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Fri, Jun 28

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Studio 9

I Want To Take You Higher

With Rev. John DePalma

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I Want To Take You Higher
I Want To Take You Higher

Time & Location

Jun 28, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT

Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 2C9

About the event

Ok, so referencing this song really dates me. Sly and the Family stone were a group categorized as “psychedelic soul” in the 1970’s. Unlike many of their “message” songs it is simply dedicated to music and the feeling one gets from music! (just listen to Stairway to Heaven again!)

That feeling of rising, filled with fire and enthusiasm can become unstoppable and take on an energy, a vibe, a life of its own. That’s the energy that creates a holy boldness, sacred audacity or whatever we want to call it.

It is the energy of the creative process in you and in me. And it’s always present whether we’re engaged or not. Early on in my life, under my high school picture was a quote from Victorian era poet Robert Browning that says, “a man’s reach should exceed his grasp or what’s a heaven for?” Ever the idealist!

I chuckle to myself at the different things I tried to grasp, with them often quickly slipping through my fingers. I’m better now with years of practice and shifting my attention to the things I want to hold on to. But always the energy of an image of “heaven” drives me forward.

At the age of 92, just a year before he passed, Charles Fillmore is famously noted for saying” I fairly sizzle with zeal and enthusiasm and spring forth with a mighty faith to do the things to be done by me today!”

How can we create, maintain and remain “sizzling” in our desires to become who we are meant to be?

What are our stories, attachments, values and beliefs about desire and success?

“It is right that we should be successful, for otherwise Spirit is not expressed. The Divine cannot lack for anything, and we should not lack for anything that makes life worthwhile here on earth.” Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind (p. 262)

That’s what I’m interested in, that’s what I want to explore and teach. Join us this Sunday as we explore what’s behind the desire for successful living in every one of us and how it will transform this community!

- Rev. John DePalma

Join us this Sunday as Rev. John takes us higher!

Join us at Studio 9 (1180 Houghton Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 2C9). Doors open at 10:15am. Enter the property by the side entrance behind the staff parking lot. Look for our signs to guide you! Please use street parking or park at Ben Lee Park (1.5 blocks away).

If you're not feeling well, or are otherwise unable to join us in person, please watch us on Facebook Live via Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna's Facebook page.

After the service, you can find all talks on our YouTube channel.

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