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StoryMaking

Story telling
seems good and sufficient therapy
for those who feel not so patient
with inefficiencies of story making.

RightWing dominant telling
yelling allows remarkable capital stagnation
v fluidity
of set-back
laid-back
v rapidly
non-vapidly
multicultural health-developing
pace

Supporting v avoiding
StraightWhitePatriarchal privileged
race
toward win/lose universal capitalism
space

My EgoWealthy Yang
disgrace
in conflict with EcoSystemic Yintegral
health communication potential
place

Multiculturally intelligent
in win/win planning and co-design
humbling grace

Avoiding win/lose elite NorthWest sectoral
cornered monocultural history
inhumanely mono-faced

Not even win/win mentioning
eco-politically camouflaged ecofeminist
SouthEast non-elite indigenous
matriarchal
enlightening and empowering
natural/spiritual churched and templed and synagogued
BlueWonder and GreenAwe
polycultural Heavenly Truths

With YellowLight dawning
and redawning everyday EarthBeauty,
after climate’s darkest ZeroSum
concluding Left v Right
unwinged disempowering hour

Co-investing, instead
in win/win EarthClimate bounty
re-invents ReStory Listening
preliminaries to healthiest wealth
through EarthStory ReMaking

Leftwing eco-health
is also rightwing’s truest democratic
empowering resonant CreationBeauty
enlightens bountiful
faith-resilient
ego wealth.

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RockAway Baby

Rock away baby
in your tree top,
When Earth winds blow
our cradle can’t stop

And all Her Queen’s horses
and all old bald white men
can’t put Her regathered
together again.

Her wounds raise our stories
of struggle and sin,
our strengths are new songs
about old wounds gone wrong.

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InExhaustible ComPassion

Solitude
not impatiently exhausted
remains open to nonviolent solidarity
through multiculturing Earth communication,
within reflective self
and without
in active dialogue with nature
spirited Other remuneration.

As yang-strong
solid regenerative nature
engages and co-invests in more
and better compassionate humane
divine experience

As objective secular outcomes
blend yintegrity within
without subjective secularizing intent

To optimize green ego-health
and blue eco-sacred
co-invested safety;
An EarthCommuniy of communities
practicing social-economic Solitude
can be regenerative,
an omni-potent
poly-pathic
non-egotistic
eco-feminist
healthy and safe place

Strong Yang-power mounted
within Yintegrative well alliterative rivers
shivers
quivers
slivers
through bilaterally flowing ZeroZones

Full of timeless NonZero
times undefinable potential,
future wealth
planted in solidarity
of now unfolding
prehistoric
indigenous green/blue EarthWombs
of and for
reweaving memories.

Active solidarity
within eco-responsive solitude,
full and empty
impersonal when co-impassioned felt
and needed safe wealth
is health
proper communication seasons

Inexhaustibly solitary
nonviolent political community
of co-investing economic green communions,
regenerating solidarity
re-membering compassionate nonhistoric nurturing experiences,
polypathically rational outcomes

Objective
through anticipating ego-health reflective
eco-wealth intent

Of communal solitary souls
full and ego empty
NonZero Zoned reflective
subjects inexhaustibly objective
passions
compassions
exhaustibly solitary
solidarity.

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Gaia Steps Out

Gaia steps out
to listen

She may roar in full voiced
crescendo

Then retreat, hiding
anticipating with global delight
diminuendo

Tomorrow
our first perfect win/win day
when no win/lose to lose/lose
has unpromisingly happened
to trigger my anxiety,
innuendo

Of win/win delight
empowering Sun’s sacred
yellow persevering light

Gaia will step out
virginally tomorrow
when magically
and/or tragically invited

To step on out
without even Her inner ego
climate listener
to awesomely admire
what She would have said
if She had only win/win felt
to think dipolar co-arising
Green/Blue cooperative compassion

Stepping into nonviolent dialogue
communications in/exforming
health with wealth
non-zero interdependently reconnecting
today’s worst day potential
with tomorrow’s best day opportunities

Stepping up and out
in defiant celebration
of Earth’s primal gift economy
empowering
and enlightening
democracy’s stealthy health
into and through
20/20 non-custody of systemic eyes
and listening ears
in regenerative win/win review

Stepping into
Green ego/eco-climate balance
double-binary both/and dipolarity
of patriarchalism
monotheism
racism
sexism
anthro-supremacism
more risky
when USA patriotically made
in His straight white male image.

Stepping through
LeftBrain Win to Lose
devolutionary theories
of surviving orthodox straight white
anthro-capitalistic Win sacred Spirits
by Losing secularized natural sensory feelings

Stepping beyond repressing
Indigenous left/right co-emergent wisdom
bicamerally walking
eco/ego-therapeutic reconnections

Gaia steps boldly out
for green cooperative interfaith
multiculturing re-ligions
of EarthTribe’s polyculturing wealth
for cooperatively nurturing species

Stepping through
this Great Green/Blue Transition
restoring EarthLoyal salvation
of NonZero Holy Animated SoulPowers
fed and interfaith fueled
by Sun’s radiant gusty
lusty warming ecological winds
and GrandMother Moon’s ultra-nonviolent
EarthPeace dreams
of light and power

Stepping into calming clouds
shading our green/blue yellowing sphere
with fading frost polarities
emerging brown drought dust spots
and slowly rising warming oceans
surfing up super-wet hurricanes
and windstorms

She steps on
in response to some safety question
about healing filling silence
when the only voices still available
are outside creature voices

Stepping into Gaian ancient narratives
of revolutionary light
sweeping aside dualdark bilateral feelings,
evolutionary progressive win/win process
for thriving ecopolitical wealth
of winds fertilizing warm waters

Gaia steps toward Heaven shining
on EarthEmpowering Justice,
ego/eco-systemic
bicameral Green/Blue/Red Peace

Stepping regeneratively win/win,
generatively win/lose,
degeneratively lose/lose

Gaia steps around
and over
and under today’s worst health pandemic
to invite tomorrow’s integral sacred promise
providing a safe healthy space
and future paradise time
when no bad thing
could possibly yet have already happened
except anxiety
about win/lose anxiety

Foreseeing an unforgiving
merciless Green Gaian Rage
against our super-redwinged
anthroprivileged selves

Yet, even so,
Gaia bicamerally steps out
to non-violently listen
witness
mediate
restore interdependent Ego’s
healthiest EcoJustice
stepping out.

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The Rabbi’s Awesome Mother

She associated awe with unvoiced age.

Her son often enthused
about awesome tech-paced change,
empowering opportunity,
but, for her,
youth is an age for voicing wonder
as elders remember awesome quiet connection
back with memoried Time.

She found elder awe memories,
structures,
originating imprints,
in trees from humble
yet awesome nuts and seeds,
formed back in timeless forests

Where nutritional root systems
meet yang-strong trunks,
boldly growing toward sunlight,
flirting quietly with moonlight’s fertility
starring light shining our way
from how many awesome staring years ago?

Now enlightening her empowered wonder
about this sensory sexiness
of trunks on root systems
so old she can’t quite recall

How could time carve hoary beds
with rivers of resilient water
flowing down Time’s journey
from wondrously young
toward awesome complex landscapes
of connection
re-connection
volition
revolution
solution
resolution
passion
co-passionate secular communication,
sacred communion.

Maybe if she goes on wondrous line
and writes about these awesome Times
they will become both more musically beautiful
and reconstructed true,

More passionately ageing together
with respect for Earth’s revolving
gorgeous flowing wisdom
and joy for multi-sectored
strong true handsome.

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Hate-Love Relationship

Where we embrace love,
Grief is as strong as death;
love lost.

Where we are afflicted with hate,
Gratitude is as strong as death;
loss wished for.

Grief rages against loss,
Yet gratitude lost
can become violently angered,
terrorist frightened
of present and future
as past’s reincarnate vulnerable pain.

Grief begins
felt in solitary vulnerability.
Gratitude eventually heals
through transparently shared solidarity.

Love is as strong as
mortality’s vulnerable weakness.
No more,
no less,
as these merge into one healing face
of gratitude for co-relational gain
more than mere absence of pain.

Habitual love,
Earth-inhabiting resonant life,
Eco-regenerativity
as strong as
Ego-relationality.

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Sunday Morning Training

She says she tries to be both tender
and challenging with herself,
to fall less,
to dance more,
to help others fail less
and athletically prance more.

As she drives past the library,
closed for Sunday liturgy,
she sees the Seventh Day Adventists
on the front corner
with their sign
large enough for motorists,
“What is TRUE success?”

Although understanding this question
is rhetorical
with a dogmatic answer
readily at hand
for those with more adventurous
challenging responses
and dialogical interests,
she honks her tender feminist horn
and shouts out to celebrate
“HEALTH!”

White Adventists
turn darker red
and reply
“Not HELL
but Heaven,
each day on Earth God’s patriarchal Sabbath,
for those with eyes to see Trust
and ears to hear Truth.”

“Not HELL,” she returns
while pulling over;
“Health is true success.”

“What about spiritual
and politically empowering success?”
the sign-holder challenges
without much obvious tenderness.

“Mental health
is spiritually empowering health,
at least in my experience.
And yours?”

“I may see your pointedness.
But, what of true economic success?”

“Cooperatively invested financial health.”

“Religious and cultural success?”

“Natural/spiritual synergetic health,
or so it seems to nondualistic
tenderly challenged me.”

“If health is success,
then what is wealth?”
in your challenged tender pathology,
heading toward Hell.”

“You are among those
who segregate sacred sabbath health
from secular business as usual wealth,
in an unhealthy bipolar nature v spirit way
I fear,
without intending blame or shame.”

With your same bipolar challenging division
you could also choose to hear
dipolar tender invitations
in-between hell and heaven,
secular wealth and sacred climate health,
natural informing spiritual questions
like, What is TRUE success?

As she pulls away,
tenderly upward
and challenging onward.

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Prophetic Water

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.

 

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