|Dear Rev. Amy:|
There have been so many ways this course has enlightened me. Learning about how I treat myself was an area that I never ever thought about. I was hard on myself, thinking I have been stupid, a failure, a bad person and incompetent. I learned that my life is a journey and all the "mistakes" are lessons I need to learn in this lifetime. Learning to recognize when I have moved out of love, has been difficult and rewarding.
On being true to myself and my word, I have come a long way as well. I have researched, meditated and searched inward for my "true" beliefs. I have not blindly followed "popular" beliefs, views or doctrine on spirituality for several years. I have become comfortable being different and self-thinking. I adhere to the teachings of Jesus, as I was raised Christian. I have learned for me, that the Bible opens as many questions as it answers. I feel it is more of a guide than a law, as with all other respected religious material.
I have benefited daily from newly learned meditation techniques. Before starting Spirit Quest, I already grounded and opened chakras for meditation. The huge gold sun, protection rose and sticky sun integrated smoothly into my routine. Having the ability to fill my life with golden sun energy has increased my inner happiness, along with creating and destroying roses greatly reduced my stress levels. The ability to destroy even the smallest of annoyances creates more room for positive energy. The sticky sun has taught me that I can re-capture lost energy and re-claim it for my use.
I learned to look at situations and ask what am I being asked to learn from this situation? How does this fit into the "big picture" of my life?
Functioning in a negative frame of mind or surrounding oneself with negative people and energy was normal for me until this course. I rarely recognized I was hardly ever operating out of love.
Life is complicated and does require that one is constantly paying attention and be aware. Daily miracles go easily unnoticed if operating in a robot lifestyle.
I have taken time to really look at my beliefs. They are still changing as I learn. Learning that the voices I hear are not mine was a great affirmation. Speaking in the positive to tell the universe the right thing. The importance of asking the right questions.....all great concepts I can use as tools now.
I have discovered I am a mature soul. There really are so many questions that need answers. My soul is focused on relationships and bonding. The great spiritual awareness is over-whelming and difficult to handle at times. I try to take baby steps or the one-day-at-a-time process to help focus on the present.
Please forgive me for my error in sending this essay in 2 parts. I hit the wrong key...and not being computer knowledgeable, I did not know any other way to get it to you. My sincerest apologies.
Ordination with the Universal Life Church, is free, and lasts for life, so use the Free Online Ordination, button.
As a long time member of ULC, Rev. Long created the seminary site to help train our ministers. We also have a huge catalog of Universal Life Church materials. I've been ordained with the Universal Life Church for many years and it's Seminary since the beginning and have loved watching the continual growth of the seminary.
Try our new free toolbar at: ULC Toolbar
This is a collection of essays regarding several courses on metaphysics offered through the Universal Life Church. Our metaphysics courses cover a wide variety of topics in metaphysics and each carry with it its own degree.