“Many women do not even have the basic teachings about predators that a wolf mother gives her pups, such as: If it is threatening and bigger than you, flee; If it’s weaker, see what you want to do: If it’s sick, leave it alone; If it has quills, poison, fangs or razor claws, back up and go in the other direction; If it smells nice but is wrapped around metal jaws, walk on by. Early training to “be nice” causes women to override their intuitions. They are actually purposefully taught to submit to the predator. Imagine a wolf mother teaching her young to “be nice” in the face of an angry ferret or a wily diamondback rattler. As long as a woman believes she is powerless and/or is trained to not consciously register what she knows to be true, the feminine impulses and gifts of her psyche continue to be killed off.” ~by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Artwork by Kazuaki Horitomo

Artwork by Kazuaki Horitomo

Source: Toko-pa Turner