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Merle Tait - Intuitive Art - Wrap up

Merle Tait – Intuitive Art – Wrap up

Merle Tait, Intuitive Art Teacher, facilitated an Intuitive Art & Guide drawing workshop at COSE in September 2019 The contents of the workshop included a guided meditation to attune with our Spirit Guides, helpers and Inspirers. Merle then guided the workshop participants in drawing the foundations of a face portait. With the basic prompts of  the background color of the portrait and then eyes and facial features, we were encouraged to trust in our intuition, holding no perceptions of any expectations of what we wanted to draw, but allowing ourselves to be open and receptive to our intuitive and creative flow. The result of the workshop came up with some amazing art work and images of guides and Spirit impressions. Merle followed up with passing on Intuitive Readings on each participants Art Work in which a lot of insight was received....


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COSE Fun(d)raising: Sue King reports...

COSE Fun(d)raising: Sue King reports…

Hi, As winter rolls onto spring we rejoice in warmer weather, longer days and more colourful gardens. Like the staple norm for most voluntary run, not for profit groups and church’s like COSE, we have fundraising activities such as Trivia Nights (October 12th Bring your family and friends for fun and frivolity. Tickets are only $20 or $15 concession.  There’s lots of answering, auctioning and beverages, BYO nibbles.) Readings’ Days on the third Saturday of each month until November and, of course; Regular raffles linked with Easter, Mother’s Day (2019 Winners: 1st, $70 gift card to Veronica Dillion of Altona Senior Citz.; 2nd, $50 to Lee, who operates the Saigon Sun restaurant in Railway Street Altona and 3rd went to our own official greeter. John King)  COSE CELEBRATED 47 YEARS ON AUGUST 20th The COSE Anniversary raffle was drawn with similar...


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Reflections from our Minister - Rev David Finlay

Reflections from our Minister – Rev David Finlay

In his book ‘Ancient Teachings for Beginners’ published in 2003 the author Douglas De Long states as part of the introduction in the context of evolving that ‘people are awakening and becoming more spiritual’. In stumbling across this statement it reinforced what was already in my mind as the topic for this article. I was inspired a few days earlier to write this passage about my own journey of spiritual awakening with particular emphasis on the role COSE has played in this evolution. My active awakening process commenced  in the early to mid-1990’s long before I had heard of spiritualism and spiritualist churches when I was drawn to and became involved in a private development group with a particular focus on crystal enhanced spiritual healing and it was with this group that I witnessed many amazing occurrences. One can only speculate...


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The Benefits of Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation

When the founders of COSE chose the name: “Church Of Spiritual Enlightenment”, this reflected the purpose for which it was established, and that was to provide a Sanctuary which would bring guidance and healing for those who sought to understand their spiritual nature and their own divine essence. A Sanctuary which would guide people on their Path of Spiritual Unfoldment. The journey towards “Enlightenment” is a personal unfoldment. Although an individual may have access to wise teachings, techniques and spiritual disciplines, it is actually the journey Inwards that guides One to be attuned with the Divine Indweller and Christ Within. Spiritual teachers are Way Show-ers, but only the Individual can come into their own Divine Presence and Oneness with the Divine Indweller. The teachings of Jesus guided the people to the God Within. Many these days still seek God outside of...


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David Watson talks...On Spiritual Healing.

David Watson talks…On Spiritual Healing.

Any physics textbook will tell you energy is “the capacity to do work”. Then it usually goes on to explain that “work” is the action of moving something against a force. But isn’t this definition kind of unsatisfying? It’s a bit like Plato’s definition of man as a “featherless biped” – it’s hard to poke holes in the reasoning, but you can’t help but feel something is missing. As the Russian physicist Lev Okun said, “The more basic is a physical notion, the more difficult to define it in words.” For energy, the best we can do is say it’s the capacity to cause movement. And that my fellow Spiritual travellers, should do us poor featherless bipeds just fine…Now… Spiritual energy is fundamental in the healing we facilitate This featherless biped,your writer enjoys the mysteries of collective nouns…you know… A pride...


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COSE Fun(d)raising: Sue King reports...

COSE Fun(d)raising: Sue King reports…

Hi, Well summer is over.  Those extremely hot days are gone for now as Autumn rolls on into Winter: witnessed by some crisp, cold mornings accompanied by off-shore breezes from our bay; but COSE activities continue in all weathers. The Tarot and Spiritual Readings’ Days commenced in February and will continue on every 3rd Saturday of the month until November.  No bookings are necessary!  The Rennie Street door opens at 10AM  and closes at 2.45PM. The first “Trivia Night” on March 23rd raffle winners were Rev David, Nigel Foenander and Rob Mariner.  The next is  on October 12th in the John Street hall.  Just see (Sue King) for any further details of times and importantly, how much fun these social evenings always seem to be.  Why not make up a table among family and friends; we invite you to come along. ...


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Angel Connections

Angel Connections

Everyone has Guides and Angels who are always close by, working and walking alongside you lovingly. The more we attune with, communicate and recognise our Angel Helpers, the more we are strengthening our connection. Not only are you strengthening your connection and communication, you are also deepening your Oneness with Source and your Higher Self. Most people are not able to see or hear Angels because the vibration of the Angelic Realm is at a much higher frequency than our own. You may however, learn to see, hear and sense Angels. It is easier to connect with Angels when your frequency is high. Our frequency is naturally high when we are in states of joy, openheartedness and positivity. We are also able to heighten our vibrations through spiritual practices, such as healing, sacred circle work and also love and light service...


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SPIRITUAL NAMING CEREMONY

SPIRITUAL NAMING CEREMONY

At some time before the ceremony the Minister receives from Source the Spiritual name for the canditate either through meditation or inspiration. Names received by the Minister are also referenced in the bible. The name has a spiritual meaning as well as representing particular qualities, strengths, and virtues. Every name carries a certain vibration which assists in challenges and encourages the individual to work towards spiritual growth and live in their highest consciousness. The name also reflects the inner self of who you truly are, not the personality of the outer character. A naming Ceremony is a unique way to leave old baggage behind and open one’s path in a whole new perspective and to recognise one’s own Divinity.  


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