WRITING TIP: Access your wildness

writing tipLiving in the modern world, it’s easy to forget that we are mammals and come from wild roots. Between schooling and constant social conditioning, we can be hypnotized to believe a limited version of the powers and possibilities that come from our instinctual, earth-born minds and bodies. There are wilderness areas inside and out that, when accessed, open creative possibilities of exploration, sensation and intuition. Get in touch with these treasures by spending time with a notebook in a place uncultivated by human hands—-a forest, river bank, or vacant lot. If that isn’t possible, think back on a place, a time, an image or story that activated in you something visceral, unmediated by thought. Freewrite from that place of pure life.