FOR MID-WEEK INSPIRATION...read Reverend Bonnie's blog - www.holychit.org (Chit is a Sanskrit term for Consciousness).
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Science of Mind (also referred to as a Church of Religious Science) is the core teaching of Centers for Spiritual Living. 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 International Centers for Spiritual Living to use Science of Mind principles as a force for good in our world by transforming personal lives.
The Sunday experience at Ventura Center for Spiritual Living is great, and the music and words inspire us. Then we mix and mingle. We meet and greet. We share with like-minded people; congeniality runs high, and we make some new friends, acquaintances or even business contacts, and it is truly a rewarding and enjoyable time.
But, what then? Do you go home to satisfyingly reconnect with those with whom you share domestic bliss? Or do you fortify yourself with the morning's message and return to the person or issue that you forgot for a couple of hours? Or perhaps you return to the loneliness of wondering "but, what now?"
When you are ready to take it to the next level, you decide to see for yourself what Science of Mind classes are really all about. What you find is a spiritual gathering place for people who are committed to greater focus and clarity in determining what they really want their lives to be about. You also find a common purpose and desire to more deeply understand and apply Universal Laws.
Those who "stay the course" form an incredible bond, unified by their dedication to applying spiritual principles to the everyday problems of human living. This is a movement from theory to embodiment. As you study the Science of Mind, you awaken to the dawning of new insights upon your consciousness. Suddenly, the words Life, Principle, Reality, the Law of Mind, Pure Awareness, God, and Spiritual Mind Treatment take on a new significance. There is an excitement in working and supporting you and others in using the Science of Mind and Spirit, to more effectively, promptly, and constructively move through obstacles and ultimately to manifest desired results.
What Students Say about Science of Mind Classes:
"I wanted something to change and through classes I realized I needed to be the change I wanted to see." K.N.
"Science of Mind principles are simple, and yet demand daily practice and application. When I was willing to do the work, that's when new and great manifestations started occurring in my life." C.F.
"Science of Mind saved my life. No kidding!. Through learning how to think I really did learn how to live a full rich life " L.S.
"Classes keep me growing. When I am involved in classes I continually work my practices and learn more about myself, which reawakens within me my Divine greatness." C.L.
"I awoke to the inner dynamics of why I was experiencing such turmoil in my life!" M.T.
"Science of Mind classes were the door that opened me not only to the spiritual principles that govern my life, but to incredible bonding with my like-minded class members!" S.M.
"Seek and ye shall find. Well, classes gave me the permission to see with new eyes and to seek from within myself for the answers and the love I desired." M.S
Rev. Bonnie is the Senior Minister of the Ventura Center for Spiritual Living. She was born in New York, graduated from Duke University with a degree in Nursing, and then received a degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Vocal Performance.
Rev. Bonnie worked in New York for several years as a Nurse, Opera Singer, and Actress. In 1992-93, she performed in the National Tour of a Broadway Show and then decided to move to Southern California. She attended the North Hollywood Church of Religious Science, became a practitioner there, and then received a Master of Divinity from Holmes Institute.
Rev. Bonnie served as a staff minister at NHCRS for two years, prior to being led to Ventura Center for Spiritual Living. A gifted speaker and visionary, Rev. Bonnie offers dynamic leadership to transform lives and helps make the world a better place. Rev. Bonnie is dedicated to calling forth the best in all beings and working together to create a culture of kindness. Ventura Center for Spiritual Living is a journey church, where participants engage in an ongoing discovery of how to live fully and abundantly in the Infinite.
Annette arrived at VCSL nine years ago as a summer temp while on break from working as a para-educator with the Ventura Unified School District. Although she tried very hard to separate "church and state", Annette was encouraged to take the "Financial Freedom" class with Doreen Palermo, RScP (thank you, Doreen). After that, she continued taking just about every class offered. The rest is history.
Annette became a Licensed Practitioner in 2010. She lives in Ventura with her son and three dogs and can't imagine working anywhere but here.
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