Have a Little Faith in Me
— Dr. Deborah Gordon
“If our experiences are the result of our thoughts, then the future, if it is going to be given birth to in the present, will be largely the lengthened shadow of the content of our minds, of our feelings of faith or fear.”
— Ernest Holmes
Join us this Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 10:30am on Facebook Live.
This Week’s Point of View from the Science of Mind
God is Infinite Knowingness. We are Meta-Physicians and our call is 24 hours a day. Faith is not something we turn on and off; it isn’t even something we tune into. It is the very essence of what we are as the Infinite Self Knowingness of God incarnating as us.
Faith is not bargaining, begging, manipulating or pleading. It is a calm knowingness that all is well no matter what human condition we might be experiencing.
Faith doesn’t require rituals, dogma or magic to be achieved. Ernest Holmes says: “In order to have faith, we must have a conviction that all is well. In order to keep faith, we must allow nothing to enter our thought which will weaken this conviction. Faith is built up from belief, acceptance and trust. Whenever anything enters our thought which destroys, in any degree, one of these attitudes, to that extent faith is weakened.” (Science of Mind, p. 158)
We build our faith muscles through spiritual practices when things are going well in life, so that when we hit a crisis, those practices are second nature. These spiritual practices can include prayer, meditation and affirmation.
We know we are practicing faith when we respond to the world with love and compassion. Faith is an attitude of love, trust and compassion. Practice kindness with everyone you meet. Faith is about surrender: surrendering our ego, our need to be right, our need to fight and allowing ourselves to be completely immersed in the Divine.
Community Conversations: Manifesting Health
Starting October 7, we’ll bring together a small group of people to explore new thought principles as they relate to physical health and wholeness.
The group will meet on Zoom each Wednesday for four weeks of conversation, prayer support, spiritual practice, and deep exploration of Science of Mind principles. There is no cost to take part, but a commitment to fully participate in all four weeks of content is requested. Donations to the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna are welcome and greatly appreciated.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who is experiencing a physical health challenge, or for someone who is in the process of making health-related changes in their life.
Each participant will have the opportunity to develop a clear intention for their health, to identify mental equivalents for the wellbeing that they wish to experience, and to uncover and release belief systems that may be affecting their physical health.
Manifesting Health will be facilitated by practitioners Derek Hinchliffe and Amanda Pope, who will also provide daily prayer support for participants throughout the 4 weeks.
Online registration is required. Please RSVP on the Manifesting Health event page. This group is limited to 10 participants.
When: Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Donation to CSL Kenya
The bonds between CSL Kelowna and CSL Kenya continue to grow. Last January (pre-Covid 19), a group from Kelowna travelled to Kenya to attend the New Thought Conference. When the founding minister, Rev. Connie Phelps, made her transition this summer, our very own Rev. Gwen Smith and Rev. Barbara Samuel stepped in as co-Spiritual Directors. They are helping to ensure the Science of Mind teaching continues in Kenya.
Recently, the CSL Board of Trustees voted to donate $595 to CSL Kenya. In the photo above, the treasurer of CSL Kenya, Susan Berry, accepts the cheque from Rev. Barb.
Happy Monday Blog and Weekly Blog
Our Happy Monday blog and this weekly blog (formerly referred to as our newsletter) is now published here on our website (cslkelowna.org) under the Blog section. If you’re signed up for it, you’ll receive an alert in your personal email inbox that will prompt you with a link to the most recent blog post on our website. (If it's not in your inbox, please check your junk folder.)
Or, you can just go to the website to read current or past issues anytime it’s convenient for you.
Blog posts are published each Monday and Friday.
International Day of Peace Meditation
Monday, September 21, 2020
September 21st is the International Day of Peace. We’ll be doing our part to bring more peace to our planet with a special collective peace meditation on Zoom that day at 7pm. This will be facilitated by Rev. Melody Bailey and Pauline Weninger. Even though we may not be able to stand next to each other, we can still practice peace together. Read details here.
While an RSVP is not required, if you RSVP for this event, you'll get a reminder email the day before.
Join us a little bit early for the 9:45am start of our meditation each Sunday morning. It ends by 10:05am to allow time for a break before our Sunday celebration. Join us on Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82423777379 Password: meditation
VIBE, our children’s program, meets by private invitation every Sunday in a Zoom experience appropriate for children. Please contact our youth director, Joanne Marie, for information and Zoom details.
Thank You for Your Support!
We’re so grateful we can accept ONLINE donations in several ways:
On our website cslkelowna.org via PayPal or credit card.
Through Interac money transfers sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By signing up for CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more info, please contact our treasurer Derek Hinchliffe.
“If one will have faith in himself, faith in his fellowmen, in the Universe, and in God, that faith will light the place in which he finds himself, and by the light of this faith, he will be able to see that ALL IS GOOD. ”
— Ernest Holmes
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