Was I being Petty?... A Pet's Blessing... God In His Goodness...
and 24th September I was serving the Glasgow Central Spiritualist
Church (SNU) Berkley Street, Glasgow... 26th – I went North-East to
the Arbroath Spiritualist Centre (SNU)....
– I attended the Coatbridge Spiritualist Church where the music for the hymns
is provided by Robert on guitar.This fairly lifts the atmosphere.
–A few miles south to the Cumnock Spiritualist Church.As the town hall is being renovated the
service took place in a hall close by.
October I travelled the short distance to the Shining Light Spiritualist Church
– I was at ASK Dunfermline giving a talk on “How Spirit Work with Us”...
September – was my second last workshop of the year at The Glasgow Association
of Spiritualists, Somerset Place, Glasgow. (SNU). The last workshop taking
place on 9th November, 10am – 4pm...
– Although called the Friendship of Love and Light Spiritualist Church it will
always be known as Eddie’s Church after the founder and well loved Spiritualist
Medium Eddie Docherty.This is in
– A busy day in Edinburgh with a demonstration of Clairvoyance and sittings at
the Parapsychology College in the afternoon and then again a demonstration of
clairvoyance at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre (SNU) in the evening...
– 15thA busy but enjoyable
time at The Glasgow Association for Spiritualists, Somerset Place Glasgow taking
an Open Circle, sittings and four services.
WAS I BEING PETTY?
A few weeks
ago I was stopped by a lady in the street and asked if I had time to fill in a
I agreed and
we were met with a hurdle at the very first question – “What is your religion?”I
said “Spiritualist” and after a few
seconds I heard the lady mutter “Other”.“No” I said “Spiritualist”.She toldme that there was no box for “Spiritualist” and I would have to be
entered under “others”.
I tried to
go for a compromise in suggesting that “Spiritualist” was written at question-1
or that it would be mentioned in one of my answers.“No” she
said “My job is only to tick boxes and I
cannot write anything down”.So as
neither of us was prepared to budge I walked away without trying to be too
Was I being
pioneers of Spiritualism struggled hard to get Spiritualism accepted as a
religion and although our numbers are not near the same of the main religions I
don’t feel we should be passed off as “others”.I accept that it may be going over the top in
expecting a box for all the smaller religions but surely a blank space where “Spiritualism” or another religion could
A Pet’s Blessing...
A church in this area held its annual service ‘the blessing of pets’.I cannot think of any Spiritualist Church with holds a service for pets,
there may be some but I have not heard of one.Surely this is something that we must rectify, as just think how often a
pet is mentioned from the platform and that it is waiting to greet its
owner/friend when it is their turn to move over to the higher side of life.Often from the platform dog, cat horse,
parrot etc is mentioned.Not only that
but the correct breed, colour markings, showing beyond doubt that like us our
hairy/furry friends live on and will be sharing the Spirit World with us.
our pets and that bond will not be broken by our little - and maybe not so
little – friends when they reach the end of their life in this dimension.The love
between us will be as strong as ever and we all know that it is love that links us with the Spirit
World.Moving over to the Spirit World
and finding our furry friends were not there waiting for us would be meaning
part of the family was missing...
I have always found a great interest in visiting antique shops and
fairs.It is amazing the vibrations one
can sense in such places – positive and negative.
I try never to stop at objects that are pleasant to my eye. But at
those which have great love coming from them.Usually this is from items at the lower end of the price scale In fact,
in a great many cases they are small pieces of paste jewellery costing only a
few pounds.I often wondered if this
wasthe only piece of jewellery the
previous owner possessed.
It is an added bonus when you sense something from an item and
then can quiz the dealer about it.If
they happen to know something about the item's history, it is amazing how often
their information can correspond with what you have been sensing.
in His Goodness
God in his goodness has provided us with everything we need (not
want) to survive.Everything in our
natural environment has a purpose.All
forms of life are inter=dependent on one another...
For instance, flowers and plants have very varied functions. Flowers provide food and resting places for
bees and other insects.Have you ever
watched an insect resting on a leaf washing its face?
Their beautiful colours and exquisite perfumes bring us such joy
and upliftment of our spirits.We use
flowers to help us express our emotions such as love, gratitude, celebration
and sorrow in bereavement.Some flowers
can be used for medicinal purposes e.g.; we get digitalis from foxgloves to
make the drug ‘digoxin’ used to reduce a
patient's pulse rate.Roses and many
others are used in Bach Flower Remedies.We can even eat some flowers e.g. nasturtiums in salads.Many plants and trees are used as medicine as
well as providing shelter for many birds, animals and insects.Trees provide us with food fuel and timber
for the construction of homes, furniture and a myriad of other things.Trees also absorb the carbon dioxide from our
Flowers plants and trees like us possess a spirit body.Two men, Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of
homoeopathic Medicine, and Rudolph Steiner. The founder of anthroposophy and
founder of the Steiner Schools were spiritually developed enough to be able to
see these spirit bodies and were able to determine which ailments the various
flowers, plants and trees could be able to treat.
We have a great deal to be thankful to God for.The very best we can do to express our
gratitude is to preserve and respect the whole of the natural world and to
protect it for future generations to come, because all of nature, even the
tiniest insect has a very important part to play in our eco system...