Universe Spirit is a nonprofit, social benefit organization with a positive new vision for a sustainable future for all. Our mission is empowered by time-proven principles and wisdom derived from evolution's greatest successes in creating sustainability.
Based upon evolutionary science, our mission's educational actions are:
1.) Empowering Sustainable Prosperity lifestyles and livelihoods to create a Sustainable Prosperity future for all. (Sustainable Prosperity is a comprehensive set of activities and strategies capable of creating a more sustainable and meaningful prosperity than has ever been previously thought possible).
2.) Helping to manage humanity's 12 most urgent global challenges.
For those of a spiritual nature, we also promote Evolution Spirituality, a new way to create a personalized spirituality. (Evolution Spirituality is also sometimes known as Religion 2.0, Evolutionary Spirituality, Eco-Spirituality, or Universe Spirituality.)
The preceding areas of science grounded information will help create informed, highly-adaptable, effective, and thriving:
b.) national citizens,
d.) planetary citizens,
e.) universe citizens, and
We do this primarily by educating about Evolution 2.0's meta-principles of universe-scaled, progressive evolution, its new Universe Evolutionary Worldview, and the Universe's Principles of Sustainability. If you have not read our description of what progressive evolution is and does, please click here and do so now.)
Once you understand the meta-principles of progressive evolution, it will directly help you to effectively:
1.) "forward the progressive evolution of:
a.) yourself as an individual,
b.) your groups and nation,
c.) our planet, and,
d.) humanity, (and humanity's children,) both here on Earth and eventually with future generations out into the stars and universe."
2.) "create a just, safe and meaningful civilization of sustainable prosperity for us as well as future human generations."
Our current social activism mission concerning humanity as a whole, the planet, and its bio-systems is to:
How We Achieve our Mission
We do it through:
- an attitude of love, delight, and enjoyment of life as it is right now and,
- through practical, integral, and artful daily actions that help you succeed on the Three Great Adventures in Life.
What Types of People are Involved in Our Universe Eco-Community
Our diverse and collaborative Universe Community includes discerning individuals who honestly see the challenges and 12 worsening major global crises that we face as a global society. They describe themselves by many names such as progressives, global citizens, planetary citizens, universe citizens, sustainability advocates, evolutionaries, evolutioneers, bioneers, evolutionists, evolutionary transhumanists, activist teachers, artists, change agents, scientists, eco-spirituality pioneers, eco-spirituality practitioners, cultural creatives, intentional community members, spiritual progressives, cosmists, progressive members of generation Z, X and Y (Millenials), Integral practitioners, Transhumanists, Evolvers, Wayseers or Zeitgeist movements members to name a few.
In addition to attracting the above types of people, because of our balanced, science-grounded, and more appropriately time-framed messages, we have also been attracting new members away from the following movements: end-of-the-world survivalists, preppers, doomers, "Near Term Human Extinction advocates," post-doom movement members and collapsology members.
But, it is critical to state that we are not like these end-of-the-world groups by any means! Please see this page which offers a very positive overview of our activism for how Universe Spirit helps prevent the fatalism growing globally concerning our worsening 12 global crises. This short page will provide the many positive facts and perspectives which distinguish us from the many end-of-the-world groups and movements.
About Our Values and Action Plan
As important as our mission is, if not more important, is how we will achieve it. We perform the "how-to" of our mission by promoting and living:
- how to succeed while on the Three Great Adventures in Life. (These adventures ensure a self-directed purpose, principle, and meaning-filled life.)
- the universe's 13.7 billion-year-old, time-proven, and practical principles for successful progressive evolution. (These are the core principles that the physical universe uses for successfully sustaining, evolving, and thriving life. We call these the new basics for a fit, adaptable, and thriving life, the Universe's Principles.)
- a new worldview called the "Universe Evolutionary Worldview." This worldview is based on current sciences (particularly the evolutionary sciences such as cosmology, evolutionary biology, evolutionary history, chemistry, etc.).
- the values and actions of being an Evolutioneer and a Universe Citizen. (Evolutioneers are consciously working toward creating a better world using the tools of Universe Evolutionary Worldview. Universe Citizenship transcends and includes all state, national, and planetary citizenship rights and responsibilities in a new future-promoting balance.)
- the Job One for Humanity Plan to slow down global warming and many other of the 11 global crises enough so all of humanity does not go extinct. Our organization also works with Job One for Humanity on how to prepare for, adapt to, slow, and survive the many hardships that are coming due to the 12 major worsening global crises.
- a multi-disciplinary sciences approach (particularly in the areas of universe cosmology and discoveries about the universe's progressive evolution when seen as a whole multi-billion-year-old system.)
- the new systems thinking and the new dialectical meta-systemic thinking tools for understanding and managing today's interacting complex adaptive systems. (Click here to learn more about these new thinking tools.) And,
- the new Universe Spirit eco-community model. These new eco-communities will be far better prepared to survive and thrive through the unavoidable onslaught of accelerating global warming consequences and the severe consequences of the other 11 global crises' worsening. (See these Universe Community sections for all the information on joining one of our Universe communities.)
- Evolution Spirituality's wisdom gathered about the Ultimate Reality of the universe discriminatingly gathered from humanity's great spiritual heritage. We have also evolved this balanced integration of the sciences and evolutionary new form of science-grounded, open-source personal spirituality by consciously avoiding the pathologies and extremes of scientific materialism, scientism, or the pathologies and extremes of stifling and fossilized traditional religions. If you are spiritually inclined, Evolution Spirituality will help you expand and evolve your personalized form of spirituality in balance with science. The universal, humanitarian and healthy spiritual principles found in the new Evolution Spirituality transcends and includes the best of previous spiritual practices without the worst of them.
Through Evolution Spirituality, we also pledge to use current science (particularly evolutionary science) and humanity's vast heritage of life-affirming spiritual wisdom to:
a.) evolve better, more meaningful, and sustainably prosperous individual living conditions,
b.) forward the life-affirming principles of progressive evolution out into the universe.
How Universe Spirit and its members are boldly facing the World's 12 greatest global challenges
To have any realistic hope of achieving a more equitable and sustainable world, we must now deal with the single largest disruptor of the 21st-century. That is the escalating global warming emergency and how it worsens and amplifies our other major 11 global challenges.
Surviving our global warming emergency as well as the worsening of our other 11 global crises means working wisely with those who are ready. It means preparing for and adapting to the many now unavoidable consequences. It also means that we do everything we can to live more sustainably to slow down the catastrophic processes that we have collectively created by our past decisions.
The good news is that If we act wisely, we will still have time to save and salvage everything we can! We also have a rational and ethical responsibility to act now and, if you are spiritual, a moral responsibility and duty to:
a. learn from our mistakes,
b. enact new, more sustainable, and equitable practices,
c. prepare for the coming consequences that are now unavoidable,
d. improve what we still can to slow and lessen coming consequences as much as is possible,
e. adapt to what we can't change, and,
f. evolve wisely so that future generations and biological life will also survive and thrive.
Universe Spirit will help you:
1. Realize, acknowledge, and recover from our rapidly worsening 12 global crises that we have created for ourselves by our collective and individual poor decisions and actions. You can't chart a new and better path until you know where you are starting from and what got you there.
2. Make better choices for creating lifestyles and livelihoods for a thriving and sustainable prosperity for all. Creating sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods is critical to making it through the global warming emergency and our other major 11 global challenges.
3. Prepare for, adapt to, and do whatever we still can to manage humanity's worsening 12 most dangerous ecological, economic, and social global crises, particularly the global warming extinction emergency. Our Job One for Humanity Plan will lower our fossil fuel usage to meet or come very close to the life-critical 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets. It will also help us lessen and slow the consequences of the 11 other global crises we all now face.
(To understand what the escalating global warming emergency is, see this page. For what we must do and sacrifice to save ourselves from it, visit the Job One for Humanity Plan action steps. Job One for Humanity is our sister website.)
4. Create supportive new eco-communities worldwide. (in your current local area or a global warming and crises-safer location.) These new eco-communities will be far better prepared to survive and thrive through the unavoidable onslaught of accelerating global warming consequences and the severe consequences of the other 11 global crises' worsening.
(See these Universe Community sections for all the information on joining one of our Universe communities.)
There are many coming ecological, climate, economic, and other catastrophes that we can no longer prevent or stop, no matter what we do at this point. (Click here to read about the many coming dangerous local and global consequences we have created for ourselves because of our decades of poor collective and individual decisions.)
5. Live fulfilling, healthy, and meaningful lives no matter what is going on around us. This is critically essential because of the hardships we will individually and collectively endure until we make the global transition to a more equitable and sustainable world.
6. Model and be successful examples of eco-community sustainability and fairness principles and behaviors. These thriving new communities will facilitate future generations and biological life surviving and thriving despite the complex, deadly, and unavoidable consequences we must now endure. (Click here to see how we will do this.)
We pledge to do everything we can to help you become progressive evolution informed and effective Planetary Citizens, Universe Citizens, and Evolutioneers and support you in living a sustainable, prosperous, and meaningful lifestyle and livelihood.
Additionally, if you are also spiritually inclined, we will also help you create your own science-grounded, personalized form of what we call Evolution Spirituality.
You Can Become a Part of the Greatest Evolutionary Challenge and Opportunity in Human History, which is:
to build a more sustainable and equitable world for all while simultaneously also saving:
c. future generations, and
d. our civilization from our rapidly worsening 12 global crises.
This is done by honestly facing and managing our first and highest priority --- the global warming extinction emergency. and then dealing with these other 11 critical global challenges. (Click here to see our Job One for Humanity Plan to help you do this.)
Here's how you can get started immediately and help with our vital mission:
Click here to see the first action steps we strongly recommend for all first-time visitors to Universe Spirit.
In Summary, We Are
a nonprofit organization whose goal is to educate people on how to align their lives with the meta-principles of universe progressive evolution. These principles have been shown over 13.7 billion years of evolutionary testing to sustain life and cause it to adapt successfully, thrive, and be sustainable. Universe Spirit is here to inspire and help you:
- and thrive.
Our best news is that we can still do this. But only if we work together supportively to resolve (or lessen) the current rapid worsening of the world's 12 greatest crises.
At the biggest picture and whole universe evolution level, our meta-mission is to
"help forward progressive evolution within the universe(s) --- resulting eventually in --- the complete unification and stabilization of the many diverse inter-connected and inter-dependent parts of the universe(s)."
We hold that this "big picture" evolutionary meta-mission when fully unpacked, best honors and reflects the Great Mystery of Ultimate Reality and its evolution within the universe(s).
This mission meta-goal (above) may be the most important of all of our goals. This is because it is the core foundation upon which all well-ordered personal, business and national goals can be sustainably realized over time.
This is true in part because we hold that the highest overall life purpose of the individual and humanity is to:
"Understand and align one's actions with the actions, values, and meta-principles of universe progressive evolution. This allows you to self-organize as a partner and co-creator with the Universe to contribute to the progressive evolution of the universe and humanity." Lawrence Wollersheim
Within this single meta-purpose (when understood) is contained all of the other worthwhile, meaningful, and life-affirming purposes of life from every other living area such as politics, economics, society, religion, etc. This is because we are entirely embedded in a vastly larger and more powerful universe, evolutionary system, and directionality.
If we do not align with and contribute to the flow of the universe's over-controlling evolutionary meta-system's directionality, how can we ever expect our lives to go well, be sustainable or, be more free from unnecessary or avoidable pain and suffering?
The greater evolutionary purposes of life do not negate your personal goals and passions for happiness and life's comforts. These greater evolutionary purposes ask you to both use and elevate those personal goals and desires for pleasure and comfort by aligning them with the pre-existing and dominant directionality of universe evolution. This consequently will also ensure that you will be more effective and sustainable over longer and longer periods. (You will understand our meta-mission better after reading about progressive evolution.)
For all the information on the Universe Spirit community and our organization, click here to see our extensive FAQ.