What needs to die, so you can live?

Our Wildest Dreams by Brittany Pollard

20-04-2022 • 56 mins

What is your relationship like to death? Is it something you avoid or something you embrace? In this episode I share some lessons as well as a Mexican folktale that I recently learned from author, poet, and psychoanalyst Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estès. In this work she talks about the Life, Death, Life cycle, and how things need to die in order to be reborn into something new & more aligned. We can’t have life without death. We can’t have death without life. They’re interdependent. Sometimes we hold onto things way past their expiration date whether it’s ideas, relationships, careers, passions, beliefs, etc. And in holding onto it, we don’t give it a chance to regenerate into something deeper and wiser. We fear that once we let it die, it’s gone forever. And that’s just not true.

11:25 - The Life, Death, Life Cycle
25:44 - The Lady Calavera Mexican Folktale (Godmother Death)
44:28 - Takeaways from the story

Resources:
Women Who Run with The Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Theatre of The Imagination by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

About Brittany Pollard
Brittany Pollard is a wellness practitioner, trauma resolution coach, mother, storyteller, and founder of Our Wildest Dreams. Her work is grounded in creating spaces for women to rest, so they can connect to their bodies, imagination, and creativity. She offers coaching programs, Dare to Dream candles, and hosts events for individual and collective healing & dreaming.

Ways to engage:
Instagram @brittanychenise & @owildestdreams
Work with me! www.brittanypollard.com
Get your Dare to Dream meditation candles: www.brittanypollard.com/candles
Email: hello@brittanypollard.com

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