Moonly Review 🌕 Connected State
How does it feel to be in the state where everything aligns?
Happy Full Moon!
It seems like the air energy is all around me. It's really funny to observe myself shift from scheduling stuff months in advance, to acting on a whim, and not being able to make a plan going beyond a few hours.
While it does make it complicated to coordinate stuff, the truth is that I really enjoy it. I've been experiencing a state of flow, and a feeling of openness or connectedness quite a lot. While I'm in this connected state, magic happens in abundant qualities. I meet the right people, I end up in the right places, all based on some kind of subconscious instinct that I'm more in tune with.
But then the feeling disappears.
During a recent Relational Weekly Review (a weekly session for Patrons and participants of courses I'm co-hosting with Silvia), we discussed the possibility that this connected state is actually our default state of being. This idea not only makes perfect sense to me (just look at a children before all the cultural conditioning, and see the degree of connection this wee humans have), but it inspired me to dedicate more energy into exploring ways to bring myself back to that state whenever I fall off the wagon.
Because it's possible at any moment, especially right now.
I have some exciting ideas in that field, although there's also some fear preventing me from making a decision I feel is the right one. It feels great to write it down in a public review, because it only reassures me that it is indeed the right thing to do, and, more importantly it's something I will actually do. Thanks for holding the space. You're helping a lot just by being present, on the other side of the screen, and I can feel your energy 💜.
I'm going through a powerful transformation phase in most areas of my life.
My relationship with myself is changing. My relationship with my long-term partner changed, and so did my relationship to my work. There's more space for new things to emerge, but the challenge for me is to protect this (sacred) space and be extremely deliberate about the seeds I'm planting in this period.
As a wise person once said: "be careful what you wish for."
Recently, a randomly encountered person asked me what is my life mission.
I struggled to find words to verbalise it (and I still do), but as I relax into the feeling of connection, space, and uncertainty (which is definitely not always pleasant), there a few things that become quite clear to me.
For example, I knew already that I want to commit to the Azores for the long-game, but I feel now a very strong desire to find a place where I could build a tiny house in a neighbourhood community of amazing people. This intention keeps growing stronger every day, and I feel that it's about to happen, yet I also don't want to be too attached to it. I will keep putting my energy into it in the coming weeks, and I hope that combined with self-work, it's something I can actually manifest by the end of this summer ✨.
That’s all I need ⤴️
I'm already on the right path, I just need to keep going.
It is also clear to me that I want to work with people who create beautiful projects contributing to regenerating this wonderful planet we're so lucky to be a part of. There's a tremendous amount of energy inside of me that I can give, but until now it has always been quite a challenge to turn it into a sustainable business. Nonetheless, it feels like I'm close to finding the iteration of my work, which will finally "click", and from then it will be a much easier ride.
And, perhaps, helping beautiful people create regenerative projects, doesn't have to be my business, but instead be a gift that I want to offer to this world.
I know that the more I give, the more I receive, so perhaps it's all about letting go of old patterns and opening my heart completely.
I like the sound of that, and the shivers down my spine as I type it.
A funny observation I made while talking with one of my closest friends in the island yesterday, is that how I present myself online (eg. in my personal website) is actually a very helpful in the process of finding my path. The fact that I have to hit "publish" (even if not many people might see it) forces me to be more coherent about expressing myself, and once something is published, my relationship to it changes immediately, allowing me to understand what's not resonating, and make tweaks for the next iteration. It's a neverending process, but I'm happy with where it's going. And I can feel the next iteration coming, even if it's not published yet.
I've been feeling some energy to revisit JournalSmarter and take it to the next level after a period of stagnation.
I've decided to put some energy into an idea I've had for many months, but never actually made it happen. I'm not sure if that's just me being stuck in an old pattern, or it's a great idea that I really need to put out there. There's only one way to find out though, so I will. Unless the air energy takes me elsewhere 😂.
Anyway, here's what I'm thinking:
My journal is my operating system, and unlike digital tools, it helps me cultivate mindfulness, radical self-inquiry and balance. I naturally tend to turn ideas, mental models and frameworks I encounter in my life (through conversations, books, podcasts etc.) into journaling tools, which help me maintain a steady course towards my internal North Star of the beautiful life I want to live. And it's not a one-off peak experience, but a continuous, every day process.
I'd like to start sharing the tools I create, as short articles with an explanation of the principles behind the tool, a guided "journal-along" video, and insights that came up for me while using this tool.
I'm thinking about placing some of the pieces above behind a paywall (eg. €5/month) giving access to all the tools, as well as Relational Weekly Review sessions (which are oh-so-powerful).
The next step would be to add an updated version of the Minimalist Journaling System course, but that's thinking further ahead.
Here's the first (of hopefully many) journaling tools I want to explore, inspired by my recent sailing experiences.
⚠️ What do you think about the journaling tools idea? I'd be incredibly grateful for your feedback! ⚠️
I recently completed an amazing online course called Tools for Regenerative Renaissance course. Here's my reflection, where I share how I turn the knowledge into action.
My friend Rich is running another cohort of the Microsolidarity Practice Program in September. Microsolidarity is a community-building framework that I'm applying in Pico, and frankly speaking, it's one of the most important pieces of content I came across in the last few years. I can't recommend it highly enough.
I've updated my habit coaching offer. If you want a big (and continuous) boost of motivation, then I'm ready to help 🚀.
Sending good vibes your way, along with the wishes of a wonderful Moon cycle!