The Spiritualist Church of Love and Light is a Christian Spiritualist Church which had it's beginnings in Plainville Connecticut. We are now located in Southington, CT on 72 Center St. We were founded on the premise that preaching fear and punishment is not the way to invite members to God's House of Love and benevolence.
Founded on July 1, 2013 when 7 disheartened beings got together to create a place where God's eternal love abounds, and the Creators' Holy Light shines from and to every member. We strive to follow the teachings of the Most Holy Master Jesus and not the egotism of any person or persons. We have designed our structure to prevent this as much as can be done knowing that ego is a fear generator that befouls most attempts at a love driven life.
Christian Spiritualism is not a new idea, and not even a new idea in Spiritualism. Its roots go back to the 1880's and was born along with the Original Spiritualist Movement. The oldest continuously running American Christian Spiritualist Church opened its doors on June 28, 1883 in Brookline, MA.
We are Christian Spiritualists in that, while we affirm and follow the various teachings of all spiritual masters, Muhammad, Buddha, Lao Tse, etc., we look to the Master Jesus as our profound example of Spirit alive in the world. We resonate with and embrace his teachings and accept his challenge to do even greater things than he.
Christian Spiritualism has a strong presence in the United Kingdom and Canada; and, while at this time not as strong in the U.S.A., it has currently presenting an upsurge in America. This is despite some protestations to the contrary from certain groups or persons. But we send them love and light anyway because we understand that a few misguided people do not define or override the glow of love that spiritualism generates.
Spiritualism itself is the process whereby all religions came into being, as a result of communication with God and God's Kingdom of Spirit. Our fundamental doctrine states that God is Spirit, we are Spirit, our departed loved ones are Spirit, our "enemies" are Spirit; and that is how we are all connected. Our Spiritualism is both universal and ancient. We seek to understand the many and varied aspects of Spiritualism which have existed upon our planet from the moment we stepped into physical form.
We can first start by finding time to link up with our God (also called Infinite Intelligence, and the All), praying, talking, asking questions and of course being thankful for all the blessings we have in our lives. This we can do in quiet times at home, in groups of like-minded people and of course, by coming to Church. Spiritualism is not just about linking with your loved ones it is about growth of the spirit within each of us. Understanding God's laws and your fellow human beings. Giving something back to society, not just taking. Giving your time to help those who are going through difficulties. To give is to receive.
Many are called upon to serve God and to serve your fellow man, but you have free will to decide if you follow this pathway or ignore it. There are many ways to serve and we often do so and do not realize it. How often do you find that someone starts talking to you about their worries and problems and you are prepared to listen to them? By doing this you are showing kindness and compassion. Giving your time is one of the greatest gifts you can give to the lonely, the bereaved and the troubled.
Calling on a lonely neighbor to see how they are, or making a telephone call to someone with problems is using your spiritual gifts. We are not all called to be a Medium or serve on the platform at a spiritualist church or do hands on healing. We can send absent healing in our prayers with positive effect. We can make tea at a convalescent home, and we are giving to our fellow man. Use the gifts and experience you have gained in your life to help others and you will be well rewarded.