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Doing Church

Church is usually a noun
for a sanctuary becoming place

But, both church and sanctuary
are scripturally more about revolutionary verbs.

Countering capital-consumer culture
Churching
giving and receiving healthy cooperatively-owned sanctuary
are what good news faith communities do
to earn a reputation
for wealth of love,
gratitude for more hope-filled futures
together,
more than autonomously apart.

Synergetically giving and receiving sanctuary
cannot be done with both integrity
and contempt,
And can be optimized with both gratitude for error
and terrifying opportunities
to fast-extend hopeful compassion,
a positive energy democratic crisis
seeking immediate through long-term
WinWin polypathic outcomes.

Recent choices of a good health sanctuary movement
look back to November of 2016 in the U.S.
and to RightWing fear-mongering plutocratic contests
throughout Earth’s non-violent health-sanctuaries,
lower inclusive standards of liberal ultra-violet integrity
to love each Other,
healthy and not so much
just yet.

Health care exercises active compassion
Which could not include
turning a nakedly competing corporate emperor
into the Nakedly Competing International Emperor
presiding over entitled epi-ego-idolatry centers
conservatively loathing liberal sanctuary movements,
villages,
communities,
extended loving families
of nature/spirits.

Compassion for Naked Emperors
and for our own competing anti-sanctuary ways
invites each green therapeutic vocational call
to re-invest
re-imagine
re-hope for gratefully resilient sanctuary becoming
doing what we still can
integrating active resonant economic hope
with therapeutic ecological purpose
meaning
polypathic ethology
sacred secularity
systematic WinWin theology
of liberating
healthy
resilient
integral love churching
growing greener sanctuaries.

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Redefining Greatness and Safety

What’s the problem with homelessness,
other than the violence from which it comes
and toward which it further travels?

Why not ignore
and grow tolerance
for the inevitability of caravans
of sojourners
on pilgrimage
toward mirages
of Uniting Promise Lands?

I have more immediately pressing
everyday problems–
trimming my nails,
drying the laundry
on a rainy non-clothesline day,
raking the leaves,
mowing the lawn,
sweeping the front porch
to invite the occasional visitor,
harvesting the squash,
pulling voracious weeds,
cleaning, the gutters, rain-barrels…
feeding the birds, the kids, the garden soil, the truck…
clothing the barefoot kids,
doing my nails…

Did I say that one already?

These are my at-risk immigrating priorities,
my everyday interdependent pilgrims,
projects longing for a more integral,
mutually inviting,
loving,
enchanting,
even possibly ecstatic?,
climaxing! healthy purpose.

Lawn and leaves, con-joined
birds and children, singing back and forth
wet porches and clothes
and dirty rain-barrels and gutters,
tired and depressed,
worn-out,
sleep-deprived visitors
right here at my doorstep
sharing our cooperatively therapeutic planet
with whatever climate health remains
before traveling further
degenerative and regenerative pilgrimages
of choice
and no alternative
homeless choicelessness.

Homelessness is too big
to therapeutically share alone.

I am too small to host
and everyday depressing
compressed to receive,
to accept with impressed renewing eyes
longing for healthy integrity
throughout my extensive habitat
of deeply
cooperatively owned responsibilities
to co-produce common healthy outcomes
for ourselves
and all our caravans,
domestic
and wild,

Internal climate pilgrimage toward trust with beauty
and external co-empathic journeys
into wayfare homelessness,
eco-sublimation,
timeless Earth enchanting trusts
and disenchanting mistrusts
while cleaning my nails
while washing the truck.

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Seeking Sanctuary

Diaspora Dwellings

On my way into our sanctuary
this past Sunday morning
a woman I had met in choir
was strangely inclined
to share her family history.

Her dad came over from Ireland
because he wanted better opportunities
for his healthy future.

Here he meets his wife
and they have kids
who also have kids
now living the post-millennial nightmare
of what the TrumpCard worshiping U.S.
has most degeneratively isolationist become.

I mentioned that I had never been.
My made-in-Ireland newsboy hat
had only hung in U.S. pubs,
mostly not so green as we might wish,
and had only covered my North American dreams
of a more robust wealth
of future health
for myself
and my African American husband
and our four adopted brown-skin wounded kids
with mental and physical,
mind and body,
spirit and soul uncompetitive challenges.

Challenges now further threatened by bleak climate choices
to pursue RightWing Business As Assault
Competitions to extract Earth’s ecofeminist original values
faster
and faster
and harder thrusting against naked wombs,
angry and filled with fear
we cannot hoard enough power
against the Great Winter
of our own LeftBrain dominant
paranoid prophecy.

And increasingly schizophrenic,
don’t you sometimes inside-outside Voices think?
My new fellow diaspora migrant added,
cooperatively curious,
and not at all competitively overpowering.

Before cars
and planes
and trains,
Before carriages
and carts
and wheels
Irish moms and dads would never have imagined
their homes
as other than our future home,
as other than great-great grandkids home
as it was on into a distant WiseElder
health-rooting past projecting future health.

Diaspora dreams
would have been just for tribal survival reasons,
I suppose.
Which sounds eerily like how I feel
about my kids WiseElder future prospects
challenged by angry supremacist voices,
classically un-evangelical,
philosophically dividing sinful ego-natures
from virtuous eco-spirits…

Yet these are what God originally created together…
Well, I get sidetracked
when I gaze into this awesome abyss
of LeftBrain’s curious diaspora nature
returning to RightBrain spiritual sanctuary
of what paradise Earth could become
after Her diaspora integrity returns.

Where our children can EarthTribe thrive again
by cooperative work and play with our conservative challenges
mental and physical
theological and ecological
spiritual and natural
secular and sacred
liberal healthy while conserving wealth
of deep learning democracy
for challenged diaspora solidarity.

I think about leaving the U.S.
especially in the last couple weeks,
and the last couple years,
now that I think of empty hearts and diamonds adulation
while never once mentioning darker promises
of clubs
and non-elite spades for burying our drowned
and burned
and shot.

This feels less and less like a healthy
safe
cooperative democracy for my wounded diaspora kids
to learn how to play WinWin games
rather than WinLose patriarchal lies
against the cultural wealth potential of equality
for matriarchal
WiseElder
ecofeminist
healthy RightBrain curious climates…

Inclusive of wounded,
voiceless,
brown-skinned children.

Precisely.
Me Too,
my Irish diaspora friend
sadly added,
thinking about her own adult children
increasingly uncomfortable about their distance
dissonance
and lack of hope in co-investment,
fading faith in loyalty to EarthTribe’s diaspora
cooperatively engaging our co-migrating selves.

But my own dad’s
and mom’s journey
began in the MidWest,
and their mom and dads came from Europe,
and their moms and dads
came from migrant EarthTribes
before carriages
and carts
and diaspora enabling wheels.

Where could we go
that could guarantee safe and healthy water,
regenerate soil,
fresh and liberally democratic conserving sanctuary,
bicamerally resonant consciousness,
robust ecological with theological WinWin culture,
cooperative egalitarian intent and design,
restorative justice,
peace for planet,
plants,
and people?

I assume that’s a rhetorical diaspora question.

She invited me to a potluck dinner
in her non-Irish home.

I continued my journey
into our migrant gathering sanctuary,
wondering about souls and wonder and imagination
before curious carriages
and courageous carts
and even simple wheels,
when horses and trees were our whispering neighbors
and prophets predicting healthy grass and water
satisfying next seven regenerations
of challenged children
hoping for their healthy chances
to become tomorrow’s WiseElder sanctuaries.

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Love’s Great Sanctuaries

Those who win the day
are those who choose love
instead of hate.
Rev. Dr. William Barber

Those who exclude victim inclusion
disrupt everyday sanctuary
for addicted bully perpetrators,
not unlike ourselves.

Those who dream sanctuary all FullMoon night
are those who choose uniting integrity
instead of egocentric universal mendacity.

Those who win each Mr. and Ms. Christ day
are those who choose to believe
Christ was Jesus extended family name
instead of Hate,
evangelically disabling anthro-centrism,
fundamentalistic disassociating from messianic eco-restorations.

The magic of loving messiahs,
like the enchantment of Christmas,
is deeper LeftBrain learned and taught
as more about being fully present to healthy eco-wealth
To be less about becoming egocentrically full
of sufficient political presents for All.

Those who restore everyday magic
are those who choose MotherEarth Love
instead of negative ultra-violent patriarchal Hate
punishing sins and crimes
vengeance offensives against revenge
for sins against MotherEarth’s
health of Ms. ChristSoul–

Ecopolitically housed through history’s sanctuary cathedrals
cooperatively co-governed celebrations
for multicultural green reforesting projects
purposes
plans
procedures
policies
polypathic protests.

Deep learning sanctuaries
are ecologically therapeutic environments
are ecopolitically resilient regenerations
are GreenChrist Mentors
are EcoTherapeutic Bodhisattva Advocates.

Those who win each enchanting everyday
by choosing co-redemptive Love
over demi-urgent fundamental Hate
against healthy
multicultural
EarthSanctuary.

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When Federal Abuse Trumps State Health Policy

When is a practice
of separating unprivileged families
not a policy?

When a healthy democratic bicameral nation
never would
nor should
nor could
approve any such policy

Clearly
transparently the opposite of
health and happiness
equity and cooperative ecopolitical
basic human dignity
and family values
intent.

When is an ad hoc administrative despotic practice
not also a privileged fascist attack
on integrity of social health
to sustain mendacity of private wealth
as long as climate pathologically possible.

What is the opposite of multicultural rapture
love
health
happiness
trust
democracy
family-oriented health care
giving and receiving policies
procedures
practices?

Regardless of party affiliation
and independent thinking and feeling,
It still remains orthodox
that democracies
must be liberal with love
and health restoring justice

And stingy,
conservative with anger
fear
hate
terror
bullying anti-family
anti-unprivileged pathologies,
vengeful and mendacious injustice
deprivation
neglect
separating what God has conjoined
abuse of mortal sovereignty.

If a practice is not healthy enough
for privileged you
and your privileged kids,
then it is worthy of a
child abuse and neglect public policy
against it.

 

 

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Beloved Immigrants

My LeftYang eye and ear,
and maybe throat
and hand
and probably vocational feet
remain adamantly persuaded

My most successful time for deep ecological listening
and watching
is immediately after inhaling a vast theological lungful
preparing to speak my WiseElderness
into the remaining yin void
of those no longer refuged
or capable
of yin nurture hearing
and seeing
cooperative EarthSoul
AnimaMundi
matriotically yin within.

Meanwhile,
my sacred RightBrain ElderYin eye and ear
remain resonantly singing
resiliently winging
resolution zinging

Our most healing time
for deep theological voice listening
is immediately after Yang
has finally run out of extractive
over-exerted
patriarchal breath,

So Gaia Earth can restore some mouth to mouth ringing
and love singing
and therapeutic zinging.

Her resilient resonant health narratives
inward deep listening
WinWin yin-doublebind glowing
for ears to cooperatively notnot hear,
eyes to polyculturally see dipolar,
Positive and Negative Energy feedback
where Yang would most likely have already played-out
defensively preparing his egocentric next offensive
wise remarks
for yins to best listen to,
and yet still resiliently not listening.

Mainly because he continues preparing
too LeftYang Business As Usual
patriarchally loud regimes
of cognitive-affective dissonance
dismay
depression
repression
yin-suppressed atmosphere

Inhaling,
after yin childhood has adolescent passed,
is just a necessary short-term risk
of losing his already not listening competition
for WiseElder ears,
still deductively stuck
in anti-trust
monocultural nationalism,
tribalism,
colonization of EarthSoul SacredSpecies
inhabiting Secularized LeftYang Dominating Spaces.

He thinks,
or hopes,
he must persuade himself
to teach and hear kids WinLose
in competing closeted dissonance
about tolerating self-justified outspoken ego-defensive violence
long enough exhaled
loud enough
someone might stop Yang speaking
to affectively listen,
effectively see,
infectively absorb,
creolically cascade and glisten
in reposed bilateral response.

Meanwhile,
GaiaYin grows climate enraged
with Yang’s long exhalation,
extractively hearing mainly his EgoSelf
pursuing Business as WinLose Usual

Then deep grazing RightYin landscapes
sad silently erode
listening with millions of EarthSoul refugees
in voided disempowerment,

Speaking through Her self-emptying YinEmpathy
Resisting Yang’s continuing threatening throat
of angry frightened anti-trusting violence

Violence to steal nurturing nutrient Time
within Future Secular/Sacred
WiseElder EarthSpace.

While Yin longs to heal
within our universal refugee
and immigrant stories
co-messianic
WinWin restoring co-empathic
exhalation,
release into unknown WinWin
pasts toward future bilateral SacredTime.

Dialectal YangYin Frames
YangGod hopes to speak
secular-sacred synergy
While YinGaia waits,
impatiently,
to hear and feel our cooperative love belonging,
beloving,
beloved EarthSoul rhapsody.

When Yin’s time to sing
inside-outside
matriotic peaceful patriotic revolutions
Yang will be most strong
to listen non-violently,
non-dually dipolar,
remembering
We are all YinMother’s beloved
inside-outside refugees.

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