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Our Community 💗 October 12, 2023


 

Talk for this Sunday, October 15, 2023


Shaking Up Our Worldview

— Rev. Corinne Crockett

 
AFFIRMATION

I am curious and vulnerable as I explore paradoxes in my life.


Paradox calls us to be both curious and vulnerable. In our society, we are often taught that knowing and being right is more important than curiosity. We are also taught that we should only show the best parts of ourselves to the world, giving people the social media highlight reel rather than the behind-the-scenes mess that often exists. Yet playing with paradoxes offers us the ability to stay open to many perspectives, to not know, and to be vulnerable and uncertain. Approaching the unanswerable questions of the Universe with playfulness provides us with a unique opportunity to simply be, without needing to be right, or even know what right is.


Join us this Sunday, October 15, 2023 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

Shaking Up Our Worldview


Paradox naturally leads us to a place of curiosity. When we let go of our attachment to one way or another and open to a place of recognizing the benefits and possibilities of the both/and, we can then approach challenges, obstacles, and problems with a sense of curiosity.


In the double slit experiment, quantum physicists discovered that electrons behaved as a wave, with infinite possibilities available, until observed. At the point of observation, the wave collapses into a particle and follows a single track of existence. Just like these electrons, our goal is to use curiosity to stay in possibility and potentiality for as long as possible.


Staying open and remaining curious and neutral is a very vulnerable space to be in because it is the commitment to staying uncertain. It can be challenging to remain in the space of questioning that comes with living a life in possibility and potentiality rather than knowing and certainty. Luckily for us there are many tools that have been provided to us to continue to practice having a paradox mindset and remaining open at the top.



 

Sacred Covenant

If you missed the October 1 service when Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn introduced our Sacred Covenant, please read Happy Monday, October 9 in which Rev. Jeanette Vinek relays the steps it took to get us there.


We have a new Sacred Covenant page on the website, where you can also download it as a printable pdf document.


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Community Co-Creation evening at the Royal Anne Hotel on September 28!


 

Thank you for this day, Spirit

Last Sunday, October 8, Rev. Melody Bailey gave a Thanksgiving Day talk titled Thank you for this day, Spirit. Rev. Corinne led the congregation through a gratitude ceremony. Watch the full service on YouTube.

See past services on our YouTube channel.

 

Spiritual Principles and Practices: starts Sunday!

Starting on Sunday, October 15, 2023, Rev. Melody Bailey is facilitating a new class called Spiritual Principles and Practices. It will be held after service on Sundays for 5 weeks.


Description: Living the best possible life takes practice, practice, practice. Discover proven practices that bring spiritual principles into action allowing you to manifest a desired goal or intention. Through this course, which offers spiritual practices and their methods that you can begin using NOW, you will begin to see results and changes in your life. Sign up now!

 

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.

 

Bring Nature’s Fare Receipts to CSLK!

Nature’s Fare grocery store receipts are worth a pretty penny to us! Bring your shopping receipts to Sunday service and place them into the receipt box on the table in front of the stage in the Studio 9 auditorium. 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 Upcoming Events on our home page. Stay informed of all the latest news from CSLK! Subscribe now to receive notifications of future blog posts.

 

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.

 

Our volunteers are immensely valuable to CSLK! If you can help out with making coffee, setting up and/or after-service taking down, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email corinne_crockett@telus.net.

 

Do you have an idea for CSLK community opportunities you’d like to experience? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email corinne_crockett@telus.net.

 

We would love to create a meaningful VIBE program for children and youth. If you have an idea, interest or passion in this area, please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett.

 

Your Support Means So Much to Our Community!

We’re grateful for the ways CSL Kelowna is 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


Now, we must open up the doors of our consciousness and expand and expand and expand, and no longer think in terms of the backyard lot but in the terms of the infinite nature, in the terms of the universe.”

Ernest Holmes

 

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

Vol. 32, Issue 42 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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