Wildness Within

“Wildness is often viewed as a bad thing, a state of being out of control. But this is not so, for it represents the primal state of natural things, beyond the reach of human interference. The Wild is a place of eternal elemental powers, which those who enter may contact. If we return to the wild periodically, either in reality or through an inner journey, we are offered the chance of deep inner psychic renewal. In the Wild, we can contact the ‘Wild Wo/Man’ within us, reconnecting ourselves with our inner instincts. Within the elemental powers of the Wild, the artificiality of the everyday world of human competition and banality is replaced by the possibility of communion with Nature, and the promise of fulllfillment of our true natural selves.”

-Nigel Pennick, Natural Magic
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This Wildness Within NATURA Journey is threaded with core shamanic practices to guide us towards a deeper merging with universal spirit. Discover the many teachers within nature, the infinite voice of spirit and the messages they have for us through the ancient teaching of Core Shamanic Practices. United in ritual and diving deep into our own personal experiences, we learn to see, hear, feel, and know our world in a new way.
Our transformational experience takes us back to the practices of ancient spiritual traditions including ceremony, ritual, interpreting lessons from nature, the shamanic journey, song, dance and story. Prepare to meet and greet the spirit of the Osa Peninsula and her unbounded power while we take an inner journey to reveal our own wildness within. Discover the many teachers within nature, the infinite voice of spirit and the messages they have for us.

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Our practice begins rooted in the eternal present uniting mind, body, and spiritual awareness. We explore myth and archetype, symbols and synchronicities, along with ancient beliefs and traditions. We walk an old path in a wild world, developing witness consciousness as we rekindle all our senses and learn to observe and feel through the lens of the sacred.

We learn to sing our soul song and dance ourselves into empowered ways of being. We interpret the teachings of Nature, guided from within, and explore the many ways she reveals herself to us. We open the faculties of the mind and explore the portals in between. We become the bridge, grounding powers unique to our own wildness within, and embodying them into the here and now.

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Our journey takes us to the secluded nature wonderland of the untouched Osa Peninsula. This is where wildlife rules and we’ll be learning from it every step of the way. The Osa Peninsula is home to at least half of all the species that live in Costa Rica and declared “one of the most biologically intense places on earth” by the National Geographic Magazine! It is home to many of the country’s rare and endangered species including the puma, jaguar, Harpy Eagle and Scarlet Macaw.

The Osa Peninsula is a marine mammal mecca, being home to 24 different species of dolphins and whales, both migratory and residential. It is celebrated as the world’s best, both for whale watching and wildlife viewing. It is here that we begin our Wildness Within Journey, along the tranquil warm waters of Golfo Dulce. We will be diving into a flow of new insights, expanding perceptions and wild discovery as we come to know and experience the essence of the Osa.

Joining a team of local marine-life researchers who have studied the area for years, we journey into the heart and soul of experience itself. Imagine dolphins at play just beside the boat. Feel the swell and blow from whales breeching, surfacing, and swimming with their young. This is where magic is born and bred. This is where the wildness within rises up to breath.

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To the humpback whales of the world, the Golfo Dulce serves as the legendary birthing bowl and protective nursing pool for whales from both Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Whales from the South journey up to 11,500 miles, some of them coming all the way from Antarctica, and can be seen in the Osa from late July to early November. Northern Hemisphere humpbacks arrive in Costa Rica waters around late October and stay until late April, making the Pacific and gulf waters of the Osa Peninusla one of the only places in the world where Northern and Southern Humpback whales co-exist.

With a large chunk of the peninsula forming Corcovado National Park, this area has the single largest expanse of a lowland tropical rainforest in Central America and is one of the tallest rainforests in the world. During our stay on the Osa Penninusla we’ll be joining a research team at El Chontal along the shores of Rincón de Osa to participate and gain insight with their study of the bottle nose dolphins that frequent the warm waters of the Golfito. Besides dolphins at play, we’re likely see the blow of humpback whales surfacing with young since the Gulf’s Caldera has been the birthing grounds and nursery for these gentle sea-giants for centuries.
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After our initial stay at El Chontal Research Center diving into the Colfo Dulce’s whale and dolphin discoveries, we journey onward into the wild to Finca Exotica Eco-Lodge. Finca Exotica is the only beachfront property in this pristine area of Costa Rica, and the closest place to Corcovado National Park accessible by car. Corcovado is Costa Rica’s emerald gem. It is the pristine wild, abundant with a diversity of life, protected and preserved. Corcovado is alive in all ways. She is a land vast and varied, both pristine and rich beyond measure. Corcovado is home to some of the great mysteries of the wild like the Jaguar, Harpy Eagle, Tapir, Ant Eater, many wild cats, various monkeys, incredible bird life, and an array of insects that will blow your mind.

Check out NATURA Journeys for more information and stay connected with our Wildness Within Facebook Event Page. 

Keep it Wild!

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Coming From the Other Side

Oh Mighty Warrior, Oh Chief of All Clans,

Oh Tribal Lord God, Come and Take My Hand…

Help me Understand…

How can we Heal this Land?

Through the mist and beyond the Veil,

From the breath within my bones,

I heard the Wind’s Voice Wail…

“Have Faith in Your Freedom,

Have Honor in Your Heart,

Have Love for the Life Around You.

That’s a good place to start…..”

Oh Mighty One, Shinning on me now,

Gift of the Holy Spirit,

Flame of the Sacred Vow,

To You I Bow. To You I Bow. To You I Bow.

To You I Bow and Beat the Drum,

For You I Sing “Freedom for Everyone.”

As Lightening Strikes and the Stars Shine Down,

I Pray that Love is Forever Found.

I Raise my Head and Heart to You,

I See our Journey is Far from Through.

I Thank You and Offer All my Pride,

You Take my hand and say “Let’s Ride.”

And We Ride….

Coming From the Other Side.

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I Honor You

All those who’ve come before me,

All those who lead the way,

All those who walked and danced and praised the Earth,

So that I could be Here today.

All those whose bones lay grounded,

Who’s ashes have blown away,

All those of my past relations,

Who lived and loved and prayed.

All those whose wisdom swims within my blood,

Even from the ancient days when the World was a Great flood.

All those who speak now, their voices carried on the wind,

Guiding our Direction as we face the Unknown again.

Endless Lineage of Vast Connections,

You Live on Today in Infinite Reflections.

I honor you. I pray for you. I thank you.

Your Voice is my voice. Your my Power.

Your Life my Life.

Eternally Living As One.

You made the way, so that I could be here today.

I Honor You.

Halloween Night

Anything can happen on Halloween Night.

Spirits of old may Rise and take Flight!

Ghosts and Goblins can be summed to fight.

Oh what a fantastically frightening sight!

Bones left for Dead might reclaim their Souls,

Pixies and Faeries might dance with old trolls.

When an offering is made to Honor the Dead,

Step aside and make room for their dread.

Look to the Night Sky and

See the Serpent Sisters straddle brooms.

See them Rise and Howl as they fly towards Dark Moons.

Hear the North Winds Roar, As All Wild Things Soar.

And give freely to Trick or Treaters when they ask you for more!

Because anything can happen on Halloween Night,

You best beware and expect a good scare!

 

She Who Burns

She who burns at both ends.

She who worships the Sun and Moon.

She who belongs to the Earth and Her Oceans.

She who won’t back down.

Rising from burnt ashes as the Flame,

She Burns.

Gathering the Circle, Calling the Guards,

Sounding out Her Call…

She is the Siren.

She is the Wildfire.

She is the Southern Sun burning in the Dark.

A Beacon Beneath the Veils of Illusion, She Burns.

Igniting a Bridge Between the Worlds,

Where the Blaze of Love between Light and Dark Births Life Eternally.

Held in the Fires of Creation,

Her spark Lights up the Occasion,

Her’s are the flames of temptation,

And beyond the Dance of Damnation….

It is She who holds the Fire of All Sacred Desire.

It is She who burns bright Red.

It is She Who Rises to greet the Heat of Passion in the Bed.

It is She Who Burns and She who’s burned.

Burned.

Her ashes carried on the wind.

Burned.

Blown away…..

Burned.

She’s back again.

She’s the Burning Woman in Every Woman,

She’s the Fire You can’t fight.

She’s Lighting up the Night,

She’s in every candle’s light,

She’s Holding up Tonight.

She’s Back and She’s Burning Bright.

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I Resurrect & Rise

From a different space and time I laid the old me down.

I journeyed deep within, far beneath the ground.

Thru the heat and by the drum,

All my parts melted to become…

An embodiment of everyone.

Not black, or white, or red…

But as wild as the living dead.

You could see the inner alchemy painted on my skin,

But couldn’t recognize me as your kin.

I Resurrect and Rise!!!

No longer fearful or tame, living with no shame.

I am Unity contained, Freedom explained,

Life unchained.

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Wild, Witchy, Woman

 

She’s a Wild North Wind, mean with the men

Always coming round again, like a bear to the den.

She’s so Witchy and Wild, a Women Untame

She’s a face with no name, it’s all Beauty no shame.

Witchy and wild, so witchy and wild….

Witchy, witchy, witchy so witchy and wild.

Born from the Beast, Sent for the Feast

Here’s a lil-bit of taste of a Wild Woman race.

“She-devil” they called Her!

“She-devil” they claimed!!!

“She-devil” they said,

And prayed in Heaven’s name…..

Goddesssss, So Dark and Dead,

Rising from the Earth, and her flower bed.

She’s breaking the law, flowing icy and raw,

Carving thru the land, like a glacier in thaw.

 

She’s a She-Devil, Wild Woman, Witchy and Wise,

She’s Dancing with the Dark, in her lover’s eyes.

Heart’s raging, Fires thunder,

Sparks Flying the Tide is High….

Here the madness of creation as she cracks the sky.

She’s rising in the night, face is changing with the moon,

She’s the bud in bloom, bursting thru the cosmic womb…

Open up to the ancient prophesy,

Listen up now as she speaks thru me.

From Life thru death, she’s born to be…

Part of light and life.

She’s the dark you see!

She’s a She-Devil, Wild Woman, Witchy and Wise,

She’s Dancing with the Dark, in her lover’s eyes.

Look at her face now change from black to white,

She’s a wild, woman witchy sight.

Here how she howls,

She’s the wolf and loon,

Crying for her lover.

She’s the sun and moon.

She’s witchy and wild, a women untame

She’s a face with no name, it’s all beauty no shame.

She’s the She-Devil, Reborn from the tomb,

Resurrected from an unearthly doom, and she’s here in this room.

BOOM BOOM

“She-devil” they called Her!

“She-devil” they claimed!

“She-devil” they said,

And prayed in heaven’s name…..

She’s the butterfly and maiden, she be flying free

Woman. And Wild.

She’s the mother fucking prophesy

Saying “You can’t burry me!”

She’s the garden and the secret,

She’s the snake that holds the key,

Witchy and Wise She’s our destiny.

So bow down to the Lady, and just let it be.

Pray Goddess, and Earth, and all of Nature too,

Will you dance with me so Wild and Witchy Free???

From Life thru death, She’s born to be…

Part of Light and Life, She’s the Dark you see!

“She-devil” they called Her!

“She-devil” they claimed!

“She-devil” they said,

And prayed in Heaven’s name…..

Heaven is Here on Earth and She’s a Wild-Witchy Woman…

Heaven is here on Earth and they call her “She-Devil”…

Heaven is here on Earth and She’s your Mother, Daughter, Sister…

Heaven is here on Earth and she’s in the room right now….

Witchy Wild Woman….

Darkness, Destiny

Witchy Wild Woman

Love is our Prophesy…..

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NATURA’S Tribal Council

NATURA’S Tribal Council

This group is for the Wild Ones,

The Light Ones and the Dark Ones.

This group is for the Free People,

The Tribe of Countless Colors and Boundless Flavors.

This group is for the Global Leaders Rising and Risen.

For All the Wise Men and Women.

For the Healers and the Indigos, and the many Starseeds.

For the Warriors of the Heart, and Protectors of our World.

This group is for the Sages of Old, and the Yogis Anew,

For the Wandering Witches,

The Crazy Shamans and their Spirit Helpers too!

For the Gypsies and the Misfits, the Dancers and the Weavers,

The Mystics and the Dreamers.

For the Musicians and Magicians.

And the Radical Revolutionaries,

For the Faeries and the Poets,

The Prophets and The Priestesses,

For the Monks and the Monkeys.

For all the Creative Spirits and Creators of Destiny.

For the Ancestors and Legends who foresaw the Love Prophesy.

This is for all our Brothers and Sisters,

Righteous Kings and Queens,

Loving Mothers and Fathers,

and for the Wisdom Each One of us Brings.

May we Bless and Be Blessed.

May we find mutual support and inspiration thru shared visions and experiences.

May we Realize our Full Potential as individuals and as a collective.

May we Respect and Value our diverse and unique perspectives.

May we Celebrate and Create!

May we Live and Let Live!!!

For Freedom, For Fun, For Everyone!

We Are the Tribal Council,

We Are READYYY, We Are One,

See Us Soarrrr, Hear us Roarrrrrr.

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