AS WE ARE NOW IN
Due to Chill in Air and Fog this morning in Ocala
Sunrise Photos Below from
Harbour Island, Bahamas Sunrise
April, 3, 2019
THAT IS NOT REAL
ONE MOMENT IS NOT MORE PRECIOUS THAN ANOTHER
THERE IS ONLY ONE ETERNAL MOMENT
Clarissa Pinkola Estes...
...I call her Wild Woman, for those very words, wild and woman, create llamar o tocar a la puerta, the fairy-tale knock at the door of the deep feminine psyche. Llamar o tocar a la puerta means literally to play upon the instrument of the name in order to open a door. It means using words that summon up the opening of a passageway. No matter by which culture a woman is influenced, she understands the words wild and woman, intuitively.
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 toward her, we know she belongs to us and we to her.
A sense of her also comes through the vision;
through sights of great beauty.
These transient "tastes of the wild" come during the mystique of inspiration
"Ah, there it is; oh, now it has gone."
The longing for her comes when one happens across someone who has secured this wildish relationship. The longing comes when one realizes one has given scant time to the mystic cookfire or to the dreamtime, too little time to one's creative life, one"s life work, or one's true loves.
And when we pick up her trail, it is typical of women to ride hard to catch up, to clear off the desk, clear off the relationship, clear out one.s mind, turn to a new page, insist on a break, break the rules, stop the world, for we are not going on without her any longer.
When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer worlds. When women are close to this nature, the fact of that relationship glows through them. The wild teacher, wild mother, wild mentor supports their inner and outer lives, no matter what.
Because in the beginning of retrieving our relationship with her she can turn to smoke in an instant, by naming her we create for her a territory of thought and feeling within us.
women lose the sureness of their soulfooting.
they forget why they're here,
they hold on when they would best hold out.
they take too much or too little or nothing at all.
they are silent when they are in fact on fire.
she is their soulful heart,
the same as the human heart
that regulates the physical body.
In general, when we understand
the wildish nature as a being in its own right,
one which animates and informs a woman's deepest life, then we can begin to develop
in ways never thought possible.
Dr. Clarissa P. Estes
Women Who Run with the Wolves
Complete Quote from
Women Who Run with the Wolves
Photos: Ocala Sky March 30, 2020