Jon Rasmussen, a shaman, wrote an article entitled, “The Cause of Autism – a Soul Perspective”. You can read the entire article here.
Autism is an extreme form of protest by highly sensitive and dedicated souls. For the most part, these protesters are coming in greater numbers and refusing to give in until humanity at large returns to a functional, sustainable, and more peaceful and harmonious way of living on this planet.
…Since the 1960’s, there has been a leap in human consciousness such that a large percentage of souls are now recognizing serially that something much greater than their own life experience is at stake. You know this as an adult, you see it all around you and likely feel the same level of frustration your autistic child does. The difference is that you and I decided to go along and get along as best we could and take other approaches to affecting change besides out right protest. These powerful souls coming in today at this critical juncture, seem to be taking a more drastic approach, and rightfully so.
Furthermore, the symptoms of extreme neurological and psychological sensitivity, toxins in the body, and so on seem to be an attempt to show us adults just how bad the state of humanity and the Earth has gotten so that we cannot ignore it out of convenience or fear any longer. It would be equivalent to a person covering their body in the mud of a toxic lake to bring attention and inspire action to clean up the lake, or a bread maker dowsing their body in gasoline an alighting it to start a revolution.
These souls in the bodies of autistic children and adults today are basically showing us that we need to solve the big problems directly and quickly.
…I don’t think we need to fix the Autism; instead we need to look, question, and listen very carefully to the underlying protest. Let the autistic children in particular know that you hear them, you see them, and that you understand them. Ask them what we should do to fix the world. Let them know that you are doing the best you can, and then do the best you can to bring about a world that is once again functional and harmonious, and makes sense for all sensitive souls to thrive in. See how they respond to that; to adults finally looking in the right direction from their perspective. They are wise teachers as well.
I resonate strongly with Jon’s words.
Earlier in his article, Jon talks about different souls having different archetypal energies, and alludes to the fact that autistic children (and other sensitive children) often have warrior archetypal energies. This reminded me that a shaman once told me that Moses was often a warrior in past lives, and he came into the life ready for a fight. As part of his healing, she tried to tell his soul that he didn’t need to fight in this lifetime. That in this lifetime, it was okay for him to rest. Yet, fight he does. He has such a strong, fighting spirit. And this fighting spirit is helping him to survive, to thrive, and to heal the immune disorder that his body was born with.
My dear friend shared this thought with me.
I had a fleeting thought about Moses as I was reading David Suzuki’s “The Sacred Balance”.
I envisioned Moses being the perfect human being – his perfectly clean body responds to the contaminants that the rest of us can’t sense, and his responses indicate the choices we can make to create a healthier, happier world (inside us and outside us).
And that’s how I feel that it is with all of our sensitive children. They are showing us the way to create a healthier world.
The gift of the shaman’s vision is that they have the ability to see the big picture, the highest vision, the soul’s perspective. They see with the eyes of an eagle. In my own healing journey and in supporting my son’s healing journey, I have found it useful to remind myself of the soul’s perspective.
That said, I also know what it’s like to be on the battlefield with your child (fighting along side your sensitive child). Living and struggling with day to day life. There was a time when it was a struggle and would take hours just to be able to get Moses dressed and his teeth brushed because everything was a struggle because his body, his mouth and his gums were in so much pain.
In addition to keeping the soul’s perspective in mind, I also needed guidance on how to care for and raise this extremely sensitive child, and I learned over time to follow my intuition.
Remember that your child is perfect. Divine. Holy. A gift from God. And on a soul’s level, your child chose you, out of all souls to parent him/her. Trust your intuition about what it is your child needs.