§ We came to this world to LIVE OUT LOUD!
Honoring My Wild Nature
Visiting friends in Boston last week before heading to Europe for our grand summer of vagabonding, I heard a lot of awe (“Wow! Your summer sounds amazing!”) and exhaustion, (“Wow! Your Summer sounds exhausting!”).
And each time I smiled reminding myself that each of our dreams are as individual as we are.
For me, there is nothing better than hitting the open road, with my family and a duffle each, having daily adventures and meeting new people from all walks of life.
Some people are envious and wish they too could heed their inner calling for adventure and for others, our on-the-go itinerary seems exhausting. Their dreams involve a quiet cabin by the lake, reading, taking walks and playing board games or maybe just being home alone for a few hours, without anybody needing anything from them. Or heading to a spa for pampering and a massage followed by a delicious heathy meal.
And it may even change drastically from year to year and season to season. We women are cyclical beings and we often wax and wane with the moon. Each moment of every day telling us what we need to focus on now. How we can attend to ourselves and love ourselves more fully.
The key is to listen. To listen to our innermost calling. To listen to our needs and desires. To listen to our wild nature.
Listening to this inner wisdom tells me when I need adventure and to hit the open road and when I need to take a nap. It tells me when I need to go within and spend some time in quiet and when I need to reach out to others and connect deeply or get up and move my body.
Right now, it’s telling me that we need to spend next summer in the United States, spending more in-depth quality time with loved ones, camping, swimming in lakes, hiking in mountains, checking out colleges for my oldest daughter. There is a deep need to return to our roots and to regroup as a family. To reconnect deeply with our tribe.
To feed my wild nature that is craving deep connection to nature and to those I love.
Luckily, my family seems to be onboard. Our desires are in sync. The kids are wanting to spend more time closer to family and friends. To go camping. To feel their roots.
And so I start to make plans. Even though I have a year to go before next summer. Because I learned a long time that as I honor my wild nature and my desires through concrete action (plans, telling people about it, looking into what we want to do), beautiful opportunities open up, synchronicities abound and life becomes a magical adventure, no matter what I am doing.
What about you, what’s your wild nature craving? And how can you make it happen?
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