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
Last week, I listened to Center for Spiritual Living’s Spiritual Leader, Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon speak at our annual Convention. He talked about not letting the discomfort of transformation outweigh its benefits. He told us to never back down or withdraw our energy or time, talents or treasure now or in the future. He asked us to remember the bigger vision and mission – to transform the world by offering the spiritual tools for personal transformation, which will lead to global transformation. (My apologies to Dr. Kenn for an incomplete or incorrect quote.)
He was talking about the ongoing merging of the two Centers for Spiritual Living groups, and it occurred to me that he could just as easily have been talking about Center for Spiritual Living Denver’s time of transition/transformation that we are currently experiencing.
There are a lot of ways to think and feel about change. It is the way we react that is important to us as individuals and to CSL Denver. It is all in our attitude. It can be uncomfortable, exciting, unpredictable, a blank canvas awaiting our creation, or a place where things don’t operate the way we are used to anymore. Which attitude are you choosing to take?
You CAN decide. Are you going to notice ‘they’ don’t do the music you like anymore? Or that you are getting to hear talks from ministers you’ve never heard before, and are getting a completely different view of the Science of Mind? Are you noticing your friend is no longer attending, and wonder why? Are you noticing that hospitality seems to be a little shorthanded, and there may not be a greeter at the door some Sundays? Are you upset or willing to help? How do you decide to react?
Remember what Dr. Kenn said – don’t withdraw or step back – step up and embrace that transformation. Commit to being an instrument of the change that God/the Universe is making here at CSL Denver. Share in our evolution. Let the energy and ideas flow through you, as you. Neither CSL Denver nor you will be the same. Come be a part of the rebirth. Step into your own Vibration of YES……
Blessings, Rev. Lauren
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