Vision and Mission

Our Vision

The Center for Spiritual Living Delaware is an ever-evolving coherent and cohesive multicultural, multigenerational community of enlightened souls  practicing Science of Mind and New Thought Ancient Wisdom Principles.  Strong in our connection with Spirit, we live in happiness, harmony, peace of mind, health, confidence, abundance, and creative expression.  As vital ambassadors of change, we represent peace, harmony, and good stewardship on the planet.  We demonstrate God’s love for all of life by being a role model of a community committed to social justice and sustainability. We affirm the wholeness and dignity of All people and All life.  We awaken ourselves and others to all forms of inequity and injustice in order to transform it and live in alignment with Oneness Consciousness, co-creating  equity and justice – a world that works for all.

CSL DE is known as the place people want to be because together we experience personal and collective transformation on a daily basis.  We are the go-to center for spiritual enlightenment. In fact, we stand at the leading edge of spiritual education. Our educational courses draw students from far and wide. As full participants in the evolution of consciousness, our center is a magnet for and generator of teachers, visionaries, ministers, practitioners, mystics, artists, and leaders – all who are spiritually aware and in service to the greater good.

 

We are the home for healthy families and provide a nurturing environment where both parents and children can grow, learn and love together.  We cooperatively work with other faith traditions to launch programs to support ethnic, cultural and religious diversity throughout our world.  As our name clearly states, we are an inclusive, loving community for the joyful expression of Spiritual Living.  We are so happy and grateful to be living this expanded vision.  And so it is!

Our Mission

The Center for Spiritual Living Delaware is a vibrant spiritual community grounded in unconditional love and dedicated to encouraging the highest and fullest Divine expression of all beings through the teaching of spiritual principles rooted in New Thought / Ancient Wisdom, spiritual practice, and sacred service.

Our 2021 Intention

We,  the Center for Spiritual Living Delaware, are an inclusive, welcoming, vibrant, ever-expanding spiritual community rooted in New Thought/Ancient Wisdom principles. We are here to be the Presence of Love, co-creating Heaven on Earth – a world that works for all.

Racism in the United States – A message from the Centers for Spiritual Living

Centers for Spiritual Living calls for it to end!

We are grieving lives that ought not to have been lost.  George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, are the most recent in a list of countless unarmed African-American and Black people who have been murdered for the color of their skin over the past 400 years in the US. Too many generations have suffered and it has never been, and is not now, acceptable.

We denounce racism in all its forms: the starkness of unapologetic, intentional racism; the racism of silence in the face of injustice; the systemic racism inherent in our education, justice, income and opportunity inequity; and the racism that lies hidden in our individual hearts and minds.

 

We envision a world where personal responsibility joins with social conscience in every area of the political, corporate, academic, and social sectors. We value a community-wide climate of safety that arises from compassion, justice, mutual respect, and kindness. Therefore, we join our founder, Dr. Ernest Holmes, who, echoing the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said “You and I should form the habit of taking definite time each day to contemplate and affirm peace with justice—for there is no peace possible without justice. But faith without works is dead. We should not only pray, we should act, each contributing the best [they have] to the common purpose, each willing to make any sacrifice necessary…[for] there can be no individual self-preservation without the preservation of all . . .”*

 

We call upon ourselves and the faith communities in the US to take action that shows we have heard the cry of suffering, and we own our responsibility for it. Whether that action is prayer, donations to organizations that promote racial justice, rigorous self-education, or active engagement, let not this moment in history pass unattended. May the actions we take be steeped in peace and respect for the sacredness of each life, knowing that whatever we do, individually and collectively, must be Divinely directed from a higher consciousness. When we apply our proven spiritual principles through rigorous practices and compassionate action, the desired results cannot fail to demonstrate.

 

* Quote From Ernest Holmes’ Spiritual Armament, found in The Essential Ernest Holmes edited by Jesse Jennings

Resource: https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

 

Centers for Spiritual Living,

Spiritually Motivated Social Engagement Committee