I started this pillow last week, and once again I can hardly remember the process. Although looking at it now I can see I dug deep for this one. I’ve been reading the Christiane Northrup book on menopause and she wrote that during perimenopause we pick up where we left off in adolescence when it come to individuation. Freedom is a state of mind, once you have it, there’s no going back.
In Defending my Freedom, Blessing my Anger the warrior goddess looks like she’s ready to fight, although her weapon has a heart on it. For most of my life I’ve been afraid of my anger and other peoples anger too. But I’ve learned, like every emotion it has a purpose and when used properly, is very powerful. I think of the poem A Just Anger by Marge Piercy : “…A good anger acted upon is beautiful as lightning and swift with power. A good anger swallowed clots the blood to slime.”
“Freedom is burning a hole in my soul, the desert of my heart knows rain, defending my freedom, blessing my anger, know me, desire me, feed me, fill me up, I am perfect”
Defending My Freedom, Blessing My Anger is sold. The streaming piece is about 12″x16″ and the whole pillow is 21″x 28″.