Thursday, November 29, 2012

Let Us Help With the Holiday Shopping Madness

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!

Well, that's what the songs at the mall say...if you've been to the mall.

If you have, you may disagree with the song afterall.

This year, forget the mall, forget the madness, grab a cup of tea and your over 400 retailers!

For every purchase you make from Impact Shopping, a portion of your purchase will go to our Center.

**Please know, you will NOT pay more for your purchases.  All prices are normal, retail prices.

It's a win-win!  YOU shop from the comfort of your home AND help support our center!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

We Are Star Dust In The Highest Exalted Way

We are part of this universe
We are in this universe
The universe is in us
Yes, the universe is in us

Every atom in your body
Came from a star that exploded
You are all star dust
From a star that exploded

Look up at the night sky
We are part of that
The universe itself
Exists within us

We are star dust
In the highest exalted way
Called by the universe
Reaching out to the universe

We are star dust
In the highest exalted way
Reaching out to the universe
With these methods and tools of science
(of mind)

Stand in the middle and enjoy everything both ways
The tininess of us;
The enormity of the universe

The atoms that make up the human body
Are traceable to the crucibles
That cooked light elements
Into heavy elements

These stars went unstable in their later years
And then exploded
Scattering their enriched guts
Across the galaxy

We are part of this universe
We are in this universe
The universe is in us
Yes, the universe is in us

And So It Is! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Start your shopping here! Every purchase you make supports CSLCV!

Today is Cyber Monday! Get a good deal and do a good deed by shopping through our Impact Shopping site.


Not only will you find great bargains from over 400 retailers, you’ll also help us earn a sales commission at no extra cost to you.

Plus, we make it easy to get in the spirit of the season because there are no sign-ups, no passwords, and no special codes.

Thank you for all your support and happy shopping,
Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley
Light The Flames Of Faith

Friday, November 23, 2012

Everything is a gift.

Everything is a gift.
The degree to which we are awake to this truth is a measure of our gratefulness,
and gratefulness is a measure of our aliveness.
~ Brother David Steindl-Rast
Today look at the sky.
Everything is a gift.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself

We are all connected;
To each other, biologically
To the earth, chemically
To the rest of the universe atomically

I think nature's imagination
Is so much greater than man's
She's never going to let us relax

We live in an in-between universe
Where things change all right
But according to patterns, rules,
Or as we call them, laws of nature

I'm this guy standing on a planet
Really I'm just a speck
Compared with a star, the planet is just another speck
To think about all of this
To think about the vast emptiness of space
There's billions and billions of stars
Billions and billions of specks

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it
But the way those atoms are put together
The cosmos is also within us
We're made of star stuff
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself

Across the sea of space
The stars are other suns
We have traveled this way before
And there is much to be learned

I find it elevating and exhilarating
To discover that we live in a universe
Which permits the evolution of molecular machines
As intricate and subtle as we

I know that the molecules in my body are traceable
To phenomena in the cosmos
That makes me want to grab people in the street
And say, have you heard this??

There's this tremendous mess
Of waves all over in space
Which is the light bouncing around the room
And going from one thing to the other

And it's all really there
But you gotta stop and think about it
About the complexity to really get the pleasure
And it's all really there
The inconceivable nature of nature

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself - Carl Sagan
We are a way for the cosmos to know itself - Carl Sagan

Sunday, November 18, 2012

28 Day Prosperity Prayer

Dr. John Waterhouse
Dr. John Waterhouse
This past weekend, Centers for Spiritual Living President, John Waterhouse shared a wonderful talk at our Sunday service.

He shared a beautiful abundance prayer that we wrote about in Science of Mind Magazine in September 2012.

He challenges us to say the prayer, multiple times a day, for 28 days.  He had a story about a couple who did this after reading the original article in SOM magazine, and on the 28th day, won the California lottery.

So, here's the magical prayer:
"I, (your name), know that God is the Source of all supply and that money is God in action.  I know that my Good is here now.  I am so rich and so full that I have an abundance of money to spare and share today and always.  I know that true prosperity includes perfect health, perfect wealth, and perfect happiness.  These words, which I speak in faith, now activates universal law, and I accept the results.  I bless all that I have now, and I bless the increase.  And I know that I now prosper in every way.  I give thanks for this Good, and so it is!"

Be sure to share with us your manifestations!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Extremely Happy People Are

Dr. John Waterhouse graced the stage at Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley this past Sunday. I was excited to hear him speak as he is the author of one of my favorite Science of Mind books, "5 Steps to Freedom an Introduction to Spiritual Mind Treatment". Needless to say he did not disappoint.

He shared the 9 commonalities all extremely happy people have. Of course his version was interspersed with stories and antedotes but I want to share his 9 points.
  • Extremely happy people are passionate about life.
  • Extremely happy people are not defined by facts. They live in principle.
  • Extremely happy people don't react to circumstances. They respond to life.
  • Extremely happy people always consider their options 
  • Extremely happy people are accountable for their lives.
  • Extremely happy people focus on what's important.
  • Extremely happy people stay in gratitude. 
  • Extremely happy people are exceedingly generous.
  • Extremely happy people find God in Everything.
Don't Worry Be Happy!
Don't Worry, Be Happy!
And So It Is! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Centers For Spiritual Living Identity Prayer

Centers For Spiritual Living Identity Prayer ~ Rev. Dr. John Waterhouse
Centers For Spiritual Living Identity Prayer ~ Rev. Dr. John Waterhouse
I know that within myself there is that Life which is Perfect, Complete, Divine.
It was never born and cannot die for it lives and is God.
Within myself is the Wholeness, Peace, Poise and Power of Life.
This Life is Health, It is Abundance, It is Love.
There is One Life and it is the Life of God.
And This is my Life now.
                                           And so it is!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bring Your Unique Gift to the Holiday Boutique!

Do you have a unique gift or talent that you'd like to share with others during the Holiday season?  

If you craft, cook, sew, paint, etc., we want you to be represented in our 2012 Holiday Boutique.

On Sunday, December 2nd, after the service, your beautiful creations will be made available to sell to our congregation and to the general public, right here at the center.

Sign ups will start in November and are free to members. We request a 10% tithe back to the Center on your sales for the day. 

Please contact Rev. Karyn if you have any questions: email or 949.240.6463 x 103.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Chinese Proverb Shared by Dr. Heather

This past Sunday, Dr. Heather shared this beautiful Chinese Proverb.  With it being an election week, I thought it important to stand as a reminder of what a peaceful world truly comes from:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Get Out And Vote!!!

"The destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals." ~ Winston Churchill