|Topic: Making time for spirituality to develop.
ED. COPY OF TAPE OF TRANCE CIRCLE MEETING No.523. Held 27th May 2003.
We wish tonight to speak on your spirituality.
Many people say that they are spiritual but most of those really don’t know what they are talking about. They would like to be spiritual, but this takes a certain type of dedication.
Now as you are aware, spiritually our teachings do not advocate a church – it is not necessary – but a dedication to God in each individual’s own manner, is essential.
If you go into the history of many of the great mediums, they had the basic teachings of their respective churches. There was a time when they were relaxed and thought on God. They may not have paid very close attention, many people don’t when they are in church, but it was a time of peace, a time when people were relaxed and temporarily had left their concerns outside the door of the hall, the church, the home, or wherever they had congregated.
You may also have read, that man should work six days and relax on the seventh. It was originally interpreted that one went to church, but we realise that you people, amongst millions of others in this present world, are for one reason or another not doing this.
We would suggest for the development of your own spirituality you set aside one day a week, not necessarily dedicated to God, or to a church, or to your spiritual thinking, but to complete relaxation… completely different from anything you, do the other six days.
To you it may be spending time out on a boat, fishing, or it may be digging in a garden. You say “That’s work,” but for many it is relaxation, and pleasure. Each to his own. Some may just read a book, do their needlework, play many of the games that are available, but at least they are not doing their normal work and because they are doing something that is a pleasure to them, they will get a sense of satisfaction.
They may possibly stand back and admire what they have done, feel that they can take a deep breath and glory in that achievement whatever it may be, and in that way they may become closer to God. But people must make the time; it’s a sort of discipline. It is very easy to say “Oh I must do this today!” But look at it this way, that there may not be another opportunity to think on God and Spirit, for life, physical life can vanish very quickly for some people, and it is very foolish, as we have said before, to venture into another country without having prepared yourself.
For people who are used to working seven days a week, initially it is understandable that this is difficult… to put aside time for self and for God. If you find it too hard, or likewise if those you are talking to about this, say that they can’t do it, suggest just a couple of hours initially. Try it and see, then perhaps half a day, and then possibly the whole day. Only do in that day what is essential for your physical comfort, and the rest of it dedicate to your spiritual pleasure, development, and possible communication with your God.
My friends, it is well worth trying. All over the world people do this and in various manners they communicate, they feel the joy, the oneness with spirit, or with God, or whatever you like to call it, but it is something that everyone, once they have achieved it, once they have appreciated it, realise is worth spending that small fraction of each week doing, and it becomes something to look forward to… that time when you are one with God… and we emphasize that it is not necessary for you to go to a church or any building, the ability is there in your own home or garden, in your own street, in your own sky and earth – it’s all there waiting for you. Develop your own sensitivity. Give it the time to develop!
I hope you understand what we are trying to say to you and that is all for now.
Goodnight and God bless you.
The source of this material is Ken Hanson of Waiheke Island, New Zealand, whose Cockney wife is the Medium.
Ken passed to the Higher Life in August, 2009.
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