A Quiz for Wild Women,
Spiritual Seekers, Leaders,
By Elizabeth DiAlto
HEAL WHAT YOU NEED TO HEAL SO YOU CAN
BE THE WHOLE PERSON YOU’RE MEANT TO BE
WHO ARE YOU HERE TO BE?
WHAT ARE YOU HERE TO DO?
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO HEAL IN ORDER TO FULFILL BOTH?
Ready for some answers?
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Wild ones –
The vision I stand for and am devoted to holding for us is rooted in self love, healing, wholeness, and liberation.
Providing tools, practices, and support to help you embody all of that is part of my sacred work in this lifetime.
I believe in us and I know we can do this.
The Wild Soul Archetypes provide you with a map for doing the personal “under the hood” healing work you need so that you can make the, “out in the world” collective contributions you’re meant to.
They’re also designed to help you do so in alignment with your soul.
If you read that and thought,
But I don’t know what my ‘out in the world’ contributions look like.
Don’t worry, the Wild Soul Archetypes will guide you to discover that, too.
And if you’re already making “out in the world” contributions, excellent!
The Archetypes will help you expand and bring more depth, potency, sacredness, and meaning to them.
Ready to dive in?
The archetypes will help you embody the true and dynamic nature of your womanhood
As a woman, it’s likely that you’ve spent a good chunk of your life feeling like you had to fit into someone else’s idea or definition of what that means.
You’ve probably felt the pressure of not being enough – like you could never measure up to the [impossible] standards.
Or maybe you’ve felt the shame of being too much, and have struggled to “dial it down” so others would be comfortable, accept you and stop calling you things like “bossy,” or “intimidating.”
Maybe you’ve experienced both.
Either way, if you’ve landed here, take it as a sign that it’s time to finally just be your own damn woman and screw what anybody else thinks…
What are archetypes
& how do they help us?
In Jungian psychology, an archetype is defined as, “a primitive mental image inherited from the earliest human ancestors, and supposed to be present in the collective unconscious.”
In the Wild Soul world and for the purposes of this quiz, an archetype is an energetic expression that can be engaged with for healing, self-discovery, growth, and reprogramming old paradigms, habits, and beliefs.
Specifically, the Wild Soul Archetypes
can help you:
Identify the wisdom in the things that have wounded you in the past and help you live more from the wisdom than the wounds.
Release old patterns of codependency, self-sacrifice or abandonment, over-functioning, people-pleasing, and perfectionism.
Shift away from defining your personal value by how much you can give, nurture and tend to everyone [but yourself].
Move towards loving, trusting, and accepting yourself exactly as you are and wherever you are in your life’s journey, right now.
De-objectify your body, de-pornify your sexuality, and disentangle your sensuality from your sexuality – so that you can learn to engage with sex, beauty, and sensuality on your own terms – independent of anyone else’s gaze.
Clarify your vision for your life, the type of world you want to live in, and any contributions you’re meant to make to collective healing and liberation to make that world a reality.
Use the wild soul archetypes to guide you in your spiritual seeking, leadership, and activism
We are living at a pivotal time in history.
We’re all being called to take a stand, and somehow we need to do it without succumbing to the intense pressure of the pivotal time and losing sight of who we truly are.
No big deal…(sarcasm)
There’s a quote that’s circulated social media for years, “If you’ve ever wondered what you’d do during slavery, the Holocaust or during the Civil Rights Movement, you’re doing it right now.” (Author unknown).
Those of us who really give a sh*t have wondered, “How can I be of service?” “What’s my role in all of this?” and “Am I doing enough?”
If you’ve landed on this quiz page, whether you’re new to me, or have been following for a while, some part of you undoubtedly resonates with the widely known Wild Woman archetype.
The Wild Woman archetype has been around forever but was popularized by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés in her 1992 book Women Who Run With the Wolves.
In the book Dr. Estés wrote:
“So, the word wild here is not used in its modern pejorative sense, meaning out of control, but in its original sense, which means to live a natural life, one in which the criatura, creature, has innate integrity and healthy boundaries. These words, wild and woman, cause women to remember who they are and what they are about. They create a metaphor to describe the force which funds all females. They personify a force that women cannot live without.”
When I started Wild Soul Movement in 2013, I’d just had a massive realization around a lifelong sore spot of mine – FEMININITY.
More accurately – what I had perceived to be my disconnection from it entirely. I was never “prissy,” “dainty,” “girly” or any of the other things grown ups seemed to prefer. And once I got older and started dating and interacting with men in professional environments, more often than not, I would be called “exotic” or “intimidating” and neither of those felt good either. (Maybe you can relate?)
The massive realization I mentioned earlier was that womanhood goes way beyond femininity – it’s a beautiful, dynamic, sacred, and multifaceted thing.
However many women exist on the planet, is how many valid expressions of womanhood there are, no matter what gender anyone is assigned at birth.
I learned that the problem was never my ineptitude for or lack of femininity. It was the way women and girls are socialized in our culture. What is modeled for us as correct, ideal, or acceptable is very limited and doesn’t even come close to encompassing the full spectrum, power, magic, and mystery of womanhood.
Even in spiritual circles and places where “consciousness,” “growth” and “evolution” are valued, certain messaging around masculine and feminine energy, intimacy, sexuality, being a leader, running a business, parenting, etc, can be damaging, misleading, and, disorienting.
A lot of the teachings in those spaces are rooted in white supremacy, patriarchy, misogyny, and heteronormativity. Often these things are unconscious biases, and even when not intentionally meant to cause harm, they still do. This leaves a lot of women in a lot of pain and confusion.
I know this because I’ve been on both sides.
The most impactful thing that helped me reconcile my relationship with and expression of womanhood was working with energy and archetypes in an EMBODIED way.
Finally, after many years of personal practice and experience working with thousands of women, I’m excited to offer some EMBODIED archetype work of my own. Work that more thoroughly encompasses what it means to live as a woman in this current world and how to do it in a way that honors you, your values, your passions, and your purpose
As Wild Women
Getting tempted into the abyss of hopelessness, powerlessness, and despair is not an option. The reason it’s not is that deep in our bones we know that:
- Creation and destruction are a dynamic and inseparable duo.
- Healing is always possible.
- Miracles aren’t always born out of gentle or delightful experiences.
- In order to evolve, often, things have to dissolve first.
So, if we want to, “smash the patriarchy,” and see systems of oppression dismantled, we have to remove their oxygen, while also breathing life into different paradigms.It’s a tall order, and it’s exactly what a lot of our souls came here to help with.
In order to do it, we need language, context, focus, and direction – this is where the Archetypes come in.
Inspired by certain aspects of the classic Wild Woman archetype, what’s different about the Wild Soul Archetypes is that they are also born out of working with thousands of women over the last seven years. So very recently – amidst the current and relevant cultural shifts and movements that will affect the world for generations to come.
I’ve seen firsthand many nuances and intricacies in how women of a wide range of ages, races, ethnicities, sexualities, education levels, socio-economic statuses, family systems, belief systems, and trauma histories embody and express their unique wild nature. And all of that has been considered and integrated that into the Wild Soul Archetypes.
You are fierce, loving and mystical by nature. My prayer is that your quiz results help you embody all of that, deeply and truly, according to the purpose and wisdom of your own soul.
About The Creator
Known for her raw, honest, and grounded approach to self help and spirituality, Elizabeth DiAlto is an Embodiment Specialist, Medicine Woman, and Spiritual Guide. She is the Creator of Wild Soul Movement, Founder of the Institute for Embodied Living, and host of the Embodied Podcast – a top podcast in women’s self help and spirituality since 2015. The purpose behind everything she does is to guide women on their personal embodied healing and self-liberation journeys and build a global community dedicated to collective healing and liberation.