Trauma: A Case of Mistaken Identity
When we identify with our wounds and past traumas, we perpetuate pain and dysfunction in our lives. Through spiritual practice and learning to access “The Power of Now”, as master teacher Eckhart Tolle says, we can begin to heal and release our past, opening ourselves to greater possibilities and a whole new understanding of who we are.

Susan Shann, a native of NJ, is an award-winning songwriter and performer with four acclaimed CD’s to her name, and more to come. A member of Center for Spiritual Living Nashville and a student of Science of Mind for 15 years, she is also a long-time activist for environmental and social justice causes within the vibrant Nashville community. Susan is honored to use her voice and songs to lift up and support ALL people who seek to create a better, more peaceful, sustainable and just world, for those here and those yet to come.

Susan is beyond excited to have the opportunity to share her own understanding and experience through talks and songs that serve to affirm and heal our connection to ourselves, each other and our beautiful Mother Earth. Find out more at
Brian Wright electric guitar
Don Morgan bass
Spencer Strand drums
Gregory Price percussion
Susan Shann acoustic guitar
Music director Larry Faragalli keyboards
Opening vocals: Yvonne Smith

Host and Closing Treatment: Marietta Carter, RScP
Reading and Treatment: Gregory Fisher, RScP
Board Member: David Arnholter

Greeters/Ushers: Lucia Coopersmith & Katie Griffith
Audio/Visual: AJ Bigler, Ray Dryden, & Javier Lynch
Hospitality: Marsha Gregory & Mozhgan Mirani
Youth: LaRayne Evans & Jennifer Hoskins
Creative Youth - 10:00 AM
Additional volunteer teachers are needed! For information on how join the team, please contact LaRayne Evans at

Meditation - 10:15 AM
Join us in the large class room upstairs for meditation before the Sunday Service from 10:15 to 10:45 am.
Service Begins - 11:00 AM
Due to CDC recommendations, we encourage everyone entering the Center to wear a face mask, vaccinated or not. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe!

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Hospitality - After Service
Join us in the fellowship hall for cookies, coffee, water, and tea right after the service.
The Untethered Soul
David Arholter teaches a 6 week class based upon the book the Untethered Soul by Michael Singer on Zoom. Class started Thursday, July 22nd. For More info visit Classes and Workshops on the website.
Discovery Class for Membership
Saturday, August 21, 10:00 AM
At: CSLN Main Classroom
This is a required class for anyone wishing to become a Member. There is no charge for the class. However, it is essential to register for the event. Learn more on our website or by contacting Rev. Lynn, Cell: 615-497-3250

New Certified Class with Dr. Mitch Johnson
Building a Healing Consciousness (SOM 103)
8-weeks on Wednesdays, beginning September 8th
In-Classroom and On-Line
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM or 6:30 – 8:00 PM
There will be an option on the registration form to choose morning class.

Transformation Meditation: 
Simple Practices for Navigating Life Transitions
Facilitated by Candy Paull
Saturday, September 11, 10:00 AM to 12 PM
in-person and online
Meditation is a tool that can help you to tap into the deep wisdom that is always within. Learn the basics of meditation, experience the power of meditating with others, and discover resources for additional meditative practices. This introduction to meditation offers simple tools for coping with stress, facing challenges, and ripening into a fuller experience of life.Meditation is a foundational practice for conscious awakening and discovering our spiritual magnificence. This two-hour workshop offers practices for exploring new possibilities in this post-pandemic emergence. An embodied affirmative prayer will be introduced. The workshop will also include a handout with simple meditations and exercises, and resources for further study. Sign up here
Men's Group
If you wish to be involved, email Jamie Collins or catch him on Sunday. Class date and time will be decided by participants.
Get Involved!
Being part of a team is an easy way to keep our Center healthy and thriving and doesn't always require a huge investment in time. Have more time than money at this moment? Consider volunteering as part of your tithe to your community. Teams that need help and require a bigger commitment may include special perks for volunteering.
Bookstore Needs Volunteers!
Catch Sue Franklin on Sunday or email
Creative Youth has openings for Teachers!
Email LaRayne Evans at
Marketing & Communications Needs a Leader!
Talk to Lucia Coopersmith or email
Sacred Service is Accepting Volunteers!
More volunteers for greeters/ushers and hospitality are needed. If interested, contact Susan Primm at
Writers' Night: 
Friday, August 6, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Join us at for a fun evening of entertainment! Light refreshments will be provided. Masks and social distancing encouraged regardless of vaccination status, per CDC guidelines.
Join us on August 15th for a potluck right after the service! Begin thinking about what you want to bring to share with everyone. There will not be a sign-up list. Tea and ice will be provided.
CSLN Picnic
CSLN Picnic Sunday, Sept. 19th 2-6 PM
Edwin Warner Park – Shelter 10
More info on the website for volunteering, potluck, sign up sheets etc.
As I breathe in this moment, I am overwhelmed with the knowingness that Infinite Intelligence surrounds me and expresses as me. I am one with the Mind of God and what is known in one mind is available to all, and I know and accept this as truth!

Today, I set my intention to stay in the flow of the perfect, peaceful Spirit as I claim my good. I know Spirit is my source of all good things, and I claim that my day unfolds with great clarity and conscious awareness. I am God in expression, and I am good. I know there is an infinite supply of love, joy, harmony & balance.

All of these things and so much more are available to me right now, just waiting for my acceptance. I say, “Yes!” to living a life full of meaning and purpose! My words are powerful, and I am moved by the strength that swells up within me and pushes me forward to greater possibilities than I ever imagined. I am full of Life & Love! I actively cooperate with the one from which I am made. I understand my true nature, and I rejoice and love myself! I am so thankful for this realization of truth. I am so very thankful for the beauty of this experience and this day! And I am so thankful that I can love myself freely without any condemnation.
I release & let go of my word to Law, knowing I am moving forward in a Spirit-directed day. And so It is!
Need a Spiritual Mind Treatment? Click the link above to select a Practitioner and the individual contact form to submit a request.
Giving to our Center is a statement of support to our healing and teaching Ministry. It is also a gift to yourself and your intention to live a joyous, Spiritual, centered life.
Joining in person but giving online?
There are now gold coins to symbolize your contribution during the service. Pick one up at the visitor's table in front of the sanctuary!
Please make your gift online or send by mail to:
Center for Spiritual Living Nashville
6705 Charlotte Pike, Nashville TN 37209
Phone 615-356-0174 ❤︎
August 15th:
Tonya Miller-Hire
Upcoming two day retreat hosted by CSL in Colorado. Soar 2021 is a virtual retreat offered on August 13th and 14th. Visit for a full listing of speakers, forums, and musicians. Registration is reduced if you sign up by July 17th.
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