It is time that individuals with autism are listened to, even if we do not fully understand. Our typical sensory experiences and perceptions differ from their experiences. Thus our basic concept of reality also differs. Trying to get individuals with autism to fit the parameters of our reality has left them at odds with themselves. Let's begin to examine how they might feel. I will use the question and answer format. My responses will be guided by my inner knowing as I share consciousness with my friends with autism. It could be perceived as a form of "conscious channelling." I ask the questions and scribe what I receive.
What do want me to share with the world?
We want you to share all that you know. The information would not have been given to you if you were meant to hoard it.
Who should I contact and what should I say?
Know your audience and proceed accordingly - advance and retreat as needed. The dance has begun, but realize that you are not dancing alone. The movement is completely choreographed to raise consciousness. It needs to be done without inflicting casualties upon these incredible vessels. Through their service they have attained a godliness not often matched by more integrated souls. Know that nothing comes without vision and fortitude.
What would you like the medical profession to know?
We would like them to use their diagnostic tools to test our brain wave patterns and those of yours. We have told you that you and many others like you send out radio-like waves. Brain imaging technology could be used to measure brain waves during the exchange. Some doctors may be ready to acknowledge the possibility that knowledge is in the soul. We have easier access to that knowledge, since our filtering devices, sensory system and brains are not functioning properly.
What would you like them to know about your sensory system that is not currently being explored?
It is not only that our sensory systems are not working simultaneously or are in sync, but also that our sensory experiences may not be integrated. An object that we see, and an identical one that we feel, may not automatically be perceived as the same object. To further complicate issues, two-dimensional representations (pictures) may not be correlated to three-dimensional counterparts (objects). It is this massive disruption that alters our basic conception of reality. This lack of integration goes beyond the basic five senses: for example, vestibular nerves and proprioceptors may be affected in a similar manner.
What would you like parents to know?
Those of us with regressive autism had intact sensory systems for the first 18 months, and then everything went haywire. That is the time to hold your child close. Talk to his soul and tell him that you are willing to be his bridge. Be your child's Annie Sullivan, for no one will do it better. Invite him into your consciousness and let him become one with the rhythm and flow of your body. Rhythm is the undervalued piece of the puzzle.
What would you like scientists to know?
We would like them to use us as an example of what they already know. Energy and vibration constitute principles of our universe and everything in it, the higher the frequency, the easier the access. Thoughts travel faster than light. Light travels faster than sound. Thus it is easiest for us to receive information in that order. From an educator's standpoint, that is why abstract thought is easier to pick up than concrete thought. It also explains why words and pictures - two-dimensional communications - are easier to pick up than concrete objects. Three-dimensional objects are of a lower vibration and are perceived differently by us than by the more fully integrated sender. Therefore, we break down at that level.
What would you like me to pass on to theologians and physicists?
That they should just reintegrate what they already know and preach that the spirit IS. There is a physical world and a spiritual world. The latter exists before conception and after death. It exists within the physical body and without it. It is omnipotent and lies within energy fields of all people and all things. Communication between the physical and the spiritual world is attainable through intent and frequency adjustment. We do live in two worlds. We experience the spiritual and the natural simultaneously. One without the other is beyond our comprehension and is thus not part of our reality. We see spirits as we see you. We can travel in and out of our bodies at will. We have experienced both Nirvana and the depths of pain. Yet we would have it no other way.
What do you want to share with educators?
We want to let them know that we already know many things. It is just our access and organization of language based thought that causes difficulty. To keep us grounded, you can ensure that being in our bodies is a pleasant experience. Long nature walks helps us assimilate, for it is less painful to be among God's creation than those of man. We receive information from the universe that centers, guides and attunes us to the rhythm of the earth. When in tune with that frequency, we are better able to understand why it so likes to live within the physical body. Music can be used as an entrainment tool. A strong rhythm of agents ready to assist us is particularly effective.
What is the biggest mistake educators make?
The mistake they make is comparing us to them. Coming from a higher vibration, where communication is instantaneous, is our reality. To expect us to conform to the norm of your reality limits both. Expand your perceptions; expand both our realities.
What would you suggest parents and educators do to assist you in functioning in sensory-based reality?
Engage us to join with you in thoughts and vibration. Explain to us at a soul level what you are trying to do. Ask our permission. Be trustworthy and consistent. Let us know if the parameters of the activity changes. Tell us. Tell us that you are here to willingly serve as our bridge between the conscious and subconscious mind. Remind us to focus and attend during sessions geared to helping us gain access.
To master the physical plane is as difficult for us as accessing the astral or spiritual planes is for you. It is a process of raising and lowering vibrations and brain waves. Meet us at a higher vibration and then lower yours by being present, and expect us to follow. Practice, patience, love, and acceptance provide an atmosphere of safety and calm. Without trust, we fear to descend further. We must feel safe in your hands.
What would you like politicians to know?
Individual egos cause separation. We are all entwined within the same energy field. What affects one, affects another. This is true for all matter. Learn to live in harmony by moving toward the center. See each other's perspective and realize that we are all interdependent. Know that might is not always right. There are spiritual laws to abide by. All ideas that bring us together are of love. Love is of God. All things that force us apart come about from fear, and create imbalance. Strive for unity of all people and all things. Our future depends on it.
Mary Ann Harrington MS
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