Wednesday, June 29, 2011

7-5-2011 'Voices of Mediumship' class

On Tuesday July 5th, I will be teaching the 'Voices of Mediumship' class. 

(Read my updated comments below***)

This weekly event is hosted by the Mediums League and is a special attraction in Lily Dale's summer program.  It truly is 'voices' of mediumship because each week a different medium shares their unique version and insights into spirit communication.

More importantly, this event provides an encouraging atmosphere for mediums and guests to talk about the process of Spirit communication and spiritual development.

Location: The Azur Room in the Maplewood Hotel, Lily Dale NY
Time: Tuesday 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Cost: $10 per person

Hope to see you there!

***Update:

Tonight, I shared some of my personal insights into mediumship and spiritual development.  Many of those who attended asked great questions and I could tell they enjoyed learning about 'Willa-style mediumship'.   Thank you to all who attended - such wonderful sharing of experiences and confirmation of Divine Path!  This is why I love teaching! 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Praying with my feet

A man marching with Dr Martin Luther King Jr in Alabama explained his experience by saying,"My feet were praying."

That is how I felt on Saturday morning as I participated in the Salvation Army 5K Walk/Run.

When I first decided to take part in this event, I knew it was a worthy cause and that by walking in it I would be supporting many individuals and families. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Salvation Army Anew Center in Jamestown NY which provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, rape, and child abuse. 

As I walked, I prayed.  I prayed for all those who need help in those ways.  And even though there were other people around me walking and talking, I silently prayed.  And because these physical actions accompanied prayers, I was experiencing Embodied Prayer.  "My feet were praying."

You see, our bodies can be places where prayer is actively happening. We can use our bodies to express ourselves in spiritual ways - and these physical expressions can be prayers too.  The meaning in our heads can become the meaning in our bodies.  When we use our bodies with spiritual intent, both our bodies and the occasion have become sacred.

Our actions and movements can be expressions of prayer to God.  We shouldn't just THINK our prayers.  We can show and express in our bodies what we say and express in our minds.  This is prayer in motion and it takes practice.  This is embodied prayer.

The Anew Center empowers individuals and the community to end violence and begin anew.  At the event, there were individuals and families who have needed and utilized the Anew Center's wonderful services - they were part of the grateful group cheering us at the finish line.  To me, they represented the culmination of my prayers.

I encourage you to experience embodied prayer and to use your hands and bodies to speak to God and to enrich devotion in word and process.  Perhaps this is through a personal form of embodied prayer such as daily devotions, yoga, or spiritual dance.  Or perhaps this helping out in a soup kitchen, mentoring a troubled teen, tending to a sick parent, or parenting your child with patience and love.
 
Discover for yourself what is a perfect self-expression of Divine Good.  And pray with your entire being.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunflower Summer

I am growing a Sunflower this year.  A friend gifted me with a few sunflower seeds recently, so I am excited to see what comes of it.
Some of you may haved noticed that I have sunflowers in the background of my website . . . well, there is a reason for that.

Sunflowers are a special symbol for Spiritualists: “As the Sunflower turns it’s face to the light of the sun --- so let Spiritualism turn the face of humanity to the Light of Truth”. In 1928 the Sunflower was adopted as the official badge of International Spiritualism at the conference for the International Federation of Spiritualism.

And here's a bit more history as it relates to Lily Dale ... in 1898 Lily Dale had it’s own newspaper, The Sunflower. The editor of the newspaper was William Bach, who with his wife Evielena erected the Sunflower PagodaThe Pagoda sold books, took subscriptions to Spiritualist publications, and sold supplies such as stationery, ice cream, candy, soft drinks, novelties and cigars. It served the summer residents and visitors in this manner for 49 years. Since then, it has continued to function in many ways during the Camp season and is currently being used as cafe.

But there's more . . . my house here in Lily Dale had an incarnation as a guest house and it was called (you guessed it) The Sunflower.

So this is my Sunflower Summer - a summer to honor the Light of Truth and Spiritualism in this way.  And I am looking forward to seeing the beauty of those flowers each time I return home.  Sunny blessings to you all!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Salvation Army 5K Walk/Run

I will be participating in this years Salvation Army Anew 5K Run/Walk on June 18th (less than 2 weeks from now).  This event benefits the Anew program caring for women and children in the domestic violence/abuse shelter here in Jamestown NY.

Please sponsor me:
  • you may use this handy-dandy link and process your donation online http://www.active.com/donate/anewrun/willawhite
  • or you may write a check made out to "The Salvation Army Anew Center" (in any amount you wish) and please mail to me at: Willa White, PO Box 114, Lily Dale NY 14752
Together, we will be empowering individuals and the community to end violence and begin anew.

I am very excited to be part of this worthy cause.  Thank you for your consideration and help!!

Love & light,
                 ~Willa

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Knowledge of Spiritual Law

Freedom from all unhappy conditions comes through knowledge - a knowledge of Spiritual Law. It is as Jesus Christ said, "And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free."

How do we begin? "The fear of the Lord (law) is the beginning of wisdom." [Lord means law - if we read the word Lord as Law, it makes many passages in the Bible much clearer.] Obedience precedes authority so the law must be obeyed before it can become man's servant. When handled ignorantly, it becomes man's deadly foe. So remember to use Spiritual Law with care.

And remember that the more Man knows, the more Man is responsible for, and a person with knowledge of Spiritual Law is responsible for his own Good.

Next, recognize God's will. Have you been forcing events with your own strong personal will? Or are you flowing with God's will?

Anything forced into manifestation through personal will is always "ill-got" and has "bad success." Desire can be a tremendous force and must be directed in the right channels or chaos ensues. So ask for that which is yours by Divine Right.

When working with Spiritual Law and manifesting, the more important step is ASK ARIGHT. Man should always demand only that which is his by divine right. Divine selection gives perfect satisfaction and brings good to all. Therefore, the divine pattern is the only safe pattern to work by.

And the curious thing is - Man always gets just what he desires when he relinquishes personal will, thereby enabling Infinite Intelligience to work through him. This is the meaning of "Let Go and Let God."

Your alignment with your Source frees you from pushing yourself to act in a forceful manner.  Lao-tzu (author of the Tao Te Ching) offers his 2500 year-old wisdom: "Things that are forced grow for a while, but then wither away... things in harmony with the Tao remain."  Affirm that you are opening to allow what needs to happen and live by letting go.

I am the Eternal Student of the Law, so Spiritual Law is something which fascinates me. Over the next few months, I will be sharing some aspects of Spiritual Law in my blogposts - such as the Law of Karma, the Law of Forgiveness, and more.  So stay tuned!