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Jesus Told Me

Jesus taught and lived Those who follow the Way Truth Life, rather than punishing death, would be known by our love, especially for our enemies. He did not say, or live, Those who punish themselves and others with death threats and war planning and technology design and nihilistic absence of healthy purpose would be TruthLivers known as restorative peace-makers, inheriting the Kingdom of God at hand. For LaoTse we are Way, Truth, Life known through our Yang/Yin harmonic balance with darkYin as antagonist of stubborn ignorance, reflecting unkind outcomes of MotherEarth and Her thunder and lightning Heavens bringing cold winds of Yang-dominant terror and warm flows of Yin-Yang wu-wei in-between Tipping Pointed selves as enemies restoring peaceful balance, within-egoYang, as without-ecoYin. To love your enemies as yourself is to actively seek restorative justice peace-filled balance for all parties, including anti-let's-party! haters and monoculturing weedish and prudish supremacists, fundamentalists, evangelists, zealots, terrorists, slave-owners and abusers, racists, sexists, homophobes, missionary colonizers, AntiSemitic AntiCreolization trauma-inducing predators and parasites, and, Jesus' favorite love to hate, Pharisees, hypocrites of supremacist religiosity. To be known by our love for enemies, is to know our enemies as ourselves, to love ourselves as both victimized protagonist and antagonist, provoking angry retributions, fear-filled victims of our own, and our Elders, violent errors and competitions in misjudgment. To love ourselves within this heuristic balance, doing our best is to love our larger selves as traumatizing enemy of love and yet therapeutic lover of self-inflicted, other-afflicting, enemies. Thich Nhat Hanh shares a restorative council agenda as anciently practiced in his Buddhist tradition. Community facilitators with unusual strengths for compassion, begin by telling a personal story of an event in their owned history when they have known the shame of offending against love, against active and integrative cooperation. Then they apologize for this offense against those assembled victims. Atone for their lack of sufficient love, trust, faith. Then, and only then, they invite victims and offenders to do as the facilitators have themselves mentored, to tell their most recent shared story of victims and offenses against restoring cooperative love within this community of EarthTribe lovers. For instance, voting against universal health care giving and receiving as a basic application of our multiculturally advocated Golden Rule, constitutionally protected as pursuit of resident Welfare and a more perfect Unity (NOT bigoted military-industrialized uniformity). I try to picture what stories of restoration facilitators would invite if FirstNation CEOs were to host a Peace Circle with Christian Evangelical Missionaries and Military-Industrial Generals, grandsons of rifle-holders for ecopolitically racist assumptions of spiritual therefore naturally endowed Manifest Destiny Supremacy, and WhiteMan CEOs, including grandsons of slave-holders for HeavenlyMansion and Mammon Goals, all WesternPatriarchal classroom read and propagandized as Protagonists in a Western InterContinental Patriotic History of Love, yet recognizing great-grandparents in light of larger love's Win-Win capacities, now appear as also repressive Retributive Antagonists, rooted in fear and anger and hate, not always so much trust and faith and justice, for a polyculturing history of love as ego-eco balance between loving oneself as both related to past Protagonists and Antagonists of Earth's restorative peace and therapeutic love for Win-Win bilateral justice. It is in our most vulnerable shame for lapses in co-passionate love that we are most likely to therapeutically recover shared memories of blame, and active hope to restore love's balance more polypathically inclusive next time. This rhetorical agenda, for mentoring facilitators, is their second-mile walk, their turning of violently struck both cheeks, their opportunity to offer a time of personal shame to open double-binding gates of collective Lose-Lose blame and it's logical apposition, Win-Win restorative cooperation of active Love. Golden Rules to do as you would have done justice and not do and judge as you could not not do without greater co-passion, active love for Win-Win restoration of peace councils, internal and external, practiced best each moment of each grace-filling balanced karma day. Willing and able to see oneself, and one's extended family, as both sacred protagonists and sinner antagonists of co-evolving historic love, fulfilled in HereNow potential health integrity of each moment's Sacred EarthRestoring Wisdom. Jesus taught and lived Those who follow this ReStorative Way Truth Life, rather than punishing death, would be known by our love, especially for our enemies, unruly and restless egos within and conscious of dissonance growing without.

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