Two weeks ago I attended a Wild Soul Woman© retreat in Hawkwood College, Stroud, UK with Mary Reynolds Thompson.
It was about meeting what she calls the five Earth Archetypes.
Mary wrote two books about these Wild Archetypes (at the moment, none are available as they are being republished by Findhorn, to be released in 2024).
Some of you may know that I’m dedicating 2023 to my writing as I have soooo many things I want to write!!
The retreat was, among other things, a writing retreat.
And OMGoddess it did not disappoint.
So many words came flowing out of me… and still are.
So many encounters in the Desert, in the Forest, in the River, on the Mountain and in the Grasslands… with my fellow attendees of course, but also with my inner Archetypes…
I do not want to "sum it up" for you… That would not do any of it justice.
I simply wanted to share some of my words…
And one big realization.
I need to got to the desert.
I need to be with myself and nothing or nobody else for a while.
Actually I already got part of my wish this week… as I’m alone in Bath, UK, where I don’t know anyone and where I have nothing "to do".
I do know that Bath is not a desert of any kind.
Yet this might be mine for now.
And I know I need more of it.
I’ll keep you posted…
Now for the words…
The first thing I have to do is to stop pretending now I know what I have to do.
I know not how to unload.
I know not how to travel lighter.
I know not how to let go.
Desert Woman show me how.
Desert Woman tell me how.
Desert Woman let me know.
Yet I know that you will not.
Yet I know that you shall not.
In the lonely empty void, Desert Woman, I can only hear my voice.
In the silence of your answer, Desert Woman, I begin to understand.
In the barren land below, Desert Woman, I am feeling where I stand.
And I finally know how.
The first thing I have to do.
The first thing I have to do,
is to simply just be me.
Desert Woman in me knows the connections and does not fear them.
Desert Woman in me knows the ways and does not fear them.
Desert Woman in me knows grief and sorrow.
Desert Woman in me knows pain and regret.
Desert Woman in me knows remorse and anger.
Desert Woman in me knows rage and loss.
Desert Woman in me knows shame and guilt.
And yet she chooses to let go.
And yet she chooses to unburden.
And yet she chooses to walk past.
And yet she chooses to forgive.
Both herself and the world.
Both her flaws and her skills.
Both her glory and her disgrace
Both her failures and her accomplishments.
And she knows how to stand tall.
And she knows how to endure.
And she knows how to persist.
And she knows she is enough.
And she trusts I am enough.
I believe that is all for today.
I would be so happy to hear from you.
Thank you in advance for your comment.
See you soon, for my next online adventures!
Until then I send you love, light and gratitude.