Seminary Program

This is where we post the essays from many of our Universal Life Church Seminary students. When students finish a ULC course, they write a comprehensive essay about their experiences with the course, what they learned, didn't learn, were inspired by, etc. Here are their essays.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Spirit Quest

Spirit Quest Final Project

Spirit Quest is truly a remarkable course. It presents many tools and offers ways to use them that are both practical and simple. The results, however, and anything but simple – they are in fact quite profound. Of the many tools that were presented, I found two that I believe are most effective for me. These two tools are grounding cords and mock-ups.

The grounding cords were used for just that purpose – grounding. When negative or unwanted energies presented themselves, a grounding cable was to be dropped from the back of the head straight down into the earth. All of the negativity that was present was to be funneled down this passageway all the way down to the centre of the earth where it is burned up my the molten core of the planet.

For me, the trick was to recognize exactly where the need to use a grounding cord arose. Often times, when negative energy presents itself, it is hard to really focus on the notion of a grounding cord. But, with practice and results, I would suddenly think to myself “Hey! It is time to ground out this energy”, and I would drip the grounding cable and send the negativity straight down the cable into the waiting blast furnace. By burning away the negativity, it is dissipated; by bringing in a golden sun directly thereafter, any residual negativity that falls on us is burned away, transmuted, and purified.

Interestingly enough, there is, in my mind, a relationship between the molten blast furnace in the earth and the golden sun. They both really do the same thing, however, in one case we send things to be transmuted – in the other, we call the transmutation down upon ourselves for the same end.

Mock-ups are by far the most important tool in the Spirit Quest collection of wonders. The premise, as I understand it, is that if we can picture something in our mind’s eye, we energize it in such a way that it actually has potential. When we release that potential into the universe, we send it like a seed unto the winds until it finds fertile ground.

On a number of occasions, I used this technique to either help with projects I was undertaking at the time or to help with projects that are yet to begin. For example, in a job interview situation, where benefits or salaries are going to be discussed, mock-ups are best done before hand to try to “direct” the negotiations, once they commence. The most important thing is that one must picture it and then let it go. To dwell on it is to hold it back and then it will go nowhere.

The mock-up itself can be used in a variety of situations, and is very powerful. It is proof that Spirit moves in mysterious ways. The other interesting component is that the mock-up must have, at some level, a connection with the physical world. Can it be that our minds can affect the world around us? Seemingly so – it is hard to believe, but, I believe.

These are but two examples of the richness found in Spirit Quest. Each week was a different way of experiencing Spirit and deeper forays into the Spirit Quest that we all undertake when we look to further ourselves and our education. From chakras to time, to reincarnation, to many points along the way, this course is a wealth of practical exercises and essential information. Though the course is over and I feel that I have lost a good friend, the lessons will stay with me for a very long time.

By Rev. Jean Pagano


The Universal Life Church is a comprehensive online seminary where we have classes in Christianity, Wicca, Paganism, two courses in Metaphysics and much more. I have been a proud member of the ULC for many years and the Seminary since its inception.

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