— Amanda Pope, RScP
“It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.”
— Thomas Aquinas
Summer is a time for playing. School is out, and the sounds of children laughing and playing can be heard throughout the streets. Are you taking time to play this summer? Amanda Pope, RScP, will explore the topic of playfulness and the role it plays in spirituality.
Join Amanda and the rest of the Sunday Six on August 8 at 10:30am on Facebook Live.
Tune in early at 10:20am to hear the music of New Thought musician, Amber Darland!
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
A Playful Pause
Life is meant to be good and we are meant to be happy, joyous and free! Pausing from our daily schedule and taking time for play is an important way to co-create a life that we love.
Humans are inherently playful. The light-hearted way that children interact with life is an indication of our true nature as spiritual beings having a human experience. Children do not worry about whether they are playing too much or if they should be working. They live fully in the present moment, allowing Spirit to inspire them and create through them. Playfulness, creativity, and joy are all God qualities and we can freely express these qualities in our daily lives without guilt.
We often think we are only productive or worthy if we are working and accomplishing something. This belief comes from our society; we are told that hard work is a necessity. Yet Science of Mind teaches us that it is far more important to remember our Oneness and to stay in the flow and connection of Spirit. We are human BE-ings, not human DO-ings and it is important to pause each day to remember the Truth of who we are.
Have you ever worked really hard to finish something, but it just wasn’t coming together like you expected? You step away and suddenly, you are inspired! Forcing rarely works, but going with the flow will result in synchronicity, increased happiness, productivity, inspiration and creativity.
Taking a playful pause from our responsibilities every day is necessary for our mental, physical, and spiritual health. This week, you are invited to see the joy and creativity of Spirit working in and through you in everything you do, especially when you play!
Practitioner of the Week
If you are looking for one-to-one prayer treatment support for ANYTHING that might be going on for you, (including inviting more good into your life), contact our designated Practitioner of the Week directly via email with your prayer request. This week is Jeanette Vinek, RScP at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a powerful service from our dedicated Practitioners. Thank you!
Free SOM Magazines
If you’re in the Kelowna area, drop by the Pandosy Peace Centre to pick up a free back issue of the July and/or August SOM magazine. The magazines are in a plastic bag outside, on the table that faces Pandosy Street.
August Hiatus for Zoom Meetings
Our community Zoom events are on hiatus in August. This includes our Sunday morning pre-service Meditations, our after-service Fellowship, and our Thursday morning Coffee and Connection.
CSLK’s Weekly Happenings
Sunday Meditation is on hiatus for August, but Rev. Melody Bailey is posting a pre-recorded meditation in our Facebook group. The next Zoom meditation will be on September 5th, from 9:45am to 10:05am.
Meeting ID: 824 2377 7379
Our Sunday Celebrations are at 10:30am on Facebook Live. Visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/CSLKelowna/ and scroll down until you see the video. (The replay can be watched later on YouTube.)
Our children's VIBE program is on hiatus.
We are so Grateful for your Support!
We’re thankful for the many ways we are able to accept donations:
On our website cslkelowna.org via PayPal or credit card.
Through Interac money transfers sent to email@example.com.
By CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.
Cheques can be mailed to: Suite 131, 101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1.
For more information, please contact our treasurer, Derek Hinchliffe.
“You exist that Divine feeling, fire, imagination and creativity may be expressed through you. The Spirit comes to you with a new and fresh creativity… Be yourself and express life as you find it.”
— Ernest Holmes
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