Inner Work

Accessing Compassion

 ~ A Universal Tributes Course ~


By continually doing my inner work, I engender compassion for myself and others.


To explore inner work as a way for individuals to nonjudgmentally observe life experiences that can lead to increased compassion for themselves and others


    1. To support and further the study of your inner state through engaging in inner work
    2. To learn more about the psyche and the spirit through inner work
    3. To use psychological and spiritual practices that promote healing of the psyche and spirit
    4. To learn from life experiences that support the development of compassion for self and others
    Continuous inner work provides the only way to address the denied parts of oneself through which one habitually has served. By removing the veil of unfinished business, one opens the way for Divine Will to manifest. The fruit of this unceasing inner work matures into deepened compassion for self
    and others.


    Are you looking for a way to be more comfortable within yourself?  Do you want to strengthen your inner life and expand your inner work?  Would you like to have tools to help understand the psyche of yourself and others through “spiritual eyes”?  Do you tend to have strong reactions?  Are you easily triggered?  Have you learned to observe your reactions without judgment?  Would you like to learn to respond from your True Self?  Are you looking for ways to learn more about spiritual gifts?

    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 four-week course for the Universal Tribute INNER WORK supports you in accessing compassion for yourself and others by observing life experiences nonjudgmentally and through the understanding and practice of Tribute Four: By continually doing my inner work, I engender compassion for myself and others. As part of making your decision to enroll, carefully read the course requirements and time commitments listed below.

    Topics Covered

    • Tribute Four and Tenets: By continually doing my inner work, I engender compassion for myself and others.
    • Understanding and Practicing Inner Work
    • Understanding and Practicing Compassion

    We do not “get better” so much as we let go of the judgments we hold against ourselves. This inner work itself is our service; we serve as we work on our own healing.


      • 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

      Course Tuition: $100

      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, practices, 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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