|Topics: Don’t make hasty judgments of people. (Part One)
COPY OF TAPE OF TRANCE CIRCLE MEETING No 646. Held 14th November 2006.
Spirit (June): Hello.
I’ve been told to tell you the beginning of this true story, which also has a message within it.
I’m going back really to pre second world war, to tell you about a couple of characters. One was Old George, (we always referred to him as ‘Old George’), I’ve no idea of his age, he was just a disreputable old man; and the other was Doris, commonly known as ‘Dotty’, Dotty Doris.
Now I wandered over a lot of London but was often in the East End area, I really lived on the borders, and these two were well known in that area. I don’t know whether he had a job ever, but he was known for sponging and inveigling drinks out of people. I don’t think he ever had a bath, or ever had any new clothes, but one thing he did have… was a smile! He always looked cheerful.
Now Dottie, she earned her living the hard way. I think she had a bit of a room, or it might have been just a bit of shelter in someone’s basement, and she would take fellers there, because as you may know it was very near the water, the Thames, the boats, and the wharves; and she what you call ‘accommodating’ - always cheerful.
You didn’t see her and George together much, but they’d acknowledge each other and she wanted to be friendly with all sorts. I’m sorry to say that most of us wouldn’t. We’d cross the road, shift to another seat and dodge her. People who had children would pull their children close, as she passed by… and that was their life. I’ve even seen them both, (not together mind you) but separately, going through the bins and the rubbish because things were tough, but they didn’t have to be that tough.
And no one offered to help, and I was one of those who wouldn’t help. I just thought, “Well you might smile at us, but you’ve made your life what it is, so - no!”
And then we came to the war. I guess you know a lot about the bombing and so on?
Spirit: Well things weren’t too good for anybody then, but those two, well most people didn’t want them actually hurt but wanted them out of it because they were, what in your times would be called, the dregs of society.
I’m going to leave the story for now and finish it next week because I think the others who are away ill should hear the rest and the lesson that can be learnt from it. So we send our love to you all.
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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