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Healing With Ivy

Overly familiar with her defiance
patterns of fetal alcohol confusion,
neuro-systemic habits of resistance,

I, the consummate ecofeminist,
was sure my daughter felt
I was shutting wounded Ivy out
when she wanted me
to enter her toxic on-line
stream of Sponge Bob consciousness

When she came to me,
in self-care mode,
while I was meditating
reading
reflecting
writing
breathing deeply in,
then out

One gasp for hope
at a new pandemic time,
searching for one hour
without unmitigated despair
at this unhealthy contagion time,
one calming day at a time,
one therapeutic glimpse at a week,
one unimaginable month,
one lifetime of a year,

One retiring stage,
one quickly ancient life,
one emerging seamless love
at this time.

In exasperation
with her insistent interruption
in my sacred space,
I exclaimed
“Ivy, I can’t take care of you
if you won’t let me
take care of me!”

To which she replied,
“Can I sit here
quietly
next to you?”

I was skeptical,
cynical about cooperative deep breathing
with screaming screen-time Ivy,
but “You may,
if you can”

And so she did
sit next to me
at the head of my bed
where her paraplegic brother slept
post-seizure,

She leaned her black curled head
against my old white man shoulder
peacefully
breathing side by side

And that is how
we resiliently entered
into this passing
evolving
rising and falling,
erupting and disrupting pandemic
of Earth’s green
and sacred
virally emergent
health care.

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Presiding PResidential Properties

Why do Presidents
work out better
safer
healthier
when they insist on remaining
persist in reclaiming
active grassrooted residents?

Cooperative property administration health values
are rooted
in eco-cooperative wealth

PolyCultural Values
from regeneratively safe experience
with resilient
and resonant,
CoPassionate Left/Right
West/East
Capital/EmBodied
Ego/EcoSystemic
bicamerally therapeutic
polyvagal EarthTribe
neurosystemic balance

While recovering
from LeftBrain capital presiding dominance
we begin to explore
RightWing hot red prominence
as too anthrosupremacist,
dissociatively white male straight-line monotheistic,
sadistically against ecofeminist cooperatives
left smirking,
rolling eyes
and roiling panentheistic ears
silently against monopolistic colonists
armed and ready to engage
lose/lose military weapons

Before reconsidering
healthier and green systemic
polycultural resilience

Wealthier
nonviolent bicameral communi-nations
reconsidering vaguely integral
fractal
dialectical
4-Square spiraling
interactive spectral notions

Healthy democratic
win/win game engaging
religiously multicultural health
and strategically appropriate safety

In economically green
ecological administrations
teaching polycultural governing resonance

Of Both/And
not-not positive
dipolar co-arising co-alternatives
explored through grassrooted
therapeutic win/win anticipation

Does more than equal
Either/Or unmusical competitions
LeftBrain dominant
pointing anxiously downstream
toward lose/lose deep
dark anthrosupremacist
narcissistic
dissociative
Straight Western WhiteMale
climatic monoculturing trauma
history of dark Earth Days
not so greenly healthy
or safely wealthy
post-industriously

Immersed in presiding
over LeftBrain
increasingly RightWing
competitively dominant
win/lose narratives
devoid of Sacred EarthTribe
recreation stories

Ignoring prehistoric songs
and dances
engaging pre-verbalized
indigenous DNA systemic
co-governing structures

Dialogical
fractal presidential patterns
regeneratively
residentially restructured

Building
and rebuilding resilient
polyvagally systemic win/win
strategic playground wisdom.

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Peak Health Experiences

Yacking Yang
Left Brain

Seeks ego-health information Now

While Right Brain wealth
of green integrity
sees/hears
smells/tastes
feels/touches
ecosystemic bilaterally redundant experiences

ReMembered from multiculturing prehistory
up to Present Here
including Sacred Now

Witnessing
Yacking Yang
Left Brain
still seeking
ego-health care giving
and receiving ego/eco-balance
in green inside/outside silence
and red regenerative sounds
resounding EarthTribe’s
Open Whole GreenSystemic
Earth Day and Night
revival.

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Small Powers Everywhere

This little light of mine
I’m gonna let it shine

Wide and longing
for committed dialogue
not surrounded
by elitist debate,

Win/lose games,
Zero-sum asinine assumptions
requiring ego-infested shadows

Resisting win/win opportunities
of healthy
democratic dialogue

Between constituencies,
residents sufficiently humble
to become students together
and unschooled
unprofessional parents
and not totally enlightened teachers
and investigative staff
and neighborhood enquiry co-investors
in this democratic
nonpartisan
Thermos On Thames Experiment.

Where the School for Daily Integrity
hosts community resources
co-engaging win/win resolutions
producing cooperative educational opportunities
to practice
practice
compassionate praxis
nonviolent communication
to restore EarthJustice,

Where co-investors co-invite
contributions around ecofeminist friendly circles
just close enough for everyone
to hear all respected neighbors
who will not be Othered

Because we are learning,
through this pandemic of anxiety,
to anticipate more than climate floods
and fears,

Both risks
and opportunities,
dissonance
and resonance,
chaotic cacophony
and complex symphony
entrusting our capacity
for resilient health and safety
co-governance.

Not another negative
Business As Sadly Usual
competitive ZeroSum game
of wounded ego-survival
until some future small light day
still dimly hoping for big bright
ecosystemic
polycultural
multicultural win/win robust community

Co-mediation
co-operation
co-invested co-dominions
engaging spring EarthDay celebrations

Of locals feeling active hope
and mutually earned trust
predicting environmental ideas
for healing Earth’s injustices
blighting compassionate
nonviolent communication,
which would be more transparent,
risking tender lights
for growing better humored
kindness

Where silence of executives
administrators
managers
means they are deeply listening
for how we can empower each other
through heartfelt consent

And cold dark silence melts,
no longer resisting Truth
to continue postures
of professional
authoritarian
legalistic
quarterly profit-preserving business
without also recognizing long-term threats
of flooding rivers
and subzero icy windstorms.

Straight white patriarchal privileged
incorporated silence means resistance
to sharing inclusive powers
with autonomously dimming lights

Rather than unveiling
wide and bright kindness moving
away from monocultural
either/or debate,
repressing fears about surviving future floods
fears
and famine

Rather than inclusively hoping
to thrive
with good humored faith
in INTEGRAL MARKERS
of democratic health
calling for this circle
to embrace trust-rebuilding
co-empathic engagement

Feeding
and watering each individual’s strengths
and cooperatively held assets
rather than punishing our weaknesses
of fear and anger,
passive mistrust
and active distrust

Further afflicting executive professional disadvantage,
dissociations
dividing shadows
weapons for continuing
White Patriarchal privileged
and disempowered
and unenlightened
talking Heads of lined up Authority

Speaking down,
darkly withholding honest
well-lit encircling dialogue
about our shared health
interactive safety
compassionate wealth
anticipations through actively
engaging transparent dialogue

While sitting around our annual fire circle
celebrating songs and dances
of green ecofeminist healthy lights
inviting yet another safe spring thaw

Inspiring this engaging light of ours
to let our best divine co-dominion
co-investments shine.

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Climate Change Ain’t Progress

In Shaker Heights, Ohio,
founding fathers co-invested in:

Change doesn’t happen
without planning

This, despite
unstraight
unwhite
unmale volatile experiences
feeling sometimes victimized
and sometimes blessed
by unexpected weather transitions,
despite feeling like vulnerable chameleons,
despite feeble farming
in narrowing spaces
between floods and famine,
despite more often feeling:

Plans were made to be changed,
a euphemism for:

Your plans are disempowered
to become downsized,
disinvited,
excised.

Planning change
feels as privileged as LeftBrain dominance
which need not pause to listen
and remember
more fear-inducing personal experiences

Violent change predicting health
and wealth losses,
wild absence of planned control
like HIV
and COVID-19,
global pandemics
and climate change
erasing EarthTribe’s
presumed polyculturally healthy
future symbiotic ego/eco-systems.

If sinister change,
including global pandemics,
feel suspiciously planned to you
then please rediscover
your LeftBrain anxious conspiracy theories
as a weakness

Rooted in Straight-White-Male
incorporated executive academic privilege
to have disproportionate learning resources
to research,
and plan more exclusive progress
in your family
and work
and economic
and political history

More successful
than chronic disenfranchisement,
monocultural marginalization,
psychological depression,
feminist political repression,
economic suppression,
win/lose competitive corporate colonizing
oppression–
all tragic unprogressive forms,
not therapeutic changing flows,
of mundane traumatic pathology.

Change
for LeftBrain dominant speakers,
does not always sound like
Progress
to RightBrain prominent listeners.

Ambiguity about personal capacity
to empower therapeutic change
can also be heard
when I “deserve”:

to stay home
(paid or unpaid?)
when I’m sick

to give voice
(listened to or ignored?)
to my transparent truth

to be housed,
institutionalized,
hospitalized,
incorporated,
resourced,
employed by patriarchal capitalists,
healthier,
loved for who I could become,
with explicit contractual conditions
for rewarded positive
(more than punished negative)
regard.

If we have too seldom deserved
merits
more than demerits
in our own salvation/demonization
invitation/extrication experience,
then we grow quick to notice
“change” comes in positive
and negative future plans

As “progress”
can be progressive cancer
and climates of disruption
more than polyculturally inclusive choice
of love
and not fear,
of compassion
and not violence

For too many of Those People,
For global EarthTrauma
climate change,
what follows Patriarchal-Capitalist plans
for next quarter’s progress
is frightening absence
of eco-political integrity,
Business As Planned Usual
degenerating
toxic chaos.

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Light Powers

Lately,
I too often experience
anger begets anger
to also remember
love begets love.

This same appositional binary
appears in retributive criminal justice codes
culturally outweighing
restorative EarthJust climates
of healthcare giving
is also wellness receiving.

Our criminal justice codes
are designed to hurt
and disempower
oppositionally defiant individuals,
greedy
ego-self-righteous
Takers,

Terror capitalized
Otherers,

Rapists
with rapid-fire militarized
Take Up PatriarchalCapitalist Arms
against Motherers,

Angry
and coldly calculating
Murderers,

Enslavers
Addictors
Hate Preachers,

And their neglected
mental/spiritual unhealthy
Followers

Often with police
or military commodified retaliation histories
speaking in Wins
for Good Straight WhiteMale privilege
so must Lose
Other rivalrous voices

Blind to win/win restorative peace
and EarthJustice

Where compassion begets potential
for growing cooperatively held
compassion
through nonviolent communication

Verbal
and nonverbal,
secularly spoken
and sacredly felt,
ecologically healthy
and theologically wealthy
polyculturing communion.

Anger,
fear,
and hate speak harm
where unconditional regard
listens for healthcare giving
and receiving reciprocity,
for love,
for compassionate win/win healing
EgoCenters
living in organic EcoSystems.

Passionate anger
is not an intrinsic evil
nor does immature selfishness
always lead to egocentric greed
and hoarding
and aggression
sourcing original win/lose sins
of dark oppression
and disempowering violence.

Anger and greed and fear
are daily warnings
that our nationalistic
PatriarchalCapitalist cultural road
to internal health
and external peace
is more likely
through lovely PolyCultural Communion healing.

Sacred Earth Communion
may begin by simply taking a breath
to remember rainbow ecosystemic synergy
of humane light
shaping divinely synergetic powers

Just as anger begets anger
and retributive punishing
abusive and neglectful marginalizing,
dissociative wounding
monotheistic supremacist
DualDark inside/outside Systems

So too compassion and nonviolent deep listening
for win/win healing possibilities
for mind, inside
and body, outside
mental/spiritual health care
for egos still actively hoping
ecosystemic resonantly resilient
wealthy relationships
will restore interpersonal justice
through nonviolent communication

Transparently
and vulnerably communicating
reflections of a rainbow stopping traffic
to recall fleeting light perfections
of Earth’s health empowering peace.

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Roots and Blossoms

Earth’s organic systems wonder
if both of these could be true:

Poverty and ignorance breed violence.
Capitalism and patriarchalism feed conflict.

If so,
is the first
or the second
history’s enculturing root system?

And is the Other
our competitively threatening
viral blossom of oppression?

And EarthMother wonders
if natural empowering
is also spiritual enlightening
cooperative Wisdom
inviting humane peace,
less dissonant debate praxis
preferring to invest
in more resilient dialogue practice
instead.

In dialogue with Monica Sharma’s “Radical Transformational Leadership: Strategic Action for Change Agents,” p. 13.

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Disabling Corporate Culture

Dynamically spiraling fractions
of potentially integral energy
win/win cooperative
and win/lose disruptive

Against peaceful eight octaves
of eight
is one hundred per day
full-octave spectral revolutions
during bilateral peace-sentry nights

DoubleBinary
for fractal 4 = NonZero ReGenerative
indigenous spacetime dynamic
century sensory wisdom

Integrity’s sacred RightBrain ReWeaving Potential
to Climax Reset
for yet another Business
As Naturally Usual
Fibonacci Octave-Neural Outcome
Holonic Spirited day

Ecstatically filled
with intersectional FractalGroup
primal family

Organic in/out-sided experiential
WinWin
Holonic LifeHealth Play

With regenerate pattern
synergy rhythmed
ribboned
spiraling bilaterals
of health structure maps
for fractal collaterals
like sacred integral
territorial DNA

Redeveloping another dynamic
experiential
pedagogical
eco/theological envelopment
of Music,
Myth,
and MetaPhonic
MetaPhysic
MetaPathic
MetaPhoric
bicameral
historical euphoria

LeftBrain seas
in 3/12
three dimensional
hourly and daily
temporal space
pace

While RightBrain hears
in 4/4 sacred surfing fractals
for annual
seasonal un/redevelopment
cooperatives

Deep RightBrain interweaving
binomially thoughtful maps
with flowtrend feeling
integrity territories

DoubleBinding
dipolar co-arising
regenerative four-seasoned
structured time

For healthier pedagogical maps
deep RightBrain
interdependently sacred connected
by transparent vulnerability
ability to recommunicate
resistance to monoculturally marginalizing
autistically ghettoizing
mental hospitalizing
unhoused
unhinged OTHER populations

Oppressed remains
for cooperative peer-educated persistent
monocultural domination
of middle class straight white
PatriCapitalist AnthroSupremacy

AND, in this polycultural win/win
therapeutic cooperative
co-passionate resistance,
we thereby restore public
and climate health education systems
engaging in wealthier deep learning

So, oppressed Earth’s great climatic health
returning
as polyculturally woke
fractured fractal wounded wealth

EcoTherapy for re-educating
history’s English privileged classroom
for unstraight
unwhite
un-monotheistic
un-vested
discommunioned
traumatically suppressed people,
for oppressed organic
living
integral planning and implementing
secular purpose
and sacred meaning systems
more favorably impressed
by Teacher Mother Eartha

Dynamically spiraling fractions
of potentially integral
octaves of harmonic energy
win/win resiliently cooperative
and win/lose
degeneratively disruptive.

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Muse of Integrity

HeartChoice,
the Why
of my prayers,
invocations,
anxieties,
deep learning anticipations

Music of Integrity
throughout compassion’s timeless
walking wounded prayers

Felt inside Win/Lose violent history
of uncivil suffering
mystery
of Either/Or non lullaby

Discord rooted and stuck
in fundamental lack of soul
for multicultural flowing courage
swelling BothNature/AndSpirited lungs
and throats
and tongues
and bicameral hearts
and bilateral hands
discovering capital heads
in copassionately curious root
HeartChoice
compelling well-sung

HeadVoice,
the What of my prayers,
invoking lyrics

Win/Win bicameral health/
wealth of vocal ecopolitical analysis
advocating Golden Ruled individuals

Witnessing trauma’s global light
shedding shadows
whispering ecotherapeutic local power,

Enlightened mystic minds
within empowered bodies,

Balancing egos
within harmonic neuro-ecosystems
spiraling binomial
double binary dynamics
healthing HeadVoice
co-invested wealthing

HandReJoice,
the How of my active prayer
as dancing DNA regenerations
choreographing bilateralized experience
that social-psycho consciousness
is not first a matter of unsung healthy faith
but of primordially felt resonant wealth experience,
through co-empathic copassionate music practice

Singing staffed ribbons
inscribing vibrato octaves sung
well-rung resonance
both multicultural
and nonviolent,

Both nutritional
and win/win cooperative communal
ego/eco-therapeutic corollary chorus
resounds

Searching out resilient myths
of beauty’s truthful history,
thought as felt
co-empathic mystery

Unfolding Head
and Hand
and Heart

TriPolar bilateral communication
of vastly deep healthy wealth
long-term resilience
speaking up for WholeEarth Open
Radiant FullSpectral Light
and SoundPower Systems

For achieving the How
of our cooperative
co-invested operas
and spoken word projects,

Beauty prayers
hummed in mythical well-being
vibrating therapeutically together

Growing less isolation nightmares
and “Fix Apartheid SundaySin For Us”
empty prayers
invoking militarized self-righteousness
and other dystopian
Straight White privileged
AnthroSupremacist
LeftBrain Dominant
universal nation
patristic capital invocations
advocating
Either EgoWins/Or Eco-Loses

ZeroSum
Closed NeuroSystemic
Devolutionary W/L AnthroGame Theory

Cognitive/Affective dissonance
socio-psychological trauma
chronically stressed
disintegrative miseducating losses
outweighing cisintegral muses
natural/spiritual extended peer
re-education
health/wealth
muse dynamic systems

Avoiding unhealthy prayers
for unwealthy
unwise vocalizations.

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Pandemonic Hope

“I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining”

I remember someone recently resaying
what has long lain unsaid
inside my paradoxical head,

When asked if I believe in God,
I don’t know what to say.

I might not believe in your God,
at least on my worst
pain-darkened day.

And,
I seem to believe in my own
only in those rare rain-free moments
healthy ego- and eco-gratifying

When I am having a climax heart
and head
song
and dance remembering
re-ligioning
reconnecting EarthMoment

Shared with at least one Other,
perhaps for our first through last time
in this
our day of sacred synergy

Sustaining
surrounding
celebrating a yellow morning
mellow sunrise
promising this wealthy day
without soggy rain

As we prepare to health harvest
warmly fragrant sun-dried hay
I quietly say

So, there is a God,
after all.

“And I believe in love
even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God
even when he is silent.”

These two additional beliefs
feel like one Relief Belief
to my bicameral head choice
and heart voice.

For it has often been said
and felt
that God is love

Especially when
Matriotic HolySpirit of Love
doesn’t act like a Patriarchal Fool

And, by that,
I reference my own sociopathology
of privileged entitlement
monoculturally over-invested
in capitalist Straight
White
Earth Predations
Colonizations
Extractions
Rapaciousness

But,
my most courageous inscriptions
of whispering hope
often not felt enough
sacredly chosen silence
in spaces between
my LeftBrain dominant
distracting notes

Where my own AnthroSupremacism
falls vibrantly listening
to responsively hear
Elder MotherTrees
sigh
and breeze

Silently praying
for strong rooted
cooperative integrity

Within this organic Green Communion
forest of hands on
generating regenerous Hope.

Note:

Pandemonic Hope is part of a series of theological reflections offered to and from the All Souls Unitarian-Universalist Choir in New London, Connecticut. 

“Inscription of Hope” was composed for the Nebraska Choral Arts Society and Children’s Chorus by Z. Randall Stroope, in conversation with a Russian Folk Tune.¬† His lyrics are drawn from an inscription on cellar walls hiding Jews in Cologne, Germany, during World War II. Stroope’s own 1994 reflection on the significance of these words, in this Holocaust pandemonic context, “Hope was all they had to hold on to; hope was their only bridge to a brighter [nonviolently restoring¬†justice] tomorrow.”

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