A Way of Life and Spiritual Community serving Washington DC Metro Area from Northern Virginia

Honoring all paths to God

Spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and make the world a better place

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Are you looking for a spiritual community in which you are supported in investigating and revealing your own understanding of spirituality? Are you ready to deepen your relationship with the Power – the One Life – within you? Do you seek to be inspired and experience… Read More


Featured Event!

Dance Your Prayers, July 31

Dance Your Prayers, July 31

By on May 13, 2015 in News

Rev. Raymont Anderson will guide us in a sacred sock hop. 7-9pm, $15

Our Perspective on God

New Thought: You Express God

New Thought: You Express God

By on November 1, 2013 in New Thought

The Celebration Center for Spiritual Living supports the positive transformation of both our personal lives and the world itself.
At the Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, we teach people how to have a personal relationship with God. When we are deeply connected with Spirit, other areas of our lives fall into place — we can do more for others, be better stewards of the Earth, and bring more peace and harmony to the world.

What We Believe – Our Guiding Principles

We believe that the universe is spiritual and has intelligence, purpose, beauty, and order. Our beliefs are in harmony with all the world’s great spiritual teachings, and we honor all paths to God. Whether we call it God, Spirit, Energy, or Universal Intelligence, we are ever conscious that all people, places, and things emanate from this Universal Intelligence that is within us and all around us.

You and God are Inseparable

We believe that God is a Loving Intelligence, operating in and through all life, never separate from anyone or anything. Through study and spiritual practice we come to understand our oneness with this indwelling Divine Presence. We teach and practice a way of life where we can all learn how to live in accordance with spiritual principles. These principles, which we call the Science of Mind, are as reliable as the laws of physical science. We believe in Cause and Effect and teach that “It is done unto you as you believe.” In essence, your thinking and your expectations create your reality. By studying and applying spiritual laws, you can change your unconscious beliefs and create improved conditions in your life.

Be a Part of an Inclusive Community

The Celebration Center 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.

The New Thought tradition dates to the 1880s and has its roots in the Transcendentalist             Movement of the 1830s. New Thought has an enduring and respected legacy that includes luminaries such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Phineas Quimby, and Walt Whitman. Some of the better known authors today whose writings represent our teachings are Michael Bernard Beckwith, Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Byron Katie, and Eckhart Tolle, as well as many others.  Our teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of all the spiritual traditions through the ages. People of all spiritual paths — Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Islam, New Age and others — are all welcome in our communities.

 

Prayer of the Day

The Divine Contrasts of My Life

The Divine Contrasts of My Life

By on July 9, 2015 in Prayer of the Day

Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP

Prelude

I’ve had a busy day.  I’ve had a day full of doing things I never had time for when I was still working.  Busy meant something very different way back then.  Today, my big complaint was that it was too hot outside to consider going into the hot tube on the deck when I got up.  So, I dressed, ate breakfast over email and Facebook, then fed birds their seed and suet, fed the nine waiting teenage Mallards lots of cracked corn in the creek, drove to the gym for a two hour workout, came home, showered, took our cat to the vet for a checkup and rabies shot, and then came home remembering I had not yet written my Treatment for today.  Oh, God!  It feels like I just can’t keep up with everything.  That’s also the way I felt sometimes when I was still working.   So, ……………………….

Treatment

I look up through the venetian blinds at darkening clouds, and I relax and release any thought that we have had too much rain.  I become quiet, knowing that somehow the rain will make a perfect blend with the earlier sunshine.  I come to love the contrasts and the Divine blending at the boundaries of the opposites of my life.  I see God in the rain and sun, the trees and the dirt, the ducks and the creek, career and retirement, the rocks and the sand, appetizers and dessert, work and play, young and old.  I allow and accept and love playing with the Divine contrasts of my life.  I know them as God at work, and at play also.

I accept the contrasts and know the blending brings a sense of unity in my life.  Somehow we are one and many at the same time.  I allow it to be either way in my life: our Divinity makes us Diverse, and our Diversity makes us Divine.

I realize I can “have it both ways”.  I see those of us who are still working and raising children and trying to take care of a home and a bank account as having different contrasts in their lives.  I know those contrasts blend into Divine diversities, and we all have the power to stop occasionally, look up through the venetian blinds of life, see the rain clouds and the sun shine, and allow them to blend into the blessing of a Divine life.  We each have that Divine life and the power to stop, and know it NOW.

I am so grateful the floods and droughts of life just average out and blend into a Divine rain forest with oases of Saguaro Cacti.  I thank God for the contrasts of life and our power to blend them together in rainbows of life.  The power of words is the power of compromise.  I’m grateful for them all.

I release and let it be, whatever It is.  I trust and know that God is a huge blender for whatever way we choose to blend the contrasts of this busy life.  And we each have to power to release ourselves into whatever is next in our busy day.

And, so it is.  Amen

 Treatment for for July 9, 2015

 

All are Welcome Here

Inclusive and Diverse!

By on October 30, 2013 in Diversity

lgbt flagDiversity is key to who we are. Check out this video by our national headquarters.

Our Sunday Service

Join us in Celebration

By on November 3, 2013 in Service

Our Sunday service finishes with a song and social hour. And our sign language interpreting is world class.


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