Re-wilding means to return to a more wild or natural state; it is the process of undoing domestication and is considered a more holistic approach to living that encompasses mind, body, and spirit.
Re-Wilding wasn’t a term I was familiar with until a friend recently sent me an article about this “new” old way of being.
I find the term fascinating and even a bit defiant. From our first breath, until our last, social conditioning wields it’s power over us, forcing us to conform, instilling in us a sense of civility. We quickly lose our curiosity and are taught to be fearful of anything outside of the societal box created for us. So, the idea of getting back to a more authentic way of living intrigues me.
This summer, we took the plunge and purchased a home on 11 acres, though not quite off the grid (we have power, septic, well water), it’s really more of a “Homestead” than just a home. There’s a barn, pastures, even a spring fed pond! Our nearest neighbors are elk who bed down in our over grown pastures, and the nearest big town, with more than 1500 people, is an hour away. We are tucked beneath a stunning view of a majestic, sleeping volcano and between dense forests that hold many medicinal herbs and plentiful food sources.
Everything my heart…our hearts have longed for.
I think I have a natural inclination toward this sort of subsistent lifestyle. The past few years have found me busily learning about gardening, canning, hunting, soap making, as well as other skills of self-sufficiency.
I can’t wait to share what I learn and I hope you’ll share too! In fact, let’s make 2017 the year we begin re-wilding our lives and find a more authentic path for our lives. Who is with me?!
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