I will not die an unlived life
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as a seed
goes to the next as a blossom
and that which came to me as blossom
goes on as fruit.
- Dawna Markova
what is rewilding
ReWilding can be defined as a return to a natural state.
We live in a time where work, speed and achievements are prioritised. We spend increasing amounts of time indoors and online. Demands, burnout, and stress are commonplace.
ReWilding Yourself makes time to disconnect from fast-paced virtual life, and step outdoors to wild landscapes not dominated by human activity. The invitation is to make time and space to open up to a bigger perspective and reconnect with what matters most in life.
This is the return to your natural state.
The Art of ReWilding creates the conditions and seeks out the contexts that support transformative nature-based experiences and empowered responses fit for the times we are living in.
if not now then when?
Alienated from nature, no longer experiencing it as a living presence, we sorely need to rediscover the sense that to be human is to be part of nature.
Once we understand that we’re connected to the environment, we see that the survival of our species depends on the survival of the planet.
Whilst a rational understanding of the ecological challenges we face is important, the deep behavioural changes that are needed, individually and collectively, are not going to be found on a whiteboard in an office, or from the pages of a book.
They come from a direct experience of our inter-relatedness with all life - it is the difference between reading about the sun on your skin and actually experiencing it.
It might be difficult for us to get back to a view of the world that came so naturally to our ancestors.
To find our empowered response in these times, in a way that is both vital and regenerative, we need to re-teach ourselves to see the universe as alive and to re-experience ourselves as part of nature.
My approach embraces a reciprocal way of being that sees personal development, creative approaches and therapy as a part of nature, as a whole.
This is what ‘to live sustainably’ feels or tastes like.
At home in the natural world
Image Credits: Karoline Hjorth & Ritta Ikonen, Alison Bettles and Sudir Shivaram.