EarthTribe PTSD

At first we had traumatic stress
just being born
and later shock of near death,
physical and mental,
natural and spiritual
health and safe wealth mess.

Then traumatic cultural stresses
grew up into a global syndrome
of sad neglect
toxic fueling chronic depression,
cognitive and affective
double-binding dissonant

Then post-traumatic historic stress syndrome
swept up panic attacks,
disabling shell shock,
invasive violent cultural shlock,
long-term victimization locks,
criminalization ad hoc
legislated abominations,
violent domestic and international monoculturing schools
of semi-thought
creeping toward chronic creepy anxiety,
lose/lose nihilistic codependency,
mutually assured destruction
in bloodless
micro-annihilating pools.

Now we have pre-traumatic herstoric stress syndrome
for ever more cultural pathology
in internal
and external climates,
lyrics and lessons,
narratives of unraveling devolutions
unfolding inevitable self-implicating scales

In-between disempowering monoculturalism
monopolistic monotheism
And enlightened EarthPatriotic resonance
anxiously anticipating
polycultural revolutions
sustaining robust ecosystems.

Why does it matter
if we sing or dance or call
“Make American Trauma Again”
pre- or post-suffering
the greatest of all?

Isn’t trauma of unrelenting win/lose competitions,
of patrilinear aggressive monoculturalism,
monopolistic theology,
a culturally devolving climate trend?

Inside and outside,
before and after birth
and death of isolated individuals
swimming in a hegemonic
demonizing atmosphere
of win/lose capitalistic wounds
at risk of overwhelming all empowering acts
and pre-post-enlightened hearts

For resilient
ecotherapeutic stories
of positive
multiculturally cooperative,
green peace resonant.


Aldo’s Note to Future Generations

Aldo Leopold recommended
to would be ecotherapists
that we deeply learn
to “think like a mountain”

At life summit and death ebbing
silent scales of health
and polyculturing wealth
being burned
and drowned
and starved
and dried out

For a monotheistic capital harvest Season
of winterish waiting

To see this anxious
and anticipating balance
of natural revolutions

Through forest and meadow and grasslands
evolving mountainously reliving EarthSpace.

Yet, I also hear a further commendation
to would be singing egotherapists

Also deep learn to feel
and dance like a river
of upstream toward downriver time
of Earth’s unraveling
traveling nutrition
tunneling trunk tide recommunication

Flow trends predicting new later recycling
resuscitating opportunities
to empower sacred polyculturing health
of Earth’s enlightened multicultural wealth

For and of
from and yet also before
future regenerating flow,
Earth Health and Justice
to go

Around again
recommending ecotherapists
river deeply feeling
like Earth’s spacetime mountain,
true empowering strength
and enlightening beauty
flowing reconnections.


A Spectral Blessing

May Unitarian Universalists sustain
active faith
in Both/And integral feelings/thoughts
co-gravitating intentions,
nuanced principles
of UniversalTruth greets UnitarianBeauty.

In these ways,
in this public health emergency
climatic time,
may we join with good faith multiculturing
healthy democratic Others

Less invested in partisan elite-insider knowledge
and also not feeding and watering
non-elite Outsider fear
and anger of sensory-sexual sanity
necessary for building
and retaining a healthy cooperative democracy

And may we always listen for a resilient,
inclusive wealth optimizing
green new nature/spirit Indigenous Deal
co-investing divinely-humane balance

For restoring healthy ego-sufficient peace
and eco-justice,
throughout our interfaith
therapeutic unity.


A Place For Everyone

My EarthMom,
whom I worshiped without question
at least until age ten,
often repeated,
“A place for everything
and everything in its place.”

She was usually talking about kitchen tools,
but I took this issue of place
more personally.

By age ten,
I knew universal hospitality
and redemption
do not invite
or even intend
to include me.

Well-placed safe homes
exclude me,
out of place
in a heterosexual world view
and no natural
or spiritual place to hide
except trembling within demonic secrecy.

It took me awhile,
at least a couple decades
of shunning my beloved Mom

To realize my placement problem
has less to do with choosing to hide
in my out of place closet,
and everything to do
with unquestioned dogmatic homophobia
carrying on in the family room.


Earth CommUnion ReView

World views matter,
sabbath gratitude informed,
and savaged loss exflowing

Communion reviews matter
most when not nationalistic splatter

To remain focused
informing nutritional economic choices
forgiving our inhumane ego rejoices
of past disrespect
against empty relationships
devoid of polyculturally resilient voices

in gathering
keys of nonviolence
for political win/win empowering anthems
danced in co-investments

Preferring multicultural reflection
on theological health
through polyculturing wealth
of experiencing each EarthDay and Night
revolving Matters

empowering sciences
enlightening macro-economic world views
about empowering practicality
of restoring win/win justice
through a global moratorium
on punishing disrespect
for Earth’s original sacred feminist
green/blue indigenous wisdom,

Cooperative grace
for winning health
is not a competitive
unsafe splattering race
to lose/lose hell
is absence of wealthy saving face

If and when
our Earth views matter,
sabbath gratitude informed
and/or savaged loss
exflowing climate splatter.


Delivering On EarthWorks Justice

In retributive,
vengeance is Ours
court systems,
attorney advocates are taught
to never ask publicly witnessed questions
they do not already have the true
slam-dunk useful answer for,
or at least their known rehearsed
and compliant response.

In restorative,
EarthJustice systems,
RightBrain courted,
and usually LeftHemisphere discounted,

EarthMother advocates actively learn
to always ask personal
and political empowering questions

Which they could never autonomously
or dogmatically answer,
or anticipate with less than enraptured compassion,

Mental health life wealthy
cooperative co-investing,
resiliently win/win
reiteratively hopeful,
yet transubstantiating
experiential questions
about feelings and needs,
safety and health,
feedings and breeds,
nourishings and nurturings,
communions and communications
throughout EarthJust living history

Of historical justice courts
using scripts win/win useful
and sacred felt experience;

Not confined to dogmatic telling
and retelling of Others’ punishing oral narratives
post-verbally non-transformative
punishing answers
not the least bit useful,
secularizing cover-ups
against Earth’s GreenPeace
pre-verbal matriarchal herstory
of ReGenerative EarthHealth Justice.

The problem of substituting patriarchal
punishing justice systems
for Earth’s original matriarchal
healing just-us networks,
is about believing anthros need more
and more useful
and theoretically predicted win/lose answers
to Earth’s Great Green/Blue Evolutionary needs
and our increasingly depressed
and rabidly polarizing
repressive off-the-LeftBrain-shelf answers

Substituting Others’ historically punitive
dogmatically unholistic Scriptures
for our cooperative EarthLife
multiculturally scripted
enlightened questions
about feelings
and safe-wealth health needs
longing for EarthJust ReStoration

ReConnecting ego-health
ReLigioning ecosystemic wealth
for ReStoring EarthJustice
with secular/sacred
co-operatively transubstantiating questions
identifying complex predator/prey feelings
by individuating healing needs

In regenerative,
EarthJustice systems,
RightBrain courted,
network escorted,
and usually LeftHemisphere
and capitalistically
and criminally discounted
win/win resilient
EarthJust Works resonance.


If We Agree In Love

“If we agree in love,
then there is no disagreement that can do us any injury,
but if we do not,
no agreement can do us any good.”
Hosea Ballou

If we,
in good faith communion,
that love is green healthier
and wealthier than hate
and mutual ignorance,
then there is no red climate of disagreement,
that can do us any injury,

But, if we do not,
no sacrificial punishing judgments
can do us any red-blooded restorative good
for resonantly therapeutic peace
and resiliently regenerative justice.

What is the empowering right
and enlightened loving thing to do
right now
maintains a sensory conversation
between personal conscience
and historical/cultural animated context;

Between my ideal regenerative experience
of cooperative interdependent feelings,
often liturgically captured
and enraptured in shared communion
services, yes,
but also deep and wide rooted feelings
of cooperative emotion-motion empowerment
and emotive-cognitive enlightenment

AND within Earth’s optimal health/wealth seasonal rung
of spiraling laddered DNA constraining/retraining wealth
of healthy co-passionate communication opportunity
accessible in this highest coredemptively enlightened
and deepest empowering
secular/sacred climate
of polycultural/interfaith re-ligious climax

Re-connecting EarthTribe
indigenously preverbal
more ecofeminist holistic
multicultural values

Every EarthDay compassionate
RightHemisphere interdependent
actively networking
global context aware
of our already accessed
restoring healthy EarthJustice
public and climate green wealth
communion communication,

Multiculturally conscious of this contextual moment
for integrity’s great green transitional promise

If we agree
that love is healthier
and wealthier than hate
and ignorance
and greedy sins of leftbrain dominant extraction
reductive deduction
narcissistic seclusion,

Then there is no ecofeminist regenerative
that can do us any degenerative
straight white capitalist
anthro-supremacist injury.


Sympathy Isn’t Quite Empathy

To affirm and promote acceptance
of one another
and all together one
is to also affirm and promote
growing capacity for active empathy,
not settling for passive,
sometimes also ToughLove aggressive,

The best possible outcome
being mere liberating tolerance–
which is still a big evolutionary step up
from conservative survivalist

Which anyone
who is in any way
not BusinessAsUsual
LeftBrain dominant
StraightWhite patriarchal
can tell you,
at probable great anecdotal length
education sadly replete
with unsystemic intolerance
of indigenously sacred

That win/lose passive tolerance
is NOT active
democratically healthy
wealthy multicultural acceptance,
an immensely positive moral
natural polycultural
deep immersion value

Omnipotently integral potential knowledge
of why eco-political empowerment
and enlightening wisdom
are more than mere personal win/lose tolerance

LeftBrain dominantly verbalized
fathered YangPower
against EarthMothering YintegraLight

Of HerStoric wise-felt feeling
co-investing in empathic Wisdom

To affirm and promote acceptance
of one another
and all together one.


Avoiding Daddy Voiding Contests

You might assume
the only way to effectively resist patriarchalism
is to fight.

Turns out,
fighting may be the surest way
to already have lost the battle,
and to continue losing
an ecofeminist war.

You might think the only possible way to win
is if all other players lose,
but what, then,
have we the OnePercent gained
toward healthy resilience
and safe peace on Earth?

You might assume the only way to gain power
is to compete
with surpassing strength
for economic and political victory.
I might guess another way to empower
is to cooperate
for healthier
sustainable flow-with
empowering enlightenment
more resonant in compassionate relationships
than suspiciously lacking robust
interdependent communication networks.

As for patriarchalism,
probably far more erectile dysfunction
is the result of intentional economic neglect
than vindictive political abuse
and threats of war-mongering.

Experiential peace and beauty
and truth and trust messages
trying to break through LeftHemispheres
sometimes mystified,
by enigmatic
sacred words,
deep pre-historic passion feelings

Preferring win/win climate health Paradise
over win/lose ego/ecologically pathological risks,
chronically dissonant cognitive minds
at war with affective body issue
nerve tissues
bipolar stressed

As processed by Either/Or LeftHemisphere
dominantly StraightWhite monocultural
patriarchal not-listening
jumping to deduction
not able to hear inductive WholeEarth
interdependent EarthMother ReCreation,
over the sound and constant lights
of fossil-fueled degenerating
militantly industrialized
bad karma energy

our co-investments
in cooperative wealth systems
restore multicultural EarthJustice
restory Earth’s green peace
ecofeminist narrative

In which
we too often assume
the only way to effectively resist patriarchalism
is to fight.


Money Nerves

Not wanting to make anyone nervous,
pandemics can be unsettling enough
without economic and political surprises,
inconvenient systemic insights,
more expansive circles of empathy
positively impressing
more than negative deep
steep hierarchies
practicing neglectful shallow sympathy
for Others
on distant pagan shores.

These government checks
that come and go in the mail
or by direct deposit
between you and the IRS,
these speak up for

“From each according to her/his financial ability;
to each according to his/her immediate need”

Which sounds suspiciously Karl Marxian
and that Engels white labor-activist guy

Than speaking empowerment efficacy of
and up
and for more competitive evolutionary
Capitalistic Voices
fossil-fueling financial systemic choices

“From each consumer and taxpayer
as much as possible;
to each producer and legal resident
as little as possible
in return.”

These pandemic support checks
are public welfare investments
in our cooperatively held economic
and healthy democratic wellbeing future,
and healthy wealth of future multicultural

With resilient ability to pay back
and long-term financial need
to cooperatively thrive
more than competitively survive

Economic investment values
usually attributed to scary words like
and “Social Engineering”
but also speak of cooperative win/win
long-term healthcare thinking
more than BusinessAsUsual
competitive win/lose scheming,
nightmarish climate pathology
escapist dreaming.

When these twelve
and six
and fourteen hundred dollar checks come
from our federated governing system,
this is closer to Cooperativist Economic Behavior

Than to Communism,
where the State owns all the assets
and capacity to produce cash at will
and redistribute monetized wealth
not based on earnings
but on the number of human mouths to feed
and water
and keep relatively comfortable with sufficient healthy food
clean water
non-toxic air,
reasonably non-traumatic
and highly erratic fire
and weather
and rabidly depopulating epidemics…

So, when your fourteen hundred dollar check
peacefully arrives in your checking account
or in snail mail,
please remember,
with personal gratitude and political respect for integrity,
this is sacred GreenCommunion
at our cooperative federated best;
social democracy of an extended kinship kind.

You and I have no further reason to worship
at the monocultural altar of unfettered Capitalism,

A system patriarchally designed for predators
against their unprivileged prey,
without becoming uncomfortably aware
of our cooperatively unmeasured hypocrisy.
about unpatriotically not supporting
multicultural EarthTribe democracy.