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Are you living an inspired life? Are you feeling less than fulfilled? Would you like to hang out with others who are opening to greater possibilities? We believe that each and every one of us is an essential thread in a grand tapestry of life We are here to support you in living richly – fully-expressing your Divine individuality. At Center for Spiritual Living Metro, we are inclusive, honoring all spiritual paths and celebrating the uniqueness of each individual. Wherever you are on your life journey, you are welcome at CSL Metro.
We invite you to “be YOU with US!” … authentically expressing who you are.
Join us in loving community for meditations, Sunday gatherings and social and educational events as, together, we grow our awareness of the presence of Spirit.
RACISM IN THE UNITED STATES
CENTERS FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING CALLS FOR IT TO END!
We are grieving lives that ought not to have been lost. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, are the most recent in a list of countless unarmed African-American and Black people who have been murdered for the color of their skin over the past 400 years in the US. Too many generations have suffered and it has never been, and is not now, acceptable.
We denounce racism in all its forms: the starkness of unapologetic, intentional racism; the racism of silence in the face of injustice; the systemic racism inherent in our education, justice, income and opportunity inequity; and the racism that lies hidden in our individual hearts and minds.
We envision a world where personal responsibility joins with social conscience in every area of the political, corporate, academic, and social sectors. We value a community-wide climate of safety that arises from compassion, justice, mutual respect, and kindness. Therefore, we join our founder, Dr. Ernest Holmes, who, echoing the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said “You and I should form the habit of taking definite time each day to contemplate and affirm peace with justice-for there is no peace possible without justice. But faith without works is dead. We should not only pray, we should act, each contributing the best [they have] to the common purpose, each willing to make any sacrifice necessary…[for] there can be no individual self-preservation without the preservation of all . . .”*
We call upon ourselves and the faith communities in the US to take action that shows we have heard the cry of suffering, and we own our responsibility for it. Whether that action is prayer, donations to organizations that promote racial justice, rigorous self-education, or active engagement, let not this moment in history pass unattended. May the actions we take be steeped in peace and respect for the sacredness of each life, knowing that whatever we do, individually and collectively, must be Divinely directed from a higher consciousness. When we apply our proven spiritual principles through rigorous practices and compassionate action, the desired results cannot fail to demonstrate.
by Dr Edward Viljoen, Spiritual leader of Centers for Spiritual Living and the Spiritually Motivated Social Engagement Committee
* Quote from Ernest Holmes’ Spiritual Armament, found in The Essential Ernest Holmes edited by Jesse Jennings
- Amid the circumstances of turmoil, violence and suffering that surround me,I go inside, breathe, settle myself, and know the Truth:There is only the One Life of Spirit which is Love, Intelligence, Wholeness,Oneness, Joy, Beauty, Peace and Life Itself.Everything that Is is created by God as a Divine Expression of Itself.I, you, Everyone and Everything are expressions of this One Life,.I have been blessed with choice – choice of what I attend to, what I think,what I believe, what I say and what I do. I choose Divine Truth.Therefore I choose to see, think, believe, speak and act in accordancewith my Truth. I do not deny human error; I simply choose not to continueit by my thoughts, words and actions. I relegate Untruth to the nothingnessfrom which it sprang–the denial of Truth which has no place in my reality,.I seek God in Everything I see and bear witness to. I seek to express Godin all I think, believe, speak and do. When I forget the Truth, I quiet myself,I breathe and I remember who and what I am – a living expression of theOne Life of Spirit. And I am most grateful to know and speak my Wordand to release it into the Law and Love, which always sends forth whatis spoken into It. And so I let go and let it be, And so it is.Sandy Minnesang, RScP