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Talk for this Sunday, April 2, 2023
Vulnerability: Defining and Aligning
— Rev. Karin Wilson
I bring my own unique expression to life,
and create a safe space for others to do the same.
Hearing the word vulnerability often makes us cringe. But do we know what it really means? Let’s begin our journey into vulnerability by defining and aligning.
If you are not feeling well, please take good care of yourself and watch us on Facebook Live.
The SOM theme for April is The Power of Vulnerability. Vulnerability is a key ingredient in our own personal transformation. It creates an expanded awareness of what lies just below the surface. We will begin to see how vulnerability is a building block for a thriving and healthy community. When we harness the power of vulnerability in living a life that is full of possibility, we create a life that is lived out loud.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
Vulnerability: Defining and Aligning
In a world that often seeks to contain or suppress our true expression, vulnerability becomes an integral piece in actualizing the Spirit within. The willingness to take the risk of authentic living, leads us to the very out-picturing of the irresistible potential within us all.
To be vulnerable is to explore the depths of ourselves and others, even when we are unsure of what we may uncover. It is stepping out, whether literally or metaphorically, often in the face of uncertainty and fear, for the purpose of fostering a fuller expression of ourselves and others.
Vulnerability is not “over sharing” or “dumping” inappropriate amounts of emotions or personal history with wild abandon. To be vulnerable is not to be without boundaries, nor is it to be a “doormat”. Vulnerability is not weakness, but instead a conscious choice to express thoughts, feelings, and desires in a way that serves to nurture an authentic life.
Vulnerability becomes the necessary action of both self expression and connection. The adventure is to begin the conversation, understanding that the willingness to engage in the exploration of our own authenticity invites others to do the same. It calls us to create safe spaces, safe communities, and safe relationships in which vulnerability can thrive and grow. Vulnerability becomes the starting point of authenticity and connection, not only to ourselves, but to Spirit and the world around us. It calls us to bring our own unique expression to life, while extending the same invitation to others.
Heal Your Body Book Study
Starts this coming Wednesday, April 5
Heal Your Body is a 6-week book study of a Louise Hay classic (not to be confused with "You Can Heal Your Life"). The book study focuses on the work that Louise Hay did around body awareness, metaphysical equivalents, and using affirmations as part of physical healing.
As a Science of Mind minister, Louise Hay did groundbreaking work in the 1980s during the AIDS epidemic. She helped thousands of gay men (who were often stigmatized for their illness) come to see themselves as whole people once more. This developed into a movement of love and support.
Known for her many books containing positive and meaningful affirmations of upliftment and healing, this book study is bound to open you to raising your own level of wellbeing!
The class facilitator, Rev. Karin Wilson, has been teaching Science of Mind to students around the world since 2008. She is a keen scholar of Ernest Holmes, as well as Ralph Waldo Emerson, and approaches her work with a balance of both Eastern and Western spiritual knowledge.
When: Every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm starting April 5 to May 10, 2023
Investment: Suggested gratitude offering: $20 per class (this can be done through the orange donate button at the top right of any page on our website, or visit the Ways to Donate page for more options)
The Power of Intention in May
If you have already signed up for other classes and want more, or if you are looking for something different, consider this book study of a Wayne Dyer classic.
Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer, a 6-week book study.
When: Tuesdays, 7-9pm PT from May 2 to June 6, 2023
Who: Facilitated by Rev. Karin Wilson
Investment: Suggested gratitude offering: $20 per class
No Approval Needed
Last Sunday, March 26, we welcomed back Rev. Karin Wilson with her talk titled No Approval Needed. Before the service began, Rev. Karin led a prayer treatment.
Neal Klassen sang a bit of Johnny Cash before we went live on Facebook.
Rev. Diane Hockey gave a reading from 365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes.
After we sang We Are One, Rev. Corinne Crockett gave the treatment from the podium.
Rev. Karin Wilson gave a moving talk that was personal and relatable.
People stayed for a cup of coffee…
… and a chat.
After the benches were put away, the take-down crew took a photo opportunity with our visitor, Rev Tamara Rossander, the recently appointed Spiritual Director of Centre for Spiritual Living White Rock (BC).
Left to right: Rev. Diane Hockey, Irene Kowalchuk, Rev. Tamara Rossander, Rev. Karin Wilson, Rev. Corinne Crockett, Joani and Jean.
Watch the full service on YouTube.
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.
Coffee and Connection is a time to reflect on Science of Mind principles with your spiritual community. The chat is led by Rev. Karin Wilson every other Thursday on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join us. The next get-together is on Thursday, April 6 at 10am.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact Rev. Melody Bailey.
“Every one of us has in back of us the potential of the Universe. There is an irresistible potential pressing against everyone for self expression. If we listen we shall hear it, not as a voice, but as a feeling, as a Divine urge to express.”
— Ernest Holmes
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