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Segment of an ongoing conversation with Chris Santos-Lang, whose fascinating website can be found at

Note: Dear Chris, I could go into souls as mindbody identities with interdependently co-arising individuation, also known as living, and incarnation, but my gut says to go to your 4-soul prototype that has been useful in your work on creating more therapeutically inclusive safe spaces and frames for communication hoping for positive outcomes, for regenerative effect. A strong gadfly is what I would call a politically powerful Yang, and what Alan Watts might call a "Prickly". A strong relationalist is what I would call an economically cooperative YinYin integrative, synergetic, communitarian flow function, and Watts would call "Goo". There may be cross-functional analogies in the prime relational dynamics of Uracil as gadfly Universalist function, and Cytosine as relational-unitarian function; the root relationship for regenerative health, therapy, and genetically reiterative, unfolding development of an embryonic biosystem. The secondary prime relationship between institutionals and negotiators (facilitators? integrationists? cooperativists? co-mentors?) may be our individual and collective story of life's trajectory. Institutionals are Buckminster Fuller's precessive stage of development toward institutional diastasis, balanced natural structure of relationships and values and order and sequence, rhythm and pattern. The precessive institutional is on pilgrimage toward building a healthy body, environment, corporation, some kind of noun, nomial, identity individuated from all other identities, yet also with co-arising and co-falling interdependence. Recessive negotiators are the harvesters, as precessive institutionalists are spring's all-consuming growth toward summer's full and rich community through healthy, effective communication. Negotiators are decomposers, co-analyzers, co-facilitators of healthy v. toxic relational balance. Those who will sustain a healthy interdependent balance across the ecosystem's spacetime trajectory. Gadfly institutionals, out of balance with relational-cooperative-mentorship, internally and/or externally, become elitist, overly-defensive, overly competitive. Co-relational mentors-negotiators, without sufficient opportunity and investment in struggling with (not against) gadfly institutionals, develop richly nutritious familial and kinship networks, but without the formed stamina of double-bind boundary articulation which gadflies-as-institution-growers bring to this 4-seated soul-table of regenerative elements. Adenine's function may be that of articulating identity double-boundaries and mutually-defensive immunity between developing ecosystems, as Guanine is the harvesting glue that completes this four-part frame for a day, a year with four seasons, a healthy life with four seasons spanning birth toward healthy-nurturant regenesis. When I speak of consent to change one's values, I speak of informed consent to choose to "recalibrate" some habitual frame with the help of a facilitator who has demonstrated through her/his own experience and relationships the capacity to facilitate mindbody ecotherapy, which is dialectically inclusive and capable of co-discerning therapeutic value balance, tipping points, that avoid perpetuating pathological counterbalance. This would indeed seem to be a wise co-facilitator of diversity, valuing polycultural Win-Win process over monocultural-static Win-Lose suboptimizing decisions. I enjoy your frame for co-creating regenerative polyculturally respectful, inclusive health. Not sure the language of genetics or Fuller's geometrics of mindbody cooperative orientation v. competitive Lose-Lose disorientation, bring you anything that you need to continue this important work of grinfree, although, if you changed "negotiator" to "mentor" then your vocation might evolve as creating grimfree spaces, frames, and political-economic environments of cooperatively regenerative, sustainable health for the full rainbow umbrella of neural diversity. Really enjoy your website. So impressive, beautifully done, accessible, wise, deep deductive/inductive, Left/Right balance, where Left tends to be our gadfly-cast egocenter of language, and Right continues to slow-grow our ecocenter of love as regenerative synergy, integrity of healthy/therapeutic/life-sharing values and norms, default settings, emergence of temporal/aptic co-gravitational Tipping Points--not too wild, not too domesticated. Warmly, Gerald OLiver

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