The Center for Spiritual Living, Redding
Greetings and Happy New Year! Centers for Spiritual Living and the Cultural Integration and Evolution Committee would like to share with you the January 2017 Global Vision video from Dr. Kenn Gordon - "How To Build a Values-Based Life."
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.
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Minister's Message for January 2017
"To continue one's journey in the darkness with one's footsteps guided by the illumination of Remembered Radiance is to know courage of a peculiar kind - the courage to demand that light continue to be light in the surrounding darkness." --Howard Thurman
As we learn and practice our philosophy, The Science of Mind, we live principle-centered, Spirit-led lives and turn to our principles for guidance in all moments and all areas of our lives.
A VALUES-BASED LIFE
This year, we will be working with the idea of Living Our Values in the World. This carries on the theme begun by last year's "Creating a World that Works for All." There are two parts to this process. First, identifying what our values are. Ernest Holmes wrote his powerful statement, "What I Believe," in 1927, and it has been a guiding light for this teaching ever since. It is not required that everyone believe the same things, but it certainly is a wonderful measuring stick to see what our beliefs are - which both form and are formed by our values.
This month, we will look at the basic teachings of The Science of Mind. As a friend and fellow football fan calls it, getting back to blocking and tackling - or the core basics. When I was a hard-core cyclist, I would take time each winter to strip, deeply clean, repair and rebuild my bike. Then I would have my fit checked (1/4" can make a significant difference between pain and comfort, efficiency and wasted energy), my pedaling style checked (pedal in circles, not squares) and various other basic fundamentals. Only when this was done, did I know I was ready for the upcoming season. Basics are not just for beginners.
As we become more aware of our values, then comes the next step - living them in the world. It can sometimes be daunting to stand by your values when the world seems to be heading in a different direction and trying to either take you with it or throw you off the train. But, just like in this deepest part of winter, we carry forth the festivals of Light from last month and remember the Truth of the Light within us, we must live by and as that Light. Sometimes we are walking by what Howard Thurman calls, "...remembered radiance."
It is not enough to just prepare the bike, but to then take the bike out on the road and use those basics to the best of our ability. To jump into the game, knowing that we will forget, we will mess up and get messed up, and yet we can still fall back on our values in the toughest times, because we trust them. This is what it is to live a spiritual life in the world. And we are up to it, if we choose to be.
I hope you join me and many Centers for Spiritual Living around the world as we spend a year Living Our (Spiritual) Values in the World. Nothing could be more rewarding.
Happy New Year,
Rev. David RobinsonBack to Top
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- 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.
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