Thursday, 8 August 2019
Checking out the Spiritualist Temple...
Spiritualism was something my analyst suggested as a path for me, it was also a church I checked out many years ago, when I was still so spiritually ill I couldn't fully appreciate it. I find it rather interesting, but I hadn't gotten very far with it, these churches are few and far between (unlike more mainstream denominations), their websites tend to be half assed, and some places are out of the way. But this one is relatively close to my home, and it was interesting what I got out of it last night.
We sat down to watch the psychometry sessions, and suddenly I felt this strong glowing warmth sensation over my back, like a loving embrace, which was to stay with me for the rest of the night. I was wondering what it was, when suddenly my head turned and my finger pointed to a dove on a pamphlet, and then my eyes glanced over at a flame burning on a candle - the Holy Spirit? I hadn't felt energy this strong since perhaps Sedona.
My friend also remarked that his sinuses cleared up while he was there - he had been sniffling for the rest of the night, just not in the church. So there's something powerful going on in there, and it feels very beautiful.
Tonight there's a service I want to go to - they do regular service plus messages for those who attend. It will be interesting to see if they pick up on anything for me. A church that takes an interest in the psychic arts might be right up my alley. I don't think the Spiritualist religion is offended much by queer culture or certain progressive politics, either - not sure.
I am still unsure as to how to define myself, only that the structure of my practice is Christian, but not every source I necessarily work with is, and my ideas are more Indian. I probably really don't need a definition, but humans love to label things, to have a handle on them, and I can't help but go there.