Experiencing the reality of our inter-existence helps us see with new eyes. We can sense how intimately and inextricably we are related to all that is. We can taste our own power to change, and feel the texture of our living connections with past and future generations, with people of all colors and cultures, and with our brother/sister species.
John explores the importance and power of metabolizing grief in service to defending Earth.
Barbara reflects on the challenges and gifts of uncertainty in these very uncertain times.
Miki shares a series of conversations about volition, flow, needs, impacts, resources, choice, and the power of togetherness.
A Council of All Beings at Naropa University helps students transform their despair.
Matt suggests that instead of despairing and fearing the future, embracing all possible future outcomes frees us to act on behalf of life..
The author challenges us all to expand our identity to become cells in the greater body of Gaia, of Earth.
This narrative shares a collection of “truth-tales” drawing on the author's encounters with the more-than-human world, and immersive experiences in nature.
Cosmology and pandemic: What we can learn from the responses of indigenous peoples to the current civilizational crisis
by Tracy L. Barnett and Hernan Vilchez
The authors share what they learned from Indigenous people of Latin America during research for a transmedia series with this title. Spanish & English
Welcome to Granny's Garden where we grow Black Joy.
A ceremony commemorating and grieving the 563 dolphins killed or captured in the 2021/2022 Taiji Dolphin drive hunt season.
The act of tending a place--such as an Earth shrine--“provides habitations for sacred presences within the everyday world."
Carolyn's photos invite us to explore patriarchy through the stages of the Work That Reconnects Spiral.
Vincent translates findings from his doctoral studies of men who participate in the Work That Reconnects into insights for other facilitators.
A poetic responsive interplay among three humans, calling forth of the dance of masculine and feminine.
Pegi offers encouraging guidance for shifting from the patriarchal paradigm to that of an ecological self, so essential to the Great Turning.
I’m excited to share about a body of theory and practice that beautifully complements the Work That Reconnects: the work of Miki Kashtan.
A passionate essay on systems thinking, power-with, and the Ecological Self.
Introducing a new practice, a prayer/meditation/recitation that explores our human location in deep time and deep space.
Lawrence describes his experiences with and understanding of Deep Ecology, one of the currents of the Work That Reconnects.
Reflections in words and photos on stillness, aloneness, and silence.
All the healing work that each of us does permeates all the way through our lineage, back through generations of ancestors and down through generations of future beings.
I left my house without an inkling of where I was headed. No route planned for my wander, just a burning desire to leave the house.
Prose poem and drawings reflecting on the healing power of song
A meditation on the crises of our time, through which we are invited to face ourselves.to see the world through new eyes.
Root teacher Joanna shares her thoughts and perspectives on the the Great Unraveling and the Great Turning as she perceives them now.
Climate chaos is a result of historical oppression and exploitation, yet it presents an opportunity to create a social community structure based on ecological, anti-oppressive ways.
Reflections on Deep Time, adapted from World As Lover, World As Self
Reflections on how the moral imagination can help us connect to past and future beings for inspiration and guidance.
Seeing with New Eyes is the third step of the spiral in the Work That Reconnects. After feeling
In this music video, spoken-word artist Lyla June offers a poetic reflection on time and the wisdom needed to care for future generations.
A teacher in Norway explores how to "make a case for falling in love with the Earth."
Maybe it has happened to you, too, that small secret moment of intimacy with a non-human creature.
As an ecotherapist, grounding my work in the Work That Reconnects gives me a different story to share -- a story where the spiral has the potential to spin outwards towards openness, healing and life.
Readers may be interested in hearing from John Seed, the father of the Australian Deep Ecology movement since 1979. Has anything shifted in the nearly 40 years that he has been involved in the Deep Ecology movement? It turns out that, on one hand, “the more things change, the more they stay the same….”, but on the other hand, there may be more impetus now then there has ever been for a radical shift in consciousness.
“There is no use trying,” said Alice, “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~Lewis Carroll 
The Rights of Nature are beginning to be legally recognized in Aotearoa (New Zealand), thanks to the Indigenous Māori people's long struggle with the government.
My journey to Ghost Ranch began with the Work That Reconnects having already weaved a strong cord through many of my recent experiences. I had a hunch that healing would occur, but found my heart and mind blown by the time I departed.
Deep Ecology teaches us that we are connected to all life on Earth. As we deepen in our awareness and appreciation of our brother/sister species, we expand our sense of belonging and our deep love for the world. This is a story of being gifted with a message of inspiration when most needed, helping the storyteller to see with new eyes.
I went to Standing Rock over Thanksgiving week, 2016. I traveled in a caravan of RVs and cars from the East Bay in California. There were 24 of us ranging in age from under one year old to over 75. We were kids, parents, grandparents, and singles. We were Native, African, Latino, white, and multi-racial Americans, all drawn together in our desire to be of service to the Indigenous People’s movement to protect the water and stop DAPL,
On the evening of December 28th, 2016, an overflow crowd that exceeded expectations gathered in a church sanctuary to begin a new chapter in the history of Communities Rising! (www.communitiesrisingus.org). This is the talk I gave.
We came over the low rise (which they’ve dubbed ‘facebook hill’), my eyes teared up. I couldn’t help but take a deep breath. There, laid out in front of us, were hundreds of tents, tipis, RV’s and makeshift lean-tos.
I knew not what I saw when I saw the bulldozers. My brief visit to Standing Rock started out as a trip to deliver supplies …It turned into an eye-opening journey into the heart of the ongoing cultural genocide taking place in our country.
The idea that we have a need to care for the entire web of life and people is only beginning to be explored in Western countries.