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Spirit & Sustainability

Our Universe Logo: What it means in Evolution 2.0 and Religion 2.0

The open circle to the right with an eight pointed shining star symbol at the center is our new logo and symbol of the universe itself. It is a symbol as deep in meaning as the universe itself. It is also a logo and symbol used by Evolutioneers, Planetary Citizens and Universe Citizens as well as the Universe Spirit organization. It is also the most common symbol associated with the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview, Universe College, Universe Day, the Universe Institute and the Universe Principles of Sustainability and if you are of a spiritual nature, the ideas of Religion 2.0 and Evolution 2.0. As you will see below this new symbol is rich in multiple layers of meaning and perspectives relevant to the the Universe, Evolution 2.0 the New Universe Evolutionary Worldview and its many other uses mentioned above.

The Unfinished Circle Represents:

  1. universe evolution always being an ever unfinished and ongoing process more than an end result, more specifically, the incompleteness of progressive evolution in this universe,
  2. our continual openness to all sources of authentic knowledge and wisdom,
  3. collaborative space of Evolutioneers, planetary citizens, universe citizens and for Evolution 2.0 and Religion 2.0 where there is always an opening for new knowledge and wisdom to enter,
  4. our humbling recognition that our best science facts and truths are not absolute certainties, but just working probabilities until even more accurate facts and truths (probabilities,) are discovered in our shared evolutionary life process,
  5. the incomplete, ever expanding universe or multi-universes,
  6. the humbling incompleteness of our ever evolving knowledge and understanding of life in the universe itself,
  7. the Cosmic Oroborus, (The timeless symbol of the snake trying to eat its own tail signifying the cyclical nature of things,)

And, if you are spiritual in nature:

  1. the humbling incompleteness of our knowledge of Ultimate Reality.
  2. the endlessly increasing empowerment found within transformative, direct spiritual experience of and with Ultimate Reality balanced with authentic spiritual practice (Authentic spiritual practice to us includes among many other things spiritual decision making, psychological shadow work and spiritualized action and service in the world.)
  3. the unending evolving possibilities of expanding Religion 2.0 and your personal spirituality through infinity and eternity,
  4. the unending and incomplete search for the universal common denominators of spirituality and meta-spirituality (the core essences of all religions) that will unite us in our highest spiritual intentions and Origins and yet still appreciate and respect our many spiritual diversities.

The Unfinished Circle Being Off Center Represents:

  1. the always present space for the unpredictable uncertainties of the universe and the universe randomness and seeming chaos that keep things interesting, helps create new possibilities of solutions for future evolution and motivates new adaptation and development,
  2. that there is also an element of inherent or present disharmony, imbalance or even conflict of differentials in the universe and it is also an included, natural and integrated part of the universe’s evolutionary processes,
  3. the still imperfect symmetry of the evolving universe,
  4. the many non-linear and non sequential universe processes of the universe progressive evolution.

The Eight Point Star with the White dot in the Center Represents:

  1. the evolutionary Big Bang that gave birth to this universe,
  2. the Stars that went into supernova so that the periodic table of elements necessary for all life on our planet could be born,
  3. the centrality and importance of self-reflective and universe-reflective human consciousness (Consciousness 2.0,) just beginning in the form of Evolutioneers, planetary citizens and universe citizens to intentionally, wisely and consciously partner with the universe in progressively co-evolving the universe,
  4. the critical importance of this current era in human history in birthing Evolution 2.0 and the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview as well as its shining and amazing benefits to the future generations of this planet and all progressive evolution in the universe.

And, if you are spiritual in nature:

  1. Ultimate Reality at the center of all reality (and paradoxically surrounding and including all forms of physical universe reality,)
  2. the highest individual identity, meanings and purposes of self, soul or spirit embodied within the incomplete progressively evolving universe of time and space.

The Full Symbol Represents:

  1. The Universe.
  2. The inclusion of all individuals, clans, tribes, nations, planets, systems, galaxies and that which is the origin of the universe as one single universe union. (If there are multiple universes, the symbol would also include all universes in the multi-verse.)
  3. Our social activism goal of increasing the conscious creation of sustainable prosperity for ALL individuals, groups and the planet within the universe's evolutionary system. The way we currently do this is by solving the planet's single greatest challenge in our Job One for Humanity Climate Re-Stabilizaton Plan.

The Two Sides of the Open Circle Reaching Toward Each Other Represent:

  1. the ever expanding universe,
  2. the integration of currently valid science with the life-affirming spiritual wisdom from earlier eras (pre-modern, traditional, modern, postmodern and post-post modern integral,) with the very latest science and new spiritual wisdom of Evolution 2.0, Religion 2.0 and the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview,
  3. the integration and the continuous dynamic process of balancing the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview's core two pronged encompassing (and not overthrowing,) process of transcendence and inclusion. (This refers particularly to including all of the best of our science, art philosophy and our multi-cultural developments integrated with the best of humanity's life-affirming heritage of spiritual values and wisdom while still seeking to transcend these best inclusions to date and, while still transcending those non life-affirming things from our past spiritual, scientific and cultural heritage that no longer serve the overall health of all of the spiral of life. ("Transcend and include" and/or "encompassing not overthrowing" are one of our most often used other slogans.)

And, if you are of a spiritual nature:

  1. the integration and the continuous dynamic process of balancing the rationality and fact probabilities of science with the values and wisdom of spirituality, 
  2. the integration of art with spirituality,
  3. the integration and power re-balancing of male and female gender issues and male and female spirituality, (This means re-integrating and re-balancing the currently dominant patriarchal and male power biased social, economic and spiritual practices, customs and institutions with the matriarchal, communion, nurturing and other qualities of the social and spiritual feminine, (See our Century of Women program for more on re-establishing this appropriate balance.)
  4. the integration and the continuous dynamic process of balancing western and eastern spiritual forms, (Eastern spirituality often characterizes Ultimate Reality in the impersonal absolutes of Buddhahood, Consciousness or the unifying creative force in Nature. Western spirituality often characterizes Ultimate Reality in the personal absolutes of God, Allah, Jehovah, the Trinity, the Universal One, or, one of many other both personal sacred names given to the Creator and Origin of all reality. At Universe Spirit we embrace and hold an openness toward the paradoxical possibilities of both the personal and impersonal absolutes of Ultimate Reality coexisting simultaneously. (For More about how 1-4 above are achieved see Religion 2.0 the secular meta-spirituality of evolution.)

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