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 August 2014
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." Oprah Winfrey
As I write this, I am still aglow from the wonderful Installation Ceremony at our Center this past weekend. The outpouring of love was tremendous. Dozens of volunteers created decorations, food, luminaries, organized things and brought their hearts to this process. Local and regional ministers came to celebrate. Musicians gave their best. All to honor - me? Well, on one level yes. And, on another level - to honor something far deeper.
Why did we all give our best and gather together? To honor the minister - the connection with the Divine in all of us. To honor our own spiritual Selves. To honor God as us. To honor the dream we have collectively dreamed together - a ministry and a minister that matches our willingness to grow and say YES to becoming more than we are now and have ever been. This is our collective vision, forged from the fires of past disappointments and the heights of seeing the possible.
Will it be perfect? Easy? No more problems, we'll all live happily ever after? Um, no. (Sorry.) Committing to spiritual growth, as many of you already know (just ask those in Prosperity Plus II), brings up unhealed stuff - but always, for the purpose of healing and release. We will each trigger stuff within each other: parental relationships, sibling rivalries, childhood traumas left unhealed, issues of authority, etc. We will have dark nights of the soul to walk through.
The dance of spiritual growth is that we DO walk through those - not sit and pout, not run away and quit, not point fingers and blame, not gossip/complain to others about someone else - but do the good, solid work of first turning to Spirit, looking within to see where our conflict lives within us and acting with love and integrity. As we learn to do this in relationships here, it will positively influence our other relationships and we will continue to grow lives of great joy, love, prosperity, health, wisdom, creativity and power.
I am honored and joyful to be on this journey - on this dance floor of Spirit - with you all! Much Love!
Rev. David RobinsonBack to Top
Video of Most Recent Sunday ServiceBack to Top
Peace Practice for August 2014
The theme for August is "Living a Relaxed Life." How are you doing with that concept? Are you waiting for vacation to relax? Are you waiting until the weekend to relax? Is it at the end of a day's work and sitting back in your recliner and watching your favorite TV show that you relax? Is it the minute your head hits the pillow at night that you relax? When do you let go and relax? Wayne Muller reminds us that it requires surrender. He is referring to Sabbath time and in his words:
"Sabbath requires surrender. If we only stop when we are finished with all our work, we will never stop, because our work is never completely done. With every accomplishment, there arises a new responsibility... Sabbath dissolves the artificial urgency of our days, because it liberates us from the need to be finished."
I observe yoga students every week falling deeply into the relaxation practice that follows their attention to the poses. It requires a separation from the practice of movement and a willingness to court their awareness of breath into their very soul...into absolute stillness. It is an awesome time to share in that stillness in the room. It is the very stillness that spiritual practices are intended to cultivate. So in your peace practices this month...just be still. Carve out the Sabbath time of pure stillness and get a taste of your real self. Live in the peace of the moment...
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.