Moonly Review 🌕 Tower Time
Finishing the regen book, swimming, and a lot of other goodness.
Happy Full Moon, you Wonderful Being!
I just moved back to the Cabin, which feels somehow like the end of my entire Summer Journey. It's time for the next chapter, beginning with a period of deep processing and integration.
And yet, I can't seem to get there quite yet.
My main focus for a while now has been finishing the book about building Regenerative Villages, conceived during the mastermind at the Traditional Dream Factory back in September. My goal was to have it ready for this Full Moon, but it didn't happen yet.
It's almost there, but the final 5% are fucking hard. Editing pages takes a lot of brainpower, and while I'm fully committed to finish this project, I'm also doing the work that is not where I'm the most effective. So my brain gets fried every day, and if not for walks and daily swims I'd be destroyed. Fortunately, I have my key practices, and a few amazing people who are keeping the energy going, for which I am grateful beyond words.
Every time I open our collaborative Figma board and look through the pages I get re-inspired and re-energised. And I can't wait to get this book out there to the world. Here are the chapters we explore:
With that entire process comes a lot of learning, with the main lesson being that we have developed an extremely potent process for co-creation of high-quality material in a ridiculously short amount of time. And it's not just about the output - but also about the process of bringing people together to create through play.
The book is just the first block of the growing ecosystem of knowledge, and, on a personal level, it's a major professional achievement - having dreamt, facilitated, and delivered the entire thing, together with amazing people, with fully aligned purpose. During the mastermind I was the wizard in the center of my Ikigai. And the final push is just a final obstacle - where I face my personal demons and blockers, only to identify them, breakthrough and reconstruct my new Wizard Self.
Because yes, my dear friend, it's Tower Time!
During my Full Moon Ritual I drew three cards to guide me, one from each of my core decks.
Smile. Tower. Domino. What a combination.
The invitation behind "Smile" is quite self explanatory. The Tower is one of my favourite cards in Tarot - it's time to break patterns, deconstruct, and make space for new growth and prosperity. And the way to do it is through finding the sweet spot, which the Domino from my Akinado Deck invites me to do.
What else I've been up to:
Creating a new card game (of course) - playing with building habits and routines.
Reflecting on what "community building" actually means in a 2m24 video.
Hosting a mini-gathering in Pico Island.
Brainstorming with my Azorean Friends on how to set up an organisation in the Azores to fund positive impact projects, acquire a community space, and host regenerative festivals (planting seeds for the first one for Spring 2022).
I'm also going to the meeting of the Cooperative of São João (the village where I bought a piece of land) - to see how I can help. I can see myself as the bridge between the "local" and the "global".
Watching "Over the Garden Wall" - a super fun mini-series with an absolutely delicious soundtrack, "Kind Hearts and Coronets" - a brilliant example of a good freaking script and acting (with Alec Guinness playing 8 roles) which you can watch with this one-month pass to Mubi), and getting into Werner Herzog's rabbit hole - I simply LOVE Werner and his films.
Reading "Flow" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and loving the depth of insight coming out of it.
"The foremost reason that happiness is so hard to achieve is that the universe was not designed with the comfort of human beings in mind. (...) Certainly we should keep on learning how to master the external environment, because our survival may depend on it. But such mastery is not going to add one jot to how good we as individuals feel, or reduce the chaos of the world as we experience it. To do that we must learn to achieve mastery over consciousness itself."
Looking into my first Tall Ship adventure in 2023
Dreaming up a land travel in mid January to mid February. Lisbon - Barcelona - Paris - Belgium (Enspiral Europe Gathering) - Netherlands - Berlin - Kraków. Or something like that. Let's meet up if you're around? And if there's a space where you'd like me to do some facilitation magick - let me know 💜.
Representing TreehouseDAO in ReFi Founders Circles, and connecting with some incredible people and projects in the regen space.
Swimming (almost) every day. I've been posting a pic or video in a twitter thread but then I stopped. I keep on swimming though. It's absolutely essential that I do.
Here's how my Moon Cycle looked like so far:
I thought that it'd be fun to see how this page comes together, so I took a pic everyday and compiled them into a gif:
Gift for Patreons
As a part of my journey towards the gift economy I'd love to transition towards being supported by the community. To encourage this support, I'm challenging myself to create a gift for my Patreons.
This time, it's a peak behind the scenes of a Routine Building Card Game. I recorded a 11m52 video, where I explain the mechanics, show my deck, and share how you can start playing the game straight away. You can access it on my Patreon.
Thank you for your support - it makes a big difference by providing validation and encouragement to create more Magick.
Sending Love and wishes of a fruitful Moon Cycle!