Oneness is not Sameness
Oneness is not Sameness
— Dr. Deborah Gordon
“To love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves means to see God in everything and to include everyone in one divine unity.”
— Ernest Holmes
As we acknowledge Pride Week, Dr. Deborah Gordon will share her thoughts about living together in community, a community of Oneness, but a community where oneness does not mean sameness. Let’s explore some of how our belief systems either create our brilliant futures or keep us captive in negativity and fear.
Tune in early at 10:20am to hear the music of New Thought musicians Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
To become the spiritual beings that we truly are, we put spirituality first.
Each of us creates a new sense of self which is free from judgement and criticism of ourselves and others. As a community, we courageously encourage speech and actions that cherish diversity and the Divinity in all. We take actions that recognize the strength of people working together to create a world that works for everyone.
We renew individual and collective minds to truly see the best in everyone and every condition. We achieve this by focusing on and being grateful for all that empowers ourselves and others. We release with ease all that weakens our vision of a better world. We take action to form an ever-expanding community of like-minded individuals committed to raising their own consciousness and the consciousness of all.
Seeing the different faces of the Divine in one another takes a willingness to be open to new ways of seeing and being to bring about positive change. We cultivate new ways of listening to others and to that quiet voice within. We bring this expanded consciousness to our thoughts, discussions and actions in all areas of life — political, corporate, academic and social. We support organizations and structures that evidence this emerging global consciousness with our time, talents, and finances.
We are united with God and connected with each other. Every person’s Inner Wisdom knows this Truth. We are called to get our bloated nothingness out of the way and allow the divine currents of Truth to move in us, as us, and through us. We work for a world where lack and limitation no longer exist; where shelter, food, and physical needs are met. We act to ensure peace and freedom for all. We make these goals real through our collective, deepening consciousness of our humanity and by building a global community of spiritual beings living in harmony.
Visioning Session #1
We would love for YOU to join us as we consciously move into our times of newness here at the Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. Our first step into this is to host a series of Visioning Sessions on Zoom. We encourage you to join us and to capture your highest version of Spirit’s vision for our community. The first of these sessions is THIS SUNDAY, October 24 at 1pm. Dr. Deborah is leading this first session and would love to see you there!
Visioning is a process developed by Michael Beckwith to create a realization of our greater yet to be. It’s not visualization; it’s a process to assist us in getting in touch with what’s alive at the higher levels of our spiritual potential.
Visioning is really spiritual brainstorming. It’s fun and easy. We’d love to have your participation.
Date: October 24, 2021 at 1pm PT
The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
by Sonya Renee Taylor
Amanda Pope facilitated the first week of this book discussion this past Wednesday.
“I appreciate how we all bring such different perspectives to the ideas presented in the book The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love. ”
If you couldn’t attend the first session but you would still like to join the group, please email Amanda at email@example.com.
In-Person Sunday Celebration: November 7, 2021
We are having our next monthly in-person and virtual (hybrid) Sunday Celebration at the Innovation Centre on November 7th at 10:30am. We can accommodate 50 people, with masks, sanitizing and social distancing protocols in place. Please RSVP on our event page.
If you’ve registered and you change your mind, please cancel, so we can have your space for another person.
Special Meeting for Members: November 7, 2021
On November 7th at 4pm, we are having a very rare, Special Meeting of our official membership to vote in a brand new beautiful set of Bylaws for our Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. We require a quorum for this, so if you’re a signed up member, please attend.
Practitioner of the Week
Rev. Jeanette Vinek is our practitioner of the week. Contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for your personal prayer request. Remember: our practitioners are here for you. They love to serve you with support and positive prayer (also known as Spiritual Mind Treatment). They are as close as your email and will respond to your prayer request as soon as they can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Regular Events at CSLK
Here’s a summary of upcoming events. See more details on our website.
Coffee and Connection with Dr. Deb, Rev. Barb and friends is back in full force, every other Thursday. Our next time together will be November 4 at 10am. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.
After-service Community Chat (formerly called Fellowship) is every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Join Laura, Joanne and other members of our CSLK community for a friendly catch-up chat after our Sunday Celebration. Our next Community Chat is on October 24. Everyone is welcome!
Pre-service Meditation is every first and third Sunday of the month from 9:45am to 10:05am. You’ll have time after the meditation to refresh and switch over to Facebook Live for our Sunday Celebration. The next meditation will be on November 7.
Our children's VIBE program is on hiatus.
We are so Grateful for your Support!
We’re thankful for the many ways we are able to accept donations:
On our website cslkelowna.org via PayPal or credit card.
Through Interac money transfers sent to email@example.com.
By CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact our treasurer, Derek Hinchliffe.
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.”
— Audre Lorde
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Vol. 30. Issue 43 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak