This morning, Connor and I went and did a few errands together, we do this quite often…..now.
I let him know where we need to go, what we need to do and the sequence of events, I am anticipating (make no mistake, it helps me as well), we shift and change what is needed as something new comes about because routine is still important but when he is aware, there is great ease.
I am smiling at this stage because I used to hate (with a lot of emotion attached to the hate) going out to the store with Connor, I anticipated all of the struggle, resistance, noise, anxiety within him and ME.
We are on a journey and it is and has been a lovely unfolding because I do my best to give up the struggle. When I hold on too tight, Connor always beautifully reflects this within me. It is an art to allowing, giving permission to the brain/ego to release control and parent mindfully through the heart but I can say it is well worth the little effort to do so.
Tracie ~ ♥
Most importantly I wish for you to know I am a mom and I am beautifully human which means, some days I am on my game, others, I am not. I use my knowledge and inner knowing, which we all have but have forgotten or haven't honed to facilitate awareness for all who are looking for a deeper understanding, appreciation and JOY. LIFE, is supposed to be FUN. As a parent of a child diagnosed with Autism, I counsel and guide ALL moving beyond words.