Macy points out, “Our earth is alive. It’s not a supply house or a sewer, it is our larger living body with vast evolving intelligence that we are totally a part of and we can draw on.” She encourages us to face the facts of our immense planetary challenges. However, rather than allowing these realities to shut us down, we can choose the practice of active hope. She encourages us to choose the story of “The Great Turning” rather than “The Great Unraveling.” She describes the “Great Turning” as a vital, creative response and wholesale revision of our values and our perceptions toward this precious planet. She encourages us to get together with others to find our way through, as together we imagine the future we want.