Sarah Durham Wilson is back on the podcast today and we dove into the journey from Maiden to Mother.

Maiden to mother is an archetypal journey – so no matter your age or whether or not you’ve birthed a human, a lot of what we cover may be relevant for you.

We talked about the “initiations of strength” along the way, how in Maiden we take unhealthy risks in creativity and vulnerability, and by Mother we are moving from external validation to internal.

Which led us to a beautiful conversation about boundaries and aging, postpartum depression, fear of betraying our own mothers, embodying our souls, becoming more present and finding the gold in seemingly “bad” things.

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About Sarah Durham Wilson

 

Sarah Durham Wilson is a women’s writer and leader.

Once a rock journalist in New York City & L.A., her Saturn Return viscerally ended one life and began another: one devoted wholly to Feminine Wisdom.

A teacher & retreat leader, she’s journeyed thousands of women through witch awakenings onto the Priestess Path.

She now is devoted to leading the collective Wounded Maiden Feminine across the archetypal bridge to Healthy Mother.

She is actively participating in her anti-racism work and has a no-tolerance policy for bigotry. All are welcome to her work, and she is unlearning patriarchal toxicity every day.

Connect with Sarah Durham Wilson:

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

 

In episode 309 of the Embodied Podcast with Elizabeth DiAlto, she interviews

Sarah Durham Wilson is back on the podcast today and we dove into the journey from Maiden to Mother. It’s an archetypal journey – so no matter your age or whether or not you’ve birthed a human, a lot of what we cover may be relevant for you.

We talked about the “initiations of strength” along the way, how in Maiden we take unhealthy risks in creativity and vulnerability, and by Mother we are moving from external validation to internal.

Which led us to a beautiful conversation about boundaries and aging, postpartum depression, fear of betraying our own mothers, embodying our souls, becoming more present and finding the gold in seemingly “bad” things.

In this interview with Sarah Durham Wilson on Maiden to Mother

 

  • [7:20] How Sarah feels in her body right now
  • [10:45] What it means when we accept bad behavior from others
  • [12:52] The truth Sarah has going on in her life right now
  • [14:16] The path from maiden to mother to crone
  • [17:13] Core maiden wounds
  • [20:45] How Sarah’s relationship with her family affected her
  • [23:10] Our soul whispering for new opportunities
  • [26:00] Being a mother while stuck in wounded maiden
  • [28:01] Mother isn’t chronological or biological
  • [31:20] How Sarah felt about turning 40
  • [33:50] Sarah’s midlife rebirth
  • [34:46] Dealing with postpartum depression and narcissistic abuse
  • [39:25] Refusing the patriarchial nightmare
  • [42:10] The soul blooming in mother
  • [44:50] Being compassionate toward your maiden
  • [49:20] Elizabeth’s healing process and what she’s learned
  • [50:46] Holding multiple truths
  • [54:35] Letting people see how far we’ve come
  • [59:29] Seeing people take responsibility for their platforms
  • [1:02:50] Ignoring beneath the throne behavior

 

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Quotes from this Week’s Episode of the Embodied Podcast

 

  • “The whole body speaks to me, the whole body loves me, the whole body is alive.” – Sarah Durham Wilson
  • “I think of pretty as external and beauty as internal.” – Sarah Durham Wilson
  • “What could more beautiful than joy?” – Sarah Durham Wilson
  • “I know the places I can help and I know the places I need help.” – Sarah Durham Wilson
  • “There comes these times in our lives where we can no longer take one more step in the path where we’re on and we beg for another way.” – Sarah Durham Wilson
  • “Dream up a better life, keep it in your belly, walk around with that vision, stop being so impressionable and press this vision onto the world.” – Sarah Durham Wilson
  • “I take brave little risks every day and that’s how I stay alive.” – Sarah Durham Wilson
  • “I believe that the looks fade but the soul blooms in age. The skin softens but the soul strengthens.” – Sarah Durham Wilson

How was this episode for you?

 

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About the Embodied Podcast with Elizabeth DiAlto

Since 2013 I’ve been developing a body of work that helps women embody self-love, healing, and wholeness. We do this by focusing on the four levels of consciousness – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

In practical terms, this looks like exploring tools and practices to help you tune into the deep wisdom of the body and the knowing of the heart, which I believe are gateways to our souls. Then we cultivate a new relationship with our minds that allows the mind to serve this wisdom and knowledge and soul connection, rather than override it, which is what many of us were taught.

The show runs in seasons now and this season we’re focusing on my EMBODIED Self Love Framework.

We’ll be looking at Self Awareness, Self Knowledge, Self Acceptance, Self Trust, and Self Respect – with a bonus episode on Boundaries as well.

If you’ve been doing self-help or spiritual development work for a while, these are the types of foundational things that often people overlook in pursuit of fancier concepts that often aren’t practical or sustainable. Here, we will focus on building these strong foundations so you can honestly and thoroughly embody self-love. If you’re feeling it, subscribe to the show, and leave us a review wherever you listen from. You can also keep up with show updates and community discussions on Instagram here.