Ode to the Stretch Mark

By Natasha Botkin 

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Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend,  “How did you do this alone, how were you a mom to not one, but two autistic boys, all on your own?  I honor you.”

I have always felt blessed that the divine choose me to be their mom.  Through the good, the bad and the ugly times; raising two autistic boys on my own was not easy: there were many moments of tears, a mama grizzly bear ready to swipe anyone who would harm her cubs.  Then there is the laughter, the joy of raising, guiding, seeing their shining moments.

My unproud moment was the affects, and I offer a sincere apology to all women.  I am sorry that I have pointed, mawked, and been down right ashamed of my stretch marks, my beloved honoring me, saying , “You would be gorgeous in a bikini.” My response, “Oh yuck, with these?  Yeah, no!”

Today, something stopped me in my tracks, I was looking and sighing at “them.”  Then, I read somewhere: “There are some women who wish that they had stretch marks, and have not been given that oppotunity….”

I am truly sorry to the divine, to my beautiful self and to all women.  No matter how you became a mother, that does not matter, you are a mom and that is the most important aspect.  However, with that said, as a tribute to all women, I will wear these stretch marks with pride and honor for all women, moms.

My request, is that you too, join in and honor all women and shine your stretch marks as the beauty that you truly are!!

white rosebud with pink tipsMuch Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings, 

                                            Natasha 

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Joy is Motherhood

by Natasha Botkin 

A divine honor was bestowed upon me, and you may inquire as to why I say this.  Both of my boys are on the Autism Spectrum.  I have always felt that God decided that I was special enough to be chosen not once, but twice to love, guide and honor these dear sweet souls.

Mothers know joy as their children learn how walk, talk, but I did not have that opportunity as some nuerotypical individuals.  I was told that my oldest would barely walk, let alone run; and my youngest would probably remain with limited verbal expression.  The pure joy of watching, cheering my oldest son on as he crossed the finish line at his first track meet was one of the most exhilarating moments.  He not only ran, but finished the race, first the 1 mile and then the 2 mile.  Or the moment, I heard from my youngest son’s teacher, he got in trouble in class today for talking to much- me smiling, shaking my head and internally screaming, YEAH!  These are easy joys for most parents; for me it was cheering from the mountain top!!

So, I invite you to cultivate joy in the midst of everyday living. My friend, Linda Joy is releasing a much-anticipated new book, Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Cultivating Joy,  and you can grab your copy today at www.CultivatingJoyBook.com  and this also opens up a way to also receive over 50 transformational gifts.

Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings, 

Natasha 

I’m on a Kick of Good Vibrations

by Natasha Botkin 

My household has been intense.  My normally gentle souled, youngest son, began heightened struggles with his up coming life –Graduation looming; his anxieties building.  Until one moment he had as he put it “a really, horrible, bad day” about a month ago and life changed.  It is never easy to observe anyone hurt, and when your child hurts and his mental health aches, this feels even more deep.

I am supposed to be the expert, and others giving me a tough time.  Guys, this is difficult enough and now the expert needs help; please help.

You see, both of my children are on various levels of the autism spectrum.  They are normally gentle crystal souls; highly skeptical of their intuitive gifts. This being that they are on the autistic spectrum; it is not visually seen; therefore, “prove it’s existence.”  Me rolling my eyes.  Love them dearly, and know that one day they will come into their own.

Due to the intensity around the household, my youngest who is normally singing and humming retreated deeply internal.  Some days able to reach him and others not so much.

During this time, a horrible situation I was in, ending.  It is a blessing and a challenge all at the same time.  Will allow divine guidance to sort this all out.

Today, my son and I had a near collision with singing and dancing.  Oh happy, joy turn the tunes up. What will the next moment bring, holding on to faith and trust that he will become the joyful soul that I know him to be and this too shall pass.

A Funny Way to Relaxation

by Natasha Botkin

Triangle HeartRelaxing, has been a foreign concept to me.  There are many books, courses, videos all about relaxing.  Consequently, this has not been an easy part of a journey for me.  I was born with “ants in my pants,” and yet I do not have ADHD.

I hope that you are able to enjoy the comical vlog of my being introduced to relaxing.  Am I a master at relaxing, let’s just say that my teacher may need to re-teach me the art of relaxation.

Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings,

Natasha

Blessed be the Crystal Children of the World

By Natasha Botkin  Crystal children angelTime will not stop forever.When did Time start and when will it end?

It depends on Time itself.

Time will answer back if every being in the universe tells it to stop.

Will it stop if everyone wishes it to stop from the bottom of their hearts?

This depends on all of you.

–unknown Crystal Child

Twenty-four years ago, I began my journey being a keeper of a crystal child.  I have been blessed twice over and am the mom of two crystal children.

To explain a crystal child is to know a crystal child.  They are all quite special and unique fostering the quality that sets them apart from the typical human esoteric form.  They have beautiful, large eyes that can make most uncomfortable.  Why is this true; it is like they are able to look right into your soul.  They do, they are.  In fact crystal children are quite intuitive; and yet, somehow, I was blessed with one in particular who refuses to admit to this fact.

Their auras shine with pastel colors. They are playful, then again they are like old souls for their age.  Often wondering why they are considered to be the odd ones.  In truth, they are not.  They are more true to their heart, their truth than most would suspect.  They may not seem as if they are interested; then upon asking them a question, one discovers that they had been in fact listening.  They sparkle with unconditional love, the way that the divine created us to be.  This causes them to be quite sensitive; they can feel others emotions.

Crystal children seem to have a difficult time being taught and struggle with teachers.  “Why does this person think they are teaching me, I already know it.”  One of my youngest son’s famous topics.  They live in the present ‘Just Be’ moment; something that is super important and be able to do.

I am going to step out a bit more.  Say something not routinely discussed about crystal children.  These dear souls are loving, kind, do not like confrontations and are usually misunderstood.  In fact, I just described an autistic child.  They are one in the same.  An autistic individual is pure, full of love, dislikes conflict, loves crystals, rocks, nature.  They are super sensitive to environmental changes.  Changes of any kind are difficult for them, why do they have to keep changing to keep up with what is ultimately so wrong.

Due to their open hearts, they seek out like-minded individuals.  Society saying that they are non-neurotypical and antisocial.  They do not like meanness; therefore why would they wish to join into society’s harsh critiques and manners.  They are of pure heart and soul.  They adore music, they know how to listen the music of their soul.  Crystal heart

To love one on the autistic spectrum is to love a crystal child.  However, these children are now growing into young adults.  As a mom it is difficult to view my older son’s struggles.  He is such a wonderful young man, and does not understand the norms or the politics of the workplace, society expectations. “What is wrong with people?” As my youngest is beginning to enter adulthood, I wonder what will happen for him.

Crystal Light ElderI wish to foster, address and guide these beautiful individuals.  Over the years, other crystal children have come to me in many different avenues. One day my higher self vortexes my insight, “You are a crystal elder. As you ascend into mastery, you become more crystalline. If you build it, they will come.”  What an absolutely beautiful gift to be chosen for.

I have the know of what to build and wait for the moment in time to hear “It’s time.”

Dear Crystal children you are so dearly loved and treasured.  Go forth and be the beauty that you are and help those around you; you have a wonderful insight as to the truth of light and truth of love.

Magical Blessings

Much Love and Light

Natasha