To Persist in Spiritual Nourishment (A Quote by Clarissa Pinkola Estes)
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Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
0345396812[There] is a period when we are charged to remember, to persist in spiritual nourishment even though we are separated from those forces that have sustained us in the past. … Our work is…to be weaned at some point from these most exciting forces, yet to remain in conscious connection to them and to proceed to the next task. … This does not mean nurture is destructive. Quite the contrary, nurture is absolutely essential to the journey…. In fact, if it is not present in adequate amounts, the seeker will lose energy, fall into depression, and fade to a whisper. But if we stay at a favorite place in the psyche, such as only in beauty, only in rapture, individuation slows…. …[T]hose sacred forces we find within…someday must be left, at least temporarily, so that the next stage of the process can occur.
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