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    Catherine Fox
    Adventurer
    @catherine_wildfox

    I’m going to share something from my journal, working out the “brand” name and the start of my Manifesto — would love impressions on the “Rebellion”

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    Last night with Full moon, ocean and wine, the name of my “brand” coalesced – I am the founder of the WildSelf Rebellion. This brings together many threads, ideas and concepts for me. It feels true, but what is the essence of it? I think each person can have their own rebellion but what draws it together….?

    ——–Let my Wild Self Speak :

    “For too long now you have let your Talking Self, your mind, limit, denigrate and capture the wild magick that you know within. The shame-based rules of culture and old religions, the divisive mind-talk that labels and sequesters people into micro-subcultures….all of it is to blame. Without your Wildself your destiny is no more than a node on the information-network of consumerist dreams, or a nightmare of fractured mind and lost soul.

    There are those who long and lust for the great Singularity, the upload of consciousness, the ultimate escape. To those I say fuck-it, go that way if you must but it is nothing more than the latest transcendent fantasy. If you choose that path, then so be it. But you are not the only ones.

    There are those who came here FOR embodiment, to learn the lessons of pain and pleasure, and to become lovers of the Earth herself, in the truest sense. There are those of us who struggle against the intellectualism and systemisation of the world. It is not because we are not smart; sometimes we are TOO smart, and having seen the horrors of humanity it is hard to look away or avoid going mad.

    The WildSelf is beyond, beneath, within culture, it crosses boundaries and labels, it is our raw, biology, or sensations and orgasms, our knowing that is more than words. It is our connection home.”

    What is the WILDSELF REBELLION? / Manifesto
    “ I have come to liberate you from the culture-mind chains that bind.”

    • Rebel against anything that you have been TOLD that contradicts what you feel and know inside to be true. Claim back your own Authority.
    • Rebel against the notion that we are all equal and the same, and claim back our brilliant diversity, our eco-system of spirit, and your unique habitat and art.
    • Rebel against the critic that limits your art, expression and truth. Claim back freedom
      to have fun and value who you are and what you bring.
    • Rebel against the food-police whose rules limit your satisfaction and chain you to unhealthy diet mentality. Claim back intuitive eating and the freedom to let food be your medicine not your prison.
    • Rebel against the notion you are fundamentally broken, a victim only to be saved by priest-doctors whose services you need over and over again. Claim back your own healing and learn how to nourish and possess yourself.
    • Rebel against the shame, fear, distrust and disgust of your own body, sexuality, and power. This programming must be broken!
    • Rebel against the stories that limit you, the ones you tell yourself or others use. Write your own stories, define your own myths to live by.
    • Rebel against cookie-cutter morals, do the hard work to distill out your True Values and use them to craft your own compass and guiding stars.
    • Rebel against complexity, angst, 1st world problems, endless noise, and rediscover the nourishment of solitude, simplicity and silence.
    • …..?
      Do not misuse your Rebellious Heart – for it easily turns to self-destruction. Focus it on  fighting for Liberation for yourself and for those you love. 

     

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    #29405

    Hardy LeBel
    Adventurer
    @RazdByBears

    Catherine,

    For what it’s worth, I read over your manifesto and I have a few comments for you.

    1) I love the letter from your wold self, but I would advise refraining from swearing in your course materials.

    2) I read over your list of manifesto rules, and it struck me that – it might be more powerful and useful to your students to have positive life-rules that they can learn and use, rather than making the instructions to rebel the main focus of the message.

    Here’s an example of what I mean:

    • Claim back your own Authority – Rebel against anything that you have been told that contradicts what you feel and know inside to be true.
    • Claim back your True Values – Rebel against cookie-cutter morals, do the hard work to distill out your values and use them to craft your own compass and guiding stars.
    • Claim back your own myths – Rebel against the stories that limit you, the ones you tell yourself or others use.
    • Claim back intuitive eating – Rebel against the food-police whose rules limit your satisfaction and chain you to unhealthy diet mentality. Let food be your medicine not your prison.
    • Claim back your own healing –  Rebel against the notion you are fundamentally broken. Learn how to nourish and possess yourself.
    • Claim back your own sexuality, and power – Rebel against the shame, fear, distrust and disgust of your own body. This programming must be broken!
    • Claim back our eco-system of spirit – Rebel against the notion that we are all equal and the same. Celebrate our brilliant diversity with your unique habitat and art.
    • Claim back the freedom to value who you are – Rebel against the critic that limits your art, expression and truth.
    • Claim back simplicity – Rebel against complexity, angst, 1st world problems, endless noise, and rediscover the nourishment of solitude, and silence.

    To me, something like this list would feel like a set of tools that I (as a student) could learn and hang on to as I was attempting to join the rebellion and make life changes.

    I hope this is helpful to you!

    – Hardy

    #29466

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Wow Catherine, I’m loving the heart and passion you’re putting into this. I can really see YOU coming through.

    I’d have to agree with hardy. I love his suggestions. To me, it starts with something super empowering and practical and then goes into what they’re rebelling against.

    I digg the “Let my Wild Self Speak list” and I’m wondering how you could tighten it up and simplify it?

    As for logos, I love the bottom left. Circle with the close up Fox howling.

    YAY Catherine. You’re doing it!!!

    So do you envision each module covering each of the manifesto points? (just wondering)

    #29475

    Lorraine Watson
    Adventurer
    @lorrainewatson

    LOL – guess I’m a bit of a rebel. I like the rebel points first – it carries a lot of “hell ya” energy. It’s engaging me to get off the fence because of it’s polarizing nature. As a manifesto about rebellion, I want it to feel like “hell ya, this is what I stand for” shouted from the top of a mountain. I think as a teaching tool it can be reformatted to have the empowering feel.

    Speaking of formatting, it could look like this:

    • Rebel against anything that you have been TOLD that contradicts what you feel and know inside to be true. Claim back your own Authority.
    • Rebel against the notion that we are all equal and the same. Claim back our brilliant diversity, our eco-system of spirit, and your unique habitat and art.
    • Rebel against the critic that limits your art, expression and truth. Claim back freedom to have fun, value who you are and what you bring.
    • Rebel against the food-police whose rules limit your satisfaction and chain you to unhealthy diet mentality. Claim back intuitive eating and the freedom to let food be your medicine not your prison.
    • Rebel against the notion you are fundamentally broken, a victim only to be saved by priest-doctors whose services you need over and over again. Claim back your own healing and learn how to nourish and possess yourself.
    • Rebel against the shame, fear, distrust and disgust of your own body, sexuality, and power. Break out of the programming.
    • Rebel against the stories that limit you, the ones you tell yourself or others use. Write your own stories, define your own myths to live by.
    • Rebel against cookie-cutter morals, do the hard work to distill out your True Values. Craft your own compass and guiding stars.
    • Rebel against complexity, angst, 1st world problems, endless noise. Rediscover the nourishment of solitude, simplicity and silence.

     

    #29626

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Dang, I love what you did too Lorraine. I guess I am a sucker for BOLD. No matter how it’s phrased, I guess there needs to be bold.

    Go team. I love where this is going and appreciate how your crew of adventurers is coming in to support you!

    #29639

    Catherine Fox
    Adventurer
    @catherine_wildfox

    Hi everyone, Bradley, Lorraine and Hardy, and Andy too if you’re reading this — I saw the logo you made ‘for fun’ 🙂  Thank you so much for all your time and words. It really moved me! This “Wild Self Rebellion” IS a long-standing core truth/story emerging from me, and as such it’s tempting to run away from it OR hide it until it’s perfect. Part of a commitment to myself is to “just do it” and get better at putting out SOMETHING rather than waiting till it’s “finished”.

    What I didn’t expect but really appreciate is people not just reading it but thinking about it, working with it, making valuable suggestions, and generally being on my side to help bring this out the way I want it to be – my truth and also meaningful for others. I hope it’s ok to keep sharing pieces from my creative journey on this, because I love seeing it in others too.

    Yes, I want to sharpen/refine it up, and yes I want to provide empowering things BUT the “rebel kick” against the bullshit is powerful and I something I certainly am drawn to and I think my audience will be too. I myself am learning how to turn that energy into life affirming rather than destructive rebellion, I think this will be a theme.

    I’ve said this before, somewhere on the forums, but this community reminds me of the good old days on newsgroups when you found community that really cared about what you were doing – took the time to respond – it’s really amazing!

    #29649

    Catherine Fox
    Adventurer
    @catherine_wildfox

    Been using this to start creating ideas, but if anyone knows of some good templates for hipster/vintage stuff I’d love to hear it!

    Want to draw the howling wolf and stars for inside, but for now using a handy stag head

    https://www.hipsterlogogenerator.com/

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    #29669

    Catherine Fox
    Adventurer
    @catherine_wildfox

    Having fun making rough mockups using the hipster generator, free vector art and gimp editor. still a lot to learn and just early stages but cool starting to create/make art/experiment!

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    #29675

    Catherine Fox
    Adventurer
    @catherine_wildfox

    I just realised I’m so tired I changed “Rebellion” to “Revolution” somewhere in my messing around and I didn’t even notice. hmm will have to think about that.

    #29719

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Love the one on the left. It’s beautiful against those colours.

    I definitely prefer Rebellion though.

    Great job Catherine. Love the logo.

    #29728

    Catherine Fox
    Adventurer
    @catherine_wildfox

    Hi Bradley, do you mean the one with the sunset? this is where I got to with it today, I think it’s good enough to leave logos for a bit

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    #29732

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    That’s the one. Love the vibe, look and feel. Makes me wanna run (fast) naked in the woods howling!

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