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The True Meaning of Life


The True Meaning of Life

— Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen


“The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.

Joseph Campbell

Many people go through the twists and turns of their own lives searching for the Meaning of Life. Ultimately, they reach a point where they start asking similar questions. When they can’t seem to find a satisfactory answer themselves, they look for others to answer their questions for them.

Rev. Barbara Samuel says: For me personally, none of them were ever able to give me any answers that were satisfactory to me.Neal Klassen and Rev. Barb share their stories of love that have lead them to their true meaning of life.

Join Rev. Barb, Neal, and the rest of the Sunday Six on February 27th at 10:30am for our livestream service on Facebook Live, YouTube or the home page of our website.

Tune in early at 10:20am to hear the music of New Thought musician, Karen Drucker.


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

Pause and Find the Cause

‘Cause’ is that which causes or produces an effect. Every manifestation is an effect. Everything we perceive with our physical senses is an effect.

Although the Principles are invisible, we see their effects everywhere in our world and in our Universe. It is always ready to respond and make Itself known in the visible world by the results of Its activity.

We get what we give. We attract what we are. It is only when we ignore or misuse the Universal Law that we suffer from confusion, until we bring ourselves back into alignment with it. It is always possible to introduce a new "cause" at any time and completely change the effect.

We must understand that what we have today is the result of what we believed yesterday, and what we will have tomorrow will be the result of what we believe today. We cannot undo the past, but we can take action now to create a new future.


In-Person Service at the RCA

We are excited to be together again for an in-person service at the Mary Irwin Theatre in the Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) on March 13th. Please RSVP on the In-Person Sunday Celebration event page if you would like to attend.

Please note that the RCA currently requires that all attendees show their BC Vaccine Card. The service will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live, YouTube and the home page of our website.


Annual Membership Drive

Your membership at CSL Kelowna expires at the AGM in March each year. We each have the opportunity once again to take the powerful step of consciously choosing to become a member of the CSL Kelowna community. As we do this, we re-commit to our purpose of Awakening Humanity to its Spiritual Magnificence. Find out more and complete the application form on the Membership page of the website.


Support and Celebration

One of the great things about belonging to a spiritual community is that we are here for each other to celebrate life’s milestones and to support one another during challenging times. If you are struggling right now or you have a life event that you would like to have honoured, please let us know. You can email Amanda Pope at


Practitioner Support

Do you need help seeing the Truth in a challenging situation? Do you need support in finding clarity on an issue? Our Ministers and Practitioners are here in service to you. You can contact them through the About page on our website.


Our Shared Values: Community Service

COMMUNITY SERVICE is a value we share in the Science of Mind philosophy.

SHARED VALUES: Community Service ~ We dedicate our time, talent, treasure, and expertise to the healthy and joyful evolution of our spiritual community, the community in which we live, and the greater community of the world.


Inspiring Words During the Week

Connect with us through our daily posts on CSLK’s Facebook page! Here are a few of the messages we shared this week. Click on any image or go to the entire Things to Remember album. We invite you to ‘like’, comment and share any post that resonates!


Regular Events at CSLK

See more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.


After-service Community Chat is every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Join Laura Green and other members of our CSLK community for a friendly catch-up chat after our Sunday Celebration. Our next Community Chat is on February 27th. Everyone is welcome!

Passcode: love


Coffee and Connection is every other Thursday with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel and friends. The next online gathering is on March 10th at 10am. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.

Passcode: love


Our Sunday Celebrations are at 10:30am. You can view the livestream on Facebook Live, YouTube or the home page of our website.


Pre-service Meditation and our children's VIBE program are currently on hiatus and are being reimagined.


We are so Grateful for your Support!

We’re thankful for the many ways we are 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

  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.



Prayer is not something we do to God, but to ourselves.

It is not a position, but a disposition. It is not flattery, but a sense of oneness. It is not asking, but knowing. It is not words, but feeling.

It is not will, but willingness.

Eric Butterworth


Copyright © 2022, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 31, Issue 9 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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