There will be a few blog posts with my personal responses to some of the questions found in each chapter of this book. I urge you to follow along with me as we experience the Goddess within.
The first chapter is about Gaia and you can find the questions I will be answering in this post on page 45 of the book.
During my childhood I understood that our family was not wealthy however I was never really concerned about not having enough. I was taught that life will provide what you need if worked hard enough for it. I was also taught that some people were able to have but there were others that didn't and to be a ‘good’ person you were expected to sacrifice in order to give to those who were less fortunate that we were. The message I received was that there was a limited amount of ‘this’ or ‘that’ and in order to obtain what you wanted you had to earn your amount. Currently I don’t believe this. I believe that the world is limitless. That the world is abundant and there is enough for all to have as much as they want which is different than when I was younger.
What do you hunger for most? How can you satisfy that hunger?
I hunger for joy and love the most and I find that I am able to satisfy this by helping others – not to the detriment of my own joy but to extend my joy and love to others. When I do this, when I help others find their own personal empowerment, I in return find joy and love. It’s a wonderful cynical motion that permeates my life. One that truly brings me blessings.
What do you most deeply believe you should not want? Where did you get that idea?
There is nothing that I most deeply believe that I should not want. If there is something that I deeply desire then I work towards achieving it without guilt. This has not always been the way for me but has something I’ve grown into realizing is how my life is meant to be. Growing up I was taught that focusing on my own desires was being selfish and being selfish was ‘bad’. This is not a belief I hold any longer but I do believe that it is necessary to be honest with myself and not to deceive myself into thinking there is something I don’t want that I really do want.
What are your reactions to other women who seem to have more than you do? Are these reactions different from your reactions to men who have more?
When I see women or men who seem to have more than I do in a materialistic sense I look at what they are doing to attain their wealth and decide if it is something I might consider doing in order to attain the same level of wealth. Usually it isn’t something I would do so I move on.
How easy do you find sharing? What do you resist sharing? What do you find easy to share?
I don’t find sharing a difficult thing to do and I share most things with most people. There are boundaries that I have set up so that I have time and things that I do for myself that I won’t share. I think it is important to have some focus on my personal desires.
If you could have anything you wanted for dinner, without concern for health or weight, what would it be? What memories are associated with that choice? What does this tell you about yourself?
I think I would have some type of seafood with a salad, some New England Clam Chowder and homemade bread or rolls with a nice glass of white wine. When I think of seafood I think of a nearby restaurant called Davey’s Locker, which was a favorite restaurant of my Grandmother as well as my dear friend Erin. I have wonderful memories of time spent in dinner conversation with both of them. This tells me that this particular restaurant and food choice is directly associated with fond memories.
What are you most afraid that you will never have enough of in your life?
I think the only fear that I have at this point of having a lack of would be money. It isn’t a big fear but it is a concern from time to time but I find that with a focus on abundance and happiness we find we have enough money for what we want.