Monday, 6 February 2017

Taking steps..

In the last six months my health has become particularly poor , and as a result of this I am now only really getting one good week out of four and I tend to try and cram in all our visits and activities into that week .. I have now been offered an operation to help alleviate some of my worst symptoms ..and I'm hoping that will help.
 I got very down about being unwell and as a solitary I retreated into my metaphorical cave for a while to rest and regroup my thoughts ..this combined with the current events concerning the state of our planet and our people was pulling me further and further down into a helpless spiral ..This had to change and quickly !! at the turn of the New Year I came to the conclusion that I haven't really been living a truly authentic life , being true to myself .. I have mainly been treading on water and eggshells for a long long time now ,repressing that voice .. over walking that doormat.. putting that wild woman away.. I was too raw , too sore , too muddled and too bloody tired ..
  In January I signed up for LifeBook 2017 .. for both myself and my son to do together .. This will be my third year and i find it so nourishing .. A weekly art course to expand our minds and our techniques and just get really really messy !! Creativity is a very important part of our Home ed life here as is our Holistic health .. with that I also arranged for a personal yoga teacher to come to the house to spend time with myself and my boy to help us establish a regular practise and focus on our bodies and our minds .. she starts soon but in the meantime I have started a 30 day session with a great teacher on You tube .. and I'm finding it very very hard ..As well as supporting my body with exercise and meditation ( in which I always fall asleep !) I'm treating my body with herbs , researching and studying to become more knowledgeable in that area ..
  As far as the Home ed goes we are now completely self directed learners .. Little fella taught himself to read suddenly and amazingly in one week through continued immersion in words from books and minecraft .. floored us all ! and we look forward to a few religious and cultural visits the first being this Friday to the local Buddhist centre.. knowledge and understanding of different faiths brings tolerance and acceptance .. Wild school starts again next month and we can't wait to dust off our walking boots .. 2017 will be Authentic , hard work , immersive and colourful ...

My lego flower made by Roo xx