One of the archetypes that has become central to who I am as a facilitator & coach has been my wild woman. My wild woman is my leading force.
But who or what is the wild woman, you might be asking?
The wild woman is within us all.
She is deeply ingrained in our being. It’s not like some are born with her and others aren’t – we all have her alive inside us.
It just might be that she needs to be activated & awakened.
If we haven’t met her already, or don't feel connected to her, it means our wild woman is probably lying dormant. She’s been repressed after all these years of patriarchal rule – no wonder she has gone hiding!
But she is in there. And she is dying to come out.
So before we go any further,
Ask yourself, what does the wild woman symbolise to you?
Each of us have a different relationship to our inner wild. She speaks to us in her own unique voice.
Some say she's the free, the flowing, the raw; for other's she is her truest most authentic self.
The wild woman can be love & strength & courage; she could awaken when you are deeply connected & grounded in your body.
Your wild woman might be the woman connected to the cycles of the moon & to the seasons of nature.
She could speak through wild laughter with an attitude of not-giving-a-shit. Your wild woman might be barefoot, hair loose, in nature or on the dance floor.
Wild Woman might be free spirited, alive, sensual, deeply erotic. She could be fearless and unapologetically herself; confident & assertive in her own power.
So she could be many things. She could take many forms.
Listen to her, listen to your inner wisdom, your inner wild.
☾ Is she happy & joyful? Is she mischievous & rebellious? Is she fiercely protective & nurturing?
☾ Who is she? Who is your wild woman?
She can only be accessed through feeling, because feeling is the feminine realm. We cannot access our wild woman through the mind. The mind is the masculine realm, and the wild woman does not sit with the masculine.
When you have your wild woman, a felt and embodied resonance of who she is within you, you can tap into her and align with her to achieve exactly what you want in life.
Our wild woman doesn’t stand for second best, our wild woman doesn’t stand for being walked all over.
Our wild woman is fearless in asking for what she wants.
Our wild woman says no when she means no, and yes when she means yes.
When we work with our wild woman, we are rewriting history – into HERstory. History is the patriarchal version of what went before. It is what happened when womxn were written out of society as an equal and when our place became second to men. History is what happened to Eve when she became the symbol of sin.
And I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sit well with me!
When we tap into our wild women we are rewriting HERstory. We are changing the future for our daughters and future generations. We are living by example that we are strong empowered women, alive in our bodies, connected to our wants and needs and desires, alive in our sensuality and open with our sexuality.
We are not sinners – we are sovereign beings. We are second to no one. We are powerful divine goddesses in our own right.
I invite you to think about how you can welcome your wild woman into your life.
☾ Where do you think your wild woman can help you?
☾ How can you tap into her?
When we bring our wild woman into our day to day lives, we can harness her energy and her spirit in all that we do.
When we align with our natural rhythms and live by our inner moon cycle and the seasons around us, we work with our energies. When we learn to speak the language of our bodies, we know when to plan those intense work meetings; we know when to harness our creativity, and we also know when to sit down with a cup of tea, or take a day of rest.
When we learn to live the way of the wild feminine, we honour our true way of being. We honour our cyclical nature & we don’t try to compete with the hyper-masculine culture we live in. A life that often doesn’t allow time for a women to truly be in her authentic nature because our nature is cyclical, not linear.
The wild woman doesn't hold her tongue when it comes to speaking her truth. We have been denied our voice for too long as women, and it’s time we took back our words and took up space in this world.
It’s time that we use our voice for the greater good. To use our words to champion causes we believe in.
We are fighting to save our planet, it won’t save itself. It’s up to us, the divine feminine, to save our earth.
So speak your truth. The world is listening.
If this sounds a little scary, or a little far out, do not worry - Wild Woman will guide us with her knowing. When we cultivate an inner awareness of her and her energy, she will only reward us by guiding us deeper to our own truth.
When we can learn to turn down the volume of what’s going on outside, and turn up the volume of what’s going on inside, this is where the magic happens.
So, womxn – I invite you to go get your journal: free write on what your wild woman means to you.
☾ Can you sense her in your body?
☾ Has she spoken up before?
☾ When do you feel her most alive?
☾ How can you awaken her, more?
Sit quietly, and let the words write themselves. See what comes out. When we learn to quieten down, we learn to trust our inner knowing and our intuition which is a woman’s most valuable asset.
When we can channel our wild woman, when we can harness her energy, we live fully as embodied and empowered women – and there’s no stopping us. Take up your space in this world, Sister. It’s time.
This is rebellion! This is Herstory!
I can't wait to witness your wild.