Each year, Centers for Spiritual Living holds a World Day of Service. This year it is Saturday, September 10th. Celebration Center is going to help by bagging food for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), from 12:30 – 2:30pm. CSL-Metro will be joining us. Please let us know that you can volunteer by signing up […]
Honoring all paths to God
Spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and make the world a better place
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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.
Treatment by Ed Preston, RScP
Well, life has its ups and downs. This week I’ve been down because of the Dallas shootings. But, I had an up getting word that a hero of mine, Shariff Abdullah, has a new book trilogy coming out. He taught about Nonviolent Communication years ago. A good friend also went into surgery to have his bladder removed because of cancer. A downer. Yesterday he was pronounced “Cancer Free” so it’s up from here on. And they all go on from here.
I sit here now just knowing that Divine Life has both Ups and Downs. It is all God at work. Sometimes we can’t see the good so we think “downer”. Just as often, we see the Good and think, “Ah, an Up”. I find my peace by simply recognizing and accepting it all as Divine, as God at work in our life here on this Earth.
Both the Ups and the Downs allow me to feel my Unity with others. I am One with the people of Dallas; I am One with Shariff Abdullah, I am One with my friend, both before and after his surgery, who is again “Cancer free”. And it goes on and on, my feeling my Oneness with everyone going through the Ups and Downs of life. I accept that Oneness constantly.
I realize that both shock and joy connect me with those involved in either or both. I focus on that sense of connection and rise above the Ups and Downs of life to just know that All is Good and All it God.
I gratefully accept those Ups and Downs, knowing that I have ways of becoming grateful for both. I just accept my gratitude as deeply rooted in the Ups and Downs of life and I am just Grateful for Life, overall. I simply say, thank you Spirit for the power of these words to bring Life to us all, knowing “these words” include “Up” and “Down” in life.
So, I release these words into the Law of the Universe, simply trusting that “Up” and “Down” are both Divine.
And so it is, Amen!
Treatment for July 9, 2016