Happy Monday, August 31, 2020
This week’s message from Dr. Deborah
Happy Monday! Welcome to the last day of August 2020. I think most of us can feel the oncoming of fall. For sure, the nights are cooler and already the sun is setting earlier.
I had an aha moment this past week. I shared it during my monthly meetings with our staff ministers and with our board of trustees. I think they found it helpful and I hope you will, too.
I noticed that the longer this pandemic and all its consequences has gone on, my feeling of not being able to count on anything and the uncertainty around everything, was really messing with me! I noticed more and more that I just wanted everything to go back to “normal” even though my rational thinking-mind knows that is no longer possible.
My awakening has led me to a shift in my own consciousness, which might serve each of us as well as our Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna.
What I noticed is that even though I think our Centre has found a great way to express our purpose and teachings through our online Sunday services, in some ways I’ve felt like I’ve been (and see the Centre as being) in a temporary energetic holding pattern. It’s been like: “well this is good for now, but when things go back to normal…”. It will be as if all of this never happened. Then we’ll really get going again.
Do you relate to this feeling in your own life?
I think this has fostered an idea of holding back and waiting; doing good enough for now because “it’s only temporary”.
So I decided to make a shift in my consciousness and energy. I asked myself: what if this is it? What if we’ll never get back together in a big Sunday face-to-face gathering? Can this Centre still be a dynamic place of love and spiritual living?
My ‘self’ said: “I think it’s time to move forward". My mind and heart say: “This is it. I’m not waiting for anything. This is the full-on CSLK right now.”
So, I’ll put it out to all of us who are part of this Centre…
Can we get ourselves into that mindset that this is now who we are: an amazing, exciting community… even if we don't meet in person on Sundays?
(Although I’m sure we will, fingers crossed!)
Can we shift our minds that this is a time and place of new possibility, and that we can be effective, enjoyable, prosperous and deep right now?
There’s a bit of a caveat at the same time. I’m not suggesting this is about doing anything differently “out there”. This is purely a shift in consciousness.
I invite you to join with me in knowing this through this meditation/spiritual mind treatment.
Take a breath, and feel that breathe ground you. Know with me right now, we’re all inextricably bound to a higher wisdom and a greater heart that is right where we are. Our coming together in connection and agreement connects us to all and to more… a much more, greater yet-to-be.
Up till now, perhaps we’ve felt our Centre to be in a place of temporariness, a time of being in a holding pattern. Maybe we’ve thought (consciously or unconsciously) that things are the way they are, just until we get back to normal.
I ask you now to move beyond that for our Centre (and for your life, if you choose). Move away from any fears, doubts or thoughts that this is “just for now”, just while we can’t be together in person.
Let’s just shift our minds for a moment and feel what it feels like to know this is our new greatest possibility – sharing a meaningful, powerful, online Sunday Celebration that brings love, shared wisdom, a dynamic uplifting world-changing, peace-making message, to thousands and thousands of people in our greater community each week.
And so from now forward, in your thoughts, in your spiritual mind treatments, please hold the knowing…
CSLK is an amazing virtual spiritual community that attracts and serves thousands of people in being their best selves. CSLK is filled with purpose and possibility, in power-filled, wondrous ways.
I know from this moment on, we’ve moved beyond adaptation into innovation. The way is clear and fuelled for an amazing right here and right now.
And so it is.
I’d love to hear from you in our comments section below!
Peace and Blessings,
If you missed yesterday’s talk titled “Just Say Yes” with Neal Klassen, you can watch it here on YouTube.
“Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.”
— Eckhart Tolle
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