RE-Wilding ourselves

Rewilding ourselves
Alpine meadow in full bloom, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, Austria | © Gerdi Verwoert 2020

Spring comes to the mountains later than it does in the valleys. Because of it, we get to experience new life emerging in the form of an abundance of wildflowers all over mountainsides at a time when summer in many other places is already well underway.

There is so much more variety to the flowers on those mountain meadows. So many different species find a place there to take root.

Very different from the fields and meadows in the valleys or the fields close to the cities where my clients often live.

There you’ll find hardly any variety. Often you only find 2 or 3 different types of flowers. Like dandelions, buttercups and clover.

It’s because those fields are all worked the same way. Fertilized the same way. Never having the chance to develop in a (more) natural way; to express itself in a way that’s unique to their soil, climate, location and the animals that live on it.

That’s not very dissimilar from how we humans live life.

We are expected to fit ‘the mould’. To develop in a certain way; along a particular trajectory. Curbing our yearning to express ourselves in a way that’s unique to our character (soil), circumstances (climate, location) and desires.

We can change that though!

Just like those intensely fertilized and farmed fields can be returned to their natural state i.e. rewilded, so can we ‘re-wild’ ourselves.

Starting with re-connecting with and grounding ourselves in our E S S E N C E; in who we are at our core. Starting with re-connecting with and then living in line with our core values.

What are yours?

As always …

Go dare greatly!

— Gerdi