Imagine living your life fearlessly and powerfully, true to yourself in your work and relationships. You are the creator of your wonderful life - no longer a victim of circumstances like time, finances, a diagnosis, what people say or think about you or anything else. Now imagine a world where everyone’s experience is the same. That is what we are about at Abundant Life Spiritual Center. Real Peace.
We exist to unleash the divine authentic expression within and empower everyone to live abundant, amazing lives – lives of authentic self-expression, purpose, wholeness, creativity and love. We believe that's how we were created to live!
Easter is historical and Easter is personal. We all experience betrayal, the dark night of the soul, unfair accusations, unjust trials and crucifixion. And ultimately the gift is resurrection. Jesus of Nazareth shows us how to walk through each of these steps as Love. Join us on Sunday, April 16 at 10 am for a full Easter Celebration service. Rev. Carol will present a message on the uplifting and life-affirming Great Demonstration, the eternal nature of Life and the resurrection of the human spirit. Her message will be underscored with music by our famed band, The Grateful Living. Don't be late!
We normally hold this sacred service on Holy Thursday, but we want to make it available to our entire community this year. Rev. Carol will present a brief Palm Sunday message and then lead us in an experiential, meditative and contemplative process. During this time we will prepare ourselves to symbolically accept as our Truth, the Divine Substance and Life Force of Spirit within. We will also have a Burning Bowl ceremony as a symbol of releasing our blocks to God. If you want to stay for an Easter themed movie after our gathering, bring a lunch!
Spirit-led, we have recently shifted to a new format for our Sunday gatherings. Whereas in the past you may have experienced what we called a ‘Sunday service,’ we are now gathering to learn practical principles for spiritual living through current events, informal storytelling, music, prayer, dialogue and discovery. We call it a Spiritual Forum.
On Wednesdays, March 22 & 29 and April 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm our Prayer Chaplains will teach an Affirmative Prayer class. Come, learn and practice prayer in a safe space. We will teach a five-step affirmative prayer that you can use in your daily life for yourself and others. Prayer is the foundation of Unity as well as Abundant Life Spiritual Center. Learning how to pray and establishing a daily practice will raise your consciousness and change your life.
At Abundant Life Spiritual Center we hold the intention to positively affect our neighbors and communities in the City of Chicago through prayer. We meet monthly, typically on the first Sunday of the month from 11:30 am to noon. Beginning February 2017 we will be using the ancient Hawaiian practice of Ho'oponopono to heal our beloved city of Chicago.