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 fourteenth chapter is about Saule & Saules Meita and you can find the questions I will be answering in this post on page 188 of the book.
I believe that the wounding I received from my family was more of an emotional wounding. In the past I've sought out therapy to deal with healing from the pain that I experienced. I also found solace within religion and spirituality.
Have you read books or seen movies that describe the kind of family relationship you experienced? What did they tell you about yourself?
I have read books, seen movies and met other individuals who had similar relationships within their own family. They gave me support and made me realize that I wasn't alone in dealing with the emotional wounds.
How do you define forgiveness? Where did you learn that definition?
I would define forgiveness as an action that allows us to release the anger or resentment we have toward someone for a transgression against us. I have come to this definition on my own.
If you have not experienced family violence, how do you react when you encounter someone who speaks of such problems? Are you able to understand their anger and pain?
When I encounter those who have experienced family violence I empathize with them. I am aware that the experiences with violence are traumatizing and it breaks my heart that others have experienced it. I can definitely understand the anger and pain.
What does comfort feel like? How do you experience it in your body?
Comfort feels soothing. It feels like love, caring, and support. It feels safe and secure. When I am comforted I feel protected. I experience it as an emotional release. I want to wrap my body in it and snuggle down into the feeling.
Who, today, offers you comfort and support?
My husband and children offer me comfort and support.
Whom, today do you comfort and support?
I comfort and support my husband, my children, my extended family, friends, and any and all individuals who need it. I make myself available to them.
What ways do you offer yourself comfort when things are difficult?
I do my best to listen to myself. When I feel the need for comfort and support I give it to myself or seek out someone who is able to give it to me. This is a huge improvement since I have been the type of person to believe that I was strong enough and didn't need the comfort and support of others so to seek it out shows me that I've made improvements for myself.