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Ancient Wisdom/New Thought


Ancient Wisdom/New Thought

You create as you think and speak. Prove it!

— Rev. Barbara Samuel


“Be aware. What have you been speaking into existence? What pictures have you been creating in your mind? Have you been seeing and talking about what you don’t want? Or have you been focused on what you do want and what you are inspired to create? The quality of your communication shapes the quality of your life.


How does one get to the Olympics? By practicing.

How does one demonstrate a principle? By proving it.

How does one live spiritually? By practicing and proving it.

We are now livestreaming in 3 places!

Join Rev. Barb and the rest of the Sunday Six on January 30th at 10:30am on Facebook Live, YouTube or the home page of our website.

Tune in early at 10:20am to hear the music of New Thought musician, Amber Darland.



This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

Prove It!

Living requires active participation, application, and practice. At CSL, we practice Religious Science. Science asks that we prove principles. Ernest Holmes titled his work The Science of Mind and named the teaching Religious Science. He intentionally used the word science.

Our life is our laboratory. We can experiment by changing our thoughts, beliefs and behaviours.

In her book, The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity: A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance, author Edwene Gaines shares her story of her experiment with the practice of tithing and how tithing her last dollar opened the floodgates changing her life forever. The story is inspirational, but hearing about it or reading it won’t change your life. You can never fully understand the power of this, or any spiritual practice, unless you experiment; try it and prove the principle to yourself. No one can do it for you. You have to prove it.

Science of Mind transforms our lives when we take responsibility for our spiritual growth and we practice!

In See No Stranger, Valarie Kaur writes, “we become what we practice”. A demonstration is the result of embodying something so fully and completely that it takes form.

Our great experiment this year is to discover how approaching Life with awe, wonder, curiosity, and inquisitiveness transforms our experience of It. Oh, the possibilities!


Join the birthday celebration hosted by Centers for Spiritual Living this Saturday, January 25, 2022 from 5pm to 6:30pm MT (4pm to 5:30pm PT). It is free to attend, and there are opportunities to donate to the Archives to support the important work CSL is doing to preserve, protect, and present Science of Mind history and wisdom for the world so it is available forever.

There will be Archives virtual tours and birthday musical blessings from Laura Berman, Barry Ebert, Jami Lula, Park Peters and Eddie Watkins, Jr. There will be a special appearance from our Spiritual Leader, Dr. Edward Viljoen, as well as from practitioners around the world to wish Ernest Holmes a Happy Birthday.

Please RSVP on the Archives website and check out the silent auction items!


Support and Celebration

One of the great things about belonging to a spiritual community is that we are here for each other to celebrate life’s milestones and to support one another during challenging times. If you are struggling right now or you have a life event that you would like to have honoured, please let us know. You can email Amanda Pope at


Regular Events at CSLK

See more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.


Coffee and Connection is every other Thursday with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel and friends. The next online gathering is on February 10th at 10am. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.

Please note the new Zoom link and passcode.

Passcode: love


After-service Community Chat is every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Join Laura Green and other members of our CSLK community for a friendly catch-up chat after our Sunday Celebration. Our next Community Chat is on February 13th. Everyone is welcome!

Please note the new Zoom link and passcode.

Passcode: love


Our Sunday Celebrations are at 10:30am. You can view the livestream on Facebook Live, YouTube or the home page of our website.


Pre-service Meditation and our children's VIBE program are currently on hiatus and are being reimagined.


We are so Grateful for your Support!

We’re thankful for the many ways we are able to accept donations:

  1. Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).

  2. By Interac e-transfers sent to

  3. By CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.

  4. Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.

For more information, please contact our treasurer, Derek Hinchliffe.



Find me one thousand people in the world who know what Religious Science is and use it, and live it as it is, and I’ll myself live to see a new world, a new heaven, and a new earth here.

— Ernest Holmes, Sermon by the Sea, Asilomar 1959


Copyright © 2022, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 31, Issue 5 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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