Sunday, 23 August 2015

My Diary ... All Three in One Service ... The Most Inspirational Words Ever? ... How could mankind do this?

My Diary

24th - The Kilwinning Temple of Light Spiritualist Church. A church that has been in the town for at least forty-years and one of the first churches I took a service at.  Remembering back I was so nervous that I asked another medium to share the platform with me.  This was Fay McMillan and although Fay was an excellent medium she decided to work with Spirit in other ways.

26th - Angel Light Spiritualist Church. Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre. Daisy St, Glasgow, G42 8JL.   A small church which has been running for a good many years now thanks to the hard work of Nancy, Christine and Liz.

28th - My booking at The Love and Friendship Spiritualist Church. Couper Institute, Clarkston Road, Glasgow G44, had to be cancelled.  Even when renting a hall all the year round there are times when our churches have to give way for a very special local event and this was one of them. I am not complaining as it would have given this hard-working committee a break, a rare Sunday off.


7th – The Free Spiritualist Church, Kilmarnock.

27th  The Saltcoats Spiritual Church, Argyll Community Centre,  Saltcoats, KA21 5AF.  Another church which has been running for many years and again one that I took a service at in my early steps along my spiritual path.  I have to mention Wendy, Jean and Irene for their hard work over several decades to make this a very busy church.


29th - Edinburgh College of Parapsychology : 2 Melville St, Edinburgh EH3 7NS.  Check out      for forthcoming attractions.

                                          All Three in One Service

Since I came into Spiritualism twenty-five years ago there have been many changes, some positive and others negative.  Personally the most positive change is including the Healing Service with the Divine Service.  The first time I experienced this was at the Milngavie and Bearsden Spiritualist Church and although it is slowly catching on 
 I would like to see a quicker transition.

Spiritualism is a package, a package which includes Philosophy, Clairvoyance, Healing and much more.  Surely having our three main ingredients at a Divine Service makes sense?  Speaking as a medium I feel the healing being incorporated lifts the energies within the church compliment each other and makes for more powerful energies throughout the service. 

Why should healing and our healers be pushed to a slot before or after a divine service, or even  .on a different day?  OK – there may be so many wanting healing that time might be a problem, but surely we can add fifteen minutes to the service for healing.  If there is a greater demand for Healing, then it could continue after the service or those who have their own premises on a different day as well.

Maybe some churches could give this a month's trial.

P.S.  The other positive change I have found was instead of an opening prayer was five minutes contemplation.  This I also experienced for the first time at the Milingavie and Bearsden Spiritualist Church.  A church that is no longer with us, but left a legacy of positive changes to our Divine Services...  All this is down to the Founder and President Elizabeth Halliday who is also an excellent Spiritualist Medium.

                                              The Most Inspirational Words Ever?

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a £20 note. In the room of 200, he asked. "Who would like this £20 bill?"

Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this £20 to one of you - but first, let me do this."

He proceeded to crumple the “20 note up. He then asked. "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.

"Well," he replied, "what if I do this?" He dropped it on the
ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?"

Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No
matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth £20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still
priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by ...WHO WE ARE.
You are special - don't ever forget it. 
Author Unknown  

                                          How could mankind do this?

I have got to the stage in life where I felt that nothing could shock me.  I have long believed that man’s inhumanity to his fellow man and other creatures on this planet knows no bounds.  But last week an article by Liz Jones in the Mail on Sunday (15/8/15) left me feeling upset for days.  How can such a thing are going on in 2015 in a Commonwealth country I kept asking myself.

The article described the treatment of elephants at a Temple in Southern India.  I put the link on facebook, but removed it in seconds as it would have upset so many people  Anyone who feels they would like to read this article please go prepare to be extremely shocked.

As you will all know we are no angels at home as far as the treatment of animals are concerned.  Our factory farms (Animal concentration camps) ... Fatalities and injuries on or horse/dog racing tracks ... Puppy farms ... Dog fighting.

Benita emails; -  We owe so much to the animal kingdom yet our laws are weak if in place at all to punish someone who abuses an animal.
I hope that those who only get a slap on the wrist for abusing another species in our courts are dealt with in a stricter way when they reach the Spirit World.  What do you think about  Karma where the person who has committed such an act returns as that animal and receives similar treatment?

The above reminded me of an email I still had to answer and here it is...

Hi Benita – At first glance I entirely agree with what you say ... BUT ... that means more and more creatures will in suffer and it will create more and more abusers.  And in turn will mean the vicious circle of animal abuse will not end.  What we need is for sentencing to fit the crime in our courts'.  For such sentences to be a deterrent and make people think twice before abusing an animal.  We have to sort out our won mess and not leave it all to Spirit.