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 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 July 2015
"The more freedom we give our understanding, the more delight we have in life. Our understanding, being set free, feeds upon the great universal light." Emma Curtis Hopkins, Scientific Christian Mental Practice
"The Divine Plan is one of Freedom; bondage is not God-ordained. The seed of freedom must be planted in the innermost being of man, but, like the Prodigal Son, man must make the great discovery for himself." Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind, page 25.2
This month, in the United States (and in other countries - the French celebration of freedom - Bastille Day - is July 14th) we celebrate our freedom. On the surface, this is a celebration of freedom "from..." - from an oppressive regime. But, in Spirit, there is nothing to be free from, for we have, in Truth, never been in bondage.
We experience bondage - whether in a body that does not function as freely as we would like, a relationship in which we feel imprisoned, a financial condition which seems limiting, a career that does not allow our creativity to soar and express fully - as a real thing. Yet, it is neither the Truth of us, nor of the Universe. Therefore, as hard as it may be to accept, the experience of bondage - restriction in any form - is of our own creation.
Once we understand this challenging Truth, however, we also realize that the experience of Freedom is also of our own creation and is what is truly available. It's like living in a fog bank, when the bright light of the sun is always available, but we do not move (in consciousness) out of the fog bank.
Emma Curtis Hopkins, in her lesson "The Way of Wisdom" invites us to drop all accusations of the world, others and ourselves. She uses the affirmation, "I do not accuse the world or myself of foolishness or ignorance; therefore, I see clearly the prosperity of my new life now." Emmet Fox tells us to turn from our problems and think only of God. We know that what we put our attention on increases. So, if I am focused on the people or situations I think keep me in bondage, that experience continues and grows. On the other hand, if I can shift my consciousness and see the presence of God - of Good - in everyone and everything, I am no longer in bondage. My mind starts to open to more creative ways to live and my experience changes.
This month, I invite you to join me in Emma's affirmation. I invite you to focus on/contemplate the Good - what's working - instead of looking at what's not. As we focus on what we desire and where we want to go - the inherent Good/God that is already present - we experience a Freedom unknown to us before.
"I do not accuse the world or myself of foolishness or ignorance; therefore, I see clearly the prosperity of my new life now."
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 a Prospective New Members 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.