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The Spiritual in Spiritualism for December 2010
 

The New Reality Matrix

 
There has been much excitement generated since the movie “The Secret” came out over three years ago. Manifesting promises material results for those who know the secret of intention and use it to gain what they want. On the sidelines of the acquisition game is one of the Spiritualist’s mantras, “Thoughts are things.” In terms of Quantum Mechanics it means that we create our own reality with our thoughts. What intrigued me about science’s verification of a spiritual principle was the deeper implication of such statements. There seemed to be a doorway opening to a much grander vision than what I had first glimpsed.
 
Many years ago when I was taking an art workshop in Tennessee I experienced the “high” of working together on a group project. Everyone in the class was so enthused that we hardly ate or slept. After a brief breakfast we all went to the studio and worked until dinner, then returned to work until midnight. It was an exhilarating experience and the work that was produced was truly amazing. The energy of the group during that time was lifted to a higher level through the combined concentration of our focus and that fire of creativity burned in the pieces we tacked to the walls.
 
Recently there was an effort on the internet to change the Reality Matrix of the world. Through the phenomena of email the number of people who participated was huge, and I experienced the “vastness” of the effort each time I joined in. It started on November 11th and continued for 11 days. During that time, on the premise that “conscious observation materializes particles into existence”, every night at 11:11 pm the group visualized within their consciousness a new template for our planet that did not include fear, that was led by a level of cooperation from the heart of all peoples of the world generated by the understanding that our group belief controls our group experience of reality.
 
The group believed and visualized our species enlightened by this knowledge and fearlessly living this new reality, and held that space for 11 minutes. When I spoke to my friends who also participated, I found that they too had been overwhelmed by the group experience and the potential of creative actions. I am sure that everyone else on the globe who was a part of this effort also felt that same energy and power. If we could feel each other’s energy as it joined with ours, then the force was certainly received throughout the world.
 
The new Reality Matrix brings us faced to face with the fact that we are not alone, that what we feel, think and do has power beyond the little square that we stand on. Moving into the consciousness that lies outside of ourselves is a movement into the heart of God wherein we all dwell. In that space we are all connected to one another as part of the divine heartbeat.
 
If this were applied on a “local” scale, imagine the communities that would flourish, the schools that would function without politics, and the students who would become all that they could be within such an environment. Imagine churches, organizations, governments all living within this New Reality Matrix of cooperation and love.
 
Imagine…
 
Rev. Margie Kivel 
seed2flower@flintspiritual.com

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The Heart Of The Matter

By Rev. Edee Root
  
     There is something inside each of us that instinctively knows there is more to life than what we are experiencing, whether it is better health, more money, a better job, or other things that are important to us. But we remain unsatisfied, even when our needs are seemingly met. Something tells us there is more to life than this.
      Where does this inner restlessness come from? I believe it is our spirit searching for a closer connection and relationship with God. It doesn't matter what our individual belief system may be, there is that inner longing that cannot be satisfied from outside ourselves. We search for the keys to this closeness in books, through meditation, attending seminars and lectures, etc. However the chosed method, it leads us back to ourselves and the realization the keys lie within us.
      Now, at last, we come to the heart of the matter. If the keys to drawing closer to God and feeling at one with Him, are truly within, then what is it that we must do.
      This is where praise and thanksgiving have their rightful place. By praising God in all things, no matter how the circumstance, condition or situation looks, it will bring Him into them and turn things around. When God is at work, truly at work in our lives, amazing and astounding things happen. It has happened in my own life, and I am sure I am not alone. God wants to be a part if our lives. “Come close to God and He will come close to you” . . . James 4:8 AMP. The more we praise Him for moving in and through our lives, the more alive and meaningful our relationship with Him becomes. Thanksgiving naturally follows, as we see our lives become transformed. As someone once told me, “when praises go up, blessings come down”. And it is true. There are many, many hymns that have praise as their foundation. Numerous scriptures refer to praise and thanksgiving as being a very important part of our spiritual life.
      No matter what the conditions of our lives are right now, no matter where we have been, or what we feel we need to be truly happy, praise opens the door for a transformed life.
      I would like everyone to try this for one day: Everything that happens, praise God for it, good or not so good. Every person who crosses your path, praise God for him/her. Thank Him for giving you exactly what you need for this one day. At the end of the day, look back and reflect on how different this day seemed in relation to your other days. If you noticed the difference for this one day, think how much more your life would be blessed if this became your daily pattern of living!
       Only by opening our hearts, mind, soul and spirit to the infinite goodness of God, can we live a truly joyous, blessed and meaningful life. Look within and find the treasures that are waiting to be discovered: a deeper closeness with Him, a new awareness and appreciation of what we have already been given, and what He is blessing us with now.
      Finally, “O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endures forever!” Ps 107:1 AMP
 

More from Rev. Edee

 

Spirit

 
Defining things that we cannot physically grasp in a hand, behold through an eye, or discover through the use of other senses is difficult. Sometimes we must learn to deal with abstract concepts when designing something new or in describing things that occur in unseen places. Describing things and places to another relies on their imagination and knowledge being able to grasp what you are trying to convey. Sometimes you may only have words to use for constructing a picture in other peoples minds. In the case an energy that we deal with on a daily basis, like electricity, we can form a mental image to provide a reasonable substitute. Spirit is mostly an energy that is the essence of a human. It is used for assistance in controlling a brain that interacts with the surrounding world. Spirit itself is unseen; but the effects from spirit can be easily seen in moods and emotions, as well as through actions performed.
 
Many forms of spirit exist. Souls and spirits are interrelated parts consisting of the energies that make all humans unique individuals. Humans are a spiritual/physical being with a soul being associated with the physical part that is connected a body. The spirit is associated with the ethereal planes of existence. The soul is a part of the spirit that is attached to a body, providing part of the thought process and animation. Spirit and soul coordination is provided in the process of instrumentality.  Spirits are interconnected in ways that science has not properly defined and are often thought of as supernatural. Although spirits do not contain easily measurable physical elements they are a natural part of our galactic scheme. Spirits can have both individual and collective elements. The planet Earth has it's own spirit, which is combined from the vast array of spirits that live on it. Even plants that are recorded as providing reaction to unusual stimuli, such as music, could contain some form of a primitive Spiritual connection.
 
Spirits can live in a different time frame than the body they inhabit or could be altogether timeless. As people grow old they will often tell of their mind not feeling as old as their body. Different time frames can be exhibited by a variety of living things showing that many variations are possible. Plants may live on a time scale that is far different from our own, but physically appear to be similar. Biblical characters lived hundreds of years.
 
Both good and bad spirits can affect life. Heavenly spirits like The Holy Spirit and Angels attempt to spread loving principles by improving lives through lessons taught and providing grace.  Demonic spirits are likely to be found causing mischief and doing things that they consider to be fun to themselves. Other dark spirits may not be as pleasant. Spirits may have many stages of development that are difficult to quantize.
 
Spirit worlds or planes of existence are found in different locations. We live on a physical plane where most people can tell of other planes of existence referred to as Heaven, Hell, and Limbo. Physical interactions through spirit are usually subtle and difficult to prove. Spirits have reported as being seen as thin ghostly images or reflections for centuries. Spirits can inhabit things or beings other than human bodies.
 
Communication and other interaction between spirit worlds can be accomplished through thought processes. Prayer is a common form of attempting to communicate with a greater spirit. Psychic mediums reach between physical and spiritual worlds with mental processes for prophecy, communication, and exchange of knowledge. Biblical references tell of cloud-like apparitions being used for audible communications. Primitive attempts at creating a middle zone for communication between spirit and physical planes were made through assemblies of pure and precious materials (an altar or ark), burnt sacrifices, auras, and with fragrances.
 
Spirits have their own heart, which is separate from a physical heart. A heart produces and channels the vibrations of Love. Love is the most potent spiritual energy. A spiritual heart holds one's deepest beliefs, sincerest feelings, and emotions. It also produces and channels the vibrations of Love. The spiritual heart is regulated by the owner and can be opened or closed to control energy flow related to love.
 
Spirit is dynamic and has the flexibility to change. A spirit can travel from its host body by maintaining a tethering energy. People have reported looking at their own body or astral traveling to other places. A spirit can also become stagnant or become dormant. Properly maintained spirits can be eternal.
 
Spirit is comprised of the essential parts of a human associated with the mind, will, and feelings. The spirit is the activating or animating force that drives a human. Positive energies like creativity and enthusiasm are from the spirit. We are all individual spiritual entities on a great journey of discovery.
 
Enjoy the Adventure of Life,
Dennis Dunk ©2010

Veritable Treasures (Dennis' Website)

 

The Beyond

 
It seemeth such a little way to me
     Across to that strange country, the beyond,
And yet not strange, for it has grown to be
     The home of those of whom I have grown so fond;
They make it seem familiar and most dear,
     As journeying friends bring distant countries near.
 
So close it lies that when my sight is clear
     I think I almost see the gleaming strand;
I know that those who have gone from here
     Come near enough to sometimes touch my hand.
 
I never stand above a bier and see
     The seal of death set on some well-loved face,
But that I think—one more to welcome me
     When I have crossed the intervening space
Between this world and that one over there;
     One more to make the strange beyond seem fair.
 
And so for me there is no sting to death,
     And so the grave has lost the victory;
It is but crossing with abated breath
     And white-set face a little strip of sea,
To find our loved-ones waiting on that shore,
     More beautiful, more precious, than before.
 
--Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

Announcements

 
The Church's website has become increasingly more difficult to properly update, so The FSC has purchased new software.  We are in the process of recreating the website with many new features and content, with an eye toward ease of updating. Each time we have redone it the website was greatly improved.. This is a large undertaking, and look for the roll-out of the new site sometime after the 1st of the year. Suggestions are appreciated, and will be considered.  Keep the website in prayer and ask that we are divinely inspired.
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In This Issue:

The New Reality Matrix
The Heart Of The Matter
Spirit
The Beyond
Announcements
Our Mission
Prayer Requests
Biblical Spiritualism - Materialization
Encounters
Free Book Downloads
Laughs
Links


Our Mission

 
 
The Flint Spiritual Church is an independent, progressive, non-traditional, Christian Church and is founded upon the sacred teachings of the Holy Bible; to bring mankind the understanding of spirituality according to the fundamentals of Spiritualism. 
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Our Prayer 
 
We pray to the God of our lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that he may give you a spirit of wisdom and insight, and so enable you to understand His divine nature.  May He open your spiritual eyes so that you may see what hope is yours by virtue of His call, and how rich in His glory is the inheritance that you will share with His faithful, and also how vast is His Power, as manifested in us who believe in Him.  Amen. 
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Rev. Rick Root - Editor 

Articles Of Faith

 

Prayer Requests

"Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness."  Martin Luther.
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Matthew 18:19-20 KJV  (Jesus said)  "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. (20) For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
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Upon request, your prayer petitions will be held in strict confidence by our Prayer Warriors, as they continue to pray with you and for you during the next 30 days.  Send your prayer requests to prayerwarriors@flintspiritual.com
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If you would like to become one of our prayer warriors please email pastor.rick@flintspiritual.com .
 
A Spiritualist Healing Prayer
 
I ask the great Unseen Healing Force to remove all obstructions from my mind and body and to restore me to perfect health. I ask this in all sincerity and honesty and I will do my part. I ask this great Unseen Healing Force to help both present and absent ones who are in need of help and to restore them to perfect health. I put my trust in the Love and Power of God. Amen

Prayer Request Page

 

Biblical Spiritualism - Materialization

 
Genesis 32:1-2, 24-32 KJV
 
And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. (2) And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim. 
 
(24) And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. (25) And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. (26) And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. (27) And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. (28) And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. (29) And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. (30) And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. (31) And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. (32) Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.

More Biblical Spiritualism

 

Encounters

In John 14:21, Jesus promises to reveal himself unto us.  Tell us how the Lord and Master Jesus has manifested himself unto you by whatever way you experienced it. (We know the reality of His promise)
 
We would also like you to share how contact with spirits and angels have blessed and changed your life.  Have you been saved from calamity due to their intervention?  Have you received guidance that turned your life around?  Have you received a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual healing?  Please share your experiences for possible inclusion here.  Send your submissions by email to pastor.rick@flintspiritual.com

 

Free Book Downloads

Communication with the Spirit World of God, Its Laws and Purpose by Johannes Greber can be downloaded for free by clicking this link.  (various languages)  http://gott-und-christus.de/down_greber.html
 
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The New Testament by Johannes Greber (highly Spiritualistic) can be downloaded from our website by clicking below.

Look for the free Greber New Testament link

 

Laughs

 
Forgive Your Enemies
 
The preacher, in his Sunday sermon, used "Forgive Your Enemies"as his subject. After a long sermon, he asked how many were willing to forgive their enemies. About half held up their hands. Not satisfied he harangued for another twenty minutes and repeated his question.
 
This time he received a response of eighty percent. Still unsatisfied, he lectured for fifteen minutes and repeated his question. With all thoughts now on Sunday dinner, all responded except one elderly lady in the rear.
 
"Ms. Jones, are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"
 
"I don't have any."
 
"Ms. Jones, that is very unusual. How old are you?"
 
"Ninety-three."
 
"Ms. Jones, please come down in front and tell the congregation how a person can live to ninety-three and not have an enemy in the world."
 
The little sweetheart of a lady teetered down the aisle, very slowly turned around & said: "It's easy. I just outlived the danged idiots."
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The Leaf
 
A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly something fell out of the Bible.  
 
He picked up the object and looked at it closely.
 
What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages.
 
"Momma, look what I found," the boy called out.
 
"What have you got there, dear?" his mother asked.
 
With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, "I think it's Adam's underwear."

 
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