Welcome to the next edition of Jeder Yarns!
As the restrictions and borders come down all over Australia, our members are reflecting on what’s next? What does this mean for our work? Will those of us who usually travel for work be back on the road? Will we travel as much? How many members will start booking in their holidays? Will we have the capacity to cover each other, as a self-organising organisation?
This month’s newsletter shows the power of creativity, connection and action through participants stories and member reflections! We hope you enjoy the stories and find some wisdom or comfort in the personal narratives of some of the incredible people we serve!
During the lockdowns, no lockdowns, restrictions, stuck-ness between states, countries, friends and families we have still managed to stay well connected and tap into our creativity when possible, as you will see from the featured terrarium from the Creative Jedi! Combine that with warmer weather, opened borders, international flight commencements and it’s no wonder that people are feeling a mix of emotions; hopeful yet
wary, excited and unsure… we believe that it’s more important than ever to check in with each other, hold space for one another and be kind to ourselves and others, always!
Which is also why throughout this pandemic, every May and November when we have our Bi-Annual Gatherings, we still welcome the space to learn, teach, share and grow from each other online! Our next November Gathering is next week and although we haven’t been able to be together physically since 2019, we are feeling confident that we will finally all be together in May 2022!
Until the next Yarn, stay safe, wash your hands, wear your mask, be kind, show compassion and tell someone you love them!
Yours in Generosity and Kindness
The Jeder Members