Stewardship: The Greater Mission of Humanity

P1030814“…those limiting their views and considerations to measurable secularism will tend to be the last to perceive the innate implication of an egalitarian purpose to existence…” suymbioticfuture~2015

Stewardship is a powerful return to the original and eternal calling of human existence. It is a calling echoed and reverberating in the soul of all humanity and all faith even to some degree in modern day secularist dominated science. “Secular: denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis…” (Standard online definition) It comes from the Latin word saecular—generation or age—it implies a truncation or delimiting separation. In such, it enables simplified scientific study but not a true representation of the holistic reality. If you hope to isolate a measurable reality, the standard method is to remove factors of non-consideration to measure an individual aspect and its affect. The limitation is that biology innately contains symbiotic effect and separation from the whole inevitably changes the effect in an immeasurable way. In a near perfect world where we fall far short of perfection, it is a factored inaccuracy. The second and more serious point of issue is that our secular delimitation can give us a deluded assumption that we are representing the whole reality and this effect, as we often see, can be accentuated over time. Secular Science should be considered as a base tool that we take care to understand as the artificial reality that it is.

“…our secular delimitation can give us a deluded assumption that we are representing the whole reality…” symbioticfuture~2015

old growth

With the long winded explanation, it should be clear why those limiting their views and considerations to measurable secularism will tend to be the last to perceive and innate implication of an egalitarian purpose to existence much less the intrinsic mission of stewardship. In fact by the secular viewpoint and within the boxed in reality, such is either impossible or not a worthy considerable. I suggest that it is the intrinsic and pervasive reality of our existence.

“…Does the limitation of our understanding or our communication negate the rationality of the reality?”  symbioticfuture~2015

Religious concept is to spiritual study and definition as the accepted diagram of the atom is to scientific definition. It is as mathematical method is to the physics and sublime spirituality it describes. It is as statistics, to the reality it inadequately and deceptively summarizes. It may even be likened to our view of an atom, which has no real material surface, though it serves us well to assume so due to the effect it provides and the reliable service it gives. The further from perception the concept, the more relevant is allegory and simile to explanation. Perhaps a well articulated scientist talking to his/her equal could at some time in the future describe the intricacies of an atom sufficiently without breaching accuracy. However; the grassroots diversity of humankind does not share a singular academic level or perspective. Spirituality to the deeply enlightened with broad terminology can reduce the allegory, but the concepts inevitably requires at least a series of defined examples to increase the understanding. Does the limitation of our understanding or our communication negate the rationality of the reality? Not at all, but it does leave a generationally renewed need for discovery that naturally, in many ways, guides mankind on the road to maturity in increasingly deep seated humility and reverence for nature.

Muhabura view

“…reality reduced is no longer reality…” symbioticfuture~2015

The formula combining math with statistical theory allows large numbers to be summarized by small, giving rise to statements like “one in every four will die of diabetes”. This is flat out presumption and unlikely to be true because reality reduced is no longer reality. Perhaps it is 4 in 4 plus 0 in 12 which reduces to 1 in 4. Perhaps this means that the 1 has a 1 in 1 chance of getting diabetes and the others have a 0 in 1 chance. Should the healthy living people assume they are in danger? Should the unhealthy person doing what leads to diabetes assume he has a 3 in 4 chance of not getting it if he continues? It is likewise allegorical, to give a certain perception of skewed reality that seems useful for a time. Rationality helps understand the difference from the actual.

We are told that we have a 1 in 10 chance of getting in a automobile accident. Perhaps this is also untrue. If you do a second statistic and you find how many people are hit by someone else while they are not at any fault, you can get a number—perhaps 1 in 1000—and you can refine that down with ‘level of care’, avoidance of dangerous times and situations, pre-planning a way out, quick reaction, constantly scanning and intense awareness, meditative or prayerful preparation, calm alertness, and simply driving as little as possible; bringing you to lottery jackpot equivalent numbers which relates to your chances of getting struck by lighting or a tree falling on your car while stuck in traffic. I made the specifics up, but reality is far different than we are led to believe. Add in the potential for karma, or prayers giving extra protection or even destiny whereby universal forces help get people through to a particular event; how about premonition and forewarning from dreams or others in community? Once you see that science, math, and statistics are artificial realities based on allegorical simile and that science as a method excludes consideration of sublime reality due to process constraints but has no authority or reasonable perspective to judge its scope or even rationalize its non-existence, the variables of our daily lives become quite undefined. This is the great and wonderful mystery of our existence. Revere nature and empathize with the people and creatures around you, and discover your mission!

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Greater Christian/Jewish/Muslim foundational faith allegory

Christian sermon type

“…The people were in the earth to both steward the earth and steward themselves in the prosperity of filling the human niche in ecology and vibrant community…” symbioticfuture~2015 

“…Stewardship was the mission of existence and still is…”  symbioticfuture~2015

Jonah informs today

End times prophesy

End times prophesy

Does not need to be fulfilled

Jonah and the prophesy he carried proves that (see appendix)

God gave us a garden metaphor of the future that was intended.

With the release of full bodied free choice evil would be ever present but not necessarily prominent

The people were in the earth to both steward the earth and steward themselves in the prosperity of filling the human niche in ecology and vibrant community

Stewardship was the mission of existence and still is.

Babel was a time when the prospering people multiplied in ambitions of materialist and egocentric pursuits

Therefore, they were contained and toppled from their high horse

People have far surpassed Babel today

In blind pointless ambition unrelated to the mission of humanity

With a collective ego that puts all other to shame

Even the ardent secularists are predicting us getting knocked off our high horse

As does prophesy

It does not have to be that way.

What does stewardship based humanity filling the earth mean?

It means humankind filling a symbiotic niche in the natural ecology

Causing the natural ecology to flourish and bounce back quicker and more completely from disaster

What does it mean when you combine this with the calling to steward oneself and work in community?

It means a holistic cohesive community with purpose interlaced across the world

A community of stewardship and thriving empathy driven communities

Networking for excellence across the globe

Creating natural biological prosperity that sustains all life and a vibrant existence for humanity.

Religion has spent more time off-track

And derailed, than on-track, over these past many thousands of years

Many thousands of years because…

We must acknowledge that the bare bones root faith did not begin with a message and a sacrifice

It began with the original mandate to be stewards and to fill the earth.

“…The people were in the earth to both steward the earth and steward themselves in the prosperity of filling the human niche in ecology and vibrant community…” symbioticfuture~2015

 

“…Stewardship was the mission of existence and still is…” symbioticfuture~2015

Appendix:

The prophet Jonah’s Experience

Jonah obediently carried the true and accurate prophesy of the LORD to the people of Nineveh

The people were struck to the heart by a word in season

They fell to the ground and writhed in the misery of severed conscience

They ripped their proud clothes and instead put on the humble burlap

Dropping dry ashes on their hair in simile to minerals and basic soil as their substance

Combined with water and the spirit of life they are… and need not be proud to be

Except for that, they do and act in greatness of purpose in terms relevant to the whole

Humility settled in

God forgave and prophesy changed

As is his right… the future is not written until it is experienced

Jonah misunderstood the concept of God

He misunderstood the concept of prophesy

Jonah was offended that the word he spoke

Though true when he spoke it did not come to pass

He was offended that prophesy did not mean will happen independent of the actions between now and then

He was offended that ‘God will destroy you’ turned out to mean ‘God will relent and prosper you’

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What a blessed time to be alive!

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