Name: Amber SunRose
Tell us about yourself!: Just recently I realized I finally am beginning to know myself and define my lifes missions and I could not be happier about it. I am a passionate Artist, a stay at home mom and a wild mountain woman. I am committed to my path and feeling clearer than ever on my purpose. I didn't always know these things. In fact I have done a lot of feeling deeply lost and doubting everything about myself and the world. I have known deep dark depression and total confusion about how to survive on this planet but thank the Goddess I have re-connected with my wildness because it has made all the difference in the world.
What is your definition of what a “wild woman” is?: A wild woman to me is a woman who listens to her intuition, is connected with her body on a deep and passionate level. She allows herself to feel fully, all of her emotions, even the ones that scare her and she is in tune with nature, the moon cycles and the natural world.
How would you describe your life was like before starting your journey of being a wild woman?: I was sad, depressed and in pain. I was domesticated and I almost don't even know how it happened. I was born to California Hippies in the North East Georgia Mountains. A home birth in the queens chamber of a Pyramid shaped home in a community my father had co-founded in the 70s. I was brought up on natural food, gardening, skinny dipping, outhouses, Earth Skills gatherings and all sorts of wonderful, wild and connected practices. But then life happened to me and my world took a wild spin when at 18 I found myself, a single mom with a very limited support system. I worked my butt off to take care of my baby. I got "normal" jobs and went to college and joined "the system." But I found myself on welfare, struggling to survive and so we ate "normal" American food some of the time and I worked a job I hated and was so deeply sad and numb. In time I grew and learned how to move forward and better care for myself and my child but it was always a struggle. Even after I married my husband we had a hard time paying the bills and we made sacrifices. We stopped doing the things we loved. I put away my art supplies and did not dance naked in the rain anymore. I watched stupid mind numbing t.v. shows and ate things like microwave popcorn & frozen pizzas even though the foods caused me inflammation and headaches. I felt like I did not have a choice and like I was slowly dying. Life had lost it's joy because I knew I wasn't really living. I did not realize I had lost my wildness. No wonder I felt like a trained domesticated animal.
What were your biggest insecurities before engaging your inner wild woman?: I was afraid of what the people I worked with would think. I was afraid of what my husband would say and how he might re-act. Most of all I afraid that I could not afford to embrace my authentic nature which for me included "not" working a "normal" job and fully giving myself to my art & to my family and home life. I was so terrified thinking I had to choose between my hearts desires and my worldly duties in order to survive. It was a horrible feeling, until I started realizing the truth and exploring the possibility that maybe I could thrive fully.
What is your life like now that you are actively engaging your inner wild woman?: I have never been happier! My world has come alive with magic and miracles. I feel so in tune with the Earth, the Moon, my family, the wilderness. I am embracing my art and each day my work evolves and I find myself in awe of my own gifts and consistently inspired to keep moving forward into the joy of my life. My husband and I are more in love and more deeply connected than we ever have been. He also tells me I have become sexier, more authentic and empowered and that I am shining. I know it is true. I feel I am finally meeting who I always really was or maybe was destined to be. I find that as I surrender my ideas of right and wrong, good and bad and I allow some of my domestication to be put aside I realize that my natural instincts are so amazing, pure and powerful. My intuition gets stronger and I feel more grounded the more time I invest in nature and the more I listen to my inner nudgings. I am realizing that my body already knows the best food to nourish me and how to move to become and stay strong and I am learning to listen to her. My wildness feels so good and so potent. I desire to continue to dive deeper into these vital truths of my being and body. I would love for every woman to have her own version of the deep connection I now have and the gratitude I feel.
What are your five most favorite aspects of yourself as a wild woman?: My intuition and my ability to connect deeply with people. My creativity and my drive to share art as soul medicine to help women awaken to their wildness. My passion to give and share light and truth. My strength to keep moving forward. My wisdom and knowledge of wild plants, fire making, how to survive in the wilderness, how to garden, how to prepare wholesome conscious meals and how to make herbal medicines .
What was the biggest realization, experience, or transformation that most helped you to start unleashing and embracing your wild feminine nature?: It started with discovering the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. Then I begun to research indigenous eating traditions which led me to discover the work of Daniel Vitalis. Listening to his teachings I begun to remember my own natural upbringing that I had strayed from. I begun to reconnect to my food and the Earth. Then I discovered Alexandra Schueler and Wild Woman Speaks and her work opened my eyes to the power of my moon cycle, to reconnecting with my sexuality and to embracing my natural state of being. Finally I gave myself permission to stop trying to "make money" and just start having fun, which for me meant just start painting! It was the best choice I ever made and my life has really begun to bloom in amazing ways. Now I know that my wild feminine nature is a gift and to fully embrace it is one of my most important missions.
What is your favorite part of expressing your wild feminine nature?: I don't have to fake anything or try to be anything I am not because I am authentic.
When do you feel the wildest?: In water and in the moonlight.
Why did you decide to participate in Wild Women Unveiled.: Because I am so inspired to share the truth, that living a wild life is wonderful.
What is your message to other women out there who are just beginning their journey as a wild woman, or haven’t started yet but feel the call of the wild woman speaking to their soul?: Start where you are and do what you can. It is okay to stick your toes in the water and explore your wildness. You don't have to dive head first but give yourself permission to take a step toward your wild self. She/you are so powerful and amazing.