Reclaiming Wildness

Mother's Day Reflections

Mother's Day Reflections on Wildness

I had a hard Mother’s Day this year. Mother’s Day can brings up all the things. Lost expectations, mother wounds from our own childhood.

I must continuously remind myself of my / our inherent connection to the divine mother.

I fear this photo will be sexualized. I share it despite my fear. It represents healing from the fractures we live with in relationship to the great mother. And it reminds me that the connection I am seeking always lives within myself, right at my fingertips. In this breath. In the choice of this moment.

Part of the madness of my own childhood was the extreme fear of the natural world that was instilled upon me.

The child that still lives in me always longed for this depth of connection with pachamama. To lie naked on the rocks, to feel the moss on my sacred skin. To know the divinity in all of it. To feel the deep surrender of being held by the great cosmic mother.
I could never really understand as a child why to be so afraid of the woods. It is where I felt most safe, amongst the rocks and the trees, and yet all the messaging in my youth was that this was a place to be feared. It is woven into the fabric of my family, as well as much of children’s literature.

Now I realize why that messaging was given to us. Because nature is wild.

When we live in fear of nature, we disconnect from our wildness.

When I speak of wildness here, I do not speak of anarchy and chaos. There is great order inside of nature. The wildness I speak of is that of our own true animal nature. This is what calls us home to ourselves, to our desires, to our authentic selves. If we felt our power in this way it would challenge our systems of oppression.

Resistance to oppressive systems can start with finding our connection to earth mother.

About Chaya Aronson

Chaya Leia Aronson, RN BSN is a bodyworker, health and sexuality coach, dancer, lover and mother. Chaya believes that we source our creative, life force expression through our pelvic bowls and if the energy is blocked here, it greatly affects our capacity to be our full authentic selves in the world. Her passion is to support pelvic and abdominal health and healing. The main forms of bodywork she practices are the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® and Holistic Pelvic Care™. Bellydance, contact improvisation and yoga have been the central core of her spiritual and physical practice for over 20 years. She weaves the knowledge she’s gained about movement patterns and body structure with her playful and intuitive spirit to support her clients in actively healing their own bodies and spirits.