Calling Coyote: Q&A’s to ReWild the Heart

Coyote!  Coyote!  Coyote!

 

Lately I have felt like a sludgey ball of mush.  I am a masculine-identified person and even though I was brought up with the expectation that I be strong, powerful and grounded in all circumstances. Lately, I have been struggling with even getting out of bed.  How can I face the day to day when my courage has never been authentic?  How do I step into the role I was given?

-What is Masculine?

 

Dear What is Masculine?

I love that you signed your letter with the exact question I would like to bring up first– What is Masculine?  In our society, we are given lots and lots of examples of how to be.  If you google literally anything, you will be given photographic and text examples of what those things are.  Google “man” right now, I encourage you.

What did you find?

The majority are white, thin, able bodied, most with a man bun or a chic chopped hairstyle.  While a man can be these things, these things do not a man make!  I want you to remember this as the ground work for the healing we are about to do.  That you are creating whatever a man is for yourself.  The way you interact with life, how you decorate and nest in your own body, the things you choose for yourself, they are solely yours, masculine or feminine–or somewhere in between.

For you, I recommend a single tincture: Rose.

I could fill you up on Cayenne tincture, to help you go faster or do more. I could recommend Nettle or Oatstraw to help you absorb your natural Testosterone (or chemical!), I could ask you to try Ginseng to fire you up, or Saw Palmetto for your reproductive health, but why would I ask you to do more?  In our society, we are all pushed to do as much as we can, and often we do too much.  What I see here is that you don’t need to do more, but you need to give yourself permission to do less.  Relax.  Don’t get out of bed one day.  Rose will give you the patience, the tenderness and kindness that you deserve.  It will soften your hardened edges and help ease the pain of being asked to be something you are not.  It will help you breathe easy again.  It will unravel all that is knotted and smooth tension.  It will help you start again.

 

 


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Qijoty

Qijoty  began their herb journey in childhood- everything was and still is medicine mixed with play.  They spent much of their youth making poultices from strange unknown berries, communicating with ethereal beings, playing with Fae and creating stories that later became realities.  They have fought to keep all those things continually intact in them, finding their ‘adult’ home in Herbalism, Witchcraft, Clairvoyance, Lore and Divination.  Outside of their magic life (or rather, also in) they are a musician, a performance artist, a dog parent and an activist.  They believe that the world can be changed simply by listening and paying attention (especially to one’s own Self), that all things must end in love and that magic is everywhere, always.  They are currently going to school for Psychology.  They hope to work with Trans* folx and to make healthcare more accessible to folx of all paths.

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