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Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction

Dean Sluyter Returns in May with All New Workshop: Fear Less

These days there’s so much fear in the air, you can almost taste it—along with all the varieties of anxiety, anger, and addiction that grow out of it. How can you navigate your way through the fear and confusion, and find your way to peace?

In his workshop on Sunday, May 20, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 at the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley, acclaimed teacher and award-winning author Dean Sluyter will show you how to use simple meditative techniques and subtle tweaks of body, mind, and breath to open your life to deep, relaxed confidence. Drawing on both traditional enlightenment teachings and contemporary research, he’ll lay out practical steps for—

• letting go of compulsive overthinking,
• easing anxiety-induced insomnia,
• loosening the bonds of addiction (including smartphone addiction),
• overcoming the fear of death,
• finding your fearless voice,
• finding meditative stillness in the thick of activity,
• reconnecting to life’s underlying wholeness—the ultimate cure for fear.

“Om meets Wheeeeeee! Sluyter careens merrily from the Buddha to Willie Nelson, from prison stories to The Wizard of Oz, but it all leads us—step by practical, loving step—toward a life of peace. Who knew that learning how not to be freaked out could be so much fun?”
—Michael Kane, author of Heal Your Broken Heart


Dean Sluyter (pronounced “slighter”) has taught meditation for over 40 years, from corporate headquarters to maximum security prisons. He is the author of five books, including Fear Less and Natural Meditation, winner of the Nautilus Gold Award for the year’s best book on mind-body-spirit practices. He has appeared frequently in national media such as The New York Times, NPR, the Dr. Oz Show, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

PosiPalooza Concert

Raise the Vibe and the Roof

The PosiPalooza Tour makes a stop at the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley on Friday, May 4, 7 p.m.

We are excited to welcome three amazing, inspirational guest artists: singer/songwriter Freebo; multiplatinum songwriter Harold Payne; and co-founder of emPower Music & Arts Richard Mekdici.

Music can take us from the pangs of separation to the joy of connection. Thus the great promise of the energy waves of music is to enhance the experience that we are not alone and that there is a greater connection that unites us all! That’s what PosiPalooza is all about, uplifting music to heal and inspire the soul. Cost to attend this heart-opening, uplifting musical event is $20.

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Current and Upcoming Classes

New class starting in April


Study the Spiritual Path with Dr. Heather


Dr. Heather starts a new class in April that takes us back to the Science of Mind basics. This class is based on curriculum Dr. Heather created with a team of ministers in the 1990s and, because it’s filled with wisdom and insight, she is ready to bring it back.

Here is what Dr. Heather has to say about this classic class:

The first part of the course is “The Spiritual Path” and introduces the metaphysical student to the basics of spiritual study including affirmation, meditation, and prayer. In addition to the basics, there are some great activities and processes which anyone can incorporate into their daily practices. During this first eight weeks, students will learn spiritual mind treatment/affirmative prayer.

The second 8 weeks continues to emphasize prayer and is titled “The Nature of Effective Prayer.” Affirmative prayer is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal. When we change the consciousness of a thing, we change the entire experience of it. For example, before studying Science of Mind I would often take a victim mind-set when it came to illnesses. Like many people I had two or three colds a year. I was subject to the race consciousness of “flu” season. Since studying the Science of Mind, I have come to understand that nothing happens to me, everything happens through me, by means of me. This is a powerful idea.

If everything comes through me, I must allow or invite the idea of “flu” into my life. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, rarely is the thing we are experiencing a result of thinking about the illness. In other words, I didn’t get a cold because I thought about “colds;” but rather, when we feel stressed and overextended, we can let a ‘flu” or “cold” into our lives.

  • We will learn to pay attention to our thoughts, and make intelligent, self-supporting changes to our thoughts and feelings.
  • We will learn to write and use powerful affirmations which will start the creative process by planting a new idea.
  • And we will learn to meditate. By getting still and being comfortable with silence, we will more ably hear the voice for God within ourselves.

People’s lives will be transformed. People who are senior students, those who have taken foundation courses many times before, will heighten their awareness of self. And those people who take the class as their very first step down the spiritual path will awaken to their own inner magnificence. People make life-long friendships in Science of Mind classes. You will learn to pray for other people as well as yourself. There is so much good for you… and you ought to have it! I would love to see YOU at class.

Dr. Heather’s class will be offered on Tuesdays, beginning April 3rd, at 6:30 pm. Cost for credit is $240, or you can take the class without credit for a love offering.

Practitioner Training

January Begins the Inward Journey

Physical healing. Financial abundance. A new relationship. A different perspective.

Do you believe in the power of prayer? If you have ever visited a practitioner in a time of crisis or just to get things moving in a better direction, you know that prayer works and it’s the cornerstone for our teaching. 

Every Sunday Dr. Heather asks practitioners to stand and invites the congregation to make an appointment with a practitioner to have a transformed life.

Who are these prayerful people exactly and what did they do to earn the privilege of sitting at the table across from you?

They took a deep and sacred journey into the self, to unearth false beliefs and know the power of God working through them. They are just like you and me, and able to see rightly when we can’t see it for ourselves.

The Inward Journey is so magnificent that some people take it with no intention of becoming licensed, but rather because it’s the next step in their spiritual evolution.

Rev. Pattie will offer the Inward Journey practitioner training starting in January. It’s a 30-week commitment. To embark on the journey you don’t need a passport however you must have the required prerequisite classes. Click here to see if you qualify.

Current practitioners and ministers are encouraged to participate.

For questions contact Rev. Pattie at pattiem@cslcv.org.



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Theme for 2018: 100 years of Science of Mind

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