Why Bother?

Why do you get up in the morning? What inspires you? What makes your heart sing?

Raymond Charles Barker, a prominent New Thought leader, wrote a lot of brilliant concepts like: “Indecision is actually the individual’s decision to fail. But, he also wrote: “You are Intelligence, capable of knowing the right idea at the right time to make the right decision.” So… what decision do you want to make?

I don’t think we ‘decide’ to fail on purpose. I have the honour and privilege to work with many individuals on a sort of mystery tour, a detective hunt, an exploration into the ‘WHY’ of their lives. This is a discovery of their personal reason for being, a deep dive into the limbic, ‘feeling’ brain. (YES, we each have purpose). What makes you tick? Why do you get up in the morning?

Interesting fact: our wants, desires, values, and intuition are located in the limbic part of our brain. This part of the brain is not connected, in any way, to our language centres. So, our unique inner genius awaits our discovery, our desires are already in our hearts, but it is difficult to put words to them or to formulate thoughts around them. Instead, we tend to blunder through our days, moved by our emotions, with no real understanding of our feelings. We are also heavily influenced by the world around us telling us what to do, how to do it, and ignoring the beat of our own heart desires. Many of us also have fears around exposing our truths. We judge ourselves by what we have done, we fixate on what we will do, and we take advice from well-meaning others. But we are not the past or the future. We are our own personal unique expression in the Present, becoming the future. We each have our own perfect and ‘right’ path.

The best step forward is to drop into the deepest connection within ourselves and to see ourselves as being greater than we currently imagine…


…because we are… GREAT.


(Ask your best friends what they love about you and focus on that brilliance, to start).


Our minds, being ‘the centre and circumference’ of our experiences, can (and will) create what we want, when we think and feel what we want.


But, we have to do the work to connect our ‘feeling’ centre with our ‘thinking’ centre in order to make more efficient the equation of: Thought + Feeling = Manifestation


I can ask right now… “What do you want?”, but you likely won’t really know, so you won’t be able to answer. (Heck, most of us eat when we aren’t hungry, shop when we don’t need anything, cry at the movies and aren’t even sure why…)


Barker invited us to, “Know what you want. Decide it shall happen, and act upon the decision.


I say, before you know what you want, you gotta know what you feel (your values, what inspires you, what lights you up and what you dream about). You must take time to go within and explore your inner genius.


Match that with your thoughts, and then watch your dreams unfold.


UPCOMING for YOU!

PRACTICE THE PRESENCE: Meditation (In Person - Inside)

Sunday morning from 11:00 am - Noon PT An hour of guided meditation and a unique form of non-linear, yogic "dialogue" sharing, in inspiring locations that change each week. NEWCOMERS WELCOME. NO EXPERIENCE OR SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NECESSARY. The forecast is for high, gusting winds and rain on Sunday, we’re taking our practice inside this week. Sunday, Oct. 24th, we'll be in the sanctuary space at The Centre. 516 South Dogwood Street, in Campbell River. CLICK HERE to link to our website events page


CHANGE YOUR THINKING, CHANGE YOUR LIFE: Mindfulness Course

5 Monday evenings, starting Nov 02, 2021 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm (In-person & Online) Ready to shift your relationships, finances, health and more? This 5 session course is a great opportunity to re-focus before the end of the year to finish off 2021 strong. (No pre-requisites required. GREAT FOR NEWCOMERS). Pre-registration is required - please visit our website to sign up. CLICK HERE to link to our website events page. ONLY TEN SLEEPS LEFT! PLEASE SHARE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THIS COURSE WITH ANYONE WHOM YOU THINK WOULD BENEFIT FROM IT. IF THE CENTRE HAS INSPIRED YOU, HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO PAY THAT INSPIRATION FORWARD. $125 exchange requested. (All proceeds go to charity) (Money back guarantee).

WYRD WOODLANDS: A FOREST FANTASY (In Person/ Outside) NOW SOLD OUT!

Saturday Oct. 30th, from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PT A strange and wondrous journey in the forest, after dark. Thank you to everyone who rushed to sign up for this event. The spaces are now filled. Keep your eyes open (check back to Facebook or the website often) for more seasonal events coming up in the next couple of months.



DEATH DIALOGUES: MONTHLY DISCUSSIONS (Zoom Only)

Wednesday Oct. 27th, from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PT A place to increase awareness of, and comfort with, speaking about death, in order to make the most of your life. We are bringing the conversation of death out of the shadows and into the light, because, let’s face it, it happens to us all. A place of support and learning. CLICK HERE to connect to the Zoom link Meeting ID: 889-8075-8462 Password: 922399


Invitation to TRANSFORMATION


TRANSFORM Your Experience… PRACTICE

~ Cast your mind way back. What were your favourite things you did as a kid? ~ What were you doing when you were having the most fun? ~ Once you remember that experience, hold on to the feeling and add a thought of a desire you have (remembering what Raymond Charles Barker said).


TRANSFORM Your Experience… ASK A PRACTITIONER

Dear Practitioner: “I am stuck. How am I supposed to believe that I can change my life or my health? Give me one good reason to believe that there is energy in the world that responds to me and can change my body and my experience?” Answer: (We have moved Ask a Practitioner to a video format. Please check out our video with this week’s response on the Centre’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter feeds). CLICK HERE to link to the video on Facebook. We now also have many of our episodes up on our YouTube Channel - please head over there to like, share and subscribe! Click Link We welcome any questions you might like to submit for this segment, and, for extra uplift, a reminder that we offer free affirmations upon on request, through our Practitioner email: practitioner@thecentrecr.org. (We also offer one-on-one sessions for anyone who would like a more targeted support or coaching).


Invitation to TRANSFORMATION


TRANSFORM Your Experience… PRACTICE

~ Cast your mind way back. What were your favourite things you did as a kid? ~ What were you doing when you were having the most fun? ~ Once you remember that experience, hold on to the feeling and add a thought of a desire you have (remembering what Raymond Charles Barker said).


TRANSFORM Your Experience… ASK A PRACTITIONER Dear Practitioner: “I am stuck. How am I supposed to believe that I can change my life or my health? Give me one good reason to believe that there is energy in the world that responds to me and can change my body and my experience?” Answer: (We have moved Ask a Practitioner to a video format. Please check out our video with this week’s response on the Centre’s Facebook, Instagram or Twitter feeds). CLICK HERE to link to the video on Facebook. We now also have many of our episodes up on our YouTube Channel - please head over there to like, share and subscribe! Click Link We welcome any questions you might like to submit for this segment, and, for extra uplift, a reminder that we offer free affirmations upon on request, through our Practitioner email: practitioner@thecentrecr.org. (We also offer one-on-one sessions for anyone who would like a more targeted support or coaching).

We’re planning lots more activities and always being creative about how to still offer uplifting programming, even with provincial restrictions in place. So, if you have any special skills you think might be of use, we’d love to hear about them! Simply contact the office (admin@thecentrecr.org). We’ll point you in the right direction. (NEXT UP: “Wyrd Woodland”… we may need some help with that. Contact Collette).


Bright Ideas: How about some fun activity ideas? Got any of those that you’d like to share? Once again, our office is the best first point of contact: (admin@thecentrecr.org)


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TRANSFORM Your Experience… ABUNDANCE IN ACTION

Charitable Giving: The Centre is a registered charity that is wholly sustained through the generosity of folks like you. Thank you! Your contributions mean that, even in the times we are in, we are still able to offer classes, events and individual support, and continue our practice of giving to other charities in need within our community as well. (For any donation of $25 or more, you will be issued a tax receipt, but every bit of generosity helps, no matter the amount or the form it comes in). CLICK HERE TO DONATE Reminder, too, that a Thrifty’s SMILE card can be used to donate to the Centre, as well as the empties you take to the Recycling Depot!


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