Several of us Transitioners drove to Oakland in 2013 to participate in a similar workshop led by Joanna Macy. She was 83 at the time and vibrant. I would describe her workshop as a chance to reconnect to spirit. Reconnecting to Gaia, to Mother Earth. Becoming a Gaian.
We are all connected through spirit. It is only the industrial growth society and deeper issues that we grew up with that cement the illusion of separation. When people get this connection they can understand that Gaia speaks through all of us. With that shift in consciousness, transitioning to a new way of being on Earth is possible.
Getting this concept was hard though. I got it from being in a heart space(feeling) rather than being in my head(thinking). This workshop is about creating opportunities for people to move into their heart space. Once there, it is much easier to grasp the connectedness of all beings.
Cheryl Leutjen and David Cutter will be facilitating this workshop at Throop on April 11, 2020 from 8:30 to 4pm. This will be our third Joanna Macy workshop that Transition Pasadena has produced. If you missed the first two you owe it to yourself to experience this one. There is no cost to attend the workshop but when you register at eventbrite there will be a $20 option to pay for a catered vegan lunch. Alternatively, you can choose to bring your own lunch at no cost.
While Joanna Macy won't be at this workshop in April, we will try to evoke her spirit by doing a series of experiential activites with a pinch of explanation, All serving to create that heart space and help people rediscover their innate connections to each other and the self healing powers of the web of life. We hope participants come away feeling enlivened and motivated to play their part in creating a sustainable civilization.
Please register at Eventbrite by March 25th. Cheryl and I will also provide a sample experience at Throop after service on March 29th, 12pm. Throop's address is 300 S. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena 91101. We hope you can join us for this uplifting experience.