No small talk here. We're digging in because there's no time to lose.
Creative fierceness comes from being whole. Shadows are the parts of our personalities that our conscious minds don’t claim. Integrating our dark with our light can knock down walls that limit our potential. The puritanical foundation of American culture puts a great deal of sexual junk in our shadows, and the national conversation has lately been full of mental gymnastics to explain away this obvious theme.
So let’s cut the crap and learn how to look at the fear, shame, sexism, racism, and anger that hold us back. In the process, we get to stop contributing to this big ol' messy cultural shadow and grow into our biggest, most badass selves.
"…you find your genius by looking in the mirror of your life. Your visible image shows your inner truth, so when you're estimating others, what you see is what you get. It therefore becomes critically important to see generously, or you will get only what you see; to see sharply, so that you discern the mix of traits rather than a generalized lump; and to see deeply into dark shadows, or else you will be deceived." - James Hillman. The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling
Lighter, sassier Vino and Vulvas topics will be back soon… but right now we’ve got some business to tend to.
Panelist: Kara Catrelle, LCSW, Jungian-based Psychotherapist
Host: Heather Edwards