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Sunday Morning Training

She says she tries to be both tender
and challenging with herself,
to fall less,
to dance more,
to help others fail less
and athletically prance more.

As she drives past the library,
closed for Sunday liturgy,
she sees the Seventh Day Adventists
on the front corner
with their sign
large enough for motorists,
“What is TRUE success?”

Although understanding this question
is rhetorical
with a dogmatic answer
readily at hand
for those with more adventurous
challenging responses
and dialogical interests,
she honks her tender feminist horn
and shouts out to celebrate
“HEALTH!”

White Adventists
turn darker red
and reply
“Not HELL
but Heaven,
each day on Earth God’s patriarchal Sabbath,
for those with eyes to see Trust
and ears to hear Truth.”

“Not HELL,” she returns
while pulling over;
“Health is true success.”

“What about spiritual
and politically empowering success?”
the sign-holder challenges
without much obvious tenderness.

“Mental health
is spiritually empowering health,
at least in my experience.
And yours?”

“I may see your pointedness.
But, what of true economic success?”

“Cooperatively invested financial health.”

“Religious and cultural success?”

“Natural/spiritual synergetic health,
or so it seems to nondualistic
tenderly challenged me.”

“If health is success,
then what is wealth?”
in your challenged tender pathology,
heading toward Hell.”

“You are among those
who segregate sacred sabbath health
from secular business as usual wealth,
in an unhealthy bipolar nature v spirit way
I fear,
without intending blame or shame.”

With your same bipolar challenging division
you could also choose to hear
dipolar tender invitations
in-between hell and heaven,
secular wealth and sacred climate health,
natural informing spiritual questions
like, What is TRUE success?

As she pulls away,
tenderly upward
and challenging onward.

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Feminist TaoCulture

RightBrain culture
absorbs and heals
LeftBrain monoculturalism,
capitalism’s win/lose unholy market-structured days
and commodified aggressive nights
pursuing lose/lose fear v anger competitions.

RightBrain multicultural invitations
whisper nutritional health climates
longing for explicit win/win language
to express belongings inside climates
of nature/spirit co-opportunities.

RightBrain polyculture
resists militarized punishing States
and unfree capitalized infamy
Western monopolized white male privileged markets
addictive transactions
enslaving detached unemotional commodification
of people
planet
plants
populations
priorities
predators
prey
places
properties
plans
disregarding health care
climates of cooperative giving
as compassionately receiving.

RightBrain culture
denies we all belong bought and sold
in a win/lose nationalistic competitive market.

RightBrain anti-LeftBrain dominating militarized culture
invites re-attached
re-personalized commitments to each other
in holistic names for Earth
and Her Sun
and GrandMother Moon’s lunar inspirations.

RightBrain polycultural networks
do not reductively function
to secure nation-privileged markets
supporting merely abstract,
detached
lack of freedom
to trust Nature with Spirit
primally secure co-liberations
of co-passionately listening love.

RightBrain cultures
impassion with and for
delighted LeftBrain less ego-consumed
reductive
deductive
dissonant
determined
desperate egocentric identity
within Earth’s well sung dancing climates
of cooperatively nutritious communications
sensations
polyphonic harmonies,
polypathic integrity,
passionately positive potentialities.

Which invites further reflection on why
climate health invites
RightBrain cooperative polycultures
to absorb and heal
LeftBrain competing monoculturalism,

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Are You Still Talking?

Said Liberal Left
to Conserving Integral Right,
I’m not sure why
yet you still treat win/win progressive cooperative opportunities
as if hiding a covert coven risk
of loose
wild
loser LeftWing evil conspiring ecofeminists
struggling within a strictly secular political agenda box
of anti-white privileged patriarchy.

Said Integral Right,
to Liberal Left,
We’re still working together.
Sparring maybe,
but not really boxing,
I seem to golden shadow hear,
our reweaving seasoned win health
win wealth
secular left
sacred right cooperative
co-governing hope.

Responds Liberal Left
to Integral Right,
I thought you all were invested
in capital infestment monopoly players
in Right makes Might nationalistic Paradise,
autonomous LeftBrain RightWing win
to lose LeftWing
not ZeroSum polyculturing prominence.

CoResponds Integral Right win/win ZeroZone,
multiculturing dominance
to, and with, Liberal Left,
We sound,
to me,
in harmony.

Progressive conservants
prefer to divest of anthro-history’s
ClimateHealth kleptocracy
of inhumane toxic un-naturality.

We might depolarize today
providing a new old-designing win/win cooperatively graced day
forward
onward
upward
outward
yet not quite so much LeftBrain dominant
plowing win/lose through right of might
bipolar rutted debate paths
and sluggish streams of struggling semi-consciousness.

Said Liberal secular Left
back with Integral sacred Right,
Instead of win/lose business as usual,
we might together uncover
what we can only together rediscover
in-between renewing healthy climates,

EgoLeft inside
and EcoRight extending synergetically outside,
Reweaving win health to win wealth cooperative
co-passionate re-investments
of wealth forms
and organic health functions
in history and future herstoric restories
of culture and religion,
of deduction and induction of cognitive and emotive,
reductive fragmenting theories
and inductive fragments of climate integrity,

When yang loves not-not yin
interdependently win/win
balances health-soul inside
as wealth-nature outside
once again
polynomially languaged
and enumerated
integrated

Polypathically not only secular,
not only sacred,
felt
hoped

Said Liberal Left speakers
while Integral Right co-passionately listened
for healthier multicultural consciousness,
pro-matriarchy patriarchy courageously felt
curiosity,
transparently heard
vulnerability…

…of cats in here/now shadow boxes
extending timeless ZeroZone mortality
of identity ecopolitics
of overheated dogs in there/then races
places
spaces
erases
back through not not ZeroSum…

Said Liberal Left secularizing mouth
to Integral Right sacred polyphonic ears.

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Sisters

Theology is insufficient for spiritual experience
because systematic theory offers no satisfactory substitute
for a hug.

I was far too young
to understand how I am different
from white patriarchal dreams
of MidWestern U.S. 1950’s vintage.

Dying family farm communities
were also too young in our North and West hemisphere dying
to understand how we had already been bitten
by the Industrial Extractive and Ballistic Revolution
that bred us
and fed us
and bled us.

I had a younger sister
who knew I loved her.

I would protect and care for her,
I would want her only to be healthy and happy,
I would never intend to harm her,
I would always want to play and work with her,

And role-play work with her
cooking
cleaning
farming
gardening
raising her baby dolls
and stuffed bears and dogs
with divine benign compassion,
to speak kindly
and to listen carefully
for this curious non-suppression
that had grown
courageously cooperative
between my sister
and me,
and thereby also within me
and within her,
individually

Good to go separately
to rejoin later
Trading stories of lesser relational cultures
and climates,

Together,
we shaped a sacred curiosity tool
for listening to love’s most compassionate
and actively incarnating possibilities,
right there
on our slowly dying extended family farm.

Years later,
when the farm was gone
and I was studying psychology
and communication theory
and theology
and ecology
in a still wildly homophobic society,
I knew to whom I could safely come out,
If this Earth provided hospitality,
sanctuary shared with any non-queer person.

When I told her
about this uninvited,
yet curiously natural, attraction
to other men,
she reassured me,

She would protect and care for me,
She would want me to be only healthy and happy,
She would never intend to harm me,
She would always want to play and work with me,

So I knew,
from her words and from long-tested experience
she loves me
most for who I am,
and not at all
for who I am not.

Spiritual theologies
and natural ecologies of love
were originally rooted in compassionate experience

Reflected upon,
noticed and appreciated,
then put into feeble left-brain words
growing abstractly transcendent universalizing theories
to monopolize explanations
for scriptured,
and scripted,
yet still enscribing personal love
experienced within Earth’s hospitality,

Wherever we can find
and feed
and water healthy co-passions.

Earth’s embodied hospitality
would protect and care for us,
would want us to become healthy and happy,
would never intend to harm,
would always want to play and work with us.

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Spheres and Hemispheres

Whole loves and half lives
listen to this rain
dripping tears on green leafed pachysandra
while, underneath our shared EarthSoul,
roots systematically suck up water
shared with thirsty insect habitats
not saved from starving lovely lives.

Amour
half evilly named
in emotional womanly royal courtyards
full of raining tears from queer minstrels
and curious fools
in dickless fawning France
Romance

Love
also supports emotionally intelligent health
positive energy to ensure EitherThrive-OrDie
need not oppress Right-minded BothSurvive-And Degenerate
resonate Earth’s DNA
co-passioning strains upraising
multi-generationally prospering regenerators,
collaborating through Her history,

Love balances Yang external actions
with Yinternal wisdom
throughout hemispheric half lives,

Scientific artists, vulnerably researching cooperative organic behavior,
Creative designers, redesigning co-creators,
Cooperative competitors, competing toward win/win cooperative choices,
Recreation developers, developing re-creations,
Empathic reproducers, reproducing co-empaths,
Curious investigators, investigating polypathic courage,
Paradise reweavers, restoring fractured Love.

Whole loves and half lives
listen to this rain
dripping tears on left behind.

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History’s Balancing Act

I continue reading Iain McGilchrist’s
“The Master [Mistress] and his [her] Emissary,”
a retelling of many RightWing dominant
and LeftWing repressed and suppressed events
anti-ecofeminist
and pro-orthodox patriarchal white privileged histories
of nationalistic fatherlands
written across the individual ego-hearts
and eco-habitats
of every EarthMother trans-regenerator
born into spatially incremental awareness
through temporally exponential change–

like a river
greeting an ocean
and an ocean
receiving a river.

Where Julian Jaynes
tells a psychological story of bicameral breakdown
into RightWing bipolar schizophrenic madness,

Introducing healing possibilities
in WinLeft/WinRight
WinWest/WinEastern dipolar integrity,

McGilchrist sees bicameral balance buildup
of LeftBrain ego competence
to passionately re-heal RightBrain integrity
remembering each ego-individuating story,
restorative listening and speaking continuous identity’s history
uniquely, yet interdependently,
told through bicameral
bilateral
binomial polypathic
polyphonic musing music
polynomially ZeroSoul Zone
resiliently dancing
universal ego
and unitarian eco-habitat resonance,

Integrity’s double-boundary
Yes! Yes!
ecstatic communion potential.

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Playing Without Weapons

She played her mysterious saxophone
as if we could be together alone
in concert halls
and Republican
and Green Democratic balls,
behind
and in front of
magisterial boundary walls.

She brought in a few million dollars
from quiet
more sedate
enraptured listening fans

Before her critics
complained She takes no risks,
no dissonance dare pass her wet vibrating reed.
Hopelessly romantic,
Without a hint of unpredictability.
Too many sustained wooden notes!

She is to saxophone performance
as communion
and compassionate communication
are to tiresomely pedantic religious orthodoxy,
behind
and in front of
multiculturing experiential walls.

About half a billion well-voiced dollars later,
She thought it time to respond
from a patriarchal position of musing strength.

“I invite those who don’t like my ecofeminist natural music
to not listen with such obviously desperate disappointment.
Instead
make your own muse
on your own performing saxophone
or flute,
Your own drum of choice.
Become wildly successful
with your own well-tooled, but unweaponed, message.
Make tons of fan co-invested money.”

“And, when you do,
I am sure I will have a chance to listen mindfully with you.
And, I hope I will become greatly amazed
with spatial wonder
and timeless awe.”

“I will be so happy
to raptly listen
and write your superlative review,
to become your greatest co-empathic fan.”

“Sadly,
until that great gettin-up morning,
I will continue playing my best music alone,
and hope you will now know
my muse and I best hope
to become your John the Baptist,
in faith waiting for your richer Messiah tunes
of even greater
wealthier
healthier rapture.”

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