Part 1: The Three-Eyed Raven
Part 2: The Crystal Healer
Part 3: The Intuitive Witch
Part 4: The Inquisitive She Wolf
Part 5: The Warrior Woman
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Welcome back to another episode. This is part of a six-part series on the Inner Healer Archetypes. If you haven’t started with episode 178 on the Three-Eyed Raven, I recommend you go and listen to the introduction to that episode just to get on the same page and then of course come and circle back to this episode. With that, let’s dive in as we start to peel back the layers of more of these Inner Healer Archetypes.
Welcome to the next installment of this mini-series on the Inner Healer Archetypes. And today we’re going to be talking about the Inquisitive She-Wolf. So we’re going to start by asking ourselves and our intuition, our higher self, what does that look like for you? What do you see when you hear the words Inquisitive She-Wolf? What do you feel and how does this feel within you? What thoughts come to mind? And if you declared to yourself, I am the Inquisitive She-Wolf, how would you act? How would you show up? What self-healing would you be drawn to? I can’t wait to dive into this archetype because it is one I think that a fair amount of this community resonates with, but also one that some of us might see our shadow in and we might want to be able to tap into this a little bit more.
And this is another one of my more Shadow Archetypes personally, where the Inquisitive She-Wolf and the Intuitive Witch are actually a really good pair and you’ll hear why in a second. But I feel like I embody more of the Intuitive Witch, and so, the Inquisitive She-Wolf is that part of me that I can always tap into more of this energy. I need to remember that I also have this Inquisitive She-Wolf within me. So she’s the researcher and her traits are that she loves asking questions and finding solutions to problems. But in contrast to the Intuitive Witch who seeks these solutions to problems in this very emotional, intuitive, feeling-into-the-energy-of-things ways, the Inquisitive She-Wolf does it by researching, by gathering information. She’s that all-I-do-is-work-work-work-work-work-work girl because she tries to find all of the answers, she reads all of the articles. And she’s dropping her knowledge left and she’s dropping her knowledge right.
She is the truth-seeker, she is the scholar, she is the academic. She is a lifelong learner. If you feel like you are always enrolled in some program and learning more and reading more and reading the books and all of that, then you might resonate with this archetype of being the Inquisitive She-Wolf. And she is inquisitive. She asks questions. She wants to seek that truth and she wants to gather the information in order to find the truth and find the answer. She’s also not afraid to change her mind if she gathers new information that maybe contradicts her old belief. So she might have a specific opinion or belief on something, new research comes out, she gathers more information and she realizes that it’s okay to change her opinion or her stance on something as she gathers more information that previously wasn’t available.
So she makes more of her decisions based on the facts; the facts baby. So she is tuned into the science and she’s great at finding multiple solutions to a problem. So she doesn’t necessarily declare there’s only one right answer, but she realizes that there’s bio-individuality within all of us, but that there is maybe a specific way for that person to heal in their own best way, based on the research, based on the information that she has. So, for example, when I was starting my healing process and going on my functional medicine path and journey of healing, the way that I healed with hormone imbalance, parasites, bacterial overgrowth, infections, et cetera, will be different than somebody who is struggling with something completely different. Maybe they had high testosterone, whereas I had no testosterone. So that pathway is going to be different, but we’re going to use the facts of the lab tests and the things that are coming back, the information that we do know in order to figure out the best solution. So she’s great at figuring out those multiple solutions so you might actually be a really good practitioner.
The Inquisitive She-Wolf, Intuitive Witch are potentially BFFs because they’re opposites, but they’re super potent together. So does that make sense, where the Inquisitive She-Wolf is so tapped into the science and the research the Intuitive Witch is so tapped into the universal energy and her intuition, that together, it’s just like ‘poo’ fire? But we all have both of these within us. So we don’t have to go seek a BFF, not that you can’t or shouldn’t have a BFF, but we can have that both within us and just be even more potent. The Three-Eyed Raven comes to the Inquisitive She-Wolf to glean her information. So we talked about in the first round of the series, the first archetype we dissected was the Three-Eyed Raven. And the Three-Eyed Raven, she’s got her team and she’s gathering information so she’s probably going to come to the Inquisitive She-Wolf and be like, well, what do you think? And what does the research say? And then she’s going to go to the Intuitive Witch, and say, okay, well, what does your intuition tell you? And so, she’s kind of got it all over there, the Three-Eyed Raven, whereas the Intuitive Witch and the Inquisitive She-Wolf have their specific niche zones of genius.
So, Inquisitive She-Wolf also believes in treating the root cause of disease. So she likes to dig, dig, dig, dig. She digs deep. She’s the archeologist, she’s the detective. She’s the citizen scientist that is the advocate for her body and her health but also likes to encourage other people to be their own advocate as well. And functional medicine really aligns with her because it’s one of the few methods or ways of treating disease that really gets to the root cause, what is underneath that, when you dig, what do you see, instead of just touching the surface. So through lab testing and looking at the gut microbiome and underlying infections, at hormonal imbalances amongst other things, this is how you are going to see the root challenges, causes of whatever physical symptoms are presenting themselves on the surface. And the Inquisitive She-Wolf, she’s like, yes, I want to get to the root of this. I don’t want to just cover things up with a band-aid. I want to be that detective and I want to understand what’s going on underneath the layers of not only my body so I can heal in the best way for me, but also potentially as a practitioner, she wants to help people also get to the root and help them peel back the layers of what’s going on under their skin.
The Inquisitive She-Wolf also likes things to be in order and structured. So you might see this in your physical space if your most potent and inherent archetype is the Inquisitive She-Wolf. You might be someone who is very orderly and structured or at least likes it. Think of it like the elimination diet too. So I’m assuming most of my listeners probably have been on some type of elimination diet since you’re here, probably because you’re moving past the food and realizing how much food has helped you heal but you’re looking for something a little bit deeper than that or beyond that to integrate in conjunction with it. So, elimination diet; you are someone who wants to do it right and you want to do it in a structured way.
So you probably were like, okay, I’m going to create this whole schedule. I’m going to eliminate corn for two weeks, I’m going to eliminate gluten for two weeks, dairy, et cetera, all these different food groups that might have cross-reactions or are just inflammatory for the body. And then you’re going to re-introduce them according to a protocol where it’s like, okay, I’m going to take one bite, wait 15 minutes, I’m going to take another bite, wait 15 minutes, then I’ll have a small portion. I’m going to wait 24 hours and I’m going to see what sort of symptoms might arise after that 24-hour period and do this in a very structured way. And that is much more structured than just saying, I’m going to take out gluten for a while and I’m just going to see how I feel being gluten-free or I don’t know, maybe I should cut dairy out for a little bit, but then two weeks later you have a bite of cheese and then you take it out again and it’s not really structured, right?
That’s more just like you are experimenting but you haven’t really set this schedule, this protocol, this structure to figuring out what is actually triggering you in the food world. So the Inquisitive She-Wolf is going to create that structure. She doesn’t want her time to be wasted. She doesn’t want to just lackadaisical do this or do this kind of half-assed. She’s like, okay, this is what I’m doing, I’m going to stick to it. And I’m going to do it in a structured way so I get the answers. Because she wants the answer. She wants that deeper understanding of herself, her body in the world.
The strengths of the Inquisitive She-Wolf are that she’s bold, she’s independent, there’s no issue she can’t find a solution to. So she is #independentwoman. She is self-sufficient and she might even enjoy being on her own. She might really, really find that time alone to be sacred and she’s happy with herself. She maybe has found that anyone she’s dated has had a hard time keeping up with her because they might be actually a little intimidated by her or her drive or her power or her intelligence. And yes, you can take care of yourself, but it also doesn’t mean that you don’t need love and want comfort and can be taken care of sometimes. So this is one of those strength and weaknesses or strength and challenges is a word I like better.
She is so strong and driven and motivated. She’s intelligent. She is an independent woman who is self-sufficient, but if she doesn’t allow herself to receive love, open up to receive help sometimes, she’s going to get super burned out. She might feel lonely, even if she, for the most part, likes being on her own. We all need human connection. So again, super strength because she is the warrior woman. Not the Warrior Woman Archetype, but she has a warrior woman inside of her that is independent, hardworking, go, go, go. But she also needs love. And she might without the intention of doing this, accidentally close herself off to some connection, human connection because she’s just so driven.
Other strengths of the Inquisitive She-Wolf is that she’s a creative healer and she loves to think logically. So in shamanic healing, at least through a shaman that I used to work with, he taught me about different archetypes. And one of the archetypes is the Scholar. So the Inquisitive She-Wolf is also that. She embodies the energy of the Scholar as well and she spends a lot of time in her mind, just investigating and exploring new ideas, brainstorming, thinking, and creatively thinking in new ways. She likes to challenge herself and her brain and the way she thinks and she likes to find research, data, information, published journal articles that can back up the things that she’s thinking and create this ordered thought process that is easy to follow. And just like that elimination diet, she likes the structure to it versus this ambiguousness.
The Scholar energy, which is in line with the Inquisitive She-Wolf, is also one that you may have more of this affinity to absorb and integrate information from the world. Not just things you read or books you read or articles online you read, but also just information that we’re constantly picking up around us in general. You have this affinity for just absorbing that and making it easy for other people to understand, and to continuously gather more and more information and develop a deeper understanding within you so that you can also share that and disseminate that information. So on a really basic level, the Scholar is also the student of life. She is a student of planet earth and she’s constantly learning. She is also organized, as we mentioned, and likes to handle situations in this really fair manner. So she’s a scientist, a researcher, but also a little bit of the judge. Not in a judgemental way but more of this judge in a courthouse, gather the information. I’m thinking of the scale, right? The scale that we see that’s weighing the left versus the right side and weighing things out.
So she is more non-biased and that is because she uses the science and she uses the facts to gather up all the evidence in order to make the decision or in the case of a court case, being that judge and making that final determination. And that makes her a really good teacher too because I think that really some of the most amazing teachers I’ve ever had just encouraged me to think critically. So she’s going to encourage other people to think critically and to gather their own information, but also she has a lot of her own that she can share and present it in a way that is not overly biased one way or the other.
The Inquisitive She-Wolf has challenges like all the archetypes, some of which we’ve already discussed, but one of the main ones is that she needs to sometimes just get quiet with herself and ask herself, how do I feel instead of what do I think? She’s pretty cerebral and she’s in her head a lot. And sometimes she forgets to just surrender the intelligence of her mind to the intelligence of her heart because her heart is also so wise and has this beautiful and strong, energetic charge that influences our energy and the energy of things around us. And it’s also the heart is a gatherer of information. Yes, we gather information through our mind, but we also gather information through our energy body in that portal of our heart.
So if you are listening and you’re like, okay, I align most with this one, the Inquisitive She-Wolf, but when you listened to the Intuitive Witch yesterday or whenever you listened to the Intuitive Witch, you might be like, whoa, I’m not super tapped into my intuition or my feelings. At least your first inclination is to think of, what does my mind think, what does the science say before you might tap into, well, what does my heart feel? So don’t discredit your feelings and your intuition and those little butterflies you get, good or bad. Sometimes we also get this yucky feeling or this fear-based feeling that’s telling us not to do something. Careful of that fear. Fear is not always the best guide, but love is. So tap into your heart, tap into that heart chakra in order to surrender the intelligence of the head to the heart if you are strongest in this archetype.
So your feelings are valid, your emotions are important. In fact, they are vital because it’s not all based on facts, right? Let yourself be an emotional human being. You don’t need to analyze everything. And then also it’s really important for the Inquisitive She-Wolf to pause between finishing one thing and going onto the next thing. So because she’s cerebral, she’s scholarly, she’s intelligent, that brain is so smart. But she might have a tendency to, just thinking of a simple example, of reading an article and then she finishes it, and then there’s a suggested article at the bottom of the page and she clicks the next one and she reads that one. She clicks the next one and she reads it. And so, she’s just continuing to be this sponge. And if you were constantly a sponge, then we get really full and that can actually lead to anxiety, that can lead to fatigue. And so, you want to be able to ring out your sponge and let go of some of that in order to make space for you to digest and incorporate, integrate more information. So just something for her to be aware of is, am I constantly being the sponge or am I taking just a second to rinse myself out before I go on to then learn more?
So she loves this. She loves that learning, but sometimes it’s hard for her to pause and reflect and let some space occur before she jumps into the next thing. And that really goes back to our creative cycle. Our creative cycle is ‘be, do, have‘. ‘Be‘ is associated more with I think of it as the cloud above your head that is just the silence and stillness of your higher self and the universe. And then the ‘do‘ comes into your brain and your mind. That’s when the idea that occurred in your imagination and creative process up there in space comes in and it actualizes into a real idea into your mind and then we do it. We take action. I think of your hands and your hands going then out and doing the thing, taking action on that idea so that now you have this thing, it’s in reality, you are the creator. But then we have to go back up and finish and complete the loop of going back up to the ‘be‘, which is then after we have created and made this thing tangible, then we need that pause again.
And in that pause and that journey back up to the ‘be‘ above your head like that cloud, it allows you to let go of anything that didn’t serve you through that process and to just integrate, to reflect and clear a little bit. That’s that rinsing part of the process. That sponge is rinsing out and then bam goes back into the ‘do‘, into the mind again, the ‘have‘, the ‘be‘ and it’s this full circle of the creative cycle. But the challenge for the Inquisitive She-Wolf is the process, the journey of ‘have‘ to ‘be‘. ‘Be‘ might not be her comfort zone. You might actually be someone who finds it challenging to meditate and just stop. And so, what I would encourage the Inquisitive She-Wolf to do is to be really mindful of the pause. And even if you feel like I’m not good at meditating, I can’t do this, I’m just bad, I can’t, or I’m afraid of it, what’s going to happen in the silence, just try it. Just try the meditation process because it’s going to benefit you.
And actually, now that you’ve rinsed out your sponge, you’re going to be able to absorb and keep and store information more effectively and efficiently as you continue to learn and be that lifelong student. So ‘be, do, have‘, the Inquisitive She-Wolf sometimes get stuck in, ‘do‘, ‘have‘, ‘do‘, ‘have‘, ‘do‘, ‘have‘ and she’s just like cerebral process, have, create, cerebral process, have, create and she forgets that pause, that cleansing integrating part of stillness and resetting.
Another challenge of the Inquisitive She-Wolf is that it’s easy for her to take on everyone else’s problems so she needs to remember to delegate. So yes, girl, you are wicked smart, but that does not mean that you have to find the answers for everyone and be everything to everyone. You don’t have to be everyone else’s healer. There’s a quote by Yoko Ono that says “healing yourself is connected with healing others.” And I think that’s potent because if the Inquisitive She-Wolf is simply just gathering this information for her own healing, it’s going to naturally then affect the people around her as she does share what she’s learned and help other people. But she’s not responsible for anybody except for herself. So she’s not responsible to be everyone’s practitioner, doctor, healer, mentor, friend, therapist, et cetera. Her major role is healing herself and being in this place of joy. Our life purpose is joy, is happiness. And so, how can she let this learning, this scholarly part of her be just really fun and enjoyable, then it’s easy to share with other people, but she’s not feeling responsible for everybody else?
And it’s okay for the Inquisitive She-Wolf to ask for help, and I was speaking to this before, but allowing herself to receive. This is more of a Masculine Energy Archetype so that is that energy of the structure, the protocols, the research, the doing. And so, it’s important for her to tap into her sacred feminine of trusting the process, stepping away for the silence and meditation, allowing herself to receive love, help support, not being afraid to ask for help or delegate things to other people so that she is not that full sponge. She’s got to rinse. Rinse and reflect, let go, then repeat. And remember that full process of the creative cycle ‘be, do, have‘.
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The goddess energy here for the Inquisitive She-Wolf; the first is Goddess Maat, M-A-A-T, and she’s the goddess of fairness. She says this situation will be handled in a fair and just manner. And actually, I just realized that this goddess energy, she’s an Egyptian goddess, and she’s holding that scale. There’s a feather in one of the containers and then there’s a bird in the other. And so, this is that energy of weighing out what do the facts say, what does the research say? I’m going to weigh out the pros and cons. I’m going to get structured about this in order to create a really unbiased opinion and also let that opinion be open to change and evolution.
Other goddess energy that she embodies is Goddess Freya and she is the goddess of boldness, being bold. She says unleash your adventurous side, take risks, and be daring. And she’s got this electric sexual. She’s a sexy woman. And she has this energy which is super independent and bold and not afraid to stand up for herself and take care of herself and be that super-powerful leader, but she just needs to remember. And she has this horn around her neck in this picture, which is a reminder to not be afraid to blow the horn and call out for guidance and help. It’s like she doesn’t have to bear the weight of the world on her shoulders and she doesn’t even have to figure out all her problems on her own, even though she’s really good at that. She’s allowed to ask for advice. She’s allowed to tap into energy of her own inner Intuitive Witch as well, and let herself feel her emotions.
Goddess Green Tara, another energy that shows up in this archetype, and this is the goddess of delegation. So she says to start delegating, as we mentioned, and also ask others to help you instead of trying to do everything by yourself. So again, that really just goes back to the independent woman energy as well. It’s like, it’s okay to ask for help, it’s okay to delegate. And actually, when you do that, you can be more tapped into your zone of genius. If you are a business owner and you are the Inquisitive She-Wolf, then I want you to really notice what parts of your daily tasks or weekly tasks are not in your zone of genius, are not the part that makes you feel alive and excited. And we need you, the world needs you to be in your zone of genius and this flow state and not doing all the little, little things. So if that’s you, if you’re the business owner, I want you to start delegating some of the things that are more menial that someone else could easily do, that you could pay them to do, so that you can actually tap into your zone of genius in a more powerful way.
Last goddess energy here is Goddess Kali, and she is the goddess of endings and beginnings. And she says the old must be released so that the new can enter. That’s that ‘be, do, have‘. So sometimes this archetype forgets that she can’t just ‘do‘, ‘have‘, ‘do‘, ‘have‘, ‘do‘, ‘have‘ all the time and get stuck in that broken record player, eh-er-eh-er-eh-er, back and forth, right? She needs to pause. Meditation is going to open up a whole new power and possibility within you if you simply allow yourself and train yourself to do it, to just do it. I have a feeling that this energy of the person who resonates with this archetype is going to be a little afraid to do that. She’s like, whoa, what is in the silence of my mind? What’s there? I don’t know and there’s no article I can read about what’s going to be there so I’m scared shitless. And maybe you’ve overcome some of that already, maybe not. If you haven’t, I just want to encourage you to find the courage within yourself to try and to see that actually the thing that you might be resisting so much, which is that pause, that silence, that reflection, the emotional piece is actually the part that is going to fill you up and make you feel more whole and allow your life to be a little easier. So just take that and see how that resonates with you. Let there be endings and beginnings and not this constant state of doing.
All right, my friends. So the Inquisitive She-Wolf; as her, and you bring her in front of you, how would you speak? How would you act? How would you receive? How would you show up in all the areas of your life if you embodied more of her, that Inquisitive She-Wolf within you? What actions would you take? How would you love on yourself? And then literally bring her in front of you, however you see her, and ask her, how can she support you today? How can she support you today? What parts of her essence will be helpful to you? Are there parts of this archetype that need to be healed? And notice that too. This is one of the archetypes I’m working on healing because I love the emotional piece. I don’t always love the research piece. It’s fascinating to me, but I don’t necessarily like to put my time into that piece. And part of the way that I started to heal it is to make it more fun. So I make it this sacred time-out, this piece of time I’ve carved out to just learn and be the lifelong learner and the scholar, and just allow myself to tap into that energy instead of being like, no, I just want to feel and be in my upper chakras. The way to heal it is to step into it so I’ve been stepping into this archetype lately, actually.
The Inquisitive She-Wolf, she works in the mind. She is very much focused on the tangible and what she can see in front of her so she might also need to close her eyes and see what’s beyond the veil, what’s in the dimensions beyond the third dimension. And when she taps into that, again, that’s going to make her even more powerful. And then ask her, how can you support her today? Beautiful. So let me know what ‘ahas’ or breakthroughs you have from today’s episode. I cannot wait to share more with you. We’ve just got a couple of archetypes left. I hope that you are learning about yourself as we go through the characteristics of each of these; how they might be your shadow, maybe they are your superpower, and how can we integrate all of them into us and bring them out, bring them to the surface so that you are the most powerful, self-healing goddess in the freaking world?
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June 17, 2021