The Center for Spiritual Living, Redding
The Center for Spiritual Living, Redding, 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 2016
"Love is the central flame of the universe, nay, the very fire itself." Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind, page 478.3
"As we continue to move into the new millennium and prepare for the imminent next great leap in our spiritual evolution, it is essential that we adopt a way of living based not on fear, control and abuse of power, but on true forgiveness, unconditional love and peace." -- Colin Tipping, Radical Forgiveness
LOVING KINDNESS AND FORGIVENESS
This month, we will be exploring the theme of loving kindness and forgiveness. Living in Love is our natural, True state. God/Spirit/the Infinite IS Love. Since we are one of That, then we must be Love. That is who we ARE. It is not something we do or feel - it is our very core being, as it is the very core of Spirit's Being.
When we live in Love - not necessarily romantic love or any other specific expression - but in awareness of and alignment with the Infinite Love - we are at peace and in the flow of Life. Most of us have experienced this - even if only for a brief moment or two.
Most of us have also experienced - often for longer than a moment or two - being out of alignment with that Infinite Love. When we are, we feel other than peaceful and happy. We find ourselves living in discord.
Discord always occurs within. It always occurs when we perceive that we are separate from Spirit/Love. It may appear to have been triggered by an external person or event, but it is our interpretation - the meaning we give - that touches something within us and we choose to move out of Love and Oneness and into separation and blame. A Course in Miracles reminds us that we are never angry for the reason we think we are. When we are in discord, we have given a meaning - often formed years ago and just re-aggravated by the current experience - to what is happening, other than seeing perfection and wholeness.
When we feel that life is happening to us, rather than for us, we move into victim consciousness. Our human culture is very supportive of victim consciousness. Yet, that consciousness will never bring us true happiness or peace. Forgiveness - not condoning an action or experience, but choosing love rather than pain and suffering, is our way out. Detaching the meaning we have created (often unconsciously) to the experience and person and asking for clearer vision frees us from our continual cycle of discord and unhappiness. Ultimately, it is never what is "out there" that needs to change, but what is within us which is clouding our ability to see and experience Oneness, that needs to change.
This month, I invite us all to be willing to be more kind and loving; to practice forgiveness and being willing to see things in a new way that frees us (and them - as if there is a "them" separate from us) from the bondage of suffering and unhappiness. To ask our Inner Wisdom, "How can I see this more clearly so that I can move into my natural state of Love?"
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.