"Negative complexes that arise along the way are banished...-your dreams will guide you the last part of the way-by putting your foot down, once and for all, and saying, 'I love my creative life more then I love cooperating with my own oppression.' If we were to abuse our children, Social Services would show up at our doors. If we were to abuse our pets, the Humane Society would come take us away. But there is no Creativity Patrol or Soul Police to intervene if we insist on starving our own souls. Thre is just us. We are the only ones to watch over the soul-Self...It is bitterly harsh to water them once a week, or once a month, or even once a year....They need us and need the water of our craft every day. Protect your creative life."
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes
"If you would avoid the... starved soul, name the problem for what it is - and fix it. Practice your work everyday. Then, let no thought, no man, no woman, no mate, no friend, no religion, no job, no crabbed voice force you into a famine. If necessary, show your incisors." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes