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MY FOUR-PART ABSTRACT
MY ABSTRACT FOR Mr Szombatfalvy comes in four parts, of which the new busyness model, Spiritual-Busyness, is the flagship economic arm and umbrella for the other three parts in a monetary economy. GIM is the co-operative political arm and LNC the third and is the transformational workshop arm. The forth part of my abstract is some miraculous technology that could be worth billions, if not trillions of dollars to our new global economy. And it comes with a restoring our environment focus and cleaning up some of the mess we have made of our precious environment.
It must be remembered that we were all born into a monetary economy; in this we had no choice. It is this current economic expression of a monetary economy that Spiritual-Busyness challenges and addresses. It includes a new form of governance minus hierarchy, ego, and competition, which amounts to Team World. Powerful co-operative leadership through spirit will be at the helm, navigating this new ship as it sails into the uncharted waters of unconditional love in busyness and politics.
How Spiritual-Busyness achieves its outrageous cash flows is profoundly simple. In a monetary economy, any community must have a dollar value, for it is this that generates tax for government and keeps our politicians employed. The recognition of this fact has money work for people rather than people working for money. The Spiritual-Busyness model would pay people money for the goods and services they make or create, just like it does now.
But it would also pay the same people money for creating community by growing or expanding their busyness and sharing it for a financial reward and sharing those rewards with its networked team. Thus leading to, creating new busyness ideas that generate further cash flows from creative people exercising their creative juices that add to the community spoils. The Spiritual-Busyness model endorses, encourages, and expands creative expression.
To illustrate my point, if busyness idea A generates x amount of dollars for an individual in a capitalist's marketplace, the same idea could easily generate (x)x10,000 or more?
By using the Spiritual-Busyness model, for a global community. And product x would be cheaper and consequently less inflationary than the individual capitalist could manufacture the item for. Busyness item A would also be in the marketplace a lot faster than with the capitalist system, because of its team network were every player is a shareholder.
But wait, there's more. Because there could easily be a team of 10,000 community members spread across communities on our planet involved in the manufacture of product x, there is another x factor involved. Many of the team of 10,000 will have light bulb moments that result in new busynesses birthed, through a busyness model that was created for the explicit purpose of birthing creative thinking and community and sharing it. And healthy local/global communities in a monetary economy — are in short, birthing oneness.
I use the analogy that a sick cow has the same dollar value as a healthy cow simply because both are cows, which is simply not true. There are a lot of sick cow communities that are surviving in our monetary economy that don't have the same dollar value as a healthy cow community that is thriving — and all because we are using the wrong economic models to create healthy cow communities. Even in the current healthy cow communities that are thriving, if the numbers are further broken down, one will find that there is a hierarchy of thriving that peters out to a bigger number of cows surviving.
With the right model, the more community that is created, the more money that is made by everyone simply by sharing ideas rather than by capitalising on them. Individual people would win, community would win, busynesses would win, banks would win, and governments would win. All that winning would be non-inflationary, sustainable forever, and ultra-democratic. Leading to full employment for people forever in work they love doing — which is just another name for service.
The Spiritual-Busyness model, has one vision, and that is to create local/global community in harmony with itself rather than destroying it as current competitive boom/bust models do. It will use people and money to create dynamic, vibrant communities everywhere on our planet, through our day-today busyness and service for the benefit of all. Communities that are non-consumeristic and committed to the well-being of each other and the environment in which we all live. So in environmental terms it is ultra-green, simply because it will constantly develop, technology (most of which has already been developed due to my friends miraculous technology.) This technology is the forth part of my abstract mentioned earlier in this chapter. With this technology there is no pollution on our planet that can't be transformed and rendered safe including nuclear waste.
I ask my friend where he gets this technology from and his answer is always, the Holy Spirit! His answer also supports the idea of Spiritual-Busyness for it to came from that source as any act of loving kindness does. Why are we so stupid as humanity that we can't see that we are connected to the source of everything? That there is no separation beyond the one controlled by our individual and collective egos. It is our egos that keep us separate and lead us to our collective pain and suffering and our egos are an illusion of reality.
Our current crop of politicians however do not want my friend's miraculous technology because they make a lot of money out of pollution and waste, which is something that my trilogy will address. So much of our waste comes from unnecessary packaging, that are businesses now and of course generate income for shareholders and governments. Of course, the other aspect of the packaging business is that most of these businesses still cut healthy trees down from our environment to make this mostly unnecessary packaging, while burying millions of stockpiled tons of waste paper and cardboard in landfill rather than recycling it.
Recently the Chinese Government has said, that they will only take a limited amount of recycled waste from other countries. I guess they have their own waste problems to address. This means that in countries like Australia where local government councils charge rate-payers a fee for collected recyclable waste now, will have to reconsider their fee structure, because most of this form of waste will now end up as rubbish in land fill unless something is done to address this problem. Australia already has old factories stacked to the rafters with recycled cardboard and paper waste. There are also mountains of recycled broken glass that industry is not processing currently.
Spiritual-Busyness still leaves open the possibility for people to be in competitive businesses if that is what their egos want. But if one wants to have a stress free, dynamic, prosperous, happy, fun, life, in the company of like-minded people then Spiritual-Busyness is your only choice and answer.CHAPTER 2
MORE ABOUT MONEY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO COMMUNITY.
IT MUST BE remembered that money is a symbol of something. It comes from nowhere; banks just write it into existence as an entry on a computer screen, through a questionable practice called Fractional Reserve Lending (FRL). Coming from nowhere, it has no meaning other than the one humanity gives it, and the meaning we give it currently causes scarcity and pain and suffering for many and the destruction of much of our environment in a bid to make more money: which comes from nowhere.
The Bible tells us that the love of money is the root of all evil. While we can find much evidence in our world to support that biblical assertion, does money have to be that way? The answer is no. Spiritual-Busyness gives the symbol money a new meaning — a meaning where money flows perpetually and sustainably in the creation of local/ global community everywhere on our planet, thanks in part to LNC.
An example of money not flowing and evil existing according to the biblical quote (although I question the word evil; misguided for me is a better choice, which requires one finding a new guide) (we live in a world where some religions tells us we are all sinners and we will burn in hell for our sins, which is the foundations stones of guilt, and justification for our in-action which is another thing that LNC addresses) is found in a press statement Oxfam UK recently released. The statement claims that nine people in our world have more wealth than half our world's population. Do these nine people have an addiction to wealth or just a scarcity money problem too?
What can these nine people do with all that wealth? Certainly, there may be a lot of philanthropy involved, but is philanthropy just a distinction (idea) made up by people with vast amounts of wealth to make them feel better about their vast wealth — to make them feel good? What would our world look like if we had sustainable economic modelling/ development forever? Would there be a need for philanthropy then? Would there be a need for billionaires to amass these fortunes to feel secure? For insecurity has to be a fear about there not being enough!
John D. Rockefeller, the person acknowledged as the grandfather of capitalism, said, "I have made many millions, but they have bought me no happiness." What did make Mr. Rockefeller happy, and where would he have to look to find it? There seems to be little point to human life if joy and happiness is not present in the every-day human experience! I find this an interesting quote of Mr Rockefellers, and it leads me back to the addiction question again. Is an addiction to money a perception of power? Was Mr. Rockefeller addicted to making money, like some people are addicted to food and drugs, for there is no freedom in that, if this was the case?
Another grandfather worthy of a mention here is the grandfather of the divide and conquer theory, Niccolo Machiavelli. In his famous book The Prince, he wrote, "In order for Princes to maintain their power they have to ensure people never work together." People not working together are competing against each other. Are the new princes and princesses of capitalism; the CEOs and the bankers of our world? This sounds like the history of the world to me, and if it is, what do we need to do to address to avoid the clifftop pending apocalypse? Spiritual-Busyness can be the only answer, or something like it.
I think things like the Oxfam news is the reason Mr. Szombatfalvy is offering the new shape prize, for he is a grandfather too, as am I. It is certainly the reason I am entering his competition — well, that, and having something to offer. There is something wrong with our economic modelling if we are ever to have peace, harmony, happiness, joy, and an absence of poverty and war in our world — a world where human pain and suffering ends abruptly with no more sacrifices, in the boardroom or the bedroom.
I emailed Oxfam, having read their report, and informed them of my understanding of the problem about the wrong economic modelling. To my astonishment, they replied to my email and said that they had come to the same conclusion. I sent them my phone number in case they wanted a model to address this problem. I have yet to receive a response and won't hold my breath.
Spiritual-Busyness would eliminate poverty and sacrifice by empowering the poor to be abundant via the creation of their own dynamic communities, which is really one community; our global community. I struggle using the word poor because it is a separation word. They are human beings, just like you and I, not that I have much money either, just a big heart like everyone else. Would you like to live in a world where harmony, happiness, and abundance f low? I would. Want to join me, it just takes your spirit? It will bring untold spiritual rewards, like joy and happiness for our souls and a boat load of money too.
One of the main things that current business and political models overlook is that a genius-level idea could come from anywhere, but while people are confined to the role of employees and employers, or rich and poor, which has them be separate, they are very unlikely to shine and contribute. Give people hope and possibility through inclusivity and they will rise to the occasion, for that is their spirit too.
So, the spirit of the Spiritual-Busyness busyness model is to have money flow to create community everywhere locally and globally, that is non-consumeristic. Strangely, consumerism is needed to keep our current models from imploding, not so with Spiritual-Busyness. As for the busyness part of the Spiritual-Busyness name, it simply creates a distinction between this model and other competitive business models while inviting new busyness players to ask, "Why (y) and for what purpose am I in this busyness?"
The boom/bust experience of money in our world for many is simply that it has been engineered by the banking dynasties of our world to do this as its function. The banks then control the world, not governments, by controlling money supply and manipulating that flow by withdrawing it or flooding our world with it. It is not exactly rocket science. The spirit of the banks is an energy stream of self-interest, pardon the pun.
Money and competition are a team currently, they thrive on separation and one another, and the world survives and is sacrificed as a result. I really don't know whether money has been engineered to have this outcome by the banks, but it is the reality of how money appears in our world, boom/bust, pain and suffering.
The Spiritual-Busyness energy stream of which I speak is for me a spiritual dimension that humanity can step into at will if we know how to. That is the purpose of LNC. Our current and not-so-current business/economic models have a boom/bust, non-sustainable spirit/mentality/energy stream that causes a lot of destructive behaviour both to ourselves, our environment and to our local/global communities.
This energy stream is not real. It is just a game made up by the banks and supported by all governments, to foster careers and money. Ironically, if banks and governments used the Spiritual-Busyness model, they would both make a lot more money by having people co-operate rather than compete — and of course, the banks and governments would co-operate as a result.
An example of this lack of spirit is found in the Oxfam UK press release. The business models that allowed this situation to occur suggests a winner-take-all spirit; an exclusive spirit; and a non-sharing, non-caring spirit. If Oxfam does another survey twelve months hence, they may find that one business person now has more wealth than half our world's population, for that is the obvious conclusion of competitive modelling. It cannot be any other way! The spirit that drives all current business models in our world is one of competition, including existing co-operatives, for they compete against each other too, or can.
In my new shape, old spirit proposal, the spirit that drives the Spiritual-Busyness model is one of local/global co-operation and rapid, inclusive expansion. I modelled the Spiritual-Busyness model on that of a visionary Australian businessman who at one point gave his employees 51 percent of his highly successful business. Fletcher Jones and family held the 49 percent equity. I presume that Fletcher Jones had a spirit of "how much money do I need or want." His generosity earned him even more money and a very happy and loyal staff from all accounts, simply by sharing his success.
The Fletcher Jones business was a highly centralised industry employing 60 percent of Warrnambool's workforce (3,600 staff). I wanted a community-based busyness model. Having studied many models, I finally found what I was looking for: one with a very big spirit. I married the Fletcher Jones model to the McDonald's hamburger franchise model and Spiritual-Busyness was born.
Spiritual-Busyness as a model does have a great big spirit. As a 49/51% equity owned franchised co-operative, its spirit is based on unconditional love and sharing and people working together in work that they love doing. Each shareholder buys and owns one shareholding in the future network. There is an old saying: you will never work a day in your life if you do something you love doing. Unconditional love is the driving force of the Spiritual-Busyness model, and I believe everyone has gifts to share that are suppressed by our current economic modelling.
Spiritual-Busyness is a potential local/global game-changer for humans in their day-to-day busyness and can be applied to any new or existing busyness, including transforming existing government departments. We see some recent global political movements move towards protectionist policies. America is a case in point under the Trump administration. Before this shift, the previous generation of politicians were advocating free-trade policies, and that really is the full spectrum of the limited possibility with the current economic models.(Continues…)
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Table of Contents
BOOK 1. A NEW SHAPE, WITH AN OLD SPIRIT, ix,
Chapter 1 My Four-Part Abstract, 1,
Chapter 2 More about Money and its relationship to community, 6,
Chapter 3 How Spiritual-Busyness Works, 24,
Chapter 4 The Water Transformer Busyness and how it works, 30,
Chapter 5 The Foundation Stones of Spiritual-Busyness, 33,
Chapter 6 A Spiritual-Busyness Bank?, 45,
Chapter 7 The End ... or Is It the Beginning?, 53,
Chapter 8 Spiritual-Busyness Constitution, 58,
Chapter 9 A Short Story of My Journey into the Discovery and Creation of Spiritual-Busyness, 70,