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What’s New at CSL Kelowna 💗 October 7, 2022


 

This Sunday’s talk:

A Taizé Thanksgiving

— Contributions from a variety of our community members

 

“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.”


— Amy Collette


A Taizé service takes its name from “Taizé” – a monastic community located in Taizé, France, dedicated to simplicity, service and community. This form of meditative prayer involves sung and read prayers along with readings, music, meditation, and silence. It’s truly an experience rather than an objective time of teaching or preaching. Our hope in offering it is to give our community the opportunity to “feel into” a deep-felt sense of gratitude for all things, including our lives, our experiences, our relationships and our community, rather than just thinking about thanksgiving or having it be simply an intellectual understanding.


Gratitude is such a powerful causative force and sometimes we don’t realize how impactful it is for both creating and maybe even more importantly for consciously RECOGNIZING the good in our lives. We are immersed in goodness and wrapping that good with our mindful awareness of it, invites more and more good into our experiences.


Join our in-person congregation this Sunday, October 9, 2022 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.

 

This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

Let It Flow


We live in a Universe of infinite abundance of every form of wealth – love, health, financial freedom, creativity and more. And many are starving. The infinite flowing reservoir is always available, but our consciousness is filled with rules, beliefs of lack and limitation, self-loathing and devaluing. These rules and beliefs choke the flow of the Infinite Good down to a mere trickle. Our work is to get our foot off the hose and let the natural Abundance of the Universe flow in our lives.


As we recognize that our consciousness is the creative element in our lives, totally connected with an infinite Source of Good, we realize that our experience of prosperity comes from within us. Many people talk about the Law of Attraction. But “attraction” means we believe that our Good is “out there” and we need to attract it to “here.” But this is as commonly erroneous as thinking the sun goes around the earth. While it seems that way from an earth-centric perspective, it isn’t really true. The real Law is the Law of Radiation – what we radiate or express out then becomes our experience of Life. If I have dysfunctional beliefs about wealth, that is what radiates out and is reflected back to me.


True heart’s desires guide us to what wants to be expressed through us. Too often, however, we shut them down, turn them off and stop listening for two reasons. The Universe will not desire through us without also providing the means to accomplish that desire. We may not always see the how, but that is not our business. Our business is to be clear on the what and stand in that vision in faith and desire as the Universe provides the means.


The only “work” we need do is to clear our consciousness of the congestion and restriction of the flow of the Divine. The abundant brilliance of the Infinite One is always shining, always expressing, always “on.” We just need to get out of Its and our own way. Abundance is natural to God, therefore it is natural to us. Let it be!


“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”

— Hafiz
 

Who Are You?

If you didn’t see last week’s talk Who Are You?, you can watch it on YouTube!


Neal Klassen talked about his own experiences of being told who he was, and how it impacted his life.


Rev. Barb Samuel and Rev. Melody Bailey sang Wholly Holy Way (Rickie Byars Beckwith).



 

Congratulations, Joanne Marie!

Dr. Debrah Gordon and Rev. Corinne Crockett presented the 5-year practitioner pin and sash to Joanne Marie on October 5, 2022. Joanne has had 8 actual years of service as a Practitioner. Although she lives in Vernon, she is still active in supporting our Centre as a Practitioner.

 

Water to Vapour: Our Immortal Nature…

We have an incredibly special Sunday Celebration planned for October 23!


Rev. Corinne Crockett will give a talk titled Water to Vapour: Our Immortal Nature. It will be a very special time to remember and celebrate those who have gone before us; to honour their lives and how much they meant to us; and to invite them in and around us in spirit.


Rev. Corinne will speak about the nature of our immortality and hold a special ceremony of remembrance. Bring a framed photo of your loved one and place it on the edge of the stage where they can be a part of our ceremony and celebration, too.

… Celebrate Life Dance Party!

Immediately following the service, we will shift things around to make space for the Celebrate Life Dance Party with Annie Zed and the rest of our congregation. Please bring along a shareable appie-style finger food that reminds you of your special person.

We invite you to bring friends, family and play full out together by raising a high vibrational energy in our community! We’ll have a DJ to blast dance music with uplifting positive lyrics!


Annie Zed is creating a very intentional playlist, so if you have any positive dance songs you would like included, please email annie@cslkelowna.org.


Annie is also putting together a slide show of photos to run on the overhead screen of the loved ones who have gone before us. If you’d like to have a photo of someone you know and love included, please email photos to Annie with the following specifications:

  • email photos as attachments;

  • highest resolution possible; and

  • include the person’s full name.

 

Legacy Gala: Tickets are Now Available!

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)!

 

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, October 20 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 revgord@shaw.ca.


 

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 corinne_crockett@telus.net.

 

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 donate@cslkelowna.org.

  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 Rev. Melody Bailey.

 

MIND-FULL MOMENT


Here and now, we are surrounded by, and immersed in, an Infinite Good. How much of this Infinite Good is ours? ALL OF IT! And how much of it may we have to use? AS MUCH OF IT AS WE CAN EMBODY.


Ernest Holmes

 

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

Vol. 31, Issue 41 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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