Losing a young life…

There are many who would ask… why did it happen so young?

One must remember that each precious moment that we live (yes even at a cellular level in  conception, in the womb or even in a coma), we are serving some higher spiritual purpose.

To experience even a fleeting moment of life, is still to “Live a Lifetime”!

We must carry this thought with us when losing any loved one, at whatever stage they reached in life. A Mayfly can live anywhere from 1 hour to 24 hours, yet it will be liberated spiritually for every micro-second of its existence. So too, are those whom we love and have lost, as they take their life-long journey across their own time-line of ‘being’.

I say, therefore, let us not be saddened at our loss. Instead let us be thankful on behalf of our loved ones, for that joyous opportunity that, against great physical and chemical odds, presented a moment for them to join us in the physical world. Providing meaning and value to both their own and our own life, for a time… however short!

Love and Peace.

AlanC

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Charity Night

Astral Unity is pleased to announce a Charity Night held via Elite Christian Spiritualist Church, in aid of Zoe’s Place, The Alzheimers Society, Head Start and McMillan Cancer Support, charities.

All are welcome and attendance is by ticket. The event is on Thursday 3rd July 2014 from 7pm until 11pm at ‘©Liberties’ in Middlesbrough, Teesside.

For tickets visit Elite from our links page or follow the link below:

http://www.elitespiritualistchurch.co.uk/

Love, Peace and Blessings from AlanC

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Words of Hope and Inspiration…

I am delighted to receive a series of donated posts from Psychic
Medium, Kerry Louise. I hope these words help readers to find
comfort if facing problems in their lives. Kerry demonstrates
that we are never alone in life, we all have problems that
eventually pass, or, at least, become accepted when placed into
context with the problems of others in our transition through
life…

 

For those facing a Broken Heart…
 
My heart feels wounded
my dreams feel crushed
but carry on for I do trust
 
I trust in things in all they be
what feels wrong today may not always be
Things happen for a reason

 

 
For those seeking to move forward in life…
 
Let the sun shine brightly
Let the wind blow free
let us forget all pain, fear and negativity
 
Let old wounds heal
with new days begun
set yourself free
today’s a new day yet to be won
 
Good Morning everybody. Have a great day
I am sending out healing and blessings to you in everyway
 
 
For those enduring a trial of faith or the loss of a loved one…
 
The day before mothers day
My nan who was as my mum
Passed away
 
She has appeared before me tonight
to give me hugs an embrace
and some insights
 
All is not lost nor all is gone
we in spirit we live
we carry on
 
Kerry dear you know this truth
but where have you been
you’ve been aloof
 
wrapped up in your troubles so
helping all is
all you know
 
But what about when the time is you
to gift yourself
the healing that you do
 
You can gift to you what you gift out
there is no crime
No one will shout
 
The love you share is all about
it’s everyone’s love
to help us out
 
You are not selfish to ask for some to
I love you Kerry
as others here to
 
Thank you for all the hard work that you do!

 

 
For those seeking to enhance their life or facing a decision on
options if life…
 
Dream big
Aim high
Make that wish
then trust the skies
 
Send out love
Give out hope
Don’t give up
No time to mope
 
Kerry donates these messages with her Love and Blessings. Kerry, and of course AU, is also available for direct spiritual guidance on life. You are never alone!!
http://www.kerrylouisepsychicguidance.com/
 
Love and Peace from AlanC
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From the seed… to the seed!

There was once a man and a woman, and from them sprung a global family..
 
Once upon a time all peoples in that family were together, now they are separated..
 
The Languages we speak were once the same, now there are many..
 
Along came ( ? )
 
The Languages can now reunite through English..
 
Separate peoples can now reunite through technology..
 
Through unity, the family love our founding parents created can be re-established and immortalised..
 
We all have our part to play as the ( ? ). The ( ? ) is limited only be our own contribution to society!
 
amo.
 
Blessings from AlanC.
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Picking up the pieces…

I have recently been through the torment of Divorce…

Yet Here am I…

 

Stage 1… awareness, disbelief, feelings of betrayal, death of self respect..

Stage 2… confusion, worry, hopes of reconciliation, looking back..

Stage 3… realisation, acceptance, rationalisation..

Stage 4… re-birth of spirit, re-emergence of self, looking forward..

Remember that people are themselves first. What happens is their will. One can either disbelieve and lengthen the pain process or accept this and shorten the healing process.

Love and Peace

AlanC

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Happy Birthday

A Celebration for Julexis…

Happy Birthday Julexis, and warm wishes to you
Hope you are Happy and your family are too!
A Birthday is special, so enjoy your day
How many will share it, who is to say?

Nixon, past president, Rod Stewart too…
George Foreman the Boxer.. I hear you say ‘who’?
Think not! young Lady, its nice that you share
A day so important and a family who care.

Remembering all those with a Birthday today, all around the World and particularly those that have no family or friends to celebrate it with. Love, Peace and Blessings from AlanC.

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Suicide… Don’t Do IT!

Life may seem desperate… Don’t do it…

Whatever you do… don’t do it
lives would be shattered… don’t do it
People would miss you… don’t do it
I would miss you… don’t do it

Life can be better… don’t do it
Things will pick up… don’t do it
It may take some time… don’t do it
People CAN help… don’t do it

We know you’re in pain… don’t do it
It saddens our hearts… don’t do it
Give life a chance… don’t do it
At least let us try… don’t do it

Depression can be fixed… don’t do it
light can return… don’t do it
There are many ways forward… don’t do it
Share your burden… don’t do it

© Alan Carter 2014

Talk and discuss your feelings with others when you are low and contemplating suicide. Many viewpoints and means of help can be provided by family, friends and even strangers, that may set you off on the path to recovery and upliftment. Thoughts of suicide are usually based on particular circumstances and negative influences apparent at a particular point of one’s life, that are a phase and will heal and be overcome with time. Even through grief, the body can adapt and heal the troubled mind, given time and a support structure. The support structure comes from involving others and sharing your thoughts, fears, concerns and even aspirations. So if your life circumstances are currently causing you to consider suicide… PLEASE… Don’t do it!

Blessings from AlanC at astralunity.com

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Where are you?

A Post suggested by and dedicated to David George (a Dear Friend) for all who have lost a female loved one. Lyrics from the Cat Stevens’ song of the same name.

I know I think a lot
But somehow it just doesn’t help
It only makes it worse
The more I think
The more I know
The more it hurts

With only solitude
To meet me like a friend
Oh, where are you?
Where are you?
Where are you?

Maybe she sits alone
Beyond the storm
Across the raging torrent of the sea
She knows I want her
And she knows I’ll always be

How can I live without the love
I cannot see
Oh where are you?
Where are you ?
Where are you?

I know there’s someone there
I hear her breathe
Behind the silence of the dark
But I know that I won’t see
‘Til we open up our eyes together
She’ll look at me
What a moment that moment will be

And she looks so light
I could fly her through the night

I know I think a lot
But somehow it just doesn’t help
It only goes to show
That what you never miss
You never know

But I have loved you from the moment
That we knew
Oh, I love you
I love you
But where are you?

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Merry Christmas…?

As festivities start and people stir,
Enjoying Christmas and New Year
We remember all of those we love
That have crossed the veil to Heaven above

I know you too, have crosses to bear
That make life hard this time of Year
But remember please there are those around
that care enough, to keep you sound

Though the days are long, and nights are longer
Our Love endures and makes us stronger
For those around us that need our hand
In times of hardship we can understand

So whilst sitting in the quiet, reflect on this
Knowing life is crazy and ‘hit and miss’
There are things we can do, to help others along
So that when they are weak, we can be strong.

Wishing you all…a POSITIVE Christmas!

Dedicated to Marlene and family, Trish and family, Dave G and family and the lovely Mo.
Love and Peace from AlanC x

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Christmas…

Commercialisation makes it easy to forget, what the festival of giving ‘Christmas Presents’, is all about.

The Christian justification for giving presents, was found in the Biblical ‘Magi’s’ act of bearing gifts to the infant Jesus, and in the concept that Christ, was a gift from God to the world, bringing in turn the gift of redemption and everlasting life. The Magi, also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men or (Three) Kings, were a group of distinguished foreign dignitaries who, after following a bright Star, visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

The gifts provided to Jesus were symbolic and generally speaking, had the following meaning:

Gold is fairly obviously explained for value and prosperity, Frankincense is a perfume, and Myrrh, is an anointing oil.

The three gifts also had a spiritual meaning: gold as a symbol of kingship on earth, frankincense (an incense) as a symbol of deity or God, and myrrh (an embalming oil) as a symbol of mortality.

There are other interpretations, sometimes described more generally as; ‘Gold’ symbolizing virtue, ‘Frankincense’ symbolizing prayer, and ‘Myrrh’ symbolizing suffering. Whatever the interpretation however, these gifts contrast with the Jews’ traditional offerings of ‘sheep’ and ‘calves’, leading to the assertion that the Magi worshiped Jesus as God!

Incidentally, there has also been suggestions that Joseph and Mary used the gold to finance their travels when they fled Bethlehem, after the magi had warned them about King Herod’s plan to kill Jesus. Another story proposes that the myrrh given to them at Jesus’ birth was the very lotion used to anoint Jesus’ body after his crucifixion.

So what would be a modern equivalent of such gifts… ipads? mobile phones? the latest greatest camera? All of these are gifts that are a spin-off of the technological age. Perhaps indicative of communication, yet their use could be quite the opposite. Promoting isolation and a lack of social interaction. This would be the opposite of the teachings ascribed to Jesus and the prophets of the past seeking to promote social closeness and mutual love and respect for each other.

Well, Gold is an obvious choice and any item of jewellery could be a modern equivalent. As for frankincense, any item from a perfume shop should suffice.

Myrrh, as a symbol of mortality, is a different matter altogether, and needs some careful thought if not to be morbid. It would be fair to suggest, that a suitable alternative may well be a scarf or body covering of some sort, (i.e. as a form of shroud), as the thought of embalming fluid as a Christmas present is not attractive in the least!

So what gift to give then…? I would leave you with your own thoughts on that matter. Perhaps this question is rhetorical, but throughout history you can see that the value of the gift is NOT necessarily relevant. Jesus through his own Christmas story has taught us that it is the joy of giving that is the greatest gift of all!

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Love and Peace from AlanC

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