Initiation into a Living Earth
In this time of ecological unraveling, how do we weave ourselves back in?
An Eight-Week Essay Journey created by Shante' Sojourn Zenith
Offered in partnership with the Inner Resilience Network
February 25th - March 15th, 2019
You can choose any level of interaction:
READING THE WEEKLY ESSAYS
(20 mins a week)
You will receive an essay in your email inbox each Monday for eight weeks. This email will include reflection questions and a link to the password protected "Essay Journey Portal" where you will find an audio version of the week's essay and links to the discussion forum and zoom calls.
REFLECTING ON THE ESSAY JOURNEY FORUM
(45 mins a week)
Share your responses to the reflection questions and anything else that resonates with you about each week's essay in the google group discussion forum for journey participants.
PARTICIPATING IN COMMUNITY VIDEO CALLS
(90 mins bi-weekly)
I will host four 90 minute community video calls over zoom during the eight weeks of the essay journey. I will send out doodle polls to interested participants so we can collaboratively schedule these conversations. Recordings of the community calls will be posted on the "Essay Journey Portal" for participants who couldn't attend live.
Options for Participation
If you subscribe to the journey after it has begun, you will receive a link to the archive of previous essays, discussion posts, and video calls.
"Essay Journey": a collaborative learning experiment inviting us to re-imagine the ecology of our belonging.
Eight weekly essays offered in both written and audio formats.
Braiding themes of poetic expression, grief-tending, creating regenerative culture, and reconnecting to the ecological imagination.
Optional reflection questions, discussion forum, and community video calls.
Tending our cultural wound of scarcity, I am commited to practicing regenerative economics—inviting people to contribute an amount that "feels right"—honoring that the context of their lives may mean they aren't able to reciprocate financially. Any amount, including $0, is welcome.
I am trusting that, in the spirit of the gift, I will receive the financial nourishment I need to support my living and the creative projects I am working on.
for an Essay Journey consisting of:
Eight essays (7-10 pages each week for 2 months)
Weekly reflection questions and discussion forum
Four 90 minute video conversations