In Clarissa Pincola Estes’s book ‘Woman who run with Wolves’, she talks about how a woman’s issues of soul cannot be treated by carving her into an acceptable form, like the way our current world tends to mold us.
That is what has caused a magnitude of us who began as strong with natural powers to become outsiders in our own cultures. She says, the goal must be the retrieval and support of our women’s beauteous and natural psychic forms so that we may find our way back to our wild, innate instinctual selves, our ‘Wild Woman’!
Here is an extract from the book that I connected with deeply.
“When women hear those words, an old, old memory is stirred and brought back to life. The memory is of our absolute, undeniable and irrevocable kinship with the wild feminine, a relationship which may have become ghostly from neglect, buried by over-domestication, outlawed by the surrounding culture, or no longer understood anymore. We may have forgotten her names, we may not answer when she calls ours, but in our bones we know her, we yearn towards her; we know she belongs to us and us to her. “
Does this ring true for you?