8 Forms Of Capital
Spiritual Capital is the most immeasurable, to understand it takes maturity & simplicity. We are all one. To be Spiritually wealthy takes time, compassion, empathy & understanding. Through the ages, spiritual wealth is predicated upon unique cultures, social pressures & our experiences. Be it through religion, faith in God. Gods, or the Universe. It is the understanding that we are connected to something greater than ourselves. Differing faiths across the world practice similar virtues of kindness. However, it is important to remember that ego is the loss of Spirit. To believe that only your perception of higher power is the truth, and all other understandings are false, is wrong. Spiritual wealth is to truly value others, their culture, & experiences. The truth of Spirit is simply this."We are all one."
Social Capital begins with you, your family & friends, extending to your community & those you trust. When rich in this form of capital, you are in good social standing & have many people you can count on to help. Building strong Social Capital takes authentic communication, honesty, kindness & keeping your word. In today's day & age of consumerism, we measure Social Capital in effective marketing & brand awareness. Our social media follower count, digital hearts, high fives & thumbs up. However, even the social media influencers, with pages of likes & comments may not have the support they need, outside of their digital world. Without people, we fall into depression, we need people, with answers to problems, to help when we hurt, & offer kind counsel with respect."We help each other."
Cultural Capital can only be attained through genuine connection to our family & our community. Culture is the human experiences we share that bind us, our teachings, our traditions, our stories, music & art. Yearly traditions of feasting after the harvest. Celebrations to mark the important moments in our life. From Birthdays to Anniversaries, Christmas Cookies to Easter Egg hunts. Many traditions are tied to religions, though sometimes the celebrations outlast their original teachings. Culture is the invention of games & sports we play together, as a community. We express shared values through lyrics & song, powerful writing & great works of art that resonate with others & inspire. Anyone of us can create, possess & appreciate new forms of Cultural Capital."We create culture. "
Practice Capital is basically just that, it's what we practice on a regular basis, it's what we are good at. Otherwise known as Experiential Capital, the culmination of knowledge from living & learning from experiences. The most effective way that we humans gain experience is through participation & learning from our peers. A strong social capital can lead to apprenticeship which quickly expands our Experiential Capital. Early home life experiences play a critical role in our development, with love, chores & fair discipline, a child will build good habits by example & consistent leadership. Today, our experiences are not encouraged to be shared or taught, it is traded by the hour to make an income that we subsist upon. Our experiences, whether good or bad, can give us the chance to learn & grow together."We share wisdom."
Living Capital is planet earth. You could even say it's our galaxy and greater universe, but for now, let's get back to planet earth. Living Capital is Every Mountain, Valley, River and Ocean, every rock, mineral, and grain of sand, our planet earth is a living ecosystem. Living Capital is the unique biomes across earth. Deserts to Tropics, Coral Reefs to Fields of Ice and rolling Prairies that lead to the Mountains. Living Capital is the Flora and Fauna in their habitat, ants in a log, birds in the trees, fungi, and bacteria in the soil to grass that grows and cows that mow. Living Capital is the planet earth. You could even say it's our galaxy and greater universe. It's time to get grounded and start growing, let's get back to planet earth. Now let us be clear about who owns the earth. No one owns the earth. We've reached the limit of profit and polluting, it's time for us to care for the earth. Let's measure wealth with seeds in the soil, trees in the forest, frogs in the pond, and hooves on the prairies. Let's give back to natural systems. Every miraculous life on planet earth has three simple responsibilities, consume, replicate, and make an impact while your here. To grow life is to have abundance in Living Capital.
"Let's grow, give back and invest in this beautiful Living Earth."
An ocean of possible, proven, failed, misunderstood concepts lie within this universe. Having a select few creates the scarcity we believe is real and to be feared. Yet the ocean surrounds us all and trying to keep the handful in your grasp slows you down from seeing the vast blue ocean all around you. Our society has devised a way to create artificial scarcity to manifest this fear of scarcity within the ocean, yet this is a choice to believe without anything more than others telling you so. Not here, not in reality, the ocean will consistently elicit a wide array of emotions depending on the concept, the person, their prior learnings, and experiences. The largest accessible capital to date is intellect in the age of the internet, this too may pass and so we relish every moment the ocean is so easily transversable. The more impactful human scale of intellect arises through sharing our collected concepts with those we want to help. Sharing a piece of your part of the ocean you've seen can continue indefinitely as long as you continue learning. Translation between languages reveals beautiful insight to a cultures view of their collective pursuit in the ocean as well.
"Interpretation is each of our responsibilities to respect and build upon concepts we connect with."
Material Capital, the possessions that surround you create a beautiful or destructive feedback loop with the psyche. Respect possessions for their temporary nature to your place in the present. Value statements here require acknowledging vast geographic diversity in stone, wood, sand, clay, biomass and composites offer reflection for each individual to assess and compare options. Material Capital receives a bad wrap as if focusing on this area is not useful for certain applications in your life. First principles help slow our assumptions on the properties and unknown characteristics of the everyday materials we may not respect. From the appliances in your kitchen and furnace room to the mode of transportation and way your consumables are packaged all matter. We simply expect a profound respect for the longevity of the item while it is in our possession. The more you have, the more you need to maintain. We trade these assumptions for choices, chaos for patterns, sterility for diversity. Electricity may not matter but it certainly speeds our lives.
"For our health, the earths health."
Society has placed fiat currency as the primary method of exchange when in reality this is a tiny fraction of the truth. The true skill of this capital we need to respect is negotiation. You may not realize that you use this skill nearly every time you make a decision. You negotiate with the external world every time you wake up and decide on how to respond to the alarm waking you up. You negotiate with your family on seemingly trivial matters to significant location and career changes. You negotiate with people on the road and with people in line. The basis of society is dependant on our collective skill to negotiate a constantly relevant capital we normally unconsciously manifest. Trade includes material trade normally of equal perceived value for the moment. This is one of the more transient external materials being a construct of our consciousness, however we are not the only animate being who trades with examples of animals, plants, fungi all doing analogs of this negotiation with others and reality just as often as us. Humans have historically created sever imbalance in this capital amount themselves due to the perceived skill level of individuals ability to handle their negotiations regardless the fiat dollars in their possession.
- Integrated Patterns
- Indigenous Medicine Wheel
- Geometrical Representations
- Plasma Symbology
- Architecture/Landscape Integration's
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ANARCHISM
Anarchists are extremely skeptical about the need for any kind of authority. At minimum all anarchists believe that hierarchy should be abolished, and some take this further and oppose other forms of authority. Instead of hierarchy, everyone should have control over their own life and an equal say in group decisions.
Everyone should be allowed to associate freely with those they choose and to disassociate themselves when they choose. Individuals should not be forced into social relations against their will. Society should be based upon free agreement, rather than coercion.
Instead of attempting to dominate each other social relations should be based on solidarity and voluntary cooperation. When individuals come together to help each other they can accomplish more than when they work against each other.
Freedom means the ability to control one’s own life instead of being controlled by others, as is the case with hierarchy. This is sometimes called liberty or autonomy. Controlling other people’s lives is not freedom but a restriction of freedom.
In groups decisions should be made in a manner so that everyone has an equal say. People should govern themselves, rather than dividing people into some who give orders and some who obey as in hierarchical organizations.
Anarchists believe in an egalitarian society. This does not mean some totalitarian society where everyone is identical or lives identical lives. It does not mean denying individual diversity or uniqueness. Rather anarchists believe in equality of both wealth and power — a natural consequence of the abolition of hierarchy.
PRINCIPLES OF PERMACULTURE
Permaculture is a blueprint for the way we live our lives – it’s more than just some dry and dusty philosophy. It moves beyond theory and gives us a range of practical solutions that we can use in every area of our lives. Permaculture was originally a word made up of the two words ‘permanent’ and ‘agriculture’. But now the scope is broader, and permaculture is more often defined as ‘permanent culture’. Permaculture principles allow us to create a culture that can endure and thrive for generations to come. At its heart are three very simple tenets, or ethics:
OBSERVE AND INTERACT
Being observant and responding to what we see is really important in moving towards a more ethical and sustainable way of life. We can learn from nature, and from other people, observing how others have moved to a greener and more ethical approach, and working with the world around us to succeed in our goals.
CATCH & STORE ENERGY
Energy is abundant on our planet. Learning how to catch and store that energy – in plants, with renewable energy infrastructure, or in other ways, is key to living a sustainable way of life. Growing your own food at home is a great way to catch and store energy from our sun. Passive solar design also offers opportunities for architects, engineers, and designers to make further use of this abundant energy source.
OBTAIN A YIELD
Taking the three-core ethics of permaculture into account, we can work with nature to get all the things we need. Obtaining a yield can be as simple as using organic gardening techniques to provide food for our families – but it can also be about obtaining a non-tangible yield: happiness, health… or mental well-being. Living a sustainable lifestyle that sticks to permaculture principles can allow us to obtain all sorts of more intangible yields as well as the obvious tangible ones.
APPLY SELF-REGULATION & FEEDBACK
Understanding where we’ve succeeded and where we’ve gone wrong is vitally important to creating real and lasting change. For example, by analysing and evaluating all the things that we bring into our homes, we can make better purchasing decisions moving forwards: reducing, reusing, recycling, and regulating our worst consumerist tendencies.
USE & VALUE RENEWABLES
By using the power of the sun, the wind, or the water, we can power our homes, grow our food, and regenerate our environments. Rather than relying on finite and polluting fossil fuels, we should make full use of renewable sources of energy: for example, switching to a green energy supplier – or even generating our own power with solar panels or other renewable infrastructure at home – is something many of us can do to move to a more sustainable way of life.
PRODUCE NO WASTE
Moving towards a zero-waste lifestyle means looking at all the trash we chuck out and trying to eliminate it. We can do this by reducing the amount we buy, by buying wisely, by reusing or recycling where possible, by composting, and by working with ethical companies who look at waste throughout the entire life cycle of their products.
DESIGN FROM PATTERNS TO DETAILS
Whether designing a new vegetable garden, or an entire new sustainable way of life, we must look at the big picture before we get bogged down in the little things. Thinking holistically, about all areas of our lives, can help us move forwards in a positive direction.
INTEGRATE DON’T SEGREGATE
Plants work well in diverse systems – the same is true of people too. Planting polycultures (guilds of plants which work together) is just one example of how this principle works in the real world. And as well as applying this in the garden, we can also apply it to communities, groups, or organisations. Sustainability is something we achieve together – through collaboration and co-operation – it’s not something we do alone.
USE SMALL, SLOW SOLUTIONS
Every journey begins with a single step. Whenever we try to do too much too soon, it’s easy to become overwhelmed – and though big changes can bring big benefits, they bring bigger risks too. Making small, incremental changes is the best way to move towards sustainable change. For example – don’t start a farm, try a small windowsill garden. Don’t overhaul your entire shopping philosophy – change things one ethical purchase at a time.
USE & VALUE DIVERSITY
Just as ecosystems work best when filled with a greater variety of different plants and animals, so human society functions best when an variety of different people are represented. In your garden, home, and your life in general, it’s a good idea to promote and value diversity in all its forms.
USES EDGES AND VALUS THE MARGINAL
Sustainability is about making use of all the resources that we have at our disposal. Whether we’re talking about land use, workplaces, homes, or society in general, making use of all we have involves valuing fringes and fringe elements. This might be as simple as using a neglected corner of your outside space to grow more food, or something more abstract, like thinking outside the box.
CREATIVELY USE AND RESPOND TO CHANGE
Finally, change is an inevitable part of life. It’s important to remember that permaculture isn’t just about now, but about the future. We design for change, understanding that things will alter over time. The changing seasons, changing attitudes, our changing space climate… how we respond to these changes will shape sustainable progress in the years to come. These principles are a starting point for an understanding of permaculture and can begin to give us an idea of how we can translate thought to action, and transition to a more ethical – and truly sustainable – way of life.
12 PRINCIPLES OF SELECT INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHIES
1 - Wholeness (Holistic Thinking): All things are interrelated. Everything in the universe is part of a single whole. Everything is connected in some way to everything else. It is only possible to understand something if we understand how it is connected to everything else.
2 - Change: Everything is in a state of constant change. One season falls upon the other. People are born, live and die. All things change. There are two kinds of change: the coming together of things and the coming apart of things. Both kinds of change are necessary and are always connected to each other.
3 - Change occurs in cycles or patterns: They are not random or accidental. If we cannot see how a particular change is connected it usually means that our standpoint is affecting our perception.
4 - The physical world is real: The spiritual world is real: They are two aspects of one reality. There are separate laws which govern each. Breaking of a spiritual principle will affect the physical world and vice versa. A balanced life is one that honours both.
5 - People are physical and spiritual beings: When something hurts our spirit it will affect us physically and vice versa.
6 - People can acquire new gifts, but they must struggle to do so: The process of developing new personal qualities may be called “true learning”.
7 - There are four dimensions of “true learning”: A person learns in a whole and balanced manner when the mental, spiritual, physical and emotional dimensions are involved in the process.
8 - The spiritual dimension of human development has four related capacities:
- The capacity to have and respond to dreams, visions, ideals, spiritual teaching, goals, and theories.
- The capacity to accept these as a reflection of our unknown or unrealized potential;
- The capacity to express these using symbols in speech, art or mathematics;
- The capacity to use this symbolic expression towards action directed at making the possible a reality.
9 - People must actively participate in the development of their own potential.
9 - A person must decide to develop their own potential: The path will always be there for those who decide to travel it.
10 - Any person who sets out on a journey of self development will be aided: Guides, teachers and protectors will assist the traveller.
11 - The only source of failure is a person’s own failure to follow the teachings.
7 HERMETIC PRINCIPLES OF THE ELECTRIC UNIVERSE
- Mentalism – The ALL is mind; the universe is mental
- Correspondence - As above, so below; as below, so above
- Vibration - Nothing rests; everything moves
- Polarity – Everything is dual; everything has poles
- Rhythm - Everything flows, out & in; Everything has its tides
- Cause & Effect – Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause
- Gender – Gender is in everything, everything has its masculine & feminine patterns
THE PLASMA UNIVERSE PRINCIPLE OF SCALE
Hannes Alfvén suggested that scaling laboratory results can be extrapolated up to the scale of the universe. A scaling jump by a factor 109 was required to extrapolate to the magnetosphere, a second jump to extrapolate to galactic conditions, and a third jump to extrapolate to the Hubble distance.
PRINCIPLES OF PANTHEISM
The WPM Statement of Principles of Scientific Pantheism is not like most religious creeds. It is not intended to be recited by rote or read out in meetings nor is subscription to every word of the statement a requirement of joining the World Pantheist Movement or its forums. We know that people are not zombies. Everyone has a slightly different slant on the world: if they didn’t, there’d be nothing to talk about, nor would ideas advance. But people associate into social and spiritual groups because they share certain beliefs, so it is best to have a good idea of what those basic beliefs are before joining a group.
- We revere and celebrate the Universe as the totality of being, past, present, and future. It is self-organizing, ever-evolving and inexhaustibly diverse. Its overwhelming power, beauty and fundamental mystery compel the deepest human reverence and wonder.
- All matter, energy, and life are an interconnected unity of which we are an inseparable part. We rejoice in our existence and seek to participate ever more deeply in this unity through knowledge, celebration, meditation, empathy, love, ethical action and art.
- We are an integral part of Nature, which we should cherish, revere and preserve in all its magnificent beauty and diversity. We should strive to live in harmony with Nature locally and globally. We acknowledge the inherent value of all life, human and non-human, and strive to treat all living beings with compassion and respect.
- All humans are equal centres of awareness of the Universe and nature, and all deserve a life of equal dignity and mutual respect. To this end we support and work towards freedom, democracy, justice, and non-discrimination, and a world community based on peace, sustainable ways of life, full respect for human rights and an end to poverty.
- There is a single kind of substance, energy/matter, which is vibrant and infinitely creative in all its forms. Body and mind are indivisibly united.
- We see death as the return to nature of our elements, and the end of our existence as individuals. The forms of “afterlife” available to humans are natural ones, in the natural world. Our actions, our ideas and memories of us live on, according to what we do in our lives. Our genes live on in our families, and our elements are endlessly recycled in nature.
- We honour reality and keep our minds open to the evidence of the senses and of science’s unending quest for deeper understanding. These are our best means of coming to know the Universe, and on them we base our aesthetic and religious feelings about reality.
- Every individual has direct access through perception, emotion, and meditation to ultimate reality, which is the Universe and Nature. There is no need for mediation by priests, gurus or revealed scriptures.
- We uphold the separation of religion and state, and the universal human right of freedom of religion. We recognize the freedom of all pantheists to express and celebrate their beliefs, as individuals or in groups, in any non-harmful ritual, symbol or vocabulary that is meaningful to them.
THE ETHICAL PRECEPTS AND PHILOSOPHICAL TENETS OF ZEN BUDDHISM
I will not be violent, nor will I kill.
Avoid killing or harming any living being.
I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.
I shall endeavor to protect and take care of all living creatures.
Do not do harm to other beings.
Avoid stealing. Do not take what is not yours to take.
I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.
Live simply and frugally.
I will be conscious and loving in my relationships,
I will not give way to lust.
Avoid sexual irresponsibility.
I undertake the precept to refrain from improper sexual activity.
Do not engage in sexual misconduct.
- I will exercise proper care of my body and mind,
I will not be gluttonous nor abuse intoxicants.
Avoid alcohol and drugs which diminish clarity of consciousness.
I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness.
Refrain from intoxicants that cloud the mind.
YAMAS AND NIYAMAS OF HINDUISM
Yamas: Moral Observances and Restraints
- Nonviolence, Not Harming, Not Killing Ahimsa
- Truthfulness, Not Lying, Not Gossiping, Good Speech Satya
- Not Stealing, Paying Debts, Not Gambling, Keeping Promises, Not Wasting Asteya
- Divine Conduct, Immersed in Divinity, Celibacy, Following Marriage Vows Brahmacharya
- Patience, Restraining Intolerance, Don't Argue, Slow Down Kahama
- Steadfastness, Persistence, Perseverance, Industriousness Dhriti
- Compassion, Kindness, Helpfulness Daya
- Honest, Law Abiding, Not Cheating, Fair Arjava
- Moderation, Proper Eating, Simplicity, Not Greedy Mithara and Aparigraha
- Purity, Cleanliness, Proper Language, Keep Good Company Saucha
Niyamas: Spiritual Practices, Religious Observances, Values
- Remorse, Humility, Apologize, Acknowledge Wrongdoing, Correct Your Faults Hri
- Contentment, Serenity, Gratitude, Simplicity, Following Spiritual Values Santosha
- Giving, Charity, Liberality, Volunteer, Support Worthwhile and Spiritual Causes Dana
- Faith Astikya
- Worship, Surrender to God, Love of God Ishvara Pujana
- Scriptural Listening Sidhanta Shravana
- Cognition, Self-Study, Meditation, Seek Knowledge, Follow Guru Mati and Svadhyaya
- Sacred Vows Vrata
- Recitation Japa
- Austerity, Fervor, Effort, Work, Energy Tapas
Yamas and Niyamas From the Indian scriptures, The Upanishads: Shandilya and the Varuha. From 600-100 BCE
- What is matter?
Matter represents 0.00001% of what exists. Vacuum 99.99999…%.
Matter is an extension of space, i.e. an extension of the planck field, or an extension of quantum vacuum.
- What is movement?
On the scale of matter, everything appears to be separate. Information from quantum vacuum interacts with information from matter and it is modified by them. It informs in return quantum vacuum of these modifications.
Quantum vacuum contains all the information that all the matter in the universe constantly sends to it. All these information's are connected. We’re talking about a unified information field. Informations coming from matter arrive in quantum vacuum and is modified by all the other informations there. Once renewed, they inform matter in return, etc. That’s how what we do influences everything else in the universe. See also on this subject the article about movement and perception.
- The dynamics of learning.
The universe, like the human being, learns about itself through feedback between matter and quantum vacuum.
- How does the theory of the connected universe explain matter, movement, and learning?
The vacuum geometry
The geometrical combination of the star tetrahedron and the cuboctahedron forms the vacuum structure, consisting of 64 tetrahedrons, of which 144 faces are visible. The vacuum geometry is polarized, it has a double torus structure. It is inscribed in a sphere, the most represented form in nature.
Feedback of information
The double torus allows a feedback of information. It is transmitted from matter to vacuum under the effect of gravity, and from vacuum to matter by electromagnetic radiations.
Space-time is represented by flowers of life at different scales. At the quantum level, space-time is a cosmic sea of energy, formed by tiny black holes that communicate with each other through passages called wormholes. Information is distributed to all scales via black holes and wormholes. It encodes itself on the structure of space down to the level of matter (then we speak of space-memory).
The holographic principle
All the information contained inside a black hole is stored in holographic form on its event horizon.
The connected universe theory shows that black holes are present everywhere in the universe, from the infinitely small to the infinitely large. They are distributed according to a fractal law, they absorb and disseminate information, thus explaining the organization and coherence of the universe. Black holes allow information to flow at all scales thanks to their double torus structure, which generates contraction and expansion movements.
The holographic solution describes gravity geometrically (without curvature of space-time). Gravity is a relationship between the information contained within a given volume and the information outside, on its surface.
- What are the links with biology?
Each cell knows when, how and why to divide. Each cell also knows what all the other cells are doing. All these informations are coordinated. Why? Because each cell — through DNA — has access to information present in the structure of space. Thus, the unified field is the great conductor behind this immense complexity.
- What is consciousness? What is presence?
Consciousness expresses itself through all things, by means of the unified field of information. Reality is observed from an infinite number of perspectives, as so many realities that all contribute to the evolution of the Whole.
There is a point of absolute stillness in the center of each point. It is the absolute 0, which is the interaction, the interference of all energy movements at each moment (Planck/s) in each point. To get to that point is to be inside presence.