you and me

You Don’t Need To Be Rescued.

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No one is coming to save you, but it is not because you are unloved.

On the contrary, you are so revered, so adored, so magnificent, that to send to you a savior would be to destroy your opportunity to become what you are in truth, to realize yourself fully, in the glory of your divine humanity.

It is true, there are those who need surrogate representatives to protect their interests: the children, the elderly, the sick, the caged, the oppressed, and the mad, and there are not enough heroines to care for them all.

No one is coming to save you because you are the hero, the heroine who has come to free up life here. Yours must come first. There is no other way.

Women have been taught to sit quietly, politely, and wait. What are we supposed to be waiting for?

We are to wait until we are spoken to, picked, chosen, rescued by the white knight galloping valiantly in on his mighty steed, coming to take us away to his palace, where we can live happily ever after. Cast this spell from your heart or fold into your half-lived life and fossilize.

“We have been poisoned by fairy tales.” ~ Anais Nin

If you were not required to save yourself, you would not know what it takes. Your compassion would be shallow. Your eyes would be dull and cloudy. You would be spiritually impoverished. Your strength would not hold out.

If you refuse to save yourself, you condemn creation to incompletion. Those you might have healed, might have protected, might have represented, might have loved back into wholeness, may not fulfill their destinies either.

For some of these unknown persons, you may have been the last dry match in the the world, and it would be enough to set them ablaze by your example.

You don’t need the white knight. You are the wild horse racing the wind.

You don’t need the holy man. You are already holy.

You don’t need the medicine. You are the medicine.

You don’t need magic. You are a living miracle.

You don’t need acceptance. You are loved and adored beyond measure.

You don’t need courage. You need faith.

There is nothing wrong with you. Be who you are: who you really are underneath all the lies inside you.

You are the return of the promise. The peacekeeper. The grace-giver. The redemptive force of Creation here to uplift the brokenhearted.

No one is more qualified than you are to do your holy work.

Apply all that secret knowledge. Set it in motion. Give it form in the world, and become the living gift that never empties.

 

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{Save Yourself}

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Alison Nappi

Alison Nappi

Alison Nappi is the creator of The Wildness Deck; she is a writer, a creative consultant, and spiritual teacher coaching Wild Women back to the arts of creation and embodiment through ceremony, creativity, and oracular feats of wildness and wonder. When she splits off from the pack, you may find Alison howling at the moon through a thick canopy of trees, singing songs with trumpeting daffodils, or dancing her embodied prayers around a campfire, mud in her hair. Like Alison on Facebook or send an email to be added to her mailing list.