Classes

What We Teach

The Center for Spiritual Living Delaware is a place for people from all walks of life and spiritual paths to come together to learn more about themselves, about Spirit, and about spiritual living to build a better life and world through these classes in spirituality.

 

We teach life-transforming spiritual principles (such as prosperity principles) and practices (like meditation, affirmative prayer, and visioning) based in New Thought/Ancient Wisdom to help individuals achieve a more joyous, prosperous, and fulfilled life. We are also a caring community where like-minded individuals can experience fellowship and mutual support for healing and in expressing their full potentiality. We believe in the unity of all Life and that each Life is a divine expression of God.

Classes in Spirituality

About our classes

“As we study our own being, we begin to deduce the nature of God.” — Ernest Holmes

The Center for Spiritual Living Delaware is affiliated with Centers for Spiritual Living (logo above). Students may take classes for personal spiritual enrichment or as a path to taking Professional Practitioner Training leading to being a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner.

 

Our classes give you what you need to expand your knowledge of New Thought - Ancient Wisdom/Science of Mind spiritual principles and to gain practical spiritual tools for everyday use. In addition to learning about our philosophy and how to apply it, being in a class is one of the best ways to enter more deeply into our spiritual community. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know people of like mind.

 

Our teachers are experienced and love to share the power that these teachings have to change lives. Classes combine experiential exercises with explanation how to establish a spiritual practice. Many lifelong friendships have begun in our classrooms. Come and join us as we explore and experience the transformation spiritual practice can bring to every life!

 

Classes are from 4 or 5 to 8 or 10 weeks in length and generally begin in January, March, June, and September (winter, spring, summer, and fall). Registration begins prior to the first class.

 

Certified Core Classes

Spiritual Enrichment Classes

Become a Minister

Current Class Schedule

Class Refund Policy

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING...

"I’d been coming to [this spiritual community] for quite a while and hadn’t taken any classes. I finally took Foundations, and it was so awesome! I learned that the process of getting clear on what I want out of life puts me in alignment with Source ... At the workshop for the final Foundations class, what kept coming up was that for me to be truly happy, I needed to be part of an organization that had a loving mission, like [this spiritual community]. That’s my highest calling – not earning money. My soul feels good with that. I can be part of an organization with that mission - be love, share love, spread love. It’s an awesome revelation! Now I make choices from my Oneness consciousness that are in alignment with this vision." -- M.P.

 

"It is the whole process of classes [at the Center] (about a year’s worth as of June) and my self-work that got me to where I am today. I realize now that any limitation I see is in my mind; it’s not a reality. Without all that I’ve learned, I wouldn’t have applied for this house; I would have believed that it was out of reach for me, and I would have accepted something less. In the past my thinking caused roadblocks that shut me down, but now I am open to every possibility." -- K.P.

 

"When I first entered the Center, I was immediately struck by the upbeat vibe of the greeters. As the service went on, I was impressed by Rev. Kathleen’s inspirational sermon and touched by the warmth extended by the congregation. I decided to jump right into a class, and I was just in time to join Foundations, the prerequisite for many of the other core classes. My decision to take the class was supported not only by the way I was absorbing the Science of Mind teachings but also by the profound discoveries I was making about myself. During one of the classes, Rev. Kathleen made two statements that hit home for me. She said, 'If you want to see what your beliefs are, then look at what’s happening in your life.' I was aware that my thoughts were impacting my life, but I had never considered that my beliefs were creating my experiences – many of which I would prefer not to have! Another important statement Rev. Kathleen made was, 'Worry is a prayer for what you don’t want.' I realized that my past hurts and disappointments had led me to look at life through eyes of fear rather than of love." -- K.O.

 

"Taking classes at [this spiritual community] has helped me to manifest many wonderful things not only in my life but also in the lives of my loved ones. I believe I have taken every class offered here, and in each class something marvelous has come to fruition. After planting the seed of my intention in the Foundations class, I finally sold my home which had been on the market for over two years. After reading Troward in the Roots class, I learned to embrace my capital truth - the Truth of who I AM and to own my self-healing. For seven years, I had been taking over 21 pain pills a day to treat an affliction called RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome). I stopped taking all of the pills! Now I only have minimal symptoms which I know are disappearing as I release the false beliefs that are causing the dis-ease. These classes have allowed me to develop friendships and a level of intimacy with souls I otherwise might never have met - each one a teacher and a blessing." R.D.

 

"I am sure that becoming a Science of Mind practitioner is a turning point in my life. It seems scary and I feel resistance, but something in me is telling me to do it. It is something I need to do for myself and for others … Practitioner training is very important to get me to the next level." -- D.S.

 

"The Self-Mastery class really taught me to dive in and learn more about myself. One of the things that came up was that I had had a fear of men as a child; it was so deep-rooted that it hadn’t even come out in the earlier Foundations class. Even though I had forgiven the men in my life, the fear was still with me, but now I have truly forgiven them and let it all go ... The class greatly improved my self-esteem, and Science of Mind principles have really strengthened my faith." -- E.P.

 

"My life took an entirely different direction several years ago when I asked Rev. Kathleen, 'Do you think I could be a practitioner?' She replied, 'Of course!' Practitioner training was difficult at times. The first year focused on the continuous process of my growth, clearing out the old stuff that sometimes was hard for me to look at. The second year involved working with other people to help them find and release their false beliefs so they could live joyful, productive lives. During the two years of practitioner training, I definitely had moments of doubt, but I worked through them … Saying 'yes' and hanging in there was the beginning of an amazing journey. Expanding beyond my comfort zone is a good thing!" -- L.P.

 

"Several months back my friend talked me into taking the Visioning class. I had no idea what I was doing but I followed the process, and it really helped me to pull myself up and get back on track. A few years ago, when I lost the job I had held for 22 years, I also lost my self-esteem. I felt like I couldn’t do anything right. The class really helped me a lot; I felt like I was loved again … Through the class I realized that I am okay, that I am capable. Before the class I felt like life had stopped; I’d had the wind knocked out of me, but through the visioning process I became convinced that I could go on … In the class I learned that I am not going through struggle by myself. The issues of others might have a different character, but we’re all going through something, and it felt so much better to know I’m not alone. I can do this; I can make it." -- B.M.

Class Schedule

 Below is a list of our upcoming classes. Register by calling 302-635-7316 or signing up at the Happenings Board after Sunday service.
Class Days Beginning Time Instructors
Spiritual Practices: Treatment and Meditation 10 Tuesdays September 12 6:30 – 9:30pm Rev. Dr. Kathleen Johnson and Candace Berkowitz RScP
         

 

More information on upcoming classes:

Roots 2017
Ernest Holmes 2017

Certified Core Classes

A Jumpstart in Life

New to Science of Mind? Been away a while and need a refresher? This class opens up the “secret” of living in joy, abundance, and peace. Learning the fundamentals of Science of Mind is the first step to putting into practice a powerful way of thinking about and using the natural law of the Universe.

When: 3-hour class meets for 2 weeks

Tuition: free + $5 for class materials

Textbooks: None

Prerequisite: None

 

 

Foundations: Life-changing Spiritual Principles and Practices

In these classes we study and apply spiritual principles and their corresponding spiritual practices. We learn how to gain more clarity about what to do and how to do it. The classes are experiential, with guided meditations and exercises to assist us in incorporating spiritual practice and understanding into our daily lives. This course or Beyond Limits is required prior to any further core course enrollment.

When: 3-hour class meets for 10 weeks and a 1 day workshop; 36 credit hours

Tuition: $265 + $15 for materials + textbook

Textbooks: Science of Mind – Ernest Holmes

Prerequisite: None

 

 

Beyond Limits: Life-changing Spiritual Principles and Practices

Live without boundaries! This class builds a strong foundation in Science of Mind core concepts. We'll learn powerful practical tools for everyday miracles: Creative Thinking, Spiritual Mind Treatment (Affirmative Prayer), Meditation, Empowered Intentions, and more. Discover access to infinite possibilities and the power of YES! We'll learn to experience our essential spirituality free of superstition, guilt, and fear. This class or Foundations is a prerequisite for further study in the core classes.

When: 3-hour class meets for 10 weeks; 30 credit hours

Tuition: $245 + $15 for materials + textbook

Textbooks: How to Change Your Life -- Ernest Holmes, Creative Ideas -- Ernest Holmes

Prerequisite: None

 

 

Spiritual Practices for Daily Living: Discovering and Designing a Spiritual Practice

Building on the knowledge gained in Foundations, this class focuses on how to have an active daily connection with Spirit and how to find a unique way of doing that through spiritual practices. We will explore receptive (meditation) and directive (prayer) ways of communing with Spirit to be able to choose the perfect spiritual practice in every moment and situation. Various forms of meditation are presented, and we will develop greater skill in verbal and written prayer, especially for others.

When: 3-hour class meets for 10 weeks; 30 credit hours

Tuition: $225 + $15 for materials + textbooks

Textbooks: Journey of Awakening – Ram Dass, Can We Talk To God? – Ernest Holmes

Prerequisite: Foundations

 

 

Self-Mastery: The Emergence of the True Self

Have you ever wrestled with the impulse to react when you wanted to respond compassionately and calmly? Do you wonder what causes you to react in ways that leave you feeling dissatisfied? Do you have questions about integrity and compassionate communication? Do you sometimes wonder how to be a spiritual person in a practical world? This class is an inward journey exploring feelings, ego, relationships, and the process of personal change. With direct, practical advice, you will discover new ways to deepen human love, trust, and forgiveness.

When: 3-hour class meets for 8 weeks plus a 6-hour workshop; 30 credit hours

Tuition: $225 + $15 for materials + textbooks

Textbooks: Science of Mind and Living the Science of Mind – Ernest Holmes

Prerequisite: Foundations

 

 

Roots of Science of Mind: Experiencing the Inspiration That Led to our Teachings

Learn how our teachings became a system that freely draws from many religions, philosophies, literature, and sciences. Directly experience the power of those teachers and the teachings that inspired Ernest Holmes, our founder. This class guides us through the writings of three of the most important influences in Holmes’ development: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thomas Troward, and Emma Curtis Hopkins.

When: 3-hour class meets for 10 weeks; 30 credit hours

Tuition: $225 + $15 for materials + textbooks

Textbooks: Scientific Christian Mental Practice – Emma Curtis Hopkins, The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science – Thomas Troward, Emerson’s Essays – Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Science of Mind – Ernest Holmes

Prerequisite: Foundations

 

 

Visioning: Tuning in to Intuition

Visioning is the practice of attuning our lives and our thoughts to spiritual guidance and direction. As we become more aware of spiritual guidance at work in our lives, we begin to turn to it first before taking action or making decisions. Knowing how to ‘listen’ to spiritual guidance — and how to differentiate between other messages that pass through our awareness — becomes a valuable skill in living a fulfilling life. Visioning is about the personal transformation that occurs when we let spiritual guidance inform everything we do! In this class we learn how to vision and experience the power of visioning with others.

When: 3-hour class meets for 6 weeks; 18 credit hours

Tuition: $145 + $15 for student workbook + CDs

Textbooks: The Life Visioning Process audio CD - Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith (highly recommended)

Prerequisite: Foundations

 

 

Pre-Practitioner Class

This evening is devoted to exploring what a professional practitioner is and does, the content of the professional practitioner program, and the joys of being a practitioner in service to the CSL community and humanity. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and will receive the application for the program.

When: 1 3-hour class; 3 credit hours

Tuition: free + $20 application fee for professional practitioner studies

Textbooks:  None

Prerequisites: Professional Practitioner Studies Year 1

This 30-week course takes us on a deep journey of self discovery, focusing on a keen understanding of our teaching and applying spiritual principles. We continue mastery of life through personal responsibility, the power of choice, and structured spiritual practices. Through reading, reflective writing, affirmative prayer, and classroom exercises, we develop a moment by moment awareness of what it means to live a spiritual life. (Required attendance at one evening Pre-Practitioner Class is required. Offered every other year beginning in September and ending in May.)

When: 3-hour class meets for 10 weeks in each term, (3 10-week terms make up Year 1); 30 credit hours/term; 90 credit hours/Year 1

Tuition: $325 for each 10-week term; $825 for all 3 terms of Year 1 if paid up front during Term 1 (non-refundable) + $15 materials fee each term + textbooks + one practitioner session per term

Textbooks: Science of Mind and Living the Science of Mind – Ernest Holmes, plus other books required each term

Prerequisites: See chart above

 

 

Professional Practitioner Studies Year 2

In this course, we will learn the necessary skills for working with clients and the application of spiritual principles in human conditions through expanded use of affirmative prayer. We deepen our role of selfless service to our spiritual community and hone the consciousness of a healing presence. Successful completion of this 30-week course with written and oral exams culminates in a professional license as as Licensed Spiritual Practitioner through Centers for Spiritual Living in Golden, Colorado.

When: 3-hour class meets for 10 weeks in each term, (3 10-week terms make up Year 2); 30 credit hours/term; 90 credit hours/Year 2

Tuition: $325 for each 10-week term; $825 for all 3 terms of Year 2 if paid up front during Term 2 (non-refundable) + $15 materials fee each term + textbooks + two practitioner sessions per term

Textbooks: Science of Mind and Living the Science of Mind – Ernest Holmes,  plus other books required for each term

Prerequisites:  Practitioner Studies Year 1

 

 

Professional Practitioner Internship

The professional practitioner internship consists of

  • four 3-hour practice sessions
  • preparation for the oral exams
  • assistance with 5 demonstrations and 5 case histories
  • completion of practitioner personal manual
  • mentoring
  • assistance with completion of CSL New Practitioner Application

When: 6-month period following Professional Practitioner Training Year 2

Tuition: $145

Prerequisites: Professional Practitioner Studies Year 1 and 2

Spiritual enrichment classes

Ongoing spiritual education is provided through our courses for spiritual enrichment. These are suitable for those who love learning and growing spiritually. some may apply as prerequisites for Professional Training. Practitioners are asked to choose from a variety of options to expand their skills.

 

 

A Hero's Journey: My Adventures Down the Yellow Brick Road

In this class, based on the book The Wizard of Us: Transformational Lessons from Oz by Jean Houston, we discover just how amazingly intelligent, brave, and lovable each of us is – essential to Life itself! By interpreting the deeper messages within The Wizard of Oz, we uncover the Hero’s Journey that awaits each of us.

When: 3-hour class meets for 8 weeks; 24 credit hours

Tuition: $185 + $15 for materials + textbook

Textbook: The Wizard of Us: Transformational Lessons from Oz -- Jean Houston

Prerequisite: None

 

 

Radical Forgiveness

This experiential class, based on the book Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping, focuses on empowering us to release the past and awaken to our Spiritual Truth.

When: 3-hour class meets for 10 weeks; 30 credit hours

Tuition: $225 + $15 for materials + textbook

Textbook: Radical Forgiveness -- Colin Tipping

Prerequisite: None

 

 

Prosperity Plus

We will discover: strategies for positive living even in uncertain times; tools for living each day from a state of abundance and prosperity; ways to open ourselves to a greater flow of good; and how to generate new thoughts, beliefs, and choices for a more prosperous life (health, wealth, relationships, and peace of mind). The course features video presentations by Mary Manin Morrissey, a well-known prosperity teacher in the New Thought movement engaged in over 30 years of empowering individuals and churches/spiritual centers like CSL Delaware. The course is led by a CSL Delaware teacher/facilitator. Registration must be completed in advance to ensure time for course materials to be ordered and arrive.

When: 3-hour class meets for 10 weeks; 30 credit hours

Tuition: None. Instead, students agree to tithe to CSL Delaware during the 10-week period

Materials: $55 which covers a course book and audio CD's for each class

Prerequisite: None

 

 

Awakening - Journey to Truth

This class is based on the best-selling book The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer. Deepen your relationship with God; loosen ego’s grip on your life, and increase your trust of the process. “Ultimately, the only way to know about God is by letting your being merge into The Being, and then seeing what happens to you.” – Michael A. Singer

When: 2 1/2-hour class meets for 8 weeks; 24 credit hours

Tuition: $185 + $15 for workbook + textbook

Textbook: The Untethered Soul -- Michael A. Singer

Prerequisite: None

 

 

The Four Agreements Plus

This class works with "A Toltec Wisdom Book" - Don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements. Students learn how to integrate "The Four Agreements" - Be Impeccable with Your Word, Don't Take Anything Personally, Don't Make Assumptions, and Always Do Your Best - into their lives for increased personal freedom.

When: 3-hour class meets for 6 weeks; 18 credit hours

Tuition: $145 + $15 for materials + textbook

Textbook: The Four Agreements -- Don Miguel Ruiz

Prerequisite: None

 

 

E Squared

Based on the best-selling book E-Squared by Pam Grout. Nine do-it-yourself energy experiments that prove your thoughts create your reality. Join us to prove that: there is an invisible energy force or field of infinite possibilities; you impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations; your connection to the field provides accurate and unlimited guidance; the universe is limitless, abundant, and accommodating.

When: 3-hour class meets for 5 weeks; 15 credit hours

Tuition: $125 + $15 for materials + textbook

Textbook: E-Squared -- Pam Grout

Prerequisite: None

 

 

Surrender = Freedom

What is true freedom? What is surrender and how does it affect my life? How do I let go of control? Week 1: Freedom and the Law of Attraction; Week 2: Freedom and Relationships; Week 3: Freedom and Finances; Week 4: Freedom in Uncontrollable Circumstances.

When: 3-hour class meets for 4 weeks; 12 credit hours

Tuition: $90 + $5 for course materials

Prerequisite: None

 

 

The Power

This class is based on Rhonda Byrne's book The Power. Without The Power, you would not have been born. Without The Power, there wouldn't be a single human being on the planet. Every discovery, invention, and human creation comes from The Power. Perfect health, incredible relationships, an amazing career, a life filled with happiness, and all of the money needed to be, do, and have everything desired, all come from The Power. The life of your dreams has always been closer to you than you realized, because the The Power to have everything good in life is inside you.

When: 3-hour class meets for 4 weeks; 12 credit hours

Tuition: $105 + $3 for materials + textbook

Textbook: The Power -- Rhonda Byrne

Prerequisite: None

 

 

Authentic Communication I

Authentic Communication is a heart-centered way of communicating in which we allow our heart-centered Authentic Self to do the talking and listening instead of our fear-based Ego. The tools and techniques of Authentic Communication foster an open, loving atmosphere that allows all parties to feel more heard, respected, and understood, improving the quality of any relationship.

When: one 3-hour workshop; 3 credit hours

Tuition: $50

Prerequisite: None

 

 

Authentic Communication II

Authentic Communication II is designed to deepen into what was covered in Authentic Communication I . The tools and techniques of Authentic Communication foster an open, loving atmosphere that allows all parties to feel more heard, respected, and understood, improving the quality of any relationship.

In this 3-hour workshop we will:
- Spend more time practicing the responding techniques: acknowledging, validating, and clarifying
- Learn 1 or 2 more responding techniques that complement those 3
- Spend more time practicing the sharing technique: sharing emotions from the Authentic Self view
- Learn a few more sharing techniques that help get the Ego out of the way so the other person can hear us more clearly without his or her Ego being triggered

When: one 3-hour workshop; 3 credit hours

Tuition: $50

Prerequisite: Authentic Communication I

 

 

Financial Freedom

This class will assist us in the development of greater awareness of Spirit as the source of financial as well as personal freedom. We will explore our own current beliefs and attitudes about money to create a spiritual practice that duplicates the nature of Spirit in our financial affairs. Learning these tools for personal freedom will give us the opportunity to apply them in all aspects of our lives.

When: 3-hour class meets for 8 weeks; 24 credit hours

Tuition: $185 + $15 materials (Financial Freedom Workbook)

Prerequisite: None

Become a Minister

The School of Spiritual Leadership educates people in preparation to become Science of Mind & Spirit Ministers. This three- to five-year program includes a master’s in consciousness studies for those with a bachelor’s degree, or a certificate in consciousness studies for students with different academic backgrounds.

 

Those interested in becoming a Minister in this teaching check out this link.

Classroom guidelines and refund policy

Welcome! You have enrolled in a great spiritual adventure.

…I am aware of the Divine within me…I know that this is accessible to all. — Ernest Holmes

 

Here are a few guidelines to ensure a good start for your class:

Plan to come a little early to the first class. You will get a workbook with the class curriculum. Please bring a 3-ring binder with you.

Buy the textbooks ahead of time online or at the CSL Delaware Bookstore or bring money to make the book purchase at the first class.

If you find you can’t attend a class, please notify the instructor.

Plan to attend all classes, as successful completion requires a limited number of absences – your teacher will inform you of the absence policy in the first class.

Withdrawal from classes requires notifying the instructor.

 

 

Education Ministry Refund Policy
  • All classes have a non-refundable and non-transferable registration deposit of $40.
  • To drop a class prior to the first class meeting, call the instructor.
  • Refunds will be processed within 15 days, minus the $40 deposit.
  • Students who attend the first class and pay tuition are entitled to a refund of the remaining classes (minus the $40 non-refundable deposit) if they formally give notice of their intent to withdraw after the first session and before the second session.
  • Students must notify the teacher that they are dropping the class. An unused student workbook may be returned for a refund. If the student wishes to keep the workbook, the cost of the workbook will be deducted from the refund.
  • All refunds are pro-rated on a per class basis, based on the number of classes elapsed. The $40 non-refundable portion is deducted prior to calculations. No refunds will be made after 50% of the classes have been taken. No refunds will be made if the student fails to notify the teacher within 2 weeks of dropping the class. A student who simply stops coming to class is not entitled to a refund several weeks or months later.
  • If additional installment payments (or pro-rated portion) are due the Center at the time the student drops, those payments must be made within 2 weeks of dropping the class. If any amount due remains unpaid, the student may not enroll in any additional classes until all tuition is paid.
Sample refund:

If student drops after the third class and before the fourth and turns in a re-usable workbook:

  • Paid: $200 (10 classes @ $20/class) + $15 (workbook) + $40 non-refundable admin fee = $255.00
  • Used: $40 non-refundable admin fee + $60 for three classes = $100
  • Returned: $255 total - $100 = $155 REFUND

If the student keeps the workbook:

  • Paid: $200 (10 classes @ $20/class) + $15 (workbook) + $40 non-refundable admin fee = $255.00
  • Used: $40 non-refundable admin fee + $60 for three classes + $15 workbook = $115
  • Returned: $255 total - $115 = $140 REFUND