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
During this holiday weekend, while our thanksgiving tables are full of food, friends, family and stories of how we are grateful, there is great pain, hurt, disappointment, anger , sadness and grief in many hearts as a result of the Grand Jury’s announcement this week in Ferguson, Missouri. The Michael Brown family is a family continuing to grieve the death of their son and somehow having to reconcile with the public voice that said the officer that shot and killed him was acting appropriately. In our collective consciousness, this pain is deep. Have you ever felt unseen, unheard, misunderstood and judged for no reason? Have you ever feared another because they seem so different than you that you can’t possibly imagine having anything in common? While our communications and media world serve to connect us, inform us and make our world a bit smaller, it also promotes stereotyping and prejudice, giving us exposure to people in all their walks of life, without ever having to meet someone eye to eye. I want to share what one of my ministerial colleagues said to his community is Los Angeles. Rev. Nirvana Gayle, writes, “ And while I agree with the call of national figures from politicians to ministers, to community leaders to influential celebrities for us to curb the violence, I also know that we must allow for the grieving yet once again. The pain and suffering, grief and mourning must be addressed and let that be our first order of business. Let’s lead with our compassion first, before we immediately start telling folk to not be violent in the street.”
From the spiritual perspective, there is no out there....there is only what is happening within us. Unless we are having the experience ourselves, whatever we think is happening is a reflection of what is happening within us. However we are describing what we are seeing, we are seeing what we are describing within. What an opportunity for collective healing. What an opportunity to vow to love our fellow “human.” We do belong to each other. Let us have a deeper conversation. Let us feel the collective pain of a system out of balance. In our own prayer time, let us say, I’m sorry for the pain and disappointment. In our world of action, let us act from the conviction that “all are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However and whatever we give away, comes back to us multifold.
Thank you for the role you play in creating a world that celebrates all of life. It’s a tall order. It is the Truth right now. Let us reveal it. Let us begin with ourselves. Let us have the deeper conversation and let us love one another.
Peace and deep thanks,
Rev. Mary Jo
Another year has gone by but the spiritual journey continues. In the past year I have come to the conclusion that the deepest desire one has is to really, really, really feel and know my oneness with the Source, God, Universe, whatever I call it. When that deep realization occurs that is when I can truly co-create. So, here is the intention I have set for the new year:
This I Pray
Father/Mother God this I pray
Show me now Your Infinite Way
Grant my mind the quiet Peace
All turmoil now to cease.
Grant my heart to fill with love,
My feet to move with measured step,
My hands to provide all the help,
My words to comfort a grieving self.
Beloved Lord that creates All
Bring my soul to Thy hallowed hall
The Light that is Thine
Within me now, let it shine.
When worldly cares bind me still
Let me know Thy divine Will.
Guide my journey with Wisdom true
That I may walk this earth
Trusting the Spirit that is You.
Father/Mother God let my eyes see
My ears to hear and heart to feel
That in my Self, I am One with Thee.
© Rumi Engineer