled ADD/ADHD and I've taught them the basic coping skills that I mentioned in this article. Many of the children stated they don't like how they feel when they're on their medications. Is it possible that their higher selves are giving them these messages? In my opinion, yes. The medications are taking them away from their true selves when non-medicinal options are available. Of course, Big Pharma and the APA don't want to hear this... all they want is a diagnosis and a script.
The problem with Big Pharma is that they DON'T CURE ANYTHING! They merely put a bandaid over the problem and rely on repeating, life-long business generated by the client's psychiatrist or medical practitioner. There are other options available!!
I highly encourage other therapists and counselors to take a holistic approach to this "disorder". Once you rule out any other possible mental illness and/or issue (such as dyslexia), dietary issues or possible life stressors, you can address this issue without the need for medication.
One last note for parents with children who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD: Look at what your child is eating because this may also be the cause of the problem. Try changing his or her diet to something more healthy, with less sugars and/or processed foods.
If you have ADD or ADHD, look inside yourself to the reasons why you have it and how you can use it to better yourself and others. You were given this "gift" for a reason... it's time to find out what that reason is.
In5D Addendum: Ascension isn't necessarily a religious or New Age term. It also means rising to a higher level. In the case of ADD or ADHD, one can overcome this "disability"/gift through INcension, or going within. Simply by removing and releasing the clutter in your mind, you will have overcome a major obstacle in bettering your memory performance.
I have a "selective" photographic memory. I can remember numbers and statistics easily. For example, I could look at the sports page and tell you who is 4th in the National League in doubles or who is 8th in batting average in the American League. When it came to remembering anything in grade school or high school, it just didn't "click" with me.
As an adult, I was prescribed Straterra, which made me feel like a zombie. I was then given a prescription for Adderall, which worked for me. I found it interesting that Adderall is an amphetamine, because within an hour of taking it, I could easily fall asleep. It goes to show you that we aren't all "wired" the same.
One last note: While many people will say that ADD and ADHD was "made up" by Big Pharma, I can assure you it was not. On the back of nearly every report card I had in grade school, it said, "Fails to pay attention in class". I found school incredibly boring and would rather look out the window than pay attention in class. Once I understood ADHD as an adult and cleared my mind through meditation, my ability to focus came back and I no longer needed Adderall. Not that I value an education anymore but I ended up graduating college with honors for both my B.A. and Master's degrees. If you have ADD or ADHD, you CAN overcome this. The first step is to remove the clutter!
About the Author: Gregg Prescott, M.S. is the founder and editor of In5D and BodyMindSoulSpirit. He hosts a weekly spiritual show on In5D Radio and promotes spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric conferences in the United States through In5dEvents. Gregg is currently working in collaboration with Michelle Walling, CHLC, in opening a holistic walk-in clinic called Alternative Holistic Healthcare (AHH) in Sarasota, FL with subsequent subsidiaries around the world based upon this model.
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