Ever since being part of the deep and delicious Female Blossoming Experience two weeks ago in British Columbia, I’ve been in deep inquiry about what is wanting to emerge and is beginning to emerge for Us women at this time…it's visceral.
As I shared this with my partner Brian, he got what I was talking about right away and offered for me to read again (this time the whole book), a book written by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes “ Women Who Run with the Wolves”: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype. The book has been sitting in our bookshelf, so I picked it up again. It resonated with me more at this time as I am wanting to explore all the myths and stories of Us, not to just look at the past rather to understand some things that I myself may have been avoiding and still resist within mySelf and my Sisters on our journey. Yes, our Wild Woman!
“Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. HER name is Wild Woman, but SHE is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildest nature come to us at birth, society’s attempt to ‘ civilize us into right roles has plundered this treasure , and muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become over-domesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped.”
I will be sharing as I read, and I’m sure most of you may have read it before as well. As BraveHeart Women, and at this phase in our lives, I invite you to continue to explore our Wild Woman…in it's truest sense.
From our web/online definitions:
Wild - Occurring, living or growing in the natural state, a natural environment; not domesticated; not tamed; living in a state of nature; free; or natural state of existence
(then of course, there’s plenty of moral definitions, plus distorted sexual and animalistic references)
Tame -Domesticated, docile, or submissive; Dull, spiritless; Not to be taken very seriously; without real power or importance; serviceable but harmless; Useful and manageable, under control. Verb- to deprive of courage, ardor, or zest; to tone down; to deprive of interest, excitement, or attractiveness; make dull.
In this book, she focuses on the many qualities of the Wild Woman. “We retrieve, examine, love, and understand HER, and hold HER against our deep psyches as one who is both Magic and Medicine.” Ah… I think they were called something like ‘witches’ or ‘crazy dangerous women’ in the past! Let us RISE, we are the wild and modern witches of now… it is time!
We are our Wild Woman SHE ‘Soul’s Highest Expression’ living in our natural state of love, of joy, of courage, of our Essence!
Wild Woman is “Fertile and life-giving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.”
Let’s explore, let’s remember, let’s embrace and rejoice our wild journey together at this time on this planet, now!