ReWild Yourself: 20 Missions

ReWild Yourself: 20 Missions

watercolour from simonthescribe
watercolour of honeysuckle by simonthescribe


Many people have become out of touch with nature on a daily basis. More than half of our population now live in cities where the presence of nature is severely diminished.

This lack of attention to the elements of earth that nurture humans is leading us to a dark place. ‘Re-wilding’ has become something of a catch phrase concerning our fate on the earth. It involves not just bringing more nature to the earth, like re-foresting, but also a conscious decision to make a place and a time for our own interactions with nature. We need to not just re-wild the land – we must also re-wild ourselves to become once more a part of nature.

Our political masters have reasons for enforcing the false realities of austerity. If you think there is not enough to go around, you are going to compete for what is left. Contact with nature puts an end to this manipulative lie as nature is utterly abundant, often generous and beneficent. All you have to do in return is care for it.

watercolour by simonthescribe
‘stamens a plenty’ watercolour by simonthescribe

At a time when people want to increase their personal contact with nature it is becoming more-and-more difficult due to the encroachment of industrial objectives. In cities and towns noise and air, light, water pollution and interpersonal communication devices move people even further from nature.

Just 100 international companies are responsible for 70% of the fossil fuel pollution driving climate emergency, making anything we can do as individuals seem like tokenism. Even in the countryside its getting harder to find peace and quiet as the farmers are forced into positions of land-exploitation to make money. The face of nature untouched by the hand of man is nearly gone.

But nature wants you back. She wants you whole, not modified by the thousands of lies we tell ourselves to live in alleged ‘civilisation’. She has gainfully employed simonthescribe to give you 21 ways to get more nature in your life – wherever you live.

20 Missions 1: Making Friends with Plants

20 Missions 1a: 20 Plant Friends

20 Missions 2: Make Tree Friends

20 Missions 3: Foraging

20 Missions 4: Wild Teas

20 Missions 5: Seasons, Moon and Tides

20 Missions 6: Elemental Activity

20 Missions 7: Walking in Nature

20 Missions 8: Making Your Own Medicine – Simples

20 Missions 9: Growing Your Own Food

20 Missions 9a: Buckminster Fuller and the Law of Precession

20 Missions 10: Tantra

20 Missions 11: Go Dancing

20 Missions 12: Physical work with Nature

20 Missions 13: Mythology / Astrology

20 Missions 15: Practising Wonder

Mission 16: Making Bread and Wine

20 Missions 17: Nature’s Alteratives

20 Missions 18: Being Pagan

20 Missions 19: Finding Wetiko

20 Missions 20: Earth verses Economics