Living Insights Center

Posted by Sugar Cyanide on August 27, 2012 at 3:35 AM



If you are open minded and looking for a deeply spiritual experience then the Living Insights Center should be on the top of your list. I went for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It had been on my list for a while now and I never quite got around to it. Once there I fell in love. The L.I.C. is an all faiths temple. They have rooms set up with an altar to every main religion and lots of minority faiths. There is literally something for everyone. First thing upon walking in you will be asked to remove your shoes. So wear your nice socks *takes on a Mom’s voice and Points finger* and easy to remove shoes. The Eastern Religions are right up front and you will need to walk through their rooms to get into the Western Religions (Abrahamic) rooms. In the Judeo-Christian room there is an imposing statue of Saint Therese. Saint Therese is very active in the L.I.C. and many people have reported receiving miracles and messages from her. The spiritual energy can not be ignored, many people have had very moving experiences and many skeptics have been awed. One can drop in anytime during business hours from 12pm to 5pm and receive a full guided tour. There also many services and events throughout the month. L.I.C is a tax exempt Non Profit organization and is mostly run on donations. They do have a small gift shop and offer many spiritual one of a kind items. In short it is a wonderful place and when I am there I do not want to go home, you probably won’t either. The Living Insights Center


"Therese Martin was the last of nine children born to Louis and Zelie Martin on January 2, 1873, in Alencon, France. However, only five of these children lived to reach adulthood. Precocious and sensitive, Therese needed much attention. Her mother died when she was 4 years old. As a result, her father and sisters babied young Therese. She had a spirit that wanted everything.


At the age of 14, on Christmas Eve in 1886, Therese had a conversion that transformed her life. From then on, her powerful energy and sensitive spirit were turned toward love, instead of keeping herself happy. At 15, she entered the Carmelite convent in Lisieux to give her whole life to God. She took the religious name Sister Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. Living a hidden, simple life of prayer, she was gifted with great intimacy with God. Through sickness and dark nights of doubt and fear, she remained faithful to God, rooted in His merciful love. After a long struggle with tuberculosis, she died on September 30, 1897, at the age of 24. Her last words were the story of her life: "My God, I love You!"


The world came to know Therese through her autobiography, "Story of a Soul". She described her life as a "little way of spiritual childhood." She lived each day with an unshakable confidence in God's love. "What matters in life," she wrote, "is not great deeds, but great love." Therese lived and taught a spirituality of attending to everyone and everything well and with love. She believed that just as a child becomes enamored with what is before her, we should also have a childlike focus and totally attentive love. Therese's spirituality is of doing the ordinary, with extraordinary love."  The above text from the Society of the Little Flower

Categories: Spirituality, Inspirational, Diary

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