Gathering the Wild Woman by Pamela Phelps

Reference to the word WILD here does not imply out of control, but rather the original sense of the word meaning to “Live a natural life”, with innate integrity and healthy boundaries.

The Wild Woman in all of us is the natural psyche, the force within, the far woods within each woman, it is the knowing of our soul.

When we loose touch with our wild woman, we are not allowed full development, instead we stayed locked in to the sanitized rules culture and centuries have passed on of “How we should be as women”

La Loba is the million year old woman who lives within us, beneath, yet on the top side of the earth. We are surrounded by her, her need to be free, to “Run With The Wolves”. She shows us what it means to not be withered and grow old, but to be wizened. She is the finder of wolf bones and incubates them through the instinctual nature within us.

The metaphors of of the wild woman show the process for bringing women to their full wildish senses. She must have freedom to speak, to move, to be angry, and to create. She at all times knows about both life and death.

She is the keeper of the soul, for without her we loos our shape. She is the soul maker, the wolf raiser, the keeper of all things wild within.

If you are seeking to discover your wildish side, my suggestion to you is go gather old bones, for in those old bones are the stories of the self lying in wait to be told in each of us today!

Composed in Photoshop with layers, backgrounds, textures, effects, filters, and lighting.
Inspired through the readings of “Women Who Run With the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Vintage woman image is a copyright free purchased image.
Wolves courtesy of Itsdura
Background courtesy of Fairygoodmother
Textures courtesy of Lenabem-Anna

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago

    Great composition Pamela – well done ☺

  • Thank you Kira!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful words and title, great working out, love, xo

  • Thank you so much! Glad you understood this!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome creation and write!!

  • Thank you much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning work!

  • Thanks Chris!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you much for this honor Robyn!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 3 years ago

    I do believe La Loba lives within you! Beautiful works Sis

  • Thanks so much my friend!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejalmost 3 years ago

    simply outstanding!

  • Thank you Linda!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Carol Bleasdale
    Carol Bleasdalealmost 3 years ago

    Oh yes! Love it!

  • Thanks much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 3 years ago

    Great work Pamela !!!! ☺♥

  • Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago

    06-25-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE
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  • I am so appreciative of this honor, thank you very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

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