Tag: Spiritual Development
2020 A Year Of Change 2021 A Year Of Hope Seek And Ye Shall Find
At Christmas time 2019/20 I wrote about my optimism for the coming new year 2020, and without a doubt 2020 has been a massive year of change for us all, due to the covid19 pandemic, where many have lost their lives before their time, and many have suffered grief and loss throughout 2020, as a country the economy has suffered due to two national lockdowns, taking the country into recession, as I write this 25/12/20 it appears we are headed for a third national lockdown, which will cause the economy more harm and take the country as a whole into a deeper recession, The government has done its best to support people with the furlough scheme, and also support businesses that have had to close during lockdowns, but many have fallen into hardship losing jobs and livelihoods, placing greater pressure on social welfare and services also charities, the NHS has worked miracles to treat covid19 patients and to treat patients with other health conditions, although there were many NHS services cutback because of the covid19 onslaught, to help keep the NHS afloat whilst doctors and nurses were redeployed to treat covid19 patients.
My heart goes out to all who have passed into spirit due to the covid19 pandemic, and all people who are grieving and suffering financial hardship, and to those people who are suffering mental ill health, the lost lonely and confused the pandemic and lockdowns, have caused harm to peoples mental wellbeing, it is very hard as a nation to find something positive in 2020 due to covid19, I am a key worker as a security officer and a relief worker for a homeless charity, I was not financially affected by lockdown myself and my wife who is also a key worker as a carer in a care home, we managed to keep our heads above water and live comfortably, and we are very grateful for this blessing, I look to the lessons covid19 is teaching us as a collective human race, as I believe covid19 is teaching the human race it must change it’s ways, if the human race is to survive living on mother earth, during lockdowns the air became sweeter and far less polluted, as people used their cars a lot less only for essential travel, the animal kingdom flora and fauna flourished as they were far less impacted by the human race, we could feel mother earth healing beneath our feet, as far less industrial waste was being released into the atmosphere and buried in the ground, people had time to step back from the rat race the work/rest/play cycle and think about what is important in life, and the direction of their lives covid19 is teaching us the value of family friends and quality of life over money, and the joy of simplicity covid19 is teaching us we will not survive on mother earth if we the human race do not change our ways,
2020 effected my spiritual service and pathway as all my church bookings were cancelled, at the beginning of the March lockdown I thought to myself what shall I do now, my spirit guides came to me and said you will have serve us online now, people will still need guidance and the teachings of spirit to assist them on their path, I have always been against doing live readings on Facebook, as now due to the “Spiritual Industry” everyone is a medium, and becoming a medium is seen as a way of making money, and Facebook was and is choc a bloc with people giving free live readings, marketing their wares to get paid private readings, I decided to start doing Facebook lives in the format of a Spiritualist Church service, to accommodate prayer spiritual teaching and absent healing, and that spiritualist church goers would have a familiar online place to be as the churches were closed, many spiritualist churches started doing their services online, and to me and many this has been a very positive step by doing online services, it has brought spiritualism in the UK out to the world, I have been blessed to meet many people from all over the world whilst serving spirit doing online services, but Facebook live had its limitations and in the wisdom of Facebook they took the share screen facility away, making it very difficult for mediums to give messages from loved ones in spirit Angels and spirit guides, and as if by magic Zoom emerged an online meeting service, that enabled we mediums to give spiritual teaching and messages on a face to face basis, and to replicate spiritualist church services as best we can, in a meeting setting we can also play music during online services.
Through the power of Zoom I am now serving new churches and centers in an online capacity, but managed to actually demonstrate mediumship in three spiritualist churches between lockdowns, I was blessed to give charity readings via the Facebook group spiritual uplifting coming together as one, to raise money to pay for funerals for people who died prematurely due to covid19 run by my lovely friend Claire Louise Sutton, I have also given charity readings to raise money to train a hearing dog for medium Andy Musgrave, and to raise money for Stacy Cooper who has and will be undergoing major operations, and also to demonstrate mediumship monthly on the Slough Spiritualist Church Zoom demonstrations, alongside gifted mediums Charlotte Underwood Bill Hughes and Sarah Wawman, I realised people would get fed up with seeing my face all the time, in my Zoom meetings for my Facebook group Spirit Divine Centre, so I invited other mediums to demonstrate their mediumship for, Spirit Divine Centre and this has worked very well and I am thankful to all the mediums, who have demonstrated their mediumship now, I find myself running an online spiritualist centre I feel guided by spirit to do this, as I feel the need to share spiritual teachings as well as giving messages, so I have been doing Stevie’s GasBag a spiritual discussion group, and demonstrating transfiguration and trance to allow spirit guides to give their teachings, and to answer questions from spiritual seekers, on guidance from spirit we did our first trance distance healing via Zoom, which I am told a few people benefitted from it, so I intend to do more trance distance healing in 2021.
Dedicated to June Moore President Walton On Thames Spiritual Church
In the year of 2020 I have felt very guided by spirit, back in November 2019 it was a freezing night and I was grateful for my nice warm comfy home, and my nice warm cozy bed, I thought of homeless people and how they survive on a very cold night, and how blessed I am to have the comfort I have, but felt useless as to how I could help the homeless on this very cold night, so I prayed that the homeless find warm shelter and food, and that I may be used in someway to help the homeless, in December 2019 I was sitting by my laptop bored, and an incoming email pinged up it was from whiteknights recruitment, telling me that my CV matched there requirements and would I like to become a relief worker for the homeless, I was amazed by how they had found my CV, as for the past 30 years I have been working as a security officer, and my CV is on security job sites not social services sites, I can only say that my prayer had been answered, to be used in someway to help the homeless, I went along for interview that day, and to my surprise being a relief worker for the homeless, has a lot of similarities to my roles in security, my interview was successful and I applied for an enhanced DBS certificate to allow me to work with vunerable people.
In my 30 years as a security officer I have had experience of homeless people, from moving them on from buildings to arresting them for theft, to feed their drug and alcohol abuse, when I was a store detective, but have always felt compassion as to what must have happened to them, to live their lives in abject poverty addicted to drugs and alcohol some mentally ill, or a relationship breakdown rough sleeping on the streets, surely no one can choose that lifestyle realising drug and alcoholism mental illness homelessness, is a series of incidents in someones life that leads to a life on the streets, one memory comes to mind I was a store detective for a well known chain of chemists, a rough sleeper came into the store one day to pick up his methadone prescription, I kept an eye on him as the usual trick with drug abusers, was to collect their methadone then steal something from the store to sell, true to form this guy stole a sandwich a piece of cake and a soft drink, I arrested him outside the store, and took him to the security office I could see he was visibly hungry, on the search he had paperwork on him for housing and drug rehab also a couple of job applications, he told me he was trying to get his life back as heroin had destroyed his life, he was living on the streets and hungry my compassion kicked in, this guy was working very hard to turn his life around, he was not stealing for his drugs habit he stole because he had no money, I let him keep the sandwich cake and drink, this was against company policy as it could not be resold and would have been binned, but I let him keep the food as he was so obviously hungry, I escorted the young man off the premises sending him healing along the way, outside the store I shook his hand and wished him well for the future, he could not thank me enough for allowing him to keep the food.
In March 2020 my enhanced DBS certificate came through, and I started work as a relief worker at two saints hostels, my main duties are cooking and cleaning, wellbeing checks on residents, assisting support workers in their duties, updating daily logs, access control, and being a friendly supportive ear to residents, funding for the homeless has been cut in half due to government cuts, I felt as a spiritualist medium I could do something to raise funds for two saints, so they can continue their valuable work to get homeless people, off the streets and into homes and work, with drug and alcohol rehab and mental health support, I came up with the idea of organising a fundraiser for two saints, by doing an evening of mediumship, with fellow mediums Bill Hughes Charlotte Underwood and Sarah Wawman, but what to call the fundraiser I pondered, my spirit guide Red Cloud came to me and said, why not call it The Spirit Of Christmas as you have been guided into this work, and the teaching of Christmas is all about love kindness and compassion, I thanked Red Cloud a week or so later my medium friend Bill Hughes, started raising funds for Nightwatch his local homeless charity, it made sense to me to raise money for Two Saints and Nighwatch as myself and Bill were working for the same cause, myself Bill Charlotte and Sarah did The Spirit Of Christmas demonstration of mediumship 23/12/20, the total amount raised was £555.48, I looked up the angel number 555 and it told me to expect great change, that evening a colleague told me of a job vacancy nights on a 4 on 4 off basis at a homeless hostel, seeing this as a sign I applied for the job, which if I get it will provide financial security for myself and my wife, and give a deeper meaning to my service to spirit and expression of the will of the great spirit.
2020 has not been without personal tragedy as family friends and colleagues have passed away into the higher life, and I feel very blessed to have had those people in my life, and I wish them well and blessings to them for their journey in there new life, on a happier note myself and my beautiful wife Veronica celebrated our first wedding anniversary, on a lovely holiday we had in Torquay and with the money we saved when our cruise was cancelled, we refurbed our lounge including black out curtains, to accommodate transfiguration and trance, I wrote and self published my first book Messenger, about my early spiritual development and poetry, a real highlight for me was giving a talk on imagination via Zoom to The Unity Spiritual Community Of Salt Lake, I also started a home spiritual development circle that has been disrupted by covid19 but Zoom allows me to continue teaching, and in 2020 I have learned to focus on my spiritual path in life, and with the deepest gratitude I thanks all who have shared my path for the love friendship and the lessons, looking forward to 2021 I am looking forward to demonstrating transfiguration and trance for The Centre Of The Open Heart in San Francisco via FB live, and serving spirit in Churches and Centers via Zoom and hopefully in person, as one day covid19 will have run it’s course leaving its lessons hopefully learned, the future to me is the undiscovered creation and feel totally blessed that my path is guided by spirit, I say to all look forward seek and you shall find.
Stephen Rowlands 30/12/20
Keep The Faith
Beauty Of Life
No Image No Imagination
The definition of imagination is the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful, how many times when faced with a problem in life or at work, we have been asked to use our imagination, or imagination has been derided as the useless pursuit of the day dreamer, imagination only seems to be important when necessary, but I say to you imagination is a very powerful tool for wellbeing and self improvement and spiritual connection, if used properly in our spiritual physical and material lives, individually and collectively we are the creation of what we know as God, a super creative intelligence that has created all things, each and everyone of us has the God given power of creation within us, we are the physical expression of God in human form, as all life on earth is the expression of the mind of God.
Science to this day as far as I know cannot find which part of the brain the mind lives, my spirit guides tell me the mind is the spirit level an energy of the physical human brain, and the conduit for two way communication and interaction between us the universe of God angels and spirit, imagination is the language that facilitates communication between us the universe of God angels and spirit, I was forever the daydreamer, thinking my daydreams were just hopes and fantasies for the future, it was not until I started spiritual development in 1978, I was taught by Berenice Watts that imagination is a tool used for communication with spirit, I have never forgotten her words “you cannot have imagination without an image”, she explained that the creation of an image within the mind, is thought and emotion combined.
As Tesla once said if we wish to understand the universe, we should think in terms of frequency and vibration, all things have their own unique vibration and frequency depending on what we are thinking and the emotion powering the thought, creates the vibrational frequency of the created image, to manifest within the minds eye, imagination happens when we allow our emotion powered thought to run free within our mind, as we are aware that spirit are energy on many levels of consciousness and vibrational frequency, spirit can channel thought and emotion creating images, within our minds eye using our imagination, my first experience of focussing my mental images to communicate with spirit, was my first meditation in Berenice’s spiritual development circle.
We were asked to imagine we are a bird on a cliff top looking out to sea, on a bright sunny day, on the horizon there is a rainbow we were asked to fly out to the rainbow, I imagined myself as a scruffy little bird, I flew out to the rainbow flying through the colours of the rainbow, sensing their beautiful energies I met with Jesus, who welcomed me to this state of consciousness, Jesus said to me ” I am pleased you are here, grow and serve become the light” me as a little scruffy bird sitting at Jesus feet, I was suprised that Jesus would even bother with me, but I felt so blessed to have had my meeting with Jesus, Berenice called us back into the room, where in turn we gave what we experienced in this wonderful meditation, Berenice gave us her interpretation of the symbols we observed and felt, and this was my first true connection with spirit, using meditation as a tool for connection with spirit, for what is meditation it is simply focussed imagination.
Throughout my spiritual development in Berenice Watts circle, imagination was the tool we used to connect with spirit, by creating an image within our minds eye, or by allowing spirit to connect with us by placing an image within our minds eye, the images could be symbolic to convey a situation or the emotional state of someone on their life path, or images of Angels Spirit Guides and loved Ones within our minds eye, also sending us memories and messages they wish to share with us, it is also the vibration ( emotion ) that comes with the image, that allows us to interpret symbols given to us by spirit communicators, colours also have their own meaning and vibrational frequency in symbols, many discard colour when interpreting symbols, but by attuning ourselves to the vibration ( emotion ) of the colour, we can give a better and deeper interpretation of the image, also when we perceive images of Angels and Spirit, we should attune ourselves to the vibrational ( emotional ) frequency of the image, in doing so we are allowing Angels and Spirit to communicate with us, to give the message they want us to receive, Angels and spirit communicate mainly in thought and emotion, it is by connection through the energy of our minds, spirit use thought and emotion to create images to communicate with us, imagination comes in when we converse with Angels and Spirit.
Imagination by creating an image within our minds eye, has many applications in spiritual communication and spiritual service, our thought and emotion created images are energy and as I understand it, all things Angels and Spirit are energy on many levels of vibrational frequency of God, by creating images for spiritual communication and service we are conversing with the mind of God, to create upliftment through spiritual service, Berenice taught how to channel energy by using the power of our imagination, we stood in a circle holding hands we had to imagine our minds eye, the left half being a brilliant white colour, the right half of our mind’s eye being a sapphire blue, we were asked to visualise the white half of our mind’s eye travelling from our mind’s eye, to our neck should arm into the palm of our hands, and visualise it going to the person on our left, we had to energise the colour white with our love, we did the same with the sapphire blue to our right, it was amazing how the colour flowed around our circle, energised by our love making us sway with it’s flow, as I have already discussed colour has its own vibrational ( emotional ) frequency, the general meaning of white is purity cleansing unconditional love, Blue is healing and we could feel the difference in vibrational frequency. as the colour flowed through and around us.
I used Berenice’s teaching of channeling energy for absent healing, by which we channel healing energy to loved one’s who are sick and suffering, in a wider context we can send absent healing all over the world, for all who are suffering in mind body and spirit, or through mans inhumanity to man throughout the world, and mother earth and all species of life on mother earth, by creating the images of the healing colours within our minds eye energising them with our love to our loved ones or wherever we want to focus healing energy to, we must also visualise the focus of our healing within our minds eye, imagine our loved ones, countries, mother earth, the animal kingdom, within our minds eye being immersed in healing colours energised with our love, healing guides in Spirit can also connect with our absent healing, use the vibrational frequency of our loving healing colours and images. to transmit healing energy from the spirit world to the focus of our loving healing energies.
By using the power of imagination to channel and send absent healing, I unwittingly stumbled upon and discovered astral projection, which to me is projecting yourself through the power of your mind and imagination, to another location and you can see and sense what is going on in that location, I had a friend at Slough Spiritualist Church named Sue, she had alot of back pain and at times she would not be able to move with her back pain, every friday night I would send Sue absent healing, I would visualise her within my minds eye, and transmit loving healing energy colours to her via power of my imagination, whilst I was focussing on sending Sue absent healing, I could see an image of a bedroom in my minds eye I was standing to the right of the bed, at the end of the bed was a brass victorian bed frame, with a brown dressing gown draped over it opposite the bed agaainst the wall, was a dressing table with an oval mirror, with a wardrobe to it’s left and a bedroom door to the dressing tables right, everytime I sent Sue absent healing I would see the image of the bedroom within my minds eye.
This went on for a few weeks and I could not work out why I was seeing this bedroom, one night myself and Sue were chatting at Slough Spiritualist Church, she asked me if I sent my absent healing at 10 pm on a Friday night, slightly amazed I said yes I send absent healing the same time every Friday night, she asked me if I saw anything whilst sending absent healing, I told her of the bedroom I could see within my minds eye, whilst sending her absent healing Sue told me I had just described her bedroom in detail, and that she could see my face floating above the right side of her bed, we were both amazed this was happening through absent healing, I asked her if it was bothering her I would stop, and she replied no as her back had recently started to feel much better and a lot less painful, I asked my spiritual teacher Berenice how this could happen, she told me it was astral projection the power of the mental images of healing colours, and transmitting them to Sue via the power of love of and my mind and imagination, had created a link to Sue in her bedroom, that is why I could see her bedroom and she could see my face, people who practice remote viewing use the power of imagination by creating the image of themselves in the place they wish to visit within their minds eye, and they are able to bring back information if what is happening in that place and time.
Everything within the known and unknown universe of God is energy, we are the reflection of God in his image the bible tells us, or perhaps we are the image of God in our collective vibrational frequency in creation, as is all life in it’s own vibrational frequency, I know the power of thought is the most powerful vibrational frequency within the universe, I spoke earlier of the mind of God, the energy of all knowledge and creation, we have been bestowed with the power of thought, to be able to communicate with God, Angels, and Spirit, and all things but to mainly create, the best possible world we can for ourselves and all around us, and we can do this with the power of imagination, I use the word power a lot but we must remember power is a raw product, that can be used for anything we must infuse the power of our thoughts with love for the greater good for ourselves and all, our thoughts and imagination can be used in any area of our lives, for the creation of the greater good.
Stephen Rowlands 31/12/20
Finding solace in peace and quiet away from burden and noise
I sit still as the candle flame my heart opens in service
Colours of lovelight shining outward from my heart
Love fills my awareness spirit are present my senses awaken
A connection of love and unity a bond between two worlds present and eternal
Within my minds eye I see an angel serene in blue and white light
She comes close to me face to face within her deep beautiful eyes
A wisdom Of time and space universal mind and creation
My limited earthly perception cannot comprehend
The angel opens my awareness to universal mind
Connecting me with all who wish to speak in loves service
Giving the teachings of universal love and eternal life
Stephen Rowlands 11/03/20