Two reports came out today here in England that I found both interesting and frustrating.
The first one concerned the extremely high number of teenagers were either clinically depressed or were on the edge of being so.
The second one was about the increase in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) among the teenage and young adult population.
The BBC program host interviewed a pediatrician who had just completed a trial on a ‘non-approved’ and ‘alternative’ treatment for CFS.
She was shocked and amazed to find that it produced a measure of success. No medical treatment appears to be generally available and is more or less ignored as a teenager problem.
What was weird was that they studiously refused to explain what the ‘alternative’ treatment was and the girl who was brought on to give her testimonial used a false name for fear of being ostracized on social media for supporting the method.
It turned out to be based on Nero Linguistic Programming (NLP). The way they talked around it, you would have thought it was witchcraft!
What’s frustrating about this is that I know and you probably know that the cure for virtually all of what is diagnosed as teenage depression and other mind/body conditions like CFS is none other than Radical Forgiveness.
For example, I believe that the underlying cause of CFS is perfectionism. I have yet to meet anyone in my 20+ years of doing workshops who has or has had CFS who did not have parents who pushed them to be perfect but were never satisfied. The belief became, “No matter how hard I try, it is never enough. So why bother.”
I do not think kids today are actually depressed. I believe they are angry. Angry as hell. Mad at their parents, mad at society, mad at politicians, mad at the media — especially social media by which they have become addicted and entrapped. The list goes on.
They see the hubris, the corruption, the conflicts, the lying, the greed, the broken promises, the selfishness, and all the other manifestations of a distorted human consciousness they are expected to support and buy into.
They are hurting, and they are hurting badly. But, at the same time, they are teaching this generation that this kind of consciousness is self-destructive and unsustainable and that we must make a radical shift in consciousness if we are to survive.
If I could get some really good financial support for one, I would love to do a Kids Camp where we have a load of kids doing Radical Forgiveness Ceremonies and all sorts of group activities that would give them a chance to experience a different way of looking at the world.
RadiKool Forgiveness. They would get it immediately. What do you think? I’d love for you to leave a comment.