Last week I packed up my computer with my Wild Woman, and went on a writing retreat in a little cabin on this gorgeous Lake here in Oregon.

Being a visionary,  I get most of my inspirations in nature. I am sure many of you are similar, and you find that this kind of environment supports your creativity.

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I often talk about Wild Woman because she is such a huge part of who I am, that free instinctual energy that only thrives in an environment that includes things like forests,  fire circles, common vision, Earth medicine, heart-sharing, and deep connections.

For a long time I thought that she didn’t have any place in the business world. I couldn’t imagine that someone who was into that kind of stuff, would know how to run a business and make money.

So, I left her behind and went full throttle into learning the businessy parts; systems, organization, marketing, and financial.

I got sick, literally. I learned all those things but it was at such a cost.

I got out of balance, stressed, overwhelmed, and stretched. I felt like I was in a cage.  I was miserable and felt like quitting more than once.

I knew there needed to be another way, and how could I help other visionary women if I couldn’t find the way myself? I felt totally out of touch with the very things that help me feel alive.

So I back-tracked, and became more balanced again. I realized that Wild Woman is a mixture of soul wisdom and practical wisdom.

You need both parts to be fully alive and successful. 

I was trying to do the practical part without the soul wisdom. I wasn’t listening to those deep places. 

I let the fire go out in the fire circle, so she just got up and left.

Wild Woman won’t stay when there is no one keeping the fire burning.

Visionary entrepreneurs are a unique species because we are all Wild Women who are motivated by something deeply primal and we need to rely on our raw feminine instinct, when making our place in the world. 

Colors, smells, inner knowing, and the song of our womb, provide the map forward toward our life purpose, our gift of service, our reason for being.

If you have ever become separated from that part ot yourself, you know what I’m talking about. You can feel like a starved Crazy Woman.

Some part of your very being knows exactly what you are meant to do. If you trusted this, you would find your way through the brambles, and rocks, and find your way back out of your maze or whatever has you trapped.

Gradually you would grow in strength, depth, and shine.

Like many women who have split their practical wisdom from their soul wisdom, I followed practical logic, developed, and jumped fully into learning the ins and outs of running a business.

Gina,  one of my clients had positioned herself as a virtual assistant because, as she says,  “I didn’t think anyone would be interested in what I really do (financial strategy). I thought nobody would pay for it. Even though assisting is part of what I do, it’s just not the biggest part of me .”

She stayed away from showing herself fully and attempted to build a business from something that felt safe but not her real passion.

You might be reading this and thinking you have done the opposite and lost that practical wisdom and have just stayed with your soul wisdom and have camped out permanently in the forest. 

You’ve become friends with the birds and bees, and a have no use for practical wisdom if that means you have to be on the internet and learn all the technical stuff you hate doing.

But remember you need balance. I had to remember that too, so at the end of my four days, I packed up and came back to the city.  If I hadn’t done that I wouldn’t have written this post and you wouldn’t be reading it.

If you are someone who has taken the mistaken path, the only path that seemed open to you at the time,  and you have ended up in a place that isn’t allowing your Wild Woman to be in balance, it could be because of fears, confusion, self-doubt, or so many other reasons.

You might wake-up one day and ask yourself, “How did I get here? Why did this happen?”

It’s way less important to know the reasons why. What’s more important is to begin to see yourself in your truth, who you are, and what you’re meant to be doing. Recognizing how it happened is important only so you can go back and rescue that part of yourself who lost her way. It is never too late.

I can see this clearly now that I’m older and wiser, but I think all women entrepreneurs of every age, face this part of themselves over and over. She is the one who deeply feels the split, the severing of your two parts.

I now realize that all those pieces live in community and around the same fire circle. Both parts keep me healthy and whole.

Once you have this balance and have your fire burning strongly, you have the environment to really do the work to move your business into alignment.

If your heart is beating when you read this, you might be feeling like this split has been a huge issue in your business growth.

I’ve developed a process that can help women like you, bring this back into alignment. From that place you are unstoppable. 

I’d love to talk with you.  20 minutes for free. 

Just fill in this form and in the comment section tell me how you feel split, and how it’s affecting your business.

 

I look forward to talking with you!

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