Moonly Review 🌑 Hijacked by the Dream
Something has shifted ✨
Happy New Moon!
I just came back to Pico after a few weeks away. I've spent the first part of the last Moon cycle visiting my family (which was a deeply touching experience - I wrote about it in my previous review). During the second part of the cycle I have been hijacked by a Dream.
Long story short - I went to visit Traditional Dream Factory, a magical playground for regenerative Dreamers. I went for 2 nights and stayed for a week. And I'm coming back this summer to be one of the Stewards, from June until the end of September.
(And also an invitation to visit me in this amazing playground.)
Something powerful happened inside of me, and I still can't fully get in touch with what it is to describe it accurately.
I first noticed it in Poland. It felt totally effortless to be with my family, which is pretty much the first time that it happened. I do love them very much, but family relationships are complicated and I have always felt like I'm doing a lot of relationship / emotional labour, and often it was exhausting. This time everything was flowing and I felt deeply connected with all of them. I feel so grateful for this experience.
The state continued, or perhaps, was even accelerated when visiting TDF in Portugal Mainland, where I immediately felt like home. I've been surrounded by my Tribe, and felt nourished, accepted, loved and constantly encouraged to shine.
So I did.
One of the co-founders shared that the official language of TDF is laughter, and I wholeheartedly agree. But visiting TDF wasn't just about having (a lot of) fun.
The one sole area in my life where I still feel tension is my professional life.
Over the years I've developed a crazy amount of skills and expertise, but I have always been struggling to turn it into an abundant flow of money to support my dreams - a tiny house in the woods with an ocean view surrounded by a food forest, and a sailboat to host experiences for people and finally ditch flying.
(Although, I do live in a tiny house in the woods with an ocean view. It's just not mine 😂.)
Something is shifting in this area, and I feel blessed to have support of my Tribe, network, friends and family.
It feels like everything is falling into place.
TDF unlocked a dream manifesting state and gave me confidence (as well as payment in equity of the project) that my skills are fucking badass and valuable.
Enspiral is holding me with a pod focused on catalysing professional transitions, and I've committed to bring a v1 of my offer to the next meeting. There's also a possibility of me co-hosting our Enspiral Europe Summer Retreat at TDF, which would be absolutely brilliant - I still haven't had a chance to meet anyone from the network face-to-face and I can't wait to hug and play with these guys, because they are amazing people.
A dearest friend of mine, Bruno, helped me with holding space for me to process my challenges, as we looked over the nightscape of the very special city of Lisbon.
My family is always there to support me, in ways that touch me deeply. And my Pico family makes me feel like I belong here in the Azores, and it is such a joy to create things here, even if it's sometimes it frustrates me that things take time. But the island pace is not an obstacle. Instead, it brings my attention to precisely what I need to work on - grounding myself, patience and focus.
There is a growing call inside of me to come back to creating art.
There is also clarity that I want to create experiences for people, to touch them on a deeper level and catalyse them to co-create a beautiful world where all Beings can thrive.
I still have doubts on how I could sustain myself while doing this, but as a friend suggested - perhaps I'm not placing myself in the right contexts. I've been noticing a growing resistance to online marketing for myself, and while it's something I definitely could embrace, I just don't want to. My strengths are in face-to-face interactions, holding space for groups, and creating containers.
I feel that TDF is the perfect context for me to do all of these, while learning how to build a regenerative village by doing it (and doing it at a crazy fast pace), and (hopefully) find clients for my newly emerging Experience Design Studio & Consultancy, helping Regenerative Organisations create transformational retreats and gatherings.
Want to be my client? Hit me up.
But before I sail (hopefully) to TDF, there are two beautiful months awaiting me in my favourite island. I'm focusing on creating our Pico Community Spring Gathering (scheduled for early May), and a few more experiences that I want to bring to this magical place.
I also have this crazy idea of going to the piece of Land I like on Monday, spontaneously meeting the owner, and buying it.
Let's see what happens.
I'd also like to share with you a community weaving game, playing with tokenomics: Gratitude Token. It's the very first token I dropped, and it seems like it's been quite a success so far. We even created a GratiDAO.
Finally, here's my Moonly Video. Big thanks to Eliza 🦎 for sharing your song with me, at the precisely perfect moment when I needed to hear it.
And thanks to all the Dreamers, wherever you are in the world. It's a privilege to know you.
(If the video above doesn't show, here's the link.)
Love and Light,