28th ASK Dreghorn, KA11 4EQ.
A quiet month as far as church services are concerned. I planned it this way to concentrate on workshops, lectures, and my psychic research work. Also, sitting in the congregations of our churches. Something I had got out of the habit of doing.
Hollywood or Hounslow an ex-President or a plumber
I was over the moon when the Psychic News came back to life in 2011. Then, and still to this day the first pages I turn to is the David Hopkins column and the letter’s page. Yet, as each month goes by I am getting more and more disillusioned with the magazine. It is becoming more like many magazines and newspapers these days in spending so much time reporting on celebrities.
Just look at the headlines for articles during the months of March and April;-
“We Become Beverly Hills Mediums”, Tony Warren, Corrie’s Creator, saw actress’s ghost on TV set”, Nancy Reagan reunited with her husband”, Tarot prediction scares Coleen Nolan”, “Dave Stewart: old or new soul”, Energy healer cured Michael Flatley”, “Our Beverly Hills Adventure”.
The path the magazine appears to be taking does not show true Spiritualism and must give a new reader a false impression of our religion. The Psychic News was founded in 1932 as the global mouthpiece for Spiritualism. That has waned considerably in the past few years and it looks like it will not be long before newsagents place this magazine among the other celebrities magazines.
it is Hollywood or Hounslow an ex-President or a plumber Spirit will look on all as equal.
I have been asked constantly "As a spiritualist what’s your views on capital punishment?"
As far as capital punishment is concerned – I am totally against it. I’m against it for one reason, one innocent person executed for a crime they did not commit is one too many. Over the years there have been too many mistakes with innocent people being executed. I really believe that one of the worst things that can happen to a human is being found guilty of a crime they did not commit. Then, they spend many years in jail or are executed while the guilty party roams free.
I constantly hear individuals in the spiritualist movement say “They will be punished when they get over to the other side”. I don’t agree that we should leave it to the Spirit World to punish those who have done wrong in this dimension. We have to take personal responsibility and police our own dimension keeping the vulnerable safe from those who would do them harm.
Reality of Today.
May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your window pane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
~ Old Irish Blessing
A blessing so many these days wish was bestowed on themselves.
Many a young person today does not have the chance of a full-time job with prospects.
Coins in pockets for many are few.
So many do not have a place to call home, never mind having the sun shine on their window pane.
For many there never seems to be any light at the end of the tunnel, never mind a rainbow.
There is not always help those in need. Of course, there is from the spirit world, but those in dire straits are not always aware of this.
Can we blame those who have nothing for thinking that God is only for those who have everything?
Leanne reminds us – “Spiritualism is not just about proving life after physical death. It is about spirituality of self, learning through meditation, prayer and how to be a loving, forgiving and caring person. First, we must forgive ourselves for the damage we have done to others and our own spirits, intentional or unintentional. Only then can we start to walk a spiritual pathway”.
Evans emailed - “That gap between us and the dead is not meant to be bridged”. “It is wrong, for those here to bridge that gap, in fact it is an evil act to try to bridge that gap”.
Evans - The gap cannot be bridged unless Spirit wants to make contact. And as far as being evil, what evil is there in family and friends communicating from the Spirit World in a gentle friendly manner. A medium has less power than many people think Spirit has got to want to communicate.