Moonly Review 🌕 Thank you for coming, thank you for leaving
I keep watching intentions manifesting from a tiny cabin in the woods 🌳.
Happy Full Moon!
I'm writing this review from my new home – a tiny cabin in the woods, built by friend of mine (and a truly wonderful human being) in the middle of a beautiful forest, which is (soon) to become an agroforest nurturing its stewards with abundance of delightful fruits 🌳.
The cabin feels like a perfect place for me right now, and in many ways it's also a real test of viability of living in a similar structure for the long-game. I imagine that I'd have a total blast (and of course occasionally sing this song by Ylvis), but as I wrote before – making a dream into reality exposes the challenges inevitably attached to it, which our imagination tends to disregard when the dream is still only an idea in our heads.
Learning by doing is key.
On the day of New Moon, I've set three intentions, which I then edited slightly as I was sensing more into them:
Find the current owner of the land I want to steward. Make an offer. Shake hands.
I'd like to pay for the Land in cash, with the money earned by redesigning Journal Smarter, and launching squares as an intuitive journaling practice for creatives on a spiritual path.
Catalyse an archipelago-wide network of regenerative projects and communities, and document the process.
In some ways all these dreams are manifesting, although taking a different form that I imagined, which is yet another reminder than having expectations is silly. So, instead of expecting, I'm feeling into what unfolds everyday and do my best to stay aligned with my intentions and the internal compass pointing me towards the True North of my Soul.
I keep failing all the time, but I always manage to catch myself (eventually) and bring my energy to what really matters to me and what I hold dear, as I navigate the challenging waters of being a human in, perhaps, the last era of the human world.
Spending time with my friend who built the cabin, while learning how to work with wood (which I absolutely love) and talking about what it means to belong in our world, unlocked a realization that somehow I moved beyond the constantly alternating feeling of quickly approaching doom and heartwarming optimism, which this image captures quite accurately:
Perhaps the collapse of our current human world is inevitable and imminent, but it is what it is.
My limited sense-making points me towards devoting my energy to supporting the emergence of community lifestyle, permaculture, and circular localised gift economies. Even if it might be impossible to reverse the current trends and culture, at least I'll dance like a powerful Fire Spirit that I am, during the End of the World Party, with the people I hold dear, in a magical Forest that I belong too, knowing that I did what I could.
As the Giant said: "Thank you for coming, and now thank you for leaving." Perhaps that's what the Earth is about to say to us.
With that mantra in my mind, I'm grateful for all the challenges coming my way, whether they're real experiences, or thoughts appearing in my head.
Everything is temporary, and so am I, and so is this world, and so are you.
That's just the context of the game of Life we're immersed in. But, the impermanence of things doesn't have to be a source of anxiety. With the expectations and unhealthy attachments out of the picture, the undeniable fact of unrepeatability of each of the passing days we get to experience opens up space to fill it with whatever is meaningful, beautiful and aligned.
That's what the Infinity Squares are all about.
As you can see, my three New Moon intentions, are manifesting:
I was given an opportunity to steward a beautiful piece of land, and instead of shaking hands I gave my friend a powerful hug.
I found the direction for Journal Smarter and set its new course, which I hope will contribute to bringing more beauty to the world, by helping creative seekers stay aligned with that deep resonance inside their souls. And I hope that it will also fund my dreams, which I decided to verbalise on the landing page in the following way:
I've just created a new page in my documentation of community work in Pico: Autumn Gathering 2021. The page is empty for now, but our Core Hosting Team assembled and I can't help but feel a surge of gratitude and excitement towards our kick-off meeting tomorrow.
There are still some dark thoughts coming to my mind, but whenever they do, I hug them, express my gratitude for arrival, and then gently remind them that it's now time to leave and make space for co-creating abundance for all beings in this beautiful planet we're so lucky to Belong to (even if we forget that we do).
(That's a photo of me, Being in the Magical Forest where I used to live, captured by a Magical Forest Creature, who is also my favourite photographer.)
With Love and a lot of Light,
ps. I have a request for you. To make it clear, a request is an ask without expectations, kinda like knocking on the doors is not equal to entering into the house. It would mean the world to me if you could help me reach the people who could benefit from Infinity Squares (perhaps it's even you). I wrote this heartfelt text – feel free to share it along with whoever you feel would resonate.
Thank you for Being 💜