We like to celebrate life with adventures, because that is what life is. We celebrated my son’s 7th birthday with a trip to the Maryland mountains. Many of our expeditions find us somewhere lost in nature; from swimming in the Chesapeake Bay, to exploring somewhere deep in the woods, floating in the waters of South Florida to hiking the Jaguar Preserve in Belize, drumming with the Garifuna of Hopkins Bay and snorkeling with the creatures near the second largest barrier reef. Life is a beautiful exploration.
His birth was an adventure, at 38 weeks I just could not birth in a hospital. I was determined, we were determined, to have a peaceful, natural birth. I had to find a home birth midwife stat and gather all my supplies to prepare for a VBAC water birth at home. 18 hours of labor I was able to get in the warm tub and work with him and my breath to birth him into this dream.
Seven years later I still remember that momentous day and amazed at how fast the time has gone and what an amazing being my son is. He asked to go camping, so we again, gathered our supplies for our celebration at 1300 feet. Nestled in the Mountains near Camp David, our site was at the highest peak. We set up camp, refueled and headed out on our evening hike.
He truly is a wise old soul with a powerful loving heart and free spirit. He is a warrior for this world assisting the rebirth of humanity into a new way of being, a new dream waiting to be discovered in all hearts.
After our hike we got ready to snuggle into our new tent along with his sister and grandmother. It was peaceful, the birds singing us to sleep while they got ready to nest for the night. I got out my journal and asked if I could interview him about that last 7 years of his life.
Me: How have the last seven years been for you?
Son: Awesome! A very good experience. I have had to learn a lot and yeah…”
Me: Tell me about some of your experiences
Son: I learned to talk and walk. I have learned how animals are different, how to ride a bike, swim. I learned to walk on water with my Daddy’s help.
Me: Do you remember when you came to Earth?
Son: I was first a star, then a dot in your belly and I grew into a human. Then I came out into a pool of water.
Me: How was that for you?
Son: It was like I was in the Bay swimming like a fish.
Me: How was it like to be a baby?
Son: When I first arrived I was a little scared.
Me: What were you scared of?
Son: I was scared of all the big humans.
Me: When were you not scared anymore?
Son: When you held me and fed me and you didn’t put me in the cage.
Me: You mean crib?
Me: What did you like about being a baby?
Son: I did not get into any fights. I liked being outside and when you would take me on the snooze cruise.
Me: How did you feel about walking?
Son: It was impressive. It was my new talent!
Me: Did you like my homemade baby food?
Son: Kinda, mostly (laughing)
Me: They say 7 is a lucky number. How does 7 feel to you?
Son: It feels lucky to me!
Me: Do you have any goals or intentions this year?
Son: I would like to go to Florida, learn to play guitar and play some smooth jazz.
Wait! I am out of my mind. Ok – I am back. (laughing)
Me: What is the deepest thought you have had?
Son: To fly and visit the other side
Me: Have you been to outer space?
Son: No, I would like to go there on a rocket ship
Me: Do you fly in your Dreams?
Son: I fly to the underworld and sometimes I stop to eat at the diner.
Me: What do you eat at the diner?
Son: Salad, deviled eggs, they have spring water and honey and peanut butter sandwiches.
Me: If you had a message to share with the world what would it be?
Son: Please stop hurting your Mother (Earth), do good things for each other and share. Love each other and remember that life is a dream.
There was a light rain that tapped on our tent during our slumber, a dream within a dream. In the morning, my son was the last one to wake up, when he did we sang him happy birthday and he said, “I am awake in my dream!”