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Respect for ActiveHope

My thought for this day,
although still early,
is respect for hope.

Respect for our interdependence
and respect for our challenging differences,
important, yet hopefully not as powerful
as our interdependent love for healthy life.

Yesterday
I noticed a brown cardboard box
in the corner of a reception area
for our Infectious Disease Clinic
with a black marker sign above
“Books–Free to Give and Take”

There were only two books to take,
hard to estimate how many might be given.
Both of these current residents of the box,
waiting for their next conversational partners,
were written by a Senator Barack Obama.

One,
a biographical heritage journey
about living between society’s generous giving
and sometimes breathtaking taking
and stomping on differences
within primarily interdependent identities.

The title of the Senator’s other book,
“The Audacity of Hope” grabbed me
in part because,
by the time it was published,
the author was also a candidate
for the US Presidency,
and in part because of the way we are now living
in response to an AntiAudacious Hope Administration
reading from a script
to incarnate the reverse side,
“The Mendacity of Hopelessness”
of despair,
of nihilism,
of fake-piety,
of false nationalistic AntiEarth hubris

Marketed in red, white, and blue gift wrap
as [AntiMatriotic] Patriotism,
with sales remaining somewhat more pathological in Red States
than Blue and Green, maybe Turquoise,
or AquaMarine,
but defined as not-Red
as Red is confined to not
“The Global Audacity of CreativeHope.”

Susan Belden
lyrically asks
How do you love those who hate you?

We see some response in teachings of Jesus;
to turn the other cheek,
to walk a second enslaved by force mile,
to turn rifle associations into farming and gardening tools for good,
although this last one was a remix from Old Testament Prophets.
Tools for respecting interdependence
but also multicultural differences
still in creolizing process.

It is easy to hate Donald Trump,
or to see him as the Emperor without AudaciousClothes
of Grace
for Healthy Faith
as his unfortunate choice and lot in life.
Even easier
to go back and forth between these two,
blaming and shaming.

It is harder to hate those who voted for him.
Although I have an obsessively troubling place in my dissonant heart
and mind
for those who profess to be evangelists for a God of Love and Peace
but also profess their eager willingness to vote yet again
for The Nakedly Sexist and Supremacist Apprentice again.

Like the Body of Christ
continuing to empower the Head Pharisee.

How do you respect those
who build their futures
on disrespecting you
and yours
and your healthy futures?

How do you play Win-Win
with those who persist in the delusion
our only RealTime life option
is Win-Lose or Lose-Lose?

I suspect it is this Lose-Lose non-option
that disrespects our mutual economic
and political
and personal
and vulnerable fears,
our lie-group
proving what Win-Win would invite toward respect.

It is in witnessing what happens
when we take this risk of turning
our appositional faces
that we can invite
mutual respect
for the audacity of Win-Win non-violent healing.

It is when we walk this double-binding extra walk
with those who disrespect integrity and hope
and faith
and multiculturing love,
that we are more likely to discover
our own lack of strength
to remain vulnerable to shared evils
of ego-centrism
and anthro-centrism
lurking within our own hearts and minds

And bad faith harboring mendacity
and apathy about past violent colonization,
where empathy
and creolizing curiosity
and respect
could invite interdependent hope.

My audacity of hope
lies in faith
we always have a political and personal option
that is a Win both for our ego’s economic future
and for our Earth’s ecological future.
That this is true for healthcare giving
and receiving accessible to all Earth’s residents
and constituents,
whether voters or not even enfranchised,
whether we could even bear to hear their votes for respect
and not for disrespect,
or not.

Restoring Win-Win life options always optimizes peace outcomes,
audacious hope outcomes,
mutual respect for our inductive interdependence first,
and our deductive differences secondarily,
and contingently
compromising suboptimal democratic intent
settling for short-term Win-Lose outcomes,
leaving less room for love of complex internal multicultural rights
than hate for external monoculturing chaotic wrongs.

Infectious Disease Clinics
are good places for more Audacious Hope
and democratic multiculturing Love.
But so would any classroom,
so would the Parent rack
of any bookstore–
required reading for any healthcare legislator,
any ecopolitical policy maker,
any person wanting to grow hope
as respect first for our living interdependence,
second for loyal and gratefully shared differences
feeding further curiosity
and deeper empathy
and stretching faith in respect
across extending nature-spirit families
sharing this one global sacred Habitat

Concelebrating many liturgically evolving flags
all blowing in our shared
audacious winds of hope.

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Faith in History Lessons

Patterns of phylogenic history
retell our creative creation story
as bicameral restoration
of Earth’s nature-spirit ecology,
both Eastern karma
and Western co-redemptive grace.

Spiritual memory experience
of RNA
and later DNA developments
and traumatic extinctions,
positive great transitions
and double-negative traumas;
are exegetical rhythms
and sacred seasoned pattern
teachers.

Religious language is our eisegetical listener,
subjective explorer,
witness
sometimes embedded in changing history studies
further nurturing nature’s dynamic multiculturing voices:

If I told you once,
stiff-necked people,
I’ve told you notnot twice,
or maybe even holy holonically,
personally and vulnerably,
If there is no natural victim,
we need no spiritual victim.

If we have no spiritual victim
of stagnation in emotive infancy,
but we further traumatize a religious taboo believer,
sort of a monoculturing bully
deviating from peaceful wu-wei health and safety means
and Ways,
then we have exceeded natural-spiritual double-bonds,
law and restorative peaceful nondualistic Win-Win order.

Perhaps violence against human and civil rights
is a result of nurturing retributive trauma,
further perpetuating inhumane and uncivil wrongs.

Legal
and moral
and vocal punishments
reinforce victimization,
further traumatization.

Restorative therapies
reinforce cooperative redemption, healing
of DNA’s Win-Win ecopolitical players,
RNA solidarity agents,
DNA with RNA nondual witnesses
of Earth’s fertile sacred grace and mutual gratitude,
love and positive faith

In all creatures notnot part of oneself,
one’s family,
one’s community
tribe
peers,
neighbors,
one’s edible and ornamental cultures,
one’s society,
nation,
nutrition
in and on this One EarthWay MotherHabitat
of and for RNA+DNA karmacultures of graceful health.

Terrorists
and fascists
and religious fundamentalist supremacists
are spiritually traumatized,
regardless of where planted and grown
and malformed

Perceiving themselves as victims
and potential victims
of cosmic trauma,
of frustrating lack of sufficient personal control
due to the over-extended reach
of established traumatizing powers and principalities
and Win-Lose devolutionary principles,
unjust retributive, punishing,
systems
for blaming and shaming,
further fueling
super-culturing saturation and sectarian isms and theisms,
dark ethologies and evil theologies.

Declaring violent intent, more trauma,
against terrorists and isms
and fascists and isms
and fundamentalists and isms
further reinforces their personal nightmare experiences
anticipating desecrated natural futures out of their spiritual control
without even faint hope of cooperative redemption intent,
much less actively planning
and implementing inclusive,
democratically empowering,
restorative justice and peace.

Our primary sacred scripture
is our own bilateral phylogenic development history
of ecological ethology,
grace of regenerative potential integrity
and nondual dark grace
of degenerative pathological dissonance–
opportunities to learn
from past monoculturing mistakes.

Spiritual development
actively witnesses both directions
of this stream
for time’s restorative-extinguishing stream
flowing best between two double-binding banks
of Exterior-Intrusive Yang,
sometimes too violently against
too non-violently passive Yin
going with the laissez-faire flow,
searching preferred tidal currents
wu-wei graced between.

Creative dynamic spiritual development
fuels mystery, but not anti-ecological magic,
wonder,
but not violently hypnotic fascinations
with horror and holocaust.

Healthy growth co-arises
regenerative potential for good
and cooperative truth-building
and not further degenerative dissolutions through violence,
shaming and blaming,
competing in nihilistic Lose-Lose hatreds
and fears of further losing spiritual control
of embodied nature.

Learning to actively love
those who victimize you
through their disdain,
hatred,
bullying
and character assassinations
hardly invites restoration of positive faith
through timeless co-empathic humility,
yet here we search faces of evil waving back within,
and find how we have worn
and earned our own lack of healthy living too.

This advent of winter’s postmillennial pregnancy
ends with actively witnessing
restoration of Earth’s springtime fullness
of sacred matriotic wombs
for restoring healthy forests and oceans

With much less fake patriotic doom and antiEarth gloom
favoring further retributive retaliations
due to past threats of growing FallenEden violence
lacking national healthcare control.

So, to revisit Planet MotherEarth
for just a children’s wondrous creation story moment,
We remember to restore just waters
for regenerating graceful flowers
in our lives,
in our environments,
in our schools and homes and cooperatively-owned communities
playing Win-Win ecopolitical justice.

And thereby we avoid further desecrating
and secularizing
and over-intellectualizing
and obsessively compulsively
and monoculturally monotheistically minimizing Paradise
of healthy cultural and spiritual outcomes
by dehydrating those thirsty ego-centric
anthro-centric
weeds
in FallenEden, yes, but also
potential ReStorative EcoJustice and Peace optimizing opportunity
of Here greeting Now,
Yang synergizing
creolizing
4D RealTime speed of YinFractal-Squared
Commons Light.

And other Golden Rules of Yang’s natural law and orders,
with Golden Ratios of YinYin’s WinWin
WuWei (0)Soul
regenerating Golden Elixirs
of (0)Sum Matriotic VirginWombs
for Green EarthTribes ReForesting,
restoring cooperative (0)Sum ecopolitical co-redemption,
bilateral-bicameral phylogenic,
polypathic Golden cosmology.

 

 

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Restoring Justified Design

In restorative justice programs,
victims of trauma establish facilitated goals for healing.
Victims are our first clients of solidarity.

But, our clients work on actively responding to punishing loss,
to violence,
violations of what could be,
and should have been, peace.

Peace and justice supported by the client’s community,
neighbors,
friends,
family,
justice and peace therapeutic systems,
positive faith communities and naturally sacred environments,
organic nutritional relationships.

In each of these relationships
between restoring justice mentors
and distressed victims,
offenders,
and environments of peace and justice nurturing support,
we also describe
normative therapeutic relationships
found within Permaculture Design.

Permaculture clients feel victimized by pathological changes, issues
in homes and properties,
farms and gardens,
stinky lakes and eroding shorelines,
looking for remedies to help restore right relationships
with these climate and landscape offenses.

Ugly views
and smells
and sounds
and lack of flavor
and unbalanced nutrition,
disproportionate shade and light,
toxic subclimates,
poisonous weeds
and blighting neighbors,
diseased trees and unproductive flowers.

And, like restorative justice,
communities surround
and contribute to both clients and offenders,
and, thereby, are capable of empathizing with both,
and are needed to resolve causes and effects of environmental trauma,
to actively respond to therapeutic needs of suffering clients.

In co-witnessing solidarity,
we discern how we might together restore polycultural outcome goals
through cooperative implementation plans,
with least competitive Win-Lose effort,
to improve Win-Win nutritional designs
of and by and for and with traumatized clients
longing to no longer know themselves as merely victims
of increasingly violent
and toxic
and distressed climates
and landscapes

Internal ego climates
and external economic-ecological landscapes
with improving multicultural celebration potential together,
away from punishing monocultural distresses

Toxically competitive Win-Lose strategies
suboptimize Win-Win intent and commitment
of both Restorative Justice Advocates
and Permacultural Designers,
witnessing in solidarity with clients
feeling like victims
of society’s desecrating sins past.

Our cooperative business plans
emerge from this same therapeutic desire
to become both producers and consumers
of deep and wide nutritional and nurturing
restoration of meaning,
of healthy sustainability,
of resonant regenerativity,
of polyphonically wide aesthetics,
and yet deeply polycultural ethics
of multi-paradigmatic polypaths

Living and speaking restorative ecojustice
in ego peace with profoundly interdependent Win-Win ecosystems
notnot Zero-Sum
Prime BiLateral Relationships,

Breathing in trusted Yang
to breathe out justifying YinYin,
wu-wei Tipping Points
from PermaCultural Design
through ReStoring EcoJustice Original Intent
toward Paradise UnCovered
to sacred humane producers and consumers
of ecological peace phylogeny outside
with ecopolitical health homology inside.

Restorative Justice is therapy for inside voices
while Permaculture Design has been ecotherapy for outside voices.
But all these voices express shared multicultural language
for healing past punishments and losses,
where Win-Win Paradise
invites gratitude
for cooperative therapeutic hands.

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As Peace is to HealthCare

Trauma comes from violence
as health comes from peace.

Trauma,
and unresolved traumatic memory,
is to health,
as violence,
and unresolved threat of violence,
is to peace.

Western and Eastern cultures of competing traumas
long for cultures of health,
climates of cooperative gratitude
for Earth’s sacred and fertile dualistic Heavenly Grace
and nondualistic EarthNature-ParadiseSpirit Karma.

Hope stresses active therapy.
Despair distresses trauma.
What is absence of hope or despair for you?

Crisis or opportunity?
A potential critical depression event
or opportunity to uncover oppressive Win-Lose competitions
or invitation to recover Win-Win therapeutic co-operations?

Probably all the above.
Which makes it all the more climate critical
to be mindful of who we hang out with
and invest in and vote for,
what voices and messages and stories
we read and watch and listen with,
especially before going to sleep,
and, if at all possible,
again after we wake up
from a full moon’s night
of egotherapeutic full-conscious investment
in RightBrain dominant
restorative rest
in copresent Left with Right
Win-Win comic and cosmic sweetspot dreams
and Lose-Lose ego-punishing tragic nightmares.

Those who still laugh in our sleep together
laugh most restoratively Win-Win.
This seems a healthy therapeutic goal
for growing global peace.

Ego’s interior Universe is Left-Right polypathic
as Eco’s exterior SacredEarth
restores YangSpace = YinSquared-BilateralTime
(0)Soul polyphonic.

These metric equivalency questions
remain important and elegant,
yet obscure and mysterious,
due to unresolved science of bicameral knowledge responses
to spirit-nature issues outstanding;
cultural revolutions of Earth v Heaven
(0)Sum Lose-Lose
and YangEarth restoring YinHeaven
notnot (0)Soul Win-Win
Gaian Matriotic Principles of OctaveLight PolyPhonics.

Sacred Ecological TippingPoints
double-binding good with notnot bad faith,
comedic resonance with notnot tragic dissonance,
winning peaceful healthcare dominance
while losing RightBrain DNA-scripted
ecological
phylogenic
EarthTribal RNA memory repressions
of GoldenRule Solidarity for Peace

is to healthcare and Public CoOperative Welfare
as economic
and political
and personal
and domestic (0)-sum reactive violence
are to climates of continuing disintegrative trauma.

Twittering on toilets
with mutually assured destruction
flush buttons.

 

 

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Preparing Love’s Ways and Means

So, love is good for you?
Not too traumatic?

In a foreplay
Win-Win kind of way,
yes.

Now what?

Maybe some music and stretching?

How about another dance?

Sacred MotherEarth,
you wear me out.

I thought that was your idea.

Well, yes,
now that you are so transparently vulnerable
to remember Prime Relational Taoist Us;
pre-multicultural synergetic
notnot (0)Sum WinWin ecopolitically motivated
toward restorative permacultural
recreative
healthy-wealth design
for home parenting
and school teaching curricula.

And, oh yes,
let’s encourage our science and math
and creative arts
and performance arts kids
to let political civil service residents of the District of Columbia
bicamerally rediscover
this profound difference
and yet appositional nonduaity
between restoring ecojustice
and green polycultural peace outcomes
capable of outshining our current retributive self and other traumatizing
and co-victimizing,
co-criminalizing,
co-terrorizing,
co-secularizing,
co-degeneratively pathological
ecopolitical Business as Lose-Lose (0)Sum DeGeneratively Usual.

Remind our kids
how scary this Climate and Culture of Trauma Story can be,
especially for those already so heavily invested
in wrong patriarchal fake-patriotic AntiEarth
AntiMatriotic
dominating LeftBrain enculturation
imbalance of WuWei Tipping BiCameral Points.

It might actually be easier
to initially communicate with Chinese Taoists,
and maybe North Korean Fascists,
wherever interdependent bilaterally nondual metaphysical systems
have a larger and richer tradition
in nature-spirit mutually dynamic appositions
in Wisdom Literature,
sacred, sometimes mysterious,
parabolic,
quixotic tragicomedy
Left-Right sacred re-acclimations.

Please remind
remaining PreMillennial Taoists,
should you happen to dig any up:
If LaoTse said Nature is Unkind,
then we could only retain ecological integrity
if it is equally Win and notnot Win
that Nature is both kind and notnot Kind
and Spirit is both restoratively grateful
and notnot Earth’s ReGenerative Nature.

Phylogenic form and structure
is to homologous bilateral function
as ecological systemic structural investments
restore ethological bicameral
Original WinWin Intent,
especially under natural-spiritual
Left-Right ecopolitical optimization conditions

Of and for ecotherapeutic restorative democratic
health and education and therapeutic standards
for wealth optimizing
healthy EarthTribe habitats

A Health and Earth Arts and Sciences
restorational EarthTribe School
of and for Sacred MotherEarth
as Holy Spirit-NonDual Nature
CoPresently double-binding
Win-Win Grace with Karma.

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No One Heals Alone

All is quiet
as I exit through the Emergency Entrance
at the local hospital.

I notice a black T-shirt
with a pink ribbon logo
announcing in bold green script
“No one fights alone”

Due to context
I’m guessing we’re talking about fighting cancer;
harm taking us away
from health care giving and receiving
we would all prefer
while walking out of,
rather than lying in,
any Emergency Entrance.

But, I am a theologian
by training
and practical parenting experience,
so I’m thinking,
Why do we not also wear T-shirts
reminding each other
“No one loves alone”

Or even
“No one loves to fight alone”
or even just among ourselves,
within our own households
and habitats.

I ponder my way back to humble Yaris,
with automatic electronic nothing,
and on the radio I hear clusters of fighting themes:
mental illness
domestic violence
gun violence
automated weaponry
military fear and threat stress-testing, enduring, stretching, growing
hazing as baptism through alcohol
depression and repression and suppression
acclimation to chronic climates of terror
and quiet climates of ever more dissonance
lack of healing sleep
anger management
fear mismanagement
mutual assured destruction (MADness)
diplomacy by threat and RightWing arms sales
military industries
applied increasingly to personal and domestic disarray,
local terrors,
households
and habitats
going up in flames
flowing under floods…

No one fights alone
just as no one loves peace alone,
and health
and ecological wealth
and ego-resilience
and eco-systemic balance,
harmony,
synergy.

No one can sustain love
while violently fighting
just as no one can sustain this fight
for climates
and cultures
and ecologies
and theologies of health
by thinking we are
admirable
or somehow credible
or even possible
to sort through
and choose Love alone.

As I exit my car,
now home,
I think
My T-shirt would probably be too wordy,

No one loves to fight disease
and unease
alone.

Especially not God
or Allah
or Patriotic Loyalty to Earth
or wherever we find our
remember to Love messages.

All is quiet
as I enter our home.
I must be,
for this moment,
alone.

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How Do We Say God?

How do we say God,
and why does it matter?
If whatever I do say
both is and is not good.

What is sufficient
to define a Creator?
The Sufis remind us
we face God each way.

How do we fix this
divine restoration?
To put back together
what anger tears apart.

Why do we want peace
and not just between terrors?
If God is our Alpha
then hate’s not Omega.

Why do we punish?
Our great hurts need healing.
How are we judging
those we have not yet faced?

How do we see God,
and why could this matter?
If health’s stretched out planning
builds more arms creating splatter.

If God is for health care,
and how could S/HE not be?
Then Love can’t be measured
in automated artillery.

Where is our rich soil
and how have we tilled it?
Or have we over-drilled it
for more blood and gore?

Why do we say God
and how does it matter?
For restoring Christ’s graced peace
sacred seeds grow together.

 

 

These lyrics more or less work with “Foregiveness”, by Susan Werner, on her The Gospel Truth CD.

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