LA LUPA VIA 🐺
translates as, The Wolf Way in Italian-Latin.
I am of Italian-European heritage and grew up with a potent and mystical affinity to Italian Wolf Goddesses, Feronia-queen of the wilderness, fertility, Lucina-goddess of wild things, protector of childbirth, protector of the vulnerable-animals or humans and a guide through life's cycles & transitions. I have also felt a deep soul connection to La Loba, the story from Northern Mexico as shared by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, about a wolf woman-bone collector, who helps resurrect the wild spirit of life from the depths of the underworld.
At the heart and soul of my offerings as a death doula, full spectrum doula, trauma yoga therapist, teacher trainer, ceremonialist, shamanic practitioner, mentor and womb healer is the spirit of the wolf and these wolf goddesses: the energy of midwifing inclusive spaces of ritual, connection to community-pack, rebirth, soul reclamation, life liberation and returning to our wild instincts and deep knowing.
I have dreamed of wolves since I was a little girl and their presence in these dreams and in person have guided, inspired and protected me through the many deaths, rebirths and transitions in my life. (including the cancer journey). Wolves represent community, instinct, appetite for freedom, intuition, innovation, rituals, expression, intimacy, teachers, lunar connections-everything that my works holds as foundations for restoration and liberated living and dying.. May you come home to your untamed, wise, dark, light, messy transparency and remember the wolf wisdom within you that howls to remind you that you are wild, worthy, whole and free.
Gorgeous photo capture by my incomparable witchy sister, @brutalbeauties www.bebrutallybeautiful.ca
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