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 July 2014
"The One Mind...is the essence of creativeness. It is available to all." The Science of Mind, Page 284.2
"Creation is constantly happening, but all creation isn't creativity." Michael Beckwith
This month, we will be exploring the idea of living creatively. I love Dr. Michael Beckwith's quote. We're constantly involved in the process of creation, that is, every thought and feeling is showing up. We often allow results to show up out of our past beliefs, conditioning, fears and doubts and then wonder why they show up.
Creativity occurs when we tap into the One Mind, as Ernest Holmes guides us, and allow the highest vision to come through us in any situation. This reminds us that creativity isn't just limited to a few people creating works of visual or musical art. Rather, we can creatively manifest the relationships, healthy bodies, careers, homes, money and so on that are the Highest Idea in expression in that channel.
Goethe says, "If you would create something, you must be something." If we want to create our highest and greatest Good, we must be in the practice of being that Good. That takes the spiritual practices of listening (meditation and visioning) and practicing (prayer, speaking Truth, and walking our talk.)
This month, I invite you to begin the practice of listening to Spirit's idea. Develop the habit of asking "What does Spirit want to create through me here?" This can be especially powerful in "difficult" situations. Most of us, in difficult situations, will revert to old, established patterns of behavior which were learned under fear, hurt and anger. Using these practices will continue to manifest more fear, hurt and anger. Catching ourselves and switching to listening to Spirit, instead of old patterns, will allow something new and better to unfold. It's not always easy, but it's powerful when you do so. See what new "work of art" you can paint in the situation.
Enjoy this month and be the new creation you choose to be.
Rev. David RobinsonBack to Top
Video of Most Recent Sunday ServiceBack to Top
Peace Practice for July 2014
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." --1 Cor.13
This scripture is often spoken at wedding ceremonies...yet to sit with this truth in deep contemplation, we see love as the avenue to peace. If we stay in a place of love, the triggers that ignite our attitudes to take a detour into complaining or judging simply soften inside of us. If we truly desire to Love...it is always patient. Love needs to flow like gentle grace and guide us in recognizing truth in all matters. Our teaching in the Science of Mind is asking us to polish our views of life with Love. Set your intention this month in opening your heart to receive love. See every circumstance as an opportunity to put love first no matter how right you might feel. Let it open in you a greater sense of understanding. Witness the fireworks in your life...then see your experience with love and awe. In so doing, you can then celebrate the wonder of peace that fills you the moment you bless what is with love. Peace is...
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 Essence Class, a newcomer's orientation class, on the 3rd Sunday of each month following both the 9:00 and 10:30 AM services and the Prospective New Members Meeting held on the first Sunday of each quarter (January, April, July and October) following both the 9:00 and 10:30 AM services.
- Pick up a Friendship Packet 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.