Being of one substance
Begotten, thus made
Inductive proof of God, being the source and primary purpose
Being of one substance with our Mothers and Fathers enchained
Having enchanted the forests of our pasts
Mitochondrial and nuclear coding plasma grown
Recombination of lifes and lives
Fur and faeces cleansed and budded all anew
See we go into the dark and see we return
What is the sense of a droplet which
Returning by falling
Disperses and dissolves into that which always was
An ocean of admixed droplets
As droplets a life in the eternal now
My Brother, whose heart be heaven
Hallowed be thy pain
Which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people
To be the light to lighten the gentleness
Which else skulks within, unbidden and untouching
And see we flow into the light and recombined we return
My discovered Heavenly brothers we wrap our possibilities up
And blanket them embodied and shaped in material
(Immaterial of itself)
In which we ride and steer and are the piston, brake and all
This multitude contained in “I”
And it is this (alone) that goes into the dark. Leaving imprint on the
Weft and warp, the beach that ever stretches further
“I” slow and dread the coming of the night
But it is the autocracy of thine “I” that hast enchained us,
We, the inside anatomics of your febrile often panicked existence
For you have been our canvass on which we sketch, and the picture remains
When we take our leave and dispersing by dissolving
The edges of loneliness and hugging close in our
Jostling warmth of Heaven readopt
The essence of our potential until the call again
back into the dark to become
The impulse behind and within
Another outcome shaped as ego.
Famous McFeminist freedom fighter
But our PR is dreadful. That’s what we have to fix.
The U.K. is a leader to be proud of in many areas. Take two for instance.. climate change and overseas aid.
We meet our climate change commitments and lead in this area. Globally we rank second only after Denmark. We’re doing much better than France and Italy. Germany has a dreadful record. I’d be prepared to bet this would astonish our Corbinista millenials.
We give generously to overseas aid – 0.7% of GDP alongside Scandinavian countries (Germany and France do not). Our generosity helps millions of refugees stay close to their countries (that’s what they want). Yet it’s Germany that is seen as being heroic here.
Odd isn’t it. Why is our publicity so bad?
Here again – within the EU we have been the second largest net funder. We’ve always obeyed all the rules. Yet we have always been castigated as “bad Europeans”. Why? Because we don’t play the corrupt politics of the Commission well – with its smoke filled rooms and underhand deals . ( Anyone who doubts this should read Adults in the Room by Varoufakis).
Again, we have a pluralistic tolerant and largely democratic society. Look elsewhere – where would you prefer to live as a persecuted minority? What’s not to be proud of…
Yes we have things to fix. How can we let the wealthy live separately from the poverty and distress of those who live rough subsist on food banks?
But for heavens sake our youth – wake up to what you have…
.. and can we please start telling the world about our qualities so that we can persuade them to tolerance, overseas aid and climate action ?
(Our Mother, Our Brother )
Our Other, whose heart be heaven
Hallowed be thy pain
Thy kingdom’s won
If we be one
On earth as it is in heaven.
(Anima, Animas, Animamus)
For Clarissa Pinkola Estes.