Friday, April 29, 2016

Building on your strengths - focus on what you do well; the rest will follow

I love watching people come into their own strength.  It is a beautiful process.   Success is so often defined by what you have accomplished and wrongly compared to what someone else has achieved.

Sometimes we need to form a connection with somebody as they struggle to become the best that they can be.  Be the one that encourages, cheers and lends a hand the tenth time they are knocked down.

Mediumship for me has been about becoming a mentor.  Anticipating what the person needs and helping them discover it for themselves.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Patience -- a message I keep giving people the most

Patience is often said to be a virtue.  Fishing has taught me a few things about being patient.   You must sit and wait for the fish to find your bait and then wait for the exact right moment to reel it in.  Often the success is in the preparation for one's goals.   In doing so you must wait for the outcome, trusting that all you have done in the preparation will result in the desired result.
Patience is a message that I have been giving to a lot of people lately.   My friend Colleen it seems I remind her regularly about it.   I have noticed the number of times I give this message lately.   It seems that women get this message more often then men.   It is interesting that consistently women have more problem with this then men.
Life is not about everything that you get in life, it’s more about the memories you make and the things you learn along the way.   If you were to get everything when you wanted, you would miss out on so many of the memories.  Often the sweetest memories are those that you had to wait and pray for.

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Power of Service

I recently came across this article The Transformative Power of Serving Others, and I have to agree.  There is something about serving others.   Living a spiritual life you must put service as part of how you live your life.

Service comes in many ways, some simple, some require some effort.  Things like:

  • Listening to someone who needs to talk
  • Taking care of an errand for a friend or family member
  • Opening a door for someone
  • Encouraging someone who is struggling that they can accomplish the impossible
  • Some times it is standing up for someone when they are wronged
  • Volunteering at a local organization
  • Donating food and clothing to those that need it

Any way you serve you are doing something for God.  You co-create to manifest something for someone else.   When you do that it is a beautiful thing.  Not only for someone else, but yourself as well.

May 2016 Scheduled Speakers for Area Spiritualist Churches

City of Light Spiritualist Church - Lily Dale
5:30 Lily Dale Fire Hall

May 29 - Speaker Emmy Chetkin
                Medium Gerta Lestock

Church of the Living Spirit - Lily Dale 10:30am

May 1 - Kindra McCabe
May 8 - Aloma Cason
May 15 - Sharon Klingler
May 22 - John White
May 29 - William White

First Spiritualist Church of Erie 10:30am

May 1 - Rev. Kathy Grant
May 8 - Medium Sunday - Whisper Romeo
May 15 - Joe Kiss
May 22 - Bruce Lata
May 29 - Rev. Celeste Elliott

Spiritualist Society of Burlington 10:30am

May 1 - Peter Hatcher, Burlington
May 8 - Rev. James Kinnear, Oakville
May 15 - Rev. Brenda Ropp, Waterloo
May 22 - Paul Renna, Cambridge & TC Kendall, Copetown
May 29 - David Jones, Burlington

Fellowships of the Spirit - Lily Dale 6:00pm

May 1 - Edd Edwards
May 8 - Rev. Lee Allen Howard
May 15 - Rev. Jessie Furst
May 22 - Rev. Neal Rzepkowski
May 29 - Rev. Sherry Lee Calkins

Lily Dale Spiritualist Church  10:30am

May 1 - Rev. Ron Skrowronski
May 8 - Rev. Sherry Lee Calkins
May 15 -  Rev. Jessie Furst
May 22 - Cheryl Cordes
May 29 - Judy Muran

First Spiritualist Temple of East Aurora 10:30am

May 1: Gretchen Clark
May 8: Susan Blessing, CM
May 15: Brenda Hawkins
May 22: Barbara Sanson
​May 29: TC Kendall

Plymouth Spiritualist Church - Rochester 10:30am

May 1           Carol Gasber
May 8           Nancy Gaziano
May 15        Cyndi Pirog
May 22        R. Washington
May 29        Chris Brady

As of the publication of this list -- the following Churches have not posted their speakers

Light of Truth Church - Williamsville

May 15 -

Thursday, April 21, 2016

5 Planets all going into Retrograde next week!

Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, Jupiter & Mars will all be in retrograde starting next week.   You may find this article of interest...
Don't drive yourself crazy.   Just remember that it is a good time review things.  Don't make any rash decisions during this time.  Keep calm, if something gets messed up.  Remember that it may not be you and just breathe.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Around Lily Dale - Inspiration Stump

I don't get out to the Stump all that often anymore.   It is a place of peace and love.   It's a lovely walk through the woods to get to this sacred place.   A place many have come before me and will long after I am gone.   
Giving messages here is very special.  Being in this space with others is a powerful experience, but being here alone has a special meaning.   It is no wonder that so many come here to connect to Spirit.  

I want to share my first experience with you about this place. When I got there the seats were almost full with wonderful folks all hoping to receive a message from Spirit, just as I was. The energy was electric.
Each Medium that was called to serve brought messages of Love and Healing and you could feel that Love as many brushed a tear from their eye. As I sat there and soaked up that wonderful energy I wondered if I could do this. Well a couple of years later I did and many time since.

Each and everyone of us have to face the challenges of Life as they are presented to us. Whether it be the very first time that we give a message at The Stump or any of the ordinary things that are given to us each day. We all need to believe in ourselves and the abilities that God gave us.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spiritual Reading - Jonathan Livingston Seagull

I want to share with you one of the most Spiritual books I have ever read.  I was a young man when I first read this book.     I don't recommend the movie, it was not a very good representation of the book.  
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Richard Bach
Basically this book is about how a seagull's pursuit of perfection leads him to a higher awareness.  Jonathan Livingston Seagull is concerned with a young seagull's efforts to rise above the ordinary. In a flock where individuality is frowned upon, Jonathan finds himself a loner and an outcast.
I recommend this book because it is packed with many profound lessons.  It is a book that will help you on your spiritual journey.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Crossing Over

Oh, please don't feel guilty
It was just my time to go.
I see you are still feeling sad,
and the tears just seem to flow.
We all come to earth for our lifetime,
and for some it's not many years.
I don't want you to keep crying
you are shedding so many tears.
I haven't really left you
even thought it may seem so.
 I have just gone to my heavenly home.
And I am closer to you than you know.
Just believe that when you say my
name, I'm standing next to you.
I know you long to see me, but
there is nothing I can do.
But  I'll still send you messages,
and hope you understand, that when
your time come to "cross over" I'll
be there to take your hand.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Beautiful Day of Serving Spirit in Waterford

Yesterday I had the honor of speaking and then providing Mini-readings at the First Spiritualist Church in Waterford, PA.  

After the service there was a lovely potluck lunch with a wonderful selection of delicious food.   If you ever have an opportunity to attend services at this church, you should go.  

First Spiritualist Church
11193 Sharp Road
Waterford, PA

I shared what were my four most influential books in my spiritual journey but before I got into that, I shared this little IRS joke..  Since everyone laughed I thought I would share it with you now...

The Tax-man decides to audit Grandpa, and summons him to the IRS office. The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his Lawyer.
The auditor said, "Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I'm not sure the Tax-man finds that believable." "I'm a great gambler, and I can prove it" says Grandpa. "How about a demonstration?" The auditor thinks for a moment and said, "Okay. Go ahead!" Grandpa says, "I'll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye!"
The auditor thinks a moment and says, "It's a bet!" Grandpa removes his glass eye and bites it! The auditor's jaw drops. Grandpa says, "Now, I'll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye!" Now the auditor can tell Grandpa isn't blind, so he takes the bet. Grandpa removes his dentures and bites his good eye.
The stunned auditor now realises he has wagered and lost three grand, with Grandpa's lawyer as a witness. He starts to get nervous. "Want to go double or nothing?" Grandpa asks "I'll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that waste-paper basket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between!" The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there's no way this old guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again.
Grandpa stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can't make the stream reach the waste-paper basket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor's desk. The auditor leaps with joy, realising that he has just turned a major loss into a huge win.
But Grandpa's attorney moans and puts his head in his hands. "Are you okay?" the auditor asks. "Not really" says the attorney. "This morning, when Grandpa told me he'd been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty-five thousand dollars that he could come in here and pee all over your desk and you'd be happy about it!"

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Average is equal distance between the top and bottom...

Do your best, reach for the stars!   You can do it!   Remember that you have the power within you to make the dreams you have come true.
The only real failure is not trying.   If you see someone struggling, encourage them along the way.   The world needs more people that are positive and are helpers.  
People do not forget those that help them along the way.  They may not pay you back directly, but the person that they turn around and help along the way will be forever grateful. 
Fill the world with love and support, just because someone else does not do the same does not give you the reason to stop filling this world with it!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Spritual Reading - Three Magic Words

A great book to read in the process of your Spiritual Journey is Three Magic Words by Uell Stanley Andersen.   Three Magic Words is not a religion or a sect or a society. In its entirety it is a series of essays aimed at revealing to you your power over all things.
Three Magic Words is a ground-breaking book about the greatest idea in the world—a secret revealed in just three words—an idea so simple, so startling, so wonderful that it can start you on an adventure that will forever change the way you see yourself, others, and life. Knowing the secret opens up a whole new world of contentment, fulfillment, joy and abundance.

Do you know what those three powerful words are?  I promise you that you will enjoy this book and it will change your life.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

A beautiful night....

Last night it was a great honor to chair the Healing and Message Service at Lily Day.

This service was highly attended and we saw some new faces and a lot of beautiful healing went on...

If you haven't had an opportunity to attend one of these services, I strongly suggest you come join us some time...   Every Wednesday until the 3rd week of June, when they shut down until September.  

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Thank you to all that came to the Day of Enlightenment in Evans today!

Tonight I am very grateful to the people that I was to assist with healing messages and to spend time with so wonderful Healers and Mediums in Western New York.
One of my favorite things to do is help small organizations like the Evans Fire Department raise funds.   
Thank you to those that shared a few moments with me and let their loved ones come through and share healing messages.   There were a few tears shed, and lots of healing that began here today....