We name our workshops “Active Hope, the Work That Reconnects.” We recently held our fourth two and a half day long workshop since Covid started back in 2020. We did these exercises: The Gratitude Circle, Mirror Walk, Milling, Opening Sentences, Truth Mandala followed by painting together, Who are You?, Council of All Beings, Four Voices […]
Dear Work That Reconnects Network Family and Friends, We have much to share about what’s happening behind the scenes at the Work That Reconnects Network. We value transparency, and the trust and sense of belonging that transparency can create, so letting you know what we’re working on behind the scenes is always meaningful for us. […]
Welcome to the September 2022 issue of Deep Times: A Journal of the Work That Reconnects. For this issue, we called for submissions: …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 […]
Dear Work That Reconnects Network Family and Friends, This past week our team of weavers, staff and volunteers gathered in Council. With the intention to connect within deep presencing and listening, we are creating spaces to get to know each other beyond the tasks and roles we each attend to in support of 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.
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.
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.
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 […]