The Center for Spiritual Living, Redding
Greetings! Centers for Spiritual Living and the Cultural Integration and Evolution Committee would like to share with you the February 19, 2017 Global Vision video from Dr. Kenn Gordon - "Things Are Not Always as They Seem."
Standing with Religious Leaders of Faith
Centers for Spiritual Living stands in solidarity with leaders and faith organizations who have spoken out about the Executive Order from the President of the United States of America that bans immigrants from seven majority Muslim nations, including Syria, whose residents have been subject to ongoing, deadly civil war.
Centers for Spiritual Living embraces the United States of America's values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, which to us means the inclusion of all people. Therefore, we affirm what is written at the base of the Statue of Liberty: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me; I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
We stand in solidarity with religious faith leaders who believe that it is possible to create a world that works for everyone without loss of human rights or national security. In following the example set by Jesus, who in Matthew 12:13 said, "Stretch forth thine hand," our organization extends our hand out to others to promote good will, love, and compassion in the form of this affirmation of our solidarity.
In the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who stated that our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter, we choose not to be silent and instead, we appeal to our leaders to work toward human dignity and compassion for those who turn to our nation for help.
Centers for Spiritual Living values and celebrates the individual uniqueness and contribution of all people as they express through differences of gender, ethnicity, culture, history, experience, talents, and sexual orientation. Therefore, we commit to speak for, and stand with, those who are working diligently to uphold our constitution and our bill of rights by protecting human rights and the dignity of all people. We commit to standing with those who refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, or sexual orientation.
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Center for Spiritual Living, Redding, in Redding, California, provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place.
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.
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 Center for Spiritual Living, Redding, you will find 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
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Minister's Message for February 2017
"We have to repent in this generation, not merely for the hateful words and actions of bad people, but for the appalling silence of good people." --Martin Luther King, Jr.
SPIRITUAL LIVING THROUGH DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY
As we continue our year-long exploration of what it means to live our values in the world, this month we explore diversity and inclusivity. As spiritual beings in human form, we do a wonderful and sometimes challenging dance of simultaneously recognizing that all is One - and, at the same time, the One shows up in a nearly infinite variety of forms.
At the recent Winter Teen Camp, I got to experience both the vast diversity of Spirit and the inclusivity of teens and counselors for each unique expression. This was a powerful demonstration of how we, as a people can live - honoring each unique expression, even if we don't fully understand or align with it.
What kills off inclusivity faster than anything else is prejudice. This word literally means that we judge and we judge before we even get to know a person or situation. When we can let go of judging another (Byron Katie does wonderful work to support this process) and especially forming advance judgments, based on external appearances, we can open up to seeing and experiencing a person or situation as it really is - without the filters we may have carried.
As we are learning, this can take tremendous awareness and willingness to look deep. Recent awareness of concepts like "white privilege" and the long standing patriarchal system show us that we can be subtly hurtful or misunderstanding of another's experience of life. None of us knows everything. Approaching a person or situation with an open mind - a willingness to truly experience this expression of the Divine as they truly are - enables us to see the unity and the diversity at the same time.
This month, let us all be aware of how our consciousness evaluates and see if we can approach people and circumstances with "beginner's mind." Let us celebrate and enjoy the vibrant diversity of the Infinite One! Let us be "for something and against nothing" and be actively for respect for all.
Have a wonderful month.
Rev. David RobinsonBack 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 the Prospective New Member Meeting, which are held quarterly.
- Pick up a Friendship Packet from a Board of Trustees Member at the Information Desk in the Foyer.
- 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.