Every Thought is a Prayer
— Neal Klassen
“Everything we think is a prayer. Everything we say is a prayer. Everything we do is a prayer. The problem is, we just don’t know it.”
— Neale Donald Walsch
Neal Klassen explores the ideas involved in this snippet from the CSL vision statement which says:
“We envision humanity awakening to its spiritual magnificence and discovering the creative power of thought.”
To awaken to that spiritual magnificence, we begin by cultivating self-awareness and self-reflection. Consider establishing a routine of examining your beliefs and behaviours to determine whether or not they still serve you.
Join Neal and the rest of the Sunday Six on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 10:30am on Facebook Live.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
A Clean Slate
We envision a world where each and every person discovers their own personal power and ability to create an individual life that works within a world that works for everyone.
We practice living in alignment with our Science of Mind Principles, making these Principles evident in the way we engage in the present moment, thereby being congruent in thought, word, and behaviour. Self-awareness illuminates our alignment with each of the Science of Mind Principles. It is the practice of being conscious of one’s motivations, internal dialogue, and hidden beliefs. It is a willingness to observe and take responsibility for one’s internal and external choices.
Silence creates an inner spaciousness to become aware of one’s own consciousness, to experience the rise and fall of thoughts and feelings without attachment or judgment. It invites us to become comfortable within our own body/mind, to release distractions so that self-awareness has space to grow.
There are moments in life when we are afforded a “clean slate.” Whether we welcome that clean slate or it is thrust upon us, it is always an opportunity for greater clarity, creativity and new possibilities to emerge. Every beginning represents the end of something else. While we may recognize beliefs, behaviours and situations that no longer serve us, they are not necessarily easy to release. We can cultivate a clean slate at any moment in our lives. It requires the willingness to embrace that moment, confront whatever pain or promise exists therein, and Practice the Presence of the Divine.
We release thoughts of past or future and ground ourselves in the present, experiencing whatever understanding or gift the moment has for us.
Annual Membership Drive Started This Week!
Membership is full of meaning. It gives each of us the opportunity to consciously and mindfully say: “Yes! I choose to belong to the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. This is my spiritual community. I am home.”
Membership is a requirement to be a voting member at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is on March 21, 2021.
Seat open on our Board of Trustees
Do you have Board experience, business acumen, community or people skills? Contact Dr. Deborah Gordon at email@example.com or the chair of our nominating committee, Rev. Melody Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Drop In: Coffee and Connection
The next Coffee and Connection is on Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 10am to 11am PST. Chat with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel and Rev. Gwen Smith about whatever is on your mind!
Meeting ID: 84822529807
Practitioner of the Week
Contact our Practitioner of the Week directly via email with your request for prayer or treatment support for ANYTHING. This coming week (from Sunday to Saturday) is Joanne Marie, RScP at email@example.com. Thank you, practitioners, for this valuable service!
Free SOM Magazine
You are welcome to pick up a free issue of the current SOM magazine as our gift to you. The magazines are in a plastic bag outside of the Pandosy Peace Centre, on the table that faces Pandosy Street.
Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence 2021
The Association for Global New Thought is offering ideas for ways to promote peace during the Season for Nonviolence. Visit their website to learn more about the 64 Ways in 64 Days and Weekly Practices.
CSLK’s Weekly Happenings
Sunday Meditation is on the first and third Sunday of each month. February meditations are on the 7th and 21st, from 9:45am to 10:05am. (See details.)
Meeting ID: 824 2377 7379
Our children's VIBE program is on hiatus. For information, please contact Joanne Marie, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so Grateful for your Support!
We’re thankful for the many ways we are able to accept donations:
On our website cslkelowna.org via PayPal or credit card.
Through Interac money transfers sent to email@example.com.
By CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact our treasurer, Derek Hinchliffe.
“Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the façade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.”
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Vol. 30. Issue 6 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak