Centers for Spiritual Living teaches a New Thought philosophy that incorporates affirmative prayer, meditation, healing, visioning, and other spiritual tools to help you lead a spiritual life, think positively, and love deeply. As a member of our community, you’ll find the spiritual tools to transform your personal life and make the world a more peaceful, harmonious, and prosperous place.
- We believe that God is not an external personality, but a Presence that resides in all things.
- We believe that all people are equal within this Presence, recognizing that the love of Spirit is unconditional and non-judgmental.
- We believe in the universal law of cause and effect, therefore we experience the consequences of our actions, not as a reward or punishment, but as a natural result of those actions.
- We believe that our thoughts and beliefs create our experience and that by changing our minds we truly change our lives.
- We believe in the power of prayer, not as a petition or supplication, but as an alignment with the power and presence of God that always says, “Yes” to that which we have the consciousness or belief to accept.
- We emphasize and believe God to be a Universal Power for good that we can use to live peaceful, productive and creative lives. We believe that all of life is sacred, eternal and divinely guided.
- We believe that ultimately each spiritual path leads to the same realization of union with God.
We are a sanctuary where people can discover and reveal the presence of God within their own being and experience their oneness with all life. Through the realization of this Inner Presence of Love and Peace, we give way to the evolutionary impulse of the Divine and become a beneficial presence in the world.
The Global Vision
The Global Vision: A World That Works For Everyone
We envision all people, all beings, and all life as expressions of God.
We see a world in which every person lives in alignment with his/her highest spiritual principle, emphasizing unity with God and connection with each other; a world in which individually and collectively we are called to a higher state of consciousness and action.
We envision humanity awakening to its spiritual magnificence and discovering the creative power of thought; a world where every person discovers his/her own personal power and ability to create an individual life that works within a world that works for everyone.
We envision a world in which we live and grow as One Global Family that respects and honors the interconnectedness of all life; a world where this kinship with all life prospers and connects through the guidance of spiritual wisdom and experience.
We envision a world where personal responsibility joins with social conscience in every area of the political, corporate, academic, and social sectors, providing sustainable structures to further the emerging global consciousness.
We envision a world where each person has enough food, a home and a sense of belonging; a world of peace and harmony, enfranchisement and justice.
We envision a world in which resources are valued, cared for, and grown, and where there is generous and continuous sharing of these resources.
We envision a worldwide culture in which forgiveness (whether for errors, injustices, or debts) is the norm.
We envision a world which has renewed its emphasis on beauty, nature, and love through the resurgence of creativity, art, and aesthetics.
We envision a world that works for everyone and for all of creation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What is the Science of Mind belief about Jesus?
Answer: We recognize his example and teachings. We do not deny the divinity of Jesus, but rather we affirm the divinity of all people because God is the Creator of us all. We think of Jesus as an example, not an exception.
Question: Does Science of Mind believe Jesus is our Savior?
Answer: Any world teacher who helps humankind to be free from material, intellectual, or emotional bondage is a spiritual “savior.” Jesus showed us a way to be free, perhaps the most effective way ever known, and it can indeed release humankind from bondage.
Question: What does Science of Mind believe about the Bible?
Answer: It is one among many sacred scriptures, all of which were inspired by the One Mind and presented through various spiritual teachers. We believe that for Western people, the Judeo-Christian scriptures can offer a useful path to spiritual freedom. And, we also find truth in many of the world’s sacred texts.
Question: What does Science of Mind believe about God?
Answer: God is that transcendent Presence that permeates all things: the Origin of all; the Sustainer of all; the Truth of all that is; Presence and Principle; Love and Law; Life Itself; and the Substance of all form. This is in part, our concept of God, but no person can fully explain what God is since God is infinite .
Question: Does Science of Mind believe in Eternal Damnation?
Answer: No, we do not. God does not create life and then destroy or condemn it. As free individuals we may bring great difficulties upon ourselves, but that is as near as we come to so-called damnation. Then it is God, as perfect Law, Love, and Truth, to whom we may turn for release from these difficulties. The choice is always ours.
Question: Does Science of Mind believe in Hell?
Answer: Heaven and Hell are states of mind, and neither is a literal geographical place. Modern science has demonstrated that there is no actual “up” or “down” in this universe where heaven or hell might be. Both are in our minds.