A Journey into the Heart of Your Untamed, Unashamed, Unstoppable Self
Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson
Event time: Thu 13th Jan 2022 at 6:30pm - Thu 30th Jun 2022 at 8:30pm
During the course, you will travel into the deepest and most untamed aspects of the soul. You will enter an inner world of archetypes, metaphors, symbols, dreams and imagery, where ancient Earth energies shed light on the fullness of who you are.
Restoring our planet with TreeSisters
A Seven-Month Creative Journey of Transformation
Are you ready to:
· Feel rooted, powerful, courageous, authentic, instinctual, and alive? ·
· Explore your strength, sensuality, and creativity? ·
· Let go of what keeps you from living your deepest truth? ·
· Take a unique heroine’s journey that is both mythical and grounded? ·
"It’s time to embody and express from your wild soul ~ the part of you that knows you are one with rivers, forests, and mountains. To break free of the fears and cages that hold you back. To experience yourself and the Earth as the powerful, embodied Feminine."
During this seven-month course, you’ll be introduced to the Wild Soul Woman Archetypes of Desert Woman, Forest Woman, Ocean and River Woman, Mountain Woman, and Grassland Woman as aspects of your authenticity. Each embodies a stage of a rebirthing journey that will introduce you to your most instinctual self.
During this course you will:
· Participate in a dynamic community who are reclaiming their own wildness in service of living fully ·
· Awaken to the Wild Soul Woman Archetypes within so that you can stop playing safe and have the impact you long · for
· Enhance your sense of self, stand in your own authentic magnificence, become courageous, bountiful, and brave ·
· Experience your instinctual wildness through writing prompts, ritual, and other embodied practices ·
· Heal core wounds that have kept you from expressing the fullness of your vibrancy, sensuality and creativity ·
Until we learn to be a little less tame, a little less obedient, we will never live from the heart of our true nature and the richness of our wild, unstoppable souls ...
Dates & Times
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm,
January 13th, Feb 10th, March 10th, April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd & June 30th
Session 1: The Map of the Journey
We’ll explore what archetypes are, how we respond to them, and then we’ll specifically look at the Wild Soul Woman Archetypes, our guides on this journey of profound creativity and rebirthing. We’ll also set the stage with an invitation to bring a dream or challenge to bear on the journey that lies ahead.
Session 2: Desert Woman: Barren Worlds
As Desert Woman you confront your barrenness—those places in your life where you no longer feel fertile or fruitful. This is a thorny way to begin a journey, and many would avoid of it. But barrenness is a natural part of the cycle of life. For it is in the owning of your inner emptiness, that you begin to make room for new ways of being. It is in the willingness to stop doing, that you come to realize the truth of your own soul.
Session 3: Forest Woman: The Dark Womb
Forest Woman heralds a fecund period, rich in imagination and exploration. In her womb-like darkness, you begin to plant the seeds of new dreams, of barely sensed possibilities. This is not the time for literalness or for urging your dreams into the light of day. You must wait until the seeds of your new life take hold in the depth of your being. This is a wildly creative but also deeply mysterious and introspective part of your journey.
Session 4: Ocean and River Woman: The Waters Break
As Ocean and River Woman you feel an urgency to express and experience what you incubated as Forest Woman. Immersed in this free-flowing, dynamic archetype, you feel a yearning to live from the depths of your heart in service of your deepest longings. Your emotions, like water building behind a dam, are set to break through any resistance, preparing you to birth your authentic and wild self into the world.
Session 5: Mountain Woman: Giving Birth
As Mountain Woman you are in touch with your inner agency, alive to your sacred dreams and desires, and ready to emerge into the world as an authentic, unstoppable force. This is your time to initiate a new project, find your voice, serve your community, spark a movement. You are transitioning from introspection to soul-guided action. You are a creatrix, ready to remake the map of the world.
Session 6: Grassland Woman: Nurturing the Newborn
As Grassland Woman your emboldened and enlarged sense of Self takes hold, roots, and flourishes back in community. You see with new eyes, weave with new hands, dance to the rhythms of nature. Your newborn self is still vulnerable—think of all the people who would have you return to your “old self”—but the Wild Soul Woman Archetypes are with you, keeping you true to the task of living and giving authentically and bravely.
Session 7: Integration and Commitment Ceremony
During the final session, you will return to the question or challenge that you started with on this journey and reflect upon what you have discovered and uncovered. You’ll also take part in a ceremony of commitment to living the truth of your Wild Soul Woman Self.
Message from Mary
Birthing is a messy as well as blessed occurrence, so I ask that you take care of yourself on this journey, pacing yourself and honouring your own boundaries and limits. That said, I believe there is in you a Wild Soul Woman so alive, authentic, and free, you likely sense her even now, urging you onwards. I believe the Earth is urging you on too. She knows we women cannot afford to keep playing small, or nice, or obedient. We are being called to rise up, to get real, to find our voices—and give birth to all that we are in service of all that is.
Please join me and Katie Lloyd-Nunn for this extraordinary journey of Earth-based transformation.
Mary & TreeSisters
Restoring our planet with TreeSisters
For every registration you make, Mary will be donating £15 ( for 37 trees) to TreeSisters.
TreeSisters is a global network that transforming both lives and landscapes in extraordinary ways. TreeSisters funds the restoration of environments, biodiversity and communities within more than 10 major ecosystems around the global Tropics, through a diverse portfolio of vetted, trusted reforestation projects and in the process, planting millions of trees. Join them in making ecological restoration the new norm!
Please Note: This course warmly welcomes cisgender women, transwomen, and genderfluid persons looking to explore their wild feminine side.
Throughout the course, you will be guided through seven modules. Each monthly Zoom session will be 2-hours long and recorded if you can’t make it live or wish to listen to it again. Zoom sessions will include smaller breakout groups where you can share your writings, observations, and inspirations.
In between live sessions, you will receive weekly assignments and, should you choose, become part of a smaller accountability group to help keep you motivated and moving along in your journey.
Mary Reynolds Thompson
Mary Reynolds Thompson is an international teacher, facilitator of poetry and journal therapy, and core faculty for the Therapeutic Writing Institute in Colorado. She is the author of several books, including the award-winning Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness. She has successfully run many online courses and is experienced in holding the space.Visit Tutor's Website