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.
As the Work That Reconnects Network continues to apply anti-oppression and decolonization frameworks to the Work That Reconnects, the Weaver’s team reflects on this season of gratitude and the opportunity to deepen our awareness and connection to the local Indigenous communities of the land we live with and Indigenous communities world wide. Read more…
In the next issue of Deep Times, we will examine patriarchy as one of the intersecting sub-systems of the “power-over” paradigm, which has deep and wide roots and branches in the idea of separation from the land and the superiority of humans.
We hope writers, poets, and artists steeped in the Work That Reconnects will be inspired to explore how the Work can help transform the patriarchal paradigm into one of respect and empowerment for all people, all genders, all skin colors, all cultures, all life.
In the most recent edition of Deep Times, “Sacred Wisdom, Sacred Earth,” we explore what might be called the “spiritual” roots of the Work That Reconnects. Our intention was to honor the wisdom traditions that have sustained so many people throughout history up to the present time as they have faced hardship, oppression, and collective trauma.
Welcome Helen and Hank to the Weavers Team!
The Work That Reconnects Network is teaming up with Pulp Films and Video Project to support the international release of Once You Know, an award-winning film by Emmanuel Cappellin in collaboration with Anne-Marie Sangla.
The core team of Network Weavers has been working hard to evolve and improve the functionality of the WTR Network website and expand the services it provides to meet the needs of our global community. As part of this process, we’re reaching out to our community members from around the world for feedback on the website and gathering an international focus group to evaluate new design and functionality as we upgrade the site.
Your skills and talents are needed! Please help us co-create a thriving future for the Work That Reconnects by engaging in one of the Network’s committees – Facilitator Support, Regenerative Finance, Communications, Webinars and Conversation Cafés Program, and Deep Times Journal. These working groups help guide the development of the Network as we respond to the evolving needs of our worldwide community.
Dear WTR Network family and friends, We’ve been feeling a strengthening and deepening of the Work recently. So many of us, from all around the world, have joined in virtual space – but “real” time – meeting new people in Spiral workshops and trainings, and learning from each other in webinars. It’s been a fruitful […]