On Democratic Compassion

A Unified Account of Causation, Constitution, Persistence, and Emergence

Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson
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Metaphysics of properties,
I explore the prospects of a causal explanation of constitution, persistence, and emergence. I will suggest that the idea that causation involves the mutual manifestation of disposition partners allows us to think of compound entities as mutual manifestations of dynamic interactions between the parts that constitute them, and their persistence as a result of that dynamic interaction. However, I think we need to modify the conception of mutual manifestations. The mutuality has been described in terms of the equal importance of so-called disposition partners—pairs of active and passive powers—while the interaction between the objects that wield such powers is characterised as unidirectional; one object acts while the other receives the influence of the action. This view is challenged by the fact that the natural sciences do not recognise any form of unidirectional action. Instead they depict all interactions as perfectly reciprocal, in the sense that whenever one object exerts an influence, the other simultaneously exerts a proportional influence of the same kind on the first, but in the opposite direction. I suggest that to accept the reciprocity of interactions only strengthens the viability of a causal account of constitution, persistence, and emergence.


I wonder if this same causal effective explanation might apply to bicameral co-passion and bilateral health investments, and co-gravitation, for that energy matter, temporal binomial inside/outside space, ego eco-ing experiential neurometric prime relationship of left and right hemisphere co-passionate communion; where Yang=1x and Yin=0y-squared to the four dimensional nutritional recycle of octave double-binary fractal strings of regenerative DNA bicameral bilateral ergodic potential structure of compassionate golden rule consciousness.


Spiritual Guides

Spiritual guides,
of all persuasions,
all religions,
all anti-religions,
with robust economic forecasting contracts,
and those without political capital,

Encourage their deep listeners
to avoid attachment
to positive thoughts
and feelings
and dissociation
divestment from negatively felt thoughts.

And yet connection,
organic unity,
resilient relationship,
harmonic tone,
bullish and mountainous volume
lies between too tight and high
and too loose and deep,
between back handing with impugned infinity
and open handed as leisurely timelessness,
between retribution
and restoration,
detente-infested punishing peace
and win/win healing justice.

we can find
and feel
significant differences
between overwhelming addiction to competition
and awesome cooperative commitment,

Between extracting spatial quantities
and inducing temporal qualities,

Significant thought and felt difference
constraining newly found patience
and restrained/trained
yet wondrously old curiosity,

Between unilateral love
and multicultural compassion,

Between narcissistic spending
and co-investment
in Ego
within democratically shared EarthHabitat,

Between reductive left-brain value-neutral beliefs
and inductive right-brain health/wealth,
felt golden green ratio-alizations,

Between corporate AgriBusiness
and PermaCultural Design
for polycultural (multicultural) optimizing health outcomes,

Between geometric uniformity within
all secular humane natures,
and organic interdependence
of all sacredly uniting EarthTribe
creatures alive
and dead
and not yet born,
poplars, and all trees
and bushes,
shrubs and grasses and grains;
but not guns,

Organic unity within enspiriting Earth
Root DNA sacred systems,
seasoned with ribbon nucleic acid,
internal dynamic energy
seeking ergodic structural spatial balance
and ionic wave-linear timely energy,

Between Yang bilateral-
reasonal balance
and Yin co-arising harmonic
bicamerally intelligent powers,

Between rational centering
and not not regenerative,
resonant appositional Harmonics,

Between EgoMuse
and EcoMusic,

Between personal knowledge
and ecopolitical wisdom,

Between retributive
straight white male privileged justice
and restorative
green-gold peace
for spiritual
and natural guidance.


DNA’s Ecological Confession

I live each breath
each day
each month
each season
each year
each stage of lifespan
each life and death cycle
of passionate memory,
between eternal consciousness
and timeless change.

Breathing in non-zero sum
and exhaling zero-sum
and vice versa spatial Time

Who knows significant differences
in such profound zero balancing,
similarities of emptiness
and fullness,

Earth’s ecofeminist life span
and Ego’s left-hemisphere
mutually reflect dynamic changing passions,
timeless theological play,
passion’s eternal re-creative work,
eternal wisdom
as of timeless personal knowledge,
polypaths of correlating wonder
wandering in polyphonic
eternal octaved awe.

I need not become capable
of defining regenerative breath
and spirit of dynamic time
to already be bilateral refiner
of Spirit’s renatured fractal Source.


Growing Up Divided

Growing up in twentieth century USA,
without a recent immigrant history,
nor a Native American indigenous heritage,
just another in-between victim
of Straight WesternWhite Male privilege,

I recall a smirky fuss
about Eastern mind/body connection,
unrealistic philosophy,
meditation as if medication.

It did not occur to me,
in my enthusiastically extractive
and exhausting youth,
that in the East,
Buddhist and Taoist teachers
might have indulged
in a smirky fuss

About Western mind v body disconnection,
secular science severed from sacred arts,
dualistic divine spirit v corrupt nature theology,
just war theories
rooted in retributive justice theory
instead of restorative peace experience;
body medication
without mind meditation.

In my more enthusiastically inclusive
and creative-tensioned age,
it occurs to bicameral mindbody me,
that Eastern ecosystemic connection
is also Western ego-recentering compassion,
experienced by Left-dominant hemispheres
as felt by Right-prominent
mind/body biospheres,

Searching for why binomial structures
religiously emerge from organic co-relational nomials,
dynamic spirit/natured variables,
inside/outside co-determinate sociables,
theological ecology.

western polypathic autonomous variables
and eastern polyphonic relationships,
Earth double-binding polyvagal dancing bodies
wrapped around,
and developing through,
revolving polymorphic minds
equally not not polynomially independent,
communal saints
and divided sinners.


The One OtherZone

Permaculture Design,
like any health restoring process,
begins with listening to each ZeroZone client
speak about deeply held goals and underlying values
they would like to share with their OneZone property(s).

Integral Permaculture Design
is no double-binary exception
in its ZeroZone internal culture
and OneZone external climate
appositional view (not necessarily oppositional),

A NonZero-Sum dipolar co-arising relationship
that restorative justice would heal
through compassionate comparisons
between predator and prey,
ego and eco-other.

These emergent analogical comparisons
need not be LeftBrain reduced to invidious competitions
of overly industrious agricultural ways and means,

Pitting Man Against MotherEarth
rather than a more cooperative dialogue
between Holy ZeroZone Spirits
(Winds, Healthy Breath, Positive Atmosphere-Energy)
and bilateral properties
of Holonic OneZone MotherEarth

As bicamerally mapped
climate strength/polycultural flow
Within bilateral neurological structures
(e.g., thymine/adenine prime 0-relationship)
of DNA’s fractal-Yang/Yin
half-octave ZeroZone display.

Experiential Non-Zero Sum GeoSystemic Structures
of 4D prime relational EarthMetrics
(see Buckminster Fuller, Synergetics I and II)
can become distracting
from more essential warm wet-wombed Original Attachment
(see Positive Developmental Psychology, especially Attachment Theory)
within win/win unfolding regenerate tissues
(see Win/Win Game Theory, especially Tit For Tat cooperative outcomes)
and compassion-default healthy neurological development values
underlying more RightHemisphere felt therapeutic needs,
compassion wants,
win/win ecofeminist hopes,
for both ego’s Left ZeroZone
and economic/ecologically interdependent OneZone
in Sacred RightHemispheric communication co-investments
(see Iain McGilchrist and Julian Jaynes and Marshall Rosenberg)

CoOperative future polyculturing Paradise
for polypathic non-violent communication Outcomes
in polyphonic regenerative harmony,
self-optimizing permaculturing designs
for more nutritional dialogue, investment, empowerment,
less parching debate
between ZeroZone bicameral neurological balance
and OneZone, as not Alien Other,
yet also not(not) EarthSacred Other

Historically and culturally rooted in win/win experiences
of healthy/wealthy EarthMother polycultures
as not(not) warm
refulgent MotherEarth

Issues of too-warm
too-fast changing properties
and opportunities of just-right/left
sacred HolySpirit tipping point boundary experiences
(see Buckminster Fuller, again, and again…)
restoring polycultural 0/1-bilateral co-binary Zone
EarthJustice win/win slow-grow regenerative trend properties

Within each of our potential
ZeroZone healthy
compassion therapeutic
non-violent communioned
restorative justicing
HolySpirit Clients

ZeroLeft/OneRight Elder-Sacred-Indigenous
rather than

OneLeft/ZeroRight cognitive/emotive
bipolar LeftBrain dominant
negative exhale more than positive inhale
degenerative-trend dissonance.

Restorative justice processes
like Win/Win Strategic Permaculture Design,
also ends with listening to each ZeroZone client
within and without,
speak about deeply held future health goals
and underlying wealth values
we would like to share as cooperative OneZone EarthSanctuary(s).


Holy Wind

These are post-revolutionary gay ’20s,
without pre-revolutionary SpeakEasies,
replaced with ListenHard
to global climates of LeftBrain dominant despair.

Margaret Meade encourages
urges small winds
assembled in privatized circles,
yet still dreaming of love’s great evolving liberty,
winning healthy democracy
to win wealthy economies
to win resilient ecology
to win resonant polypathic theology,

To remember
small compassioned groups
are the only Holy Winds
to ever have started cultural revolutions
more matriarchal,
less patriarchal,
more yin,
less yang,
more LeftWind sacred,
less RightStorm secularized
corporate uber-rights of egocentric personism,
UnHoly EarthRage nihilism.

And so our children led us out
from our WarmBreeze Sanctuary,
All Souls monotheistic
toward Republican Party Leadership Committees,

All Souls polytheistic toward Green Party Conclaves
for win/win economic/ecological sacred new deals,

All Souls atheistic
synergizing local Democratic Party Counsels,
conventions for green democratic inventions
in and for and of healthiest,
most resonant and resilient,
dipolar co-arising wealth,

All Souls agnostic creolizing Libertarian Party compassion
for those within segregated ideological atmospheres,
too removed from personal-political-economic-ecological experience,
longing to be free as Holy
restoring peace as EarthWind Justice
renaturing trusted warm atmospheric experience
as well as mind-thought.

Within these several atmospheric dialogues
each Party noticed our mutual self-knowing interests
in cooperative green health care,
given as received co-passions
exhaled as inhaled,

But now more Sacred Wind of revolution
more coperative democratic wealth
of Holy Wind health,

as resonant
as resilient
brilliant polypathic
bicameral bi-polynomial
bi-lateral thinking/feeling Revolution WindStorms

In compassionate democratic delight
yet conserving liberal futures
in more warmly nurtured children,
still wet-wombed Holistic Occupiers
Earth-worshiping WindStorm

Supported win/win consensus
by all leadership Parties,
and it began right here
in this All Souls Holy Climate

Listening out and down into these revolutionary gay ’20s,
without Green SpeakEasies as yet
but still non-violently co-invested in ListenHard Parties
to global climates of RightBrain ecofeminist
indigenous Holy Wind,
still singing through one small ultra-violet voice.


Note: Holy Wind is a left-brain dominant anglicization of the Navaho vocalization for “atmosphere” and “dynamic climate change.”

Naomi Klein, “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal” p. 126


Type A ReValues Type B

You’ve heard
and 2020 seen
and perhaps even felt a dichotomy
between Type A and Type B personalities?

A is for Alpha-yang.
S/he couldn’t possibly be more uncomfortable
with WesternWhite male nationalistic narcissistic supremacy
when it comes LOSER!!! down on us
from on financially wealthiest privileged kleptomania high,
like a camouflaged fat fox
in our own ego’s egg-home.

when I am ruling my Type A and Type B roost,
then my ego feels marvelously content
and prosperous,
except for worries that I need to hoard
and pro-actively defend,
to self-righteously protect
what is my nest-egg by right of winning
in an otherwise losing economic policy
and aristocratic history
of merited empowerment
earned by right of Type A Win/Lose competitive birth survival,

And not earned
by repressed way
to keep ego cooped and cowed inside
an otherwise A/B Open WholeSystem feeding range.

Which brings us to Type B organic WinWin optimizing health performance.
The cooperative wealth vocations
for egg-home sanctuary lovers
within our unredeemed Type A Western machination mists
and Win/Lose myths
of ultimate Lose/Lose EarthTribe theological devolution,
like a healthy egg
without a wealthy incubator nest.

Where trusted rights of democratic healthcare’s curious induction,
WinWin co-reception
listen carefully
before non-violently speaking wrongs
against health care giving
paid forward investments,
Type B cooperative
eco-systemic feminist flow-courage,
organic, not mechanistic,
not degeneratively depreciated mechanical
egg-harvesting machines.

Slow-grown Win/Win evolution
toward all Type A/B Win/Win resilience
re-opens resonant windows
of self/other compassion consciousness,

Mindful of positive-deviant Type A/B personalities
competing against Earth’s failing health-time
for Yang/Yin cooperative
ego/eco-systemic climax climates,
trans-regenerative within
as without
as within
as transubstantiating Here/Now
outside sanctuary resilience,

Alpha/Omega dipolar co-arising
regeneratively recycling
Either/Or with Both/And Left/Right complex resolutions,
redundantly resilient Type B integral health-reception
as also Type A diverse wealth inception.

Following healthy egalitarian lights
toward wealthy interdependent brights
of ultra-violet
non-violent A/B
Win/Win DNA
egg-sanctuary EarthTribe inception.


EarthMother Gets Riled

I fear Earth Goddess has something rather unkind to say
about RightWing patriarchal
pretensions oligarchical,

Which begins with N,
and ends with R,
and in-between fills out with Eve

Never attracted to bipolar conflicting reductive rabid climates,
deductively isolated singularities,
autonomous RightWing atom-ants,
of relentless
supremacy over-ambitious
labels covering orthodox experience
with mindless god/slave fantasies
about sluts
and codependent escorts
to and for eternal jihad paradise
distinguishing only One truly sacred thing, Ego,
from all other things
more secular,
merely natural,
not yet needed
so of no immediate use,
appropriate to throw away
as more or less
collateral life-love damage.

EarthMother feels and flows positive integrity
yet silent correlationally related
between RightWing multiculturally nutrition-balanced wealth budgets
and LeftWing ecofeminist health-nuts,
WinWin damaged and threatened,
yet still cooperating with mutual dipolar nature/spirit co-arisings
of inducted ultra-violet integrity intuitions,
natural ecological relationship is not not spiritually theological
double-binding green invitations to ultra non-violent integrity
of octaved waves
of full-spectrum enlightenment
dual-dark bicameral
surfing natural/spiritual
internal/external dichotomous health climates
transubstantiating correlational secular tables with sacred trends

Distinguishing One ZeroZone Becoming Out
with all other internally natural eco-humane revolutions before
HereNow SpaceTime
evolving Zeroistic future Universal WinWin
EarthTribe nurturing eco-consciousness,

GreenGoddess within EarthMother Systems
ultra-violet wombs
as warm Uracil networking
wet with absorbing bilateral Cytosine,

in-between Valleys,

between co-relational Patterns,

between silent NotYets,

between dipolar ZeroZones,

between empty Circles,

between notnot BackwardNow,

between notnot Concaving

dipolar TaoTime

BiLateral Relationship
primal ZeroZones
in-between Not and Yet

I still think EarthGoddess
has something to say,
sorta mean,
about RightWing patriarchal supremacy
like LeftBrain historical/cultural dominance,
bullying by stealing from vulnerable future generations
before they even have opportunity
to become healthy matriarchal born
into wealthy cooperative health and climate-care
transubstantiating EnergyDemocracy networks,
as of orthodoxically Olde Nature/Spirit Enchantments

absorbing just-right
sometimes romantic
sometimes erotic
usually agapic,
never counter-revolutionary disruptive,


Dark Fog Thoughts

Dark fog thoughts
remark against
labor nonparties
early May dazed

Of retiring Birthdays
and annual plays revolving
on Earth
as in Heaven
toward WiseElder North
cold reconceptions
yet bright.

Of 4D SpaceTime
crisp secular melting DisIntegrity
with sacred frozen Integrity
of EternaLight,

Deduction Either-Or
with crystal induction Both-And
and NotNot

Lose who is historically there
to Lose who was spiritually here,
rhyming back
and in

Polynomial dipolar waves
polypathic bipolar,
dissonant yet resonant
polyphonic DNA fractal
notnot RNA FourSeasoned structure

Transubstantiating healthy folds in fertile Space
as also wealthy trans-regenerating unfolds
transitional bilateral dark/light researching
wu-wei Time–
polynomial ZeroZone Yang-Yin rooting for

Whatever wu-wei Time
resolves to pull your EgoIdentity into
you can rest WinWin assured
wrestle LoseLose uninsured
you have just enough ZeroZone evolving time
to not lose wealthy PositiveLight space
to love us WinWin as we are,
nor even miss our better points
altogether welcoming.

Tipping Points
back yin not(not polynomial)
co-arising Yang PolyPathic forth,
autumn Southern comfort harvests
with Eastern springs
of yin-squared MayDay
Taurus-Taurus Yangsquared = Yinsquared
as c-squared-fractal bright speed
of 4D spiraling
political yet personal
octave light.

Dark fogs of uracil spray
remark against c-squared cytosine reseen,
labor nonparties addinizing
early May dazed gooey guidinine.

Dark fogs of RightBrain Elders
remark against LeftBrain enlightenment
of laboring WinWin light
for EarlySpring dawn
polypathic bright
for SpringEarly
dark fog thoughts…




Class of 1970

When I was in my Michigan high school
I found something both promising
and sacred,
portentous with rural, yet also urbane, PositivEnergy,
in and among our graduating classes
of 1970.

Ending with mindful roundness
of Zero.
Preceded by almost octave fullness
of sacred potentiating Seven.
Echoed more gobslappingly
by double-digit Nineteen,
promising most of us
a transmillennial journey
toward WiseElder restorative therapies,

Sacred healing ceremonies
and daily co-invested
deep learning eco/theo-logical lives
with 2020 Revolutionary Vision.

The 1900s of our DNA development
preached Ego’s know-how
to EcoSacred ZeroSoul 70s
need and hope to know why-now

The 80s will surely turn us toward Beloved Muses
living in EcoVillage Beloved Communities
of restored EarthSoul Peace.

A universal PeaceCorp journey
through why and how individual de-militarized Egos,
by EarthSpirit above
and EarthSoul within,
interdependent Zero Prime Identity Relationship
with divine Spirit inspiration

Entirely at 2000 home
in a coming
revolutionary active hope
toward 2020 Truths with Beauty
Tipping Points of double binary boundaries
bilateral lives
in soon coming EcoVillage Habitats.

Beloved communities
cooperating political sacred trusting Friends,
Bodhisattva Collaborators,
restoratively healing CoMessiahs,
Western patriarchal WinLose Souls
with Eastern matriarchal nondual WinWin
DNA-RNA Solidarity,
Advocates of and for ZeroZone Spirits.

Both secularly portentous
and sacred Wonder
and Awesome PositivEnergy Spirits
emerging from 0000 toward 2020
through our incarnate
multigenerational stories

Both spatially LeftBrained deductive
and temporally JustRight inductive resilient
YangSpirits looking up and out
with inside resonant YinZero-Soul
back and forth
through Christic 0000 Zone
EgoLeft FatherGod
with Eco-WiseElder Matriotic Soul
together divinely Gaian bilateral
polypathic deductions
with polyphonic inductions

delineating notSpirit/notSoul ZeroZone
spacetime gospel memories
ZeroPrime Relational
sacred active Hope
enthymematic PolyNomial Paths
not back (so not forth) Yinternal PolyPhonic

Looking ecstatically forward
to 2020
after our fifty years
in deep listening learning wilderness
sacred ecological
and secular theological
resilient-resonant multiparadigmatic eyes
and ears
hearing thresholds for Tipping Point PeaceRevolutions
pro-democratic lives of
anti-climatic health enculturation

Alpha through Omega
double-binding Yang strong past
with Yin flowing future
dipolar restorative WinWin
ZeroZone healing
of too many bipolar 19s and 7s
with their intrinsically irrational issues
shading understories,
cooperative co-incidences.

So why is
Let Peace Begin With Me
typically sung
in ZeroZone C-Major Yang
and four-part yinternal harmony
of ZeroSoul
for slow march paced
toward wellbeing
Yang/Yin bipolar now dipolar
nondueling so love co-arising
to Let Peace Begin
with 2020 We?

In 2020 Business As CoOperative EarthFirst Usual,
why do Beloved Musing Entrepreneurs
so often do well
and become WiseElder ahead?

In 2020 forests,
why do Yang cooperativists
prosper through restorative yin-therapies?

Cope well with a bit of climate pathology
without over-reacting
by trying to eat and hoard too much of Earth
in our own time?

Thereby depriving
all our potential post-millennial generations
their fair share of living baptismal water purity,
loving fertile soil and soul responsibility,
knocking on wind-blown doors
of healthy possibility.