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
Note from the Minister:
A broad stroke of sunlight is coming through my window this afternoon and I contemplate connecting with you via this letter. I love the sun. I love the rain. I love the moon. I love the clouds, too. I love the skies here in Colorado, when they are as clear and as blue as the eye can see and when they are hosting a thundercloud or two, working out changes in the weather. Autumn is approaching us, the nights are cooler already and I have been so content this summer with the warmth. How has your summer been...?
I am reminded of change when I connect in nature, especially this time of year. There are flowers in my garden and this year, food in my garden. Each and everything growing has its season of seed, growth, bloom and regeneration. This is true about the cycles of our lives, too. I think even our goals and dreams go through these cycles. Sometimes my thoughts can be in all of these places in one day, even one hour. And for me, when I go into my sacred space and get still, the perfect pattern and divine rhythm of life grounds me. It reaches me through my breathing (take a deep breath with me right now...) It affirms for me that my perception of the world begins right there, in my breath. As I breathe in, I connect and as I breathe out, I release. Before I know it, I am calm. Before I know it, I am residing in the comfort that I am not alone in this life experience. I am then inspired that each moment in life is for me and nothing is against me. Stilling myself like this prepares me for the next spiritual practice I might do while I’m sitting....and it also prepares me for the big spiritual practice I am always doing, living. My life is a living devotion to experiencing heaven on earth. Heaven on earth is to me is recognizing how blessed and cared for I am in every moment. I love something I recently read, “being grateful for what you have little of is easy..being grateful for what you have a lot of takes a spiritual master.” Take a deep breath in and out of that statement for a little while and see where it takes you. Until next time.
All my love, blessed be. Rev. Mary Jo
By Tim Fitzgerald, R.Sc.P.
My un-chosen religious upbringing as a Nazarene played a major role in my life. Jesus stated, “I am the way, the Truth and the Life” not, “A Nazarene is the way, the Truth and the Life.” I tried so hard to look and act like a true Nazarene. After all, actors are always playing different roles. I may not have made a good “Marion” (John Wayne), but I made a very good “Marion” – ette.
Listen here Pilgrim: drug dealers are considered to be criminals. However, religious dealers have been legalized in this country. Some drug dealers sell the “white cross” to give you a speed fix, while religious dealers sell the “Jesus Cross” to give you a cruci-fix. One can go to various street corners and hear it shouted that they have the right religion for you. Even in the realm of religions, one may experience severe side effects that could lead to one’s own death.
Just because I bless all faiths does not mean that all faiths are for everyone. Just because penicillin is considered to be the first miracle drug does not mean that penicillin is for everyone. Some people are so allergic to this drug that they could die from taking it. They need to take another form of this drug to bring about the same or similar healing effects. Does this mean that people who use another drug cannot experience the same effect as those who use penicillin? Does this mean that people who use other religions cannot experience the same effect as those who use mine?
The line from Shakespeare’s play titled, Hamlet states it best…“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day: Thou canst not then be false to any man.”