This morning, the sound of pouring rain broke my sleep,
I could feel the movement of the water, cleansing, purifying, and nourishing the land.
It sounds funny to some to say “feel” instead of “hear”, yet this is how I perceive the natural world; it is closely held to my body and always arrives with a felt sense amplifying sound and color.
Most people who are highly empathic are also hypervigilant and dialed into the world in this way. They feel the soul of the world- the anima mundi; they also consider the impact humans have on the Earth.
Lately, I have been having beautiful and painfully difficult conversations with women about power and loss of soul. They seek to re-enchant daily life; some seek to establish this in their work.
The level of honesty they demonstrate by examining what poisons them just as much as what heals them is extremely sacred ground to sit with them in.
Each one of these women unwind the projections placed upon women for centuries, ancestrally, psychologically, and emotionally. Fear is the root of their burdens- they are often ashamed to be who they are…. To know their magic, to share their gifts, to be authentically themselves without dismissive harmful backlash from those who fear strong, powerful women.
We talk about women and witches and how absurd our naïve perspectives can be; this is what leads to fearful toxic patriarchal BS and how it continues to disempower women…. and yet the stirring in their bones in unyielding and only growing in strength and courage.
They are breaking the trances and disempowered states of living and being and I am in awe of the work we are doing together. It is a ceremony more than a session, an integration of rituals beyond steps or formulas…. And we are only just getting started.
All morning, the water element has been present, revealing to me the work of the day and the likelihood of the types of energy that will arrive in session with the women I will walk beside today.
I am not a coach…. I am a steward and guide for women who are traversing broken systems and outdated methodologies of being in the world. Together we integrate the remnants of soul loss due to the fragmentation that occurs from breaking ourselves to fit in places we were too ‘whole’ for. I am so f-ing lucky to do and witness this sacred work.
I created this image, “the celestial witch” to honor the women who are willing to be ‘too much’, to be misunderstood, to risk being called evil, simply because they are divine, magical, powerful people changing the world and healing and mending the broken ‘safe’ world does not know how to hold and honor them.
Stay wild, untamed, unruly, and authentically you,
Melissa Kim Corter