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Minister’s Welcome

Minister’s Welcome Are you looking for a spiritual community in which you are supported in investigating and revealing your own understanding of spirituality? Do you want easy access to classes that enhance your learning-journey? Are you ready to deepen your relationship with the Power – the One Life – within you? Do you ... Read More

Featured Event!

Interfaith Meditation Service, April 27th, 11:00 a.m.

Interfaith Meditation Service, April 27th, 11:00 a.m.

By on April 15, 2014 in News

Please join us for this joint project of the Interfaith Meditation Initiative and Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, an hour of Buddhist, Jewish and New Thought Meditation.  The combined intention for this gathering is to bring together diverse faiths to share meditation – a language of love and peace that bridges all perceived difference. More […]

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 CelebrationCenter 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 CelebrationCenter 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, Muslim, New Age and others are welcome in our communities.

 

Prayer of the Day

Aaaaahhhhhhh, Uninspired

Aaaaahhhhhhh, Uninspired

By on April 10, 2014 in Prayer of the Day
Treatment By Ed Preston, RScP
 
 
Prelude
 
As I sit here ready to write, I am feeling totally uninspired.  I think, “That’s got to be good, right now.”  I wander on.  Totally uninspired is being totally ready to just Be and let it Be and, for this moment, release Becoming, the other half of Reality.  Inspiration is a launch into Becoming.  For now I’m “stuck in”, or just at peace in Being Uninspired.  I wander around in Being Uninspired and Uninspired Being.  I find a deep peace that is totally uninspired.  It just is.  I accept it now.  And so I pray.
 
Treatment
 
As I sit here divinely uninspired, I know that God is also Divinely Uninspired in this moment.  We un-inspire one another as we become One in Being and release Becoming, for this moment.  I trust that Inspiration will again lead me into Becoming, but for this moment, right here and now I celebrate being uninspired and just Being.  I am Divinely Uninspired and I share that Un-inspiration with God, and with all who read this in their moment, here and now. 
 
I accept that my Oneness with All that is can be best known when I am totally uninspired to Become anything else.   My inspiration and Becomingness lead me into my Universe of Manyness where I celebrate creation in its Many forms.  Yet, right now, I settle back into my Being uninspired and just celebrate my simply Being in the Oneness of All of us totally uninspired creators as we just celebrate Being in this moment.
 
So, reality seems to be two fold:  Being and Becoming, Uninspired and Inspired, Now and What’s Next?,  Here and Where to?.  I accept this two-foldedness of my Reality and I share it with all who read this because I am so totally uninspired and at peace that Oneness and Twoness and Manyness are all just part of Being and BecomingUninspired and Inspired.  Sometimes I’m Uninspired and just Being in total peace.  Sometimes I’m Inspired and Becoming something new as I create with God.  I know we all are both Being and Becoming Divine as we shift through time and space and other dimensions of Reality. 
 
So, I again celebrate my Being Uninspired in this moment and just accept it with gratitude.  Tomorrow I will become something, if I get inspired.  For right now, I am grateful for just Being Uninspired to do anything except wander around in Un-inspiration and just Be.  I say “Thank you, God” for both Being and Becoming and for the peace I find right now from just Being Uninspired and Being who I am in this moment. 
 
I release any need to be inspired and to become something else, in this moment, as I also release these words into the Law of life.  Even “Law” is really “Laws”, so I accept the Manyness of a beautiful tomorrow, and celebrate the Oneness of this moment of Uninspiration.  I let it be, and so it is.
Treatment for April 9, 2014
 

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.

Our Home

Visit Us

Visit Us

By on November 3, 2013 in Building

Nestled in a shopping center, our sanctuary stands alone, while our offices sit above the adjacent shops.


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