Saturday, 1 March 2014

My Diary...God’s Incredible Gifts... Compare the Principles and Commandments... Turning down an offer... hell here on Earth...


                                                           My Diary


2nd – 3rd – 4th... I was at the Glasgow Central Spiritualist Church, 64 Berkley Street, Glasgow G3 7DS always a busy church with their Divine Service at 6.30 on a Sunday evening and two sessions of clairvoyance Monday 7.30pm and 2.30 pm on a Tuesday Top marks to the hard working committee of this church. 
9th – I attended the Cumnock Spiritualist Centre.  – Which always gets good support from the community

11th – I only had to travel a short distance to Paisley Spiritualist Church, Glenburn Community Centre, Paisley. PA2 8DX.
20th – Langside Spiritualist Church, Langside Halls, Shawlands Cross, Glasgow, G41 2QR.

22nd – 23rd Bon Accord Spiritualist Church, 37 – 41 Fraser Place, Aberdeen, AB25 3TY.  A great welcome and great hospitality from the committee and ‘members of this church.  All who attended Saturday’ workshop had a great thirst for knowledge and it was a great honour to work with them.  The two Sunday services were well attended.

                                           God’s Incredible Gift....

 It is said that God has blessed his children with so many incredible gifts, and flowers are among the most precious.  Like the humans He created, there are so many different colours, shapes, scents and sizes of flowers. From birth to death and so many occasions in between we commemorate so much with flowers.  . Flowers are sent with love and are greatly received.  To receive such a gift we know that someone cares for us.   The advert slogan “Say it with flowers” is very apt.

Both my grandfathers liked gardening and both in different ways. With one grandfather my memories are of immaculately cut and shaped privet hedge around the front garden and the front lawn was like a bowling green. When it came to flowers he only grew geraniums and with only red blooms.  I wonder if at this time one could only get geraniums in red?

My other grandfather did not have a lot of room in his small walled back garden but with what space he had he used the growing area to its full potential.  He really enjoyed cultivating flowers. His main interest was unusual varieties and when he had a common species he always went for the least popular colours with them.  Three things that stand out in my mind... Someone brought him a plant from the Middle East and it was said that it only flowered once every seven years. He had it for countless years and yet only flowered the summer before he passed over to spirit. He loved experimenting with flowers and he was trying to breed a blue or black tulip. He never succeeded but here again he got a little closer to his dream.  The spring before he past a dark tulip bloomed in his beloved garden.  Nowhere near black. .  But I remember him saying “Finally I am going in the right direction”. He was also looking towards breeding a blue rose.  . .  God’s blessing certainly gave both my grandfathers so much enjoyment. 

Someone said to me recently “Your grandfather (The one who experimented with colours) was born before his time - just think of how he would marvel at the countless new hybrids flowers with such vivid colours we have today”. I thought on this and I don’t think my grandfather would be too happy with the way things are going as far as the commercialism of flowers is concerned. I think we may be taking things too far as far as interfering with the colours and producing so many varieties that have no scent. . My grandfather was working in his own little way to add another colour or shade to a species of flower in a natural way.  I believe that man has interfered too much with God’s little angels and that is showing in so many different ways.  This it is beginning to tell as there are those amongst us who find that the relaxation, peace and tranquillity they got through flowers is now waning.

Jane has never been in good health since she was born and she always felt she was blessed by having a father and then husband who was interested in gardening.  Especially as both concentrated on flowers rather than vegetables.  . As a child and through her married life Jane on a good day could always sit out in the garden relaxing and admiring the flowers. Both father and husband always had flowers in bloom every month of the year. Sadly her husband past five years ago and although her son has as strong an interest in gardening he has brought in so many new variants of flowers, some that have vivid colours. Life in Jane’s beloved garden is now the same as she says many of the colours are harsh on her eyes.  Instead of being relaxed like in the past the vivid colours give her a headache and even bring on a migraine at times.   Plus few have the scent like they did in the past.

That is not just one off the case with someone who does not like change I have heard similar things from others about interference with flowers taking the enjoyment away.

Muriel helps out with a voluntary group, visiting people who through many reasons cannot get out and about. A long time ago she thought on giving a little gift of flowers on each visit and they were gratefully accepted.  But as Muriel’s visiting list grew she could not afford a bunch of flowers for everyone.  So today at each visit she leaves three, two or even a single flower.  .  All used to look forward to this little gift even the men she visited.  One of Muriel’s colleagues said one day “it is not only that they appreciate the flowers, they seem to calm them, they are more relaxed looking at the flowers”.  There came a period when Muriel noticed that the flowers were not having the same calming effect for those she took so much time for.  One day an old lady who was still alert said “The flowers you bring me these days are not the same as the ones in the past.  I don’t think I like flowers now”.  Muriel though this over but had not a clue what the old soul was on about.  Then it dawned on her – for the past year she was buying those dyed flowers from supermarkets again some vivid and some not natural colours for the particular species.  She thought it would be a change and a change it was – the flowers were not having the same effect.   Muriel changed back to bunches of flowers with natural colours where possible flowers that had still retained their scent.  Now those she visits are back to enjoying God’s little gift – God’s little Angels...

 I heard on the radio recently a lady say that had had to care for some difficult people and she had by accident found how to give them a little relaxation and peace of mind.  In summer she takes them to a walled garden that had only old fashioned varieties of flowers and meadow flowers.  The natural colours and the scent seemed to completely change those in her charge’s nature for a few hours.    It was never the same when she took them to gardens in the local parks.

We were given free will and the intelligence to change what is around us but gifts that we must not abuse.  We must not destroy the goodness of what we are trying to change.  But man’s record so far is not good in this respect.  Look at the suffering of animals because we have changed their structure to produce more milk, eggs and meat.  Although some of us may not be too aware of the changes to flowers the most vulnerable in our society do notice - and it is they for whom we should not destroy the goodness of God’s Little Angels.
                                       Principles and Commandments 
My last blog showed the Ten Native American Commandments and there was a lot of feedback on this.  Here are a few...
Marie emails: - “Ever since I read the 10 Native American Commandments I have been thinking about them. Anyone living by these 10 simple rules will be leading a good life. If we all lived up to these simple words then what a wonderful community, country, planet we would be living on. Even though I look on myself as a Spiritualist I am putting the Indian Ten Commandments before our Seven Principles.
Kareen and Bill “The Ten Native American Commandments are not as harsh as the Bible’s Ten Commandments with “YOU SHALL NOT” or “YOU”MUST”.
J. Lomax...The Seven Principles; -  As one would expect concentrating on the connection we have with God and other dimensions, telling us life is eternal, our responsibilities and letting us know we will be asked to account stepping out of line.  Uplifting but with gentle warnings.  I can accept this...
The Bible’s Ten Commandments; - make sense but a bit forceful with the wording, although we have to take into account this was written 2,000 odd years ago.  It is not these Commandments but so much more with this religion that makes it too controlling.
The Ten Native American Commandments: - Makes a lot of sense for everyday living and probably more apt today than when it was written with the environmental concerns we have at this time...
Thanks everyone who emailed on this...I think we all know that it is wrong to kill, steal and bear false witness.  For those with an open mind it is time to move on.  What better than the Seven Principles to make us believe that leaving our physical body is not the end of our existence?  We can be guided by those from another dimension and to be reminded of our own personal responsibility.  We cannot always have our heads in the clouds and that is where the Native American Commandments come in.  We can adhere to them in our everyday lives in dealing with each other and preserving the environment
Extremely good points raised by all four.  Here are the principles and Commandments to compare.  I am sure I will get more comments on this...
Spiritualism’s Seven Principles...
1.       The Fatherhood of God.
2.       The Brotherhood of Man.
3.       The Communion of Spirits and the Ministry of Angels.
4.       The Continuous Existence of the Human Soul.
5.       Personal Responsibility.
6.       Compensation and Retribution Hereafter for all the Good and Evil Deeds done on Earth.
7.       Eternal Progress Open to every Human Soul
The Ten Native American Commandments
1. Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect.
2. Remain close to the Great Spirit, in all that you do.

3. Show great respect for your fellow beings.
(Especially Respect yourself)

4. Work together for the benefit of all Mankind.

5. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.

6. Do what you know to be right.
(But be careful not to fall into self-righteousness)

7. Look after the well being of mind and body.

8. Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.

9. Be truthful and honest at all times.
(Especially be truthful and honest with your self)

10. Take full responsibility for your actions
The Bible’s Ten Commandments...
1. Do not have any other gods before me.
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord in vain.
3. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
4. Honour your father and your mother.
5. You shall not kill
6. You shall not commit adultery.
7. You shall not steal.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
9. You shall not covet your neighbour's wife.
10. You shall not covet your neighbour's goods
Recently I got a request to take part in what was called a “Ghost Hunt” and the organisers were not too pleased because I turned the offer down.  I am never happy with the term “Ghost Hunt” I have never went out to hunt Spirit and never will.  The publicity that was going to be attached to it I did not agree with.  I have been asked to many interesting places because of the low profile way I go about it.  Hopefully getting answers to Who, What, Why, When, Where and then trying to sort out the situation satisfactorily for Spirit and those here on the Earth Plane.
A panel of experts mandated by the UN's Human Rights Council after a year long research has told us what we already know.  North Koreans had suffered "unspeakable atrocities".   Starvation where there need not be empty bellies,  and the many concentration camps where torture and death is part of everyday life. It is hard to get one’s mind around that only a few miles away in South Korea people are living, in the lap of luxury and yet in the north of the peninsula it is hell on earth. 
A lot of joy bravery and also heartache at the Winter Olympics but all this was overshadowed by the lack of human rights for those building the stadiums



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