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SHE unfolds

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death - Anais Nin

Story by jane kersel August 3rd, 2016

...the visionary

“By having the courage to take the first step into rooms, circles, and conversations where you may feel like you don’t belong, you also open the door for others to contribute their diverse perspectives, creating more meaningful, collaborative solutions for today and beyond.” - Kim Vu (Vice President Bank of America)

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...the princess

“Like most little girls, I believed nothing less than a Prince could make my dreams come true.” - Loretta Young

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...the empress

“I am not interested in being a wife. I am interested in being an Empress. “ - Fran Leibowitz - Author and speaker

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...the mother

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning - poet and playwright

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...the sage

“Silence before being born, silence after death: life is nothing but noise between two unfathomable silences.” - Isabelle Allende - writer

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...the patriarch

A woman’s inner male/father who can be domineering and masochistic - runs with a committee of ‘head’ selves such as: The Controller, The Perfectionist, The Critic and Judge Dread.

“Although the patriarchal ego prides itself on being reasonable, the twentieth century has been anything but the Age of Reason. In our collective neurosis, we have raped the earth, disrupted the delicate balance of nature, and created phallic missiles of mass destruction.” - Marion Woodman

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...the goddess+

Her many forms - Greek, Indian, Nordic, Celtic etc.

“The psyches and souls of women also have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being of the world and returning to the soul-place.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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....the sensuous

“The sensuous person is liquid, flowing, fluid. Each experience, and he becomes it. Seeing a sunset, he is the sunset. Seeing the night, dark night, beautiful silent darkness, he becomes the darkness. In the morning he becomes the light. He is all that life is. He tastes life from every nook and corner, hence he becomes rich. This is real richness. Listening to music he is music, listening to the sound of water he becomes that sound. And when the wind passes through a bamboo grove, and the cracking bamboos, and he is not far away from them: he is amidst them, one of them—he is a bamboo.” ― Osho, The Secret of Secrets

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...the erotic

Often externally and internally judged as “The Bad Girl”.

“An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away. ~Mae West”

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...the spiritual

Often misunderstood as “The Good Girl” or “Married to God” - not able to live in both realms and in that comes issues around abundance and material wealth - take care not to spiritually bypass and remove yourself rather than integrate and get involved - spirituality is not just you and your God but embodying consciousness in all areas of your life and is hugely relational.

“When two people in an intimate-couple relationship look at their interactions as opportunities to learn about themselves instead of change each other, they are infusing their relationship with the energy of spiritual partnership” - Gary Zukav

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...the wild+ FREESPIRIT

“Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés,

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...earth - the body

“If you just set people in motion they’ll heal themselves.” Gabrielle Roth

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...wind - mind+EGO

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

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...fire - passion + Purpose

“Close the language-door and open the love-window.” – Rumi

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...water - FEELINGS + BELIEFS

“Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love…now is where love breathes” - Rumi

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...ETHER - SOUL + PURPOSE

“The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can expereince is sensation of the mystical…manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull facilities can comprehend only in their most primitive forms” - Albert Einstein

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...THE MYSTICAL HEALER

“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don‘t leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.” ― Osho

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...and so it continues

“I AM PROPOSING THAT WE RE-CONCEIVE THE DREAM. THAT WE CONSIDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF SECURITY WERE NOT THE POINT OF OUR EXISTENCE. THAT WE FIND FREEDOM, ALIVENESS AND POWER NOT FROM WHAT CONTAINS, LOCATES OR PROTECTS US BUT FROM WHAT DISSOLVES, REVEALS AND EXPANDS US.” - EVE ENSLER