Prophecy is risky
Prophets so seldom unveil opportunities
to win resilient integrity
without concomitant risks
of unhealthy failure.
Prophets of booming doom
far outweigh voices for Golden Rules
and healthy tipping points
toward organic wealthy Ratios
to thrive opportunity rich
and risk free of threatening less
for any players
and for our working/playing Habitat,
and Her interdependent spacetime webbed ecological Universe,
also theologically known as Heaven(s).
has far less to say about future positive Paradise,
although manifest destiny
toward streets of capitalistic gold
and immaterial timeless life
for humane nature spiritualized souls
day and night Worshiping God the Father,
who is not a person
nor just a holistic Holy Ghost,
and is not Earth
and does not include owls
and certainly not skunks
So Paradise becomes a Heaven
that may sound anti-ecological
to nature and beauty lovers,
a theological projection too transcendent
to remain humane and lovely
using a patriarchal anthro-hubris lens
toward monocultural vapidity,
Which is the opposite of rabidity,
more characteristic of hellish prophecies,
apparently confused with hopes more positive
and unmindfully compelling
include Cannibal Giant
and never prays,
upon entire Tribes
and Confederacies of NationTribes
to chop off our heads
and boil them in beezle juice,
A protocol that begins with starvation,
perhaps because of climate degenerative climax issues,
but may continue just to count and hoard skulls
as early currency for Cannibal Giants
and their Warriors
demonstrating patriarchal power prowess.
If Cannibal Giants were themselves prophets
they would predict changes
from now through some future Earth climate
and human culture rooted in change trends
noticed from some past Great Transition time
toward this present moment
in Earth history,
A story with creation winners
and degenerative losers
among us cannibal head-hunters
living in a climate
culture of regenerative/degenerative environmental health
Prophecy is rooted in retrospective
between a left-brain dominant HeadHunter,
a capitalistic win/lose God of theology
and our right hemisphere Gaian Hypothesis
of how to optimize ecological win/wins
in an interdependently latticed economy
predicting future impressive integrity of ego-health
Prophecy issues from cannibalizing roots
then nutrition-driven enslavement
for needed agricultural workers,
then capital-development HeadHunter enslavement,
then win/lose head hunters
for industrial revolutions
into national colonies
owned by royal kleptocrats,
then passed to republican capitalists
for corporate profits,
not to be confused with prophets,
now perhaps passing on
left/right bicameral trusting
capital cooperative co-investors
in multi-theological ecology,
Left liberating Gaian hypotheses
and right conservational God of EarthLove
Integrity together prophesying
of resilient resonance
and through future
predicting less degenerative head-hunter lack of wealth
as measured in trusted
re-memories of Paradise,
in Paradise Prophecy
issuing back and forth,
back space and forth time,
to and fro
for and from
former Cannibal Giants.
Some mornings I awaken slowly
to knowing too much
and yet never enough.
Some nights I drift off quickly
feeling too many disassociating memories,
never inviting enough connection.
Sometimes invitation into a healthier life
feels like addiction to wealthier love.
Sometimes I wonder who decides
when a pregnancy has reached perfect climax;
Where more time inside would become toxic
yet not too soon for optimizing healthy outside invitation
into Earth’s deeper and wider Gaian womb
of spiraling revolution.
Sometimes I feel changed
more cooperatively win/win co-acclimated
reviewed by EarthMother ancestors
fulfilling MotherEarth’s rebirth
of DNA-inspired nurturing nutritional prophecies
throughout history’s Six Great Extinctions.
Sometimes we become the post-millennial herstory,
not too critically hot
and not too chronically cold
AllSouls culmination of climate rebirthing risk
and mutually therapeutic opportunity;
The Seventh bicameral enrapturing regeneration,
and Right eco-spirited,
Either/Or and Both/And
RightBrain more prominently egalitarian,
win/lose and win/win strategic health-game players
universal and unitarian,
and yet webbed ecotherapists
Three diminsional massive space energy
with One ZeroZone bilaterally open dimension
linear and yet non-linear,
perhaps wave spiraling solar and lunar revolutions
from EarthMother into MotherEarth
restoring healthy prophetic rebirth,
not too ego-opportunistically soon
and yet not too ecopolitically late.
Some mornings I awaken quickly
to knowing too much toxic history
and yet never enough therapeutic re-creative herstory.
Left with Right
Allies coarising God’s ecological empowerment,
Indigenous green West with Eastern nature-spirit doors
and sacred flowing windows
Seventh toward Eighth full-color prophetic octaves.
Eastern yin prominance
Western yang dominance
of holonic sacred/secular collusion
for healthy wealth inscriptions
of EarthTribe’s original DNA instructions,
sacred integrity meaning
mentoring international multiultural political opportunities
and monocultural risks,
Southern buffalo adolescent markets,
praying for re-imaged WinWin revolutions
of Truth with Beauty,
despite abundant WinLose
heading toward LoseLose
DNA’s nihilistic demise
rather than optimistic destiny
InBetween introspective Bear
sufficiently modest household and corporate economies
of extended family cooperatives.
Gather yin’s patience
with, and not against,
Resilient brilliant yang self-esteem
Dreaming Left toward Right prevailing Lizards,
West secular deductions
favoring East sacred dipolar nature/spirits
conjuring full-octave inductions
Timely slow-grown revolutions
I’ve read several modern day prophets,
some green naturalists
others more ultra-violet spiritual,
a few indigenous,
the occasional zealot.
All diversely agree in predicting
we are not post-millennially
and trans-millennial here together
hoping and praying for and against each other,
feeling we each were destined
for Earth’s future of robust health care
with Earth’s green healing justice–
the richest and deepest prophets
Why not true blue
or bloody red?
Not blue or red bipolar
because, in this unusual dipolar revolutionary moment,
WinLove/LoseHate blue is not egoWin/ecoWin green enough
Lose cooperative political economic wealth
to also Lose long-term sacred ecological/sociological values,
Evolves hot monoculturing climates
of oligarchical theft,
continuing abuse of WiseElder Innocence,
wildly self-perpetuating sinister shadows
of ancient red rape
And fired up Yang-demonic old-age,
Roman through NRA blood spillage
to purify this fake-Christian village
for SuperElite Prophetic Pillage,
disguised as QueenBee functional progenitive tenacity
Fat with honeyed ego-profitology,
short-lived and long divested theology.
Green is a WinWin wu-wei threshold
to WiseElder Yellow,
mellow muses wearing FirstNation
organically accessible value
to all open spiral dynamic prophets.
Green feeds a NewBorn human’s imprint
memory of rich organic outdoor nurturers
and phylogenically embodied
health-cooperative family trees
extending back to…l
with interdependent co-acclimating matriarchal roots
and those ubiquitous patriarchal branches above,
nondual systems of and for health-wealth
healing our restoring
with local through global EcoOthers,
holonic-organic unfolding waves
of regenerational DNA-scripture within
4D Experiential Fractal-Resonance without…
Tipping ZeroZone Points…
and violent capitalism
are as American
and as bad for you
and your kids
as pre-millennial rotten and burned-out apple pie-makers
and their EarthPatriotic kids,
and health loving post-millennial
and violent capitalism
and harming the health in any way,
of matriotic apple-pie makers.
rather more than less,
one of the ancient river campers
before the double-glass front doors
of his Cumberland Farms Cathedral.
In a sad and quiet voice.
Not a position he gloated about
as if he stood morally apart.
he speaks of dis-integrity
of our shared powerless positions
as autonomous systems,
struggling through each impoverishing day
of lost good faith youth
for, now, mere survival
when we could become sooo very much lighter
remaining integrity of our identity systems
for cooperative organic thrival.
my neighborhood prophet
for world peace
was long and lean
with sun-dried and bronzed wrinkled skin
over muscled sinew,
a long-grey bearded
and skeletal nature mystic,
with clear and open stereophonic memorizing eyes.
remembering his times with swimming wet green frogs
and sleek flying flashing ravens,
eagles of EarthPatriotic balance,
both honorable predators
and prey to aging apple pies
regretted and suffered
by long grey-bearded prophetic times
surviving threats and violence of nationalistic racism
and monotheistic sexism
and MightMakesRight capitalism,
WinLose subnormal optimization
of WinWin BothAnd opportunities,
Left integrated in and outside Right-felt memories
of maternal love
far too unmatriotically far behind
for EarthTribe’s cooperative thrival
of these our fit-in
So, I asked our neighborhood prophet
if he had mentioned these problems to the Mayor.
“I guess your news for today,
I am the Mayor.”
There is nothing weaker than water
But none is superior to it in overcoming the hard,
For which there is no substitute.
(Laotse, “Nothing Weaker Than Water”, Lin Yutang, trans.)
That weakness of mind and body overcomes strength
And unitarian co-gentleness overcomes universalist rigidity,
No Yang does not know;
No yin can put into practice.
Therefore the Sage Says:
“Who receives unto self the MLK calumny of the world
Is the preserver of an equilibrious state.
Who bears the dissonant sins of the world’s living systems
Is the resonantly full-conscious mentor within this NOW world moment.”
Straight words seem crookedly dissonant, distorted, unparadigmed.
Evolution’s Time seems revolutionary.
(Adapted from “Nothing Weaker Than Water”)
Prophecy’s weakness is lack of redemptive empowerment.
The strength of prophecy
for redemptive effectiveness
is its weakness
as culturally dissonant.
Too much dissonance is dismissed as insanity
Too little dissonance is not co-prophetic
and therefore not redemptive.
This cutting edge
tipping wu-wei point of rationality
is the weakness of optimally ebbing and flowing water
as ecological synergy
as Positive Yang balancing Negentropic Yin-Yin
Double SpaceTime Binding Teleology.
When Yin-Water absorbs Earth,
then She becomes stagnant entropy,
unable to continue flowing,
A Universalist Yin EcoCenter
evolves as stagnant pond
what were dynamic rivers,
seasonally surfing oceans–
a Holding Space wherein Time stands relativistically
like a vacuum of interior landscaped atmosphere;
more likely to produce a horrific monoculture
of mold and mosquitoes
and revolutionary change.
For this we want Time’s river function,
swelling springs of Transmillennial comprehensive consciousness.
Western Business-As-Usual culture
understands love as “kindness.”
Eastern permacultural comprehensive consciousness of Time
as panentheistic and teleological “love”
evokes mutual, co-redemptive, namaste–
A Buberian mutually mentored I-Thou bow.
mutual gratitude of synergetic energy,
requires a Bucky Fuller dynamic balance
between freedom to comprehend and embrace
our eco-center in each eternal moment,
as subconscious freedom from awareness of only Ego,
our more limited Left-brain’s “small-self” center.
Kindness, and unkindness,
are gratefully, and rudely,
extended, not extended,
to ourselves as empathized “Other.”
These are ego-ionic actions
to teach us how to be more mutually generous
in each of our primal relationships
with Love’s ecological comprehension
of Time’s Yangish and Yinnish rebalancing ways.
What is fair,
within contentious issues,
is found where our mutually held eco-center points,
always wu-wei midway between
the most Yang-power value extreme
and the most Yin laissez-faire “both-and” inclusively unitarian absorbency.
Nature abhores a perfect vacuum of either Yang or Yin;
omnisciently insists on Left with Right languaged intelligence.
When we identify with a “downstream” yin position,
our underdog empathy extends to include
reaching toward increasingly marginalized and irrational
“Other” position of empathic identity.
Our eco-centric Right-brain starts from this position,
as a holonic reiteration of “Self’s” encultured history,
then flows economic and ecological “generosity”
of loving values
“upstream” toward our mutually mentored,
planted and rooted and trimmed and pulled, and encoded lexicon,
decomposed and empathized,
intuited Yang position,
looking for that tipping point boundary of the collective unconscious
wide enough to capture all synergetically oriented reiterators
racing issues through our surfing moments and lives.
Justice trickles up and out,
as well as down and in,
washing back and forth through fields of unconscious cognitive dissonance,
to emerge toward a consensus of collectively generous,
but not overly generous,
inclusive coredeemer ecojustice.
An enculturation laundry,
but go easy on the yin-bleach.
If I lacked something of the “underdog,”
the “criminal” and “crazy”
within my holonic human nature,
then my nature would be neither holonic nor human.
Yang’s “bad boy” universalist megalomania
and sociopathological ego-power
is a challenging competitive dimension
within our ego-centric,
of evolution’s meaning;
while Yin’s ubiquitous “Other”-love as “Self,”
generosity to the extreme of unitarian self-exiting wishfulness,
is our more primal RNA holonic-cellular intelligence
of generosity’s ecological win-win scenario,
devoid of ego’s self-distinguishing,
and often dissonant,
and too loud,
and Left-brain dominant,
voice and language.
Kindness and unkindness are transactions between unequals.
Generosity and stinginess of empathy,
what eco-consciousness invites
as appropriately proportional response,
are transactions between mutual mentors
of gratitude, and lack thereof.
Differences between ego’s intended kindness
and eco’s well-practiced generosity
include a Taoist position that kindness and unkindness
are not found in nature,
as synergetic mutual gravity,
is the source of natural systems,
of bilateral life and time,
as opposed to the existence of…
nothing; entropic unconsciousness.
Kindness suggests I am extending something to another
that this person has not earned,
does not rightfully and justly deserve
within the normal flow of time’s river.
Generosity is a mutually intended practice
of radical equanimity and empathy,
a grateful acceptance of our profound interdependence
of cause and effect,
stimulus and response.
Generosity is about absorbing and hopefully co-redeeming
our mutual assets and liabilities
to resolve an issue
whose outcome can be a mutual win
from a position of profoundly radical
mutually mentored co-identity.
You have shown me who you are right now
so I may choose to respond
with who we could become right now
if we move from this position forward
within our positively synergetic, generous, practice
of mutual namaste.
There is nothing weaker than yin’s subconscious water
But none is superior to it in overcoming yang’s unconscious soul,
I am thinking there may be an important difference between a pro-peace activist and an anti-violence protester. In a way, their relationship reminds me of that between a prophetic biosystem, like John the Baptist, and a messianic system, like Jesus of Nazareth.
Too many prophets and not enough messiahs makes for a sadly brow-beaten culture, with a beat-down Left-hemispheric dominant temporal trajectory. We emerge into Yin’s time to dance her balanced-harmonics, singing folk-ballads with intuitive ecological choreography.
Anyway, I spend way too much time protesting my violent cultures, environments, ecosystems with overheated climates. It is simply too easy to be against violence, because no one is pro-violence, no one wants to overheat our atmosphere, our political and economic and sociopathological climates. There isn’t a Republican or Democratic, capitalist or communist or libertarian or sectarian platform that advocates violence for the sake of how great violence is in and of itself. So, protesting our own already-disvalued violence doesn’t appear to be a really strong platform for the would-be Prophet of Peace.
So, this seems to bring us into the reverse frame, our cultural values and disvalues around growing and maintaining a more peaceful ecology and economy. Here is where we start losing potential allies, primarily through neglect, because we are so,… I don’t know,… ACTIVE protesting against those who believe their self-interests might be compromised by cultural and financial shifts toward cooperatively systemic peaceful, inclusive, diversely sustainable value functions and flow frequencies. If I pay my mortgage quite nicely building submarine parts and information technologies, or research that might be useful for strengthening our self-defense systems, in some eco-dislogical way, then I am going to experience some cognitive dissonance about this. It will be very risky for short-term goals, goals that are now lifetime bucket lists, to hear prophets against people like me who are somewhat less pro-peace than self-appointed as “I’m better baptized in ecological value Orthodoxy than you are!” Messengers.
Again, for the second time, we sub-optimize our messianic intent by using too-unprophetically ineffective messages. Enough with the negative campaigning already! Let’s keep growing this newer messianism for peace and inclusive equity and sustainability through clearly articulate mentoring, confining our teaching tendencies to something that feels more like story-telling or show-and-tell. And maybe even some stand-up comedy, on occasion. Laotse said he intended his Wisdom to invite laughter in response, from those who most deeply understood his poetry.
Perhaps we could demonstrate how useful submarine technology might become for researching how schools of fish need not learn how to move and surge and ebb synchronously, peacefully, equitably, because they appear to be wired to the same functional frequencies, regardless of spatial separation, and is this somehow related to those appositionally displaced quanta or QBits, or whatever they are calling them these days? This is a big issue for me! Seriously! I would like to know if that’s just a coincidence or do both of these freaky flow adjustments point to some deeply-rooted Pro-Peace Sustainability Awareness of ecological and permacultural stability strategies. Do plasmatic neurons somehow enthymematically intuit abundantly cooperative temporal-flow systems and network dynamics, perhaps by largely neglecting to get their more egocentric systemic surroundings all riled up, and once more further over-heated?
Messiahs and Shambhala Warriors and the Salvation Army are actively pro-peace and justice confluent, cooperative, developmental, regenerative producers and mentors and absorbent, positive-teleological nurturers, feeding smooth-structured systems and networks that present lowest long-term ecological and economic risk for global investment. This could be why our shared messiah vocation is ideally responsive to polypathic, positively deviant, ecosystemically logical, economically-efficient mentors.
Now see, that’s where Jesus messed up. He gave control of his economy to the one guy who was willing to compromise on keeping peace in the family of disciples, and not at all inclined to derive investment plans holonically, much less by mutually grateful consensus. Optimal messianic mentors understand, feel, the skill of dynamically facilitating positive teleological trends within themselves, their families, communities, species, cultures, economies, ecosystems, ecotherapies, and Earth.
This Christian Messianic Inspired Event reminds me to pursue EarthTribal Peace with more dancing in reiteratively emergent diapraxis story-circles, less violent driving and marching and shopping in over-heated public squares.
In the recently published Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s Final Years, Tavis Smiley reminds us that living a prophetic and integral life does not result in winning popularity contests. While prophets may become mystics, saints, and geniuses post mortem, Dr. King was no exception to the historical rule that no prophet is broadly welcome in his own time.
This thesis reminded me of a Taoist aphorism:
Who receives unto himself the calumny of the world
Is the preserver of the state.
Who bears himself the sins of the world
Is the king of the world.
[Translation by Lin Yutang, 1948, Random House, NY]
While Dr. King had gained broad support for his positions regarding racism, as he retained a consistent ethical voice in support of equal rights for women and against the culture of violence and war epitomized in the Vietnam War, he would have had increasing difficulty had he ever aspired to elective office. His allies in D.C. resented Dr. King for biting the hand that they believed had fed him more than sufficiently already. His African-American clergy colleagues often did not appreciate King’s views on the rights of women in society, much less within their churches.
Both Mr. Smiley and Laotse speak to the creative tension between powerful prophecy and effective redemption. The strength of prophecy for redemptive effectiveness, to support regenerative change, becomes compromised by cultural dissonance. Too much cognitive dissonance is dismissed as insanity or marginalized as appropriate for the saint and martyr, but not realistic for universal human nature. Yet as redemptive comprehensiveness is softened, contained, diminished, the prophetic voice is softened for more confluent ears. Regenerative potential can be largely residual potential; less incarnated.
The cutting edge of regenerative optimization is a rationality that ebbs the flow and follows the flowing-confluent edges around, and eventually through, the ebbing knots of cultural dissonance. Inviting society into a more rational future becomes more effective through the weakness of optimally ebbing and flowing water, energy; both listening carefully and summarizing astutely the echoes and distresses within historical and cultural trends.
There is nothing weaker than water
But none is superior to it in overcoming the hard,
For which there is no substitute.
That weakness overcomes strength
And gentleness overcomes rigidity,
No one does not know;
No one can put into practice.
[Ibid, p. 306]
Perhaps no “one” can put water’s wisdom into practice because the flow of regenerative energy is intrinsically interdependent, swelling where there is confluent and sure flow, and cautious and much slower, gently inviting more positive and inclusive discernment, where the diverse sprays of mutual dismay remain more complexly knotted. But, gentle invitation is the land of the facilitator, and not the stand-alone prophet. Active peace-making walks between these two worlds–which Dr. King did rather better than most of us.