By Donna Bond
As a professional life and business coach, spiritual advisor and inspirational speaker, Donna Bond’s work centers on serving individual transformation of consciousness. Assisting individuals and businesses to live into the full potential of their lives from the inside out. A graduate of The University of Santa Monica, Donna holds an MA in Spiritual Psychology with an emphasis in consciousness, health and healing. She helps clients across the globe achieve new heights of meaningful success, personal fulfillment and Spiritual aliveness. Learn more at donnabond.com or contact at 949-573-7708
I was at the top of my career making a bunch of money, winning awards, working for a prestigious company alongside the best people in the industry. On paper, I had it all. And, I was miserable.
Spirituality was always my love and my respite when I was feeling lost or sad. So, as I had done so many times before, I went seeking. I went to see a psychic begging her to give me a shred of something I could follow to lead me to my purpose.
She said, “Donna, they are spelling it out for me. S P I R I T U A L P S Y C H O L O G Y” I said, “What the hell is Spiritual Psychology?” She said, there are three universities teaching a program like this. One is CIIS in Northern California. One is Sophia University, also near San Francisco and she never gave me the name of the third one because we got distracted talking about something else.
I went home and consulted the oracle. Google. In about a minute I found my way to the University of Santa Monica, the worldwide center for the study and practice of Spiritual Psychology. My ego was throwing up a million and one reasons why it didn’t make sense to enroll in a master’s program while I was working a sixty-hour a week job. All the usual arguments our ego is so skilled at came forward. Time, money, what would people say……
As Divine Intervention would have it Veronica, my admissions counselor, convinced me to just give it a try by saying, “Donna, just come for one weekend and see what happens”. So, I did.
Truth be told I had no idea how I was about to upset the apple cart of my life. I had no idea how I was about to experience what life was really about and how I was about to experience who I really was. I hadn’t a clue about how I was about to experience my own Divinity and how that would change who I am as a personality and a person. I had no idea how the magnificence of that is beyond words, beyond feeling, beyond our logical, physical experience in this life. Dr. Hulnick always said, “This is school how you always wished it would be”.
That, is an understatement.
This program was about me. It was about the journey into me. I was the subject matter. I was the study, the theme, the topic, the focus, the exercise. This “education” which, turned into a four- year delve into my own heart – for me, was my Spiritual Awakening. It was the practical application of the hundreds of spiritual books I’ve read and how to integrate the universal laws and principles into my own life. And, it was woven together with magic and love and Spirit. And it had structure and guidance and support. It was the absolute most life-changing experience I had ever been privy to.
Dr’s Ron & Mary Hulnick, the pioneers and innovators of Spiritual Psychology have been teaching this life changing, life giving, perception altering program for almost forty years. What they have created is the most beautiful, blessed, magical, womb of awakening, in which a sacred process of remembering the truth of who you really are is held, cultivated and gently loved into being. Where all illusions can fall away as we choose to let go and consciously and intentionally invite the Divine to guide our lives.
Through my guided walk into this sacred time in my life, I was held. I was held by the exceptional layers of support in this program that are beyond anything we are even aware of while we are in it. I was held in the light as I was gently nudged, month after month for four years to claim the authentic power of my Soul essence, the truth of my Being. I was held in the hand of Spirit as I came to remember that I am that light and God is within me.
My level of gratitude for this work, for what Dr’s Ron and Mary Hulnick have created and for my first- hand knowledge and experience in the personal transformation I have experienced, have me uniquely poised to lead others on their own journey. Spiritual Psychology is a tool – it’s a modality of sorts – and the freedom, choice, authentic empowerment and true knowing it provides is liberating, life-changing and I believe, the code to understanding who we are and why we are here.
And because of it – I am now living a life on purpose. A life filled with joy, happiness, enrichment, fulfillment and meaning as I assist other people in learning how to do the same.