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Roots of Resilience in Uncertain Times: Five-Part Webinar in The Work That Reconnects
May 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
One event on May 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm
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It’s heartbreaking to remain conscious in our crazy times. Everywhere we turn we see the Great Unraveling of our society. Between the pandemic and global climate change, racism, poverty, etc, it’s clear we can’t continue with Business As Usual. The fear, grief, anger, and helplessness we feel can be unbearable because it’s not just our personal pain: it’s the collective pain of all life on Earth. When we come together and liberate our natural feelings about our world, we realize our radical interconnectedness and become part of the Earth healing herself. It is essential that we do this work now. This precise moment in time is an opportunity for unprecedented transformation, a time to root into the wisdom of our living planet. What is the appropriate response to the viruses of our day?
The Work That Reconnects offers interactive practices to reawaken our innate bonds with each other and our sacred living Earth to guide us in the Great Turning toward a life-sustaining future. Pioneered by root teacher Joanna Macy, the Work That Reconnects draws on ancient spiritual traditions, deep ecology, and system thinking–and more recently, anti-oppression work.
In this experiential webinar series, we grow our resilience in these uncertain times. We will move through the Spiral of the Work That Reconnects, beginning with Gratitude, then Honoring Our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth. We will connect to our ancestors and descendants in “Deep Time.” We call in Community Organizers, Teachers, Healers, Warriors, Parents, Spiritual leaders, and everyone working in service of life. Join us in exploring and responding to the complex nature of our times.
NOTE: This webinar is fully enrolled.
Please note: We are adding two new “sections” for this program;
#3 meets Wednesday afternoon 4-6 PDT, May 27 through June 24.
#4 meets Wednesday mornings, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Details here.
Webinar course meets for five weeks. Zoom links provided upon registration.
Dates: Tuesdays, 4 to 6 pm PDT – May 5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2.
May 5: Gratitude for Our World
May 12: Honoring Our Pain for the World
May 19: The Intelligence of Nature: Seeing through Gaian Eyes
May 26: Deep Time with our Ancestors and Future Beings
June 2: Going Forth into the Great Turning
This work is very interactive. There will be ample time for teachings, dyads, small group discussions, large group sharing and community rituals. There will also be optional home practices, readings, and “buddy” calls. Please plan to attend all webinars; we will not record the sessions.
Enrollment limited to 25 Participants. Sign up Early.
We offer this Workshop by Donation or Dana (the Sanskrit or Pali word for generosity)
Because we want to make this workshop available to everyone, we are offering it by donation or dana (the Sanskrit or Pali word for generosity). Your generous donation helps us continue this important work. Suggested donation $85 – $250.
Molly Young Brown, M.A., M.Div.
Molly lives in Mt Shasta, CA with her husband Jim. In her work as a writer, workshop facilitator, and life coach, she draws on the Work That Reconnects, ecopsychology, psychosynthesis, and systems thinking, and specializes in working with activists. She co-authored with Joanna Macy both editions of Coming Back to Life (1998, 2014) and edits an online journal, Deep Times: A Journal of the Work That Reconnects. Her other publications include: Growing Whole: Self-realization for the Great Turning; Held in Love: Life Stories To Inspire Us Through Times of Change (co-editor Carolyn Treadway); and Lighting A Candle: Collected Reflections on a Spiritual Life. To learn more go to Molly’s website
Jolie Elan, M.S., S.D
Jolie is the Founding Director of Go Wild Institute. She is a deep ecologist, ethnobotanist, consulting botanist, and educator. She has inspired thousands of people to deepen their relationship with nature. Jolie has worked with ethnobotanical projects on four continents including restoring sacred forest groves in India and developing the herbal medicine sector in war torn Kosovo. Jolie is also a certified permaculture designer and a seasoned environmental advocate with twenty years of experience building diverse networks, especially with Indigenous groups focused on protecting sacred sites. Combining her love for the earth and spirit, Jolie completed her training as a Spiritual Director and acts as a spiritual companion for those who wish to increase their intimacy with the divine, especially through the natural world. You can learn more about her here