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Happy Monday, July 27, 2020


This week's message from Dr. Deborah


For those of you who haven’t heard, I wanted our CSL Kelowna community to know that my dad passed away last week. He was 86 years old and lived a very full, sometimes very adventurous life. He was a member of the RCMP, a member of the RCAF and had a true entrepreneurial spirit expressed in the world of business in both its ups and its downs!


It seems so strange to think that when I wrote my message last Monday, he was here; and now, he’s not. I’m leaning heavily on the chapter on 'Immortality' in the Science of Mind textbook, by the founder of our teaching, Dr. Ernest Holmes. These words by Dr. Holmes really impacted me:


“The soul needs a physical body here, else it would not have evolved one. But when by reason of disease, decay or accident the physical body is no longer an adequate instrument through which the soul may function, it lays the present body aside and continues to function through a more subtle one.”


He goes on:


“Every [wo]man is an incarnation of eternity, a manifestation in the finite, of that Infinite which, Emerson tells us 'lies stretched in smiling repose'.


"With all these facts confronting us, we should learn to trust life. There is no power in the universe which wishes anyone ill. Life is good and God is good. Why not accept this and begin to live? No [wo]man need prepare to meet his/her God, [s]he is meeting Him every day and each hour in the day. [S]He meets Him in the rising sun, in the flowing stream, in the budding rose, in the joy of friendship and love, and in the silence of his/her own soul.”


I think these words are excellent and potent reminders for all of us. (The gender-neutral edits are mine.)


Godspeed, dad.


Peace and many blessings,

Dr. Deborah


P.S.  If you missed yesterday's Sunday Celebration talk titled "Freedom: An Experiment" by Amanda Pope, you can watch it here on YouTube.

MIND-FULL MOMENT


“And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.”


— Maya Angelou

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