Mindful Action. Treat, and Move Your Feet!
— Derek Hinchliffe RScP
Please join us on Facebook Live this Sunday at 10:30 am.
“When you truly have an insight or spiritual awakening, the next step is always action .”
— Michael Bernard Beckwith
As every gardener knows, if you plant a seed then walk away chances are you won't get the results you want. We plant seeds and we also must tend to them, to water them, to add fertilizer for optimal growth.
The same is true for ourselves. We are always in a state of action in our lives, the act of breathing, processing, sleeping, eating, yet we are not always mindfully interacting with our actions.
What could our lives look like if we are being mindful of our actions and aligning them with our intentions?
This weekend, Derek will share that the Mindful Maverick prays to set their intention, meditates for Divine discernment, and then takes action.
Save the date and time!
July 8 at 7 pm
We are planning on holding some weekly community conversations on the topic of racial injustice.
Our desire for this time together is to cultivate our examination of our own privilege and inherent biases. Please come with a mind open to learning and an open heart.
This will be on the Zoom video-conferencing platform. The meeting number will be in next week's newsletter.
Mid-Week Faith Lift
Much thanks goes out to our Compassionate Care Team for another wonderful season of our mid-week Faith Lift service. The team has gone above and beyond in extending this important time of connection and spiritual practice through the month of June.
Smart Phones needed for Kenyan Students
Do you have an older model smart phone you aren't using anymore? If you do, donating it to the Centre for Spiritual Living Kenya will help Science of Mind students in that African country.
Rev. Connie Phelps is currently in Edmonton, but still teaching her students in Kenya via Zoom.
Here's the message from Rev. Connie:
Some of you were in Nairobi for the magnificent 20/20 Vision Kenya New Thought conference and had an opportunity to experience the Kenyan students love and hunger for our teaching.
To meet that need Science of Mind classes are continuing in Kenya via zoom where the students are committed to continuing practicing and learning principle.
We have had some challenges as it is a developing world... for instance power outages and internet going off are beyond our control... BUT we can make a huge difference by providing newer smartphones for those students that have old phones that cannot accommodate zoom.
If you have a gently used, gsm unlocked smartphone they can be sent to me at:
6311 - 109A Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6H 3C6
Or, you can go on our website and click the donate button. Cheques in either Canadian or US dollars can be sent to the address above. Indicate funds are for the smartphone project.
Note: a smartphone in Kenya would cost around $200.
A Thousand THANK-YOUs for your donation
As you might imagine, the quarantine has not only changed the way we are meeting as a Centre, but it has also drastically changed our finances!
We are so very thankful to all of you who have been able to give during this challenging time! We are deeply grateful to our conscious givers and their steady support – what a true gift! If you would like to donate to your Centre, there are several ways to do that! Just click here to learn more.
Sunday Service Meditation
Sunday morning meditation is back!
Rev. Melody Bailey has assembled a team to lead us in a meditation practice on Zoom every Sunday morning from 9:45am to 10:05am. That will leave you time for a body break, a coffee or tea refill before you sign in on Facebook Live for our Sunday celebration at 10:30am.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82423777379 Meeting ID: 824 2377 7379 Password: meditation
Wondering How to Access the Sunday Talks?
There are three ways to access the livestream broadcast.
1. Click here just before 10:30 on Sunday morning;
2. Go to our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CSLKelowna/ and scroll down until you see the video;
3. Anytime after the service, just go to our YouTube channel by clicking here.
“The well-balanced person can walk with his head in the clouds and still keep his feet solidly planted on the ground. Faith and work are ineffective when separated.”
— Ernest Holmes
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Vol. 29. Issue 26
Editor: Derek Hinchliffe