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 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, 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 September 2014
LIVING YOUR LESSONS
"Intelligence can acquaint us with Its ideas only as we are able and willing to receive them." Ernest Holmes
"Feed your head." Grace Slick
Our September theme from the Joyous Living Journal - "Living Your Lessons" - sounds a little like, "Well, you made your bed, now lie in it." And, while that is one way to go through life, there are others. Let's look at it as "Living Your Teaching."
This is a great month to jump into living this teaching more thoroughly than ever. It's my favorite time of year - back to school! Summer is over and classes begin in, um, Ernest. If you're new (and there are a lot of wonderful new faces showing up around here these days) you'll find wonderful introductions to this teaching/practice in "New Foundations of the Science of Mind" and "Beyond Limits." If you've been around for a while, other classes like "Creative Process in the Individual" or "Treatment and Meditation" will support you in deepening your spiritual understanding and practice.
I have always loved our classes. I get to deepen in this rich teaching, have the structure of homework and assignments to focus me into the practice (which is where the real results come) and wonderful people to meet and/or get to know better. I've been in one class or another since two weeks after I walked into a Center for Spiritual Living in 1988. When I felt filled as a student, I became a Teaching Assistant, supporting others in learning, while gaining a deeper understanding myself.
The Sunday services are inspiring, fun and a wonderful way to connect. However, it's in the classes that people truly flourish as they learn and apply the principles of Life. We have to wrestle with the teaching about these principles, since most of us weren't raised in conscious understanding and alignment with them. The classes are where we step onto the mat and truly play.
Many of you have heard one of my favorite quotes, from Raymond Charles Barker, one of the great Religious Science ministers - "In my years of counseling, I have found that only those who really want what they want enough to decide that they shall have it will get what they want. The others mutter at me that great statement, 'With God all things are possible.' They expect me to agree, which I do. But their concept of this statement is that it will be done unto them without any effort on their part. They expect their half-thinking to be rewarded by a whole result. This is a spiritual and mental impossibility."
Classes are a great way to connect with that whole thinking that truly produces results in your life. Check them out on the Classes page of the webiste. See you there!
Rev. David RobinsonBack to Top
Video of Most Recent Sunday ServiceBack to Top
Peace Practice for September 2014
"I am never upset for the reason I think..." ~ Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD
Please join us for the International Day of Peace Ceremony/Service at our Center on Sunday, September 21st at 7:00 PM. This service is dedicated to the consciousness of peace and honors the declaration of the United Nations in 1982 to officially honor this day as a day of cease-fire and worldwide peace. The invitation is for you to think about releasing your own personal grudges that you have been holding onto and turn to the practice of forgiveness and loving-kindness prayers. This is a genuine practice to transform our experiences into a knowing of greater peace. Remember the silent blessing of "May you be happy..." whenever you get triggered into unpleasant thoughts or situations. We don't have to be right, we don't need to have the last word, we don't need to push our agenda...we simply are asked to move from fear to love and be Peace. The service takes place right after the Sacred Drum Circle at 5:45 PM.
Blessings and Peace Always, 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 QuickStart Class, a newcomer's orientation class, on two Sundays, August 17 and 24, 2014, from 12:15 to 2:45 PM in the Meditation Pavilion, and the Prospective New Members Meeting on Sunday, September 7, 2014, following both the 9:00 and 10:30 AM services.
- 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.