We invite any interested individuals and organizations to participate in a cocreative visioning process to discern how to manifest stewardheirship of this extraordinary property that consists of 134 acres with several bodies of water near Sedona, Arizona including a lodge (with 10 bedrooms, dining room, commercial kitchen, lounge), 4 houses, pastures, barn, stables, shooting range, trout pond, etc.
We invite you to participate in our initial project survey at http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e8qc89oqhpsqmltn/start
Click Here for a 3 page PDF with main features including 5,000 sq ft lodge with 10 bedrooms
For several years, a collaborative partnership of cause-oriented companies and affiliated non-profit organizations has been seeking property near Sedona, Arizona that could serve many uses such as a retreat center, intentional community, an experiential demonstration center for conscious sustainable living, perhaps even a Community Land Trust, etc.
Some of the non-profit organizations in Sedona Collaborative Enterprises include: CENTER SPACE (the Center for Spiritual, Personal, And Community Enlightenment), Ultimate Destiny University for Successful Living and New Thought University. Some of the lead cause-oriented companies and Benefit Corporations involved include: Universal Stewardheirship, Inc.; Ultimate Destiny Network, Inc., and the Community Economic Development Resource Center, Inc.
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We realize that there are several other individuals and non-profit organizations that also have a vision for and interest in this specific property. While we would love to acquire it for our purposes, our overarching interest is to help facilitate the maximum utilization of the property to the benefit of the largest number of individuals, organizations and the extended community. For that purpose, we are inviting anyone who is interested in helping discover the "ultimate destiny" of the property to join us for a cocreative visioning and strategic planning process.
Our team members have cofounded many successful projects (including the Fellowship for Intentional Community, Community Development Corporations, Community Action Agencies, Community Development Resource Centers, etc) and have generated over 100 million dollars in grants, contracts and donations for affiliated non-profit organizations (NPOs). We have also raised several million dollars in equity capital for cause-oriented companies involved in personal, organizational and community development and empowerment.
We have decades of experience developing
Economic Development (CED) programs, projects and organizations
including multi-million dollar property redevelopment projects. We
expertise in publishing and marketing and in producing and promoting major
development training programs (featuring many of the world's leading
experts and best-selling authors) for up to 1,800 participants. We have experience and expertise
helping facilitate cocreative visioning and strategic planning for
NPOs, Chambers of Commerce, United Ways, cities and counties, etc.
(Some examples are available at
What we have posted so far on this web site at www.stewardheirship.info is just a first draft that we have shared with a few others interested in the property, a few board members, and prayer/spiritual mind treatment partners (including Shannon Peck). What we envision adding next is content about how we believe this is an opportunity for us to practice and demonstrate a higher level of consciousness and discernment and stewardship. Then we envision issuing an invitation to Universal Creative Power to reveal the ways and provide the means for Stewardheirship of the property NOW, through Divine Right Action, Divine Order and Perfect Harmony.
Rather than many individuals and organizations perpetuating the old
paradigm of competition by seeking to acquire the property for their
own individual use, this is an opportunity to collaborate and seek
how we might help manifest the highest and best use of the property.
For example, have invited Shara and Dale to help add content
describing how their vision and mission of Awaken Earth Network and
Ascension Earth Network relate to the vision of cocreative
collaboration in discerning what the "ultimate destiny" of Soda
Springs Ranch truly is.
my heart sings when I envision being blessed to live and serve in
the sacred sanctuary setting and my soul feels richly nourished as I
see how many ways the property can help humankind A.R.K. --
Awaken to our true identity as immortal spiritual beings
having a temporary human experience, Realize more of our
inherent potential to express "Godhood" and Know how to
fulfill our individual and collective purpose and Ultimate Destiny.
For me, that is all encompassed in the word Stewardheirship which
includes Spirit, Service, Stewardship and Sustainable living. We
share Bucky Fuller's vision of "betterment
for 100% of humanity" and his concept of stewardship of
Our earlier answer to the question "How to design a spiritual business?"
How to design a spiritual
business? If you
were designing a business from the outset, so that it would embody
spirituality within it (NOT religion, but spirituality), what would
you do differently from simply launching a new business in the
'normal' fashion? (asked by by Graham Wilson on the Tyson Center
for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace blog site)
Of course we had already covered the difference between spiritual and religion in the conversation and I am sure most of us were familiar with Patricia Aburdene’s great work in Mega Trends 2010, Seven Trends That Will Change the Way We Live, Work and Invest. She reported in her book that 3 of the 7 trends were spiritual and the most significant trend was spiritual, especially in the world of business.
As a result of the influences of fellow members back then in SVN, Spirit in Business, World Business Academy, Association for Spirit at Work, IONS, the Association for Global New Thought, etc, the cofounders of Universal StewardHeirShip, Inc. set our intentions on designing a cause-oriented company based on the 4Ps of Purpose, People, Planet and Profitability. We hired Pat Sullivan (VisionPat@aol.com) to help us learn how to apply her powerfully effective innovative model for developing a spiritually-based business plan. We highly recommend Pat’s services!
Over the past few years, we have discovered that if we tune into Spirit, Inner Guidance, the Creative Force or Source Energy, whatever one calls the Infinite Power, the “Divine Design” inherent in anything, including a business, will reveal itself rather than our having to DO anything other than BE STILL, LISTEN, LET GO AND LET SPIRIT and take only appropriate ACT/I/ON.
Now I certainly don’t claim that we haven’t made mistakes or that we haven’t often gotten in the way of that Divine Design unfolding. In fact we have cocreated some fascinating new tools such as Discernment Grids for discerning the difference between what we referred to as a “Divine Appointment” or a “Devilish Distraction” as we attracted and sought alignment and coherence with potential strategic alliance partners.
We became familiar with techniques from HeartMath® that helped us individually and as a team enjoy the state of “heart-mind coherence”. Before our board meetings we frequently would begin with an exercise we learned from HeartMath known as a “heart-lock in” which always magically seemed to produce greater clarity, synergy, alignment and deeper access to Universal Wisdom available from within.
In the past few years, we have steadily made progress in actualizing our shared vision of cocreating a global marketing and distribution infrastructure that would facilitate our mission of helping millions of people A.R.K. – Awaken to our true identity as spiritual beings (having a spiritual experience temporarily in a physical body); Realize more of their inherent potential; and Know how to cocreate their ultimate destiny (whatever that means to each individual).
We regularly practice Spiritual Visioning exercises taught in New Thought Centers. For example, we might contemplate and share insights we receive as we turn within for answers to questions such as:
Then as each individual shares the insights, images and ideas they received in response to the questions, we collectively consider the final question:
One exercise we now invite you to help us complete is to adapt this vision process to help us discern what the property itself desires for its utilization. Please let us know if and how you might like to contribute your love, light, wisdom and expertise in helping discern the "ultimate destiny" of this extraordinary property.
We also invite you to participate in our initial project survey at http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e8qc89oqhpsqmltn/start
Please click below for other examples of visioning and strategic planning forms and processes we may utilize in this project.
For more information on the possible uses of the property we presently envision and our invitation to help discern the highest and best use of this extraordinary property and the ultimate path to manifesting "stewardheirship" over it, please contact Charles Betterton, MSCED, at 928-554-4715 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of forthcoming publications from sponsoring organizations:
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