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Seminal Enlightenment

When I was in an interfaith seminary
I noticed three models
for understanding a faith community’s purpose
in a democratic and diverse society.

  1. Conservation of SelfRighteous Anger

To compete with,
and thereby degenerate the powers of,
sin and evil and ignorance
in a monoculturally untrustable
hedonistic
degenerating society
destined for just rewards
of hellfire and damnation
because untrustworthy
and untruthfully obscuring privileged
eco-political capitalist patriarchalism.

  1. Liberating from EgoCentered Fear

To rescue us individual sinners,
benighted Earth defilers,
from our capitalist-patriarchal
competitive
oppressive
suppressive anti-feminist
homophobic
racist
ageist anthropocentrism;

To redeem our hopelessly negative
deviant bad health choices,
monoculturing,
left-brain dominantly encultured
verbal miscommunications,
disunions,
despairing experience of eternal apartheid,
loneliness,
unease and disease.

  1. Empowering win-ego/win-eco CoMessiahs
    To cooperatively enlighten each Other
    to grow in compassion
    and non-violent integrity of communication,
    internal communion experience
    and external harmonic community
    for active eco-political hope,
    cooperatively empowering faith,
    deep learning multicultural love.

When I went to Public Administration graduate school,
I, thereby,
noticed three models
for understanding a democratic constitution’s purpose
in a healthy society.

  1. Red Anger Management
  2. Blue/Green Repurposing Win/Lose Fears
  3. Ultra NonViolet
    Whole EarthPeace
    Open ZeroZone
    Win/Win EgoEco-Systemic
    BiCameral CoOperative Empowerment

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Disempowering Systems

Systemic racism
is a social/cultural pattern
of racial prejudice
originating within individuals
and their anecdotal experiences
and lack of multiculturally enriching discernment

Shedding light,
and shredding dark,
power analysis,
political and economic,
on patterns of white privileged events
unveils systemic patterns of win/lose empowered privilege
and disempowering lose/lose prejudices,
race and male and heterosexual privileged
anthropocentric unredeeming
lack of communication
events.

Take, for example,
a power analysis of John 3:16:

For God so loved the world [Earth and EarthCreatures]
That He gave His only begotten Son [patriarchal frame]
So that whosoever believes in Him
Shall not perish
But have eternal life.

Literalist
Fundamentalist
Conservative
Evangelical Christians
(should this prove not to be a complex oxymoron)
have supplanted believing in God’s radically interdependent EarthLove
(first phrase)
with doctrinal belief in Jesus of Nazareth
as God’s only begotten, privileged
humane/divine hybrid Son of
StraightWesternWhiteMale
LeftBrain Dominant
Military-Industrialized
Retributive Win/Lose Judging God.

This substitution of belief
in the privileged sacred status
of a Jewish male Teacher
and Prophet,
sharing his potentially viral experience
of Jewish AbbaCreator
as win/win power of universal multiculturing
regenerative Love,
is a culturally profound
early straight white western
(not particularly eastern nature/spirit nondualistic)
privileged-prejudicial moment
of defining God’s economic
and politically empowering grace
in troubling oppositional terms:

First phrase, Regenerative Source is universal Love,
and, third phrase,
Regenerative Source is historically-culturally,
systemically racist.

If, to be orthodox and effectively Christian
is to be spiritually privileged,
then those not born into evangelical Christian homes,
King James Bible reading communities,
Western dominating cultures
are disproportionately
and systematically
and historically under privileged,
disempowered
unredeemed
with less win/win graced
direct experience of Love
Light
Word internal/external
ego-refining/ecopolitical-defining win/win
potential spiritual/natural life optimizers.

Jesus of Nazareth’s prime experiential teaching,
story telling
prophetic “God is multiculturing universal win/win Love”
not revengeful monoculturing
win/lose systemic
racist Judge

Is not resonantly heard,
not resiliently felt,
neither tasted nor seen
through eyes and ears,
hands and heart,
mouth and nose
of straight white male privilege

Too leftbrain dominant
to divinely know
and nondualistically respect
appreciate
primacy of empowering cooperative green/blue Love experience
over disempowering competitive redblooded Lust
for theologically dogmatic unecological lack of relationship,
anthropocentric
xenophobic
narcissistic
individualistic ego-salvific power

To claim sacred wealth of life
for yourself and only your Tribe
by denying truths of sacred/secular empowerment
through win/win cooperative everyday experience
of communion
throughout all EarthTribes

Divine/humane
right/left
yin/yang
green/red
nonviolent communicating Light
of ChristMass Love
Words
Stories of CoRedemption

Democratic,
not autocratic,
experiences both ecologically natural
and theologically spiritual;

Devoid
Cleansed
Wiped Clean of racist,
straight male dominant,
leftbrain misculturing
unhealthy
unwealthy supremacy.

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Doors to Power Perception

Sogyal Rinpoche
tells a Doors to Perception story.

Positive and negative feeling individuals
bear witness to a river.

Those more goddess-like
see this river as great
savory
fragrant
nutritious
beautifully resonant
musically harmonic
multiculturally rich,
a transporter of karmic mediation
preferring win/win cooperative
ecofeminist
green energy conservational
and black lives matter liberally transubstantiating
Earth’s indigenous Right
and endogenous Left,
androgynous Left
deducing Right’s inductive
sacred seductive
empowerment values.

And
We are those more patriarchal straight white privileged.
Whether monoculturing husbands
or suppressed green ecofeminist
EarthMothers with dam-bursting restorative justice rights
to vote for miserably polarized
and contentious speakers,
rather than more cooperatively discerning
non-violently active listeners,
health care resonant researchers
and climate care legislators
and benignly win/win trans-reformative administrators

Religiously remaining focused
and spiritually framed
on how hellishly ravaged
our monotheistic
and competitive monopolistic
theocratic win/lose assumptions
about river grace racing economies
have become polluted
toxic waste streams
ending in chemically satiated swamps
rather than healthy river mouths

Positive power suppressed negative karma
about the eyes of Goddess Earth Visions
and the ears of Evangelical HellRaisers
Patriarchal Terrorists
Narcissistic MonoTheocrats

Evaporating into
lose/lose monoculturing warp-drive,

aka “Climate CHANGE”
equals Earth’s ZeroZone summative core

Full=1.00%
Empty=00%
PatriarchalYang power
perceptual prejudice

And yet,
this Doors of Perception story
ends with the assumption
of Incommensurable EcoSystemic Information,
further logically concluding
from this enthymematic
unstated win/lose assumption
about the empowering value of co-empathic feelings,
of sacred green eco-feminist compassion,
of standing downstream of history’s polyculturing
multiculturing
resonantly resilient healthy wealth multicultural flow system,
the ZeroZone Capital ReSource
of the River’s flowing downhill acquisitive structure,

Both bipolarized banks agree,
flowing downstream health power
is our humane economic resource
and Earth’s political ZeroZone Source

Of whatever that redemptive baptismal
and sacred cleansing
nutritious
nurturing water
cooperatively-owned
and altruistically managed

And/or polluted,
toxic waste stream

MotherEarth owned
and transported
by deep learning river beds
of communication health power dreams
of ecosystemic communication delivery

Become power systems of neurologically win/win
v win/lose
v lose/lose
polyphonically bicameral
felt integral and holy,
healthy and safe,
wealthy and beautiful

Rightbrain wild
and leftbrain infamous,

Goddess EarthTribal
and Patriarchally Hellish,

Yin trans-regenerating
Yang’s anthrocentric ZeroZone
secular/sacred Source
for material and temporal ReSources

To notice each river’s full rainbow
of whatever you call that flowing
as compassionately downstream
as time flows
water-powered energy
from up to down

As Earth-born nutritional delivery systems
root down to up sunlight,
as air-born nutrients
burn daily East to West,
when facing the river bed’s Northern Source,
also Right to Left
North in winter’s frozen discontent,
South in summer’s midstream swelling climax.

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Liberation Library

In my personal political library
of capital invested thoughts
about healthier attachment
through co-invested feelings,

Sit-Spot sets
gold lettered Wisdom of Laotse,

Neighboring George Lakoff’s
The Political Mind
growing freedom toward
Laotse’s YangLeft
liberal strength of repurposed thoughts
for recycling wealthy health co-governance,

And Frances Moore Lappe
and Adam Eichen’s
aching Daring Democracy
on his climatic YinRight
conservational intent
for sacred Green WaterBearer sanctuary.

How could I not have earlier noticed
this empowering alphabetical liberation
co-incidence
of climate co-governing resilience?

Sacred Economic Promise
merely setting statically hoarding dust
here on my shelves
waiting for climate restoring notice,
then commitment,
then multigenerational solidarity
of memory and re-imagination,
creation and re-creation,
intellectual curiosity
and co-empathetic courage,
alpha-rhythmic interest
and slow-growing omega co-investment,

Power
reciting co-empowerment,
light
revealing cooperative enlightenment,
weavings
unraveling reweavings,
frames
blending reframes,
stages
inviting perennial ages,
history
retelling culturally emotived power stories

In my personal political library
of useful commodity-infested thoughts

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Resilient Health Care Systems

Competitive economic experience
breeds business as usual
capital-growing cultures
with a special preference historical
for white privilege patriarchal
remembering and designing
left-brain dominant educational systems.

Cooperative ecological economies
breed more organic networks
of permacultural health
and nutrition
and communication experience,
with a special historical preference
for ecofeminist Earth-empowered
deep learning
listening
noticing prime primal attachment relationships
between internal ego-
and external eco-
systemic balance,
harmony,
interdependent equity,

RightBrain HealthWealth Prominent ,
liberal leftwing progressive,
freedom from isolated loneliness,
depression,
repression,
suppression,
AND
LeftBrain WealthHealth Dominant,
conservative rightwing defensive,
freedom to impressively
robustly
compassionately
nutritiously thrive

without eating the less brilliantly aristocratic help

and remembering to at least say
Please and Thank You and You Are Welcome,
is where civil rights end
and co-responsively begin.

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Organic EcoSystems

You are an organic system,
or you would not be capable of reading this,
much less reflecting upon its possible merit
for integrity with your own organic
systemic
networking experience,
memories,
imagination,
consciousness,
realizations,
real and as yet unrealized.

Families are systems,
functional and
dysfunctional.
Which may feel chaotic from inside sensory information,
which may be what physicists would theoretically outside,
from above, see
and not hear or feel or sense
as entropic failure,
absence of actively organized
self-perpetuating interdependent capacity
for networking,
communing,
communicating,
co-relating.

Rivers and mountains are systems.
All of Earth together
networks our prime relational creation
and re-creation system
of complex,
hopefully not too climate chaotic,
ecosystems.

Systems,
internal quasi-autonomous ego systems
swimming and floating
among external multiculturing ecosystems,
are strategically resilient
when robustly healthy,
enduring,
internally secure (yet not entropic, dead),
externally free
to win/win communicate,
system to co-passionate meta-system
network

Preferably reiterating affective
and effective dialogue
about non-violent historical
and contemporary interrelationships
in sacred Earth ecospace

And throughout divinely inspired co-relational time
bilaterally divine/humane implied,
binomially explicating ego/eco-metric,
bicamerally communicating
strong-flowing resilience
to restore Earth’s patriotic
ecosystemic fullness
greatness
calm integral health
of co-passionate multiculturing wealth
through reverse-hierarchical
organic networks of sensory win/win nutrition
connection
communication
interrelationships resonant with all of sensory-systemic time,
future and past,
resilient within Earth’s ecosystemic planetary space,
naturally here
and spiritual systemic integrity
now co-passioning co-present
divinely eco-privileged liberty of love.

If you were not a liberally interconnected
and yet securely quasi-autonomous organic system,
you would not be capable of reading
and appreciating
and standing
and feeling
and reflecting within this ecosystem
of resilient integrity,
fluid solidarity.

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Progressive Reading Brunch

Chapter 1: Deneen’s Failed Liberalism (Revised Version)

Developing progressivism
within liberalism
further iterates pervasive presentism
of win/win
past through future multiculturalism,

A healing timelessness,
progressivism grounds deep attachment
toward our most sensory-nutritional past,

Particularly radically cooperative customs
and multiculturally bilateral geocentric traditions.

While widely understood to be future-oriented,
climate healthy progress rests on simultaneous assumptions
that healthy resolutions must be synergetically liberated
from past win/lose short-term answers,

And our win/win future
will have as much ecotherapeutic regard
for our culture of health
as we have for our ecofeminist understoried past.

The future is an unknown space,
and those who live in climate pathology
now arrayed in fulfilling patriarchal hostility
to MotherEarth-wombed past primal experience
must acquire detachment toward,
and a toxic win/lose simplistic faith in,
an unknowable commodified and shrinking future wealth.

Those whose view of Earth
is guided by such cynical belief
implicitly understand that our “achievements”
are designed for the dustbin
of lose/lose dis-climating history,

Given that our wounded future
regards us as win/lose stubborn today
and necessarily excommunicated
from resilient promise

Every generation must live
to polyculture ourselves
with past through present consciousness.

Capitalism makes humanity into consumers of Earth,
and unsurprisingly,
its culmination has led each generation
to accumulate scandalous levels of debt
to be left for its under-productive children,

While rapacious exploitation of Earth’s win/win integral resources
continues in the anti-eco/theological fundamentalist belief
that future monoculturing generations
will devise a Rapture fly away way
to not deal with Earth’s depletions.

Chapter 2: Mitchell’s Instructions (Devised Edition)

Earth’s repletion
is exactly what happened to me one day
when I saw myself reflected in the Gaian faces
of those around me on the street
of my hometown.

In this timeless moment,
I recognize I am tied to them
in ways that go beyond previous egocentric understanding
of here/now interrelatedness.

I am not only connected
through some historic thread of life,
but share every multi-sensory health/pathology felt climate experience
with them
in every emotion-noticing way.

This causes me to wonder–
what if we really are all one
healthy/unhealthy natural nest,

Not just in a metaphysically interdependent sense,
but theologically and literally one living sacred being
co-passioning climate experiential sensory-neural life
simultaneously in multiple languaged/unlanguaged forms.

If this were true,
then I am complexly encountering ourself
repeatedly in the faces of ego/eco-therapeutic/toxic people
I meet on every street
throughout all past through future time.

As I begin contemplating that possibility,
another question begins to arise for me.

If am am win/win repeatedly meeting ourself
on polypaths of communication,
how do I show up
in this shared win/win well-met future?

Chapter 3: Johnson’s Tight Attachment Hold (Implied Version)

We pinpoint this showing up healthy time
in our current interrelationship
when we suddenly throw off climate imbalance,
when a small win/lose industrious response
or lack of compassionate response
suddenly seems to change our sense of health and safety
with our polypathic lovers,

When we become caught up
in ego-reacting
in a win/lose way,
We know we are tied into
an industrious win/lose evolutionary Capitalism Dialogue.

Maybe we are also aware
of a revolutionary moment
when we find ourselves reacting very angrily
and with terror

As we go beneath this health/pathology surface
reacting to our deeper historically felt emotions
and unpack, raw through sweet,
this integral moment of toxic climate collapse,

Risking ego/eco-therapeutic win/win cooperative healthcare
as multiculturally unfolding opportunity.

Citation Note: Appositionally, and sometimes oppositionally, inspired by:

Why Liberalism [and Capitalism] Failed, Patrick J. Deneen, pp. 73-4,

Sacred Instructions, Sherri Mitchell, p. 37,

Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson, p. 107, on “Identifying Your Raw Spots”

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Hijacked Identity

I awake again with this left-brain thought
that an economic conservative
about balancing his ever expanding budget
looks at my mountainside forest of firs
as a green commodity
for potential exploitation.

Yet when this same conservative
resides in this same fir forest,
now threatened by a large lumbering corporation,
he sees these same trees,
like himself,
as prey
in a win/lose zero-sum value-retention game.

Then I have this right brain passion
that an ego/eco-logically harmonic nondualist,
all about right responsible relationships,
feels and acts with compassion toward these same trees
in this cooperative win/win forest
internally governed by WiseElder firs, regenerative,
from whom we learn
to nutritionally
resiliently,
naturally,
spiritually climax
and recommence together, after loss,
in secular/sacred solidarity
of co-passioning seeds
structured to anticipate four-seasoned wealth givers
and receivers
of Earth’s forested pro-active health care,
robustly optimizing self/other value maintenance.

These reviewed landscapes are not mutually exclusive.
Yet only the last is cooperatively left and right
nondualistically inclusive,
like ethical truth with aesthetic beauty,
compassion spiritually foresting natural integrity.

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Relationships Difficult to Imagine

It’s difficult to imagine
a liberal hearing “capitalism”
where a conservative fears too progressively individualistic
“liberalism,”

It may be difficult to imagine
too liberal with win/lose secular commodification
of fragmented life,
choosing majority rule democratic process compromises,
sacrifices of disorganized rabblish losers,
played as if we were win/lose tokens
in an epic Monotony Game,
each autonomously hoping to be reborn
into privileged status,
to wear the final egocentric crown
before all the less fortunate losers wander off
in cynical despair
of ever winning life’s final multi-regenerational lottery.

It’s difficult to imagine
a too liberal Both/And RightBrain
patiently suffering,
tolerating,
sometimes wrecklessly codepending on
a too conservative Either/Or LeftBrain
monoculturing
capital-hoarding economist,
a strictly utilitarian
technocaratic
patriarchal
bureaucratic monopolist
monotheist,
sleepy and unfeeling monotonist.

It’s difficult to imagine
a LeftBrain
dominated only with win/win compassion
to restore global Earth-centered justice
and multiculturing peace
as a more appropriate response
to climates of bicameral partisanship,
inside Left with Right hemispheres
as outside West with East,
conserving both transcendent sainthood
and not losing incarnate soul,
playing Win/Win nice with
Win liberally compassionate multicultural empowerment
and Win conservative health-wealth economies
of evangelical
natural-spiritual
ego/eco-governance.

It’s difficult to imagine
living fully without original primal
double-binding
not-not ZeroSum nurturing memory
of EarthMother’s wombed Paradise,
spoken through listening voices
of transubstantiating DNA instructions
for personal through global resilient 4D regeneration.

It’s difficult to remember
when LeftBrain natural spring health
also meant RightBrain spiritual autumn wealth
of economic empowering co-passion.

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Why Capitalism Failed

I’m reading a publication of Yale Press,
a “centrist” polemic against the LeftBrain’s libertarian excesses,
and against RightBrain’s sinister shadow
of totalitarian uniformity
playing nihilistic lose/lose
on a global interpersonal
public sector stage three
of nationalistic climate annihilation,

Where RightBrain’s win/win golden shadow
prefers indigenously universal integrity,
communion of ancient multicultural diversity,
playing democratically healthy win/win games
on an intrapersonal through global climate stage four
of 20-20 revolutionary peace
as also restoring LeftBrain cognitive bicameral consciousness.

Here I’m finding a Roman Catholic skewed analysis
of a “sexual revolution”
as sinister shadow
of Enlightenment attraction to individual freedoms
over social responsibility
and even public sector moral rules
of natural/spiritual law.

While I can see and feel historic accuracy here,
at the same time
this Liberalism
as described
is not at all the Liberal Religion I experience in UU,
or even the Liberal Education
I receive and give
in compassionate win/win dialogue
and everyday conversation.

Nor is this misnomer for Patriarchal Capitalism
what I experience with Friends
and in mature mainline Christian meetings
communions
sanctuaries from win/lose zero-sum
Business As Monoculturally Usual
way too theoretical and theo-unlogical and transcendent
to inform everyday natural communication,
much less ecologically healthy relationships.

Nor is libertine sexualized pathology
what I have experienced in the Liberal multicultural love
of compassionate Earth,
multiculturally interdependent EarthTribes,
and ecologically healthy inter-relationships
of natural/spiritual compassion.

The Liberal I am concerned about conserving,
and the Liberals I celebrate multicultural communion with,
are strongly
emotionally committed
co-invested in Earth
and natural law
and spiritual order
as an interdependently freeing web
connecting egalitarian dignity
of all
God’s/Goddesses’/Earth’s
living healthyLeft/wealthyRight
minded-hearted
polypathic
polyphonic
polynomials not-not ZeroSum
becoming bicamerally ego/eco
yang/yin
nature/spirit
secular/sacred liberated lovers
of integrally conservational co-passions.

This Liberal I would myself, with others, conserve
for healthy purpose,
The Liberals I conservatively know
in my own reserved
yet internally changing
creolizing
transubstantiating
co-acclimating
co-passioning way,
would no more let go of our interdependent web
of Earth’s truthful
trusting
and beautiful nature/spirit nondual interface
of Enlightenment,
than grab hold too conservatively
too tightly to individual rights to speak and do
that would infringe on Others’ rights
to freely listen to transparent truths
and behave with openness to change
for growing healthier and wealthier and wiser
vulnerably interdependent Beauty Paradise.

Which, if I recall,
takes us back,
full circle,
to the internally felt Light
that originally
and democratic constitutionally
sparks individual RightBrain Enlightenment Eras,
interdependent nutritional augmentation of organic health-webs,
in response to
LeftBrain Industrial-Weaponed Violent Revolutions,
autonomous capitalism’s fragmentation
born of white male privileged apartheid.

What is midway central
is also narrow-way double-bound
egalitarian Left nature
co-arising
interdependent Right holonic spirit.

Now that’s in the book Iain McGilchrist wrote
and Yale Press also published.

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