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What is an Evolutioneer?

Overview

Our nonprofit organizations (Universe Spirit, Job One for Humanity, Universe Day, Universe Institute) seek to collaborate and work together with other Evolutioneers from around the world to evolve a more just, equitable, and sustainable future for both humanity and ALL other biological life.

This page contains the definition of what an Evolutioneer is and does. It also includes tools, books, and other materials to help existing Evoltioneers become more effective. At the bottom of this page, you will also find a link to the Evolutioneer honor roll sign-up for individuals who believe that their past or present actions qualify them to be recognized as Evolutioneers.

What is an Evolutioneer

An Evolutioneer is:

"anyone who is working to protect and improve life and the future of ALL life on Earth."

An Advanced Evolutioneer is:

"any Evolutioneer who also uses the wisdom of science and the 13.7 billion-year-old, time-proven success principles of evolution to improve the effectiveness of their actions."

About Evolutioneers

Many Evolutioneers have already proven themselves in their present or past service to life. Other individuals are just becoming Evolutioneers learning what is on this page and applying it to their lives and surroundings.

In general, Evolutioneers base their effectiveness on science, the principles of evolution derived from life's successful evolution on Earth, and rationality. If Evolutioneers are also spiritual, their ability to create a better world includes their own healthy, and tolerant form of open-source, personalized spirituality.

Evolutioneers also are all about learning, adapting, and evolving to create a better life for themselves and their loved ones.

Currently, Evolutioneers have had to focus many of their efforts on the global warming emergency and the world's other most pressing crises for the many sobering reasons on this page.

Evolutioneers use only non-violent, peaceful protest means that would make Gandi and Martin Luther King proud.

The Challenges of Being an Evolutioneer

Evolutioneers are highly self-motivated, self-organizing, and self-directed. However, being an advanced Evolutioneer is not a simple or easy task. 

It requires considerable study and the diligent, persistent practice of time-proven principles of evolution to become a highly effective planetary Evolutioneer. Because of the study and skills required, one can gradually become an advanced effective Evolutioneer by completing a bit of essential reading and reaching some self-determined achievement levels over time.

One of the easiest, fastest, and most effective ways to become an Evolutioneer is simply to start practicing the illustrated Universe Principles of Right Action and then the Universe Principles of Right Attitude. These practices quickly will get you using the time-proven principles of evolution to make everything around you better.

The rest of this page will tell you more about Evolutioneers and the many new tools and the information they use.

If you already consider yourself an Evolutioneer and you want to join our Evolutioneer honor roll, please click here. If you would like to invite others to become Evolutioneers who you believe are also effectively working to protect and improve life and the future of ALL life on Earth, then send them the link in the previous sentence and a link to this page. 

 

Evolutioneers and Evolution

Evolutioneers are individuals who see themselves both as embedded in an evolutionary process of one universal union and simultaneously they see themselves as proactive co-agents and partners with evolution. As a major aspect of their lives, they do their best to awarely and intentionally live out their evolutionary co-creative roles to help forward the positive progression of evolution and life in the Universe. (The positive progression of evolution and life in the Universe is described further down this page.)

"Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring." Carl Sagan

"We do not belong to ourselves, even mostly. We belong to the universe." Buckminster Fuller

Evolutioneers are true universe citizens who understand the integrated powers, rights, and responsibilities of universe citizenship. They are individuals who are first firmly grounded in evolutionary science and its principles and who also are committed to:

a.) actively and consciously co-partnering with the progressive evolution in the universe, and the Universe Principles.

b.) living the science-derived new Universe Evolutionary Principles of Sustainability, which help to create sustainable livelihoods and lifestyles and that also create an authentic sustainable prosperity for all,

c.) realizing the life-sustaining potentials of the new and exciting Universe Evolutionary Worldview,

d.) achieving the goals of the Universe Charter

e.) dealing with the number one escalating threat to the existence of humanity and future generations now caused by accelerating global warming, which will soon lead to irreversible climate destabilization and mass extinction. At this particular time in human history, the most practical and important first life practice for all Evolutioneers to do is to creatively use the best of science to rapidly eliminate the looming ecological threat to our shared climate and future. 

If we stabilize the climate before we will preserve our planet so that all of the other life dreams that we have can be achieved and all of the other challenges that we face both individually and collectively can be resolved. If we fail to create sustainable lifestyles, livelihoods, communities, and nations on a "first things first" priority basis as the key life practice of Evolutioneers, the planet will continue escalating into deeper ecological catastrophe to a level that will soon become irreversible and then evolve into an extinction-level event for all humanity as well as most of the other species living on the Earth. In fact, all other Universe Spirit life practices ultimately depend for their very future existence upon us managing the global warming emergency as our first practice. 

Our movement does have a specific social activism program to help Evolutioneers resolve humanity's number one threat of global warming. It is called the Job One for Humanity Plan. (Click the following link to review this life-critical program Job One for Humanity.)

"To say one is an evolutioneer without understanding and practicing the principles from the science behind evolution is like saying you are a citizen of a country that you were never born in, lived in, voted in or, in which you either knew or exercised the rights of a citizen of that country. That is how important a broad understand of the science of evolution is to be an authentic and practicing Evolutioneer! Lawrence Wollersheim

f.) living and practicing the Evolutionary Manifesto. The Evolutionary Manifesto is an essential document on progressive evolution and what an informed commitment to progressive evolution means to our lives, goals, behaviors, and attitudes. Click here to read the Evolutionary Manifesto, Our Role in the Future Evolution of Life. And,

g.) if you are spiritually inclined, evolutioneers live and integrate the most life-affirming wisdom of humanity's vast spiritual heritage in a new individual and community science-grounded form known as Evolution Spirituality.

Evolutioneers are consciously and actively co-evolving solutions to our planetary problems in alignment with the evolutionary process itself. Evolutioneers know that it takes progressive evolution-aligned actions drawn from universe-level scales to improve the current conditions and challenges facing the planet. Evolutioneers know that global/planetary consciousness alone is not the consciousness that will actually solve global problems. They know that only from a universe consciousness and evolutionary perspective will they be solved. They are also aware that just increasing personal or spiritual "consciousness" is not nearly enough either.

"Evolutioneers know that to be a truly effective planetary and national citizen, they must first and foremost be a good Universe Citizen who understands the laws and principles of the progressive evolution of the universe as a whole system. This is simply because our planet's evolution at every level is part of that larger universe system and subject to its larger laws." Lawrence Wollersheim

There are many individuals and organizations today that misunderstand this critical balance and teach that all it takes to improve the world [or mostly what it takes,] is to change and/or expand personal or spiritual consciousness. Consequently, they teach little of the universe sciences, the universe's evolutionary principles, systems theory to understand complex adaptive systems, the new dialectical meta-systemic thinking, evolutionary ethics, or the future modeling and prediction skills critically essential to help guide successful personal action and social behavior into better alignment with progressive evolution.)

As one looks at the many key processes of progressive evolution, one can clearly see that expanding personal or spiritual consciousness is just one among the many other levels of action processes that must also take place for progressive evolution to be optimized. Although expanding consciousness of any kind is important, it is by no means the one, single, or even the most important thing that will improve everything else on the planet and within the universe's evolutionary system.

If there was such a thing, it would more likely be widespread ongoing education on the factual qualities, principles, and laws of the master universe and its progressive evolution processes because from this more encompassing education almost all other skills, actions, and qualities could be improved --- even consciousness. Expanding consciousness is important, but it is not just a "being aware or celebrating universe" it is also a thinking, predicting, planning and effort-full doing, and action universe --- if you want to be sustainably successful.

Evolutioneers know that it takes far more than just a change or expansion of consciousness to live in harmony with the unstoppable flow of progressive evolution in the universe. It also takes a solid understanding of evolutionary science and the other sciences. Evolutioneers recognize that by the mere fact of their existence embedded within the evolving one universe union they have an inalienable right as universe citizens to have and use their essential and equitably share of the energy and resources of the universe based upon fundamental basic needs, meritorious productivity and fair exchange in alignment with the directional flow of progressive evolution. Evolutioneers also know that with these universal universe rights there are also universal universe responsibilities.

 

What do Evolutioneers do?

Evolutioneers that understand and use the personal and societal unifying, realigning, and restructuring power of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview are also true Universe Citizens and they are some of the brightest stars working to make a more sustainable world for all in alignment with the progressive evolution of the universe. They work in every important area of the global culture such as economics, politics, science the environment, and even spirituality. They can better play their important world-making roles by also understanding and practicing the Universe Evolutionary Principles of Sustainability, committing to realizing the Universe Charter.

Right now, because of the critical global extinction crises we face, Evolutioneers worldwide are working on the action steps of the Job One for Humanity Plan to slow and lessen global warming and our deteriorating environment. If we do not get this crisis under better control soon, there will be no future anyone would want to inhabit. (Click here to learn more about the Job One for Humanity Plan.) 

There are two books every beginning Evolutioneer should get and read in the following order. The first book is Spiral Dynamics by Don Beck and Christopher Cowen. It will give you the essential evolutionary tools you will need to start progressively evolving everything around you as needed.

The second book, EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution by Elisabet Sahtouris, will help you see many of the basics of progressive evolution in Earth's evolution and in an entertaining way. If you want to become an effective Evolutioneer, get these books as soon as possible. They are a great start that will get you excited and motivated about what you can do to evolve yourself, your family, business, nation, the Earth, and the Universe.

If you already consider yourself an Evolutioneer and you want to join our Evolutioneer honor roll, please click here.

 

What Does The Progression of Evolution in the Universe Look Like?

The following section briefly describes the many progressive characteristics of what progressive evolution does. Evolutioneers are individuals who align their own and the actions of various groups in which they belong to the directionality of the positive progressive evolution within the universe.

They align with progressive evolution by specifically expanding or increasing their own or their group's:

    creativity,

    self-organization, freedom, autonomy, and choice,

    cooperation,

    appropriate and fair energy exchanges (fair trade,)

    full consequence capture and full accountability, (the abilities of managers/governing bodies to better align the self-interests of the parts of the  group to the interests of the whole group and that is also in alignment with the directionality of progressive evolution,)

    order,

    integration,

    harmony,

    learning (one expands learning by:

expanding present awareness/consciousness of feedback, in the expanding forms of self-reflection, other-awareness, personal awareness and ultimately universe totality reflection, (This is knowledge of, and the NOW conscious awareness of the actual nature or actions of self, other, the local environment, the planet, and the universe,)

expanding wisdom, and the prediction of the best possible course of action based on knowledge of past and present,

expanding intelligence and expanding knowledge of past and present        

environmental control, (This particularly includes developing future modeling skills using logic, rationality, systems thinking, and dialectical meta-systemic thinking skills.)

sustainability, (see sustainable prosperity.)

evolvability, (Using the knowledge of the universe's evolutionary process, principles, and directionality to help co-create greater personal and life system adaptability and greater evolutionary control and success.

This link and the books listed further below will take you to more detailed information on progressive evolution principles and why they are so important. 

 

What You Can do to Learn Even More About Becoming an Empowered Evolutioneer:

You can get started on your own personal journey as a Universe Evolutionary by exploring the links below. These links will show you much more about what an informed Evolutioneer thinks and does:

The Universe Evolutionary Worldview

To see the Big Picture perspectives of a Universe Evolutioneer, click here.

To see the Big Picture attitudes of a Universe Evolutioeer, click here.

To see the Big Picture action principles of a Universe Evolutioneer, click here.

Click here to learn more about the Universe community that supports the activities of the Universe Citizenship of Evolutioneers.

Click the following link to review a life-critical program for all Evolutioneers Job One for Humanity.

Click the following link to review more core life practices for all Evolutioneers found within the principles of sustainable prosperity and sustainable consumerism.

Click here for the codes of ethics and conduct for Evolutioneers.

 

Other Interesting Links for Evolutioneers:

The Universe Spirit Logo: The starburst logo used on our website mastheads also contains many of the perspectives and ideas of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview that is held by Evolutionaries and Universe Citizens to see those perspectives and ideas, click here.

The Universe Charter,

The Growing Universe Community and its Vision

Universe Declaration of Rights for Evolutioneers and Universe Citizens,

Universe Declaration of Responsibilities for Evolutioneers and Universe Citizens,

Universe Day 2022

Evolution Spirituality (A new spiritual emergence based on evolutionary science and it is ideal if you are of a spiritual nature.)

The Universe Institute 

The Universe Evolutionary Principles of Sustainability

Click here to learn more about the Universe community that supports the activities of Evolutionaries.

If you already consider yourself an Evolutioneer and you want to join our Evolutioneer honor roll, please click here. If you would like to invite others to become Evolutioneers who are also effectively serving and evolving life, humanity, and the future, then send them the link in the previous sentence. 

Evolutioneers and the Creation of a Global Country or Planetary Government

It is inevitable that some form of a global country or planetary government will eventually evolve on our planet. The catastrophic effects of global warming (global climate destabilization and other ecological, resource, economic and political issues may do much to bring the needed universal planetary law and planetary enforcement systems into being.

Evolutioneers do want to see this new global country or planetary government happen and they work intelligently and actively to see that it does, but --- only in such a way that it aligns with and embraces the principles of progressive evolution, the Universe Evolutionary Worldview and the Universe Evolutionary Principles of Sustainability as well as other documents and links found on this page.

Evolutioneers are not interested in forwarding or favoring some existing national or international political or economic "ism." We forward the goals and objectives of progressive evolution of the universe and our planet as part of that evolutionary process.

The constitution of the new planetary government has yet to be written by some self-organizing Evolutioneers and Universe Citizens. It would of course first be creatively written and based upon the following principles and facts integrated into one new constitutional document that would embrace and sustain the goals of evolutionary life for the whole universe:

a.) the principles of progressive evolution because if it was not, it would be out of sustainable alignment with the progressive evolution of life and order in the universe itself,

b.) the Universe Evolutionary Principles of Sustainability,

c.) The Universe Charter,

d.) Universe Declaration of Rights for Evolutioneers and Universe Citizens,

e.) Universe Declaration of Responsibilities for Evolutioneers and Universe Citizens,

f. Click here for the codes of ethics and conduct for Evolutioneers.

The Key Reading on the Universe Evolutionary Worldview for Informed Evolutioneers

Please read the following in the order given for best results: 

1. EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution by Elisabet Sahtouris. This book is great for a basic scientific understanding of the "big picture" basics of how the whole universe has evolved over the last 13.7 billion years. It is an interesting and amazing read of how evolution shows us over and over again that it is not "survival of the fittest," but the survival of the most wisely cooperative. This book also contains the core of the new Genesis story used within the Universe Evolutionary Worldview and movement to help us inform (or realign,) our sense of individual and collective origin, identity, and purpose as Evolutionaries.

2. The Evolutionary Manifesto by John Stewart. The follow-up concise "what must be done" plan is based on his previous Evolution's Arrow. It is an essential document on progressive evolution and what an informed commitment to progressive evolution means to the lives, goals, behaviors, and attitudes of Evolutioneers and Universe Citizens. Click here to read the Evolutionary Manifesto, Our Role in the Future Evolution of Life.

3.) Evolutionaries by Carter Philips. A well-written overview of the universe's evolutionary lifestyle and history of many diverse parts of the movement.

4. View from the Center of the Universe by Joel Primack and Nancy Abrams. (The books View from the Center of the Universe and "The Universe Story" by Brian Swimme constitute one of the most accurate and complete statements of the common and shared cosmology and new genesis story currently held within the Universe Evolutionary Worldview.

5. A Brief History of Everything, Ken Wilber. (The evolution of the universe for individuals coming from or appreciating an integral evolutionary perspective.)

6.) Life Rules by Ellen Laconte. A "best of class" book about bottom-up organic self-organizing democracy that harmonizes with the natural laws of closed system planetary evolution. This new model discussed in her book is much different than the top-down, power-influenced democratic governments driven on "growth economics" theories of infinite growth and infinite substitutability that we have today. (While this organization agrees with most of the ideas in this book, we do differ with the author on several issues and recommendations such as the importance of what we believe is the vital local community/global governance balancing in the critical and simultaneous role of international law and international governance to limit individual, local and regional excess and expansion while simultaneity educating about, aligning and enforcing essential minimal policies for the planetary common good and defense.)

7.) Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential: A Cosmic View for our Future Evolution by Ted Chu, Ph.D. (Available early 2014.) We see this book as the most motivating and inspirational overview of what it means to be a universe citizen and evolutionary. Ted presents the "next generation" specifics on what inspired conscious evolution in alignment with evolutionary science looks like. His vision of the future of evolution and humanity's role in it is well-grounded in history and science and it will stretch the vision of the biggest evolutionary thinkers and universe citizens. At Universe Spirit, we now recommend that every member reads this book as part of their intermediate-level education on what it takes to be an authentic evolutionary and universe citizen forwarding evolution on Earth and then out into the universe.

8. Maps of Time An Introduction to Big History by David Christian (and his CD lecture series called "Big History." This book and these CDs provide a multi-disciplinary look at all of the universe's evolution including all of human history. This progressive evolution work is finally being taught in universities around the world.)

9. Evolution's ArrowThe Direction of Evolution and the Future of Humanity, by John Stewart. (This also is an essential new Universe Evolutionary Worldview read summarizing the key elements of progressive evolution.)

 

The Basic Ideas and Attitudes of Evolutioneers as Universe Citizens

Evolutioneers can also be or become empowered Universe Citizens. See the following for more on this aspect of being a complete Evolutioneer.

Click here for the 3 basic essentials of Evolutionaries as Universe Citizens.

Click Here for the most basic ideas of Evolutionaries as Universe Citizens.

 

The Evolutioneer Honor Roll

If you already consider yourself an Evolutioneer and you want to join our Evolutioneer honor roll, please click here. If you would like to invite others to become Evolutioneers who you believe are also effectively working to protect and improve life and the future of ALL life on Earth, then send them the link in the previous sentence and a link to this page. 

If you believe you too are an evolutioneer, please join our Evolutioneer honor roll by clicking here.

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Additional reading for Advanced Evolutioneers

What is an Evolutioneers' Great Commitment? (I) 

What does the Universe Symbol used on your websites symbolize and mean to Evolutioneers? click here. (B)

Click here to see our updated 2021 mission goals for all Evolutioneers if you have no done so previously.

To volunteer and become an Evolutioneer for one of our many projects or administrative positions, click here.

Why most Universe Spirit members eventually also come to see themselves as Evolutioneers, Universe Citizens, Evolutionaries, and Planetary Citizens. (I)(A)

What are the universe-scaled meta-perspectives of Evolutioneers, Universe Citizens, and Planetary Citizens, click here. (I)

What is the Universe Declaration of Responsibilities for Universe Citizens, Evolutioneers, Planetary Citizens, and Universe Community Members? (I)

What is the Universe Declaration of Rights for Universe Citizens, Planetary Evolutioneers, Evolutionaries, Planetary Citizens, and Universe Community Members? (I) 

What is the Universe Charter for Universe Citizens, Planetary Evolutioneers, Evolutionaries, Planetary Citizens, and Universe Community Members? (I) 

What do Planetary Citizens know and do? (I)

What is a Universe Citizen, and what does universe citizenship entail? (I)

More About What is an Evolutioneer and how do I become an Evolutionner to co-partner with progressive evolution as a proactive agent for planetary improvement? (I)

 


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