The whole time I've been on Steemit, one of my favorite things about this platform is what a great tool it is for manifestation. Not only does it give me an outlet to share my intentions, desires, needs, struggles, stories, and tools out into the Universe openly & freely, but it is an outlet that is also opening a portal to abundance.
My very first post on Steemit was called Feeding the Masses... For Free!, in which I shared the amazing bounty of dumpster-diving that I was experiencing at the time, then the next day I wrote a MASSIVE autobiography for myself, for the first time thoroughly going back through my life experience. From there, I've shared just about everything that's come up in my life over the past two years.
Ending a Chapter
Since June of 2015, I've been traveling full-time, living out of a backpack, and generally just been trust-falling the Universe. This has been a time of magnificent growth, healing, connecting, learning, and leveling up every day or so. I've focused a lot on pushing my edges, doing new things, doing uncomfortable things, and driving towards the ultimate version of myself.
Along the way, a few things sort of became the focal points of my experience, mostly in an organic way. When I left Portland originally, my only plan was to head to Rainbow and cook food... Well that turned into cooking for many dozens of festivals, conferences, and retreats. Somehow, along the way I became identified with the label of being a chef. I absolutely love cooking, I love feeding people, I love dancing my way through a kitchen. What I've found recently is that just like with any job I had back in the day, I'm now much less connected & interested in cooking for a lot of these events.
The whole time, I've been so many things, I've done so many things, but that one label that I've allowed to linger has felt like more and more of a limitation. The reality is that I co-create these events by helping organize & promote, by doing massage & energy work, by speaking & leading workshops, by doing interviews & creating content, and of course by cooking. I've decided to actively step out of the role of "chef" for now, to give the rest of me more space to expand.
Right now, the thing that is feeling most up for me is to have my own space, to unpack everything for a while, to have all my books shelved up, to have some level of schedule & habit that hasn't been possible while traveling. The idea of having a space that I can fully grid out, where I can establish my own altars and not have to pack them back up, sounds so very necessary for my own centering and grounding right now.
I also see the act of getting myself into a more grounded, landed situation as a great way to help manifest my long-term goals of creating a village. My travels have helped me practice building, planting, connecting, teaching, being flexible, and much more, but it doesn't leave a ton of space to practice being truly home (in the sense of not in someone else's space).
I'm now looking to move into a communal living space for the next few months (maybe until the end of the year). I am calling in a household of conscious creators, with a vegan kitchen, near/in nature, with easy access to a good Kundalini Yoga studio, a classic martial arts school, and a place to get great organic food. I am calling in a community of deep, active listeners, who practice needs-based communication, and are dedicated to bettering themselves. I am calling in a balance of masculine & feminine energy, a balance of music & meditation, and I'm calling in some child-sized housemates :-)
Right now I'm looking at places in SE Portland (because I know it has everything I want), but I'm not tied to this particular place, and am getting ready to really open it up by sharing this desire on my FB feed with everyone there.
Over the next year, I am focalizing a project to get a large piece of land, put it in a land trust, and create the foundations of the village where I want to raise children. For years this village has been in the visioning state, coming up with new details, meeting great fits, seeing things I want to integrate, and getting a clearer picture of it. Over the last handful of months, I've felt the call to start taking more physical world steps towards making it happen.
The village will be anarcho-mutualist, vegan, based on the principles of mindfulness, conscious creation, and permaculture. We will be growing much of our own food (in rooftop greenhouses among other things), cultivating a native food forest, and doing everything we can to connect & live symbiotically with the land that is chosen. We will be minimizing interaction with Babylon, we will be integrating new & old technologies, we will be creating an open, safe, supportive community for the many children who will be born & raised there.
Right now I'm searching for the land itself; I've found a variety of tools to research potential places (soil surveys, climate data, amount of government in the region, etc) from which I've been cross-referencing. I've also been opening up multiple new avenues for abundance to find its way to me, and I feel great about how quickly things are coming together. I plan on doing a big post in the next few days as a kind of crowd-sourced vision board for the land.
I really cannot describe just how grateful I am for this place, for this community, for the motivation & inspiration it has given me, for the new beliefs & experience of abundance it has helped me find. I've built connections with so many new humans here on Steemit, gotten to know old friends even better, learned SO much, and mostly been pushed to ever new realms of content creation!
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I sincerely hope that you take the opportunity that is Steemit to manifest your dreams as well! Have a beautiful, blessed day Steemians!