The Power of Stories
Fairy tales , myths and stories provide understandings which sharpen our sight so that we can pick out and pick up the path left by the wildish nature. The instruction found in story reassures us that the path has not run out, but still leads women deeper, and more deeply still, into their own knowing. The tracks we all are following are those of the wild and innate instinctual Self.
Stories are medicine, They have such power; they do not require that we do, be ,act, anything - we need only listen The remedies for repair or reclamation of any lost psychic drive are contained in stories. Stories engender the excitement, sadness, questions, longings , and understandings that spontaneously bring the archetype, in our case the Wild Birthing Woman, back to the surface.
Stories are embedded, they guide us about the complexities of life. Stories enable us to understand the need for and the ways to raise a submurged archetype.
Metophors for life travel through history, we need to dig deeper past cultural overlays of patriarchy and religion to find the 'Herstory'
The story of us all is carried in each one of us, we all have our own individual part of our universal story to tell.
All stories carry the heart seed of truth - the inspiration from within that seeks to uncover the true nature of humans and their relation to the world around them.
Story tellers can alter the perception of their audiences, creating a space where new learning can occur. Once a story has been woven around an experience it becomes a tool for learning that is experienced in a totally different way. Theta waves are created in the brain and the old memories are overwritten with a new more educational viewpoint that signals the souls purpose and facilitates greater learning.
The Mistaken Zygote
The Ugly Duckling
La Mariposa, Butterfly Woman
'Strength does not come after one climbs the ladder or the mountain, nor after one makes it- whatever that 'it' represents. Strengthening oneself is essential to the process of striving- especially before and during- as well as after. It is my belief that attention to and devotion to the nature of soul represents the quintessential strength' Clarissa Pinkola Estes - Women who run with the wolves.