Happy Monday, August 23, 2021
How wonderful it was to have an in-person/online hybrid service yesterday on location at The Vibrant Vine Winery! I loved the turn out and that everyone was genuinely happy to see each other. Annie Zed took some great pictures that are posted on Facebook. Check them out!
It was warm, fuzzy and wonderful, and I’m so grateful the rain and wind staved off until we were done (although it would have been really nice for it to wait until we were all packed up)!
It was so fun to be together. It was also fun to watch the recording on Facebook after I got home. It’s kind of hard to imagine what things look like on screen when you’re live, so I was very grateful to be able to view the recording. I also want to share that I really missed reading our online community’s real-time comments on Facebook as the service was happening. What a blessing to be able to go back and read what our online folks had shared! I hope you’re making use of our recordings as well, whether on Facebook or on our YouTube channel. They’re archived in both places, so you can watch and maybe even re-watch some of your favourites! Amanda asked me to let you know that we’re still in the process of learning how to bring out the best sound and video in our hybrid services. You can count on the quality of the videos to just get better and better. I’m so glad she’s on that!
There are two things I mentioned on Sunday that I want to re-iterate here. The first is a heads up that we’re going to be sending out a survey for our community, likely this weekend. I’m asking that you please, please take the time to reply. As I said in my Sunday message yesterday, we want to involve everyone in our “what’s next” and this is one of our first steps going forward. We’re also going to follow up the survey with some town hall community meetings to discuss, as they say in Family Feud, what the “survey says”.
The second thing is that I left everyone on Sunday with a task: an affirmation for us to work on together as our community and as the greater community of Centers for Spiritual Living worldwide, to support a shift in our consciousness and hopefully that of the planet. Rev. Angelica Taggart, the minister at CSL Eureka had a vision of the time when the pandemic is healed and brought to its true completeness. Along with the vision, she also got an affirmation and asked us all to join her in knowing it. So knowing the more minds, the better, the affirmation is: “The pandemic is over and all is well.” I invite us all to use this affirmation as a daily practice. I know I’m for sure ready for our world’s healing.
Blessings, Dr. Deborah
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