"The central purpose of the Work that Reconnects is to help people uncover and experience their innate connections with each other and with the systemic, self-healing powers of the web of life, so that they may be enlivened and motivated to play their part in creating a sustainable civilization." –Joanna Macy
The Work That Reconnects arises in direct response to the ecological, social and economic crises of our time. It helps people understand and meet these challenges with clear eyes and open heart, without letting emotional overwhelm induce psychic numbing, panic or scapegoating.
Instead of giving sermons and pre-formulated analyses, the Work That Reconnects invites us simply to look at today's conditions and make our own choices. Indeed, we can and should choose the way we view the history unfolding in our day.
This course is for anyone but especially those engaged in activism around sustainability or feeling sadness because of environmental losses. Maybe you are somewhere between these two places or perhaps you have a different set of feelings entirely. Regardless of where you find yourself, this is a rare opportunity to experience the power of Joanna Macy's work personally. Joanna Macy will not be facilitating these sessions but will be facilitated by Tera Klein and David Cutter. The Work that Reconnects has evolved to help people process where we, as a civilization, are at in this current moment. Sessions will occur on four consecutive Monday evenings, each one from 7pm to 9pm, April 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. Please RSVP Tera at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Work that Reconnects is primarily a course of experiential activities that help us connect to each other and our human nature. There is some information but not a large quantity of facts. The Work That Reconnects identifies three stories or versions of reality that shape our perceptions, like a lens through which we see what’s happening: Business as Usual, the Great Unraveling, and the Great Turning. Taken together, these simplified stories can offer a useful perspective on the values and beliefs prevalent in the world today. Participants will come away with a stronger love of life and a clearer vision for themselves in the world.
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