Last week I had a phone appointment with Sue Frederick, a career intuitive/numerologist. Numerologically, I am in my second Saturn return. Though I missed a career path in line with my "non-awakened" self on my first Saturn return (aged twenty-eight), I have a second chance around the age of fifty-eight. Since I had already read Sue's book, and know my number (22/4) I was mainly using this conversation as a chance to see if she could add anything that would help me with my future plans, which include retiring in two years. What I was hoping, was that Sue might suggest something different than the path I have been on for nine years.
What I have been doing the past nine years is my path, according to Sue. She must have noticed the enthusiasm I displayed when I talked about schizophrenia. No doubt I was born to have a son develop "schizophrenia," and then for me to find it the most interesting thing that ever happened to ME! But how can you think it's all about you, some may ask, when clearly your son has suffered this terrible tragedy? Well, as you know, I don't see schizophrenia as a tragedy, I see it as an opportunity for growth, especially for the so-called afflicted, but also for anyone around him or her who cares to listen and learn.
I did get some immediate ideas from Sue about taking advantage of my second Saturn return. One is to do a proper book proposal, including a market analysis, chapter summaries, etc. I have been concentrating on finishing the manuscript edits, but Sue convinced me just to get the proposal sent out to agents before August. The book doesn't have to be finished. I knew that, but an agent had asked me to send him the finished book, so I was putting all my effort into finishing it. Sue says September will be a numerologically important month, and the proposal should be in as many hands as possible by then. The stars will do the rest. Oh, yes, a laptop is essential for what I want to do, she added.
Since my work is cut out for me before I leave on vacation in August, I am encouraging Chris to write a blog post on the topic "what worked for you and what didn't work for you in your recovery?" He is free to trash his parents' misguided efforts to help. It may be a question of getting him to stop writing.