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Coloring Our World!

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5 years of splashing the world with color. Coloring perceptions and shifting attitudes about Autism, Autistic people and OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURES!

Thank YOU to the many people that have joined our color brigade…..

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Anyone “worth their salt…” does it! … LOVE 2 EVOLVE! That is. It is a natural process, if you will just ALLOW IT! So many of us get caught up in the ‘Daily Grind’ and stuck in the rut of our worldly existence. Looking at life from a positive and hopeful fashion can put a NEW SPIN on Your “Daily Planet”! Dare to be SUPER~Man!… SUPER~Woman !…. SUPER~~YOU!! The most positive and uplifting person that you can possibly muster!! The “SUPER~YOU.” (Makes me think of a very funny scene in Cameron Crowe’s movie, “Singles!”)

Be ALL You can be! You to the 10th POWER!! After all people~ this is the COSMIC year of 10-10-10!! That’s right!! It has been a LONG-TIME Coming!! Here we are in the midst of it!! Such…SYNCHRONICITY. Such POWER! Such ALIGNMENT! For the GREATER GOOD!! Many of us are feeling it , living it. It’s like the pulse of so much reality smacking us in the face! For the first time ever VENUES are opening up. For a whole population of people just waiting to speak! Through there ABILITIES! Not their “so-called”Disabilities! Having a chance to show their POWER . The powerful ABILITIES ~GOD did give these amazing individuals! Having the ability to express themselves through , Sports, Music and the Arts some have LITERALLY found a voice they never had! Through these venues they have been able to EXCEL. They have A LOT to teach us!!

They are LOVING TO EVOLVE and they are showing the way to the whole planet! It is time for BIG POWERFUL Change. The Alignment is right for the world to listen to its HEART Our mother earth is at the core of every single one of us! It is calling for US to look into our Hearts and Minds and visualize the change and shift of perceptions. THE EVOLUTION! LOVE 2 EVOLVE will bring.

On 8~8~10 at 10:08 a.m. ALL Time Zones…L2E is calling out : to All the “Super~YOUS” Evolve your UNDERSTANDING of the people we share mother earth with! The incredible earth-women behind this event Monique Nazzari, Helen Brown, Fabiola Ana Torrez and Lori Shayew have been putting in every ounce of love and energy they possess. Truly amazing ladies I am honored to be working with! Here are some words from Ms. Shayew, a woman with many gifts, “The Gifts of Autism” on facebook being 1 of them!! She is a true inspiration to me and one of the driving forces in our Alignment of Acceptance

Love2Evolve was inspired by parents and educators whose lives have been touched by Autism. The goal of Love2Evolve is to bring more Understanding, Compassion, Acceptance, Love, Peace, Unity, Togetherness to diversity and the World as a whole. We are all challenged with Diversity in one way or another. Imagine more Peace in the World. Imagine a world where your child was more understood!A mindful world gathering focusing thoughts on acceptance, connection and a spirit of welcome. The intention is that people from all around the world, people on all continents across Mother Earth (at the same hour) meditate, pray, visualize or think positive thoughts for up to one hour for more acceptance, compassion, understanding, respect, love and peace in the world. By focusing inward we focus on our hearts and connect at this deeper level for change.

Paradise begins with the love we show each other here on earth.

LOVE 2 EVOLVE http://www.facebook .com/?sk=messages&tid=1525416738138#!/event.php?eid=136164579741212&ref=ts

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Birds of a FEATHER….. !!!

You know what we do! Fly, Flock, Chirp & Hen~Peck…Together! lol Whatever you want to call it. We do it, and then some! The whole 9 yards. Heck ,that’s life and that’s what makes it interesting. RIGHT ?? All that being said…It can be “over-loading” AT TIMES! People can “explode your head” sometimes! Seriously! Recently…just that happened to me. Social relationships are very tricky. EVEN for the MOST~ SOCIAL of us!! That is one way ART can be so soothing to people on the SPECTRUM. Heck…TO ALL PEOPLE!

It is a NON-VERBAL way to communicate. A way to evoke feelings without being too in your face! You can soak it in and interpret at your own speed. It is so fun to see the STREAM of amazing art that graces the amazing facebook page …”Artists and Autism” If you haven’t heard of A & A…it is an amazing place.YOU MUST JOIN!!

Supportive ,creative, introspective people enjoying the ARTS as it pertains to the SPECTRUM! The talent abounds. Art submissions come freely from ASD individuals , family members, caregivers or professionals. So INSPIRING!! Visual, Literal, Musical IT’S ALL GOOD!

I have said it before I really feel like it is an ASD~Renaissance! So if that is the case. Let me introduce you to an innovative Renaissance man Jeffrey Michael Kellen. The MAN behind the Brilliance that lives and breathes everyday on A & A! He had the foresight to start an amazing much-needed venue. An artistic safe haven for us on the SPECTRUM!! Something that was previously unavailable! Jeff is a very talented writer of “fact & fiction.” His other awesome service is that of …ASD employment coach. We are very lucky to have people like him on this planet!!

I plan to do a regular blog showcasing each weeks fabulous work you see on this great page! Recently my heart has been so full because of some amazing events.The near completion of! The newly created Autism Youth Sports League and Artists and Autism. The FUTURE possibilities for ASD Individuals are HUGE! I have been busy feeling and communicating non~ verbally with my colored pencils!! So in this 1st installment showcasing A&A I will highlight 3 drawings that I created and submitted. (Hope you don’t mind!)

My Global Design speaks for itself…and it is being utilized by Lori Shayew’s~ The Gifts of Autism. She is spearheading” Love2Evolve”… an amazing global meditation for higher tolerance and acceptance! AWESOME!! (Check her Facebook page & website for all the info!) My other two designs are inspired by our great country, my sweet son Wyatt and My strong desire to SPREAD AWARENESS through common knowledge and unexpected friendship! PURE FUN!! Come JOIN IN! No reason to be shy! It’s ALL~GOOD here!!

To LEARN MORE about Love2Evolve …click here

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It has been over 160 years since California first STRUCK GOLD. It occured to me over this past weekend…that IT is about to happen again.The discovery of a rich vastly unmined resource. Our amazingly SHARP and TALENTED family members on the SPECTRUM! For years now people have been mistakenly counting them OUT. Well I am here to tell you it is time to start counting them IN!!

Count the MANY talents and abilities these amazing kids and adults possess. GONE are the days of concentrating on all the negatives! We need to “accentuate the positive.” Is’nt that, a line from some ..Disney song? If it’s not it should be. That’s how people get happy! In this day~ of so many medications and diagnosis~ ‘revolving’ around moods and behaviors. We need to REMEMBER some simple basics! Life is what YOU make it… and sometimes you get lemons. Guess what? Lemons can be and are a good thing. We need lemons!! Who does not appreciate a nice lemon handed to them? As a gardener there is nothing more life affirming than a fresh home~grown LEMON from a friend or a family members tree!

One of nature’s NUGGETS. Most of NATURE’S GIFTS are discovered and widely enjoyed. However, this population of ARTISTS on the Spectrum is a pure, rich source of vision and creativity just waiting to enrich this WORLD!

A new FRESH perspective. A perspective with such edge. PURE and from the honest heart. The world is in for a treat! The individuals ON THE SPECTRUM will show the world things it has never seen. Beautiful gifts of AUTISM and art. Gifts so easy to see on a couple of incredible groups on Facebook.~Artists and Autism~ & ~The Gifts of Autism~ Please enjoy the amazing celebration of our lives and differences going on there! Jeff Michael Kellen’s group is called ARTISTS AND AUTISM! Lori Shayew’s group is called THE GIFTS OF AUTISM! Please, go to these great RESOURCES and contribute! The experience WILL REVITALIZE YOU!

Our “Neuro~Diversity” is exactly what makes this planet so amazing. How many times do we hear the phrase, “If everyone was the same …life would be so boring!? As a parent of a boy with AUTISM I understand that phrase AND… these gifts. We all do! All of the Extended Families, Friends, Teachers, Aides & Therapists …the feeling we get is something special. SOMETHING GOLDEN. Worth an unexplicable amount. NOW is the time to share THESE GIFTS with others. The others that don’t know about this “NEW GOLD RUSH”…The gifted and amazing spirited people on the SPECTRUM that lift our souls daily!

So OUR WORK will be to convey to the rest of the world just how valuable this resource is. This untapped wealth of spirit and knowledge. A monolith of creativity brimming with heart and soul! Brace yourselves people… we are about to be hit by the MOTHERLODE!!!

Visit Artist and Autism on Facebook - Click Here

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