“A healthy woman is much like a wolf — strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, intuitive and loyal. Yet separation from her wildish nature causes a woman to become meager, anxious, and fearful...The wild nature carries the medicine for all things...The wild nature has a vast integrity to it. It means to establish territory, to find one’s pack, to be in one’s body with certainty and pride, to speak and act in one’s behalf, to be alert, and to find what one belongs to. It means to rise with dignity, to proceed as a powerful being who is friendly but never tame.”
~ “Women Who Run with The Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Not only are we living through a pandemic right now, but we are living in a #burnout epidemic. With advanced technologies that keep us "connected" to everything and anything at all times, I know I am not alone in feeling like I am having more and more trouble slowing down, being present, and making time for less doing and more being. So pause and take a deep breath. Maybe take another breath even before reading more. Notice if you can calm the reptilian aspects of your brain that, if you're like me, are constantly yelling "hurry!" and that keep us in panic mode. Wow, that already feels better. So! This month, our intention is to encourage this community (of all genders- not just females) to reconnect with our wild nature. The ancient part of us that is our lifeline to our intuition and instincts, a lifeforce that continually energizes and nourishes us if we allow it. But in order to do this we must slow down, we must still the mind and we must break away from all that remains unchecked on that to-do list and focus on this moment. This moment in time.
How do we do this? We put down our phones for a few hours a day. We get out of our heads and into our bodies and we move! We dance, we release sounds, we sweat, we listen for messages, we look for symbols and signs that are here to guide us. We get out in nature. We make time for pleasure. We stay up late and howl at the moon. We laugh until we cry with our pack. And we reflect on how far we have come and the lessons and evolution that we have already integrated on our way to becoming who we are meant to be. We practice gratitude for where are are now, and release some of the fear around how to get to where we want to go. The process of becoming will take a lifetime, so let's honor the steps we take on our path.
Xoxo - Kali
Kali has selected 3 books in alignment with #iambecoming that she read and LOVED and wanted to share with you all:
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