Saturday, 20 December 2014

My Diary....Mankind's biggest threat... No - to Caberet... Ban on Dalai Lama... My Favourite Hymn... Relaxing/Inspirational Music.

                                                          My Diary...


1st – Bearsden and Milingavie Spiritualist Sanctuary which has changed the time of its service to 12.30 pm...
Then in the evening it was a privilege to take the service at the Love and Friendship Spiritualist Church, Couper Institute, Cathcart, Glasgow, G44 3DA.

Both above have a structured development groups that take time to let their members slowly develop their psychic abilities and understanding of Spiritualism. 

2nd – It was quiet an adventure to get to the Largs Spiritualist Church.  The weather was really bad so I thought I would leave the car at the station and travel to Largs by train.  The train only got as far as Kilwinning when the journey was terminated because of overhead cable problems further up the line.  Shuttle busses had to be called in and as I was not sure they would get me to the church on time so I had to travel to Largs by taxi.  The medium must get to the church on time.
7th – 11th I was at the Glasgow Association, Somerset Place, Glasgow.

12th – I was back to the Glasgow Association for the last of my five classes on “The Basics of Spiritualism and your Psychic Abilities.  These classes were well attended and proved my point that there are many within our religion want to have a simple structured introduction to our religion without attending expensive workshops which usually are targeted at those who are seeking to set foot on the platform
13th – I was off to the Blantyre Spiritualist Church.

16th – 18th - I took the three services at the Glasgow Central Spiritualist Church, 64 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G3 7DS.
19th – I headed east to take an evening of clairvoyance at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre in Edinburgh.

20th – Once again sitting with the Kilmarnock Spiritual Church’s fledglings.

24th– It is always a pleasure to take the trip north to the Smithton Hall,
Smithton, Inverness, IV2 7NP.  An extremely enthusiastic committee and members.
                                The Biggest Threat to Mankind
The British Home Secretary commented last week “Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history”.  Yet the biggest threat to mankind is cancer and surely we should be doing more to eradicate this disease.  We can send a man to the moon, land a probe on a comet millions of miles away from Earth, but for decade’s cancer has been acting like a terrorist, attacking the young, old, rich and poor alike.  Few of us will have been close to a terrorist attack or know someone who has, but we all know many who have been diagnosed with cancer.  Maybe if we paid as much attention to preventing the onslaught of cancer as we do preventing terrorist attacks then we could beat this disease.
Yes, we are making in-roads in the treatment of many types of cancers but not fast enough.  People all around the world are donating to charities to fight this disease and to comfort those in the final stages of this illness, but should not governments be doing more in the battle against cancer?  We need to get our priorities right – and fast.
                                             No - to Cabaret...
A long time ago I decided to work entirely within churches and any night out with a church was a no-go-area for me.  I felt that I could not expect churches to ask me to take a service if I was taking part in events that were more like entertainment etc.  Through the years I have been asked to take part in such nights and I have politely explained my position and refused, with the refusal being accepted in good grace.
Three times this year I have been asked to take part in three events which has went a stage further, with two of them being working alongside entertainers such as could be seen in a circus or fairground etc...  Again I politely explained by position and it was accepted with good grace.
Those who have this heightened ability 6th sense have the free will to do as they wish.  They can take the path of Spiritualism the religion or that of entertainment.  They cannot serve two masters.  If they do then Spiritualism is the loser. and the pioneers of our religion will have suffered in vain.  Maybe we should all think of Spiritualism’s 5th Principle – and  take “Personal Responsibility” for our  actions – making it clear whether we are Representatives of Spiritualism / Ambassadors of Spirit or going into the entertainment industry.  Churches have a big responsibility in this issue,  they need to stand up and be counted.   Think twice before they put some on their platform who is.
We can live comfortably together all we need to do is to take one path and stick to it – not keep jumping the fence whenever it suits us.  Make it clear to the public whether we are psychic or spiritualist mediums, Ambassadors for spirit or entertainers.
                                               Ban on Dalai Lama
One of the great men of our time  His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has again been refused entry to South Africa where he was scheduled to attend the 14th world summit of Nobel peace laureates.   Because of this ban other delegates have refused to attend forcing the organizers to move the summit to another country.   The gentleman of peace frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness, the fostering of inter-religious harmony and the preservation of Tibet's Buddhist culture, a culture of peace and non-violence. 
How such a man of peace could be banned unless South African is trying to align its self closer to China.  I am sure that Mr Nelson Mandela would not have approved of such a ban.


Marie emails “What is your favourite hymn from the Spiritualist hymn book?”
Marie – many churches have their own hymn books but if you mean the Spiritualist National Union’s Hymn Book one stands out a mile as far as I am concerned.  It is the “Absent Healing Hymn” not often sung in churches these days with the “Healing Hymn” being more popular.  That is one of the reasons why I like to attend the Ayr Spiritualist Church (SNU) as my favourite hymn is sung at every service.
Absent Healing Hymn.....
 Enter in the Silence
Pause a while to pray
Take the best that’s in you
Give it all away
In our healing minute
Everyday we blend
Loving thoughts we sent to
All our absent friends
 People tired and weary
Hurt by grief and pain
Sick in mind and body
All the world’s the same
Father we would help them
Loving thoughts we send
Helping all thy children
With thy love to blend
 Father we are learning
How to live each day
Helping all our brothers
As we sit and pray
There is much within us
We can always find
Willingly we give it
Helping all mankind
 Music: In the Bleak-Mid-Winter.
 Words:  Ron Bowers...
Rhona - I have mentioned music that I find inspirit and relaxing of my ‘recommended page’ but I will also mention some here on my blog starting with.....
                                                      Christmas In The Country
I wish everyone
A Merry Christmas...
Health, Peace and Happiness in 2015....