LET YOUR WILD THROUGH
We all have wild in us
Let’s face it, most of us are living less than fully expressed. We confine and conform ourselves to society’s standards, our friend’s and family’s exceptions, and our own thoughts about who we think we are and who we think we’re not. There is such hunger for many to live expressed, to freely share themselves, to be their calling, which is simply just being themselves. Yet despite this hunger that many have, the conforming, the placating others and the dimming down of ourselves wins the show. Our fears of non-acceptance, non-love, and non-belonging outshine in our psyche and we bow down to the illusions of such realities.
We all have wild in us. That wild expresses differently, but we all have it. If you have any doubts about this I give you full permission to erase them. There is a fire that birthed us all and that spark never left us, it only got covered up. Expressing yourself and letting your wild through doesn’t need to look any specific way. You don’t need to run around looking crazy, or be seen by many, or save the world, though you can, all that is perfectly valid. However what is required is that fear doesn’t run the show of your life. That you choose your actions, your words, your expressions and your ways of being based on your own integrity and not what the world or even the thoughts in your own head tell you. The only reference point that gets a say in living wild is your heart.
The primary pitfalls that lead to a muted life are wanting approval by others, fearing we will hurt somebody by being ourselves and thinking that we are right from our current vantage point. 1: You will never be approved by all. It just won’t happen. It’s best to accept that one as quickly as possible. Some will like you and some won’t. Its ok to not be liked. 2: You being you is not going to hurt someone else or take anything away from them. Each being is responsible for their own perspectives and it’s not your responsibility to navigate that for them. It is their free will to believe and see as they do. I am not saying don’t be kind, caring or attuned to others, but I am saying don’t allow someones else’s development or lack there of, decide who you are. 3: Being wild has nothing to do with being right. The louder, more aggressive personality doesn’t win in wildness. Rightness is still conforming, it’s conforming to your own perspective. The only perspective I have ever had inside of wildness is love for all. Not even my own mind’s ideas count or have credence. There is an intelligence beyond your thoughts. The gateway into is your heart. Choosing love for every single expression lets you in.
FINDING YOUR FULL EXPRESSION
Being all of you
Now most of us have built up a lot of layers. Layers of mental defense, layers of repressed feelings, and layers of bodily protective patterns. It can sometimes seem like there is a lot in the way, and there is some truth to that. Most people really don’t even know just how much is in the way of their wildness, or said another way, of their purely authentic being. They only know that maybe they don’t have as much energy as they would like to have, or they don’t feel as good as they would like to feel in their body, or they can’t seem to find their purpose or drive in life. These are the ever so frequent side effects of being covered up underneath a lot of layers.
The good news is, is that the layers are not as solid as you think they are and the energy that configures them into their particular patterns can be reconfigured. Nothing is permanent and nothing is broken. Instead all is simply functioning and behaving/expressing itself based on the perspectives that keep it in place. Yes everything seen and experienced is perspectives that have materialized. There is no separate material independent from the perspective that holds it into place. This again is good news because you are perceiver of your perspectives (conscious or not) and therefore, it is within your power and your free will to shift your perspectives at any moment you so choose.
Your wildness will always be more playful and less serious than your ordinary self. Your wild one knows more than you do right now. In fact to really let the wild one through at some point you must stop using thought as your primary means of knowing and open your mind into the space or dimension beyond thought. Surrendering to not knowing is required to penetrate the layers of the mental defense. I won’t lie, the wild one can seem crazy at times. Crazy at least to our ordinary thinking mind and the way it sees life. The intensity of love that our wild ones are can obliterate a thousand limited perspectives in a second. It can tear apart your distorted ways of thinking and being in one breath. It can consume you with overwhelming love in a heartbeat. It can course through your physical form like a tsunami. The wild one will bring you to your edge and it may even throw you off.
See your wild one is not personal. It doesn’t care much at all about your personal life. The details of you as a separate individual, living a seemingly separate life don’t matter much to it. It cares only about one thing, and that is that all knows itself and remembers itself as one love. Perhaps the seeming de-personalization is off putting to you and that is totally great. I can only share that from my experience it is so absolutely refreshing to be able to see that all of stuff and things I’ve placed so much worry, concern and thought into really don’t matter at all. When you are there with your wild one, the levity and delight of seeing this feels nothing short of miraculously freeing.
If it resonates I invite the wild one in you to come forth, out of the shells of conformity, flattening, and mundane reality. Express yourself, be seen as different, unique, crazy, weird and wild. Let what you are be known and shared. The effects are more far reaching than you can imagine.
Dr. Amanda Love, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado