Going forth is the more hands-on way to engage and choose to put your time, energy, resources and intentions on the Great Turning.
Going forth is choosing one of the three stories and consciously making changes and creating choices for us to commit further and further to it.
Going forth does not require you believe the Great Turning will be successful and we will all live happy ever after. The only thing it requires from you is to love the world deeply and accept that you are responsible for the space you occupy, the relationships you build (or abandon, neglect or destroy) and that each one of your actions has consequences, some of which you will never know in your lifetime.
Going forth includes three dimensions and we in the Work that Reconnects emphasize that there is no “single” issue that is “more important than” and we all should be doing: while there are many we may agree will be necessary to adopt to reduce or eliminate harm and increase resilience and regeneration, the actions we take and the dimensions with which we engage will be connected to our personalities, age, abilities, interests, possibilities, capacities, connections and needs as well as the specific needs and opportunities of our communities.
Going forth may look very different for a 70+ year old lady, a 19 year old man, a person with disabilities, someone living in Kenya, Venezuela, Syria and someone living in US, Canada, Australia or Europe…
Here are some ways we can go forth:
What are other ways you are already going forth in your life, in your work, your community and household?