As a transfer student, I have found the formative experience of One Spirit to be extraordinary – in all ways. It is rigorous. It requires a person to “plumb their depths” and identify what needs to be healed within themselves. It gives one tools, insights and practices to work with one’s own shadow. Promoting ethical standards, it requires us to maintain supervision and therapeutic connections in our lives, so that we can be as whole as possible as we work in our areas of ministry. It is this attention to preparing its graduates to take their places as midwives, teachers, and healers for the expansion of consciousness, that makes One Spirit so unique. And of course, there is also the rich training in performing ceremonies and companioning people along their spiritual journeys. My training, my sacred formation, through One Spirit is everything I could have hoped for…and more.