Cultivating Wildness with the Greenman
Green man is the result of Cosmic Father pairing with Mother Earth - He is the protector of all things wild, and the natural world.
As humanity steps ever further from the brink of the natural world that gave us life, Greenman reminds us, that as we breathe and eat, our continuing life is nurtured by the natural world.
One of the ways we can honor that green man archetype, is learning to cultivate a bit more wildness in our daily life.
Just a bit more than you are comfortable with. Remember everything in moderation, including moderation. When it comes to the wildman, don't be moderate, but don't be so extreme that you become destructive
Here is a little ritual, that you can do, right now, to help cultivate your wild side
Connect with the Wildness Within
Think about, is there an animal spirit that you connect with ?
Do you have some sort of amulet, totem or some object reflecting your connection with that animal?
If so, grab it. If not, follow along, then go get yourself something, and come back and do this process.
A Simple Ritual is all you Need
Take a few breaths,to ground yourself here and now
Look inward, deeper into your own being
Step away from who you think you are, in the daily world
Just leave that behind for a moment
Now, think about that animal, in a wild setting.
Imagine where that beast lives, the sights, sounds and important smells
What must it feel like to be that creature, in that setting
Take a moment to feel, what it must feel like to be that beast, then and there
Embody it and accentuate it
Move your mind to become one with this beast
Move as the creature does
Make sounds as the creature does
Allow yourself, to let go of your, for a brief moment - to experience the will of the wildness within
Bring that feeling into who you are
With your breath, breathe all of what you gained from that experience into your body
Every beat of your heart, augmented by the wildness of this being
Every breath, every sound you make, strengthened by its strength
All that you are, empowered by its essence - changing who you are in the world
Now, breathe that feeling into the amulet or totem you are holding
Give it three deep strong breaths, pushing that animalistic wild feeling into the amulet
When complete, set it aside in a safe place, so that you can pick it up
Wear it or hold it whenever you need to reconnect with the wildness of the animal you connected with
When you feel the energy of this beast, within you, in a daily setting, allow yourself to become a little bit more dangerous in the world
Give yourself permission to bring that sense of life and vitality into what you are.
Do this, and you will connect with your own inner Wildman, and make a difference in your daily life and the world around you.
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