Join us for Sunday Celebration at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna.
Talk for this Sunday, July 23, 2023
The Wise Warrior
— Rev. Melody Bailey
I stand in the Power and Wholeness of Spirit that I am.
The wise warrior is focused and does not get ensnared by smallness. They are going for greatness. Like the well-trained martial artist, when the wise warrior walks into the bar of life, no one picks a fight with them. Their presence is enough.
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This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
The Wise Warrior
The Greek philosopher Plotinus said, “I do not argue, I contemplate, and as I contemplate, I let fall the seeds of thought into the mirror of mind, which then becomes the mirror of matter.”
We all can perceive many things that need to change in the world. But “out there” is always a reflection of “in here” whether individually or collectively. As we change how we see the world, we will change the world.
When we commit to seeing things differently, we can create differently. We are invited to see the intrinsic worth of every person we encounter. This, alone, shifts our interpersonal relationships. And the world is made of relationships. Every change starts small and grows.
When we stand as “wise warriors” – practitioners of Truth – we align with and become the Infinite Power of Good. We must BE that power of love, harmony, unity.
This world is interconnected in form. We have tools of change – principles, practices, and methods – which equip us to be mighty warriors.
The Marley Effect
Last weekend, Neal Klassen gave a talk titled The Marley Effect: How Change Happens (or not).
We had guest musician, Nathen Aswell, visiting from Vancouver. Nathen is a singer and songwriter who plays the Chapman Stick, a 12-stringed electronic instrument that is tapped with both hands like a piano.
Neal Klassen and Rev. Barbara Samuel played some music with Nathen before the service began.
Rev. Barb led an affirmative prayer before the service…
… and those present held the space from the back of the auditorium.
Neal, Nathen and Rev. Barb sang Woke Up this Morning with My Mind Stayed on Spirit.
Rev. Barb talked about how she was first introduced to Science of Mind through her best friend, Enid.
Neal, Nathen and Rev. Barb sang We Come Together by Eddie Watkins Jr.
Nathen sang The Making of a Soul.
He also sang a song that is his interpretation of the Ho'oponopono prayer.
After service, volunteer Cassie brought in the coffee and treats.
People stayed for a chat and some social time.
Watch the full service on YouTube.
Co-creating Community Sessions
August to October
As Rev. Jeanette Vinek has been saying in recent Happy Monday blog posts, there are many opportunities to be involved in our community's co-creation process. Help identify who we are and what qualities we want to attract in our new Senior Minister, by participating in the following events.
Community Visioning on August 6
Fear to Faith on September 17
Community Co-Creation on September 28
Honour the Mystery and Embrace the Change on October 1
For the latest updates, see the Happy Monday blog post published on Monday, July 17. Subscribe now to receive notification of future blog posts.
Our ministers and practitioners are in service to all of us. If you need help to see the Truth in a situation; if you are looking for clarity; if you are struggling in this challenging time; our ministers and practitioners are here to support you. You can contact them through the About page on our website, or you can submit a prayer request on the Contact page.
Nature’s Fare Receipts Help CSLK!
Keep collecting your Nature’s Fare receipts; they are worth a pretty penny to us! Just put receipts from your shopping into the receipt box at the back of the Studio 9 auditorium on Sundays, and Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna! Every receipt helps! Thank you!
Regular Events at CSLK
See more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.
Our Sunday Celebrations start at 10:30am PT at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna. Please park on the street or at Ben Lee Park (1.5 blocks from the school). You can also watch us live on Facebook or watch the replay later on YouTube.
We appreciate our volunteers! They make our Sundays great! Let us know if you can help out with making coffee, setting up and/or after-service taking down. Contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email email@example.com.
Do you have an idea for an online CSLK opportunity you’d like to see and experience? If so, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are holding the intention for re-creating a dynamic and meaningful VIBE program for children and youth. If you have an idea, interest or passion in this area, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett.
We are so Grateful for your Support!
We’re thankful for the ways we are able to accept donations:
Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).
By Interac e-transfers sent to email@example.com.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.
“The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can be.”
— Max De Pree
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