Welcome to the mid-winter/mid-summer issue of Deep Times journal. In the face of all that’s happening to and in our world today, I take comfort in the world-wide community of the Work That Reconnects facilitators and friends.
The story of the Great Unraveling is accelerating on every front; I find myself constantly challenged to maintain equanimity and compassion in the face of all that’s happening—and to listen to my call to effective action in response. I read and hear that many others in the Work That Reconnects community and beyond are grappling with these challenges, too.
Our cover image by Carolyn Treadway reflects the heartbreak so many are experiencing as we move into 2018: the heartbreak from the sanctioned violence toward and oppression of People of the Global Majority around the world; the heartbreak of families separated and children traumatized by warfare, military occupation, and the deportation of undocumented immigrants and refugees; the heartbreak of global climate disruption changing weather patterns everywhere and exacerbating hurricanes, wildfires, floods, drought, and other “natural” disasters; and the heartbreak of individuals and families coping with injury, illness, and loss brought about by the Great Unraveling. People who have experienced the Work That Reconnects know how vital it is for our awakening and action in the world to allow our hearts to break open, so they can “contain the whole universe,” especially in these times of crisis and uncertainty.
For this issue, we did not specify a theme for our contributors who offered a variety of perspectives around the Spiral of the Work That Reconnects, as well as articles on the Evolving Edge of the Work, Resources, and Network news.
We aim to publish the next issue in July or early August and welcome articles and poems on any theme. We are considering a focus on the theme of patriarchy (or more precisely “cisheteropatriarchy”*) for the next issue or a future one, so will be seeking articles on that topic. Please check the Submission Guidelines if you want to offer articles, essays, poems, images, or other material. Please send submissions, proposals and queries to [email protected].
*Cisheteropatriarchy- “A system of power based on the supremacy & dominance of cisheterosexual men through the exploitation & oppression of women and LGBTQIA people. Also referred to as sexism. This includes oppressive constructs such as homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, etc..” (Decolonize ALL The Things). “Cis” is a term or prefix for people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth (Wikipedia).
Deep Times: A Journal of The Work That Reconnects
Vol. #3 Issue #1 – February 2018
Editor: Molly Brown
Editorial Team: Aravinda Ananda, Karina Lutz (poetry editor), Randy Morris, Rebecca Selove, Lisa Siegel, Carolyn Treadway.
Webmaster: Werner Brandt
Deep Times is published online twice a year by the Work That Reconnects Network.
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