Educational Opportunities

CLS Metro provides opportunities to build a greater awareness of who you are, who you can grow into, and how you can be empowered to make a difference in the world. There are a variety of offerings, from ten-week certified classes to shorter workshops, to fit your schedule and unique journey. Educational programs offer the opportunity to realize the presence of Spirit in your daily life and celebrate your Divine uniqueness.

Check back often as we add new educational opportunities, as well as local offerings. For information about our certificated classes developed by Centers for Spiritual Living, please click here.

Certificated Classes

Fall 2017 Course Offering!  “Spiritual Economics”

“Can you accept Emerson’s dictum that you are born to be rich or

inevitably grow rich by the use of your faculties?”  … Eric Butterworth

To be rich is to be plentiful and abundant. To prosper is not only to succeed in material terms – be financially successful, it is to flourish physically, mentally and spiritually … to grow strong and healthy.  We are not in this world to merely survive, we are here to thrive … to do right for oneself and others!

In this course you will gain a greater understanding of the basic spiritual principles that influence the free flow of prosperity and learn to use them effectively every day in every area of life.

This is a sensible, solution-oriented class.  There are no prerequisites for this course other than a strong desire to enhance your life … and that of others.

Because we will be passing through the holiday season, our calendar will be stretched and flexed as needed due to weather and holidays.  Here is the tentative schedule which we will discuss and confirm when we gather on November 19th

Course Length:  8 sessions spread over at least 12 weeks due to holidays and weather

Required Text:  Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth

Tuition:  Regular price $225 … discounted “early bird” price is $202.50  Click here for discounted rate.

Course Start Date:  Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 6:30 PM

Class Schedule: Will be confirmed in class November 19th

Foundations of the Science of Mind:

“How to Use the Creative Process to Enhance (Transform) Your Life!”

The Creative Process is at the heart of everything that occurs in our lives. Our thoughts create our reality! In this course you will learn spiritual principles and practices to enhance your life. You will be supported in awakening to your own Divinity and living a rich and fully expressed life.

Course Length: 10 sessions.  If you are interested in this course, please  contact us.

Required Text: The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

Tuition: Contact Rev Trish about special pricing options

Course Start Date:  Sunday, May 21st at 7:00 PM

Class Schedule: Will be determined in class May 21st

Practical Mysticism

The Practical Mysticism course provides the framework for the student to live the mystical life here and now.  Through the study of mysticism and daily spiritual practice, the student gains a broader perspective and deeper experience of his/her own personal way of living the mystical life.  The emphasis is on becoming a mystic rather than simply learning about the mystics. Thus, the student learns that the mystical life is eminently practical as s/he learns to be “in the world but not of it.”

Each student consciously creates the environment in which to engage in this personal mystical journey by studying, practicing meditation, spiritual mind treatment and contribution, and by developing witness consciousness and practicing the Presence.

The final project for this course is to prepare a report on the mystic of his/her choice that will be presented in class and shared in writing so that all expand their knowledge of the array of mystics among us throughout history.  This course is ideal for anyone seeking to deepen his/her own awareness of the Divine Reality of all life.

The prerequisite for this course is Foundations or the equivalent with the permission of the instructor, Rev. Trish

Date and Time:        To be announced

Required Texts:       Entering the Castle: Finding the Inner Path to God – Carolyn Myss                   The Foundations of Mysticism – Joel Goldsmith

Cost:                  $225.00  (“Early Bird” Price is $200 if paid no later than the first night of class)

Prosperity Plus

Prosperity Plus is a dynamic, video based 10-session program that teaches a new way of living centered on the spiritual practices of an abundant life. In this program, Mary Morrissey teaches you how to move from fear, scarcity, and limited thinking to a life full of possibility, prosperity and promise. Through the study and application of these prosperity teachings, you have the opportunity to create the quantum shift necessary to open doors to new levels of abundance in all areas of your life!Course Length: 10 sessions of 2 hours each

Text and DVD’s: Prosperity Plus (materials will be ordered through CSL Metro)

Suggested Tuition:

From Whence We Came

This course is of particular interest for those who enjoy history. This course is an exploration of the convergence of thought in American culture which became known as Religious Science and the larger New Thought movement. These ideas originally arose in ancient teachings before recorded history, emerged sporadically through time and were rediscovered in the 19th century by some notable people whose works are read and discussed in this course.

Course Length: 10 Weeks
Text: The Ernest Holmes Papers: A Collection of Three Inspirational Classics
Emma Curtis Hopkins – Scientific Christian Mental Practice.
Ralph Waldo Emerson – Emerson’s Essays. (1st and 2nd series) [Do not pre-purchase this]
Thomas Troward – The Edinburgh and Doré Lectures on Mental Science.

Suggested Tuition: $195.00 (payment plans are available)

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