This school year I am homeschooling our 17 year old son for his Junior year in High School. We choose a curriculum with K-12 which is the California Core curriculum minus the school shootings and verbal abuse from the teachers. I love being a student and I was a part time student of topics I felt I wanted more training beginning Jan of this year as I felt I was able to have the time to invest in myself. I was taking writing classes from a well known playwright and songwriter. I was listening to the winds of change in April and it came in like a storm. Our son was in crisis and everything came to a halt as I gathered up resources and a supportive team. His school was harming him. He was being bullied daily and threatened when he had no witnesses. He attended a High School with a bully free policy and when we kept him accountable we were labeled troublemakers. Our son was placed in the office during lunch as way to keep him safe but this gave the students who were bullying him even more of a reason to attack him during the day.
Our son had staff that were considered support staff. His IEP was only good on paper as nothing was addressed and they didn't challenge or encourage him regarding academics. When the decision was made that he would be homeschooled once
again , we had him tested to see what grade level he was actually in. Our son who is diagnosed with Autism scored high on his IQ tests. We began the school year with seeing how much he had regressed in his study skills and manual dexterity. This was alarming and scary as we were on the eve of Junior year in High School.
With our choice to use K12 we are given a support team of professionals at no charge to us that assist our son with succeeding and regaining the skills he lost while in Special Education.
We are in our first month and he is an A student taking Jiu jitsu twice a day and 5 hours of class lectures daily with Fridays off.
I am also back to being a student as I review and learn what he is learning so I can coach him along. K12 offers training to learning coaches and parents.
I am immersed in the curriculum and seeing him succeed.
Solace Mist orders keep coming in and I always find great joy filling orders.
I am gearing up for the holidays early this year because we are going on our first Christmas vacation away this year to a cabin deep in the woods.
The bay area is always noisy and daily trees are being removed as well as homes and people.
I am grateful to have this experience and I will be grateful to return to the woods .
I am highly intuitive, born with synesthesia, I was medicated at an early age to shut it down. Valium to be exact. My mother gave me valium beginning the age 7 to quiet me down because I was young in my gifts and didn't know how to ground.
I see the energy in the space and in your body. I need to be around water and nature because I know the healing effects I have a deep love and passion to protect the forests and natural environments. I recognize the sacred expression of all beings.
I am an energy mover and shifter. I have learned how to run my energy to assist with healing others using Reiki prana life force channeled from Creator. I can see your life force and detect what is out of alignment without judgement and offer you healing. I can sense and feel the environments. I can feel what types of emotions were experienced in that environment. They stream through my body.
I feel a calling to geographic areas and I feel the earth as she responds to us. Alive! The photo above is me standing in Bumpass Hell. I feel drawn to volcanic energy and water energy.
I am a plant empath. A plant empath is the empath who feels, knows, and senses plants and what they need. They can actually hear the thoughts of plants and will be meticulous and intuitive in the garden. I am an animal empath, I feel deeply connected with animals. I am empathic to energy around me from others. I can look at a person or place their awareness on them and they will start downloading information about their life and past. I will know their habits, blockages, and lifestyle choices.
This can be very overwhelming so it is crucial to know what is my energy verses what is others. I live in a neutral space as I work with others. I maintain a lifestyle of clearing my energy fields so that I know what is my energy and not be swayed by the energy of others. I am a teacher. I am a student. I meet people who understand the way I understand my world and I have clients who come to me for a intuitive reading and I am given an opportunity to teach if asked. I am grateful to offer the healing that has been offered to me. I am not the only empath with these abilities. I know I am not the only one that sees the world like this. I can taste metal, this is synesthesia and I am no longer drugged to numb this out. I see energy portals and grids and I have been free from pharmaceuticals for over a year now. If you understand what i'm saying, we need to use our gifts to heal.
I have been in hiding for years functioning on anti depressants for thirty years being numbed out of all the gifts I was born with until last year. Previously, I had years of training for many healing modalities that I knew in my spirit but didn't know the names for. This is how we all come into the world, with gifts.
This is a crucial time in history for us to use our gifts as we need to heal as a collective and save our forests land and air. No longer should we question our uniqueness and admire everyone's gifts as we heal as a collective. This is my personal story. It has been an intensely joyful and painful journey to where I am now and I am grateful for it all! I have blogged for over ten years but last year I deleted it all. I am not going to delete this one :)
It is important to find each other. I am learning tools to handle all the sensitivities that I now understand and embody as my gifts. If you have the sensitivities of synesthesia it is a gift and protect it :)
If you have synaesthesia you can visit this site to get mediations designed for our minds. Enjoy :)