Sunday, 3 February 2013

Birthday Tea for a Loyal Member...Our Psychic Abilities... Hughesdale Spiritual Church.....Favourite Hymn... A Series of Workshops....

                                                  Photo by Stephanie Wilson

13th January saw me take my first service of the year at Falkirk and District 8 Burnhead Lane (SNU), Falkirk, FK1 1UG.  As I have mentioned several times in the past that this church not only has its own premises but it uses them to the full with something going on most nights of the week.

16th...  I was taking part in a discussion on ‘Reincarnation’.

17th... I was taking a development Class and although the numbers were small there was plenty of enthusiasm.  Not that I am complaining as a few enthusiastic people are better that a full room of people who are only half interested.  I only hope that those attending enjoyed the night as much as I did.

20t... This time to the Stirling Spiritualist Church, 27 King Street, Stirling, FK8 1DN.  The weather was Ok going but we had to drive through a snowstorm on the way home...

27th This time it was south instead of north to the Ayr Spiritualist Centre (SNU) 10 Alloway Place, Ayr, KA7 2AA.   This turned out to be a special; night as after the service a surprise tea for long time member and committee member of the Centre Marjory Hatherill who was celebrating her 80th birthday.  Marjory flings her heart and soul into the Centre, her main interest being healing.  She also enjoys the after class where she has been known to be very accurate with her readings.

30th...  It was back to continue the discussion on ‘Reincarnation’ where we left off the week before.  Those attending the first session decided that two hours was not enough time to get fully in to this controversial subject as far as Spiritualism is concerned. 

Many of us, even within Spiritualism, can mistake our own ‘psychic abilities’ thinking what we are experiencing is a link from Spirit.  Our sixth sense - our psychic ability - is something we all have but many don’t know they have this 6th sense.  Around this time last year gave a talk on “Understanding Your Psychic Abilities”.  Unknown to me at the time my words had given a gentleman in the audience food for thought and it was only last week he approached me with the following story...

 He has given me the OK to tell his story on here so as long as I change his name, so I will refer to him as Alec.

Alec had studied hard at college for his chosen profession but once in that line of work he found his heart was not in it. He moved on to several different jobs with the same results. Eventually a friend of Alec’s father offered him a job in his Estate Agents business.  Alec having no interest in such a job at that time and only took it till something more suitable came along.   But he took to this line of work like a fish to water.   

As time went on he felt he maybe had the gift of fortune telling.  Entering a property for the first time he could tell if it would sell almost as soon as it went on the market, soon after it was on the agencies books, or it would be extremely difficult to move on.  This he felt was more than just the experience one gets with years in a job.  There could be two houses right next door to each other or in the same street with their upkeep, decor and garden in the same condition, yet he could instantly tell how quickly or slowly they would take to move on.

Alec started to get carried away with this talent he felt he had.  He boasted to his family and friends about his fortune telling abilities.  But he was soon deflated when others put him to the test.  His predictions of score draws were never all that accurate so his friends did not become rich by getting twenty-four points on treble chance.  It was the same negative results with the National Lottery. 

So Alec decided he may not be a Fortune Teller after all and just be in the perfect job for him.  He had quickly learned to have an eye for a quick selling property.  His wife said it was just the experience he had gained over the years but all this did not sit too well with Alec.

He did a little bit of investigation into predicting the future and a friend suggested he visit a Spiritualist Church for answers. He was given a short shrift response by a representative of the church, who said to him in a loud and scolding voice “Fortune Telling has nothing to do with Spiritualism”.  Yes that is correct, but surely she could have taken a little more time to hear Alec’s story and maybe have given him a bit of advice.

Years passed with Alec thinking there was more too all this and looked forward with interest to my talk to a club he belonged too.  Once a month they have a guest speaker but never before on such a topic “Understanding Your Psychic Abilities”.

A few weeks ago Alec phoned me and said - “Your talk was most interesting, but unlike any other talk I have heard at the club, your words were not forgotten by the following day.  I tried to relate what you said to my own life and so much seems to fall into place.  So many of my questions appear to have been answered.    I started to pick out certain properties and concentrated on the owners or tenants before the sale of many of the properties I had been involved with...  Now I believe I was picking up the happy or the sad vibes that came from those families, the memories they left behind.  My sixth sense was picking up these vibrations”.

First my talk and then Alec’s research made him realise why he was so accurate with  how easy or difficult it would be to sell a particular property.  It was with his ‘psychic awareness’ not ‘predictions’.  If Alec was sensing positive and comfortable vibes when he entered the properties then prospective buyers would feel the same.  The Estate Agent went on to give many examples that were similar to the experiences I and other psychic researchers feel when entering a property.   In fact I am sure most looking at a house for the first time feel positive or negative vibes.  This house is for me...  I knew right away this house was what I have been looking for.... From the minute I stepped through the door I felt I could not be happy there”.

So how much is your psychic abilities kicking in to different aspects of your life yet you have paid little attention to it?
If I said to you the address of the church was at the corner of Paoth and Kangaroo Roads you would soon realise that the church is in Australia.  The church in question is the Hughesdale  Spiritual Church.  Spiritualist Medium Moira McMillan has been President of the church for fourteen years.  We have been good friends for many years after we made contact on a website on Spiritualism.  I asked Moira if she would like to tell us a little about her church and its history.
“The church came into being in 1976 when a small group of ladies decided it too far to travel to the city church each week.  When approached for rental space the local council was a bit concerned!  What was this strange church?   However they gave permission and the church began with only a few dollars to their name.  The early days were spent doing a lot of fund raising; psychic days were popular and well attended.  The leader being of  Scottish decent did very well and it is due to their efforts and investments that we are able today to continue the work of the church despite rising costs and more Insurance demands made on us.   This church came into being 37 years ago and we still meet in the same hall.
The church offered a Sunday service, medium-ship development, healing, and today we offer the same thing.   Two of our committee running development classes in their homes and a healing group meeting every two weeks. Of course companionship with like minded people is a big factor and comfort for those who are troubled or in need.
Our Committee is small, a total of 5 dedicated people who work together in harmony week in week out. We also have a small number of church members who are willing to lend a hand when needed. As we meet in a public hall there is setting up and packing up to attend to and we welcome those extra hands.   We do have a book stall to provide suitable reading to those interested in the many subjects pertaining to our work with Spirit.   Membership is around 50 but as in any church the attendance varies.  Mostly about 18 but this can go higher or lower on any given week.
Most of our mediums come from around the Melbourne area; one comes by driving nearly two hours from his country home, others from outer Melbourne including the nearby Dandenong ranges”.
Connor asks – “What is your favourite hymn, words and music they need not be the same”.

Connor asks – “What is your favourite hymn, words and music they need not be the same”.
Hi Connor my favourite hymns both words and music is “All Things Bright and Beautiful”.  This was also my mother’s favourite hymn and she asked for it to be sung at her funeral.  Almost all of us have sung this hymn at one time but have we taken time to study the words?  How about doing that right now...
All Things Bright and Beautiful 

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.


[Most hymnals omit the following verse]

The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
He made them, high or lowly,
And ordered their estate.


The purple headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.


The cold wind in the
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.


The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day.


He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

I will be taking a series of Workshops at the Glasgow Association of Spiritualists during 2013.  The first one of the year is a workshop for all levels of development and is on Saturday 23th February 2013.
The title for it is: "Understanding Your Psychic Abilities".  It starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. Tickets are now available from the church office and are priced at £15 for each workshop, places on the workshops are limited, so it is advisable to get your ticket as soon as possible.  The workshops are designed for mixed levels of development including beginners.  Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch.










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