Center for Spiritual Living™ Denver is a face, a place and a space for love, located in the heart of Denver. Here you will learn spiritual tools to transform your personal life and help make the world a better place.
We are an inclusive, affirmative spiritual center, teaching spiritual principles compatible with most core aspects of the world religions. We respect other spiritual paths and are anchored in the teachings of Science of Mind and Spirit.
Science of Mind and Spirit is a 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.
What We Believe
Greetings to you in the newness of 2015. In the rhythm of our lives, at this time of year, we are urged to consider reviewing our life and beginning anew. Some of us will take new action, corrective action, or repeat action towards that which we desire or know is good for us. This is a great idea.
How wonderful this is, the process of assessing, letting go and beginning anew. You may know what’s coming next from me here.... And yes, the process of assessing, letting go and beginning anew is available to us all the time, every moment of every day, every day of the year, throughout all time.
Illumined teacher Eckhart Tolle says this, “Nothing ever happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now" and the founder of Science of Mind and Spirit, Ernest Holmes, states, “the Universe exists in the Eternal Now, each
moment complete and perfect within itself.” How do we experience this Eternal Now? We enter the silence. And then we enter the silence again... And then again. We invite the present moment to connect with us and anticipate the unifying of our mind, body and spirit. And the benefits of cultivating our connection with the present moment are experienced in our everyday walk in the world.
What are you thinking about for 2015? What do you want to let go of? What are you willing to step into further toward your heart’s desire? I trust that you give yourself a gracious action plan and that in that action plan, you include the inaction of courting the Presence, the present moment, the Eternal Now. All that you seek is prepared for you already.
Many blessings, Rev. Mary Jo
You know what? Just love your Self. Don’t worry about who loves you or what you can do to get someone to love you.
When you look for love outside, you spend an awful lot of time trying to figure out how to be loveable—how to measure up to someone else’s standards. Only you don’t know—you can’t know what anyone else’s tastes are. When you constantly seek approval out there, you run the serious risk of forgetting who you are, of forgetting your innate worth.
You can’t make anybody love you, but when you start loving and appreciating your Self you give people (and yourself) the opportunity to see the real you. They may love what they find or not. If they do, you’ve a new friend. If they don’t, it means only that you’re not wasting time on energy that doesn’t suit yours.
Kindness, love, appreciation directed at your Self goes out into the world and attracts like energy. Louise Hay once discussed how her life changed when she began loving herself. She had had a history of attracting negative relationships. She said that once she learned to love herself she found that abusive people no longer knew she existed. Loving herself made her life better. Loving your Self will make your life better too.
If you want love, be loving, and who better to practice on than you. Just picture what it would be like to give yourself a break by not criticizing your missteps, your weight, your looks, your income. What would it feel like to accept your Self and be a little kinder to you? Think about it for a minute—really see it in your mind: you loving to you. Feels pretty great, right?
So, just love your Self. You deserve it.Giselle Pellikan, RScP