How are you feeling? Not too bad I hope. These first few days represent the part of the program that is the most challenging emotionally, and I have a pretty good idea of what you might be going through at this stage in the game. Hang in there with me though. It is worth it.
This unit is about journaling about how it was for you to tell your story. As a way to get started make an attempt to answer each of the following questions:
I ask these questions in particular because there is wisdom in your body, and it is often telling us what and whom we need to forgive. If your body did respond while you were telling your story, it might have been telling you where the energy of the abuse may be stuck in your body. It means that the energy is on the move, which is a good sign. Things are happening already, and we are only three days into the program.
The third thing I want you to do is to identify and name the feelings that came up for you or were there even before you started writing. List them in your journal. For example, you may have been feeling anger, sadness, rage, guilt, shame, resentment, self-pity, and so on.
Finally, as you reflect on those feelings, ponder each of the following statements and make a brief comment on them. [You may recognize them as being questions that are on the Radical Forgiveness Worksheet.]
Click Next to go to your Journal.