For A Metta Civilization
Dedicated For Two Jules,
Originally Conceived 2011, and written 2012… and updated over the years in flow…
Those like-spirited souls who resonate with Spiritual Philanthropy will perceive intuitively and naturally that we both gift and receive equally and simultaneously. Furthermore, it is clear that we have infinite gifts to share with each other and the world; Love. Wisdom. Time. Energy. Passion. Attention. Skills. Knowledge. Expertise. Connections. Perceptions. Resources. Money. Art.
A Spiritual Philanthropist remembers that the separation between self and other is a perception that fulfills a survival pattern in life but it is not the entire story.
A Spiritual Philanthropist comprehends our holographic nature of existence; where each apparent part reflects the whole of reality as the whole reflects its apparent parts. This interplay between wholes and parts inspires the realization that each of us carries within us a spark of Universal Being which is forever entangled and connected to every other part of Its Self. Therefore, serving others is equal to serving one’s self and serving one’s self is equal to serving others. It’s simply the Golden Rule in action and Spiritual Philanthropists live passionately through this lens of Universal Being expressing itself as apparent parts.
Philanthropy (etymologically) is the love of humanity
Spiritual Philanthropy is the love of love… an act of unified consciousness.
A NEW R*OI
Spiritual Philanthropy implies sharing our selves with life and aspiring towards a vast upgrade of ROI to R*OI:
R*OI stands for realization to the power and degree of “I” which alludes to a few concepts and principles. The “I” here refers to a person’s soul, their true essence, who they are, so to say, their ‘self’. This “I” also refers to ‘Self’ which is capitalized to symbolize the great being which every ‘self’ is a holographic projection of. In this instance, neither ‘self’ or ‘Self’ refers to a person’s ego or the story they have about who they are as a separate being from ‘Self’. This is not to imply that there is anything negative, wrong or bad about ego or story– in this case, we are not focused on these aspects of being, and are specifically focused on the ‘self’ which is the ground of a person’s being, and the ‘Self’ which is the ground of all beings. To a lesser degree, “I” also alludes to words like Infinity, Inspiration, Integration, Imagination, Intention, and Invest.
R*OI4 stands for a specific application or a specific version of R*OI. This version is specifically focused on 4 Key areas: Imagination, Intention, and Integral Investment. This application of R*OI4 is furthermore specifically being applied as part of the Onboarding Co-creator Journey of the Together Life System, in prototype fashion currently.
A UNIFIED BOTTOM LINE
Spiritual Philanthropy does not exclude financial aspirations and ultimately it encourages the aforementioned varieties of wealth, abundance and prosperity. Spiritual Philanthropy simply transcends and includes the current triple bottom line mindset into a more integrated stage of co-creative expression; the heart coherence of a holographic economy and Gift Paradigm where expansion and contraction are simply the eternal pulse of gifting and receiving. A Unified Bottom Line.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense. Rumi
I am/We are inviting kindred spirits to enter the field of R*OI… to invest their whole self into life. This is Rumi’s field where we all meet and play and co-create. The details and structures manifest effortlessly when we are invested together in love, in unified consciousness. Solutions arise naturally, effortlessly, when we trust life. When our souls lie ‘in this grass’ of unified consciousness, the ‘world is too full to talk about’, and money, business, control, fear, hate, ‘they don’t make any sense’.
LOVE IS THE ANSWER
The participation I am inviting is into love itself; where return on investment evolves into this highest frequency of expression, R*OI. The edge of cultural evolution is where spiritual philanthropy transcends and includes all current models of business, investment, economics and philanthropy. Because this is an integral, synergistic process, we can preserve the best parts of our world and rest in that which never changes… unified consciousness… LOVE!
Let us celebrate the arrival of actually living and breathing the changes we wish to see in the world. Let us invert the processes we have come to accept as natural like creating structures from the outside in. Let us invert the reductionist, masculine perspective of the parts dominating the whole. We no longer need to build ‘things’. Let us start from the ground of unified consciousness — from Undivided Wholeness– where we love, and nourish, and support, and, where we attend to and cultivate our unity. The ground of unified consciousness and love is where every world truly begins!!!
* Alluding to ‘metta’ (in Theravada Buddhism) meditation focused on the development of unconditional love for all beings.; and Mettā (Pali) or maitrī (Sanskrit) means benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, amity, good will, and active interest in others, and, a sincere wish for the welfare and genuine happiness of all beings, without exception. Also alluding to: referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential. Also alluding to: Meta (from the Greek meta- μετά- meaning “after” or “beyond”) is a prefix used in English to indicate a concept which is an abstraction behind another concept, used to complete or add to the latter. Also alluding to: The use of the prefix meta here derives from Plato’s metaxis, describing an oscillation and simultaneity between and beyond diametrically opposed poles.
We borrow and celebrate the following description of integral wealth from our friends at VillageLab and their Integral Wealth Stewardship Model.
The word ‘Wealth’ is derived from ‘well-being’ and ‘health’. It is the sum of all things that bring well-being and health… including physical, emotional, mental, ethical, religious, and spiritual value. Wealth is much more than money or even what money can buy. Wealth includes clean air and water, healthy food, healthy ecosystems, healthy soil, beauty, art, physical, emotional and mental health, integrity, reputation, knowledge, experience, evolutionary capacity, wisdom and love. We recognize multiple levels of wealth… tradeable or exchangeable wealth as but one physical plane level that is transcended and included by higher evolutionary levels of wealth. In this paper we distinguish between monetary wealth and non-monetary wealth or integral wealth. Integral wealth (or sometimes referred to as whole systems health) is the sum of all other types of wealth including monetary wealth.