I love writing. I love finding stillness, silence, and letting the words pour forth – often what comes surprises me! But I also love community, being and working with others, deep connection and meaningful communication.
As the Wild Woman work grows (I recently ran the first Wild Woman Yoga class – with amazing feedback – and have bought the url for thewildwomanschool.com…) I am feeling the desire for a Wild Woman Manifesto.
But I don’t want to create it all on my own. Because Wild Women know the most powerful work happens in collaboration.
When we dare to ask for help.
When we are soft and receptive to feedback, while holding our truth in our roots.
So, I’m asking you to join me in creating; in calling in words to stand for all we are as Wild Women, and all we can be.
Here is my first draft, totally rough and unedited, of a Wild Woman Manifesto.
The Wild Woman Manifesto
The Wild Woman is whole; she does not try to be what she is not, and she will not fit into a smaller shape than the one she was born for
The Wild Woman is your inner wilderness, the you that does not need to please and is not scared of stepping on toes; she grows like wild flowers and trees that stand strong even when given nothing but a square metre of space among the concrete of the city
The Wild Woman cherishes a big, succulent YES to life, and adores the strength and solidity of a NO just as much. She knows inside when it is time for one, and when it is time for the other.
Her deep intuition is her guide, her business-partner, her final answer.
Her work is her art – she creates because she cannot not create, because creation is part of her very nature, her raison d’etre; she creates to feel alive, to feel life pulsing through her
She does not aim for happy, but for something much fuller.
In her openness, she feels deeply. She feels the pain of the stamping down of women over the centuries, the silencing, the shaming that became self-shaming. She feels it keenly in her womb and she mourns the loss of our power… and she knows it is returning.
She knows that the marking of ‘sensitivity’ as ‘weakness’ has harmed not just women, but men; not just our girls, but our boys. She sees that as a society we need to turn this judgement on its head and revere sensitivity for all it can bring, if nurtured, if allowed.
She knows the magic of the seasons, of life-death-life, of growth and letting go, of a time for this and a time for that. She knows the secrets of our menstrual cycles, the wisdom and power of living as a cyclical woman. She sees through the myth of linear time, the myth of productivity as the ultimate aim, she knows how to surrender to divine timing, to flow, to…
She does not need to shout and scream to be heard, though she can if she wants. She can whisper a room to silence and bring forth soft tears of knowing, recognition, longing when she shares the truth we are all waiting to hear
She knows there is a great unlearning to be done, a yearning for deep, true, maskless connection and unconditional loving, and her moonlit howl of freedom will light the way.
Over To You
A call-out for collaboration… In the comments below, let me know –
What do you like? What do you not like? What do you want to see more of? Less of?
What have I forgotten? What speaks to you?
Feel free to add YOUR own manifesto for the release of the Wild Woman! What do you want to see more of in our world? Let’s call it in…
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