We cannot demonstrate one iota beyond our mental ability to conceive and steadfastly to embody. Infinite as Creative Power is, receptive and quick as it is, it can only become to us what we first think into it. God can do for us only what He can do through us.
We offer a practical spiritual teaching that draws on the wisdom of the ages and New Thought principles, in order to promote awakening and personal growth. With a variety of services available, San Francisco Center for Spiritual Living meets the needs of families, singles, children, adults, and seniors. Whatever your lifestyle or spiritual path, you will feel welcomed. Our spiritual community is ready to embrace, love, and accept you as you are. Everyone is included on the path to God!
If you are looking for a warm, dynamic, loving community of like-minded people, we encourage you to visit San Francisco Center for Spiritual Living and claim the life your soul is seeking.
We are blessed to have a community representative of the Bay Area's cosmopolitan profile. At our center you will find people of every age, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Some members of our community were raised in a Religious Science environment, while others had different spiritual foundations or none at all. As we believe each of us is "one with God," we see every other human being as a brother or sister sharing this life experience.
Within our community there are Bay Area natives. Yet for many members, San Francisco is far from the city of their birth and their blood relations may be far, far away. The center is another dimension of family, a family of choice, where you will always be greeted and feel welcome. Connectedness and a sense of belonging are yours to claim at our center.
Meet Our Minister
~Rev. Muata Rasuli
Rev. Muata Rasuli is an ordained minister who served as the President of the Northern California United Clergy of Religious Science for over five years. He began serving as our Senior Minister and Community Spiritual Leader in 1996 and has also served as the United Centers for Spiritual Living Ecclesiastical Representative for the Northern California region. He is a frequent workshop facilitator at the United Centers for Spiritual Living Annual Asilomar Conference in Pacific Grove, California, and has also served United Centers for Spiritual Living as a Regional Youth Minister.
Rev. Muata is a surrendered soul and a true visionary who allows himself to be guided and directed by the Spirit of God in his day-to-day affairs. He believes God is a continuous expression of Love and that each of us are incarnations of Divine Love. Rev. Muata is a dynamic and internationally acclaimed speaker and teacher of New Thought/Ancient Wisdom philosophy. He is known for his humor and powerful presentation of principle.
Rev. Muata is also a radio and television personality and supports an online ministry called GIATI, an acronym for God Is All There Is where ministers, practitioners and lay people come together online and offer support for one another while applying principle to any challenges being faced. Rev. Muata’s daily practice includes meditation, prayer and service to God through service to all of life-kind.
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Music at San Francisco Center for Spiritual Living
Originally from New York City, John began his professional career as a keyboardist for the pop singing group New Edition. In 1985, the band – and John – went west to Los Angeles; it was there that he met longtime friend and collaborator J S Kingfisher, who later produced John's three piano recordings, Out of the Blue, Into the Green and Impressions. He holds a B.A. in Music from San Francisco State University. He is also Music Director First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael. He’s been house pianist at Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland, California for over 25 years. John’s highlights as a touring keyboardist include performing with New Edition (the 1980s boy band), with the Venusians in Cancun, Mexico and Kona, Hawaii, and with Shabaz at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Celebrate Brooklyn in NewYork City, and Grand Performances in Los Angeles. Find out more about John at JohnSteinerMusic.com
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Science of Mind®
Dr. Ernest Holmes
From time to time, we are blessed to know people of apparent genius, people whose insight, understanding, and love are influential in changing the thinking of whole generations, and whose impact will be felt for years to come. Dr. Ernest Holmes was such a person.
Dr. Ernest Holmes founded the spiritual movement that became United and International Centers for Spiritual Living. Born in 1887 on a small farm in Maine, Dr. Holmes spent his teenage years outdoors exploring such mysteries as "What is God? Who am I? Why am I here?" His inquiries led to his 1926 book, The Science of Mind, which outlines the foundational viewpoints of modern New Thought. Dr. Holmes is also the author of numerous other books on metaphysics and originated the Science of Mind magazine, which has been in continuous publication since 1927.
At San Francisco Center for Spiritual Living we teach people how to have a personal relationship with God. When we are deeply connected with Spirit, other areas of our lives fall into place - we can do more for others, be better stewards of the Earth, and bring more peace and harmony to the world.
What We Believe - Our Guiding PrinciplesWe believe that the universe is spiritual and has intelligence, purpose, beauty, and order. Our beliefs are in harmony with all the world's great spiritual teachings, and we honor all paths to God. Whether we call it God, Spirit, Energy, or Universal Intelligence, we are ever conscious that all people, places, and things emanate from this Universal Intelligence that is within us and all around us.
You and God are InseparableWe believe that God is a Loving Intelligence, operating in and through all life, never separate from anyone or anything. Through study and spiritual practice we come to understand our oneness with this indwelling Divine Presence. We teach and practice a way of life where we can all learn how to live in accordance with spiritual principles. These principles, which we call the Science of Mind, are as reliable as the laws of physical science. We believe in Cause and Effect and teach that "It is done unto you as you believe." In essence, your thinking and your expectations create your reality. By studying and applying spiritual laws, you can change your unconscious beliefs and create improved conditions in your life.
An Inclusive New Thought CommunitySan Francisco Center for Spiritual Living teaches a New Thought philosophy that incorporates affirmative prayer, meditation, healing, visioning, and other spiritual tools to help you lead a spiritual life, think positively, and love deeply. As a member of our community, you'll find the spiritual tools to transform your personal life and make the world a more peaceful, harmonious, and prosperous place.
The New Thought tradition dates to the 1880s and has its roots in the Transcendentalist Movement of the 1830s. New Thought has an enduring and respected legacy that includes luminaries such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Phineas Quimby, and Walt Whitman. Some of the better known authors today whose writings represent our teachings are Michael Bernard Beckwith, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Byron Katie, Caroline Reynolds, and Eckhart Tolle, as well as many others.
Our teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of all the spiritual traditions through the ages. People of all spiritual paths - Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and others - are welcome in our community.