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Congressional Grace

I’m still reading Your Resonant Self,
by Dr. Sarah Peyton,
speaking of how contempt
destroys relationships
formerly cooperative
and, thereby, healthy.

Disgust about oneself
and contempt against Other
are interrelated,
like ego and eco,
like Yang and Yin,

“Humans seem to be capable of disconnecting from others
[and our disgusting selves]
on a large scale
or small scale.” (p. 209)

I’m reminded of listening to the Trump Impeachment Debate,
hearing contempt for democratic dialogue,
for loyalty to trust,
transparency,
vulnerability to unmediated light,
healthy curiosity,
courage to choose compassion,
for self and other,
for ego and eco,
rather than contempt.

Not that congressional debates
are suddenly plagued by partisan win/lose rhetorical strategies.

As a communication
and a psychology major,
I learned ancient techniques for persuasion,
for attitude change.
But, an underlying safe
non-partisan environment
of mutual trust,
of loyalty to a healthy Earth,
precludes giving way to the contagious temptations of contempt
against any OtherParty,
disgust about endemic economic and political corruption
of my own run-away win/lose internalized Party.

But, I have two points
seen more clearly through Dr. Peyton’s “Resonance”:

One,
we are capable of national disconnecting shared-identity contempt
against threatening Other
because we were born win/win capable,
from warm attachment healthy birth
of cooperative compassionate development
toward healthy adult/adult resilient relationships,
rooted in our shared destiny
as bicameral EarthDwellers,
EarthTribe,
Mother EarthWomb Integralists.

Second,
contempt grows nationalistic partisanship
because localized compassion can also go viral,
global,
universal
contagious wealth of health-empowerment values
making resonant living systems possible,
re-creative potentiating

As darkness
can be noticed as dark
only by those capable
of remembering light,
power womb enlightenment,
empowerment,
passion,
compassion,
advent,
Christmas Birth,
Lent,
Easter EgoDeath,
Republic elitism,
Democrat non-elitism,
rhetorical contempt,
non-violent narrative,
red rightwing rage,
green leftwing synergy

Wishing all ego-parties
and ecosystems
healthy wealth of EarthPassionate ChristMass
political body-minds
economically double-bound nature-spirits
secular-sacred cooperative co-investors
both out and in
within Earth CoPassion.

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2020 ReSolutions

I will not substitute:

Wealthy ends
for healthy means,

Yang
for Yintegrity,

Progress
for creative process,

Visual resilience
for audible resonance,

Objective resolution
for subjectively felt inclusion,

EgoFulfilling analogy
for EcoHealing metaphor,

Unchanging affluent paradigms
for effluent polyphonic polypaths,

Atomic wholes
for wave-linear co-relationships,

Nomial being
for bilateral becoming,

Well-rhymed and metered lyrics
for rapturous musical climax,

Performance
for full mindbody participation,

Winning personal economic growth
for losing integral ecological resilience,

Winning short-term national economic growth
for losing long-term global ecological development,

Retributive judgment and sentencing
for restorative peace,

Red madness
for Green gladness,

Survival
for thrival,

Degenerating life
for regenerative love,

Conservative judgment
for radical invitation,

Brilliant answers
for further acute questions,

Omnipotent principles
for geo-hemispheric balancing experience,

LeftBrain deductions, reductions
for RightBrain inductions, intersectional seductions,

Win/Lose capitalistic games
for win/win cooperative innings,

God the Holy Father
for Holonic Matriarchal Spirit,

Transcendent autonomous theory
for immanent interdependent appreciation,

Theology
for NonViolent Communion Ecology,

EgoNarcissistic TheoCentrism
for EcoLogical Gratitude,

Hubris
for Integrity,

PolyCultural completion
for multicultural InterMission,

Wealthy, competitive economic ends
for healthy, empowering political means,

Ever externally after
for internally Happy,

Endings
for unfinishable Beginnings…

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Earth’s Body of Teaching

Encultured bodies teach in binary history
of masculine elite win/lose entitled living dominance
and feminine non-elite lose/lose sadly dying recessive
bipolar cultures.

Elite white straight males
of Western mind
and patriarchal heartlessness
learn to produce predative efficient seeds
donated to preferably receptive women
to carry
and give birth to healthy future consumers

Who increasingly live in crowded
noisy
sleep-deprived cities
of concrete
asphalt
and glass ceilings

Where once lived
less elite organic soil,
rivers of lusciously amazing water,
and blue skies of invitation,
sacredly, not segregatedly,
accessible to all non-aparted species,
all organic creations of good faith embodied character,
hetero and homo and trans and pan-associative
eco-receivers and ego-producers
balancing economic and political empowerment
polypathically
to achieve more resilient polycultural outcomes,
health defining truths of deep polyphonic wealth
resonance

Descendants of multicultural immigrations
producing and consuming polypathic multicolors
polyphonic his/herstories
of radiant Sun and receptive Earth
cohabiting this future light
green-blue LeftBrain healthy home
in ElderRight-hearted wealthy uniting space/time Universe,
interdependently free
to resonantly spiral and revolve

Here with Now
Queer with BiLinear
vulnerable with non-violent communion
spring with autumn
courageous curiosity
small-Fall with GreatRapture
featuring more resilient harmonic resonance

Commitment to conjoining EarthBodies
Healthy past ejaculations
into compassionate wealth future
regeneration bodies
communing minds
sacred scriptures
messages
narratives
stories
feelings
thoughts
ego/eco-climaxing,
conscious bodyminds.

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Green Sanctuary Propositions

Who are you most longing to become?

How we answer this is different for an ancient rooted tree
than for a recent immigrant
searching for a niche of stable self-sufficiency.

Who we already have become together
feels more important to thriving groves of WiseElders
than to adolescent immigrants
actively learning creolizing bilingual skills
still coming together for survival.

So too, offering Sanctuary,
becoming Sanctuary,
inviting Sanctuary,
is rooted in Green complex nutrients
for feeding
and warm wet watering
whispering easier
cozier
more accessible nutrients
for everyone–
but especially appreciated
by more recent emigrants
to a new garden of hospitality,
of multicultural cooperation,
of shared cooperative residence
and patterns of safe,
sometimes exciting, new transport
toward healthiest wealth.

A gardener’s intent
to both offer and share sanctuary
may provoke well-nurtured gratitude
in a recent annual immigrant,
but a more sleepy and self-satisfied entitlement
in mature seniority of perennials,

Yet, primordially feeling and speaking,
we are all immigrants newly becoming together
with each new dawn,
and determined to cooperatively rest
in grateful dreams
with each renewing dusk.

Who are we most belonging
by becoming Green Sanctuary
together?

Some guilds of mutual interest
and investment
invite growing a cooperative sanctuary for food,

Other teams choose cooperatively owned and managed shelter,
gardens,
farms,
transporting cars and trucks
and bikes and horses,

Others focus on cooperatively owned and managed soil,
observing that democratically co-invested compost,
like capital,
recalls healthy savings in a nutritional bank
for cooperative food constituents.

And so it went,
whether Republican or Democrat,
Libertarian or Green,
Who we want to become together
is more cooperatively resilient,
more robustly compassionate
and co-empowering,
so less aloof
alone
smug and self-satisfied
about our competitive win/lose economic
and partisan histories of colonization;

When, truth become remembered,
we are all reborn naked
and needy
immigrants.

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EcoVillage Politics

In U.S. municipalities
we have Survivalists
and Thrivalists,
Revivalists
and Liberated Rapturists,
AggressiveRisk Addicts
and MultiCultural WinWin Escapists
into monoculturing WinLose Cocoon Closets.

Survivalist addicts
often show up at Town Council
and School Board meetings
fueled by alcohol
speaking Either This Yang Wins!
or that alien green ecofeminist Yin
best lose.

Those escaping to thrive
with PositivEnergy’s
strong polycultural health outcomes,
polypathic wealth potential,
probably don’t show up
at WinLose economic and political
nutritional v toxic
Me v AlienOther
to hear all about Ego BusinessAsUsual
Non-GoodNews Events.

Then again,
occasionally an Escaped Thrivalist
will show up to democratically unveil
their sometimes THC-fueled votes
for DeeplyGreen MultiCultural
Nutritional-Cooperative MotherEarth Learning Opportunities.

Imagine if the alcohol
and the THC
ever thought deductively about WinWin Awesome opportunities
and felt inductively ecotherapeutic sacred nutritional faith
about both resilient YangNature
and resonant YinSquared Spirits
for HealthCare Wealth Enlightenment,
giving as cooperatively receiving Yang/Yin together.

Now that would be alcoholic survivalist Awe
and THC FirstNation thrivalist thunder Wonder.

Now imagine
if this ecopolitical enlightening speed
spread to WinWin Gaming and Networking
Washington D.C.,
while Donald John virally watches
helplessly competition-addicted
hopelessly anti-cooperative twittering impassioned stories
about his toxic toileting
bad news fake morning
to an audience of One
head executive
LoseLose Pharisee Office

Further inviting his own excommunicating
egocentrically self-satisfied
“Doing a Great Job” Ego
to return to private practice
to continue his personal mindless absence
of health care
fueled by fast and fake nutrition

Unconscious that real estate sales and marketing,
enslavement and predation,
competition leading climates of pathological trends
further entrenched by secular reductive retributive
addictions to violent vengeance
continues bipolar colonizing WinLose
rather than dipolar creolizing WinWin.

In a cooperative Greening
global fractal-fueled ZeroZone market,
a bit less alcohol-driven LeftBrain totalitarian
colonizing missionary zealous addicts
could be transparently THC RightBrain
flowing escape-artistry

Celebrated in Green EcoSchool
and EcoVillage polypathic love
as Grace
and Karma–
PositivEnergy Democracy
of healthy WinWin
notAddicts LeftBrained only
and notEscapist RightBrained absent.

Now imagine if McDonalds added THC
to their family friendly brownies
and cookies,
and maybe the catsup
and mustard too
and the buns
and muffins
and salad dressings.

This might give healthy long-term profit-oriented
Donald John
something to twitter about
more cooperatively Escapist
and less Either/Or competition addicted.

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Humbling Gratitude

Monasteries,
both Western and Eastern,
traditionally practice

The Way of Poverty,
A trusting Truth of Chastity,
And a Life of Obedience

To both spiritual and natural authority,
laws,
rules,
practices
both political and ecological
within their diverse sectarian cultures.

Yet this tripartite theme
of natural/spiritual discipleship
follows a nutritionally mentored practice
of both Western Messianic Princes of Peace
and of Eastern Bodhisattva Matriarchal PeaceWarriors

Preaching a Way of Gratitude,
Practicing a Truth of Compassion,
Projecting a Life of harmonic Humility

Within and Without;
within human nature
and also throughout all Earth
as SacredHome, oikos, Eco
with many subclimates,
diverse landscapes,
interrelated species
of and for Earth’s Gaian sacred nature.

A Way of Gratitude
embraces
a Life of profoundly democratic Humility,
avoids plutocratic ego-supremacist hubris,
and grows most abundantly within multiculturing Truths
of compassionate Win-Win choices.

Humility of Ego
avoids fake piety,
finds fake patriotism profoundly sinister and unfulfilling,
grows co-passionate within gratitude’s SacredHome embrace.

Gratitude of Ego
grows polyculturally co-invested with Humility
in awe of all sacred Earth’s Regenerative Natures,
Cultures,
HealthyClimates,
Wealthy-Fertile Landscapes.

And here,
in this sacred EarthSpace and Time
of timeless mythos-logos NOW,
YangLeft EgoCenters
and YinRight EcoCentrists nutritionally embrace
co-passionately nurturing,
restoring ego-peace as also eco-justice.

So too, individual MotherTrees
of Life and Death
reforest Earth’s ecojustice
and cooperatively matriotic peace.

Not merely a Win to Lose
Way of economic poverty for some,
but Win-Win Truth of compassionate wealth for all SacredCreation,
Life of natural-spiritual obedience and abundance
within ecological and ethological laws of meaning
purpose
ritual
celebration
polypathic wonder.

Within full-diastatic
CoMessianic-Bodhisattva harmonic multicolor,
LeftBrain science of cooperative economic humility,
RightBrain arts of compassionate polyculturing health,
conjoined within
positive good health Faith
actively restoring ego/eco-therapeutic Win-Win gratitude
incarnating Sacred Gaia’s karmic Grace.

 

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Playing Old Maid

I recall a card game
probably extending back past the 1950s
called Old Maid.

There was also Authors
and a few other choices
less popular with me.
But Old Maid sticks in mind
as blatantly sexist
and ageist
and, for a country kid
in redneck rural Republican Michigan,
the most fun
of admittedly limited card playing options.

Whoever was stuck holding the Old Maid
at end of game
was the biggest loser,
for obvious reasons.

Who would want to be associated
with that old and useless appendage?

National politics in the U.S.,
all about the marketing, purchase, and sale
of two-year
and four-year terms of public greed responsibility,
increasingly reminds me
of OldMaid gamesmanship.

And, yes,
I don’t really mean gamepersonship.

This game for avoiding loss
of responsibility and authority,
loss of face
rather than gain of grace,
embracing mutual Wins
of shared commitment to health
and cooperatively prosperous safety,

This game in which the OldMaid
is played by aging fossil-fuel industries
played-out too often militarized
ballistic violence,

These OldMaid industrial choices
have most ballistically justified
plutocratic wars
inviting young,
and often most marginalized,
players
to live with losses to OldMaid political stuckness
in the name of patriotic duty,

Although not matriotic integrity
to our own healthy hands
for better Win-Win games
and political
and economic
and personal
and family therapy strategies,
less violently impinged by nationalistic traumas,
fear of losses
holding OldMaid over-industriously held cards.

No one wants to be in unlovely public office
when the last drop of oil
and last glistening gasp of gas
wears through now useless OldMaid pumps
and pistons,
unhappy triggers
and transdegenerational switches,
unlubricated OldMaid economic bitches.

No one wants to be in office
holding the last OldMaid dry-humped card
from a 1950s stacked deck
when 2020 revisions
change climate changing hands
into feminist story books
of how our generation
deliberately and stubbornly chose,
like stiff-necked self-chosen people
of OldMaids and PatriarchalMen,
counter-intuitively choosing the climate pathology card,
fascinated by our own death
and the death of our habitat
and the death of any future
of humane proportion and design,
rhythm and pattern.

When we have so many post-millennial cooperative Win-Win options
to actively hope
and act
and restoratively plan
and therapeutically draw climate health
for both ego and eco justice
and global peace for all,
including sacred Elder Matriotic Maids.

If only Old Feminist Maids and Matriotic Men
had written all required history
and civic lesson school books
and ecopolitical philosophy texts
and medicinal prescriptions
and legislated cooperative multicultural ethics
lesson plans
to practice
practice
practice
cooperation,

I wonder if having the Elder Matriot card
would have been how to win our Win-Win game,
and to do so,
would require letting go of all Old FakePatriot cards
of plutocratic,
and often patriarchal,
Lose-Lose economic-ecological exploitations,

Also post “ClimateChange”
known and named
as habitually competitive ClimatePathologies
longing to restore ClimateHealth.

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