Uncategorized

Shameless Chauvinism

Shameless,
we admit
living Earth chauvinism.

Our home
and favorite planet,
better, not necessarily bigger,
in our collective opinion,
than all other revolving planets,
stars,
suns,
satellites,
moons
orbiting through four dimensioned images
flowing maps
expanding frames
dynamic paradigms

More nurturing to us
than all stale constellations combined,
unchanging orthodoxy,
staid stillness
of an inflexible compass pointing out
prophecies of light versus inside dark,
warm life against cold dead unturnatives.

Our love of life on Earth,
like revolving regenerations ourselves,
begins with noticing Her colors
stellar blue and primordial green
with flickering highlights of flaming red,
bold yellow,
burnt orange,
blustering purple and violet,
bashful pink horizons in transition,

All harmonic signs elevating life
from dead stardust
and flowing baptismal water.

Humane Earth worship
includes, on better resonant days,
all communing EarthTribes
living within multiculturing song
and liturgical dance
of wealthing health,
celebrating well-being,
resilient being well

Together
regathering celebration of life
in all Earth’s majestic sacred forms
and revolving patterns,
rhythms of dark
then light,
outside
then inside,
before
then after,
being
been
becoming

Shameless,
guilt free,
born again,
eternal living Earth
con-celebrants.

Standard
Uncategorized

The Rabbi’s Awesome Mother

She associated awe with unvoiced age.

Her son often enthused
about awesome tech-paced change,
empowering opportunity,
but, for her,
youth is an age for voicing wonder
as elders remember awesome quiet connection
back with memoried Time.

She found elder awe memories,
structures,
originating imprints,
in trees from humble
yet awesome nuts and seeds,
formed back in timeless forests

Where nutritional root systems
meet yang-strong trunks,
boldly growing toward sunlight,
flirting quietly with moonlight’s fertility
starring light shining our way
from how many awesome staring years ago?

Now enlightening her empowered wonder
about this sensory sexiness
of trunks on root systems
so old she can’t quite recall

How could time carve hoary beds
with rivers of resilient water
flowing down Time’s journey
from wondrously young
toward awesome complex landscapes
of connection
re-connection
volition
revolution
solution
resolution
passion
co-passionate secular communication,
sacred communion.

Maybe if she goes on wondrous line
and writes about these awesome Times
they will become both more musically beautiful
and reconstructed true,

More passionately ageing together
with respect for Earth’s revolving
gorgeous flowing wisdom
and joy for multi-sectored
strong true handsome.

Standard
Uncategorized

Permacultural Grace

I wonder what it means
we are a multicultural species
still capable of waging war,
employing ballistic terrorists,
investing in capitalism’s ruthless game
of surgical monopoly
to become patriarchs of bloodied mountains,

This feels related,
perhaps co-arising,
with inability to distinguish
an ecology of natural grace
from an efficient economy of spiritual just rewards,

Ego’s self-righteous returns
for prudent win/lose strategic investment
in owning Earth,
pieces of the property pie,
and renting human secularized resources
by the mundane weekday hour,
or contractual time-clock year

Leaving behind jubilee years
hopes and tears
and sabbaths
for those naturally deprived
and spiritually poor;
meat to feed future real-world war machines.

Victories and defeats in war,
terror,
shouting-matches,
strategic aggression against maligned characters,
colonizing predation,
political and religious monopolization
of win/lose investments
in overpowering persuasion–
These can all be earned,
but not graced.

Love,
life,
health,
natural/spiritual hybrid wealth,
awe,
compassion,
gratitude,
kindness,
mercy,
cooperativity,
synergy,
regenerativity,
integrity,
restoration,
resonance,
healing,
co-redemption,
communion–
These are signs and wonders,
powers and co-arising principalities
of wondrous grace,
and cannot be earned
or reductively unlearned.

What could be evolving purpose
in outrageously degenerative wars,
deliberate intent to terrorize
and counter-terrorize,
hate,
oscillating cycles of anger and fear,
evil humors
and cynical financial investments
against each sacred Other,
against Earth’s habitual health?

What could be revolving meaning
in ecosystemic wealth
of co-passionate powers,
religions of polycultural kindness,
multicultures of cooperative integrity,
Earth’s sacred economies
of permaculturing grace?

 

 

Standard
Uncategorized

Social Engagement

She says she’s fine with it

With social distancing

It’s her normal defiant
absence of resonant integrity.

In fact,
thanks to the magic of World Wide Webs
she now has all day
to bask in messages she can choose
as resonant
and “bad” humored dissonant
social engagement
and political disengagement,
empowering
and disempowering
now her whole day/night choice
of sounds good-humored sung
and bad-rumored hung
out for risky social distance voice.

Polyphonic prosody
is like polypathic integrity
except older,
often wiser,
healthier
and wealthier.

Harmonic humored sounds
predict virally rumored rounds
of global ego/eco-therapy,
bicamerally wiser resonance,
bilaterally health systemic resilient
and wealth politically economic

Power tensions,
as my oppositionally defiant daughter
might more mindfully intend,
resound “Fine!!!!!!!!!!!”
roared like a weapon
might not(not) question double-rewinding Fine?
if you could ask me nicely for a hug
so we return to smiling, Fine

As pastel hugs
and shrugs
dawning viral light.

Standard
Uncategorized

Healing Earth

Resilient phylogeny is to resonant homology,

As neurological balance
is to psycho-sociological harmony,
as cooperative economics
is to democratically compassionate politics.

Polyvagal neurological win/lose connections
and win/win polypathic/polyphonic reconnections
and lose/lose disconnections
predicate socio-psychological healthy v pathological choices
for ego-centering rooted in eco-systemic resonant wealth
for multiculturing health optimization.

Win/Win cooperative economic models
predict healthy democratic
bicameral political empowerment

While Win/Lose competitive capitalism
predicts unhealthy anti-social climate pathology
contrary to Earth-centered
democratic Win/Win
regenerative energy governance.

Neurological Left/Right hemisphere bicameral balance
predicates
associates regenerative health trends
for both ego homology and ecosystemic phylogeny.

Continuing Either/Or dissociative
competitive assumptions
of zero-sum Win/Lose LeftHemisphere
WestHemisphere monocultural dominance
predicts further virally degenerative climate developments,
internal socio-psychological
and external eco-political

As resilient eco-political networks
are to resonant ego-womanist
natural health/spiritual wealth-wombed
strong/flowing
Yang/Yin
Left/Right
epi/geo/ego/eco-healing sacred Earth.

Standard
Uncategorized

Keeping Healthy Hearts

I see and hear a great overlap between
left-brain dominant education,
straight white male privileged political power,
and capitalist win/lose
Elite ballistic gamesmanship.

But, as importantly,
what do you hear
see
feel
believe about ingredients for healthy democracy
and for degenerative
fading public health
and competitive uncivil miseducation?

I have been listening,
sometimes with active curiosity,
sometimes with excruciating patience,
for what we will do
to make Earth healthy again,
to make these United States wealthy again
and not quite so depressing and angry and narcissistic,
to make my family life happy again,
to make my ego more resiliently compassionate again.

I would love to clearly hear
to more safely see
to warmly feel
your vision of local economic
political
public and private health,
your dreams of everyday
ecological and/or theological Paradise.

Meanwhile
I have been writing my dreams
and visions.
These are times of longing
but also imagining radical
and profound belonging,
green communion,
cooperative democratic ownership
and mutual non-violent management,
co-responsive, positive correlational, administration,
compassionately responsible civility,
regenerative win/win civic duty
that feels safer,
warmly sufficient and more significant,
transparently known and knower of more neighbors
including our Elder Trees,
GrandMother Moon cycles and recycling nutritional systems,
Father Sun’s enlightenment,
EarthMother’s cooperative empowerment,
EcoFeminist co-investment.

I wonder if
you might enjoy reading these dreams
of a time when we are not judged
by the color of our skin
or by who we love,
nor even shamed
and/or blamed
for those we can but hate,
who feel too full of themselves
to gracefully tolerate.

I have been noticing
how stuck in a viral climate of anxiety
I feel
while haunted by the first lines
of an “If” poem
(Rudyard Kipling?)
my third grade teacher
knew we must all memorize

“If you can keep your [dream]
when all around you
are losing theirs
and blaming it on you…”

I’m wondering if you,
too,
feel this is our first step
toward climate health,
compassion therapy,
non-violent communication,
cooperative co-investment,
resilient and robustly wealthy democracy,
to share our new
and old green deal dreams
as tools for NonZero Sum imagination
and not weapons
for perpetuating competing ZeroSum fears,
divestment away from NonElite species,
spirited forms of warmly humane nature
win/win revolutionary
when not so much LeftBrain Win/Lose
devolutionary.

I so hope
you will write down and out
to share your green
and full ultra-nonviolent dream with me,
so we can see
which are light
and which are dark,
first steps for us to decide
bicamerally thought
and felt,
bilaterally well fed
mountain peaks of passion
and river valleys of healthiest pleasure.

Dreams of running together
on a Health Platform;
healthy democracy
for wealthy economy
for healthy ecopolity
for wealthy democratic energy.*

 

*Energy Democracy: “…is a way to frame the international struggle of working people, low-income communities, and communities of color to take control of energy resources from the energy establishment–the large corporate energy producers, utility monopolies, and federal and state government agencies that serve their [corporate] interests–and use those resources to [non-violently] empower their communities: literally (by providing energy), economically, and politically.” p. 196, The Community Resilience Reader, edited by Daniel Lerch, Chapter 11 “Energy Democracy” by Denise Fairchild and Al Weinrub

Some of us, sometimes known as Permaculture Designers, would further extend this frame to the global climate struggle of all living creatures and systems, non-elite communities, communities of capital divestment.

 

Standard
Uncategorized

To Free The World

I heard today
a corporate goal
“To free the world of cancer.”

What I heard, instead,
“To free the Earth of human toxic nature.”

Often rooted
in feelings of not belonging,
not being good enough,
not even fitting in sufficiently,
too toxic,
unbenign,
too loudly aggressive
and/or quietly sinister
to be known and appreciated as I am,
as we are,

Can easily confuse discriminating effect
with intent to discriminate against,

Can confuse left-hemisphere deductive cultural privilege
with Straight
White
Male
middle-class through filthy rich
Militaristic-Capitalistic Supremacy.

I worry
our left-hemispheres invest too much
in from-above theologically-driven
retributive justice for sins of our Fathers
and anthropocentric analysis

Before noticing possibilities
for win/win economic/ecological
co-passionate empowering feelings
responsible wants
ecofeminist needs,
longings to win by others losing their patriarchal sense of belonging,
longings to win with others winning,
longings to not lose too awfully much more
while over-privileged
over-fed
over-watered
and emotively under-educated
right-hemispheres continue to lose hope of safety,
to lose faith in economic/ecologicaql co-investment
through resilient/resonant cooperative thoughts
and feelings and actions,
non-violent communications and co-educations
featuring GoldenRule energy democracy
listening and speaking,
acting and reflecting,
regenerating positives and degenerating negatives

Which generally involves
a great deal more curiosity-driven listening
for win/win neglect,

And a lot less brazenly proclaimed shaming
and blaming
for past win/lose abuse,
like a cancer
rabid and viral Yang
overpopulating living Earth
while not worshiping Her

Right hemisphere
sacred flow of yin-time
dipolar co-arising ecological
health-resonant
warm-latticed womb
of energy democracy motions,
more win/win
empoweringly benign.

Standard