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Liberating Addiction

I need to talk about addictions,
about my addiction issues,
and maybe yours.

Addiction gets a deserved bad rap
but that doesn’t mean we have no more
than mean-spirited possibilities.

Our first addiction,
and, for the lucky ones,
the functional extended multigenerational
multicultural families
and liberating tribes,
also the last,
is love.

Love,
hidden or wide unwalled open
for another human,
another species,
another culture,
another part of Earth,
and other, costly
medicinal substitutes,

Drugs and alcohol,
guns and loud danger,
cars and sex,
coffee
and comfort
and convenience,
beauty
and enlightenment
and luxury,
notoriety
and money
and security,
all poor substitutes
for the nurturing feel
and natural touch,
nutritional smell and taste,
native sight and sounds
of love.

I have two issues
with addiction.
One is my obsessive-compulsive need
for my next, even better, fix
what’s broken.

I find it humbling
to be cravenly overpowered
by physical and mental,
natural and spiritual, want,

By my longing to climax
resiliently
resonantly
universally embraced by Earth’s most incarnate
and eternal
esteem,
communion,
co-passion.

But, physical addiction
can be softened,
eased,
healed more readily
and stadily
if not for my shame
and hide in the closet
self-judgment,

If not for my weak
and sinful shadow nature,
My need to hide
my darkest fruit truths
about not being in control
of my own autonomous will power.

And, so it is,
I hide my greatest weakness,
my greatest internalized enemy,
and thereby feed and water feelings
of guilt,
self-blame shame,

A failure to grow vulnerable love for others
I cannot see in naked love
and truth
and transparent beauty
because I fear to meet judging eyes
and minds,
voices
conserving dismissive choices.

Secret addictions
have all my darkest powers
of steadfast
and cyclical disempowerment.

Acknowledged addictions
I can call out courageously,
then curiously explore
with my housemates,
neighbors,
teachers and parents,
children and listeners,
supportive groups of similar addicts,
medicating absence of love’s
spiritual wealth
without natural walls.

Fears and angers spoken
and named
thereby weaken
as love swells
for positive addiction,

Which, as long as not risked
stays absent,
even from our healing selves
grasping mercy
for becoming merely mortal
and expecting my birthright
of a health wealthy society
good faith community
family
with multicultural addiction values
and unlovely disvalues

Summarized in GoldenRule behaviors
and positively addicted open
vulnerable
transparent
courageous
actively curious gratitude
attitudes of cooperative disclosure.

This power of my unhealthy addictions
lies more heavily in hiding my self
secret depressions
repressions
suppressions
dark impressions
that true and beautiful,
resonant and resilient love
is too far above
my emotional pay scale,
worthy of our co-redemption,

Too big a reach
to try to open up again,
to share my weak addictions
and strong compulsions
to feel and touch
taste and see
where love was lost
while pursuing lesser
hidden things.

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Mercy’s UnBlind Justice

I suspect mercy may be more resiliently empowering
for optimizing multicultural health
as compared to uniform law
and ordered, cookie-cutter, justice
unresponsive to ubiquitous mitigating circumstances
of unique spaces
and relentlessly changing times.

Mercy recognizes society’s environmental
historical contributions to loss,
to absence of equitable justice
more aware of each individual perpetrator’s responsibility
to society
to family,
to local community

Society’s justice,
without nurturing
restorative mercy,
speaks decontextualized
un-nuanced authority of capital-measured economic systems
including reasonable and fair expectations
of retributive law,
imprisoning neglect
and sometimes violently punishing order.

I wonder if both justice and mercy
improve therapeutic co-arising potency
restoring merciful justice
AND
revising metaphysically just
equitable
reuniting mercy,
co-redemptively resolving
what Earth has positively conjoined
in thoughtful truth
and felt beauty

Breathing,
re-animating,
enspiriting
inspiring nature’s in and out climates
of seasonal development,
undevelopment,
redevelopment,
anti-development,
pro-development,
fractal phases of leftbrain space
mercifully greeting,
halfway meeting,
bilateral rightbrain TaoTime

With merciful multicultural anticipation,
so less competitive room
for monoculturing white justice anxiety.

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Inconvenient Wisdom

Instant individual redemption
from predative enculturation
is overly spiritualized,
under naturalized,
rightwing evangelical dogma
more likely found in empire-building
strong business development texts
than multi-enculturing
re-connecting
re-ligioning nature/spirit scriptures.

If spiritual redemption from baseline natural evils
is good news for individuals,
yet inapplicable to global EarthJustice potential,
then what inconvenient truth remains
bad news for retributive win/lose justice models
and nationalistic
military-industrialized
RightWing felt disassociation
from LeftWing win/win wisdom truths
for globally optimizing individual health
and nondual
non-dissociated
re-connected natural/spiritual global wealth?

When Jesus was confronted
by RightWing Pharisees
about the justice/injustice
of stoning a woman accused of infidelity,
for lack of monotonously blind loyalty
to her male owner,
Jesus’s response
did not focus on the individual’s redemption
or irredeemable need for punishment;
Instead

Let the one individual among you
without sin,
without any personal history of inconvenient unhealthy truths,
cast the first lose/lose DeathCulture
self-righteously winged stone.

When leftbrain dominant ears
hear Jesus’s LeftWing restorative justice response,
we quickly marginalize it’s radical
revolutionary call out against traditional
patriarchal
RightWing dominant commitment
to retribution,
to society’s revenge against the inconvenient individual,
to “vengeance is mine”
says a wrathful God
the StraightWhitePatriarchal super-anthro Image

A LeftBrain all Guilt
or all NotGuilty idolatry
made in capital-worshipping
natural, so not inconveniently spiritual,
Business As Usual predative
competitive social punishing system.

In today’s LeftBrain dominant
professional civil service
nation-imaged preoccupation,
Death by stoning
is cruel and unusual punishment
even for a lesbian
dark-skinned
stoned and substance addicted murderess.

Which sidesteps co-messianic potential
for win/win restorative justice,
for re-connection,
natural/spiritual integral re-ligioning
synergetic re-membering
that choosing not to perpetuate stone-throwing,
to no longer invest in RightWing retributive DeathWorship
by punishing individual win/lose sinners
by reducing their value
as judged in exclusive reaction
to this individual’s worst sociopathic day

Rather than re-contextualizing
re-connecting guilt and blame and shame
re-ligioning
re-membering, as well,
RightWing inconvenient truths
of our first and best win/win ecotherapeutic days
of infancy;
pre-leftbrain dominant innocence
of cruel and unusual
inhumane
self/other punishing
loser blame/loser shame
hypocritical injustice systems

Hiding from our LeftWing
health natural/wealth spiritual
democratic bilateral selves
that not choosing to further wound
less than perfect individuals
and communities,
monocultures
and privileged wealthy societies,
competitive states
and RightWing patriarchal
capital worshipping win/lose HumanNature
is a political
and economic
mercifully co-redemptive act

Born of solidarity
in this inconvenient interfaith truth
we have all RightWing win/lose sinned
against Earth’s win/win regenerate
co-redemptive LeftWing
co-operative bicameral
ego-patriarchal and eco-feminist resonant health
and ecological/theological resilience building
for restoring EarthJustice wisdom wealth
of win/win opportunity
for all multiculturing EarthTribes.

It seems an inconvenient truth
that RightWing political powers
are misused to focus attention
on punishing ourselves
for our worst catastrophic
leftbrain dominant predative choices

Rather than resolved toward bicameral balance,
resonance to refocus,
to globally re-ligion,
to ecologically and theologically re-member

Neither humane/divine Jesus
nor any Great Redemption Teacher,
Master,
Mentor,
Multicultural Mediator,
would divide
what leftbrain Divine
and rightbrain interdependent Earth,
what Yang polycultured strength
and Yintegral multicultured his/her-storic flow,
have wisely brought RightWing and LeftWing
naturally and spiritually unstoned together

Aware of this restorative justice potential
perennially recreative,
and yet RightWing inconvenient,
Truth

We have always gathered better
to get stoned re-ligion wisdom
than to religiously throw stones.

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The Big Fascist Elephant

Once upon eternal time,
all philosophers
and theologians
and ecologists,
published and unpublished,
credentialed and indigenous,
elders and children
and all ages in-between,
alive and dead
and all health indicators in-between,
got together
to sort out our competitive win/lose mess
of competing theories
about just what is this elephant
star of our BigTent historic stage.

Some,
especially straight men of color,
but many others as well,
argued the head of this fascist elephant
is racism.

Others,
especially straight white women,
and their feminist allies,
argued the head of this pathological creature
is patriarchalism.

Others,
especially LGBTQ wo/men,
and their straight allies,
were sure this fascist elephant head
is homophobic sexism.

Others,
especially positive psychologists
and communication system theorists,
encouraged more resonant dialogue
about how this fascist elephant
is led by either/or deductive
reductive left-brain cultural dominance.

Others,
especially social psychologists,
whole system thinkers,
eco-political pathologists,
permaculture ZeroZone restorative healers,
advocates for restorative justice as peace,
cooperative economic ecologists,
WholeEarth systemic theologians
advocated multicultural co-mentoring
non-violent communication
to better see and hear
heal and not punish,
feel and think
with full mindbody intelligence
about how this fascist elephant
of Western hemisphere dominant capitalism
win/lose favors egocentric monoculturalism
elitism
narcissism
ethnocentrism
anthropocentrism
through metaphoric polypaths
dreaming
streaming
scheming all of the above.

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Sharing Is Caring

Yesterday
I heard someone say
To cure police
and military violence,
we need a NonTrumpian change of culture.

Sometimes revolutionary changes
include conserving feminist elements
of ancient healing cultures;

Intent to reward multicultural inclusion
rather than hanging on to patriarchal
and capitalistic monocultural supremacy–
a culture of exclusion,
excommunication,
and extraction from Earth’s communal nature
and spirit.

Sometimes we need to restore justice
and peace to our own soil
and souls
before we are ready to grow
healthy seeds of primal relationship,
healthcare,
compassion,
into wealthy win/win Paradise.

I have also heard it said,
If you show mercy
to a sociopath,
And if you merely shun
an imperialistic narcissist,
you will only fuel future selfish outrage.

But, I have lived with oppositional defiance
neurologically hard-wired
for adolescent megalomania
and know that punishment,
revenge,
violence,
anger,
fear,
and hatred fuel further sociopathology

Not fertile healing warmth
of transparent and vulnerable attachment,
healthy curiosity,
abundant care,
nonviolent communication,
compassion,
gratitude for opportunities
to explore win/win polycultural outcomes
ecologically healthy
and communally wealthy
erupting into global healing
theological experience of grace.

My daughter
with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
listens by the hour
to a kids song,
“Sharing is caring.
Be kind to everyone.”

But, we train our police,
and our soldiers
and teach our political party
and economic investors
the opposite
retributive
competitive
hostile
paternalistic
capitalistic
win/lose
zero-sum
monoculturing shadow
of ecofeminist multicultural truth
and beauty,
nature
and spirit.

The false peace of tolerating mutual win/lose hostility
is a sin of freedom’s omission
to reconnect with EarthBeauty’s greater gracious half.

 

 

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Communion Parasites

I worry about being unfair to other benign parasites
in my feeding-frenzy faith community,
and to myself,
because I need
and/or want
a residential
intentionally cooperative
resiliently win/win consensus
co-investing
co-managing
eco-responsible and responsive
health-wealth community.

This feels rather much to ask
of someone already satisfied with a weekly sanctuary bath,
washing off some of the weekday BusinessAsUsual compost,
looking for ever renewing possibilities for repurposing trash
into refueling treasure.

I fear afflicting innocent souls
with my competitive capitalistic commodifying infliction
endangering all sacred values
averse to genuflecting before all secularized disvalues;

My own intentional community dreams
of relief from justice as revenge
anticipate double-binding win/win commitment to mercy
as peace restoring justice
for mutually healing purposes,

Sacred sanctuary relations between and among
strong-faithed cooperative parasites on MotherEarth,
actively seeking ego-systemic kindness within
and eco-systemic compassion
communioned
communicated
through commonly-held metaphoric verbals
and metaphysical non-verbals,
motions and emotions also shared
without my own comfortably sacred faith community.

I worry this desire of mine
bears little difference
than a hope to live in a multicultural gym
rather than to come in,
invest in twenty aerobic minutes on empty rows of exercise bikes,
take a quick, very private, shower,
and leave enough hot water
for all future regenerations.

Efficient,
like commercial sandwich bread,
but not really the stuff of robust communion.

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Random Acts of Kindness

Random acts of kindness
and mercy
are right-brain experienced
as healthy invitations to stretch kindness
throughout all nature/spirit boundaries,
secular/sacred midways.

Random stories and kind myths of diverse cultures
have been transactionally told and retold
and transcendently heard
and transubstantiated as mercifully reheard.

Are marriage myths
merely derivative transactions
arranged between patriarchal super senior partners?
Or also a sacred transcendental logos experience
between dyadic
mutually communicating
climaxing
creatures?

Natures yang with yin
spirits out and in
noticing and prioritizing win/win
co-acclimating all events secular down
and sacred up
transcendent love, multipaths
co-relational poly-binomials
for deeper yet wider transactions
than a superficial economic justice,
where wins equal losses.

So too with birth memories
double-bonding only mother and infant
in a transactional immediate way
of felt needs for mutual survival
and yet inclusive of all EarthMother’s
sacred transcendent nature
and EarthBaby’s secular transactional spirited
energetic positive potential.

This mythic marriage of yin-oriented transcendental experience
of win/win empowering interdependence
and yang-strong transactional analysis
of economic and ecological
and theological and metapower win/win integrity
unfolds in stories,
omnipresent nurturing myths,
omnipotently healthy logos
resiliently co-acclimating

Life’s transcendental love
of win/win health outcomes
and win/lose curious confusions
and fear of reactive lose/lose images

Also Earth’s transactional meta-win/win experience
communing co-empathic climatic feelings
win/lose environmental survival needs
win/win thrival wants
active ecological/theological bilateral hopes,
multicultural faiths,
polycultural eternity
timeless double-bonding transcendent loves

Like transactional re-birth experiences
into transcendental marriage
changing stories,
co-acclimating healthy in-between myths
growing resilient ego/eco-logos

Active
and not the least bit incidentally fragmented
when ego/eco-coincidental

Like rebirth
into timeless win/win marriage,
carriage to re-marriage,
transactional transport
into transcendent win/win communion experience.

Random transactions of kindness
becoming healthy transcendental stretches
into wealthiest co-relational communions,
temporary through eternal marriages,
rebirths into everyday interdependent webs
of kind integrity.

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Between Heaven and Hell

Singers and dancers,
artists and writers,
philosophers and poets,
academics and health professionals,
parents and teachers,
actors and contemplatives,
grandparents and children,
live and die between Heaven and Hell.

Between Heaven’s interdependent sensory Enlightenment
and Hell’s individual secularized Industrious-Militant Revolutions

Pathology and sin result from severing healthy spiritual tools
for development
from degenerative denatured fake-wealth weapons
for destruction.

Heaven’s tools restore peace
where re-tooled weapons
without divine mercy
redistribute Hell’s sure-fire punishments.

Sacred tools,
like bicameral hearted minds,
were
and are
for hunting,
gathering
harvesting
cooking
serving
cleaning
recycling
composting
regathering,
impressing health-restoring FuturePowers.

Weapons were
and are
for killing
threatening
hating
condemning
judging
repressing
depressing
suppressing wealthy MultiGenerational Matriarchal FlowCycles.

Technological tools,
post industrial,
have evolved from
WorldWideWebs of Heaven
for cooperative social health information

Too often devolved into propaganda weapons
against WorldWideWalls for self-ghettoizing Hell
promulgating competitive anti-social disinformation.

Sacred tools, verbal and non-verbal,
derive from
and help build
heart-paths toward progressive liberties in love
and conserving equitable and responsible compassions.

Secularized weapons
contrive from
and help destroy
other paranoid
rabidly bipolar
mind pathologies.

Sacred tools serve immortal life.
Secular weapons serve up violent death.

Just as word choice
is the smallest detail
of communal win/win communication,

Weapon choice is the smallest
and also least cognitively wealthy, part
of commercial and residential conscious win/win choice-making
well-tooled
politically healthy
true-wealth conserving co-investment,

Articulating
incarnating
re-creating
sacred life evolving in-between
LeftBrain’s ideas of Heaven
and RightBrain’s experiences of Hell.

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Consider the Lilies

Natural systems
have much in common
with spiritual development networks.

However,
faith systems
can retain Western dualistic,
and less healthy, distance
from Nature’s nutritional revolving systems.

These,
WesternNature
and EasternSpirit,
are each two paradigmatic faces
of this same, yet sane, Sacred EarthTribe,
one Eco-Out Sacred Creation
and one Ego-In Secular CoCreator
of Creation UnFolding Stories.

Ecological DNA systems
co-arise theological
nutritional networks.

 

Food justice
reduces restoring magnanimous
and infinite nutritional mercy
to starving bodies and souls
down to food as no more than secular fuel
for equal humane-divine GoldenRule rights
and WinLose wrongs.

While nutritional democracy,
PositivEnergy Democracy,
hopes to become
not just our justice media
but also our whole
and holonic
sacred mercy message

Multicultural vocation planning,
pedagogy for restoring ecotherapy
to healthier ego-taste
and touch,
sight
and listening,
fragrance
and resonant deep learning

Nurturing WinWin Justice
for all six double-binding
secular inside with sacred outside
pedagogical
ecological DNA
theological RNA
senses.

If God
is light
and warm love,
then flowers follow God
healthiest
in full polypathic
polyphonic
wealthy bloom.

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Sacred Secular Identity

We all have emerged from one nutritiously multicultural heart,
one sunlight into
one DNA patterned and structuring rhythm compliance
with resonant RNA.

Predestined to remain within harmonic restraint limits,
yet free within these interdependent limits
to play ecopolitical WinWin healthywealth all day
every day and night
each in our own sacredly native nature way.

Utopia is polypathically multicultural.
We all know what Paradise dreams look and smell and taste and feel like
to a girl baby in Africa
as to an old gringo in the Americas.
These are the opposite of Hell,
ubiquitous monocultural excesses melting into LoseLose ecopolitical climates,
regardless of where and when you land and plant and grow on Earth.

What, then, are the ecopolitical merits and demerits
of a social justice,
much less an entire Earth Justice,
that we intentionally take off the scales of value-balance
when blindly thinking and speaking of criminal/victimization justice?

For which of us has never lived in both landscapes,
together;
that of utopian benign intent
and that of environmental terrorist outcomes?

And when do we most need and long for justice,
when we are well fed and among healthy social friendships,
or when we are incarcerated, without family and friends,
without good nutritional food,
shared meals feeding fertile listening and speaking?

If we seek ecopolitical wisdom,
if we can remember what it is to be homeless,
to become hungry for food and love,
to be ostracized and humiliated for poverty of positive social resources,
all of us remembering our moments with and among and as
economic and political non-elites
struggling together,
like twins for evil and good,
then we can co-empathically trust
that our best optimal criminal/victim justice
is discerned through ecological,
ecopolitically balancing,
peace-filling mutually mentored climates of graceful co-arising mercy.

Ecopolitical justice
always begins with (0)-sum Mercy!
I know we’re all doing the best we can
but this is not yet regenerative enough!
Not yet healthy enough!
in-between sustainable climates for elites within all us non-elites.

More explicated Interdependent polypathic regenerators
are already empowering cooperatively with multicultural others,
others yet implicately wending our metaphysical way
toward Earth Rights
as Golden Maturing PostMillennial Empty/Interdependent Regenerative Norms.

Norms and rules and laws and values and climates and landscapes for healthier nutrition
for elite victims of our collective pathological subclimates
and non-elite self+other-victimizing criminals
defying internal/external climate health’s opportunities and risks,
appositionally-interdependent as holonically (0) sum bicameral polypathic,
co-arisingly dipolar,
multiculturally eco-criminal and ego-victim alike.

While it remains difficult to define both paradise and pornography,
we know them both when we interdependent/empty
sense them.

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