Minister’s Message for December
Your Soul’s Compass
“The only map of your right life is written on your soul at its most peaceful, and the only sure compass is your heart at its most open.” ~ Martha Beck
This quote from Martha Beck brings us to the deep understanding that there is a Divine Wisdom and inner guidance available to each of us. Uniquely tuned to our individual expression as a sacred human, this guidance can be accessed at all times, especially when we cultivate inner peace and compassion – the open heart Martha is pointing to.
In a world that seems full of turbulence, strife and struggle, how do we find peace? How do we walk in this world with an open heart?
In my own life, it has taken three ways of living which, over the years, have brought me more and more into peace and open-heartedness.
• Spiritual study is where I began, with classes in my local CSL. I took every class, and perhaps more important, I discussed the concepts, tried them on, tested them out and made what I was learning into an ongoing experiment for life. I still do this!
• Spiritual practice is what lets me find my own center point of calm and clarity. I can’t say it’s ever been easy, but over time–and more and more–it is easier to practice mindfulness, prayer and meditation. These practices are more vital to me as time goes on.
• Loving-kindness is a catchall phrase to describe a way of thinking I’m practicing towards myself and others that includes non-judgment, compassionate regard and patience. Perfect at this? Um, no. Worthy of my attempts? Oh, yes!
As this year comes to a close, may you know your own soul’s compass and may our Center be a place of support for you in finding peace.
Sunday Service at the Center
10:30 AM Celebration Service
The Celebration Service is filled with music and song, spiritual practice and an inspiring message. Children are a delightful part of this Service before spending time in small groups with their teachers. This Service is the spiritual and social gathering point for our community – and we love welcoming newcomers to our home!
Our Sunday Service is inspiring and joyful with an uplifting message. Best of all, we apply spiritual principles to daily life that help you contemplate the issues you may be facing. Join us in person or virtually!
We honor all paths to God/Spirit and can help you experience a personal relationship with It. When It 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 help bring peace and harmony to the world.