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Advent of Lent

All that waits within me
unfulfilled
Awaits within you

Together
appreciating what we could become
like advent
awaiting a great transformational revolution
restoring peace through inside
outside co-arising justice

But also like lent
preparing for Bad Friday,
a revolution of deadly terror
destroying ego’s last fragments
of unchanging stasis inside
outside co-arising climates
individuating identity

In all that longs lonely within you
unfulfilled
Awaits within me
on back to original regenerators
waiting
changing
waiting
breathing in
changing directions
breathing out
waiting
breathing in belonging
once again together

When all Earth’s voices wait within us
unfulfilled
I feel wrong to break my silence

When beauty invites solidarity,
commands more than limp tolerance
of nature’s diversity,
regenerates celebration of integrity
felt
breathed
beat
surfed
sung
beatified.

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Intolerable Questions

Is it a virtue
of legal, or just plain logical, process
to tolerate the morally intolerable?
Regardless of therapeutic opportunities to communicate dissent,
loud and clearly vocalized
articulate and explicit resistance.

Is it an immoral act
to participate in the Win/Lose market for climate pathology
if you could not know whether you are recast as oil-baron predator
or as a life-long perpetual child
praying for matriarchal cover?

Is it a corrosive vice
to tolerate the intolerable?
To settle for only Win/Lose options
in a ZeroSum stingy world.

Do I tolerate, even celebrate,
most everybody except those who are intolerant?

Why does feeding openness
to tolerating change
feel so risky?
Alarming past critical events
confronting disloyal oppositions
fade into memories of chronic dis-associations
against those also intolerant in diverse ways.

Am I a good person
if my most celebrated values advocating diversity,
and my more internal integrity of voices valued
and heard,
and cared for
feel like fragment fading shreds
of intolerable wonder and awe?

Why is your here and now intolerance
of fearful-future intolerance
against accepting invitations to stretch tolerance?
Now invested in building apartheid-trusting walls
rather than win/win interdependent webs.

Why is my self-righteous intolerance
fair,
just?
Yet your fears and terrors,
impatience and suffering,
intolerable neglect
of win/win mindful opportunities
are not OK,
not healthy democratic enough,
too elitist,
too explicitly ignorant
of implicit win/win hope
remains at least non-lose/lose communication,
verbal and non-verbal,

Still open to becoming more virtuously,
and legally,
tolerable.

 

 

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The UnAlter Call

Our UU ecofeminist minister
was verbally accosted one Sunday morning
after celebrating multicultural peace
and respect
and integrity
sufficient to restore private ego- and public eco-justice.

This was far too much to take in,
to peacefully and holistically rake in,
for a visiting,
perhaps stalking,
apartheid anti-socialist

Whose most engaging
personable mentors and teachers
had already shared the correct win/lose answers,
either true or false,
either sacred or secular,
either spiritual strength or natural relativistic evil
of right-brain’s both/and integral tolerance-stretching levels,

Which his left-brain never over-indulges
much less dances
or sings with,
in multicultural head and heart voice.

So he angrily confronted
our UU minister
with “You must not tolerate such eclectic multicultural celebration!
These and those deviants are too wounded by original sin
for God to authoritatively save
from your universally wrong uniting perdition.
We need non-partitioned apartheid to sever us best
from those others, too wildly sensual and sinful worst
misbegotten creatures of Satan!”

“I cannot tolerate such radical integrity
or even, maybe odd, tolerance
to sing and dance,
to sit and pray,
to stand and march
polypathically and polyphonically together.
Especially on a sacred Sunday morning
when you should be worshiping God of time’s revolutionary creation,
polyculturally completed in seven 24-hour days
and monotheistic nights.”

“You should be on your knees
to the One true jealous and punishing win/lose Father!”

Our ordained covenant-keeper of universal resonance
and unitarian resilience,
concerned about whether Father MonoGod might be left-brain armed,
informed her avowed antagonist,
a clear and way too present threat
to building interdependent win/win webs
where all his win/lose walled-off answers
somberly declared ‘don’t even think about feeling deviantly
about anything!’

“Like you
I do not tolerate intolerance
when it is shouted against me,
but perhaps when morally appropriate boundaries for tolerance are asked
and invited for discussion
while actually hoping for some response
that could include all of us
if willing to change enough
to tolerate compassionate criticism
for not beginning with questions “Why?”
before providing answers to What
you and I must not find
appropriate to tolerate.”

Then she asked me to drum our drums
and sing a healing song
while she danced and shook a consecrated rattle
in smoky incensed circles
like any witch doctor might think to sternly do,

Whether tongue in cheek
or not
I could not say,
as I was singing
and beating her rhythms
with integrity of tolerance,
in mutual celebration
of great transitional nudging questions

And not not knotted paradox
of not tolerating double-bound intolerance
within as not without

And hating haters
which seems difficult for consistent self-esteem
and win-me/win-you co-integration,
or even win-left/win-right ego/eco-transubstantiation.

Our mono-supreme nationalist,
hater of radical sabbath love,
did not speak of his surprise
but effectively and affectively acted
with discomforted exit
and discomforting alarm.

I’m sure with many questions
but probably not better ones
than his pre-existing either/or condition
would allow in tolerable responses.

Which seems sad.
A lost opportunity,
for our ego/ecofeminist minister
and music me,
to nudge and stretch and grow
our tolerant co-integrity

To tolerate violating answers
to win/win questions
he, then we,
forgot to ask
about this paradox of hating haters
and only loving privileged lovers

Reminding me of several songs
about growing in love with love’s mankind,
but not sabbath people
in heat against hate,
sad about despair,
glad about integrity of wealthy mental health.

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Through Thick and Thin

I think it might be John Rawls
who writes about
thick and thin justice sandwiches.

Thick justice
may be more deeply embedded, richly spread
in regenerative pursuing time,
producing and serving healthy wealth relationships,
often digestively motivated
to achieve nutritional communion goals,

While thinner justice
lies closer to today’s contemporary bread
of legalistic compliance issues,
what minimally defines a reductive
democratic
barely legal sandwich,

Avoiding lusts and greedy aggression of privileged political evangelists
yet lacking robust internal absorption
of richer ethical behavior,
proper interdependent moral discipline
rooted in normative co-operativity
and not impatient competitions for more sectarian power
for, and marketed by,
those who already have too much well-fed apartness authority
to retributively enforce laws
against consumers of too much thin privatized poverty
to serve the already privileged evangelists first and better,

Too thin justice not even intended to be fair
to those who have inferior capital wealth
and are legally treated as if we are also least
among emotional intelligence.

As a gay male child
of the 50s and 60s
in white privileged North America,
I know something about this apartheid
of power and authority to choose
between popular wealthy disciplines
of punishing deviance laws
as thinly contrasted against robust ethical discernment
of multiculturally embedded deep and wide and thick inclusive listening,
polypathic learning through Left deductive legal
and Right inductive moral
co-intelligence

Restoring communication bridges between thinning out procedures,
policies
propriety,
and deeper, thicker, more robust ethical justice
informed by a positively compassionate psychology
encouraging us to follow our nutritional bilateral Light,

A thick polypathic Light
for some thin from-above theistic, producing sacred v secular apartness,
for others a-theistic, polyculturing internal communion,
for a few, Tipping Pointed toward narrow truth-ways
of polyphonic ringing Words
producing EarthJustice Rights,

Some fertile combination of these severed two
thin through thick sandwiches,
spiritual-theological intent
and natural-ecological means,
like organic peanut butter liberally spread
with unsweetened red raspberry conservations,
communing toward resilient
restorative
thickly thought and felt justice intelligence.

Which precludes confusing undisciplined narcissistic injustice
with legal democratic constitutional practices
preserving communal peace-mongering truth processes
economic and political,
ecological and theologically mutual correcting intelligence
reaching back to earliest nutritional seeds
of robust digestive discernment resources
for distinguishing impoverishing thin threats
from robust wellness opportunities
for better
richer
communal sandwiches,

Healthier servings of LeftEmbodied legal disciplines
avoiding seeds and roots of violent apartheid hoarding
and sectarian privileged intelligence intent,

Instead, making love with RightMind deep digested
polypathic intelligence
polynomially deep listening
for legal/moral learning
impatient Yang’s autonomous conservative tendencies
to overpower matriarchal cooperative thick communion
feeding Yin’s more robust nutritional compassion.

These two binomial appositionals,
justice thin and not injustice thick
co-arise discovered bridges
between what is communion healthy sufficient justice
and what are wealthy WinWin Right emotional intelligence
to non-violently do,
to peacefully say,
to justly become,
to cooperatively be,
to restore just climate non-apartheid health resources
internally buttered
and externally breaded.

To follow LeftBody visual dominant Ways
is also to listen for RightMind discerning recessed voices
remembering optimal WinWin nutritional past events,
experiences as deep and wide sandwiched
as polypathic DNA just intelligence,
spreading strings of nurturing
warm wet wombed
non-visually felt SpaceTime,
Here with Now just co-passioned right.

Breathing compassionate nutrition in,
blowing nurturing discernment co-operatively out and up
Regeneratively rich feedback loops as old as wombs
and fertile MotherTrees
with leaves
and nurture-discerning root systemic
just-us trust
left with just right crust,
not too thin or thick
for universal uniting communion.

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CoOperating Ways and Means

Educational Competitions:
“You/We are not motivated to learn
how to take care of yourself/ourselves.”

And,
We are, together, motivated to learn
how to give and receive
personal and social,
political and economic,
theological and ecological health care,
universally intended,
unitarian motivated and discerned.

Competition for resources:
“We can’t change because we are too poor,
have too little health to thrive,
too few nutritional, nurturing resources.”

And,
Together, with explicit therapeutic intent,
we are change,
we are healthy resources
sufficient for this day,
healing processors for this
and each experienced co-operating
co-arising moment.

Universally commodified competition:
“One size fits all, no exceptions.”

And,
Our cooperative health intent and size
flexes to fit our potential therapeutic scale
of authoritative just operations
today,
universally right now.

Competition for power/authority:
“Our aggressive legalistic
and capital-commodified system
is too big to fail,
or even change directions.”

And,
Our eco/theo-logical systems
are just ripe enough opportunity
for WinWin co-operative
healthy
co-passionate
empowering networks
evolving polypathic paradigms
to never stop regeneratively changing,
evolving,
pre-volving,
un-volving,
revolving co-passion,
co-arising gravitation.

Competition for health, resilience, resonance:
“Neglect of health care can’t be fixed.”

And,
Health care can become unfixed and holistic
but best when co-operatively engaged,
discovered through receiving optimal authoritative co-investment
in responsible
proper
proportional
authentic
transparent
vulnerable
therapeutic
polypathic
polyphonic
polynomial optimally wealthy climate care,

Internal and external,
yin flow with yang strength,
matriarchal with patriarchal,
compassionately resonant discernment
with co-operative resilient discipline.

Wealthy unitarian ways
toward healthy universal means.

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ReLearning Justice

Restoring justice to active global peace
invites far more than redistributing toxic injustice,
punishments for dividing cultures of health
from democratic societies for commodified wealth.

Restoring justice
brings mutual WinWin peace
as communal cooperativity
replaces commercial competitions
for fertile deep learning powers
of communal just us.

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