Monday, July 2, 2018

Embrace All of Your Woman Archetypes

The moon is a universal representation of the feminine. 

Hello, dear readers!

First of all, thank you for coming and reading my very first blog post. 
Honestly, there is no particular reason why this is my first blog, but I got inspired and here it goes.

I have often been contemplative about the question What is it like to be a feminine women?
I have struggled with this one, because in this day and age, there is still a deeply indoctrinated ideal of what a woman should be and because of that, I have very often felt inadequate. I'm pretty sure that many of us have felt this way at some point or another.

I bet if I asked you to describe to me what this ideal is, it's likely that both our answers would be similar because we have been taught to believe that. 

A woman's life is typically divided in four main general stages which we can identify with an archetype: the maiden, which is of course when we're young and innocent; the mother, when we're in our fertile years, very able to bear children (or other things, like projects at a job, you get the idea); the wild woman in our middle-aged years and then the wise woman, also known as the crone, where age and life experience make us wise and we take no nonsense.

The sad part is, only two of these stages are widely accepted and embraced by our society, the Maiden and Mother. Our society sends a constant message that is only then when we deserve to be loved and celebrated. The Wild and Wise Woman, on the other hand, pretty much represent what our society shuns: aging, an independent woman able and willing to speak her mind and her own truth, etc.

Though these stages are divided within a lifespan, the archetypes are innately present within us throughout our life. And some aspects are more  prominent in some women depending on our unique personality. Yet, all four are part of us and they come out depending on the circumstances of our lives at the time. Though not always out, all four are always present, as part of the whole feminine. So, it's no surprise that many  of us sometimes feel inadequate or undeserving. This idea is all around us. 

And yes, the maiden and the mother are in essence lovely aspects but the other two are also special in their own merit. We tend to ignore that it is the wild and wise aspects in ourselves that will bring to light truths and needs that must be expressed; insights and convictions that are adopted independently; these two will bring about a type of liberty that only comes from freeing ourselves from the chains of close-mindedness. But these, often times, tend to go against the paradigms thought all our lives of what or how we're supposed to be.  

I believe that we've had enough of abiding to the belief that only the proper maiden and lovable mother are to be accepted, admired and adored. It's been long due that the wild and wise woman are also celebrated.

You see, the beauty in this is that, it's not about shaming the maiden or the mother, not at all! They are a part of us too. All four of aspects should be embraced, loved and celebrated. Not one less than the other.

That is my goal each and every day, because, let me tell you, although my maiden and mother aspect have granted me many delightful and lovely moments in my life, my wild and wise aspects have provided me of freedoms the other two could never have.

This blog is for women that praise and cherish their maiden and mother aspects of themselves, but are also brave enough to, not only embrace, but also acclaim their wild and wise aspects. If you aren't there already, I invite you to come along for the ride with me, and unleash your other two archetype aspects without any apologies. 
This is about embracing the four aspects, about embracing all of you.

P.S. The female archetypes topic it's too wide and doesn't end here, more to come on later posts. ;)

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  1. Love everything you said! Thanks for acknowledging the Wild and Wise women.

    1. Hello, Candace! Thank you for reading! I am glad you enjoyed it. I am passionate about embracing our wild and wise women. I will be posting more in detail about each later. :)