The 23rd of October saw me heading north to the Stirling Spiritualist Church SNU. This is a busy church with their own premises and right in the centre of town.
The 24th saw me going in the opposite direction to the Cumnock Spiritualist Spiritual Centre. A very special little lad was in the congregation. Jack is only a few months old and is son of President/ Spiritual Medium Jackie Cree and her husband Iain. I know I have said this before but it is good to see Spiritualism has spread down into the southern parts of Ayrshire in the past few years, with the opening of Cumnock and Catrine. North and central Ayrshire has had a long tradition as far as Spiritualism is concerned but for some reason it took much longer for us to have bases in the southern parts of the county...
25th...I was away on research work, more about that later
26th... It was once again a pleasure to be asked to take Development Circle at the Love and Friendship Spiritualist Church in Glasgow. There is a lot of talent in this circle which is being given time to mature slowly.
27th.... The Pyramid Spiritualist Church in Pollock was the venue. Jean, Sarah and Isobel are always around to make everyone feel welcome. This church has had to change its evening for the service three times this year. It started off on a Friday then moved to a Sunday but the service from now on will take place on a Thursday evening. If you have friends in the area you could let them know of the change.
29th... I took part in the Ayrshire Cancer Support’s Open Day in Kilmarnock. There was a good turnout even though there was heavy rain for most of the day.
I am always interested in what those from other religions think of our Spiritual services. Within the past month I have had two interesting comments from a lady who has been heavily involved with one of the mainstream religions for almost sixty years.
I was surprised when she asked for the address of a Spiritualist Church for her to attend. I suggested that she try two churches, one with its own premises and the other in a small local community centre.
Her comments after the first service was; -
“I was really impressed by the two hymns that were sung and the other song. The two hymns were very uplifting made me feel happy. Our hymns are usually rather dull. Actually I did not pay much attention to the sermon nor the clairvoyance as I was looking through the hymn book.
That other song was in the Top-10 a hit a few years back and it would never been sung in our church, but the words are so spiritual. I have listened to so often but never paid too much attention to the words until the service”
So to this lady on her first visit to one of our churches, the clairvoyance, the medium nor our philosophy was what drew her attention, it was the cheery uplifting hymns and on occasions we are willing to go outside the hymn book for a modern song with a spiritual meaning.
My next blog will tell of what her topic of conversation was after a second visit to one of our churches...
Last week I was asked if I would like to attend a house where I thought Spirit had been detected, but this was not the case. In fact all the information concerning this visit turned out to be inaccurate, but not intentionally.A family had wanted a psychic researcher to be present when a room in the basement of their large house was opened for the first time in 60/70 years. The information the family had was that an elderly relative had passed over in this room and immediately after the body had been removed, the door was locked and had never had been opened since.
After reading one of those wild and woolly supernatural magazines one of the younger members of the family got it into her head that their relative may be roaming around the locked room for all those years. In fact not “may”, be roaming round the room, but “was”, because of strange noises coming from the room. It turned out that these strange noises were only heard after the young girl read her magazine. I tried my best not to judge but it was hard not to think that the strange noises were just in the head of an impressionable young lady.
We thought the mission was going to have to be aborted before it had even begun. The lock on the door had seized up and it took many squirts of WD40 and some twenty minutes before we managed to open the door.
What a surprise we all got when the door was opened. The family believed that the room had been left the way it was when the old soul passed away, but it was completely empty, apart from a small pink stone that had probably come off a piece of paste jewellery. I stayed in the room for around thirty minutes and I was not aware in any way of Spirit presence, much to the disappointment of the family. But I was aware of the dust which started off my asthma.
I tried to explain to the family that there was no reason for the old lady’s spirit to remain in the room. She would have moved over to the Spirit World to be with her family and friends. The media has seemed to convince so many that Spirit is roaming around in an unhappy state, especially in old buildings.
Memories can be mistaken for Spirit but I did not detect anything like that either. But there may still be something comes out of the visit. I took the small stone found in the room. and will use it in a psychometry test. . It will be interesting to see if that reveals anything.
Those who miss the Psychic News will be delighted to hear that there is no death as far as the psychic newspaper is concerned and that we will be able to get national and world news on Spiritualism through the “Spirit of PN”. I am having a bit of a problem with the email address but if you put “Spirit of PN” into a search engine you will get the information of this new venture in full.I was shocked that the demise of the Psychic News was handled not only in such an unprofessional way, in a way that does no credit to Spiritualism.
Do many Spiritualists actually stop for a moment and consider the Spirit World’s thoughts on many matters concerning our religion? We are becoming more and more like other religions by forgetting the true meaning of what we are all about.