The very nature of nature is grounding. There is an inherent challenge that forces us to be present. We’re stripped from the illusions of our limitations and ultimately reacquainted with the intuitive nature of our being. Our wildish self.
Living wild doesn’t mean climbing the highest peak or jumping 30 feet from a cliff. It means you are connected with your soul and in tune with your core desires. Nature, with her brutal honesty, reflects back who we really are so we can tune in to what’s important - being true to ourselves.
In her poignant novel, Women Who Run With The Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes of the wild woman; a female archetype passed down by generations of women through stories.
She writes, “The way to maintain one's connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. This is the sorting of the seed from the dirt. One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon to us and things that call from our souls. To choose just because something mouthwatering stands before you will never satisfy the hunger of the soul-self. And that is what the intuition is for; it is the direct messenger of the soul.”
It’s time to live wild.