For many years, nature was the center of everything. From finding importance in the cycles of the moon to finding moments of gratitude because of the changing seasons, nature was the one thing that brought communities together and gave villages a way to provide for households. But not only this, nature gave them the ability to listen to their body and intuition — and this fact still holds true in today’s times.
But, times have changed. Days slip by in what seems like mere seconds. Television and digital media outlets beg for our attention while pressing a certain narrative on women specifically. But, nature is the one constant that we seem to forget about. This broken relationship between self and nature brings up something called sacred rage.
What is Sacred Rage?
Sacred rage is a gift to be used to unearth new opportunities. It’s the place within yourself where you recognize that there is injustice in your life or other lives that must be attended to. It’s, in essence, anger that stems from feelings of “I’ve had enough” To tap into sacred rage, you must go out and find your sacred place first. This is where going out into nature and exploring different places can you reveal your own true nature because nature is the way.
For ages, we have been fed information on who we need to be as women in society. “Nice”. “Gentle”. “Soft-spoken”. These are all things we have been told to be at one point or another in our life.
Because we have lost our sense of “wild”, we have also disconnected from the feminine. The wild is organic, true, and innocent. And, if we don’t delve into our wild side (or animalistic selves), we will lose touch with our very own vehicle of consciousness. This consciousness is the pulse of life that encourages us to be our true, higher selves.
So, what do we do? How do we move away from cultural habits and standards, to be who we were meant to be? We have to tap back into our natural selves.
How Nature Heals Us
Nature heals us because it is the antidote. In today’s culture, we overvalue the rational and the logical side of our brain, but we forget to tap into our own personal “wild” and true nature. A lot of this stems from the patriarchal legacy and cultural standards that have been placed on women over the years. The narrative has shifted to shine a spotlight on who women are “supposed to be” instead of being a narrative of celebrating women for just who they are inherently. It takes intimacy and curiosity to come back into connection with yourself, but it can be hard to tap back into you once you’ve been in dissonance with nature.
Let’s look at an example of this. A child naturally finds mystery in the day-to-day until you try to shape their brain. You tell them what’s good, what’s bad, and what they must believe. This makes them lose their true self. If you don’t force children to fit a certain box, they stay in a sense of wonder with just being in nature and being a light. By letting them explore the possibilities outside a certain framework, you help them to find their creativity.
The same holds true for women. We’ve been told who we are and how we need to behave for so long, and it can really take a toll on the person you are at the core. For us as women, we have to decolonize our thought processes and get back into what is pure: nature itself.
Returning to the Deep Feminine
This article was inspired by the Core Awareness Podcast. We wanted to give a special thank you to Maya Luna and the Core Awareness podcast for sharing their insights with the world, and starting the discussion that we’ve all needed to hear for a long time.
You can listen to the full interview with Maya Luna on the Core Awareness podcast here: Returning to the Deep Feminine Current of Reality with Maya Luna