I have calmly gotten here

I love that you are open to hearing my experiences of life. I am getting more able to go inside and create glue for my body and spirit to act as one. This has been a most tiring, but totally worth it endeavour. I am “inches” away from being one.

Let’s rewind.

I have lived here in an earthly body. My essence tethered but unable to sink in fully to the lovely and handsome flesh called Jordyn.

There are lots of reasons for this disconnect that I hope to share about in future posts. I will let the rich discussion about all that be guided and trust my loving self to share when appropriate.

Living this way has allowed for my good self to maintain all that I have learned prior to incarnating here. I stay connected and informed, while my body goes about its loving day with heightened sensitivity to all things. I learn the ways of the World, but luckily as more of an observer than someone acclimating to this rule and fear based society.

I have been blessed to be given the space, freedom, and above all acceptance of my immediate environment. Being empowered to be the me that challenges the status quo, challenges and shifts the beliefs of those I touch, and plainly communicates my experience without influence of norms expected.

Living separate is coming to an end – literally for me and figuratively for humanity. Life will get happier, simpler, and logically more peaceful as we all come together in service of a life that uplifts us all and the planet.

What do you hear in what I have shared? How can you be more one with yourself? What shift would allow for more peace and simplicity for you and your immediate contacts? As we each find ourselves we create a momentum in the direction of joy, peace, and love! I will keep blowing in that direction, challenging the stagnant, and creating waves!

Jordyn

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Change is evolution

Beginning this January I started to feel more capable and convicted about my purpose on this planet. I have been opening up more and more, little by little. I love that I have this opportunity to be here now and bring awareness of the time we are living in.

I have made a very conscious choice to share every blog and word within them. Writing each has addressed and issue or conversation I felt needed some perspective from someone like me.

I have tried to talk about the things that parents and professionals caring for someone like me would want some insight into. I have shared about my journey with a growing communication method and other ‘therapies’ that help me build control over my impulsive body, addressed questions parents have about certain ‘behaviours’, described my sensory experience, and created other autism related posts. Addtionally, I have woven in some of how I experience life beyond what some may relate to as conventional.

I have been hesitant to share about being fully me. I, and the World, have not been ready. While I could wait because the time isn’t “right”, that is more about protecting myself than creating the change that is needed in this World. Caring good humans will listen or not, my job is to share what can shift consciousness from fear to peace, hate to love, getting by to joy.

I am choosing to evolve my blog and have more of a focus on the conversation that can make more of a difference for the wider human audience. Joy and good human connections let guys and girls like me be who we truly are. I hope widening the reach of the messages I am meant to deliver will create the environment needed for more of my peers to access and share the soul messages they are meant to bring forth.

It will take something to reach critical mass and shift the paradigm we are living in. I can no longer speak to get caring loving parents moving on this journey. I get change needs an authentic willing voice to lead, and this larger conversation will create the momentum to move those parents forward.

All that being said, I know how to listen to my audience and hear what will make a difference in their listening. I can still present on good autistic topics, answer parent question, and share experience that I think are relevant and relatable. Don’t worry… I’m not going anywhere! I’m just evolving and I’m the same pleasant, goofy, sarcastic and wise teenage non-speaking autistic you’ve been following, just with some upgraded focus on my mission.

Jordyn

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 

I’m doing some Clear Advocacy

I’ve been quiet here for a while. Needing to focus the energy I have in this exhausting time on some great opportunities to make a direct difference.

I have written a lesson for a group of students to support more good attitude and healthy thinking in this challenging time. I then ran a group meeting to have fun and connect around the lesson content. For a copy of my lesson please email jordyn@pallettcorner.net.

I have also done a Q&A with some autistic adults around coping in these times. My pal joined me and it was awesome to be so well received. I will post the link in the comments when it is ready.

I am most proud of the work I am doing for the Innovations in Education Conference. Our trip was cancelled, and the conference postponed and taken virtual, yet the show will go on! It think this is the best conference out there to support families, professionals, and educators to empower their neurodiverse children, clients, and students. No joke!

The theme this year is Opportunities are Endless, and that can not be more true! Powered by Love and Joy the presenters and organizers have innovated, created, loved on, and joyfully been giants of transforming an
in-person conference to virtual. There has been laughter, tears, and
cringe-worthy mistakes made… and through this their eye has never left the ball – to ensure the information be available in a way that is accessible and digestible while good humans deal with all that has changed in their lives. If I had a hat on I would tip it to these magical humans!

I loved writing that first lesson so much, that I have written one to support my peers in getting the most out of the conference. I am proud to contribute my experience in hopes that it makes a difference. In addition, I wrote and directed this interview about my solo presentation on June 6th. I will also be co-presenting and on a panel on Sunday.

This is a not to miss conference, now accessible from anywhere, available to pace as you go! What could possibly stop you? Register here you won’t regret it.

Love, Joy, and Peace,
Jordyn

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay 

Can you let clever plan happen?

I am so clear that this forced isolation is for the collective good of humanity. We loved our fast paced, go go go, lifestyle where lots of doing and instant gratification meant we were contributing our part to humanity. It was the norm, and without learning another possibility we would “happily” have kept going – doing what we should, or thought we should!

Love, Peace, and Joy are only available to you when you are present – in the moment! Slowing down and taking stock of what is needed and wanted to be happy, allows for greater moments of presence – distinguishing what is important from what is unnecessary drama. Unnecessary drama that is added by you or others negatively impacts all areas of life – relationships, health, productivity and creativity, peace of mind, and your ability to think straight to name a few.

Good creative powers (insert your belief system here) set this up for us to learn to be present, to return to what is important, and to return to ourselves. Just let the grand plan unfold! Notice how you are feeling, acting, and letting good life be. These learnings will serve you, and humanity. We do not have to return to the hamster wheel of actions taking us nowhere when isolation is over, we get to choose where life goes from here.

Choosing Love, Peace, and Joy,
Jordyn

featured photo credit: Image by DarkWorkX from Pixabay

Calming to be Generous

Just because it looks like I’m extra stimmy, disconnected, stuck or extra sleepy doesn’t mean I am regressing, anxious about the state of the World, or dealing with a “so called” normal sensory overload symphony.

The truth for me, and some of my peers, is that we are working very hard energetically to support you and humanity as a whole. For me, 75% of the time, my dysregulation is a result of this type of work. Emotionally processing the soup of human emotion and then working towards more harmony, peace, calm and love. Somewhat ironic that my work on others to be more balanced, calm and peaceful results in my body being more impulsive, loopy, and dysregulated.

I am fortunate to have a support system that trusts me, and creates room for all of what I need and want to accomplish. Rather than force their social, societal, or beliefs about the world on me, they empower my point of view and make opportunities for me to dive deeper into that which develops my interests and gifts.

Where can you create space and allow those in your life to flourish and be who they are meant to be?

Jordyn

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Can you get the caring Earth is righting some wrongs!

I am again saying that this is my experience of life. If it doesn’t fit your view, don’t get crazy just open your mind to a possible life experience that is different from yours or don’t read on.

You may have noticed that the state of things is one where human kind is being forced to slow down. We are being let know by the Earth that enough is enough! She has 100% the capacity to change the trajectory of our kind, and her subtler messages were not being heeded.

Being so connected to the Forces of Nature, the Earth, and good many other dimensions, I am crystal clear this is a wake up call, an energetic reset and shift, and a little lesson in listening carefully to your intuition. Let’s slow down enough to stop reacting from fear and start responding from love, compassion, and purposeful connection. Connection to each other, to this planet, but most of all to ourselves.

Silence is something I totally have a lot of experience with. Years of being an absolutely good caring child with no way to convey my thoughts, feelings, or opinions allowed for a lot of self-reflection, observation and refining of my listening to my intuition. You could say I was built for this time in history.

Your magical being on the Spectrum may be stimming for a reason other than change of routine, increased anxiety, or to block out the fear ladened emotional soup we are living in. Try on that they may be working extremely hard (whether they know it or not) to help you slow down and get in touch with who you truly are.

I get hopeful that with all of us working together, love, peace, and joy CAN be the way forward and forever.

No more nonsense.
Time for deep reflection, silence and healing,
Jordyn

Expression through Song

Good music comes in many forms. We are able to relate to some music and not others. I have my favourites and love playing them in my head to calm myself. More nice music to add to that repetoire is always wanted.

Joyfully I spent the last couple of weeks working on a project for one of my classes – “Political Expression in Music through the Decades” on Outschool.
You can read the description of the class by clicking on it’s name, and the name really says it all. I loved learning history from this angle and I have some new songs for my internal playlist too.

Lots of work went into my final project. I chose and issue that is close to me and then crowdsourced some music. I loved everything sent in. What I was especially proud of is that I took a simple assignment, made it my own, created an opportunity for my peers to express themselves and contribute, and created a meaningful project that is a piece of advocacy work that may have a ripple effect. Let’s just say I am tickled pink by how it evolved and turned out. I think my classmates learned something about people like me.

What songs speak to you, and why? I need even more for my internal playlist, so please share.

Jordyn

Click on the picture to play the presentation in another window.
Click on the YouTube windows to play each song in the frame,
or click on the name of the song to open it IN YouTube.

Featured image credit: ID 5145510 © Andrey Polichenko | Dreamstime.com

Quincy Shares his Experience

My pal Quincy has the great gift of sharing the perspective of a speaking autistic. I am so grateful for our online friendship and hope to meet him in person and advocate as a power team in the future. Here Quincy shares the impact of the good for flattening the curve measures we are all living with, on him. I hope sharing this supports families and widens the impact of my brilliant friend’s words and experience.

Check out his blog by clicking on title below, or his Facebook post embedded should take you to the whole blog as well. Connect with Quincy and check out his other posts!


Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic as an Autistic Person

“I want to bring awareness to something that I haven’t seen often talked about: how virus control measures are impacting autistic people. This has been a massive and very sudden transition, and I suspect many autistic people (with me included) are struggling with this transition. So, I’d like to write on why everyone out there who knows an autistic person needs to be extra patient and understanding as this tough time passes over us, and if you yourself are autistic I’d like to encourage you to hang in there, stay grounded, and don’t be afraid to practice some self-care.”

https://speakingofautismcom.wordpress.com/2020/03/16/coping-with-the-covid-19-pandemic-as-an-autistic-person/

I hope this is useful and I will be writing again soon myself.

Jordyn

What the bleep!!!

Can someone please explain the need to hoard toilet paper to me? What exactly are people preparing for?

No way to predict what is going to happen next, and as someone with a high degree of risk, I’m not panicking just being smart and isolating myself (with Mom). Dad is allowed in the house, but he is being very careful. He is a sanitizing machine.

If well informed and taking reasonable precautions there is no need for panic! The panic is not useful. Ever tried to think straight when you are anxious or fearful? Our fight or flight response is not designed for this type of threat and is kicking in and sucking all the reason and higher power thinking down the drain. Thus, Covidpocolypse is what we see in all the stores.

For those with energetically and emotionally sensitive beings in your circles, don’t be surprised if you see an increase in the prevalence of their coping mechanisms. The soup we are swimming is thick with fear, worry, confusion, and blatant self-concern. I am doing my best to manage my body control by upping my purposeful use of things that support my system.

I hope that the nonsense levels out, and we can see our way to clear to being supportive of each other inside the confusion and chaos. I’m using my gifts to support the whole. Be kind and think of each other, please!

Jordyn

Image by RÜŞTÜ BOZKUŞ from Pixabay

Our beautiful and different looking love

Co-written with Graciela Lotharius,
please find more of her writing at Dare to Listen

G: Love to spend time with my boyfriend even though it is really difficult to do the things that we want to do together because it is not easy for our bodies to coordinate themselves.

J: Either we could be caringly concerned that our plans don’t match what actually happens or we could go with the flow and support each other.

G: It is awesome to care for each other so much that we can give up our own ideas and adjust to our needs as needed.

J: I love that our main want is togetherness. Sometimes that looks like me in a ball of covers in my bed while Graciela is going for a long walk on the beach or a trail. My body isn’t as much of a morning person as she is.

G: Because these differences are ingrained in us, it is necessary to be sometimes open to doing things separately in order to be able to have some great times together when your bodies have gotten what they each need.

J: Joy is caring so much it doesn’t matter what we do as long as we are close. I am too lucky that I get times like these.

G: I agree.

J: Caring for someone so much that you can only see every once in a while, makes the emotions when you can that much more intense. Love has a way of making good intense joyous emotions trigger crazy body shenanigans.

G: We have more than enough personal experience with this craziness to write the best paper on it.

J: If only the research gurus would interview us.

G: A lot of the experiences we have should be more thoroughly researched.

J: Do you think that emotional dysregulation is real? We know it is, and need time with each other to regulate ourselves to be able to do the things we want. Time is our friend.

G: It is amazing to be given the opportunity to work through our excitement and emotions to be able to be together.

J: Can you believe we are almost two years into our relationship and I have trouble keeping my arm around her or holding her hand, because I so love her? Good thing she is patient! and has her own pesky body. So, while our bodies may hijack our intentions, I just want to say that every moment is magically delicious with her.

G: I am too grateful for such a loving and understanding boyfriend. A great world is one in which we are loved for who we are, because that is enough!

J: I agree! Could not have said that better. For clarification, the part about a great world being one of joyful accepting love and the part about being grateful, but sub in girlfriend for boyfriend.

G: Love it!

Jordyn & Graciela