Who are we?
The DuPage Center for Spiritual Living (DCSL or the Center) is a member of a global organization called Centers for Spiritual Living with over 500 centers worldwide. Dr. Ernest Holmes founded the organization in the early 20th century. He believed there was a thread of truth running through every great religion and philosophy, and it was his desire to pluck out that thread, leaving behind all superstition, dogma, and religious opinion. He took that thread and created principles called the “Science of Mind,” these are the principles and beliefs we continue to teach and live today.
Theme for July
GIFTS OF FREEDOM
Pearls of Wisdom
Through experience, man learns what is really good and satisfying, what is truly worthwhile. As his intelligence increases, and his capacity to understand the subtle laws of Nature grows, he will gradually be set free.
This Week at DCSL
The Blessings to be Free
Speaker: Rev. Kathleen Mertes
Practitioner of the Day: Celina Smith, RScP
Musical Inspiration: Jonathan Hey
Beauty, inspiration, love, joy, and peace are around us - everywhere.
Take a minute, anytime, to turn within to calm, focus, and become mindful.
I EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF THE DAY.
I SEE THE SUN AND HEAR THE BIRDS.
I AM FREE TO BE HAPPY.
Rev. Kathleen Mertes
Click here to listen to the recorded version
In the unending circle of life, the perfection of creation is always creating anew and I am one with this creation and newness.
I know that no matter whathappened years ago, months ago, week ago, days ago, and even minutes ago - it has served its purpose and it is done.
With each new day, I am free to choose the thoughts that create my experiences regardless of the things, people, and events that enter my life path today.
I am grateful for the opportunity to make choices about what I will see, hear, think, and feel about everything in the experience of life I have today.
I am excited to approach this day with compassion, forgiveness, and the wonder and awe of the child that is at the core of my being.
I release this into the action of the Law which always acts on that which I send forth from my thoughts. My thoughts are things and I choose good ones.
And so it is ... and so it shall be!
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We believe in creating a world that works for everyone. All are welcome regardless of your level of involvement.
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FREEDOM IS A GIFT
I move within and contemplate the true meaning of freedom in my life. I realize that freedom is a choice and a privilege. It means I can live my truth, unbounded, without fetters or restriction. It means I can spontaneously live out my dreams and inner promptings, and that I can speak up and out as the supreme authority in my life.
I am filled with joy, exaltation, ineffable happiness and gratitude, as I set my intention to use my spiritual gifts for the highest and best purpose to benefit myself and all humanity.
I live in a state of grace, peace, unity and love, and for this I give great thanks.
And so it is.