Hi all, it is wonderful to find some time to sit and update my blog site. One reason to actually welcome the wind and the rain. Every cloud has a silver lining! There is nothing like being cosy and warm inside whilst the elements are raging at their best outside, Brrr!!!
The metaphor of that statement can only remind me of meditation and the importance of it as life. Our outside world whirls crazily by making us feel helpless and afraid and when we go within as in meditation the silence and peace that greets us gives us the sense of being safe and warm inside
Living in the Dandenongs is a blessing. We are so lucky to look out over the spectacular rolling valley that stretches out towards the Warburton ranges. From our window i can enjoy watching the Kookaburras resting on the now empty branches of the chestnut tree, the Alpacas munching greedily on the hillside paddocks, and the mist that swirls and hangs through the trees looking every bit like spectres from a haunted mansion.
There is nothing like nature to remind us that something greater than ourselves is going on.
So dear friend's just take some time through your busy day to reflect on that that makes you feel good. Life should be your friend and not an endurance test of your capabilities. Strength of character is rejuvenated through quiet reflection and it is the only item that does not require payment. Therefore there is no excuse to not apply this for yourself today.
My work as a medium continues on and sometimes it can weigh heavily. With the hype today on the modern medium with tv and unrealistic shows it is becoming extremely hard as we try to better ourselves into becoming that unrealistic being and we can wear ourselves out in the process of giving more proof of survival than is necessary. Without proper care and attention for our wellbeing we can become drained and even sick.
Many good mediums can drop by the wayside because of this.
I would love to quote this passage that i found in an old book. The Author is Rev.G. Maurice Elliot and the book is, When Prophets Spoke.
And if it be said that our mediums today seldom show exceptional radiance in their faces, we may well ask how often, if ever, we give our mediums the opportunity of preparing themselves to contact the higher spirit guides, or of remaining for a time in their presence.
Do we not keep them hard at work hour after hour, day after day,week after week, without giving them the opportunity for such preparation? We treat them as machines rather than the delicate instruments they are, and they give us the best they can, under the circumstances, which is more than we deserve.
Makes us think eh.
So let all us mediums remember the spiritual sides of ourselves, step back in time, when the spiritual side of life was more valued than the worldly aspect of man today. Let it be said.
May your day be filled with wonder and your hearts with promise. Love and Light, Jackie.