What is sacred to you?
How does the sense of the sacred help us live in harmony or give us strength for activism?
How are you grieving the loss of the sacred in today’s world?
In what specific ways has the Work That Reconnects helped you connect to a sense of the sacred?
Sacred Wisdom, Sacred Earth is the central topic of our next Deep Times Journal which will be released in September. If you feel intrigued and called by those questions, please consider submitting an article, story, song, poem or artwork.
Here are just a few submissions from the March, 2021 issue.
The Five-kilometre Radius Pilgrimage
by Bianca Crapis
I left my house without an inkling of where I was headed. No route planned for my wander, just a burning desire to leave the house. My head had taken on a prison-like quality recently, a cacophony of blares and whispers and squawks. It was hard to find solace there. I was sitting with some big decisions and fundamentally no idea of what was being asked of me.
A question floated to me a few months earlier in a Work that Reconnects gathering, “What is mine to do?” The forest had answered, in their mystical and cryptic way.
The End of the World, for Whom?
An Afrofuturist & Afropessimist Counter Perspective on Climate Apocalypse
by AJ Hudson
For many fearing climate change apocalypse, they fear their lives changing forever, their access to natural wonders canceled, their children’s economic futures uncertain, their sacrifices of comfort and convenience in vain due to petty partisan politics. It is their world that is ending. For so many others, the apocalypse has already happened. In fact, the world has already ended several times.
Tales of an Immigrant
by Philip Kienholz
On the move our roots were loose
I was still tracking our baggage
When will it let me leave it behind?
Can I leave any behind?
any behind —
the little a migrant could carry
through borders with the body’s memories
some to be treasured
some others endured