it has been said,
It takes one to know one.
it might be said,
It takes 1 2 no 1.
it has been said,
It takes one to know one.
it might be said,
It takes 1 2 no 1.
are seldom the most powerful voices
in Earth’s wombed room.
whether intrapersonal individuals
or interpersonal incorporated persons
listening to the most diverse voices
usually become cooperatively empowered
advocates for Earth’s open rooms
birthing eco/theo-logical Grace
from within God’s re-creating history
as above Gaia’s Paradise
cooperatively heard muses,
colors of vibrant heart music.
Ego sung and Eco-danced
gathering revolutionary therapeutic powers
for health of multiculturing happiness
joy-filled sin-clear angels,
silent but lively superpowers
becoming cooperatively re-invested
in polypathic listening,
then polyphonic speaking,
then polycultural re-listening again
then polynomially re-iterating yet again
then multiculturally listening
actively healing ego-listeners
cooperating yet again.
Prisons fester further desecrating guilt by association
foster sacred innocence through re-association,
communion of the wanna-be saints
and Bodhisattva suffering warriors
for EarthRights Peace and Justice.
When our faith communities
feel like monoculturing monotheistic prisons
then our non-elite prisons
begin to sound more like gospel protests
against further guilt containment
through hypocritical disassociation
with the great unwashed sinners
and economic cheaters,
and politically competing liars,
and lack of polypathic lovers.
Ecology is about oikos,
habitats of and for progress
noticed in two appositional directions;
progressive enrichment of nature-spirit systems
and regressive decomposition,
heading toward death unless balance can be restored
to help our systems
become more cooperatively resilient,
from prison through cathedral
through capitols of nation-state investments.
If decomposing guilt
can grow through imprisoned associations
then no ecological surprise
that regenerative innocence of Bodhisattva Saints
can grow through polypathic
positive nature-spirit good faith communities.
If we removed more not-funda mentalistic bad faith
from GoodNews communities,
then perhaps we would become clearer
about how we each and all live love between guilt
associated with fellow prisoners
and hardy integrity of mutual trust investors.
Prophets of prison habitats
as our own defensive nation-states
grow in violence
and enslaving racism
and addictive sexism
are tragic comedians,
self-fulfilling and perpetuating
hate and fear futurists
predicting necessary further bad descending climates
of evil ecopolitical faith
and further Business As MightMakesRight Usual
guilt by disassociation from ecological wisdom.
Mentors of good faith communities,
polypathic and polycultural health outcome predictors,
about as likely to be found on death row
as in the back row of kneelers and prayer rugs.
Our loss of faith in a resilient nature-spirit future
is also our gain in bad faith resolves
to continue disassociating
from impending climates of violence
and supremacist nationalistic racism
and monoculturing sexism
inviting regenerativity of GoodNews,
sacred ecological reweavings
Suffering and guilt and grief
inviting healing of cooperative ecotherapies
from death row to front pew,
EarthTribe patriotic health
of good faith solidarity.
An anti-ecological denialist notion of systemic ego-identity
derives from over-active disassociations
from our native nature-spirit imprisoning wombs
into Left with Right
Ego with EcoConsciousness
of prisons opening revolving doors toward good faith
and fundamentalism’s bad faith closed doors
against EarthTribe PolyPathic Solidarity.
To be present to our own imprisoning pain
is to grow toward communities of habitual polyculturing outcomes,
cooperative economic investment
in political solidarity,
mutual trust among all Sacred EarthTribes,
living in profoundly sacred animated forests
and full through new moon stardust skies.
Beloved EcoPolitical Communities,
where half sacred cooperatives Yang-full
also see and hear and feel
notnot half degenerating Yin-emptying
flow of nondual co-arising
Tipping Points toward TaoTime.
If you run into first smart 1970s feminist to become President Elect Hillary,
please relay this message,
if you would remain so kind
and thoughtful of our regenerative nurturing selves,
I appreciate and applaud your ability to nurture more positive,
especially where less generous ecological normativities
remain so premillennially Washington BiCameral WinLose.
And, while I am not accusing you of becoming a saint,
one who consistently listens
to follow shared ecologically nutritious integrity,
consistently cooperatively WinWin,
mutually empowering ownership of political economies ourselves,
for after all,
what otherwise could we mean by a Saint becoming?
born of embryonic ecological-bicameral integrity,
both Humanely regenerative enriching
with Divine dipolar enlightening EcoLogos Fertile CoRedemptive Passion
for Public/Private Health.
I do hope you remain smart feminist enough
to have richly cultivated multicultural relations
and co-investing transactions
without ever having sold out your WinWin integrity,
and thereby missing a challenging economic and political opportunity
to enrich our polypathic ecological future outcomes
as a healthier acclimating nation within an extended family
of interdependently networking relations.
Speaking of which,
I want to encourage you to have a PermaCulture Design Teacher
develop a new transmillennial pre-service training program
for all Peace Corps
and VISTA/SCORE volunteers.
who better than an ecologically integrative healthy multicultural ecopolitical outcome optimizer
to teach ecological development toward fertile climaxing landscapes
within our public-sector messiahs for and with climate-marginalized populations
becoming better together through mutual-empowerment,
more ecologically peaceful and just,
more saintly, if you will,
eco-missionaries for global public health,
designing rainforests from deserts
of thirsty Middle Eastern Terrorists,
currently breathing too much stinky premillennial oil-polluted air.
Domestic and international volunteers together
rebuilding cooperative global investment and withdrawal networks
where qualitative values
are measured in self-optimizing regenerative outcomes
of (0)-sum healthy cooperative wealth,
gifting forward co-messianic ecobalance
and shadow receiving spiritual loving sainthood
in active ecopolitical response
within co-empathic trusting Earth Tribes.
With two or three years of experience,
turning climate pathologies toward climate health,
maybe the Peace Corp and VISTA/SCORE senior volunteers
could train the Pentagon
and all incoming officers of global climate peace,
how to co-invest in ecologically self-optimizing health
and safety within more challenging EcoPolitical Landscapes,
still longing for smarter feminist nurturing climates
with wealthier tribes
of regenerating bicameral-balancing Saints.
I could no more notnot refer to anyone as a saint,
born a saint and yet also becoming an ecological-ecopolitical sinner,
some more self-and-other co-redemptive than others,
but always born both saint and maturing sinner.
Baptism, after all,
does not turn born sinners into saints,
it is a blessing on the family of saints,
to raise another as our grace-filled selves.
Christianity is about a society of saints
ecologically therapeutic for the saint/sinner lines
of Yang/Yin cooperation/competition
written within each fingerprint and heartbeat.
We are all born smart ecological-ecopolitical feminist saints;
but most of us forget,
selling out to LeftBrain dominant empowerment of WinLose
deductive-monopolistic ego-identity concerns,
Yang’s negative agenda about dualdark dissonantly unraveling
while maturing embodied climates.
Positive Psychology favors smart feminists
because cooperative ecopolitics
is rewarded by healthier climates of regenerative Earth.
So, please don’t resist conjoining the Marine Corp
with the Peaceful PermaCulture CoOperative Public Health Network.
The navies could bring therapy to the oceans and seas
and polar caps of ice.
The armies could enrich well-watered nutritious soils,
refreeze our glaciers.
The coast guards could protect the health of rivers
and tidal streams.
The homeless and hungry could grow gardens and organic farms,
cooperatively owned therapeutic communities,
repurposing and recycling networks
expressing nature-spirit reweaving arts
and political ecological sainthood sciences
of permaculturing ecotherapy.
But, as much as I too love Jeane Dixon,
do try to find someone more transmillennially formed in permaculture design.
Talk to Joanna Macy,
she’ll know who to recommend
for teaching/deep listening PermaCultural Climate Peace
Bodhisattvas turn airflow into flames,
water into Earth
as Jesus turned baptismal waters
into blood red rivers
of warm nutritious wine.
like Messiah prophets and saints,
the baptismal political economy
of cooperative ecotherapeutic waters,
as yin flows air MidWay notnot pathological
through Yang’s Great Transitional flames
for air’s co-arising health-optimizing
balancing-temporal “BeComing” co-waving
evolution of eco-conscious language
as ecologically polyculturating ethos.
When our political voices become too didactic
we listen wiser for more lyrically cooperative outputs
with denser harmonics,
singing and dancing with bicamerally ecoconscious balance
of bilateral polynomial
optimally nutritious for self-perpetuation,
regenerative yang/yin dipolarity of time.
While these singers and dancers
disconcert their way of maintaining (0)-investment PlaceHolder
SpaceTime Unitarian-Integral Occupier,
unfocused polypathic attention to eco-conscious ethics
and cooperative economic-political evolutionary values,
with nature role-playing economies of cooperation v competition,
co-arising nurturant politically polyculturally dense wealth outcomes,
these are all held in Common Language
as invitations to positive individual freedom development
values whose nutritionally regenerative purpose
merge future Bodhisattva ReGenerators,
composed of past,
and disposed toward future healthy love
of ecoconscious balancing
where red flame of dawn’s Earth warning
meets red Heavens of long dusk-swept past.
Our most entertaining wise prophets,
our saints and messianic geniuses
are those who mentor us about what not to do
to sustain abundant life,
what could not possibly truthfully communicate,
what could not become orthodox faith again,
how not to become,
how not to cooperatively come together,
how not to commodify one’s life and relationships to other people,
and other natures,
Polypathic saints without a globally embracing sense of humor
about what we should not be doing and being,
yet continue becoming despite our organic orthopraxis
and permacultured plans,
are either hypocrites,
or all of the above.
Under our shared Sun,
on our shared Earth,
nothing grows more grace-filled,
or karmically appropriate,
or mindfully compassionate,
more enlightened and wise,
than optimally sustaining a kind
and mutually grateful sense of humor
about our interdependent selves,
futures and pasts,
our messy shared-Earth home,
a paradise of stand up together comedic opera,
and mutual applause,
however silently smirked
through soft-eyed gold horizon stares.
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.