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Dominion via Trade, Power and Influence

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.

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Religions and ideologies must be kept separate from Government

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.”

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Guilt and shame

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.

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Love but never deprive, share and be balanced and you will be ENLIGHTENED

Inspired to write in 1969

My Philosophy in Life:

  • As humans, it is our nature to be on a quest.
    • 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 yourself.
    • 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 next day.
    • 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.

fhm

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Live like a child

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.

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Sustain Universal Stewardship Association

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.
    • Geo-thermal.
    • 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.
  • To always build Schools or Academies whenever capital is available, to enable the continued spreading of the principles and rules of universal stewardship.
  • 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.
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Mother Earth

  • Save the rivers, lakes, seas and all bodies of water.
  • Reforest the mountains, watersheds, and coastlines.
  • Save the reef
  • Save wild life (flora and fauna)
  • Create a Sustainable and renewable energy
  • Work with other organizations who are into the conservation of nature and resources.
  • Foster and help build the economy and technology of nations.
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CORU

The greatest advise came from Jesus Christ: “Love one another as I have loved you.” This is easier said than done. Most people do not even understand what this “love” is, that Christ was talking about. However, we are humans. We have an instinctive need to bond. We reach out to belong. We may not understand it, but we crave for this unity.

Here is an acronym CORU, that may help: Care, Openness, Respect, and Understanding.

These four words can help simplify Christ’s advise and guide the individual towards loving someone and be one of the stewards of the universe.

  • Care: If you care for something, someone, an idea or anything, you pay serious attention or consideration to doing, working or relating with it correctly to avoid hurting the individual, damaging the object, or putting it at risk. If you care, you are nicer, you are kinder. A young child responds to emotions as we all do. Be nice.
  • Openness: If you are open or transparent, you avoid cheating or lying, you avoid secrecy or concealment. Do not make the assumption that your opinion is not valid. Voice it out with respect. Your are being straight forward or frank. Listen to both sides of the story before you conclude. Communicate with an open attitude and never take the other person for granted. A smile on your face makes it easier for others to open up. The book of wisdom: Job 13:5 has been taken out of context: “Oh, that you would altogether be silent! This for you would be wisdom.” Silence (tranquility) is a great way to communicate with God. However, we are humans. Our senses must be invigorated with words, touch or gesture. Open up. Communicate.
  • Respect: GIVE RESPECT. DO NOT EXPECT RESPECT. “Respect is to be earned, only if lost once given.” If everybody is expecting respect, how can there be respect for one another? On the other hand, if everybody gives respect, there will be no need to expect it. The only time that respect needs to be earned is when the respect that was kindly given was disrespectfully lost. Anything done without respect is done either for the money, for a reward, as an obligation, out of tolerance, was told to, was forced to, was coerced to, or for vanity.
  • Understanding: To have compassion, patience, and sensitivity, for the action or words of the other person. To listen and comprehend, to communicate. To be prudent before reacting. Sometimes the person you care for may have made a mistake per your perception, but before you react or conclude try to understand the reason for her/his actions. That is why openness is important.

CORU must be tempered with attitude. Attitude is developed from childhood. Your past, your perception of your surroundings and events contributes to the development of your attitude. Attitude becomes embedded in our personality. People tell you to develop a positive attitude. “Don’t be negative” is what everybody hears when an opinion is contradictory. It is good to think about a positive attitude but it is not easy to do. So it is best to develop and “open” attitude. Start the day with kindness to yourself and others. Kindness to others can be in the simplest way of showing respect for the opinions of others or by talking in a softer tone of voice and not condescending. Allow others to express themselves without intimidation.

Learn to walk away from disagreements even from bullies. But if a bully insists to be abusive (verbal, writing, gesture, or physical) and you are more than capable, then by all means give the bully an attitude adjustment.

Practice CORU to be able to love and ultimately be HAPPY.

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Peace

Our world, mother earth, is always at peace. The universe is always at peace. Our environment may seem chaotic at times. But that is because we do not understand all the creations of God. Humanity and sentient beings create chaos among themselves. Fights among individuals and people will never be avoided. Fights within a country can be avoided with prosperity. Fights among nations and worlds can be avoided through negotiations with diplomacy, prudence and a great security and defense system. Plundering and exploitation are mostly prompted by greed and the need to have material prosperity. Sometimes it is prompted by the need for survival.

The path to peace is through prosperity with accountability and security. An individual who has achieved responsible prosperity is seldom “wanting” or greedy. This is also true with the family, community, country, world and the universe. However, peace must always be protected. Defense or security must always be maintained. There is always a bully around the corner who will try to take what you have. We must also protect ourselves from natural disasters. Security guarantees survival and prosperity.

Any individual, organization, community, or country who gets complacent and leaves its values and prosperity unguarded will one day be taken down by the greedy, the depriver, or natural disaster.

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