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That’s me, one of the many million lucky beings on this planet. Today is our day to celebrate that label of fate or not! We all have memories and stories we share about our origins. “Our Mothership” lol. Some wonderful and others, not so wonderful. The older I become the more I see the depth of the language people choose and the concepts not always seen at first glance. I no longer skim over words and thoughts a person reveals. I carefully contemplate and assign energy to each and every layer of their process. People do say what they mean when you listen deeply. Our Mother’s become so integral as to how we see ourselves and define our futures. Reading the thoughts and experiences from friends on-line today have me contemplating it all. Motherhood and all that is demanded and expected from it. YIKES, when you think it through you may be finding a day ‘assigned’ to that a bit overwhelming!
The blessed Mother….
Mom on a mission, Super Mom, Warrior Mom…Autism Mom??…NO, I like to keep it simple. Just a Mom. That is enough.
God saw fit to bring Wyatt into my life to inspire me. Inspire me to take my energy into a field of thought. A field of thought needing to be written by many Autistic people; Mom’s, Fathers, brothers, sisters, daughters and sons. Authentically written from the depths of what instincts are telling us. Change your perspective about your energy in the universe. Your origin your perception your mothership.
LOVE is instinctual. Looking at things from all angles is learned!!
LOVE is instinctual. Looking at things from ALL ANGLES is learned!!
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As Wyatt grows into a young man it was bound to happen. My rose-colored specs would grow wiser and yes, darker. If you have ever happened upon this blog then you know I have an exuberance for life and all things Autism. Some may say an ’unrealistic exuberance’ but, I say that ‘u.e.’ doesn’t exist. IF you are exuberant about something, you believe in it wholeheartedly. I believe in Autism and I am not unrealistic about it. I live with it as an outsider looking in. I feel it empathetically, I watch it’s every move, but I don’t experience it. That is Wyatt’s forte. His experience that I study and learn from. I learn for him and I learn for me. I learn for my day to day life, I learn for the culture and the world that we live in. It is my duty. Honestly, I believe it is all of our duties!
The energy that is life, is contained and expressed in so many differing ways by each unique person. People have no groundwork on people. No one understands the basic framework we all operate under and how the working parts may differ and translate this world. Physically, chemically, electrically and emotionally. Making “sense” of this is quite a delicate and combustible endeavor you must admit. Anything can go wrong and often does! People are amazing creatures and it’s time we researched ourselves….we should all be googling our own mind-body connections that create our behavior. Understand it and define it. OWN yourselves…mind and body. Recognize and understand who you are and how you feel and how that translates. You may be surprised where you find yourself fitting in. We are all on this spectrum of humanity and how we feel it the same and differently!
What I want all people to learn is that my son is exactly like any other person. That is the part that most people don’t understand about him or Autism in general. The Autistic person’s heart, mind and soul are always intact. Perceiving and sensing this world through a different wiring/processing system. Able to communicate in wide ranging ways. In varying degrees from A to Z. My son’s system I call his…[Autism priZm]… seems to bend the stimulus in ways that his system can receive it. He expresses those transmissions with the sounds and movements available and natural to him. Working on the HWY’s of his mind that are wired for traffic! Communicating in his way. At times a symphony or at times a storm of raw nerves. We try and adapt to each new day and these stimuli as they come. Using tools we have learned to relieve or harness this energy and funnel it productively. This lifestyle transforms us into quite the flexible team. I have been wearing these rose-colored glasses since long before Wyatt was born. It’s who I am, making me a solid choice to be this boy’s mother. Everyday he continues to challenge my resolve, my attention to detail and my deductive powers. He is my Autism mentor.
HWY to understanding!
Things can get dark…
Light and airy…..
Currently the onset of his teen years are playing havoc on his framework. He has surges of adrenaline and testosterone that his system has a hellish time translating. As if his blood is literally boiling through his veins. In these moments he ‘bangs it out’. How many of us rub, massage and press firmly (or even bang) on areas of discomfort we may have? When Wyatt has these phases of discomfort/frustration his system demands the same x 100 or x 1000… Make your own amplification to drown out your pain. It’s a common practice. It’s a ‘human thing’. We ourselves or family members all do the same in an array of techniques. Both positive and negative if we really look. People are blessed with a miraculous central nervous system. How each of us operates on that system and amplifies stimuli is what we need to tune in to. Why NOT do a little fine tuning people? Dial your mind and body into what is really going on within your framework . Understand your system and the differing systems of others…..All shades of rose are beautiful light, dark and everything in between. So put on your spectrum specs and get real!
People do what they do because of the way that they ‘feel’ !!
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The less than 30-day countdown to 13!! Wow…it’s a milestone for www.autismhwy.com , Wyatt and I.
My new teenager speaking volumes to me daily without uttering what (most consider) a word. April 1st will be the actual day of “this milestone change” for my sweet son Wyatt Griffin Green! His footing into manhood begins. Honestly, it seems that those steps actually began some 6 months ago. If these past 6 months are an indicator of tomorrow’s play book then I will most definitely be needing track shoes, slippers and steel- toed boots to keep up!! When to wear which style, will be the ongoing rub. This is proving to be a very firey time for Wyatt and his moods can be mercurial at best. So juggling my footwear will be my daily fashion functional quest. Stilletos will not be in that rotation! (sorry guys.)
Lately, most days the teenage angst has me walking, running and driving through landmines. I have read numerous articles that claim ‘Aut-Parents/siblings’ are like soldiers and sometimes need to re-group and/or claim PTSD! Well, in that vein I have been gathering live grenades from fellow comrades! Pioneering friends of mine that have been in these trenches and learned something valuable. Coming out alive and thriving with wonderful, logical advice! We have so much to share with one and other. It is fantastic! In Wyatt’s case surges of adrenaline and levels of testosterone rush his system spiking his blood pressure increasing his (already high) sensory needs. He becomes so uncomfortably aggravated and literally anything can happen.
A door off of the hinges…shoes thrown atop the roof, a window broken at school… a shattered windshield…and the next-door (new) neighbor calling the police. Ahhh…Sweet 13! During these moments he becomes undone and people just do not have any level of comprehension.
Unable to understand that my son’s cells are not buffered like their cells are. Buffered from senses: lights, sounds and literally sometimes the wind. To be at such a disadvantage to handle the natural progression of his manhood.This interuption of his system as he has known it. It is a horribly dicey thing! Shouldn’t others forgive him this behavior? Consider that it would help parents, if you assume nothing when you see someone having this type of interuption. Seek knowledge to find understanding and tolerance. Do not be so quick to “judge thy new neighbor”…and call the cops!! lol…Because we are all neighbors of this amazing planet. Imagine that our systems are like HWYS. Some of us have cars everywhere traveling all of the roads. While others tend to use the same roads again and again. If we truly look we see that everyone is on the AutismHWY!
So despite these bumps in our road I feel ready to take ’13 and beyond’ on. Armed with great continental friends on this spectrum, and a mixture of supplements -that promote joint comfort and mobility…and the calming Valerian root spiked juice we walk on. Stepping deliberately and carefully as we cross all bridges. It’s not easy and never has been but, when you are feeling down for the count and you suddenly hear “Kelly…Gelly…gelly…Kelly” from your walking partner for the 1st time…the tip-toes turn into a skip!!! MY reward of a milestone, indeed!
Lastly, AutismHWY.com’s new milestone: The site’s inspiration…my wonderful growing boy~Wyatt can now legally have his “Own Page”on our awesome positive website!! Children under the age of 13 are protected by privacy laws and that is a good thing. So, The “K.G.& “Y” profile that ”we” have been using~will now become my teenage son’s profile “WY” G.!!! Just a little shuffle of consenants and self autonomy! Like life always a shuffle to grow and change for the good! Things are definitely shuffling for the good here at AutismHWY.com!! Lots of EXCITING plans for the site, NEW Awareness Coloring Books afoot and FUN Events to Chalk and Walk!!
As 2012 Marches on…..
YUMI, AKI, WY & I HOPE YOU’LL TIP TOE WITH US!
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Some summertime!! Every year I am priveleged enough to enjoy a Santa Cruz vacation I look at this planet and say Ahhhhhhhhhh!! It is a miracle where we stand. It’s too bad so many of us don’t get that. That clarity that is needed. Needed to see that forest through the trees.The natural abilities we all have. So often in life people become hung up on the status quo. If the status quo is a healthy one…than rock on. If not…let’s talk.
Autism has given me a gift. A gift that shifts your status quo…to something more human. My friends and I feel strongly about that. The gift of insight. Insight into the thought process. Yes you heard me correctly! Thinking about thinking!! Sounds ridiculous when you say it like that. But seriously, have you ever? It can do a mind good! Who has time to think about thinking …you say? Well, we do…parents and people on the spectrum. We spend all day everyday trying to figure out why the brain acts and reacts in certain ways and how we can harness these actions to get positive results. We are a different breed.
One that becomes more insightful as time and Autism wear on.Insightful to the ways that sociality can be so cumbersome to life. Yes, we are social creatures that love and need to interact with each other. However, with all of the technology and out of control egos~ people have changed drastically. It feels as though so many of us have lost sight of what is truly important. People are in such a hurry as if life is a race. When Autism enters your life, you slow down …naturally. It is a process.
Neuro Anatomist Jill Bolte Taylor literaly had a stroke to gain her beautiful insight. I only gave birth to Wyatt…haha!
Please CLICK on the link below to see what Ms. Taylor discovered! If you have a child on the spectrum…this will give you alot to think about!! This stroke of insight ~is crucial in understanding…why we do what we do. Or don’t…DO. Jill Bolte Taylor’s explainations of her comprehension /or lack of…during her stroke is stunningly familiar. The left-brain / right-brain and their amazing differences and functions are things we as “owner’s” should all understand!! Imagine a population of people much more aware of their own brain function. I like the possibilities. No, I love the possibilities!
Maneuvering the AutismHWY has not been easy for any of us, I am quite sure. With time it does become easier as you open yourself to the amazing forgotten connections that were God given…heart to heart and spirit to spirit. The depths of emotion are enormous. People assume our kids lack empathy and love. Well, I am here to tell you that is a huge misnomer. Our kids emotions are unencumbered by the ‘status quo’. Thus completely pure. No ulterior motives or underlying desires. When they decide to show their love ~it is undeniable.Something…Super~Natural!
So when you are out and about and you see someone on the AutismHWY…don’t feel sad or sorry for them. Allow them to merge into your lane! Give them the opportunity to be themselves and not hide their differing lifestyle away. Understand that there is a beauty in our difference. A contrast to normalcy…that we all need to examine. This new normalcy that the 21st century has cultivated.Perhaps on closer examination you will see that “our normalcy” has alot of natural expression that has been lost in this fast paced world. Something we can all use alot more of.
Understand that our AutismHWY is an awesome road. Empowered by people on a mission for opportunity for our loved ones… civil acceptance and rights. Standing up for what we believe in …not what the television/ media tell us to believe in! We have become a society addicted to gadgetry, technology and celebrity. As we move further into the future we cannot erase our past and from where we have progressed. I believe Autism is trying to tell the world just that. ”Don’t get too far ahead of yourselves….slow down” Look at the fascinating natural technology that sits just atop your neck. We walk around with the most amazing technology on earth all day, everyday. Yet we harness but a small fraction of it’s strength. We have given the power over letting the gadgetry do it all.
Here is where we on the spectrum can help humanity by stopping some of the madness and asking the world to just dial it back! Our lndividuals on the spectrum are telling us that the enviornment is polluted. Polluted with extra noise, extra gadgetry and extra distraction from what is natural and pure. Autism has a way of bringing you back to the basics. The basics to living a …dare I say it… NORMAL LIFE!!
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