“You, like all others, are seeking the joy of living.” Ernest Holmes, This Thing Called You
I’ve begun rereading this wonderful little book in preparation for a series of introductory classes I will be doing beginning with Third Tuesday on October 16. The quote is the first sentence in this gem of spiritual delight, which is quite frequently used as a tool to introduce people to New Thought and Science of Mind.
I was introduced to Science of Mind when I was a child, as my father became a Practitioner then. I grew up with him saying things like: “thought has power,” and “God is within you.” I went away from the teaching for a little while, as I think all young adults are wont to do, and explored life and myself. I went to college, began a career, and experienced some more and quite major trauma and drama along the way, which eventually drove me back to the teachings I had learned as a child. I knew this was where the answer lay. I knew that by exploring this teaching I would be able to successfully move through depression, anger, feelings of abandonment and a general malaise that manifested as simply not fitting in. I began to once again explore Science of Mind 17 years ago.
Little did I know that return to Science of Mind 17 years ago would place me where I am now. Life was full and rewarding before (well, before the latest trauma du jour), but guess what? Enlarging my spiritual life through the teachings of Science of Mind has allowed my life to be even more full, even more rewarding. I never dreamed, never even approached dreaming, of the life I have now, or the things I am able to be, do and accomplish. It is all so wonderful and rich!
So, here I am, a ministerial student at Holmes Institute (yes, named after Ernest Holmes, the guy who wrote the quote that began this blog, and a whole bunch of other stuff). Here I am a Spiritual Leader of Center for Spiritual Living Lake Tahoe, which I founded, and here I am, offering to you the same teachings that have so enriched and changed my life.
So! Our inaugural event is called Third Tuesdays, and we will begin with the third Tuesday in October. Time is 6 pm, place is the Blue Angel Loft, on Ski Run Blvd in South Lake Tahoe. It’s above the Blue Angel Cafe. Each Third Tuesday of the month will feature a talk, accompanied by some cool music, some munchable goodies and great fellowship. Every other Tuesday I will offer a free series of exploratory classes to introduce you to this wonderful teaching called Science of Mind. Those will be held at CSL Lake Tahoe, at 3665 Tamarack Avenue, off of Ski Run Blvd, right around the corner from the Blue Angel Loft. They will also be held at 6 pm.
In the meantime, here’s some more information for you: The CSLLT web site is www.csllt.org. There you will find more information about this wonderful organization called Centers for Spiritual Living. The main web site for CSL is https://csl.org/. Address for Third Tuesdays is 1132 Ski Run Boulevard South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. We will be meeting in the Loft, above the Cafe, at 6 pm beginning with the Third Tuesday of October, the 16th. Every other Tuesday we will meet at CSLLT, the address is 3665 Tamarack Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. It’s off of Ski Run Blvd, and we share space with Image Angels Photography Services, look for the big sign. Those Introductory Tuesdays will also begin at 6 pm. Third Tuesdays and Introductory classes are all offered on a Love offering basis.
And last but not least, if you have any questions, you can call CSLLT at 530-906-9336!