“If you choose to leave, you may never return,” her mother warned.
“Who will I be if I stay?” Diana replied.
And so begins Diana, Princess of the Amazon’s, Heroine’s Journey into the unknown to discover her true power.
As women on the path of awareness and growth, we all find ourselves at a similar crossroads at some point in our lives.
We know that, despite (sometimes tremendous) fear and discomfort, we have to leave the lives we’ve known; for, if we stay, we will wither within the confines of comfort and an outwardly-imposed conventionality.
Like Diana standing at the edge of a cliff, her dark brown hair woven into a fish braid, who sees a plane plummet into the clear, blue water below her, we know that the only option we’re left with is to hold our breath and JUMP.
On a recent Friday evening I went to see Wonder Woman: Rise of the Warrior with one of my girlfriends. Throughout the movie I’d smile and lean over to whisper in her ear, “I LOVE this movie!”
At a time in my life when I’m also JUMPing, without any idea of how (or if!) I’ll land, the feminine archetype that Diana represents offers me an external mirror for who I might need to be, and what I might need to activate, to fully triumph in the unknown territory that stretches before me.
And I know I’m not alone. Since Wonder Woman’s inception seventy-five years ago, she’s been the most beloved female superheroine of all time. Yet, after nearly a century, this is the first time she’s made her way to the big screen.
I believe this is a sign: We all not only need this archetype now, but we’re ready for her. She holds the golden key for us to courageously be a whole new kind of woman.
Today on the podcast I’m doing something a little differently. I’m fleshing all of this out and sharing my take on the new movie, Wonder Woman.
In my review, I share:
- How Gal Gadot’s portrayal of Wonder Woman offers a modern-day expression of my favorite Hindu Goddess
- Why this goddess archetype has yet to be fully activated in real, live modern women
- What we can do to bring her to life within ourselves, here and now
- How this film offers an empowering perspective on becoming a single mother by choice (SMC)
- Why many have criticized Gadot’s portrayal of Wonder Woman and how she challenges and stretches our concept of feminine power (In a good way, I believe)
Have a listen to why I loved Wonder Woman here:
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If you haven’t yet seen the film, I suggest heading out to see it before listening. And, if you have seen it, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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This archetype of a wise, sensual warrior is precisely the one we’ll be exploring and tapping into this February in Thailand. I have a lot of new insights and practices brewing around this theme that I’m excited to share with you, for the first time ever.
Remember, this week is the best time to register for the upcoming SHE Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training.
When you register before noon Pacific this coming Friday, July 21, you’ll receive a $500 discount. Plus, the option to sign up with a 6-month payment plan and two lovely gifts to help you with your practice until we meet in February.
Click here to learn more about this unique training, to enjoy your early registration discount, and to see where you, too, can learn to embody this emergent archetype.