About Us

Our Mission and Vision

 We are a loving, prosperous spiritual community; embracing transformative 

spiritual tools.
        We express full, rich, meaningful lives.
        We practice ant teach Science of Mind principles, a way of life  honoring all paths of Truth, revealing a world that works well for  everyone. 

We envision a world that works for ALL

 Our Vibrant Outreach
        serves as
        a spiritual beacon
        for personal empowerment
        and global enlightenment.
        Oneness reveals a world of perfect health,  joy, love, peace, freedom
        and prosperity for all.  

We offer a Universal Teaching

 Those who enjoy the words of Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey,  Louise Hay, Esther and Jerry Hicks, Eckhart Tolle, Don Migel Ruiz, Gregg  Braden, Joe Dispenza, Marianne Williamson, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Neale  Donald Walsh, Dalai Lama, Masaru Emoto, John Shelby Spong, and similar  writers,
            definitely want to visit us!  

Video

This video, created for the Center's 40th Anniversary, offers a brief history of Center for Spiritual Living

Who We Are and What We Believe

Here's Who We Are

 

Here's who we are…

We  are dedicated to prosperous living through spiritual awareness of  Perfect Health, Perfect Wealth, and Perfect Happiness. We teach and  practice how to express full, rich and meaningful lives, regardless of  outside conditions, through the use of spiritual mind treatment,  effective affirmative prayer.
 

Center for Spiritual Living, Daytona Beach is an affiliated member of Centers for Spiritual Living, a global New Thought Community.
 

This spiritual philosophy, previously known as  Religious Science or Science of Mind, was founded in 1927 in California  by Rev. Dr. Ernest Holmes. Hundreds of our spiritual centers can be  found across the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.
 

We are  open to all people who seek to express  their divine nature in peaceful and joyous ways without regard to age,  race,  sexual orientation or religious background.
 

People of all religions attend our Center and are welcome to join as members or not. We are ready to greet you if you are ready to step into a new  and fulfilling spiritual path that fulfills human needs in the 21st  century.
        We are  New Thought and not New Age or Scientology. 

What We Believe

 

What We Believe

We believe  that there is one ultimate loving energy that is  present in all that  exists. You may call it whatever you are comfortable with:  God, Spirit,  Source, the Great I Am, Allah, Yahweh, etc. This is not a  personality outside of us, but rather a presence within each of us. We are inherently Spiritual beings having a human experience.

      We believe that  God does not judge us, does not "keep  score" or choose favorites, but  is an infinite Source for our growth  and evolution. We view the concept of sin  as merely "missing the mark" -  an opportunity to make a different  choice and experience a different  outcome.

We believe that heaven and hell are not  physical places to  which we are sent by God, but describe states of  mind. God is unconditional  Love, and would not create life to destroy  or condemn it. When we tap into the  energy of Abundance and Peace, we  are in heaven. When we perceive separation  from God, we experience  hell.

      We believe that  we co-create with God, that our thoughts  create our realities. When we align  our thoughts with the perfection  of God, we can heal sickness, break free from  lack and limitation, and  choose a way of living that is joy-filled and  powerful.

      We believe that we live in an abundant, unlimited  universe  and that within us lies all the Wisdom, Love and Power needed  to create full,  joyous, prosperous lives.

Ernest Holmes, Fournder of Science of Mind

Our Founding Belief Statements

 

DECLARATION  OF  PRINCIPLES
        Ernest Holmes


WE  BELIEVE IN GOD, THE SPIRIT ALMIGHTY; ONE,
        INDESTRUCTIBLE,  SELF-EXISTENT CAUSE.

     WE BELIEVE THIS ONE MANIFESTS ITSELF
     IN AND THROUGH ALL CREATION, BUT IS
     NOT ABSORBED BY ITS CREATION.

WE  BELIEVE THE MANIFEST UNIVERSE IS THE BODY
        OF  GOD.  IT IS THE LOGICAL AND NECESSARY  OUT-
        COME  OF THE INFINITE SELF-KNOWINGNESS OF GOD.

     WE BELIEVE IN THE INCARNATION OF THE
     SPIRIT IN EACH ONE AND THAT WE ARE ALL
     INCARNATIONS OF THE ONE SPIRIT.

WE  BELIEVE IN THE ETERNALITY, THE IMMORTALITY,
        AND  THE CONTINUITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL SOUL,
        FOREVER  AND EVER EXPANDING.

     WE BELIEVE THAT THE KINGDOM OF
     HEAVEN IS WITHIN US, AND THAT WE
     EXPERIENCE THIS KINGDOM TO THE DEGREE     
     THAT WE BECOME CONSCIOUS OF IT.

WE  BELIEVE THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF LIFE TO BE A
        COMPLETE  EMANCIPATION FROM ALL DISCORD OF
        EVERY  NATURE, AND THAT THIS GOAL IS SURE TO
        BE  ATTAINED BY ALL.

WE BELIEVE IN THE UNITY OF ALL LIFE,
     AND THAT THE HIGHEST GOD AND THE
     INNER MOST GOD IS ONE GOD.

WE  BELIEVE THAT GOD IS PERSONAL TO ALL
        WHO  FEEL THIS INDWELLING PRESENCE.

WE  BELIEVE IN THE DIRECT REVELATION
     OF TRUTH THROUGH OUR INTUITIVE AND
     SPIRITUAL NATURE, AND THAT ANYONE
     MAY BE A REVEALER OF TRUTH WHO
     LIVES IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE
     INDWELLING GOD. 

WE  BELIEVE THAT THE UNIVERSAL SPIRIT OPER-
        ATES  THROUGH A UNIVERSAL MIND, WHICH IS THE
        LAW  OF GOD, AND THAT WE ARE SURROUNDED
        BY  THIS CREATIVE MIND WHICH RECEIVES THE
        DIRECT  IMPRESS OF OUR THOUGHT AND ACTS
        UPON  IT.

WE  BELIEVE IN THE HEALING OF THE
     SICK THROUGH THE POWER OF THIS MIND.

WE  BELIEVE IN THE CONTROL OF CONDITIONS
        THROUGH  THE POWER OF THIS MIND.

WE  BELIEVE IN THE ETERNAL GOODNESS,
     THE ETERNAL LOVING KINDNESS, AND THE
     ETERNAL GIVINGNESS OF LIFE TO ALL.

WE  BELIEVE IN OUR OWN SOUL, OUR OWN SPIRIT,
        AND  OUR OWN DESTINY, FOR WE UNDERSTAND
        THAT  OUR LIFE IS GOD.  

Ancient Wisdom, New Thought

Our teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of spiritual traditions through the ages.

 The New Thought Movement, of which we are a part, enjoys a wide and  varied range of spiritual influences and practices, and the Science of  Mind philosophy continues to be supported and validated by modern  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 scientific in that is uses laws of nature to prove spiritual  principles.
Centers for Spiritual Living teaches a spiritual philosophy that combines ancient spiritual wisdom with modern scientific principle.