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 the World, published two years ago this month on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
What is the Great Turning?
Joanna writes, “In the 1990s a name emerged for the purposeful and earth-based solidarity we were experiencing and for the promise it carried – the Great Turning.” In the Work That Reconnects, we refer to it as the transition from the Industrial Growth Society to a Life Sustaining Society. It’s a goal we all work for, in countless different ways. We long passionately for its full realization.
The Great Turning is also a calling that lives inside us. “While the Great Turning does take form in specific actions and achievements, it essentially lives within us as a vision and commitment.”
Joanna predicts that, moving forward, “The Great Turning will be more important to us than ever, not only as a light at the end of the tunnel but as compass and map, as well as a supply house of skills and tools for nourishing our spirit, ingenuity, and determination.”
Does the vision of the Great Turning, and the commitment to work for its fulfillment, serve you as a compass? As a roadmap? As a longing that nourishes your spirit?
On another topic: We are deep in the process of redesigning the Network website, and we could use your help. We are seeking imagery and photos that reflect our global community and show the breadth of expression of the Work. Perhaps you have something to contribute! See the full call for submissions here.
With great thanks to the many ways you continue to show up in service of the Great Turning,
🌀 WTR Network Weavers Team
Constance, Frieda, Helen, Jo, Kathleen, Paula, Shayontoni and Silvia