Another Post Inspired by Clarissa Pinkola Estes Women Who Run with the Wolves
I like to write. When I write something that is ‘good’, and I get that ‘good’ is subjective; what’s good to one person is not to the next. But when I write something that is ‘on my path’, says what I want to say, that nails my thoughts, feelings and ideas that I am trying to get across, I feel it in my gut. It gives me this tingling sensation.
I would assume it is the same for most – when you sing the way you want to, paint the picture, cook the dinner, spend the time with your children, whenever you create the way you really, truly want to create, you intuit that you are on the right path.
And I’m not just speaking of ‘artistic’ pursuits. Maybe your ‘creations’ are boundaries that you need to put into place, maybe it is a job that fills your soul or quitting the job and creating a nurturing home. You know, in your gut, when you are creating what you personally need to create.
What are you going to do with the rest of your life? The next year? The next week? The next hour? There are so many choices and so many things you can do, but you must use your intuition to decide what to create and where to put your energy. I truly believe that each of us were put here for certain reasons and to live a ‘wild’ life, in tune with the rhythms of life, using all of your senses, you must first use your intuition as creativity.
Coincidentally, I am working through learning the chakras, and I am on the fifth one: the throat, communication and creativity. It speaks of this in terms of vibrations. Vibrations as rhythms that permeate through all of life: the rhythms of the seasons, the moon, women’s menstruation, your heart beating … rhythms are everywhere. And learning how to use the natural rhythms in life, to hop into that river of creativity and let it take you where you need to go, that is how to live one wild, fulfilling life.
There are negative rhythms as well, and the stories in Women Who Run with the Wolves warn of these. In life, some people reek of self-pity, depression, anger, other negative emotions, and this is what they emit and attract. I have my moments when I am guilty of this as well, but I have spent a lot of time in the past couple of years, paying more attention to my thoughts, my feelings and my emotions. Not denying negative ones, but feeling, releasing and then shifting to ‘higher vibrations.’ Yes, that’s one of those hippy New Age words that is a bit on the annoying side, but there is no denying its power.
When you focus on what brings you joy, what makes you come alive, what inspires you (in other words fills you with life/spirit) and let that intuition guide you, you are on your unique path.