Hello and welcome! Abundant Life Spiritual Center is a dynamic spiritual community with a focus on awakening those who walk through our doors to the divine within and inspiring them to live confidently, passionately and powerfully. Together we learn how to Live Fearlessly and Love Outrageously because life is meant to be filled with joy and lived with ease as a positive experience, not a struggle. We named ourselves Abundant Life because we know that the Abundant Life - a life of wholeness and authentic self-expression, purpose, creativity and love - is the divine birthright of everyone and we want to support your living it.
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Day of the Dead is a lively holiday observed throughout Mexico and other Latin American cultures, which celebrates the lives of the deceased. It falls on November 2, which is a Sunday this year, so we thought we would hold a special Day of the Dead service and celebrate the lives of those who have been important to us.
Rev. Carol’s lesson will be on the Eternal Nature of Life. During the service we will create an altar together, so be sure to bring photos of or memorabilia belonging to those special ones in your life who have passed - humans and animals alike.
On Sunday, November 23 we will hold our annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Feast right after service. This is the perfect time to celebrate and express our gratitude for Life and for our spiritual community. We would like to honor all those who serve in our community on this day.
If you want to help with the Fellowship Feast please see Kris Anderson. Everyone is invited to bring a delectable dish to share. There is a sign up sheet on our table outside the sanctuary.
From Rev. Carol's blog:
Halloween is such a fun time for my family. It’s a strange tradition when you think about it… all those weird skulls, skeletons and scary monsters… among children dressed as superheroes, astronauts and ballerinas. No doubt my next-door neighbors from New Zealand scratch their heads a little at it, but they nevertheless have their Halloween décor out just like most of us do.
I think people like to dress up on Halloween. It’s an excuse to step into another character for a few hours. A simple donning of a costume, wig or mask gives us permission to be stronger or scarier or sexier than we usually are. We can be whomever we choose to be.
Our band, The Grateful Living, continues its evolutionary unfoldment. In September, Maggie Mitchell - who has been a favorite guest vocalist at Abundant Life - joined the band as lead vocalist. Maggie is an amazing talent and we are grateful to have her. She can be found singing the National Anthem all over Chicagoland at sports games and special events. She is a recurring guest artist with Girl Group Chicago and other Chicago based bands. She produced a Holiday album in 2013, and co-produced and performed as lead singer for the Chicago all female cover-band, GIRLBAND.
A Call for Community Prayer for Evolutionary Healing - Holding Our City of Chicago with Highest Intentions
A seed prayer group at Abundant Life Spiritual Center is now being called forth to positively affect our neighbors and communities in the City of Chicago.
In Truth, we know we are One. As One, the blessings of any one of us positively affects the whole. As One, the despair of any one of us negatively affects the whole. As spiritual journeyers it is our work to establish a vibration of Love and Harmony in our world. Prayer and meditation are the ways we connect to the one Presence and Power that is all Love, Peace, Harmony and Joy. It is the foundation of Unity and the foundation of Abundant Life Spiritual Center. Through prayer, we claim what is true and effect action in line with Divine Mind.
Prayer is a powerful and practical tool that affirms our unity with God, the unconditional loving Source of all that is. It is practical because a prayer is more than the words we think or speak. The vision and intention we hold in our minds are creative forces in our lives. As one practical example, Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, used affirmative prayer to heal herself from tuberculosis. Charles and Myrtle Fillmore founded the Unity movement in 1889 as a healing ministry based on the power of prayer and the power of our thoughts to create our own experience of reality.
Abundant Life Spiritual Center continues this healing ministry with a team of Prayer Partners. Your Prayer Partners are available to join you in affirmative prayer every Sunday.