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ThanksGiving Dialogue

ThanksGiving advances Arising thoughts about boundary breaching risks and perennial partisan issues and deep listening opportunities. Perhaps only the Othering and Othered One Percent instilling in their children and future grandchildren that extended family meals are never an appropriate time or sacred space to speak of desecrating politics or sanctimonious religion and, above all else, nothing remotely suggestive of personal sex histories and fantasies and relationship marketing. And yet, from a deep power analysis perspective of richly co-invested feelings, these three, together, form a developmental narrative of how spiritual empowerment, RightHemisphere felt, and natural enlightenment, LeftHemisphere considered and reconsidered and preconsidered and formerly unconsidered thoughts Develop toward co-passion, gratitude, resilient capacity for giving and receiving Thanks However agnostic atheistic monotheistic polytheistic and/or panentheistic Our sensory sexual systems are indigenous, forming already before we are born, known, heard and smelled and tasted. Religious or even anti-religious enculturation speaks to our sensory-spiritual mental metaphysical self-governing experiences Peaks and valleys on a range from empowering positive feelings and negative disempowering associations with metaphysical thoughts and physical feelings, attitudes, belief systems dreams and nightmares Sometimes closed, and therefore entropic, and degenerating, claustrophobic and pathological And sometimes open and whole and regenerating, trusted and healthy and resilient. Here where resonant metaphors emerge more helpful social communication boundaries change morph conciliate creolize, embrace win/win sexual and religious winning political strategies Unlike win/lose work remains politely segregated from win/win play at tearing down judgmental stress and trauma boundaries Like dark and light, seriously competitive vocations remain dimly dissociated from humorously cooperative vacations from old capitalist school patriarchal business as bottom-line competitions for short-term profits And yet outside our ecocide continues while investing in more long-term fruitful political relationships can also become explicitly sexual and/or implicitly religious, spiritual and natural, mental and physical powers of not only self-righteous internal governance but also Other governing fair and equitable and integral power relationships, cooperative win/win and/or competitive win/lose and/or despondent lose/lose. After the second glass of wine, with the kids off at their G-rated table, and football announcers creating white and blue and black and brown and hot red seething tight shoulder and hip pad testosterone distracting noises and visions and revisions in life's sensory underground and background It might be appropriate to ask about a cherished Other's sexually powerful spiritual energy life as if trauma-reducing resilience through nonviolent communication deeply sacredly integrally matters When healthy and safe communication remains politically felt and religiously thought and neuro-sensory shared becomes welcome curiosity and invited transparency and cherished vulnerability, what has never been courageously discussed may also be what empowers thankfulness and enlightens this Gratitude Day For rich sensory meals and peak experiences, for robust political laughter and joy, and spiritual integrity of resiliently good humor and health-enlightened smells and tastes and looks and wealth-empowering grace We might yet give thanks this religious and political ThanksGiving Day, including both neuro-sensory fulfilling peaks and over-stuffed purgation valleys.

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