Intuition and ADHD: A Final Frontier to Being Empowered
Those diagnosed with ADHD can be highly imaginative, empathic, and often intuitive.
- Do you ever follow your gut instinct to make a quick decision?
- Do you pursue things of interest when others might hesitate?
- Do you feel your intuition is akin to having a sixth sense?
Generally, the answer is yes to some or all of these questions. Yet for those who have been diagnosed with ADHD, many times the idea of using or connecting with your intuition is like going to a foreign country you’ve never visited or trusted.
I recently completed a class on intuition, which had been on my “to do list” for over ten years. I could have analyzed and judged this from , “Oh wow, why did it take me so long to do this?” or “It’s crystal clear that I was supposed to do this ten years after it was first on my “to do list.” I choose the latter and see this from the side of thriving, and what I call absolute perfection, defined as, “everything is exactly as it should be, or it would be different.”
The absolute perfection thought process keeps my ADHD mind curious and intrigued, and propels me to be open to the rhyme and reason about the events in my life. This process keeps me feeling empowered so I can truly follow my passions and dreams. By using the idea of absolute perfection, I can manage the emotional distress reaction that is associated with ADHD due to challenges from inconsistency and follow through. Absolute perfection doesn’t mean that I’m not responsible for managing my ADHD, but instead it’s a way for me to stay centered and focused on doing what I love.
So how do you get to this point? For those diagnosed with ADHD, rebalancing the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual distress that is often present is the first step to developing new insight and personalized strategies, ultimately opening doors for healing.
Another major stepping stone for successfully living with ADHD is rebuilding one’s pillars of self-esteem and identity which helps to shift from a negative survival reaction to one that is a positive thriving response. Creating strong pillars naturally develops into a sense of internal satisfaction and growth. As one’s life becomes more balanced, then sharpening your skills of intuition is the next growth step.
And as you intuitively travel the road to your happy destiny, finding your passion is key. Without passion, you’ll risk living a boring, routine, and monotonous life. Think of following your passion and intuition as a corrective strategy to keep your neurology in gear. What excites you? What brings you energy? When do you feel internal satisfaction? Talk to others about these things. Behind your passion is a shiny object just waiting to be uncovered.
I remain at the place of ongoing discovery about my own diagnosis of ADHD. I see the importance for my clients to witness how I live my daily life so it gives them a roadmap to live powerfully with their own diagnosis. And I know this allows my clients to reach their potential as they begin to touch what they always knew they had the capacity for reaching.
For me, the intuition class clarified how I intuitively process information and I now feel more connected to myself in confident and courageous ways; had I not followed through with the class, even after ten years, I would never have found this new connection. I will continue to powerfully lead TLEC into what I was guided to do in 1989 - help those diagnosed with ADHD heal from the pain and distress of their condition and reconnect to their naturally born selves in the most powerful ways they can imagine.
And by using the ideas of absolute perfection to hone your own skills of intuition, you will discover all the experience, strength, and wisdom that is part of your life history and recognize the synergy of your life. This is the underpinning to the philosophy at TLEC: your entire life history is your most valuable resource.