Name: Darion Murdock
Occupation: Yoga Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant (Student)
Tell us about yourself!: I love all things dealing with yoga, food, and art. I’ve been a yoga teacher for about a year now, I’ve been practicing for about 3. I love diversity and exploring uncharted territory. I enjoy being outside in the sun, playing in the rain, and being upside down. I live with my partner, go to school, teach yoga, and work as a Social Skills therapist for children with Autism. I love people, all types of people and just want everyone to have a good time, most of the time that they’re here.
What is your definition of what a “wild woman” is?: A wild woman is hard to define. That’s what makes her wild. She is aware, alive, and accepting during her best times. Although she still experiences great challenges, the belief she holds within fuels her in overcoming them. A wild woman sees medicine in everything and every moment.
How would you describe your life was like before starting your journey of being a wild woman?: Life before tapping into my wild feminine nature was challenging. I spent so much time worrying about the future, relying on others to make life decisions, and a bunch of energy went into self-abuse. I thought negative self-talk was normal, and the means of connection between females. I was stuck within a “guilt-loop” where I would mentally fabricate this ideal version of myself, and if I didn’t meet those standards I would feel guilty or worthless. Typically I would bandage those feelings with junk food and the cycle would continue; a very fruitless pattern.
What were your biggest insecurities before engaging your inner wild woman?: My greatest insecurities stemmed from not trusting myself. I was always asking the opinions of those around me, and basing my decisions off of them. I was also very insecure about my sexuality. I felt ashamed and guilty after sex, and had very poor communication skills in the bedroom. I was always second-guessing myself, terrified of having to deal with any type of conflict. So I would chose to just stay quiet and go with the flow, not only sexually, but also within life.
What is your life like now that you are actively engaging your inner wild woman?: I feel so much more empowered, ready, and full of unconditional love for all that is. I trust my gut at all costs, and I’ve developed a strong backbone. Through breath, I can conquer any challenge thrown at me, so I worry much less about the future. I spend time every morning telling myself what a bad ass I am ☺. I was very deep in negative self-talk, so I constantly make lists of things I’m grateful for, and practice looking beyond myself and into total acceptance. I haven’t mastered my wild woman, she is still growing, and I’m still very young, but I’m much more aware of when I’m falling into old fruitless patterns now.
What are your five most favorite aspects of yourself as a wild woman?:
Positive, most of the time.
Living in abundance.
What was the biggest realization, experience, or transformation that most helped you to start unleashing and embracing your wild feminine nature?: Moving everyday and taking time to connect with breath was a HUGE realization. It totally brings the mind to the right place, the present, where all the power lives. I also realized the importance of caring for my body through nutrition and rituals. Most recently I realized the importance of respecting and surrendering to my moon cycle rather than rejecting it.
What is your favorite part of expressing your wild feminine nature?: My favorite part is how much you can learn, about yourself and nature, when you allow yourself to embody receptivity with no resistance.
When do you feel the wildest?: I feel the wildest yang energies on full moons and deepest yin energies during new moons.
Why did you decide to participate in Wild Women Unveiled.: I decided to participate in Wild Woman Unveiled because my gut spoke, why not fearlessly open your heart to a community of women interested in doing this type of work!
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?: To woman just starting this journey, remember there is no rush, the work never stops, and the smallest acts within the smallest moments created the greatest waves. Self-love is step one.