Moonly Review 🌑 New Cycle (out of nowhere)
There were no fireworks, but **just like that**, a new cycle has begun.
Happy New Moon!
During my last night in Lisbon, I went, as I usually do, for an evening walk. My feet took me to a miradouro I enjoy, and to my surprise I found myself alone there. After a moment of appreciating the view, I felt like opening my journal.
The page I landed on was a letter I wrote to Lisbon, on the last night in this city during my previous trip. I read through what I have written and I felt a deep desire to share these words with more people, so I walked to Útero – an art house cafe run by a friend of mine, to read my letter during an open mic session.
Now, for a bit of context:
During my recent travels I realised that while I'm generally not experiencing fear very often in my life, there are in fact two very particular fears that are very strongly embedded into me – so deep, that I haven't even realised that they are there.
One of them is connected to physical touch, and I won't explore it with you now. Instead let's look at the other fear:
A fear of arriving into spaces with numerous people who I don't know, in a context where I'm not a facilitator.
I'm not exactly sure what it is that I'm afraid of, but I know that this fear manifested itself many times throughout my life. I didn't enter cafes I felt attracted to. I avoided events. But the most interesting part is that my mind always tricked me into thinking that there is no fear, and in fact there's a valid reason not to do the thing I’m afraid of.
The sneaky mind 🧠.
With this little bit of information, you can probably imagine how surprised I was that I actually felt like walking into a bar where I barely know anyone and read my letters out loud on a stage.
As I kept walking towards Útero, I realised that something deep inside of me has shifted. It felt like a new cycle of my life has just begun – just like that, without any notice or fireworks.
I still don't have accurate words to explain what is different in this new cycle, but I can share what I have written in my journal on my Moonly Spread, right next to my Infinity Squares:
No Fear. Dream Big. Manifest. Shine.
These simple instructions, combined with thorough, open-hearted documentation of my journey, feel like what this new cycle is going to be about.
No Fear, because fear is the mind and heart killer.
Dream Big, because we all can, and why wouldn't we?
Manifest, because dreams require energy to become reality. And since I want to die without regrets I have no alternative but to put my energy where my heart is, and actually make things happen. No excuses.
Shine, because that's all we have to do to. And I invite you to do it, too.
Reading my letters out loud that night in Útero felt like a celebration.
As I took the flight back to the Azores the following morning, the energy inside of me was different. I came back to my little cabin in the woods, and started making Big Dreams come true.
A dream of sailing across the Atlantic ocean. A dream of catalysing Regenerative Network in the Azores. A dream of writing letters. And many others.
The difference now, is that they are not dreams any more.
I'm making them happen.
Here are a few a little pieces:
Documentation of the Autumn Community Gathering in Pico, which kickstarted 8 projects
My new personal website which I coded myself, even if I don't know how to code. This might seem like a tiny dream, but actually it was on my mind for a long time. I struggled with coherence in my online presence, which often prevented me from publishing work. Creating this site felt like removing a huge bottleneck. And the best part is that I create everything directly in Obsidian and publish it effortlessly. Here’s how I did it.
Letters which I want to keep publishing, but also get back to the practice of being in written correspondence with people. I used to do that quite extensively, and it's time to go back. There's a deeper dream here, too, that I'm already working towards: walk and write letters as a lifestyle.
I wish you a fruitful cycle and abundance in all areas of your life ✨.
ps. My Moonly Video is here: