Moonly Review 🌑 Being in the Rain
Rain, and rain, and rain, and rain.
Happy New Moon!
Today is the first day in a while when the rain stopped for some time.
I was thinking of spending the day today digitalising some of the creative work from my journal, but the sudden shift in weather shifted my direction.
I love how my body seems to be aligning with the weather and cycles of Nature. Instead of getting lost in overthinking and all the mental noise, I've been deliberately allowing myself to act in alignment with the real world around me.
And the weather is very real here, especially when it batters my wooden house with constant high-pressure rainfall, causing a leak in the roof and gradually biting into the pages of my books with humidity.
It took me a few days to understand the reason of the leak, and today, motivated by a longer gap in between showers, I built a prototype solution.
I'm not sure what my father felt while building our family home from scratch to finish pretty much entirely by himself (which is a good reminder that I could ask him), but I know that I felt great – up there, on the ladder, with a saw, a drill, pieces of wood and screws, creating something real: a physical barrier stopping the rain from flowing into the exposed gaps in the place where roof meets the front of the cabin's frame.
Let's see if it stands the test of Nature.
1) The problem:
2) The solution:
I absolutely love working with wood.
It's not only an amazing construction material, but also a canvas for unleashing creativity. And when my entire house is made from wood, I feel a constant call to keep turning it into something magical. And what makes it even better is the presence of a very magical being: Kiki, the black cat that lives with me.
As I was setting myself up for the New Moon ceremony, I've felt a call to turn a piece of wood into a Moon calendar, which is now hanging above my little altar.
One of my favourite things about living in this place, is that it's fully open, and almost all of my items live on the shelves created from the frame of the house.
Seeing everything that I have reminds me constantly to downsize. I've been quite minimalist for many years now, but the recent trip to the Mainland (which turned out to be the most powerful trip in my life so far, btw, but I’m still not ready to share more about it) opened my eyes to the fact that I still have a long way to go.
It's a bit of a juggling act between letting go of things that I don't want to take my space, repurposing things instead of buying, and playing the long game of creating the perfect inventory for me right now. This last part sends me on hour-long research binges, looking for the perfect item: lightweight, sturdy, multifunctional, essential, beautiful, magic.
An item I can take with me on Camino.
After coming back from the Mainland, where I kept spending most of my waking hours walking, I made a little reminder for myself and placed it above the doors:
However, with the constant rain, I felt like going inwards, both in terms of staying inside the cabin, but also going within myself. Being by walking, Being by raining. Just Being.
My intellectual brain is not allowing it fully, with commitments I intend on showing up to, and some pressure to Do / Think. But I'm finding my way, and I feel like this Winter in the cabin will be a wonderful opportunity for deep internal work and much needed solitude.
But first, one more journey awaits: a Gathering in mainland Portugal with a quest to plant one thousand trees. And, let's face it: walking and walking and walking. I left an entire week after the Gathering to be free and fly around on a whim, for the one last breeze of summer, before the seasons inside of me change, and I'll tune into Winter.
Winter means integrating Summer. And this was a Summer that will stay in my heart for a very long time.
But for now, what's ahead of me is the new Moon Cycle - a beautiful container for co-creating Magic ✨.
With Love and Light,
ps. I didn't mention yet, but I just came out of co-hosting our Autumn Pico Community Gathering, which was very, very special. I feel like I need to integrate it first, before I share about it with you.
pps. My moonly video, giving you a glimpse into my last Moon Cycle.
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