Posted 5/23/2008 5:55 PM (#5684 - in reply to #5682) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: California, USA
Yes, I've already decided on a thesis topic, as well as decided on a broad category for my dissertation. I will narrow it down further as I read. It feels really good to have a clear goal and know I'm steadily progressing towards it. ...and good luck and blessings to you as well! ~SF
Posted 5/29/2008 1:00 AM (#6062 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: NE Ohio
I finished with all the courses back around Oct. 2006, had my dissertation done before my thesis, because i accidentally made it too large. It was suggested to use my thesis, as my dissertation instead. So I just had to re-write a new thesis. The dissertation took me about 6 months to create. The thesis was done in two days. I think they are pretty easy to write, if you pick something you really love. Then it just flows right out.
I must say, i cannot pick a favorite, but i loved many courses. There were very few that i didn't absolutely love.
Since this school, i have gone to three other schools. I specialized in hypnotherapy, then got my BA in psychology. Now I am working on my MS in Mental Health Counseling, to go with my hypnotherapy, and spiritual counseling. I am also keeping busy performing weddings. I have married 14 couples and have 5 more scheduled as of now. I have only been in the yellow pages since Jan. So that is another fantastic service one can do with UMS schooling.
All i know is if I can do it, you all can do it. Should anyone have problems, i would be more than happy to share my own techniques or understanding. I can even recommend a great citation website for your needs to correctly cite your references in either MLA, APA or Chicago style formats. Just go to http://www.Knightcite.com Then copy and paste what they give you, after you fill in the blanks, and place it in alphabetical order on your reference sheet of your thesis or dissertation. This website is awesome for quoting your citations correctly and have saved my rear on many accounts. LOL My kids told me about this site, and I am sharing the free resource.
Anyway.... i hope you love it all like i did and still do. Even after nearly a year and half of being done, i always go back to my courses for help.
Posted 5/29/2008 10:08 AM (#6104 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Do you have time to sleep? What a labor of love! This workshop I am developing will eventually be a book which I plan on being a compliment to my dissertation-or vice versa- thanks for the reference to the website-what a great tool that must be..I am sure I will be visiting it...
Posted 5/29/2008 1:38 PM (#6144 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Jill's thesis or dissertation has become a UMS elective "House Healing For Ghost Hunters." I have not read it yet but am looking forward to it, especially since questions have come to me lately about energy beings that surround us or attach to us. Enrolled students and alumni who wish to purchase an extra elective for $10. can.
It is quite amazing what Jill has done, directing her energy to accomplish so many interesting things, and a great Mom, friend, and wife too!
Posted 5/30/2008 12:16 PM (#6183 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: California, USA
Jill - how did you get started performing weddings? Did you advertise? Was it hard? I think I might like to do that ultimately - I mean down the line, that is.
Congrats on having your dissertation approved as a course! ~SF
Posted 5/30/2008 2:39 PM (#6188 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: NE Ohio
Hey all, Thanks for such compliments. Sometimes I feel pulled at in all directions, but it works out somehow. LOL
It was my thesis that was turned into an elective. I was actually shocked they wanted that one over the bigger one....I threw the one they took together in two days. It just flowed out, like it wasn't me. Perhaps that is why it worked. Thanks again.
As far as marriages; I had to send a photo copy of my certificate of ordination to the state of Ohio with their fee. (always about money) once I did that, they send back a license. This isn't in all states, but in Ohio i had to do that. Some states are free, some more, some less. I think Ohio was $10 bucks. No biggy. Then all i did was create a website. (which got my first clients). Then i placed ads in the yellow pages (Just listings). Which is what is working for all the rest of the clients. I am in three different local phone books under Wedding Ceremonies. I bought a black robe and a purple stoll. I haven't used that one yet, i will next weekend. It's easy and pretty quick.
I do get extra nervous.... because when i get nervous i can tend to be a dyslexic speaker. NOT a good thing. LOL I will swap letters of words exactly somehow. I.e. I will mean to say let the sun shine, and will accidentally say let the shun sine. So i have to make sure I slow it down, take deep breaths, and I do fine. This also helps the nervous couple. Me telling them to take a deep breath, while I needed it, has helped. I remember a couple actually came up and Thanked me for reminding them to take a deep breath. Just prior to starting the ceremony.
Over all, it's been a blessing~ I consider myself one lucky person. ha ha
Posted 6/5/2008 5:12 PM (#6388 - in reply to #6144) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
in response to jill's thesis, at my current work place we all see beings in our peripheral, sometimes, within 5 minutes I will think someone is coming to talk to me 3 times. Everytime I am sure it is a co worker coming to talk and then there is no one there. Then I found out it is happening to everyone.
As for where I am at, I am nearly finished the bachelors, and will probably do the creative project last. I have had a lot of ideas for it, all of which were too big, and I am waiting for the pressure to come so I can put more energy into it.
Posted 6/5/2008 9:49 PM (#6394 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: NE Ohio
Danny, it will come, when it's needed. I work best for some reason under pressure. Then i go into auto-pilot. That is how i describe it anyway. Just type, what you FEEL, or draw, what you see in your mind.
I have a very creative mind, some would even say it's warped. HE HE HE, gotta keep it, fun.
As far as activity in the place (Ghostly) I don't doubt it. Ghostly activity has been reported since man walked earth. By all means, if we beleive we exist after human death, then there is eternal intelligence and i don't think they keep us locked up. LOL, well maybe me. HA HA HA. I am kidding, but I know exactly what you are talking about Danny.
Thank you for the compliments everyone, I do enjoy weddings very much. They are fun.... When i goof up, i just giggle and it all blends in, like i was supposed to do that. End result.... they are MARRIED. As long as I sign the papers.... send it in.... it's all good.
I am feeling a little better now. Can you tell? :P
Posted 7/30/2009 7:31 PM (#16284 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: North Georgia
I thought I'd research some old threads and see if we can get the energy flowing.
Glad I found this one, Jill's story is really an inspiration . Maybe we could restart this thread and add what you plan on doing with your degree and what the graduates are doing.
I just finished all the Bachelor's courses (Yeah ) and have begun the Master's program. At this point in my studies the hypnotherapy courses have really inspired me (as well as everyones input here! - thank you ). I plan to begin a course to become a certified clinical hypnotherapist in January. I am also feeling a great desire to write and have already begun a writing for publication course. I would love to perform weddings as well as work as a life coach, but for now I'm just seeing where this wonderful path leads!
Posted 8/3/2009 1:53 PM (#16384 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: Buffalo, NY
I am a beginner with the school and have completed 7 courses. I am in the process of creating a Ayurveda Practioner School in Buffalo NY. Buffaloayurveda.com. I didn't believe I could do this until I started taking the courses at the University of Metaphysical Sciences. It's been life changing and I can't thank everyone associated with the school enough. Thank you all.
Posted 8/5/2009 10:48 AM (#16410 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: NE Ohio
Right now I am not in any school what-so-ever and I find myself somewhat in a rut. My purpose has dropped down to blah.... I know I want to write more, but need to focus, which seems so hard to do right now.
I am goal oriented.... If I have a purpose (diploma, degree, certificate) of some sort, then I seem to put more effort into it. If I don't have a goal, then I just procrastinate.
I miss school.... I pretty much finished here in 06. I could start over... lol. NAH! I know... I think I will start my second dissertation. Gee, I hope I can remember how to plan it out. I have no idea what to write it on... but will figure it out. I have an IDEA! everything starts with idea's.
Posted 8/12/2009 6:58 PM (#16475 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Just finished my Bachelor (B.Div.) Loving the school and the course material. Got my masters stuff yesterday along with my diploma. Now for the true challenge THE THESIS, I'm certain it'll go well. Just a little overwhelming at first glance. Blessings to each of you on your journey into the truth.
Posted 8/12/2009 8:49 PM (#16478 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
I've completed 10 courses of the Bachelor Program. I have 6 courses here that I am reading through slowly but surely. The Communication Skills course arrived the other day and I think it was just what I needed at just the right time. It's been hard to keep the pace over the summer but I should be back on track soon. I have no idea what I'll do once I've completed all the courses, for now, I'm just enjoying the ride and exploring the possibilities.
Leo, Congrats on finishing the Bachelor Program. Did the instructions for the Thesis come with the first packet of Master's materials? I feel overwhelmed by the prospect of doing the thesis and I haven't seen anything on it yet.
It's wonderful to see people progressing. Good luck everyone!
Posted 8/12/2009 10:10 PM (#16483 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Yes, the thesis information came with the welcome to the masters program packet. That and the first 4 courses. The thesis won't be that difficult. All of the information will guide you through the process. It's the same basic layout as most of the course material. The introduction, review of literature, methods, findings, discussion and conclusion. There is a requirement for a total of ten books used for your research. So pick a topic and start reading. I've had my topic for a couple of months and have done a fair amount of web searchs, all saved to my research file.
Just pick a topic that you find interesting (metaphysical of course) and you'll be ready when the time comes.
Posted 8/14/2009 2:46 PM (#16526 - in reply to #16487) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: United Kingdom
Leo's advice is sound, and s/he has a great avatar.
And, congratulations to him/her, mazel tov.
Though as regards her/his advice, and nowithstanding it is great for the essential of writing and completing successfully the dissertation, I for myself take the view that 10 books is the basic. There are very many more than 10 books in the world; so,
just to suggest, read widely, choose carefully, then read and choose again. I've no idea how olde Thee might be, nor what Thine intentions are, but this is just my response.
Posted 8/19/2009 5:21 PM (#16658 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
I've completed the Bachelor's and have started back in on the Master's courses. Trying to stay focused & motivated to get them completed, but always a bit frazzled & out of sorts by the time I leave the day job it seems (keep trying to figure out why I'm still there, but not trying to fight it as much - figure it's like quick sand, the more I struggle against it... the quicker it'll pull me under).
Posted 11/2/2009 8:40 AM (#17633 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: NE Ohio
Ferty has posted SPAM again and will be BANNED!
I believe that if you cannot write your own papers, why pay for school to begin with. The writing is only to help one express their own idea's and write about how it's put to use. Most written papers are unique and different, which is exactly what makes all these different courses now available to others.
Please tell a mod if you see such a post like that one again. Thank you Paul, it was your post that caught my eye to do something about it.
Posted 11/14/2009 12:22 AM (#17763 - in reply to #17633) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
And I am sorry too, Doc! The slim majority of my students buy papers and cheat on exams and fudge any other things they can get away with....WE now get training as to how to understand and deal with this so that the cheaters and plagiarizers can have some self esteem. I wanna know if anyone has assessed what we have done to our kids????
Posted 11/14/2009 11:00 AM (#17770 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: NE Ohio
Oh c'mon.... I think everyone knows in life that there IS right and wrong, but humans will ALWAYS want to take the easier rout. It's naturally built in. I mean if you want to go to the store to get milk, would you drive to the next state, if you can get it down the block? It's not logical. You take the quickest, shortest rout. That is what cheating is. However, it also cheats us out on the knowledge. Had we driven to the next state... we would have seen lots of new things. This could turn into a million different reasons and stratigies.
I personally have cheated too many times to count. BUT.... it was in classes where I simply didn't understand it and the teacher wouldn't help me, and my parents simply wouldn't accept a bad grade. Other times I cheated because I was bored out of my mind and didn't give a crap about the subject enough to learn it, due to falling asleep everytime I tried. LOL. However... when it's something I LOVE, i wouldn't DARE cheat myself out of the real learning experience by cheating, especially if I am paying for it. We are talking a difference between being immature and mature though.
It's not about absolutes either.... that has nothing to do with it. I have three kids in college right now and two are honor roll, one is getting by with medium grades. I tell them to do the best they can and if they don't understand something to PLEASE ask the professor for help. Unfortunately, some teachers are not very good teachers and some students just aren't good students. Then we have some of both, that are just fantastic. I was lucky, I had a really good math teacher in college... he could teach calculus to kindergardners, he was that good.
Teaching children starts at home, with encouragement. Tell a kid he is smart all his life and trust me... he will go far, or take it where he is destined to go. It's his/her life.
Parents don't mean to make the mistakes of telling their children they are dumb. - I was told I was dumb a lot as a child. I was told I was not college material. I was told I would get by on my looks. Do anyone think a parent would WANT to scar a child mentally like that? I know my parents thought they were just trying to get me to try harder, but what they did was make me believe I was dumb. However.... I ended up doing exactly what they wanted.... I busted my butt... went to college (many of them) and graduated with honors in electrical engineering. Which I don't do for a living, but hey... I did it just to prove that this dumb chick, could study a MAN's line of work, with nothing but math and tools and graduate top of her class. YEP... I was so proud that day to shove it in my parents face. I now had surpassed my parents on education. The last thing in the world I am now.... is dumb.
So... did my parents accidental mental abuse push me to keep learning? I know they certainly didn't WANT me to really think I was dumb. I just didn't get the same good grades as my sister, who was a straight A person and I only excelled in Music, Gym and Art.
So, cheating.... it's been done since man walked earth. It's no new news. Everyone likes to cut corners to get to the same place as everyone else. While I like short cuts and I certainly don't want to let anyone down.... I am now mature enough that I don't want to cheat myself.
Isn't that the bottom line?
Technically, I don't care who cheats on what. But if anyone else cares at all about what they are paying for... they won't WANT to cheat themselves. I just hope and pray that my doctor didn't cheat on his exams. LOL I am certainly not going to promote cheating.
Posted 11/14/2009 12:56 PM (#17775 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: NE Ohio
I am a little lost on that Abs.... I just don't get where your coming from and I don't think this has anything to do with any sort of absolute. Sorry.... just not grasping what you mean.
Is there a reason that you seem to always use or need some sort of absoluteness to everything?
It's a good vodka... but it's not a grasp-able notion when it comes to making choices that are ever dynamic. To be, absolute would be static. Wouldn't it?
What is static about cheating?
Sorry...I am not trying to be sarcastic... I am just lost in your way of thinking and I'm really trying hard to figure out what your getting at. Not in a bad way... just kind of tilting the head.... a little diagonal.... quizzical look on my face.
Posted 11/14/2009 10:44 PM (#17797 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Dockeee....you must realize that I am in close contact with the 'kids". Because of my method of teaching..... """""""Marty...why don't you use PowerPoint and give them handouts"""""""""and I respond that I prefer to walk the classroom and be one with my students........I am not well liked by the traditional teachers, but since my evaluations are consistently and unilaterally high by the students, I am the "preferred" teacher. I earn and respect the intimacy that my students give me...and they tell me point blank that they do not see anything wrong in cheating and plagiarising.....they tell to me to look at my government, my businesses, my institutions of faith and comfort....all of which have lied to them......and the FACT of that does not erase from their minds with all my palaver of ideals.
The world changed for me a long time ago DocJay.....and I think as the kids grow you will cross a bridge with the youngest.......and perhaps find yourself............
Peace and Love and Hugs, Marty and Luckylee, Poppyhead, and SissyGirl
Posted 11/15/2009 12:12 PM (#17804 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: NE Ohio
Ahhh Marty... I have already found myself... and I wished many schools/colleges had teachers like you. I was lucky to have wonderful college teachers, it is they who helped me achieve my honors certificates. Education is important to me. Perhaps because of my past.
It took me years to get over all that, when I realized .... we are who we think we are. The rest doesn't matter. Think it good.
All good here.... I wish my happiness on everyone! HUGS and rubs for kitties
Posted 11/15/2009 12:15 PM (#17805 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: NE Ohio
Ahhhhh ABS.... I visualized your words backwards. I understand it more now. LOL I am a visual thinker... I get mental pictures and thoughts and then try to rationalize them. Silly me... ha ha ha I get what your saying.
Posted 11/15/2009 3:55 PM (#17812 - in reply to #17770) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Location: Vancouver, Washington USA UMS student
Hi again Jill,
My mother was very controlling and very repressive. As I have matured and become accountable and responsible
I have since realized she was doing the best she could with what she had and knew was true for her. It was all
unconscious on her part. We use to argue a lot. Now when we do, I just say, hey mom, that's why we live in separate
apartments. We get along so much better that way.
Posted 11/30/2009 7:18 AM (#17966 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Where is everyone at in their coursework?
I see some new people have joined the forum, maybe they'd like to know where we are now with our coursework?
I'm finally moving right along and getting back on track.
I'm in the middle of the "Unlocking Your Creativity" Course (In the Bachelor's Program). I've answered the exam questions, but I still have to do the exercise at the end as well as the meditation. Then I'm going to start working on the "Bachelor's Creative Project" Hopefully I'll get a lot of that done this week since I'm off work.
Posted 12/16/2009 4:11 PM (#18252 - in reply to #5660) Subject: RE: Where is everyone at in their coursework?
Kiddo, that is GREAT! Congratulations!
I'm still in the same place- I did do the meditation but still working on the creative projects. I may skip around, do some other work, and come back to these, working on them a little at a time. With the holidays fast approaching, life is busy.