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The Thing Itself


The Thing Itself

— Amanda Pope, RScP


Freedom is the birthright of every living soul.

— Ernest Holmes

This month we are going back to the basics to explore the foundational ideas of the Science of Mind teaching. Amanda Pope, RScP, starts off the exploration by talking about “the thing itself”. Ernest Holmes used this term to refer to the infinite intelligence that we often call God or Spirit in order to depersonalize the concept and allow for deeper understanding of the nature of the divine creative power.

Join Amanda Pope and the rest of the Sunday Six on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 10:30am on Facebook Live.


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

Grounded Beyond the Beginning

All is one, and always has been. We envision all people, all beings, and all life as expressions of God. We see a world in which every person lives in alignment with his/her highest spiritual principle, emphasizing unity with God and connection with each other; a world in which individually and collectively we are called to a higher state of consciousness and action.

There is One Infinite Reality: undivided, complete, and whole within Itself. This Oneness creates everything out of itself, and, therefore, includes both the absolute and relative, tangible and intangible, physical and metaphysical aspects of reality.

Being spiritually grounded in the consciousness of oneness and living in alignment with spiritual truth requires a process of constant communing with the Divine. Being grounded with conviction in this Reality of Oneness manifests Truth in action and form.

Through the Unity of One Mind, any individual has the ability through the power of the word and spiritual practice, to ground the self in oneness and manifest the thought of God.


The Drop In: Coffee and Connection

The next Coffee and Connection is on Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 10am to 11am PST. Chat with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel and Rev. Gwen Smith about whatever is on your mind!

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 84822529807

Passcode: connection


Interested in Joining the CSLK Board of Trustees?

We’re looking for someone to fill the Secretary role on the CSLK Board of Trustees this spring. If you're organized, detail-oriented and know your way around a computer, we'd love to hear from you! The Secretary takes meeting minutes; compiles the agenda before a meeting; and gathers reports from trustees to share and file. As a Board member, you’ll receive development opportunities, participate in discussions, and vote on CSLK matters. Contact Board President Amanda Pope at or Dr. Deborah Gordon at to chat about it.


Practitioner of the Week

Contact our Practitioner of the Week directly via email with your request for prayer or treatment support for ANYTHING. This coming week (from Sunday to Saturday) is Derek Hinchliffe, RScP at Thank you, practitioners, for this valuable service!


CSLK’s Weekly Happenings

Sunday Meditation is now on the first and third Sunday of each month. The next online meditation is on January 17, 2021, from 9:45am to 10:05am. (See details.)

Meeting ID: 824 2377 7379

Password: meditation


Our Sunday Celebrations are at 10:30am on Facebook Live. Visit our page at and scroll down until you see the video. (The replay can be watched later on YouTube.)


Our children's VIBE program is on hiatus. For information, please contact Joanne Marie, at


Our Blogs are published twice a week. If you’re on our subscription list, you’ll get an email alert with a link to the most recent blog post. See them all in the Blog section of our website. If you like this issue, please scroll down the page and click on the tiny heart near the bottom right to let us know!


We are so Grateful for your Support!

We’re thankful for the many ways we are able to accept donations:

  1. On our website via PayPal or credit card.

  2. Through Interac money transfers sent to

  3. By CAFT automatic transfers directly from the bank.

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

For more information, please contact our treasurer, Derek Hinchliffe.



“To live in the light of a new day and an unimaginable and unpredictable future, you must become fully present to a deeper truth — not a truth from your head, but a truth from your heart; not a truth from your ego, but a truth from the highest source.”

— Debbie Ford


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Vol. 30. Issue 2 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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