Photo Of Cathedral
Rocks in Sedona
"If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them."
"If one advances confidently in the direction
his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which
he has imagined, he will meet with a success
unexpected in common hours."
Henry D. Thoreau
I was so grateful to
discover those quotes a few years ago. By then, I had already built
an entire city of castles in the air. While I am still surrounded by
unlimited creative possibilities, I am seeking to build solid
foundations under the projects, organizations, and companies I
have been blessed to help create in order to ensure their ultimate
In recent years, I have
been focusing mostly on building solid foundations under the Castles
now described as
CENTER SPACE (the Center for Spiritual, Personal and Community Enlightenment)
and our Expanding
the Circle of Success campaign to establish a network of
CAN DO! Community
Economic Development and Empowerment Resource Centers to
help provide training on
Living Skills for the 21st Century including
Our present focus is on launching
and our "flagship" program, the
Destiny Success System (UDSS). It consists of over 1,200
pages in 14 stand-alone programs designed to help participants
realize more of your potential
and fulfill more of your ultimate
destiny (whatever that means to you personally).
One of the resources I use
to help me remember who I am and why I am here is an "altar wall"
filled with images and affirmation statements that reflect my desire
to manifest faithful, grateful stewardship over the talents,
treasures and resources entrusted to me.
I like to spell the word
with the infinity symbol for the o because I believe
is Infinite Good. If you would like to
see what I hold in my mind and heart in my morning visioning and
meditation session, you might enjoy taking a look at
Crowned with the Light of the
Christ. You might also appreciate my "frame of reference group"
that I describe as my S.M.A.R.T.E.S.T.
Spiritual Mastermind Team.
Photo of me “working” in
favorite office a few years ago
The “swinging chair” was designed
by Eric Donovan and his dad Wink
who worked closely with Bucky Fuller.
They lived next to me for a few years in the
intentional community of
"When you have a high vision of who you
really are, why you are here, and what you
came forth to manifest StewardHeirShip™
over, your life
will have deep meaning and a sense of
will enable you to tap your internal
Creative Power and acquire the attitudes
that will help you discern and act
appropriately upon the right next steps to
fulfill your Ultimate Destiny." -- Charles Betterton
I discovered that statement I had written in a journal
back in 1998 one morning recently as I was receiving a vision of
all the amazing and rich resources that have already
been entrusted to me to help millions of people A.R.K.--
to their true Spiritual identity, Realize more of their
inherent potential and Know how to fulfill their
For most of my professional career of 40+ years, I have
worked for government disaster relief agencies and community
economic development organizations. I have always had an interest in personal
growth and development, have attended hundreds of training programs
and I have created a few resources of my own.
For the past
few years, I have been co-founding cause-oriented
companies involved in fostering personal growth and
development, organizational and community empowerment,
spiritual enlightenment, wisdom, enlightened wealth and
One of the many classic books that have lit up my path
Calling, edited by A. J. Russell. One
of my favorite passages from the book is : "Rejoice
at the wonders to which you are called and seeing them
in prayer, rise in My Strength, filled with the longing
to attain them."
That message inspired me to create a daily review
process and tools to help me remember who I am and why I
am here. This daily process has recently evolved into
another new program designed to facilitate spiritual
Shine With Your Personal ARK of the Covenants to Help
You Awaken to Your True Spiritual Identity, Realize More
of Your Inherent Potential and Know How to Manifest Your
Following is an excerpt from a
Charles Betterton is Chairman
& CEO of
Universal Stewardheirship, Inc., a company
that he and team members cofounded in September 2011
based on programs, products and organizations they have been co-creating over the past
Charles has almost 40 years of
successful executive and managerial experience in
government, disaster relief, non-profit agency administration, and business.
He has a
Community Economic Development
the Graduate School of Business at Southern New
Hampshire University and he is certified as an Economic
Development Finance Specialist by the National
Charles has co-founded several
companies and non-profit organizations that provide
educational programs and services that foster spiritual,
personal professional, organizational and community
empowerment. Some of these are: the University
for Successful Living™, the Center for Spiritual, Personal, And Community
Ultimate Destiny University,
Universal StewardHeirShip, Inc.
All of the nonprofit organizations
and companies Charles
has helped create share a vision
of helping individuals, organizations and communities
Awaken to Spirit,
Realize more of their potential and
Know how to manifest their ultimate destiny.
years after serving as a disaster relief
for HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development), I began to describe myself as a Community
Development Specialist for Heaven on Earth.
When I was asked to share that personal vision of
service at the
graduation of the
Community Economic Development
(CED) Master's program, I described it as a lifelong
process of applying the CED principles and practices
of Self-Help, Empowerment and Capacity Building.
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two books I am coauthoring will provide additional
proposals, plans and strategies for helping "solve
the ultimate destiny success puzzles" for the United
States of America and for our planet that
Bucky (Buckminster) Fuller referred to as SpaceShip Earth.
"The destiny of America is not power, it
is enlightenment."-- Benjamin Franklin
I agree and have a vision of "The
United State of Americans" and a proposal for establishing a
network of non-profit CAN DO! Community Economic Development
Empowerment Resource Centers.
The Song Earth by David Roth
If I had to pick one song that best describes my vision of who
we are, why we are here and what we came forth to be, do and
manifest stewardheirship over,
I would choose the song Earth.
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