Dear WTR Network Family and Friends, This month, in a time of unraveling, we offer reflections on the Great Turning. We draw from Joanna Macy’s writing in A Wild Love for […]
Dear WTR Network Family and Friends, In our January newsletter, we shared a bit about our visioning process. Guided by this vision, the Weavers team is deep in the process of […]
The Weavers’ team for the Work That Reconnects Network created these vision statements to guide us in the coming year. Some of these intentions have already come to be; others have yet to bear fruit, but we hold them all in our hearts and minds as we continue our work together as weavers in the Network.
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.
Dear WTR Network Family and Friends, This past weekend more than 200 members of the WTR Network community joined hand-in-virtual-hand to learn about and experience the Elm Dance. Individuals, couples, […]
This month we feature Molly Young Brown, whose contributions to the Work That Reconnects – including co-authoring Coming Back to Life – span decades. We join Molly in celebrating her 80th birthday, and with grateful hearts we honor her as she retires from her role as a Weaver of Work That Reconnects Network. Volunteer Kelsey Eaton interviewed Molly; this is what she learned.
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 […]
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.
We start 2022 with gratitude for all that is: as root teacher Joanna Macy has said, just being alive on this Earth is enough to celebrate.
We have, however, experienced important losses in just two months: social activist and author bell hooks, human rights activist Desmond Tutu, and master precursor of the concept of engaged spirituality Thich Nhat Hanh.
Each of them left us with eyes wide open to the injustices and challenges as well as the possibilities. And their passing opens the doors for new leaders and actions based on the inspiration they sowed.