Spiritual Perspective

Celebrating Diversity

We delight in the beautiful variety of flowers and animal life we have here at the Sanctuary. We also delight in the beauty of diversity in the human family and the human experience. This diversity lends a rich depth of experience to our common journey. For this reason, we welcome all people who are peaceful & respectful of others, regardless of religion, race, national origin, politics, sexual orientation or whatever….

Our spiritual perspective is a reflection of this celebration of diversity. It is very simply the path of the heart reflected in love and compassion, in whatever form that may take at any given moment. It has been our experience that the mind divides while the heart unites. The mind, devoted as it is to ideas & beliefs, is constantly analyzing, dissecting and formulating philosophies, dogmas and practices and defending them, often with vehemence. The heart, on the other hand, doesn’t think or believe. It feels. It feels that which is of Love and that which is not of Love. When we step beyond the mind and belief and into the heart we experience the true nature of Divine Presence as Love. We honor the human need to believe and to reach out (or inward) to Divine Presence through various forms & practices. But we know that when the Essence is reached, regardless of the method or path, it will be known as Love.

Because we are of the Divine – of Love – our True Nature is innocence. We do not honor guilt, blame, judgment or condemnation, for our True Nature is innocence. At the personality level, the level of our daily drama, we acknowledge failure, weakness, mistakes, the human struggle – even the appearance of that which we call evil. But we know that these are just a part of our drama and life curriculum; just where we are at the personality level at any given moment in time, and not our fundamental nature.

The purpose of Mountain Light Sanctuary is to provide you with a place to rediscover and reconnect with your essential nature, with your original innocence, with Divine Presence, and with Love.

Divine Presence
Whose Nature Is Love
Let me be an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me bring love;
Where there is doubt, let me bring faith;
Where there is sadness, let me bring joy;
Where there is fear, let me bring courage;
Where there is despair, let me bring hope;
Where there is illness, let me bring health;
Where there is darkness, let me bring light;
Where there is lack, let me bring abundance;
Where there is bondage, let me bring freedom;
Where there is discord, let me bring harmony;
Where there is ignorance, let me bring wisdom;
Where there is injury, let me bring forgiveness;
Where there is weakness, let me bring strength;
Where there is poverty, let me bring prosperity;
Where the is suffering, let me bring compassion;

May I always remember to treat others
As I myself wish to be treated
To understand others more than to be understood
To love more than to be loved
For I know that it is in giving that we receive,
It is by forgiving that we are forgiven
And it is in rising above duality
That we are awakened into Oneness


Adapted From the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi