Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 29, 2014

Asperger Syndrome and Long Periods of Silence

Understanding the perceptions an observation in the interpretation of the Autistic mind can be unique in its own right. Though language delays and communication problems are common on the autism spectrum of disorders, Asperger syndrome and long periods of silence don’t always go hand in hand. In some cases, the quiet times may involve lack of contact, not lack of speech. I personally am not an individual that is closed to contact. However, I am selective about who gets physically close to me, and I am aware of setting levels in the boundaries with what that looks like for me. I am actually an affectionate individual, but slow to get new people and take my time in doing so. image

Aspergers and Communication

Asperger’s disorder is different from other pervasive developmental disorders in that delays in language development isn’t a factor. People with Asperger syndrome or AS are intelligent, and many have impressive vocabularies. Social communication, however, poses problems that can be difficult for people to understand.

Figurative language can be problematic because a person with AS is likely to take things literally. Problems understanding sarcasm and humor can lead to difficulty engaging in social communication. The tendency to be straightforward and to the point may make a person with AS appear to be rude or uncaring.

Body language and facial expressions can be difficult to interpret, and problems with self assessment and mindblindness can further complicate social interactions.

How does impairments in social communication and social interaction affect discourse, and how do Asperger syndrome and long periods of silence relate?

Relationship Between Asperger Syndrome and Long Periods of Silence

The relationship between long silences and Asperger’s is twofold. The person with the social disorder may not recognize important cues that indicate when to speak and when to pause. Long silences may involve lack of contact for a considerable time, often long enough to make you think that the person is not interested in your relationship.

One-Sided Discourse
Anyone who has had a long conversation with a person who has Asperger disorder is well aware that the individual has considerable knowledge on particular subjects. This can lead to one-sided conversations as the speaker is unable to gauge the listener’s interest on the subject, and may tend to prattle on without appearing to have any regard for the other person’s level of comfort. This is how mindblindness can manifest.

March 26, 2014

The Autism Brain… Malfunction? Or Evolution?

Are you aware that Autism prevalence figures are growing rapidly? According to recent statistics, Autism now affects 1 in 54 male children. More young people will be diagnosed with Autism this year (male and female) than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined.

Autism is the fastest-growing “developmental disability” in the U.S. – and the only disorder dramatically on the rise (with mental retardation, Down syndrome, and cystic fibrosis remaining roughly the same). Earlier Autism prevalence figures were much lower, centering at about 0.5 per 1,000 during the 1960s and 1970s, and about 1 per 1,000 in the 1980s.

The reported spike in the prevalence of Autism raises questions about whether this dramatic increase is factual – or a byproduct of greater awareness that has led moms and dads, educators, and professionals to see symptoms of Autism in kids who would not have received the diagnosis 20 years ago.

The increase in Autism prevalence figures suggests several possibilities (here are just a few):
some relatively recent changes in the environment may be responsible
the diagnosis may be applied more broadly than before, as a result of the changing definition of the disorder, particularly changes in DSM-IV-TR
there may be more complete pickup of autism (i.e., case finding) as a result of increased awareness and funding (e.g., attempts to sue vaccine companies may have increased case-reporting).
this is the way the human brain is developing

Human evolution is characterized by a rapid increase in brain size and complexity. Decades of research have made important strides in identifying the unique features of the human brain. But it has become possible only very recently to examine the genetic basis of human brain evolution. Through “genomics” (i.e., the study of the genomes of organisms), tantalizing insights regarding human brain evolution have emerged.

Metabolic changes responsible for the evolution of the human brain’s unique cognitive abilities indicate that it may have been pushed to the limit of its capabilities. Research adds weight to the theory that some neurological disorders are a costly by-product of human brain evolution.

The idea that certain neurological disorders are by-products of increases in metabolic capacity and brain size, which occur during human evolution, has been suggested before, but now researchers have access to new technical approaches to really put the theory to the test.

The human brain is unique among all species in its enormous metabolic demand. If researchers can explain how the human brain sustains such a tremendous metabolic flow, they will have a much better chance to understand how the brain works – and why it sometimes “malfunctions.” But is it truly a “malfunction” (i.e., functions badly)? Or is the human brain on its evolutionary path to “hyper-functioning” (i.e., functioning above and beyond the norm).

March 21, 2014

Save The Date

Hope for Three is cheering on our parents as we ready for the Grand Slam event of the year! The second annual Family Fun Day, Strike Out Autism is rapidly approaching during April, Autism Awareness month.

We invite you to SAVE THE DATE and join us opening weekend with Presenting Sponsor, Rangeland Energy, Judge Hebert & City Mayors and the Sugar Land Skeeters, April 27, 2014 at Constellation Field.

During April, our goal is autism acceptance. As a community, we may not be able to solve all challenges, but we can do one very important thing and that is GIVE families HOPE.

We encourage you to support Autism Awareness Month and bring HOPE year round to local families by attending one of these exciting H43 happenings:

1) Eco-friendly Car Wash for Kids
When: Sunday, April 13, 11am – 3pm
Where: C&C Dental, 17003 SW Freeway, Sugar Land (corner of Hwy 59 & Sweetwater Blvd.)
hopeforthree.org/car-wash-for-kids/
Local teens turn suds & shine into support!

2) Haircuts benefit kids with autism
When: Sunday, April 13, 11am – 5pm
Where: Beauty Indulgence Day Spa, 4715 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land
Haircuts with blow dry offered at $24 ($65 value). $12 donated to H43.
H43 Moms register for a FREE spa day! Visit salon for more details.

2) 2nd Annual Family Fun Day Strike Out Autism
When: Sunday, April 27, Game time 2:05pm)
Where: Sugar Land Skeeters’ Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Dr., Sugar Land
Purchase tickets on line: hopeforthree.org/strike-out-autism/
Parents have the rare chance to spend quality time with other adults!

4) Tel Fair Charity of Your Choice Walk
When: Saturday, May 3, 8am – 11am
Where: Telfair Central Lawn, 121 Telfair Central Blvd., Sugar Land
hopeforthree.org/telfair-charity-choice/
Register online and walk for “ausome” kids!

On behalf of Hope for Three and the families we serve …THANK YOU for stepping up to the plate to BE the difference!

March 17, 2014

Pleiades, Autism, Collective Conscious, Healing, and The Galactic Influence For Ascension

The Photon Belt is currently being studied by those in the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Photon Belt appears as a dark stripe in space. What the Photon Belt contains is a higher vibrational energy, and it is actually much like a line of delineation between dimensional planes.

The Photon Belt has reached its closest point to Earth this year, remaining nearby for the next 11 years. Due to the presence of the Photon Belt, the raise in vibration of the planet (Ascension) is beginning to take place; one person, one locale, one community at a time. As such, there are pockets where Ascension has already begun.

During this 11 year period, those who are making choice in their life to move away from this energy (You would be surprised how many are frightened by it), will be leaving the Earth through death, to continue their incarnation process elsewhere on another planet called Stahlen. After that 11 year period is over, everyone who remains behind on the Earth will have completed their Ascension process.

Ascension does not simply happen one day for everyone, it is much more likened to a door that has been opened, and the 11 year time frame is the time that all individuals will be given to walk through that door or not. A soul will be able to begin the process by reaching what is known as Christ consciousness (also called cosmic consciousness). That state of consciousness can be reached by an individual, society, culture or community by releasing anger, hatred, fear and doubt. Once someone reaches Christ consciousness and experiences the process of Ascension, they will not disappear or leave the planet, because the Earth itself will fully move into the new higher dimensional space.

The presence of the Photon Belt is aiding in this process, as it is pushing out all of the debris, thoughts, and beliefs (both individually and collectively) that are of the Ego. As this energy is pressed out of individuals, cities, countries, groups and so forth, each of these is then able to complete the crossing from one dimensional frequency to the other. Another benefit of the Photon Belt is that it has formed the bridge between these two dimensions. This dimensional bridge has been open since September of 2009.

While crossing this bridge of the Photon Belt, all that vibrates at the 3D frequency is purged from those who pass through. One will not reach the other side of the bridge until their vibration is purged of everything that is of the Ego (lower Self). During this process, the consciousness level raises once more, taking the individual from cosmic consciousness to Universal consciousness (also known as unity consciousness).

How do you know if you have already made this transition across the dimensional bridge? There are four major signs that you are in the 5D world. The first is that you are able to be completely detached from what is happening in the world. You may still be interested in watching it, and participating in the changes, but it no longer makes you upset to see the violence or hardship that others are experiencing. Detachment is all about emotional distance, it is not pretending something is not happening, but instead it is about not permitting what is happening to affect your emotional state. Many others may view this as cold or uncaring, but in reality by being in state of a detachment, this is your evidence that you no longer share your life with the energy of the 3D world.

Secondly, you find yourself to be invisible to others. This can be a physical invisibility when out running errands, driving, or interacting in public spaces, where people very nearly run into you. (Don’t worry your guides will be there to prevent an actual collision).This is because your entire body system is vibrating at a much higher rate than those in that same space, and therefore they cannot see you until you are very, very near to them. Another form of invisibility is the emotional distance that can grow between you and people who were once close to you. If you find it more and more difficult to contact others, because they make you feel drained, tried, or you simply find that they no longer understand your life, then this is your evidence of emotional invisibility.

Thirdly, your manifestation abilities become heightened. Your evidence of this is things showing up right when you need them (but not necessarily sooner). It is about being in a truly receptive state, where you are guided entirely by your intuition to bring you right to where and when you need to be. This is when people around you will keep telling you how lucky and blessed you are, but you understand that everyone is blessed, if only each person could recognize that within themselves. This takes place because you are at one with your needs, and the influence of the Ego (which gums up the manifestation process) has been neutralized.

imageFinally, you feel a peace that passes all understanding, a peace that inhabits every cell in your body, a feeling of peace with all that is, was, and will be. You have transcended the influence of the Ego. It still exists, and still talks to you, but you no longer listen to it! It will have been neutralized, because you will have worked through your past life inventory of patterns, emotions and beliefs. Because if you do not address the past life release portion of the Ascension process, then you are leaving within your essence ammunition for the Ego to use against you. As long as this ammunition exists, you will not be able to transcend the Ego’s influence. Once you reach this state of peace, you are in what is known as Universal consciousness, which is the state of being in 5D.

For the next 11 years of this transitory time that remains, there will continue to be two worlds. You will discover that bit-by-bit and person-by-person, you become less invisible and that more people can see you and interact with you once again. This experience will indicate that those souls will have also passed through the dimensional gateway.

If you are unsure of where you are, you are like many who are travelling somewhere in between the two worlds, on the dimensional bridge, living some days in 5D and other days in 3D. Look to your thoughts, feelings and beliefs to uncover what pockets within you are still vibrating at a 3D frequency. Once you have eradicated those pockets (and you have PLENTY of time to do so) then you will be able to live fully in the 5D world, with no possibility of returning to a lower frequency.

What will happen to those souls who choose to remain in 3D? They will simply work out their remaining karmic obligation in another 3D world. Their soul’s process of learning will continue, as will the process for all who are now, or soon to be, living in 5D. However, the lessons and experiences will be very different. The Old Earth will cease to be, as it will be fully replaced by the New Earth. This change will not occur in cataclysm, but through a process of vibrational overlay and shifting. Those souls choosing to live in a 3D realm will leave through the death process, only to be reincarnated on their new planetary place of learning.

Each soul will draw the information into their life that they need to read, to watch, to experience, in order for them to be able to traverse this time window of Ascension. There will be no big change that happens one day, it is a process to be completed. Once you have arrived, you will know it by the joy in your heart, the detachment from the “problems” around you, and peace that emanates from your very being. ie~Aurora

March 15, 2014

Activate The Collective Neurological Consciousness

Assisted Ascension by way of the light rods and autistics that carry the vibration to activate the frequency coming through at this time. This is a very real physiological shift occurring in an upgrade of the chakra systems at this time. Many of us are feeling this transformation. Others observing it… As always, it becomes clear as the energetics of the pathway is navigated. That we identify with an alignment to more easily energetically ground with the evolution process of earth changing. The anchoring energy that supports the autistics in the collective neurological consciousness requires an alteration that opens the brain through the physical body activated through the chakra system. Autistics are here to teach the third dimensional matrix relating into assisting expanding humanity by way of being open in the experience of humanity. It is through the functional experience to ground neurological perception into a shift which allows for the alignment of expanded perception of self and awareness. All chakras must be clear to fully access pure potential and support the heart. Starting with adequate loving light support flowing through the heart it is then that we shift into a places that raises the neurological vibration which connects one to their divine state and purpose. Self love and acceptance anchors and supports this divine opening energy that supports the chakra system by light grounding rods from the cosmos and through an open heart. Practice meditation and you will be doing your part in the process to assist and empower the platinum frequency of love vibration …. Namaste

March 14, 2014

Speak For Those Who Cannot Speak For Themselves

Reference autisticadvocacy.org/2014/03/stopcombatingme/

#StopCombatingMe

March 3, 2014
Nine years ago, Congress passed the Combating Autism Act (CAA), legislation that focused federal autism research and policy activities on creating a world without autistic people. In 2011, Congress re-authorized this deeply flawed legislation, over the objections of self-advocates and our families. Now, with the CAA set to expire this year unless Congress re-authorizes it, we finally have an opportunity to change things.

ASAN is working to try and reform CAA to align its goals with those of the Autistic community. Federal autism legislation should follow the example of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. We deserve a bill that’s about supporting Autistic Americans, not combating us. Today, only 1.5% of NIH’s autism research funding goes towards the needs of adults and only 2.4% towards improving the quality of services. By re-allocating more funds to services and adults, we can help empower autistic people and our families.

Unfortunately, the usual suspects are lobbying to re-authorize the Combating Autism Act at all costs, even if changes aren’t made to fix the problems hurting self-advocates and our families. That’s why we’re asking you to join us by signing this action alert, sending a message to your congressional delegation about why we need to reform CAA.

Here’s what you can do:

1) Sign our action alert to contact your Members of Congress and ask them to support reforming the Combating Autism Act to make it about supporting autistic people, not “combating” us. Share our action alert with your friends, family and networks to help us get this message out far and wide.

2) Post on social media about why you believe CAA has to be reformed using the hashtag #StopCombatingMe- this can be a good way to tell your friends and family about our action alert or to tweet or post to the pages of your Members of Congress to let them know why changing the Combating Autism Act is so important.

3) Contact ASAN’s Director of Public Policy at scrane@autisticadvocacy.org if you’d like to work with us to help contact your Member of Congress and tell them about why CAA needs to be reformed.

See our factsheet about why congress must reform the Combating Autism Act.

Read our memo outlining the problems with CAA.

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March 13, 2014

let’s step back and take a look at this in spiritual terms

Let’s think about being cautious when referring to someone being “disabled”

Who is disabled?

People refer to autism as a disability, a disease, a problem, and an error that should, somehow, be corrected. It is none of these things.

Autistic children are part of the new wave of spiritual children, known as the Indigos, crystals, crystal-rainbows, and the diamonds coming in at this time etc. The diamonds are in alignment with the platinum ray. This frequency is coming into the earth plane vibration gradually at this time as the photon belt continues to assist in raising the collective vibration as a whole. One could think of these individuals as the advanced guard. Their purpose here is to bring a higher vibration of light into this world and anchor it. In order to do this, they are tuned into Spirit in a way that the rest of us are not. They have a consciousness that surpasses 3-D thought and into the 5-Dfrequency and beyond. This makes it very difficult for them to function in the 3-D reality. They are directly connected to the grid.

If anyone is disabled in this scenario, it is the non-autistic, who still suffer the illusion of separation and the idea that physical form is what is real. When full Ascension occurs, we will finally be where the autistic already are.

The cause of autism

The primary cause of autism is that it is time for these people to be here, now. This is their divine purpose. This is how they have chosen to come in.

Communication and consciousness

Autistic people communicate differently than we do. To us, it looks like they are perhaps mentally deficient, out of control, or simply unable to verbalize properly. Might I share that for them it is that the autistic is more operating psychically, and spiritually, and that they are performing at a higher vibration and trying to cope with physical form. So it may appear that they cannot communicate, or that they do so imperfectly, but in reality, they are communicating in a language we don’t yet understand. Dolphin-speak sounds like clicks and squeals to human ears, but the truth is that they speak psychically in highly sophisticated ways that we can’t understand.

Imagine that you are blind, and a sighted person is describing color to you. You’ve never seen color before, so you have no frame of reference for it. You can only imagine, in a limited way, what color means or is. Likewise, when Spirit communicates with a 3-D mind, it encounters a similar difficulty: how to explain the universe of Spirit to those who do not remember any experience of it. (We have all experienced it, of course; but here, in the physical, we briefly do not remember.) Now imagine that the autistic person does remember, and does have that frame of reference, because they are still connected to that world.

The autistic walk between the worlds. They attempt to bridge the gap. Each has their own gift. Each has their own unique way of communicating. It’s just not what we have thought of in the past as “normal.”

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March 11, 2014

Today’s Prescription for the Soul – Prescription #137 – Support

Today has been eventful, and as I navigate my way. It is through the presentation of numbers and synchronicity there is a compass. I came across #137- support. I felt compelled to share this passage on my blog as the very number itself “37” (one of my two special numbers) appeared in #137. The number “37” is a very profound number in the galactic configuration of the nature of the universal code. And may I share with you the high love frequency that uplifts, heals and cultivates the evolution of our time.

Today’s Prescription for the Soul – Prescription #137 – Support

I hope that my “365 Prescriptions for the Soul,” will be a welcome and healing addition to your day. The prescriptions I ask you to fill are designed for your total well-being. They come from hard-earned wisdom and experience with the difficulties of life. They are dispensed “as written” with love. At the end of each prescription is my “Soulution” to help you develop healthy self-love, self-esteem, and self-worth. Please take the prescription I have written for you here and fill it right away.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your life is whirling around you, and you feel dizzy and ready to fall. Now is the time to look for support. Find some firm ground to stand on, and then reach out and ask others to stand beside you to help maintain your balance.

When you were a child and whirled around a post you kept a firm grip on it so that no matter how fast you were going or how many times you circled, you had support and did not fall. Remember that in your life; get a firm grip and then start whirling.

Your support post can be many different things or people. Once it is in place, you will be ready for whatever may throw you off balance. So be sure it is anchored well and that you are firmly supported by the people in your life.

Soulution of the Day

Get a grip and enjoy the merry-go-round of life.

– Bernie