On Monday I returned from Colorado where I had sat at the feet of Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes as she penetrated my soul with her story medicine. Her ‘Original Voice’ workshop took me to hell and back through Dante’s Inferno.
I discovered the stories I have made up that snag me in each Circle of Hell; what keeps me stuck and which virtue I could practise to regain my equilibrium.
I have my artist vision statement for the painting diploma I start in January; with joy I shall celebrate my witchy, bitchy, dangerous old woman and cronies – physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
I know my work. I will not talk it away.
I have the beginnings of a daily ritual to keep me conscious and growing as my her-story foments and ferments.
I have found my tribe. Thank you, Dr E
Amen, amen, amen…….and a little woman!