Autumn Update

I’ve struggled to write lately, mostly because my mind is still heavily affected by my Kundalini awakening process. A process that is changing how I see and experience my world and the world at large. That said, life goes on.

September brought another year of educating my son at home: we’re going on four and a half years now. And between my struggling every day to function and my son’s various challenges, it hasn’t been an easy road. But we’re walking it the best we can.

He’s getting one on one tutoring for some of his subjects (courtesy of yours truly), while he’s learning other ones through a variety of computer apps and watching educational videos online. The biggest surprise came when Little Man announced that he wanted to learn Japanese. So I hooked him up with Rosetta Stone where he can move through the program without my help.

Having regular healing sessions is helping me move forward in my own inner process, and although working in hypnosis with a spiritual hypnotherapist is my preferred healing modality, because I can release lifetimes of crud in one session, I’m dabbling with a few other more local healers while my hypnotherapist is temporarily unavailable. And I’m very excited to have a session next week with a talented healer who’s new to me.

Where I’d normally be out and about with my camera, looking for fall foliage scenes to capture, still living with low energy has left me looking close to home for photo ops. Instead of grand vistas, I’m focusing closer. Most of our brilliant native colors come from twisty vine maple trees and blueberries. However, the pictures above are actually from some local bushes around a store I frequent.

In the mountains there are lots of wild low blueberry plants that are brilliant red this time of year. One of my favorite picturesque vistas is a hundred times more colorful this time of year. Here’s a shot from a few years back of the nearby Mount Shuksan.

The past ten days were a rare stretch of non-rainy days, and we took advantage of the weather break to get our long neglected woodpile in order. We now have enough wood to take us through the winter, especially considering we use our small wood stove insert mostly when temps drop to freezing and below, or when the power’s out.

Living in the boonies, we lose power a handful of times each winter, and then some. Even though we’ve got a generator so we don’t lose our food, our little wood stove is a Godsend that keeps us warm.

Not much else of note going on other than every other daily news pieces that keep my family and I shaking our heads. Happy belated Autumnal Equinox.

About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 17 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. Our most recent adventure has me homeschooling my teenager and going through a very challenging spontaneous Kundalini Awakening.
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8 Responses to Autumn Update

  1. matthew says:

    I’ve unschooled my son for 6 years and its the best thing we’ve done for him. Don’t worry about following the school’s curriculum. Being free from the system is what we all need. It’s difficult and we question whether or not we are doing the right thing, but trust me it is. They become self learners and self motivated.

    • Thanks so much for your input. Yes, my son has become a self learner with subjects he’s interested in. I work with him for English and math because of where his learning disabilities affect him. And we left school curriculum behind for the most part.

  2. candidkay says:

    You are so blessed to be living in the boonies right now! Not only for its beauty and quiet but for the health of it. I feel like I’m surrounded by people who can’t even figure out how to wear a mask properly . . .

    • Thanks. And yes, most people around here are following the state mandate of wearing a mask in stores and public spaces when they can’t socially distance. But I think it’s because we were one of the first places hardest hit (a nursing home an hour from me). Although I sometimes envy those who live where they can get food delivered to their door. No pizza or other delivery here. I feel for you!

  3. janonlife says:

    A beautiful glimpse into your world. Hope autumn will give you a chance to think back on the successes of this year, not just the struggles.

    • Thanks so much. One of the biggest challenges of existing with Kundalini active within me is being in a state of constant and continual perception of negative emotions. I know it’s not me, nor is it how I truly see life – yet with lifetimes of beliefs of separation, negativity and fear being purged in a relatively short span of time (a handful of years), being positive, centered and tuned into my heart is temporarily elusive. I very much appreciate your comment.

  4. Dalo 2013 says:

    While the year is bringing challenges, it sure seems you are answering them all ~ an inspiration. Your photos are also a perfect reflection of autumn, and it never ceases to amaze me how some of the more beautiful scenes and shots are simply right outside our door. And one of the coolest things, your Little man wanting to learn Japanese…now that will be a perfect challenge. Wishing you a great day and coming weekend.

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