Are you looking to touch base with yourself and listen deeply to what is moving through you during this unprecedented time? Join me for a one-hour guided journaling exercise inspired by the work of the Presencing Institute's Theory U and the Center for Courage & Renewal. All you need is a quiet space, a pen and some paper. All sharing will be voluntary.
This past winter I spent a long weekend on retreat in stillness and good company. The theme of the retreat was hidden seeds, the way nature can look as if it's sleeping or even dead, when it is in fact gathering strength and getting ready to burst forth when the conditions are favorable.
I think sometimes we special needs parents are getting the wrong message. We're told that if we want to be effective, we should be the mama bear — fierce and protective. Or the victim, sad and pleading. The course leader's parable reminded me that I have other options, ones that actually might be more effective than anger or sadness.