Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi

Negativity Girl

I’m launching into 2020 as an advocate for . . . NEGATIVITY. 

This is not a new focus. I gave a TED talk last year in September – a big honkin’ deal – that explored Negativity’s True Nature? from an Earth Girl’s perspective. It’s on YouTube. Google me!

In 2018, as I proposed this TED topic, I created a New Zodiac of Negativity. Its 13 archetypes embody the receptive, the reflective, the no-thing that our species has been ignobly casting aside since patriarchy dawned some 4,000 years back. 

I’m cheering on the Sunset of this era of more-more-more domination of the (w)Holes of life, throwing my weight to help bring some balance to Hu-MAN (sic) Kind.

Experience in feminism, mysticism, the arts and (especially) Eco-Logic have shown me time and again that the true nature of Negative plays by its own sweet, honorable rules. For wellbeing in the realm of Negative, IS-ness as usual is unsustainable, because Negativity ISN’T. 

Perspectives that are hip to Zen seem to have the healthiest take on Negativity. Far from cutting it off as “bad,” you truly value zero, zip, nada, zilch, no way, nil and void. 

You ain’t afraid-a NO-THANG. 

You can give your all for naught, and feel yourself, in essence, as no body. 

You can boldly go… nowhere.

Sadly, this is not a popular or very practical M.O. in the U.S.A. today. We frantically fill up time and mind, mouth and charge card, basement, dance card. Too Much of everything makes one one-sided. This is “bad.”

What part of NO do we understand?

Any true appreciator of Duality can tell you that opposites are constantly transforming, becoming each other. Breathe in, you will soon breathe out. Night and day alternate like clockwork. Qualities of Yang and Yin animate almost every life form, on this lovely bio-logical Earth.

Examples abound in Nature of Something evolving from apparent Nothing, and vice versa. Like the elegantly efficient way, when life leaves bodies, that physical components are recycled into stuff like soil so new physical plants will grow. Hey presto: COMPOST Happens! And all of Earth life gets to eat.

Where every end is a beginning, No-Thing starts to feel OK, thrives in its place in the great scheme of Things, essential to life’s Sacred Balance.

Guided by a motto adopted from Nature – In Cycles We Trust – a person can bravely embrace the UN-known, trusting it to come ‘round again to things you can get your mind around. And changing mind is a (frequent flyer) ticket to transformation! 

Time to dust off Transformation Tools I’ve used many times before: Questions, Observation, Faith in the Process. Time to trust and love that seed of Light in the heart of every Darkness.

Inhale. Exhale. Pause for thanks in empty as well as full spaces. 

Affirm with feeling: In Cycles We Trust.

I am by nature a positive person. I am an Earth Girl. I am here to serve my purpose in a time of transformations out the wazoo! One of my tools for the work this year:


Jean Ponzi serves up conversations-in-green: her show Earthworms podcasts for your convenience, from KDHX-ST. Louis Independent Media. Be inspired, informed and entertained at podcasts.kdhx.org.