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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 IS 47 YEARS OLD ON AUGUST 20th The COSE Anniversary raffle is next with...


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Reflections from our Minister - Rev David Finlay

Reflections from our Minister – Rev David Finlay

REFLECTIONS OF THE MINISTER Over recent weeks have been drawn by Spirit to reflect on the letter , “i”, not in the context of the perpendicular pronoun but in words such as inspired, impressed, intuition, instinct and imagination. All of these words relate to the unconscious energies we sense in our daily lives but also when we are consciously working with Spirit. To elaborate, absolutely everything in the Universe seen and unseen is energy. We are energy and so being a part of the whole energetic picture we sense and react to shifts in this sea of energy surrounding us. On a physical level at times we are drawn seemingly like a magnet to some persons whilst we are repulsed by others without perhaps having any exchange with them other than them having been in the vicinity of our extended energetic...


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Power of the Mind to Create and Manifest

Power of the Mind to Create and Manifest

  Whether we realize it or not, our thoughts create our reality and manifest outcomes in our physical existence. Our mind has two levels – the conscious or rational level and the subconscious or irrational level. You think with your conscious mind and what you habitually think, sends messages to the subconscious mind, which creates according to your thoughts. The subconscious is subject to the conscious mind.  All of your emotionalized thoughts, hopes and desires seeds your subconscious. Your subconscious does not work towards proving whether your thoughts are right or wrong, good or bad, dull or productive, the subconscious obediently responds to the nature of your conscious thoughts and suggestions. Having a better understanding of how the conscious and subconscious mind works, will enable you to transform your life. You can then create success with all your goals and endeavours...


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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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John King with a short inspiration of Love

John King with a short inspiration of Love

LOVE Love hold me tight throughout the night until the morning light. When the sun comes up we will get dressed up and you can put on your make-up. It will be so bright that I will take you on a magical flight up to the marvellous heights. The sky will be so blue that nobody ever knew that I was meant for you. I’ll show you all the sights, everything will be alright as long as we don’t fight. Now that everyone knows. it’s time to go and grow and grow and grow. I will show you all my might and a very special plight. Our journey has just started for all of eternity, we will never be parted. LOVE and Light from John King.  


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Barbara Price-Rees, Spirit Art Demonstration Wrap Up

Barbara Price-Rees, Spirit Art Demonstration Wrap Up

Barbara Price-Rees, Psychic Artist and Medium, demonstrated her Spirit Art at COSE on Sunday, 24th Feb, 2019. During her demonstration, Barbara attuned with various members of the audience and sketched portraits of their ancestors and relatives who were in Spirit.       The first portrait which took 20 minutes was painted in acrylic. The following sketches were completed in lightning speed of only 2 minutes.     . Channelled messages from the Spirits of which she had drawn were also given to the different audience members.   An interesting and engaging demonstration. Barbara is not only as a unique artist, but also a gifted  medium. Learn more of Barbara’s Talents on her web pages here.


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WHAT’S IN STORE – YEAR 2019 ASTROLOGICAL FORECAST

WHAT’S IN STORE – YEAR 2019 ASTROLOGICAL FORECAST

Year 2019 = 2+0+1+9 = 12 = Hanged Man The Hanged Man Year brings a need to release things from your past, letting go of old patterns and relationships. It can be a painful journey, however in the end quite liberating. There will be times when you feel quite powerless and learn that you cannot control everything. Patience and humility are the keys to getting through the year. What sacrifices need to be made to move forward? I have pondered on how to best explain the process of the Hanged Man Year and I feel it is also important to refer to Judgement (20) and the Sun (19). Retreat within is probably the best thing to do. Look deeper into thought and actions and be aware of how you will use your own personal power. What you do to others generally...


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