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Contagious Relationships

Yawns and germs
are both contagious.

So are smiles and frowns,
happy and sad,
joy and mad,
right side ups
and left side downs.

As are
good news and angry stews
health and pathology
anxious and ease
wealth and poverty
investment and divestment
compassion and violence,
positive theological experience
and negative competitive ecology.

Punishment and healing
are both contagious.

So are
injustice and peace
retribution and restoration
clean and grease
degeneration and regeneration
dying and living,
hating and loving.

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Less HellFire Please

Note: More dialogue between YinCoPassion hugging and tugging AdamYang, from “Cherishing Our World”, pp. 48-9, Justice On Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment.”

YinPassion: Predictions of HellFire and Damnation raptures
of Paradise far away from sinful natural EarthClimates of Despair
is not so different from our indigenous ancestors’ experience
in the U.S.A. 1800s.

Robersmith: “This situation is not so different from one that our Universalist ancestors experienced
in the 1800s.”

YinPassion: At the time, much of fundamentalist religious preaching
and dualistic nature v spirit theology
was focused on hell:
the toxic fires
and timeless suffering
punishing all who do not win/lose fall
in capitalistic
nationalistic line
with a particular patriarchal set of either/or
left-brain predative ideals.

Robersmith: “At the time,
much of Christian preaching
and theology
was focused on hell:
the burning fires
and eternal torment
that all would suffer
if they did not fall in line with a particular set
of moral ideals.”

YinPassion: A few extended ecofeminist families
deviantly of good faith
and positively relying on win/win love
to induce health/wealth behavior,
thereby let go of fearing climates of retribution
and EarthLife’s damnation
assumed too weakly insufficient
to eliminate unhealthy and unwealthy violent behavior.

Robersmith: “Many communities of faith relied on fear
to induce righteous behavior,
but fear of hellfire and damnation
was insufficient to eliminate undesirable behavior.”

YinPassion: If lose/lose nihilism were effective human motivators,
then sins against Earth and Egos
and greedy corporate climate vice
would have vanished from the Capitalist-Patriarchal
industrial LeftBrain
revolutionary monocultural experience.

Robersmith: “If it was,
sin and vice would have vanished
from the American experience.”

YinPassion: Monocultural pathology did not vanish
and yet has not overpowered polycultural Health/Wealth.

Robersmith: “It did not
and has not.”

YinPassion: Hosea Ballou,
a nineteenth-century positive psychologist
who gave us some of our most basic healthy theology
and wealthy cooperative ethics,
writes in
Examination of the Experience of Future EarthRestoring Justice:
The prophecy of future resilient rewards
and ego/ecotherapies
for the inductive meaning people find in loving Earth
and underlying compassion,
is not only useful,
but healthy.

Robersmith and Ballou: “Hosea Ballou,
a nineteenth-century Universalist
who gave us some of our most basic theology
and ethics,
writes in Examination of Future Retribution:”
‘The preaching of future rewards and punishments
for the purpose of inducing people to love God
and moral virtue,
is not only useless,
but pernicious.'”

YinPassion: All such loving,
be it ever so ego healthcare intended,
not only amounts to a choice for free speech
that Earth and health experience are lovely
and worthy of resiliently cooperative life,
but, as far as Earth-Democratic Health is believed,
serves to attach resilient affections
with,
for,
of these most precious objects,
all climate experiences,
subjects,
sensate
living
feeling
passionate
curious
courageous

Ballou: ‘All such preaching,
be it ever so well intended,
not only amounts to a declaration;
that God
and moral virtue are,
in themselves,
unlovely,
and unworthy of being loved,
but,
as far as it is believed,
serves to alienate the affections
from these most precious objects.’

YinPassion: We may illustrate win/win
co-responsive Health/Wealth
by furnished Scripture memories of grace,
nutrition,
blessing,
kindness,
mercy.

Ballou: ‘We may illustrate this subject
by the use of figures furnished in the Scriptures.’

YinPassion: Divine truth,
living water ways,
wine graced life
and milk,
bread,
light,
power,
sensory passion,
fertile soil,
beautiful flowers,
strong mountains,
flowing rivers…

Ballou: ‘Divine truth,
by waters,
by wine and milk,
by bread, etc.’

YinPassion: Should we be offered an immensely resonant reward
for cooperatively accepting this nourishment,
and should we be healed by cooperative co-investments
refusing violent lose/lose climates of mutual divestment,
Heaven would be natural for us to suppose,
and the prophet who should advocate such win/win proposals
does not believe climate pathology is stronger
than non-violent and resonant relationships
of nutritionally shared compassion
in healthcare giving
and EarthWealth receiving.

Ballou: ‘Should we be offered an immense reward
for accepting [this nourishment,
quenching,
satisfying,
healthy,
resonant,
resilience-producing investments],
and should we be threatened with severe punishments
if we refused them,
it would be natural for us to suppose,
that the person who should make such proposals…
did not believe these things to be of any value
in themselves…’

YinPassion: Ballou’s ecology of unhealth
as degeneratively impoverishing
calls us to reconsider our EarthTribe cooperative commitments
and social democratic values
in this climate crisis day
and win/win health-potentiating age.

Robersmith: “Ballou’s theology
calls us to consider
our commitments and values
in this day and age.”

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Reasoned Bicameral Balance

A rational frame of reference
for multicultural Taoism,
preferred by UniversalYang
and deferred with UnitarianYin,
regards experiences of systemic racism
and white straight male privilege
not only within each individual,
but within each community,
each faith community,
each ecopolitical energy-organizing sector
across this global EarthTribe.

This Taoistic reason/feeling approach
to big systemic issues
is more tipping point analytical,
probably inspired by polypathic bicameral Bucky Fuller,
And not so much monopolized by
micro-identity ego-afflicted elitism,
supremacy ideologies,
victimization debates
about how mine
is unfortunately bigger than yours.

Tao mindfulness
would prefer not to hear,
much less see or feel
Yang abusing
or even neglecting victimized Yin,
further Business As Usual
sometimes violent
Left hemisphere predations
or even verbal cultural misappropriations
depreciating healthy values
of cooperative Win/Win Right hemisphere resonance.

Taoists,
and other universal either/or egopatriarchal thinkers
and unitarian both/and ecofeminist feelers,
prefer the non-violent web
of secularYang with sacred Yintegrity,
bilaterally balanced
egopatriarchal competitive Type Yangs
fascinated with
and ceaselessly curious about
ecofeminist coopertive Type Yins,

Written dipolar co-arisingly
across the hemispheres of each heart,
each left with right non-violently winged
ego-out/eco-inside
bi-hemispheric universal Soul,
and written across the outdoor climate geospheres
of Earth,
more multiculturally inclusive
on this larger stage
of healthy democratic energy,
more resilient polyculturing empowerment.

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I Wonder Why

I wonder why
this perennial topic of death
does not interest me

Even my own
evokes cold detachment
rather than invoking warm
heated attachment to denial
anger
disappointment
body betrayal.

Death cast in dull shadow
by my fascination with my own mortal
double-boundaried life

Which came from lives
not mine
and returns,
fades
disperses? perhaps,
explodes?
implodes?
re-unmembers
this individuated Ego

Born and reborn
from and of
Earth’s eco-centered
co-gravitation with Sun and Moon
light and dual-dark
double negatives equating positives,
regenerate Energy’s great democracy
ergodically dynamic
experiential math and con-science
rather than entropically stuck
stale death

From win/win beginnings,
Alpha waves
through death’s atomic
whole ego-embodied system
leftbrain autonomous identity
back through brain systemic holistic individuation

Easing back into this great Climate Sea
of re-emergent win/win becoming,
sacred right mystery and profane left history,
dual-dark enlightenment,
dark images and bright win/win memory
universal-unitarian
future already past interdependent
yang-yintegrity
Energy CoPresent

So much more curious
courageous
dynamic
regenerative
healthy
and interesting
than lack thereof.

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Here Is My Ecological Faith

Here is my faith
rooted in experience
yet to flower in things unseen,
relationships unfelt,
communications not yet heard,
tasted and spit out;
Savored

When I touch another life’s body
with kindness
I am thereby touched in return
by remediation,
immediate
intimate compassion,
CoPassion

Perhaps this is also innocently true
of touching minds
with kind and curious intent,
compassionate purpose,

But,
that is about my active hope,
already extending out
further family projections
from healing inside faith experience
that reemerges faith healing imaged future,
fluidly resonant
and co-presently resilient.

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Winged Economy

When I wash dishes
I look out at my bird feeder,
noticing which political species are best at cooperating,
easy democratic process,
remaining focused on collective nutritional energy gains,
“we’re all in this together” feathers of kin kind
And, which are more elitist,
not so good with sharing a modestly seeded pot;
blue jays predatively pecking,
crows taking over with raucous self-appointed authority,
ganging up against non-supremacists
seeking win/win democratic health.
But, this morning’s meditation
looks over at a nearby large bush,
now January cold barren brown
camouflage, more than shelter,
for local birds of all species
waiting their feeding turn,
frightened by my neighbor’s cat
or a hawk flying ominously overhead
or human noises leaking through my windows.
This small bird sanctuary,
Or is it an asylum?…
Perhaps both, depending on the bird,
harbors those waiting,
patiently, impatiently,
How would I know?
for their turn at their nutrition tower,
their seed Commons,
their energy media feeding station,
local source for economic and political exchange,
gossip,
social busyness.
Each bird flies back and forth,
some dressed in drab everyday,
others more business-ready flashy,
but all conjoining waves of flowing energy
in-between asylum bush
and open season feeding sanctuary.
Sometimes listeners and watchers,
and then short-flight toward feeders,
communicants
receiving sacred wafers,
seeds,
investments in cooperative multiculturing futures,
gifts of a generous green Earth.
Then,
suddenly,
they are gone.
The feeder Commons
abandoned.
My meditative hiding
and curiously waiting medicine bush
bereft of waving winged energy
breathing in and out,
feathered wings up and down.
Time to go back home
to more private nests
thoughts
feelings,
or, perhaps
to visit my neighbor’s cooperative feeder,
another caffeinated sanctuary
outside his own warm interior asylum.
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Wealthy 2020 Climates

What do I mean
when I struggle to define my vocation
as a Climate Activist?

How am I anxious
and how might I more positively
anticipate?

An Activist,
hoping for resilient interrelationship
and resonant communication equity,
feedback and forth loops,
is, first, a listening contemplative,
Reflector,
Meditator,
EgoTherapeutic Investor.

We listen
not only with and for egalitarian balance,
non-violent communications,
compassionate cooperative therapies,
democratic relationships of warm appreciation,
but also with and for multicultural win/win input
predicting robust health
of dynamic climate outcomes.

But, what could we mean
by longing for a more sacred Climate?
Green organic outside,
red-blooded holistic nutrition inside.

Climate may be habitat
and energy system,
healthy when not only democratically egalitarian
but also inclusively,
organically interdependent,
like networks of self/other-regenerating systems.

Climates,
ecological and neurological,
outside and inside,
seek healthy harmonies,
musical muses,
liturgical dancers
cast by revolving Earth
and revolutionary peace-trusting EarthTribes,
spinning in-between Sun and Moon,
external and internal win/win orbits
of light and dark,
health and pathology,
love and hate,
communication and dissociation,
relationship and segregation,
rightbrain intersectionality and leftbrain either/or reductive apartheid,
yinflow both/and yang-strength.

In this uneven
unresolved
LastDay
eternally timeless moment
of 19 year old anxiety, for non-elite youthful listeners,
of anticipation, for seasoned polypath poets
and priests,
polyphonic preachers
and multi-theistic teachers
and Climate Activist polycultural prophets

Unfolds tomorrow’s Alpha 2020 Day
of democratic energy optimization,
equally and interdependently heard system inside
before resiliently and resonantly felt
before spoken
with universal
transparently substantial
gratitude,
2020 outside,
secular/sacred ReMembering.

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