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Conscious Completions

Updated: Mar 18, 2022


Conscious Completions

— Dr. Deborah Gordon


“In my end is my beginning.

T.S. Eliot

Honourable closure and conscious completions are mindful ways of tending to whatever is ending in our lives so we can live better in the present moment and not lose precious energy to unfinished business from our past. When we complete one thing with awareness and gratitude, we’re freed to move into our next new beginning with a clean fresh energy.

Join Dr. Deborah and the full band of Sista B and the Boyz on March 13th in person at the Mary Irwin Theatre* inside the Rotary Centre for the Arts! Pre-service music will start around 10:15am, with the main service starting at 10:30am PT.

*The theatre requires attendees to show their vaccine card.

Remember to set your clocks forward the night before for daylight savings time!

We will do our best to livestream this service from the venue at 10:30am PT on Facebook Live, YouTube and 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

A Spoonful of Humour is the Medicine

Healing ourselves (mind, body and heart) is one of the biggest reasons we come together to study metaphysics. Humour and joy bring a lightness into our lives that facilitates healing on a whole new level.

In the Declaration of Principles, Ernest Holmes wrote:

“We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it. We believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind. We believe in the control of conditions through the power of this Mind.”

How can we help people heal? Ernest Holmes said:

“We heal thoughts not people. The Spiritual Person is never sick. Spiritual healing consists of changing psychological thought patterns.”

In addition to the traditional “change your thinking, change your life” methods, we can embrace joy! Choosing to laugh daily, really belly laugh, literally changes the mind and body. According to the NeuroLeadership Institute, “laughing swaps the cortisol in our bloodstream with highly sought-after chemicals in the brain: dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins.” Dopamine, in particular, enhances learning, motivation, and attention. In other words, it helps us embody the changes in thinking and behaviour we seek to make permanent. Whether it’s laughter yoga, stand-up comedy, a funny movie or a chat with your funniest friend, laughter really is the medicine.


Set Your Clocks Forward for the In-Person Service!

We will be together again for an in-person service at the Mary Irwin Theatre in the Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) on March 13th. Please RSVP on the In-Person Sunday Celebration event page if you would like to attend.

Please note that the theatre in the RCA requires all attendees to show their BC Vaccine Card. The service will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live, YouTube and the home page of our website.


THIS SUNDAY: Open House at the Peace Centre

If you’d like the opportunity to say an informal, personal goodbye to our Pandosy Peace Centre, which has been our classroom and office space for the last 21 years, you’re invited to head over to 2490 Pandosy Street (corner of Pandosy and Morrison) on March 13th right after our in-person service at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Drs. Deb and Kenn will be there to open the doors, greet you and do a little reminiscing as you say your farewell to this space that has held such wisdom, love, and has been such a wonderful home base for us over these many years. See more details on the Open House event page.


Releasing Ceremony

We’ll also be having a more formal farewell and Releasing Ceremony on Saturday, March 26th at 10:30am at the Peace Centre. This will be conducted by Dr. Nadene Rogers. Dr. Nadene is creating a special ceremony for us as a group to facilitate our conscious closure of the Peace Centre. She’ll create a special opportunity for us to say a tender and heartfelt thank you and goodbye to our building. We’d love to see you there. Conscious endings create a beautiful fresh energy for wonderful new beginnings of our next greater yet-to-be. We hope you can join us.



Our virtual Annual General Meeting will be held on March 27th at 1pm on Zoom. It is an exciting time at CSL Kelowna and we hope you will join us to hear all the highlights. Apply for membership before 5pm PT on March 26th so you can cast your vote at the AGM.


Sign Up as a Member in Time to Vote

Become a member of the CSL Kelowna community in 2022! Re-commit to our shared purpose of Awakening Humanity to its Spiritual Magnificence. Please sign up by 5pm PT on March 26th, 2022 to vote at our AGM on March 27th. Please complete the application form on the Membership page of the website.



There is an easy way for you to help CSL Kelowna raise funds. Save your Nature’s Fare receipts and bring them to the in-person service on March 13th. Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna.


Practitioner Support

Our ministers and practitioners are in service to all of us. If you need help to see the Truth in a situation; if you are looking for clarity; if you are struggling in this challenging time; our ministers and practitioners are here to support you. You can contact them through the About page on our website, or you can submit a prayer request on the Contact page.


Our Shared Values: Integrity

INTEGRITY is a value we share in the Science of Mind philosophy.


Inspiring Words During the Week

Connect with us through our daily posts on CSLK’s Facebook page! Here are a few of the messages we shared this week. Click on any image or go to the entire Things to Remember album. We invite you to ‘like’, comment and share any post that resonates!


Regular Events at CSLK

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


After-service Community Chat is every second and fourth Sunday of the month on Zoom. However, our next casual catch-up chat will instead be in person following our Sunday Celebration on March 13th. We will be meeting in the atrium of the Rotary Centre for the Arts right after the service. If you are new to the community, this is a great way to meet people and find out more about us.


Coffee and Connection is every other Thursday with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel and friends. The next online gathering is on March 24th at 10am. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.

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 Derek Hinchliffe.



We heal thoughts not people. The Spiritual Person is never sick. Spiritual healing consists of changing psychological thought patterns.

Ernest Holmes


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

Vol. 31, Issue 11 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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