What a fun experience it was to see so many of our friends in person at Studio 9 last Sunday! We are grateful to our volunteers and those who have stepped forward to offer their help and fully participate in our spiritual community as we increase opportunities to hang out together! We look forward to seeing you again soon, and remember to plan for staying a while after the service for coffee and some social time!
This Sunday’s talk:
What’s on Your Spice Rack?
— Dr. Deborah Gordon
“Emotions by themselves are neither good nor bad. They are simply reactions. However, the way we act (or don’t act) on our emotions can strongly affect our well-being.”
— Good Therapy Blog, October 21, 2019
There are so many types of emotions with varying levels and degrees of intensity. Our emotions are like a spice rack that we can spin to find the one that is the focus of the moment. All emotions are beneficial and have lessons to offer. As we strive for balance in our emotional spectrum, we achieve balance in our life.
If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and watch us on Facebook Live.
The SOM theme for May is Living Everyday Wonder — Emotions.
Our emotions are amazing resources that help us learn more about ourselves. Emotions can provide lots of great information. Our feelings and emotions serve as a guide and processing centre for areas of reflection, exploration and growth. There are so many of them to choose from on the emotions continuum.
This Week’s Science of Mind Theme
What’s on Your Spice Rack?
Many of us are taught during childhood to shut down our emotions, not to cry or express emotions outwardly. Society labels certain emotions are ‘bad’ while others are ‘good’. This is how hidden beliefs develop. They affect the outcome of our experiences, and can even sabotage our heart’s desires.
Welcoming painful emotions means looking at them directly. This requires courage and strength. Spiritual practices like journaling, meditating or working with a practitioner are helpful ways to address our emotions.
We usually experience a variety of emotions simultaneously, since there are so many emotions that are in the emotional spice rack. Emotions that are skewed to an extreme can cause disharmony and imbalance. Staying aware of our thoughts and moods is a healthy practice.
If our mixture of emotions is too spicy or dull, they may require extra attention or focus. These can be learning opportunities for recalibration and healing. Being human is a dynamic process. Keeping our emotion centre healthy takes awareness, compassion, strength and faith.
Volunteer at Studio 9!
We are seeking volunteers to help us out during our in-person services at Studio 9. Here are some of the opportunities and who to contact if you are interested.
Offertory counters: contact Rev. Melody. Kitchen crew, take down crew and more: please contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
CSL Summer Movie Series
Our greater organization, Centers for Spiritual Living, will be hosting a Summer Movie Series on Monday evenings from June 13th to August 29th.
The idea is to watch the movie on your own and then hear new thought leaders discuss the metaphysical messages of the movie.
Sign up for the series, or just select individual movies! Find out more.
Bring Receipts as a Donation
There is an easy way for you to help CSL Kelowna raise funds. Save your Nature’s Fare receipts, bring them to Studio 9 on May 1st, and put them into the donations basket. Nature’s Fare will donate 3% of the total of your purchases to CSL Kelowna!
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.
Our Global Vision: Alignment with Highest
ALIGNMENT with HIGHEST is a global vision of the Science of Mind philosophy. Each week, a statement from our Global Vision will be presented in our blog and added to our Global Vision album on Facebook. (Also see 11 Shared Values.)
Inspiring Words During the Week
Connect with us through our posts on Facebook! Here are some messages we shared this week. Click on any image or go to the Things to Remember album to see more. 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.
Coffee and Connection is every other Thursday with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Barbara Samuel and friends. The next online gathering is on May 5th at 10am. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection.
Our Community Chat over Zoom has stopped for the season. Thank you to Laura Green (along with Joanne Dallman) for hosting this! Do you have an idea for an online CSLK opportunity you’d like to see and experience? If so, please email Dr. Deborah Gordon at email@example.com.
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.
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:
Online via the Ways to Donate page of our website (PayPal or credit card).
By Interac e-transfers sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Rev. Melody Bailey.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
— Maya Angelou
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Vol. 31, Issue 18 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak