Week 5 – 16th February 2016
Stephen Bentley, another member of the development circle who already works as a medium, shares how it was for him:
Having meditated in many different ways over the past 26 years I feel very comfortable going into that silent space of sitting in your own power. This is exactly what we have been building over the past few weeks under the very capable guidance from Gordon, Doreen & Steven. Having been involved with other Spiritualist churches & their development groups all those years ago, this step for me is all about rebuilding trust. From day one I have felt complete trust in our teachers. I feel comfortable with them all. I feel relaxed & I know this group is gently & steadily moving me in the right direction for me.
This week was what I’d been waiting for as I knew we were going to invite spirit into the space we’d been creating. Under Gordon’s watchful & expert leadership that is exactly what we did. Before we even closed our eyes I felt spirit all around me & I shivered from my feet up to my head. Goosebumps. My sign that they’re close with me. First we went into our own space & sat in the power. I could feel the anticipation building like electricity charging the atmosphere. I loved being in that space, in that feeling. I had to keep mentally nudging myself that I was still aware of being in that space with no annoying thoughts popping in.
Then as Gordon guided us to expand our spiritual bodies, (auras, energy, whatever you want to call it) I felt I filled the room. My head was on the ceiling, I could see each crack in the wood & if ever there was a time I thought I was about to take off & fly it was then. I could see a huge white light above me as if looking through clouds at the sun. But this was bigger. In it was an old oriental man & I recognised his white beard & watched the bottom of his beautiful shimmering yellow robes as he moved. He was huge & made me feel small. I wanted to go to him but I knew I couldn’t. If I did I don’t think I would come back.
Physically I knew my body was in the church, my hands were hot & pulsating & oddly so was my head. Burning. I wanted to lean forward & burst the energy out my hands. I was a bit worried my body would slump forward off the chair if I came out of it. So I concentrated on my feet staying firm on the floor. Gordon instructed us to send out healing & immediately I was looking at Syria & praying to God for answers & for peace. Although some things seem out of control, I felt everything was under God’s divine plan.
Afterwards on my 30-minute drive home, I’m looking at other people, wondering about their lives, getting annoyed by other stupid drivers, thinking I’m hungry & wondering what’s on TV. Life goes back to “normal”.