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What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 November 11, 2022

Updated: Nov 12, 2022


There's just 2 weeks left until the Legacy Gala and only 3 DAYS LEFT TO BUY YOUR TICKET(S)! Ticket sales close on November 14. Buy now to avoid disappointment! EVERYONE is welcome to attend! We would like to see everyone in our community there! See more details about the Gala and purchase your ticket(s)!


This Sunday’s talk:

A New World. A New Way: The Return to Our Nature

— Dane Stevens


“The world we live in has changed, and we have changed along with it. The question is, how has it changed us? There is a great opportunity in front of us… if only we say yes to it.”

— Dane Stevens

Dane Stevens is an author, speaker and facilitator. He is the owner and director of An Extraordinary Life, a company that promotes healing, self-empowerment and spiritual awareness. He is the developer of the Neuro Trauma Healing Process (NTHP) and the Soul Re-Cognition Process (SRC), healing to empowerment modalities that obtain profoundly positive results for people dealing with unwanted behaviours, chronic conditions and addictive behaviours. Dane is a behavioural expert whose work involves changing the stigma of mental health and teaching meditation. His goal is to show people how to create a connection with their inner life, freeing themselves from their past and stepping into their nature of inner peace, that reveals outer freedom and fulfillment.

Dane is originally from the hidden gem, Salmon Arm, in the interior of British Columbia, where he grew up playing in and water skiing on Shuswap Lake. He has spent 7 years in Santa Monica, California, learning about trauma and the nervous system in the sand and the sun. Dane now resides in the gorgeous Okanagan Valley with his beautiful partner Anne, where they can often be found at the beach or deep in nature, hiking in search of the next most dynamic waterfall.

Join Dane Stevens and our in-person congregation this Sunday, November 13th 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 stay at home and watch us on Facebook Live.


The Legacy Gala is for everyone. Everyone.

Like Dr. Deborah Gordon said in her Happy Monday blog post last week, the Legacy Gala is for everyone. There will be a dinner. We'll have several speakers, including the Spiritual Leader of the greater Centers for Spiritual Living organization, the previous president of Religious Science International and Dr. Pat Campbell from Calgary. There will be a slide show and a video. There will be dancing to a live band, Sista B and the Boyz, as a matter of fact! As Dr. Deb says: “This Gala is for EVERYONE, especially most especially, our beautiful community! This is for all of us and it’s so important that everyone knows that!”

Legacy Gala: Get Your Tickets by November 14!

The Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna requests the pleasure of your company at the "Legacy Gala",

a retirement party for Drs. Kenn and Deborah Gordon

in celebration of their 30 years of ministry.


We are so pleased to now have an online ticketing system set up on our website.

It’s easy to RSVP and buy a ticket all in one go,

and you’ll receive an electronic ticket via email.


Visit the Legacy Gala webpage if you need more info on what it’s all about.

Then go to the Legacy Gala Tickets event page to buy your ticket(s)!


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme


Unhealed childhood pain and trauma can result in adverse effects in virtually every area of life. Some continue to feel like victims for life. Others understand that being victimized doesn’t make one a victim. Our traumas need not define us. We define ourselves and the role we assign trauma in our lives.

H.O.M.E. then becomes the place where Healing Opportunities Manifest Everywhere. The task of facing one’s inner dragons is part of the Hero’s initiation and is necessary for the transformation that results in psychological and spiritual maturity.

Everything we need for this journey of evolution already exists within and all around us. When we live in faith that Life is conspiring on our behalf, Life reciprocates by leading us to the resources, people and places needed to bring about the highest and best outcome. The faith that everything is happening for a greater good and that we have all we need to prevail, develops resilience that allows one to thrive.

No one escapes life’s challenges. How we choose to handle those challenges defines who we are and determines the trajectory of our lives. It is through our personal wounds that we gain access to the inner strength that empowers, heals and ultimately blesses. Knowing this allows us to give thanks in all circumstances.

“In all things, give thanks.”

— Thessalonians 5:18

Aging, Saging and Phasing

In last Sunday’s service, Aging, Saging and Phasing , Dr. Deborah Gordon talked about changes in her life and the life of our Centre as she heads into retirement.

Watch the full service on YouTube.

Delphine Litke sang One (U2).


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.


Nature’s Fare Receipts Help CSLK!

Keep collecting your Nature’s Fare receipts; they are worth a pretty penny to us! Just put receipts from your shopping into the receipt box at the back of the Studio 9 auditorium on Sundays, and 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 more details and dates under Upcoming Events on our home page.


Coffee and Connection is an opportunity to chat with Dr. Deborah Gordon, Rev. Corinne Crockett and friends every other Thursday on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to this time of casual connection. The next get-together is on Thursday, November 17 at 10am.

Passcode: love


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


We appreciate our volunteers! They make our Sundays great! Let us know if you can help out with making coffee, setting up and/or after-service taking down. Contact Rev. Corinne Crockett at 250-868-9090 or email


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.


We are holding the intention for re-creating a dynamic and meaningful VIBE program for children and youth. If you have an idea, interest or passion in this area, please contact Dr. Deborah Gordon or Rev. Corinne Crockett.


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 AFT 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 Rev. Melody Bailey.



There is this question, however, which naturally arises: Why all the suffering, sorrow, and pain; why has tragedy accompanied the journey of man? Again our imagination may answer this question in a somewhat plausible manner. There is no other way through which true individuality can evolve. Man must be let alone to discover himself, else be compelled, arbitrarily, to follow one road, in which case he would be an automaton and not an individual.

Ernest Holmes


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

Vol. 31, Issue 46 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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