Name: Jodi Piotrowski
Occupation: Blogger, Administative Assistant, Singer, Composer, Lover of Life
Tell us about yourself!: I live in Maple Ridge BC, and I've lived in BC Canada all my life. I love nature, singing, good food, soulful expressions, soulful connections, meeting other wild sisters, and all things that spark the flame inside of me. I got married in October 2014 and my husband and I are having tons of fun being married. I'm into empowerment of all kinds, and creativity of all kinds. I started my blog this January that features different forms of my creative expressions including recipes, book reviews, music, and more. The content is very much inspired by my experiences in the virtual sisterhood temple that is Wild Feminine Unleashed. I am very much looking forward to growing with this group and sharing the enormous amounts of inspiration I'm soaking up from it, with the world.
What is your definition of what a “wild woman” is?: A wild woman is a woman who does not allow herself to be moulded and controlled by the forces of suppression that feel threatened by her existence.
She is someone who understands that her instinct and her intuition are the highest forms of intelligence, and she understands that she is connected to this intelligence at all times.
She is someone who values connection with all things and all people above the possession of anything or anyone.
She is someone who is in tune with a fire in her belly and an infinite ocean of love within her heart.
She is someone who understands that pleasure in its purest form is a gateway to wellbeing.
She is someone who has a reverence for nature and a sense of kindredness with plants and animals.
She is someone who understands her own divine nature, and the divinity of all other life forms in the universe.
She is someone who perceives her body as a magnificent temple and she passionately loves every ounce of her being.
She speaks a wisdom beyond logic that invokes shivers of recognition and remembrance amongst those who have forgotten the truth of who they are.
How would you describe your life was like before starting your journey of being a wild woman?: Before embracing my wild self I gave away my power a lot. I felt more stuck in my head and I felt like I had to prove myself and my worth in the world through my reasoning mind. Status and approval felt like things I needed to aquire in order to be listened to. All of these fundamential perceptions dramatically shifted as I embraced my wild woman self. The more I dance with my wild sisters the more I remember that my worth is inherent, that my intuition is genius,
and that being there for someone else is outrageously more valuable than impressing someone else with your accomplishments.
What were your biggest insecurities before engaging your inner wild woman?:Before engaging my inner wild woman I was scared of people being against me and judging me. I was scared of doing, saying, or acting the 'wrong' way. Interestingly, I found that when you're scared of being judged and of doing the wrong things, you can become very judgemental and critical of others. As I began embracing my wildness more and more I felt that within the wild feminine energy there is space for everything and love for everything. More and more now, I feel safe to embrace whatever preferences I have, and safe to allow them to change or evolve over time organically. I feel held and loved by my own self acceptance and by the hearts of my sisters, and I'm becoming much more accepting of all the different preferences of others. I feel like we're all very differenet here on this planet and
that's a very beautiful thing. I feel like the deeper and more widespread the wild feminine is embraced, the more space there is for us to be whatever and act however we want. I feel like the deeper I go into exploring my own truth the deeper I am held and loved.
What is your life like now that you are actively engaging your inner wild woman?: Now that I am actively engaging my wild woman I feel a hell of a lot more freedom in my life. I feel free to be my own highest authority in all of my decisions, I feel free to no longer seek the permission and approval from others as I continue to choose new ways to express the essence of my soul, I feel free to cultivate greater depths in the relationships I have with my sisters, I feel free to say no when it feels rights, I feel free to say fuck off when it feels appropriate, and I feel free to be a wild non-bra wearing, crazy dancing, silly seeking, love expressing, spirit whispering wife to my husband. I just feel so much more freedom in general.
What are your five most favorite aspects of yourself as a wild woman?:
1) My recognition of my unmeasurable inherent worth.
2) My ridiculous sense of humour and the freedom I feel to express it with deep and long belly laughs.
3) My heightened and fierce intuition.
4) My ability to SEE and FEEL the souls of others.
5) The reverence I feel for ALL of my emotions.
What was the biggest realization, experience, or transformation that most helped you to start unleashing and embracing your wild feminine nature?:When I was living in such a way where I was seeking status to be listened to, and approval from others to express myself I attracted a lot of controling and critical people. Or perhaps it's better to say that I drew out the controling nature of those that I surrounded myself with. I also observed time and time again that my true power was not being recognized by others, nor was my intelligence being respected or acknowledged. The words of criticism that I heard, and the condescension that I felt towards me started to escalate to a point where I could not accept listening to it anymore because it sooo went against the grain of my own truth. I then realized that the validation and approval I was seeking could only be found in one place and that was inside of myself. And the best way to unleash and embrace the wisdom of my inner truth was to allow myself to be completely wild and free. When I shifted my awareness and gave myself what I was seeking from others I found Wild Feminine Unleashed and ironically I also found a never-ending well of supportiveness, encouragement, and validation in this group.
What is your favorite part of expressing your wild feminine nature?: The immense fun that unfolds as I allow myself to really be me, and as I realize how supported and loved I am while doing so.
When do you feel the wildest?: Dancing, laughing, sinking my feet into the earth, listening to stories, sharing stories, singing, composing, writing, reading, sitting by a fire, staring up at the moon and the stars, hugging trees, howling, crying, preparing food, cooking, love making, adorning, oracle card reading, consciously tuning into my higher self, unrelentlessly loving.
Why did you decide to participate in Wild Women Unveiled?: I decided to participate in Wild Women Unveiled because I couldn't not. Part of being a wild woman is embracing every opportunity that sings to you, to share your story and lift other women up. This opportunity definitely sang to me ;)
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?: The time to shine and to remember that we're all aspects of one another is NOW. We're entering a new paradigm where competition is being replaced with compassion. At a soul and core level we know that we are not against each other but we are FOR each other and the more women who tune into this, the more this remembrance will sweep across the planet and heal so many things. You are unique and so precious, you are encouraged, you are supported, you are loved, and you can do this.