The definition of imagination is the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful, how many times when faced with a problem in life or at work, we have been asked to use our imagination, or imagination has been derided as the useless pursuit of the day dreamer, imagination only seems to be important when necessary, but I say to you imagination is a very powerful tool for wellbeing and self improvement and spiritual connection, if used properly in our spiritual physical and material lives, individually and collectively we are the creation of what we know as God, a super creative intelligence that has created all things, each and everyone of us has the God given power of creation within us, we are the physical expression of God in human form, as all life on earth is the expression of the mind of God.
Science to this day as far as I know cannot find which part of the brain the mind lives, my spirit guides tell me the mind is the spirit level an energy of the physical human brain, and the conduit for two way communication and interaction between us the universe of God angels and spirit, imagination is the language that facilitates communication between us the universe of God angels and spirit, I was forever the daydreamer, thinking my daydreams were just hopes and fantasies for the future, it was not until I started spiritual development in 1978, I was taught by Berenice Watts that imagination is a tool used for communication with spirit, I have never forgotten her words “you cannot have imagination without an image”, she explained that the creation of an image within the mind, is thought and emotion combined.
As Tesla once said if we wish to understand the universe, we should think in terms of frequency and vibration, all things have their own unique vibration and frequency depending on what we are thinking and the emotion powering the thought, creates the vibrational frequency of the created image, to manifest within the minds eye, imagination happens when we allow our emotion powered thought to run free within our mind, as we are aware that spirit are energy on many levels of consciousness and vibrational frequency, spirit can channel thought and emotion creating images, within our minds eye using our imagination, my first experience of focussing my mental images to communicate with spirit, was my first meditation in Berenice’s spiritual development circle.
We were asked to imagine we are a bird on a cliff top looking out to sea, on a bright sunny day, on the horizon there is a rainbow we were asked to fly out to the rainbow, I imagined myself as a scruffy little bird, I flew out to the rainbow flying through the colours of the rainbow, sensing their beautiful energies I met with Jesus, who welcomed me to this state of consciousness, Jesus said to me ” I am pleased you are here, grow and serve become the light” me as a little scruffy bird sitting at Jesus feet, I was suprised that Jesus would even bother with me, but I felt so blessed to have had my meeting with Jesus, Berenice called us back into the room, where in turn we gave what we experienced in this wonderful meditation, Berenice gave us her interpretation of the symbols we observed and felt, and this was my first true connection with spirit, using meditation as a tool for connection with spirit, for what is meditation it is simply focussed imagination.
Throughout my spiritual development in Berenice Watts circle, imagination was the tool we used to connect with spirit, by creating an image within our minds eye, or by allowing spirit to connect with us by placing an image within our minds eye, the images could be symbolic to convey a situation or the emotional state of someone on their life path, or images of Angels Spirit Guides and loved Ones within our minds eye, also sending us memories and messages they wish to share with us, it is also the vibration ( emotion ) that comes with the image, that allows us to interpret symbols given to us by spirit communicators, colours also have their own meaning and vibrational frequency in symbols, many discard colour when interpreting symbols, but by attuning ourselves to the vibration ( emotion ) of the colour, we can give a better and deeper interpretation of the image, also when we perceive images of Angels and Spirit, we should attune ourselves to the vibrational ( emotional ) frequency of the image, in doing so we are allowing Angels and Spirit to communicate with us, to give the message they want us to receive, Angels and spirit communicate mainly in thought and emotion, it is by connection through the energy of our minds, spirit use thought and emotion to create images to communicate with us, imagination comes in when we converse with Angels and Spirit.
Imagination by creating an image within our minds eye, has many applications in spiritual communication and spiritual service, our thought and emotion created images are energy and as I understand it, all things Angels and Spirit are energy on many levels of vibrational frequency of God, by creating images for spiritual communication and service we are conversing with the mind of God, to create upliftment through spiritual service, Berenice taught how to channel energy by using the power of our imagination, we stood in a circle holding hands we had to imagine our minds eye, the left half being a brilliant white colour, the right half of our mind’s eye being a sapphire blue, we were asked to visualise the white half of our mind’s eye travelling from our mind’s eye, to our neck should arm into the palm of our hands, and visualise it going to the person on our left, we had to energise the colour white with our love, we did the same with the sapphire blue to our right, it was amazing how the colour flowed around our circle, energised by our love making us sway with it’s flow, as I have already discussed colour has its own vibrational ( emotional ) frequency, the general meaning of white is purity cleansing unconditional love, Blue is healing and we could feel the difference in vibrational frequency. as the colour flowed through and around us.
I used Berenice’s teaching of channeling energy for absent healing, by which we channel healing energy to loved one’s who are sick and suffering, in a wider context we can send absent healing all over the world, for all who are suffering in mind body and spirit, or through mans inhumanity to man throughout the world, and mother earth and all species of life on mother earth, by creating the images of the healing colours within our minds eye energising them with our love to our loved ones or wherever we want to focus healing energy to, we must also visualise the focus of our healing within our minds eye, imagine our loved ones, countries, mother earth, the animal kingdom, within our minds eye being immersed in healing colours energised with our love, healing guides in Spirit can also connect with our absent healing, use the vibrational frequency of our loving healing colours and images. to transmit healing energy from the spirit world to the focus of our loving healing energies.
By using the power of imagination to channel and send absent healing, I unwittingly stumbled upon and discovered astral projection, which to me is projecting yourself through the power of your mind and imagination, to another location and you can see and sense what is going on in that location, I had a friend at Slough Spiritualist Church named Sue, she had alot of back pain and at times she would not be able to move with her back pain, every friday night I would send Sue absent healing, I would visualise her within my minds eye, and transmit loving healing energy colours to her via power of my imagination, whilst I was focussing on sending Sue absent healing, I could see an image of a bedroom in my minds eye I was standing to the right of the bed, at the end of the bed was a brass victorian bed frame, with a brown dressing gown draped over it opposite the bed agaainst the wall, was a dressing table with an oval mirror, with a wardrobe to it’s left and a bedroom door to the dressing tables right, everytime I sent Sue absent healing I would see the image of the bedroom within my minds eye.
This went on for a few weeks and I could not work out why I was seeing this bedroom, one night myself and Sue were chatting at Slough Spiritualist Church, she asked me if I sent my absent healing at 10 pm on a Friday night, slightly amazed I said yes I send absent healing the same time every Friday night, she asked me if I saw anything whilst sending absent healing, I told her of the bedroom I could see within my minds eye, whilst sending her absent healing Sue told me I had just described her bedroom in detail, and that she could see my face floating above the right side of her bed, we were both amazed this was happening through absent healing, I asked her if it was bothering her I would stop, and she replied no as her back had recently started to feel much better and a lot less painful, I asked my spiritual teacher Berenice how this could happen, she told me it was astral projection the power of the mental images of healing colours, and transmitting them to Sue via the power of love of and my mind and imagination, had created a link to Sue in her bedroom, that is why I could see her bedroom and she could see my face, people who practice remote viewing use the power of imagination by creating the image of themselves in the place they wish to visit within their minds eye, and they are able to bring back information if what is happening in that place and time.
Everything within the known and unknown universe of God is energy, we are the reflection of God in his image the bible tells us, or perhaps we are the image of God in our collective vibrational frequency in creation, as is all life in it’s own vibrational frequency, I know the power of thought is the most powerful vibrational frequency within the universe, I spoke earlier of the mind of God, the energy of all knowledge and creation, we have been bestowed with the power of thought, to be able to communicate with God, Angels, and Spirit, and all things but to mainly create, the best possible world we can for ourselves and all around us, and we can do this with the power of imagination, I use the word power a lot but we must remember power is a raw product, that can be used for anything we must infuse the power of our thoughts with love for the greater good for ourselves and all, our thoughts and imagination can be used in any area of our lives, for the creation of the greater good.
Stephen Rowlands 31/12/20
Finding solace in peace and quiet away from burden and noise
I sit still as the candle flame my heart opens in service
Colours of lovelight shining outward from my heart
Love fills my awareness spirit are present my senses awaken
A connection of love and unity a bond between two worlds present and eternal
Within my minds eye I see an angel serene in blue and white light
She comes close to me face to face within her deep beautiful eyes
A wisdom Of time and space universal mind and creation
My limited earthly perception cannot comprehend
The angel opens my awareness to universal mind
Connecting me with all who wish to speak in loves service
Giving the teachings of universal love and eternal life
Stephen Rowlands 11/03/20
I sit down to pray in my dark room, visualising a white cross, to focus my love for healing, I find myself floating in the stars, looking down on mother earth, a jewel in the crown of creation, in awe of the starlight the realisation comes, I am floating in Christ light, it is still and silent the permanance of eternity, nothing can shatter this connection to all things, no ripples can disturb this divine space.
At one and conscious within Christ light, I must still my mind for the message to be heard, and understood in heart, he never came to free us from sin, he came to show us we are eternal, to look beyond ourselves to see our need for wealth status and power, are of little relevance in eternal life, he was not a saviour he came to guide us, to know the starlight Christ light is within us all, my heart now illumined in star Christ light, is the gift and knowledge he came to share.
Stephen Rowlands 14/11/18
All things everything and everyone, is a reflection of soul source, the energy, light, being of creation, and intelligence the masses know as God, everything and everyone is connected by the soul source, as it is the divine plan to bring everything and everyone, into one ness with soul source, it is very important for those who follow a spiritual pathway, to have a inner one ness and connection with their own higher self, creating one ness with our soul source, as collectively the human race must attain, and ascend to one ness with soul source, but why do we look outside of ourselves to religion, for connection with our higher self, when higher self is within heart and mind, why do we see soul source as a separate entity to ourselves, when we are connected to soul source via heart and mind, to simplify connection through our own being.
It matters not whether we believe in a God or soul source or not, we have a choice everyday, on how we want to live our life purpose, yes I believe each and everyone of us has a life purpose, surely the greatest purpose of all is to love, to love friends and family, to help and comfort the sick and dying, to always work towards the greatest and highest good for ourselves, fellow humans and our world, Alice Bailey wrote The Great Invocation, a prayer to help soul source ( God ) find full expression here on earth, as we the human race are a expression of soul source, I feel strongly that it is our duty and purpose, to manifest and maintain full expression of soul source here on earth, I think we have got it all very wrong over the centuries, expecting everything to come from soul source, when we are the physical embodiment of soul source, together we can create a world of harmony, balance, love, kindness, compassion, tolerance, here on earth our connection to soul source is our higher selves.
Religion has been preaching the wrong message, I believe through misunderstanding the message from soul source, and myself realising that back in time, the teachings from soul source and the masters, were perceived as magically supernatural, the evolving church taught us to worship soul source, as a supernatural being full of magical miracles, when the simple truth is soul source ( God ) is within and all around us, and that we are naturally connected to soul source on a vibrational level, it has been very wrong of religion to teach, that the only way to soul source is through religion, creating wealth and power for religion.
There are many teachers teaching the one truth, with varying aspects of the one truth, that have been guides for the human race over the centuries, this can be very confusing to the many who seek the truth, but are put off by organised religion, much has been written about the higher self and how to connect with it, in this blog I aim to share with you my spirit guided teaching, on how to connect with our higher selves and soul source, the connection I speak of is not easy as we all have our emotional, physical, and material needs, which at times can be very selfish, our need for the bigger house or car, to get ahead of others to gain status, no matter the cost, to be loved, our hurts, anger, jelousies, bitterness, greed all very selfish emotions,and this is where our spiritual development comes in to let go off all our self serving, thoughts emotions and deeds whether be physical emotional, material, spiritual for the higher self is selfless and to reach it we must be selfless to, our higher selves is our purest form and connection with soul source, our higher self, is the divine energies of unconditional love kindness and compassion, and we can reach our higher being through selflessness love kindness and compassion all are great teachers, especially when we feel the world is against us.
This is the true spiritual development we all need to develop and grow within, on a individual level to achieve the full expression of soul source here on earth, to end war famine greed our inhumanity to each other, and all life that we share mother earth with, it is a personal spiritual development, that religion cannot accommodate because the church is not selfless in love thought and action, we must love selflessly to serve the greatest and highest good of all things, the truth comes in simplicity, religion has complicated the simple truth by putting itself between the human race and soul source, as we navigate the journey to our higher selves and connection to soul source, we cannot force another to take our pathway, we can only hope that they see the benefit of our way of life, and choose the pathway to the truth for themselves, there is much more that could be written but I simply say to the reader develop and grow in selfless thoughts and actions, of love kindness and compassion for ourselves and all things, let the masters be our guides so be it.
Opening my heart to all that is draws me closer to spirit, I give thanks for the new day, conscious and alive the new day brings blessings in abundance, my mind becomes the open unwritten book, I am the creator within the magical genesis of creation, breeze blowing through the trees connects me to the energy of life, and love of all that is closer to spirit I am aware.
I offer myself in service to all that is, that I may always work towards the greatest and highest good for all, who seek to be closer to spirit, seeking the greatest and highest good from within myself, manifesting unconditional love my heart full to the brim, I walk with spirit a vocation, a calling, my reason for being closer to spirit.
There are a lot of people these days protesting, that spiritualism is not a religion, spiritualism in the UK had to become a religion, so that practitioners such as mediums and healers were not prosecuted, under the outdated witchcraft Act 1735, and to gain charitable status medium Helen Duncan was convicted under the witchcraft act, in September 1944 for claiming to conjure spirits, whilst I agree that spirit never speak of religion as there is no religion in spirit, and spirit do not speak of a god, they speak of divine light, no one can deny who has studied and communicated with spirit, the existence of a universal life and law, that spirit communicate to us here on earth as above so below.
The driving force of universal life is love, and it is love that spirit communicate to us here on earth, and the teachers that mankind built religion around all taught love, many who come into spiritualism in the UK, have come from a Christian background, and the cross in a spiritualist church gives resonance and focus to those from a religious background, who wish to learn more through spirit communication, how things work in the life hereafter and how to progress spiritually, and so enhancing there humanity, spirit guides teach that a church is a building a medium for them to communicate there truths, a group of like minded people meeting in a building, to commune the teachings of spirit is by definition a religion.
It depends on the energy of love and attunement to spirit within the building, that we and spirit can create together, the creation of love with spirit, depends on the level of attunement of the people within the building, hymns and prayers help us to gain greater attunement to spirit, taking us out of our material physical minds, to higher levels of attunement to spirit, yes all of this is religious ritual, but what is prayer but emotion and thought, spirit communicate to us in emotion and thought, and it is our attunement to love, that spirit need to communicate with us successfully.
Spiritualism has been crusading to prove the existence of eternal life, through spirit communication the facts of the communication proving eternal life, there is far greater communication with spirit, in the teachings spirit pass on to us, the teachings are of universal life and law, for we are spirit living learning and growing in a physical material world, to be a spiritualist is to live and walk with spirit on our earth plane, practising the teachings of spirit, and to be the true messengers of spirit, we must practice love, kindness, compassion, and forgiveness, in our thoughts words and deeds in service to spirit, there is a lot more to mediumship than giving messages, this is what being a spiritualist means to me.
Stephen Rowlands 26/08/18
A regular visitor to Berenice’s development circle was a oriental spirit guide named Li, who would communicate teaching in trance via his channel Ian Watts, one evening he was speaking to us of the importance, of an open mind in spiritual development, as he said one lesson leads to another lesson until we reach the greater whole of the lesson, anything that appears to be unbelievable to us or just plain silly, we should not discard as something may come along later that will make sense, of what we first thought of as unbelievable or stupid.
I was asked to do a private trance demo for a couple of people, who are enquiring into the truth of spirit communication, I was told that one of them is very sceptical about spirit communication, my reply was as long as myself and spirit were not mocked during the demonstration, and they both follow the rules of trance communication, and that they both keep an open mind, I would agree to channel spirit for them in trance, my reply got me thinking of spirit guide Li’s teaching way back in 1979, to me scepticism is ignorance because many who are sceptical of spirit communication, have not actually explored the truth of spirit communication, and dismiss the very notion of spirit communication as soon as it is mentioned.
Place yourself for one moment in my shoes, I like many people have been aware of spirit all my life, I work an everyday job to provide for myself in a material world, living and working with spirit is the norm for me and many others, to be ridiculed for what I know to be the truth is at times very hurtful, so please accept that myself and people like me are living our truth, I accept that there are people who have visited a medium or church service, and not got the required result but please keep enquiring the truth will come, I myself have been involved in spiritualism since 1978, and demonstrating mediumship on platform in spiritualist churches since 1983, in all that time I have received 3 pure evidential messages from my loved ones in spirit, from other mediums and yet I have given hundreds of messages to others, from spirit yet my knowledge of life everlasting and spirit communication, is as solid and true as it has always been, please ponder that simple truth for one moment.
Many people who sit for spiritual development, are focussed on becoming mediums, because it is more the glam side of what we who serve spirit do, but there are many ways of serving spirit, my spirit guides keep reminding me that I am a healer, and encourage me more and more to be a channel for healing, which I do when the opportunity arises, or send out absent healing for those in need and for our world, I feel very strongly to say that in whatever way we serve spirit, it is all about healing and bringing upliftment ,in one form or another to whoever needs it, so for all those who are sitting for spiritual development, please be mindful of where your spirit guides are taking you on your journey, and follow that path for they see the bigger picture, please do not waste time and energy trying to develop something that is not meant for you, if you follow the path of spirit guidance in future service, you will be fulfilling your purpose here on this earth plane, I myself must be mindful of where spirit guidance is leading me to learn and serve, as I wish to fulfill my purpose in life.
An open mind is not only important for spiritual development, to learn how to communicate with spirit and channel spirit teaching and energy, but is very important in life, as with spiritual development in life we are developing ourselves, to become better versions of ourselves, by this I am not talking of material wealth, I am talking of leading the best life we possibly can by living our truth, we on this earth plane are way to conditioned into being worker ants, for the corperations and banks, this is the norm we are conditioned to get married reproduce buy a house and one day pass away, this is the material norm how often have I heard people say, I wish I could do this or that, but I cannot because I have to pay for this or that, there is a bigger picture in life, and life has so many possibilities and infinite equations, to life please never say never, live and be the life you want to live in the best possible way, your open mind will guide you beyond your dreams.
Stephen Rowlands 08/07/18