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Active Hope: Answering Earth’s Call for Transformative Healing & Loving Action Retreat with Prairiewoods

  • Details

  • 2/12/21
  • 6:30 p.m. -
  • $150.0
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Educational
  • Speaker

Event Description

As Joanna Macy writes, “Active Hope is not wishful thinking. Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world. The web of life is calling us forth at this time and we are here to play our part. Active Hope is a readiness to discover the strengths in ourselves and in others; a readiness to discover the reasons for hope and the occasions for love.” In this online retreat via Zoom, we will move through the spiral of The Work That Reconnects with the understanding that Earth is calling us to engage in transformative healing and loving action during these challenging times. Through our exploration, we will cultivate and strengthen our resilience to engage with COVID-19, the climate crisis, racial and environmental injustice, and overall anxiety in our lives. Joanna Macy–protege and Active Hope aficionada Kathleen Rude, author of the eco-mystical novel The Redemption of Red Fire Woman, will facilitate this 24-hour retreat. We will spend time online in community and offline in self-reflection (with time outside, if we’re able) to receive inspiration and healing for our weary, overwhelmed hearts and souls. In supportive and trustworthy space, we will honor our pain for the world, reconnect to active hope, and find clarity around how we can play a part in the healing of our communities and our beautiful planet. This online retreat is designed with lots of breaks, offline exercises and a lunch break. The workshop is highly interactive with ritual and sharing in pairs, small groups and full group conversations. It includes experiential practices, inspirational readings, singing and simple rituals. It’s engaging and invigorating and gives us tools for dealing with the challenges of living in difficult times. The cost of this online retreat is $150. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at or 319-395-6700.