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DiSpiritual Aches and Pains

I have questions
about spiritual problems
with natural causes.

These questions
themselves
assume a metaphorical double-bind
co-passion in-between
Left with Right hemispheres
in Nature with Spirit bilateral dialogue

Informed, I hope,
by win/win historic experiential roots:

What has “nature v spirit” tension meant
in my life?

What have been my win/win
win/lose
lose/lose experiences
with natural Earth?

How has my relationship with nature
been a solitary
and/or communal
experience?

What are my poems,
music,
choreography,
photographs,
scripture
about nature
that feel meaningful?

How do these communications
separate humanity
from nature
and/or include human beings
becoming compassioned within nature?

In my learned theology
ecology,
are we spirits
or saints
or souls
or divinely inspired supernatural creatures
creations,
wanting to be raptured away from natural Earth?

Is Earth both an exterior natural
and interior spiritual potential
integral Paradise,
an EarthTribally cooperative Garden,
growing both spirit nurturing healthy truth
and nature healing wealthy beauty,
democratic health/wealth trust,
secular/sacred energy
synergetically balancing democracy?

Do I sometimes feel hopeless,
and do I long to be able to feel warmth,
welcome,
and belonging from Earth HerSelf?

Am I often confused and bewildered?
Do I wish I remembered
or knew
what eco/theo-logically harmonic clarity
might feel like?

Do I feel a distrust so deep
that I would need a win/win trust transplant,
a replanting revolution,
in order to ever feel faith
in anything again;
including my own ego/eco-identity?

Do I need acknowledgement of my original mortal life-line,
from win/lose natural beginnings
ending in inevitable loseEgo and loseEarth?
Was mortal self-identity
like a spirit v nature bomb
that destroyed my original win/win promise
born of Earth
and all of win/win rapturous humanity
in each timeless moment
of human nature’s spirited experience?

Do I need absolute guarantees
of win/win protection,
compassioning simplicity,
and restorative peace
reweaving short-term
through long-term
ease?

After engaging this list of self-medications,
does climate resonance,
internally spiritual
and externally natural,
feel lose/lose further apart
or win/win
more cooperatively ego/eco-therapeutic?

 

Note:

Most questions above are adapted from two sources:

Justice On Earth Discussion Guide, by Gail Forsyth-Vail and Susan Lawrence, p. 14

and

Your Resonant Self, by Dr. Sarah Peyton, p. 177

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Blackest Fragile Friday

Black Friday,
iconic of Climate Fragility,
is designed to transition retail
from red
to black
end of year balance sheets.

Black Friday
is black
good
wealthy
robust
from a competitive corporate perspective.

What feels too seldom noticed,
This capital-acquisition game
is played with ZeroSum win/lose assumptions:

Retail corporations
are more likely to go richly black
as consumer households,
especially marginally surviving households,
urban apartheid neighborhoods,
rural failing family farms,
reach into shallowing pockets
to risk red indebted shortfall,
unhoused lack of holds.

To align our ecopolitical color scheme,
black incorporated economic privilege
is fed by red consumer fragility
as white political privilege
feeds on black and brown
and cooperative rainbow fragility.

One of the ways
we can remember this color scheme,
no paranoid pun intended,
is through a song,

Red and yellow,
black and white,
these are diversely precious
in His Straight White Male sight

ReIncorporated Capital-Infested God
loves all consumers
of the NonZeroSum WinWin
global market world.

This version suffers
from unlyrical challenges,
yet it still has a Black Friday ring
to cash re-registering around us.

The title of this song escapes me,
Was it
He’s Got the Whole World in His Corporation
or Shop Til We Drop?

The squirrels must think we’re nuts,
especially on Black Friday.

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Liberation Library

In my personal political library
of capital invested thoughts
about healthier attachment
through co-invested feelings,

Sit-Spot sets
gold lettered Wisdom of Laotse,

Neighboring George Lakoff’s
The Political Mind
growing freedom toward
Laotse’s YangLeft
liberal strength of repurposed thoughts
for recycling wealthy health co-governance,

And Frances Moore Lappe
and Adam Eichen’s
aching Daring Democracy
on his climatic YinRight
conservational intent
for sacred Green WaterBearer sanctuary.

How could I not have earlier noticed
this empowering alphabetical liberation
co-incidence
of climate co-governing resilience?

Sacred Economic Promise
merely setting statically hoarding dust
here on my shelves
waiting for climate restoring notice,
then commitment,
then multigenerational solidarity
of memory and re-imagination,
creation and re-creation,
intellectual curiosity
and co-empathetic courage,
alpha-rhythmic interest
and slow-growing omega co-investment,

Power
reciting co-empowerment,
light
revealing cooperative enlightenment,
weavings
unraveling reweavings,
frames
blending reframes,
stages
inviting perennial ages,
history
retelling culturally emotived power stories

In my personal political library
of useful commodity-infested thoughts

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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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Designing Healthier Democracy

Green democratic design,
like PermaCulture Design,
intends polyculturally resilient nutritional outcomes
for global, as for local, interdependently co-attracted ecosystems
composed, in designing part,
of social-ego communication networks.

Nutritionally attractive outcomes,
and not so much toxically extractive capital incomes,
are naturally and spiritually favored by democratic energy co-investors,

Including,
more recently,
AgriCulture’s capital investments in extracting nutrients without replacing,
harvesting forests without planting,
maintaining,
mutually nourishing multicultural saplings,
now sadly recognized as monocultural
unattractive Business As Usual
leading to toxic fading
fragmenting
global and local sustainable extended energy-family incomes
shrinking future Earth resilience
to feed corporate short-term strangling wealth,
capital-infested.

PermaCulture Design,
like democratic energy of attraction redesigns
for resolving kleptocratic energy of extraction undesign,
like nondualistic indigenous wisdom of a win/win GoldenRule child,
may distinguish,
but would never divide,
as capitalism does,
organic forest health
from permacultural everybody wealth.

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Organic EcoSystems

You are an organic system,
or you would not be capable of reading this,
much less reflecting upon its possible merit
for integrity with your own organic
systemic
networking experience,
memories,
imagination,
consciousness,
realizations,
real and as yet unrealized.

Families are systems,
functional and
dysfunctional.
Which may feel chaotic from inside sensory information,
which may be what physicists would theoretically outside,
from above, see
and not hear or feel or sense
as entropic failure,
absence of actively organized
self-perpetuating interdependent capacity
for networking,
communing,
communicating,
co-relating.

Rivers and mountains are systems.
All of Earth together
networks our prime relational creation
and re-creation system
of complex,
hopefully not too climate chaotic,
ecosystems.

Systems,
internal quasi-autonomous ego systems
swimming and floating
among external multiculturing ecosystems,
are strategically resilient
when robustly healthy,
enduring,
internally secure (yet not entropic, dead),
externally free
to win/win communicate,
system to co-passionate meta-system
network

Preferably reiterating affective
and effective dialogue
about non-violent historical
and contemporary interrelationships
in sacred Earth ecospace

And throughout divinely inspired co-relational time
bilaterally divine/humane implied,
binomially explicating ego/eco-metric,
bicamerally communicating
strong-flowing resilience
to restore Earth’s patriotic
ecosystemic fullness
greatness
calm integral health
of co-passionate multiculturing wealth
through reverse-hierarchical
organic networks of sensory win/win nutrition
connection
communication
interrelationships resonant with all of sensory-systemic time,
future and past,
resilient within Earth’s ecosystemic planetary space,
naturally here
and spiritual systemic integrity
now co-passioning co-present
divinely eco-privileged liberty of love.

If you were not a liberally interconnected
and yet securely quasi-autonomous organic system,
you would not be capable of reading
and appreciating
and standing
and feeling
and reflecting within this ecosystem
of resilient integrity,
fluid solidarity.

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Right Side of our Bed

Some mornings I awaken slowly
to knowing too much
and yet never enough.

Some nights I drift off quickly
feeling too many disassociating memories,
never inviting enough connection.

Sometimes invitation into a healthier life
feels like addiction to wealthier love.

Sometimes I wonder who decides
when a pregnancy has reached perfect climax;
Where more time inside would become toxic
yet not too soon for optimizing healthy outside invitation
into Earth’s deeper and wider Gaian womb
of spiraling revolution.

Sometimes I feel changed
transformed
more cooperatively win/win co-acclimated
transubstantiated
creolizing
reformed
returning
reviewed by EarthMother ancestors
fulfilling MotherEarth’s rebirth
of DNA-inspired nurturing nutritional prophecies
throughout history’s Six Great Extinctions.

Sometimes we become the post-millennial herstory,
perfectly timed,
not too critically hot
and not too chronically cold
AllSouls culmination of climate rebirthing risk
and mutually therapeutic opportunity;

The Seventh bicameral enrapturing regeneration,
Left ego-natures
and Right eco-spirited,
secular/sacred cooperative,
Either/Or and Both/And
RightBrain more prominently egalitarian,
win/lose and win/win strategic health-game players
universal and unitarian,
walled ego-identities
and yet webbed ecotherapists
Yanged Yinning
seventh inning,

Three diminsional massive space energy
with One ZeroZone bilaterally open dimension
linear and yet non-linear,
perhaps wave spiraling solar and lunar revolutions
from EarthMother into MotherEarth
restoring healthy prophetic rebirth,
not too ego-opportunistically soon
and yet not too ecopolitically late.

Some mornings I awaken quickly
to knowing too much toxic history
and yet never enough therapeutic re-creative herstory.

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