Well, this question is one I ask myself often. Although I have a feeling at times of clear connection to those who frequent my Facebook status updates with awe and praise, I realize, when push comes to shove, that I am indeed no more than a zoo attraction. Those peering into my cage, stating their observations of beauty, strength and whatever adjectives they find suitable for the tiny glimpse they witness. Emotional projections of how they would feel in my skin and how I must feel. Because I am easily agitated, passionate, difficult to understand in mere human language, I remain untouched, gawked at and slightly frightened by the passive curiosity those on the outside display. Some attempt to imitate my behaviours, or join my coping ventures, only to find, they still view me as separate. I too view them as such, but mainly due to the walls of this cage we are entrapped in. Although I am rare and perhaps endangered, actions like these seem to not stir action but surprisingly a more complacent acceptance. 'What is being accepted?' you may ask. My answer is this: The clear glimpse you imagine you have into my life, which has many forms throughout the day, the week and the lifespan, is only that: a glimpse. To watch us in a bubble and name us brave, happy or even alive is like basing an entire religion off of one moment...
Our wildness has been taken, by those who seek control, money or enlightenment thru walls, boxes and rules. And yet we are seen as some anomaly, or genetic fluke. My life is a direct product of the level of acceptance embraced for comfort's sake. And if you view us as even slightly uncomfortable to watch, there lies the core of the issue. Here we drape, over tree branches, listless, helpless yet still determined to meet your awe-stricken eye gaze with a tear in ours saying, "Why are you just standing there? Let us out!"
Hello and Happy Wednesday! Welcome to all the new Guru V People!
Some lessons from my Gurus (my kids) that I have learned from them and their tremendous energy:
1. Go Big! Be Loud! Feel Everything and then...
2. Forgive easily. Move on. Stay in the moment. Don't dwell on the last moment or...
3. You may miss all the LOVE, BEAUTY and Dare to be Great moments in front of you.
4. Never accept someone else's idea of what is best for you and never impose your idea of what you think is best for someone else...even if you think you have more capacity to...
5. Life is a gift, given to the person living it. Everyone is your teacher during this gift...Pay attention and LOVE.
poetry and stories about the beautiful gurus I have had the pleasure and the pain of raising. They have raised me, and now I can fly too.
A few years ago I started a group that couldn't quite get off the ground, because I needed support and was not sure where to find it. It was another Guru V adventure that may be r...esurrected someday...the name was FLY...Freedom Lifts You. I think the home page is still up...freedomliftsyou.ning.com. Now I know how...I must've picked up some pixie dust within my last few years of adventures. Hope you find your pixie dust and that Guru V People can help. Be well.
Here is the link to the video: enjoy!
below please find the poems that I wrote and read aloud in the video. And I read a Rumi poem courtesy of my very good friend and mentor, Jill. Thank you jill for sending THE WAY WINGS SHOULD.
Another Guru V gratuity to my dear friend Laurie for sending us the inspiring and super cool bracelets and a Guru V keychain w/a key to success. Sweet Guru V People make the world go round. :)
What is beauty mommy?
Is it like Kindness?
Joy in her walk
Blessing everyone she meets
Truth in her talk
me how she got so sweet.
Joy in her presence
Healing the world thru love
Courage is her essence
pure as the dove.
Joy in her life
Centers the universe with fun
She is my only one.
What could the boy do?
He can’t speak to you!
The label you gave
Says he misbehaves.
Your every doubt
He’s figured out.
Due to years…
And lives evolved.
And problems solved.
And he demands
Empires, governments, churches and rules
Taming life with useless tools.
Shaming the wise. Idiots! Fools!
and conscious to swim.
Afraid to drown making waves with him.
The fearless dolphin swims
with pleasure and pain
In circles, with giggles, in love and insane.
A mom with passion, action and an inclusion revolution on her mind shares moments, mantras & wisdom gained from her autism adventures. A single mama of two children on the spectrum, whom she considers
Guru V People
Please know that I am a poet and a scientist...so how I deal with discomfort is I ask questions, I manipulate words and rhythms and I dance around issues that I feel strongly about. When I use the word dance, please know that I am no ballerina...I prefer sharp, awkward maneuvers that express my passion. So when I dance around issues, there is no guessing how I feel about them...take nothing personal but please