Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I am the Rev. Patricia Johnston and wish to share why I chose Ordination. It began so long ago, as a child. I knew I was always going to walk this path of selfless service to others because of a deep and great desire to be of part to God's Will. My love for God was immeasurable and still is. It is a feeling, a knowing and a sensing of His Presence everywhere in my life.
I am perhaps quite Native American in my concept of God, often thinking of God as "Great Spirit." I see Great Spirit in all of Nature. I see Great Spirit in all manner of _expression. My goal is to be of one-mind with Great Spirit, knowing wherever I Am, God is. I have also been blessed to have a Great Teacher by the name of "White Eagle," whom many of you are familiar with. White Eagle is a Master Teacher or Universal Teacher for many of us. He first appeared in my life in 1972. He prepared the way for my spiritual journey and introduced me to works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his great fervor for the Spiritualist movement. White Eagle later had a great part to play in the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the importance of Mediumship. Since then I was led to Spiritualist Churches throughout Northern California to where I have been now since 1996.
I have been heading a Spiritualist Church in California Bay Area now for nearly six years. I created it, incorporated it and have run the Church since early 2001. It has been a dream come true after years of just knowing that someday I too would be able to speak and teach also provide a place where others may also come to know Great Spirit: All-Loving; Omnipotent; Omniscient; Omnipresent. It gives great comfort to know we are never alone in our life, no matter what the obstacles or hurdles we must cross, and the Cross is never too heavy to bear. Spiritualism teaches "There is no death." Our Soul continues to progress on the Spirit Planes, which some have called the "Summerlands," and the Native American refer to it as "The Happy Hunting Grounds." Then as we are ready, we return to Earth again and again for the lessons prepared for us as we work toward perfection.
ULC provided the opportunity for me to go forward in my work and to completely utilize all the aspects of the ministry which are endowed upon us as we become Ordained. I have now united people in Matrimony, and have conducted Memorials for friends. I have had countless sessions for counseling others on their journey, and have given "talks" at neighboring Churches. I have taught countless classes on Spiritual Unfoldment, Psychic Development and Mediumship. It has been a full life filled with wonderful experiences. ULC helped in this process. They provided a means for me to expand my role in service others. Thank You ULC.
The Rev. Patricia Johnston.
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