I LOVE THIS COLLAGE . . . It makes me feel powerful, in a good way.
Look at the way these images came together intuitively to express an important message from my unconscious! This collage reminds me that when negative voices come streaming into my psyche - the shoulds, the NOs, the blames, the shames - my inner warrior can rise up and say:
"Wait a minute, I am an adult woman, I will listen to my own guides, my own soul".
What a relief - I don't have to yeild to the negative voices of the ancestral mothers.
NOT THAT I'M BLAMING THEM - our 'olde' mothers. Truly. They suffered thru' generations of culturally sanctioned oppression and cruelty.
And, for some of us, it is the negative Patriarchal voices that limit and bind us.
Isn't it amazing how their grim injuctions and harsh expectations persist!
When I was young I vowed NEVER to squash the imagination or curiosity of my child the way my saintly mother felt obliged to curb mine. Did you promise yourself that?
The trouble is - we internalize those stern voices that say: "Who do you think you are, little girl?" OR, "Why bother, it's all been done before" - OR
. . . you fill in the blanks?
And so we keep ourselves small and confined and powerless. Too bad. SAD.
However old you are now, this might be a great time to call on your inner warrior. Ask her to silence those old controlling voices - and empower the unique person that is you.
It is YOUR life!
Practice singing the melody of your own soul.