The problem here lies within my reality now as apposed to say 3 years ago. I know for a fact that (me) ‘Gaz Parker’ 3 years ago would be concerned to discover how radical my views had changed. So how then do I explain such a change in attitude to someone with such a different view point spirituality. You see the issue here, whatever I tell you it probably won’t mean the same as it means to me. Nonetheless its a challenge and I suspect as long as one tries to keep an open mind then I’m sure this will begin to make sense.
So in answering the question “The reality of God?”, I was in central London with my christian friend looking around the Masonic buildings and discovering how much influence the masons have withing the Holburn area. It wasn’t long before we got the St.Pauls Cathedral. My friend had been banging on about scripture and Jesus all day and many months before that, what i didn’t know was he had been actively praying for me as well. As far as I was concerned, his beliefs were made up and part of an empty religion – surely there had to be more to this than some story about a man God coming down to earth to save humanity. Anyway, I had walked away from the church when I was 16 and told God there and then what I seeked. So any chance of my friend converting me was was absolute zero! So we end up in St.Pauls and we’re walking about in this magnificent building and I’m making comments about the control structure of the Catholic church when mt friend lead me over to a painting. It was Jesus standing outside a door holding a lamp, it meant nothing to me I can assure you. It had some text underneath reading “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”. Now as my friend began to read this out to me I was looking straight at the painting as the organ player began to play some tune. I heard no words but I felt an overwhelming sense of love so subtle and yet so powerful. Again no words came but it brought back specific memories from where I started out on this quest for knowledge to that very moment in time. It was like hitting the finish line in a race but I had not anticipated the end of the race. One way I could describe is like a car crash, you’re driving along the same motor way year in year out, you always know what to expect and then ‘Bang’ its all over, a massive pile up on the M1 and you are in the center of it. Ok, so it wasn’t a shock nor an unpleasant feeling but I was so overwhelmed I could hardly stand up, I was buckled with emotion and total realisation of the truth. But how can I explain this in words… I can’t do it much justice and here lies the problem. Therefore you can’t explain a spiritual encounter in physical words (words made through air passing through the voice box to make sound), it goes beyond words!
My friend always told me to just have faith and if I seeked God he would reveal himself. What was irritating at the time was this is exactly what I had been doing for a very long time. Why was it that he was so happy and fulfill in his belief? Was I missing something here? And certainly I was but I need to assure you this is not religion I am speaking about!
So to get to the point and if you are a medium please don’t take this the wrong way, Mediumship is real. It works and communication beyond our realm is an absolute reality. The problem is that within spiritualism there is no way of knowing for absolute certain that whom we are communicating with is who they say they are. All the medium has is a ‘feeling’ or extra-dimensional guidance from a being that also cannot be discerned. The fact is, we only know about the spirit world by what has been dictated to mediums throughout history. So, on the subject of spirituality you ‘know’ it has a level of reality that I should guess is not easy to convey to the average atheist, right? Maybe because they have no experience or
concept of anything beyond the 5 senses? Spiritualism is all about presenting the evidence then the message and this is the formula that caused me to beleive this was the ultimate answer to life after death. It brought great comfort to me having feared death and worrying that I had wasted my life never finding my true reason to be here. Spiritualists call this a life path, the true meaning for being incarnated on this planet. This is just an adoption from the eastern mystics of India and is prolific in Theosophy which is a basically the left hand path (the luciferic path to enlightenment). This is not to say followers of such beliefs are bad in some way but are unknowingly held back from ever discovering the reality of God because such belief deny the existence of a personal intelligent loving God for a Creation force that just is.
Do I follow a particular path? I accept the Bible as an authority but do not attend church or get involved in the religious aspects of the church. I speak to God almost every day and lean on him totally for guidance. He does speak to me on occasion and can manifest in different ways. What i have noticed is that all experiences with the alternative spirituality (the occult) works on similar principals as to the true spirituality of God. This surprised me as I never realised that I could have a supernatural relationship with the God of the Bible. Nonetheless what i experienced in the spiritualist church is marginal to what I experience now with the awesome power of God. How can i explain this? Its difficult but I just have an assurance deep within that all is being taken care of, its very comforting.
Every alternative belief in the occult seems to embrace similar concepts regarding eastern dogma but ridicules Christ as a reality, Television pumps out the same teaching through programs whilst Hollywood embraces this through films. Every where we look we find it is ok to accept such beliefs but absolutely ridiculous to accept Christ. Dorkins recently got blown away trying to defend the big bang theory and yet this will come to most people as a shock, after all we are brainwashed from an early age to accept Darwinism even though it is a non proven theory.