Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD is now a term that most people are familiar with.
The other terms that flow into our news feed regarding autism are Mental health, Gender, Sexuality, and Relationships issues in some form or the other.
The question is – how many are aware that these terms are in fact the Emerging Spectrums within the Autism Spectrum and not necessarily conditions existing on man-made islands of their own?
What are these spectrums?
1)LGBTQIA+ in ASD
2)Schizophrenia and other additional mental illnesses in ASD
Consider this – 78% of autistic children are diagnosed with at least one mental health condition and almost 50% of autistic children have two mental conditions or more ( https://www.news-medical.
net/news/20210119/Study-shows- high-prevalence-of-mental- health-conditions-among- children-with-autism.aspx )
As for the LGBTQIA + Spectrum, when I first wrote this article on the Unisex Brain a few years ago, I had no idea the sexual challenges in autism would diversify rapidly into a rainbow spectrum that is still a classification in progress. With the plus sign testifying to the same: https://
authenticautismsolutions.com/ wp-content/uploads/2015/07/ Unisex-Brain.pdf
In recent times Polyamory is trending as a spectrum including terms such as “open relationships”, “situationships” and more terms being coined faster than one could even try to attempt to understand the existing ones.
Polyamory is no surprise considering the fact that LGBTQAI + is the primary spectrum and this is an offshoot of the fluidity and dynamics that relationships in the LGBTQIA +spectrum paves the way for.
The paradox with polyamory though could be the fact that “neurotypical” people too practice it and so it is not necessarily limited to the spectrums category.
The only way to make ” sense” of these spectrums within spectrums is by asking yourself – Am I on one or more of these spectrums?
Because, paradoxically, every human being and not necessarily an autistic being alone is facing an identity crisis never before seen in the recent history of mankind!
The only way you can remain sane while trying to decide on an approach to this conundrum of spectrums is by anchoring yourself in the knowing that is now cemented firmly by the discoveries in quantum physics, which is the fact that we are ALL Energy Beings.
Well, let’s start with the basics – masculine and feminine energies. Not too threatening to admit and accept?
Good. That’s a relatively comfortable place to start from.
Even though what these terms “masculine” and “feminine” means and represents varies again depending on the cultural context among many other factors.
Now expand on these Energies to include more in your vocabulary and suddenly these spectrums begin to feel less overwhelming to explore and hopefully “get it” on some level.
Not necessarily “understand”.
We are nowhere near that yet as all of these spectrums are Fluid, Evolving and Dynamic !!
Here is an exercise that could help.
Answer these for yourself:
- Have you felt depressed recently? Sometimes?
- Have you felt less “feminine “and more ” masculine” sometimes and vice versa? Now don’t ask me what ” feeling feminine ” and ” feeling masculine” means as the definitions of these terms again varies depending on the context and culture and other variables.
- Have you felt low sexual desire sometimes and more at other times and no attraction towards any gender sometimes?
- Do you experience different moods at different times of the day or season ( seasons too are changing on an almost Daily basis thanks to climate change globally)
Are you able to see where this is going?
Well, nowhere as of now!!
Therefore, anything that is fluid evolving and dynamic comes under a “spectrum”.
Add the term “unique” to the mix and voila, we now have a new breed of humans who are unique and yet fall on some spectrum or the other!
Is this just a breed or is it a sea – change in the entire character and characteristics of the human species literally at sea regarding their very identity ??
The questions are numerous and right now the Only answer that can help navigate ALL these spectrums is recognizing and more importantly knowing and allowing oneself to live and thrive as Energy beings and beings of Energy.
And the rock solid way to know this is by becoming aware of your “state of being“. To know more about all these terms you can explore this link: https://
authenticautismsolutions.com/ decade-autism-cure-success/? related_post_from=27482
Which brings us to the ONE factor that gives a double edged sword advantage to people on the autism spectrum by default, and and which “Neurotypical” people struggle to wrap their heads around as this factor cannot be “intellectually understood” using their NT brains, so to speak.
It can only be Experienced and integrated at a cellular level.
And that factor is Energy Sensitivity and navigating this world using this inner GPS.
This inner GPS can be accessed only by learning to inhabit your body first.
And becoming familiar with Knowing and Being rather than deliberating intellectually deducing and coming to conclusions.
More pragmatically, finding the balance between the two.
Which is why these spectrums within spectrums exist today – to help us find the point of balance and then move through the spectrum in any direction along a persons life span on this New Earth.
Time for a question now:
WHO are you?
Wait a minute.
WHAT are you?
There is only ONE person in any relationship with an autistic person. You.
Because, the autistic being invariably reflects who you are in relationship to who or what you are becoming.
You have only one choice.
To evolve or to perish.
Maybe there really is no choice – if you have survived the pandemic, the way ahead is only evolving towards discovering your unique place on the spectrum!
Because, Autism is the New Normal.