Center for Spiritual Living™ Bellingham provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place.
We honor all paths to God and can help you experience a personal relationship with God. When God 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.
If you are searching for a spiritual community where you are respected and accepted for who you are and want the inspiration and support to grow to your highest potential, please accept our invitation to visit us soon!
Theme for 2015: Pilgrimage of the Heart
AUGUST MINISTER'S MESSAGE: The Ultimate Boon
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.” ~ Alan Alda
Somewhere on the journey we have undertaken as sacred humans we will encounter an extraordinary gift. This gift often comes after a time of great difficulty and personal struggle. In Joseph Campbell’s description of the hero’s journey, this gift is called “the ultimate boon.” The nature of this boon is such that our entire experience of self/other and life is changed forever.
The one challenge associated with receiving this gift, or boon, is this change in perception. Some have described it as a sense of becoming so different that the old ways of doing things, the old friends and the familiar patterns of living are completely disrupted. Jesus tried to describe this experience by using the metaphor of not putting new wine (still fermenting) into old wineskins (lost their flexibility).
However we experience the boon, there is sure to be transformation and change – our old friends! The journey continues to unfold – and to unfold us!
Our service on August 9, 2015 - 9:30am
The Ultimate Boon:
Call to Compassion
The early service is an opportunity to attend a different kind of Service earlier on Sunday mornings. This Service is brief, just half an hour in length and will include prayer and a message and then lead into our regular fifteen-minute Sunday meditation.