Monday, August 30, 2010

The day after

It's the day after the Season. As I walk around Lily Dale, I notice the change in the energy - the extra hush of the place.

What a difference from Opening Day of the season and the past two months! By now, the majority of the summer visitors have departed and the public buildings are closed. The off-season begins.

I feel a sense of waiting for the next moment, that space between before and after. This is probably the way a teacher feels when her students leave a classroom on the last day of school - desks are empty, the hallways are clear, and the chalk dust has settled. Or the feeling after a dinner party - as you clear the table and reminisce about the evening's conversation.

It is the breath a singer takes between notes. It is moment after the sun has set and before night begins. This is a relaxing moment that is bittersweet because something incredible is ending and because it is a much-needed pause before something glorious begins.

This pause in time can blink by as quick as a milli-second or can span an eternity. It is my decision how I choose perceive this moment.

I embrace this moment of hush. I embrace now.

For more info about what to do in Lily Dale during the Off-Season, click here.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Last day of season - Featured Medium 8-29-2010 Sunday service

This Sunday, I will be the Featured Medium at the Church of the Living Spirit's Sunday morning church service. It will be held in Lily Dale's historic Auditorium. This day is also very special because is the LAST DAY of the 2010 Lily Dale summer program.

For those of you who are not familiar with a Spiritualist church service, here is a basic outline of events:

•Lecture from the featured speaker (Patricia Price, this Sunday)
•Healing time - opportunity to receive beautiful, channeled energy from one of the healers
•Messages from Spirit - demonstrations of mediumship are presented by the medium (me, again!) giving short messages to those in the audience
•Music - songs with live music accompaniment
So there you go! If you are coming to church, you will see me!

For more info, visit http://www.willawhite.com/ and http://www.churchofthelivingspiritlilydale.com/.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Medium's Recognition Day 2010

This Friday August 27th is Medium's Recognition Day in Lily Dale.

What does this mean?

The Mediums League of Lily Dale is sponsoring a day to recognize the work and dedication of the Registered Mediums. This includes:

  • a special lecture at the afternoon church service in the Auditorium educating people about mediumship
  • expressing gratitude to the Registered Mediums of Lily Dale [I am proud to be one]
  • spirit messages from the Executive Board of Directors of the Mediums League [I am a board member, so you will see me on the platform today!]

I think this is a wonderful way for mediums and visitors alike to join together and acknowledge mediumship and express gratitude for the wonderful mediums at Lily Dale.

I hope you can join us! [if not inperson, at least in spirit] *smile*

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Featured Medium 8-26-2010 Auditorium Service

On Thursday, I will be the Featured Speaker at the afternoon church service in Lily Dale.

During the summer season, the afternoon services are held in Lily Dale's historic Auditorium starting at 2:30 p.m. The Auditorium platform has been a place for speakers of spiritual philosophy, social causes, and Spiritualism for 127 years. Several big names have spoken there - Susan B. Anthony, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and more! I have had the honor of speaking on the summer platform for over a decade.

For those of you who are not familiar with this service, here is a basic outline for this one hour event:

Lecture from the featured speaker - This Thursday, my father William White will present a lecture on a spiritual subject.
Messages from Spirit - demonstrations of mediumship are presented by the medium (me, this Thursday).
Music - songs with live music accompaniment (hopefully from our very historic and beautiful pipe organ)
So there you go - if you are coming to the service, you will share sacred time with me!

For more info, visit www.willawhite.com and www.lilydaleassembly.com.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The magic of ice cream in the summer

I don't know what it is, but ice cream is *magical* - especially during the summer. Someone can be having a bad day, a dull day, a hectic day, or a great day - and another someone can suggest going for ice cream and the day gets better.

For a funny ice cream story, read my blog post: Falling off the ice cream wagon.

In fact, ice cream is soooo fantastic that there are ice cream shacks dotting the landscape. These special places usually have a wall that is completely taken up by the list of ice cream flavors offered and just enough room inside to house the ice cream, the cones, and a couple of ice cream scoops. I love those places.

For around the same amount that a person would pay for a half gallon of ice cream at the store, you can have one, two, or three scoops of the ice cream(s) of your choice in a cone. [Ice cream sticker shock]

And for some strange reason [that I have not yet discovered], the ice cream tastes better from these places - making the cost worth it.

Folks stand in line for their ice cream treat, eagerly scouring the list of flavors to find a favorite. Then, you are finally at window to declare your choice. And a beautiful stack of an ice cream cone floats toward you.

As the ice cream hits the summer heat, drips form on the exterior of the cone. Your job now is to quickly lick the melting ice cream in order to maintain a mess-free cone.

Frequently, I watch the joy and the relaxed posture of those enjoying their ice cream around me. It's difficult to maintain a serious stance when indulging in ice cream. Silly grins and child-like delight fill the moment. I love watching people find joy in simple pleasures.

Ahhhhhhh, summer.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Spirit temperature & density

On these hot summer days, it feels so refreshing to take a dip in the lake. As I move through the water, I feel the warm and cold pockets of water.

As I float, I am thinking . . .

Feeling spirit is a lot like feeling warm and cold pockets of water. Sure, you are on land, but the space feels different.

Depending on a spirit's vibrational frequency, the spirit can feel warm, cold, light, dense, murky, clear, effervescent, etc. This discernment of the variation of temperature and density makes the spirit's presence a sensory experience.

In this way, the method of perceiving a spirit's energy is similar to the way we perceive a living person's energy --- it is an energetic recognition of the vibrational frequency or energy signature of the individual.

Have you felt spirit energy in this way?

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Rainbow

I saw a rainbow today.

Low in the sky, below the misting clouds and sun peeking thru, there was a big beautiful rainbow. Brilliant colors arced over the trees, bending down toward the earth.

My heart filled with joy at the sight. And the words that Judy Garland immortalized in the Wizard of Oz came to mind.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?


This optical and meterological phenomenon has delighted and confounded many throughout the ages. And there are many ways that various cultures have explained the rainbow's existence.

My favorite: In Greek mythology, the rainbow is considered to be a path for a messenger between Heaven and Earth.

Did you know that white light is composed of the light of all the colors of the rainbow? I think it was Isaac Newton who demonstrated that fact. Light can also bend, act like a wave, and interfere playfully with itself. That's why scientists say a rainbow can happen.

Scientists now have a satisfactory explanation for the light refraction of the rainbow, but this does not diminish its beauty and specialness.

When we pass to spirit we are embraced by the Light and Love of God in a superilluminary way. I think maybe the Greeks were right.

So I ask you now: where do rainbows come from?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Forest Temple

One of my favorite places in Lily Dale is the "Forest Temple". Located on East Street, it is an area of tranquility.

As you approach, you will see benches where hundreds of people sit each day in the summer, eager to receive a message from their loved ones in Spirit. Looking up, beautiful stately trees create an outdoor cathedral effect. This natural space offers a calm and peaceful way to connect consciously with your higher self and the spirits of your loved ones.

The Forest Temple is an important location for the visitors and Spiritualists of Lily Dale. Since 1894, services have been held here. And every day during the summer Season, people gather once a day for a public message service.

During the summer, demonstrations of mediumship are presented by the mediums in the form of short messages to those in the audience. There is a chairperson for the event who calls the mediums one at a time to serve as message ministers at the service. Various kinds of mediums generously volunteer their time to give messages and greetings from Spirit --- registered Lily Dale mediums, visiting mediums, and student mediums.

For over 116 years, people have felt reunion and reconnection with their loved ones in Spirit at these services.

This week, you will probably see me at the Forest Temple. My mother, Bonnie White, is chairing the service. I will be there to help and support her and Lily Dale.