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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This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, February 18. Each day of Lent, Rev. Carol will create a sacred space for those who want to be mindful during this holy season. At 7:30 am every morning, join us for a daily reading using the Unity booklet, Lent: Learning to Let Go, and a short prayer/meditation live on a conference call. The readings cover spiritual teachings such as the Twelve Powers of Man, Forgiveness, Wholeness, etc. and help to direct your spiritual life. Each call will be recorded and available via podcast on our website or on our Facebook page.
By Rev. Carol
When we consciously live, move and have our being in Spirit, we experience an expanded sense of Life. There is nowhere where God is not. But it is our job to keep our attention turned to that Truth and keep ourselves focused on the Presence Itself. When we release our human needs (the stuff we normally ask God for - you know, a new job, better relationship, anything we think we don't have but want), and regularly come apart from our daily activities in spiritual practice – prayer and meditation – we fill our spiritual bank accounts. With our spiritual bank accounts full, we are then able to draw on our reserves when those unpredictable times of challenge seem to hit us. But it’s important to remember that that is not why we turn to God.
On Sundays, March 15 & 22, 2015 we will be holding our Sunday services at Shepard Middle School, right around the corner from the Patty Turner Center. Each year the Patty Turner Center has an event in March which takes place in our sanctuary space. We relocated the past three years to Shepard Middle School for those three Sundays and found it to be a wonderful second venue. It is located at 440 Grove Avenue in Deerfield, IL. When you're coming to the Patty Turner Center on Elm Street, rather than taking that last left, go straight! You will find Shepard Middle School is right in front of you.
Our new men's group kicked off on January 18th. This group meets every third Sunday of the month at 9:15 a.m. prior to our Sunday service. All men in our community are invited as well as any men outside our community who may be interested.
The group’s initial focus is on archetypes and a metaphysical study of prominent male characters featured in the Bible. We'll examine their life purpose, their journey and the corresponding archetypes at work within their personalities, life decisions and accomplishments. Group participants will introspectively examine how these metaphysical characters and archetypes are actively at work within their own lives today.