My specialization in Spiritual Counseling required an ordination from the International Church of Metaphysical Humanism. The ICMH hold 9 Principles of Belief, whereby I have sworn to uphold these principles as a practitioner.
As taken directly from the International Church of Metaphysical Humanism website:
The spiritual philosophy of Metaphysical Humanism is based on nine metaphysical principles that empower and enhance the human condition. These solid principles are excellent as the foundation of an individual’s core values, but sufficiently broad enough to complement most spiritual beliefs. All the Church's articles, classes, courses, and writings have some basis in these principles.
Our Nine Principles of Belief
Principle 1: As sentient and evolving human beings, we not only believe in practicing and living by the principle, “Do No Harm,” but also in the principle of “Do Right” thus enhancing the vibrational level of humanity.
Principle 2: We believe in the indomitable power of the human spirit to ultimately triumph in the face of any dilemma; the answers we seek already exist within us. We invoke and exert the counselor and guru within.
Principle 3: We believe that we alone are responsible for and capable of solving human social problems and believe the roots of those solutions lie in exploring, understanding, and empowering the human condition.
Principle 4: We embrace the differences that make all human beings unique recognizing that we all come from star material and are, therefore, equal irrespective of heritage, beliefs, gender, or gender preference. One planet, one race, one ancestry, one destiny.
Principle 5: Rather than a supreme being, we recognize and honor the divine energy that exists in all living things.
Principle 6: We believe the nature of a human being encompasses both a physical and spiritual aspect, and that human consciousness survives the death of the physical body in a coherent fashion; thus, death opens a new chapter of life and conducts the individual into a higher state of existence.
Principle 7: We believe in Self-Acceptance, Self-Responsibility, and Respect for Free Will, and that these three synergistically create the goal of Self-Completeness (self-actualization).
Principle 8: We believe in the value of practical education in metaphysics, metapsychology, and life-skills as a means of empowering the human spirit and enhancing the human condition. We maintain an open—but grounded—mind to potential realities as yet undescribed by science.
Principle 9: We believe that discovering the true nature of consciousness and human existentialism will ultimately have a positive impact on human evolution and peaceful coexistence.