Stories have been told for centuries, and are a rich part of the human experience. Every culture, race, and nationality pass down stories from generation to generation. Stories can be used for entertainment, to teach a moral lesson, or to preserve cultural history. A story can enthrall, entrance, dazzle, charm, captivate, enchant, fascinate, transfix, grip, or hypnotize the reader. It can make you ponder, mull over, contemplate, consider, ruminate, and turn over in your mind. Stories help us make sense of our lives. We can build bridges and make connections to the characters in the story. They point us in the right directions when we don't know which way to go. They move us forward when we are stuck. Stories can be the medicine and elixir needed to heal.
As we close out 2015, and get ready to welcome 2016, I'd like to gift you with a story. This is the story of La Loba, or the Wolf Woman. The first time I heard this story, I immediately thought of the postpartum journey one must take to fully become a mother or father. If you have ever given birth before, this story will speak to you. If you are in the preparation phase, tuck this story away for later; it will speak to you, too.
I hope you find this story the medicine you need today. If not today, don't worry. You will have this story embedded in your subconscious, ready to be used when needed.
Once you've listened to the story of La Loba, take a few moments to jot down anything that resonated with you. You can journal words and phrases, or draw a simple picture to capture your thoughts. In the comment section, please share with us what you are walking away with after hearing this story!