Vision and Mission

Our Vision

The Center for Spiritual Living Delaware (CSLD) is an ever-evolving coherent and cohesive multicultural, multigenerational community of enlightened souls practicing Science of Mind and New Thought-Ancient Wisdom principles based on the teachings of Dr. Ernest Holmes. 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 sustainability. CSLD is known as a 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, education, and music.

In fact, we stand at the leading edge of spiritual education. Our courses draw students from far and wide to study. Our center is a magnet for teachers, mystics, and leaders. AND…As a birthing field for ever-evolving consciousness, CSLD is also a generator of mystics, leaders, practitioners, teachers, visionaries, ministers, and artists - people who are spiritually aware and in service to the greater good.

We are a home for healthy families and provide a nurturing environment in which 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 avenue for the 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 2020 Intention

We, the members of the Center for Spiritual Living Delaware, are a welcoming, vibrant, inclusive spiritual community rooted in New Thought/Ancient Wisdom principles. With a focus on Spirit as our Source, we accept greater happiness, prosperity, and harmony in all aspects of our lives. Inspired by the Power of Love, we enthusiastically share our creativity, talents and gifts in compassionate service to all Life.

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