Deep within the psyche lies an unexplored realm, an expanse where the archetypal feminine, imagination and the unconscious mind intertwine in storytelling. This is why stories nourish mind, soul, and the living out of daily life. We need a steady stream of stories to help us, little by little, become better human beings. The mysterious trio of the archetypal feminine, imagination, and stories weaves a tapestry of creativity, intuition, and wisdom. They offer insights into real-life experiences. They hold the key to unlocking our potential and shaping our future.
The archetypal feminine goes beyond gender concepts. It transcends boundaries to embody our potential for nurturing, compassion, and empathy. It represents the yin counterpart to yang – a creative force that balances out the assertive energies of masculinity. Embracing the feminine allows us to tap into our emotional intelligence, imaginative capacity, and human empathy as we seek harmony and balance.
Stories open and nourish our sensitivity to the archetypal feminine within. When imagination – that visionary force propelling humanity forward – is stimulated, we can draw inspiration from the feminine power of receptivity. We have a sense of involvement with what is happening to the protagonist, how it makes us feel, and how they deal with their challenges.
Writing metaphysical thrillers acts uniquely to open portals of the mind. It’s why some folks can’t read horror. It’s too much for them, too frightening, and that is to be respected. Knowing what stories draw us and which do not is part of listening to self and self-care. Then we’re better able to discover what stories can help us to transcend limitations and explore new possibilities. Storytelling that speaks to us kindles inspiration and gives birth to ideas that help shape our lives.
At the core of good storytelling lies a journey of self discovery. In The Unholy, Goddess of the Wild Thing, and Goddess of Everything, we confront primal fears, wounds that require healing, and the potential for transformation and evolution. It’s fascinating that my psyche was drawn to female protagonists. For over forty years, I’ve worked in depth psychotherapy with women and seen them through fears, rage, and horror.
Those who’ve hung in there and seen their way through dark times (understandably, not all have felt able) have inevitably emerged into an experience of feeling more empathic, integrated, and whole. It’s been the story of their life. And we touch a little of this magic when we delve into metaphysical stories that dramatize real-life horror, terrors, and the transformation and evolution that happen when courage trumps fear.
So, by embracing feminine archetypes in stories, heroic females who symbolize our courage to be empathic, loving, and real, we deepen our connections with self, others, and the world around us. Let yourself settle into a comfy chair, read a mysterious story and enter a world where intuition, magic, and love unlock powers latent in your imagination. By embracing the archetypal feminine in storytelling, you’ll find an openness and receptivity to magical energies and empowering feelings that will make a difference in how you dream, live, and love.
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