About Somseva™

Somseva supports individuals, communities, and organizations to have more authentic relationships including more effective communication. We specialize in conflict transformation, working with those who find themselves divided, to resolve differences by uncovering common values, using the conflict as a growth experience for all participants. We use a collaborative discovery process to reveal win-win solutions to conflicts and disagreements that honor the values of each party.

Somseva offers classes for personal spiritual development using Science of Mind principles. Our spiritual development classes provide the opportunity for individuals to do deep healing work in important areas of life to expand their capacity to be in harmonious relationships with those around them and to embrace a more inclusive experience of differing perspectives and experiences. In addition, we offer classes that support authentic, compassionate relationships.

Through meditation, affirmative prayer, and life visioning we continue to build and sustain the inner resources within ourselves to serve our world.

We help grow world peace by cultivating greater peace within ourselves. We grow that inner peace as we uncover and release unhealthy hidden beliefs, fears, and attachments. We train and develop transformation facilitators in expanding their consciousness of love, compassion, and empathy as preparation to facilitate relational transformation.

About You

The Somseva community identifies with a broad-based movement called the Cultural Creatives, a group estimated to be more than a third of the U.S. population.

You can’t be categorized. Not by age, by sex, by color, by income, by religion, by where you live. You may be 25; you may be 70. You may be an accountant, a teacher, a social worker, a lawyer, a mom, a doctor, or a web programmer. You may be a minister; you may be a meditator. You probably aren’t rich, but you likely are not poor. You vote with your dollars, be it for a local merchant or a third-world cause.

You are part of a community defined by shared values, rather than a demographic profile. You may call yourself “spiritual but not religious.” Your spiritual community is likely a Center for Spiritual Living, a Unity church, a Unitarian Universalist church, Buddhist sangha, a yoga community, or another progressive spiritual philosophy.

If you measure riches not by the balance in your portfolio, but in the serenity at home, meaningful relationships, your kids’ contentment, happiness in your work, and your own well-being, then you are “one of us.”

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The name Somseva comes from the combination of Science of Mind (SOM) and Seva, the Sanskrit word for selfless service. It is pronounced sahm-say-vuh.

Somseva Core Principles and Values

  • The first and most important principle is oneness. We recognize that the destiny of all sentient beings is interconnected and intertwined.
  • We are a global community coming together to grow, learn, commune, and transform the world through inspired, conscious action beginning with our own inner transformation.
  • We care about the planet and all sentient beings.
  • We are first and foremost a community of people studying, practicing and modeling universal spiritual principles based on the Science of Mind and Spirit and its evolution.
  • We endeavor to support communities in resolving differences through seeking win-win solutions whereby the highest and best outcome for all concerned is revealed and realized.
  • Applied spirituality: We use our faith and our understanding of universal spiritual principles to bring about positive change in our world to reveal and create a world that works for everyone.
  • We are committed to our own transformation not only for its own sake, but also for the transformation of the entire planet.
  • We passionately engage and partner with communities and organizations around the world to alleviate all forms of suffering.
  • We seek to support all beings everywhere in expanding their awareness of and ability to make powerful choices for their lives, their families, and their communities.
  • We come together regularly to connect, study, and practice.
  • Our spiritual education is about creating a conscious world whereby people are living with each other in greater love, compassion, and dignity.
  • Our model transcends historic constructs based on self-interest to focus on collective interests.
  • We support and serve people on the spiritual path who are committed to selfless service.

 


 

I can’t thank Rev. Gregory enough for the time he has spent in resolving conflicting perspectives, and leading us all to a renewed commitment to our Center’s vision.  As a masterful facilitator, Rev. Gregory comes well-prepared for his group sessions, and yet can flawlessly flow with whatever is coming up in the moment.  That is a divine talent, revealing a constant reliance on inner guidance, years of experience in transforming division and conflict into wholeness and consensus,  and his deep desire to serve.

Jane Zeok, Board President, Center for Spiritual Living, Antelope Valley, CA

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