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Words From Inspired Writing 10
Transcribed on Wednesday 16th March at 02:02am
[Trevor] Can I ask you about Spirited Talk and should I continue with it?
We have no influence to offer over the choices you make. This is your project and it should remain your choice as to what you do with it. Your work though, is valued by make [people] both sides of the veil. You represent our work well and you offer excellent guidance and resources for those looking for the answers.
We know that your biggest issue is the lack of money you’re getting in from it, but we know that will change very soon. You’re going to receive funding from a source you would never have believed would work with you.
We’d like to share some philosophy with you, if you don’t mind?
Take some time out, when you have a few minutes and look up the principles developed by the Quakers. This was a religion with a good order set in it. You will be inspired when you read upon the work of some of their early pioneers. Many of them come [crossed] over to Spiritualism eventually.
This was mainly because new leaders joined the Quakers in the 1850’s and wanted to change their set-up. This upset many prominent people, some of which decided to become Spiritualists instead.
Martin. Remember that name! And Joseph too.
We have to be very careful when we change the structure of the leadership. On the back of it, their changes are not always for the greater good, even though they will justify their decision by trying to realign their views again with the original ones, even though the damage has already been done.
Snow is a wonderful blanket for nature and we want you to know that there is now coming your way very soon. There will be a minor crisis with farmers during this coming cold spell. Look out for that story in your news.
📌 AFTER THOUGHTS
I had no idea I’d even written that stuff about the Quakers until I reread it to compile this publication, over a month later! More surprising was when I did a little research to find out what the Quaker principles are.
SPICES - Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, Stewardship
I had no idea. I wish I could adopt this acronym for Spirited Talk! Finding this out really helped me believe more in the inspired words. I had no knowledge of Quakerism and even less about the principles attached.
I found a reference of interest to a Mr Joseph Fry - the man behind the the Fry’s chocolate factory in York, UK. He was a modern pioneer in both business and with the Quakers. As of yet, I’ve found no link to a Martin in the early Quaker movement. The whole subject, however, was fascinating to research and the Quakers really are strong on their principles.
When I researched to find out if it was common for Quakers to become Spiritualists, I found the following excerpt in a Wikipedia article -
Consequently, many early participants in Spiritualism were radical Quakers and others involved in the mid-nineteenth-century reforming movement. These reformers were uncomfortable with more prominent churches because those churches did little to fight slavery and even less to advance the cause of women's rights.
I do feel there is much more research I could carry out on this subject and it appears that the inspired words from the Spirit writers were indeed extremely accurate with strong foundation. I found out that changes within the Quaker movement led to many followers leaving it in favour of the new spiritualist movements of the times. It was believed that leading Quakers were trying to change their direction in light of the exposure that spiritualism was getting. Fascinating.
Regarding the closing remarks about snow! That was written in March and as I write this we’re now in May. There has been no snow in our area of the country since, and snow rarely falls in May! However, a loose connection might be that the Ukraine recently experienced heavy snow falls which disrupted their farming. Cooking oil is a hugely important export from the Ukraine and my local chip shop owner reckons there’s really low stocks of this oil in the UK which is effecting the cost of Fish and chips. Oh dear - nightmare! No money - no fish and chips. How bad can it get!
Since the launch of ‘Words From Inspired Writing’ the number of subscribers have fallen, even though we’ve gained a few new readers from outside of the Spirited Talk family. I sort of expected that in all fairness. But one other statistic that is somewhat concerning is that around 40% of the people that receive this email do not read it and simply delete it immediately. It would make more sense for those few to unsubscribe, using the button below. For me, it’s difficult to gauge whether this is a viable newsletter whilst so many are not reading it, fewer still offer comments or feedback! So if you enjoy this experiment, let me know please. It really does help. And if you’re about to unsubscribe - I apologise for filling your inbox unnecessarily.