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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For the next few weeks we will take a fun, interactive and more laid back approach to our summer services. Join us beginning Sunday, July 6 for our summer series on Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life Purpose. Rev. Carol will come prepared to share her insights and create space for dialogue for those who are willing to share theirs.
“This book is about you. It will change your state of consciousness or it will be meaningless,” writes Eckhart Tolle. A New Earth was published in 2005, and selected into Oprah Winfreys’ Book Club in 2008. Bring your book on Sunday or order one after service July 6 if you wish. Or come without one at all!
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.
On Sunday, August 10, 2014 Paul Zavagno will be our guest speaker. He will present a talk called, “Experiencing Freedom." Using 'The Work' of Byron Katie along with A Course in Miracles, Paul will invite you to and awaken your mind to freedom. Paul spoke to our community last summer and his message was enthusiastically received.
Paul Zavagno, MEd, is a retired educator who worked for over 30 years as a teacher and administrator. He is a certified facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie and currently teaches classes and sees private clients. Paul also serves at Abundant Life Spiritual Center as a Prayer Partner, Sunday service reader and workshop leader. We are blessed!
On Sundays August 17 & 24, Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Triche Atkins will be our guest speaker. She will present a two-part series on "The Perfect Continuum: From Spiritual Intimacy to Eternal Security.” Using the 23rd Psalm, Rev. Jackie will share her ideas on having an intimate relationship with God supported by the gifts of Divine Will and prayer.
Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Triche Atkins, affectionately known as Rev. Jackie, is a licensed and ordained minister. She is the Founder and CEO of ShoVal & More, a service organization that exists to assist people to come to new or renewed awareness of their intrinsic greatness through conferences, classes, workshops and spiritual counseling.
We are proud of our music. What’s different about us is we use contemporary and classic pop/rock/indie music to support our spiritual themes. We capture spiritual truths through artists such as The Beatles, Coldplay, 10,000 Maniacs, The Cranberries, Pharrell Williams, Dave Matthews Band, Kelly Clarkson, Eisley, Snow Patrol, Phillip Phillips, Enya, Styx, David Bowie and countless others. Matt Nelson, who shares his delightfully positive energy and phenomenal keyboard talent with us each week, leads our band. He is well-connected into the Chicago music scene and brings to us talent such as Grammy-nominated Matthew Santos.
To hear a sampling of three of our recent performances take a listen to these mp3s:
I am taking a much-needed three-week leave from Abundant Life Spiritual Center in August (2014). For almost four years, I have been consistently ‘at work’ as a minister, teacher, prayer partner, counselor and creator of spiritual experiences for our community. I also serve as start-up CEO, business manager, writer and media specialist. On past vacations, I would bring my laptop with me and stay in contact with people, overseeing service execution, promotional writing, payroll, music, etc. I will not be doing that this August. I am leaving it behind so that I can focus on renewal, restoration and joy.
From my deepest center, I ask that you support your spiritual community wholeheartedly and fully participate in it while I am away. Come to Sunday services and listen to the wisdom of our guest speakers and the joy of The Grateful Living. Step into service in a new and profound way. Be there to connect with new people and share the joys of Abundant Life with them. Bring friends and family. This is your spiritual center. When you show up, it matters. Your energy is important.