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The Art of the Spiral

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What is the most beautiful vision you have for our world? 

And what role are you playing in it?

Join us at the organic permaculture space, The Community Farm near Bristol for a full-day deep-dive into Joanna Macy’s The Work That Reconnects where we’ll discover ways to live with our hearts open in this time of global crisis.

The Spiral of the Work that Reconnects, created by deep ecologist, activist and beloved elder, Joanna Macy, is potent medicine for these times. We’ll start by tapping into the deep well of our gratitude, then honour our pain, speaking honestly of how we’re experiencing unravelling in our communities and systems. In confronting these sorrows, we’ll discover the depths of our caring, and realize we are not alone.

We are often told to run from anything that causes us discomfort, but when we face our pain, fear and outrage, we discover how it can fuel our work in the world. These emotions show us what we most love and are dedicated to, empowering us to show up, step up and share our unique gifts in service to what Joanna calls “The Great Turning” – people working in solidarity to reorient towards a kinder, fairer and more life-sustaining future for all species on Earth.

Together we will create a container to bear witness to our experiences of the Three Stories of our Time – Business As Usual, the Great Unravelling, and the Great Turning. When we learn of these three stories, unfolding simultaneously and all true, we start to see the enticing invitation offered by the third, this ‘Great Turning’, or what Joanna calls ‘the central adventure of our time’. 

In this full-day, in-person experience, be open to magic, prepare for synchronicities, and ready yourself for unexpected insights as we weave practices and rituals of The Work That Reconnects with grounding breath, connection to body, authentic expression, and art therapy activities with natural elements.

Find out more about The Community Farm venue, the plan for the day and the facilitators of the Earth Weavers Collective on our Eventbrite page.

“If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.” Joanna Macy


June 23, 2024
35GBP – 75GBP
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Facilitated by
Esmé Joy McAvoy, Anna Maria Stone, Natasha Fearnley
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The Community Farm
Denny Ln, Chew Magna,
Bristol, BS40 8SZ United Kingdom
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