Join us for Sunday Celebration at Studio 9, 1180 Houghton Road, Kelowna.
Talk for this Sunday, May 7, 2023
The Inner and Outer Spectrum
— Rev. Melody Bailey
My inward journey and outward experience
are in perfect alignment.
Some flowers bloom at night and can be likened to the inner spectrum within the shadows. Other flowers bloom in the day and can be likened to the outer spectrum within the light. No matter when they bloom, flowers have beauty, colour, fragrance, and unique details that are important to the Oneness of life, just like the inner and outer spectrum.
If you are not feeling well, please take good care of yourself and watch us on Facebook Live.
The SOM theme for May is Light Within the Shadows. Light and dark co-exist together and cradle each other in support. There isn’t one without the other. They each have their own traits and characteristics. They may seem to operate independently, but actually they are a pair that work in unison as complements within the spectrum. Generally, we have learned to embrace the light as good and avoid darkness as bad, given its unknowns and mystery. However, the two work powerfully in synergy together.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
The Inner and Outer Spectrum
We process inwardly through our thoughts and emotions. We express outwardly as we interact with experiences. Both provide information to help shape our reality. Both are necessary for our growth and evolution. When in alignment, the inner and outer dimensions work in harmony and healthy partnership.
We were born of the creative process, yet we are manifest beings in physicality. Spiritual practices help us bring the unconscious/subconscious to the surface; we cannot fully shift our thoughts without knowing what’s buried underneath.
We gain wisdom from lessons in our experiences that can be applied to our growth and evolution. As we walk through the light and the shadows, we can savour the experience and grow from whatever it has to offer. Having awareness of the conscious and subconscious levels helps us to learn from ourselves and our experiences.
Vulnerability: Seeing and Being Seen
Last Sunday, Rev. Barbara Samuel gave an inspiring talk titled Vulnerability: Power and Possibility.
Rev. Melody Bailey gave a reading from The Optimist Creed by Christian D. Larson.
It was a special vibe throughout the service.
Then, during the closing song, "Just Say Yes", Rev. Barb invited the congregation to come up on stage and join in, singing and dancing!
It was so much fun, they added an extra round of verse and chorus.
Volunteer Trish brought out the coffee and cookies. Thank you, Trish!
Most people stayed extra long. It was a great way to spend a Sunday morning!
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 now on hiatus and will return Thursday, June 8 with a new format –
weekly conversation and inspiration from the Science of Mind textbook with Rev. Karin Wilson.
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.
“There, through the door of our own thought, we enter into the universal Consciousness, into a complete realization of life and truth, of love and beauty.”
— Ernest Holmes
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Vol. 32, Issue 19 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak