Happy Monday, February 15, 2021
I hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s Sunday message on Conscious Relationships that Kenn and I did together in celebration of Valentine’s Day. I really like the idea of looking at our relationships as a Spiritual Practice.
It must have been a popular idea, as this popped into my email inbox this morning from Dr. Christian Sorenson from CSL Seaside in San Diego, California. I just really liked the way he said it, so I thought I’d share it with you:
“When you allow your relationship to be a spiritual practice, you engage in it with consciousness, intention, humility, and openness. Relationships invite you to become aware of family triggers and childhood hurts. They are constant reminders that it’s never about someone else; it’s always about the part you play. That’s where healing is available.”
I loved being reminded that our healing is always available.
Today is the first day of VISTA, Center for Spiritual Living’s 31/2 day virtual convention. This convention is done annually, one year in person, one year online. Last year’s was in Denver; it was the last time I travelled (she said, wistfully!). I’m grateful this year is virtual and I’m always amazed at how well that sense of connection can still be fostered and accomplished electronically. Tonight we’ll be at CSL Kauai in Hawaii! Reverends Barb Samuel, Gwen Smith and myself will be at the conference all week and this includes this coming Thursday, which is our Coffee and Connection day. We’re delighted one of our long-time members, Laura Green, will be hosting for this week. Thanks, Laura!
How grateful I am for us being able to be together virtually during these times! In that light, I’d love to invite you all to a class that I’m teaching along with Derek Hinchliffe, ministerial student, practitioner and Treasurer of our Centre. We’re offering a brand new CSL accredited course (meaning it’s registered at Home Office and is one of the pre-requisites to enter into Practitioner Training) called Spiritual Principles and Practices. It’ll be all five Mondays in March, on Zoom from 6pm to 8pm. The investment is $170 (which includes a $45 CSL registration fee which goes directly to CSL). I haven’t taught it before, but my colleagues who have, told me it’s perfect for the student who is brand new to Science of Mind and it’s great for those who have already taken classes as a refresher. It uses one of Ernest Holmes’ classics books, This Thing Called You.
Besides being a great way to learn, classes are also a wonderful way to connect. I’d love to see you there!
One final note on this newsy Monday: I’d love to invite you all to consider our Center for Spiritual Living’s summer retreat called SOAR. This is scheduled for August 26th to 29th in beautiful Banff, Alberta. Early Bird registration closes February 28, 2021. For more information, go to: http://www.spiritualretreat.csl.org/
Lots on the docket!
Practitioner of the Week is Rev. Barbara Samuel. If you are looking for one-to-one prayer treatment support for ANYTHING, you can contact her directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.
— Wayne Dyer
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