Radical Joy Revealed
June 8, 2016

Radical Joy Revealed is a weekly message of inspiration about finding and making beauty in wounded places. We hope you'll enjoy these doorways into places that are both familiar and surprising, and we welcome your suggestions, stories, and photos. Click here to subscribe. 

RadJoy Bird_ Paracas_ Peru
RadJoy Bird made for an overfished, contaminated bay, Paracas, Peru, Global Earth Exchange 2014. Photo by Felipe Custer
Maybe you've been considering joining the Global Earth Exchange on June 18 and being one of people around the world who'll go to a wounded place, get to know it as it is now, and make a simple gift of beauty there. Yet maybe you're hesitating, telling yourself it's not yet the right time for you, or you're not the right person. You may think:
  1. I'm not the kind of person who can mobilize others.
  2. What if I planned something and no one came?
  3. What if we get there and nothing happens?
  4. What if it's so depressing that somebody (or I myself) can't deal with the emotions?
  5. There are no wounded places where I live. 
You don't have to worry! Here's why:
  1. You don't have to mobilize anyone. Just go to the place and let it and the responses of those present guide you.
  2. Even if you do your Global Earth Exchange alone (and many people choose to), you're doing it for the place itself, and that's what matters.
  3. Because each event is a blend of each person's life experience, their relationship to the place, and the conditions of the place at the time you're there... something always happens!
  4. Opening up to difficult feelings of grief and loss is actually a relief. Expressing them is a way out of depression and into empowerment.
  5. Unfortunately, there are wounded places everywhere. Trees have fungus, honeybees are dying, and the climate everywhere has lost all reliability. See our website for more ways to find wounded places or contact us.
  6. Go to a place, explore it, and make a RadJoy Bird. You will feel different and so will the place!
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It's time for the
Global Earth Exchange, the day when people all over the world make simple gifts of beauty for the places they love
that have fallen on hard times.

Saturday, June 18--worldwide!

For information  & to register 
click here.
To discover or join other events  forming around the world, see our Listings and Map

Radical Joy for Hard Times is a global community of people dedicated to finding and making beauty in wounded places. Reconnecting with these places, sharing our stories of loss, and making acts of beauty there, we transform the land, reconnect people and the places that nourish them, and empower ourselves to make a difference in the way we live on Earth. 
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