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INSIDE #BRIGHTLIVELIHOOD :: AN INTERVIEW W. NU MUNDO

MEET DAVID CASEY, THE GENTLE HEART, CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICER, & LUCID EARTH STEWARD THAT FIRST TAUGHT ME HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE ( <~ so, hero ). WE ONCE TALKED STRATEGY FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES, & I'VE BEEN FOLLOWING HIS MOVEMENT, NU MUNDO, FROM AFAR. NOW IT'S RIPE FOR THE REST OF US - ESPECIALLY THOSE *GIVEN* BY WANDERLUST, COMMUNITY & MEDICINE-KEEPING, - & IT'S GOT MY HEAD SPINNING. THIS IS A RISING TIDE, FIRST TO FALL IN LOVE WITH, THEN TO JUMP ON. GRAB MY HAND. COME SEE...

 David's on the far left, along with team members &amp; co-founder Shayna, in purple.

David's on the far left, along with team members & co-founder Shayna, in purple.

MH- What’s needed and how is NU MUNDO providing it?

We are addressing the challenge of education, and specifically education pertaining to sustainable development, which has aspects of food, water, energy, health, environment, and poverty. The grand challenge of our times is that the human species’ behavior on this earth is not sustainable in its present state. In large part, this is due to a broken education system. By building an educational platform for hands-on learning and creating a decentralized learning network, we are accelerating the distribution of information on best practices for sustainable development. The physical learning happens on the ground at “impact centers” - schools for regenerative development. These centers can also share information, best practices, and models with each other and with individuals virtually - an “Appropedia” for impact centers.

MH- OKAY. LET ME GUSH. 

FOR THE WANDERING HEART, IT REALLY TAKES LOADS OF RESEARCH & MANY GOOD FRIENDS TO FIND THESE KINDS OF LEARNING EXPERIENCES. AS A ONCE-&-FOREVER UNSCHOOLER, I'M ECSTATIC ABOUT THIS MODEL AS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR MY SONS, & A CHANCE FOR US TO LEARN TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. NU MUNDO IS ONE OF THOSE IDEAS THAT ARE OBVIOUS IN HINDSIGHT, FULL OF LONGED-COVETED SOLUTIONS FOR EARTHKEEPERS, TRAVELING SEEKERS, & THOSE OF US LOOKING TO LEARN FROM AFAR...

 

Furthermore, we plan to develop templates for any individual anywhere in the world to convert any inhabitable space into a functioning impact center, so the network can scale more quickly.

 

MH- YES.  GENIUS. THIS IS WHERE IT GOES NEXT LEVEL.

 

Ultimately, our goal is to accelerate the growth of an international network of impact centers who can innovate and spread sustainable living techniques to all corners of the earth. The economic and information engine that our platform is creating is supporting social entrepreneurs around the world to create their own impact centers. By demonstrating and reifying a regenerative lifestyle first-hand, we are building a bridge from concept to experience to integration in daily life.

 

MH- THERE'S SO MUCH HAPPENING HERE: LEARNING INDIGENOUS & PLACE-BASED PRACTICES, BEING RIGHT-SIZED {"APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY" WAS ORIGINALLY BASED ON THE IDEA THAT "SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL"}, REALLY DOING THE WORK WITH HEART & HANDS TO BUILD OUT MANY MOVEMENTS, EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION, RELATIONSHIP BUILDING THRU ACTUAL COMMUNITY-BUILDING, & SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTED WITH A GLOBAL TECH FRAMEWORK RUN BY TRUE LEARNING TRAVELERS. THE DIVERSE LAYERS OF ALIGNMENT ARE STAGGERING. YOU MUST HAVE A SWEET TEAM! HOW ARE YOU BUILDING AS A COMMUNITY & SUPPORTING EACH OTHER?

Our team is 10 people and growing. We are nomadic, with team members in the US, Brazil, Mexico, and Costa Rica. We meet as a team physically about twice annually, and do team-building activities with each other in beautiful natural locations. When working remotely for the rest of the year, we have regular team meetings. Besides working as a team, we share personal updates about ourselves to bond as much as possible. This helps us reconnect and continue working together, despite being remote.

 

MH- SO YOU ARE ACTUALLY DOING BUSINESS, & RUNNING YOUR PERSONAL & WORK LIVES IN CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY, WITHIN YOUR INNATE GESTURES AS TRAVELING SEEKERS. THIS LEVEL OF VITALITY & INTEGRITY IS INCREDIBLY RARE, AND YET YOU ARE SETTING UP TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO ALL OF US! 

HOW IS LEADERSHIP & EQUITY SET UP WITHIN NU MUNDO?

 

  1. As a leader, I’ve implemented dynamic equity as a decentralized ownership structure and holacracy as a decentralized decision-making system for our enterprise for our team. These greatly help with team dynamics, making everyone feel included and passionate about growing the organization.

  2. We are building a community of support among transformational learning centers around the world. As our team moves around the world, we visit centers and build personal relationships with their founders. As we get to know our network, we can send people to exactly the right places based on our team’s first-hand knowledge of the locations in NuMundo’s network.

  3. Through our crowdfunding and launch campaign, we’re supporting the top centers in our network by featuring them through blog articles and creating graphic memes with viral potential and circulating them through large networks who are supporting our campaign right now, such as Sustainable Human and Unify. They are supporting us by donating spectacular experiences as perks for the campaign, which helps us raise funding to continue to build out the platform and offer these centers more services. We speak with the centers in our network on a regular basis to get feedback from them about our platform and how it could help them, and about the problems they face on a daily basis.

 

MH- WHAT’S YOUR PERSONAL (GROWTH) EDGE, AND HOW IS THIS WORK GROWING YOUR EDGE?

 

My personal growth edge is certainly money, and business. I have never consciously labeled myself as an entrepreneur until very recently, and even then as a “social entrepreneur”. My desire is to change the world and have a large impact, and I always saw money as one of the plagues of the world, so I avoided it. I have worked for years in developing countries in poverty alleviation. Now I am understanding that financial sustainability and growth is part and parcel of having a global positive impact, especially with this project. Financial abundance flowing through our core team and through the impact centers in our network will have a regenerative impact.

As a founder, I am learning business modeling as I go. This is definitely where I’m being tested. I have incredible advisors who are helping me implement experiments to test hypotheses and assumptions. There is also the tradeoff that a social entrepreneur (or “regenerative entrepreneur”) faces when making decisions that affect profit vs. decisions that imply negative social and environmental externalities.

A book called Regenerative Enterprise by an amazing man named Gregory Landau helped give me a language and framework to understand the type of enterprise I am building.

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MH- SO MANY RESOURCES! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS WORK DAVID, AND GIVING US A PEEK AT THE EDGE YOU'RE LIVING WITH. I'M INSPIRED TO BRING THIS TO THE PACIFIC, WHERE MY FAMILY WORKS WITH PERMACULTURE & TRANSFORMATIONAL GATHERINGS. IT'S SO EASY TO SEE MYSELF INSIDE OF THE OPPORTUNITY & THE NEXT STEPS FOR US. (I'D ALSO LOVE TO SEND SOME FOLKS ON SOME OF THE INSANE CROWDFUNDING REWARD TRIPS YOU GUYS SET UP!  SHAMANIC PERMACULTURE? JUNGLE ESCAPES? YES, THANK YOU) 

xxx, maya

 

PS ~ FIND AN IMPACT CENTER & JOIN THE MOVEMENT ::


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Maya Hackett  Curious. Grateful. Delighted. Pollinator.
  Moves towards life, beauty, magic. Head on Earth, listening for what's needed. Transforms, sharing your light offline, at impossible speeds. Home birthing, urban*steading, unschooled mom of four. Fashion stylist, publisher. Fundraiser, multi-founder. Legacy Architect. Often sleeps at sea, for clarity + support. Gratefully collects minute bits of grace, spins it out as community caramel. With blessed help of thousands, On Purpose.

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INSIDE #BRIGHTLIVELIHOOD :: RAISING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS, CHANGEMAKERS & ACTIVISTS

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Obviously the current global economy is a reflection of board rooms without mothers & children: a kind of vacant leadership that's left their beloveds in search of their fortune. And now there is such movement around "The New Economy." I've long rejected this phrase, which is mostly useful for it's ability to point us away from the crises, & towards better language & wide awake ways - and there are so, so many. 

I adore the language, & pretty much everything, actually, about the Evolving & Emerging Economies Jam. There are so many ancient, exquisite & sustainable forms of exchange evolving (like sisterly potlucks where someone gets $1k, for interest-free, trust-based loans, & local-business bartering), along with new, emergent technologies that do a few, simple, but mind boggling things, like dematerializing (think instagram: no film. no cameras. no paper. it's just an app!), demonetizing (think of the original facebook: it was free in all the ways), & democratizing (think uber: nearly anyone can become a driver & suddenly have a business. or air bnb: have room? have rental). We have every extreme of possible solutions, so it's an exciting time. At Jams, we create mini, week-long versions of the world we want to live in, by joining in small groups with diverse concerns & leadership, to unpack our life + work, & create deep, lasting relationships. Many of my closest friends & long-time collaborators were seeded in this expansive circle, 65 countries-deep. 

Inline with right practice, we bring our mothers & children to the board room table. Or rather, we meet outside. At the river, on the deck, under the trees, and at the food table. We bring our retreat into living economy conferences like BALLE & Bioneers. We learn from & present to the larger community. The mothers & fathers (alongside our brothers & sisters) work, often with the important tools of voice, strings + percussion. And the children are close. Isn't that delicious? Yes. Economy-building informed by the real needs of  many generations. Because we are all accountable to each other.

So...on raising wee world stewards, baby bioneers, & future founders:

I think the formula's pretty simple. Give them nature. Give them community. Then stand back & watch how they do it.  

 first business: they take off. "slow down! come back?&nbsp;goodbye, guys."

first business: they take off. "slow down! come back? goodbye, guys."

 they made nests of fallen lichen + love as offerings

they made nests of fallen lichen + love as offerings

 they inspected rock bottoms for snail &amp; frog eggs...

they inspected rock bottoms for snail & frog eggs...

...and debated the ethics of bringing them home...

 they explored lifecycles, &amp; the needs of each species. they captured &amp; shot wildlife - with their cameras.&nbsp;

they explored lifecycles, & the needs of each species. they captured & shot wildlife - with their cameras. 

 they played with shadow, made rock cairns,&nbsp;gathered &amp; sniffed bouquets of pennyroyal, +&nbsp;other luscious bankweeds.

they played with shadow, made rock cairns, gathered & sniffed bouquets of pennyroyal, + other luscious bankweeds.

 they found tools. and began planning in itty bitty community.

they found tools. and began planning in itty bitty community.

 they reminded me that nature is first nature, &amp; walked right into all of it.

they reminded me that nature is first nature, & walked right into all of it.

 they took over the tea bar &amp; savored every second of break time.

they took over the tea bar & savored every second of break time.

 they dipped their toes into a thriving ecology.&nbsp;

they dipped their toes into a thriving ecology. 

 they listened to the mysterious rush, then roar, as a doe &amp; buck made their way down the cliff.

they listened to the mysterious rush, then roar, as a doe & buck made their way down the cliff.

 they dipped nets to catch fish, which, in my mind, is a birthright, right?

they dipped nets to catch fish, which, in my mind, is a birthright, right?

 they owned the path. because we were all born On Purpose.

they owned the path. because we were all born On Purpose.

 they shared living discoveries

they shared living discoveries

 they did some things they weren't really "supposed" to do. and celebrated it.

they did some things they weren't really "supposed" to do. and celebrated it.

 they formed, &amp; then stormed, as humans like to do.

they formed, & then stormed, as humans like to do.

 and together, they made home.

and together, they made home.

Sure, there's no guarantees. Entrepreneurs, for certain, have  specific DNA that loves risks & rewards. But, the new leadership isn't given by individual rewards & personal drive. We are remembering how to be together, & to build initiatives where the most important product is the well-being of the community landscape. Give them a dedicated gathering, & they definitely show up. I know for myself that I am changed.

Watch this space, as I bring you stories of the Jamily, & other examples of {b}right livelihood. 

Inspired by the ones that still act like themselves. 

Loki, Mari, Siddhi, Bodhi, Kingston, Nia, Mekhi, Ani & Lake. Sigh. You guys. Are just so awesome.

And dedicated to the mamas that trusted me to stay close. Thank you, Nika, Chinyere & Ruth! I just love them. 

xx, Maya


Maya Hackett  

Curious. Grateful. Delighted. Pollinator.
  Moves towards life, beauty, magic. Head on Earth, listening for what's needed. Transforms, sharing your light offline, at impossible speeds. Home birthing, urban*steading, unschooled mom of four. Fashion stylist, publisher. Fundraiser, multi-founder. Legacy Architect. Sleeps in the sea, for clarity + support. Gratefully collects minute bits of grace, spins it out as community caramel. With blessed help of thousands, On Purpose.

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FROM MOONRISE|13 :: THE DANCE - BUILDING RESILIENCE

 Our New Hampshire New Moon Temple, August

Our New Hampshire New Moon Temple, August

"Abandon any hope of fruition." 

- 1 of 59 lojong, or mind-training slogans from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition {passage meditations!}, from the gold deck above.

"The key instruction is to stay in the present. Don't get caught up in hopes of what you'll achieve and how good your situation will be some day in the future. What you do right now is what matters." - Pema Chodron

 

We-ellllll. Then what the fuck are we doing here?

 

WE ARE DANCING. IN THE GAP. BUILDING RESILIENCE.

I can't possibly count how many initiatives I've seen fall flat after a single broken agreement. How many movements die over missed expectations along the way. How much pain & suffering is carried - for decades - over desires for one way, when life went just 2 degrees astray. I can't possibly count how much has been lost over perceived failures, resignation, & self-abandonment. 

And how many times I've seen non-attachment, release, commitment, & compassion lead to true triumphs of the human spirit.

These moments, these qualities of the Eternal, purify your container.  They are available always, at any moment. They are prayers. They are nouns. They are verbs.

Speak them. Do them. Hold them.

 

SO IN MOONRISE|13 WE ARE DANCING.

{non-attachment. release. commitment. compassion.}

Between stories :: ancient, archetypal, & ongoing.

Between our fierce desires & real life disappointments. 

Between our vision & the daily urgencies that supersede our knowing.

Between drive, expectations & inspired, open, options.

Between the ancestors, dreaming thru us. Earth, dreaming thru us. The Eternal, dreaming thru us, & the raw, real smack of real life having it's way with us.

Between our privileges and the loss of connection to the Whole.

Between what you've already created, and what you're about to blow up. Make real. And take down.

 

THERE IS CLARITY, POWER & VELOCITY IN NON-ATTACHMENT.

If there is anything worth mastering, worth playing with, worth delighting in, it's being with the mystery of the dance.

Yes. More spiraling. In and out. From here, to there. Running from one end of the carousel, & back again.

We are creating clear, precise, measurable futures to give us a present container that's been attended-to, loved, and adorned. Then the Eternal does it's thing, & it's not exactly as we planned it. Do we stay On Purpose? Well, of course.

So we are talking about floating in an awareness that has humility. 

We are talking about purposeful doing with a measure of dignity.

We are talking about being in the middle, and being On Path. On Purpose. 

So we offer up our dance, the mystery, the attachment, the clarity, & a solid degree of separation from our deepest longings to the Eternal. That's who owns it, anyways. 

 

And never working in a vacuum, we fill up with community. Because it's our companions On Path that make livelihood bright. 

 

On August 22, we met the 1st Quarter Moon -

"I MATCH MY MIND, MY HANDS, MY VOICE TO MY HEART."

On August 26, we are at the Gibbous Moon - 

"I DANCE IN PURPOSE AND NON-ATTACHMENT.  I SURROUND MYSELF WITH BELOVEDS WHO GET IT."

We are moving, now into the light of the Full Moon, August 29 -

"I ACCEPT THE GIFTS. I SWIM IN SELF-COMPASSION. I SEE WHAT'S NEEDED AND I PLAY WITH WHAT I HAVE."

 

Make a list of your attachments. A nice, (maybe long) honest list. Even if you have already done the work. Even if you have released the ages. Even then. The new ones. The current attachments that just must be, have to be, need to be.

Consider what it would look like to have a degree of separation. How can you create a little more space? 

And. Who are your dancing companions?

xx, Maya

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TOKENS - YOUR EDGE. OUR EDGE. DRAGONFLY.

tokens :: banter & auguries between the women of moonrise | 13maya, & guides found on path

 

She only lives a couple of months like this, in flight. The majority of her work - underwater, in process, becoming, takes 2-4 years. She is a naiad for lifetimes upon lifetimes.

 

Q- There's more?! I'm sinking in to this new way of thinking, of doing, not entirely understanding what it all means, but loving that it's a bit nebulous, and feeling 100% right about it all...And every time I read this, I have no idea what it means - "what's your edge?" What does that mean?? 
 

When the naiad begins her climb to the surface, along some leafy ridge, or an undercarriage of granite, she is, still, submerged. She knows currents, not wind. She knows light, not clarity. Her wings are simply a backpack she carries, unused. The moment she crawls thru the surface of the water, she's at an edge, yes? And it's hers. Her threshold. Her initiation. A shift between worlds, with a clear before, during, and after. A bridge she's made in the moment of crossing. So that's one edge.

I remember a long, advanced yoga class, a decade ago. I would go for the relief of space, the quiet that comes from committing a few hours from family. I tended to slumber thru these classes - I had always been flexible, and really, I longed for the culture, music and community from the ethnic dance of my youth. American yoga seemed culturally diffuse and it had been years since a teacher inspired me. And then...I was caught. Doing something fully unconscious, obvious, and...well, just unconscious.  The instructor placed a hand at my sacrum and pushed me forward until I could barely balance. She stepped on my feet, and hands, awaking an entirely new center of gravity. I couldn't hang. She whispered into my ear, "for you, they need to be strength poses." 

When I relied on my flexibility, I wasn't in a full practice. I was asleep. My edge began when I engaged my muscles and balance awake. Then, I was In. Once it took something.

So that's an edge.

The naiad, which looks much like a wet grasshopper-fish, finds her way to a protected spot in the sun, and begins the shocking work of splitting behind her eyes. An exquisitely intricate hinge breaks open, and she pulls her head thru, before taking an hour to squeeze, pull, and push a much larger version herself from the shell.  Crumpled petal wings somehow unfurl, and fill with crystalline, transparent glass. It's trepidatious, and the weather is a thing - too much wind, and they stick together, or fold into themselves all wrong. Waves threaten to smash her tail, as she pulses into full width + color. It's a birth both masculine, and feminine. It's a risk the entire time, and she must stay very still, and dry, for a long, long time. If there's a dock spider, mink, or other predator close, she's eaten alive.  So this birthing, this transformation, this patient process of constant work requires a bit of safe haven. If all goes well, there's flight. Dragon medicine. Predatation. Gifts of the ancient protectress.

ALL OF THAT. THE WHOLE OF IT. BIRTHING AS EDGEWORK.

The short answer is - your edge is your growing edge, where you might shrink or expand, and where you might build from. The real answer is, you choose the nature of your edge. There are external edges. Internal edges. Societal edges. We're in some of those, right now.

At any given moment, we can choose the edge we hold, but the truth is, they are all at play, all the time. The gifts of engagement are those of transformation. The gifts of boundaries are those of sustained performance. Personally. Communally. Systemically.

{that link goes to a free year of exquisite, important boundary work to go with your work here. yup.}

We don't have to seek the edge.  A diverse blessed village, in alignment with our future expression of right-livelihood, will call us out.  When we can no longer stay underwater, and the impulse comes to move to the surface, we will.

In 3 Rings: A Context for Movement-Building, below, I break down the three edges, or rings & four spheres of reality we work with in *GIVEN* and MOONRISE | 13.  Feel free to right-click, to download.

xx. M

 

PS - If you'd like to circle live with movement builders on ecology & economy, I invite you to apply to the Evolving & Emerging Economies Jam. We gather this October, riverside, and at BIONEERS.  Click the image to apply. 

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A RITUAL FOR RELEASING INTO THE WATERS

THE DISTILLED ASTROLOGY. RELEASING RESISTANCE. USING SPRING TIDES TO MAGNIFY THE LUNAR PHASE. 

 

It's my birthday. {yay!}
So I'm tripling up the release of this rare, blue moon with a kayak to The Witches, a sunken island with so many epic, underwater boulders that tell me *They Know.* I can feel it as I glide over them. Let me come back to that.

Everyday my difficult practice, my submerge, is hard. I've begun looking closer at it. It's not actually cold once I'm in the water. There is a second of freeze, but I can't tell if it's even real. It's much colder, for longer, when I get out. THERE IS ALWAYS BLISS ONCE I'M IN. And power.  I'm thinking it's  The Flinch. Please download this ebook, take a read, and let us know what you think in the comments. This is where most of us get stopped, regardless of our edge. When I move thru it, I release it to the past. Somedays I just don't.

THE WITCHES.
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They Know what's happened on this land. They know we dance revolutions in our hearts | fight revolution in our communities, as we spin revolutions on this Earth.

They Know me when I was 20 and flew here after shutting down the shop & selling his Rolex to have $5000 to last us for eternity.

They Know me when I'm 24 with our first baby and he says I can't handle the pressure of family & wanna bolt & I kick him out of the cabin until he gets his act together. 

They Know me at 38 when my plates spin rainbows before me. And I am dizzy.

They Know when we fall into the waters and are in over our heads. When we are saved. When something dies there.

They Know when we lift our chests to the sky and breathe oxygen into our hearts and feel like we've just opened shutters to our cells and know we can start anew.

They Know who was here before, the Abenaki, & what is lost. 

They Know the vibrations of languages gone (here, Sokoki), and the nuances of culture hidden in those languages.

I am going to glide over them, with my *list of broken things I don't need.* They will swallow them whole and I will work, stroke, & smile my way home. Free.

The last time we did this, D & I together, it rained, hard, on the way back. Bald Eagle & her mate circled the skies, flying at each other, tumbling, claws-locked, releasing, again, and again, and again for hours. They had built a life together, and after decades, were still hot, still bothered, still fighting it out -for each other- in their skies. Salty tears mixed with rain & lake water, flying off our paddles.

 

My prayer for us all, this Full, Blue Moon:

May we be this IN. May we find ease in commitment, and partner with the work coming thru. May our ancestors' dreams know their truth in our ways. May right livelihood find her way into our hands, every single day. May it fill us up to overflowing. May we know plenty as enough. May  partnership feel it's way into our hearts, and our work be liberating.  May we know joy as peacemaking. May our art, our voice, our dinner with friends be peacemaking. May we be this guided. May we be this wowed. 
 

A Passage Meditation:

Honoring you, my brothers and sisters. 
I make peace with this land, and all that has happened here.

 

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BLUE MOON IN AQUARIUS.

Aquarius is the Water Bearer. And the even-keeled bringer of practical magic. I don't know how it's been for you, but the last two days were hard on my heart as a mother. There is an astral circus in my sign. I've gotten so many texts from those feeling hurt & hardened on many levels. The blessings are many, and  the meanings too much.  And yet Aquarians are pragmatic. They say, handle your shit, with a kind of cool, clear love. They know we have *enough* for the Way.

So make your list. Of what's been broken. What's no longer needed. What's done. What's over. What's not working. What's already sinking as you float towards the surface.

PERSONALLY. SYSTEMICALLY. GLOBALLY.

And let water do the work.

 

~Write it out in watercolor pencil. Wash your face, cleanse your hands over the words. 

~Bring her to the river. Kiss it all goodbye.

~Make a puddle. Let your mystic children stomp & slide.

~Take a pencil to tissue & flush it down. And out.

 

And finally fill a glass jar with clean water. Add crystals. Tape a prayer to the sides. Lay it over an image of your favorite flower. Leave it out tonight. Sip over the spring tides, over this next 7 days.

 

Depending on your location, the spring tides take place a bit before and the week following Full Moon & New Moon. At this time Earth lies directly between Sun + Moon, creating a double-tide, with extreme highs and extreme lows. And so it is with us. Take good care, and let it work for you.

xx, Maya

 

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::: Meet our starskeeper, grounded in Spirit, culture, activism, and deep family :::

Mi nombre es Ariana. I was seduced by the science of synchronicity so I became a psychological astrologer. Ancient seafarers navigated the sea by the stars; I use them to access intuitive strategy for navigating in your sphere & anchoring in storms. For sea-nymphs & seafarers ready to reign.

 

THE DISTILLED ASTROLOGY

With Full Moons, feelings become the focal point. Our comfort zones, our relationships, our needs, what we mean when we say “home”, the climax of what was into what is. Aquarian energy is the brilliance of intentional detachment and objectivity. Heightened awareness is craved but not always convenient or conventional. This Full Moon is a contradictory combo that can open access to unequivocal freedom. The Freedom of no attachment to what isn’t on your high vibe.

Sometimes this translates as a series of rude awakenings. This may mean the release of a reality based on your perceptions and expectations. Release is a Full Moon word. And it sometimes looks like rebellion. Aquarius often gets the reputation of rebel, but they are never without a cause. They are all about cause. When the climax comes, center in this. Your Vision. Your version of the Future. 

~Ariana

 

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LUCID DREAMING. FUTURE-THINKING.

Yesterday, I sat on my dock and listened to our guests: science teachers & professors discussing "the edge of science," and a phenomena called "future-thinking."  You know, when we do crazy things, like musing over someone ahead of their call, and knowing what's going to happen next. Apparently this has been documented thru observation of the New York Stock Exchange. They spoke of how we generally access the past, and yet, we can "future-think" things. I stayed silent. Western Science has a funny way of being wowed at things it simply hadn't noticed. {and more because it's nearly impossible to hold a conversation with a toddler surrounded by water} I'm going to look it up, of course, as a #botaneconomist, {I made that up} and, living with empaths and intuitives, I am also wowed, all the time. 

While children, as part of our cultural medicine tradition, my brothers and I were encouraged to dream aware, to be active members of our sleep. When awake, we experienced the full-sensory flight of astral travel. It's in this way, as a child in San Francisco, that I first saw the popping cardinal, rust and lemon tree cover, lakes, and pointed rooftops here in my New Hampshire home.  In the "vision," which included a cold lift + wind in my hair, I glided over white clapboard and shingled homes I now know so, so well.  I've talked about this memory for years, but it's not until this moment that I'm bringing these things together. {wow}

This morning there were raindrops, mixed in with the waves outside my window, and I breathed them in, while collecting bits from my softly lucid sleep.  In moonrise, we are calibrating our reticular functions for bio-effective movement building :: setting up our neurology to capture magic, and nothing less. I wondered, as I lay, if we should start with oracle readings.

Of course I wake up to this gift, a circle reading from our prolific sisterkeeper + legacy alumni Galia Alena.  She was clearly doing a bit of astral travel herself, from Oz, and right on time. 

xx, Maya


“Not all who wander are lost.” JRR Tolkein

There are dreams so precious and delicate, so close to ones heart, that they need the still darkness and space to blossom into their budding potential. They can feel too delicate to name and certainly to fragile to share, sometimes even with yourself. Your relationship to them is at once tenuous and true; they are the seeds of potentiality that lie in the space that connects you with all. They are your gifts to the world and from the world.

 

What delicate dream are you nurturing and protecting, what wish is held safe and close to your heart?

 

This card, La Folle, invites you to think about your own path and wanderings. Are you willing to listen to the quiet space within that beacons you down roads of your own making? Do you give free space to wander through your own dreamscapes? Do you allow yourself to leave the path behind in order to find your way home to yourself? What do you need to take with you? Who are your faithful allies who will keep you company on your journey? What do you need to unpack to lighten your load and free yourself for the great adventure that is your own life? Drop into your body and check in with how you are feeling at the thought of new beginnings - is their excited anticipation, quiet mystery, edges wanting to be stretched or remembering of wisdom in your bones. Blessed sister, its your own personal guiding star that calls you to begin, begin with this moment, where you are, the present. The present is always a beginning, always a choice, always an invitation, begin begin begin.

 

“In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.”  Dante

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TOKENS - DESERT MOUNTAIN MAHOGANY

  tokens&nbsp;:: banter &amp; auguries between the women of&nbsp;  moonrise | 13  ,&nbsp;  maya  ,&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;guides found&nbsp;  on path  .

tokens :: banter & auguries between the women of moonrise | 13maya, & guides found on path.

Q. "I know what we have is working. People are so hungry for this work, they are coming to us in droves. The problem is that we can see where it's going, & we've kinda already done it. And it feels like - "Is this it? We just keep sharing others & little pieces of our work & what, people are inspired?" We see the end & I'm getting bored." 

I look up, and there's 35 feet of glistening, silver, fuzzy feathers. I honestly giggle, thinking, "honestly, WTF, how can this not be for the amusement of humans? Spirit is so amazing to make us gifts like this." The light is doing crazy things to the leaves in this tree. She's dancing. 

Q. "The truth is, I have the basic support I need for my work. But if I had more support, I could take this to an entirely different level of contribution. But that means changing my foundation."

I want to somehow bring this tree home, & love her up.
 

>>> if you want more support + attention, capture more light. bring more beauty.<<<


A breeze comes thru and the feathers begin to lift, sway, and twizzle into the soil around me. 

Holy shit. They're seeds.

THE WAY YOU'VE DONE THINGS MAY OR MAY NOT BE IN LINE WITH YOUR INNATE BUILDING GESTURE, WHICH IS SOMEHOW BOTH SPECIFIC & UNLIMITED. 

HAVE YOU BEEN DANCING + FLOATING, HUSTLING, OR RUNNING? HAVE YOU BEEN DIGGING DITCHES, OR PILING SANDBAGS IN FRONT OF A SQUALL? THERE'S A VAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SELF-EXPRESSION & SURVIVAL.

LOOK AT WHAT'S WORKED FOR YOU, NOT FOR OTHERS. AGAIN, TALENT + ACHIEVEMENT IS DISTINCT FROM INSPIRITED IMPULSE. 

WHEN DID YOU GO INTO FLOWMENTS, WHERE TIME DISAPPEARED? THOSE ARE THE MOMENTS THAT THINKING STOPPED. THOSE ARE THE MOMENTS THAT YOU WERE IN YOUR ZONE, A SUPPORTED CONDUIT, WORKING WITHIN YOUR INNATE GESTURE.

IF YOU'RE BORED, THEN THERE'S OTHER ASPECTS OF YOUR EXPRESSION THAT NEED ATTENDING. CONSIDER  EACH ASPECT OF YOUR WORK, AND FIND SOMEPLACE TO BRING BEAUTY. WHAT CAN YOU MAKE SHIMMER? BRING MOVEMENT. WHERE CAN YOU BRING DANCE? BRING FOCUSED PURPOSE. WHERE CAN YOU CLARIFY ROLES, & AIM YOUR SIGHTS?

THEY ARE SEEDS.

Desert Mountain Mahogany, in fact. Each feather, slightly distinct in curve + curl, is not just a lit dancer. She's the promise keeper of an entire organism, that will, in turn, create more seeds, more potential than could ever be fulfilled.

IMAGINE YOURSELF A TREE. YOUR SEEDS (IDEAS-PROJECTS-MOVEMENTS), IN THEIR MULTIPLICITY, ARE STILL DISTINCT. DIFFERENT IDEAS, & DIFFERENT POSSIBILITIES. DIFFERENT INVENTIONS, COMMUNITIES, PRODUCTS, & DIFFERENT FORMS OF CONTRIBUTION. AND YET, YOUR SEEDS ARE STILL INFUSED WITH THE PROMISE OF YOUR DNA, YOUR WAY.

your gesture is how you move thru the world, the shape you make when you grow, the tracks you leave in the space around you. desert mountain mahogany shows us how her beauty, how she dances, is also how she attracts light, pollinators, and spreads her magic. her success is in her being herself.

THE INNATE GESTURE (SHAPE THRU WHICH ONE MOVES OVER TIME) OF YOUR SEEDS-IDEAS-PROJECTS-MOVEMENTS, ARE ALSO THE WAY THEY ARE SHARED, THE WAY THAT THEY THEY SPREAD, THE WAY THAT THEY ATTRACT OTHERS, THE WAY THEY DANCE, AND THE WAY THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN FERTILE SOIL.


unless. your roots, core or members are not well enough to proliferate. maybe there hasn't been enough fertile soil. not enough sun, or water. or the earth was somehow poisoned.

the gift of this moment, is to heal. check in with your home soil now. is it nourishing? truly - do you have the nourishment you need for what's wanting to grow? is there poison? think of the purity of organics. what's not clean enough, bright enough, fresh, local & vibrant enough for your innate expression to persist? 

are you, your team & your loved ones local enough in your relationships, or do you send each other non-local? does something need to be healed? is your core strong? (literally) make a plan. how about what you feed your heart, your hands, your ears & your eyes? is it of the quality you need to grow not just yourself, but an heirloom version of yourself?

Q."I'm overwhelmed by the multiplicity of possibilities. These ideas, they come fully intact. My friends have more fucking proposals than I can begin to wrap my head around. And I know exactly what they need to do to get them started, or to push them to the next level. What I can't wrap my head around, is what I should be doing. Which ones are the right priorities? Or how do I help them in a way that pays me enough & gives me enough credit to move on? I want to build out my income streams." 

the truth is that nature is overwhelmingly abundant. there are more seeds than will ever be planted. that's all. it's not personal. if you choose to focus, then you can directly nurture and nourish each seed.   

PICK THE TREES WITH FUTURES YOU WANT TO SEE.

{and let the rest fall away.} 

DON'T DO ANYTHING, ANYMORE, FOR SHALLOW RETURNS. FEED YOUR WHOLE SELF, BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER THE REST OF US. WE DON'T WANT TO CONSUME OR SUPPORT ANYTHING LESS.

FILL UP. OPEN YOUR HEART CHAKRA TO THE SUN. DANCE. TWIZZLE YOUR WAY INTO PURE + FERTILE SOILS.

{you already know what to do}

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TOKENS - WHITE CLOUD POPPY

tokens :: banter between the women of moonrise | 13, maya & guides found, on path

 

"I guess it's hard for me to understand what of my thoughts, feelings, perceptions, sights, sounds, heartbeats are indeed conversations." 

White Cloud Poppy has already appeared in a rushed crowd on my right. I've never been able to figure out exactly when she's coming. She just appears, 1' tall, then 3. Then 5 - and she's over my head.

she's aiming for the sun.

YOU DECLARE THE CONVERSATIONS BY PLACING YOUR AIMS. OFFERING ATTENTION, MAGNIFYING, BEING A SOURCE OF NEW LIFE + NEW LIGHT, SO THAT WE KNOW, TOO.

that's a lot of power, don't you think? it is. choose wisely.


"...this is the path I see to a more exponential empowerment worldwide. Maybe not though. Many times I like just living this life present, quiet, garden, chickens, goat (if I'm lucky:) ). With my little ones, in my community is enough. And then it's not again." 

She's effervescent. just a flower, maybe. simply. and then again... now 6', she towers over me, a sky-field of bright, fluffy, sunny-side up blooms.  

YOUR CONVERSATION IS YOUR GESTURE IS YOUR WAY IS THE SHAPE, SMELL, TASTE, & THE FEEL OF YOUR TIDES, WHEN YOU SEND YOUR RIPPLES OUT INTO THE WHOLE.

{and what possibility are you dropping, into our seas?} 

She is a conversation for the light. she's food for the honey-makers, who dip, & sway, dizzy & over-heavy with vivid yellow dust from tip to tip. it looks like a microscopic holi fest. they aren't collecting pollen. they are dousing themselves with it.

SO IS IT ENOUGH? YES. WHAT EVER YOU'RE DOING IS PLENTY. IS IT FULFILLING? WELL. WE SPIRAL IN, & WE SPIRAL OUT.

Her gesture is that of hearty, substantial light & joy. she's tough in her happiness.  and, her roots are found in the dark. she feeds off humus.

don't overthink the nature of your conversation or gesture. just feel into your body, & live with the questions of it. let your roots, & your vision & your everyday quiet be enough. 

JUST FOLLOW THE ENERGY. 


{she's aiming for the sun.}


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And today,

 I'm aiming for some waves.

xx, Maya
the island, nh

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