When I was in my darkest hour with Riley, I reached out to a woman who was writing a column for a newsletter called The Holy Encounter. This woman had experience running a day care using the principles of A Course in Miracles. In a nutshell, those principles are, if it doesn't look like love it must be fear. Period.
Louise didn't know me at all, but answered my e-mail and gave me her phone number. We were desperate. Riley was two and screaming non-stop. Seth was a baby. None of us had slept in months. I was having panic attacks. It was taking its toll on Todd. I feared I might just lose it, really lose it on her one day. I felt my life was over. I sometimes hated my child. There was so much despair in our house.
Louise talked to me several times, for hours. Her kind, firm, loving presence got me on the right track.
-This can be a spiritual journey.
-Things aren't always what they appear.
-Her behavior is trying to tell you something.
-She is not trying to make your life hell.
-If it doesn't look like love it must be fear.
-She is afraid and needs compassion.
-When I am out of control, and angry, I am afraid and need compassion.
Louise referred me to the Son Rise books, which led us to our weekend at The Option Institute, which led us to see Raun Kaufman speak, which gave us hope things could change, which led us to try DAN! doctor Elizabeth Mumper who recommended methylated B-12 shots, which Riley was a great responder to, and on and on we've gone, ever expanding since.
Louise got us unstuck.
She helped me to see things differently and told me even if I can't see things differently, to ask God for the willingness. Just that much would be enough.
I'm welling up just thinking about how much she helped us.
Louise Frechette has since become a life coach. Of course she has!
Her new webpage offers a wealth of information and she is also starting a 4 week teleclass series next week, focusing on practical and soulful solutions for raising emotionally and spiritually aware children. The introductory class is free. Click here for details. I plan on taking part in the Wednesday daytime class.
Thank you Louise. From the bottom of my willing little heart, I thank you.