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Democratic Trust

When I drove away from the family farm
to embrace my freshman year
at the University of Michigan
in Vietnam-era 1970,

I was planning on majoring in political science
which later turned into a double major
in communication theory
and positive neuro-psychology

Persuasion,
cognitive/affective bicameral
conserving/liberating bipolarizing dissonance,
and more resonantly trusted
positive therapeutic attitude change.

What I do recall from PoliSci 101:
The well-researched underlying root value
for any healthy,
safe,
resilient democratic polyculture
is not LeftBrain polypathic intelligence
and certainly not more RightBrain
election campaign persuasive beauty,
but profoundly inclusive TRUST

Which,
when I later worked in theology,
rediscovered in what religious traditions
monotheistically refer to as FAITH
and/or
polytheistically embrace as COMPASSION.

Trust also turned out to become
the primary underlying value
for resilient communication
and deeply resonant
mental/spiritual robust health
and neuro-systemic safety

Slow-growing increased capacity
for unconditional regard
of people
and our plants
and our cooperatively-managed planet
developing public health urban areas
and cultivating regenerative farms.

I find it disappointing
and tragic, then,
that our disuniting State schools
coach young democratic residents
in win/lose debate
but not win/win trusted
faithful
cooperatively-intended
nonviolent dialogue.

This may have a causal effect
negatively reproducing Patriarchal-Capitalist
competitive mistrust relationships

Further embedding runaway
vicious circle revenge
militarism
racism
homophobia
sexism
ableism
punishing
criminalizing
imprisoning
Othering justice systems

Lacking robust muscularity
to restore and reward
positive ego-
and eco-
and anthro-therapeutic Trust
through proactive teaching
and studying
and mentoring
and mediating
win/win dialogue skills

For pro-active
cooperative co-investments
emotional,
financial,
political,
ecological,
theological

Polypathically reinforcing
a great healthy
and safe EarthTribe
polycultural university

Universe for engaging
co-passionate trust
in integrity,
synergetic relationships,
cooperatively therapeutic respect

Re-inspecting emergent Trust
through transparent
and vulnerable dialogue,
discernment

Intent to embrace healthy
and safe democratic communication
systems

Useful trust-building
for restoring cooperative farms
and urbane justice areas
we call
United humane States

Which was on my mind
and heart
when I drove away from the family farm
and my high school debate team
to embrace my freshperson
political scientist year
at the University of Michigan
in Vietnam-conflicted
mistrustful 1970.

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Therapeutic JustUs

Lori Gottlieb
describes mental health mediators
and dream translators
prescribing more cost-effective therapeutic questions:

Who am I?
What do I want?
What’s in my natural health/spiritual wealth
bilaterally balancing way?

What do I want more:
to autonomously control
OR
to be part of some monopolizing,
possibly monotheistic, Thing
bigger than egocentric Me?

May morph
more effluently co-therapeutic
than affluent expertise advice
into:
What do I want
to safely control
AND YET ALSO
be part of some EarthTribe
polyculturally intelligent Relationship?

Healthier
more inclusive
and indigenous
and holistic
and organic
and resilient
than excluded
and punished
and wounded
and thereby imprisoned
and victimized Me

And my LeftBrain capitalized dominance
affluently attracts Gottlieb’s rational health
and safety questions
about wounded AnthroEgos

AND my RightBrain effluent impressions
of slow-growing ecopolitical affluent feelings
grow improved for win/win cooperative global thrival
midst monoculturing win/lose competitive survival
of local health and safety therapeutic improvement
as a resilient panentheistic stress-reducer
organically connected cooperative management
re-connecting
iEarthTribe inter-religious narratives
sacredly inviting
more effluent trickles
and streams
and rivers
and oceans
of EarthTribe living
loving indigenous waters

Descended from prehistoric
more polytheistic
matriarchal cooperative economies
of co-invested local democratic
domestic energy

Tipping toward Tao balanced
bilateral co-governance
healthy communing nutritional cycles
and recycles of ecofeminist
fertile restorative justice
regenerative healing wombs
also asking:

Who are sacred We?
feeling
when we most effluently
fluidly feel
and formatively think?

What does bicameral MeWe intelligence want?

What’s in our ancient monotheistic
anthrocentric
LeftBrain dominant
encultured win/lose dissociative
wounded
traumatized
stress-triggered
climate anxiety

Rabidly emergent RightWing
punishing
and excluding
and victimizing
denial of anthropocentric harm
and fundamental EarthHealth despairing
Lose/Lose polyvagal
neuro-systemic
binomially dissonant
+P v -NP
EitherLeftOrRight unbalanced
+1/-(-0)
BothLeftAndNotNotRight rebalancing
co-therapeutic Way?

Yang affluent
AND
Yin effluent

Ego/EcoTherapeutically
restoring personal secular Justice
AND BICAMERALLY COMMUNING
panentheistic
co-empathic sacred Peace

And maybe a little joy
now and then
becoming more faithfully
inclusively
restoratively
resonantly
resiliently
regeneratively frequent

Bicamerally communioning
co-arisingly dipolar
nonzero open
sacred
integral
WholeHolyHolonicEarth

Systemic eco/theo-logical
trust in therapeutic
not RightWing anthro-elitism
embracing
EarthTribe restorative justice
public health affluence
is also resilient sacred peace
public safety effluence,
reformatively reflowing political ego/eco-integrity,
co-empathic panentheistic compassion.

Unlike our left-hemispheres
taught
and monoculturally
RightWing capital over-invested
win/lose zero-sum assumptions,

Truly therapeutic
EarthTribe resilient polycultural wisdom
is more of an effluently joyful
Eastern bodhisattva peace-growing process
than an affluently measured
messianic critical judgment event

Which I believe
is what the New Testament
good news of Jesus narrative
is ego/eco-systemically
all Holy Nature/Spirited about
indigenously peaceful
Truth affluent
and sacred Beauty effluent,
definitely not RightWing
LeftBrain dominant,
wisdom.

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When Profound Feels Sacred

My youngest
of three AfricanAmerican adopted sons
has profound nonwhite
nonstraight
nonverbal cerebral palsy.

Profound
in at least not being privileged
or victimized
by internal LeftBrain dominance,
violent micro-aggressions,
zero-sum competitive thinking

Either positively True and Good
or negatively False and Bad,
laughable
or humorless

Sacred indigenous consciousness
feels more Right-Elder brainstem
bodymind nondualistic synergy
friendly energy
which is my son’s political blessing
and his capital secularizing
segregating
colonizing
economic disabled curse.

Youngest son communes
with music
more fluidly co-empathic
than linguistic communications

He touches
and sings
and chants
through echoing shouts
and exclamatory barks,
short nonphonetic phrases,
lip smacking,
and belly laughs.

When he cries,
which is seldom,
he cries silently

No vocal cords

Profound inhaling wet gasps
and exhaling sad sacred shakes.

He laughs unconditionally
from his root chakra
warm unguarded soul
and cries
from his buddha
bicameral eyes.

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Growing Integrity

Introversion, like strengthening integrity,
explores fusing with the Whole
which I associate with ego-death
whether by colonizing encroachments of Other
more powerful,
arrogantly unenlightened,
predators

Or by ego-transmutation
creolization
rebirth
synergetic sacraments
of wedding
bedding
feeding
breeding
loving
win/win compassion

And probably some positive
and negative,
impressive
and repressive,
flavors
and savors
of both varieties
anxiously anticipating ego-degeneration,

Self-emptying
under duress
and surviving chronic depression,
ego critical stress
and chronic trauma events.

Extroversion,
like outflowing exhilaration,
celebrates interdependent individuation
either against
or within
Earth’s whole open system

Which I know as ego-augmentation
within a Western straight white male privileged context
of anthro-exceptionalism

MonoTheistically over against EarthTribe’s carnal nature

Or
PanenTheistically celebrating ego’s EarthMothered
nurtured
holonic spirit

And probably some in and out
positive and negative
Both/And Right hemisphere
and Either/Or Left hemisphere
introverted ego
embracing extroverting ecosystemic interdependence
with indigenous wisdom
of healthy ego
dipolar co-arising
wealthy ecosystemic context

While EitherMe OrWe introversion
without BothMe AndWe
integral holon of EarthTribal view
veers off toward Lose/Lose despair
death
depression
inevitable ecocide
and lack of capacity to thrive,
emergent disinterest in surviving

While extroversion invites sacred out
and inflowing integral Other
into panentheistic win/win play
to grow our humane/divine
interreligious
bicamerally interdependent
Tao wu-wei.

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ReBuilding Paradise Lost

Paradise
like Rome
is not built
and not rebuilt
and rebuilt
and redeveloped
and healed
and redeemed
in one 24-hour
cycle
and recycle
and revolving
round day v night,

And/or
appreciatively regarding both day
and dualdark
rich and fertile
souled and soiled
night.

So too
my personal
and political
and economic
and ecological
and theologically reformed
unconditional win/win regard,
like God’s
and not EarthMother’s
and not Buddha’s
and maybe not Allah’s
and not Atman’s
and not Gaia’s
and not Diana’s
and not Blue Heron’s
and not Dragonfly’s,
has become Christian Reformed Evangelistic
LeftBrain dominantly complicated
to resiliently hang onto cooperatively coinvested peace
for more than a day,
or even an hour

Instead
we are distracted
dismayed
by chronic win/lose stress,
By early childhood trauma experiences
of community original win/lose sin

Capitalized by zero-sum competitive
closed cause/effect linear
either/or bipolarizing fundamentalism,
either unconditionally regarded
as saved,

Or discontinuously disregarded
as damned:
too sacredly holistic,
too round paradoxical circling,
too wide open-systemic
intuitive ecofeminist
panentheistic goddess worship
womanly unmanly mysticism
wicked womb witchery
emasculation
slutty butchery.

Original sin
remains monotheistically addicted
to fear and anger
about panentheistically sensuous
Eve
and big black seductive Serpents
offering MotherEartha’s Apple Pie.

Various Mosaic Law reformers
of Patriarchal-Capitalism
LeftBrain dominant commercial imbalance,
including Jesus of Nazareth,
have suffered and died
to powerfully
panentheistically
indigenously
return to wisely rooted
win/win bipartisan co-passion
and active co-investment

Deep rooted in dualdark soul
and soil of love’s co-present
peakish causes
and valleyed effective
affective
and reflective experience

Reforming my win/lose original zero-sum
competitive
predative
judgmental
self-righteous
greedy assumptions
about humanity’s essential step
away from win/win Paradise,
our mortal Achilles’ heel
of ego-self v. eco-other,
rather than ego+eco sacred EarthMother,
primal potential
for lose/lose disintegration
and for win/win regeneration,
and all not-quite-so-original
win/lose in-betweens,

Round Win/Win
Win/Lose
Lose/Lose octaves
of whole
open sensory
globally universal
organic paradising neuro-systems
nested and networked
working cooperatively co-invested
co-passionately
co-relationally
co-intelligently
co-therapeutically together
better than monotheistically divided
judged,
poles apart.

A win/win Holy
Open Whole EarthSystem,
non-zero sum cooperatively co-invested
Original Paradise Theory
of polycultural communion
feels like it could multiculturally attract
inter-religious
and meta-paradigmatic health and safety advocates
scientists
artists
musicians
muses
comedians

Integrating our capital,
our gut,
and our sacred grown round root,
and full core intelligent curiosity
pregnant with polypathic paradigms,
both secular and sacred narratives,
myths about integral Paradise potential,
transcendent Heavens
of original win/win systemic
sensory
sensual
sexual Paradise potential
for regenerative
unconditional healthy regard,
resilience
through robust wealth
of cooperative resonance.

Yet,
somehow,
despite all our narratives
that healthy Paradise of Love
overpowers unhealthy demons of hate,
God’s monotheistic
anthrosupremacist
not at all unconditional
win/lose judgmental disregard,
like my own,
remains patriarchally
and capitalistically addicted
to long term degenerative trends

Like suicidal ideation,
Traumatic Stress DisOrder,
corporate and corporal greed,
loneliness,
repression,
ecofeminist suppression,
nationalistic straight white exceptionalism,
monoculturally self-righteous genocide
and, now, sacred EarthMatricide

Blind
and deaf
to natural
spiritual feelings
longing for Earth Matrimonial Paradise

Needing resilient health and safety
panentheistic global systems of care,
unconditional regard
wanting universal salvific health
through unitarian yintegral wealth
of cooperatively co-invested
PolyCultural-Communion

NonViolently communicating
win/win panentheistic
Here/Now
Space/Time
Body/Mind
Nature/Spirit Paradise
fomenting virulent indigenous wisdom
restoring unconditionally resilient regard

Which,
like Rome
and like Peace,
is not built
and rebuilt
in one 24-hour day.

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On Religious Integrity

Let us begin
by explicitly undressing
what may have been
implicitly held
multicultural feelings:

  1. For the overwhelming masses
    of teeming and scheming
    healthy human adults,
    and especially adolescents,
    peak sexual experiences
    are also our peak
    lifetime
    spiritual experiences
    of compassion
    co-passion
    shared orgasmic passion.
  2. Our elder right hemispheres do not,
    because they cannot,
    distinguish between spiritual
    and mental
    health,
    brain
    and body wealth.

With these two declared assumptions,
please join in revisiting
public sector sensitive issues
about constitutionally protected
religious freedom
in the USA,
and probably in other
monotheistic
left hemisphere dominant
cultures,
making privileged spaces
for straight
male sensory places.

Religious expression
is rooted
in spiritual/mental
healthy felt connected
safe experience
of win/win nonviolent communication,
compassionate communion
sacred memories.

Family businesses
and corporate executive boards
and healthcare professionals
are constitutionally allowed
to make choices
inconsistent with our own
interdependent spiritual/mental peak
win/win
panentheistic organic experience

But, such a profound lack of integrity
does not help us develop
a more universally democratic
and multicultural frame
of spiritual/mental health care,
well-being
prosperity
resonance
resilience.

Whether nonviolence practitioners
can be constitutionally obligated
to pay war and military,
violence and win/lose aggression,
consumptive capitalist exploitation,
and weapons development and production
taxes
and yet retain meaningful constitutional protection
for spiritual freedom of co-passionate conscience
becomes left brain cognitively complex,
if not downright chaotic.

Whether faith-based communities
can continue to be tax-exempt
feels as clear as democratic
multiculturally celebrated
separation of nonviolent religious expression
and nation-state defensive affiliation

Why a minute of silent
compassion-focused spiritual/mental experience
feels both constitutionally appropriate
and healthy democracy useful
for opening self/other governance meetings,
team huddles,
graduations and commencements
from and into great
and even smaller public transitional events,
bolstering spiritual/mental health resilience
of shared trust consciousness.

Whether inclusive multicultural
non-supremacist religious symbols,
such as a PeaceDove,
a Chalice of communal hope,
a messianic Manger scene,
and a Menorah,
can be installed in public spaces
to evoke spiritual/mental health experiences
and not toxic memories
of homophobic,
racist,
sexist victimization,
trauma,
and chronic stress experiences,
may depend on how inclusive
and compassionate
our own childhood
and adolescent
peak social health experiences
were celebrated,
revered,
honored,
appreciated.

Whether spiritual/mental health education systems
can effectively exclude
non-supremacist expressions
of positive faith
in peak sensory experiences
in the classroom
may depend on whether we believe
a healthy democracy
is rooted in trust
or in capitalism’s competitive
mutual mistrust.

Whether faith-based non-profits
can apply on equal egalitarian footing
with secular corporate privileged organizations
for compassion regenerating
governing grants
to increase spiritual/mental health experiences,
may depend on whether we are remembering
good faith peak experiences
or bad faith competitive
fear of losing out
bullying experiences.

Whether healthy win/win
faith-based communities
and individuals can,
and even must,
advocate for public policies,
including integral health care,
that are consistent with their membership’s
most personal spiritual/mental health experience,
or not so much

These issues
and peak spiritual experience concerns
about loss of healthy wealth
also pertain to freedom
of nonviolent communication speech.

Compassionate communication,
win/win freedom
of resonant
primal inter-relationship,
is the fundamental healthy democracy
trust experience
on which all other integral rights
to spiritual/mental health
are rooted,
wombed,
incubated,
rewoven,
morphed,
regenerated.

On the other hand,
if we begin with different,
more dualistic
and monotheistic assumptions
about this relationship between synergetic religious
and peak spiritual/mental experience
of everyday sacred connection,
then our constitutional conclusions
may vehemently
and irreconcilably
and dogmatically
differ.

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When UnGifted

“A gift is different from something you buy, possessed of meaning outside its material boundaries. You never dishonor the gift.” Robin Wall Kimmerer

A social gift,
a gift for compassionate verbal
and nonverbal communication,
a healing gift,
is different from personal cash investment,

Possessed,
sometimes haunting, gifts
with sacred meaning
timelessly transcending
secular
egocentered
anthrosupremacist
monopolistic double standards,
double gifted/ungifted boundaries.

Healthy inter-religious
interdependent
creolizing polycultures
societies
nation-states
restorative justice systems
regenerative green peace networks,
never dishonor whole-sum gifts as tools for
and not weapons against

Trashed as ballast
for Great Straight White Father’s
unfortunately necessary wars,
originally sinful threats,
collateral human resource damage
of the also-rans
ungifted
unpowerful
disposable

Justified despite thereby losing environmental health
and losing active hope
for resiliently gifted human peace.

It is harder for an unstraight
unwhite
unmale nonbinary child
to emerge from genderphobia
feeling sensually gifted
neurosystemically cherished
wanted as is
than it is for a gifted matriarch
to sing and dance
feeling cherished
(and not marketed)
in transcendent eyes
of a God-needled gatekeeper.

A wounded gift
is different from some Thing
we try to buy
because multicultural integrity
is too high a climate health price
for Patriarchal
Corporate RedRight Capitalists
to stop hoarding Earth’s
Cooperative BountyCircled
Multiculturally Valued Gifts.

A sacred Blue/Green non-binary child gift
asks something of us
not quite so RightRed dominant
mishanding healthier non-binary sway
toward bicamerally balancing intelligence

Taoistic
Zeroistic
WinWin Game Theoretic
and Organic Systems Therapeutic
nonviolently gifted communicators,
green EarthTribe full-sensory educators,
ecofeminist theologians,
poetically prophetic ecologians,
compassionately multiculturally proficient
as not not gifted Positive You

Tipping straight up
as down dipolar gift appointed
Me/SystemicWe
multiculturally therapeutic
co-empathic resonance

PolyCultural EarthJustice resilience gifts
have always 1/0 binary DNA spiraled
through YangStrength/YintegralFlow

Sun enlightening/Earth empowering,
LeftGreen/RightBlue seasoned
red sky boundary reasons
for morning mourning warning
while red sky at night
dimly follows,
sailor’s gifted delight

East yintegrally dawns
on each cooperative living system
throughout Her resilient emergence
to this YangNow/YinHere
Speaking/Deep Listening
bipartisan healing opportunity

To reconnect
and reverse monoculturing powers
spoken in Yang v Yin competitive sexualized dissonance
transposed to sensory LeftGreen/RightRed
ultraviolet neurosensory confluence

Panentheistic
synergetic goddess senses
for regenerative religious gifts
and resonantly co-empathic
sensory-sexual win/win shifts
communed through health-systemic trust
in cooperative
pay back Earth forward thriving democracy

Built
developed
gifted
in cooperative win/win ownership
alternative economies
ecologies wherein those thriving
with the most nutritional value
in autumn’s harvest Earth-gift season
are those most generously delighted
to share next spring’s seeds
and nuts,

Roots
and winter’s roosting eggs
as widely gifted
and deeply co-invested
as possible

To reassure each gifted Other
that our intended wealthy climate
and personal ego healthcare chances
are way win/win way
better together
than win/lose ungifted
unwanted
unlovely drifting apart

Toward Lose/Lose nihilism,
ecopolitical genocide,
militantly RedRight fascist dominant
Whole EarthSystemic ecocide.

But, at least
no one will ever force RedRight you
to reconsider queers
and transexuals
and ecofeminist women
as if, just perhaps,
also sacred gifts

Or, at least not reconsider giftedness
of anyone you know was,
or is…

You know…
that OTHER wounded
ungifted
ungraced
curiously displaced

In MotherEarth’s healthy
regenerating gifted
Wealthy Life is Love Revival.

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History Lessons

Victims of Straight
White
Patriarchal History
are usually not hopelessly unenlightened
and permanently disabled

Ostracized by Self
and/or Others
from healthy democratic
co-redemptionVictims of Straight
White

Baptized
and medicated
and meditated
into Truth seeking Beauty,
Sacred Voices seeking Secular Choices
reflecting cooperative EarthTribe’s
most win/win integral
indigenous Wisdom.

The unStraight
unWhite
unMale
are not unPeople
living outside touchable
tangibly co-invested
co-operatively healthy
wealthy society.

We have always been inside
Earth’s natural/spiritual mind
nondualistically embodied
economic
and political structure

Which co-created us
democratic
co-passionate communicators
from past regenerations
toward future generations
seeking wealth-optimizing cooperative health.

Our co-empowering solution
to emotional and cognitive apartheid
is not always forced to colonize vulnerable prey
for failure to rise
to some self-empowered
top OnePercent

Overpowering those Others
deaf,
blind,
and voiceless
in superstructures
of echoing monocultural oppression
suppression
negative repression
rather than positive impression;
anxiety defeating anticipation.

Healthier democratic resolutions
can transform win/lose competitions
into win/win cooperative social structures
as We The EnLightened People
of democratic compassion
become organically organized beings
within our health wealthing
EarthCentric Tribes.

Such environmentally transcendent transformation
does disempower StraightWhiteMonoCultural privileged
monochromatic views
of monotheistic
autocratic
secularizing Purpose

Divorced from sacred democratic Meaning,
attenuating resilience
and resonance
with marginalizing
disenabling
institutionalizing
consumptive
dysfunctional
predative colonizing intent
of Might Makes MonoCulturing Right
for anthrosupremacists.

A StraightWhitePatriarchal capitalist
consumer model of historical education
assuming monotheistic
“From Above”
autocratic powers for controlling communication
cannot peacefully
or therapeutically
or justly
or sacramentally
avoid a co-passionate threat
to healthy co-producers

Wealthing positive deviant ecofeminists
leading organic EarthTribe
with unrelentingly curious
co-gravitating
co-arising
dipolar nonpartisan solidarity
of EarthTribal organic compassion.

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Why Systems Comfort

What do healthy systems,
naturally spirited,
ecologically enlightened
and ego-politically empowered swell

Wellness
anthro-economic networks
wonder,
often wander around
what do wealthy mindbody systems do
when the Body squarely says
“I’m doing all I can comfortably do”

And the unsatisfied Mind asks
“Why is my need for healthy integrity
neglected
deflected
ignored
unrestored?”
at least half
my less than thriving
time
in your embodied space

In musical pace
and game place
and systems empirical
lyrical theory embrace,

This BodyMind feels a dissonant gap
between a comfortably expected
repetitively resonant accord
in music narrative compositions
as traditionally played
and replayed pitch perfect
military march uniformity
with RightBody empowered control

Over-riding a deeply serene
enlightened LeftMind unity
preference becoming contenting content
of EarthTribe’s sacred stereophonic
story, systemic

Waiting curiously,
and thereby less impatiently
win/lose pushing individual performance,
self-prophetically solo lonely

Waiting for our next cooperative
muse amusing immersion
peak climatic experience
designed
orchestrated
choreographed

Win/Win improvisational
in sacred
therapeutic scores
and scales
of resonant empowering harmony
enlightening multi-lateral symphony
in keys of bicameral rhapsody,
health/wealth systemic
ecstasy.

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MonoPolistic Issues

The MonoTheistic conclusions
self-righteously drawn
by too many Straight
White
Male corporate leaders

More comfortable with their asset management skills
than uncomfortable with their power overish tendencies
of systemic capitalism
historic kleptocracy
transcendent autocracy

Is dark-skinned slavery,
dark-minded disempowerment,
defensive proprietary oppressor
zealously predative mistakes
assuming lack of sacred
enlightenment
in profane Other.

By contrast,
the PolyEcological resolution
of EarthMother indigenous wisdom
is multicultural co-investment
in healthy democratic
win/win wealthy polyvagal neurosystems

Finding universal
uniting salvation
in resonantly resilient
health care energy

Massively co-mediated
co-empathic
co-operatively owned
and nutritiously nurtured
addiction to EarthPeace
multiculturing healthy democratic
healing justice.

When our religious beliefs
don’t mention
and challenge
systemic racism,
then we suffer
from anti-ligion,
dissociative division,
Other punishing injustice,
more than we restore worship
awe
connection
with all Earth’s multiculturally healthy
resilient diversity,
Truth and Beauty
of cherished sacred life.

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