My peek out my window shows gorgeous blue skies and that spring is well underway! Hooray! I think one of the blessings living in a land of four seasons is that we really appreciate when the ‘life’ returns to our greening land as more light and warmth reaches us.
Not that I didn’t love the constant blue skies and sunshine 360 days a year when we lived in the desert of Southern California; but when it was pretty much constant, there was a certain element of taking the beautiful weather for granted. In fact, we craved the few days of the year when there were clouds or goodness gracious, even rain. I remember reading the teachings of Thomas Troward, where he spoke of the ability to experience life coming out of the polarities of things; meaning that we can’t experience white without black, or yes without no, and that all things exist on a spectrum.
I guess maybe the truth is that we do not just thrive, but we require change and diversity in and through all things. I think to recognize this, now, at a time of such change in our lives and the life of our planet, is powerful. It can give us much required perspective. I know having to “stay home” for the past year has certainly given me a greater appreciation for life than I had previously, because now I know the other side.
It is with much sadness I share the passing of one of our very long time members, Nadia Delmore. I’ve seen such beautiful tributes for her on Facebook. She was an amazing woman. She worked in management for General Motors back in the day when, as a woman, that was unusual. She was a beautiful demonstration of character, integrity and honesty (sometimes to a fault). She made the very best perogies on the planet, even surpassing the skills of my two Ukrainian grandmothers (no small feat)! She will be missed by many of us. Thank you, Nadia, for being in my life!
Last week I started with the first of seven short bios I’ve asked of our Board members, in an endeavour for you all to know more about our Board of Trustees, a core constituent of the leadership of our Centre.
This week’s featured member is Fred Blunden.
I joined the First Church of Religious Science in Calgary in March 1960, where I studied 3 years of Science of Mind and became a practitioner under the tutelage of Dr. Grace Baskin. I served on the Board of Directors and directed the Sunday School.
Dorothy and I were married in the church in 1965. Our two daughters were christened in the church; our eldest daughter was married there and our two grandchildren were christened there.
I was fortunate to serve on the Board of Directors under both Dr. Arlene Bump and Dr. Carol Caines during their tenures in Calgary.
In 1997, we moved to Invermere, BC. In 2018, we moved again, this time to West Kelowna; an ideal location with a Spiritual Centre.
My business experience includes starting and selling two successful businesses in Calgary and the West Kootenay. I have enjoyed serving on numerous community committees wherever we have lived.
I joined the CSL Kelowna because I believe the Centre can make a huge difference in the lives of the people of this community.
The world is changing constantly. Many souls are seeking peace and guidance. I believe we have that kindness, and that knowledge to show and to share.
Practitioner of the Week is Rev. Barbara Samuel. If you are looking for one-to-one prayer treatment support for ANYTHING, you can contact the practitioner directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
— Alan Watts
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