Dear Wild Sister
In my last letter to you I invited you to awaken your wild you and asked you to question yourself in all areas of your existence. One question I asked was
What does Wild even mean or look like to you?
Did you answer it? Was your answer what you thought it would be? Understanding what wild means to you will go a long way in the awakening of your own inner wild.
My interpretation of wild is:
Wild : something in its natural state – untamed, uncaged, uncontrolled; fiercely positive, primal and true.
I hear wild and I feel excited and energised. Everyone is wild at their core but not everyone knows how to or wants to release and rewild it. I wonder, what emotions or reactions does the word wild evoke in you? Is it a state of being? Is it a personality trait? Is it a lifestyle? Is it to be feared or revered? Is it something you are (or are not)? Is it an it or maybe a her/she?
I know I’m asking more questions, but how can we awaken something within if we don’t know who or what it is, and understand what it means to us on a very personal level?
Do you feel tamed or hemmed in by modern life and societal obligations and standards? I regularly feel the need to break free from the confines of my life, just for a little while, especially in the lead up to my period. It’s a strong yearning to be outdoors and most definitely alone. It’s like a primal urge to face the wind or be cleansed by the rain. I have come to realise more and more that the rewilding lies not with the external elements but my inner values. Knowing and, more importantly, living and honouring these values on a daily basis is where my true rewilding is taking place. Its a journey establishing personal boundaries, taking a hard look in the mirror at my flaws, or rather my imperfections, and accepting or rejecting what fits or doesn’t, as well as confronting my past, my beliefs and my actions. The path is a never ending spiral, the journey, wild.
This is our time to take and make space for ourselves, turn inwards to nurture ourselves and get to know ourselves better. You may find power in remembering your roots and ancestry or perhaps your wild is your release from familial traditions and cycles. We can reclaim who we truly are.
Are you ready to meet your inner Wild Woman or have you met her and are enjoying the dance through life?
How are you breaking free and rewilding yourself? If you’ve never been tamed, how do you stay wild? Is your wild already awake?
This letter comes to you with more questions than it does answers, but surely that’s a good thing? Your journey and path to this point and beyond has been and will be different from mine, because it’s yours, and so too is your knowing of Wild.