The Center for Spiritual Living - Redding
The Center for Spiritual Living in Redding provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place.
The Center for Spiritual Living 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, and accepted for who they are and 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, you will belong to a like-minded community, a spiritual home, where you can discover peace of mind, healing, and inspiration, and live with a personal relationship with God. We look forward to meeting you in person!Back to Top
Minister's Message for May 2013
"The great adventure lies ahead of you. Discover within yourself that Divine Spark which may be fanned into a glowing flame, giving you warmth and security. The light from it can certainly and surely guide you to the greatest experience any (person) can have the experience of the Presence of God to whom and through whose Law all things are possible.
May you go with God."
Ernest Holmes, A Design for Living
This month we are exploring some of the great wisdom of Ernest Holmes that he wrote near the end of his career. The book, A Design for Living, was originally published the year before he made his transition. It is refreshing to visit some of his established, spiritual insights as they matured during his career as a minister and speaker. Every talk we share together is an opportunity to explore more deeply our connection with Spirit. We invite you into the introspection that sharing this philosophy invites us to discover. This teaching is about learning to take a look at yourself and see what speaks to you as your truth. It encourages us to create in our life those deepest longings one has for health, love, prosperity and creative expression. It is about attaining our connection to God. As we travel the path together, we support one another in transforming our lives to live our fullest potential in harmony with nature and knowing a greater good for all beings.
An excerpt from the foreword in the book invites us to look at these important revelations:
- Behind all we see is the invisible reality of God, out of which all things are made.
- Our thought is the determining factor in our lives, and we can practice active, right thinking to produce definite, desired results.
- Life is "done unto us as we believe," and our beliefs can be changed to be more accepting of the good we desire.
- To the degree that we cooperate with and entertain good in our thoughts, the entire nature of the universe is for us and nothing is against us.
- The only limitations we have are the ones we have created and accepted.
- We need to place a new evaluation on ourselves filled with wonder, humility, awe and reverence for the Life that flows in and through us and all things. (Page xxi)
We are ignited by these principles. Let us choose to live them daily and renew our journey with enthusiasm and joy!
With Great Respect, Rev. Mary Mitchell and Rev. Sue MillerBornBack to Top
Peace Practice for May 2013
"I tell you one thing – If you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather, learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own." ~~ Sri Sarada Devi
That is the practice. The moment we let our words slip into criticism, we have diluted our personal power and love. We know within our own selves what it takes to be a steward of our mind. It is with personal dedication to the Self that we honor one another with love and see one another as we would like to be seen. Holding to this principle keeps us at peace with others and allows us to always seek the greater good that is longing to be revealed. Peace Is... we don't need to pick at it.
Blessings, Rev. Sue MillerBornBack 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 Essence, a newcomer's orientation class, on the 1st Sunday of each month following the 10:30 service... meet at the front of the sanctuary.
- Pick up a Friendship Packet at the Information Desk.
- Call our 24-hour recorded prayer line: 221-HEAL.
- Browse our Bookstore for inspirational reading and listening material.
- Call us at 221-4849 or email us for more information.