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Life Purpose

Posted on: March 21, 2011

Life purpose is a rather interesting concept to explore.  Some people don’t believe in it; others think we all have a multitude of purposes; while others believe it is our Soul reason for being here.

I feel that we are born knowing our purpose.  It is all too common that our purpose is coaxed out of us by those who feel it doesn’t seem realistic, won’t provide a good living or follow in the family footsteps.  I also believe that our purpose evolves and matures as we do.  Our life experiences prepare us to move into more and more of who we really are meant to become in this lifetime.  We ultimately are meant to share our knowledge with those who may benefit and choose to listen.

It is also important to note that life purpose may not equate to a job or a way to earn a living.

Then there is that thing called a mid-life crisis which is just another way for our higher self to say “get on with what you came here to be and do!”

We must be and do that which makes our Soul and heart ignite with joy and desire.  Your Soul wants you to be happy!  When we fight or fear moving forward with what our Soul wants, life has a tendency to beat us up a bit.  We sometimes turn to addictions to drown the call or even fall into depression.

So what is the remedy, especially for light workers who hesitate to step into their purpose in this lifetime?  I wish I knew!  My Soul has been kicking me to raise awareness about natural solutions to help children with the new ADHD brain.  It comes easily to me when I allow myself to do it.  Friends of mine have told me they have never seen me speak with such passion as when I am speaking on this topic.  Why then would I or anyone who knows what they are here to do hesitate to jump in with both feet?

I will share why part of my mission has created hesitation for me.  Perhaps this may help you further define your reasons and move through them.

  • Raising awareness that the ADHD brain is the next evolution of the human brain is a new concept for the current mainstream thinking.  What will people think?
  • How can I make money doing this?
  • Children with ADHD are very sensitive to food and their environment which can be big issues to address and change.
  • I am up against our current fast-paced quick-fix mindset as a society where convenience rules.  Drugs are more convenient than changing one’s lifestyle.
  • Under the current public school system model, children’s test scores determine funding and run the whole system under the misguided No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).  An auditory teaching style predominates, and every child is not an auditory learner.  This environment typically initiates the need to control ADHD symptoms.
  • Parents are under pressure to have their child fit in and get good grades so the NCLB system can run smoothly.
  • Not to mention the old standard that children are expected to get good grades and head toward college to create a good life.
  • The currently accepted and easiest treatment option for a diagnosis of ADHD is a prescription pill.  It is not always the cheapest option, however.

So what keeps me going?

  • It is part of my purpose.
  • I identify with these kids.  Most are very sensitive and intuitive just as I am.  They are very in-tune with their environment and have food sensitivities.
  • Natural solutions are available and have worked for over 40 years.
  • An unhealthy epigenome caused by what we eat is the cause of ADHD symptoms.  (See my previous ADHDChildren blog post for more information.)
  • Child-specific diet, exercise and coaching or counseling (when needed) are the solutions.  Insurance pays for counseling, but not coaching.
  • The children are worth it and so is the world they will create as they grow up and contribute their individual talents, gifts and life purpose.
  • Albert Einstein had ADHD and Asperger’s and look at what he accomplished!

In his book entitled The New Brain (Rodale Books, September, 2004), Richard Restak, M.D., a neurosurgeon and popular science writer about the brain, makes a case of a society creating a need for ADHD traits and that perhaps ADHD should no longer be considered a disorder.   If Dr. Restak, countless others and I know that ADHD is becoming the new normal and can be treated naturally, it is probably a very safe bet that drug companies and food manufacturers know it too.

I wrote a letter to a major ADHD drug company a while back asking for sponsorship to raise awareness for natural solutions.  I suggested that the good will they would receive would show up in sales of their other product lines and counter the loss of ADHD drug sales.  They were not interested.

A friend of mine went to a conference recently.  In the room next door was a different conference for the sales staff of a drug company.  She said they were wearing big buttons that read “The Whole World on _____”.  The blank being their latest and greatest drug.

I am all for drugs for certain health issues and life threatening conditions.  Drugs and modern science saved my Dad’s life and are keeping him alive.  I heard the President of a natural products company state in a presentation that if he was being rushed to the hospital with a heart attack, he would not want them to hand him an aloe leaf to suck on.  There is a time and place for drugs AND natural solutions.  I believe natural solutions should be the first choice for children with a diagnosis of ADHD.  Otherwise, if we keep heading in our current direction, the whole world will be on ADHD drugs in the future – one child at a time starting at the age of six.  Check out www.feingold.org

There is room for all solutions.  That’s what makes this time on the planet so wonderful.  The problem I see is that big business has a heavy if not controlling hand and influence with media, government and who knows what else.  Everything, including the new food safety bill, is spun to delude the public into thinking our best interests are being served.  In reality, it’s just another band-aid which also makes it more difficult for the small and independent farmers and food processors to survive.

CNN recently aired a segment interviewing an expert who stated that we currently have an epidemic of ignorance in this country.  We are being fed what the powers that be want us to think and the American public blindly takes it in.

So…back to life purpose.  In a “what’s in it for me” country riddled with many struggles ranging from a down-turn economy to an emerging energy crisis or possibly yet another war, who really cares that ADHD children are ushering in the next evolution of the human brain?  Who really cares that healthy food (as proven by the science of Epigenetics) is the solution for a healthy mind and body?

Who really cares?  I do!

Think about what will happen if the tide continues to flow in its current direction.  Under the NCLB Act which typically puts stress on both children and teachers rather than nurture them, children are put on drugs at the age of approximately six or whenever “symptoms” become a problem.  They may or may not stay on the drug for the rest of their life.  All drugs have side effects.  ADHD drugs are speed which usually triggers an addictive response in the brain.  ADHD drugs are easily shared and abused.  This means that children are being groomed to be addicts and depend on drugs for the primary purpose of controlling focus to achieve better grades.  This is not a good recipe for health or self-esteem – do you agree?

The mindset around drugs is that there is something “wrong” with you if you need a drug to “fix” it.

A Mom I know was determined not to put her child on ADHD drugs once she heard the diagnosis.  She even cried when she thought of the idea.  Being a single Mom and under pressure from the school, she eventually decided to numb that calling inside of her and opted to use drugs.  Her child started to display moodiness and neediness when the drugs wore off in the evening, but grades did improve.

I am not here to judge anyone’s choices.  I don’t know what I would have done in her shoes.  Life can be quite challenging in these times in which we live.  I am here, however, to raise awareness so parents can make informed decisions for their children.

I also intend that somehow and some way big business starts to recognize animals and people cannot survive on some form of corn just because it is easy and inexpensive to grow.  This is great for the weight loss industry but not for any other living breathing being.  I also intend that over time animals are raised in humane ways by big business.  There are some things more important than the bottom line, and I say this as a Capricorn who used to work in the wealth management sector of corporate America!

Life Purpose….hmm….  They say that God never gives us anything we can’t handle.  I do know that life is a whole lot easier and more graceful when we follow our guidance.  So that is what I will do – follow my guidance to that which ignites my heart and Spirit.  One day at a time.

Blessings for your increased awareness and well-being!

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