Ask a Practitioner: Where did my affirmation go wrong?

Have you ever repeated an affirmation and felt like it didn’t work for some reason?  This month we have a question about affirmations and our very own Rev. Arpad Petrass, a staff minister and practitioner, has a wonderful answer to guide us to clarity and greater effectiveness with our affirmations.  First the question: After re-watching…

Wednesday Wisdom: Experiencing the Power of Spiritual Practice

On just about every Wednesday evening throughout the year, you can find Rev. Judee Chapman, one of our assistant ministers, up on the Center’s platform hosting a middle-week experiential service for an audience who has found something special and extraordinary.  Since starting the mid-week ‘faith lift’ in 2004, six-months after becoming an ordained Religious Science…

Celebrating the 50 Year History of the Center

Founded in a Sleepy Little Beach Town In 1968, Rev. Gretchen Bremmerman founded the First Church of Religious Science of San Clemente, which would later become the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley. The journey from San Clemente to San Juan Capistrano, and back to San Clemente is storied and rich. Rev. Gretchen was a…

Rev. Carla Schiratis’ Lessons from Bali

They call Bali the Island of the Gods.  It still seems surreal to me that I have traveled there twice now, both times on a spiritual pilgrimage, with my beautiful CSL family. This stunning island is part of Indonesia and believe it or not there over 17,000 islands that are part of Indonesia.  The vastly…

Rev. Carla Schiratis’ Lessons from Bali

They call Bali the Island of the Gods.  It still seems surreal to me that I have traveled there twice now, both times on a spiritual pilgrimage, with my beautiful CSL family. This stunning island is part of Indonesia and believe it or not there over 17,000 islands that are part of Indonesia.  The vastly…

You Had It All Along

Recently I read a blog post for people who lean toward being introverted about starting conversations at parties or other social gatherings. One question they suggested asking was, “What is your super power?” It got me thinking about how I would answer that question.  Then I came across a Super Soul Sunday episode where Oprah…