The words we choose when we speak to people are very important. If we choose the wrong word or intonation, misunderstandings between people can arise and cause a lot of distress and unhappiness.


At the moment I am reading a very interesting book called ‘Aspire’ by Kevin Hall which explains the meaning of certain words and from where they originate.


In the Western World when we meet someone we say hi or hello or shake their hand. When we say hello we are saying I greet you. Shaking someone’s hand originated during wartime and demonstrated that you were unarmed.


In the Eastern World they use the word Namaste, pronounced Nama-stay. If you practice Yoga you will be familiar with this word. The meaning of this word as a greeting means, I salute the Divine within you, I salute your God-given gifts.    It is a word of respect to the person you are greeting. It is spoken with the palms of the hands together touching the heart area of the body with a slight bow of the head. It is a word of peace, love and harmony.


This made me think of the word, respect, and how more respect for people would create more peace, love and harmony in our world. When I was a child I was taught to respect my elders. I think that we should respect ourselves and all life.     If today’s children were encouraged to respect themselves, their parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family, everyone they meet, more peace and harmony would result in our world.


We all need to respect the many different beliefs and ideas that exist and not be so ready to criticise people for being different to ourselves. We have all originated from the same source and will return to the same source. We should be prepared not just to speak but to listen to others as we can learn something valuable from listening to another person’s point of view. This doesn’t mean that we have to change our beliefs but can help us to understand why our beliefs differ.


We often speak in haste, without thinking first of the effect it may have on the other person. This applies especially when we are feeling angry and once the words have been spoken we cannot recall them.


Often rifts between families and friends are caused by a misunderstanding of the words that have been spoken and the results may last for many years without a healing taking place.


How often have you said something, knowing exactly what you mean, and then discovered that the other person had taken a completely different meaning from what we’ve said. It happens to everyone at some time in life and more care needs to be taken in the words we choose and the way we say them.


If our aim is to bring more peace into our lives and into the world then a good way to start is to look at the words we are choosing and how we are saying them.   Peace is something to aim for in everything we say and do and is much needed in our world today. Let us aspire to be peacemakers as we journey through life.


We are all unique in the abilities we have.  We all have a purpose for living our earthly life and if we are using our abilities then we are fulfilling our purpose.     All abilities or talents are important and are needed and no one talent is more important than any other. What is important is that we use the talents we have to the best of our ability.


If you have had an argument with someone try to sort it out as soon as possible.     Many people have regrets after the passing of someone that they didn’t solve their differences while they were on earth. None of us know when we will return to Spirit so making peace now will prevent regrets in the future.


If you are unsure what someone means when they are talking to you ask them to explain. Then you will know what they meant and prevent a misunderstanding.


This can occur not only on the earth but also when receiving communication from someone in the Spirit World. If you are uncertain what your message means ask for clarification. Some communicators are better at expressing themselves than others and sometimes the Medium has received it wrongly.     A single incorrect word in a sentence can change the whole meaning as I’m sure you know.


If you become more aware of the words you are using and the words you are hearing from others the problems caused by poor communication will lessen and result in creating more peace for yourself and others. You will have made a difference.


Ask yourself whether you want more peace, love and harmony in your life and aspire to achieving it.   Just imagine what a difference would occur in our world if more people began to live in this way.


Give yourself some time every day to sit quietly and begin to feel at peace within yourself. As you find this peace within you others around you will begin to feel it as well. You will have started to make a difference and will be beginning to spread peace.


Nearly 400 people will be receiving this email. Just imagine how much peace could go out from all of us and the difference it would make.


Just begin it now. 


With love & light


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How often do we have good intentions and unless we take action very quickly we slide back, forget about our intention and the opportunity is lost. We have all done this many times in our lives and maybe now is the time to say, 'enough is enough, I am now going to carry through with my intentions'.

We often view something new as going to be difficult and once we start on it we find that isn't nearly as hard as we thought it was going to be.     This occurs in all areas of our life, both material and spiritual.

Many people decide that they would like to develop their spiritual abilities, join a Circle, go for a few weeks and then give up. The cause may be the pace of life today. We want everything to happen quickly and don't realise that dedication is required for the development of all spiritual abilities.

In the past when people sat in Circle to develop physical mediumship, a group of people would meet on a weekly basis and only one person in the group would develop the ability and become a physical medium. The rest of the group were dedicated to giving their energy and power, week by week, so that someone else would develop. This is not the case with the development of mental mediumship today.     

When a Circle is formed to develop mental mediumship everyone in the Circle starts to develop their own ability. The pace at which each person progresses will vary and sometimes considerably but as long as everyone sits happily and in harmony with each other, not concerned at the speed of their development, then each person will benefit.

Receiving a message from a loved one in the Spirit World is the start of the journey of understanding the real purpose of life. Receiving these messages is not the sole purpose of Spiritualism, it is the introduction to the understanding that life is eternal. This understanding is the beginning of an endless journey. Unfortunately there are many people who never go any further along the journey and are content just to receive their messages from their loved ones in the Spirit World.

Once you have received your proof that those in the Spirit World are able to communicate with the earth it changes your attitude towards this earthly life.   You realise that your loved ones will be waiting to be reunited with you when you reach the end of your earthly journey.

This belief should change your life and give you the realisation that you are responsible for the life you are living, that you are creating your life and that you have a choice in the decisions you make and the happiness and enjoyment that you discover along the way.

On the earth we are sad when someone passes from this life but in the Spirit World there is happiness at the arrival back home of a loved one.     Similarly on the earth we rejoice at the birth of a child whereas in the Spirit World there may be a feeling of sadness. The fact that physical death is but an entry into the next phase of life makes a great deal of difference to the way in which we can accept the passing of a loved one.

While we are here on the earth there is a purpose for us being here.     There are opportunities and experiences during our journey that teach us about the purpose of this phase of life and how we can obtain understanding and wisdom. We should be learning to live and not just to exist and there is a great deal of difference between living and existing.    If we are only existing, we are allowing everything to happen without taking part in the events of life. It is like watching a film but not taking part in the film.

If we are on a journey every aspect of that journey is important. We have been given the gift of life, the gift of experiencing an earthly journey and we should be using every moment of that journey to evolve into what we came here to achieve.

We are living in an evolving, abundant Universe and we are taking part in the evolving process. Because of our connection with all life, the way in which we evolve individually has an effect on the whole. We are today in the situation that we have created. We have evolved to this point and also have the opportunity of changing our lives around if we are unhappy with how we feel about life.

Pause for a moment and ask yourself if you are happy with your life as it is. What, in your life, makes you feel happy? What makes you feel sad?     What would you like to change but don't think that you can?

Many people were brought up with the idea that life would be difficult and that it wasn't possible to overcome or rise above the difficulties. It may be that they had an unhappy childhood where nothing ever seemed to go right and this set a pattern for their belief that life was to be endured and not enjoyed. Some people with this background became determined to overcome their early life and succeeded in doing so and others lived their whole life with the same belief that they had been taught.

We have the freedom to choose and no matter what your circumstances today you can find a way of enjoying a better tomorrow. The choice is yours. You may ask yourself where to begin and the answer is that wherever you are in this moment is the right place for you to start afresh.

Happiness and enjoyment is not something at the end of the road that we are trying to reach, it is something that we can have every moment along our journey if we choose to believe that we can experience it. Wherever we are at this moment we all have in our lives reasons to be grateful that we are alive, will always live and we all have so many things to be thankful for.

Try to spend a few moments looking at your life and becoming aware of all the wonderful things you have and begin to show gratitude for everything you have.    

Include in this gratitude the love of your family and friends, the memories of life with those who are now in the Spirit World, your senses that we all take for granted, the beauty of nature, the sounds of happy children playing, the sound of music, the beauty of art and sculpture - the list is endless. Ask yourself how much of this you have taken for granted.

If you can begin each day with a thought of gratitude for the new day and the opportunities it is going to bring you and close the day with a thank you for that day you will find that life for you will improve. You will begin to feel happy with your life no matter what is occurring and you will experience a feeling of peace within yourself. Once you feel peace within not only will you benefit from this feeling but all those who come into contact with you will feel better even though they may not be aware of why they are experiencing this.

Test this for yourself. Choose to make a statement of gratitude, every day for a week when you wake up, before you get out of bed. You can choose whatever words you like as long as you really feel the gratitude deep within yourself. You could write out your statement and put it beside your bed to remind yourself each day. Choose a different statement for the end of the day. During that week see whether you begin to feel more enjoyment and happiness than you have been experiencing.

So let us start now by taking full responsibility for our lives, the choices we make, the way we live, the beliefs we hold and really enjoy this phase of our existence.

With love & light,


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