The other day a woman came to me and said “How can I do it? How can I learn to live a life of joy instead of just little bursts sometimes? How can I learn to be feminine and feel alive?”
Her question is a common one. When I begin to work with women they respond with either elation or disappointment. Elation because FINALLY – someone gets it and they can feel the hope of a new day. Disappointment because – to truly embrace all that you are you must walk through the door and the doors aren’t always easy.
“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”― Clarissa Pinkola Estés
I can only be a guide on the path- but the process is uniquely yours. The door that stands awaiting you – is your experience. Your pain. Your trauma. Your breaking and tenderness. The place where your soul aches. The memory that causes tears. The longing that nearly suffocates you. The fear that stops you cold. These are all doors. And every door is an invitation.
The only way to get past fear, past pain, past previous trauma – is Through. This is so very hard at times. It is far easier to walk away, to run and hide, to fight and rail against everyone who causes you pain or causes you to remember that which you fear.
To go through is to truly own your tender strength and the beauty of your suffering. It is to empower that Wild and Sacred feminine spirit that lies within you asleep and to rouse her to a state of active participation in your human experience. To go through is to know yourself as vast and infinite – and no less Divine.
Only you know what doors are standing ajar in your life awaiting your going through – are you willing to accept the invitation?
Live. Love. Fearless and Fully,