Recently, I watched DR. Phil interview Gigi Jordan, a New York socialite currently on trial for the February 2010 death of her 8-year-old son, Jude. Gigi Jordan admitted giving her son a fatal dose of prescription drugs inside the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan. She claims it was a failed murder-suicide attempt, brought on by her belief that her former husband was going to kill her. She also claimed that her son told horrific stories of abuse at the hands of his father.
I am concerned about his level of autonomous communication when he typed allegations against his father. I believe that Gigi Jordan felt these allegations were true. Jude’s typing supported her own fears. I did a google search and found that WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported. On the first visit, the child reached a hand out to his mother, the witness said. Jordan produced a BlackBerry and held the boy’s arm while his fingers moved over the screen, the witness testified. When she showed the cable guy the screen, it read, “I hate my dad. Dad does bad things,” according to the witness. Under cross-examination, the witness admitted while Jude’s fingers were over the keyboard, the boy was looking off into space, his eyes wandering.
Dr. Phil’s interview stated that Jude typed everything from simple requests to more elaborate communications. Were some requests totally ego independent communications? Were others energetically supported? I know typists who do both. Independent communication, however, is not at the same level of sophistication. The show portrayed Jude, as typing without physical support.
I strongly contend that if an autistic person hits the keys on his own but is dependent on a partner in his proximity, a telepathic energetic alliance occurs. Was this happening when Jude was making accusations against his father? Proximity control is not independent typing any more than the controversial process of physically supported typing such as facilitated communication. Inadvertent telepathic like influence can occur as the partners merge energy.
Although it is not an excuse for what Gi Gi Jordan to kill her son, this heart breaking story reminds me once again how much damage has been done to these amazing souls and their caregivers by people not coming forward and sharing the entirety of their experiences. Many people are afraid to suggest the extra-sensory or paranormal aspects of the phenomenon. Others admit this can occur, but refuse to acknowledge that they may be influencing the content of the communication and continue to stress that any utterance from their autistic partners comes entirely from them and is without influence or bias. In my years of experience, neither scenario accurately describes the process. Both assumptions are dangerous to naive unsuspecting parents and caregivers. Unfortunately, only those who have experienced the process will understand what I am saying. And most of those people have not stepped forward and supported me.
Unfounded abuse allegations using supported typing began in the early nineties and now a murder case may have in part been prompted by issues related to influence occurring in telepathic energetic partnerships. Our understanding of the perplexing process remains primitive and unstudied. Individuals, who know better, remain silent. Some involved in supported typing feel that to admit something paranormal is happening might affect mainstream acceptance of the process. Mentioning a form of telepathic energetic linking exists between the partners that can affect information being typed is considered taboo. This is true of the supportive typing techniques used in facilitated communication(FC) and those using rapid prompting technique (RPM) where the child eventually hits the keys on his own but is dependent on a partner. Initially the partner holds the keyboard, but the autistic typist sometimes progresses to a point where the partner just needs for sit in close proximity and concentrate on what is being typed. Both groups continue to disassociate from the word telepathy and from each other. It is popular now to say those using RPM are independent and FC users are not. Having used similar strategies to both processes for twenty-five years, the typer is not independent in either case. I can hear the word being typed before it is in both processes.
From my perspective, I speculate the ego or conscious mind of the autistic typist is often very weak. These individuals want to feel more balanced so they align themselves with their partner. It is an entrainment process. Unfortunately, a partner can knowingly or unknowingly affect communication. Partners need to be aware this can and does occur.
Until we understand more about the process, multiple forms of communication should be used simultaneously when attempting to understand wants and needs, and certainly when making accusations. Behaviors, gestures, pictures and word exchange systems should all be included. Any type of behavior that is done without partnered support. I worry that the general public is unaware of the strengths and weaknesses of the process.
I hope I am not giving the impression that I am against partnered support. I am not. I absolutely love it! I know how compelling and rewarding these communications can be. I feel they help establish a strong relationship between the parties involved. I believe it provides balance for the less organized system of the autistic person. I believe it improves behavior. The process continues to broadened my concept of reality. It has given me insights about consciousness. I truly believe it has more to teach us about expanded awareness than any other strategy in history. If you come from a point of love and service, which many facilitators evolve to, I believe it can really benefit all parties involved. I also believe personal agendas, fear, self service, ego, will, and withholding the truth have had a negative affect on these sensitive souls and the acceptance of this magnificent process.
I strongly believe that parents and caregivers on this journey need to be advised of the telepathic resonance that occurs. They need to know that the poorly established ego of the nonverbal typist needs to be mentioned. Influence can and does occur. If not told, the parent or partner may not even be aware. Being the dominant partner, especially in early communications has its purpose, and is not necessarily bad. I believe it can have an organizing effect, and improve receptive language, if used properly. Only If aware, will the autistic person's partner be able to help strengthen the autistic persons ego and work on limiting influence. Partners need to realize, that this energetic intimacy has these great rewards, but it also comes with responsibility. It should not be accepted as absolute truth. If the facilitator is coming from a place of fear or worry, or is vested in a certain result, that can skew the information being received.
I believe partnered communication should be treated like channelled material, or information individuals receive through dreams or deep meditation. This information can be insightful and of high spiritual value. Unfortunately, it can be distorted by inner fears, anxiety,ego, and personal agenda of the partner. For me, partnered communication serves as inner guidance and opens areas of my mind, to a deeper way of understanding reality. But because of the nature of the process, I would never recommend its use as absolute truth or the only measure for important ego based decisions.
Until we know more, I continue to acknowledge that I am part of the process, I share authorship and responsibility of information typed. I admit I am fallible. My partners and I have brought through inaccurate information. I often still struggle with whom is leading whom. I believe it differs amongst individuals as does the capability of the facilitator. The intimacy of the process, and its reinforcing nature of often agreeing with your own intuitive knowing, makes for an awesome, yet, dangerous playground for those who are not properly informed. As s partner, I realize my training continues to grow and deepen as much as I trust and allow. One of my nonverbal friends recently reminded me that he was training me and I was not training him. He went on to describe partnered typing:
"Energetic relationship differs because intention creates pathway. “ Kool” how it works. Free thoughts need a pathway to follow. Intention creates that pathway. Your intentions form a catalyst for my feelings to attach to your words. Your words discriminate thought from feelings. My thoughts and feelings are intertwined. Feeling and thought are one. Expression is difficult without your filter. I need to anchor to express my knowing. Otherwise, thoughts and feelings flow freely without constraints. Each energy anchor present a different environment to negotiate. You are wired to allow denser frequencies to come through. You have learned going to kind place key to allowing my voice to overpower. Sometimes intention of facilitator so strong, typist cannot override it. Some facilitators wired to catch fleeting high vibrational thoughts. Some are wired to allow denser energies to come through. Best scenario is when autistic typist frequency is higher octave than facilitator. Octaves change when relationship is empowered. Going to a kind place key to allowing typist to overpower facilitators voice."
I take the material of my autistic friends very seriously, yet I continue to share authorship and responsibility. I suggest to readers to use what resonates with them on some level and let the rest fall by the wayside just as they might regard and intuitive or opinion based writing.
My prayers go out to Jude and all those who love him.
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