Easter Sunday Philosophy Apr 19, 2019 10:13:46 GMT
Post by M~Apollo on Apr 19, 2019 10:13:46 GMT
Today is Easter Sunday, and most religions tell us that on this day Jesus rose from the dead. Within the Church of England teaching is the Nicene prayer, which is said during the Mass service, and it states: On the 3rd day He rose again, and ascended into Heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father, and He shall come again, to judge both the quick and the dead (the living and those passed to spirit)
In my opinion Jesus was the greatest medium and healer that had incarnation here on the earth plain. When I think about the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, I think about when Jesus spoke to God, he called Him “Father”.
We all have that spark of the Godhead within us in what I now equate to our human form. We are the Son, our Spirit is the Holy Ghost and we pass to the Summerlands, we unite in a great consciousness as part of the Father, but still have individual experiences.
Returning to judging both the quick and the dead, it isn’t Jesus or God that judges us, we each judge ourselves and our own thoughts and actions. Within Spiritualism are 7 basic Principles, some call them laws or pledges, They are based on inspiration from discarnate spirits, and act as guide-lines for the development of a personal philosophy of how to live one's life
Within the UK the SNU (Spiritualists National Union) we have the 5th and 6th Principles:- Personal Responsibility, and Compensation and Retribution hereafter for all Good and Evil deeds done on Earth. I would like to put forward a few personal thoughts on them.
As Spiritualists we know we are part of the God force and cannot be separated from it. We are all responsible for our own individual thoughts, actions and deeds. We all know the difference between right and wrong and we are responsible for every aspect of our life. We have freewill, freedom of choice.
No one can interfere with our physical or spiritual development, unless we allow it. The individual can only achieve progression by his or her own willingness to take responsibility. We have to have the willingness to live up to our positive powers of goodness and changes in our physical and spiritual surroundings.
There are times when we make decisions which retard our progress, but we are never cut off from God. Therefore we never need salvation nor redemption. Through our own efforts, and with the assistance of those who care for us, we learn from all we do (good, bad or indifferent) and thus progress. We create our own 'heaven' or 'hell' by bringing about a state for our own mind and spirit which is either happy and forward looking or miserable and retrogressive.
We progress more quickly when we observe the natural laws of truth, justice and compassion, and less quickly when our decisions are based exclusively on self-interest, without caring for the progress of others.
Every thought sends out a vibration, just like a physical action. So today I ask that you think about your intent towards your own spiritual progress and how your thought and actions affect others.
Remember we take full for responsibility for own thoughts and actions, and as such judge ourselves.
On those thoughts I ask that love and peace shine upon you, and through you, now and evermore.
God bless and thank you for listening to me xxx