Are you a trail marker or a barrier?I trail guide a number of couples living in today's world navigating with a variety of challenges including FASD.
Rules of Marking a Trail for Self-Discovery
- The marks must be visible to those who are looking.
- The person looking must be trained to see and enjoy the self-discover
- The person finding the marks must have clear direction of what to do next.
What I have learned as a trail guide...
(and a mom, friend
and human being)
- I have to lay Jodee down. The abstract world I am able to navigate in serves little purpose to walk together in harmony. I do use my abstract abilities to trail guide or mark trails for self-discovery—this DOES NOT make me more able—I consider myself a cognitive translator between worlds.
- I have to be able to walk in unconditional love—just as the people I love are able to do.
- I have to be able to understand hidden fear and reactions to it—I need to respect it, embrace it and then provide honorable and safe opportunity for self-discovery to move from fear to peace
- I have to change my speed which happens to naturally be the "energizer bunny" to the speed of the people I love - this is a good thing - most people in the "what they refer to as normal world (lol)" never allow themselves this beauty.
- May YOUR voice raise loudly as teachers because you have the ability to change this world
I am proud to say - YOU the adults with FASD are gaining THAT voice!
Thank you for being my teachers