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When the Road Gets Rocky


When the Road Gets Rocky

Dr. Deborah Gordon


“Awareness brings something of another dimension to the three-dimensional human being. In this awareness there is wholeness. In this awareness there is totality. Awareness is of One Life, One God.

Living and Teaching A Course in Miracles

If you read Dr. Deborah’s Happy Monday this week, you’ll know that the potential for big change for our Centre is in the air. As Amanda Pope shared in her message last week, autumn is known for change, and so our Centre is riding the wave that’s occurring, even as we still find ourselves in this liminal time.

Join us this Sunday either in person at the Innovation Centre (please RSVP on the event page of our website) or as usual, online on Facebook Live at 10:30am.

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


This Week’s Science of Mind Theme

When the Road Gets Rocky

When we push past our comfort zone, we are often faced with challenges to our old ways of being. Life can feel uncertain and our footing somewhat unstable.

Science of Mind reconciles the apparent separation of the spiritual world (which must be perfect) with the material world (which appears imperfect). The spiritual world is the cause of the material.

The road is not always smooth and brimming with trees. Sometimes it becomes winding and full of stones. However, it is still a fascinating landscape because of its different and unique nature.

We can use spiritual practices to become present and embody resilience. Practicing oneness, love and creation to experience the One Infinite Reality is living in alignment with our Science of Mind principles.

The One Infinite Reality is 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.

Let us acknowledge Divine Order regardless of conditions.


September 19: In-Person Sunday Celebration

Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Avenue

For the first time in a year and a half, we will have an in-person Sunday Celebration indoors!

Members of the Board of Trustees and the Sunday Six have carefully inspected all aspects of the venue, and it was unanimously decided to go ahead and book it for Sunday, September 19.

We are so excited for you to join us!

Here are the strict safety protocols and things you need to know.

  • Each individual must RSVP by September 18. (Couples and families must register separately as individuals as we are only allowed a total of 50 people in the 100-seat theatre.)

  • Wear a mask at all times. (Only presenters/musicians may remove masks while on stage; all of the Sunday Six are fully vaccinated.)

  • Practice social distancing

  • Refrain from hugging others

  • Please stay home and watch the livestream if you are feeling unwell

At the venue (Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna):

  • Hand sanitizer will be available

  • The building is well-ventilated and doors to the theatre will be kept open

  • There are 2 parkades nearby: one north and one south of Doyle Avenue Library Plaza Parkade, 1360 Ellis Street Memorial Parkade, 1420 Ellis Street


International Day of Peace


Thank You for Sharing Your Thoughts

We’re delighted so many of you took the time to answer our Community Survey! It’s so valuable for establishing the pulse of our community. It’s heartening that you cared enough to share your thoughts with us. We plan to share the results at a Community Town Hall Meeting on Zoom on October 3rd.


Call for Volunteers

Amanda Pope is arranging work parties to help spruce up the Pandosy Peace Centre! If you have some time to help with cleaning or gardening, please contact Amanda. We will make it fun!

Are you comfortable using a computer? If so, Amanda would love some help with the livestream service on Sunday mornings. Please contact Amanda at


Free SOM Magazine

If you’re in the Kelowna area, drop by the Pandosy Peace Centre to pick up a free issue of the September SOM magazine. The magazines are in a plastic bag outside, on the table that faces Pandosy Street.


Practitioner of the Week

Derek Hinchliffe, RScP: Our practitioners are here for you. They love to serve you with support and positive prayer (also known as Spiritual Mind Treatment). They are as close as your email and will respond to your prayer request as soon as they can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Regular Events at CSLK

Here’s a summary of upcoming events. See more details on our website.


Coffee and Connection with Dr. Deb, Rev. Barb and friends will re-start on September 23 and will be every second Thursday following that date. Everyone is welcome to attend this time of connection.

Meeting ID: 84822529807 Passcode: connection


After-service Fellowship is every second and fourth Sunday of the month. Join Joanne, Laura and other members of our CSLK community for a casual catch-up chat after our Sunday Celebration. Everyone is welcome!

Meeting ID: 829 8904 5903 Passcode: fellowship


Pre-service Meditation is every first and third Sunday of the month from 9:45am to 10:05am. The online 'live' Zoom meditation is not available this week. However, we have selected a pre-recorded meditation for you, led by Rev. Melody Bailey. It can be accessed on YouTube anytime. Go to:


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.


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.



At the level of Being, one recognizes that all suffering is illusory. Suffering is due solely to identification with form.

Eckhart Tolle


Copyright © 2021, Centre for Spiritual Living Kelowna. All rights reserved.

Vol. 30. Issue 38 | Editor: Annie Zalezsak

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