Conscious Parent Coach and Evolutionary Astrologer
I am a mother, wife, teacher, business owner, conscious parent coach, and astrologer, and supporter for parents of children with autism and teenagers. I have two biological sons, a step-son, and step-daughter. My youngest son is in high school now and on the autism spectrum, “high functioning”, though he would call that a subjective label, which he hates! My oldest son is in college following his dream of becoming a pilot. My step-daughter is an amazing photographer and woman. And our youngest loves playing football in high school. We live in Louisiana, USA where we find joy in spicy crawfish boils with our family, gumbo in the winter, hot lazy summers, and Mardi Gras parades!
I am a Certified Parent Coach from the Academy for Coaching Parents International. I’ve studied Counseling for Astrologers, Transformational Astrology, and mentored with Mark Jones. I also studied astrology with Simon Vorster. I follow and use the work of Liz Greene, psychological astrologer, Dane Rudhyar, and Byron Katie, School for The Work. I was a teacher for seven years before I had my boys and then was a stay home mom that didn’t follow the rule book when it came to parenting. I always knew that I had to meet each of them where they were, not where I thought they should be. Part of that was not an option when dealing with a person with sensory, communication, and social challenges. Worrying about fitting in with the societal model was futile. I sometimes feel like I should have a doctorate in the deconditioning process!
I’ve listed a bunch of labels above describing who I am, but the truth is, I know my deeper true nature is not any of those concepts. I am extremely fortunate, yes fortunate, to say that I became so miserable trying to live up to those labels that I almost lost everything. Now I see that that was the way of It. I’m talking about the natural unfolding process of awakening to my true nature.
The way of It for me was becoming so riddled with anxiety, depression, self-medicating with alcohol, shame, and guilt that I literally had to stop in my tracks and commit myself to the bathtub and hours of meditation daily. This was no luxury soak. It was a survival mechanism, and the only place I could be alone for an extended period of time. I stopped everything that I was “supposed” to do except feed and care for my children and family’s essential needs. It was a long process of allowing my past and my emotions to surface and process through. Within a few months though I noticed the craving for alcohol dissipated. Within a year, I no longer needed the anxiety and depression medications. And slowly but surely the deconditioning happened and I found layers of baggage melting away leaving more and more freedom and peace. This is the way of It for me. Now I live from a place of allowance and continual meeting and processing of illusory thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. And most importantly, I live from a place of pure awareness more and more.
I’ve seen the positive effects of conscious living on my relationship with my children. When you let go of “supposed to” and “but what if?” things magically work out in surprisingly healthy ways. Not that there is no pain or frustration. There is, but it is natural and always leads to new and better ways of seeing and being.
I hope that if you too are trying to find relief from the suffering in life and are interested in looking deeper into yourself to find answers, you’ll allow me to be a medium for your own wisdom to guide you. You are unfolding naturally. Peace comes when you trust that and the way of It.
– With Love Adriane