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About Us

The Center for Spiritual Living - Carson City is a spiritual community and way of life that honors all paths to God. We provide spiritual tools for personal transformation, and it is our intention to help make the world a better place.

As an Open and Affirming Community, we extend a warm welcome to all people in search of a spiritual community where they are respected and accepted for who they are - we strive to inspire and support each and every person in growing into their highest potential. Center for Spiritual Living is a place to make friends, share experiences with like-minded people, and know the power and presence of God in your daily life.

What We Believe - Our Guiding Principles

Center for Spiritual Living - Carson City is an affiliated member of United Centers for Spiritual Living, a global organization with hundreds of "centers" for spiritual living.

We believe that the Universe is fundamentally spiritual, and that it has intelligence, purpose, beauty and order. Our beliefs are in harmony with the basic tenets of all the world's great religions and for that reason we honor all paths to God. Whether we call it God, Spirit, Energy, or Universal Intelligence, every person, place and thing emanates from this spiritual universe. We believe this Universal Intelligence is within us, as well as around us, and that we are conscious of it.

We believe that God is a loving intelligence, operating in and through all life, never separate from anyone or anything. Through classes, study, and spiritual practice we come to understand our oneness with this indwelling Divine Presence. We teach and practice a way of life where we can all learn how to live in accordance with spiritual principles. These principles, which we call the Science of Mind®, are as reliable as the laws of physical science. We believe there is a body of knowledge about spiritual laws that operates in the Universe as Cause and Effect. We teach that "It is done unto you as you believe" and "As you think, so you become." In essence, our thinking and our expectations create our reality. It is in studying and applying spiritual laws that we can change our unconscious beliefs and create improved conditions in our lives.

Each spiritual community within United Centers for Spiritual Living teaches Affirmative Prayer and other spiritual tools designed to help us lead a spiritual life, think positively, and love deeply. Simply put, at Center for Spiritual Living, we provide spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and make the world a better place.

We Are a New Thought Spiritual Community

Center for Spiritual Living is a "New Thought" spiritual community and is an affiliated member of the United Centers for Spiritual Living. In 2005, we changed our name from United Religious Science Church to Center for Spiritual Living - Carson City..

We are dedicated to diversity, inclusivity, transparency and good stewardship in the community and of the planet. We continue to grow as a strong and vibrant spiritual community and are an affiliated member of the United Centers for Spiritual Living, one of several organizations that are part of the New Thought Movement. 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. Some of the better known authors today whose writings parallel our teaching are Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle (author of A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose), Michael Beckwith, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Caroline Myss, Byron Katie, and many others.

Our teachings incorporate 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.

Our Teaching's Founder

Dr. Ernest Holmes' (January 21, 1887 - April 7, 1960) book, The Science of Mind, is recognized today as one of the leading viewpoints in modern metaphysics and New Thought. Dr. Holmes developed a universal philosophy and tools for spiritual living that profoundly resonate to this day. His work provides us with a personal spiritual path, an understanding of our relationship with the Universe, and a highly conscious, connected and joyful approach to daily living.


We see all life as all expression of God. 

We see a peaceful world that works for everyone.

We see humanity awakening to its spiritual magnificence.

We see a world in which people live in alignment with spiritual principle, emphasizing unity with God and each other and the creative power of thought.

We envision a world in which individually and collectively we are called to a higher state of consciousness and being.

We see a world without boundaries, where each and every person has enough food, a home and a sense of belonging, a world of peace and harmony, enfranchisement and justice.

We see a world in which there is generous and continuous sharing of all resources.

We envision a world in which forgiveness, whether for errors, injustices, or debts, is the norm.

We see a world which has renewed its emphasis on beauty, nature, and love through the resurgence of creativity, art, and aesthetics.

We see a world in which fellowship with all life prospers and connects through the guidance of spiritual wisdom and experience.

We envision a world in which we live and grow as One Global Family that respects and honors the interconnectedness of all life.


The Centers for Spiritual Living is a global organization comprised of individuals and communities committed to living consciously as expressions of God.

The foundation upon which Centers for Spiritual Living stands is the ageless spiritual principles passed down through millennia and crystallized in the teachings of Science of Mind.

We are communities of individuals living the spiritual truth of our being, knowing that same truth for all creation.

We know that there is One Life, everywhere expressing its infinite nature, and that this Life is called many things: Universal Intelligence, Beauty, Infinite Abundance, Peace, Spirit, Joy, Creativity, or simply God.

Through our personal lives and organizational culture, the Centers for Spiritual Living is in service to all of life by sustaining a consciousness of ever-unfolding love, peace and abundance.

We demonstrate the Oneness of Spirit in everything that we do, knowing that this Oneness is inclusive of all races, ages, ethnicities, cultures, histories, religions, political affiliations, experiences, genders, and sexual orientations.


We are a healthy, effective organization honoring and respecting each other and all of creation. We are known for the love that we share throughout our community and the world. We stand together in a shared commitment and devotion to our spiritual principles, practices and values. We are all in this Life together and we include everyone in our vision of a peaceful, loving world that works for everyone.

As a community we embrace the evolution and revelation of higher consciousness. We are prayerful and principled in our decision-making and actions. We practice the spiritual tools put forward by our founder Dr. Ernest Holmes in the Science of Mind, and by other spiritual leaders and mystics who teach and apply truth principles for our individual lives.

• We are open, receptive, and welcoming of all people, all faiths, and all paths to God.

• We are a community empowered with the realization of unity and wholeness, from which flows the ultimate healing power of forgiveness and love.

• We realize that the entire planet is the domain of our work and our growth is guided by a continuous sensitivity to the unfolding vision for our community. We actively perceive the world not as a place to fix, but with an understanding of the wholeness of all life and all things.

• We strive to assist individuals in their own evolutionary awakening process, and we are meaningfully involved with service to the world. As an organization we are a global community that embraces peace, love and compassion.

• We serve as a voice for the universal attributes of peace, love, beauty, joy, abundance, light, and power.

• We teach spiritual solutions and practices to address the everyday challenges of life. We are without doctrine or dogma and we are open at the top. We are receptive to new revelations of truth.

• We are one community with many locations. Every center, church, group and aspect of our organization serves as a point of inspiration and dynamic influence for our shared vision. We express this vision through compassionate service to our members and to the world.

• We embrace and support the experience of shared leadership and we welcome the gifted, talented and committed into meaningful influence and service. We are an open system that encourages participation of qualified individuals or groups in all ministries, programs and processes of governance. We offer direct involvement to those who have the appropriate motivation, talents and gifts.

• We value the constituencies within our extended community, expecting each to have a voice and place in our expansion, and empowering them to contribute to the evolution of our organization. Our intention is that our rich expression as spiritual community cultivates leaders. OUR GOAL IS TO generate an abundance of spiritual leaders TO assist in the spiritual evolution of humanity.

• We practice clear standards of conduct based on our vision and aligned with our shared values and guiding principles, which are clearly articulated for ministers, practitioners, and laity. We offer these standards as opportunities rather than demands and requirements.

Our mediation and peacemaking activities encourage the embracing of these standards, creating an environment in which honest reflection and growth are the norm.

• We are active in global programs and we form alliances with other organizations whose philosophies and missions parallel our own.


SpiritualityWe live in constant realization of the Divine Presence and we see, feel and trust this Presence in everyone and in everything.

Spiritual LivingWe live principle-centered, Spirit-led lives and turn to our principles for guidance in all moments and all areas of our lives.

LoveWe embrace Love as the Self-givingness of God to all creation, moving through us into expression. We know that God is Love and is free from condemnation and fear.

VisionWe see the Divine idea in all circumstances and situations and make welcome its revelation and expression.

Community ServiceWe dedicate our time, talent, treasure and expertise to the healthy and joyful evolution of our spiritual community, the community in which we live and the greater community of the world.

EducationWe walk a path of awakening, growth and spiritual deepening through classes, workshops, seminars and spiritual practices that allow us to embrace education as a life-long endeavor.

IntegrityWe express wholeness, honesty and fairness in all relationships and activities.

ProsperityThrough the richness of our teaching and its application, we value the principle of abundance and its expression as prosperity as a means to provide resources to empower our personal and collective vision.

Financial HealthWe express order and balance in our finances and experience optimal financial well-being .

CaringWe express interest in and support for the well-being of ourselves and others.

CompassionWe express empathetic concern for the suffering of others and do what we can to give aid and show mercy.

SafetyWe create a community-wide climate conducive to honest reflection, deep and direct communication, and change and growth in which all members are encouraged and able to support and be supported.

Diversity and InclusivityWe value, embrace and celebrate the individual uniqueness and contribution of all people as they express through differences of gender, ethnicity, culture, history, experience, talents and sexual ORIENTATION. We include representatives from all our organizational constituencies in leadership, work groups and decision making.

GrowthWe value and cultivate deepening and expansion on the part of individuals, spiritual communities, centers, churches, and ministries.We envision ourselves as an organization that cultivates a flow of realizations that inspire continual enhancements and evolution.

TransformationWe do deep inner personal work of self-discovery and healing to reveal the greater truth of our divinity, wholeness and freedom.

EvolutionWe allow this deep inner transformation to be expressed outwardly in alignment with and in support of the joyful expansion and conscious evolution of life on our planet.


Our Guiding Principles are the truths, concepts and ideas of our faith tradition, the Science of Mind. They guide our consciousness, thinking, behavior and actions. They are the inner spiritual foundation of our personal and collective lives. They are where we stand, what we stand for and what we live from. We are motivated and moved by our spiritual understanding of the universal life force from which everything and everyone emanates, that is within, through and around us all. We honor all the world’s great spiritual traditions. We welcome all into the experience of our spiritual community.

Our Guiding Practices are the spiritual practices and consciousness-elevating techniques which allow us to live from our inner being of Divine wholeness and to be a beneficial presence in the world. They include Spiritual Mind Treatment (Affirmative Prayer), meditation, mindfulness, sacred service to humanity and the principle and practice of tithing/gracious giving.

Our Guiding Processes are personal and collective ways of functioning across our spiritual community that support the realization and revelation of our intentions to awaken humanity to its spiritual magnificence and create a world that works for everyone. These ways support us in living from the inner spiritual principles we embrace.

They include:

Spiritual Mind Treatment and Visioning

To anchor our realization of oneness with God and to harness the creative power of thought, we emphasize the value of meditation, spiritual mind treatment, visioning, and the Co-Creation Process. All meetings and collective sessions begin and end with spiritual mind treatment. Spiritual leaders, ministers, practitioners and leadership teams make decisions and determine a course of action through these practices.

Leaders as Visionaries

All levels of leadership are centered on the facilitation of the integrated vision and the ever-unfolding action steps revealed through visioning and continued spiritual practices. A collective commitment to discern the higher pathway for the unfolding of the greater global vision and to facilitate its progress supersedes advancing personal preferences and opinions. Our leadership involves as many as possible, with the intention of continually cultivating more leaders.


The guiding principle of congruence suggests an all-pervading dedication to living our values and principles and to advancing our integrated vision and mission in every way possible. Our communities and their members are dedicated to expressing the living embodiment of Science of Mind. Congruence is the catalyst for the demonstration and actualization of our individual Divine potential and collective universal vision.

Open Communication

Information, intuition and insights flow openly and dynamically through our organization, enhancing creativity, engendering a sense of inclusion and nurturing the efficient resolution of misunderstandings.

Accountability and Teamwork

By means of authentic dedication to our guiding principles and values, we are consistently accountable for our commitments, actions and all-inclusive participation. At all levels, we work together to achieve our vision and to develop an ever richer, more involved and impactful local and global community.

The Self-Givingness of Spirit moving through us reflects this divinely-inspired Global Vision for our integrated organization.

Gratitude for and acceptance of this expanded Universal Ideal free the creative evolutionary pulsations that now move from invisibility into visibility by means of One as all. I rejoice in the forming, shaping, refining, defining and manifesting of a spiritually awakened humanity, consciously contributing its highest and best to a world that works for everyone and everything in creation. Universal Mind and Principle continue to govern and guide all endeavors and we give thanks for knowing that this is only the beginning!



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