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
beautifully resonant
musically harmonic
multiculturally rich,
a transporter of karmic mediation
preferring win/win cooperative
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.

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

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
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
nurturing water
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.


And Everyone In Between

In theology,
and healthy ecological
and pathological relationships,
I know self-righteous fundamentalists
and nonviolent nondualists,
and most everyone else
processing together

how such an abstraction
between fundamental uniformity
of sacred energy
and nondual co-arising unity
of divine light,
can sever a healthy
polynomial balance,

A harmonic resonance
championed by the newer
fundamentally either/or deductive processes
of verbal language
calculating oppositional contrasts,

And the other flowing from ZeroSource memory
reincarnating nondualistic both/and inductive
karmic intentions,
preference for healthy
appositional comparisons,
20/20 vision…evolution…regenerative resolution.

In ecological compassion
between egoLeft and ecoRight,
Yang NorthWest and Yin SouthEast,
and theological wealthy
positive co-relational wisdom
between EarthNature and co-arising HolySpirit,
national cultures and global climates.

I know denialists of good faith
good humor
and good healthy
multicultural extended democratic
green families,

And I know apparently wiser co-arising
dipolar both/and
nondualist wisdom seekers,

LeftBrain dominant
and RightBrain spiraling
ecologically and theologically evolving
20/20 nonviolent nondualist revolutions

In fractal spacetime
4D prime polynomial co-passion,
as P approaches balance
as also N(NP


Full/Empty ZeroZone regeneration health trends,
as DNA fractally encscripted
celebrated multicultural language
for EarthHealth rights/wrongs
regenerative health/wealth trends,
often confused with degenerative health v wealth choices.

the greatest nationalistic karmic therapy
is to never violently prefer
to capitalistically
playground bully
international terrorist
go it alone,

and even as a humane enspirited
sacred species
of multicultural mediators,
global health optimization advocates,

Permaculture Designers
for democratic empowerment,
and dense dancing polyculturally stable outcomes,

Restorative Justice Court Officials
against criminalization
and revenge
and racism
and white male privileged heterosexism,
and further xenophobic violence,

NonViolent Communicators
of nutritiously compassionate co-investments
in healthy shared futures,

Students of systemic theology,
and ecological healthy relationships,
knowing fundamentalists,
terrified about biologically unhealthy
lack of natural sexual relationships,

And nonviolent nondualists,
advocates of universal resolutions
for healthy light,
and unitarian
interdependent webs of reweaving
beautiful moonlit EarthRivers
of flowing Humane Justice.


Why Are We Here?

Why are we here?
my oppositional daughter
defiantly asks.

Because we’re not over there?
her appositional dad
too often
and frustratingly

Sogyal Rinpoche writes
“To embody the transcendent
is why we are here.”
I doubt my daughter
would find this more satisfactory,
sounds like more patriarchal malfactory.

Echeopnir Laygos has another impression,
To embody economic empowerment
and political enlightenment
is why liturgy,
and transcendent meditation
are here.

embodying Earth’s transcendent unity
is also how we are here;
but this too
would not satisfy my daughter’s constant questions
about why and how,
I fear.


Making Cooperative Power

All regenerative energies,
like sunlight
and Permaculture Design
and Restorative Justice
and love
and compassion
and empathy
and contextual intelligence
and multicultural mediation
and non-violent communication,
are interdependently One,
in original embryonic matriarchy.

So all degenerative entropic trends
are separating identities
reverting back into One
timelessly eternal Source,
as positive health intended,
of course.

Divine energetic voices
appear in sunlight’s daily emotions,
climaxing transitions at lunch time
and waning remissions
in deep learning economic dreams
of sacred shadowed night,
mystic mystery
mysteriously ambiguous,
paradoxical win v lose
double-binding boundaries

Sensing right-brain dreams
are sacredly iconic stuff,
ether, light and dark,
atmosphere, loud and soft,
sensory, fragrant and disgusting,
healthy and pathological,
multicultural and monocultural
eco-balanced and/or ego privileged

Without west hemisphere supremacist language
within which God’s permacultural perennial voices
can still be actively heard
speaking humane-divine inspiration

As clear
transparent water
timelessly envelopes bubbling rivers,
burbling wet root systems
preferring healthy plants
and soils
and NonZero-Sum economic souls
and politically organic zones
and naturally/spiritually curious sums
and oxymoronic Source,
primal co-relationship
still bicamerally balancing healthiest wealth

Waxing and waving in
and waning and reweaving out
octaved light
and fractured fractal darkness
empowering health
by disempowering dispassionate demagoguery;
uniformly stagnant,
violently tongued and pitchforked extraction,
white privileged segregation
and dark nonwhite diminished,
anti-golden rule.

Punishing Voice
substituting profane nationalistic patriotism
for regenerative trusting democracy,

And substituting international disloyalty
for multicultural win/win Golden EcoPolitical Rules,

And substituting colonizing patriarchalism
for EarthTribe patriotism,

Loyalty to EarthJustice
extinguished by nightmares,
haunting revisions of demonic demagoguery

AntiAngelic dreams following TheLight
of bicameral communication,
and multilaterally
restoring EarthTribe justice,

As originally spoken
through Primal Sacred Relationship
with Goddess Voices perennially ecofeminist,
organically green,
inspiring and expiring,
ego and eco therapies
of wealthiest resilient health.

deep learning therapeutic rooted
in EarthMother’s embryonic wealthy attachment.



What opposes enlightenment?

You know, like dusk,
end of a day
through end of time
on living Earth.

What opposes empowerment?


What might oppose Earth’s enlightenment
and/or empowerment?

For me
or throughout all multiculturing history?

Possibly both?

I see ego darkness,
inability to cause
and/or perpetuate health,
individual powerlessness.

Do disease
and insecurity
and lack of effective power
feel like ways of experiencing poverty,
absence of healthy robust choice
for you,
as seems to be true of my experience?

but poverty does not feel like a synonym
for dark feelings
or disempowerment.

Poverty, like racism,
feels more political,
more ecosystemic.

What is the opposite of ecosystemic enlightenment
and/or empowerment?

Ego isolation,
unsystemic pathological darkness
and/or disempowerment,
absence of meaning or purpose,
economic depression,
political suppression,
dissociative sublimation,
narcissistic idolatry,
monoculturing rage,
violent zero-sum win/lose capitalism,
religious-cultural apartheid,
ecopolitical suicide,
globally generic genocide,
climate exhaustion,
ego-autonomous annihilation

Do these seem to oppose global
and individual
and local enrichment
for you?
as they do for me.

Perhaps what opposes positive multilateral energy
is always some unilateral form,
of impoverishing experience.


The Rabbi’s Awesome Mother

She associated awe with unvoiced age.

Her son often enthused
about awesome tech-paced change,
empowering opportunity,
but, for her,
youth is an age for voicing wonder
as elders remember awesome quiet connection
back with memoried Time.

She found elder awe memories,
originating imprints,
in trees from humble
yet awesome nuts and seeds,
formed back in timeless forests

Where nutritional root systems
meet yang-strong trunks,
boldly growing toward sunlight,
flirting quietly with moonlight’s fertility
starring light shining our way
from how many awesome staring years ago?

Now enlightening her empowered wonder
about this sensory sexiness
of trunks on root systems
so old she can’t quite recall

How could time carve hoary beds
with rivers of resilient water
flowing down Time’s journey
from wondrously young
toward awesome complex landscapes
of connection
co-passionate secular communication,
sacred communion.

Maybe if she goes on wondrous line
and writes about these awesome Times
they will become both more musically beautiful
and reconstructed true,

More passionately ageing together
with respect for Earth’s revolving
gorgeous flowing wisdom
and joy for multi-sectored
strong true handsome.


Essential Reading

When asked
by my nephew
for an essential reading list
for PermaCultural Therapeutic Design,
my Taoist thoughts went back
to Unitarian-Universalist
Yin/Yang pre-history,
when Earth produced a theologian,
Dr. Thomas Starr King (1824-1864)
reaching out for non-violent dialogue
across all global healing cultures.

This 1800s Dr. King
would-be global peacemaker
and reflected
and reconsidered humanity
both Universalist YangLeft Dominant
and Unitarian YinRight Prominent,
like EgoCreators
noticing and appreciating EcoCreations
to an Integral PermaCulturing Designer
and Restorer of EarthJust Climates,
WellTimed Nutrition Spaces,
Secular/Sacred Health/Wealth BiLateral
DiaLogical Places.

To everyone’s ecologically cooperative relief,
this Dr. King had a sense of humor,
sometimes dark
and deep,
more resonant with MoonLight seasons
than SunBright reasons

Speaking of power and energy and light,
“The Universalists…believe that God is too good
[healthy, wealthy, beautiful, trusting, radically democratic Lover]
to damn us forever;
And you Unitarians believe you are too good
[wealthy beautiful resonantly trusting and healing Creation]
to be damned.

[to be pathologized,
victim of toxic apartheid,
degenerative monoculturing climates
global hurricanes,
starvation, etc.]

This Dr. King
ecological theologian
spoke with a polyculturally developed sense of irony,
and died one year before
the first National Conference of Unitarian Churches
discussed merging YangLeft Universalists
with YinRight Unitarians,

Like liberal Yankees
and confederated Rebels
inviting creolizing
polycultural carpet-baggers
of good faith ecological relationships
redesigning theology,
preaching non-violent good governance
to those who would post-UnCivil War listen
with positive attitude gratitude,
active polyculturing co-passion.

These EarthPassions percolated for another sixty-five years,
until Frederick May Eliot
mediated patriotic Unitarian Associates
of these Uniting States
for healthy democratic becoming
one cooperatively co-invested health sanctuary

Inviting a serious,
and sometimes more light-hearted
and footed
and bicameral-handed,
discernment connecting
uniting Universalist global wealth redeemers
and healers
with Unitarian interdependent web of secular/sacred human
health/wealth pro-lifers.

Eliot’s Commission on Appraisal,
covenant for global truth and reconciliation,
reported “Unitarians should
[could, might like to]
free themselves from the sectarian spirit
[of apartheid,
bad faith,
partisan, monoculturing nature]
by cooperating more fully
[actively win/win nonzero-sum, regeneratively]
with other denominations,
[good and healthy faith communities],
by taking part in a growing [polycultural] movement
of the Free Church Fellowship
[for non-violent communing sanctuary design
and cooperative development]

And by entering whole heartedly
into the worldwide [swelling/shrinking ecopolitical] fellowship
of religious liberals
[nature/spirit nonsectarian]
in many lands.”
[protected by health conservational EarthTrust.]

Since the 1930s,
Free HealthSanctuary Democratic Communication
has further responded
to Buckminster Fuller’s ecological/theological “Synergetics,”
to Marshall Rosenberg’s “NonViolent Communication,”
to Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects
through “Active Hope,”
to Iain McGilchrist’s “The Master[Mistress] and His[Her] Emissary,”
to Deb Dana and Stephen Porges’
“The Polyvagal[cultural] Theory in Therapy:
Engaging [Inviting] the Rhythm of [win/win cooperative] Regulation.”

To this Taoist GreenDemocrat,
all these additional inside-voiced layers
of systems group attachment
to non-violent human compassion theory
are helpful
yet distract from the outdoor sense of mystical humor
implied in LaoTse’s Sonnets for Self/Other
Ego/Eco GoldenRule,

Earth BiHemispheric Democratic
Health-Nutritional CoGovernance
outside as inside climate therapy,
above as below,
ecosystemic as ego-resilient
green wealth as red-blooded health.

Note: The UUA history in this piece borrows heavily from The Gadfly Papers, by Dr. Rev. Todd F. Eklof, pp. 62-3.


Critical Reminders

The faith that capitalism
is the only viable democratic economic system
we have experienced,
or could even ecologically imagine,

Reminds me
of the faith that retributive punishment
is the only viable governing political system
we have cooperatively experienced,
or could ever theologically
and resonantly
and compassionately imagine
restoring healthy peace,

Reminds me
of the faith that continuing to do the same competitive things,
make the same win/lose mutually feared assumptions,
will eventually result in some different
and less EarthClimate overheated
and critically pathological outcome,

Reminds me
of Einstein’s faith that repeating this business as usual default
unreasonably defines left v right handed insanity.


What Is Love’s Difference?

What is the difference
between an anti-theist
and a pro-humanist?

What is the difference
between a terrorist
and a terrific zest?

What is the remainder
when subtracting NonZero-Sum WinWin EarthBodied outcomes
from Zero-Sum WinLose capital incomes?

Why do
Permaculture Designs
and Restorative Sacred Justice Resolutions
share the same healthy wealth goals?
If they do,
and why don’t they,
if they don’t?

What is the health value comparison
between competitive LeftBrain dominant educational disciplines
and cooperative Right/Left predominate deep learning co-invitations?

What is the therapeutic value
noticing differences between invidious comparisons
and virtuous contrasts,
between bipolar oppositions
and dipolar co-arising appositions?

What is difference
and sameness
within non-violently healthy communication
and compassionately wealthy co-empathy?

What are cooperative tipping point systems
in-between ecological LeftBrain health-cultures
and theological RightBrain sanctuary climates?
Between secular
and sacred,
and spirit,
and inhale,
compete against pressure
and cooperate with atmosphere?

What is the difference
between a win/lose agnostic
about Earth’s sacred integrity
and a Win/Win bicameral humanist
within Earth’s health-optimizing
regenerative synergy?

What is cooperatively owned
pantheistic DNA
and profoundly democratic-trust energy,
bicamerally trans-humanistic,
polyculturally self/other empowering,
Win/Win co-investment
in wealth of health nutritional
bio- and geo-systems,
ego- and eco-therapeutic networks
yang- and yin-healing operations?


Democracy On Fire

In “On Fire”
Naomi Klein reminds us
win/lose capitalism invites a collective action vacuum
and abhors restrictions on money-accumulating freedom,

But Earth,
a healthy global climate,
healthy ecosystems
invite regenerative win/win climax
of cooperatively nurturing health systems
and abhor inhumane definitions of “wealth”
as privately-held and autonomously sequestered currency
natural resources
human resources

Climate health informs public sector values,
ecology of nutritional needs
and investment in cooperatively-held wants.

Capitalism’s monopolistic version of “wealth”
informs private sector values,
greedy and predative norms,
theology of transcendent jealousy
and divestment from sacred communion.

When Donald Trump successfully ran for President,
he explicitly ran against all things Obama,
against audacious hope in public sector cooperativism.

Like Nixon’s “Southern strategy”
this was a way
to effectively say
“I am for Straight-White-Evangelical-Male-privileged capitalism,
so I am your safest Business As Usual investment.”

This turns competitive debate
rather than cooperative dialogue,
and private sector CEO decision-making
rather than democratic grass-roots discernment,
and no public health-investment experience
into a “drain the socialist swamp” asset.

He did not mention
his nationalistic capitalism
is abhorrent to global climate health,
public health,
family health,
ecosystemic health,
ego-resilient health,
all of which are rooted in EarthJustice wealth,
regenerative action and win/win response
inviting cooperative social climax
within and between species
and all forms of natural/spiritual living energy systems.

When national Democratic Party leaders
declare objective NumberOne
for 2020 success
is to defeat Trump,
I 20/20 disagree.

This continues and further escalates a win/lose strategy
to out-capitalize the Trumpian icon of Capitalism.
Rather than a democratic positive empowerment strategy.
This is a sub-optimal choice
because it pretends public sector win/win healthy outcomes
can be achieved with more
and more
and more private sector win/lose incomes–
while Earth
home burns and melts and floods.

Green Democrats
look to a more resilient
robust cooperative investment in health.

Health of all kinds:
democratic co-investment health,
environmental health,
economic cooperative-ownership and -management health,
restorative justice health,
peaceful health,
green new deal health,
cooperative health,
compassion health,
love health,
sacred health,
secular health,
ecological health,
theological health,
multicultural health,
polycultural health,
polyphonic health,
polypathic health,
polynomial interdependent intersectional health,

Resonant health,
resilient health
for robust
EarthPeace wealth.