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, July 20, 2012

Final Comments/ Dr of Spiritual Development/ D. Irwin

Comments on the Doctor of Spiritual Development course (as presented by Dr David Crouch)
By Rev Daniel S. Irwin
Dr David Crouch's course, Doctor of Spiritual Development, is, in itself, a fantastic guide in developing one's own spiritual self.  All lessons lead to the enhancement of our personal spiritual selves.
We are given discussions on soul, mind, and body and the synergetic nature of this combination when we enhance out spiritual being and potential.  We are entreated to engage in sorting to find the divinity within.  The very goal of spiritual development and enhancement.  We must search within ourselves for our own spiritual self and basis for beliefs. 
In this course, we are made aware of the Nature of Natural Magick and taught to consider the will in being aware of change.  Change that we can effect ourselves thru a dissection of life and a realization of wants and needs, desires.  Perception being our basis of thought and belief, we are introduced to the 'Meta-Program'...a type of perception filter. 
We have here a course on spiritual awareness which considers body and soul in achieving life with clarity and purpose.  Energy flows thru everything, and so, everything is connected.  And, as the author notes, "truth is always a matter of perception".
We must clarify the way to our desired objective in order "to achieve a Well-Formed Outcome" as Dr Crouch notes.  This partly thru a set of rules:  rule of expectation, rules of possibility, rule of permission, and rule of action.  Rules of awareness that help to identify and, subsequently, as needed, modify limitations.
In Lesson 11, Dr Crouch notes "Growth in life is an accumulation of lessons".  Hopefully, lessons well learned.
I found this course a great guide ion inward looking and inspiration, a step-by-step plan in development of one's spiritual awareness and in our endeavors to further enhance our spiritual selves.
I would, indeed, recommend this course for anyone (no matter if they are set on a particular path, sworn to any certain faith, or profess non-deist beliefs).  We all have this inward sense beyond body and mind. 

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