As I sit to compose my first address as President of the Spiritualist Church of Canada, I am filled with gratitude and truly humbled to be sharing my thoughts with you. I move into this position with an energy of harmony and love for this organization, its members and our member churches. I am grateful for the commitment and knowledge of my fellow board members as we work for the advancement of the Spiritualist Church of Canada.
We are living in a time of change. The world is constantly evolving, creating changes on global as well as personal levels. Sometimes we move through the changes eagerly, at other times we dig in our heels and are dragged along reluctantly. As Spiritualists, we can solicit guidance from our Seven Principles as we move through the challenges of change. As you reflect upon each Principle and its meaning, allow its energy to fill your soul. Know within the Principles, we are being offered an opportunity to grow towards our true spiritual self.
One of my favourite principles is Personal Responsibility. Understanding that we create the world we live in, by our thoughts, words and actions provide us with opportunities to change the lens on how we see ourselves and the world around us. Remember that the influence of this world of matter is not to remain in a belief system that is flawed by our own thoughts, but for each of us to reach beyond and achieve stability and balance in everything we feel, see, hear, touch and smell.
It is time to welcome the Winter Solstice and all the wonderful opportunities that are held within this season of colder weather. As we commence with the excitement of Christmas and what it means to each of us. Getting together with family and friends, to holding the energy of giving and love. Let us take a moment and look at all that the universe presented to us in 2018. Discern what holds value in your life and let go of the rest. You alone are the gatekeeper to your growth and happiness. 2019 is on the horizon! A new year, another time of reflection. How will you create heaven on earth? Let us continue to be that amazing spiritual being having a human experience.
Allow the energy of our last principle Eternal Progress open to every Soul, to celebrate within the essence of your being, raising you up to greet Love every moment of each day. We have all worked hard and earned the opportunity to count our blessings, appreciate our efforts, and celebrate our victories. Do not be afraid to say NO to experiences that are not in congruence with who you are. Embrace all that gives you peace, harmony, and joy.
Wishing a very happy holiday season to all!
Reverend Angie Morra