USM Worldwide—here we come!
Things are really humming here at the University. There’s an enlivening resurgence of enthusiasm and commitment to fulfilling the University’s mission. All of us at USM are feeling the higher vibration frequencies—the higher energy that is coming onto the planet during this time of the Greater Awakening. We are definitely in resonance with Spirit—joyfully humming in harmony with the Great Hum of the Universe.
We are We are enthused to share with you what Spirit is inspiring and all that is transpiring at USM during this very powerful time.
After three years of remaining Covid-free, both of us contracted the corona virus in early January 2023. What initially was a “pause” button became a “reset” button, bringing forward new direction. We have thankfully emerged from this time of rest and contemplation with greater clarity regarding the University’s path forward at this time.
Spirit, wanting to assure that we are mastering the lessons of Acceptance, Cooperation, and trusting the Divine Unknowing, provided new direction for the University and its offerings.
It has become clear to us that it’s important to restore the organization to a schedule of classes that it operated on for so many years, with classes starting in the fall and the Labs and Practicum offered during the summer months. In order to prepare for the classes and enroll students for the two 10-month Programs beginning in September and October, USM will not be offering classes in June, July, and August other than In God’s Living Room. Consider the metaphor of the ocean liner that periodically docks for a period of time in order to prepare itself to again set sail
Two of our beloved grads, Maysar Sarieddine and Nour Fayad, will be facilitating the three-day Loyalty to Your Soul Workshop, which will officially debut in-person in Lebanon on June 9, 10 & 11, 2023. This lays the groundwork for the launch of Spiritual Psychology offerings in the Middle East and is an extraordinary extension of USM’s work and mission. You can learn more at theinnerspace.me/ltys. Both of us are deeply touched and grateful for their vision, dedication, and inspired action in answering the call.
This initiative has the very real potential to become a prototype for others who are called to share the work of the University in their region of the world.
It is our great joy and privilege to serve Spirit, the mission, and the community of students and graduates that has grown around the University of Santa Monica’s Soul-Centered educational Programs in Spiritual Psychology. The Loving we have all shared and the learning and Blessings we have received during these more than 40 years in the USM Classroom have enriched our lives immeasurably and contributed to the evolution of this work. We are forever grateful to each of you.
A rich and dimensional body of work has been, and continues to be, gifted to us through Spirit’s infinite Generosity, Wisdom, and Inspiration. We are being guided at this time and have already begun the process of coalescing a team of graduates to support the process of succession planning. We will continue serving the mission as long as we are here. No timeline as yet has been established; however, to assure a graceful transition, the succession planning team is doing the foundational work necessary preparing the way for others to step forward to assume roles of leadership and stewardship of this University.
Think of the word succession as Success-In-Action. This phrase clearly communicates the intention of a successful transition process through which the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology can continue to be shared as others provide leadership for this organization. It is our intention to provide progress reports to the USM community as this unfolds
You, the USM Community of students and graduates, have sustained the University for more than 40 years. We are eternally grateful for your generous financial contributions and the many, many hours of service that you have given.
Your financial support and love were instrumental in sustaining the University in 2015 when it became necessary to shift from Master’s Degree Programs to Certificate of Completion Programs in order to stay true to the Heart, Soul, and Spiritual Purpose for which this University was founded and so beautifully expressed in the Founder’s Message in 1976:
“It is time to place the spiritual energy down into the physical world, and the way to do this is through education. We shall teach and learn to cure ourselves rather than alleviate symptoms. We shall transcend to the point of going through something for the last time. Completion will be a part of the spiritual ecology.”
Your support continued to sustain the University in 2020 when suddenly we were in the midst of a global pandemic and could no longer gather for classes at the University of Santa Monica Center on Wilshire Blvd, our home for 40 years. Through your generosity and the generosity of Spirit, a miracle occurred. Three months later, the University was offering online classes for Life Mastery & Soul-Centered Living II, and so we began our journey over the past three years offering Programs in Spiritual Psychology Online to students around the world.
Clearly, Spirit is not done with us yet. We’re in service to the mission of this University as long as we are here. At this pivotal time on the planet and here at USM, we’re asking for your generous financial support to assist USM into its future. We each have the opportunity to contribute and support the University’s Legacy of the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology delivered Worldwide through Soul‑Centered education.
We are grateful to you and every single student and graduate of the University. It’s been said, “A conscious world begins with conscious people.”
When USM’s founder, John-Roger, was installed as Chancellor of the University on July 4, 1989, he placed a Blessing on the University. That day he encouraged those present to own the University of Santa Monica. He said:
“I am this University of Santa Monica. In that, put the blessings of your heart and your love into it. And not only your blessings of your heart and your love, but your blessing of sustaining this University . . . [W]e want you to sustain us in this work that we’re going to do, in the expansion we’re going to go into.”
Your Love, Light, and generous financial gifts will support the University in furthering its global presence through which the life-changing Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology can be shared throughout the world.
From our Hearts, we thank you,
With Blessings of Light, Loving, Peace and Gratitude,
Ron & Mary