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Gratitude Beyond Gifts

Updated: Nov 29, 2021


Gratitude Beyond Gifts

Derek Hinchliffe, RScP


“…gratitude in advance is the most powerful creative force in the universe.

Neale Donald Walsch

“Thank you.” Two very simple, single-syllable words. Yet they may be the most powerful words in the English language. We don’t mean saying “thanks” after receiving something. No, this is specifically saying “thank you” in advance. So, what makes that small gesture “the most powerful creative force in the universe?” That’s a question Derek Hinchliffe, RScP, will explore this Sunday. From raindrops to golden rays of sun, find out why gratitude is one of the most important ingredients in creating a world that works for all.

Join Derek and the rest of the Sunday crew on November 28, 2021 at 10:30am on Facebook Live.

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



This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

Gratitude Beyond Gifts

Gratitude is the practice of the realization that all Good has already been provided. Gratitude is more than a resultant emotion; it is a causative energy which reveals the ever-present abundance of the universe.

Knowing that so much good has already been materialized in miraculous and excellent ways, one moves with confidence into the next part of the journey. Giving thanks in advance for perfect unfolding, one knows that the highest and greatest Good for all concerned is manifesting under grace and in perfect ways.

The sun continuously shines on us without asking for anything in return. Giving without attaching any conditions or expectations sets us free — the recipient as well as the giver. Everything comes from God and is just being circulated.

Being grateful is an act of trust. Practicing unconditional gratitude, we know that we live in a whole and integrated benevolent universe which is working for us, through us.


Special Meeting December 5, 2021

On December 5th at 1pm, we are having a Special Meeting of the membership to vote in a brand new beautiful set of bylaws for our Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. Please RSVP. This special resolution requires a quorum, so if you are member, please attend. (There’s still time to sign up as a 2021 CSLK member by December 4th and your vote will be counted!)


Visioning Session #2

Right after our Special Meeting, we will meet on Zoom at 2pm on December 5th for our Visioning Session #2. This is an opportunity to envision Spirit’s highest vision for our community.

Visioning is a process developed by Michael Beckwith to create a realization of our greater yet to be. It’s not visualization; it’s a process to assist us in getting in touch with what’s alive at the higher levels of our spiritual potential. All are welcome!


Celebration of Light… Lite!

Join us on December 19th at 10:30am for our special holiday season service, Celebration of Light… Lite! This will be an in-person service at the Kelowna Innovation Centre and we will be livestreaming as usual. Please RSVP on the Celebration of Light… Lite! event page on our website to reserve your seat at the theatre.


Foundations for Joy, Peace and Harmony

How do we live with joy, peace and harmony in a topsy-turvy world? Our upcoming course, Foundations of the Science of Mind, is a 10-week journey of self-discovery and reflection in a supportive group setting.

Email Amanda Pope at for more information.


Practitioner of the Week

Rev. Barb Samuel is our practitioner of the week. Contact her directly at for your personal prayer request. Remember: our practitioners are here for you. They love to serve you with support and positive prayer (also known as Spiritual Mind Treatment). They are as close as your email and will respond to your prayer request as soon as they can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Regular Events at CSLK

Here’s a summary of upcoming events. See more details on our website.


Pre-service Meditation is on hiatus and will be re-imagined in the new year.


Coffee and Connection is every other Thursday with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel and friends. The next online gathering is on December 2 at 10am. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.

Passcode: love


After-service Community Chat is every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Join Laura, Joanne and other members of our CSLK community for a friendly catch-up chat after our Sunday Celebration. Our next Community Chat is on November 28. Everyone is welcome!

Passcode: community


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 currently being reimagined.


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.



Gratitude places you in the Energy Field of Plentitude. Glow with Gratitude and see how Awe and Joy will make their Home in You.

Michael Bernard Beckwith


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

Vol. 30. Issue 48 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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