Weave - Rooted in Place

Welcome to the Weekly Weave!

Woven Web is a community rooted in Boulder Colorado and reaching beyond, with a deeply held vision for a more connected world. We seek to find greater harmony between technology, society, and nature through understanding self and all of it's creative and destructive potential.

In this Weave

  • Coming Up in Community

  • Weaving Words - Rooted In Place

Coming Up in Community

The sun is out in Boulder! Make your way over to the Farmers Market every Saturday from 8-2 and every Wednesday from 330-730pm. On Saturdays, join our friends at Ministry of Movement for their free dance for all ages!

There are also regular Arts in the Park events happening at the Band Shell!

Rooted in Place

I'm writing this from Chicago right now. I'm about to be boarding a train back to Colorado after a week in Urbana, IL studying Tai Ji. In the midst of travel is an interesting time to write about being rooted in place, and yet there is clarity in contrast, and I'm also full of relevant fresh insight and experience from my time over this last week. Our last weave around welcoming and weaving in transitions well into this next weave, around what it means to be rooted in place.

Being rooted in place represents a core value for Woven Web. Our roots grow deepest in Boulder, and our interest is in supporting a consciousness and a culture that knows what it feels like to be at home in our immediate locality and at home on this earth, the place where all of these other places connect. This sense of rooted belonging seems to emerge from a field of relationship, relationship with the land and with the community of beings who reside here. There is a sense of welcoming that comes from entering into this kind of relationship, and a way that being in relationship with our context supports us being woven deeper into it; in turn enabling us to welcome and weave others in as well.

Something I love discovering as I deepen into my relationship with place in Boulder is the way my overall capacity to relate to any place grows. This last week in Urbana & Champaign, riding an e-scooter around daily, I found myself falling in love with this place, somewhere not too dissimilar from Boulder, a small'ish town with a rather large university, full of beautiful nature and inspiring humans who really value life. And Chicago too, a big city that shares plenty in common with Denver. There seems to be an art to relating to place in a way that is really inclusive, where we can touch the similarities between places and see the ways that they're woven together, without ignoring the ways they're different and the richness that contrast can offer. In this way, the roots I've been growing here for a week in Illinois aren't really separate from the roots I'm growing in Boulder.

What does it mean to you to be rooted in place? Are there ways you might look to more consciously enter relationship with the world immediately around you and with the others you're sharing that world with? How can we encourage a culture that relates fully and inclusively to place, here in Boulder and beyond?

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See you in the web,

~ aaron gabriel & woven web