Her mind free from thought,
her appearance calm and tranquil,
her forehead beams simplicity.
Her chill is as elemental as autumn, her warmth that of spring. Her joy and anger flow like the four seasons. She always does what’s suitable, and has no limitations … Without showing affection her blessings extend through ten generations.
She has her likes and dislikes. What she likes is the One and what she dislikes is also the One. What is One is One, and what is not One is also One.
Such a person lets the gold stay hidden in the mountains,
and the pearls sleep in the deep waters.
She doesn’t consider property or money to be a benefit
and avoids riches and honors.
She doesn’t rejoice in long life,
nor grieve over early death.
She doesn’t account prosperity a blessing,
nor is ashamed of poverty.
From scattered pages of the book of Chuang Tzu
Photo by Toa Heftiba
“A Wild Soul Woman
is rooted, powerful, authentic,
instinctual, and awake.
She feels her oneness with the Earth,
and the strength, sensuality,
and creativity this kindles in her.”
~ Mary Reynolds Thompson
‘Women have to remember who and what they really are – feminine consciousness has to be reinstated, or its over’.
~ Clare Dubois, founder of TreeSisters.org
When we consider how embedded we are in the Earth,
how we are literally made of the same stuff
as rivers, rocks and roots,
we can see how separating from this beautiful, fecund world
might be damaging to our psyches.
Have you ever suffered a terrible accident, betrayal or loss?
Then you know you can be left depleted, depressed,
perhaps even cast adrift …
As if you aren’t quite whole.
In losing our intimate relationship with the Earth
we modern humans have suffered a particular trauma
that has caused our wild souls to split off.
How do we heal the wounded wild?
How do we reclaim our wild souls?
The answer lies within each one of us.
~Poem: Mary Reynolds Thompson
~Art: Elisabetta Trevisan
If there is one thing I know … It’s that the feminine will be the major spark in the next revolution.
The healing will serve all of us, and it is necessary now more than ever. It is time to be humble allies to the rise of the strong feminine.
By working together. By striving for balance. By leading with love and compassion.