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Retirement Planning

Retirement planning
may feel like civilian planning
as military ballistics continue incoming
so persuasively my objective is not to win
but to get home again,
although I sadly know
home will never be that home of memory sustained
as comparative peaceful compass.

What is my therapeutic vocational problem
retiring from front-line maddening trenches?

How much remaining spacetime do I have,
does Earth have, for living rather than dying,
and why does this feel so spare time
often mere despairing,
and why “spare”
and why “mere”?

Despite books and perhaps entire libraries on human purpose,
meanings,
ethology of nature,
callings for proper industry,
organic integrity of humane function,
whether blessed by divine inspiration
or mere humane perspiration
(and, again, why “mere”?)
I find too precious
this my footnote of non-historic proportion
that my vocation may not truly ever self-optimize
through individual ongoing autonomous discernment,

But also through healthier, more robust, fabric
interdependent
cooperative
democratically woven
of loving WinWin future society

CoDefining culture having let go of Win/Lose
evolutionary violence investment theories
in favor of overwhelming healthy
regenerative retiring revolutions
of Earth’s slower-grown therapies.

This is not Weber’s mechanical society;
Retiring histories are more mysteriously woven
like an organic beehive
ornamenting a strong-rooted universal tree,
or an ant colony
preparing for winter
within an ancient-grounded sanctuary
society for future multiculturing
creolizing
WinWin enchanted colonies.

What happens when we retire
into a newly autonomous vocational choice?
When all prior spacetime investments
appear to have been apprenticeships
toward what?
Dying?
Living with more freedom
for integrity
and WiseElder slow-grown discernment?

We are so hard-pressed to say
and do
and be wise discerners for internal and external peace
when all our training has been for Win/Lose battles

I struggle to prepare for extending family love
in ever more isolating autonomy
from new life invitations.

What does my environment,
our climate,
my experience,
our story about communal health development
still respect
and hope for loving, yet active, peace?

How do we call and gather elders together
to restore this profoundly interactive peace
inside as outside as inside
Earth’s justice
re-uniting integrity
toward universal love
and away from nationalistic violent hate?

Where do secular models
and sacred maps
together tipping point
toward personal
and political
and economic
and ecological
and theological healthy meaning
today,
rooted in all our civilian yesterdays
with hope for this next regeneration
already waiting within these ancient bones
and eyes for climate healing
within
as without,
below
as above,
inhaling old impoverished retributions
exhaling new health restorations
peaceful home

Retiring developments of active hope,
remaining positive energy,
non-violent doing,
being,
communicating,
praying,
experiencing,
medicating,
meditating,
healing,
living to continue breathing in
dying to breath enrichment out once more.

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ReJoining Commerce with Communion

Weakening the deductive
reductively secularized Business Model
case for healthy government
continuing capital industrialized
automated violence,
despite co-arising global climate stress,
is not the eco-theologist’s leading trump card.

Connecting intentionally cooperative people
and plants
and healthy planet
more polypathically
to WinWin historic economic-political case studies
and multiculturing designs for integrity
through deep Left with Right mindbody co-dominant bicameral listening
and beauty glistening
and acting widely in-between

1. Resilient Western competing co-investors
in healthy cooperative ownership
and management
and governing
and authority
and responsibility
and integrity models, and
2. Resonant Eastern extended family cooperative communion
theological models
for intentional eco-faith communities
of multi-generational co-arising residence

TippingPoints in-between LeftLiberal Love
and RightConserving Economically Balanced Life
wu-wei
RightWing merely secular capital-producing incorporations
for a strong ego-defense
and LeftWing sacred incarnations
for liberating global universal feeling-languaged eco-love

Leaking out of both liberal/conserving ends
recreating robust multicultural rainbow maps

Between ZeroZone prime co-relational territories
of Yang-strength,
atomically reductive chemistry tables,
with Yin-flow,
wavy and multi-linear
4D redundant transubstantiation healing myths

Restoring regeneratively persuasive health trends
for positive ecological relationships
cooperatively away from absence
of future’s holistic nutritional wealth.

Strengthening the inductive RightBrain
embodied sacred ecology case
for becoming eco-therapeutic peers
sharing a full WinWin mindbody
multi-spectral
neural-sensory deck.

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Peace Core Extensions

What are possibilities for EgoHealthy Peace Corps
if death is natural degenerative outgo
but also spiritual regenerate transition–
as Win/Lose risk
is to Win/Win opportunity?

What if Natural
is outside inside Spiritual
As Space
is outside 3D
inside 2D linear Time?

Wealthy TippingPoint sacred 4D portentous Time
when not too pretentious Warriors against
DNA infested seas
and cooperative reforesting seasons,

Ancient theology lines and trees and systems and networks
Creation Stories of WaterWombs
with ecology of sacred PeaceCore WinWin
sun-evolving/revolving seasons
in 4D RealTime experience
ZeroZone SpaceTime WinWin consciousness
of Ego/Eco bilateral restoring Just/Peace,
Trust/Beauty
Strong/Flow

Matriarchal theology invites healthy EgoIdentity
to embrace natural/spiritual nondual death
to inside dueling LeftBrain detonating
Loser
inside paranoid voices
preaching fundamental WinSpirit/LoseNature,
fake doctrines EitherEgo/OrEco bipolarity,
Theories embracing Lose/Lose EgoDeaths
iconic of escaping Earth AntiNature Hell
and calling this series of climatic inside/outside nature events
Heavenly Rapture
for Elite LoserEgo Soldiers
Missionaries
Win/Lose Colonizers
Eat and eventually Be Eaten Predators
Warriors of Win/Lose IndustrialStrength Violence.

Spiritual death invites suspending natural
Either humanely secular
Or sacredly Divine,

And upgrading experiential outdoor listening
for WiseElder DNA Health/Wealth Voices
Advocating Ego/Eco dipolar co-arisings,
like a new mutual-gratitude dawn,

Natural/Spiritual life and death co-gravitations,
like a passionate prayer of purgation,

LeftDeductive/RightInductive creolizations,
like a cognitive-affective co-positive post-revolutionary attitude,

Bilateral WinWin life resonations,
like MotherWombs and PreBorns,

BiCameral Truth/Beauty multi-pollinations,
like symmetric iconic aspirations,

BiNomial Space/Time 4D repopulations,
like DNA interdependent flowing structure resilience,

ZeroZen Zone 8-fold destinations,
like passionate Love-Zeroists,

MultiCulturing health/wealth Way originations
like sperm and egg-habitat,
Back toward matriarchal-wombed infant imaginations
Through WiseElder natural/spiritual co-operations
Originally cooperative organic experimentations
Prime ZeroRelationship multi-enculturations
not yet ZeroSum sublimations
Polypathically Left/Right confluent enthymemations

WinWin healthy/wealth historic reiterations
of singing sacred breath
and polyphonic choreography
from CoOperative LandBanked organic home
to cooperatively-owned and WinWin managed school
to permaculturally designed voting booth
to the restoring ecojustice credit union
to the Peace Corp Community Soil and Water Trust
to cooperatively build multigenerational
long-term secular healthy
sacred wealthy
GoldenRule WinWin outcomes.

How do experiences of this day and night,
coming weeks and months
and remaining years
prefigure WinWin past teachings
and iconic listenings as outdoor-voiced Spirits
whispering encouragement toward Positive Psychology Health
and LoserLosing degenerative dying murmured warnings,
Opportunities
and Risks
StudentLeft ego-listening
co-mentor seeing with new cooperative eyes
TeacherRight sacred eco-life
brainstem memories
ZeroZone copresent Spirit–
Timeless active experiential hope for light

Here Yang 3D with Now YinYin 2D
Win-squared polynomial DNA-health regenerative,
PositivEnergy resonant +,+1.00%
domestic integrity
for not-not ZeroSum PeaceCorp seasons,
winter witness,
spring restorations of ego/eco justice,
summer weeding and Win/Lose Left/Right composting,
autumn PeaceCorp MultiCultural Harvest.

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Challenged Young Men

When is the difference between
a terrorist
and a challenged young man
not a realistic distinction?

When the young man
grows up in an NRA culture
celebrating justified evangelical military violence;

Choices for death
by automated
ballistic
monoculturing
rabid
force.

Military cultures
teach mental illness,
social pathology
of living in a fundamentally dualistic world
that is ecologically anti-trusting
and theologically
notsecular-notsacred double-binding
LoseLose dualistic

MADenning
Mutual Assured Destruction
rather than Mutual Acclimating Restoration
WinWin polypathic pedalogical.

 

 

 

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Peace Not Mentioned

I was listening to our Commissioner
of Economic and Community Development
speak of how happy she is
our State and Federal tax revenues
now subsidize two,
possibly even three, submarines
per year
rather than the mere one per year
of the bad old unemployment days.

Her enthusiasm
continued over growth in military manufacturing
of fission and ballistic pathological outcomes
like huge hauling helicopter contracts

And all types of war mongering
and war supportive
nurturing assets,
arms racist buildups
providing three thousand new jobs
in Connecticut.

Admittedly jobs at perpetual risk
of costing three hundred thousand or more
loss of lives
of limbs
loss of organic livelihood networks
for restoring therapeutic multicultural health,

Loss of trees
and plants,
Loss of healthy soil
and water
and air.

This potential liability side
she did not mention
nor was it clear,
from tone and rhythms
of BusinessAsUsual voice
if she could even see
and hear such cooperative economic dissonance
with infusing love
of public health service reality.

She did not mention
any growth in natural LEED construction
for affordably resilient community housing.

She certainly omitted growth
of community college training
for natural built construction
of and by,
for and with,
cooperative self-help empowerment
builders becoming proud co-housing
nature-spirit goodfaith residents
growing shared organic
community developing
gardens.

She did not mention
thousands of new jobs opening up
to build bicycle lanes,
woodchip and bark trails
connecting GREEN EcoSchools
to goodfaith communit centers
perennial gardens
grazing greens
cooperative Commons
permaculture designed municipal parks
hosting outdoor classes
connecting
PositivEnergy CoOperatively Owned Democracy
incoming investment
for restoring climate therapeutic
Continuous Quality Improvement
public and private
secular and sacred
healthy wealth outcomes.

I suppose because growth in these sectors
is not newsworthy in Connecticut;
These cooperatively-owned differences
between mere public service non-profit sectors
and public nutritional empowerment models
toward WinWin ecopolitically fusing health-wealth outcomes

Replacing all those unnecessary
loud and stinky
helicopters
and ballistic-disempowering submarines.

The happier her competitive WinLose bubble glowed
as she enthused on and on
about manufactured growth
the sadder I became
about her ballistically manufactured tumor,
her absence of WinWin health service humor.

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Celebrating Heroes

I want to respond
to the retired Marine
who watched Democratic Congressional Leaders
during the State of our crippled Union event,
disappointed at how their patriotism,
their loyalty to sacred sacrifices of soldiers
appears too tepid,
jaded,
ungrateful
as compared to more thunderous enthusiastic applause
and standing ovations of Republican Leaders.

I have noticed this too
both during various national bipartisan rhetorical events,
and also within my conscientious objector self,
And I wonder about my own hesitation
to celebrate military heroism,
as if this were an oxymoron,
like military peace intelligence.

For me,
such internal heart-warming applause
is chilled by my own half-empty embarrassment
that I have gone through my recent months and years
perhaps too full of willing tolerance
for moral assumptions too big to fail,
that we are OK to predatively place
other men and women,
regardless of culture or religion or nationality,
and their necessarily neglected children,
in harms toxically unnecessary way.

An heroic investment
far too expensive for developing healthy persons,
plants,
or planet.

This is not how we wisely invest
in sacred Earth’s climates
and healthing cultures.

My celebration of military heroes
remains perennially muted
by my unease about planting future threats
by paying springtime federal taxes
because I conscientiously object,
for spiritual experience
and religious belief reasons,
how large the mountainous percentage
invested in threat of death and dying
and paying ever-mounting interest
on past military industrialized deficit
overheating budgets.

Stolen from potential health
and well-being
of Earth’s future generations
spread throughout all Earth’s sacred residents
now terrified of upcoming ballistic climates.

I should have tried harder,
more conscientiously,
to invest in restoring ballasts of co-operative climates.

So, I intend no disrespect
for courage
and honor
and heroes
for those who have survived
violence and
fear and
anger and
greed and
political pretensions of Elitists
too old to fight themselves,
but just rightwinged enough
to invest in further armaments,
and thereby profit nicely.

I feel no disrespect
for those who have not survived
and will not survive,
much less thrive in pathological death-culture.

But nationalistic applause
and praying for God’s blessings on U.S. First and Last,
Right or Wrong,
feel consciousness unsettling
when I experience God’s applause
for love and peace
and not our hate and
fear and
anger and
violence against each other,
regardless of religion or
culture or
national origin
or gender
or color
or age,
born,
long gone,
or yet unborn.

I know God too omnipotent and omnipresent
to respect inhumane national apartheid boundaries.

Heroes
are those who have gone well past their patriotic duty
far beyond what anyone could honestly
and reasonably ask,
beyond what most of us might expect of ourselves,

Especially while those left behind
remain in free-markets
to profit off the tanks
and submarines
and rifles soldiers bravely carry,
bullets and bombs they aim,
often at the even more profitable investments
of these same 1% Elite,
regardless of International Conglomerate Status.

For those who are persuaded
what was asked
was itself a positive democracy protecting moral act,
standing ovations of buoyant applause
feel resoundly called for
from warmly celebrating hearts.

But, for those of us
who empathize with heroes both alive and dead
regardless of religion or culture or national origin,
who feel such violence reflects our own democracy protecting failures
to conscientiously love all sacred life sufficiently,
Such unmitigated happiness feels heart-wrenchingly wrong.

In face of such selfless investment
in violence and risk to healthy futures
for threatening death
and objectives of destruction,
we more likely bow our disinvested heads,
take a humbled knee,
silent in awe of such uncompelling bad-breathed ambiguity,

Yet not wanting to offend
against such sacred gifts
offered at an unacceptable cost
We never had the conscientious right to ask
another soul to pay.

I do not believe disrespect
is democratically intended
for lack of con-celebrating our violent history’s heroes;
but respectful listening grows more conscientiously compelling
for humility
of political and economic enablers,
co-investors like myself,
with guilt and shame about what others have paid
because we did not act sufficiently
for waging and investing peace,
Incarnating God’s love
for all Earth’s SacredTribes.

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How Do We Say God?

How do we say God,
and why does it matter?
If whatever I do say
both is and is not good.

What is sufficient
to define a Creator?
The Sufis remind us
we face God each way.

How do we fix this
divine restoration?
To put back together
what anger tears apart.

Why do we want peace
and not just between terrors?
If God is our Alpha
then hate’s not Omega.

Why do we punish?
Our great hurts need healing.
How are we judging
those we have not yet faced?

How do we see God,
and why could this matter?
If health’s stretched out planning
builds more arms creating splatter.

If God is for health care,
and how could S/HE not be?
Then Love can’t be measured
in automated artillery.

Where is our rich soil
and how have we tilled it?
Or have we over-drilled it
for more blood and gore?

Why do we say God
and how does it matter?
For restoring Christ’s graced peace
sacred seeds grow together.

 

 

These lyrics more or less work with “Foregiveness”, by Susan Werner, on her The Gospel Truth CD.

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