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Finding Gifts in Challenging Times


Finding Gifts in Challenging Times

— Amanda Pope, RScP


To live a life of happiness, we realize that the universe is one of harmonious flow. Because we have the power of choice, we can choose to align ourselves with the flow or resist it.

Rev. Dr. Tom Sannar

The media is full of stories about how the pandemic is taking its toll on our health and wellbeing. People are reporting elevated levels of stress, fatigue, and even burnout. But are there gifts to be found in these challenging times? Amanda Pope, RScP, shares her story of navigating through the experience of clinical burnout and describes the metaphysical gifts she uncovered along the way.

Join Amanda and the rest of the Sunday Six on May 16, 2021 at 10:30am on Facebook Live.


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

This Too Is God

Science of Mind teaches that our true nature is Divine, and our intelligence is Universal Mind, which functions at the level of our concept of it. We are made of pure Spirit, and each of us has within our own nature the seed of perfection. However, in our ignorance of our true nature and with our misuse of the Law, we often bring about suffering. As spiritual individuals, we strive to heal suffering by remembering our true nature. We allow Spirit to work for us by working through us: we recognize this power, conceive of a greater good, and remove all unbelief.

Place no limits on God. We manifest the Infinite to the degree that we are aligned with it. We can “get a bigger bucket” to hold the Infinite good that is available to us. As we begin to see ourselves from the truth of our being, we experience an inner life that is bigger (more real) than our external circumstances. Our external circumstances change to accommodate our mental equivalent.

We dwell in the Oneness of God, even when appearances suggest an absence of the Divine. In our spiritual communities, we cannot merely gloss over the genuine issues in the world and hide behind platitudes until the storms pass. Using the principles of Oneness, we allow uncomfortable topics to help us deepen our spiritual practices, grow our compassion, and then take divinely inspired action in the world.



Looking for a place to gather for Fellowship and connection after Sunday service? Join Laura Green (not this Sunday, but next) Sunday, May 23 for our bi-weekly Zoom time to chat with fellow members of our community. See event details.

Meeting ID: 829 8904 5903 Passcode: fellowship


The Drop In: Coffee and Connection

Coffee and Connection is every other Thursday, and the next one is on May 27, 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

Passcode: connection


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 Jade Harms, RScP at This is such a beautiful gift from our practitioners. Thank you!


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.


CSLK’s Weekly Happenings

Sunday Meditation is on the first and third Sunday of each month. The next meditation is on May 16, from 9:45am to 10:05am.

Meeting ID: 824 2377 7379

Password: meditation


Our Sunday Celebrations are at 10:30am on Facebook Live. Visit our page at and scroll down until you see the video. (The replay can be watched later on YouTube.)


Our children's VIBE program is on hiatus.


We are so Grateful for your Support!

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

  1. On our website via PayPal or credit card.

  2. Through Interac money 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.



We will not refuse to help the helpless or lift up the fallen, but we will refuse to wallow in the mud because of our sympathies.

Ernest Holmes


Copyright © 2021, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 30. Issue 20 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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