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A Nurturing Space for Individuals to Connect at 7 pm in Person

At the Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa, Wednesday evenings are devoted to fostering spiritual growth, connection, and exploration. These gatherings provide a sacred space for individuals to delve deeper into their spiritual journey and cultivate a sense of community. While specific details may vary, here is an overview of what Wednesday evenings at the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa, are generally about: Inspirational Talks: Each Wednesday, there may be an inspirational talk delivered by a spiritual leader, guest speaker, or knowledgeable practitioner. These talks cover various topics related to spirituality, personal development, and the application of spiritual principles in everyday life. The purpose is to provide guidance, inspiration, and practical tools for spiritual growth. Meditation and Mindfulness: Mindfulness practices, meditation, and contemplative exercises are often incorporated into Wednesday evening gatherings. These practices help participants quie
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We Are All Part of the One Life. Wednesday with Dr. Edward Viljoen, May 24 at 7 pm

  On May 24, at the Wednesday Evening Service, Dr. Edward will guide us in unpacking the assigned meditation from “The Science of Mind in a Year.”  Here is a portion of the meditation. I have seen the drunkard lying in the gutter  and the saint kneeling in ecstasy before the high altar of his faith,  but I have found no difference.  I have perceived that each, in his own tongue,  is seeking to express the One Life.  I will not separate and divide;  I cannot condemn nor censure,  for I know that there is but One in All.  I know that all came from the One,  and all will return to the One.  I know that all are now in the One  and that each is seeking to express the One. The meditation is a reminder that we are all connected. We are all part of the same One Life, and we are all seeking to express that One Life in our own way. Rather than being critical of others for their life situation, we can practice compassion because we do not know their journey.  The meditation is also a reminder tha

Your Sense of Belonging, Support and Personal Growth on Wednesdays.

A spiritual community refers to a group of individuals who share common spiritual beliefs, values, and practices. This community can take many forms, including religious congregations, meditation groups, or other gatherings centered around a shared spiritual practice. Our Wednesday Evening Service is a form of spiritual community where we gather to eat, meditate, and be inspired. In an informal setting, on couches and garden chairs, inside our art-decorated social hall, we form bonds of friendship and learning. The importance of spiritual community lies in its ability to provide individuals with a sense of connection, belonging, and support. Human beings are social creatures, and we thrive when we have strong connections with others. By participating in a spiritual community, individuals are able to form relationships with like-minded individuals who share their beliefs and values. This can help to alleviate feelings of isolation and loneliness and provide a sense of purpose and meani

Wednesday Evening Service In Person with Dr. Edward and Rev. Russ

In Daring Greatly, BrenĂ© Brown writes: “What really brings the definition of vulnerability up close and personal are the examples people shared when I asked them to finish this sentence stem: Vulnerability is _____________________.” At our service on Wednesday Evening, April 26, at 7 pm, Dr. Edward will share some of the answers Brene' received and invite you to share your own. We'll talk about what vulnerability is and what it isn't, and we'll have music meditation facilitated by Rev. Russ Legear. Join us for community, learning, snacks, and prayer.

Exploring the Science of Mind Teaching at Wednesday Evening Services

What do we do at Wednesday Evening Services? We learn about the Science of Mind teaching. The Science of Mind is a spiritual and philosophical movement that has its roots in the field of metaphysics. At its core, The Science of Mind is a belief system that holds that all things are connected and that the mind plays a central role in shaping our experiences. At its core, The Science of Mind is about harnessing the power of the mind to create positive change in our lives and in the world around us.  The Science of Mind teaches that our thoughts and beliefs tend to influence and shape our experiences. By learning to change our inner dialogue and concepts about life, we can create a more positive and fulfilling life. This is achieved through a variety of techniques, including meditation, visualization, and affirmative prayer. One of the key principles of The Science of Mind is the belief in the power of the universe. According to this belief system, the universe is a powerful force that fl

TONIGHT - Modern Reading of our Spiritual Texts from the 1900s

Our Wednesday Evening Services, with Dr. Edward Viljoen (and meditation music by Rev. Russ Legear), are focused on following the Science of Mind in One Year guide. This evening's text is on page 508 of the book by Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind. We will focus on one or two of the short meditations on the page with the goal of modernizing the language for contemporary readers. Here is the original text - note that some of the phrases need updating and explanation.  For example, race-suggestion refers to the world view of the human race.  Were Dr. Holmes alive today, he would likely update the phrase to something like Human Consciousness or something similar.  Perhaps you have a suggestion for a more contemporary phrase.  Let's explore together tonight. He Is Mighty Within Me to Heal God within me is mighty to heal. He healeth me of all my diseases and removes all fear from me. My God within is now healing me of all sickness and pain and is bringing comfort to my soul. God

Wednesday Evening Service - 7 pm in-person at the Center

Wednesday, March 15 7:00 pm   -   7:45 pm   PDT Rev. Russ explores today's reading from The Science of Mind in a Year. First, some background: The Science of Mind in a Year follows the daily selected readings from the "Science of Mind" textbook, teaching, and philosophy, written by Ernest Holmes. The book includes an outline for daily readings compiled by Rev. Edward Viljoen to guide readers through the complete text in a year. This powerful teaching has been a tool for my growth and spiritual transformation, leading me to a joyful, happy, and prosperous life. May you know the blessing of your own journey with every choice you make. Tonight here is music meditation, baked bread, snacks, community, and engagement.  Rev. Russ has prepared a worksheet to help us explore THE WORKING OF THE LAW!  It sounds ominous to some, but once understood, becomes an adventure of inner learning. Join us in the sanctuary at the Center from 7 to 7:45 pm for a mid-week spiritual boost. Enjoy