On the remaining pages of this online booklet you will find the full overview of the vision, principles and organizational structure for the creation of a new kind of progressive evolution aligned (Evolution 2.0 aligned,) self-organizing community. We call these intentional communities Universe Communities.
Global and national economic, political and social systems need to evolve to avert global economic and other catastrophes. Today using the new principles of Sustainable Prosperity, good science and the new vision of a universe-scaled evolutionary worldview we can effectively evolve the global and national economic, political and social systems and create a true sustainable prosperity opportunity for all. To learn more about these new sustainable prosperity principles click here.
Not only was the observation of the universe the source of the first spirituality and religion, it is also the source of our oldest spiritual and religious practices. Because of the re-integration of today's cutting-edge sciences (particularly evolutionary sciences,) the master and meta-frame of our evolving universe has once again become a "new," common and omni-denominational objectivesource for both re-aligning and expanding personalized spiritual practice and for revitalizing existing religions.
A lot of new information has evolved since Darwin’s original theory of evolution. The new post-Darwinian theories and qualifications of evolution can tangibly teach us how to live more integral and successful lives and, they show us how evolution has repeatedly solved problems such as global warming by replacing destructive competition with larger-scale cooperative organization. The ground-breaking Evolutionary Manifesto by John Stewart contains a new evolutionary way to see the planet and live ethically.
Universe Spirit like most nonprofit organizations has either created or found new symbols or has adopted various older symbols that have important spiritual, evolutionary or life-related meanings. This page describes the rich meanings of all the symbols that we use.
Looking for some guidance along the evolutionary path? We’ve got just the thing for you! Evolution 2.0's meta-principles for creating a sustainable prosperity provide a way of structuring our lives so as to act in alignment with the progressive evolution of the universe. They are the biological secrets of life. Adopt these principles of right attitude and right action and we’re sure that you’ll find great improvements taking place in your life--and correspondingly, in the life of your family, organization or company. We encourage you to read the meta-principles, meditate on them and actively try to incorporate them into your life for at least ninety days. The universe has successfully laid it out all out for us--the path to sustainable prosperity and personal success is there if we want it. Read on to find out more about the attitudes derived from universe science that will help you to optimize your life's success!
Looking for some guidance along the progressive evolutionary path? We’ve got just the thing for you! It's Evolution 2.0's meta-principles for creating a sustainable prosperity provide a science-grounded way of structuring our lives so as to act in alignment with the progressive evolution of the universe. They are the biological secrets of life. Adopt these principles of right attitude and right action and we’re sure that you’ll find great improvements taking place in your life--and correspondingly, in the life of your family, organization or company. We encourage you to read the principles, meditate on them and actively try to incorporate them into your life for at least ninety days. The universe has laid it out all out for us--the path to success is there if we want it. Read on to find out more about these actions that will help you optimize your life success!
What exactly does it actually take to live fully in harmony with the universe and its unstoppable evolutionary flow? Humanity has been studying this question for millennia and the result has been a world full of religions and philosophies. Paradoxically, until recent scientific discoveries about the nature of the universe the more complete answer to this question was not knowable. To live in harmony with the universe we have to discover if there are universal and rational standards for social ethics and morality based not upon individual beliefs or opinions, religion, ethnicity or nationality, but upon the independently testable, factual observations of the multi-disciplinary sciences that study the universe and its evolution as a whole system? And if so, are they so truly powerful that to the degree any individual or organization does not align with them that individual or organization to that same degree will not survive, be sustainable or thrive?
We, as planetary citizens of the universe stand at a critical moment in the history of the universe and of this planet. This is a time when humanity must choose its future. As this planet becomes increasingly inter-dependent, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human, planetary and universe family with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable planetary society founded on the testable principles of the universe's progressive evolution and respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, universal human responsibilities and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the people of the universe and this planet Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater universe community of life, and to the future generations who will inhabit both the planet and beyond it into the Universe. To this end we present a new Universe Charter to help map out the path that we must all walk together.
Is there a direction imbedded in the very fabric of evolution? Are we moving toward something, or is reality as we know it just an infinite process of trial and error, with no overall wider evolutionary directive. What are some of the most current observations of the nature of our universe, and what deeper knowledge of our existence is this information communicating? Jonas Salk made the following statement of what he thought the process of directional evolution appears to be:
"The most meaningful activity in which a human being can be engaged is one that is directly related to human evolution. This is true because human beings now play an active and critical role not only in the process of their own evolution but in the survival and evolution of all living beings. Awareness of this places upon human beings a responsibility for their participation in and contribution to the process of evolution. If humankind would accept and acknowledge this responsibility and become creatively engaged in the process of metabiological evolution consciously, as well as unconsciously, a new reality would emerge, and a new age would be born." Jonas Salk
Albert Einstein said that, “you cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it.” Unfortunately, our current planetary consciousness also is not the consciousness that will solve our current planetary problems. It will take the new and larger universe-informed consciousness to do that! Universe Day (Aka New Universe Day or NewUDay,) occurs every January first. Universe Day specifically came into being to promote the larger and more solution-effective universe consciousness contained within the rapidly emerging and science-grounded Universe Evolutionary Worldview. The Universe Evolutionary Worldview has powerful life system critical planetary and personal benefits it is creating a great universe alignment and it is ...
How do we globally accelerate and capture the momentum of what is already emerging in terms of the growing awareness amongst political, corporate, and grass root leaders? How do we most effectively inform a global movement that is ensured to have success in reaching the critical mass that is necessary to tip the scale for massive collective change? We are at the beginning of the UNISSANCE, a neo-enlightenment and neo-renaissance of science, consciousness and life. It is great shift and great turning toward a greater alignment based upon a unified understanding of the evolution of life and consciousness from the largest possible time and space perspective that exists--- the universe as a whole system perspective. We have arrived at a critical juncture in human history where it is prudent and critically necessary to expand the collective metaphors and worldview that informs our lives, values and ethics. We must look beyond our current cultural, political, economical partial views and perspectives. It is due time to facilitate a new framework of metaphors that we call the Unissance and a new worldview that we call the New Universe Worldview. This new worldview and Unissance is awakening individual and collective consciousness. It informs and habituates a sustainable global culture, includes and celebrates all of our collective partial views of the past, is in alignment with the science that we are just coming to know about ourselves and our universe and, it artfully and joyously reverences the miracle of our beingness in the universe.
How do we GLOBALLY accelerate and capture the momentum of what is already going on in terms of the growing awareness amongst political, corporate, and grass root leaders? How do we most effectively inform a global movement that is ensured to have success in reaching the critical mass that is necessary to tip the scale for massive collective change? We are at the beginning of a new UNISANCE, a renaissance of new thought and awakened collective consciousness, it is an EMERGING collective reverence and understanding of the miracle of our beingness in the universe. We have arrived at a CRITICAL PATH in human history where it is prudent and necessary to expand our collective metaphors,’ that informs our values and ethics. We must look beyond our current cultural, political, economical partial views and perspectives. It is due time to facilitate a new framework of metaphors’ that informs and habituates a sustainable global culture that includes and celebrates all our collective partial views of the past, and is more appropriately framed in alignment with what we are coming to know about ourselves and our universe.
The following is a most recent article of a new informed evolutionary meaning of the Great Story of Christmas as we are an evolved intricate part of the wondrous diversity of this planet, solar system, galaxy, and the bubble we view as our universe, floating in an unknown territory of internal inflation (a most recent explanation of why the big bang occurred). We are the current peak and the visible luminant reflection of 13.7 billion years of the evolutionary 'big bang radiance' a creative progression of trial and error SELF, ESSENCE, SPIRIT, DARK ENERGY, AND MATTER shaping and forming endless/infinite potentiality BIRTHING ITSELF through the many expressions of diversity in matter. We are possibly an intricate part of a web of subtle and physical energies that is informing, synthesizing, and evolving the I, we, it, and it's into an expanding THEOGENESIS. We are the SELF awakening in the illuminated playground of matter.
Evolutionary thinking is the zeitgeist of the 21st century. Not since the Copernican Revolution have we experienced comparable revelations about the natural world and our place in the universe. How will society ultimately reconcile science and religion? "Marry them!" exclaims Reverend Michael Dowd, author of THANK GOD FOR EVOLUTION: How The Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World. Michael Dowd, a minister and author, and Connie Barlow, a biologist and author, have created and facilitated a body of work consisting of numerous books, educational programs, and DVD’s that are ground breaking and inspiring. They articulate an inclusive and a transcendent vision of a universe that has creatively conspired for our individual and collective greater learning and becoming. Our cosmic and terrestrial place in history is to be understood and embraced from an emerging inclusive perspective in harmony with our sciences, including and honoring the many partial views expressed in myths and stories that have guided and inspired our collective journey. Their contribution is informing a spirituality in harmony with an engaged sustainable living ecology. "Creation and evolution are one and the same," explains Dowd. "Science and religion go hand in hand. One without the other leaves humanity lost in the literature, searching in vain for answers to post-modern problems in ancient religious texts written when people believed the world was flat. Only by looking through evolutionary eyes can we see our way out of the current global integrity crisis that is destroying economies and ecosystems around the world.”
It's official! On December 10, 2009 the 21st century was officially declared "The Century of Women." This new Century of Women designation is designed to focus attention and resources upon improving the conditions of women all over the planet through education and rights empowerment activities. Having the entire 21st century being dedicated to the advancement of women could not come at a more needed or advantageous time. Achieving the women's educational and rights empowerment goals as set out in the vision for the Century of Women is vital because not only is this fairness for women (who constitute over 1/2 of the planet's population,) long overdue, it also is a practical, proven and major way to help solve the current environmental crisis as well as many other of our social problems such as overpopulation social injustice etc. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that educated women who know and exercise their equal rights help create a healthier long term balance and sustainable quality of life within their families and communities and therefore immediately improve the sustainability and quality of life conditions of life for more of the world’s population. The specific Century of Women Goals are…
“We are beings of cosmic connection who are learning to live in a living universe…” Our Supreme Test and Time of Initiation
Evolution moves forward on a bending curve and there is no going back. The starting gun of history has gone off, and humanity is moving rapidly into a new world. We humans have always been tested by adversity. However, our current times are unique in one crucial respect - and this makes all the difference. The circle has closed and there is no escape. Now the entire Earth and whole human community is at risk. Now the entire human species must deal with the reality of climate disruption (with resulting crop failures and famine), the dwindling supply of cheap energy, an enormous global population with most people living on the edge of subsistence, a massive wave of extinction of plants and animals, the spread of weapons of mass destruction in an ever more interdependent world, and much more. All of these are occurring at the same time the global communications revolution is making the world transparent to itself. Our supreme test is to grow consciously into this new world and learn to live in balance with the Earth, in peace with one another, and in gratitude with the living universe.
"The circle has closed and there is no escape. Now the entire Earth and whole human community is at risk."
In 1543 Copernicus announced to a startled Europe that the Earth was not stationary, but was sailing rapidly through space as it spun around the Sun. This was difficult news to take in all at once, but over time the Europeans reinvented their entire civilization in light of this strange new fact about the Universe. The fundamental institutions of the medieval world, including the monarchies, the church, the feudal economic system, and the medieval sense of self, melted away as a radically different civilization was constructed.
We live in a similar moment of breakdown and creativity. The cosmological discovery that shatters nearly everything upon which the modern age was built is the discovery that the Universe came into existence 13.7 billion years ago and is so biased toward complexification that life and intelligence are now seen to be a nearly inevitable construction of evolutionary dynamics. Our new challenge is to reinvent our civilization. The major institutions of the modern period, including that of agriculture and religion and education and economics, need to be re-imagined within an intelligent, self-organizing, living Universe, so that instead of degrading the Earth's life systems, humanity might learn to join the enveloping community of living beings in a mutually enhancing manner. This great work will surely draw upon the talents and energies of many millions of humans from every culture of our planet and throughout the rest of the 21st century. - Brian Swimme
The View from the Center of the Universe takes on big questions: the nature of time and our place in the cosmos (bigger than we might imagine, they suggest). They remind us, in case we've forgotten, that we're made of stardust. Written by a duo consisting of a cosmologist and a philosopher, this very important and fascinating book powerfully describes the scope and depth of human connections to our universe. The very revolutionary concepts and implications of the modern understanding of time, space, dark matter, dark energy, eternal inflation, and the stardust filling our bodies, affect our feelings about ourselves and our future. Drawing lessons from the history of creation myths in many cultures, and from the changing perspectives of science over the centuries, the authors paint a comprehensive picture of the value of our place in the universe as we now know it, and the very opportunities for action in this critical century.
Their well-supported admonition to "think cosmically, act globally" can be a vital guide to build a "sustainable prosperity." This topic demands the attention at a time when our impact on our home planet is rising dramatically, as are conflicts between science and religions. So far, scientists have not succeeded in helping most people sense meaning or purpose when considering the vastness of space that astronomy has revealed over the past few hundred years. The View from the Center of the Universe has big ambitions and a novel approach for conveying the content and excitement of the current revolution in cosmology. If your curious about all of the big theories of the universe's evolution explained simply or, your interests are in looking at the really big history of everything, life and the big meaning of it all, this amazingly well written new book is a must read for everyone who wants to know more about the ultimate physical "big picture." Our staff who have read it absolutely love what it has done for expanding their perspectives on supporting and living a prosperous sustainability.