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Our Community 💗 July 6, 2023


 

Join us for Sunday Celebration at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna. It's also Sundae Sunday this weekend! Stay for ice cream and all the fixins!

 

Talk for this Sunday, July 9, 2023


Got Me Hypnotized

— Rev. Corinne Crockett

 
Affirmation

I wake up to the Truth of Spirit that I am.


Time to wake up! The alarm is sounding, calling you to a new and more wonderful day! But ya gotta wake up!


Stay for a "Sundae Service" after the Sunday Service. See more details in the Happy Monday blog post pubished on July 3, 2023.


Join Rev. Corinne this Sunday, July 9 at 10:30am PT at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna, BC. Doors open at 10:15am. Please visit the event page for more details and a map. Everyone is welcome!


If you are not feeling well, please take good care of yourself and watch us on Facebook Live.

 

This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

Got Me Hypnotized


It is the collective dream in which we are all so enmeshed that we don’t even know it’s a dream. All around us, we are being called to wake up. Let us say yes, even if we’d rather stay hypnotized in the dream.


Our foundational principle of Oneness, and the attendant practices to establish ourselves in greater knowing of this principle, support us in awakening from that dream. But boy is it challenging! The journey calls for great compassion for ourselves and others.


When we encounter people, circumstances and organizations who upset us, it’s important to step back and recognize that, below the surface appearances, we are one. We want the same thing – love. We may have very different ways of trying to “get it,” but it’s what we all want. At the core of most of us are two “spells” – the belief that I am separate from Life and that Life is not safe. Out of that we adopt two methods of operation – trying to control Life and trying to “do it right.” When, inevitably, Life can’t be controlled, we make several assumptions – I’m not doing it right enough, therefore I am wrong, unlovable, and all alone.


As we become willing to be aware that we are “hypnotized” by the collective consciousness, we begin to see that the most important task of our life is to wake up. When we stop relating to the world from an “us versus them” perspective, we can relate to each other more compassionately. We must first heal within.



 

Monsters, Inc.

Last weekend. Rev. Jeanette Vinek gave a talk titled Monsters, Inc.

Irene and Angela greeted community members as they arrived at Studio 9.

Rev. Melody Bailey led an affirmative prayer before the service.

Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen provided the music.

The congregation waved hello to our livestream viewers.

You are blessed, you are blessed, every day of your life, you are blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed!”

Rev. Melody read a piece called “Prayer Poem to the Names of God” written by Richard M. Fewkes.

Irene shared an affirmative prayer before Rev. Jeanette's talk.

Watch the full service on YouTube.

 

Co-creating Community Sessions

August to October

As Rev. Jeanette Vinek said in Happy Monday on July 3, 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.

 

Practitioner Support

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 corinne_crockett@telus.net.

 

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 corinne_crockett@telus.net.

 

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:

  1. Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).

  2. By Interac e-transfers sent to donate@cslkelowna.org.

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

For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.

 

MIND-FULL MOMENT


It’s characteristic of the ego that it takes all that is unimportant as important and all that is important as unimportant.”

Meher Baba

 

Copyright © 2023, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 32, Issue 28 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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