From “Women who run with the wolves”– Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“To adjoin the instinctual nature does not mean to come undone, change everything from left to right, from black to white, to move the east to west, to act crazy or out of control. It does not mean to lose one’s primary socializations, or to become less human. It means quite the opposite. The wild nature has a vast integrity to it”

“La Loba (Wolf Woman), the old one, the One Who Knows, is within us. She thrives in the deepest soul-psyche of women, the ancient and vital Wild Woman. She describes her home as that place in time where the spirit of women and the spirit of wolf meet the place where her mind and her instincts mingle, where a woman’s deep life funds her mundane life. It is the point where the I and the Thou kiss, the place where women run with the wolves”

“To win the wildish woman’s heart, a mate would understand her natural duality through and through. Anyone close to a wildish woman is in fact in the presence of two women; an outer being and an interior criatura, one who lives in the topside world, one who lives in the world not so easily seeable. The outer being lives by the light of day and is easily observed. She is often pragmatic, acculturated, and very human. The criatura, however, often travels to the surface from far away, often appearing and then as quickly disappearing, yet always leaving behind a feeling: something surprising, original, and knowing”

“Like all other lonely or hungry things, ego loves the light. It sees light, and the possibility of being close to the soul, and it creeps up to it and steals one of its essential camouflages. In a hunger for soul, our own ego-self steals the pelt”

“Forgiveness is an act of creation. You can choose from many ways to do it. You can forgive for now, forgive till then, forgive till the next time, forgive but give no more chances it’s a whole new game if there is another incident. You can give one more chance, give several more chances, give many chances, give chances only if. You can forgive part, all, or half of the offense. You can devise a blanket of forgiveness. You decide”

Published in: on March 28, 2008 at 9:35 pm  Comments (7)  

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7 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. you have been tagged by me, check it out

  2. I’m just dying to read that book! Thanks for the sharing ya Nerro.🙂

  3. Pleasure, you are gonna love it😀

  4. Nice blog
    God bless you

  5. Me too I liked that book.. I think is helpful and inspiring.
    I like to find a lover of it in Egypt (I am italian).. are you there, right? Women are becoming more aware everywhere!🙂 We will improve the world!

  6. we sure will, a lot of Egyptian women I know of are into the book😀

  7. Love the book! and I’m there (Egypt)🙂


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