In our current world of medical definitions everything is specified in disease terminology and there’s a corresponding “answer” pill for almost all disease. People of any age who fall into these disease categories, seeking solutions to improve their lives, commonly find their solutions in medications recommended by their doctors. While I believe doctors have the desire to help people trying to cope with various disease symptoms and better their lives, the physically focused solutions physicians are taught don’t address the mind-body-spirit connection and the extenuating parameters which cross the barriers and blend the connection.
Long before these definitive disease terminologies were developed in the last few decades and were attached to everything we experience in our physical bodies, attention deficit symptoms were recognized. My childhood ability to remain on task was limited. Reading at a very early age, seven to ten years above my elementary school grade level with extremely high comprehension, was the only time I remained on task. While I received extremely high scoring results on standardized intelligence tests it was difficult to concentrate in class, which compounded my tremendous boredom in school, so my mind wandered. My innate ability to look at people and know so much about them (positive and otherwise), to feel and see what was going on with them and what was going to happen was a further distraction. Words have always appeared in my head on white “board” with black printed letters from early childhood ~ even while I was reading what was being taught in class on the blackboard! Simply, five sense processing and the innate sixth sense intuition information constantly flowing in required more balance and concentration than I possessed. This complication of processing everything the five senses received and what I sensed, felt, and was seeing with my intuitive side was evident to my Mother. It was a result of her guidance that I learned to keep myself balanced with “one foot on both sides” of the veil between the “real world” of the measurable five sense spectrum, and the unseen but still processed sixth sense information. This was likely because she also possessed a tremendous intuitive sense and had the clairsentient “knowing” ability, coupled with my ability to blurt out information about people I had no way to know other than intuitively. When she observed me drifting into my sixth sense; when I would become completely unfocused and unconsciously lapse into a “downloading”, blank “stare into space” mode~which she called being “dizzy”~she would remind be to stay on task and prioritize. She developed behavioral patterns for me to utilize to regain focus and remain on task. That said, I have no doubt that pharmaceutical intervention would have been recommended had that been an option during my childhood.
While my situation is not average (if there is such a thing in reality) and no diagnosis fits everyone perfectly, when you notice in yourself, your child, or others, the connection between the inability to remain focused and on task, acknowledge the mind-body-spirit connection and the possible effects of a powerful sixth sense. Considering the intuitive sixth sense information processing is an opportunity to become cognizant, acknowledge and make use of our intuitive sense. This is an ability we all have and the complications for us when our brain receives five sensory information and the innate sixth sense is also processing input concurrently can result in extreme lapses of focus and information retention. It can also produce extreme frustration, impatience and difficult behavior, or turning all that energy inward in a negative self judgement. Both may result in “acting out”, disinterest, early self medicating or just simply giving up. There is so much truth in the statement that the potential of our mind is far greater than we generally develop ~ it’s a waste to turn off that sixth sense input when it expands knowledge exponentially. The usual stifling result once we enforce this “round peg, round hole” mindset, especially in an academic environment, is the eventual blocking of the sixth sensory input completely to achieve the goals and objectives of standardized education. Refining the blend between our mind-spirit balance and accepting that our inability to focus can not only be much more than “dis~ease”, but in fact an amazing gift for us to explore, creating new dimensions of education if we observe, address and implement new ways to define what intelligence actually encompasses. Developing the ability to process and balance these two information sources for our benefit is the ultimate goal to understanding and achieving inner balance and peace, which we all seek to achieve and live to our fullest potential.