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Same Old Song and Dance: Taoist ReMix

Ta(0) Climate

Songs,
spiritually sung,
express internal ego-expanding Dance.

Dance,
Natural healthy healing grace
articulates inside resonant music,
spirit-natured,
mind embodied
muses.

If strong dance of ego/eco nature’s grace
ReForms Yang
ReFlows weaving grace abundant songs
ReFunction YinSquared spirit light

EnLightening TaoTime,
of inside resonant song
speaking outside resilient dance
WinWin amusing, sometimes WinLose terrifying,
her/historical
dipolar co-arising muses.

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Matriarchal Raven’s NewMoon Tune

Ravens dream with Northern Lights
to hear strong integrity of voices
with empathic curiosity
for Southern charmed and flowing resonance.

Nurturing mother Raven
feeds her hungry chicks
through NewMoon deep late winter nights
with intelligence bilateral
multi-collateral
as a bicameral tree,
branching out in foresight
seeking cooperative resilience
resonant as a WinWin surfing sea

Seasons of complex
four-primal direction
competing wind endurance,
dualdark EarthSoul cosmology
flowing Northern strength
of Light.

Mother Raven’s global nest
hoards no more or less
than healing place
for universal open-mouth fed services,
spiritual as also ecological caring,
co-redeeming
integrity nurturing
creative co-consciousness,
bicameral YangYin
WinWin.

Raven’s Northern Lights
matriarchally nurture
invite
Northern Light
regenerators,
integrity of YangWest
with YinEast,
curiosity of colonizing dusks
greeting co-empathic creolizing dawns
listening for and with
Northern Light
late winter Ravens.

Asked Northern Raven
of the STARS
and LEED healthy building
standard bearers:

How much and many PositivEnergy ZeroZones
did we reproduce last year?
Harvest last fall?

Well, Ma’am
I am so glad you asked.
Last year we achieved ZeroSum neutrality
in a few Permaculture Health installations.

We also reduced
total ZeroZone greenhouse emissions,
which I understand
don’t really get along so co-arisingly well
with Northern Light celebrations,
by nearly four million tons
of carbon dioxide ZeroSum equivalency.

This shadows four million less
yet leaving how many more
urgently must fade to grow.
How are your restorative justice classes
for internal and external landscapes
coming along?

To date,
rather more summer climax oriented
toward exterior health and nutrition;
neither internal NorthernLights
nor WiseElder late winter resilience focused,
nor resonant polyculture-trending
wealth
of mental ecopolitical health
optimization.

Let’s actively hope
Work That restoratively ReConnects
creolizing consciousness
will be a useful bilateral tool
for our resilience majors
as they move toward growing PositivEnergy
Democracy cascading
NatureLeft/SpiritRight
nondual WinWin graduate experiences
of deep listening and seeing WiseElder
WinWin eco/ego-systems
and matriarchally cooperative games
and NorthernLight Raving Raven group projects
for cooperative development
neighborhood implementation
and community external/internal health evaluation.

Speaking of which,
Our edible and nutritious PositivEnergy
Democracy Learning Labs
continue producing richer
and deeper
and wider
creolizing
re-acclimating
transubstantiating
polycultural outcomes
for sustaining healthy cultures
through cooperative educational resilience.

And can we safely,
and SouthernCharm humanely,
warmly conclude?
This Continuous Quality Improvement
in slow-grown heart rates
for longterm healthy behaviors,
Eastern dawning minds
and Western Beloved DuskMusing hearts
of WiseElder
NorthernLight Ravens,
late winter NewMoon seed-selecting students,
climaxing teachers,
multiculturally co-intelligent mentors,
writers of love letters and songs,
parents,
polyculturally committed clergy
Sunday SouthernCharmed
remains sometimes not quite 2020 transparent?

A little light on our Northern Wisdom Toes,
CEOs
of public and private,
formal and neighborhood,
extended family
resilient
cooperatively-owned and managed
educational systems.

Only NorthernLight Raven matriarchs
and their SouthernCharm
deep listening
nighttime patriarchs,
might WinWin together say.

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Wisdom to Survive

When will we gain the wisdom to survive
this disturbing
degenerate
NegativEnergy
adolescent denialism
of fascist bullying tendencies
toward shrieking violence
at silent displaced victims,
creating rivers of homeless
multi-degenerational refugees?

Where are the all growed up
nurturing regenerate adults
in our capital city rooms?

On organic farms, maybe,
and outside healing our soils
and rivers
and climatic atmosphere.

When our great grandkids
arrive happily and safely by bike
across cooperative harvesting neighborhoods,
team teaching and listening
their restorative justice Sunday Creation Schools,
riding through their Permaculture Designed
Sacred Deep and Wide Ecology Projects.

When they stand among allied classmates
like slow-growing trees
restoring Earth’s climate ruined place,

When they have restoried our No Gun Zone streets
with bike paths and nutritious narrative trails
through literally edible forests
and bright-flowered lanes,

When their eco-village homes
and neighborhoods
preserve and naturally-spiritually reconstruct
EgoStrong and EcoFlowing places
born upon river valley sides,
goat and sheep grazing Greens,
park meadows,
and organic cooperatively-owned and managed gardens
rich in well-placed windows
for observing lovely PositivEnergy abundance.

When their FirstNative sacred River
once again runs gracefully pure,
as their premillennial parents
never saw or knew it.

And over stone and clay bridges
birdsong like a rainbow-octaved canopy
speaks through fragrant flowered air
cool in wooded shade,
warmer on arms
and shoulders
and bicameral heads
crossing clover and alfalfa clearings
inviting returns
to green sweetgrass memories.

When on their steepest river banks
an old forest already stands restored
from briared choking vines
by PositiveEnergy Justice Guardians.

When their deep and rich leaf-fall blankets
drift down to sooth multicultured roots.

When nurturing out and in veins
and lungs,
now forgotten resources
for Ego-EcoCentric Hope,
have reopened
toward cooperative energy restoration.

When their families sing and dance together
on town Greens and meadows.

When indoor and outdoor voices
hear polyphonic music
rise out of polypathic grounds…
ancestral DNA-RNA anthems
of well-danced solidarity.

Then this native river valley
will spread across bilateral time
and WiseElder space,
a self-perpetuating grove of grace

And sacred eco-theo logical memories
grow through fire-circling matriarch-patriarch legends.

Sacred ego-echo resonant legends
spring into gospel songs
of polyculturing harvests.

Civil Right-Left love songs
liturgize humane EarthSoul sacraments.

Deep learning abundance of this ZeroZone place
after our climate pathology time
carry songs of people
and eagles,
hawks and doves,
whales and wolves
and rabbits,
bring sacred WiseElder health
indwelling PositivEnergy light.

They no longer merely dream
of WinWin ZeroZone Raptures,
no paradise transubstantiation
as consuming competing victims
rather than also producing cooperative allies.

Our WinLose competing hardships
of inevitable evolution
help birth their WinWin ZeroZone,

EarthSoul in synchronic responsive responsibility,
democratic mutual authority,
sublime cooperative possibility,
sacred mundane everyday epic vocations

For Nurturing ReGenerative Adults
revisioning A Vision
away from Toxic DeGenerative
perpetual WinLose Adolescence
of too much LeftBrain Yang dominance,
refusing to succumb to EarthSoul’s grace
as our No Gun ZeroZone.

 

Note: This piece borrows lavishly, gratefully, shamelessly, and hopefully transparently from Wendell Berry’s “A Vision”

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Health Systemic CoInvestment

If we were to follow a health model
for optimizing both economic and ecological wealth outcomes,
then investment in public and domestic educational systems
for active ecotherapeutic practice
and developing cooperative, self-regenerative systems,
would become our primary fiscal investment,

While military-surgical remediation
of past overly-competitive pathologies
would become a more secondary retaliatory Win-Lose
defensive strategy,
reserved for proportional disinvestment
in further nationalistic and/or tribal sickness.

So, we might have a slow-growing Educational Defense Department
with a big multicultural peace-mentoring curriculum
and proportionally appropriate investment priorities
for growing active peace domestically,
as globally.

And, a more slow-shrinking Military Police Surgical Department,
with a much smaller multicultural re-education agenda
for WinWin ecosystemic strategies
for evolving long-term cooperative remediation
to re-establish peace with justice
mercifully matriarchal/patriarchal domestic
as graciously extending our global family
through further revolutions of regenerative networks.

Two seminal Biblical teachings seem relevant
to this health and prosperity model.
Those who live by ballistic WinLose swords,
shall die by the sword,
alone.
Yet, those who live by active cooperative co-redemptive love,
shall die in love,
together as One Interdependent Body.

If our personal and political ecotherapeutic love-lives
are a two-edged sword,
all of regenerative history
and degenerating past cultures
conjoin to teach us cooperative health-mentored education
best remains our Yang front regenerate edge,
leaving competitive WinLose military divestment priorities
to a more secondary defensive strategy
for remedially,
surgically,
proportionally,
reverse-hierarchically protecting freedom and democracy and trust and love,
internal and external,
where cooperative economic and ecological climate balance,
domestic and political,
requires us all to sustain even further short-term loss
within Earth’s cooperative health and prosperity,
eco-regenerative intention.

When peace education and public cooperative-ownership
and self/other governing mentorship,
cultural praxis,
multicultural creolization of nutritional voices and sources,
catchment and re-investment,
no longer lead our personal and public investment priorities,
then competitively dying by a WinLose sword
will lead our way to further climates of hubris,
ego/eco anticentric,
ethno-supremacist,
anthropocentric,
rather than caring for Earth,
regenerating cooperative relations with Others,
to care for our health wealthing educated,
and co-mentoring, Selves.

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Becoming PolyPathic

To become polypathic should feel regenerative, good, positive,
maybe even beautiful, graced,
like we are inviting only the positive karmic stuff of Earth
and humanity.

Pathology, on the other hand, is degenerative,
negative antipathy,
it is reductive.

While health, fed by consistently good sensory-neural nutrition,
is regenerative,
positive empathic trust;
it is inductive–
which is double-bind notnot deductive,
degenerative,
negative.

A polypathic double-negative
regeneratively inductively feels
like it could only equal a polynomial positive,
as notnot equals yes.

So regenerative life becomes equivalent to notnot fully degenerated death,
yet.

PolyPathology is the ecopolitics of how these two are
and are not
equivalent normative-descriptive
and ethical-prescriptive
positive WinWin values
and notnot double-binding LoseLose disvalues,
empathic trusts and anti-pathic distrusts,
with multiculturing-creolizing Tipping Points
of polypathic equilibrium in-between,
midway YangLeft and YinRight.

Paths,
to science and religion and philosophy,
share one bilateral nature/spirit
dynamically nutritional health/pathology,
ecology,
ethology,
theology,
one bicameral Way,
BothAnd bilateral truths,
multiculturing-acclimating-creolizing lives,
dipolar co-arising Tao,
Sacred Evolutions of EarthAcclimation
and YinFlow ReVolutions of ReAcclimation-Reversion.

You can imagine how the monocultural surface and interior of both sun and moon
appear and sound and feel,
hot and cold and airless.

But,
can you imagine how the multicultural surface and color-drenched soils of Earth
would so miraculously appear
and longingly sound
and polypathically feel
green and blue and ultra-violet,
dark and light,
neither too hot or cold or airless to survive
and potentially thrive,
as regeneratively viewed from either sun or moon?

Can you reweave this muticulturing miracle
of cooperatively owned and managed climate
for breathing in self-acclimating Yang
to breathe out re-acclimation of our WinWin-YinYin LightSquared-Fractal
re-investing Earth,
home,
ego/eco-conscious CenterCommons,
full-color violet transcendent denseblack/whitelight octaves
of fertile ergodic nutritional rhythms,
patterns ecopolitical notnot pathological?

If so,
then you,
like any creature capable of seeing both sun and moon,
and imagining how Earth’s regenerativity would feel fertile by comparison,
are well on our way of reweaving healthier cooperative climates
of polypathic WinWin consciousness.

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Making Hay

Make hay while the sun shines.

I grew up as a closeted polypathic nature-mystic
on a marginal, at best, family farm
in Michigan.

This farm was my embryonic home,
an extension of my vastly loved and nurturing Mother,
more than my workahoic homophobic Father,
who most emphatically did create a patriarchal god in his own image.
His farm was for slave labor.
Her farm was a garden for growing healthy wealth.

I loved Mom’s Multi-ReGenerational Family Farm
like an extension of my ego’s mind and body.

And, like a turtle without a shell,
when I first headed off to Ann Arbor’s University
I brought my happy and healthy ego with me,
eager to begin my new adventure story,
yet I emotionally stumbled,
felt naked and exposed and depressed,
for lack of my embryonic habitus,
my eco-center,
my home,
my interdependently embracing love of sacred spaces
and their seasons of regeneration and degeneration,
growing still and fading without ego me
conjoining.

I was homesick,
but not for Nurturing Nanny
and Fearsome Father
or even Perfect Princess Sister, whom I cherished,
whom I could talk and listen to as whim might invite,
and, although somewhat more of a sore detachment from our farmhouse interior spaces,
my disorienting alienation from Ann Arbor
was as a too-urban outside place
just as my recreating resident embrace
favored my dorm and classroom youth-learning multicultural race
against more oppressive monoculturing times.

To this day,
despite a six week backpacking hike
along California’s Pacific Coast Trail,
plundered by surreal vistas and fragrance and light and unspeakable beauty,
when I imagine a meadow, a field, a woodland,
a pond,
a barn,
an unpaved road,
a gravel drive,
a herd of cattle,
a pen of pigs,
a coop of chickens,
a litter of kittens with eyes still sealed shut,
I recall iconic scenes from this sacred originating home,
my eco-memory
calling my doubly-bound ego-enculturing self
back home
to where we permaculturally began together,
making hay while the sun did shine.

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Cooperative Feministas

Cooperative Feministas
are not quite so much Competitive Manifestos.

In David Holmgren’s introduction to Permacultural Therapeutic Design,
he contrasts “Industrial Culture” with “Sustainable Culture”
kind of like comparing masculine LeftBrain culture
with feminist RightBrain enculturation, nurturance, resonance
over the longer-term scenaria,
rather than shorter-term dementio.

Anyway, Holmgren recognizes we could choose alternative words
for labeling these two contrasting, appositional, cultures.

We might sometimes choose
Competitive Culture v Cooperative Culture,
or Capital-Accrual v Capital-Nutritional Dispersal,
sort of like the difference between hunting down and killing the defense
as compared to watering and feeding and gathering the vegan edibles,
or Colony Acquisitional
(especially of slaves and other, alarmingly similar, ways of acquiring cheap manual, and especially womanual, labor)
v Creole ReGenerative
(like mixing multicultural spices contributed in some pay-it-forward co-invested development of a robust Stone Soup
accessible to all with cooperatively managed ownership),
or LeftBrain Dominant Patriarchal (Business As Anthrocentrically Usual)
v Right-Left CoRelational Matriarchal BiCameral,
or DeGenerative LoseLose ZeroSum AntiEcological Entropic 2nd Principle
of Closed Patriarchal Framing FromAbove Ecosystems
v ReGenerative WinWin NonZeroSum PositiveDeviance CoOperative Revolutions/Devolutions, the what goes up must also at least partially come back down,
and what grows out must also economically recess back in,
a more Syntropic 1st Original Intent Principle
of Open Matriarchal Framing-From-Mutually-WithIn Ego-EcoSystem,
or Yang v Yin,
just to keep the regeneratively complex
from becoming too stressfully, and degeneratively, chaotic.

But, if Holmgren was familiar with Buckminster Fuller’s
Synergetic EcoSystemic Theory,
he might also have chosen
Precessive Political Culture v Recessive Economic Culture.
Precessive toward prophecies of Diastasis-PolyCulturally Convex-Complex
upward and outward development trends
implying their reverse double-binding inevitability
of Recession toward ReAcclimation ConCave-Within-Embryonic,
where Convex is the top of a forward surfing wave of temporal-flowing energy,
and/or information,
while concave is the subsequent creolizing trough,
the renewing ebb of what had been that precessive crest,
now reacclimating inward and downward,
more deeply resonant toward a renewing polyculturally inclusive balance.

Regardless of Fuller’s balloons with growing and ebbing synergy/entropy,
information implying double-binding reverse-appositional binomial exformation,
these are culturally oppositional categories.
We might heuristically assume each represents an appositional tension,
with all the cultural risks of revolutionary eruptions growing toward violence
and capitalistic-repressive recessive despair,
and all the multicultural opportunities
of evolving re-creative regenerative tensions
toward therapeutic midway Tipping Points
of ecosystemic ecological balance,
cooperatively sustainable at both highly localized
and global-planetary scales
of co-redemptive ecopolitical co-empathic trust,
more culturally dominant,
more sustainable,
than mutually antipathic distrust.

While this suggests our hopes lie in our combined powers of cooperatively active love
and our degenerative despair lies within any further stressing increases
in uneven powers,
terrorizing showers, of competitive
(and increasingly rabid over-populated behavior of elites v non-elites)
monoculturing monopolistic monochromatic monotheistic disdain,
fueling each ego’s sense of selfish competitive gain
at the expense of others’,
including future generations’, zero-sum entropically inevitable loss;
reacting to each other defensively
as if we lived on a ClosedEcoSystemic Earth,
which, of course,
we don’t
unless anthro-supremacists choose to continue playing these uber capitalist-colonialist-industrial
zerosum Exhausted Games.

Holmgren helpfully adds a chart of comparative/contrasting characteristics
of his Industrial v Sustainable Cultures,
which I will supplement in brackets
intending to nuance these EitherOr oppositional cultures,
into a more regenerative BothAnd appositional bilateral enculturation,
premised on LeftBrain Yang falling back in love with RightBrain Yin:

Yang-Capitalist Culture understoried with Yin-Cooperativist MultiCulture

Non-renewable [ZeroSum] and Renewable [0-sum +/-,- notnot zero-fractal-squared equivalence],

Linear [Continuous Growth] and Cyclical [Discontinuous, seasonal-spiral],

Consumption and Storage [Recycling ReProduction toward 0-sum balance],

Centralized [Patriarchal-Nationalistic] and Distributed Network [Matriarchal-Cooperative Co-Ownership and EcoSystemic Governance],

Large and Small [Universal/Unitarian, polycultural/polypathic]

Fast [already paid-out-forward yield] and Slow[ing surfing,
toward 0-waste stream]

Positive and Negative [Positive = double-bind LoseLose appositional WinWin]

Centre [Yang, Ego] and Edge [Yin-Yin eco-bilateral Tipping Points]

Episodic change [monoculturing anthrocentric LeftBrain supremacy]
and Rhythmic stability [Left-Right polyculturing nutritional health and safety]

Reductionist [LeftBrain deductive landscape] and Wholistic [RightBrain inductive-affective climate health/pathology]

Masculine [positive-Yang Win-Y] and Feminine [Matriarchal X/X double-bind,
dipolar co-arising,
+/-,- Yin-squared WinWin]

Holmgren’s chart of this massive tsunami,
of both human population and consumption of fossil-fueled energy,
crests right now where you and I are living together
and is now beginning a growing permacultural-regenerative cooperative de-spiraling descent
back down to a healthy and multiculturally safe population base by 2500
that is modestly increased over the year 1500.

Suddenly, rising in these DisUniting States
playing LoseLose ecopolitical Trump cards,
I realize how far our kids have to fall
together.

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