Have you met your Wild Woman?
By Shekinah Leigh
Yesterday I had the opportunity to connect with my Wild Woman and inner essence through Cacao Ceremony, music and intention.
Connecting to the spaces within has become so much easier since coming full circle with my Shamanic work and animals play a big part in the messages and insights that come through. One aspect that appeared yesterday was a Lioness and she showed me how powerful she is while being absolutely natural, beautiful, graceful, generous, committed and fierce!
Many people think of Leo’s as being flamboyant, dramatic and expressive and I had been lamenting the perception that I am not this, yet as I witnessed this lioness in her element I realised that she is quite unassuming. Her colouring is bland with no distinct markings to separate her from other females in her pride. There is little fuss or drama within the group and besides those moments when she is on the hunt, the lioness lives a relatively quiet and simple existence.
“It is true that over the years, especially since becoming a Mother, I have dampened my wildness and full expression of self…”
This little ceremony brought many insights…I see that over the past 14 years I’ve had responsibilities that required almost all that I had to give. I moved from thriving to surviving and the playfulness and lightness that used to be present had given way to obligation and striving.
What I am seeing now is that this has been over a decade long Rite of Passage for me, full of many little Hero’s Journeys. It is becoming so very clear to me why I provide the services that I do. This place of knowing and embodying the life lessons, gifts and challenges of the natural cycles that we all go through is something that resonates strongly for me. I truly love supporting others to understand and integrate their own personal ‘rites of passages’, as they travel and transition through them, they are such catalysts for change and transformation!
I am on my return journey home now, the final part of this Hero’s Journey, coming back to myself and my true nature. Coming back into alignment with all parts of me – the ferocious, the nurturing, the expressive, the playful and the response-able.
2020 will be like no other year, I’ll be showing up in all sorts of ways that I never imagined possible!
Watch this space 😍