Moonly Review 🌕 Forest Guardian
Updates from the Magical Forest 🌳.
Happy Full Moon (yesterday)!
I've titled the current chapter of my life "The Forest Guardian". Not only does it sound very cool, but it reflects the direction I want my life to take:
Making instead of buying
Being instead of doing
Interconnected community of life instead of economy of separation
And of course, which I guess goes without saying, living very close to Nature.
Here are some updates from the Forest 🌳
Letters from the Forest
Moving to the forest has proven to be incredibly stimulating for writing poetry. I've been writing a few poems a day, and after giving it some thought I've decided to publish them online.
My intention is to channel what is coming through me, and if the poems resonate with you, then compile them into a poetry book.
Here are three pieces I'm most happy with (and if you dig them, there are plenty more on the site, just explore):
The Gift – a poem about death
Monetising – a poem about money
It begins inside – a short and sweet appreciation of magic
I'd really love to hear your (honest) feedback if you have anything to share🙏.
Building my forest home
I'm loving building my little home in the forest. And naturally I can't help documenting the process. Daily updates and reflections live in the Forest Log. I log things in my paper journal, and update the online version every few days.
Here are some other notable mentions:
Fun note: recently a friend had to leave Pico for some time and offered me to stay at their house while their away. I felt zero interest. I'm happy in the forest, thank you very much. My forest neighbour feels the same way: when offered to stay in a friends house for a few days, she felt that she should be paid to do that.
I'll let this sink in for a while.
Living in nature is priceless. It creates subtle, yet profound changes in the very depths of my soul. I wouldn't change that for a random house and some comforts.
Let's end this section with a quote from a book I'll share with you in the next part:
"The impoverishment we feel, cut off from community and cut off from nature, is an impoverishment of our souls."
I'm reading a book that I've been waiting for, for a very long time.
For most of my life I've been feeling not aligned with the capitalist system running (and depleting) the majority of the human population. It just doesn't make any fucking sense, and yet it's so hard to escape from it (which is perhaps not surprising given all the hardcore cultural conditioning we're all forced through).
In the same time, I have always felt in my heart that there is an alternative solution. Being naturally predisposed to pursue the calling of my soul to be free, as well as not be afraid of (sometimes radical) experiments, I have been living at times on the fringes of capitalist society, but never really found my way to be for a longer period of time.
"Sacred Economics" is giving me hope that I'll find a resonating and viable path, and the courage to pursue that path.
I highly recommend the book. And, if you decide to read it and if you can avoid it, then don't get it from Amazon (wink wink).
Time of big transformation
I guess with all of the updates above you can sense that I'm going through a big shift in my life. It definitely feels this way. There are a lot of ideas bubbling in my head, which is always the case, but the direction, the deeper sense of direction, the one connected to my very Soul, is becoming clearer with every day in the forest.
I feel immense gratitude for being alive and for being able to witness myself on this journey and to interact with this incredible world we're all privilledged to be a part of.
A song for you
I went to a permaculture talk the other day and the host finished with the coolest statement ever: "I'll end with a song because this is my tradition."
So I'll end with one, too.
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Sending you a lot of Forest Magic 🌳✨,