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Talk by Bardee H

Being a spiritualist is difficult. 

Simply put, the seven principles state what we give we get, whether it is through thought, word, or deed. We and only we are responsible for our life. We are able to learn and change because we have free will. But, free will can be a double edged sword. We can also choose not to change. Our choice. Change can be very difficult and scary. We need to look after ourselves to be our best so we can make positive changes. In order to make these changes we need to take care of ourselves and be in the best form we can be in spiritually, mentally and physically. So we need to look at the term self-care and what exactly does self-care mean? According to Brianna Weist:

“Self care is often a very UN-beautiful thing.

It is making a spreadsheet of your debt and enforcing a morning routine and cooking yourself healthy meals and no longer just running from your problems and calling the distraction a solution.

It is often doing the ugliest thing you have to do. 

Like sweat through another workout or tell a toxic friend you don’t want to see them anymore.

Or get a second job so you can have a savings account. 

Or figure out a way to accept yourself so that you are not constantly exhausted from trying to be everything all the time and then needing to take deliberate, mandated breaks from living to do basic things like drop some oil into a bath and read ‘The Secret’ and turn your phone off for the day.

A world in which self care has to be such a trendy topic is a world that is sick. Self care should not be something we resort to because we are so absolutely exhausted that we need some reprieve from our own relentless internal pressure.

True self care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from.

And that often takes doing the thing you least want to do.

It often means looking your failures and disappointments square in the eye and restrategizing. It is not satiating your immediate desires. It is letting go. It is choosing new. It is disappointing some people. It is making sacrifices for others. It is living a way that other people won’t. So maybe you can live in a way that other people can’t.

It is letting yourself be normal. Regular. Unexceptional. It is sometimes having a dirty kitchen and deciding your ultimate goal in life isn’t going to be having abs and keeping up with fake friends. It is deciding how much of your anxiety comes from not actualising your latent potential, and how much comes from the way you were being trained to think before you even new what was happening. 

If you find yourself having to regularly indulge in consumer self care, it is because you are disconnected from actual self-care, which has very little to do with “treating yourself” and a whole lot to do with parenting yourself and making choices for your long term wellness.

It is no longer using your hectic and unreasonable life as justification for self sabotage in the form of retail therapy, food, liquor and procrastination. 

It is learning how to stop trying to “fix yourself” and start trying to take care of yourself….and maybe finding that taking care of yourself lovingly attends to a lot of the problems you were trying to fix in the first place.

It means being the hero of your life, not the victim. 

It means rewiring and reworking what you have until your everyday life isn’t something you need therapy to recover from. 

It is no longer choosing a life that looks good over a life that feels good. 

It is giving the hell up on some goals so you can care about others.

It is being honest even if that means you are universally unliked. 

It is meeting your own needs so you aren’t anxious and dependent on other people.

It is becoming the person you know you want to be and are meant to be. Someone who knows that bath salts and chocolate cake are ways to enjoy life—not escape from it.”



So choose wisely!!!

Sunday March 13th, 2022 Reverend(s) Glenn and Heather

Hello Folks! We felt that a “Talk” given by Reverend Glenn would be good to do as a Website Message for today.


That’s what Spiritualism does for us; gives us all resilience. It helps us to keep moving forward no matter the “quagmire” of life that is put in front of us.

A two year pandemic with all its downs, a U.S. Insurrection, blockade’s at our boarders and in front of the Parliament Buildings, and now a war in the Ukraine. Never mind our own personal problems!

But, we are here, maybe a little beat up, upset, angry and frustrated. We are not isolated! We have our Guides to talk to, we have a Church that supports us, and people in our Church who are there ready to help us.

We also have our “Principles” with us that are like a walking staff, to help us understand the
world in which we live. I encourage all of you to look them over and just see what there is to help you. Numbers five and six are very good ones; tough to understand for some of us. It is the way you look at it that makes the difference.

Principle Number Five: Personal responsibility, for the creation of our reality, through thought, word and deed. One thought during all of this, is a compound of that I have mentioned. Be it angry, upset, a little hate maybe. Look at all the negative we put forward and just added to it. Yes, we add to the negative and helped that negative to grow. We probably didn’t go deep enough into ourselves to change it.

I must confess I myself sometimes have taken the short road to anger, and it sure was easy. In doing that, I myself created negative. Now, how to go deeper and rethink my responses.

The war, Ukraine and Russia. It is not to send “negative” to Russia, instead, it is to send “positive” to the Ukraine. And not to kill all the Russians, but to have them leave their country. You don’t have to go any further than that, and you have done your part. Principle Number Five; and that goes for all negative thoughts and situations.

It takes more work and understanding, but you can find it! We just need to rethink the negative and find the positive. First start by “keeping an even mind” which is “Staff of Life” told to us by Andrew Jackson Davis, one of the founding Fathers of Modern Spiritualism. Then a refocus on the problem and make it a positive. It is work but it does work. You will sleep better at night. You won’t go to bed angry or frustrated because you have done your part. And that’s all you can do. That is all you need to do!

By the way….I forgot to mention Principle Number Six: “Actions create results according to Natural Law.” By refocusing your attention
away from the problem, and towards the positive your action engages the Law of Attraction. This is a hundred times stronger and more effective than the negative. God Bless! I thank all my Guides, for helping me with the “Talk” and through these troubled times.

Sunday February 27th, 2022 Reverend(s) Glenn and Heather

Hello Folks! Good News….just a reminder if you missed the last Website Message…our Church will be open on Sunday March 6th, at the usual 10:30 am time. To let everyone know, we will be keeping in place, for the protection of all, vaccination requirements, mask wearing and keeping chairs at the 6 ft. distance. We will follow these mandates until further notice. To those who are new to our Church Website, we are continuing to follow these procedures, as there are folks in our Church have compromised immune systems and wee ones too.

Now, we have a habit of saying, “things in three’s” which seems to be the case in many circumstances. Well the not so good news is “things in threes” happened to Manitoba and the rest of Canada. Negative “things in threes.” (1)Covid-19 (2) the protest that turned into the occupation of Ottawa which then turned nasty, (3) the invasion of Ukraine by the militant leader of Russia. Three very negative situations, the likes which have never been seen before in Manitoba, Canada and the world. Serious indeed! We are left with our heads spinning!

There are the other groups of three which have been affecting us profoundly. Our health, wealth and happiness….also our physical, Spiritual and emotional. All feeling stressed and hard to emotionally pull out of. Anxiety is so hard. Indeed hard to poke our heads out of. What now?

It sometimes is difficult to remember, the only person we can control, in thought, word and deed is ourselves. We have complete control over “self” and that pretty much says it all. We must remember, we are loved beyond measure. Especially when anxious about life. We are blessed with life, the God-Spark within. Anytime you look at yourself with critical eyes, switch your focus right away to the perfection of the God-Spark, the Presence within. The real you is Spiritual, and can therefore never be less than perfect and can never be destroyed.

Transmit the highest frequency of love, for yourself and for the World. When you do this with focus and great intention, you open yourself to the abundance of God’s Holy Spirit World…the Universe! Infinite Intelligence, Creator God! The precious God-Spark within will fill you with a peace that passes all understanding. Nothing is limited, nothing at all. Praising and blessing dissolves all negativity. If you want to dissolve negativity, recognize the beautiful and wonderful things around you. Focus with great intent.

Think abundance for all, see abundance for all, feel abundance for all and let no thought of limitation enter your mind. You will be surprised and amazed at what you can create, and this we know for sure! God Bless each and every one of you!

Sunday February 6th, 2022 Reverend(s) Glenn and Heather

Hello Folks! Good News is on the horizon! Church will be starting again on Sunday March 6th, 10:30 a.m., usual time. As well to our students, classes are picking up again on Thursday March 3rd 7:00 p.m. All procedures as mandated by Manitoba Health are in place for our safety, and those of our guests.

So! With the news worse than ever, it is hard to separate the “wheat from the chaff “ so to speak. Misinformation, disinformation abound and it is sad to see what is happening in our country. Especially now in Ottawa and other Canadian cities. We have a saying that may help you discern what is and what isn’t.

“Wide acceptance of an idea is not proof of it’s validity”

We have said this one before, however it seems it is taking on more importance as the Covid pandemic rears its ugly head again. Remember, Spiritualism is the Science, Religion, and Philosophy of continuous life. Science is the first word in this brief message of Spiritualism. Good scientific proof and good scientific facts will prevail, and the science of the proof for this pandemic is evident, throughout the world. We are given the facts of what it takes to beat this terrible and deadly virus.

On a positive note, vaccines are free to all, the unfortunate negative note is even though the science dictates the positive, some folks are hept up on their freedom of choice for themselves, not thinking of the freedom to live, to life, which must be acknowledged here. The freedom to access medical help. The freedom to access what is needed for their health and a human beings right to live.

To the the silent majority, please keep in mind the Canadians who are in need of help, of medical assistance, treatments and not receiving it. The help being postponed, due to those who worry about their freedoms. What about the right to life? What about the right to receive that help.

As Spiritualists we know that “thoughts are things.” So when we get down about the anti-vaxxers, Ottawa being in the throws of “occupation,” just remember to send out to the hurting world, your positive, caring and loving thoughts……to all! God Bless!

Sunday January 23rd, 2022 Reverend(s) Glenn and Heather

Hello Folks! In talking with a member of our Church, she had mentioned when she has difficulty sleeping, she will look at our Website Messages and it helps.

You know, we hadn’t stopped to think of how people read what we post. We were just hoping the site would be read and folks inspired or comforted by it. The Website was a great idea and we have our Board Member, Joanna Seys to thank, for doing the mechanics of posting and keeping up the site. We personally haven’t exactly mastered any high tech or 21st century technology and that boat moves very slowly at home. (Haha)

Now…. here’s a quote for you!

“Wide acceptance of an idea is not proof of it’s validity”

Walking around for a whole day repeating it and placing situations within this quote was revealing to say the least! The one situation which kept on popping up was the concept of the kernel of truth about Spiritualism. We say, “Spiritualism is the Science, Religion and Philosophy of Continuous Life.” This is, of course the wide acceptance of Spiritualists world wide. It was uplifting to see how the proof of the validity of Spiritualism was shown. The philosophy and religion of Spiritualism has been proven by the science of Spiritualism.

It would also be good to place any ideas you have, that you have put on a shelf for future inspiration…and maybe apply that quote to see if it brings up a few nuggets to flesh out an idea you may have had. January and the newness of 2022 can bring forward many ideas for home, business, education and such. What exactly is the validity of the idea you have?

We look forward to the next 11 months to nurture new ideas, realizing the validity of those ideas gives ways to think over, ponder, and reflect. We know for sure, some of those ideas will be instrumental for enriching your life, if you choose to do so. (physically, spiritually and emotionally) Know that we think of you all and send you great thoughts, Healing and Spirit Blessings. Enjoy your Sunday! God Bless.

Sunday January 16th, 2022 Reverend(s) Glenn and Heather

Hello Folks! Now that we are half way through the month of January, we hope this finds you well, hopeful for a change with regards to Covid-19, and not too discouraged if you’ve had difficulty keeping any resolutions you may have made on New Years Eve/Day.

This message is for folks who can’t keep up the high standards they may have placed on themselves, and also those who have had 16 days of success and don’t know how long they can keep it up! We want you to take note of a system that may give you an alternative to trying, trying and trying some more.

Dr. Daniel Amen is an author who specializes in all things brain related. Knowledge is always key no matter what you attempt in life. He mentions two impulses to be mindful of.

.Anits (automatic negative thoughts)
.Monkey Brain (your brain going off “crazy”in all directions)

Since we have a tendency to do things in 3’s, the third point is our own, with inspiration from our retired family physician.

Ants….you just know what they can do to a picnic or a day at the beach or park. Small and unassuming until they are recognized way too late and are having a party at our expense.

To replace the A.N.T.S, change it. Replace the ants with positive thoughts and with a strong sense of purpose, just like you would do to them at a picnic. Get rid of them by heading them off, thinking other thoughts and make them positive. Envision them marching two by two right out of your brain! There are many positives in life you can bring forward. Don’t give into those ants. Remember you are in charge, and you are in charge of change.

Monkey Brain…..well who hasn’t had their thought process go right off the scale and you weren’t even thinking that crazy thought in the first place! Just like that, you starting thinking of something completely different and next thing you know you have Monkey Brain and you just can’t control it. The more you try, the worse it gets and you are left feeling exhausted and mad at yourself. Sooooo…what to do with Monkey Brain! Live in the moment. Bring yourself back to the present. Stop, literally and even physically! Look at where you. are, at home, in the car, having a shower, walking the dog, petting the cat, talking on the phone, watching T.V., on the cell phone or computer. Just stop where you are and bring yourself back to the present. Remember to tell those monkey’s whose brain it is and send them off.

Now, the third item we want you to mindful of will make your resolutions so much easier, and ease the guilt you may place on yourself. Remember….the good things you do….do more of them.
…the bad things you do……do less of them.

Have a great Sunday! Whatever you do and God Bless!

Monday December 27th, 2021 Reverend(s) Glenn and Heather

Hello Folks! With all that is happening around the Covid variants of delta and omicron, it can seem pretty daunting to be speaking about Happy Holidays and Happy New Years….it can sometimes feel draining to even think about being happy.

We both want you to know how much we care about you and your families. Our congregation, our classes, we have many we feel a love and responsibility for. There is an old saying that “many people make work light.” We believe the same may be said for sharing each others burdens in the more sad times, as well as celebrating the good and happy times.

This seemed to be the Christmas of small joys that periodically came our way, in between the feelings of estrangement from people, family and friends. Opening up a gift you weren’t expecting or a call from someone you haven’t heard from in a very long time can bring an upliftment of the heart. It is on the backs of these small joyous moments, we can put aside our overwhelming emotions of the season that are not so good.

With 2022 just five days away, let us not loose expectation and hope for a much better start to a good New Year. Look around your family and friends and see what you are truly grateful for. With the

Law of Attraction in our positive thoughts, our Guides to help us, with Spirit to heal us, if we only ask and trust, with the family and friends to speak with for comfort, may we head into the final days of 2021. May we all seek the positive of the New Year 2022 and know good thoughts are coming your way from us both…..God Bless each and every one of you!

(Our Church will be closed on January 2nd. Classes on the 6th will be cancelled as well. Call us for updates (204)802-1395 or (204)338-5505 as public health orders will change.)

Sunday December 12th, 2021 Reverend(s) Glenn and Heather

Hello Folks! All the best of the season to you, your family and friends! There is nothing more special and magical than the child-like wonder of the Christmas Season. It is no mistake the upliftment of this time of year is enhanced by the winter solstice. Over the millenium this time brings about the new change of the season. From the 21st of December on, the days start to get longer and head towards the Spring Equinox.

Within Indigenous cultures world-wide the solstices and equinoxes are of paramount importance. Many religions look to the season changes as well to mark various festivals and religious services. These commemorations are held in different ways throughout the world and in many religions. Some lasting only a day, and others lasting a week and even a full calendar month. Jerusalem, is full of people from all over the world especially at this time of year. The three major religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam hold their religious seat in this magnificent city.

Bethlehem is paramount at Christmas time. Christians consider Bethlehem to be the birthplace of Jesus, the Nativity, and all the old stories and history surrounding this beautiful place. Just where does Spiritualism fit into all of this. Actually, Spiritualism is neither of the three religions so well ensconced in this area of the Middle East.

There is no doubt as to the importance placed upon Jesus within the Science, Religion and Philosophy of Spiritualism. We know Jesus was in human form on our Earth approximately two thousand years ago. Many historians who study this miracle worker believe he was actually born in the Spring time, co-ordinating with the spring lambs of the month of March.

Judaism and Islam believe Jesus to be a Prophet. One of significance and importance. Christians believe Jesus to be Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, coming into the world to save mankind from sin and hell. This very brief description does not go into the the intricacies of how the above religions view Jesus.

What we do know is Christianity was brought about by the Emperor Constantine through the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. This is historical fact. It was brought about because of the religious upheaval at that time. There was a need to bring about control of the masses, to unite the country under one religion. Now there are many stories of how this came to be, which would fill a novel of its own.
So how does our Church, The Spiritualist Church of The Light view this remarkable figure of history Jesus of Nazareth? He came to the Earth Plane to prove the existence of life beyond death. He controlled The White Christ Light of God to perform the miracles he famous for. We do not consider him the only Son of God. Because of the God Spark within all of us, we are all sons and daughters of God. Jesus of Nazareth was an exemplar!

We believe Jesus was divine. We all have the spark of Divinity within all of us. There is a difference of degree but not of kind. He was and is the supreme Master of Spiritual Law. He was in close touch with the Spirit World and demonstrated his survival after his death. His teaching of equality, love, humility and service is the basis of Spiritualism, as we know today. He is the Universal Healer.

Spiritualists mainly agree on The Seven Principles, and we acknowledge these Seven Principles. The First Principle we acknowledge is “Infinite Spirit, Divine Creator of All That is.” The second “Unity and Equality of All.” Jesus spoke of both of these and the other Principles as well during his time on Earth. Of an Infinite Intelligence, not only perfect but all-powerful To picture God as a human being is to impose limitations.

Jesus of Nazareth gave us a glimpse into the Creator of All. His birth is to be heralded and acknowledged no matter when he was born. He showed us there is a divine relationship in which God is our “Creator” and we are all Creator’s children. Jesus taught how to fan the flame of the God Spark within to help us in our Spiritual development, sustaining and uplifting us. Jesus of Nazareth! A remarkable teacher indeed! God Bless you all at this very special time…..Amen!

Tuesday October 12th, 2021, Message from Reverend(s) Glenn and Heather

Hello Folks!  “Thanksgiving Weekend “ is now behind us and if you were someone who had a delicious dinner with your family or friends, leftovers now rule the day!  Our dinner involves family and friends, and today we are indeed eating the last of our turkey dinner.

It is interesting to see how many various ways, we as Canadians, and in particular Winnipeggers, adhere to customs surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday.  Turkey (of course) is usually the dinner of choice.  However, there are many other dinners that celebrate the Sunday or Monday holiday.  Saturday’s too…depending when most of the family or friends can get together.  In essence, it has been two years ago since a full-fledged turkey day has been celebrated by most folks.

For those whom don’t celebrate this day in any way, it doesn’t mean that the notion of Thanksgiving escapes you since the media places so much importance of getting together with family and/or friends.  For everyone….there is always a way to acknowledge what we have in our lives…something to be thankful for.  Maybe it is the ability to see this website message or hear the news, or taking in a walk or (now it is back) taking in a movie or show.

If you take a close look around you, just remember to be grateful for what you do have.  There have been times when we too have struggled in life.  When life seems hopeless, it is good to look around and see what you do have…and to be grateful for it.  Gratitude will bring you more to be grateful for!  We can attest to this, in a most profound way.  Never, ever give up, and you may be surprised at what will manifest in your life, if you only look, and have gratitude in your heart for what you have.  God richly bless and keep you!