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Green Sanctuary Propositions

Who are you most longing to become?

How we answer this is different for an ancient rooted tree
than for a recent immigrant
searching for a niche of stable self-sufficiency.

Who we already have become together
feels more important to thriving groves of WiseElders
than to adolescent immigrants
actively learning creolizing bilingual skills
still coming together for survival.

So too, offering Sanctuary,
becoming Sanctuary,
inviting Sanctuary,
is rooted in Green complex nutrients
for feeding
and warm wet watering
whispering easier
cozier
more accessible nutrients
for everyone–
but especially appreciated
by more recent emigrants
to a new garden of hospitality,
of multicultural cooperation,
of shared cooperative residence
and patterns of safe,
sometimes exciting, new transport
toward healthiest wealth.

A gardener’s intent
to both offer and share sanctuary
may provoke well-nurtured gratitude
in a recent annual immigrant,
but a more sleepy and self-satisfied entitlement
in mature seniority of perennials,

Yet, primordially feeling and speaking,
we are all immigrants newly becoming together
with each new dawn,
and determined to cooperatively rest
in grateful dreams
with each renewing dusk.

Who are we most belonging
by becoming Green Sanctuary
together?

Some guilds of mutual interest
and investment
invite growing a cooperative sanctuary for food,

Other teams choose cooperatively owned and managed shelter,
gardens,
farms,
transporting cars and trucks
and bikes and horses,

Others focus on cooperatively owned and managed soil,
observing that democratically co-invested compost,
like capital,
recalls healthy savings in a nutritional bank
for cooperative food constituents.

And so it went,
whether Republican or Democrat,
Libertarian or Green,
Who we want to become together
is more cooperatively resilient,
more robustly compassionate
and co-empowering,
so less aloof
alone
smug and self-satisfied
about our competitive win/lose economic
and partisan histories of colonization;

When, truth become remembered,
we are all reborn naked
and needy
immigrants.

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Man/Sha Legends

The 2020 Restorative Justice Proposal

It may have been the WiseElders Circle
that commissioned the GrantWriter’s first proposal.
Yet others claim it was the Young Adults,
And Pfizer prescribes New London’s original health proposal
came from their own blood stream advocates,
And the Coast Guard Academy remembers an early defensive proposal
to heal and protect local drinking waters
going more cooperatively coastal.
But, to each and all,
the GrantWriter responded,
as I recall renewing atmosphere:
Resiliently successful co-investment proposals
cannot be written in just one academic
unfelt Voice
of monotheistic
monocultural
monopolistic choice.
So each congregation,
organization,
affiliation
sent a delegation of four
to a multi-party convention.
Each participant was a member
of the Green
and/or Libertarian
and/or Democratic
and/or Republican MultiParty,
or agreed to roleplay warm familiarity
with one of these four primal platforms
investing primary priorities
in economically cooperative campaigns
and politically therapeutic co-investment intentions
not aggressively looking for full-out contention
to attract mediattention,
unmediated chronic tension.
Instead of debates
within and between these four Parties,
the GrantWriter invited small groups of four
to take turns listening
to repeated questioning,
“Who are we most longing to become?”
Dialogue ensued
not encouraged to research every naked win/lose competitive difference;
But, instead,
to capitalize win/win cooperative opportunities
to include highest priorities
as those voiced by all four health/wealth co-arising Party voices.
The GrantWriter notes:
Dear New London mayoral candidates
for all four Parties on our 2020 ReVision ballot,
The diverse congregations of New London
invite you to attend our Cooperative Dialogue Convention;
Not to speak,
but to listen,
as each small group reports out their longings,
findings,
truths with win/win consequences,
What each of us most longs to co-invest
to cooperate
to come and go viral
across all cultures
climates
and living systems,
Acts of cooperative compassion
for healing individual residents,
families and taxpaying households,
and untaxed community service properties,
communities of co-investment,
healthier resonant climates
and wealthier resilient multicultures.
Think of it as, for you, our guests, a silent auction
where everybody wins
because no one’s health is down and out
for highest bid.
Feel free to take pictures
and copious notes.
Note:  Second installment in Greatest Story Never Told series.
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Man/Sha Legends

Greatest Story Never Told

This story remains unfinished
as do all the best tales told.
Yet I must warn you
it has a happy ending,
not dystopian,
although not a finished
political utopia,
Ever After LoveLife.

Where this story begins
remains a mystery,
like a definition for “Tao”
more obscure than refining Yang
with Yin sublime co-relationship,

Which is, and is not,
equivalent with white and black,
and all curious colors in-between
masculine and feminist,
left-brain dominant strength
and right-brain prominent flow;
liberties egalitarian and freedoms interdependent,
powers and passions,
climates and cultures,
natures and nurtures
secular and sacred,
ego- and eco-systemic
wealth as health,
love as life…

I believe
somehow
this unfinished end
revisits our Green Sanctuary origins,
Earth as Eden,
Humane life as divine love
where Gaia danced with interior/exterior humane voices
long before humanity was a tremor in Her womb
of left-brain dominant verbal becoming retold history.

Whether such a vast stage of DNA origin,
hoary with memoried and imagined Time,
affluently historical
and effluently cultural,
this is,
or hopes to one day become,
The Greatest Story Not Ever Told,
if only because we have been so Business As Usual
win-losing recycling spirals
conjoining Alphas and Omegas,
great transitional beginnings
with endings not yet visible,
or even vicariously heard,

Not ever completing
all Win/Win interdependent co-relationships
TaoTime invites
offers
with compassion,
gratitude,
curious courage,
transparent vulnerability.

But, you were asking about New London
in particular place and time,
a Connecticut town of about 30,000,
home of the Coast Guard
and Pfizer
and a Unitarian-Universalist Center
everybody knows as All Souls
and most every multicultural body repeats
their logo,
“Where all Souls are welcome.”

Strangely enough
I think the GrantWriter
was from out of town,
without any long-term relationships in New London
government
or business
or our eclectic religious sector.

The GrantWriter:

Such profound disconnection
feels uncomfortable
discomforting
not comfitting
inappropriate
for growing deep and wide compassion roots.

So, I did what I do,
I wrote an unfinishable proposal
about how to grow a resiliently healthy love life
in and with and for New London,
about why we each and all need a new win/win cooperative theory
and practice
for regenerative climate development;
so also against degenerative overheated
and frozen anti-health development.

Too much of my own learning experience
emphasized the sterile science
and dyspeptic un-communioned arts
of grief about lose/lose monoculturing climate terror trends,

So what would the opposite polycultural outcomes
of such environmental disaster feel like?
Look like?
Taste like?
Sound like?

How would we reattach to sacred gratitude
as a win/win species?
Now living in side-by-side autocratic/democratic silo communities
wrestling with win/lose economic capital-hoarding competition models
for natural and spiritual and financial survival.

Where are our active gratitude models
for win/win healthy wealth optimization?

One day
listening to Pamela Sparr,
not New London talent,
but encountered in an All Souls reading circle book,
Justice On Earth,
we cooperatively evolved five steps
Out of Our Silos and Selves:

1) Propose a bolder win/win,
left/right,
ego/eco-balancing
prophetic resilient image
of a mutually compassionate ecopolitics.

2) Develop communally incarnated courage
multicultural curiosity
capacity to listen
naturally left and spiritually right
ego-eco-theo-logically taoistic nutritional.

3) Look for win/win gratitude experiences
outside our side by side religious sanctuaries
and inside organic health farms
of resiliently ego-masculine
resonantly eco-feminist communication.

4) Engage with radical outdoor Earth voices
for interdependent co-passion
building up and out
and down and in
multicultural communion.

5) Increase win/win
polycultural gratitude
for health/wealth inspired
co-refining secular/sacred experience
of cognitive/emotive
culture/climate transformation.

 

Note:  First in a series of integral win/win cooperative health system proposals.

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Cooperative Play Day

Within our UU extensive family,

When did universal salvation
become uniform non-redemption?

When did worshiping Earth’s Divinity
become celebrating humanity’s Humanism?

When did unitarian win/win webs
wombs
root systems
eggs
seeds
umbilical cords of compassion’s DNA nutrition,
living forests,
dynamic oceans,
multiculturing climates,
robust atmospheres,
harmonic communions
robust re-creation stories
become smug and self-satisfied win/lose evolution theories,
supported by side by side religious walls
of mutual theology-trumps-ecology exclusion
of right-brain felt inclusions?

When will we universal-leftbrain and rightbrain-unitarian nondually notice,
Yang with Yinclusive,
EgoPatriarch with EcoFeminist appreciate,
that “ecological exclusion”,
like “military cognitive/emotive win/win intelligence”
is an extended anti-family oxymoron?
Both left-brain dissonant
and right-brain longing for resilient resonance.

When do we remember
to celebrate competitive win/lose Labor Day
by growing
and demarginalizing
cooperative win/win Play Day?

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Sacred Reconstructions

I was waiting for my discussion circle to show up,
about to conclude our reading of “Sacred Instructions”

When I saw a list above the server
in the library of Unitarian-Universalist wisdom,
Ten Things to Remember:

The past can’t be changed.

Opinions don’t define your reality.

Everyone’s journey is different.

Judgments are not about you.

Overthinking will lead to sadness

Happiness is found within.

Your thoughts affect your mood.

Smiles are contagious.

Kindness is free.

It’s OK to let go and move on.
In my Taoist way,
I took notes,
while transliterating the yin side:

The past can’t be changed.
But can it be redeemed?

Opinions don’t define your reality.
But feelings do.

Everyone’s journey is different.
So your journey is not replaceable.

Judgments are not about you.
They are about us using punishing weapons
before trying empathic, and diplomatic, listening tools.

Overthinking will lead to sadness,
and bureaucracy.
But under-feeling will not lead to gladness,
or democracy.

Happiness is found within.
While sadness remains without;
and both are found in felt conversation
of climates within
and without.

Your thoughts affect your mood.
Your climate effects your feelings
about what you can and cannot do
about your mood.

Smiles are contagious.
So are frowns.

Kindness is free.
Meanness is prohibitively expensive.

It’s OK to let go and move on.
It’s also OK to hang and move in
to win/win hopes
and move through mutual detachment issues,
histories more curiously reattaching together
through mature listening skills.

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Restoring EarthJustice

I have been reading Jennifer Nordstrom’s contributions
to the resilient Green Sanctuary,
a collaboratory production
giving birth to “Justice On Earth”–
which seems quite different than Donald Trump’s
view of how to rebirth America’s former patriarchal colonizing greatness,
yet again.

“Justice On Earth”
is more about restoring justice on Earth,
improving our ego-and eco-therapeutic healthy form
and flow,
multiculturally ubiquitous principles of energy democracy
and yet unitarian ecofeminist co-invested
in deep and wide-learning Golden win/win Rules,
truths of intersectional
interdependent
living organic webs
optimizing health/wealth nondualistic co-arising outcomes
Left-universal egalitarian rights
speaking and listening nicely with
Right-unitarian integrity responsibilities.

Anyway,
I’ve had trouble getting through page three.

I did sail through the five page Introduction
broght with polyculturing communication wisdom
by Manish
Mishra-
Marzetti,
who sounds like patriarchal poetry,
or maybe a folk song.

Jennifer Nordstrom’s pace
is more feminist race
toward interdependent therapeutic EarthWombs
of water-bearing green sanctuary rivers
for a more first through last gasp life.

She wants her readers to know
we are about to be flanked
by Unitarian Right-hemisphere
and Universalist Left-hemisphere dominant
writers articulating theoretical abstractions
with multicultural creolizing intersectionality,
as taught, more and less integrally,
by Kimberle Williams Crenshaw.

Intersectionality
is to interdependent open-systemic webs of organic life experience
as environmental green-restorative sanctuary justice
invites each of us to conjoin in freedom
of multicultural integrity
compassion,
uniting explicitly sacred and secular
spiritual and natural
metaphysical research
as perennially pursuied
by our 0-soul Holonic CoRedemptive Spirit.

Green Sanctuary peace
can universally broaden Left-hemisphere Yang dominance
and deepen Right-hemisphere yin resonance
polyphonic theory, more left-languaged polypathic communication,
to produce polycultural outcome best practice stories,
more of a right-hemisphere song and dance
intersectional-nutritional therapeutic communication
of complex re-creative healthy feeling-thoughts
in-between
both/and reflectively heuristic
left/right reiterative dialogue,

Articulating Win/Win therapeutic prejudice,
bias for attachment,
against detachment,
for co-gravitation,
interdependent wealth
co-arising dipolar healthy climate transubstantiations,
interdependent power webs of intersectional
revolutionary
2020 ecological-left and theological-right
out ecofeminist bright
light
holistic
accountable
and polypathically connected justice therapy theories.

While “Justice On Earth”
is not filled with Injustice Against Earth stories,
business as win/lose capital-hoarding horrifying legends,
we do visit the history of Green Sanctuary resilient peace
dialogically co-arising
universalYang-unitarianYin systematic energy democracy
of Earth-regenerative Trust,
transubstantiating feeling with thought,
intersectional self-other consciousness,
Integral paradigmatic Ways,
Paths,
Polypaths
toward further experiential-sensory co-atttachment,
CoPresent neural pathway structures
supporting ReCreative Theology/Ecology Analogues.

In which Justice on Earth
is most resiliently measured
in deep powers of cooperatively-held integrity,

Which, again,
feels quite different than the new AntiRepublic
of Trumpian designs
against health/wealth climate greatness.

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Resilient Health Care Systems

Competitive economic experience
breeds business as usual
capital-growing cultures
with a special preference historical
for white privilege patriarchal
remembering and designing
left-brain dominant educational systems.

Cooperative ecological economies
breed more organic networks
of permacultural health
and nutrition
and communication experience,
with a special historical preference
for ecofeminist Earth-empowered
deep learning
listening
noticing prime primal attachment relationships
between internal ego-
and external eco-
systemic balance,
harmony,
interdependent equity,

RightBrain HealthWealth Prominent ,
liberal leftwing progressive,
freedom from isolated loneliness,
depression,
repression,
suppression,
AND
LeftBrain WealthHealth Dominant,
conservative rightwing defensive,
freedom to impressively
robustly
compassionately
nutritiously thrive

without eating the less brilliantly aristocratic help

and remembering to at least say
Please and Thank You and You Are Welcome,
is where civil rights end
and co-responsively begin.

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