03 Jul 2012 No Comments
Do you need some inspiration to help you on your self-love journey? Sometimes we all need a little bit of supportive information. There are two offerings on this website which could act as loving supporters for you:
The Love Yourself e-book, a 21 day commitment to learning to love your precious self
The “What would love do” Inspirational card deck – 50 cards each with an inspirational message and positive affirmation.
Both of these resources can be found here:
I have 5 copies of one of my favourite books to give away to anyone who buys a CARD DECK which can be purchased here. If you want to email me first to make sure I have books left then please do so firstname.lastname@example.org The card deck costs £8.95 and I am not charging for postage. (Please note this offer does not apply outside of the UK)
The book I am giving away is: Women Who Run with Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
From the back cover: ”Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society’s attempt to “civilize” us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become over-domesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and cantadora storyteller, shows how woman’s vitality can be restored through what she calls “psychic archeological digs” into the bins of the female unconscious. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes uses multicultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from over twenty years of research that help women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype. Dr. Estes collects the bones of many stories, looking for the archetypal motifs that set a woman’s inner life into motion. “La Loba” teaches about the transformative function of the psyche. In “Bluebeard,” we learn what to do with wounds that will not heal; in “Skeleton Woman,” we glimpse the mystical power of relationship and how dead feelings can be revived; “Vasalisa the Wise” brings our lost womanly instincts to the surface again; “The Handless Maiden” recovers the Wild Woman initiation rites; and “The Little Match Girl” warns against the insidious dangers of a life spent in fantasy. In these and other stories, we focus on the many qualities of Wild Woman. We retrieve, examine, love, and understand her, and hold her against our deep psyches as one whois both magic and medicine. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and lifegiving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.”
This books is a constant self-love tool for me, full of wisdom and inspiration. Mine has been so well re-read that it has become endearingly dog-eared!