Happy New Moon!
First things first:
I bought 0.79 ha of beautiful forest in my favourite spot in Pico. I had my first cacao ceremony there to connect with the Land, and, boy oh boy, I totally understand why people disappear for days - weeding, planting, growing.
The place is M A G I C K A L.
But for now, it's not my focus (yet).
The first card from a Routine Building Deck - yup, more carrrrrrds.
Publish the open-source playbook for regenerative village builders. We’re now going through editing and final compilation. It's exciting and challenging. I've set an ambitious deadline to have a Book Completion Celebration on the upcoming Full Moon - 8 of November 2022 and I'm committed to make that happen. The main challenge is to keep the energy moving, so I'm stepping into my catalyst shoes and catalyse.
Check out my whiteboard:
I know. Madness.
In the process, I'm stepping up my creative flow on numerous fronts. I shared with a friend that I feel like an octopus, but she disagreed:
I can roll with that. Full steam ahead.
Moments and Stories:
I've started creating videos on Facilitation Wizardry. Here's the youtube playlist. I've been sensing into it for a while, and it feels good to start experimenting (with no pressure for now). My main wish here is to grow my Patreon and find clients for my IRL Facilitation Wizardry.
I will be updating Enspiral Hanbook!!! We just finished a co-budget round (my first since I joined Enspiral) where the network distributed 23k NZD to fund "buckets", and two of my buckets got funded. Here's a twitter thread with my reflections on being paid for doing meaningful work on a handbook that blew my mind many years ago. And here's a reminder that I am available to create stellar documentation for tale-worthy organisations. If you're curious about collaborative funding and cobudget, I made this video showing you how it works.
I've been writing quite a bit. A lot of it happens in my Write 📝 note in Obsidian - it removes the pressure of knowing where I'm going to publish and keeps me writing. The key is to practice.
Twitter games: daily swim (daily pic from a swim spot - my accountability buddy), unfolding walk and about to rain walk (pics and reflections from going on walks in this magickal island).
I'm planting seeds for a Regenerative Mini-Burn in the Azores in Spring 2023. Here's a telegram group if you'd like to co-create with me.
I baked my first ceremonial-grade cannabis brownie, tweaking one of my all-time fav cake recipes. The plant used in the recipe is very special, and I'm looking forward to connect with it.
I'm looking forward to the first online Pirate Gathering with Piratas do Amor. I've met the Pirates in TDF this summer, and it blew my mind how aligned we are. I'm super excited to bring the Melting Man (a regenerative Burn-inspired event at Sea) to the World in the coming years.
Just a few of my Kamazi activities.
To finish off this letter to you, let me show you how my life looked like - in squares, or what used to be squares:
If you want more detail, I made a video with a closer look.
Thank you for Being, and I wish you a magnificent New Moon cycle.
What are yours?
(I know that's crazy, but you can even reply and tell me and I'll send you an encouraging note.)
See you around,
ps. Oh yes - there is a Moonly Video, too. It started on my last day at TDF, and took me on quite a journey before landing back in Pico. I feel so grateful for this powerful cycle!
pps. In the spirit of gentle encouragement to support me via Patreon, I’ve published a short story “Swimming“ inspired by a a story of connection with a swimming partner, back in May 2022. For now it’s available for Patreons only.
Your notebook is a work of art. You fascinate me.