I’m hearing the term Wild Woman all over the place, but what does it really mean to us?
Launching Wild Women Do, I’m obviously tuned into every mention of the Wild Women phrase. The Wild film's been doing it’s promotional push these past few months pre-Oscars, and Cheryl Strayed’s book Wild has been in every bookstore. The media, brands, and avid Pinners are all Tweeting their #Wild words as if the first to coin the term.
But there were people long before writing about this. Take Clarissa Pinkola Estés, for example, who explored the myths and archetypes of the Wild Woman in 1990.
I’ve never personally got past chapter 2 of that book. I started it back in 2011, living in Paris for a short-time, healing wounds after a painful breakup, and a long redundancy from a job I enjoyed.
I wasn’t ready to call forth my Wild Woman, as it was going to take more strength than I had at the time. That came later.
Before Clarissa, there was Natalie Cole's Wild Women Do we sang out loud while watching Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman back in 1990! Like the Carpe-Diem scene in my favourite film Dead Poets Society, this song was my inspiration, because it champions doing what you dream of without regrets.
There'll be hundreds of people sharing their views on what it means for us to release our Wild Woman over these years, and I’m just happy I get to join them.
We've all got to strive to take courageous action to experience life authentically, but first, we need to spend time listening in to who we are at our core, or our creative soul-center.
My interpretation right now, is that your Wild Woman is the part of you who chooses to feel free, & decides to live & do as she feels is her calling.
A Wild Woman lives authentically, with a sense of creativity in all she does. She has the passion and courage to express her self and her ideas freely, even if it feels vulnerable, because she then lives her truth.
She's the part of you who's tuned into her intuition and wisdom, and values and shares the talents and gifts she does have, but is always striving to learn more. She nourishes and loves her self well, knowing that when she does, she has a whole lot more to give.
And this is what we're here to help you do, at Wild Women Do.
So, what does ‘Wild Woman’ really mean to you?
Take a moment to ask yourself (and feel free to share your views in the comments below!):
What’s my definition of a Wild Woman?
How far am I from embodying my Wild Woman essence?
What or who stops me living freely, or doing what I really desire?
We're here to help you make changes to your life & business so you feel you're as close to living your truth, & Wild Woman essence as possible.
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