Every single being has an inherent need to dominate. Survival triggers the need for dominance. The desire for dominance is as strong as the instinct to survive. Although some people have diminished their quest for dominance, most likely due to previous failures at the attempt. But their desire is still there and is only hidden away. Just a little spark will awaken the desire.
When you want to succeed, you want to dominate. When you are in a competition, you want to dominate. When you want to get promoted and improve your earning capacity you want to dominate. Even just to get a piece of the action, you need to dominate. However, dominance must be tempered with the principles and guidelines of Universal Stewardship. Dominance without kindness and respect is the mode of the bully.
What do the religions of the world do to gain more followers? They build on dominance. What do countries do to build their prosperity? They dominate. What do corporations do to corner the market? They negotiate to dominate. Those who can’t dominate on their own, form alliances. Those who realize that dominance is not sustainable learn to cooperate. However, once prosperity is achieved via cooperation or alliance, somehow, greed has its way to bring back dominance to the surface.
The combination of trade, power and influence are the tools in building dominance.
Trading in simply a form of an exchange. Depending on supply and demand, trading will require negotiation and bargaining. Once one side feels that it has the upper hand, then the idea of dominance creeps in. The quest for dominion via trade, power and influence always linger. It never goes away.
Universal Stewardship does not advocate any government or any religion. However, we do insist that government must be kept separate form religions or any ideologies. We ask our followers to do their duty to God and their country and follow the principles and the guidelines of universal stewardship.
The order of things are as follows: God, self, country(tribe),
religion(ideology). Let us not ever forget that. Universal Stewardship
is not about religion or country. It is about God’s creation.
As mentioned by the founder of Universal Stewardship, Franklin H.
Maletsky, “Let there be freedom of religion, but keep religion separate
from government. A country that bows down to the laws of religion will
one day be governed by religion.”
Guilt and Shame are emotions. We need emotion. We are humans. Guilt and Shame are associated with fear. The fear of rejection, the fear of not belonging, the fear of depriving someone or being deprived, the fear of cheating or being cheated by the person we love drives this feeling of guilt and shame.
The need for accountability is strong in humans. Guilt is a personal self-conscious emotion generated from the individual’s thoughts, words, and deeds. Whenever we realize that we knowingly deprived someone who did not deserve deprivation, we feel that we have done something wrong and somehow yearn to have it corrected and this is “guilt” in action.
Shame on the other hand is a self-inflicted emotion. Shame is wake up call. Shame erases vanity. Shame makes an individual focus on himself as a failure (in public). Shame diminishes a person’s self-esteem towards others. Through guilt and shame the spiritual leader was able to build his group of followers.
Why do children feel ashamed? Why do they sometimes feel
uncomfortable to step up and be recognized? Why are some children more
sheepish than others? These behaviors are developed behaviors during the
formative years of the child. It is true that there are children who
are not as aggressive or as outgoing as others. But this has nothing to
do with negative feelings or behaviors that a child has developed. Lack
of discipline and education or too much of both can create these
negative behavior. A child must grow with love, prudence, respect,
kindness, gratitude, apology and forgiveness.
Our origin is our past and we are heading for the future with multitudes of stopovers.
There is no destination, just stopovers in our journey to discover ourselves.
It is the journey that makes us who we are.
The more emotion we pour into our journey the more we improve.
Without emotion, we are nothing.
Positive or Negative, we have to give it our all.
The “Positive” or the “Negative” are simply the tools of our journey.
We have the freedom of choice and the power to reason.
Exercise this power and you will transform. The choices you make can
either make you and others happy or sad. Anything and everything that
you want or could possibly want has already been provided and presented
to you or laid out for you by God. You have to make your move to help
Explore your surroundings.
Do your best to be aware of your surroundings. Everything around you
is to be learned from. You can even learn from distractions. However,
to achieve your goals, you must stay focused on the activity of your
choice at any particular moment.
Experience the journey.
Remember your experiences. This is easier said than done. At the end
of each day, thank God for all your experiences by helping others. Yes
be they positive or negative, thank God that you are alive to experience
them by making yourself a better person. Never ever blame God for the
negatives in your life. You must learn from all the experiences in your
journey. Learn to forgive yourself and others. Forgiveness is a great
equalizer and it helps balance your life. Don’t get wrapped up in the in
the negatives. Learn from them and move on to be a better person the
Try to be happy. Smile and dance more often. Reminisce. Discover yourself.
The happiness switch is automatically turned on when you dance. It takes a lot of effort to stay angry when you are dancing.
Be balanced, share, and try to Love.
When your corporeal life ends, you will be held accountable for all
your thoughts, words and deeds. Then this is carried forward to the
spirit world where your journey continues.
Do not Cheat. Do not Insult. Love but never deprive, share and be balanced and you will be ENLIGHTENED.
Live like a child. A
child does not think about death. A child looks forward to life.
A child is always
longing to belong, to have friends and to be happy. A child craves to
mature. So grow in prosperity and security. Be mature and embrace the
meaning of maturity.
Do not live in fear
of rejection. Share your happiness, prosperity and abundance. Be
nice. Be kind. As you exit this corporeal life, leave something
behind of yourself for posterity, for others to grow and learn from.
How will the association earn to support, protect and sustain itself and continue to be able to help others?
Income from the academy will help. The tuition from students will help support and sustain the school system.
Donations and grants from alumni will also help.
Children of employees of the association (or employees themselves) will have free scholarship. No tuition to be paid.
The association will gear itself towards agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture, all the while practicing sustainable farming. This will generate income and help provide organic food for the human race.
Lease or own lands for forestry and lumber. Lease or own water rights or natural resources when available.
The association will create sustainable energy for the public. Sold to the general public via government permits and licenses.
Solar and wind generators.
Tidal wave and sea current power generators.
More attention will be given to geo-thermal and sea current source of energy. Source of energy for these two rarely fluctuate. Power storage(batteries) will not be required.
Alternative sustainable energies will always be developed. Research on storage of energy will be an on-going project of the association.
The association will own and build shelters for the public to rent at reasonable and affordable rates.
The association will have a “personnel staffing” company. This will allow the association to spread out to all areas of businesses to provide them with their staffing needs. Most of all this will help the association create the security personnel system (via security staffing) to protect itself from predators, by ways of laws and physical force.
The association will own or invest in (common stocks) of public corporations.
Invest in logistics and transportation companies using sustainable fuels instead of fossil fuel or fuels detrimental to the environment.
Invest in eco-friendly corporations (common stocks).
Portion of the profits from these investments will go to the FREE healthcare of all employees of the association via enrollment with health insurance companies within the locality of the employees. A minimum of 20 hours work per week will qualify an employee for this free health insurance, with a minimum 3 month employment. All co-pays will be paid by the association. Upon termination of employment all benefits will be cancelled. However, employees with 20 years or more of service are entitled to a lifetime of free health care coverage from this universal form of healthcare. Employees with 30 years of service will receive a pension plan (compensation comparable to government retirement pays) and the free health plan continues to be in effect.
The association will create a licensed Long-term Universal Health Care facility for the elderly members of the association. This will be free. Funding will come from the association and from donations of members.
The association will maintain a research and development team.
The association will also invest in private tertiary education and “further” education school corporations. Investment in these schools will not simply be intended for income generation but more so for the creation of influence in the level of education. Education for the betterment of humanity and the prosperity of citizens by providing continued education for those whose skills were taken over by technology or disability.
Math: The vibrant universe sits on the foundation of math. Every movement can be precisely computed. Math helps us understand the science of the universe.
Motion: Motion generates vibration and vibration creates sound. The vibrations or sounds that resonate all around us is the voice that creates the music of the universe. Vibrations link the universe. Vibrations keep us connected. Vibration creates energy which holds the universe and keeps it as one. The universe in its entirety, from the smallest to the biggest is in perpetual motion.
Art: Art (visual or felt dynamic/static energy) forever enhances our sense of exploration.
There is one phenomenon in the universe which of course math will help us later utilize it, and while scientists are still trying to understand it, that phenomenon is no other than GRAVITY which is directly dependent on mass (visual or not). Gravity sustains all over the universe, even in open space because energy travels though space and occupies everything and energy has mass. The universe as God created it is “FULLY” occupied.
Humanity in the future will be communicating via the languages of the universe. We only need to tackle the elusive language of math to master the science of the universe. However, we are already as one through motion and art which help in the development of the soul through “qi” where the eternal energy of the universe touches the soul of the living being. The universe is energy. In the spirit world, energy is one with the soul. The soul flows in this universal energy. The “ki” or “qi” is a but a window into the vastness of God’s creation.
Every country needs an independent group to act as “watchers” or “guardians” of the Security and prosperity of the nation.
Fight against government control over its citizens. The lobbying group will monitor and fight any corrupt or detrimental laws towards all citizens, it will lobby for the amendment or revocation of such laws.
Prevent private organizations (religious, political, commercial or foundations) from manipulating the government into upholding their mission and vision instead of the rights of the citizens. It will lobby to prevent a group of people or organization to take over any municipality, city, province, region, territory in the country with their beliefs, politics, ideology or culture.
It will help create laws that will be beneficial to all citizens.
It will work with policy makers and to help them formulate policies that are not prejudicial or biased.
A lobbying group that is not out to take down any organization or individual(s) but to take down the suggestions they present or introduce that abuse and deprive others.
Political groups, religions, special interest groups, most corporations and foundations will always do what is best for their organization and sometimes at the expense of those who do not belong or associate with their organization. A political group can become so strong, that it pursues its own mission and vision versus that of the people. They create minions to do their media bidding. Left unchecked they create political dynasties. This political group will be cahoots with corporations, religions, foundations, and special interest groups. Bribery becomes a mode of operation, with only one goal in mind and that is to stay in power.
The lobbying group will never laud or support a political candidate, a political group, a religious belief, or any other organization. This lobbying group will work with these organizations to make sure that the best for humanity will be adhered to. Any political group that presents a suggestion, a bill or proposes a certain law that proves to be beneficial to all, the lobbying group will support it and help campaign for its passage or approval. If they propose anything that is detrimental, the lobbying group will fight against it.
Every Country should have this lobbying group.
When possible, each country will have its own lobbying group. Original core committee members of this Lobbying Group will be appointed by the current board of directors of the Association and to be approved by the President. A qualified member must be at least 30 years old. Each prospect will be vetted extensively. Members must represent all the provinces or states of their country. Dismissal of any member will be by unanimous vote from the board members with final approval of the chief executive officer.
Qualification for membership in this group, will not be based on culture, creed, race, color, religious beliefs or political affiliations. Recruitment will be based mostly on PRUDENCE. His/her ability to put aside personal advocacy for the betterment of humanity.
Future members of this Lobbying Group committee will be recommended by current active committee members and to be vetted by the board members of the association and approved by the President.
Points to Consider:
In the United States of America:
There are 50 states in the USA. There are 435 members in the house of representatives and 100 senators. Making a total of 535 people who officially run the legislative body of the USA. The executive office has the president and the vice-president (actually the vice-president just helps the president). Therefore making it 537 people who run the country. Representing a total of 327,200,000 people. That is one elected official per 611,588 people in America. The 3.2 million residents of the USA and even the people of other countries are watching and criticizing the executive office. One person is accountable. The president has to walk on eggshells. Everything he/she does is scrutinized. But who is the watchdog for the the legislative body? Who is held accountable? This is the problem with the senate and congress. People are told that they will be held accountable by the people. Yes, but only every election year (every 2 years for congress and every 6 years for the senate). While the executive office is accountable everyday.
The legislative body creates the laws of the country. The executive office executes or implements them. When a detrimental bill is introduced by the majority of the body it is passed.
The U.S.A. needs this lobbying group. The USA needs this watchdog.