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Seeking Wealthier Questions

Said the evangelical
straight white male
God-privileged Pastor
to the UU lesbian black ecofeminist
Reverend:

You are not feeding your flock,
You are not spiritually nurturing
with scripture teaching,
You are not preaching
religious family value answers

Your faithful community
remains hungry for divinely inspired fulfillment,
redemption,
salvation from Heaven v Hell ambivalence
about moral and civil
Health v Pathology
values v disvalues
degeneratively equivalent
to regenerative equity
and communal interdependence
in Christ’s still-active
hopeful
faithful Holy Spirit

Of Patriarchal LeftBrain Thesis
as also Feminist RightBrain AntiThesis
cooperatively regenerating
ecotherapeutic mentoring
experience co-arising ego-recentering
deep listening
dipolar speaking
health and win/win
cooperatively-held
co-invested safety,

Our faithful want empowering wealth
of enlightening non-violent communion,
sacred
holonic co-attachment memories
of Christ’s gospel passion.

Said the lesbian black ecofeminist
in curious response:

You are right
to perceive your sacred
patriarch-worshipping
capital competitive
win/lose redemption accounting,
nature v spirit theological flock

Gathered in individualistic search
for eco-political Truths,
One right-wing Way
to eternally benign Life
of unhealthy theocracy,
for psycho-neurological Means
to optimize win/win restorative justice,

For multicultural-historical co-developing Lives
on Earth’s multi-regenerational
democratizing
humanely enlightening
natural GoldenRule
for co-investing
in holy
sacred Black/Green EarthSpirits
Non-Zero Sum
Wide Open Systemic
Yang/Yin
UniversalEgo/UnitarianEco non-violent communicating
Pulpit provided orthodox answers
straight from God’s unwavering
unilateral
tradition-invoking Voice.

But you are wrong
to suggest this is also true
of our faith community,
cooperatively owned and managed,
co-invested in our synergetic search
for better win/win outcome questions

Rooted in natural/spiritual nondualistic experiences
LeftBrain psychologically explained
and RightBrain neurologically asked
with both/and
ego/eco-therapeutic
win/win prejudice
against LeftBrain dominant either/or
win/lose undemocratic
unchanging
degenerative egopatriarchal-capitalist
unsystemic
non-compassionate
not co-empathic
absence of successful multiculturing communion

Secular ecological relationship
and sacred theological communication,

Analogically static-spatial
and metaphorically flowing-temporal,

CoVisioning dynamic health empowering Left
and co-arising integral wealth enlightening Right

Questions
Quests
ReQuests to EmPower
better enlightening interdependent webs
of sacred EarthTribe Life,
Democratic healthy Ways,
Ego/Eco-Therapeutic
CoInvesting Lives.

Where your folks expect you
to sell them some ready-made answers,
Our UU folks request
we discuss home-made questions
about empowering global natural health care
enlightening local spiritual wealth share.

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Polite Political Distance

I hope I would
find a difference
between cooperative masturbation
and making passionate love
if I could

I wonder if I should
recognize ego’s fulfillment
as more leftbrain secularized
and the other
as Old Green EcoSchool sacred
and red-blooded.

I hope a brief career
as a prostitute
was brief because I could not produce
a sultry fascinated look
for commercial leftbrain purposes.

I would not
because I could not
and perhaps it is not a flaw
in character
that the issue of should not
never co-arose.

I also wonder about my brief career
as a model.

I could not produce
the gift of an impassioned smile
for commercial purposes,
or at least not a smile
photographers found resonant,
nor sufficiently resilient
for longer term consumption.

Again, I would not
because I could not
force what my rightbrain felt
should co-arisingly
responsively flow from wealth
of safe and co-relational health,
secular and sacred.

I had a not brief enough career
as a commercial writer
for human development,
childhood
and young adult
and cooperative community development
agencies
for more warm than polite
politically empowering agency.

I could not fail to notice
how commercial professional fundraisers,
also known as beleaguered Executive Directors,
replaced original founders
whose hearts co-empathically arose
with compassion to serve,
and live in personal
and familial,
even tribal and global, solidarity
with all poor in spirit
disenfranchised from Earth’s sacred nature.

I retired
when I could not fail to notice
I was a white male privileged
commercial writer
for a straight white privileged
corporate culture
no longer even dreaming
of non-commercial solidarity
with those we were white privileged
to serve with increasingly secularized
mediocrity
of indentured servants
rather than rightbrain co-empathically committed
to robustly co-relational
co-passionate
cooperative attachments

Within EarthTribe’s unprostituted
organically whole
yet spiritually open
co-empowering relationships.

I wonder if I would
find a difference
between codependent political masturbation,
between Trumpian self-serving administration,
and founding democratic Fathers
making passionate non-commercial love
if I could
and should.

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Hell of a Heaven

Both paradise and hell
have their detractors.

I find some exaggerated truth
in this belief–
one person’s paradise
is another’s hell.

An eternity
of worshiping an unchanging
omnipotent
omniscient
omnipresent
mono-egotistical god
is not my idea of healthy re-creation.

I have never heard this
in reverse–
One person’s hell
may be required
for another’s paradise.

Heavenly Capital Adoration
begins to sound like sexist
and xenophobic
and anthropocentric rationalizations
of rampant capitalism

Sublimation as extension,
perhaps a corollary,
justifying capitalism and slavery,
violent settlers’ colonialism,
systemic racism
and straight white male
and left brain deductive domination
over who is empowered
to define
and refine
and confine
and double-bind
winners’ Paradise
v losers’ Hell.

If paradise is a healthy
wealthy place to freely live,
And hell is a pathological
divested
infested
under-invested
patriarchal chested
rapaciously unbreasted
place to not be
ecofeminist sufficiently,

Then losing bad humored,
terrifyingly rumored,
anti-organically tumored
hell is a dualistically shocking way
toward winning good humored
terrifically enamored,
organically amored paradise
of integral win/wins;

Economic and political
Neurological and biological
Ecological and geological
Egological and theological

Secular and sacred
Natural and spiritual

Space and time
ZeroZoned and TaoBalanced.

That said,
I doubt
we are without
universal Paradise
as absence of Hellish attributes

Such as autocracy
and kleptocracy,
fascism and racism
are multiculturally known
and felt as hellish.

Healthy democracy
may not be
a monotheist’s Paradise,

Still,
democracy’s win/win potential
for cooperative ownership and management
speaks louder than capitalism’s win/lose reductions
of ego’s participative paradise
in omniscient theocracy.

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Sacred Discernment

Perhaps a way to turn
from failed
and often violent
retributive justice
to grab healthy hold
of restorative justice

Would ask,
What is this deep difference
between discerning judgment
and moralistic judgment?

To discern,
and not to condemn,
is mutually empowering
and not autonomously powering over another,
against all Others potentially suspicious,
falling short of my own godlike Mark,
Imprimatur,
Papal Seal of good personal housekeeping.

Moralistic judgment
is a win/lose game
always casting oneself
and one’s own
as protagonist,
self-righteous wise Prosecutor,
representing your State’s infinite not-listening Wisdom.

Discerning judgment
is a win/win game
of cooperative
co-invested compassion.

Discerning judgment
begins with listening for what we already share
in common point of view.

Moralistic judgment
seldom finds time
for such resonant celebration
in cooperatively-held sorrow
and joy,
personal defeat
and political triumph.

Active win/win discernment
bears more humbly in mind and heart and voice,
Do not tear apart
what we can’t put back together
again
and again
and again

As faithfully as healing sunrise
and therapeutic sunset;
As mysteriously
and curiously restoring moon rise
and resonant moon fall.

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Therapeutic Democracy

Democracy is what we do
and breathe together
to empower ourselves.

Some would say the same of prayer
and holy communion
and secular communication
and healthy relationships.

Democracy seems like an empowering experience
of equality and interdependence
before it became an anti-royalist political philosophy.

Which may serve as a humbling reminder
that great abstract theories
so left-brain universally fascinating
derive from whole mindbody experience
of individual egos,
healthy or other-unwise.

If no ego-experience,
then no ecosystemic consciousness
of democracy
or autocracy
or kleptocracy
or plutocracy
or capitalocracy
or theocracy
or patriarchacy
or even warm accompanying matriarchacy.

Multiculturing democracy,
a hybrid of egalitarian aspirations
and interdependent respirations,
requires organized
stable
win/win ego/theo-logical communication,
ecological relationships.

Disorganized communication
is an oxymoron,
like enriching divestment
and disturbing attachment
and democratic capitalism
and resilient win/lose compassion.

Democracy is what we win/win breathe
do
develop together
to empower egohealth
and wealthy ecosystems.

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SelfThreatening Prayers

With all the impeachment talk,
worried about ecopolitical Trumpian aristocracy,
five more years of narcissistic nonsense,
of white privileged entitlement
of second and third deadened generations
of rich by kleptocratic filth,
Republican APart-heid Oligarchy

I keep wondering
and stressfully worrying
about lack of attention
to everyday Business As Usual
Republic for Religious WhiteRight
Oligarchy,

An overpowering sacred and secular government
in which all divine Power
is invested in a few WhiteFragile patriarchs,
a missionary dominant LeftBrain class,
evangelically predative,
corporately patriotic,
a self-anointed apartheid sanctuary for PeronsalDivineTruth
and xenophobic distrust of OtherTruths,

I smell a cancerously monocultural government
by the supremely self-selected few
made in God the WhiteFather’s true capitalist greedy corporate image,
jealous
self-righteous
competitive against Earth-worshiping beauty,

NeoFascists
of My One Way,
My Republic
for which Capitalist Business Stands In For Truth,
My smugly Elitist Life,

Heedless of Earth’s incumbent
radically democratic recombinant
all-inclusive
multicultural Death

Without any future hope
of further Oligarchical Republics
for RightWing Rapture.

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