For our next issue, in September 2022, we are seeking contributors from all over the world, particularly outside the US, to show how the Work That Reconnects or other related or more ancient deep ecology ritual and practices are helping people grapple with the many crises before us all, how to stay connected or reconnect with earth and each other, and how to prepare or refresh ourselves for our role in the healing of the world.
The theme for our current issue of Deep Times, Unraveling Patriarchy and Shifting the Paradigm, is now available.
The response has been heart-warming. We are grateful for all the submissions, both the ones we used and the ones we had to turn away or set aside for a future issue. We’ve put together a rich array of articles, essays, poems and artwork that address the challenge of unraveling patriarchy and shifting the dominant paradigm to one of reverence and respect for all life, based on our radical interconnectedness with our fellow humans of all cultures, ancestry, and identities and with all beings of Earth.
Thank you to Jo delAmor for sharing her new Seeing with New/Ancient Eyes practice Child’s Mind. This practice was designed primarily for parents, but may be valuable to explore with non-parents as well. It is from the forthcoming book Raising Children in the Midst of Global Crisis by Jo delAmor. Similar WTR-style practices for parents […]
Our Ancestors are waiting for us to pay attention to them, to acknowledge them, and our lives begin within them. We carry them in our minds, bodies and spirits. They made great sacrifices and made great choices for us to be able to be alive. As we honor them, we honor the miracle of having a body, mind and a spirit. We become connected to a whole lineage and legacy that is manifesting in us.
Revisiting an old favorite: The Bodhisattva Check-in Anti-Oppression Resource Group members, aware that a European-colonizer mindset has informed much of the development of the WTR over the years, has been reviewing some classic WTR exercises. Most recently we reviewed and updated the Bodhisattva Check-in. This exercise helps us “See with New Eyes” as we reflect on […]
In many Work That Reconnects communities, facilitators offer a ritual Welcome at the opening of a workshop. This practice is intended to help all participants feel included; it can also alert members of dominant or privileged groups that a broad spectrum of the human family may be present.
How many workshops and/or events WTR focused do you run a year? I typically hold about 8 – 10 workshops a year. Are other facilitators in your area? Who are they? Yes, Molly Brown. Do you have any upcoming events you’d like to share? Yes, a WTR Network Webinar: How to See with Gaian Eyes […]
These open sentences have been very meaningful to people in the last half year. (submitted by Joanna Macy). Strengths I draw from my own family and ancestral lineage are… Strengths I draw from having ventured out into other traditions and experiences are… Strengths that have come to me through hardships, losses, and failures are… Strengths […]
This is a guided meditation created by L. Rebecca Connell, LCSW. (See full bio below). It is to be read aloud to a group. It gives two options in the four sections. The leader or leaders read the guidance either for sitting or for walking. You can download a PDF version to print here. Singing to […]
The books, Coming Back to Life, World as Lover, World as Self, and Thinking Like a Mountain, describe many forms of experiential group work relating to deep ecology, deep time, and despair and empowerment. As new practices evolve, they will be listed below.