Embrace Your Wildish Nature
The wild feminine is on the rise and that is good news for highly sensitive people.
The wild feminine is about embracing our wildish natures, the ones that are at home in the energy that embraces us all.
The wild feminine is the part of us that has been demoted by left brained culture and ideas that act as yokes for the aliveness of the universe.
What Is Wildish Nature?
Wildish nature is the nature we have abandoned on our quest to conquer nature.
Wild nature is. It is what we come from, it is ancient wisdom.
Wildish nature is what ancient tribes connected with as their true homes.
Wildish nature is safe, it is on our side. It is all of natural intelligence ready to help us live in our authenticity.
Wildish nature has all in it, so it can be what it needs to be:
- quiet and still to listen
- curious about anything that doesn’t make sense
- open to all forms in information that is relevant in an situation
- strategic as called for
- aggressive when necessary
Wildish is our wholeness interacting with and supported by the universal life force.
Wildish nature is our creativity, our innocence and resourcefulness.
It is our spirits made manifest.
It’s our intuition at work.
Wildish Nature Cannot Be Controlled
One of the things I love about wildish nature is that it cannot be controlled.
In fact the minute you try to control it you have lost it.
As Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes in her fabulous book, Women Who Run With Wolves, wildish nature is like a river. It is subject to itself and not any man made laws. It is life itself. It just is.
Wildness isn’t tame but it isn’t pseudo wildness either. It isn’t a pose we put on for others or dressing in a wild way as a defense. There is no one to please, no orders to take. There is only what is and seeing it.
Wildness is honest.
As Dr. Estes writes, wildish nature lives in the life/death/life cycle. Not the product cycle, not the marketing cycle, not the election cycle.
Wildish nature is not organized or compartmentalized. It is receptive and responsive to what is.
Your Wildish Nature Is Your Empowerment
Your wildish nature embraces all aspects of yourself in engaging with life. There is no society to belong to, so class structure, no gold stars and perfect grades, no competitions, and no beauty contests.
Your wildness uses all of your senses, not in the service of self indulgence or consumerism, but as sources of intelligence and information.
There are no targets to hit. There is no growth for growth’s sake. There are no mansions needed.
Your wildish nature embraces the unfolding of all life. It only needs to be with it rather than over or under it.
The left-brained world buts you off from what does not suit it. whatever it deems ugly. So do not grunt or growl. Too ugly!
The left-brained world wants you chasing approval and prizes, while your life’s energy becomes sicker and sicker with the striving.
The left brained world has its order, and the full river of life is not welcome.
So leave your Real Self at the door if you must and sacrifice it for the ordeals of empty achievement.
Or try letting go of it so that you can allow your whole self to breathe again free of the corsets of cultural customs and requirements.
Your Wildish Nature Is Your Friend
Our wildness is a friend. It is a friend to us and lets us be a friend to the other wild things we live with.
Your wildness is all of you including the parts you do not like generally because you have been taught that those parts are ugly: softness and leaning and relaxing.
Wild nature is our natural curiosity at home in the real world.
Wildish nature is our intelligence at play.
We really don’t need anything else.
Great post, Marie.
You know, I feel I have tapped into something. Of lately I feel more comfortable being me, more confident and sure. More clear. I have let go of what others think of me (for the most part) and just enjoy being myself.
When I do this I have more fun, live more free, and to me- allow my wild self to breathe. I am more curious, more joyful, more peaceful and calm, slower and more centered with nature. I am in the moment and trust that I have all that I need. I find myself smiling more throughout my day, for no reason at all other than “I feel good right now. All is as it should be. This is just right”.
Thank you for an interesting article. I had not heard of this before. Though I have heard of the book you cited, and someone recommended it to me before. Maybe I will look into getting it!
Have a healthy day,
It’s nice to hear from you again.
I am glad that you are feeling freer and happier. A lot of what passes for opinion about people is really a lot of nonsense. It’s designe to make you feel that you are on the hook for others people pleasure or displeasure, which really keeps you subservient. There really is not a reason why any one of us shouldn’t enjoy life and just being ourselves.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I hope you get a chance to enjoy Estes’ book. It is a life changer.
All the best,
Great article! Loved the perspective of the left brain…
All the best,