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Just Say Yes


Just Say Yes

— Neal Klassen


The Law takes us at our own valuation; if we say ‘Yes’, It says ‘Yes’; and if we say ‘No’, It says ‘No’; for It can only reflect.

— Ernest Holmes


At the close of almost every Sunday Service, Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen sing Just say Yes. Have you ever wondered why they don’t sing “Don’t say No?”

The word “yes” is affirmative, and it simply means that you are stating something is so.

Science of Mind is the teaching of Involution and Evolution, the thought involved and the result evolved through affirmative prayer.

Join us this Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 10:30am on Facebook Live for Neal Klassen's talk on this topic.


This week’s point of view from the Science of Mind

What we deeply believe and what we claim for ourselves, for our communities, and for the world, has impact. We are part of bringing form into being. We are co-creators and that is a tremendous gift and a tremendous responsibility. When we align with Spirit, we can bring true healing and transformation to bear in the world. We can build inclusive communities, regions and countries.

We most deeply understand and experience Spirit and Oneness when we celebrate and understand that we are diverse. It is through building inclusive relationships and inclusive frameworks that we reveal Oneness in the world.

Our community covenant for inclusion and love does not mean that we will never struggle with inclusion or diversity as individuals or a community. We may fight. We have a lot to learn together. We are human and we are messy sometimes. But our affirmations (below) can be a North Star to us as well, giving us a path back to ourselves and to each other so we can live into the one stupendous whole that Dr. Holmes spoke about.

  • We are a community that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusion, champions inner work, and creates space for brave vulnerable conversations.

  • We are a community that honours the unique emanation of God that each person embodies, and advocates with people for human rights and dignity for all.

  • We are a community that blesses each other, sees holiness in all life, remains learners and listeners so that we can grow together, and understands that Oneness is not Sameness, and we know that the Beloved Community is revealed when we love each other well.


Practices in Living the Awakened Life

With Deepak Chopra, MD

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there.”

— Deepak Chopra

Join Centers for Spiritual Living as we host New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 6pm MST (5pm PST) for a powerful and insightful evening in celebration of his book, Total Meditation. His latest release explores “Practices in Living the Awakened Life”. It’s the perfect time in the world to explore the ancient spiritual practice of meditation and its current relevancy as a powerful mindfulness and stress-reduction tool.

This rich 90-minute experience is designed from the practice of an ancient tradition, waking up to new levels of awareness that ultimately cultivate a clear vision, heal suffering in your mind and body, and help recover who you really are.

This live virtual evening of spiritual practice will end with a Q&A segment facilitated by CSL’s Executive Director, Rev. Sonia Byrne. 

Ticket price: $40 includes Deepak Chopra’s latest book “Total Meditation” shipped directly to you. 


Sunday Meditation

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: Password: meditation


Sunday Celebration

Every Sunday at 10:30am, please join us on Facebook Live! Visit our page at and scroll down until you see the video. (The replay can be watched later on YouTube.)



VIBE, our children’s program, is on summer hiatus for the month of August.


Thank You for Your Support!

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  1. On our website via PayPal or credit card.

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  4. Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.

For more info, please contact our treasurer Derek Hinchliffe.



“Without inner change there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.”

— angel Kyodo williams


Copyright © 2020, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 29. Issue 35 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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