Discovering My Life's True Meaning ~ A Four-Week Course


I know my chosen life’s purpose is in alignment
with a Higher Purpose for me when I am inspired
and when I experience the joy, spontaneity,
and gratitude of service.

~ Susan S. Trout, PhD Born to Serve
and The Clarion Call


To discover why I am here and to uncover the meaning of my life from a spiritual perspective.


            When our soul is determined to evolve, it
            will find a way to convert even rocks to fertile soil.  Delineating the ups and downs of our life enables us to see how we have transformed the obstacles into gifts. 
            ~ Susan S. Trout, PhD,  The Awakened Leader

                    1. To view the events of my life through the 'bigger picture' of my soul's reason for being
                    2. To discover the spiritual purpose of my life regardless of what I 'do' in the world
                    3. To identify the Present Main Purpose of my life and explore which aspect of my Life Purpose it fulfills
                    4. To explore practical ways to support my alignment with my Life Purpose

                            MAKING THE DECISION

                            Does your life lack meaning?  Have you ever wondered, 'Why am I here?' or asked yourself, 'What is the purpose of my life?'  Do you lack inspiration or spontaneity?  Do you feel like something is missing from your life, despite having 'a good life'?  Do you feel unfulfilled in your work and think there must be something else 'out there' for you, but not know what it is?  Have you sensed that you are here for a special purpose but have never been able to ascertain what that purpose is?

                            Carefully read and consider the Universal Tributes Courses introductory page.  Ask yourself if now is the time to devote yourself to beginning (or deepening) your spiritual journey using the psychological-spiritual tool of the Ten Universal Tributes.

                            The course for Universal Tribute TWO supports discovering your life's true purpose  through the understanding and practice of Tribute Two:  I know my chosen life’s purpose is in alignment with a Higher Purpose for me when I am inspired and when I experience the joy, spontaneity, and gratitude of service.

                            As part of making your decision to enroll, carefully read the program requirements and time commitments listed below.

                            Topics Covered

                            • Tribute Two and Tenets:  I know my chosen life’s purpose is in alignment with a Higher Purpose for me when I am inspired and when I experience the joy, spontaneity, and gratitude of service.
                              • Exploring how significant events in my life reveal keys to my Life Purpose
                              • Understanding the concept of 'Present Main Purpose' (which changes over time) and how each Present Main Purpose of my life fulfills some aspect of my Life Purpose
                              • Identifying goals to help bring my life into alignment with my Life Purpose


                                          • Follow the designated study steps and complete reading and worksheet assignments on schedule
                                          • Spend approximately one-half to one hour each day to complete the four-week course
                                          • Send designated worksheets to assigned faculty member
                                          • Apply course material in personal and work life
                                          • Discuss completed assignments and handouts in phone calls with your assigned faculty member, plus additional contact by email as needed
                                          • Lesson cannot be extended past the original four-week period

                                              Alignment with Divine Will reveals to each the uniqueness
                                              of the individual soul's plan.  Such alignment also generates the inspiration and energy necessary to express the soul's destiny, its individual spiritual assignment.
                                              ~ Susan S. Trout, PhD, Born to Serve

                                              ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

                                              1. Interested person is emailed course description
                                              2. Person registers if wishes to enroll by
                                                calling 703-706-5333 OR emailing

                                              ONCE REGISTERED

                                              1. Student is provided with the Table of Contents and the assignments and handouts for the month and asked to review them before orientation phone call or meeting.
                                              2. Phone or in-person orientation to review assignments and handouts for the month and set a starting date, as well as dates and times for the following phone calls*:
                                                • A half-hour “check-in” phone call from your assigned faculty member to address any questions you may have will take place one week after you have started the lesson.
                                                • A one-hour phone call made by you to your faculty member will take place at the end of the month to review the month’s assignments and experience with the material. Your faculty member will send you an email that explains the focus of this phone call.

                                              * Student is invited to contact the faculty member during the month via email or phone if s/he has difficulty working with the materials and needs support.

                                              Course Tuition: $100

                                              Fee Policy: Course paid in full at registration.  Full refund if you withdraw within three days.  Course fee is nonrefundable after three days.  Participant makes and pays for monthly phone calls.

                                              Text: You will need to purchase your own copy of Born to Serve. Purchasing a Universal Tribute Card Set is optional.

                                              Reference: Susan S. Trout, PhD, Born to Serve: The Evolution of the Soul Through Service. Alexandria, VA: Three Roses Press, ©1997.

                                              Disclaimer: The Institute for the Advancement of Service does not provide medical or mental health care.  As such, courses and study programs are not intended to be psychotherapy, medical therapy, or a substitute for either one.  Participants are required to assume self-responsibility for their wellbeing by seeking, when appropriate, psychological and medical professional care.

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