"The way to maintain one's connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. This is the sorting of the seed from the dirt. One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon to us and things that call from our souls. ...
When we are connected to the instinctual self, to the soul of the feminine which is natural and wild, then instead of looking over whatever happens to be on display, we say to ourselves, "What am I hungry for?" Without looking at anything outwardly, we
venture inward, and ask, "What do I long for? What do I wish for now?"
Alternate phrases are "What do I crave? What do I desire? For what do I
yearn?" And the answer usually arrives rapidly: "Oh, I think I want.
. . you know what would be really good, is some this or that. . .
ah yes, that's what I really want."
Is that on the smorgasbord? Maybe yes and maybe no. In most cases, probably not. We will have to quest for it a little bit - sometimes for a considerable time. But in the end we shall find it, and be glad we took soundings about our deeper longings."
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes, in Women Who Run With The Wolves.
Pic made on my magic tablet with Artrage. Click to see it bigger - (if it calls to you, eh?...)
Tonight's surprise gift from making a truly spacious entry? Finding there's an update on my already-favourite painting programme, which has just taken it into the supersonic realms. Stencils. That's all I am saying about it, for now. S t e n c i l s.