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!
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.
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.
In Unity, we teach that we are One and that we have a Divine spark within. We teach that God is Love and is everywhere present. But, sometimes our day-to-day relationships challenge those teachings, don’t they? Sometimes we have conversations that make us want to shout out or clam up. Going into the holiday season, why not learn how to navigate through some of those ‘crucial conversations’ with ease and grace and without harming yourself or others?
We have put together a schedule of classes, workshops, community gatherings and special services – all at Abundant Life Spiritual Center - for 2017. We hope that this helps you in planning your year and clearing your calendar well in advance for the gatherings that interest you. Keep a close watch on our announcements, flyers, website articles and Facebook page for any changes. In addition to these gatherings, we also have a group led by Bonnie DeMartini, LUT, that meets on Monday mornings at Panera in Lake Bluff. Here are our current plans:
For 40 days leading up to Inauguration, we gathered as a spiritual community every weekday morning in prayer to hold the high watch for our nation and ourselves. We focused on the spiritual ideas of Faith, Love, Freedom Compassion, Peace, Harmony, Letting Go and Letting God, Leading by Example, Divine Order, Healing, Understanding and Forgiveness. This prayer helped many of us to direct our lives in positive ways, rather than fall into the muck of negativity and gossip, and raise our vibration and that of our nation. We will be continuing these calls on a weekly basis.
To see how this time of prayer can benefit you, here are some comments from one of our participants: