USM’s Mission Made Manifest:
Answering the Call of Soul-Centered Education Worldwide

Dear Beloved,

If you’ve been following the USM story the past few years, you know the school has undergone an incredible transformation since early 2020. From brick and mortar to live online classes with a staff team working remotely, the classroom energy field has never been stronger and the transmission of Loving energy, for which USM is well known, never more palpable.

Our world has been destabilized by a global pandemic, war, political upheaval and economic uncertainty, fire, flood, thirst, and hunger, all of which reflect the imminent need for an evolution of collective consciousness and yet-to-be-birthed solutions to meet these challenges.

As such, many people are asking ever-deeper questions and reaching out for skills and resources to live more Authentic and Soul-Centered lives.  The call in so many hearts at this time is “How can I make a difference?

Unlike any other educational institution on the planet, USM offers experiential education that takes place within the Spiritual Context and provides tools for life that facilitate real and enduring transformation, equipping participants to make meaningful contributions in their world and, accordingly, further the upliftment of humanity. As we say here at USM, “A conscious world begins with conscious people.”

What We’ve Been Up to in 2022!

USM is now firmly established in offering Soul-Centered experiential education live online.  What a ride!  The Blessing is that all three of the University’s 10-month Programs have been translated from the curriculum utilized in the in-person classes into robust yet more streamlined online offerings.  This involved a massive overhaul and renovation of all three Programs bringing greater clarity and elevation.  Many new processes, including numerous Soul-Centered Basic Skills, were developed for all three 10-month Programs, and this only the tip of the iceberg!

We’d love to share with you some of the highlights from what we’ve been doing during this past year:

  • A very exciting development in 2022 involved laying the groundwork for the launch of Spiritual Psychology offerings in the Middle East. This initiative is being led by two grads within whose Hearts the USM mission is very much alive. They intend to begin with the Loyalty to Your Soul Workshop in April 2023. This project has the potential to become a prototype for others who are called to share the work of the University in their region of the world. Mary and USM grad Mark Samuel have been involved in monthly meetings with the two grads from Lebanon, leading to a contractual agreement. Stay tuned as we’ll be sharing more.
  • Facilitated Life Mastery & Soul-Centered II: A Gateway to Freedom: A 10-Month Certificate Program in Spiritual Psychology Online (LM&SCL II) beginning March 19 & 20, 2022, with 190 students participating from across the U.S. and 15 countries. Working with these students has been a sacred privilege, most of whom have been with us in the live Online Classroom for the past two years.
  • Designed and facilitated the new Four-Day Retreat Online, the culminating experience for Consciousness, Radiant Health & Healing: A Portal to Grace, January 21–24, 2022, with 125 students participating. The theme was Living in the Eternal Now as the Presence of Love. For us, this event truly was a highlight given the elevation of the energy field and the depth of the work.
  • Redesigned a refined and elevated three-day Loyalty to Your Soul Workshop Online: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology, offered September 9, 10 & 11, 2022. There were 100 participants new to this work from across this country and around the world in addition to 35 audits. We were humbled by the readiness and clarity of intention the participants demonstrated.
  • Continued facilitating complimentary, monthly themed Worldwide Community Gatherings (WWCG) in support of USM’s grad community. Forty of these complimentary evenings have been offered since the beginning of the pandemic. These evenings have become a touchstone for many in the community, and it is our intention to continue offering them

What’s Next at USM?

Given all that is unfolding around the planet, USM’s mission is clearly more important than ever.  A Soul-Centered education is one of the most leveraged preparations for living in these challenging times.  What could be more powerful than navigating life at this time experientially knowing you are the Presence of Love, equipped with the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology?  To us, there seems to be such synchronicity in the convergence of events globally and for USM, leading to USM’s rebirth as a virtual organization.  USM has never been more prepared to serve those Souls around the world who are ready to heed the Call to Awakening during this time of tremendous planetary change.

During this pivotal time of evolutionary change on the planet, Mary and I have been in deep contemplation regarding what is next for USM.  We are excited to share that we will be offering USM’s Soul-Centered Living I:  A Way of Being and a Way of Life beginning March 3–5, 2023.  This Spirit-Inspired Program, taking place over ten months, has been curated and refined and will provide participants from around the world with an opportunity to experience and learn the life-changing Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology as a Way of Being and a Way of Life in service to living life in harmony with Soul’s purpose. It will begin with a very robust three-day weekend.  Go to goUSM.edu/SCL for details about the Program, and we encourage you to share with your friends and family.

Mary and I are attuning as to what offerings may best serve the USM grad community at this time.  We anticipate sharing more with you about this in the next several weeks.

From Our Hearts We Thank You

We are filled with Love and Gratitude for all of the years we have been able to serve the USM community and all of the support we have received. Your steadfast gifts of service and financial support throughout the past 40 years have been generous and sustaining. As we look ahead, we see the University of Santa Monica in 2023 and beyond serving its mission of sharing the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology on an increasingly global scale. We are more Grateful than ever for the opportunities to continue providing this life-changing education. As we have affirmed, “When one person resolves one issue, the whole of humanity moves forward.”

We invite you to give generously in support of this next phase of USM’s mission. Mary and I are contributing $10,000 as our statement to Spirit of our intention and dedication to continue serving the Greater Awakening through this work of the Spiritual Heart. One of the hallmarks of our experience with the students in USM’s online global classroom is a very powerful, compelling, and inspiring affirmation of the hunger and yearning for this work in consciousness—and the acceleration in Awakening that is available.

Thank you for your part in carrying forward the University’s mission: Communicating the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology worldwide through the process of Soul-Centered education. The product of the University is the students and graduates. Through your Awakening, there is a tremendous ripple effect as your Way of Being and Way of Life touch the Hearts and minds of others, inspiring them to come awake to the reality that they are a Divine Being having and using a human experience for the purpose of Awakening.

Let’s continue Awakening together. Your donation supports the ongoing work of the University. From our Hearts, we thank you for your love and support of us and the University all these years. 


With Blessings of Infinite Light, Loving, and Gratitude,

Ron & Mary


P.S. If you’d like to talk with me (Ron) about a donation, you can best reach me at [email protected], and I trust you know that donations at any level will be greatly appreciated.

“I chose to do the Loyalty to Your Soul Online Workshop to sharpen my USM skills and to get unstuck in an area of my life. The weekend far exceeded my expectations in connecting me to a greater level of my loving, clearing the stuck places, reconnecting to my Essential Nature, a deeper understanding and practice of the USM skills and answering the question of what does it really mean to be loyal to my soul. I feel so empowered! Thank you Ron & Mary for such a wonderful weekend of awakening, elevation, and loving!”

—Kamin Samuel, MSP ’05, CHH ’10, LTYS ’22

“This online program is extraordinary! I did the program 15 years ago as a Master’s Program, yet signed up for another dose—and I’m so glad I did. It is particularly powerful to be in trios with people from literally all around the world. And the trios actually work better because we can hear each other better in the Zoom breakout rooms than when there were 250 people doing trios in the same room. I can highly and enthusiastically recommend this to grads as well as newcomers!”

 Donald C. Fergusson, MSP ’06, CHH ’10, SCL I ’21

“CHH in 2021–22 saved my marriage, doubled my earnings, healed my relationships with myself and my extended family/friends and allowed me to create and maintain sustained joy and aliveness. With two Master’s Degrees in Psychology and years of getting other certifications, I can easily vouch that this program has been the best thing I have ever done for myself in the 46 years I have been alive. I would highly recommend this program to absolutely anyone who wants to live a full life experiencing joy and fulfillment.”

— Sanya Bari, SCL I ’19, LM&SCL II ’20, CHH ’21