Welcome to Ahava Center for Spiritual Living,
where LOVE is always the answer.
What is Ahava Center for Spiritual Living?
Ahava is the Hebrew word for love. We are an open and affirming spiritual community that promotes global transformation through personal inspiration. We extend a warm welcome to all people in search of a spiritual community where they are embraced, affirmed and accepted for who they are and inspired and supported in achieving their highest potential. Our hope is that every individual who is touched by the vibration of Ahava is inspired to cultivate a heart of love as wide as the universe, so that we may begin to change the world starting right here, right now.
What is the vision of Ahava Center for Spiritual Living?
Ahava is a thriving unified community connecting hearts through supporting all people in revealing their unique expression as the One Life.
Values are Love, Joy, Service, Integrity, Acceptance, Abundance and Diversity.
Purpose is to practice spiritual living through joyful celebration and sacred service!!!
What do we learn at Ahava Center for Spiritual Living?
We learn about spiritual practices that lead to feeling connected to the universe, empowered individually, and inspired as a community. We provide spiritual tools such as meditation, prayer and visioning to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place.
What is the commitment of Ahava Center for Spiritual Living?
We are committed to providing a safe and loving place in which people can come to know God or Spirit and experience this Divine Presence within.
“We do our work in consciousness, on behalf of ourselves, each other, and the world. Let us be alive to the Cosmic Dance of transformation, alive to the unshakeable, unchangeable place where we stand in God.” Kathy Hearn, Community Spiritual Leader, United Centers for Spiritual Living.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
United Centers for Spiritual Living - What We Believe
By Dr. Ernest Holmes
We believe in God, the living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute, and self-existent Cause. This One manifests Itself in and through all creation, but is not absorbed by Its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.
We believe in the individualization of the Spirit in Us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit.
We believe in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.
We believe that heaven is within us, and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it.
We believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete freedom from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God. We believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling presence.
We believe in the direct revelation of truth through our intuitive and spiritual nature, and that anyone may become a revealer of truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.
We believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind.
We believe in the control of conditions through the power of this Mind.
We believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness, and the eternal Givingness of Life to all.
We believe in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.
Where have we come from?
Where are we going?
Why are we here?
The Spiritual Practice of Study is a never-ending journey into the truth of Self. Where have we come from? Where are we going? Why are we here? Life itself affords us the opportunity to play in the infinite lab of possibilities. In study, we explore big questions and expand our conscious understanding of what Life is and how we choose to live it.
At Ahava Center For Spiritual Living, we pride ourselves on being a place where education is a priority. Everyone is encouraged to take common questions and answers about life and explore them for themselves because we believe it is up to each of us to consciously choose what we believe. We invite you to investigate your beliefs, your ideas about "the way it is," by taking classes, reading books and dialoguing with others.
We offer many classes for discovering what we hold to be true within ourselves as individuals and as a global community. We invite you to look through the classes and workshops we offer.
Also visit Sacred Stones Bookstore at the center to roam through the wisdom of world religious thought provided by the wealth of books, tapes and music available there.
Our Core Council
Our Core Council consists of a group of very dedicated individuals who come together with our senior minister, Rev Soni, to find consensus in the operation of Ahava Center for Spiritual Living.
To contact them via email, click on one of the images.