You get this feeling that there is something in your life that is not right. It’s like an itch that you can’t scratch because you can’t quite reach it, or a yearning for something deeper that you can’t put your finger on.
Then you look around and see how much you have to be grateful for. How good your life is.
And you feel like an asshole for not being content.
Why can’t you just be happy with what you have?
Why is this not enough? It seems like it is enough for others. There must be something wrong with you. Perhaps it will never be enough. Maybe the key is just to focus on the good stuff, think positive thoughts, and get your head on straight.
This is the seesaw that many women go on. This yearning, this ache, followed by the immediate negation of the ache. A belief that the ache isn’t rationally justifiable, and therefore isn’t real. Isn’t worthy of your time and curiosity.
But what if you can be grateful for all that you have in your life, conscious of the privilege that you carry, and also honor your yearning for something more?
What if you can give thanks, while simultaneously creating change?
Because the truth is that the ache won’t go away simply because you shift your focus. It may momentarily, but it will always come back because the discipline of your mind cannot overpower the truth of your soul.
In fact, the more you ignore it or try to will it away, the louder it will get. It will go to greater and greater lengths to draw your attention to that which you wished you didn’t have to see.
Acknowledging the ache, the nagging sense of discontentment, doesn’t mean that you must fall into a pit of despair and forget all the good things in your life.
It means that you are ready to be honest with yourself about all parts of your experience.
Reclaim Your Wild Feminine is a sacred nine-month journey that invites you to follow the voice of your soul. To leave behind the safety of the suburbs and venture towards the forest of your being. To give space and voice to that ache, to dive into the longing, and listen to what it has to teach you. To unearth where it is guiding you.
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