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The FourFold Way
PRAISES, GRATITUDE, SPIRIT EYE and FAITH
The Philosophy and Practices of the Society of the Faith Master
Society of the Faith Master is
our optional non-secular gratitude outreach. Gratitude is the Survival
Lightkey for us all, empowerment for all, whether you have a religious
belief or do not have any such beliefs. All are acceptable in the
gratitude immersion world we are building, with those who are willing to
live their lives with gratitude.
This society is for those who seek
the religious dimension of faith and gratitude. We have a strong dogma or
code of belief in the inherent goodness of our species and its future
as spiritual beings. Our society is designed to be a high energy place, a
happy place, based on building self-esteem, gratitude, praise and faith.
The purpose of our worship services and
classes is to enhance the quality of life of our members and to
help our members develop community, structure, meaning and a
superordinate goal. That means helping our members develop
faith, building their self-esteem, teaching them how to use the
Gratitude Law of
Attraction, and giving them the other teachings of the
society such as communication skills, entrepreneurial skills and
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The Green Economy
Green Economy can
provide new job and business opportunities in the Gratitude Century.
Handling Global Warming Is Vital To Our Planet's
What is Earth Gratitude?
It is being grateful for our planet, our sun, our water, our
air, our mountains, our oceans, our hills, our valleys, our forests our
How do we practice Earth Gratitude at International
Gratitude Empowerment Institute? One way is to plant trees with
children, adults and with our family and friends.
the facets of the Green Economy - Rethink, Remove,
Recycle, Regenerate, Retool, Reemploy
We Enable Companies to Market Through
Environmental Responsibility By Becoming
Earth Gratitude Tree Companies.
Fitoremediation of our land.
Creating the Green Economy
In On The Ground Floor Of A New Industry
When a new industry is just coming into
being, investing in it seems to be risky. Usually you see a lot of
missionaries for the new product or in rare cases the universe of
known new products that can be developed. These are the high risk
takers, the people who believe in this new idea and seem willing to
starve themselves just to keep on going to develop this exciting new
idea. These are the entrepreneurs, like Bill Gates, Sam Walton,
Steve Jobs, etc. They take the biggest risk; they take home the
Entrepreneurship is defined as risk taking.
Stepping out on faith. Going into debt. Delving into something.
Making an area of business a life work.
And many times it
pays off. Lots of times it doesn't. But when it does pay off, it
pays off big. It is the surest way to riches to get in on the ground
floor of a new industry, become part of it, and get rich as it
This is an exciting time in history for
entrepreneurship. For the first time we have the INTERNET, a new
means of communication that shows the promise of making all of us
able to be in communication with each other.
environmental movement, offensive to some, has instead opened up a
tremendous new universe of potential profit centers. Combining the
environmental movement with a new industry is a way that great
wealth can be generated. Such a combination of new industry and the
environmental movement has emerged with the upsurge in the
development of the Green
Economy. Its uses are just beginning to be developed. Its future
Gratitude Business Model
we seek to ensure that all transactions are mutually beneficial to
all parties.That extends not just to the human parties but to the
underlying resource beneath our feet, our planet. So we must begin
to include our relationship with our earth as part of the model.
The Components of the Green Economy
- We need to rethink how we live
What is your day like? How many people are
required, how much energy, how much space, how many resources are used
just to make your life comfortable?
Take a look at the
page to see just how many people
are required to keep you living your
Is there a way for you and me to be
comfortable without taking so much from our world? What would our world
be like if resources were shared more equitably? Is there a way to
redesign our life so we do not use so much energy? Could we learn to
ride bicycles so we do not have to use so much gasoline? Could we have
car pooling so there do not have to be so many big cars on freeways with
one person in them? Could our cities be redesigned so we can walk to
important places? Can we stop using such large plastic packaging for
small products that has to go into our landfills? Can we learn the
skills of gratitude to each other and stop wasting so many resources on
armies, weapons and more weapons? Can we stop fighting each other and
learn how to live together in harmony?
We need to get our population levels
under control. It is difficult to feed the people we have now. And
another 2-4 billion people will be added by 2050. Where will it all
end?We are eating ourselves, burning ourselves, poisoning our soils
ourselves into self destruction. We must gain control of ourselves
lest we destroy our world. Population control must be on our agenda.
The creation of a gratitude immersion world is a vital need for
our species to continue our existence here.
- Gratitude is the new Survival Lightkey. It allows
feelings of joy and thankfulness to flow into your heart by
looking around at your world and seeing the good in it. You have
air, give thanks for breath. You have food,
give thanks for that. You have farmers who grow and
harvest the food. You have truckers who deliver the food. You
have stores who sell the food. You have water, give
thanks for that. It is being thankful for your life.
And you have so very much more in your world. Look at it with
open eyes and you will feel an inner joy welling up.
"Thank you," you will say. That is
Gratitude is becoming a way of life for many advanced
people. People who have found the key to living well and joyfully.
People who understand we have been given a wonderful planet. People
who know we are living in the greatest time of our species history.
People who have discovered the new technologies that enable all of
us to communicate with each other in a way never before known to our
GRATITUDE BUSINESS MODEL = A
new paradigm of business based on two aspects:
Profit Differential of Business which is to increase profits by
bringing in more customers, empowering and motivating staff,
increasing sales to each customer, creating Word-of-Mouth
Ambassadors, maintaining strict quality control through caring
employees; building self-esteem in customers and staff daily.
Differential of customers and staff by daily self-esteem
building activities by management which is then transferred to
customers through training and support, creating special events and
empowering staff to be successful.
- We need to remove unnecessary consumption
We being by removing unnecessary
consumption from our lifestyle at the same time we clean up our
environment by removing trash, used tires, plastic wastes, paper
wastes from our lives. We can also learn to use less of things like
plastic by using reusable recycled paper bags and cloth bags made of
green fibers like kenaf and hemp. We need to prevent oil
spills, non point pollution like fields covered with fertilizer,
insecticides and more from agriculture and other contaminants from
entering our water. This includes preventing these items from
entering landfills that spew contaminants into our ground water and
- We need to recycle plastic, glass, computer scraps, used
tires, paper, petroleum products
Recycling is such a wonderful idea. The
ideas of saving appeals to us all. Why buy it again when we can reuse
it. Why mine the earth more when we can reuse the present metals and
minerals we already have?There is so much we can recycle. Millions of
used tires are lying in illegal dumps. Used tires have many uses.
Thousands of houses are torn down and
usable building materials burned. Houses can be refurbished
and remodeled instead of tearing them down and replacing good wood
walls with thin plaster covered plywood walls. Recycled lumber often
is from old heartwood and can last for centuries when used to build
new houses or remodel the old. Bricks can be cleaned and reused.
Bricks will last for centuries.
Paper can be recycled to make more
paper. Leaves can be composted and made into organic fertilizer. Oil
can be reclaimed by filtering out the contaminants and dirt. Old
furniture that you no longer need can be donated to places like
Goodwill which can provide jobs to people who refinish and upgrade
it. Used clothing is a vital export product. Through our non profit
Soccer for Life, we collect and recycle used soccer gear and
uniforms in Haiti and for youth at risk to play soccer in Florida.
- We need to replant our forests.
The major factors in the present climate
change scenario is the increase in carbon gases in the atmosphere.
We are all contributors to this buildup. Planting trees are the only
viable method we have right now to sequester carbon gases from our
atmosphere. But reforestation is needed for more
than sequestering carbon. Trees have so many benefits. In many
countries deforestation has led to
Atmospheric Buildup of Carbon Gases
150 years, industrial societies have been releasing carbon
from underground coal and oil reserves, adding about 175
billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere since
the beginning of the industrial revolution. Another six
billion tons are being added each year, resulting in a 31%
increase of CO2 in the atmosphere since 1750. According to
the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “the
present CO2 concentration has not been exceeded during the
past 420,000 years and likely not during the past 20 million
years.” The current rate of increase is unprecedented during
at least the past 20,000 years. About three-quarters of CO2
emissions during the past 20 years is due to fossil fuel
Global Warming By:
Regulating the earth’s temperature. Helping to maintain the
equilibrium of our world weather system. In 50 years one
tree recycles more than $37,000 worth of water, provides
$31,000 worth of erosion control, $62,000 worth of air
pollution control, and produces $37,000 worth of oxygen. Two
mature trees provide enough oxygen for a family of four.
Trees help reduce the "greenhouse effect" by absorbing CO2.
Forest planting is one of the most cost-effective ways of
reducing CO2. To remove 1 pound of CO2, planting trees costs
less than 1 cent, developing more energy efficient
appliances costs about 2 1/2 cents, and developing more
fuel-efficient cars costs about 10 cents.
Tree Planting Halt Global Warming and Improve our
By cooling the air and ground
around them, the shade from trees helps cool the Earth's
temperature. Trees are good noise barriers, making a city
and neighborhood quieter. Trees help prevent city flooding
by catching raindrops and offsetting runoff caused by
buildings and parking lots. Hospital patients heal faster,
require shorter stays and less painkillers if room windows
face trees. A tree-line buffer between fields and streams
helps remove farming pollutants before they reach the water.
Well placed trees help cut energy costs and consumption by
decreasing air conditioning costs 10-50% & reducing heating
costs as much as 4-22%.
Does Tree Planting Halt Global Warming and Enhance our
Trees are the longest living and
largest living organisms on Earth. People who plant trees
become healthier, better looking, richer, and have more
friends (well maybe that's stretching it a bit) - plant a
tree and find out! In deserts, leaves absorb moisture from
the dew and frost of the cool nights and release it to cool
the air during the warm days.
Trees enhance the
aesthetics of our environment. Their grandeur, tenacity, and
beauty are probably the most enjoyable aspect of trees. Tree
bark and fruit have many medicinal properties, which are
still being discovered. Birds and animals use trees for
their homes and shelter and as a source of food. One person
in the USA causes about 30-40 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)
to be emitted a year. One tree removes about 1 ton of
CO2per year. Planting 30 trees per person will remove that
person's carbon debt for the year.
So we need to start immediately to
replant the world forests to clean our air.
- We need to change the way we operate our world.
We need to move to a renewable energy
world with solar, wind, electric cars, generation of energy from
biomass. The cars are advertised based on how fast they move, how
quick they take off. They constantly try to get the miles per gallon
up but the fact is, gas prices continue to rise because those who
market gasoline products know that we are addicted to speed and
power. Cars and vehicles are for transportation not for the
sublimation of sexual drive. But with today's marketing approaches,
that is how they are used and how they are sold. We have new
technology. When we create electric cars or solar cars or battery
operated cars they are difficult to sell in a world of flashing fast
moving sports cars and powerful vehicles. Can we choose to overcome
this addiction to save the world?
Our factories need to be retooled to
use the new alternative technologies. Can solar power and wind power
be use to generate the electricity we need?
- We need to look at the way we deploy our human resources
Millions of people unemployed.
At the same time millions of used tires clutter up the landscapes.
Landfills generate methane that pollutes and makes sour ground
water. Runoff fills fish with mercury and other pollutants going up
the food chains and kills the birds that eat them. Warnings abound
in every state that it is dangerous to eat fish. Millions of tons of
plastic waste will not degrade for centuries in our landfills. Waste
collects in the oceans. Waste paper clogs up the landfill, most of
.Iron, steel, aluminum, wood scraps, good lumber,
old houses, bricks, cement, tools, plastic wrapping all are
generated in millions of tons daily.
Yet millions of people are unemployed.
Made to feel useless. Not able to have high self-esteem by being
part of a community as a useful member. This is a terrible
disconnect. Can we find a way to bring these unemployed, those now
in prisons, those on the streets, those homeless into the Green
Economy by designing jobs for them?
We must decide if we are going
to let the robots make us obsolete or will we create human scale
employment for people. We must support and develop backyard aquaponics, develop community gardening projects in every
Green Economy can
provide new job and business opportunities in the Gratitude Century.
- Plants for Prosperity
- Miracle Fruit - Synsepalum
- Miracle Tree - Moringa oleifera
- Butterfly rearing
- Small scale tourism
- Small Scale Fruit Raising
- Community Gardening Projects
Green Economy - Job Creation and Economic Development
Inner Beliefs For New Job Creation
the Challenges Facing All Of Us
Everyone Through Diversity Inclusion
the Workplaces Of the World For Sustainability
Learning Systems For The Gratitude Century
The Importance of Gratitude
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Earth Gratitude, Inc., is a
subsidiary of the
International Gratitude Empowerment Institute(IGEI),
Inc. We support the earth gratitude activities of
Society of the Faith Master.
We are an organization dedicated to the reclaiming
of the environment of our Earth through
Our mandate comes from the
1987 Directly Channeled Success Covenant “To
do all we can do to preserve the environment of this
planet and to restore and reclaim
environments that have been degraded”
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IGEI is a Social Enterprise Corporation
|Our Mantra - Always Be Grateful! Always!
The International Gratitude
(IGEI) is a social enterprise corporation
that has social benefit purposes. The International Gratitude
Empowerment Institute (IGEI) sells products and services for creating a
gratitude immersion world. In addition to our profit motive, we are
creating a gratitude immersion worldwide community based on the Way of
Success through Gratitude.
The Way of Success through Gratitude includes these
Gratitude Healing Ways
Gratitude In Business
Gratitude & Spiritual Healing
Gratitude Communication Skills
Society of the Faith Master
In addition to our profit motive, it is a social
purpose corporation with these additional social benefits and goals:
1) Community: To create and
provide an environment for low and middle income people to learn how to
work together positively by teaching personal self-esteem building and
how to build self-esteem in others, thus developing a community based on
faith and gratitude resulting in a gratitude immersion culture.
To empower girls and women through special programs including sports and
entertainment projects for self-esteem building and character
development. To enable them to have a superordinate goal of giving to
the world with no expectation of personal return such as tree planting
projects to fight climate change. To use gratitude in sports to give
strength to women and girls to heal from sexual abuse and domestic
3) Entrepreneurship: Develop
social entrepreneurship projects through micro-financing of small and
medium-sized enterprises including entrepreneurial training programs.
4) Technology: To teach skills to
minorities, women and youth to become Mobile Entrepreneurs through
technologies such as Skype, webinars and podcasts anywhere in the world.
Today’s entrepreneur needs to master these skills even if they have a
brick and mortar outlet for their business. We will teach them how they
can use these new technologies to build their business.
5) Spiritual Development: Through
our self-esteem building programs we will increase personal fulfillment,
enable people to create peaceful loving relationships. When we build
self-esteem, we build a person's spirit. Spiritual development is the
key to bringing us all together to work and live together in a peaceful
world. Spiritual development in our workforce makes people want to be
productive, to be creative and to give their loyalty to each other and
their employers. Without spiritual development it is difficult for
people to lead productive, happy lives.
6): Spiritual Therapy Programs:
Many people understand how important it is to build the self-esteem of
young people and working age people. But many people don't understand
the needs of the Elderly, Disabled and Wheelchair Rider populations.
Some see them as unimportant or nonproductive. But many people don't
understand how they feel and the benefits we all can gain from them. The
fact is, in the IGEI Gratitude Immersion World, we understand that these
populations have a great deal to offer. The fact is they have much they
can learn, much to feel, and much to share which can help us understand
gratitude in many ways.
There are many stories of
are not in wheelchairs but are bedridden,
who make their families' lives happy by their
cheerful, loving, giving, and self-esteem building personalities.
Everyone has something to give. But the fact is, no one can give from an
empty dish. No matter where you live there are others around you who
need positive energy. How do we give them a way to build their own self-esteem
so they can give to their world?
Through spiritual therapy you
will learn how to use gratitude as a power to build
your own self-esteem and reach out into the world to give to
others. One way is by being in the outdoors,
fishing and being close to nature where
your wholeness. By creating intergenerational
volunteer programs you practice the gratitude
skills you are learning. We share with them
the spiritual therapy programs of IGEI.
Spiritual Therapy is a spiritual healing method
that focuses on the rebuilding of inner wholeness. Techniques include
gratitude practices, self-esteem building, meditation, affirmations,
and reprogramming your subconscious mind. These techniques are
based on repetitive actions and interactions,
building new connections in your brain, to help yourself and
others to grow, become more creative and develop spiritual health.
Rebuilding your self-esteem is a vital part of spiritual therapy because
high self-esteem is the basis of wholeness.
Spiritual therapy is best performed in nature
because in nature you are able to reconnect with Mother Earth, become
grounded and feel the energy around us. Our original way of life was
immersed in the natural world. Once cities formed when agriculture
developed, the clearings of civilization through the development of
urbanization separated us from our connection with the earth. Spiritual
therapy through fishing is designed to reestablish that connection.
includes fishing as an
important ecospiritual component of IGEI.
Fishing teaches people to
hope, to keep trying over and over again.
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