“Spiritualism has lost it’s spirituality”, words of one of the greatest spiritualist mediums of the 20th century Gordon Higginson. He was the longest standing President of the Spiritualist National Union and earned a great reputation as a remarkably accurate medium and was gifted with many aspects of mediumship. But what was he talking about when speaking of Spiritualism? When we look at organized religion we often see a difference between its structure and its foundation. Churches are build, centers created and hierarchical structures formed in order to organize the religion that was often based and created by a single man.
A following becomes the basis of a foundation and on that foundation is created the structure that has been the basis of war and power so very often in the past and present. What ultimately remains is the foundation and that is the good news! We don’t need the structures and organizations to live a more spiritual life. It all comes down to the individual’s own responsibility and keeping the foundation strong by open debate, sharing of experiences and allowing everybody to walk his or hers own journey. My personal foundation is created by studying many religions and philosophies which has made me a better man, or at least, I hope so. It hasn’t prevented me from making mistakes or doing wrong, it helped me in making the best decisions possible at the moments I made them.
A good foundation is forgiving, but with many structures we see the duality of right or wrong being used to manipulate and control. That’s also why many structures are crumbling and become weaker because the foundation on which they were once build are no longer supporting their heavy weight. When members start leaving, foundations become like quicksand. But many people are still afraid of the power that structures hold over them, not realizing that a structure can only stand on a foundation of people. Either with politics, religion or any other form. Mankind is waking up to their true power, that we no longer have to be submitted to the sick and egotistical agenda’s of organized crime. Because they are criminals!
We don’t need structures! We need a pure and loving heart and allowing that to form the foundation of a new world.
Scroll the internet and you will most likely get overwhelmed with the “Let’s come together and talk about being over the top incredibly sensitive” groups. They have problems with sensitivity, they love it, they say it empowers and others tell you how it drains the life out of them. Sensitivity is HOT! Let’s all be sensitive woohoo. I am shocked with all the nonsense and craziness going on and perhaps, I’m just way too sensitive for all that sensitivity going around.
My eyes fell out of their sockets when I read a post from a lady that, at about 1:30 AM, posted “I’m drowning” publicly on Facebook. That post was followed a few hours later with “nobody cares, this group sucks, you are all fake” and that kind of harassment you may aspect from a sensitive person. Ok, I admit, I’m in that group too but mostly for the pure curiosity of who, what & why.
Anyway, back to the lady in dire need of a life-vest, or should I say, feeling sorry for herself. At some point, her post got some replies with a general context of; “it was freaking night, I was sleeping” (mmm.. good point!) to Continue reading “#12 when sensitivity doesn’t make sense”
Ego is bad.. BAD!!! Very very bad! Many spiritual minded people will tell you this in very convincing ways. Ego is like a bad disease and you need to get rid of it in order to be happy. The reality is; you can’t get rid of it! And here’s my go at it. First of all; ego is not bad! But more importantly, you also need it to be able to function at all in this society. Ego is a protection mechanism if you allow it. Ego helps you to balance between and appreciate what life offers you. Ego is not too bad at all!
The problem rises when there is not a need to be met, but an emptiness to be filled
In a black and white world, the ego is about serving self, while the empath is being sensitive and loves to serve others. The question that rises then is: why would the empath so greedily like to help and serve others? Is it a pattern, an unselfish act or strange behaviour? Is it truly because of unconditional love or is Continue reading “#11 Empaths need bigger egos”
.. is less people with a spiritual belief that adopted this ideology they need to help everybody. Really, what makes those people think they have the answer to other peoples problems? What makes them better or more ‘enlightened‘, ‘awakened‘, ‘sensitive‘ or ‘spiritual‘ than other people to know their needs and have the solution to it. It’s really terribly annoying but;
nobody can help anybody to become truly happy!
Then I close my eyes and contemplate on some thoughts I have and experiences I’ve had in my life. A lot of my moments of meditation I use on self-healing and working through some of the emotional ‘challenges’ I’ve had in my life. And it’s so sooooo easy to fall in the trap of: I figured how to get through that situation or period in my life and now I can use that to help others. No! No! Noooooo! That was my situation, my sh*t, my mistake, my Continue reading “#9 what the world needs now..”
The Buddhist have their eight-fold path, Christians the ten commands and as Spiritualists we have the seven principles. We can contemplate and meditate, debate or be literate… but if we don’t ACT nothing will ever change in this world. Our view on the world can be positive or negative, hopeful or low-spirited but it’s totally up-to-you how you look at the world around you and act.
This audio recording contains an address I recently gave at an online Spiritualist Divine Service. To me mediumship and Spiritualism is about celebrating life and finding a way we can all contribute in a creative and sustaining way to build a future for the generations yet to come. Continue reading “#7 don’t believe, don’t think but ACT!”
There are so many ways that influence can move our spirit. Things happening to us on a daily basis, our actions, our past and often something that we read. I want to share with you today a little piece I wrote, being inspired by a force greater than my conscious awareness.
There will never come a time better than this very moment to start loving yourself. Wait no longer, hesitate no longer, doubt no longer. You are a beautiful and perfect expression of the divine within. Your breath can tell fairy tales, your touch can make a heart beat last forever. Life never ends, has never begun. You cannot go back to the moment of birth and find an empty moment in time when you were not there. You have always been here and there will not be a moment in time when you wont. Continue reading “#4 inspiration is influence too”