The Center for Spiritual Living, Redding
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 August 2016
"Glance at the sun. See the moon and the stars. Gaze at the beauty of the Earth's greenings. Now, think." Hildegard of Bingen
"When the artist reveals the reality concealed in things, he sets it free and, in turn, he liberates and purifies himself." Chang Chung-yuan; Creativity and Taoism
BEAUTY, NATURE, ART and AESTHETICS
We can often get so wrapped up in the day to day business of living, that we take no time to "...lift up mine eyes to the mountain, from whence comes my help." How many times have you, like me, suddenly seen the beauty that was always there, but we weren't paying attention because we were so self-absorbed in our own thinking?
Michael Beckwith's name for that Infinite One is "The Love, Beauty, Intelligence of the Universe." Beauty is one of the seven main aspects of God, according to Thomas Troward. In fact, Troward attributes the action of Spirit as Artistic Ability. This is constantly expressing. And, we can participate in it by our choice!
Creation is constantly happening. But creation is not creativity. Creativity is our making use of the flow of Infinite Creative Energy to think and create something different than has been done before. An artist looks at the same thing as everyone else and thinks/creates something different, something unique to him or her.
When we take the time to immerse ourselves consciously in beauty, nature, art and aesthetics, we immerse ourselves in the flow of creativity. Spirit creates by contemplating what It becomes. We create the same way. If we are busy contemplating problems, lack, limitation, and so on, we will, by the Law of Manifestation, create more of that experience in our life. If we "...lift up our eyes," we will see another reality - the reality of abundant joy, beauty and love - which simultaneously co-exists and is equally available for us to experience.
It takes letting go of the old patterns labeled "problem solving" and "productivity," "task accomplishment" and "efficiency." Time spent immersing ourselves in beauty, nature and art may not seem immediately productive. Many schools have dropped art classes in favor of "more important" things like reading, writing and math - largely "left brain" subjects. But, this immersion into the beauty and aesthetics of Life is exactly what most of us need to rekindle our imaginal lives and find new solutions and creative ways to lift our lives - individually and collectively - into a new way of being. It is what is necessary to create a "...world that works for all."
This month, I invite you to take some time - real, solid time - to immerse yourself in beauty, in nature, in art and aesthetics. Grow your imaginal mind (imaginal cells are what transforms a caterpillar into a butterfly!) Let yourself play and set your dream-self free.
Have a wonderful month!
Love and Blessings
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.