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CSLGH Giving Teaches Our Kids to Give Back

GivingOne of the objectives of the Center for Spiritual Living is to give back to our community to achieve our goal of making the world a better place for everyone.

We volunteer at events like Relay for Life and the Los Angeles River Cleanup, a local shelter for women and children, and many others.

What you may not know is that every week, we choose a non-profit that is in alignment with our goal, tithe and make a donation to that organization.

(What is a tithe? Read our blog posts on tithing and prosperity.)

We involve our members in the process by providing a Giving Basket where members can submit the names of non-profits that need donations. Members simply fill out the name of the charitable non-profit organization and put it in the basket. Every week we draw a name for the donation.

Recently our Board of Trustees decided that we needed to make the Giving Basket more visible, and someone recommended that we go to our Youth, Tween and Teen ministries for help. Our Tween ministry volunteer Lissa Moreno stepped up to the task and spent two Sundays with the Tweens creating a new Giving Basket.

To create the new Giving Basket, the Tweens talked about different organizations that help others. They drew pictures , wrote the names of various charities, and literally wove them into the fabric of our giving basket. The result is truly something to be proud of!

Giving Basket 2 600 x 400

The Tweens got to be creative, and, in the process, they learned about the concept of charitable giving and discussed what kind of organizations exist to help others and rely on charitable giving.

Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills is excited to continue our efforts in giving back to our community, which, through our members and member donations, reaches local businesses around us, our local schools and community organizations, spreading out to the Greater Los Angeles area, other states and even other countries. We are so grateful to our members who tithe and donate to us so that we can give back!

Some the of charitable organizations CSLGH has made donations to recently include:

To become part of our giving community at CSL Granada Hills, contact us by email, call 1-818-363-8136 or stop by during the weekdays (Monday – Thursday), for one of our two Sunday services, our Wednesday night services, or a concert or workshop. We look forward to welcoming you to our community!

Affirmative Prayer Treatment for Prosperity

prosperity treatmentThis post includes a foreword by Barbara Harrison, President of the CSLGH Board of Trustees, and an Affirmative Prayer Treatment for prosperity by Assistant Minister Reverend Nancy Woods.

Affirmative Prayer Treatment is a form of prayer used by Dr. Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science and author of The Science of Mind as well as many other metaphysical works. A treatment is focused on a positive outcome rather than a negative situation. If you want to manifest a certain condition (perfect health, wealth, or being at choice as in this example), say the treatment out loud as the truth, knowing that it is so!

Foreword for the Treatment for Prosperity

“Receiving is the same thing as giving, because giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. If you stop the flow of either, you interfere with nature’s intelligence.”

Deepak Chopra
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Throughout the ages, those who understand the Law of Circulation have advocated tithing – giving a percentage of your income to the person or place where you receive spiritual nourishment. Ask anyone who tithes, and he or she will gladly expound on the benefits.

The same principle can be used in all areas of life, for the Law tends to give back in kind.

In his book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra notes that the word affluence stems from the root word affleure, which means “to flow to”. Thus, affluence means “to flow in abundance”.

It is up to us to make sure that the flow of energy necessary to experience abundance in our lives continues to circulate. We dam it up when we cease to give.

It is easy to give. Even the thought of giving, when done with joy and without expectation of return, can generate power. The easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.

The Law of Circulation works in your life every time you give a smile, a kind word or a helping hand. It continues the flow when you give a flower from your garden, a compliment, or when you offer treatment for someone in distress. Abundance flows to you when you buy dinner for a friend or bail out a stranger by dropping a quarter into an empty parking meter. And for sure, prosperity is gained when you give your tithe to those people and organizations that provide your soul with knowledge of God’s love.

As you give, you will receive; and the more you receive, the more comfortable you will become with giving. It is a never ending circle.

Barbara Harrison
President, Board of Trustees
Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills

Treatment for Prosperity

I know and understand that there is but One Source and that Source contains all that is. I am one with the Source, one with this provider of all things and, in recognition of this truth I step out to demonstrate the wonder of the abundance of the Universe.

I choose to allow my financial affairs to flow in Divine order as I accept my increase in income of $5,000 a month, knowing that this is a representation of the flow of the good that I utilize to expand my service to all those around me. I love my new car. I love my beautifully furnished house. I love my wonderful wardrobe, and I rejoice on my beautiful first-class vacation. I gift my friends with the opportunity to travel with me. I bless my church with my grateful tithe, knowing that I promote its presence so that others may step into the awareness of their own prosperity.

I am grateful for this consciousness. I have a heartfelt appreciation as this abundance of the Source demonstrates itself in my life. I truly am a divine light.

And so it is.

Rev. Nancy Woods
Assistant Minister
Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills

Do you need help with affirmative prayer treatment – for any condition or experience you are having? Please look at our Practitioner page. Our Licensed Practitioners are available to provide Affirmative Prayer Treatment in person, over the phone, or virtually via the written word delivered by email. It all works! Contact a Practitioner or the Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills today.

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