Yesterday I attended a lecture on Natural Law presented at The Source Spiritual Education Centre, which is owned by my friend Jonella Bachman and her husband, Dave. The workshop was presented by Rev. Diane Davis, who has been a medium, intuitive counselor, lecturer and member of the Cassadaga Spiritualist community for more than 30 years. I have attended several of her lectures, had a reading with her a few years ago and have always appreciated her insights and playful sense of humor. As I listened to her speak it occurred to me that a lot of the things I try to express on this blog are similar in message to what she talks about and that pleased me, not only because I admire her but, also because it made me realize that I have come a long way in my own personal growth in the years since I first attended one of her lectures. I’m much more content within myself and living in alignment with my inner truth than I was at that time.
When I met Rev. Davis in 2007 I was still grieving the loss of my father the previous year, I was dissatisfied with my job and just generally restless and discontented with everything. Followers of this blog will know that I am not affiliated with any organized religion but that I am a deeply spiritual person and a believer in a Higher Power. I consider my lack of religious affiliation to be a great blessing because I am not locked into an ideology and; therefore, I’m open to wisdom and inspiration from any source. My own belief system has been cobbled together over the years from a myriad of sources and I never cease to be amazed by some of the unexpected places I find inspiration. Spiritualists believe in the survival of the personality after death and that we can communicate with the spirits of the deceased by using our God-given intuitive powers. We may not all have the ability to become mediums but we do have intuitive powers, which I think is one connection to our spirituality. Unfortunately, in this modern world with all it’s distractions we don’t pay enough attention to intuition and we often lose touch with our natural instincts. The reading with Rev. Davis was exactly what I needed at that time and I believe she did receive messages about or from my father because there is no other way to explain some of the things she said. It was a very comforting experience and also another step on the long path of connecting with my spiritual nature and discovering my truth.
We are all familiar with the “Law of Attraction” but that is just one of many, many Natural Laws (also called Universal Truths) and there are actually many Natural Laws that are at work within the Law of Attraction. I particularly like the Law of Perception because it is about the way everything – every experience, thought, mood, relationship – affects our perception. Perceptions can change from minute to minute according to our energy and the energy fields of those around us. Our larger perceptions change as we get older and have more life experience. They also change according to the filters through which we view life at any given time so; how you perceive something is a part of what you believe to be true. If we accepted what we were taught by our parents, church, teachers, and our surroundings as the truth then it really is life changing – and perception changing – if we begin to question that truth. Questioning what they have been taught is a rite of passage for many young adults, but often it’s nothing more than rebellion against authority and the deeper questioning doesn’t come until much later in life. There’s nothing like a dose of disappointment and pain to change your perception and force you to re-examine what is really true.
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