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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Friday, May 04, 2012

ULC Mystical Christianity Course


Questions For the Heart and Mind for the Mystical Christianity Course

  1. Have you worked with the chakra energies of your body and if so, what have you learned and experienced? Yes, I worked with the chakra energies of my body as directed by Doctors in India when I was seeking healing after a car accident which had affected my mobility and health. The Doctors enabled me to work with the chakras, and also prescribed prayer as well as medication and therapy. I carried out the same; and experienced much healing. What I learned was that each person has energies within themselves which is linked up to the Great Energy of God. God is aware at every moment of what is happening to each one of us; and within illness there are lessons to be learned. I learned patience and acceptance of what happens in my life, and I also learned to totally trust and depend on God.
  2. What have you been taught about the role of sexuality? How has that affected your life and your spirituality? I was taught that sexuality is a gift from God enabling the giving of true sincere love from one to another, sometimes bringing forth a further loved one/s. I was further taught that the gift of love should be shared in exclusive, faithful and ongoing relationship between two people who accept the power of the Divine in their lives. This has affected my life and my spirituality in that I regard intimacy as a great gift to humanity from the Wise Creator God. I believe that loving another more than oneself teaches many lessons of deepening love, selflessness, steadfast loyalty especially in the tough times in a relationship, and forgiveness.
  3. How have you encountered your shadow self? Is your shadow your enemy or your friend? If an enemy, what do you need to do to bring reconciliation between you? I believe I encountered my shadow self - which contained much fear - after a car accident some years ago. The resultant time of healing after the accident brought my deeper self to the surface, and I emerged from the experience a different person. My shadow self is now my friend; my fears faded as I experienced deep and true support from Jesus Christ, and the shadow of my fear developed into the quiet strength of knowing the Lord is, indeed, my strength, my rock and my refuge.
Catherine Whittle

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