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Coming Courageously Home

I’m returning home
from a bag it yourself grocery,
and listening to an African-American novelist
respond to questions,
actual open-ended real NPR questions,
like old school inquisitive journalists once asked
before the polarizing days and nights
of fake right/wrong answer questions
and their concomitant fake avoid entrapment non-responses.

Anyway,
I don’t hear his name,
or the title of his latest published work,
although it may be The Water Dancer
but then again, maybe not.

You would think I would be too embarrassed
to courageously publish
this piece
so carelessly
unsystematically researched.

But, he says,
“We do not do well
to expect courageous behavior
from systems”
or something to that political and economic effect.

Thinking with him about the slavery/property-ownership system,
about capitalization and colonization and commodification systems,
my first response
is to celebrate
this profound and wise soundbite,
both quotable
and true to my own experience
of disempowering monoculturing systems.

But, then I think of several exceptions
to the cowardice incentivizing rule
of authoritarian systems,

Like wildly robust cooperative ecosystems
and even vulnerable volunteer ego-systems,
biosystems zealously loyal to win/win compassionate outcomes
without which we would have no language systems
or experience of courage
or cowardice,
integrity or fragmenting mendacity.

Yet, why does he so boldly say,
and why do I so instinctively and enthusiastically agree,
that systems produce win/lose compromising
servile
bureaucratic timid behavior?
Too often hidden shadows
lurking behind deliberate non-communication.

This free and brave individual
competing against an unhealthy craven society
is a plot line
that seems to go back to Adam and Eve
playing blame and shame
with their Great Systemic Gardener.

Then I realize
it’s not that organic systems are unsupportive of co-invested courage,
it is corporate systems,
monetized systems,
colonizing systems
extractive technocratic systems
producing commodification of secularized values,
reduced from sacred courage and integrity and health

Rather than inviting wealthy health values
into our responsive compassionate selves
working and playing in cooperatively owned
and managed,
responsible and authoritative,
nutritious and nurturing,
courageous and curious
flow systems of commonly-held ergodic energy
good healthy humor
vocations positive,

Invocations wealthy and robust
with co-inspiring witness
courage
listening and speaking unflinching compassion,
candor for self and other mutual health care
embodying interdependent Golden Rules
and zero ego/eco-ratio zones of co-acclimation.

Destroying curious and stressed systems
demands bad humored win/lose bullies
detached
careless
mindless
broken.

Creating resilient robust systems
invites good humored win/win courage
commitment
constantly changing curiosity.

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A Healing Society

When directors of social justice,
whether parents
or teachers
or community leaders
or religious leaders
and eco-political livers,
lovers address EarthJustice
by recommending immersion experiences,
journeys to commune with hurting populations
and species
and systems,

We provide a better justice service
by remembering that most vulnerable populations
suffering from diverse systemic subclimate pathologies
are not human societies
associations
communities
families
individuals eco-political.

If social justice advocates
have any doubts about this,
please consider communing with trees,
producers of renewable oxygen,
useful for the soul function of breathing;
conversing with topsoil nurturers
helpful for recycling nutrition;
consider an immersion experience with boundary swamps
and mouths of rivers
quenching salty ocean thirst,
harboring birds
immersing with tasty insects
rodents
snakes.

In this face of Earth Not-Justice,
we find outdoor life
a long immersion journey
from infant crawling on picnic blankets
to ocean front death shrouds,
tombs within meadows and gardens,
woodlands fueled by radiant sunlight,
fertilized by fully committed bodies
of fibers
fleas
fish
fowl
fungi
frogs
foliage.

Where
and when
and how
could such unfinished immersion end
with EarthJustice?

Although not sure,
not whole,
perhaps this journey only begins
and ends
with outdoor people,
longing to return to solidarity
with trees
and tides
and tale-winds.

 

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Green Sanctuary Propositions

Who are you most longing to become?

How we answer this is different for an ancient rooted tree
than for a recent immigrant
searching for a niche of stable self-sufficiency.

Who we already have become together
feels more important to thriving groves of WiseElders
than to adolescent immigrants
actively learning creolizing bilingual skills
still coming together for survival.

So too, offering Sanctuary,
becoming Sanctuary,
inviting Sanctuary,
is rooted in Green complex nutrients
for feeding
and warm wet watering
whispering easier
cozier
more accessible nutrients
for everyone–
but especially appreciated
by more recent emigrants
to a new garden of hospitality,
of multicultural cooperation,
of shared cooperative residence
and patterns of safe,
sometimes exciting, new transport
toward healthiest wealth.

A gardener’s intent
to both offer and share sanctuary
may provoke well-nurtured gratitude
in a recent annual immigrant,
but a more sleepy and self-satisfied entitlement
in mature seniority of perennials,

Yet, primordially feeling and speaking,
we are all immigrants newly becoming together
with each new dawn,
and determined to cooperatively rest
in grateful dreams
with each renewing dusk.

Who are we most belonging
by becoming Green Sanctuary
together?

Some guilds of mutual interest
and investment
invite growing a cooperative sanctuary for food,

Other teams choose cooperatively owned and managed shelter,
gardens,
farms,
transporting cars and trucks
and bikes and horses,

Others focus on cooperatively owned and managed soil,
observing that democratically co-invested compost,
like capital,
recalls healthy savings in a nutritional bank
for cooperative food constituents.

And so it went,
whether Republican or Democrat,
Libertarian or Green,
Who we want to become together
is more cooperatively resilient,
more robustly compassionate
and co-empowering,
so less aloof
alone
smug and self-satisfied
about our competitive win/lose economic
and partisan histories of colonization;

When, truth become remembered,
we are all reborn naked
and needy
immigrants.

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League of EcoFeminist Rainbow Conservation Voters

There is this thought,
in Leagues of Voters,
continually arising
from East to West
and South to North
and Left to Right,

That we need to make win/win nice
with our mammalian cousins
on land and sea
or only mean old reptiles
and hungry predative birds and insects
will remain
to design Earth’s future cultures
and regenerations.

Others feel this prejudice
for wombs over eggs
and nuts
and seeds
is merely ignorant elitism,
as if humanimals
are not capable of reacting
like rattlesnakes
and scorpions
wherever and whenever our environmental climate
fails to comfort
and entertain us.

Womb supremacists
and egg empiricists
and seed originalists
all agree,
regardless of ZeroZone resourceful structure,
win/win cooperative economies
are healthier than win/lose ego-empowering constitutions,
whether capital declared
or politically implied
by organizing skills fostering more wars and competition
more than love and cooperative education.

This reminds me of a Japanese saying,
There is luck in the last portion.

Whether good luck or bad,
well-wombed or bad-seeded,
this saying leaves to us
to predict and actively hope for
or against.

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Identity Issues and Opportunities

I asked my neurologist

So what would happen
if I suddenly switched from egocentric Left-hemisphere dominant identity
toward ecocentric Right-hemisphere prominent bilateral individuation
mutually refining co-arising thought/felt relationships,
sensory nutritional and/or toxic predominance.

Not to worry,
responds my socio-therapist,
You would probably notice,
possibly with some disappointment,
you are the same ego health centered identity
but now you have an entire planet of extended family
sharing cooperatively-owned and -managed EarthTribe
living in claustrophobic global climate
closing down healthy climax freedom
time of historic anthropocentric degeneration.

So, I gain kinship with the organic energy systems of Earth
but distracted by win/lose competitive capitalistic games
edging toward total Crash and Burn
while we bow under our competitive classroom desks
in fetal positions
waiting for the nuclear and automated ballistics
to hopefully hit somebody else’s poisoned neighborhood?

Well, that’s one ecosystemic scenario
that might come to lose/lose ego/eco-centered mind,
and don’t forget,
with right-hemisphere prominence,
your new-felt family
will bring you much comfort
in shared misery.

I’d rather join a win/win communion celebration.

More of a restorative potluck banquet?

With lots of singing and dancing.
talking while walking together,
speaking and listening,
planting and harvesting.

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How PeaceWarriors Do It

The sacred power climax experience
of holy integrity
is more of a one time
of full-baptismal rebirth
into a depleting orgasmic fertility event
for horny patriarchs
of global monoculturally zealous redemption

Left-hemisphere dominant
West-hemisphere universal either/or commodified
monopoly on value of wealth,
disvalue of poverty, marginalization, abandoned, disowned,
divorced from wealth’s original health regenerative intent
DNA inspired/expired/transpired/OK, just plain spired,

Bilaterally spirited,
bicamerally effluent,
timeless flow-power
wombed and webbed,
seeded and Yin/Yang
Both/And egged.

Multiculturally healthy resonant climates
are more of this slow-grown experiential climax
and deja-vu all over again re-climax
peak and valley wave-linear
spiraling herstoric eco-mythic events
of ongoing MotherEarth reclimax;

More of a communal process
of mini-critical attachment/detachment events
recreating orgasmic fertile climates
for regeneratively cooperative
global forest/local multicultural tree-lover ecofeminists
resiliently co-invested
in intimately local polycultural intersectional frames
for viewing health/wealth creation co-arising processes;

ReCreative tensions
tipping points between
YangUniversal Either/Or thinking
AND
YinUnitarian Both/And dialogical co-arising
feelings of polypathic co-attachment

To resilient spatial EarthPlace
and resonantly polyphonic ZeroSoul
GeoCentric BiNomial Time
for multiculturing
creolizing
local with global
experience with theoretical
felt with thought
touched and listened
right with left
sacred why with secular what
resonant flow with resiliently wide
strong
bold
robust
abundantly progressive freedom
yet non-extractive, non-violent revolutionary
peak peace-warriors
ego/eco-therapeutic
20-20 audio-visual 4D RealTime
= EarthJustice spacetime co-operating
transubstantiating communal interdependent
neurological
DNA-transpiraling
health/wealth
co-arising transportive communion experience

Every leaf
a rhythmic dance,
a multi-colored octave song-singing tree,
seen and heard
by those living in forests for bicameral ears
to hear Earth’s nurturing/taxing
waning/waxing climate feelings
healthy only when wealthy,
wealthy values only co-arising healthy resilient integrity

As radical as dancing energy
cooperatively trusting democratic co-invested choreographers,
MultiCultural EarthTribe communicators.
deep theo/eco-logical listening learners

Speaking in open
transparent
vulnerable invitations:
Listen, my children
and we shall together hear
here and now

Why we know we can walk our EarthLove talk
if we are old enough to sing while dancing
experientially
in warm wet womb memory
or imaged future compassion stories,
operas,
co-operative trust co-investments,
communion days and families and villages
of singing resonant mind Here
and dancing resilient body Now.

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Time Warp

When this quality
of deeply embedding communication
swallows ego’s self-conscious identity

Then I notice time has instantly passed,
a quantitative lack,
absence,
surprising and curious vacuum,

To suddenly discover
babies have continued to be born
and grandparents have continued to die
during this same widely expanding family
of unconsciously passing time.

This quality of ego’s deep communication
escaping
revisiting
that quantity of ecosystemic width

Pleases me
as both spiritual depth
and natural width,
like inhaling timeless immersion
while exhaling global eternity.

 

 

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