Roots of Resilience in Uncertain Times – November Program
November 11 @ 9:00 am - December 9 @ 11:00 amBy Donation
Roots of Resilience
in Uncertain Times
It’s hard to be conscious in our times of global crises. It seems every way we turn we’re contributing to the unraveling of ecological and social systems. The pain we feel can be unbearable because it’s not just our personal pain: it’s the pain of the 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.
The Work That Reconnects offers 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. The Spiral of the work moves through Gratitude, Honoring Our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth. We work in “Deep Time” connecting to our ancestors and descendants.
In this workshop, we will work together to 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 as we explore the complex nature of our times.
Class Details, Format, and Schedule
Wednesdays 9-11 PM (Pacific Time) November 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9.
This work is very interactive. There will be ample time for teachings, dyads, small group discussions, large group sharing, and community ritual. There will also be optional home practices, readings, and “buddy” calls.
Class 1 : Gratitude for Our World
Class 2: Honoring Our Pain for the World
Class 3: The Intelligence of Nature: Seeing through the Gaian Lens
Class 4: Deep Time with our Ancestors and Future Beings
Class 5: Going Forth into the Great Turning
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 $180
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
"I’m so grateful for this work. For years I have been praying to learn how to deepen my service by bridging my own spiritual empowerment with real earthly change-making and engagement. I feel that this process and community has opened a door for me to finally start to allow my pain for the world to become motivation to act, founded in my deep love and compassion, integrating my knowings of interdependence, longing for a regenerative world, and personal healing. Thank you!"
"Thanks to all for deep sharing and healing conversation holding/witness. Really life-changing, the results of this workshop will ripple out in the coming years. Thanks to facilitators for holding lightly and strongly"
"An amazing experience. Transformative. Emotionally safe! Well done!”
"This was the loveliest group and this course has been a lifeline. Thank you!!!"
"Although far in distance I felt I met a community where I could share my sorrows, pains, ideas. I could be myself, play a blade of grass and receive compassion, understanding and gratefulness for the gifts. This is the first time that happens to me"
"This has been a beautiful timely gift - Deep gratitude and respect for the collective wisdom - your offering has created a desire to share this work and also want so much more..ahem I want to linger...a little longer"
"The workshop provided space for me to reflect on where I am now including feelings I don't often allow to come to the surface. This brought a deeper connection both in myself and with others. I discovered new ways of experiencing myself and of being in the world. Taking part in both small groups and the whole group brought a strong feeling of cohesion and support. Facilitated with both wisdom and care."
“This was a great experience that offered a powerful framework and a generous invitation for us to discover and explore our own authentic and rightful place in the change that needs to happen.”