I have recently read the book: The Goddess Path by Patricia Monaghan. This is a book that was designed to help the reader to help nurture your own connection to the goddess and to share in her wisdom. Within each chapter that is dedicated to a specific goddess there is history about the goddess, myths involving the goddess, invocations for the goddess, ritual suggestions and questions to aid the reader with exploring their relationship with her.
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 ninth chapter is about Artemis and you can find the questions I will be answering in this post on pages 134 – 135 of the book.
I believe that childhood ended for me when I started Junior High School. Things were different for me then. I had entered womanhood the year prior and realized that I was no longer a child and important things were expected of me. I was getting older and soon I would be a young adult and have to make decisions for my future. I felt as if the carefree days of just playing and having fun were gone and responsibilities were not too far in the future.
Make a list of your childhood friends and/or your siblings. What qualities do you remember for each of them?
Mandy – quiet, reserved, yielding, honest, open, caring, kind, empathetic
Darlene – confident, outgoing, fun, strong, adventurous
Michelle F. – intelligent, talented, confident
Tammy – strong, athletic, quick, competitive, defensive
Michelle D. – quiet, docile, honest, compassionate
Nikki – active, stubborn, defiant, creative, imaginative
Make a list of your childhood teachers. What do you remember of school and your performance there? What messages about your own performance did your teachers give you?
Kindergarten: Miss Cuppins
1st Grade: Mrs. Flood
2nd Grade: Mrs. Lang
3rd Grade: Miss Mott
4th Grade: Mrs. Lopes
5th Grade: Miss Gerard
6th Grade: Mrs. Peel
I remember that I liked school for the most part. I did well and liked to do well. I always tried my best and put effort into my work because I wanted to succeed. Gaining my teacher’s approval was important to me. My teachers always rewarded me with praise.
I have two children of my own. I was a stay-at-home Mom for most of my children’s lives; from birth to age 7 for my son and for the first two years for my daughter. I then worked for 5 years then started a home-based business. Currently I home school my daughter who is going to be twelve in March so I spend a lot of time with her. My son is sixteen so he spends a lot of his time with his friends however I am readily available to my children.
If you have borne a child or children, what do you remember about the birth? In what way did you experience it as a spiritual event? Were there circumstances that kept you from attaining that awareness?
Both of my children’s births were c-section. My son’s birth was frightening for me and traumatic. My daughter’s birth was much easier. Spiritually I wasn’t very connected at the time of my son’s birth and with my daughter I was a Jehovah’s Witness so my views about God were very different than they are now. I believe that my relationship with God was strained because of the dogma I was following at the time.
If you were a child again right now, what would you most want? What is stopping you from giving it to yourself?
If I were a child right now I would want to be supported in with my own psychic abilities and be taught about other spiritual paths and ways to connect with Universal Source or God.