I’m creating this journal specifically for Chosen - The Way of Nature.
This is an interesting one for me, because I live on 20 acres of woodland in upstate New York, so I’m completely immersed in nature and surrounded by prolific wildlife. As I type this a deer is outside my window enjoying some of the abundant foliage. I consider my property a sanctuary for all wild animals, and the residents include bears, coyote, foxes, bobcats, deer, beavers, muskrats, opossum, groundhogs, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, heron, geese, ducks and an iterant grumpy swan.
I already feel connected to nature. However the practicalities of living in the wild combined with my spiritual interests having a different focus means that connection is currently mostly physical and emotional. So I’m particularly interested on how this affects my spiritual practices.
Of less interest are the societal effects. Before I bought this place I lived in a modern city apartment, enjoying all the social activities New York City provides, but a few years ago I felt a deep yearning for a more natural way of life develop and grow, so I bought this place 5 years ago. Since I moved out here my interest in people has declined. That accelerated significantly when the pandemic hit, and I’ve been enjoying the solitude the last couple of years. I have little interest in rejoining regular society, with the exception of my (mostly remote) job.
So I’m going into this with a focus on the more spiritual aspects of the sub, but otherwise without any real preconceptions of how it will affect me.
I’m currently only planning to run it for 2 cycles, as I have some other goals I’m focusing on for the remainder of the year, so this won’t be a long-term journal. But for now I’ll run this solo to get a taste, and maybe introduce a compatible sub in the next couple of weeks to see how it works in a stack. I haven’t decided yet, but the stack options I’m currently considering are:
- CWON + Sage Immortal
- CWON + Survival Instinct
I ran my first loop of CWON about an hour ago and I’ll will be spending the rest of the day working outside.