In this week's episode, Brigitte talks about the fear of the future for our children that often shows up strong for mothers of children with autism.
Brigitte is no stranger to fearful thoughts that weighed her down like a bag of rocks for decades. Her fearful thoughts ranged from "What if my son never talks?" to "He will never find love," to "What would happen to my son when I’m gone?" and many more.
To alleviate the fear of "What would happen to my son when I’m gone?" Brigitte had told herself, "I have to make sure I don’t die until I know my boys will be okay."
Fear was taking up so much of her energy that she didn't have much energy left.
The truth is, she knew she had no control over what their future was going to be but she still carried the heavyweight of fear for decades.
Later, as Joseph got older, she was able to see that he could be independent one day and the regrets came over her. What if I could’ve seen that possibility back when he was 3? What if I could’ve seen into the future and just realize that he was going to be okay?
She now knows that she could've been more present if she wasn't so occupied by her fear and wishes that she had a way to shift her fear the way she is able to now.
She shares her practice of calming her fear and urges you to take up this daily practice to shift your own fear of the future for your child.
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