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What happens when people listen,

really listen,

to each other?

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That is, hearing the other- NOT  filtering by hearing  through

embedded biases and presumptions.

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Friendships/relationships that thrive

are creating something better,

more profound,  like improvisational musicians

in a conscious ensemble:

the whole + the parts creating NEW horizons

– dynamic faith + trust in each other established

by the discipline of the KEEN listening

to each other.

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They attend, listen, to each other.

It’s about integrity.

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Through the discipline/practice of

attentive/respectful and honorable listening

to each other,

they are each called out to

RISE,

and, ONLY then the improvisational

magic of sonics/conversation becomes LIGHT.

The CALL + RESPONSE of Gospels.

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I can’t improvise with hit or miss communication style.
I need the beat, the rhythm, the swing and the call and response to unfold/create.
For me, it is fundamental to creating trust, a collaborative trust/synergistic trust.

 

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ALCHEMY.

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The common public perception of artists/ musicians

is/can be askew/distorted/false

when THIS field of research & development to mastery

is seen/assigned/boxed/labeled

as undisciplined/ “not” working.

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UNEQUIVOCALLY FALSE

that reflects a lack of information and a bias.

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The act of creating is arduous.

The creative process is a discipline.

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Breakthroughs require courage and openness

because they reflect the depth/magnitude/faith

 and the commitment

of the exploration

and

the willingness to continually dive

into the unknown.

This is true of any collaborative + purposeful/fulfilling

relationship/s.

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A dialogue, a dynamic, r/evolutionary dialogue is the event

that expands and cannot be boxed nor controlled.

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A meaningful collaboration is of equals-

one cannot be “hit or miss”

to inspire the other/s to unfold and rise.

 

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The improvisational magic of an ensemble,

a collaboration,

is based on relationship with each other

that calls out the MAJESTY in each other

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is based on respecting/honoring each other.

Mutual/equal reciprocity.

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RESONANCE.

SACRED ATTENDING.

GRACE.

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 A dynamic relationship is the process of

practice, practice, practice the art + discipline of

FREEDOM.

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Experience the art + discipline of freedom/ unbound spirit

-the collaboration:

Miles Davis/ John Coltrane

 

 

and

Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/nprs-tiny-desk-charles-lloyd-jason-moran-28-june-2016-define-sublime-poignant-flight/

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The story of one’s life is relationalin relationship to others.

The relationships, the collaboration, the interaction,

is Heaven on Earth.

It is an art.

A creative prayer is 

made consciously

and

with the door ajar.

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/2014-my-offering-to-you-the-soul-should-always-stand-ajar-with-love-hope-faith-beauty-integrity/

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“The soul should always stand ajar,

ready to welcome

the ecstatic experience.”

Emily Dickinson

 

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What has occurred with the executions

in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and in Falcon Heights, Minnesota

is an example, yet another example, of NOT listening.

“Hit or miss”- not present, not attending

the cues as information that creates an

off rhythm interaction.

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For the nation’s African-American police officers,

being both black and “blue”

can mean being caught in the midst of a cultural crossfire.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/blacks-blue-african-american-cops-react-violence-towards-police-n607141

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Unnatural.

Reactive.

FEAR.

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The Mississippi River offered an allegory/metaphor

of the divinity of Nature last week.

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“Ole Man River” started as a trickle of water

from Lake Itasca, Minnesota.

The ribbon of water gathered exponential force,

a great current developed, rolled downstream

and created a delta

in New Orleans, Louisiana.

https://i0.wp.com/media.cleveland.com/westlake/photo/whs-kayakers-mapsjpg-3ea5690d27070b13.jpg

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The executions of innocent Americans last week

occurred within 48 hours of each other

were against the current of our humanity.

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Upstream from Baton Rouge to Falcon Heights.

Officers of the PEACE killed two American citizens-

who

they had pledged and were trained

to protect

– the people of their community.

The converse is true:

the citizens fear PEACE officers who serve the community.

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The fear of each other coupled with reckless use of guns

to protect each other from each other

is

insanity.

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/minnesota-land-of-10-000-lakes-how-st-paul-police-killed-philando-castile-louisiana-baton-rouge-cd-man-of-baton-rouge-aka-alton-sterling-killed-with-multiple-shots-marvin-gaye/

 

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We are all 80% water.

The Mississippi River is an artery.

“Ole Man River” became an allegory of a river of blood,

and became a visual metaphor

of a cracked heart of America.

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This is what happened in St. Paul,

24 hours of Castile was executed:

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RAINBOW_24HRafterCASTILEkilled_LOWERTOWNSTPAUL

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A full RAINBOW of ALL COLORS

appeared in the clearing blue skies!

A FULL HALF ARC!

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Nature’s response to the shocking transgressions

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Nature’s call for a Gospel song of humanity,

for a dialogue,  for a dynamic stand up from

ALL Americans, ALL HUMANITY.

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Nature awaits an equal/mutual response

from humanity, from America.

This beautiful gift of WONDER, a response from Nature  to what happened after the slaughter in Orlando during the public vigil.

 

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Did anyone attend/respect/honor

this gift of calling out

“the better angels in OUR Nature”?  

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Yes, many did with a conscious response.

It starts with listening to the other –

NOT filtered/selective hearing nor “hit or miss”. 

 

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What do you enter/collaborate with and for?

How do you respond to the call of an unfolding dialogue?

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AMAZING GRACE.

 

 

 

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