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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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

ULC Astral Projection Course

Master of Astral Projection
Final Essay:

At the beginning of this course we were required to write about ourselves and our interest in taking the course.  As part of my response I wrote the following paragraphs…

“Although I have been dabbling with astral projection for many years I have never experienced it. I once met someone who promised to take me with him. He said later that he had picked me up and that we had had a grand trip. I remember none of it. Interestingly after the supposed trip he totally avoided me. I had to hunt him down to find out what happened. He only said that we did go on a trip together. I have been curious about it ever since.

Although I relish the idea of astral projection, I am fearful because I fear I will not want to return. This has probably been what has stood in my way all along.  However, I am open to whatever this course can offer whether it be trips or more clarity of self.”

After finishing this course I have sadly still not attained the out of body state. I have  however, learned to enhance my meditation skills and can go deeper faster. I have also adopted the saying, “if you think you can, you can, but if you think you can’t, then you won’t be able to.” (loose quotation). This has allowed me more freedom in my work environment because it has freed me from the fear of not trying something. I have as a result moved positively forward completing things I have formerly not been able to complete. This has been a huge boon. It has not, unfortunately, helped me to project out of body.

Even though I have not attained the main objective of this course, I have learned:

  1. that it IS possible to step outside yourself in order to look at your interactions with others. You can then see where you work well with others and where you don’t. Most importantly you can then fix any problem. What makes the difference is that viewing from the outside eliminates the ego from the transaction making it so much easier to fix. Granted not everyone is able to do this easily at first, but with practice might succeed.
  2. Guided meditation is another way to fix imperfections and to let past hurts go.
  3. It is possible to increase vibrations if we work toward “being the best that we can be.”
  4. My favorite: working with chakras to energize the body and to heal or support that part of you that has a physical problem or just feels down. We can do this by bringing energy from the astral plane through the heart chakra, or visualize energy emanating from the astral plane vibrating with a particular chakra. I just love this one.
  5. Finally, I use what I have learned to meditate every night, trying to relax and have an out of body experience or just go to sleep.

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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