3 Ways to Connect to your Wild Self

3 Ways to Connect to your Wild Self

I know from first hand experience how important it is to connect with our wild self. When I say wild self I mean our true self or the inner self, who we are without the programming, identification and beliefs we have taken on to cope in the world.

To be very honest, I was not even aware there was such a thing until I began my journey 5 years ago. You may already to be able to connect with your wild self and have practices that enable that connection, but if you need some prompts on how to make that inner leap here’s some ways that I’ve found helpful over the years.

I’ve chosen these 3 techniques to start with as I use them often and found deep comfort in them.

Take a conscious walk in nature

Much has been said about spending time in nature being beneficial for our mental and physical wellbeing which I wholeheartedly agree with. However you can take it to a deeper level and become so intimate with nature that it’s possible to reach a place of inner tranquility that stems the flow of mind chatter, introducing us to our wild self.

Walk much slower than usual, using all your senses. Take in the colours, shapes and textures around you. Stroke the bark of the trees and let the grasses tickle your fingers. Be aware of the season, what does the air smell like, is the light different? Is there a breeze, how does it feel against your skin? Look around you in all directions including up and down. What does the world look like from there?



In my darkest times I have turned to journalling to help ease the burden of excessive and racing thoughts. Going from feeling self conscious of my own words to letting them spill out without holding back. You may feel fear about putting your feelings out there, it’s totally normal. Once you’ve begun it really does get easier and once you experience the insights you’ll not look back.

I have found journalling very beneficial especially for self inquiry. Set some time aside, at least 20 minutes. First thing in the morning is good for clarity as you haven’t had time to pick up on others energy. It can be useful to just start writing your thoughts down, about a situation, your emotions, how you deal with these in daily life. Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect. Insights will come the more you write.


Heart meditation

I often do this meditation first thing in the morning, before starting a significant piece of creative work or simply to centre myself when a situation feels chaotic. The wonderful feature of this meditation is that you can do it anywhere, a park bench, under a tree or even at your desk. There is no special equipment needed.

This is a really simple meditation that brings you home to yourself when you need it. Sit comfortably with a straight back. Put your hands over your heart. Take a deep breath in and hold it for 5 seconds so you can feel and hear your heart beating. Do this 3 times until you are connected with your heart? Note your heart rate, now breath in, consciously slowing your breath with every inhale and exhale until you notice your heart rate slow. Do this for 3 to 5 minutes whenever you’re called to.

I hope these are helpful to get your started with connecting with your wild self, the unconditioned, free, inner you that shines unceasingly.


Sending you love and light,






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