Loyalty to Your Soul®

The Heart of Spiritual Psychology

A Three-Day Workshop

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from Thursday, April 20, 2023

An Empowering Three-Day Workshop in the Life-Changing Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology

The Loyalty to Your Soul® Three-Day Online Workshop is designed to provide participants with a foundational experience of the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology, as developed and taught by Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick of the University of Santa Monica (USM), the Worldwide Center for the Study and Practice of Spiritual Psychology® to thousands of graduates worldwide over the past 40 years.

Spiritual Psychology, as learned and practiced through USM’s Soul-Centered educational approach, is heartfelt, relevant, practical, highly experiential, and transformational—in plain English, it is life-changing. The skills you will learn in this Workshop are tools not only for personal transformation and Spiritual Awakening but also for becoming more interpersonally effective.

If you are ready for a radical shift in perception—one that may challenge and profoundly alter your idea of who you are and what your purpose is on this planet—the Loyalty to Your Soul Workshop may provide the information, tools, and experience you’ve been seeking. In this gentle yet profoundly transformational Workshop, you will have the opportunity for learning how to relate with yourself and others from within the Spiritual Context. By that we mean the Awareness that you and everyone else are Divine Beings having a human experience. You’ll experience processes that have proved effective in assisting thousands of USM students in positively transforming  their consciousness and their lives.

And for USM grads, it’s a great way to share USM with family and friends

Learn Soul-Centered Skills,
Transform Your Consciousness,
and Transform Your Daily Life

This gentle and empowering Workshop will provide you with opportunities to:

  •  Discover and explore what life is like when considered from within the context of the Soul’s reality, and understand how to use that Awareness in grounded and practical ways to live a more fulfilling life.
  •  Learn the Principles of Spiritual Psychology and practice ten Soul-Centered Basic Skills for Seeing Through Soul-Centered Eyes, which can transform the way you see, approach, and experience all aspects of your life.
  •  Discover the difference between the Goal Line (Physical World Reality, including career, relationship, health, family, life purpose, and meaningful contribution) and the Soul Line (Awakening into your Essential Spiritual Nature) of life and how you can use both to move forward in your life.
  •  Replace an insidious, victim-centered “I’m upset because … ” lens with an empowering Soul-Centered Learning Orientation to Life.
  •  Learn how challenging experiences and emotional suffering can be healed and used as doorways to Spiritual Awakening and meaningful contribution.
  •  Meet like-minded and like-hearted Souls.
  •  Experience how a Soul-Centered approach utilizing the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology automatically results in you experiencing more Love, Joy, Compassion, Acceptance, and Peace.
  •  Discover what it means to be Loyal to Your Soul!


The Heart of Spiritual Psychology

We are excited to be offering the Loyalty to Your Soul® (LTYS) three-day Workshop Online on May 5, 6 & 7, 2023! This workshop is a robust dive into the foundational Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology. During the long weekend, participants from around the world will be experiencing the quintessential Soul-Centered Basic Skills and “power tools” that have supported thousands of students over the last 40 years to live more authentic and empowered lives.

The Loyalty to Your Soul Workshop is an opportunity to experience the power of a group of people who recognize that A Conscious World Begins With Conscious People—and answer the call to consciously Awaken, loving and supporting each other in Healing and the empowering work of remembering:  I am a Divine, Loving Being having and using a human experience in service to Awakening.

It Starts Within You

The transformed world you seek around you can only emerge by first transforming the world within you. That world is your own consciousness.

The University of Santa Monica’s world-renowned three-day Loyalty to Your Soul Workshop in May 2023, plus a bonus evening, is now available to anyone on the planet through the Blessings and advances in online classroom technology such that we can provide a truly Soul-Centered educational process online.

Current student experiences are best expressed by what they are sharing with us regarding their participation in the Online Classroom: “the Loving transcends the medium.”

All of us at USM are so enthusiastic! Who would have thought we could successfully translate this world-renowned Workshop to an online offering available to students around the world without your needing to leave the safety and sanctuary of your own home!!

We invite you to join us for an empowering and liberating experience!

What LTYS Graduates have to share about their experience:

It’s worth it. Whatever you’re debating about, this workshop taught me so many valuable lessons that I’m not sure I would have found before. I’m already someone who has been ‘doing the work’ for many years, but the way Ron and Mary taught elevated forms of tools clicked. No matter your age or how far along you are in your journey (even if you are just now starting your journey), it’s worth it.”

Attending USM has been one of the greatest gifts and most powerfully transformative experiences of my life. Coming back 30 years later for Loyalty to Your Soul has reminded me of this and has deepened my gratitude to Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick for their incredible pioneering work in the field of Spiritual Psychology. It is amazing how profoundly and deeply one can learn in such a short time.”

This has been a deeply powerful and transformational workshop. Never have I experienced the depth of comfort and loving in any other workshop or class as I have experienced from LTYS. I am profoundly grateful for the abundantly open, safe, loving, and healing environment that is nurtured in this workshop. It allowed me to expand into deeper loving and acceptance for myself and others than I’ve ever had the joy to experience before. I came to find what’s out there for me. I found what’s inside of me.”

What is Spiritual Psychology?

For more than 40 years, we have provided students with opportunities for learning and applying life-changing Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica. You may be asking, “What is Spiritual Psychology? What are these Principles and Practices? Can they help alleviate the mental anguish and emotional suffering I experience at times? Can they assist me in transforming my consciousness and my life—knowing my life purpose and living into it?”

We say, “Yes. That is exactly what they’re designed for!”

If you delve into the meaning of the word psyche, you’ll find phrases such as “breath, principle of life, soul.” But if you explore the meaning of the word psychology, you’ll see “the science of mind and behavior.” Somehow, in the translation from essence to clinical practice, the most important aspect of psyche has been lost. We recognize our calling as restoring the spiritual dimension to the Heart of an authentic psychological inquiry. It is this reintegration that is the Heart of a truly Spiritual Psychology, which we define as the study and practice of Conscious Awakening. As my [Ron’s] first spiritual teacher was fond of saying, “The reason psychology was inspired onto the planet was because humanity forgot why it was here.”

What does Awakening mean?

Awakening begins with the awareness that we simultaneously reside in two worlds. We are most aware of the one known as physical-world reality. It’s the world of our everyday existence, including relationships, work, finances, health, weather, politics, etc., with which we are familiar and which we think of as reality. It is the world we know through our five senses.

And, as we are becoming more and more aware, beyond five-sense, observable, material reality, there is another reality. It is non-material, multi-dimensional, and spiritual in nature. For our purposes, we define Awakening as becoming more and more aware of this “other” reality, where we experience our Essential Spiritual Nature as Loving, Peaceful, Joyful, Free, Enthusiastic, Beautiful, Creative, Wise, and more! The Persian poet and mystic, Jalaluddin Rumi, was certainly speaking from an Awakened state when he wrote:

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doors where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep.

Awakening into the Awareness of who, or more accurately what, you truly are and living your life from within that Awakened state is the essence of Spiritual Psychology. Today, as the evolutionary tide on the planet is rising, and larger numbers of people are Awakening to the Awareness that they are, in fact, Divine Beings having and using a human experience, the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology provide context and tools for living into that Awareness. It is, in fact, our destiny to Awaken; for as we do so, we are actually Remembering that which is and always has been true.

This can be considered your personal introduction to what we speak of as the “Michelangelo effect,” which was so brilliantly expressed by the master sculptor himself when he said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” In just such a way, Awakening is not a journey of “becoming”; it is a process of “Remembering.”

Now here’s what to us is the most interesting and exciting part. This process of Awakening is not primarily a meditative process, though we encourage a spiritual practice we refer to as Spiritual Exercises. Awakening can be facilitated by engaging in an active process of releasing or dissolving the self-created barriers within your consciousness that are all that prevent you from knowing the Majesty of your Soul—from experientially knowing that you are the Presence of Love. As written in A Course in Miracles, “Your task is not to seek for love but to seek and find all the barriers you’ve built against it,” and to that we add, “… and to dissolve them.”

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Entering the Spiritual Context

What does it mean to be a Spiritual Being having a human experience? Might it be that Teilhard perceived most of us as seeing ourselves in exactly the opposite way? Clearly, he was aware of the tendency to define ourselves as human beings who occasionally, if we’re fortunate, have a spiritual experience.

Teilhard’s quote is a powerful statement regarding the Spiritual Context—the Awareness that you are a Soul and that your life serves spiritual purpose—for it opens a portal to another way of perceiving yourself, your life experiences, and your purpose for being on this earth in human form.

To read an expanded answer to the question, “What is Spiritual Psychology?” click here for an article by Drs. Ron & Mary Hulnick entitled Spiritual Psychology: The Long-Awaited Convergence.

The best description of our inherent nature is that we are, at our core, comprised of the energy we call Loving. 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.”

“Soul-Centered education recognizes spiritual reality and begins with the assertion that, rather than human beings who have a Soul, we are Souls having a human experience. This Principle evokes a radical paradigm shift, which results in a psychological and educational process whose goal is to bring forth the Beauty, Wisdom, and Compassion inherent in every human being.”

USM | University of Santa Monica, center for Spiritual Psychology

Online Experiential Education in the Life-Changing Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology—USM Style

A new age is dawning here at USM!!

For more than 40 years, USM has attracted students who were so deeply called to participate in the University’s Programs that they traveled great distances from around the world each month, including from places as far away as Dubai, UAE; Oslo, Norway; Kenya, Africa; Sydney, Australia; Quito, Ecuador; as well as many European countries.

Now, as a consequence of the global pandemic, Ron and Mary have redesigned USM’s dynamic, Spirit-filled curriculum such that it can be delivered online while maintaining its experiential nature.

This change in delivery system is in harmony with the University’s mission of Communicating the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology Worldwide through the process of Soul-Centered Education.

Part of the question we asked was: How would this immersive Soul-Centered education, which takes place inside the Spiritual Context, translate into an online format?

What is amazing is students report the Heart-to-Heart, Soul-to-Soul connection and palpable transmission of Loving are as present and enlivening as ever.

Highlights of the USM online LTYS classroom experience include:

  • Online classes are conducted in a supportive educational environment, meeting over three full days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plus one evening following class.
  • Facilitator talks are followed by three-person “trio” processes through which participants can directly experience the concepts and information presented, discovering for themselves the value and workability of the Principles & Practices of Spiritual Psychology.
  • During trios, students learn and practice ten Soul-Centered Basic Skills, tools of Healing, Awakening, and enhancing interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Large group sharing follows each trio process during which students share their experiences from the trio and ask questions.
  • Sharing segments are opportunities to witness and experience Healing and to learn directly from master facilitators, Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick.
  • The participants become a supportive community of like-minded and like-hearted individuals.
  • Spiritual Psychology, as experienced through the online format, is heartfelt, relevant, practical, and transformational—
    in plain English, it is life-changing.
Sanya Bari, USM student of Spiritual Psychology

To all like me who feared that the spirit of USM would get lost in the online format, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the first online class and the first online trio ever offered by USM.
“SCL I last year was such a beautiful experience. I couldn’t understand how the ‘high’ that I would feel after class could be achieved. I thought: ‘We would miss soul gazing,’ and ‘I won’t be able to hug people and enjoy their energies,’ etc.
“Well, as I come out of the first class, I’m so excited and relieved to report that I’m feeling the calm high, the warmth of love when I feel truly received, and the support I feel when I’m guided with compassion.
“I realized the venue has changed, but the people and the work are the same. I should have known it’s not the location but the people that make the class, and the USM tribe was there. The loving USM community with their open hearts ready to love and be loved were there. I feel so blessed and excited by the possibilities of having more and more USM teachings in my life.”

Loyalty to Your Soul is such an amazing introduction to how to effectively view life from the Spiritual perspective. As a grad of the two-year program, I was amazed at how much material was covered in just one weekend. It was such a great reboot of the skills that have become essential to living a life free from unnecessary emotional upset and victimization.”

Participating in this workshop was the ultimate gift to myself. I have been moved by people’s stories, inspired by what we are able to overcome, and the deep connections we are able to create with ourselves and one another. Ron and Mary’s facilitation skills are superb and the content is accessible and profound. I am so grateful to have been a part of this journey and to be leaving with so many impactful tools for living a more purposeful and love-centered life.”

Drs. Ron & Mary Hulnick, founders of Spiritual Psychology, in the Online Classroom

Founding Faculty & Co‑Directors
Drs. Ron & Mary Hulnick

Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick are pioneers and leaders in the field of Spiritual Psychology™ as well as master teachers and facilitators of Awakening in Consciousness.

They are renowned educators, authors, and the Founding Faculty and Co-Directors of University of Santa Monica (USM), where they continue designing the University’s extraordinary curriculum and facilitating Soul-Centered Programs in Spiritual Psychology for more than 40 years that are on the frontier of Awakening in Consciousness. These Programs provide students opportunities to experience a rich, multi-dimensional, Soul-Centered educational process supporting deep Healing and Awakening into the fuller revelation, expression, and embodiment of the Authentic Self—the Beauty, Majesty, Wisdom, Creativity, and giftedness of each student. The golden opportunity is a transformed consciousness and a transformed life.

For 35 years, the University offered state-approved Master’s Degree Programs in Spiritual Psychology. In 2015, USM completed the Master’s offerings transitioning to Certificate of Completion offerings. In May 2020, with the advent of the global pandemic, the University underwent a second radical change to offering this life-changing experiential education Online to a global community. Drs. Hulnick continue developing and refining the curriculum and co-facilitating the Programs in the Online Classroom.

Ron is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist—retired. Mary is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Psychologist. 

USM graduates share that being with Mary and Ron in the classroom, whether online or in person, is without exception one of the most transformative, Loving, and memorable experiences that they will cherish for a lifetime.

Ron and Mary are the authors of Loyalty to Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology, published by Hay House and available in 12 countries and 8 languages and recently released as an audiobook read by the authors and available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Their latest book, Remembering the Light Within: A Course in Soul-Centered Living, was published by Hay House in 2017 and is available at www.ronandmaryhulnick.com.

Spirit continues to be at work in the University of Santa Monica Online classroom in amazing and wondrous ways that touch our Hearts and inspire us to continue this work of the Spiritual Heart during this very challenging time as the evolutionary tide on the planet is rising!
♥ Never has the need on the planet for this work been greater, nor the opportunity—and necessity—to Heal the issues we took embodiment to heal more apparent. And never have the opportunities for deep Healing and revelation of the majesty of the Authentic Self been more available.
The Loyalty To Your Soul Workshop now offered online over three-and-a-half days is highly refined and provides an opportunity Soul-Centered transformational experience offering golden opportunities to transform your consciousness and transform your life, joining University of Santa Monica grads around the world committed to conscious Awakening living as the Presence of Love and the Presence of Peace.”

*Ron’s participation is health and schedule permitting. 

Drs. Ron & Mary Hulnick, founders of Spiritual Psychology, surrounded by USM students in the online classroom

A Message From Drs. Ron & Mary Hulnick:

You matter. Your life matters. And your Presence and the state of your consciousness matter now more than ever at this time of great challenge on the planet.

We are living in the time of the Greater Awakening, and as we each accept responsibility for releasing misunderstandings and negativity residing within our own consciousness, we add to the rising evolutionary tide of Awakening.

Let us come together to learn, experientially, what it means to be Loyal to Your Soul—to lift and be lifted ever more fully into the Awareness of our Essential Nature and Purpose as Loving.

We recently received a powerful and inspiring letter from a grad:

“I am quietly hopeful about this present moment in history. I recently learned that ten percent is the tipping point when a population grows into a higher state of consciousness where new structures, public agreements, and power exchanges merge according to a higher state of values.

“USM has demonstrated for over 40 years, but especially in this time of unprecedented urgency, that it is possible for humanity to awaken to their Essential Nature and recognize and respect that same essence in all life forms.”

Surely her words sound the Call to Higher Consciousness for those ready to answer it. University of Santa Monica students and grads have been answering the call for more than 40 years.

For those of you called to participate in the Loyalty to Your Soul Workshop Online, it is a way to not only Elevate Your Game but also to Accelerate Your Awakening! You can serve yourself through participating—transforming your consciousness and transforming your life—and also serve humanity at this time for the greater Awakening on the planet.

Are you ready to accept this challenge and extraordinary opportunity?

Your future Self is already thanking you!

We look forward to sharing this special workshop with you. What a sacred privilege and opportunity it is to come together at this critical time on the planet with like-minded and like-hearted people with the intention to experience themselves as the Presence of Love—the Presence of Peace.

As Ron has shared, “When one person resolves one issue, the whole of humanity moves forward.”

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Class Schedule

A Schedule You Can Live With

Classes meet over three full days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plus a Capstone Tuesday Evening (Pacific time) Class following the class weekend. This schedule allows adults with busy personal and professional lives to participate.

Weekend Classes

  • May 5, 6 & 7

Weekend Schedule*

Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Pacific
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Pacific
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Pacific

Capstone Tuesday Class**

  • May 23

Capstone Tuesday Hours

  • 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pacific

*All ending times are approximate. There is a meal break of 1¼ hours each day along with other shorter breaks throughout each day.

**Also offered at 10 a.m. the following Thursday.

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$1,250 for the 3 Days (May 5, 6 & 7)
(Including the Bonus Class on May 23) 

Refund Policy

Tuition is fully refundable up to 24 hours before class begins on Friday, May 5 at 9.a.m. Pacific. After Thursday, May 4 at 9 a.m Pacific, tuition is no longer refundable or transferable.

Do it! What a gift and opportunity to help you connect with your Authentic Self. We take care of our bodies, so concerned with diet, exercise, and appearance. We educate ourselves so we can advance in the work world. This is something you can do to take care of your emotional well-being. Tools that will help you view your life differently and move into a life of love and light.”

USM offered a safe and sacred space for me to examine and go deep into myself. It helped me realize that when I feel safe, I have the capacity and desire to go inwards and not feel judged or defensive. I feel like today is the first day I will actually live an authentic life.”

If you’re worried that it is too much spiritual and not enough useful real world psychology, don’t worry. It is real world psychology with love, values, goodness, and spirit at the core, which is what a meaningful life is all about.”

For those new to this work, please know that completion of this life-changing Workshop is a prerequisite for some of the other Workshops and Programs that USM will be offering.


Call our Admissions team at 310.829.7402 
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Arianna Huffington, fan of Spiritual Psychology

Arianna Huffington

Co-founder of The Huffington Post, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and best-selling author of 15 books.

“In today’s noisy, distracted world, it’s harder than ever to listen to your inner voice. Ron and Mary Hulnick are invaluable guides for anybody who wants to live a life of meaning and purpose.”

Arianna Huffington and Ron & Mary Hulnick at USM University of Santa Monica Spiritual Psychology Graduation
Robert Holden, fan of Spiritual Psychology


Best-selling author of 11 books including Higher Purpose, Loveability, Life Loves You, Shift Happens, and Holy Shift

“These practices are designed to help you experience a holy shift from believing you are an ego in a body to realizing you are a Soul in the Universe. Imagine that! Imagine being grounded fully in your unconditional Self, sharing your Soul gifts with us all and living a truly Soul-Centered Life.”

Robert Holden with Ron & Mary Hulnick at USM University of Santa Monica Spiritual Psychology graduation
Iyanla Vanzant, USM University of Santa Monica Spiritual Psychology graduate


USM Graduate, Host of Iyanla: Fix My Life on the Oprah Winfrey Network, best-selling author of 18 books including Get Over It

“At a time when my internal cup was empty, USM filled me with insight, inspiration, and a deeper connection to who I truly am. For anyone on a path of healing, growth, or service, USM offers food for the soul, enlightenment for the mind, and peace for the heart. This school honors and respects every student in such a wonderful way.

Regardless of who you are or what you do in the world, a USM education is a life-transforming gift that will sustain and support you all the days of your life.”

Iyanla Vanzant with Ron & Mary Hulnick at USM University of Santa Monica Spiritual Psychology Graduation
Neale Donald Walsch, fan of Spiritual Psychology

Neale Donald Walsch

Best-selling author of 29 books including Conversations with God

The University of Santa Monica is an extraordinary institution, and if you have not heard about it, you need to.

Even if you already HAVE found your path in life and manifested the reality of your soul’s highest calling, you will want to know more about USM, if only in order to pass the word about it along to others.

There is no place quite like this place, and if you have been yearning to find your way in life, earnestly searching for a path to your own highest manifestation of the love that burns deeply within you for all of life and for all of humanity, I strongly urge you to investigate this breathtaking learning center.”

Neale Donald Walsch with Ron & Mary Hulnick under a USM University of Santa Monica Banner at Spiritual Psychology graduation
Loyalty to Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology book and audiobook

Loyalty to Your Soul:
The Heart of Spiritual Psychology

Ron & Mary’s best-selling book has sold over 25,000 copies so far and has been published in eight languages.

“Loyalty to Your Soul is the work of master teachers, two of the very best in our world. Ron and Mary Hulnick give us a step-by-step method and set of principles not only to overcome our egoic reactions, our upsets and fears, but to use as signals from our Souls as to what and how we can learn. Each problem serves as an awakener. We become Soul conscious as we apply the wisdom of the Soul to the problems of the ego. This is conscious self-evolution at its very best. A vital work for us all.”

— Barbara Marx Hubbard
Author, evolutionary educator, and founder of the
Foundation for Conscious Evolution


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