What on earth have I been hammering on about stuck-addiction©️ for for these last five years?
It is to have tried to correlate a person’s spiritual illness that is known as addiction, with a system’s spiritual illness that is exhibiting exactly the same descriptor of disease, namely the collapse of Executive function. I have arrived at the term stuck-addiction©️ to describe this now global correlation.
In this exploration of correlation, I have been able to test out my connections, definitions and insights with scores and scores of passengers in my taxi. I have had conversations with Academics, Professors, Deans, Medical Consultants, Doctors, Nurses, Bankers, Prison Officers, Corporate Executives, Radio Journalists, MPs, Lords, Solicitors, Monsignors, Vicars, Factory Floor Workers, Cleaners, Drug Addicts, Prostitutes, Unemployed People, Terminally Ill People, Criminals, Ex-criminals, Addicts, Recovered Addicts, Accountants, Auditors, Company Directors, CEOs, Farmers, Musicians, Police Chiefs, Students – to name the few specific conversations that immediately come to mind as I write this.
With the exception of one international Executive working in an international company involved with drug treatment programmes, who displayed an angry and biased reaction to stuck-addiction©️ mainly because their work involved talking to governmental agencies about why 12 Step Programmes didn’t work and how their drugs did, I have received unanimous and enthusiastic endorsements for my diagnosis of an illness at the heart of the present global Epoch-change.
This illness in an individual is a spiritual illness, it is an illness that is all about a bottom-line driven collapse of conscience. This illness in a systemic-leadership is a spiritual illness, it is an illness that is all about a bottom-line driven collapse of ethics.
In both situations, there is no physical or intellectual solution for what is a spiritual illness. A spiritual illness requires a spiritual solution, a reconnection of a top-line to the beleaguered bottom-line.
Einstein is purported to have said 2 things pertinent to current events. 1 If you keep doing the same thing expecting different results, that’s insanity. 2 The mindset that creates the problem cannot solve the problem. These 2 definitions are simply descriptive of stuck-addiction©️
In the confessional privacy of my taxi, the admissions of information given freely to me that corroborate my message are clear. Yet there is nothing that the systemic bodies can do about stuck-addiction©️ until the leaders accept their plight with each other across their usually exclusive adversarial boundaries of competition, industrial espionage, corporate hubris and partisan politics.
I am the paradox that is knocking on the locked door of a collapsing orthodoxy, the outsider with a simple message of recalibration from a Higher Power.
Unfortunately, the orthodox despises the paradox as history shows over and over again whether in the resistance to the messages of Galileo, the string of Western Prophets, The Buddha, John Snow at the pump in London at the beginning of this industrial era – and on and on with varying degrees of denial depending upon the scale of the change.
I am not liked as a messenger by the counselling orthodoxy, by the medical orthodoxy, by the political orthodoxy, by the religious orthodoxy – to name but a few for a place to start.
Though I have knocked on the door of the local CCG in the NHS, my evidence based message of the organisational illness within the very NHS itself, that the Junior Doctors went on strike about recently, namely the managerial disconnect and political denials that attend these disconnections, this knocking is ignored and my message denied. My evidence based message that Addiction is a primary disease is also denied.
I am adept at helping individuals and organisations arrive at a reconnected top-line dynamic to salvage their bottom-line fixated insanity – if I can enter the inner sanctums of dysfunction wherein is the only hope of the securing of a change in direction.