Making a full moon necklace

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Sleep quality and the moon

The 700 dolls project is magically related with the full moon in terms of numbers as much as in terms of sleep dreams.

I am amazed that recently scientists have done experiments to find out the relationship between the full moon and our sleep quality. A July 2013 study carried out at the University of Basel in Switzerland presented evidence that a lunar rhythm can modulate our sleep structure. They say: ‘The lunar cycle seems to influence human sleep, even when one does not ‘see’ the moon and is not aware of the actual moon phase.’

The moon and the dreams and the tides and the water and the emotions… all connected!

Isn’t that great!

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700 Full Moons Necklace

A golden thread to remind us the sun.

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The full moon was approaching my consciousness

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When we finished our workshop on 16th March in Brazil, we celebrated Sunday full moon gathering our dolls in a circle.

When I arrived home I spent a long time looking at and photographing the moon.

The full moon was approaching my consciousness at this moment.

Its connection with the project would be revealed to me a month later, which is written down in the post below.

Yes, I am amazed!

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Full moon March 2014 Brazil

( you can see post Bonecos Sonhos Coração on workshop page)

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700 Full Moons

I want to share something amazing I discovered around a month ago. You will read on this website that I ended up with the number 700 because I cut the zeros of 7 billion to make the task possible. What I discovered is that the morning I woke up with the project idea entirely in my head I had lived 700 full moons! Can you believe it?

On the workshop page you will see a post where I mention the full moon. When I posted it last March, it was a poetic fact. Now it seems to me that the full moon was slowly coming into play revealing its full poetic and magical world…

700 Full Moons… amazing!

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Full moon and the paintings inspired by the dolls

The moon was approaching me through my paintings as well, some of them it appears almost full, you can see them on the Paintings page.

I didn’t notice while I was painting them almost two years ago. You can see that when I cut the papers to make the full moons and place them over each other, they remind us my paintings inspired by the dolls.

It was all there. I can see now.

 

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The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick, London UK

On 15 April 2014 at the D&D about Competition and Collaboration, Maria, Susy, Tom and Marissa put hearts into 5 dolls and we finished them all.

Give me a heart! someone said and we started.

This was the first time the dolls were given the opportunity to speak their silence into the microphone. It was great!

Thank you all

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Bonecos Sonhos Coração Sao Paulo, Brazil

My dearest friends Claudia and Vera took the initiative to create the event Bonecos Sonhos Coração in São Paulo Brazil last Sunday 16 March 2014.

Leky, Chris, Carlos, Roney, Claudemira, Otacilio, Dedé, Rosangela, Jairo, Cris, Marina, Angelica, Danieli, Livia, Talita, Maria Cecilia, Marinalva, Claudia, Vera, Neca, Rica, Flavia, the children Gabi, Luana, Laura and Bruno came to sew the dolls and we had a very special afternoon together.

Everybody drew, cut and sewed the dolls. We stuffed them with dreams and we put hearts into them making the meditation ritual to connected with our own hearts. We sewed 39 dolls, 23 of them are finished.

When we finished our workshop we celebrated Sunday full moon gathering our dolls in a circle.

Some comments

‘I feel that you managed to invent a way to make everyone stop and do something for others in a simple and soulful way. It is the practice of generosity. It is pure Art and action. It is engendering something the world really needs. We make a doll which has dreams and a heart, we send love and hope to everyone in the world, it is well-targeted magic’

‘It is meditative, a delicate thing to do in the middle of a trampled life. What unsuspected delicacy we discover in us and in others! The silent moment of putting dreams inside the dolls and connecting our heart with the heart that will inhabit that doll. That afternoon resonated with me for a long time. It still does, thank you. It was a lovely moment, in the middle of the city, this microcosm of craziness so lacking in the energy which was in that room’ 

‘This is a courageous and lovely project Regina! This project is symbolic of the urgent need to expand our awareness that we are all connected by a network of light and shade, for which we are all responsible. I hope that our dreams circulate, nurture and cultivate human solidarity, with faith and love for all of us. Simple as that!’

After this afternoon I must add into my list of things we need to do to be alive, from 28/02 post,

8. Friends

I am immensely grateful to everyone.

Thank you!

Click for ‘Bonecos Sonhos Coração‘ event.

 

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Dreams are like gravity

We don’t need to remember our dreams, eventually it might be useful but it is not necessary. We will dream anyway. It is like the gravity, we do not struggle to be here, we just are. When we dream and we wake up we know where to go and how to feed ourselves at any level. We enjoy and our heart is happy. This is the moment to change what need to be changed, so let’s sleep.

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Southbank Centre, London UK

Dreams are like gravity – let’s sleep and dream.

I went on 27 February 2014 to another great D&D event-What are we really going to do about Race and Diversity in UK Theatre? with the dolls.

Six people came to help me put hearts into them and we made 7 dolls in total.

We had one to one experience most of the time.

Some comments:

‘I lost my heart…’

‘Thank you, a lovely break from intense discussions’

‘This is lovely, such a moment of rest, relaxation, focus and happiness’

The session inspired me to write down a list of things we need to do to be alive. I’ll write in a particular order where the first thing is the most important and so on

1. Breath

2. Sleep-Dream

3. Wake up

4. Walk

5. Drink

6. Eat

7. Enjoy

We don’t need to remember our dreams, eventually it might be useful but it is not necessary. We will dream anyway. It is like the gravity, we do not struggle to be here, we just are. When we dream and we wake up we know where to go and how to feed ourselves at any level. We enjoy and our heart is happy. This is the moment to change what need to be changed, so let’s sleep.

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