In the words of our Founder, Rev. Rita Marie Browning, "Metaphysics means I can open any door that feels right for me. I can embrace all religions, all aspects of nature, all aspects of spirit and all aspects of life. I can teach people that spirit does exist. That we never die. That just our body leaves us not our soul. That we are a continuation of God, the Universe, the Creator."
We believe in one supreme Impersonal Power, everywhere present, manifesting as life through all forms of organized matter, called by some God, by others Spirit.
We believe this Universal Power is present in All Humans and indeed, in all things. We express our belief that all parts of the universe and all forms of life are manifestations of Spirit or Infinite Intelligence, and thus, we are all children of God.
As such, we believe the soul is indwelling in the human and once our physical body finishes its journey, our essence, our soul, continues into perpetuity as there is an afterlife existence and that there are many levels or realms of that existence from the ungodly to the heavenly.
We do not believe Human Beings are born sinful by nature but if there is a path which may be deemed sinful, it is when we practice destructive habits and adopt negative and
hurtful ways of thinking and acting.
That occurs through separation from God due to lack of contact between
the human level of the mind and the Divine or God level.
We accept no such teaching as HellFire but do teach that transgression of
Natural Law and purposeful wrongdoing will necessarily bring remorse
and a spiritual suffering which can be relieved by an individual's
own efforts, if not in the here and now, then in the hereafter.
To that, we have been given Free Will - therefore we create our own Heaven
or our own Hell right here on earth by Positive or Negative thinking.
By that token, Individuals are responsible for the welfare of the world
in which they live; either for its welfare or its misery, for its
happiness or unhappiness, and if we are to obtain heaven upon earth,
we learn to make that heaven for ourselves and for others.
We believe that Individuals are responsible for their own spiritual
growth & welfare and our errors and wrongdoings
must be outgrown and overcome
with virtue and the love of good taking their place.
We believe that Spiritual growth and advancement can be attained
by aspiration and personal striving and that we are loved by the
Universal Power with an Unconditional Love to live a natural life
where the opportunities for growth and progress to better,
higher and more spiritual conditions are open to all.
We believe that all religions have a purpose and were allowed to be created
by God to bring some degree of spirituality or belief in God to
peoples of all cultures, races, and origins.
Therefore, as long as a faith movement does not advocate harm to others,
we recognise them and encourage all individuals to attempt to live
peacefully with peoples of varying religious traditions,
preferring to engage in dialogue rather than senseless warring.
We believe no one is left behind. When we open our arms and except
the love, we are truly loved. No questions asked.
The Infinite Spirit does not turn us away, we do ourselves.
However, loving the Universal Power in everyone else does not mean
we approve of what they do. We are only primarily responsible for
our own actions and understand people express their
free will to be angry, or hurtful to others,
for which we can send them forgiveness.
We encourage people not to hold on to the pain of others' actions,
which is negative and destructive, but to let go and let God.
Letting go of their action and forgiving others sets us free. It doesn't mean
we need to sit down and have tea with the individual, but to instead
understand that they may not have known what they were doing
as they were/are dealing with their own demons, or negativities.
We believe that releasing all negativity sets us free and once released,
the joy that will fill our souls will grow and send out rays of light
to all around us, and we will find the peace
that has been buried inside us all this time.
Try it ... you'll be pleasantly surprised.