A love letter for you
Seeking a rich, layered, nourishing life living with your own nature and the nature of the more-than-human world does not make you:
- lacking motivation
- a time waster
These words are the connotations of labels our (capitalist, patriarchal, white supremacist, human centric) over-culture gives to us nature lovers (think 'hippy', 'witch', 'eco warrior' etc.) to make sure we don't stray from the narrow path we have been prescribed, and to keep us separate from the nature of the more-than-human world and our own inner nature. This shaming stops us finding our own way through the woods of life.
What I want you to know is that this returning to oneself, this rewilding of the soul, through rediscovering our own nature and the nature of the more-than-human world, is vital for our wellbeing. Our relationship with nature is a fundamental human need. We evolved with nature for millennia. You are not frivolous, idealistic, unrealistic.
You are seeking a way of being that will bring you - and our broken relationship with the earth - back to life, back to yourself. Go bravely and courageously hand-in-hand with fellow starry-eyed learners, wanderers, knowledge seekers.
Nature is for all of us. We are nature. We belong. You belong.
p.s. If you'd like to deepen your relationship with the more-than-human world and with your own inner nature in pace with the seasons, Rewild Your Soul - A Year Of Seasonal Adventures is open for enrolment. The Early Bird Rate is open until midnight BST, Monday 19 September 2022.