God gave us freewill. He gave us the universe and his guardians to guide us. He gave us no commandments. He gave us resources. He gave us hints or guidance (some call this revelation or prophecy). He wanted to share his freewill. He does not mandate our obedience. He lovingly gave us the ability to CHOOSE. He gave it to us kindly, with only one string attached; Accountability.
Within this universe God created a LIFE force, spiritual and corporeal (some with emotion) and along with this came Freewill. Everything that God has created can be destroyed, only two things will remain unimpaired: Time and Freewill. Freewill and emotion are two powerful forces in this universe which nourishes and destroys.
Free will is the gift from God. This is what helps make the unpredictability of the universe manageable. Freewill is what makes the universe fascinating. Freewill destroys the notion of seeing the future. Everything is in the present. Nobody can change the past. Nobody can visit or see the future. The future is simply variables of probabilities that hinge on randomness and free will within the present. The future out there in the galaxies where the freewill is not involved depends solely on randomness.
“Randomness is inherent in the universe. Force and gravity partake in the randomness within the universe. Randomness is uncontrollable. Science will later make it manageable but never stoppable.”
Religions write about prophecies (what is to come), revelation or about the “End of times”, “Armageddon”, “Judgment day”, “New beginning”. Many believe them to be true. They believe in destiny, in predestination yet they also believe in “freewill”. Now that is contradictory.
A prediction for one’s action may come true unless deterred by randomness or the “freewill” of another. Since freewill is an unchanging factor in the universe, therefore there is no predestination. However, the enlightened (good or bad) spirit who can wield the energy of the corporeal and spirit world may reveal their intentions to sentient beings and make it so to be passed on down as “prophecy” or “revelation”. Powerful they may be to cause their will (intention) to be materialized in the future, but it remains only as a possibility because the “freewill” of another powerful spirit may interfere. Freewill and Randomness will forever be there to change things up.
Also there is no “OMNISCIENCE” (know everything including the future). God is attributed with absolute omniscience by all religions. God’s absolute power to do and create whatever he “wills” is confused with omniscience. There is no future to “see” but there is a future to be created. The will of God can plan (“predict”) that a galaxy will be created because he will make it so. The galaxy “was” not there in the future. It was not there to be seen.
When God gave his sentient creations “Freewill”, he gave it without limitation. Freewill and randomness are the unknown factors. God can control and manage randomness but not the freewill of his creations. He can destroy “freewill” and take it all away from his creations, but God created perfection so he will not take “freewill” away. Without “freewill” there is no perfection.
Originally yin yang was about BALANCE in the physical world. Later it became a philosophy and went beyond physical and into metaphysics. Corporeal and Spiritual. The good and evil.
Then Yin Yang began to represent the good and bad in every soul. That each of us must maintain this balance as in the physical universe or face chaos. This is where the yin yang does not agree with Universal Stewardship.
Universal Stewardship teaches balance but it does not infer that the good and the bad are equally distributed in the character of a man. Balance is about Prudence. It is about how we make our choices, because choices define our lives.
Yes there is good and bad in all of us. The one we feed will always be stronger than the other. In certain individuals, families or communities evil pervades. Still, the fact of the matter is that there is more good than bad in this universe.
Most of the negative things that happen to us and around us can be attributed to disconnection.
Poverty: Disconnection certainly creates and maintains poverty.
Depression: Death of a loved one, family or friend causes disconnection and enhances depression. Disputes and conflicts contributes to disconnection and can lead to depression. Being alone and disconnected from people can cause depression.
Violence: Physical, emotional or sexual abuse will lead to disconnection.
Disrespect: Show disrespect and there is almost an instantaneous disconnection.
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.
Is dominance a bad thin? No. It is not.
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.
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.