Monday, July 25, 2011

Emotion vs. Intuition

You have probably heard the phrases: "Trust your feelings" and "trust your intuition".

Because people are told to "trust their feelings", they are often confused when facing life decisions especially when what they "feel" is anger, fear, and resentment.  I believe this happens because people confuse emotional feelings for intuitional feelings.  Emotions can lie.  Anger, fear, and resentment can cloud the issue. 

Intuitional feelings are feelings of knowing on a soul level. 

To discern true feelings of intuition, remember that the soul is not afraid, is not angered, and is not resentful. Our divine selves are clear and unfettered by these unqualified energies. Our divine selves exist in harmony with the qualified energies of love, peace, and joy.  This is our Truth; this is the Good that is ours by Divine Right.

Bottomline:  Listen to your inner guide and discern the Truth for yourself.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Featured Speaker 7-24-2011 *Assembly Hall

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

(Read my updated comments below***)

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 128 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.

*Update: this service has been moved to the Assembly Hall because the Auditorium is in use for a workshop.*

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 (me, this Sunday)
  • Messages from Spirit - demonstrations of mediumship are presented by the medium. This Sunday, my mother Bonnie White will be the medium. She will give brief spirit messages to those in attendance.
  • 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 http://www.lilydaleassembly.com/.


***Update:

My topic was "the Presence of God in Our Lives".  But the truly noteworthy item of the service was my mother Bonnie White doing Spirit Art messages!  Incredible visual confirmation of spirit presence showed up on the paper!!!  And I know that those who received the Spirit Art messages truly appreciated them.  My mom is a Registered Lily Dale medium and a fantastic artist.  Visit her website at www.bonnspirit.com to view examples of her Spirit Art.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Inspiration Stump

There is a place in Lily Dale called "Inspiration Stump". If you follow the trail through the Leolyn Woods, you will find this special location. In a grove, surrounded by majestic old trees, a sacred space awaits.

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 Stump is an important location for the visitors and Spiritualists of Lily Dale. Since 1898, services have been held here. And every day during the summer Season, people gather twice 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.

(This week, my mother Bonnie White will be chairing the 5:30pm Stump service.  You may see me there to support her and offer spirit messages to the group.  Sunday July 10 to Saturday July 16, 2011.)

For over 113 years, people have felt reunion and reconnection with their loved ones in Spirit at these services. 

Visitors from all over the world come to sit in the energy of Inspiration Stump.  And I too enjoy sitting there among the ancient trees.  This old-growth forest is one of the oldest in this region of country and is protected by Lily Dale.  Some of the species of trees are over 500 years old!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Featured Medium 7-10-2011 at COLS church service

This Sunday, I will be the Featured Medium at the Church of the Living Spirit morning church service.  Because we are in the midst of the Lily Dale summer season, the service will be held in the Auditorium and it starts at 10:30 a.m.

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 (this Sunday is John White [no relation])
  • 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) 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 and I will get to personally wish you "Happy Summer!"

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

Friday, July 1, 2011

Teaching a person to fish

For the past few weeks, my son has been saying, "I want to go fishing, I want to go fishing."  We live on Cassadaga Lake and he has noticed people engaged in the activity and he wants to do it... desperately I might add.

Last week, he said it again "I want to go fishing" in a very determined tone.  So I told him to "ask Daddy".

This may seem like a cop-out to some of you, but I said it because...
  • I have only been fishing once in my life, so I rank as a complete novice
  • I know my husband has a fishing pole somewhere in the back of a shed, and said ownership of the item in question IMPLIES knowledge
So my son asked my husband to go fishing and I (the supportive wife and mother) asked my husband to go fishing with our son.  And it worked...
  • My husband immediately purchased our son a child-size fishing pole
  • then they went down to the lake and tried it out
  • and our son LOVES it!
He's almost 3 years old and he casts the line out with a smile and a flourish.  He can spend HOURS down at the lake casting with his fishing pole, reeling the little plastic tire on the end of it back to shore, and casting again.  And here's wonderful thing... He just knows that he is going to catch a fish someday.  He has absolute assurance that it will happen.  And right now, he believes that fishing is the BEST thing to do.  EVER.

Seems like we have a budding fisherman on our hands.  And his Daddy is going to teach him to fish.  Yay, husband!

So I thought my part in the whole fishing craze was going be to remain the observer of the fisherman(men) and that my boys would bond in this way together without me. I was wrong.

My husband just purchased fishing licenses for us both.  Both of us.  I guess I'll be learning to fish too.  So I started practicing with the boys today.  Looks like I'm a natural caster, folks.  Who knew? 

Now I just have to bait a hook and catch a fish and I'll gain full-blown amateur fisherwoman status. 

Bottomline:  There is always something more to do and to learn.  As the proverb states:  "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."