The word ‘wild’ to describe a person or lifestyle has come to mean hedonism, irresponsible behaviour and alcohol/drug abuse. A ‘wild’ party is one where you wake up with a really bad hangover. A ‘wild’ youth is one where you go seriously off the rails, often into self destructive behaviours.
In fact, free-spiritedness and creativity have often been linked by popular culture to this brand of ‘wildness’.
1. (of an animal or plant) living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated.
2. (of a place or region) uninhabited, uncultivated, or inhospitable.
It’s time to reclaim wild.
Our wild nature is a powerful connection with nature, our inborn wisdom and creativity, our unity with the land and all her creatures.
Living with a rescued animal who is genetically wild has taught me so much about my own wildness. Missy the parrot is not bred to live in a domestic setting and she’s very much in tune with her wild nature. She’s sassy, cheeky, playful and wilful. She knows her own mind and doesn’t care whether you approve of what she does or not. She is a whole being, on her own path, even after her history.
Our sense of wholeness with our own self is the most important part of wildness.
This Wildness is our birthright and our true way of being. Let’s reclaim wildness! Be WILD!