Sacred Communion Skills

I try not to speak
ahead of feeling certain
I have something of health value
to wealth contribute
in this our neuro-sensory Commons.

Yet, more curiously significant
for our cooperative longterm resilience
as an EarthTribe communing species

I hope to deeply
and widely listen
for ambiguous
uncomfortably nuanced
and complex emergent feelings
becoming anxious anticipations
and creatively stressed
polycultural examinations
polytheistic aspirations

we each
and all together
have complex relationships
for healthy win/win values,
against unhealthy lose/lose disvalues,
and unresolved win/lose misvalues

To co-invest in integral
healthy energetic wealth
of positive co-empathic
whole holonic
holy systemic

Within EarthTribe’s full
graceful win/win
verbal and nonverbal
speaking and listening
secular and sacred
win/lose and win/win

of bilaterally co-empathic
deep learning
eco-cooperative communicators.


Hearing With CoPassioned Eyes

S/he listens for powerful words
and hears deeper moving sounds
resonant sighs
empowering peace replies
corroborated with his eyes.

I see Her capitalized nurture meaning
and trust what remains visible
long after forgetting short-lived
purposes he has veiled
and she unveils

Especially when sight
displays dissonance
betraying trusted
faithful sensate confluence

Without faithless flaws
mistrusted words
vicious circled tumors
not consonant
with what I can hear
and see nonviolently
however nonverbally
with sacred communion eyes

To perceive
slowly disregarding fear
of chronic
addictive win/lose compulsive problems
regardless of past disempowering angers
without unguarded win/win passions.

When I can see Her story
I can hear my narrative
spiritually unfold
naturally inside

MetaPhysically where
and sacred when
and soulfully why
s/he speaks
through his lovely
wholesome open eyes

And listens with unguarded ears
to words for power’s integrity
communionating robust agency,
and not against win/win vivacity,

Widening deeper
elegant round unsound
intricately felt soul-filled sounds

Intimately touched trust
resiliently seen as heard
resonant resounds.


Sexier Santa Passions

Community trauma prevention
sounds not so sexy
to absent-minded mayors
and perennial kleptocratic players

And growing a regenerative Learning Community
isn’t really ecojust about restoring
healthy democratic justice
for a somewhat sexier
and robust multicultural environment.

Both of these Win/Win Game Theory
trauma-informed learning theory applications
remain paternally erectile
mountainously synergetic
strength functions
of community YangWoke experience

And valleyed ecofeminist
indigenously EcoMatrimonial Wise
for growing integrity’s flow
of nonverbal ecstasy
nonviolently yin
peak rebirthing experience
polycultural win/win wombed learning
co-passionate communionation

Sacred root chakra souled
and yet carnal
as rich
erotically fertile soil.


Sacred SpaceMaking

Dear Neighbors,
community co-investors,
sharing an outdoor green riverside Commons
and an indoor
historical CommonSpace

Both, and all, sacred
to panentheistic me
and probably more mundanely secular
to monoculturing LeftBrain dominant
verbally rationalistic

And yet, relationships of thought
and feeling always matter
to cooperative
and effective community
and sustainable educational design

Relentlessly curious
and not the least judgmental,
about who eats fish on Fridays
and who uses cannabis
to incense Buddha Shrines,
grown from experiencing “we” agree
however temporarily
and contextually informed
by ego-trauma narratives
and eco-therapeutic
ecofeminist wisdom literature

That we can become
once again
bilaterally literate,
in which I can see
your secular LeftBrain enlightenment
as also
my sacred RightBrain
bipartisan Both/And
appositional co-arising empowerment
for co-empathic listening
and learning
from the “OtherSide”

To Both/And:
Trust that trauma-informed therapies
reflect indigenous
Beauty of ecotherapeutic integrity,
bilateral co-arising
integral resilience

Potential to incorporate
and alternatively segregate
what compassion
and kind
robust polycultural consciousness
brings win/win together

To recreate safe learning environments
especially for those most at-risk
of not thriving
in a traumatic monoculturing
corporate environment
of chronic stress,
emotional neglect,
shame served from entitled
LeftBrain dominant
StraightWhiteMale monocultural
monotheistic prominence

Endorsing retributive justice systems
cashed and coined in Blame
preferably self-inflicted,
internalized and hidden,
not impressed

For not being stress-free
healthy and safe
mentally/spiritually liberated enough
to become smart,

If our goals include education
in how to grow healthy
and safe resilience
for all sacredly integral species,
natural/spiritual elements

Safe and interactively healthy
for growing effective learning children
in safe and mentally healthy
cooperatively learning
polyculturally robust classrooms.

Climate anxiety
and denial constrictions
may further ensnare
those most vulnerable
to racism
political autocracy
straight-white-male privilege
win/win cooperative blindness
monocultural silo
of climatic
traumatic degenerativity

Less able to manage chronic stress
and depression
and ecocidal ideation
fears and anxiety,
oppression fronm LeftBrain dominant
patriarchal authority structures
retributive self-righteousness
inspired by monotheistic Father Above
capitalist intentions

To love all
with unconditional regard
and yet create natural law
thrival of the win/lose YangFittest

LeftBrain verbal dominance
having thrived in monoculturing competitive classrooms
threatens those who could offer
grown from accepting
and honoring expressions of vulnerability,
learned from nonviolent communication’s
value for radical transparency

Endorsed by Principles of CoOperative Learning,
featuring classroom co-management
for inter-generational
and/or inter-religious
mental health and safety standards

For students, and their mentors
and community
and family mediators,
atheistic and/or panentheistic,
cisgender through transgender,
low stressed through critical
and multiple serious trauma events,

Making effective
and integrally learning
safe spaces
for Ego/EcoHealthy Teams
engaged in project-based learning theory,
intending to include
Sacred-Safety Lovers
of green ecofeminist places.


To A Superior Judge

I could not do what you are mandated to do
every day on society’s justice bench,
weighing retributive justice
against restorative healing.

I cannot look at police
and correction officers’
routinely criminalizing vocations,
and injudicious levying of fines
against the young
and black
and brown
and homeless

Punishing prison sentences
for the most obvious trauma victims
of chronic blue-shirt bullying,
not really clever lies,
racial profiling,
and derision by militarized
and miseducated
mercenaries of a rabid Estate.

My son,
now twenty-seven,
was not expected to reach full emotional maturity
until his early thirties,
as evinced by research on ADHD.

that pessimistic projection
may be optimistically skewed,
not accounting for trauma histories
common to significant learning disabilities,
nor a special education black male experience
in a racist and homophobic “corrections” society.

Economic and political maturity
may never arrive at the Promised Land
for the young black male
separated from his birthmother during infancy
to be parented by a mixed-race gay male couple,
having to defend not only himself
but his out gay younger brother
from predative peers
under the radar
of teachers
and school administrators
disabled by “zero tolerance”
means zero compassion
retributive justice
dysfunctional trauma systems.

This is the third time that police officers have failed
to include in their self-righteous reports
that they took hundreds of dollars out of my son’s pocket
and put it in theirs,
and triumphantly reported only a fraction
of the high quality,
organic cannabis found in his car,
while the majority disappeared

Not reported,
not seen,
not returned;
stolen from my young
high school diploma with a fourth-grade education,

If my oldest son could easily choose to work
at a full-time
living wage job

If he could get to work on time,
on the right remembered schedule,
with a reliable car,
and feel like he was not being judged,
and bullied by peers
and supervisors,
shamed and blamed for not being smart enough,
clever enough,
quick-witted enough,
middle-class white enough,
man enough,
successful enough,
then he would not choose to spend long hours
and sleepless nights
delivering the only therapeutic self-medication to others
that has helped him numb the pain
of childhood,
chronic post-traumatic stressors
which have led to his current social,
and political ostracization,
and potential imprisonment.

I am a certified multicultural community mediator,
so my training is about how to most effectively support
those experiencing trauma
and actively looking for restorative peace
and resilient social justice
therapeutic outcomes.

Mediators begin with identifying the victim(s) feelings
safety needs
and healthy wants,
and then explore the probability
that perpetrators too are victims
of childhood,
and environmental
trauma histories,
fraught with
win/lose zero-sum
contextual stress
critical and chronic
non win/win events.

From that lose/lose potential perspective,
my son has been repeatedly victimized
by police officers
defensively trained
to tolerate their own predative
bullying behaviors.

If anyone would benefit from jail time,
and/or fines,
it is the perpetrators of organized,
anti-social crime.

But, again,
from a restorative justice perspective,
blue-shirt officers, too,
have been victimized by a militarized,
miseducated retributive justice system,
rooted in judgment,
and shame

And not compassion,
and contextual intelligence

Which is why I could not do
what you are mandated to do.

With unconditional regard,

GD, MDiv, MPA,
and heartbroken DD’s Dad


Growing Trust

We do not listen
or learn,
or dance easily
when we do not feel safe

When we are not sure we can trust
the voices not speaking and listening
with us,
but speaking over us,
around us,
against us,
beyond us,
without apparently caring about us

Our Lose/Lose
through Win/Lose
through Lose/Lose
neurosystemic imaginations
are triggered by toxic anxieties

Trauma anticipations
infilling vast lands
and oceans
of omnipresent win/lose uncertainty

Reinforced by capital investment
and patriarchal LeftBrain dominance
in our would-be deeply green
sacred GaiaFeminist
compassionate listening
learning dialogue
in-between cooperative thought
and compassionate feelings

Longing for healthier
more resonant
and resilient
educational systems

Engendering the robust trust
that builds
and maintains healthy democratic
nonviolent communication
for restoring EarthJustice.


The Metric Music Teacher

There once was a math teacher
well-versed in singing
“We have many ways to learn.”

and ears,
and feelings,
and smells
each looking for redundant
polypathic messages
from polyphonic Others.

The math teacher
was conservative
about over-generalizing
from her own learning experience.
She did not trust
in only her way
to find resolution,
or musical,
to questions
paradoxically noted
predicting answers
and harmonic responses,
causes intending nonhypothetically resonant/dissonant effects,
trusted experience,

If “x” processes of seeing
and hearing,
and feeling,
and smelling are followed
with good faith humor,
and good humored compassion,
then a consensual win/win responsive passion
predictably follows.

In reason’s end,
two plus two quarter notes
will always equal
a measure of fractal four,
regardless of left brain dominant vision
or right brain prominent felt experience
touched and sensed,
or untouched and ignored,
non-emergent unconsciousness,

ZeroZone plus ZeroZone,
like ZeroZone times ZeroZone,
always invites OneEarth Justice
for her students right brain prominent,

While Zero plus,
or temporal-times Zero is,
at not-not best,
double-binding positive Zero freedom
for those left-brain prominent
who see more powerfully
than mentally hearing
and spirit-embodied feeling
sacred light of trust,
unity,not so much metric uniformity,
naturally swaying left
and spiritually ebbing right
health/wealth bicameral values

Whether metric
or numerologically versed
or ecological
or theological
or musical
or social-psychological
or neurological
or politically empowering
or economic Win/Win enlightening
or compassionate communication theory
or restorative EarthJustice
or resilient Permaculture Design
with polyculturally robust answers,
nutritional designs
for self-care
ZeroZone resilience.

Whether seen and heard,
or touched and felt,
or tasted and smelled,
or all of Earth’s sacred Above.


Changing Thought Systems

It is known throughout Earth’s anonymous
unanimous Commons,
Systems are hard to change.

The more macro-competitive,
The more difficult of all conversion stories

Over pernicious decades,
We tend to add “isms”
to pathological ends
of these global systemic issues.

This polyculturalistic/multiculturalism suffix,
negative appendage,
suggests a pejorative problem
of systemistic stuckness,
where once may have lived
a potential for positive
polypathic and polyphonic change
toward Earth’s greener,
more flexible,

Ism labels warn of possible toxic contents
including racism,
of course,
and white privileged patriarchalism.

These two appear to be old friends,
as do colonialism
and Catholicism
and globalism
and monotheism,
often hiding diverse and sundry mob-rule
in sinister shapes
of secular poly-tickle-listic hyphenated atheism.

Other systemic cousins
on my networking mind
are liberalism
and capitalism
and communism
and socialism
and fundamentalism
and dualism,
separating spiritual development opportunities
from natural undevelopment risks.

Sometimes, though,
usually when I am not in crisis
but feeling emotionally vulnerable anyway,
I wonder if these impenetrable global
and nationalistic
systemic issues could call out
and in
for healthier cooperative thinking.

Not a direct assault on,
most certainly not a war against,
exterior competing systems,
But a more indirect dialogue
inviting a change in individual
and familial
and indigenous communal thinking
about win/win systems.

This cooperative bilateral thinking
scientists have labeled systemic thinking
and multicultural artists have seen and heard
smelled and tasted
touched and felt
sung and danced
as Earth ecosystemic feeling of interdependent living

integral journeys toward global meta-systemic utopia,
where naturally perfect systems thinking
syncs with
spiritually pure communion feeling.

For example,
patriarchalism becomes,
in this explicit in-between double-bounded way,
not only a chronic risk to Earth’s survival
but also an immediate everyday opportunity
to imagine aloud,
to touch with voice and hand,
to walk boldly, sometimes baldly, with feet and mind

Into a ZeroCore place
where two or more overpowering competitive Yangisms
might change evolutionary to revolutionary directions,

Directions revolutionary to evolutionary change might
grow toward one or less
matriarchal cooperative ZeroZone
of Yinistic integrity
for rebirthing regenerational
resonant happiness,
healthier nests,
wealthier eggs,

Synergetic seeds, all about potentiating possibilities
bilateral-fractal DNA discernment systems
thinking about what we are more health-cooperatively feeling

Change for wealthier harmonic becoming ecofeminist
less patriarchal,
so more yang-enthusiastically matriarchal.

Within these boundaries of vulnerable dialogue,
what have appeared to be static constipationisms,
mutual opportunistic issues,
also feel unveiled yin-flow nutritionistic
toward cooperatively appositional opportunities
to feel internal spiritual transactions,

into natural potentialistic,
not so much transcendently spiritualized isms,

Instead, macro-global systems
of Yang’s golden meta-health network
polypaths traveled,
Polyphonically felt absence
of perennially unfree spiritualisms,
primarily and primally due to a collective change of nutritional thinking
in systems growing healthier.

Cooperatively realistic lives
more powerful than competitive unreal estateisms,
acquired ownership of ismic properties
impregnably fragmented plots
and states of suspiciously marginal boundaries

By left-brain dominant apartheid thoughts
overpowering right-brain co-prominent organic nurture-systems
touching realistic baptismal waters plenty warm
and not yet boiling over power.

More transystemically webbed
natural spirits
than monoculturally walled

Nature against
co-passioned spirits
with ecological/theological integrity
changing meta-thought systems
felt as holistic networks for well-being.


GodTalk in School

I was listening to a newly converted Republican woman
explain why she so gladly left
the less redeeming Democratic fold.

“We need to bring God back
into our schools.”

My reactions and responses
are full spectrum
from “Amen!”
“I wonder why He left?
Are schools really that bad
where she lives?”

Soon I came back to
Who or what does she mean
by “God”?

Does she mean GodTalk?

For this Democrat
there isn’t much
quickly coming to mind or body
that is not speaking and acting out
spiritual experience
of this divine Universe,
our sacred loving Unity,
yet also secularizing degenerative lack thereof.

Perhaps it is this lack of experience
with school-based God as LoveTalk
that she believes was once there
but is no longer nurtured.

No longer as likely to feel present
and nutritious
as compared to toxic fear
of feeling
and hearing
and seeing
bullets spraying
from an isolated and bullied adolescent’s
military-industrializing assault rifle–
not really such a great PositivEnergy learning tool.

Perhaps it is a climate of punishing fear
of retributive tools and toys
rather than restorative healing
through direct spiritual PositivEnergy experience
of communicating sacred Grace,
Feeling free to speak of such natural spirituality
as life
within pro-life deep learning environments,
to be pro-polyculturing life outcomes
in all our rich and deep nature-spirit diversity
of God-Allah’s Authentic,
and Beautiful creolizing Creation.

Perhaps she notices
a predative
secularizing absence of cooperative nature-spirit grace
leaving a void futilely filled
with competing all-natural egocentric states
of addictive and colonizing,
terrorizing and rapacious,
exploiting and fake-patriotic supremacist sins
against God
and His sacred society CoCreations,

His Beloved
in and out of school
co-redeeming patriarchalLeft-matriarchalRight Lovers
of graces
within deep learning incubation places.

This Democrat
says Amen
to bringing GodTalk
and GoodLoveNews of sacred Golden Green CoLearning Rules
and divine WinWin Golden Listening Ratios
and EarthSoul polypathic communications
and AnimaMundi bilateral creolizing meditations
and deep learning PositivEnergy conversations
about Climate Health for
and with
and of SolarSpirit SystemicGod
listening quietly
within Earth’s Paradise Rapture ReFound.


PoliSciences and MultiArts

This question rises
from poli sciences and humane arts,
Is democracy ecologically healthier
than monoculturing theocracy,
than totalitarian anti-democracy?

Raising ghostly reminders
that food is also objectively neutral,
lying midway between good food
and junk food,
and toxins.

And climate change
also lies midway
in-between climate polyculturing health
and climates of monocultural pathology.

And healthy mind-bodies nondually ourselves
also lie between
good humored health
and bad and angry and terrorizing lack of health.

Where we draw our Tipping Point lines
and marching squares of advocacy
and circles of co-operating conspiracies
between egosystemic humane nature
and eco-centric Earth nurture
feeding in as out,
growing polycultural productions
by shrinking monoculturish dominating consumptions,
these are each (0)MidWay Core
regenerations with degeneration recycles,
growing good wealthy civil democracies
by starving bad health supremacist plutocracies.

This response arises
from poli sciences and humane arts,
we each and all lie between and transubstantially across
radically benign democracy development
and reactionary anti-democracy demise,
disempowering dissonances
of multi-race
and poly-sex
and wealthy historic cultures
competing violence
without regenerative distinctions
that make holistic healthing
co-operatively non-violent
therapeutic differences.

Is my internal democratic cooperative governance
ecologically healthier
than nationalistic