The Center for Spiritual Living, Redding
The Center for Spiritual Living in Redding, California, provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place.
The Center for Spiritual Living, Redding, is a spiritual community and way of life that honors all paths to God and helps people to discover a personal relationship with God. When God is the focus of our spirituality, then other areas of our lives fall into place — we are happier, we can do more for others, be better stewards of the Earth and bring peace and harmony to the world.
We extend a warm welcome to all people in search of a spiritual community where they are embraced, respected, accepted for who they are, inspired and supported to grow to their highest potential.
No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.
Are you feeling alone, lost, empty or disconnected? Are you in crisis? Are you lacking fulfillment, looking for answers, healing and a spiritual home?
At the Center for Spiritual Living, Redding, you will belong to a like-minded community, a spiritual home, where you can discover peace of mind, healing, inspiration, and live with a personal relationship with God. We look forward to meeting you in person!Back to Top
Minister's Message for March 2015
"My mind is a center of Divine operation. The Divine operation is always for expansion and fuller expression, and this means the production of something beyond what has gone before, something entirely new, not included in the past experience, though proceeding out of it by an orderly sequence of growth. Therefore, since the Divine cannot change Its inherent nature, It must operate in the same manner with me; consequently, in my own special world, of which I am the center, it will move forward to produce new conditions, always in advance of any that have gone before." Thomas Troward, Edinburgh Lectures
"We are continuously living a new life, and when the old and the new do not fit nicely together, the old - being no longer able to contain the new - should be discarded. This does not mean that we should cast away any good the old has to offer, but that we convert it into greater good. We should press boldly forward, looking ever for Truth... There is no limit to the possibility inherent in all. Let the timid soul put its complete trust in good and press bravely on." Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind, page 439.2
Our theme for March is Spring Forward. Ernest also reminds us that, "...evolution is ever forward." As we begin spring time in the northern hemisphere, we see the forward motion that will result in the full bloom of summer and harvest of autumn. This dynamic also operates in our lives, individually and collectively. We plant the seeds of intentions as a beginning of a new creation. After a period of unseen development, the seeds begin to show sprouts and we begin to realize that we are on track to create what we want. As we continue to nourish these seeds - with healthy thoughts and practices - they fully mature into the life we desire. Eventually, because we are infinite beings, dynamically involved with the ever expanding nature of the Universe, this new life becomes too small and - old and stale - falls away, leaving a dormancy into which we plant new seeds which become a new level of expression - spiraling ever upwards in our individual and collective evolution.
Just as each season grows out of the previous, our own new growth, when done with wisdom and love, incorporates the best of what has come previously, discards that which doesn't fit anymore, as our quote above asserts, and begins to manifest as the new good.
As a Center, we are deeply involved in this process. As I write this, a team of active and caring people from our community has just engaged in the process of calling forth the next vision for our Center - our next five year season. Some things from the old vision are carried forward, some have come to full harvest and some are being discarded as no longer necessary on our journey. We have moved from the excitement of creating and coalescing a center from a nomadic group of people, many in their 30s and 40s, under the guidance of the Goldens, to now being a more mature and established Center, maintaining and growing our individual consciousness, our facility and our congregation collectively, in both size and spiritual maturity, and opening to the generation that will continue our work into a future which we may not know.
It's important to recognize that each step of the journey calls for different practices and tools than the previous. As we begin the process of visioning and planning the next stage of CSL Redding's journey, it will be different and we must be different than before. Ernest Holmes invited us, collectively, to be "open at the top" - to not place limits on who we are and what we think we know.
There's an Infinity out there (and in here) - are you ready to "drop your tools and follow" the Spirit that guides us individually and collectively? Perhaps our new vision can be inspired by Buzz Lightyear"s "To Infinity and beyond!" Spring Forward!
Rev. David RobinsonBack to Top
Video of Most Recent Sunday ServiceBack to Top
Visitors and newcomers are always welcome!
- Join us in the Social Hall after each service. Refreshments will be served!
- Interested in becoming a member? Attend The QuickStart Class, a newcomer's orientation class and a Prospective New Members Meeting. The next class and meeting will be announced soon.
- Pick up a Friendship Packet from a Board of Trustees Member at the Information Desk in the Foyer or on the rack at the back of the Sanctuary.
- Call our 24-hour recorded prayer line: 530-221-HEAL (4325).
- Browse the Awareness Bookstore for inspirational reading and listening material.
- Call us at 530-221-4849 or e-mail us for more information.