Born a female in today’s society can mean many things to many women. For some it is a very dangerous first breath. For others it is the long exhale of holding back and not being free; being restricted, being secluded, being beaten, and being lost. For some it is a place of power, of connection, of privilege and great gains of freedom for the present and the future. Being a woman in today’s society, I look to my role with a sense of wonder, honor, and possibilities. I look to my ancestors for their wisdom. I look in my heart for compassion. I look to my peers for support. I look to my global sisters for connection. I look to the earth for Her calling.
It is there that I find much of my sustenance to carry forward my acts of service. I am privileged, I am free, I am powerful, and I am full and ready to shake things up. I am ready to be graceful and of peace. I am ready to dance and chant and sing and rage. I am ready to lie still and be listening, to be open and receive, and to pause and wait. I am ready.
From the great author, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, "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 the wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us into rigid 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 am a Wild Woman who is ready to take on the role of continuance of what needs to be carried forward, the role of releaser of what needs to be left behind, the role of receiver of what is yet to come and the role of being in the moment – for being in the now is where we all need to be to be present to the energies.
The Wild Woman can be in us all. Even if our actions are restricted, she can live in our hearts and souls. Even if we are forbidden, she can dance in our minds. Even if we are lost, she can lead us back. The Wild Woman is a force of her own, she knows when to roar and when to whisper, she knows when to leap and when to be still and she is ready to birth within us the remembrance of who we truly are. She brings our beauty to life and she awakens our inner light. She grounds us when we feel as though we are to be blown away. She cools us when our fire is too hot. Wild Woman reminds us of our connection to all energies of the Universe. She resides within us waiting for our moment of recognition. Once that occurs, there is no forgetting!
Blessings ~ Lisa
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