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Growing Integrity

Introversion, like strengthening integrity,
explores fusing with the Whole
which I associate with ego-death
whether by colonizing encroachments of Other
more powerful,
arrogantly unenlightened,
predators

Or by ego-transmutation
creolization
rebirth
synergetic sacraments
of wedding
bedding
feeding
breeding
loving
win/win compassion

And probably some positive
and negative,
impressive
and repressive,
flavors
and savors
of both varieties
anxiously anticipating ego-degeneration,

Self-emptying
under duress
and surviving chronic depression,
ego critical stress
and chronic trauma events.

Extroversion,
like outflowing exhilaration,
celebrates interdependent individuation
either against
or within
Earth’s whole open system

Which I know as ego-augmentation
within a Western straight white male privileged context
of anthro-exceptionalism

MonoTheistically over against EarthTribe’s carnal nature

Or
PanenTheistically celebrating ego’s EarthMothered
nurtured
holonic spirit

And probably some in and out
positive and negative
Both/And Right hemisphere
and Either/Or Left hemisphere
introverted ego
embracing extroverting ecosystemic interdependence
with indigenous wisdom
of healthy ego
dipolar co-arising
wealthy ecosystemic context

While EitherMe OrWe introversion
without BothMe AndWe
integral holon of EarthTribal view
veers off toward Lose/Lose despair
death
depression
inevitable ecocide
and lack of capacity to thrive,
emergent disinterest in surviving

While extroversion invites sacred out
and inflowing integral Other
into panentheistic win/win play
to grow our humane/divine
interreligious
bicamerally interdependent
Tao wu-wei.

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Left Getting Right Off

“The left hemisphere’s assault on our embodied nature
is not just an assault on OUR bodies,
but on the embodied nature of the
[sacred EarthMother]
world around us.”
Iain McGilchrist, The Master and his Emissary, p. 440

The WhiteMale monotheistic privileged hemisphere’s attack
on regenerative co-passion
was already our unwell
under-enlightened Way
by time’s orgasmic peak ReGeneration.

With rising eroticism,
as might be sacredly anticipated
shifting balance bisexually in-between
right BeautyFull panentheistic Health
and left HandSum enthymematic
Holy Open Systemic Wealth

Growth in neuro-erotic feeling
sensual integrity’s surfing in
and out potential
peak transubstantiated co-passion

Not so much reciting LeftBrain dogma
and re-opening more sensual
sacred holonic,
panentheistic
holy worship
wonder
awe

By contrast with monotheism
equating homophobic White AnthroGod
with conserving ZeroSum competitive justice
against Both/And co-operative panentheists
feeling MotherEartha’s energy
empowering all integral
win/win erotic
exotic
quixotic
handsome informed Yang
beautiful outflowing Yintegrity
wu-wei sacred co-relationships.

Western white homophobic monotheists
decline their own panentheistic ecofeminist spirituality
denying monoculturing force
post-millennially decapitating

White patriarchal capitalism
withering emasculated away
with advancing global
panentheistic sacred synergy,
enthymematic secular awareness
inflaming climate anxiety
is neither healthy
nor safe
nor wealthy
nor compassionate
nor 1/0 sexy.

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Resilient Earth Culture

Individual health
hungers for
and
in win/win return
gratefully feeds
polycultural
social wealth.

Note: Variation on a Jeremy Lent theme, p. 365 of The Web of Meaning: “Individual health relies on societal health, which relies in turn on the health of the ecosystem in which it’s embedded.”

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Human History Class

Tempting to offer an anthropological history class
and call it Earth History,
beginning with our current
messy
riled up
LeftBrain emergently dominating
our fracturing Anthropocene.

While trust seems true
and wise
when our public educational system
holds up humanism
and capitalism
as, together, supportive
of our underlying survival
of the fittest evolutionary orthodoxy,

Over in the Religious Studies Department,
we enjoy a wider variety,
from monotheistic
through panentheistic,
of dynamic political
and economic EarthHealth History.

Cultural climate history
also feels true
and trusted
from a more inclusive lens,
remembering back
and back
and back

When Earth’s most robust
and resilient capitalism,
competitive organisms,
required an underlying universal
multicultural value
for win/win egalitarian life-norms
supporting robustly transactional
regenerative
positive
healthy
ecosystemic creolizing outcomes.

Where normative expectations
of cooperative rules
for human
and Other life-systems integrity
are absent,

Including healthy democracy
educational systems,

EarthTribes do not experience
a satisfying competitive atmosphere
of resiliently developed
win/lose zero-sum capitalism;

Instead,
throughout recorded
LeftBrain dominant
Anthropocene history,
humans decry lack of sacred integrity
as theft,
greed,
piracy,
toxic corruption,
viral eruption,
bad business deception,
egregious predation
technological militarization

Of these shunning
shaming
blaming things,
EarthWars evolve;

Not Trust
and Truth
and Integrity
through nonzero-soulful
healthy wealth

Of cooperative green economies
dustily uncovered
in Taoist co-governing Balance,
polypathic Zeroism co-binary ballast,

YangUniversal-YinUnitarian
win/win transactional
primally interdependent
relationships

Of SunLight/EarthPower energy systems,
synergetically co-gravitating
left/right bicamerally internal
west/east bilaterally external
north/south ecopolitically dipolar

Co-arising polyculturally healthy
co-empathic learning
ego-1/eco-0
not not win/win living
double-binary
both Left and Right
secular/sacred health
co-pedagogically interdependent

Regeneratively robust
cooperative healthcare
as experienced in safe
perennially enlightened/empowered
bicamerally resilient
educational systems

Offering an anthropological history class
called PolyCultural Earth History,
beginning with our current
messy
riled up LeftBrain
emergently dominating
our fracturing
traumatic
stressful
troubled
anxious
multicultural school closing
Anthropocene.

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On Religious Integrity

Let us begin
by explicitly undressing
what may have been
implicitly held
multicultural feelings:

  1. For the overwhelming masses
    of teeming and scheming
    healthy human adults,
    and especially adolescents,
    peak sexual experiences
    are also our peak
    lifetime
    spiritual experiences
    of compassion
    co-passion
    shared orgasmic passion.
  2. Our elder right hemispheres do not,
    because they cannot,
    distinguish between spiritual
    and mental
    health,
    brain
    and body wealth.

With these two declared assumptions,
please join in revisiting
public sector sensitive issues
about constitutionally protected
religious freedom
in the USA,
and probably in other
monotheistic
left hemisphere dominant
cultures,
making privileged spaces
for straight
male sensory places.

Religious expression
is rooted
in spiritual/mental
healthy felt connected
safe experience
of win/win nonviolent communication,
compassionate communion
sacred memories.

Family businesses
and corporate executive boards
and healthcare professionals
are constitutionally allowed
to make choices
inconsistent with our own
interdependent spiritual/mental peak
win/win
panentheistic organic experience

But, such a profound lack of integrity
does not help us develop
a more universally democratic
and multicultural frame
of spiritual/mental health care,
well-being
prosperity
resonance
resilience.

Whether nonviolence practitioners
can be constitutionally obligated
to pay war and military,
violence and win/lose aggression,
consumptive capitalist exploitation,
and weapons development and production
taxes
and yet retain meaningful constitutional protection
for spiritual freedom of co-passionate conscience
becomes left brain cognitively complex,
if not downright chaotic.

Whether faith-based communities
can continue to be tax-exempt
feels as clear as democratic
multiculturally celebrated
separation of nonviolent religious expression
and nation-state defensive affiliation

Why a minute of silent
compassion-focused spiritual/mental experience
feels both constitutionally appropriate
and healthy democracy useful
for opening self/other governance meetings,
team huddles,
graduations and commencements
from and into great
and even smaller public transitional events,
bolstering spiritual/mental health resilience
of shared trust consciousness.

Whether inclusive multicultural
non-supremacist religious symbols,
such as a PeaceDove,
a Chalice of communal hope,
a messianic Manger scene,
and a Menorah,
can be installed in public spaces
to evoke spiritual/mental health experiences
and not toxic memories
of homophobic,
racist,
sexist victimization,
trauma,
and chronic stress experiences,
may depend on how inclusive
and compassionate
our own childhood
and adolescent
peak social health experiences
were celebrated,
revered,
honored,
appreciated.

Whether spiritual/mental health education systems
can effectively exclude
non-supremacist expressions
of positive faith
in peak sensory experiences
in the classroom
may depend on whether we believe
a healthy democracy
is rooted in trust
or in capitalism’s competitive
mutual mistrust.

Whether faith-based non-profits
can apply on equal egalitarian footing
with secular corporate privileged organizations
for compassion regenerating
governing grants
to increase spiritual/mental health experiences,
may depend on whether we are remembering
good faith peak experiences
or bad faith competitive
fear of losing out
bullying experiences.

Whether healthy win/win
faith-based communities
and individuals can,
and even must,
advocate for public policies,
including integral health care,
that are consistent with their membership’s
most personal spiritual/mental health experience,
or not so much

These issues
and peak spiritual experience concerns
about loss of healthy wealth
also pertain to freedom
of nonviolent communication speech.

Compassionate communication,
win/win freedom
of resonant
primal inter-relationship,
is the fundamental healthy democracy
trust experience
on which all other integral rights
to spiritual/mental health
are rooted,
wombed,
incubated,
rewoven,
morphed,
regenerated.

On the other hand,
if we begin with different,
more dualistic
and monotheistic assumptions
about this relationship between synergetic religious
and peak spiritual/mental experience
of everyday sacred connection,
then our constitutional conclusions
may vehemently
and irreconcilably
and dogmatically
differ.

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Chaos Into Synergy

Synergy erects God’s love

In Ego’s supremacist face,
in wounded hearts,
in monoculturing
monotheistic minds

Of economic
and political Chaos

Sun enlightened Synergy
resurrects God’s omnipotent
resilient compassion.

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Democratic Compassion

I believe,
rooted in limited personal experience
of unconditional love,
the purpose of democratic governance
is NOT FREEDOM of individual persons
segregated communities,
self-isolating economic states,
severed biosystemic regions,
patriotic partisan nation-states,
isolated continents.

I believe
even our deepest sacred meaning
for divine governance
is not freedom away from, or toward
god or country,
but to restore
maintain
persevere
in unconditional love
to and from
both divinely healthy
and wealthy humane government.

I believe
compassion is a secular public purpose
and deeply sacred
personally experienced and delighted
sacred meaning
for democratic governance.

I believe
freedom to express unconditional compassion
is the win/win means
to an EarthTribal peace
ending endless competitive win/lose debates,
retributive punishments,
greed-infested governance
of the individual oppressive person
repressive community
suppressive state
degenerative biosystemic region
rabid nation-state
exploited continent.

And I believe,
rooted in limited personal experience
of unconditional love,
this individual living health
is organic win/win wealth
unveiled in interdependent sacred webs
of EarthTribe’s living
co-passionate
green/blue planet.

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Brass WindChimes

Brass windchimes
ring melodic time
backed up
and down,
back
and forth
by boisterous breeze voices
blowing somewhat more silent choices
below

Before benighted rejoice
reprise to rise
and fall
wounded fail
yet again

Melodious inside intentions
to ring true
love’s restoring stories
of local justice circling
dynamic spirals inside
looking resounding out
virally
conspiratorially
anticipating healthier life within
Mother’s sensual gusts

Overpowering peaceful chimes
global resting
arresting rhymes
with powerful enculturing space
enlightened green spring out times
up happy,
healthy

Driven by bountiful breeze
and this northbound tidal
grey-blue iconic river
flowing drifts back
and surging forth,

Downstream
yet again back up
in-between
indigenous natured out
spirits in

Chiming outside colonizing industrial windows
noticing
re-connecting stressful winds
and anxious tides
of not so well chimed
compassionate green change
loudly rang

While icecaps,
empowering South
and enlightening North,
silently
soundlessly
melt integrity’s just right divine
and humane left

Eastern Earth greets Western Sun
chiming resonant hospitality
of eco/theo-logical nurturers
nourishing brass rounds
of resighted
respited
holy sounds.

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When Lonely

When I’m feeling lonely
and anxious,
small and ineffective
against depression
descending like a brain fog bank

In this Elder moment,
I have grown faith
even this chronic dark veil
will withdraw,

Although
perhaps not as sure of when
as tomorrow’s fresh green/blue
worldview dawn

Naturally spirited dark nights
for ego embodied wounds
will recede again

When I’m feeling lonely
and anxious,
rather than healthy
good humored
and safe
with gratitude

For Earth’s panentheistic pleasures
win/win neurosensory practices,
whole-sum dialectical praxis
replete with paradigmatic
revolutionary creolization
musical recreations
across all nations
historically therapeutic
nonviolent communications

When I’m feeling anxious
and lonely,
I am wanting?
Needing what?

To feel healthy
and recognize my situation as factually
and fortunately safe
in some way?
I can say out loud
and take my Verbal Hemisphere dominant self
seriously
rather than speciously,
curiously
rather than furiously.

When I’m lonely
and fear depression’s
disenabling
and unenlightened fog,
am I needing to feel ego-compassion,
eco-systemic expansion?

To see Earth’s restorative health
within
balancing
Sun’s most resiliently revolutionary wealth,
without?

When feeling lonely
what do I most crave?

When feeling traumatized
wounded
internally divided
stuck
dissociated
cognitively/affectively dissonant,

Rather than bilaterally resonant
inside
as outside
deep polycultural revival
and widely
inclusively
multiculturally resilient

Is cooperative
eco-political correctness
what I need
for myself
and with all EarthTribe’s potential
Yang-full Yintegral flow?

Throughout healthy EarthSpace
and wealthy SunRevolving Time,
when feeling lonely,
what does my egobody need,
want,
most crave?

Deepest brave,
courageously transparent,
vulnerably curious way
to stay
safe and healthy
multigenerationally
and multiculturally
and polypathically
Yang monotheistic
and Yin panentheistic,

One full organic ZeroZone
and not, not empty polymathic
entirely
coldly
clinically theoretic.

When feeling anxious
I long for win/win robust anticipation

Gratitude
for a species
too win/lose comfortable
with VerbalHemisphere dominant genocide
and ecocidal ideations

While Elder Hemisphere wisdom
prominently celebrates
Spring rites of Yang fruitfulness
and Yintegral full flow flowering

Truth
and Beauty

Wholeness
and elegant holonic
co-relationships,
co-passion,
ego/eco-systemic Earth
Tribal green integrity

Synergy,
negentropy,
ergodically whole-sum
holonic win/win open
anticipating further enriching
green comforting energy.

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