Day 6 – WWRWTW

WWRWTW = “Women Who Run With The Wolves”
This is a book by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

 

I’ve heard about the book in art circles for several years now.  The sentiments are always the same. “It’s Powerful.”  “It’s Life Changing.”  “It’s Sacred, my bible.”  And so much more.  I have wanted to read it, for a long time. But I didn’t have a copy.  Then one summer day, two or three years ago, I found this book at a yard sale.  It looked as though it wasn’t ever read. Hard cover.  For ridiculously cheap!!  I can’t recall off hand if it was 10 cents or 50 cents.  I’m sure if I dig through my photo posts I can find out.  I was over the moon excited that I found it! So naturally I had to share with my FB friends lol 😀

I didn’t feel I was  ready to read the book. Honestly….it’s kinda scaring me to read it.  I’m afraid of what it will crack open, what it will bring to light, what it will bring up.  I want change, I want sacred, I want holy.  But it scares me, the unknown.  Normal reaction.  It is those unknowns that scare the crap out of me.

I have been wanting to live an authentic life, to walk in and speak truth.  To be big, bold, fearless.  I want to shed the guilt and the baggage, the fears.  Honestly, I don’t know how to do that.  Maybe this book will shed some light.  Be a beacon.

On Monday, April 16 (the new moon) there is a group of us that will be lead by Cynthia Lee of Restoried Explorations.  We will be reading one chapter a week, with 3 separate week long breaks.  One chapter, 14 I believe, we will split over a two week reading period.

I really don’t know if I am truly ready for this.  But the question that keeps coming up is “If not now, then when?”  How long do I want to keep repeating the same thing over and over, staying stuck.  I know it won’t be an overnight thing. I will have to put in the work.  But I do think it is time.

I will be joining a lovely group of women in this read through and discussion.  Some I am FB friends with, others are familiar names that I have seen around in some other groups or comments on posts of friends.

We start in 10 days.  And as scared as I am, I can’t wait to get started reading.

Have you read it? Listened to the audio book?  What are your thoughts on the book?

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