This was one of those moments that Clarissa Pinkola Estés describes as “a door to the wild Self”
in her potent book, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
"The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door."
Deep in my belly, I feel that a “door to the wild Self” is opening…and not just for me, but for women around the world. For too long, women have been told to tame down the raw, fiery power inside. To stay silent, to not rock the boat.