Happy Monday, November 29, 2021
By the time you are reading this, Dr. Deb will likely be back in the country and will soon be home again. From the looks of the photos on social media, it seems like the Drs have had a fabulous time on their Egypt adventure. I can’t wait to hear about her trip in the next Happy Monday.
What an unusual time this is for those of us who live in British Columbia. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had never heard of the weather phenomenon called an “atmospheric river”, and now apparently we are bracing for the third one to bring more torrential rain to our coast. So many communities are still reeling from the devastation of the storms over the past couple of weeks.
With all of this going on so close to home (coupled with the news of a new Coronavirus variant), this is feeling like a heavy time. I am finding that my spiritual practice is more important than ever right now. I find that I need to make sure I am grounded in my awareness of the infinite source of peace within me so that I can face each day with hope and optimism. Throughout the day, I also find it helpful to take several mindful pauses. Sometimes this is as little as one conscious breath. It is just a brief opportunity to tap into that peace once again.
How are you doing right now? What are you doing to stay grounded? Is there a spiritual practice that you could add to your day to support you? Are you reaching out to friends to give and to get support? Would it be helpful to reach out to a practitioner? Rev. Barb Samuel is the practitioner this week and she is available for prayer support. All of our practitioners are here for you.
What I know for sure is that we are all in this together. With adversity comes the opportunity to strengthen our bonds and build our community. There has been a lot of isolation over the past couple of years and it is important that we reach out and connect so that we can resiliently move forward together.
I wish you a week of peace and gentleness in the midst of life’s storms.
Peace and many blessings,
If you missed yesterday’s talk by Derek Hinchliffe, titled Gratitude Beyond Gifts, you can watch it (and other past services) on the CSLK YouTube channel.
Practitioner of the Week is Rev. Barb Samuel. If you are looking for one-to-one prayer treatment support for ANYTHING, you can contact this practitioner directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“From where we stand the rain seems random. If we could stand somewhere else, we would see the order in it.”
— Tony Hillerman
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