Principles of Spiritualism

The study and application of a spiritual philosophy is a key to establishing a Spiritualist way of life and it is introduced through the Seven Principles of Spiritualism.  These principles are intended to provide each individual, particularly those who are new to Spiritualism, with a foundation for developing a personal philosophy.  They are not meant to be binding rules or the basis of dogma.

The Fatherhood of God
The core belief of the religious philosophy of Spiritualism is the acceptance of a Divine Energy. This force, whatever name given to it, has created all there is and sustains all its creation. The ‘Spirit of God’ exists within and around everything. It is within all of us; we are all children of God so are part of one family. We acknowledge God as our Father.

The Brotherhood of Man
We are all part of the universal creative force and therefore one family in God. The operation of true brotherhood throughout the world would create betterment to the lives of many, bringing equality, security and peace. Spiritualists try to understand the needs of others and help all people regardless of race, colour or creed.

The Communion of Spirits and the Ministry of Angels
Communion with Divine Energy is a natural and essential part of existence. Communication between spirit itself and its creations is an inbuilt ability. Spiritualists use this ability for communication directly, or via a medium, between those in the spirit world and us. This is not supernatural; it is a normal activity. The main purpose of communication with the spirit world is to provide the evidence which supports our philosophy. The Ministry of Angels brings enhanced wisdom to enlighten the individual, society and the world in which we live. This includes those who are dedicated to the welfare and service of mankind bringing inspiration, guidance and healing.

The Continuous Existence of the Human Soul
Spirit is part of the ‘Creative Force’ and thus indestructible. Energy cannot be destroyed; it can only change its form. After death the physical body is left behind whilst the soul continues to exist in a different dimension that we call the spirit world. The individual personality continues unchanged by the event we call ‘death’.

Personal Responsibility
In His wisdom, God has given us enormous potential; we can use that potential to improve our own lives and the lives of others. We have the ability to make decisions throughout our lives as we see fit. What each of us makes of our life is our personal responsibility; no one can replace or override that right. No other person or influence can rectify our wrongdoings.

Compensation and Retribution hereafter for all the Good and Evil Deeds done on Earth
This principle expresses the natural law of cause and effect. This law operates now, on earth, as well as in the spirit world. As we move through life making choices, the outcome of those choices affects our soul growth. When we leave this earthly life there will be no divine judgement. We will have the opportunity to reassess, take stock and decide what might have been done differently.

Eternal Progress Open to every Human Soul
Eternity does not begin at death. Progress is open to all now! Any action, or intent to change, to promote soul growth and progression, creates a positive reaction. There will always be the opportunity to develop and move forward; no one is ever deprived of the all-embracing love of God.

The Seven Principles were originally communicated through the mediumship of Emma Hardinge Britten (1823-1899).

What is Metaphysics?

  • Metaphysics acknowledges and respects the beauty in ALL of God’s Creation.
  • Metaphysics is religion without dogma.
  • Metaphysics does not explore religious beliefs and laws created by man, but rather, it explores the immutable laws of nature, set by The Creator, God/Universal Presence, in the creation of the Universe.
  • Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that studies the ultimate nature of existence, reality, and experience without being bound to any one theological doctrine or dogma.
  • Metaphysics includes all religions but transcends them all.
  • Metaphysics is the study of ultimate cause in the Universe.
  • Metaphysics is the only science capable of inquiring beyond physical and human science. [cited International Metaphysical Ministry  ]

Ordination Affirmations

1. I live by the principles of Metaphysics.
I understand and accept the principles of Metaphysical Spirituality. Metaphysical Spirituality is how I live my life and how I interact with others. I continue to expand my knowledge of Metaphysics.

2. I Use Those Principles to Serve Others
I am charitable in my Metaphysical Teachings and interaction with others. I am supportive and helpful to other Metaphysical Ministers.

3. I Adhere to and obey the regulations given to me
I support the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry through my voluntary participation and financial contribution.
I agree to follow the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry rules, direction of the Board of Directors, and applicable Government Legislation. I understand that maintaining these affirmations is a requisite of membership with the CIMM>

What is the difference between a Spiritual Medium and a Psychic

A spiritual medium/medium is an individual that is sensitive to the vibration or what can be called the (energy) of the spirit world, to those (the communicators) that have crossed over from the physical world and are in the spirit world.
The medium then acts and functions much like an instrument, to share messages from those (the communicator) in the world of Spirit to the recipient (‘the sitter’).

With mediumship there are three aspects that is involved: the spirit communicator, the medium and the sitter.

A psychic is able to receive information of the energy around the individual or from the higher self of the individual and share to the sitter.

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Why a loved one may not come through in a sitting to bring a message for the sitter?

Those that are in spirit continue to grow and learn. Spirit loved ones will always bring love to you for they love you and they maybe involved in your spiritual growth.
Although they are also working on their own spiritual progression in the world of spirit, without a physical attachment to the earth plane.
You may experience signs from them, and may not be recognizing these signs. There is no time in the world of spirit as there is here in the physical earth. They may come through at another time, with a message, a sign, a sense, and is when you are in need of the gift of love they bring.

A medium can only connect to a spirit in the spirit world that wishes to present themselves to the medium. We cannot call up on a spirit no more then we may not answer the phone when we are called on.
Spirit loved ones always will present when the time is right, and this may not be in our timing.