The Dis-Order Phenomenon
As we draw closer to that magic 2012
number, the world is experiencing the long predicted rampant, evolutionary change from the climate
to the earth's magnetic field
to the global village
. There are a lot of fields changing around us, and we are also on a path of human evolution, given that on a good
day the myth goes that we are only using 10% of our brain
. So, here's the thing: when you are labelled with a "disorder", (as have 17 million prescription drugged children in the world and, according to the National Institute of Health
, over 10 million adults) you might call your disorder "an intelligent strategy for survival
Here's my question: Does anyone know anyone who is "Ordered"? Take a look at what it takes to be labelled with a "Disorder."
ADD is diagnosed by these symptoms
- Often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
- Often difficulty following through on instructions from others
- Difficulty sustaining attention
- Often does not seem to listen to what is being said
- Tendency to lose things necessary for tasks or activities
- Difficulty organizing goal-directed activities
- Often shifts from one uncompleted activity to another
Look familiar? While I resemble all those remarks, I prefer to label myself Aries, Type A, and a successfully multi-tasking person in a complex reality - perhaps deeply in need of an assistant.
Who is "Normal"? Does anyone want to know anyone who is "Ordered" or "Normal" or Beige? (and I don't mean to insult Beige - I own a lot of it.) Did you know if you Google: "number of ADD, ADHD, Autistic adults and children in the world" you will find the first website called "Disabled World: Disability Health and News" Really????
How many of us will it take to figure out that it's the Beige people that are Disordered and the rest of us are quite normal in our coping mechanisms? I loved Sandra Bullock's Academy Awards speech when she said her mother insisted that she be an original - Bullock said her mother would get very upset if she said she wanted to be like everyone else.
Maybe we mothers need to be more like that! The point is that the slower vibrational reality we have known and loved prior to technology, global travel, and higher education for all is long gone -unless we consciously construct that environment for ourselves. We are trying to cope in a time where our brains are one place, our bodies another, and our spirits yet another.
I hope we dig a little deeper in ourselves in these uncertain times, to give authority to our spirit and imagination to pioneer new pathways and realities that support originality, creativity, and bold colors - no disrespect, Beige!
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