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Earth's Teachable Moments

When Earth’s self-educational story did not yet include the self-awareness resources of DNA, when all Earth’s Tribes were RNA rooted in composting soil, what did we learn to personally, and more politically and economically, more public sectorally, regenerate self-governance of life through safe and healthy principles of development? In this, our PostMillennial Era, we discover a profoundly historical-evolutionary question, with implications for educational priorities, yet also for biosystemic and ecosystemic self-governance, thinking more inclusively, as a forest of networking root systems might co-arise Trees of LeftBrain Political Truth as RightBrain EcoNomial Beauty. The PreMillennial distinction between Moose “power” and Owl “medicine” goes on back toward the origins of the PermaCultural Agrarian Era. In this time, “power” more or less translated into what we might call therapeutic- or health-power. Power could not yet be a tool distinguishable from self-identity. Rather power was most widely experienced in the context of “power with Other,” regardless of who or how “Other” was perceived. Power with Other to procreate, to hunt together, to demonstrate building of fires and planting of seeds, co-mentoring communications, all cooperatively functional, competitively dissonant and dysfunctional, distrusting. This blend of therapy and power, according to Julian Jaynes’ evolutionary theory, emerges from Elder Right hemispheric roots to dominate language cultures as the correlational ability to perceive “not me” as core identity of what later became encapsulated in “therapy-positive” and “pathology-negative” and both relational, indistinguishable from “sole-identity power.” The first cultural experience of power becomes the ability of “self” referencing as “not-Other;” a “self” that evolves dipolar co-arisingly identifiable from “not-self” because of perceived, then learned, further reinforced, spatial-temporal distinctions deriving from Prime DiPolar CoIdentity Relationship, distinction between what “self” could unilaterally control, and what self could not autonomously control. Prior to LeftBrain dominance over RightBrain aptic confluence, our RNA-Elders, grass and trees and coral reefs, had no possibility of confused awareness between internal-univocal yin-power and bilaterally interdependent, mutually symbiotic, co-mentoring Yang/Yin CoArising Power. The original “self” awareness embryonically emerges, continues to emerge, from time as light’s primal Eulerian infrastructure of “We-ness,” an ionic, then ergodic, then bilateral co-gravitating ProteanYang with DiPolar Elating YinYin elective function, confluent, mutually-held, synergy between emergent YangEgo and composting Elder YinEmbryonicSelf/Other, love as LaoTse’s contentment, as Basic Attendance among our Bodhisattva Occupiers of DeepLoveLearning, (0)Riginal temporal experience of undifferentiated integrity, which becomes iconically languaged as Original Intent of MedicineEarthOther, a cooperative dipolar co-arising ReGenerative Network, time as both Yang light c-squared, and yinyin e-squared fractal-function of ecosystemic EarthBound RNA/DNA thermodynamic balance. As we compare notes across our public sector governing desks, each with co-arising responsibility and economically culpable authority, it seems to me that overall regenerative health evidence of history suggests deep political learning evolves highest and best-outcome projections with rich cooperative ecological polypathic co-investments in co-mentoring trust-nutrients, rather than suboptimizing remedial toxins of anger and fear management without pro-active love and peace development. To believe otherwise, to act as if learning is nurtured best through competitive words and numbers, used as tools to outshine the sun itself, seems to follow the path of Anger/Fear control fantasies, rather than actually arriving in the Truth as Beauty co-educational paradise we actually want with each Other. Healthy Truth is no more a singularity than is Beauty or Wisdom and HealthyEarth herself.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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