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The Americans

“I do not see what right any one would have
to object to calling this part
[the South American mainland],
after Americus
who discovered it
and who is a man of intelligence,
Amerigen,
that is, the Land of Americus,
or America:
since both Europa and Asia
got their names from women.”
Matthias Ringmann, cartographer, 1507

With the bringing down of statues
and the renaming of sacred temples,
I am reminded of Biblical tearing down
of shrines to Baal,
the turning of politically and religiously correct
cultural backs and shoulders,
hands and feet,
heads and capital investments
away from our own idolatrous sins
of anthro-centric history.

Fair enough,
but, to gaze upon which new god
and goddess?
Green and Black sacred lives,
and red blood of The Lamb
and yellow SonLight
and blue Marian EcoFeminist
and ultra-nonviolet EarthMother Moon.

So many colors to choose
or not to choose
yet avoid new temples to Baal;

A crisis of risk and opportunity
dissonance and resonance
divestment and investment
degenerative and regenerative intent.

A critical discernment
between infamous and famous,
natural pathology and spiritual health.

What surprises me
in this current revolutionary purging
of racism
and violent colonialism
and rapacious patriarchalism
and perniciously predative mono-sexism
and almost hopeless anthropocentrism
is the resilience of Amerigo
[also Americus] Vespucci,
extractively merchanting
and mapping
and scientific explorer source
for “America”.

We had, in the 1500s,
The Americas,
South, then North
invested cartographers
led by Mr. Americus.

Indigenous populations,
now become Native Americans
in North America,
also used maps,
if not externally sketched in two dimensions,
then internally felt in spacetime four
spiraling through green seasons
of nutritional communication
bearing future fruit
and healthy seeds
and wealthy wombs.

Then came the United States of America.
Not, more humbly,
United States of North America
in part
because mappers and Earthologists
were not yet in resonant agreement
about whether this wild new West,
although now clearly not East India
with NearEast Indians,
is one united continent
or now eroded into two.

Here,
anthropoids had a choice,
to honor academic investor Americus
as next to godliness,
or,

Recognizing that fame does not become us,
further invest this new global map
in rediscovered new age Western Earth,
lying in sacred direction of divine sunset
for those cartographers
and astrologers
residing in full moon rising Europa

Before these United States of America
and without the bondage of critical events
in EuroCentric historic story,
neither infamous nor famous
indigenous risk takers
and opportunity seekers
built temples
to deities Amerigo
found idolatrous

Which he might also have considered
as further resourced roots
of gods and goddesses
appropriate to Black and Brown and Green Lives Mattering
to RedBlooded EarthTribes
of saints and sinners
resonant and dissonant

Regenerative and degenerative
cooperatively co-invested and competitively divested

Win/win communal and win/lose capitalistic,
interdependently incorporated
and violently individualistic,

Liberal in democratic love
and stingy with constipated constitutional conservatism,
ecofeminist and egopatriarchal,
Green ReBidenuclear
and Red UberTrumpian.

Statues of,
and temples dedicated to, Americus
are difficult to find,
thus,
even more difficult to tear down.

But,
for those who can recreate such sacred history,
systematic theology,
ecology of healthy and pathological relationships,
neurological psychology,
polypathic muse-cology
of polyphonic risk
and opportunity,
the first moment of cultural exhale
invites individual climate purgation,

This much is obvious
to our natural senses,

However,
our second moment of inhale,
this is my returning revolutionary question,

Will we replace academic extractive Amerigo
with Uniting Global States
of GreenBlue Earth?

Or something more idolatrous
like patriarchal
racist
and revengefully capitalistic
UberTrumpian Baal?
NeoColonizing Hate and Fear?
MonoCulturing Anger?
Lone AnthroWarriors of Narcissus?
Naked White Emperors of Americus?

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And Still We Search

I’ll be turning 68 this spring
and still looking for a health wealthy home.

This feels remarkably like a younger traveler’s game,
with less baggage
and furniture
and tools.

Embarrassing
for an ecotherapist
to be so Earth-habitat unrooted.

Not to indulge in self-shaming,
yet my youngest son,
dependent on EarthTribe to support him
because of physical and verbal dysfunction,
is especially threatened
by Dad’s disability
to seek deep and wide root systems
of affiliation
with natural and spiritual neighbors.

My support system
continues with good faith feedback
that every challenge represents opportunities to learn
and doing so keeps us feeling young,
flexible,
even springy,
optimistic.

I wonder how much older I would feel
if I had never left my family farm birthplace
in Michigan
where this nomad epic wandering
was first inspired
to run into young adulthood
on my own two strong legs
and back
and more orthodox mind.

Now more imaginatively stimulated
by heretical thoughts of a well-cushioned rocker
next to a comforting fire,
surrounded by neighbors,
people
and birds,
squirrels
and rabbits,
chipmunks
and woodchucks,
fox
and shy coyotes,
wild turkeys
and horses
and cattle,
sheep
and goats,
mother trees
and lilac bushes,
a blue lake
and a green alpine mountain,
a shade speckled rocky river…
And still I search
for compassionate companions
on this daily revolving journey
through Earth’s nutrition nurturing seasons
active and dormant,
light with rain and snow,
sometimes feeling far too fast
and sometimes anciently slow…

And still we search,
my son and I,
for yet another right place to go.

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Liberating Migrations

I was listening, last night,
to a sympathetic defense
for conserving liberal arts
and producing deeper and wider liberating sciences
including healthy democratic
politically empowering science.

Once again
I am hearing about the persuasive prominence of identity,
how we label our ego-political selves,
as more important than personal nutritional narrative
for determining healthy value and disvalue choices,
for turning and returning self-empowering integrity.

Once again
I find myself longing
for us to grow more resilient integrity
in personal and national historic identity,
to better know nondual ego/eco-balancing narratives
of immigrating nature/spirit breaths inhaled
and emigrating Earth-nurturing breaths exhaled.

This bilateral experience spells a primal worded world
of left-hemisphere laughter
nurturing and communicating positively
confluently
integrally
in right-hemisphere holistic joy.

Favoring resonant communications
co-empowering,
and disfavoring fragmenting absence
of healthy democratic communities,
unnecessary and impractical disempowering poverty,
marginalization,
criminalization,
punishment against liberating arts and sciences.

Understanding that health-empowered nights
to freely communicate
do not morally or legally tolerate
intolerable hate spreading against
multiculturing immigrant waves of life and light
breathing in,
and emigrating healthy intent
releasing back out again
pursuing internal/external co-acclimation.

When I see and feel and hear hate
and anger
and fear-mongering
inside me
and in outside/inside dissonant voices,

Unveiling bad-faith narcissistic
and cynical
and tyrannical monoculturing narratives
of paranoid
fragmenting
demented win/lose,
or even nihilistic lose/lose, choices,
I can recognize this is not free speech
respecting multiculturally deep active learning
pro-social curiosity,
or even passive, non-reactive tolerance.

These are broken
wounded
unraveling unfree ego v eco-voices,
obsessed,
compulsive,
impulsive,
repulsive,
revulsive devulsive unvulsive prevulsive
anti-pulsive

Noting nothing that cannot be healed
by transubstantiating either/or left-hemisphere risks
co-arising both/and right-hemisphere sacred emotive opportunities
for building healthier ego-identity
through wealthier ego-immigrant
and eco-emigrating multicultural balance,

A healthy robust right-brain co-empowering integrity identity
reweaves bipolar left-brain ego-
and anthro-
privileged fake-supremacy
while simultaneously aware
at some deep and wide levels of pre-consciousness,
our tribal DNA prevolution history
is a revolution narrative of empowering migration intent
toward wealth of commonly-held cooperative health.

This 20-20 visual narrative
of migrating healthy wealth communication
remains cognitively and emotionally true identity
and beautifully integral,
balanced,
synergetic opportunity
whether considering one’s personal interdependent and multiculturing story,
or the history of evolving nation-states
revolving competitive immigrant
and cooperative co-migrant cultures,

And understanding this socially mediated
freedom to migrate and change our empowering story
is all integrity’s potential difference
between mistaking Left-dominant runaway nationalistic
autonomously pathological
undemocratically supremacist identity

For Right-under-functionally flowing hemisphere
effluently running
with multicultural personal and national and global
holistic win/win/win tri-elevated integrity
of ego/eco-trust identity.

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