Courageous Resilience

Like so many of my colleagues,
I have finally started “Community Resilience Reader”
edited by Daniel Lerch
of the Post Carbon Institute.

So far I would not compare “Reader” favorably
with publications available from Permaculture Designers
planting and harvesting polycultural slow-grown outcomes
about how to,
and why bother to,
resiliently ReGenerate.

But, I do share the Institute’s interest
in Systems Thinking,
especially BiLateral Systems Thinking,

Which seems to sweep in Positive Psychology
and Game Theory
and perhaps something like EarthSoul Group Theory,

With its holonic and fractal
and dipolar nondual
its competing nomials
acting relationally as cooperative-competitive binomials,
its line and plane geosystemic developing polypaths
dynamically spiraling 4-dimensional
raveling and unraveling
temporal octave polyphonics
of light as color
and harmonic scaled sound,

DNA of EarthSoul Grace
as also karmic integrity
of sacred ecological gratitude.

I was struck by the last of six essential characteristics
of Resilient Communities,
and Families
and even Resilient WiseElders,
regardless of synergetic Age,

The word-choice in the Resilience Reader
is “courage.”
Courage is necessary,
although not sufficient,
for building and maintaining Resilience.

I agree.
But I believe this choice misses
a required prerequisite practice
to discern differences between Courage
and Foolishly Naïve.

As Daniel Lerch writes
why sustained resilience requires courage,
he seems to most acutely speak
of secular-sacred climaxing,

The big Four climate issues:
ecology and
are each Hugely global,

With devastating consequences for future generations
of at least most Species
if we continue lack of sufficient cooperative courage
to successfully address all Four
within resilience-growing communities
of mutual cooperation.

collaboration is easier
where integrity of mind and body
with EarthSoul
are integratively practiced–
calling for synergetic cooperation
of individual Egos
with extended family economics
and equitable ecological,
positively integrating,
renewable energy.

Sticking with this Resilient Community vocation
requires courage
of growing integrity
rooted in organic cooperativity
of WinWin E-squared thinking,
four-season developments
of deep regenerative learning
and then speaking,
voicing together
and then acting within secular-sacred integrity
of purpose
and meaning,
EarthSoul positive intention.

It takes grace and courage
of integrity
to work cooperatively
with multicultural
polyculturing outcome-oriented people.

It requires grace,
or karma, if you prefer,
of integrity
to succeed
growing synergetic
by fading pathologic
systemic competing cooperative climate issues.

It does require 4-faced courage
of ecological economics
as equitable energy co-investment
born of experiencing sacred integrity,
secular synergy,
acclimated by and
to and
with secular-sacred bilateral consciousness.

We courageously expect Left with Right mindbody integrity
of ourselves
and those we love
by inviting synergies required
to co-invest in transformations,
in multicultural revolutions
of cooperative BothAnd
more than competitive EitherOr thinking,
deductive-reductive dominant,

Continuing to wrap
and layer courage
of integrating systems,
integration of Courageous Community Resilience,
Ego-courage of Yang,
Eco-integrity for EarthSoul Yin–
SecularYang with SacredYin,
rather than without.


New Year Insanity Resonanciations

I have already noted a change,
a deepening analysis
in second year framing of the Trump Administration’s
first hazing year in O.D. fascist process.

A DOA year ago,
we grew heatedly invested in fake-conversations
about whether the fake-patriotic Republican Party
was really all that more fake-Constitutionally media
and unmediatedly insane
than other U.S First and Only partisans,
other special fat and long-infested interests.

This January
by contrast
we apparently have accepted last year’s insanely obvious
supremacy of insanity
held by Republican national leaders,
as the last Wise PatriarchalElder shadows
of Eisenhower AntiMilitaryIndustrial Administrative investments
fade into family multicultural values
associated with stardust memories.

Now our questions
have evolved into which Republicans are most insane
and which slightly less so,
on a scale from ZenZero
through RightWing rabid overpopulated paranoia
nightmares of sleep-deficit caffeinated Western cultures
self-medicating chronic stress
of patriarchal violent secularizing
indiscriminate double-binding MADness tendencies;
absence of bilateral ego-eco consciousness.

by the beginning of a Trumpian ThirdReich,
these National FakeConstitutionally InCorrect Republicans
will all be too busy
locking each other up in their insane asylums
and retributive secular courts of punitive law
and lack of moral aesthetic nature-spirit harmonic order,
and then throwing away the keys
to their not-so-divine Kingdoms of Competing EitherOr
Absence of Sufficient SacredGrace.

Such third year fascist distractions
could get them unelected,
and unelectable,
as we post-millennially open
to more organically Green Democratic Ways
and PermaCultural Means
toward Restorative Justice
as also Healthy EcoPolitical Grace
of AbundantLove.


Preparing Love’s Ways and Means

So, love is good for you?
Not too traumatic?

In a foreplay
Win-Win kind of way,

Now what?

Maybe some music and stretching?

How about another dance?

Sacred MotherEarth,
you wear me out.

I thought that was your idea.

Well, yes,
now that you are so transparently vulnerable
to remember Prime Relational Taoist Us;
pre-multicultural synergetic
notnot (0)Sum WinWin ecopolitically motivated
toward restorative permacultural
healthy-wealth design
for home parenting
and school teaching curricula.

And, oh yes,
let’s encourage our science and math
and creative arts
and performance arts kids
to let political civil service residents of the District of Columbia
bicamerally rediscover
this profound difference
and yet appositional nonduaity
between restoring ecojustice
and green polycultural peace outcomes
capable of outshining our current retributive self and other traumatizing
and co-victimizing,
co-degeneratively pathological
ecopolitical Business as Lose-Lose (0)Sum DeGeneratively Usual.

Remind our kids
how scary this Climate and Culture of Trauma Story can be,
especially for those already so heavily invested
in wrong patriarchal fake-patriotic AntiEarth
dominating LeftBrain enculturation
imbalance of WuWei Tipping BiCameral Points.

It might actually be easier
to initially communicate with Chinese Taoists,
and maybe North Korean Fascists,
wherever interdependent bilaterally nondual metaphysical systems
have a larger and richer tradition
in nature-spirit mutually dynamic appositions
in Wisdom Literature,
sacred, sometimes mysterious,
quixotic tragicomedy
Left-Right sacred re-acclimations.

Please remind
remaining PreMillennial Taoists,
should you happen to dig any up:
If LaoTse said Nature is Unkind,
then we could only retain ecological integrity
if it is equally Win and notnot Win
that Nature is both kind and notnot Kind
and Spirit is both restoratively grateful
and notnot Earth’s ReGenerative Nature.

Phylogenic form and structure
is to homologous bilateral function
as ecological systemic structural investments
restore ethological bicameral
Original WinWin Intent,
especially under natural-spiritual
Left-Right ecopolitical optimization conditions

Of and for ecotherapeutic restorative democratic
health and education and therapeutic standards
for wealth optimizing
healthy EarthTribe habitats

A Health and Earth Arts and Sciences
restorational EarthTribe School
of and for Sacred MotherEarth
as Holy Spirit-NonDual Nature
CoPresently double-binding
Win-Win Grace with Karma.


In This Taoist’s View

Could we be doing our best
to invest in Earth’s cooperative health markets?
While you sell our most competitive killing machines
to our Saudi Arabian cousins.

Referencing this touchstone as an ecopolitical WinWin,
unlike Parisian multicultural investments in climate health,
as LoseLose,
remains upside down of any truly love-life frame.

Ballistic sales and buys are tragic ecopolitical failures
as are our hugely nihilistic military markets,
fueled by political-nationalistic fear-mongering,
anti-life and hope
could only cynically be seen and heard
much less smelled and felt
as WinWin success.
Bombs stink.

One hundred and ten billion dollars
for purveyors of future death and destruction
to, and around, Saudi Arabia
seems somewhat against climates of health
as compared to Parisian international agreements
to do our best
to turn from investments in further disinvesting death pathologies
to return toward climates
and ecopolitical landscapes of health’s wealthier
more robust and resonantly multiculturing
WinWin outcomes.

We have no prospects for wins that are truly anthro-economic
that are anti-ecologic.

Wealth blossoms from healthy roots.
It is not smart to try to plant and sell your roses upside down.

In Taoism,
and other zero-centric disciplines
and art-forms,
such as statistical trend analysis
and Permaculture Design
and Game Theory,
every position has its dipolar apposite;
every static implies a dynamic hypostatic,
as Yang implies apposition Yin,
as masculine strength implies feminist-matriarchal nurture,
embryonic wombed conservancy.

If God is love,
then also fear delineates God’s and Earth’s omnipotent boundaries
for therapeutic health.

Some would say love’s opposite is hate,
but here more resonant appositional contrast is ecstasy,
Eastern interdependent consciousness of bliss,
Western polypathy of experiential and logosed trans-paradigmatic wisdom,
as fear can distrust into chronic hate
so love can trust transcendent polyculturing ecstasies.

Climate health
is also about absence of climate pathology
which could lead to multiculural ecstasies,
Martin L. King, Jr’s BeLoved Communities,
resonant harmonies
of zero-sum ecopolitics.

But, we must choose love
for synergetic cooperative economics
rather than fear-mongering WinLose ballistic arms
for racing racism
for gender-commodifying sexism,
for cooperative capital reducing reductive capitalism
for substituting economism for ego/eco-systemic logic;
bring on more Left with Right
for less Left against Right,
bring on YangJustice with YinurturingPeace
Love with delineating Fear of Ego/Eco-Loss
of any regenerative future markets
of all-consumer and for all-producing health
as freedom’s wealth.

Religions, all, choose nature-spirit climates of and for sacred love,
so our choices for political landscapes furthering fear
fade away from military industrialized
brother/sister extended hatreds.

We are better than addiction to sale of armaments.
We have learned already
to invest in multiculturing climates and landscapes
and languages
and cultures of and for love.

If love grows our cooperative capacities,
capital investments,
to optimize health as wealth
through each and every multiculturing WinWin
relational and transactional opportunity,
then it is not only a lie replacing Promise
to believe we can democratically point a loaded rifle
at someone’s product of love
within a smaller nationalistic spirit supporting life,

Death sales are also tragically missed opportunities
to further delineate
our polypathic possibilities of and for,
in and through,
before and after,
sacred ecological love,
our shared democratic multiculturingl Promise.

While there are two sides,
at least,
to every healthy resonating story,
the other side veers off
toward dissonate pathologies,
decay and even threats thereof,
paranoia and rabid ritualistic terrors
bipolar eviscerating history
rather than dipolar co-arising her/his-stories.

Every love story
includes its tensioned appositional,
fear of deadly growth
toward hate’s viral histories
of capital gains for aristocratic few
without ecotherapeutically mutual co-investments
in and for mutual freedom’s regenerative return.

We have our love creation stories
with, and happily above,
our fear-commodifying history
of threats and ecopolitical coercion,
capital love abundance
not yet entirely perverted into arcane reductivist capitalism,
supported by even more military industrializing sales
at most until Earth’s oil
then gas
then ballistics defuse our bullets
while jonesing for more cooperatively-owned love comes rushing in.

A Permaculture Designer
might observe we all agree,
Judeo-Christian American,
and Islamic Saudi Arabian,
our mutually beloved Allah-God is 0-core love,
from which all creations positive bright nurtured co-arise
double-binding all imaginations negative
dualdark bipolarities of competing defined exegetical contrasts
with dipolarities cooperating delineating eisegetical comparisons.

No bright white health nutritional trends
without dark black death decompositions
but calling climate health black
and darkdeath-mongering merely not quite unwhite
does not make alternative facts more true,
as trusting polypathic freedoms
to regeneratively optimize love
as and in and of and for
God and Earth’s future cooperative health.

One hundred and ten billion dollars for ballistics
for disinvesting God and Allah and Earth from each LoveOther.
Piracy of truth and goodness
perfidy of healthy trust
of and for future regenerations.
Self impeaching offenses against God and Earth as Love,
sold as cause for international celebration.

I am decidedly not buying.

Why not sell 110 million trees
at $100 each,
or 110 million solar panels?
Why lead off with our most toxic commodity?
It feels like massive failure of democratically healthy imagination,
and curiosity,
and intent toward wealth of therapeutic outcomes.

Is that really what they inappropriately teach
at Wharton School for Healthy Business?


Syria Reconstructed

It is in our fragile, nearly broken, exposure
that we are most available for love
and remedial gratitude,
rather than the louder applause
of our full-blown ballistic glory.

While exercising restrained patience breeds tolerance,
giving pregnant reign to co-empathy compels timeless flow
of organic eternity.

Empathy grows fragile compassionate pause,
easily broken by impatient overexposure
to loud adulation,
or even more necessary restrained,
sufficiently polite,

I have never been to Syria
but I remember it used to be a great place
for healthy wealth.
High quality of co-regenerative life.
Deep, robustly multicultural
and cooperative commercial root systems.

All their neighbors either preferred to just be left alone,
Plan A,
or to become a creolic part of Syria,
Plan B
if peacefully possible,
rather than other empire building prospects
and militarized capital-pirating offers,
like from Rome, for example.

Syrian culture was more intentionally creolic,
deep-resonant layered,
looking for WinWin resolutions,
while Rome was more competitively
“all roads and revenues shall lead to home,
which is Rome”,
more WinLose devolution,
when you are on the not-so-neighborly end
of the military capital-sucking stick,
sometimes the last ecopolitical straw.

I was thinking about this
as I listened to the restrained applause
for the recent WhiteHouse “beautiful bomb” response
to Assad’s prior release of chemical bombs.
WhiteHouse military-industrial incorporated intent
apparently was aimed at weapons
inconveniently provided by Russia,
more than the Syrian weapon-holders themselves.

At the same time,
the all-wise ecopolitical policy gurus
remind us this is a LoseLose necessary investment response
but not sufficient for a longterm plan
with capacity for positive regenerativity.

I mean,
what would that look like?
I shoot your guns
until they are gone.
Then what would we do with all our military toys?

Perhaps we could begin deploying them upon each other
here in the U.S.,
after all the humans,
and other favored critters,
are removed from firing range.
But this seems like an expensive and taxing habit
and one that domestic neighbors of military installations
would probably find detrimental to real estate values
and quality of life,
like being able to sleep at night
without worrying the Army is planning to demolish
the Navy’s nuclear submarine parked in the river
just behind my backyard.

No, the pundits are right,
we also need a WinWin plan.

If I were a Syrian counter-revolutionary,
or the mother of a young Syrian terrorist,
I think I would invest in planting edibles,
especially trees,
to reverse desertification,
played-out soil,
currently reduced to more of a ballistic mine field,
improving purity and flow of water supply
for the long climate therapeutic haul,
and keeping Syrian air clear of toxic nastiness
like bullets and bombs,
sundry ballistics.

These are very hard on trees
and other organic reproductive rights.

Now I can already hear you thinking,
“He sounds like more of a feminist carpenter
who only has a tree planting hammer,
so all problems look like nails
rather than international cooperative opportunities
to play WinWin policy designer.

But, in defense of the carpenter
with a limited one tool arsenal,
this carpenter could be somebody’s mother
who also has a shovel
and a thing for WinWin long term regenerative interior landscapes
and exterior climate ecotherapies.

Moms remember
that WinWin Mother’s Milk
is more cooperatively primal
than competitive ballistic WinLose;
EitherMilitary/OrWhat? OrganicReMediation?

We have both tools,
hunting with WinLose guns
and gathering then planting WinWin embryonic seeds
of healthy ecosystemic wealth.

So, if our Trump card
has to be fight guns with guns
on one politely applauding hand,
necessary, but not regeneratively sufficient,
unless we really do choose to act more like ancient Patriarchal Rome
than ancient Matriarchal Syria,
then why not also share our shovels and seeds,
our Bodhisattva CoMessianic Matriarchal PeaceBuilders,
and our restrained Patriarchal WarMakers?

It is in our fragile, nearly broken, matriarchal exposure
that we are most available for love
and remedial WinWin gratitude,
rather than the louder patriarchal applause of history
for our full-blownout ballistic glory.


Higher and Deeper Powers

I was noticing that those in the Unitarian Universalist Association,
with which I am more or less anonymously affiliated
in some far too abstract way for personal comfort,
believe in three prime sources for their (our) truth search,
rather like a revised holonic trinity,
equally at home for Buddhist monk
or Islamic or Christian not-quite-so-fundamentalistically BothAnd alive.

The first of these is a Higher Power.
Now this must have been written by the Yang Universalists
within the Universal-Unitarian assembly,
because every wholesome Yin Unitarian knows
that what is a Higher Power for Universalist Yangers
is also a Deeper Power for Unitarian Yinners
bilateral BothAnd winners;
so, a HigherYang/DeeperYin Power.

Then we come to the second source,
YangLife and YinDeath.
Now any fully bicameral balanced Unitarian-Universalist,
just as any Taoist,
knows there is always something of Yin within Yang
and vice versa.
Just as there is something of our daytime lives
in our nighttime dreams,
and sometimes our inductive dream work
presents bilaterally incisive insights
into next morning’s Tipping Point meditation
on and for and of the breathless balance
of ego- and eco-consciousness,
empathically trusting in healthy YangLife
and safety of exhaling final YinDeath,
leaving further climatic paradoxes
and coaxial dialectic nondualities
for future regenerations to sift through,
comprehend and decompose,
and then reweave again,
as full-octave light emerges from dark
so life emerges from embryonic death
the absence of discontinuous life at egocentric levels
posing both risk and opportunity
in wider and deeper nutritional Earth-centric becomings.

Finally, we have sacred texts,
the YangLogos and YinMythos of experience
reflected in the memory language of Wise Elders,
presumably filled with both Higher and Deeper Powers.

So, that’s it.
We have the Higher PatriarchalUniversalist Power
with the Deeper BiCameral Learning MatriarchalUnitarian Power
living and dying to WinWin nature-spirit nonduality together,
as written in the fusing-fractal DNA and RNA
of each sacred ecological phylogenically regenerative
and co-operative
reproductive rights and wrongs re-creation story.

Now the 3-Source trinitarian story takes us to the 7 Principles,
which some permaculturists would expand out to 12,
while spiraling octavists, and maybe sufis and artists, stop at 8,
but nature reweaves as a regenerative bilateral-fractal 4
seasons of health and safety regenerativity,
or cooperative ownership and self/other governance,
if you are a Yin-Unitarian NonZero-Sum economist
or a Yang-OneEarthClimate politician
or possibly even nondual BothAnd alive and growing
out your extending UU-Taoist family,
the wu wei in-between horizontal and vertical spacetimes
where Earth and Sun/Moon radiant Sky
nondually co-arise seeds,
and other bilateral root and branching health and safety systems
seeking both Higher and Deeper Powers
of reproductive
reweaving continuous life and discontinuous death,
sacred regenerative texts;
not to become confused with degenerative twitters.


Growing Up Healthiest

Just as a significant line might be drawn
between permaculture design
and agribusiness,
defined as improved seasonal production through better and more expansive chemistry and soil and water and air and light pathology,
we might draw a parallel contrast
between cooperative Earth-nutritional politics
and competitive bottom-line capitalism,
human natural purpose and Earth-nature’s absence of healthy intent

between cooperation as Yin-flow
and competition as Yang oppositionally proficient deductive strengths

between cooperative ecopolitical co-ownership and stewardship
and competitive anti-ecological autonomous supremacy of human nature
and patriarchal-dominant rulership.

From a LeftBrain deductive dominant perspective
this line looks like an Old School opposition,
a mutually-antipathic hostility.
Yet, from a cooperative Left-Right mindbody perspective
this same line
looks and feels like ALSO (bilaterally) a decompositional appositional space
for heuristic co-empathic trust,
for significant deep learning Both-And,
rather than necessarily always and only Either-Or,
dipolar rather than merely bipolar,
ego/ecother zero-sum balancing perspective.

Just as EitherOr follows WinLose suboptimizing Game Theory ecosystemic outcomes,
while BothAnd follows WinWin regenerative-nutritional reiterative outcomes
for EarthGame Day and Night cooperative perpetual continuance.

So, suppose,
just suppose BothAnd,
for the sake of creolizing cooperative simplicity,
Republican Nationalistic Agri-valuing Business
were merely an appositional creative tension
with Democratizing EarthMatriarchal/Patriarchal PermaCulturing Design
and EcoPolitical Planning
for CoOperative Earth Ownership and ReGenerative Optimization Governance,
still including some degenerative-decompositional functions,
yet without deliberately recreating a runaway waste stream
nor a runaway personal, family, community,
or national nutritional, financial, or health-assurance deficit.

That’s what’s been up and down with my bicameral Yang/Yin mind.
What’s been co-evolving of and for and with you and yours?