This morning I had the opportunity of taking part in the Divine Service with other members of my centre’s development circle. While other members of the circle chaired the service, gave the opening and closing prayer, did the healing address and gave the demonstration, I gave the reading and address (also known as philosophy)
The reading I gave was from White Eagle’s “The Still Voice” and was entitled “Be Strong in the Light” The address I’ve been working on bit by bit for a couple of weeks and finished writing it yesterday. Here it is, more or less how I gave it this morning at the service:
During the service two weeks ago, our medium Jim Bates mentioned that the movement of people from Syria was the biggest movement of people since the second world war and this put me in mind of something that White Eagle said regarding the horrors that happened in the two world wars.
I’ve not been able to find the exact details of what he said, but my memory is that despite what happened it moved the spiritual growth of the planet collectively forward.
When I got home after the service I saw that someone had posted a picture up of a family happily reunited in Germany after an awful journey (another picture showed them about 2 weeks before having an awful experience while entering Hungary) On looking at that picture I saw one persons comment’s that this crises had made them actually pray for the family, something that she would never normally do.
It’s the crises and turmoils in our lives that make us look up and seek help.
People are seeing what’s happening and either acting to make change, or sending their prayers and healing out, something that perhaps they wouldn’t normally consider doing. In doing so we are seeing a collective effort to improve the situation for everyone.
However, It’s important when bad things happen not to dwell on the evil. Instead we need to do what we can to help. We may not be able to help directly, in which case we can send healing and light – but also to look for the positive things that are happening.
People are coming together and helping. There are small community groups, organising via social media, making collections of much needed clothes, food and medicines and then driving them to Calais to get them to aid workers who are able to help distribute the aid. They are organising convoys of cars to take the aid over on a regular basis.
Requests have gone out for books for a library so that refugees in Calais can escape a little by reading. Money is being raised to send clothes and toys to refugee children in Greece.
I’ve seen one small charity request £1000 of support through online “crowd-funded” aid. When they closed their appeal they had raised over £150000. A measure of just how much people collectively want to help. I really hope they are now inspired to find good ways to put that money to positive use.
So, when something happens in your life that is awful and difficult. Or you see something happening in the world that is upsetting. Please don’t be overwhelmed by the negative in the situation. Look for the people who are being inspired to help, send them healing to help support them.
In our own lives we sometimes hit the depths of despair with things that are happening that we feel we cannot control. However as we move forward and learn from our experiences we find that we have grown, and often are doing thing we would never have considered in the past. Then we can look back and see the silver linings and hidden blessings that were part of our experience.
I know it’s really difficult to see the images or hear the stories of this situation on a daily basis and not to feel overwhelmed with sadness and even despair at finding a solution. However we mustn’t be blown along by the turmoil and shock in a situation, instead we should stand strong and calm and work in whatever way we can, whether that be directly or indirectly, with the help of spirit, to make the situation better for everyone involved.
So, when we do our healing can we please not only send healing to the refugees that need the help, but also to the volunteers and workers whoever and wherever they are, be they campaigners, doctors, teachers, volunteers co-ordinating donations or delivering and distributing aid, or many others who I have not mentioned. They are spending their time and energy working to help the refugees. So please send healing to enable them to continue finding the energy they need to see this work through.