Monday, July 28, 2014

Stand up Mediumship / Public Message Work

Many of you are probably familiar with the gallery-style messages of TV mediums such as John Edward and James Van Praagh.  They give short messages from loved ones in Spirit to audience members.  Well... here at Lily Dale this type of message work has been done for over 135 years. 

We refer to it as "public message work" or "stand up mediumship" because, rather than being in our individual offices (also known as private reading rooms), we are with a large group and we are standing.  We refer to them as "messages" because they are brief greetings lasting a couple minutes rather than a private reading session that can range from 30 to 60 minutes in length.

During the Lily Dale summer Season, 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.
Between the outdoor services and the afternoon service, these demonstrations of mediumship occur FOUR times a day every day of the Season
  • 1:00 p.m. at Inspiration Stump, an outdoor service in the Leolyn Woods
  • 2:30 p.m. at the Afternoon Service at the Auditorium
  • 4:00 p.m. at Forest Temple, an outdoor service located on East Street & Marion Street (except on Sundays, when there is an All Message Service in the Auditorium conducted by a single medium)
  • 5:30 p.m. at Inspiration Stump 
  • Oh, and let's not forget the Sunday Church Service where there is a message part of the service (so that makes a total of FIVE services on Sundays)
At the busiest times of the Season, there can be 300-400 people attending each service, so in recent years they have put in a sound system at the outdoor services to help folks in the back rows to hear the mediums.
During the Off-Season, the churches of Lily Dale have Sunday services where there is a message part of the service.  And on Wednesday nights, there is a community Healing Service with a brief message portion after the healings.
That is a whole lot of opportunity to possibly receive a message from a loved one in Spirit!!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Experiencing peace at Lily Dale

Season is in full swing here at Lily Dale.  There is an excitement and buzz about the various events and people are making their annual pilgrimage to Lily Dale.  Visitors frequently tell me about how Lily Dale makes them feel...
  • As soon as I entered the gate, I felt PEACE.
  • When I see the gate, peace fills me.
  • Walking around Lily Dales brings me peace.
  • I feel renewed!
  • This reading has brought me peace.
  • I can just "be" here.
Over 135 years of spiritual discussions, meditations, prayers, healings, and messages from Spirit have created a special energy at Lily Dale.  So many people feel the peace of this place!

From the waters of beautiful Cassadaga Lake to the oldgrowth forest of the Leolyn Woods we are blessed by a gorgeous natural surrounding.  Add in a quaint village of summer cottages, year-round homes, and old historic buildings.  Blend in all the affirmations of personal connection to the Divine and awareness of Spirit that this group of Spiritualists experience through Mediumship and Spiritual Healing.  Now, fold in a bunch of educational and spiritually uplifting events attended by tens of thousands of people from around the world every summer.  And voila!  You have the Lily Dale summer season!!

Wishing you all the peace of this moment!