As you might know by now, my work as a coach and my subsequent research on what causes dis-ease tends towards metaphysical. From my perch, it makes the most sense, provides the most consistent explanations and the corresponding approaches have indisputable results.
So when my conversation with the founder of several elder care residences turned to causes of Dementia and Alzheimer’s, it made perfect sense to me that statistics point to an increase of these dis-eases. My mind immediately highlighted the changes that people born in the early 1900’s have endured in their lifetime. The world has gotten rapidly complex in a short amount of time. “Refusal to deal with the world as it is” perfectly aligns with what people with Dementia tend toward: Not having to deal with the world as it is.
There are so many aspects of change to point to, but the one I’ll go into here is the one that awoke me at 4:00am and is the reason I’m writing this in the first place. Although my conversation yesterday went into the recognition that WWII played a huge part in the lives of people of that generation, so did the invention of television. Suddenly, men and women had Ozzie and Harriet to compare themselves to, and I’ll be many of the felt they fell short. Suddenly, there’s a whole new way to feel bad about yourself. If religion and the Victorian era left any stone unturned, here comes America’s perfect family role models to finish off the job. Now, certainly there is some great good that comes from this anything. I’m just pointing out one of the myriad changes that likely contributed to some people’s refusal to deal with the world as it is.
I would hope this is good news. The more aware we become of possible causations to our individual and collective unrest, the better equipped we are to make the changes that will create the reality we want!
Let’s use this information to create that better future for ourselves. For more information on connecting thoughts with dis-ease see Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life, Deb Shapiro’s You Body Speaks Your Mind and this website about metaphysical causes of illness.