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
Spirit, Grow Through Me, But Keep the Criticism to a Minimum
The signs of growth are all around us these days. Grass is greening, bulbs are pushing through the soil, the days are longer and it actually is warming up. One of my favorite philosophers, Ernest Holmes, says that,
“There is a Divine urge within everyone to know more, to be more, and to express more and I have found that the thing we are searching for is the thing we are searching with."
How beautifully that resonates with me. It tells me that I play a major role in the quality of my life. I, however, have been realizing lately that I have a pretty powerful “self-improvement committee” in my head. I can get self-criticism and judgment of others and the world confused with the divine urge to know more, be more and express more.
What’s missing, when in the ego’s grip I am criticizing others or myself, is the beauty of accepting what is, for what it is, and for its ability to lead me to know more, be more and express more. Bottom line, if I’m escaping the present moment to wish something were different for the future, I’m not creating the future that I want. I’m exacerbating the condition of unmet needs in my life.
I heard a couple of great questions recently that we can ask of ourselves in relationship to anything or anyone:
- Is there anything I need in this relationship or situation that I’ve given up on getting?
- Is there anything I need in this relationship or situation that’s too hard to get and I’m about to give up on getting it?
Do you feel the sinking feeling I do when I read those questions? Do you feel the unmet needs that I feel when I hear those questions? I’m realizing that if I have given up on getting something that I need, I have often taken the spiritual bypass route and coached myself, “There is a Divine urge to know more, be more and express more and so I’ll wait for my needs to be met miraculously, without my participation.” That’s impossible, even in the realm of all possibilities.
So let’s get going in our growth. Join me in watching out for unnecessary criticism and judgment masking as the divine urge to know more, be more and express more. Join me in holding my unmet needs in the highest regard, so the Divine Urge to know more, be more and express more has an open channel for creation.
I am writing this to you on the first day of Spring – hurrah, it’s finally here. That is, I think it is, until it snows again. My crocuses have already bloomed, and now my hyacinths and tulips are starting to come up.
Here at Center for Spiritual Living Denver, I am involved in teaching a Prosperity class, as well as a class on the book, E-Squared, Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout. I am in love with this book. It gives us hands-on experiments that show us how our thoughts and energy vibrations create the things that happen in our lives. So, as we figure out how to make our lives work better for us in these classes, here are a few suggestions I have for you.