Why USM

Ron_Why-USM-1bFrom the vantage point of Spiritual Psychology, we see that we are Souls who have come here in this lifetime to fulfill Spiritual curriculum. As Spiritual beings, our primary goal is not to change life on this earth. Rather, life on this earth exists the way it does to provide us with experiences through which we can transform ourselves—meaning learning to express the essence of who we are in fuller and deeper ways. And the best description of our inherent nature is that we are, at our core, comprised of the energy we call Loving. So Spiritual Awakening is about becoming more and more aware of our nature as Loving beings. The irony is that the only way life on this earth transforms is when enough people transform themselves. It’s from this place of inner transformation that we can make a meaningful contribution in our world.

—H. Ronald Hulnick, Ph.D. President, USM

USM empowers conscious people to create a conscious world.

The University’s Programs engage students experientially in the Principles and Practices of Spiritual PsychologyTM. This technology empowers them to convert their everyday life experiences into rungs on the ladder of their Spiritual Awakening. Classes are conducted in a Soul-Centered educational environment, facilitated by Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick.

As students learn and implement the practical technology of Spiritual PsychologyTM in their daily life, they discover, amazingly, that what has stood in the way of spiritual progression, as well as a more fulfilling life, is what we call “unresolved issues”—negative reactions within each of us that are triggered by various situations, circumstances, and people. As students learn to heal these unresolved issues, they become clearer and more connected to their life’s purpose and naturally grow towards careers and endeavors of authentic success and fulfillment.

Through participating in the educational process experienced at USM, graduates go on to make a meaningful contribution in their worlds in two distinct yet related ways. First, by healing unresolved issues, we literally subtract from the sum total of negativity on the planet and add to the sum total of positivity. Thus, at USM we say, “Every time one person resolves one issue, the whole of humanity moves forward.” Second, the more we evolve spiritually, the more clearly our life’s purpose reveals itself and the more empowered we become to make a meaningful contribution in the world. USM graduates are doing so in a diverse set of fields, from business to education to social impact and beyond.

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Throughout recorded history, those aware of themselves as travelers upon a spiritual journey have always pondered an essential question: “How can I live a loving, fulfilling, and productive life in this world while being true to my spiritual quest?”

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USM Alumni are Making Meaningful Contributions in the World

Scott Bauman
Attorney, Soul-Centered Living '17
A man who was guided by reason, rationality, and science—a self-described skeptical man—awakens to his Authentic Self and a new plan for his life and service after his beloved wife passes away from cancer. He shares
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Jennifer Baughan
Psychologist, Soul-Centered Living '17
An experienced trauma psychologist who has traveled the world in service was in Bali, Indonesia recovering from a motorcycle accident and her own traumatic brain injury. She shares how the USM community—of which her
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Jamie Rene
Coach, Soul-Centered Living '17
“Looking back to before I started the Program, my life looked good on the outside. I had just gotten married, bought a home, and started a new coaching business. With wedding expenses, it didn’t seem like the
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Ravi Bhojwani
Executive, Soul-Centered Living '17
“Soul-Centered Living was the biggest gift I have ever given myself. It allowed me to dissolve some of the unwanted beliefs and misinterpretations I had picked up along the way, all leading to a more calm, focused,
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