On Madness and Wild Women

by Vanessa Codorniu

Someone asked what madness means to me. Some people think women dancing ecstatically under a starry sky is madness or that men and women listening to their Souls and being guided by their hearts is madness.

Some see it as madness when you choose the road less traveled, for your Soul is the pathfinder of its own destiny.

Wild women and men with wild souls, it is not madness for me because that’s how I’ve lived now for a long time.

It’s like when people say ” OMG! OMG! I think I’m psychic!!! OMG IT’S SO CRAZY!!!” It’s not crazy at all. It’s our birthright. Part of my mission is to share that we all have these abilities and how to hone them so they can serve us and allow us to step into our greatest calling!

I live between the worlds and succeed in both daily, I help others do the same. Its normal for me and a way of life. I started going to spirituality festivals and dancing under the moon around bonfires 20 years ago, sweat lodges, journeying, healing with sisters, ritual and ceremony. I started holding women’s circles in 1999. It’s my normal place of existence and most if not all of the women in my life are like that too!

So madness to me is when you DON’T listen to your SOUL.

Madness is when you confine your spirit to BULLSHIT rules so you don’t even remember the wild woman/man that you are.

Madness is LISTENING TO OTHER PEOPLE’S OPINION OF WHO YOU SHOULD BE and HOW YOU SHOULD LIVE…that’s outright INSANITY to me.

Madness is a modern day malaise of conformity, mediocrity and escapism.

Madness is becoming ill, being separated from your SOUL.

Madness is believing what “they” say about your body, mind and spirit. “They” being a society or belief system that might confine your authentic being. “They” being those that without meaning to, have unfortunately informed your young self that you were not good enough, you were too much, not pretty enough, too beautiful, broken, repulsive, valueless and unworthy.

MADNESS is believing that it’s REAL. It’s not, it’s not.

MADNESS is believing the hype. Keeping up with the Joneses. Idol worship in the form of ego, sex, escapism and money.

I love abundance, sex and money…when you separate it from your SOUL and pursue it to replace the vacant space in your heart that needs your Spirit more than it needs an ego gratification it brings about unrest, disease and madness.

Thinking that madness is being creative, sexual or spiritual is part of the oppressive, chauvinistic bullshit we’ve all been fed for centuries so we can fear woman, the unknown, the dark, the MYSTERY and our most divine powers of creativity, sensuality and Spirit.

IF we associate MADNESS with WOMAN, SEX, SENSUALITY, CREATIVITY, THE DARK, NUMINOUS MYSTERY, INTUITION, THE SIGHT, UNBRIDLED CREATIVITY and PASSION well…who would want that disease?

“Not I,” said the cat.

No, sensuality, intuition, soul connection and divine ecstasy are part of our birthright and our path as we walk between the worlds to birth a new one.

It is pure madness to not be ALL IN and SHINE our LIGHT. In that regard…ah, it is a mad, mad world…

Being aligned with our Souls, our desires, our sacred community and our beautiful planet is our BIRTHRIGHT and our SOUL’S AGREEMENT…at least that’s the memo I got!

Much love, V


Journal, Volume 2 Issue 11