Way back in 1978 I put my best foot forward on my spiritual journey, starting spiritual life as a powerhouse in the healing sanctuary, at Manor Park Christian Spiritualist Church (now Slough Spiritualist Church), today I find I have come full circle and rediscovered my calling as a trance healer, with the event of Covid19 spiritualist services and demonstrations have gone online, it seemed to me that everyone was churning out messages for the masses. I said to myself we need to be doing something different to everyone else, as it is all evidential mediumship and no teaching of eternal and universal life, my spirit guides said to me that we should do online trance, so they could come forward and give their teachings, and invite people to ask questions so they could help people to learn and uplift their level of understanding.
My spirit guides and I started doing Facebook live trance in 2020, over a period of time my spirit guides were telling people, that they were sending healing from the cabinet to the people watching the Facebook live. And telling the people what to expect from the healing energies they were creating, such as heat or cold within or around the body or tingling in the body, I must say that the results of this were amazing. The healing was felt around the world, people were messaging me telling me they felt upliftment from the healing generated from the cabinet, and they had felt the sensations of heat and tingling, in the effected area of their bodies, I now know that healing can be transmitted through the electronic digital medium of the internet.
In September 2020 I started to fundraise for the lovely Stacey Cooper, a young lady who is awaiting a bowel and pancreas transplant, Stacey also suffers with diabetes 1 and is insulin resistant, Stacey is very ill and has frequent long stays in hospital. The money is being raised because the hospital where Stacey will have her transplants, is 2 hours from Stacey’s home and due to Covid19 Stacey’s partner and family cannot stay with her, whilst she is in ICU for a minimum of 4 weeks after her life saving transplants. the funds are being raised for Stacey’s partner and family for fuel, accommodation, and food, any funds left over Stacey will donate to her pancreas transplant program, to help others like her. I feel Stacey having her loved ones around her when she is recovering from her transplants, will be a great healer for Stacey.
I did the usual private readings to raise funds for Stacey, but I found it exhausting with my workload and spiritual commitments, and Stacey’s fundraiser began to flounder as no new donations were coming in. and I was feeling that I had let Stacey down, but my workload was very tiring. Red Cloud on of my spirit guides came to me, and reminded me that I am actually a healer, and suggested I do online healing, and I could arrange appointments for when I am rested and recharged. I do not believe I should take money for spiritual healing, as it is high vibrational powered by universal love, and I feel strongly that I cannot take money off people who are sick and in pain, I thought hang on a minute reiki healers charge a fee for their psychic services, as they are in business in the modern spiritual industry, why should I not ask for a donation to Stacey’s fundraiser, so I went ahead and I started doing trance healing clinics via zoom, and the recipients of trance healing donated to Stacey’s fundraiser.
From the trance healing clinics people who felt the benefits of trance healing, came back to me for more, and I channel healing to them via my spirit guides in a trance state on a regular basis, which keeps the donations flowing into Stacey’s fundraiser, also I am rested and able to channel the healing effectively. One of the ladies I channel healing for the lovely Bernadette Pryal booking secretary for Bognor Spiritualist Centre, told me she has benefitted from trance healing and can now walk without pain in her legs and knees, Bernadette was virtually housebound with the pain in her legs and knees. After a trance healing session with Bernadette, she said she could see me demonstrating trance healing at Bognor Spiritualist Centre, and people would be able to see my face transfiguring in the red light, Bernadette told me they were organising a special private event at Bognor, to thank the mediums and healers who had helped to keep the centre doors open, Bernadette invited me to demonstrate trance healing at Bognor, as a thankyou to the mediums and healers who had helped the centre. I was amazed and humbled to be invited to demonstrate trance healing, I was also nervous as I had never demonstrated trance healing to a group of people, the date was set for February 12th
I arrived at Bognor Spiritualist Centre, early to prepare the designated room for trance healing, and to draw source energy into the room, to create the right energies for spirit healing guides to work. With trance we also use music to help raise the energies, to me Enya’s greatest hits is great for raising the energies for trance, 19 people arrived for the demonstration of trance healing, we had them sat in a sort of elongated circle, I introduced myself and thanked everyone and the healing guides, for allowing me to demonstrate trance healing. I asked the sitters to relax as much as they could, as my healing guides will come amongst them and give them healing, also 5 people were selected to receive healing channeled through me, but maybe more would be asked to receive healing through me, it depended on how long the healing guides wished to work for. Bernadette was my helper looking after me whilst I was in trance, and bringing people to the chair for healing, In all 9 people received healing channeled through me, 3 other people felt healing guides giving them healing, one lady said she fell into a sleep state and she could feel healing guides working on her neck. others reported that the healing energies flowed seamlessly around the room, creating peace and calm within the room. I feel very honoured and humbled to be used as a channel for healing at Bognor, I asked Bognor to donate my expenses to Stacey’s fundraiser, also money was raised in freewill donations in total £120 was raised and donated to Stacey’s fundraiser, I am personally over the moon with the results the trance healing and grateful for the sitters kindness and generosity for donating to Stacey’s fundraiser. My healing guides and I have been invited back to Bognor Spiritualist Centre, to demonstrate trance healing again March 12th.
I now feel I have come full circle and I have been guided back to serving spirit as a healer, I feel I must take small steps on this new journey, as I do not wish to run before I can walk, and mess up what spirit want to achieve through me, how I feel right now is off the scale being used by spirit, to ease or cure illness or to take away pain. To bring greater wellbeing to people to me is beyond amazing, and is something I hope to progress with again, I have titled this blog Vir Colorum which is Latin for man of colour, as I have been working with spirit colours throughout my 39 years of service to spirit, thankyou for reading.
Stacey Cooper Fundraiser https://gofund.me/0c7a152e
Stephen Rowlands 20/02/22
How can a person become a medium and clairvoyant?
Every child of matter that seeks to serve the Great Spirit is a medium for the Great Spirit. Am I to say how he can evolve his souls. Has it not been told you so many times? Tell him to love his neighbour as himself. Tell him to serve, tell him to seek to uplift, tell him to do everything which will express the Great Spirit within him. That is the highest phase of mediumship. I cannot tell him how to become a clairvoyant, but I can tell him how to open the eyes of his soul so that the light of the great spirit can reach him. That is by the same method.
I know the above quote from Silver Birch is old fashioned by today’s standards of equality, but it rings true for all of us whoever we are who call ourselves mediums, and spiritualists. Their is much more to mediumship than giving messages, today we focus on the mechanics of mediumship, how to receive and give messages from spirit, but turn our backs on the teachings of spirit love, kindness, compassion, to uplift all through our service to the Great Spirit. We must put into practice in our daily lives the teachings of spirit, for our own spiritual development and service, to all who are called to serve the Great Spirit as a medium, as Silver Birch says to serve and uplift is the highest phase of mediumship.
In modern times the great umbrella of spiritualism has become an industry, I feel it is a double edged sword, on the positive side the spiritual industry is creating greater awareness of a eternal universe and life, on the negative side the teachings of spirit are being shunned in favour of the mechanics of mediumship and fame and fortune, whereby I have heard mediums talking about developing their brand and the best way to market their brand, this to me is a total travesty of the teachings of spirit, that spirit have been giving us throughout the event of modern spiritualism, we have turned our backs on spirit teachings and the spiritual pathway of service to others, in favour of fame and money jealousy and ego are rife, amongst many mediums who try to topple another to be the top of the pile to gain stardom and fortune.
I have said for many years spiritual development is not for wimps, and this is very true through the teachings and practice of love, kindness, forgiveness, and compassion, our spirit evolves the light of the Great Spirit can reach us and becomes more powerful within us, we vibrate at a much higher level of awareness to spirit, and able to give much more through our mediumship, it is not easy to be loving kind and compassionate, to people who hurt us or we feel the weight of the world upon us, and this is where true spiritual development is happening, one of the greatest spirit teachings is to be loving, kind, forgiving, and compassionate, to those who vibrate at a lower level of understanding, people who are unkind selfish who will do anything and hurt anyone to get to where they need to be in life those who are violent hurt, maim, and kill. As I said spiritual development is not for wimps, but putting into practice in our daily lives the teachings of spirit, we can truly evolve as people and mediums.
There is much more to being a spiritualist than just attending a church or centre, to await a message from our loved ones, the teachings of spirit are there for all and given by spirit for us all with the intention of putting their teachings into practice, so that each and every soul can evolve to a much higher level of understanding and awareness, in doing so the collective consciousness of the human race evolves, and the light of the Great Spirit evolves, in todays spiritual industry the practice of mediumship has become more of a cabaret act, than the sacred practice of spirit communication, the 7th principle of spiritualism is eternal progress open to every human soul, by turning our backs on spirit guides and their teachings, and not promoting the teachings of spirit into practice, we are denying spiritual growth and evolution to all who come to spiritualist churches and centres, we as spiritualists should be learning from and developing with the teachings of spirit by making the practice of spirit teachings our way of life through service to others, to me the greatest way to express the Great Spirit within, is through spiritual healing, in whichever way we can heal and uplift others and our world.
To believe in something and not to live it, is dishonest. – Mahatma Gandhi
Stephen Rowlands 17/10/21
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