Center for Spiritual Living Morristown
331 Mt. Kemble Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-539-3114

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Blessings all around, all below, all above and all within me.
It just cannot be any other way when I am tuned in to the Truth.
I am rich with Love, Abundance, Health & Joy.
It is my Divine Inheritance, given at birth.
I do not squander this inheritance.
I am appreciative of it.
I am grateful for it.
And just in case I have temporarily forgotten I have this inheritance - life sometimes does that - I come back to remembrance by slowing down my body, my mind and by opening my heart.
I “count” my blessings today and the moment I do they multiply…….
I let go of the harmful habit of complaining, blaming, & shaming.
I turn myself around and do the opposite.
I practice simple gratitude.
It shifts my attitude and brings me blessings all around, all below, all above and all within me.
My attitude is like a magnet. It’s contagious to everyone around me.
I AM a light in the world.
AND SO IT IS!
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Tomorrow at 10:30AM: It’s All in the HOW!

In the Science of Mind Teaching we learn HOW to think, not what to think.
Ernest Holmes said that a trained mind is more powerful than an untrained mind.
It’s all about the beauty of having the freedom to choose.
The HOW is about the experiences we want: the experiences of self, other, life, the world.
The mind is a beautiful thing……let’s explore how to use it (more) wisely.

Assisting Practitioner: John Pavlik
Musical Guest: Garry Novikoff

2017 A Year of Values-Based Spiritual Living

Theme for May 2017: Spiritual Living through Creativity

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The incomparable Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Shawn Colvin invited him on Tour. Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums. Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently hes the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.

Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert's approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert's compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller's craft.

Opening act Mike Agranoffs material encompasses traditional ballads and tunes, Tin Pan Alley, contemporaries in the Folk World, heart-stopping spoken pieces, and his own witty pen. Its delivered with skillful guitar and concertina accompaniment, a telepathic transmittal of the essence of the song, and a sly twinkle in the eye for some truly hilarious songs.

Pot Luck Supper with chicken wings cook-off including three valuable prizes. To compete in the cook-off, register at jeanleigh1@aol.com. Live outdoor grilling provided by Carl Posey Catering, and Seafood provided by Metropolitan Seafood and Gourmet. Desserts provided by Delightful Abundance. Pot luck 6:00 pm7:00 pm - MUST register in advance and detail what you will bring to the potluck at jeanleigh1@aol.com. ... See MoreSee Less

Vance Gilbert in Concert

June 3, 2017, 6:00pm - June 3, 2017, 10:00pm

The incomparable Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Shawn Colvin invited him on Tour. Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums. Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently hes the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.

Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert's approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert's compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller's craft.

Opening act Mike Agranoffs material encompasses traditional ballads and tunes, Tin Pan Alley, contemporaries in the Folk World, heart-stopping spoken pieces, and his own witty pen. Its delivered with skillful guitar and concertina accompaniment, a telepathic transmittal of the essence of the song, and a sly twinkle in the eye for some truly hilarious songs.

Pot Luck Supper with chicken wings cook-off including three valuable prizes. To compete in the cook-off, register at jeanleigh1@aol.com. Live outdoor grilling provided by Carl Posey Catering, and Seafood provided by Metropolitan Seafood and Gourmet. Desserts provided by Delightful Abundance. Pot luck 6:00 pm7:00 pm - MUST register in advance and detail what you will bring to the potluck at jeanleigh1@aol.com.

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Slowing down my breath, my mind slows down.
Slowing down my mind, my heart opens.
My open heart is fully present in this now moment and Grace shows up.
With this Grace I walk today.
With this Grace I feel today.
With this Grace I serve today.
With THIS Grace…….I am blessed today.
Grace goes before me.
Grace guides me & informs me.
Now I know that at the center of all life is Love.
This knowing makes me more graceful in all that I am, do and have.
Life is precious and I act like it more and more.
And as I do, more and more Grace is revealed.
I am deeply appreciative of Grace everywhere in me and around me
AND SO IT IS!
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Tomorrow's topic: Find your True Mother!

Are you looking for that motherly love that you may miss or may have never gotten?
Today is a good day to let go of that…
Today is a good day to CELEBRATE moms, no matter what our history with our mother is.
When we let go of needing our outer mommy, we will find the Divine Mother inside of us.
She has been waiting to mother us all along.
Her Love is Unconditional, Infinite, Everywhere, and deeply healing and fulfilling.
So turn away from needing mommy.
Celebrate her with your love and compassion.
Set her free and free yourself.
And discover that LOVE IS ALL THERE IS!

Assisting Practitioner: Lucy Pavlik
Musical Guest: Kim Yarson

2017 A Year of Values-Based Spiritual Living

Theme for May 2017: Spiritual Living through Creativity

We allow the ongoing activity of Spirit into our hearts, minds and activities to bring forth new forms and expressions to inspire and guide. ... See MoreSee Less

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FAQ

Questions people ask:

What is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown?

Who is the founder of Centers for Spiritual Living?

What is Science of Mind?

Are Science of Mind and Religious Science the same?

Is Science of Mind a real science?

Is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown related to or connected with Scientology?

Is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown associated with Christian Science?

Do people who practice Science of Mind go to doctors?

Is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown a Christian organization?

Does Science of Mind believe in Jesus Christ?

Is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown a “New Age” organization?

Are Centers for Spiritual Living communities a place for healing?

What is the role of prayer at the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown?

What is the role of meditation at the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown?

What is the role of affirmation at the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown?

Does Science of Mind believe in miracles?

Is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown a cult?

Does Science of Mind believe in heaven and hell?

Does Science of Mind believe in the devil?

Does Science of Mind believe in sin?

What does Science of Mind believe about death?

Does Science of Mind believe in reincarnation?

What is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown?

Center for Spiritual Living Morristown is a community that provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place. At Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, we teach powerful principles for personal and global transformation, honoring all paths to God. We help people experience a personal relationship with the creator; promote a community of tolerance, understanding and respect; provide classes, programs, prayer and meditation; and advocate a safe spiritual community of like-minded people interested in living a spiritual life.

Who is the founder of Centers for Spiritual Living?

Dr. Ernest Holmes founded the spiritual movement that started Centers for Spiritual Living. Born in 1887 on a small Maine farm, Dr. Holmes spent his teenage years out-of-doors, asking himself “What is God? Who am I? Why am I here?” This questioning led to his 1926 book, The Science of Mind, which outlined the foundational viewpoints of modern New Thought.

What is Science of Mind?

Science of Mind (also referred to as Religious Science) is the core teaching of the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown. Science of Mind is a philosophy that integrates spiritual truths with science and physics. Simply put, Science of Mind teaches the unity of all life. Intentions and ideas flow through a field of consciousness, which actually affects and creates the world around us. This idea is common to most major religions and is supported by the teachings of psychology and quantum physics. In Science of Mind, we believe that the secret to living a successful life is to consciously choose positive and productive thoughts. Put another way, “As you think, so you become.” It is the intention of the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown to use Science of Mind principles as a force for good in our world by transforming personal lives.

Are Science of Mind and Religious Science the same?

Religious Science is the name of the church that Dr. Ernest Holmes started before he died, which was the precursor to Centers for Spiritual Living. Dr. Holmes’ comprehensive book of teachings is entitled The Science of Mind. Members of Centers for Spiritual Living use the phrases Science of Mind and Religious Science interchangeably.

Is Science of Mind a real science?

In Science of Mind, we believe that the fields of religion and science are complementary, and that science will prove what the mystics have said for thousands of years about the nature of God, human beings, and the Universe. These beliefs are being proven even now by many quantum physicists who have found that the universe is made up of energy that cannot be destroyed and is infinitely intelligent. Science of Mind is also scientific in that is uses laws of nature to prove spiritual principles. Any person can experiment with the principles and measure the results.

Is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown related to or connected with Scientology?

No. Religious Science and Centers for Spiritual Living are in no way related to Scientology.

Is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown associated with Christian Science?

No. Centers for Spiritual Living are a unique and separate entity from Christian Science. Ernest Holmes, the founder of Centers for Spiritual Living, studied with many of the spiritual leaders of his time, including Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, but he was not a member of that group.

Do people who practice Science of Mind go to doctors?

Yes. In Science of Mind, we believe that healing comes in many forms. God is expressed through doctors and medicine just as it is expressed through all of the physical universe. In short, we believe in both prayer and modern medicine. Our ministers and practitioners often work in conjunction with doctors and other physical and mental health practitioners to facilitate healing.

Is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown a Christian organization?

Yes and no. The Science of Mind philosophy derives from the Christian tradition with a belief that the teachings of Jesus are accessible to all people. Dr. Ernest Holmes, the founder of Centers for Spiritual Living, grew up in the Christian tradition. Additionally, he was a prolific reader who studied all of the world’s religions and synthesized the truths running through them all, free of any particular dogma. Honoring all paths to God, he developed his philosophy with the intention that all churches, especially Christian ones, would embrace the philosophy and incorporate those teachings into their own.

Does Science of Mind believe in Jesus Christ?

In Science of Mind, we believe that Jesus of Nazareth was a loving, powerful man who walked the earth two thousand years ago. Jesus was a Master Teacher and a great example of how to live the individual expression of God. In Science of Mind, the phrase “Christ Consciousness” is used to refer to a universal principle of God expressing through humanity. Jesus was the great example, given to us all, of fully living our divine potential, our “Christ Consciousness.” According to our founder Dr. Ernest Holmes, “Science of Mind does not deny the divinity of Jesus; but it does affirm the divinity of all people. It does not deny that Jesus was the son of God; but affirms that all beings are children of God. It does not deny that the Kingdom of God was revealed through Jesus; but affirms that the Kingdom of God is also revealed through you and me.”

Is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown a “New Age” organization?

Science of Mind is a New Thought philosophy that incorporates spiritual tools of affirmative prayer, healing and creative visualization to transform lives and make the world more peaceful, harmonious, and prosperous. The New Thought tradition dates to the 1880s and has its roots in the Transcendentalist Movement of the 1830s. New Thought has a long and respected history, and includes luminaries such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Phineas Quimby, and Emma Curtis Hopkins. Centers for Spiritual Living does not consider its teachings to be New Age, but rather incorporates the ancient wisdom of all the spiritual traditions through the ages. People of all spiritual paths — Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Islam, New Age and others — are all welcome in our communities.

Are Centers for Spiritual Living communities a place for healing?

Yes, Centers for Spiritual Living spiritual communities are places where amazing healings and life transformations take place. The Science of Mind philosophy promotes the idea that God is all-powerful, omnipresent, and benevolent, true human selfhood is divine, all sickness originates in the mind, and “right thinking” has a healing effect.

What is the role of prayer at the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown?

Center for Spiritual Living Morristown honors all forms of prayer. In addition, we teach a unique and scientific form of prayer called Spritual Mind Treatment. This powerful, affirmative method of prayer was developed by Dr. Ernest Holmes — it involves a five-step process that harnesses the creative process of consciousness. This type of powerful, scientific prayer allows new levels of health, wealth, love, and wholeness to become a reality in our lives.

What is the role of meditation at the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown?

Center for Spiritual Living Morristown encourages meditation as a spiritual practice because it strengthens our understanding of the power of our inner being and allows us to experience the unity of all life. By being still and quiet, we are able to hear the inner voice and follow its guidance.

What is the role of affirmation at the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown?

Center for Spiritual Living Morristown encourages affirmation as a powerful spiritual tool. By consciously choosing to speak about our good as a present reality, we set a powerful intention. When we speak it, feel it, and act it, affirmative thought becomes the creative force for good in our lives.

Does Science of Mind believe in miracles?

Yes. The Science of Mind teaches that everything is possible in God. Everything that occurs in our lives is simply the manifestation of our consciousness. Events that seem to be miraculous are actually the metaphysical laws acting at a level beyond our awareness. As our consciousness evolves, what previously seemed miraculous becomes a natural, normal and understandable way of life.

Is Center for Spiritual Living Morristown a cult?

No. At the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown we teach that each individual has influence over, and responsibility for, his or her own life. We support personal responsibility and strongly discourage the “following of” any one person, including founder Ernest Holmes. The philosophy taught by Centers for Spiritual Living challenges people to think for themselves and only believe what feels true to them. This is the essence of what the leaders and members of Centers for Spiritual Living believe and practice throughout the world.

Does Science of Mind believe in heaven and hell?

Because Science of Mind views all life as God, there can be no hell. The terms “heaven” and “hell” are symbolic of what each individual creates in his or her own life. We find heaven when we live from our hearts, know our oneness with God, and are true to ourselves. This deep inner peace, which has been written about through the ages, is heaven. Hell, on the other hand, is the inner pain we feel when our lives and experiences seem to be against us. In reality, nothing is against us when we understand the basic unity of all life. We always have the power to change our thinking, and this alone lifts us from any hell-like experiences into heaven on earth.

Does Science of Mind believe in the devil?

The Science of Mind philosophy states that there is only one power and that is God. Because there is only one power, the devil cannot exist. There is only the manifestation of falsely held beliefs, which produce the appearance of some sinister invisible force acting in our lives. To blame unpleasant conditions and circumstances on the devil, or anyone else, is a way of avoiding responsibility for our own life decisions.

Does Science of Mind believe in sin?

The original meaning of sin was simply to “miss the mark” of spiritual perfection. In Science of Mind, we believe that there is no “sin” in the traditional sense of that word. We can choose behavior that produces an undesirable effect in our lives, thus creating hardship or suffering. In other words, we are punished by our sins, not for them.

What does Science of Mind believe about death?

Science of Mind teaches that life is eternal. As Teilhard de Chardin, we do not believe that we are human beings having a spiritual experience, but rather that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. We accept that our physical bodies operate within a natural cycle of birth and death. However, even though we have a body, we are more than our body. We are the Life that animates our body, and that Life is infinite and immortal. As we become increasingly identified with our divine and eternal nature, our underlying fear of death dissolves and our experience of life becomes more joyous.

Does Science of Mind believe in reincarnation?

In Science of Mind, we neither endorse nor reject any particular theory or concept of reincarnation. Because life is eternal, there are an unlimited number of possibilities for its evolvement after physical death.