Autism is a dynamic disability, one of three that I have (endometriosis, arthritis). A dynamic disability is one with symptom severity that changes– sometimes with triggers and sometimes without. As a result, I really struggle to relate to my body as anything other than a prison. Michaela Macha’s “Prayer to Frey, God of the Body”, […]A Little Inspiration
I’m really interested in practices that help us embrace our embodiment in a world that is oriented towards people who are able-bodied, and in an overculture that really doesn’t understand dynamic disability.
“A dynamic disability is one with symptom severity that changes– sometimes with triggers and sometimes without.”
On the surface: yes, world favours able-bodied but if we go a bit deeper: consciousness is merely creating a contrast in form of lack or darkness to eventually return to its natural state of perfect ability or freedom. It’s merely a dip in the waters of life or a nightmare in the final awakening. I do understand, however, from my own experience: it’s easier said than done when you’re actually facing a disability: but unless it felt real how would consciousness have created the ‘contrast’ against which the blissful light shines?
I think perhaps I’m less inclined to frame disability as darkness or as a contrast against which to shine light.
I’m still learning how to navigate it, but I’m definitely not in the “there is a reason for everything” team, or that people in the disability space need to be inspirational.