Spiritual Tools

If you are seeking inspiration for your spiritual journey to true awakening, Centers for Spiritual Living provides easy-to-use tools to nurture your inner self/your soul, so that you can live an inspired, healthy and happy life.

Awaken your authentic self with prayer, affirmations and meditation.

At Centers for Spiritual Living, we practice a form of affirmative prayer called “Spiritual Mind Treatment.” Affirmative Prayer, is a practical tool that aligns our thoughts with all-good. Affirmative Prayer is a powerful process that shifts our consciousness so that we are open and available to accept the good that is already present in our life.

Affirmative Prayer is a prayer that declares a spiritual Truth. It is a recognition of Spirit’s Omniscience, Omnipotence, and Omnipresence, and a realization of humanity’s unity with Spirit. Affirmative Prayer is a powerful method for setting the Creative Process into motion. It is a direct, focused, and organized method using five steps to get to your desired outcome:

1. Recognition (God Is All There Is)

2. Unification (I Am One with God)

3. Realization (Speaking Your Desired Good)

4. Thanksgiving (Grateful Acceptance) and

5. Release (Let Go, Let God)

Practicing the Presence means engaging in formal, disciplined methods, such as meditation, mindfulness, and visioning, to open our awareness, and to live in alignment with spiritual Principle.

“To daily meditate on the Perfect Life, and to daily embody the Great Ideal, is a royal road to freedom, to that ‘peace which passeth understanding,’ and is happiness to the soul of [humankind].”
~ The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes, p. 185.2

“If we find ourself surrounded by confusion we should meditate on peace until we feel a sense of peace. Then as the mind returns to its objective state it brings an atmosphere of peace with it which dispels the confusion just as light dispels the darkness. Thus our meditation becomes a practical thing; it has an actual value in everyday experience.”
~ Living Without Fear, Ernest Holmes p. 96

Self -Awareness is the practice of being mindful of one’s motives and inner dialogue. Self-awareness is the foundation for conscious choice and can be developed through silent reflection, journaling, spiritual coaching, and other methods.

Gratitude is the practice of seeing creation as life-affirming, looking for the good and praising it. Gratitude is more than an emotion; it is an attitude of appreciation and acceptance.

“The reason we can make our requests known with thanksgiving is because we know from the beginning that we are to receive and therefore we cannot help being thankful. This grateful attitude to the Spirit puts us in very close touch with power and adds much to the reality of the thing that we are dealing with.”
~ Creative Mind and Success, Ernest Holmes p. 24.2

Compassion is the practice of respecting the true nature of all life and claiming the same good for others that we accept for ourselves. Compassion leads us to join personal responsibility with social conscience for the good of all.

“This is the attitude we should assume, that life holds nothing against us. It desires only our good; it wants us to be well, happy, and successful, but it wants us to play the game of life the way it is supposed to be played — in unity and cooperation with others. “
~ Science of Mind Magazine, Ernest Holmes, October 1998

Intentional manifestation is the practice of mindfully bringing about the greater good, a more abundant experience of life, and a better condition for all than what existed before. Spiritual Mind Treatment is our primary method for intentional manifestation.

“Pure Spirit is at the center of all form. Of Itself, It is formless but It is ever giving birth to form. The forms come and go but It goes on forever. We are some part of It. If pure Spirit is at the center of everything and is always responding to our thought, there is no limit to Its manifestation for us except the limitations that we set.”
~ The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes, p. 406.2

Sacred study is the practice of expanding our understanding of the nature of the One. Through study we gain appreciation for the wisdom of those who through the ages have walked a spiritual path.