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Pulling Together, Not Pushing Apart

With climate fragmentation, pathology
comes ecosystemic over-specialization
becomes competitive ego-autonomy,
playing a WinLose ZeroSum devolutionary depressing game.

With climate interdependence, health
comes ecosystemic resilience
becomes cooperative ego/eco-restoring compassion
playing a WinWin NonZeroSum
whole integrity potential Earth HealthJustice System.

Most, if not all, of us
live somewhere between these everyday climate trends,
deductively fragmenting Yang is everything EgoCentric
and inductively integrating Yin is nothing but EcoSystemic.

It is an integral principle of Systems Theory,
If you want to change what isn’t working so well,
in this case, egocentrically fragmented,
rather than focusing solely on defensive repair strategies,
give yourself, and allies, and cynics,
initial freedom to think outside the current competitive WinLose frame,
to reconsider dynamic Eco/Ego-Systemic WinWin cooperative opportunities
for multilateral giving and receiving compassionate co-investment
instead of monocultural infestment
risk overpowering interdependent health and climate care.

We own an integrity principle in Permaculture Design,
Give priority to WinWin healthy outcome optimization
with the least amount of WinLose risk of loss
to energy-resilient
democratic
self-maintenance systems.

In other words,
why feel defeated by anger management technologies
to increase tolerance for cognitive-affective dissonance,
when you could choose WinWin cooperative compassion therapy
instead,
which will unveil non-violent communication behaviors and belief systems
as we travel along together
cooperatively downstream,
and not so much struggling upstream.

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Candle of Hope

I am in my newly adopted Green Sanctuary
enjoying our communal celebration
of all things nutritionally healthy

When the ecofeminist facilitator announces
it is now our time to light three candles of hope.

She invites our Greek chorus
to speak these candles’ brightening intention.
Various voices give shout outs of ongoing despair
for lack of healthy cooperativity growing darkly drear
competitions in Virginia
and Syria
and capital-city hysteria
nearly every Win or Lose ZeroSum place.

But,
I was thinking of shining more light on seeds of winwin hope,
Like most everything in Yes! magazine
and in Permaculture Design magazine
and in Restorative Justice
and NonViolent Communication classes everywhere.

Hope cooperatively owned and managed
universally celebrated in green businesses
and uniting household sanctuaries
and eco-villages,
good-faith intentional communities,
communions of nutritional integrity
springing up across Earth’s multiculturing planet.

Hope shouting out for creolization over colonization,
for unity over uniformity,
for freedom for active love and not just freedom from chronic fear.

Hope for lefts with rights,
for adaptive deductions with adoptive inductions,
for natural systems with spiritual networks,
for secular knowledge with sacred wisdom,
for yang with yin, and never against,
for ecofeminists with cooperative-parenting matriarchs,
for spatial now with temporal not not yet,
for universal OneZones with unitarian multi-lateral ZeroZones,
for equal dignity of egos within interdependent webs of ecohabitats.

I did not speak my active hopes aloud,
worried they might feel too aggressively intrusive,
so not even one candle is lit
for healthy compassionate climates
cooperatively impassioned hope,
for investments already planted,
growing up and out wealth
of green and black and brown and white and blue and red
and ultra-nonviolent resilience.

How will this liturgy incarnate cooperative compassion
becoming non-violently viral?
Without everyday resonations,
articulations of interdependent ego/eco-balancing,
bicamerally becoming,
pro-active shout-out Hope! impassioners.

Green sanctuary history lessons
often miss what’s going on
with other Yes! multicultures,

Miss what has gone on in non-sectarian
good-faith
green cultures,

Miss what and whom have not yet nutritionally come
within our potential 7-grain interdependent 2020 communion.

Green sanctuary celebrants
mistake our despair for WinWin opportunities missed
for candles of hope unlit
omitting interdependent risks
to celebrate more extensively
within Earth’s healthy polycultural strengths
not yet grown adoptively,
but known adaptively
within as without
one interdependent trans-generational web
of healthing wealthy life.

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Green Integrity

A community’s healthy destiny
is found in humanity’s wealthy integrity.

Humanity’s healthy integrity
unfolds within communion’s wealthy destiny.

Communion’s healthy destiny
folds and unfolds
with non-violent communication’s wealthy integrity.

Active hoping as part of a community’s green destiny
is re-found
re-bound
re-wound within each ego-humanity’s wealthiest GoldenRule integrity.

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Sustainable Sanctuaries

I’m in the process of joining a Unitarian Universalist Green Sanctuary
communion of All Souls,
in Connecticut.

This is not my first time joining a new intentional good-faith community,
but it is the first time I have signed a Membership Book
of historical,
spiritual,
natural cooperatively intentioned community
which goes back only to 1911.
Some UU sign-up and -in Books
began, and have been more and less healthily sustained,
since the 1600s.

This AllSouls, in New London,
is more of a contemporary Souls membership history story,
mostly of cooperation,
or we could not still exist,
but probably more than sufficient competitions as well.

At least two natural-spiritual multicultural health formation experiences strongly influence how I approach the “Welcome New Member” folder,
placed in my hand by the Membership Committee Chair.

Our seven UU Communion Principles show up inside this folder
on a yellow-green sheet,
mapping a two-pillared alpha through omega arch;
a health construction bridge
between All Souls past and present;
Not a sectarian wall of dogmatic who is and was enlightened
and who is and was yet to be effectively reborn.

My Taoist Yang/Yin bilateral philosophy
intersects with training/experience with Permaculture Design
of natural exteriors
and spiritual interior subclimate development
for therapeutic and regenerative
Zero ZenZone polycultural health robust reformation.

This nature-spirit pancultural view
of Earth and Her/His non-sectarian communal parts
influences how I read through these transubstantiating communal Principles.

The first and last, the alphaYang/omegaYin, two pillars
speak to what Taoist Permaculture Design has ego/eco-systemically unveiled
inside me,
then outside me:

The inherent nutritional worthiness
and natural/spiritual co-arising dignity
of every person,
living with and for cooperatively owned and self-managing plants,
on organic planet Earth
Respect interdependent webs of nutrition, nurturing
subsystems of all changing climates
of which each ego-system, inside
and each eco-system, outside
is a secular/sacred pan-sectarian
networking
holonic
communal
communitarian sanctuary
preferably bilaterally, even multilaterally, non-violent
speaking and listening,
noticing and caring,
not neglecting and abusing,
polypathic co-relational
co-passioning part.

In the epicenter of the remaining five over-arching Principles
about our shared health-seasoned journey
into how we agree to cooperatively grow
as one organic communal to-gathered sanctuary,
The 4-Season Dimension speaks out, holds tightly, for

Freedom, because cooperatively paid forward and backward through multigenerations,
economically
and politically
and psychologically
and ecologically redeeming health
wealth
virtuous cooperative circles
norms, etc
through co-responsible cooperative research
for healthy yang truth
meeting, and never excluding,
wealthy yinternal nutritionally effluent meaning,
robustly transformative,
resiliently co-relational,
resonantly compassioning.

The Second Principle
births spring thaws of EarthJustice,
nutritional equity,
compassionate sanctuaried integrity
in humane/divine
natural/spiritual co-arising newborn, reborn relations
sprouting summer’s fully maturing compassions.

The Third sun-drenched Principle
celebrates transparently enlightening acceptance
and vulnerably naked encouragement
to naturally/spiritually
outside/inside mature,
climax polycultural outcomes,
polyphonic inside singing outside dance,
polypathic spatial Here breathed yangly in
as temporal Now exhaled affluently yin out
in…

Preparing for our future Fifth Principle:
Bicameral harvesting right and left
of conscientious democratic mutually past/future trusting seeds
winnowed
and carefully treasured
in active hope
for yet another season
of EarthSanctuary renewal.

And then, holistically systemic Yin
as the last Sixth Principle
winterish say:
Prophesying Advent of global non-violent communion
over-arching FourSeason PermaCultural Goals
of healthy EarthGreen Sanctuary, warming spring of
peace-drenched communication,
radically lavish inside liberty of universal love,
celebrating unitarian EarthJustice restored
with
and by
and for
and of all cooperatively-owned
interdependent webs
networks
bridges
gardens
holistic organic farms,
sanctuaries producing and consuming and reproducing
WinWin polypathic Souls
of which each healthy ego
is an essential
nutritional
nurtured/natured
whole yin/yang speaking
singing
dancing
graceful EarthJustice
GreenSanctuary part.

It’s a lot to take in
before moving on to the GoldenRule Cooperative Stewardship sheet,
all about therapeutically treating
and sustaining
robustly resilient
resonant
root systems.

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These Liberating Truths

I’m musing with Jill Lepore,
historian (Harvard feminist, but definitely within brackets of general interest),
through eight hundred pages of These Truths
telling an other U.S. herstory.

She starkly says,
“Slavery is political”
while I had been thinking more of addictive economic
and punitive domestic relationships,
enslaving social absence of healthy relationships,
Dr. Lepore reminds me
about powerful natural/spiritual inter-relationships,
where overpowering addictions meet underpowering enslavement.

Nationalistically political
community-toxic apartheid,
personally oppressive-repressive ego-supremacist pathological
for both LeftBrain long-term smart investors
and RightBrain universal-frame cooperatively sentient property(ies) development.

LosePredator/LosePrey colonizing politics
again this historical effect
of insufficient interdependently synergetic web-spinning together
a healthier WinWin history/herstory
of ego/eco-normative
nature-spirit ZeroZones,
left-rights
yang-yins
Universal mountains of suppressed affluent strength
with
Unitarian eco-valleys of depressed effluent flowing grace,

Deductively autonomous truth labels
with
Inductively not-interdependent/not-fragmented flow
of ambidextrously apathetic suppression of impassioned feelings

Competitive Either/Or
with
CoOperative Both/And
nondual co-arising networks of communion,
ComPassionately owned nutritional RightBrain sentience,

Although perhaps not quite so much LeftBrain
dominantly effective/affective sentences.

ReImaging history
re-employing fertile/stagnant qualities
re-deploying LeftDominant language
of RightWing over-reactionary capital-royalist apartheid
competitively bought and sold with an ego-defeating loss,
disinvesting oppressions,
repression walls,
depression webs

RePlaced by healthier
more ego/eco-therapeutic
LeftThought and RightFeeling positive non-platitudes
actively hopeful re-creative tensions
interdependently webbed, networked
images for binding positiveYang with negativeYin,
egalitarian double-binary binding
negative past personal/political effects
inviting more positive WinWin future health causes,
more opportunities for deeply and widely trusting democratic communion,
natural and spiritual,
pan-sectarian
polypathic HereNow
ZeroZone spacetime
4D co-relational integrity,

Growth of cooperative power opportunities
for owning compassionate freedom,
and not so much LoseLose politics of slavery
and walls
and anti-herstoric
patriarchal LeftBrain dominant privilege

To invest in writing
and publishing
and reading eight hundred pages
of cooperative freedom v competitively enslaving U.S. life
pro-healthy political regenerative voice,
speaking truth to degenerative commodified economic
anti-ecological death of a healthy
multicultural future climate opportunity,
historically declaring cooperative integrity life
or death of violent non-solidarity.

 

 

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Engaging the Family Laundry

Perhaps infertile
incomplete
unwashed memories
of elder v younger,
Goliath v David,
crusades v communion
critical, yet part of chronic, events
speak extended family disengagement truth
to powerful dirty laundry engagement failures.

That disclaimer said,
I have two incomplete conversations
in mind and heart
and what I hope I will eventually learn
from mistakes in anemic compassion
too thin for nobler listening opportunities.

When I was sixteen,
I courageously confronted my dad
about his white supremacist beliefs,
which would not endorse slavery
but were oppressively too comfortable
with White nationalism
and patriarchal white-washed privileged capitalism
Win/Lose meritocracy theology,
teleology,
evolutionary ethology,

God’s chosen evidence of Black and Brown unfortunate
lack of pure enough LeftBrain intelligence
to successfully care for their own intellectual
and physical
property/properties God given
but in a more niggardly way.

After all, if they were as full of divine grace as we are
then they never would have become forced migrant fieldhands
and robotic domestic servants
before we had robotic domestic servants,
properly satisfied with a basic shack,
self-grown food,
cotton-picking and sugar-caning uniforms,

Rented and unrented servants capable of learning
yet not relentlessly driven by passion
for deeper democratic health interdependent webs of life
empowered each day by dense political understanding,
robust economic awareness of who has power to sell
and who has insufficient power to redeem
what could never be naturally-spiritually commodified
without severely wounded ego-disintegrity,
social madness,
political fury.

When I asked my dad,
Why are you so sure people of color,
especially women,
are so intellectually and emotionally and and mentally inferior to you,
the WhiteMan
living in an all white rural community
and all white nationalist church
fully invested in a white
plutocratic
military-industriously colonizing
authoritarian mess?
And an all white school system
and all white county government
all your life?

He could not point to any experience
of his own white superiority
But he could pull out a Reader’s Digest article
regarding research on standardized LeftBrain tests
with unstated lexicon
and linguistic norms
of dialectally empowered WhiteEnglish DominantSpeak.

My WiseElder dad told me to read it
and get back to his more seniority self
if I had any further naive questions.

That was the end of that conversation.
Question asked
and self-declared orthodox textual reference answered.

A year ago
I asked my White nationalist evangelical older brother
if he would vote for D Trumpian again,
and, if so, why?
Given his Christian God of love
and his GoodNews evangelistic vocation
to bring universal peace
and uniting divine justice to all people
everywhere,
now and in rapturous kingdom at near ill-defined hand
of future Heaven
for all eternity,
red and yellow,
black and white,
they are precious
in His sight.

My brother responded,
While troubled by Trumpian narcissism,
and maybe over-wrought cynicism,
Trump’s anti-immigrant
anti-Islam sectarianism
are a good faith fit
for God scripturally written to be pissed off
about pagan idolatrous hedonists
and uppity women
and lying stealing greedy children
and people too stupid to get it
that God has been strategically designed
in a RightWing dominant WhiteMan’s ancient
fascist
apartheid image
of spiritualized
denatured seclusion.

Well, OK,
he explicitly said just the first part,
about keeping out the threatening anti-Christian,
pro-liberal ecofeminist choice,
anti-family values foreigners,
All for building an impermeable moat
around a White privileged patriarchal “Christian” nation
on an awesome well-lit hill,
originally intended to be democratically enfranchised
only for White male property-owners,
possibly including Black and Native American slave property,

But only White property-owners have historically correct autonomous rights
to carry automatic military rifles
and drive gas and oil-hog Hummers to an all-White church
in substantially Black and Brown Flint, Michigan.

When I asked him why keeping Muslims,
and perhaps other Black
and suspiciously Spanish-speaking Brown people out,
was more important to his Christian beliefs
than keeping democratic family health care in
and USA climate therapeutic care
at the top of our global investment budget,
even higher than our ballistic automated threat budget
designed to blow up people
and plants
and planet,
He said he had no interest in that conversation.

The only important conversation for us,
from his fundamental dogma-centered power position,
was how much of the King James Holy Bible
I have properly memorized and adopted,
not adapted,
and invited into my personal everyday relationship with Jesus.

The political Jesus,
unmarried Messiah
and Teacher of following GoodNews Truth
into universal interdependent compassion,
most accessible to a child, wounded and poor in spirit,
when Win/Win Truth invites GoldenRule conflict
between elders and siblings
about signs of extended family integrity
and wonders of divinely humane non-walled communion,
non-apartheid community,
non-violent communication…

Again, I digress
from explicit historical conversations
about experiential evidence for White nationalist privilege
on into internal implications for WinWin empowering communion
where I can sometimes Left with Right childlike balance,
still finding and grasping onto
universally inviting unitarian
co-operative laundry cleaning compassion.

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Virtuous Revolutions

Virtuous revolutions
are like timeless whole system recycling.

When was the last time
you thought and felt
we cooperatively feel and think in cycles
while living in a virtuous WinWin communicating circle?

Rather than slowly dying off into more private mutterings
while competitively marching
through a WinLose vicious market square.

When we are small toddlers
learning to speak healthy words,
while also hearing angry wounding curses,
despite wealthy experiences of family well-seasoned integrity
growing toward climaxing green sanctuary summers
and then winnowing most nutritional relationships toward
womblike wet-outside yet warm-inside winters

While yang inhaling co-operative intent
heard with slumbering gratitude,
co-arises yin exhalations
manifesting each compassionate airborne revolution
of responsive cooperative solidarity
inside yin dark womb
refueling back toward outside yang bright summer

Unitarian inside compassion’s intent
toward universal cooperative outside incarnation
informating mature enlightening trends
exhalating virtuous systems not not coterminous correlations,

Incoming therapeutic evolution
predicting outgoing co-passioning revolution recycles
going up wealthily
reweaving down healthily

Life becomes light robust as summer
winnowing ego-death resilient revolutions
winning virtuous eco-systemic ways.

When was the last time you thought and felt
we cooperatively feel and think
while breathing in a virtuous communion circle
rather than slowly dying off,
overpowered by a viciously commodified square?

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