A NEW LIFE AWAITS

– FAN'S PDA parent, 7th August 1982

Written the day before their divorce

“A New Life Awaits me if I am willing...

To walk a path which is uniquely mine,

believing in my worth and value to my world

no matter how insignificant I may appear,

 

To abandon the familiar past with remembrance

and respect for its lessons,

and it's part in creating me as I am today,

To learn from others with humility 

that I may be freed from the limitations of self,

and inherit the limitlessness of my fellows,

 

To be patient with time

and to value the beauty of its nature, 

believing that this moment is perfect and precious, 

and has something to give me, if I accept it,

 

To undertake with courage the challenge

which comforts me, 

especially when the difficulties of the present moment

seem insurmountable,

To enjoy the delights of laughter,

allowing it’s healing and

refreshing melodies to comfort and nurture my soul

To gather unto myself the beautiful Gifts of Life

which indwell my spirit in the memories of those I have loved,

and those who have loved me,

To endure the anguish of sorrow

and allow it’s pain to carve within my most tender

and sensitive self, a place wherein new love can be,

and to believe that when the time is right,

healing will come

To love and be loved and to remain committed

and dedicated to this Supreme Function of Life,

even in the face of temptation to abandon it

when it’s pain threatens to overwhelm me, 

or when it’s nature undergoes changes I do not understand,

 

To entrust the deepest concerns of my life

into the care of a Supreme Reality,

believing it to be worthy of my trust,

my devotion, and my loyalty

 

To begin my journey now,

by allowing the Winds of Life,

to fill my Sails of Faith and carry my Ship of Belief

towards a wondrous and unimaginable Destiny

which lies before me"

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

TRADITIONAL OWNERS

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

OUR AUTISTIC/NEURODIVERGENT CULTURE

​We acknowledge our LBGTIQ2KA+kin autistic/neurodivergent humans.

 

We use identity-first language, "I am autistic", opposed to "I'm a person with autism", reflecting Autism at the core of our identity, that Autism is a Spectrum, a part of neurodivergence and not a disorder. We radically embrace and celebrate neurodivergence.

 

Authoritarian and conforming learning and approaches such as ABA or Applied Behaviour Analysis, treatment or cures, ableism or functioning labels are harmful to both FAN and their child neurodivergent neurologies.

 

AFFILIATED DISCLAIMER

 

ROARHEART™ makes no recommendations nor has any opinions about or is responsible for the content or deficit language of neurodivergence on sites and links that are external to ROARHEART™. The language that describes neurodivergent neurologies and life experiences as disordered, defective or that to be "fixed, changed and cured" is offensive and harmful to FAN and their child.

It is strongly recommended that medical, psychiatric and other therapeutic advice or treatment can only be given by suitably trained and accredited professionals. ROARHEART™ is not a substitute either inferred or directly to replace any form of treatment participants are currently engaged in. We further suggest that prior to making any changes to current treatment participants discuss this with the practitioner that prescribed the treatment or at least get a second opinion from a suitably qualified and accredited clinician. We cannot do this we are not qualified.

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