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Following Our Rules

In our Sharing Circles
we have a ground rule
to share a one speaker at a time floor
and unitarian silent listening support

And rules to not verbally share uninvited commentary
suggestions
agreements or disagreements
during, and after,
this formalized Circle.

Speakers are invited to share from experience only,
not from someone else’s story,
experiential and/or theoretical,
parental and/or academic,
personal and/or professional.

This is a Closed Circle
of verbal communications,
a rhetorically autonomous inside job
only silently noting our egalitarian
nonjudgmental
side by sideness
of authority
responsibility
compassion;

Help,
Thanks,
Wow!;

Truth,
Beauty,
Silent Passion…

If we are a composition,
we enter an historic symphony of solo voices
implicitly singing our universality
experiencing time’s nurturing
and severing qualities
and relentlessly insufficient quantity,
except when anyone else is speaking
business as too coldly
or too warmly
usual.

In our Reading Circles
our implicit ground rule culture differs
more in favor of the spontaneous spoken word,
this good news,
extemporaneous,
and bad fake news,
distemper-odious,
gospel we scribe together,

Usually one voice leading
a sustained melodic theme,
sometimes harmonic and splendid,
sometimes dissonant and diminished,
inviting in compassionate responses,
major and minor,
listening for counter-melodies,
for analogies
metaphors
curious oxymorons,
outrageous internal pun fun,
rhymes
and maybe the occasional reason,
held with soft determination
and not hard determinism.

Participants are invited to share
harmonic voices of MeToo
and to gently question why
my own dissonantly deviant choice
traps me in feeling detached,
uncertain,
less certain,
more certain we must be missing
some counter-balancing dirge of risk
and full-circle opportunities
for evolving peaceful revolutions.

We sing in Open Circle rounds
of theory meets experience
greets political philosophy
and primal attachment theory
applications to all relationships
ego logical and unlogical and anti-logical
and dis-passionate,
conscious and unconscious and suppressed consciousness
and more dispassion,
and ecological and ecosystemic
and healthy climate logical
for growing reading circles
into speaking and listening communion rounds
of timeless symphonic conversation,
dia-logos about favored/unflavored mythos.

Cooperative conveners
encourage each other
to speak from felt experience
of belief and disbelief
in some published teacher’s expression of experience
with timeless patience and time-heavy impatience,
of joy and sorrow,
courage and curiosity,
compassion and dispassion,
intimacy and repulsion,
about some subject’s story,

Where it does and does not meet our own time
chosen and not chosen
political and personal
economic and ecological
natural and spiritual
secular and sacred
regressive and progressive
inhaled and exhaled
patriarchal and matriarchal
competitive and cooperative
vulnerable and transparent
longing and belonging

New yet old
wealthy when healthy,
democratic when not kleptocratic,
integral when not fragmenting,
unitarian when not too universally closed
to further sacred gospel co-inspirations,
co-passion,
co-presence,

Timeless unity
yet eternal open university,

Secure rounds
yet within freeing surrounds,

Cultural sweet spots
within historic raw plots.

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Five WiseElders

Five WiseElders come together
hoping to complete their life circles
resonantly yin, right embodied
sacred light
resiliently yang, left enspirited
secular polypathic bright

Hearing emotions
before seeing to speak changing motions
of flow-strength, river currents spinningly deep
and winningly wide
to move Earth’s deforested
un-glaciered mountains.

I asked them
and they asked me
and each other,
Would you have still come today
if you could only despair
of more win/lose narcissistic business
as monotonously patriarchal usual?

Then a cooperative memory test:
What are your two primal forces
necessary, although perhaps not sufficient,
for social
political
economical
psychological
neurological
ecological
theological change to win yang
win yin experience?

The liberty of prophetic win/lose Crisis
and security of past mutually LovingExperience
now extending from womb toward tomb
in collaboratively somber
summary gloom.

I am already old,
we not so suddenly notice,
if we want to choose a more synergetic EarthLife,
yang/yin love,
left/right resilient balance,
Then we have already aged into our shared climate
of Crisis.

Few more procrastinating uncourageous choices
remain for our aging lack of curiosity.

Remaining time is
and is not
our warmest friend.
Urgency feeds our critical win/win
active climate of resonance-seeking change.

This space,
this partial and potential fire-circle
full of WiseElders
for healing ourselves
by helping to cooperatively health despairing Earth,
must become a resilient sanctuary,
a sacrament-inviting place
timelessly sacred WinSelf/WinOther opportunity
to regain our interdependent non-violent communal grace
of bilateral here/now
yang/yin
left/right
WinOrLose/Both WinAndNot (not) Lose
business as appositioned usual

Left-brain dominance without
also Right-brain integral prominence within
no fundamentalist saint or sinner
and yet also no liberationist
relativist
detached anti-theist
non-correlationist
merely coincidentalist prejudice
against old saints in crisis
and sinners of all ages
in circles for growing robust extending love

On Earth
within all EarthTribes
all spiraling reductions of well-wombed
through tombed
win/win enlightening life

Is not lose/lose dualdark death,
not yet
and not yet passed
past on.

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The Naked Emperor Intervention

Oh my goodness!

I was just thinking about Erik Erikson,
psychoanalyst and essayist,
and his social analysis thing
about the U.S.
stuck in perpetual competitive
in-grown
culture-ungrown adolescence.

And Erikson suddenly reminded me of one of my dreams last night.

When The Donald
and a few black-suited security robots
visited AllSouls sanctuary.

I was singing in the choir
to the choir
as white-privileged usual.

But, when he slurped in
our ecofeminist minister
invited him to “Grow up!”

“Stop acting like a junior high
military school bully.
Let go of the golf clubs and take up surfing.
Have more fun
without passing your unpaid bill on
to already unhappy
un-privileged
depreciated ungreat over-populations.
Go back to private life.
Learn how to actively love
and healthily entertain
your own family
with Win/Win non-violent communication games
and organic garden planning
and integral Permaculture Design practices,
and cooperative ownership,
and compassionate self-management.
Try appreciating (not depreciating)
some health/wealth organic farming property.”

“Go back to school
and learn some basic Win/Win community health-organizing techniques
for non-violent resilient communicating
with what you say
and what you listen to
and what you do
and what you choose not to do
still matters to EarthTribe’s future healthy outcomes.”

“Stop pretending to be a Win/Lose adolescent
still trying to remember your Win/Win hopes and dreams
when you were still in your EarthMother
gasping for your first in and out rebalancing breath.”

“I am not your disappointing mother!
We are not your emotionally neglectful and inaccessible parents.
Stop punishing us
for not worshiping the ground
your Win/Lose ZeroSum soul walks on.”

“Do something that might make us want to worship the ground
we walk on compassionately together.”

Then the security robots started snickering
right there in our Green AllSouls Sanctuary.
And then Donald did too
as he turned around to actually blush
(who knew!)
and a bit less slurpily exit,
just like a teenager
slouching out
almost the way he came in,

Except smiling through his blushing Win/Lose eyes
not just his Loseconomic/Losecologic
health-depreciating
critical-noneventful fake-smile mouth.

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SuperIntentional Perry

I know you were intending
to facilitate an adult faith formation
discernment process
appropriately resonant for AllSouls,
here today
lingering tomorrow
and reborn memories of yesterday,

Then this process seemed to disappear,
Which seems curiously queer,

So, I am wondering if it is too late
to volunteer
to help facilitate
an Integral Permaculture Design
process
toward holistic, and interdependent,
universal and unitarian
Faithful Healthy-Wealth Formation,

A searching integrity process
designed to regenerate co-equal
health and faithful climate therapists
for transparent and vulnerable indoor places
and outdoor non-violent communicating spaces
to grow green resilience inside/outside together
ego/eco-therapeutically.

If I might help
don’t hesitate,

Warmly,

Gerald O Dillenbeck, MDiv, MPA,
Green STEAM Teacher Certified
to facilitate public healthy-faith resilient research
and multicultural re-occupations

Still universal YangLeft
co-operative with
unitarian YinRight

Ego/Eco balancing
healthy/wealth
facilitating integrity’s win/win
self/other-optimizing opportunities.

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Man/Sha Legends

The Public Health-Wealth Dissertation

What lies closest to godliness for you?

Cleanliness/purity,

Integrity,

Compassion,

Resilient health,

Wise Win/Win wealth

Other

 

Why?

Does your answer change if the question turns to:

What lies closest to Gaian EarthGoddess for you?

If so, why?

If not, why not?

 

These questions came up as I was looking for a dissertation topic for Euclid University’s PhD in Inter-Religious Dialogue and International Diplomacy.

On Euclid’s website we read something about what this is all about:

“Interfaith diplomacy is an important and new emerging field of research, notably in view of ongoing inter-religious [Win/Lose] conflict, mass migrations [not unrelated to climate change, and trending in that further unfortunate pathological Lose/Lose direction], and grave issues related to radicalization [and concomitant economic and political concerns of growing belief and behavior and investment in apartheid, monoculturing silos, self-ghettoization, and viral tendencies toward Lose/Lose rabid climates of disintegrating terrorism, dualistic nature v spirit theologies, degeneratively entropic absence of robust cooperativity—lack of Win/Win systems thinking, integral multicultural dialogue and design—fading polycultures of democratically liberal love and economic/ecological health development through Win/Win creolization rather than more Business As Usual Western commodification of sacred, integral, holonic, nonsectarian, interdependent Earth].”

Then we can read something about why:

“Euclid’s specialized PhD degree focuses on interfaith practice and the actual application of interfaith skills in the [healthy] community [of non-sectarian, non-violent, non-partisan, non-nationalistic, non-sadistic, non-masochistic cooperative democratic discernment of Win/Win integral responses to outstanding issues seeking effluent equity and affluent interdependent systems, ecosystems, egosystems, governing systems, co-governing systems, eco-governing green systems,…], rather than the advancement of [merely] academic [left-brain dominant, commodified, Win/Lose default Either/Or competitive contradicting and dividing what God may have originally kept Both/And bilaterally bicamerally and binomially cause/effect, Alpha/Omega, Left/Right, Yang/Yin, patriarchal Either/Or and matriarchal Both/And perpetual-flowing matriarchally sacred nutritional integrity kept together for further healthy-wealth Win/Win discernment, discussion, dialogue, non-sectarian diplomacy] knowledge for it’s own sake.”

“Our program places a special [Win/Win] emphasis on contemporary Islam, Muslim-Christian [Abrahamic patriarchal cooperatively co-investing in fertile multicultural and ecologically healthy wealthy self/other-optimizing integrity, authority, responsibility, resilient Win/Win stewardship of power, light, life, economic Zero-interest smart green co-investment,…] dialogue, modern [liberally cooperative green-conservation of left/right, north/south, west/east co-dominant experiential] secularism, as well as de-radicalization [non-violent communication through compassionately resilient cooperative health-supporting words and trusted Golden Rule Win/Win deeds] and [ecologically ecclesiological knowledgeable and wise mutual-polyculturing] mediation.”

 

So, when I was invited to present a dissertation topic, I suggested:

The technology and philosophy of dialogue, diplomacy, conflict resolution, restorative justice, peace-making, non-violence, WinWin solutions, derive from philosophy, theology, natural and social sciences, and perhaps even abstract psychotherapeutic geometrics.  Rather than asking the more classical academic questions of how are these better and worse than each other, how do they differ, perhaps it is more fruitful to diversely and interdependently compare these health/pathology paradigms to search for their most resilient therapeutic WinWin communion and wealthy holonic promise?

Using a combination of Systems and Game Theory, I have a dissertation interest in looking more closely,

with a local interfaith community of ecological/theological dialogue, at any two or three of the following sources to see how their analogical mapping (Gregory Bateson, Ecology of Mind) might combine to inform a robust nonsectarian healing process for Earth’s wounded economic and political climates, natural and spiritual, secular and sacred, and how we might enter into a secular/sacred non-sectarian health-and-climate-care implementation cooperative mission for healing our local Earth, wounded plants, and EgoLeft/EcoRight

co-operative Win/Win

compassionate mind/body

UniversalYang/UnitarianYin

nondualistic health/wealth people.

 

Jane Gordon                          political philosophy                                            creolization

Thich Nhat Hanh                  buddhist philosophy             nutrition-communication systems

Iain McGilchrist                cognitive psychotherapy                bicameral (bilateral) integrity

Paul Tillich/Arthur Peacocke      Christian theology                       dialectal panentheism

Charles Eisenstein               cooperative economics                  sacred WinWin evolution

(possibly in analogical dialogue with Islamic economics)

Buckminster Fuller              cooperative geometrics           4D prime synergetic relationship

14th Dalai Lama                       religious philosophy                               compassionate therapy

Kenneth Cloke                      WinWin facilitation      restorative/non-violent communication

Edward Wilson                   cognitive biological evolution                                consilience

Lao Tze                               systemic health-governance                Yang/Yin co-governance

(possibly in dialogue with Universal/Unitarian principles)

David Holmgren            permaculture design (integral)         multicultural health outcomes

Robert Norton                       communications theory                   enthymematic reiteration

To my surprise, this Win/Win cooperatively facilitated research proposal was rejected as not germane to the purposes and implementation focus of the Win/Win Inter-Religious Integrity Dialogue and Public Resilient Health Diplomacy PhD program, with stipulated intent to remain responsive to a United Nations cooperative Win/Win Earth Health Service training project to derive the most resilient terms possible for global co-investment.

So, instead of facilitating a local inter-religious and international dialogue, which would be expensive, sacrifice some trees, burn some gas and oil, it occurred to me to invite you into an even larger community of dialogue about what are our highest public and private health priorities for multiculturally cooperative people who understand godliness and/or Gaian/Marian EarthGoddessness as at least sufficient power to intend enough cooperative integrity for generating light out of nondual darkness.

Which, on living Earth, has produced some astounding evolution of compassionate grace history, and some other, darker herstoric repressions.  Even so, we each seek to facilitate and mentor polycultural resilience, polyphonic resonance, polynomial Win/Win communication, polypathic ways, and ego/eco-centering means toward divinely-humane healthy truth of wealth-abundant beauty. Or so it seems to me, which is why my answer is:

To co-facilitate good faith integrity of Earth’s vast health/wealth potential.

 

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Dubious Differences

What is the difference between a Rescuer
and a Facilitator?
A codependent
and a resilient health-enabler?

Why?
If we insist we must have at least one,
What is a difference
between a pan-sectarian Messiah/Bodhisattva,
a co-inviter into health-fertile mutual service
And, a compassioned co-facilitator,
an eco/ego-therapist,
An Other/Self-cooperative healer?

As for the first,
I look for a distinction,
unconscious or not,
between LeftEgo’s self-dominant intent
for internal wealth-serving service,
growing more fame and less infamy,
more adoration and less apathy,
self-rescuing from an anonymous pit
of unprominent history;

On the other hand,
the Facilitator is an equal opportunity rescuer
for both Ego and Ego’s healthy EcoHabitat,
including planet,
animals and plants and people,
foreign forests and HereNow complex technocratic cities,
far away deserts and internal oceans of motion,
former golden days and still perpetual nights,
past nutrition and future health,
ancient tribes and future families.

As for differences
between sacred CoMessiahs
and eco-over-ego secular therapists,
perhaps the difference between an integral spirit of abundant faith
and a robust soul for healthy and humble HereNow agnosticism,
like John Rawls’ vulnerable veil of self/other unknowing,
perhaps this is one of those distinctions between metaphysical identities
without a RealTime physical nature difference,

The dubious difference between non-violent sacred communication
and enthymematic,
nondual-WinWin,
secular co-passionate discernment,
between LeftBrain active hope
for future cooperative healthy-wealth understanding,
and RightBrain historical faith
in ancient wealthy-health tribal experience

DNA’s secular/sacred nonsectarian history
of rescuing ourselves
from dubious
dead-end
unhealthy differences.

What’s the difference between what’s metaphysically uplifting
and what’s physically integral,
interdependent,
synergetic?

Maybe both are heavier
and one promises to co-arise lighter?

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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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