Purpose In The Great Turning with Lydia Violet and Jen Myzel

An interactive group to clarify and strengthen your gifts for our world. Supported by the writings of Joanna Macy and adrienne maree brown.

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January 8 - February 12, 2023
:: Sundays :: 10am-noon PST ::
live online with recordings

In this time of great vulnerability, there are many reasons why our gifts get caught in a web of inner paralysis, inhibiting us from giving our unique offerings to the Great Turning.

Doubt, fear, numbness, unworthiness, the need for money, and the daily energy needed to mediate the harms of a white-supremacist-military-industrial-capitalist-complex are all understandable reasons for why we need community support to nurture the ecosystems that would liberate our gifts.

But there is good news. You are, even now, in collaboration with millions of people and the more-than-human world to preserve life on this planet. And they are rooting for you to occupy your place in The Great Turning.

We will read excerpts from, discuss and practice the teachings of Joanna Macy and adrienne maree brown to help us clarify and strengthen our purpose.

Joanna Macy’s body of teachings and group work helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. This work, called the “Work That Reconnects,” brings a fresh way of seeing the world, as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten the continuity of life on Earth.

adrienne maree brown’s teachings ground us in the principles of emergence, pleasure, relationship and imagination as antidotes to the pervasive patterns of harm in today’s society. We are excited to integrate the wisdom of both of these thought leaders of our time, in order to expand and inspire our understanding of purpose.

And we are so honored to have deep ecology elder and rainforest activist John Seed and his co-facilitator Skye Mandozay as guest teachers for our 3rd session, sharing how they developed their own insight into what has been theirs to give to the world.

We aim to give you practices, worksheets, readings, and the soul vitamins we all often need in order to step into our purpose in the Great Turning. Because we need you!!! And we need each other.

“If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.” ― Joanna Macy


If you would like to apply for one of our scholarship spots, please fill out our application at https://forms.gle/REk2vFWk1x49anFs9

Please send any additional questions to [email protected]

Students are not able to register part-time; however, each session will be recorded and made available to all registered students. If a student cannot attend a particular class they can still register for the program and watch the missed video at any time.

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  Session 2 : Sunday, January 15, 10am PST
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  Session 3 : Sunday, January 22 : 10am PST
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  Session 4 : With John Seed and Skye Mandozay! : Sunday, January 29th, 1pm PST
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts January 8, 2023 ends February 12th, with recordings available indefinately.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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