Order of Sacred Path-Degree Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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You may seek membership into the Order of the Sacred Path by completing the Request for Admission Form, indicating your desire to become a part of the Order and your fulfillment of the requirements of 1st Degree Initiate (listed below). Upon acceptance, you may then choose to work toward the achievement of Levels 2 and 3. Certificates of Achievement are awarded at each level. Graduates of the Third Degree will be eligible to participate in an Initiation Ceremony, and will receive a special plaque recognizing full membership in the Order, and honoring this Higher Consciousness achievement.


1st Degree Initiate (Mind)

The requirements for acceptance into and movement through the Degrees of the Order of the Sacred Path are:

  • Demonstrate that you are of good character, have a spiritual calling, and are willing to honor your calling;
  • Consider yourself to be more spiritual than religious;
  • Be prepared to show that you are psychologically stable, emotionally mature, and intellectually open to MetaSpiritual Truths. (List three references and the email’s of those character references);
  • Be established on a spiritual path of your own choosing, and be acquainted with the teachings and disciplines relevant to your spiritual perspective;
  • Be willing to serve others selflessly.
  • Be open to the Universal Truth that you are a spiritual being having a human experience.
  • See your spiritual growth as the lifelong pursuit of a higher state of consciousness.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to defriend any and all religious dogma, exclusivism, and inhumanity — and question unquestioned answers.

Once accepted into the 1st Degree (Mind), you are invited to:

  • Create a regular spiritual practice and a Spiritual Space that is dedicated to your practice.
  • Adopt four of the Spiritual Practices referenced in one or more of the Your Spiritual Practice volumes outlined on our website and/or our Podcasts, and briefly report how each has contributed to your spiritual growth.
  • Read four of the higher consciousness references listed in the Enlightened Reading Guide for Level 1, and write an Enlightened Thought Review, suitable for publication on our website, for each book.
  • Participate in one complimentary webinar conducted by Revs. Drs. Cher and/or Bil Holton, focused on expanding Consciousness and strengthening the ability to quiet the mind and focus inward.
  • Complete a minimum of one 30-Day Challenge offered by The Global Center for Spiritual Awakening.
  • Schedule at least one, and up to three complimentary 30-minute mentoring calls (Zoom, Skype, phone call, or in person) with Revs. Drs. Bil & Cher to discuss your progress on the Path, what you’ve learned, and the impact of your spiritual work.

2nd Degree Initiate (Idea)

Once accepted into the 2nd Degree (Mind), you are invited to:

  • Read four of the higher consciousness references listed in the Enlightened Reading Guide for Level 2, and write an Enlightened Thought Review, suitable for publication on our website, for each book.
  • You will also have an opportunity to share your insights from the books with us during one of your dedicated mentoring calls (Zoom, Skype, teleconference, or in person — your choice).
  • Adopt four additional  Spiritual Practices referenced in one or more of the Your Spiritual Practice volumes and/or Podcasts and briefly report how each has contributed to your spiritual growth.
  • Read at least two of our blogs archived on our website, and share a key insight you’ve gained from the material you read.
  • Complete a minimum of one 30-Day Challenge offered by The Global Center for Spiritual Awakening.
  • Schedule at least one, and up to  six complimentary 45-minute Dedicated Mentoring Calls (Zoom, Skype, phone call, or in person) with Revs. Drs. Bil & Cher to discuss your progress, share what you’ve learned, and discuss your commitment to your spiritual work.

3rd Degree Initiate (Expression)

Once accepted into the 3rd Degree (Mind), you are invited to:

  • Read four more of the higher consciousness references listed in the Enlightened Reading Guide for Level 3, and write an Enlightened Thought Review, suitable for publication on our website, for each book.
  • Adopt four additional Spiritual Practices referenced in one or more of the Your Spiritual Practice volumes outlined on our website and/or our Podcasts. You will also have an opportunity to share your insights from the books and spiritual practices, and their impact on your spiritual growth, with us during a Dedicated Mentoring Call (Zoom, Skype, teleconference, or in person — your choice).
  • Outline briefly what your spiritual life work looks like, and how it benefits humankind. Include your Spiritual Credo, mission and vision, beliefs and values, bio, website information (if applicable), goals, and first actions, etc. Send this summary to us via email or snail mail prior to a Dedicated Mentoring Call.
  • Create a compilation of what you have accomplished, either formally or informally, full time or part time, toward your life work. Share a brief synopsis of what you have done, and what your future plans for continuing enlightenment include.
  • Complete complimentary webinar series focused on using your 7 Core Abilities at their highest, most optimum levels to experience increased health, happiness, inner peace, and prosperity.
  • Schedule at least one quarterly, up to one/month complimentary Dedicated Mentoring calls with Revs. Drs. Bil and Cher Holton, discussing your progress and receiving mentoring guidance.

Recertification (every 3 years)

Because Spiritual Enlightenment is not a static goal, the Order of the Sacred Path acknowledges the need for ongoing and continuous enrichment and spiritual adventures to continue the process. Therefore, the re-certification process occurs every 3 years, as defined in the process below. After two re-certifications, you become eligible for Lifetime Status in the Order of the Sacred Path.

In order to receive Recertification Status as a full member of the Order of the Sacred path, you will, over a three-year period, complete the following requirements:

  • Attend at least one Think Tank Retreat or special workshop open only to Order members. Attendance at virtual retreats/workshops count as fulfillment of this requirement.
  • Participate in a minimum of three 30-minute mentoring calls over the three-year period.
  • Attend a minimum of three spiritual enrichment activities (these could include workshops, special speakers, book studies, etc.) To qualify, we ask you to submit a full description of each event or activity, along with a review of the key learnings you received from it.
  • Summarize your spiritual experiences over the past three years, how you are experiencing your life work, and what your plan is for continued spiritual growth during the next three years.
  • Create or update your Personal Spiritual Credo.
  • Submit a Request for Recertification as a Member of The Order of the Sacred Path.

Upon recertification, you will receive a Letter of Recertification, and remain eligible to take advantage of all the privileges and opportunities open to Members, listed above.