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…

Making Big Decisions

What do you do when a big decision looms before you? Of course, we all want to make decisions that are in our highest and best interests. These decisions could include buying a home, having a child, adopting a child, getting  a divorce, moving to e new city or starting a new job. Over the…

Don’t Go Back to Sleep

The 13th century mystic, Rumi wrote:  “The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you.  Don’t go back to sleep! You must ask for what you really want.  Don’t go back to sleep! People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,   The door is round and open     Don’t go back to…

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…

Focus

Sometimes there are so many thoughts fighting for my attention that it is hard to FOCUS on one. A few months ago I had LASIK surgery in both eyes. During the surgery, I was instructed to keep looking straight up into the green light. I was holding my vision as steady as I could and the two…

Cleaning Out the Closets of Our Minds

In her book, You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay states that the most common false belief is that we are not good enough. She asks the readers to relax and think about the negative  messages we got from our parents. Make a list to identify them. She goes on to broaden the list to include…