the birth of gilberts sanctuary

Sanctuary for Spirit Development

In Physical Mediumship by SUSAN FILER1 Comment

Gilbert Sanctuary namesake.

CHRISTINE DOROTHY GILBERT… Flying with angels, she is living on in the Sanctuary name, a hallowed space of velvet whispers and gentle healings.

BIRTH OF GILBERT SANCTUARY PORTSMOUTH U.K.

A NON-PROFIT SACRED SPACE FOR SPIRIT, PLANNED BY SPIRIT, BLESSED BY SPIRIT, AND MANAGED BY SPIRIT

A LEGACY TO MY MOTHER

THE BEGINNING OF AN ERA FOR SPIRITUAL SERVICE IN LOVE.

ARE YOU BEING SERVED

A Spiritual Journey…

Sitters unite here at the sanctuary for physical mediumship and associated phenomena.
As Spirit said to me “Do nothing until you hear from us” (with a hat-tip to Duke Ellington).

How wonderful it is to look back in reflection and see that where one needs to be, is where spirit have placed them. I believe spirits’ patience and tolerance of us, even if we going down fighting, is commendable.

FROM MENTAL TO PHYSICAL MEDIUMSHIP

Having had several closed mental mediumship circles here, I began to consider the conversion of the garage for hypnotherapy work and spirit group work.

This commenced after much research for the right builder. Several let me down, and it was not an easy ride. The final person was certainly lead by spirit and indeed was a patient of mine who was desperate for work, and had much spirit with him when we spoke…The JCPF centre here in Portsmouth gave me several chairs for the sanctuary to be, and they had 40 years of energy work in them from this spiritual healing mediumistic centre, where I began.

WHERE TO NEXT?

Seance room one

The Seance Room One – with non-musical (!) trumpets on the table for spirit to use.

I had thought a sacred space for mental mediumship groups, but not to be. Oh, the plans of mice and men! I am sure God has a jolly good laugh at us!

Listening to God “DON’T GIVE UP JUST KEEP GOING” as the building work began, so did many problems and the ice and snow didn’t help at that time…

Whilst in the process at 3 in the morning, often in the freezing cold, I would hear nails and items tinkered with downstairs. I now realise physical phenomena was starting even then…and THIS WAS SPIRITS PLAN ALL ALONG!!

SERVICE WITH A SMILE (:- AS HUMBLE BEGINNINGS CONTINUE

What a wonderful journey of development…, all for spirits’ purpose. Following an excellent reading I had from a mental medium, I was asked “DO YOU HAVE A TRUMPET, OR KNOW OF ONE, SU?” Says I, “I don’t play the trumpet,” thinking she meant a musical instrument (how funny). She of course saw a trumpet with me that one often uses in physical séances. This was the key for me to the opening of the flood gates EVEN MORE to the awareness of the depths of PHYSICAL MEDIUMSHIP AND ASSOCIATED PHENOMENA, and all its wonders.

GILBERTS BEGINS TO GROW,  SPIRIT-LED AND STILL IN SERVICE

Having googled venues for trumpet séances, or indeed materialisation séances, I took myself off to Jennys Sanctuary. Here I sat with Bill Meadows, physical medium. What a blast! I felt more at home than at home – amazing energy and comfort.
The following week a member of our closed mental home circle invited me to go to Hull, to see a medium STEWART ALEXANDER. I didn’t know who he was, nor what I was going to experience. Another wow factor of “heads up and smell the coffee!” Now, this revered and well respected man is to visit us at Gilberts, so many years on. ALL SPIRIT-LED STILL IN SERVICE.

BACK TO THE HOME FRONT AND SPIRIT’S NEW SACRED SPACE

seance room

Seance Room One, the cabinet.

The building work completed after the snow and ice had ceased, we sat for a few mental mediumship circles. This I knew had to change – the vibrations I could feel were different in this hallowed space, the energy denser heavier and certainly not conducive to mental mediumship work. My wish to convert to physical circle was soon confirmed by spirit friends as they asked for a cabinet, and told me afterward that all that was needed to complete for them was “THE ROBES OF THE ROOM” I considered this, and realised what they meant, was the cabinet curtains, bless them.

I was now hearing in my head the songs or “TUNES” as spirit call them, “YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET”, AND “AIN’T NO STOPPING US NOW” Full black-out in place as asked for was finished, and OFF WE GO.

All in place and the first physical circle began.

My Clinical hypnotherapy, hypnoanalysis was never meant to be part of this sanctuary space, as the negative energies of people must be kept out of a space for this sacred work.

GOOD TIMES, BAD TIMES – GOD CAN USE US ALL THE TIME IN SERVICE

Over a six-year period, the groups changed, the people came and went, and I learned so much that DEDICATED SITTERS ARE AS RARE AS GOLD DUST AND JUST AS VALUABLE. FIND A KEEPER AND CHERISH THEM.

For several years in between groups I would sit alone, and wait for the phoenix to rise again often thinking to give up. But another group would form and each time we would get nearer to the RIGHT BLEND.

“FAITH IN SERVICE”

Spirit told me I have a job to keep the doors open to their sanctuary. So I sat for 6 developing mediums as well as for myself or indeed for spirit, acting as the mediums’ control.

SPIRIT CALL ME THEIR SPIRITUAL MIDWIFE – So sweet, helping and bringing them through. Quite to the point really as I am a midwife.

All the growth here in the sanctuary has been spirit-led, from finding the right places to network, to making the right connections with folk all over the world, not something I could imagine really.

Meeting people from wonderful organisations, welcoming folk from Europe, and far overseas from America, Texas and Australia, as sitters. AND EVENTUALLY HAVING 5 OF THE PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL MEDIUMS here at Gilberts who ever would have thought this, was in the plan.

AS I SAY ALL SPIRIT-LED IN SERVICE TO MANKIND. OPEN ONE HEART HEAL ONE GRIEVING SOUL THAT’S ENOUGH IN A YEAR.

Helping those on the outside beginning to look in, reassuring there is no such thing as death, just an emigration to another form of existence. Mediumship brings people together.

I have met and am still meeting some wonderful people, and some interesting people, and as Stewart Alexander said in his audio CD, some “darn idiots.” HA HA

I BELIEVE THE INGREDIENT FOR THIS TEAM WORK WITH SPIRIT, IS THAT THEY KNOW IF THE INTENT IS PURE, RIGHT, GENUINE AND NOT FOR SELF… They have always called me the eternal, and that is such an honor

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

I sit to aid developing mediums here, trance mediums, and those who trance, wishing to sit for physical mediumship, initially in one-to-one cabinet work. People ring to discuss their groups, as so many never wish to go public, often led by spirits’ wishes also. People ring to talk about setting up physical groups, about sitting in public materialistion séances here at Gilberts, where they are other than here in the world. To be able to help support and to refer on, is just as splendid, as is research into this rare, fascinating, and wonderful form of mediumship. How interesting it is also to go out into the community at gigs, and talk about physical mediumship, there is so much ignorance and judgement about this, EVEN IN THE RANKS HA HA. It is part of spirits’ quest for the sanctuary, to promote promote promote, at every possible opportunity.

Promoting at local radio shows is always fun.

The many demos for psychic surgery here are evident, and again, a great way to express another arm of trance and healing combined.

I also sit for my own development in our Gilberts Phoenix physical home circle, allowing spirit to blend for whatever communication they may choose with me, for evidential means to show we live on.

Spirit always told us to sit sit sit, even in the times of sitting alone one would still develop, how wonderful and reassuring is that , and I share that here for all those that may at times feel very isolated, and sad, at group attendance. It is never about numbers in a fizz (for those ‘in the know’, fizz is short for physical mediumship – Ed.) group, but quality energy, dedication and love for spirit. Sitters do come when the time is right.

THAT WHICH SPIRIT DESIGN CAN NEVER BE PUT ASUNDER…THEY WAIT FOR US READY FOR WHEN WE ARE READY…SPIRIT TEAMS READY AND WAITING IN THE WINGS.

May spirits’ sanctuary go from strength to strength. With spirit at the helm I have no doubt that it will. THE WORK IS BECOMING A FULL TIME JOB IN ITSELF, ALONG SIDE MY OWN NURSING AND HYPNO CAREERS.

AS THE SAYING GOES LIVE RIGHT, LOVE WELL, AND SPIRIT WILL follow you all your days.
Blessings to all from GILBERT SANCTUARY.

SUSAN FILER
Su sits for the development of physical mediumship and associated phenomina, having also two other groups at the Gilbert Sanctuary. She also hosts five of todays public physical mediums at Gilberts Sanctuary.People visit worldwide here at the sanctuary as sitters and developing mediums. As always mediumship bringing people together. Standards ethics and code of practise and conduct, are so in the fore of the sanctuary here in Portsmouth.U.K. Su has worked in mental mediumship and rescue mediumship work over a 25 year period and also teaches trance development and physical mediumship, in one-to-one cabinet work. As a spiritual healer, she also applies this phenomena as a nurse midwife and therapist in cancer care work.
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