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Lightworker Gifts and Charismatic Christianity . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 4 January 2020

  • CHARISMATIC CATHOLICISM
  • CHARISMA AMONGST PROTESTANT CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS
  • CATHOLIC ‘CHARISMS’ AND LIGHTWORKER GIFTS
  • CAVEATS FOR LIGHTWORKERS REGARDING FITTING IN WITH CHRISTIAN CONGREGATIONS
    • On Appropriate Restraint of Incoming Light During Worship
    • The Spectre of Excommunication for Catholic Lightworkers
    • On Holding Charismatic Gatherings Outside of Regular Church Services
    • On the Difficult Question of Egoic Aggrandizement
    • On Faking the Gifts of Prophecy, Healing and Speaking in Tongues
    • On Lightworkers Being Cast Out by Prevailing Prophets in a Church
  • CONCLUSION

Dear Ones,

CHARISMATIC CATHOLICISM

In my reading, I recently came across the term ‘Charismatic Catholicism’ and looked it up in Wikipedia. To my amazement I found that there are 120 million Catholics worldwide who are Charismatic Catholics, and that it has been looked upon favorably by the last four popes …

“The charismatic movement is the international trend of historically mainstream Christian congregations adopting beliefs and practices similar to Pentecostalism. Fundamental to the movement is the use of spiritual gifts (charismata). Among mainline Protestants, the movement began around 1960. Among Roman Catholics, it originated around 1967 …

“In the Roman Catholic church, the movement became particularly popular in the Filipino, Korean, and Hispanic communities of the United States, in the Philippines, and in Latin America, mainly Brazil. Travelling priests and lay people associated with the movement often visit parishes and sing what are known as charismatic masses. It is thought to be the second largest distinct sub-movement (some 120 million members) within global Catholicism, along with Traditional Catholicism….” –from Link: “Charismatic Movement,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charismatic_movement#Roman_Catholicism ..

“Perceptions of the Charismatic movement vary within the Catholic Church, although it has been favourably regarded by the last four Popes. Proponents hold the belief that certain charismata (a Greek word for “gifts”) are still bestowed by the Holy Spirit today as they were in Early Christianity as described in the Bible.” –from Link: “Catholic Charismatic Renewal” … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Charismatic_Renewal ..

CHARISMA AMONGST PROTESTANT CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS

In addition there are charismatic movements in these Protestant denominations: Anglicanism, Evangelicalism, Lutheranism, Methodism, Calvinism, Adventism, and Eastern Orthodoxy, as well as the Pentecostal Christian movement …

Link: “Pentecostalism,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecostalism ..

CATHOLIC ‘CHARISMS’ AND LIGHTWORKER GIFTS

On behalf of Lightworkers, Ascensioneers, Pathfinders, and Wayshowers, I note the striking congruities between our Lightworker gifts and the Catholic ‘charisms’ …

“Renewal advocates believe that the charisms identified in Saint Paul’s writings, especially in Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12-14, and Ephesians 4:11-12, continue to exist and to build up the Church (see Catechism of the Catholic Church, §2003). The nine charismatic gifts considered extraordinary in character include: faith, expression of knowledge and wisdom, miracles, the gift of tongues and their interpretation, prophecy, discernment of spirits and healing.(1 Corinthians 12:8-10) …. These gifts are related to the traditional seven gifts of the Holy Spirit described in Isaiah 11:1-2 (wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord, as listed in Catechism of the Catholic Church, §1831). The nine charismatic gifts in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 are also related to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy…. Other references to charisms in the Catechism of the Catholic Church include §§688, 768, 799-801, 890, 951, 1508 (charism of healing) and 2035. The belief that spiritual gifts exist in the present age is called Continuationism.” –from Link: “Catholic Charismatic Renewal,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Charismatic_Renewal ..

CAVEATS FOR LIGHTWORKERS REGARDING FITTING IN WITH CHRISTIAN CONGREGATIONS

On Appropriate Restraint of Incoming Light During Worship

I feel it is important for Lightworkers who wish to join a Christian Church that they restrain their charismatic gifts during regular church services, as outpouring of grace through Spirit can be upsetting to those of the congregation not so gifted.

As some of you have perhaps found, pastors and ministers who are holding church services can understandably feel that outpouring of grace during services might interfere with the performance of their sacred office.

For instance, outpouring of grace during the Offertory … the uplifting of bread and wine at the Eucharist … while understandable and nearly unavoidable from the stance of the participating Lightworker … might fill the church with such Light as to cause a pastor or minister to falter in speaking the words of the ritual. Speaking of the words is very important to the perfection of the rite; and so I suggest that attending Lightworkers appeal to their Ascension Teams to flow through only as much grace through Spirit as is best for the ritual at hand. The ritual is, I feel, of great importance in dispensation of grace to humankind.

The Spectre of Excommunication for Catholic Lightworkers

The spectre of excommunication is always a concern for Catholics who are Lightworkers; thus I advise prudence and circumspection when with a congregation and its pastors. If we do our best not to stand out, and are careful not to express dissent of any kind, or to make any prophetic announcements; if we avoid healing anyone in the congregation through the languages of Light and sound; if, in fact, no one knows us other than to discern our devotion to the Mass and its Sacraments, then, I feel, we will be more likely to fit in.

In particular, I advise avoiding engaging in discussions about the currents of charisma and mysticism oft found in Catholic congregations today, as those with whom we speak may have strong feelings either for or against. By not discussing controversial topics we can stay out of the limelight and avoid controversy, I feel. In other words, when with a group of people, I feel it is best to ‘go with the flow’, and not to go on about topics that may create divisiveness or differences of opinion.

Were topics near to our hearts to come up spontaneously during a conversation, and were a question to be put to us personally by perhaps one other person, and not within the hearing of a group of people, then would be the time to respond briefly and to the point, without contradicting anything we know about Christ’s teachings. So I feel.

It seems to me quite unlikely that such a question might be posed, out of thin air, by anyone in a congregation. Thus through circumspection and brevity we may remain unnoticed and reasonably well accepted, and be able to continue to enjoy the rites of the Church and the blessings they rain down upon all humankind.

On Holding Charismatic Gatherings Outside of Regular Church Services

I read about criticism of Charismatic Catholics as follows …

“Critics accuse Charismatic Catholics of misinterpreting, or in some cases violating, Church teachings on worship and liturgy. Traditional Catholics, in particular, argue that charismatic practices shift the focus of worship away from reverent communion with Christ in the Eucharist and towards individual emotions and non-liturgical experiences as a substitute.” –from Link: “Catholic Charismatic Renewal” … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Charismatic_Renewal ..

In the same article I read …

“Catholics who practice charismatic worship usually hold prayer meetings outside of Mass and feature such gifts as prophecy, faith healing, and glossolalia.” –from Link: “Catholic Charismatic Renewal,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Charismatic_Renewal ..

I can see that holding prayer meetings … especially with live spiritual music in which those at the meetings participate … would be a good way to express charismatic gifts without disruption of the traditional church services through ‘grandstanding’ or extra added elements beyond established ritual.

On the Difficult Question of Egoic Aggrandizement

Grandiosement of the ego is a peculiar pitfall for those gifted with charisms, and one that leads to entirely the wrong path in life. At every moment, I feel, one must align with God’s Will, His Heart, and His Mind; that is the only way to purity of Spirit and outflowing of grace.

I myself feel it it best to remain … insofar as possible … unknown to the congregation and to their pastors and ministers in this regard. Better to be unknown than constantly to be harassed and tested by notions of self-aggrandizement. Not being known at all is, I feel, a much more comfortable position in which to experience outpouring of grace, as God wills, and in the moments He chooses.

On Faking the Gifts of Prophecy, Healing and Speaking in Tongues

I note especially, from a day I attended a Pentecostal church service in Durango, Colorado, that members of Pentecostal congregations want to fit in. They want to be Spirit-filled. And sometimes they may pretend to have gifts such as prophecy, healing through laying on of hands, and glossolalia (speaking in tongues) so as to feel welcome in a congregation. I feel this is understandable from a human point of view, and expectable.

It might be helpful for a pastor or minister who has those gifts to let the congregation know they are welcome to attend just as they are … even without the gifts of Spirit … and that Spirit flows through us when it will, and not necessarily, Lord knows, at a time convenient to us.

On Lightworkers Being Cast Out by Prevailing Prophets in a Church

I feel we Lightworkers must assess the issue of one-upmanship and jealousy by prevailing prophets in a church. If we arrive with charisms, it is quite likely that a prophet who has a stance or ‘holding’ in that church may feel his standing to be threatened by our arrival.

In a church where there are one or two Spirit-filled prophets, known to the rest of the congregation for their true visions and their healing ability, a Dark vision by those so revered … to the effect that we Lightworkers are ‘sent by Satan’ might easily be believed.

If action is taken to cast a Lightworker out of a church in this way, I wonder if it might be helpful to talk with the pastor or minister about fitting in with the prevailing prophets, and helping them feel at ease? I say ‘I wonder’ because when this happened to me some years ago, I was too devastated by the casting out to approach the pastor about it later through dialogue.

To my way of feeling, there is nothing worse for me, as a Lightworker, than to be accused by several good Christians of being the very opposite of what I truly am. On the other hand, it is true that people are people. It would be better to try to talk together and resolve these misunderstandings, than never to address them. This I feel especially to be a good avenue when Lightworkers live in small towns with few choices of places to worship.

CONCLUSION

I see the likelihood of being ‘cast out’ (in the case of a Protestant church) or ‘excommunicated’ (in the case of Catholicism) as a cause for concern for Lightworkers, Ascensioneers, Pathfinders and Wayshowers.

I hope this blog offers those gifted with the Incoming Light a toehold for interacting with our Christian churches with less concern about blame and judgment by their congregations. First of all, I suggest we attend those churches that look favorably upon charisma. Then if the issue of ‘being different’ or ‘wrong’ comes up, we can talk together about a church’s stance on charisms and charismatic Christianity. It may be we will all gain many new insights in that way.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Turning of the Ages: The Series . prayers by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 10 December 2019

  1. PRAYER OF A YOUNG FATHER AND MOTHER
  2. PRAYER OF AN ELDEST DAUGHTER AFTER SHE GROWS UP
  3. PRAYER OF A BROTHER WITH AN ELDEST SISTER AFTER THEY GROW UP
  4. PRAYER OF THE MIDDLE CHILD AFTER GROWING UP
  5. PRAYER OF OLDER SIBLINGS FOR A YOUNGEST BROTHER WHO HAS GROWN UP
  6. PRAYER OF A YOUNGEST BROTHER AFTER HE GROWS UP
  7. PRAYER OF A YOUNGEST DAUGHTER AFTER SHE GROWS UP
  8. PRAYER OF A MOTHER AND FATHER WITH GROWN CHILDREN
  9. PRAYER OF A CHILD ORPHANED IN LATER LIFE

Dear ones,

Here are a group of prayers entitled “Turning of the Ages” …

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1. PRAYER OF A YOUNG FATHER AND MOTHER          top
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
10 December 2019

https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/1-audio-onlynewest2.mp3?_=1

 

Dear Lord, we depend on you
To help our family to get through

Help our children grow sturdy and strong;
No matter what curve balls life lobs along
Teach each of them to get up and go on

Let trust grow between us; keep our hearts so warm
That we’ll know we can weather every storm
And find in each other the means to survive
The strife and the struggle, the hubbub and jive

May we say to each other, and know in the end, it was …

Job well done!
Job well done!

In God we live
In God we trust
May He be blessed
As He blesses us.

. . . . .

2. PRAYER OF AN ELDEST DAUGHTER AFTER SHE GROWS UP          top
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
10 December 2019

https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2-jennifer.mp3?_=2

 

Mom asked me
to take care of them
and I did.

Job well done!
Job well done!

Now it’s up to their husbands
to do that work.

Now it’s up to their children
to do that work.

May God be blessed
As He blesses me.

. . . . .

3. PRAYER OF A BROTHER WITH AN ELDEST SISTER AFTER THEY GROW UP          top
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
10 December 2019

https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/3-james.mp3?_=3

 

I did a good job
of evading her clutches

Job well done!
Job well done!

There’s no one to tell me what to do!
I became a man! I escaped her!

May God be blessed
As He blesses me.

. . . . .

4. PRAYER OF THE MIDDLE CHILD AFTER GROWING UP          top
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
10 December 2019

https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/4new-audio-only.mp3?_=4

 

I got it from both ends
But I am the most well adjusted

I know how to deal with the Lord it over
And how to take care of the weeping youngster

They say that as a child I walked
Into the house with a yellow nose
From the pollen on the garden flowers …

I know which is the sweetest rose
And which the most beautiful flower!

Job well done!
Job well done!

Now I find I can juggle work with joy
I deal well with girls and also with boys
I am cream of the crop, and top of my form
For, raised in the middle I found out the norm

May God be blessed
As He blesses me.

. . . . .

5. PRAYER OF OLDER SIBLINGS FOR A YOUNGEST BROTHER WHO HAS GROWN UP          top
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
10 December 2019

https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/5anewest-audio-onlytest.mp3?_=5

 

We did what we could
When he was young
To wake him and clothe him
And put bandaids on

And hug him and love him
And wipe off those tears
And mind him and scold him
And quell every fear

Job well done!
Job well done!

Now that he’s grown
It is up to him
To do as he wants
In this wide, wide world
And land as he must
on his own two feet

May God be blessed
As He blesses us.

. . . . .

6. PRAYER OF A YOUNGEST BROTHER AFTER HE GROWS UP          top
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
10 December 2019

https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/6a-james.mp3?_=6

 

When I was young
I was shoved around
But no matter what
I held onto my dream
That one day I’d be
Footloose and free

Job well done!
Job well done!

Now it’s up to me
to get it on
Any way that I can
All day long

May God be blessed
As He blesses me.

. . . . .

7. PRAYER OF A YOUNGEST DAUGHTER AFTER SHE GROWS UP          top
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
10 December 2019

https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/7new-audio-only.mp3?_=7

 

I was the youngest! I was loved best!
I was the apple of my folks’ eye.

I didn’t like to talk a lot
Because then my siblings
Would give me a swat,
But I love to create things.

Job well done!
Job well done!

Now my husband
Sweetly coddles me;
I’m cool and collected
And happy to be
Loyal to family
And cleverly me!

May God be blessed
As He blesses me.

. . . . .

8. PRAYER OF A MOTHER AND FATHER WITH GROWN CHILDREN          top
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
10 December 2019

https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/8newest-audio-only.mp3?_=8

 

We provided for them
for a long, long time.

Job well done!
Job well done!

Now it’s our children’s turn
to provide for us.

May God be blessed
As He blesses us.

. . . . .

9. PRAYER OF A CHILD ORPHANED IN LATER LIFE          top
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
10 December 2019

https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/9-audio-only-newest.mp3?_=9

 

When I was young my parents told me
When to get up and when to sleep

Go to school … Go to church …
Don’t swallow that gum
And whatever you do,
Don’t put your feet
In the x-ray machine
In the back of the Marlboro shoe store

Play well with your friends
Smile when you speak
Be a good neighbor
Treat your folks well.

And mom said:
We may be poor
But we brush our teeth
And watch what we say
And watch what we eat

And dad said:
Though we have naught to spare
We stand by our deeds!
We’re poor as church mice
But honest and clean!

And we were.

I say to them
Now their work is o’er:

Job well done!
Job well done!

Now it’s up to me
to play that role
for the little child
that abides in me.

May God be blessed
As He blesses me.

. . . . .

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Text to voice recordings are by Natural Text Reader … https://www.naturaltextreader.com/ ..

This blog has been added here … Link: “Compendium: My Childhood and Family, and Later Years,” by Alice B. Clagett, compiled and published on 21 March 2020; republished on 29 March 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-haj ..

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Turning of the Ages 4: Prayer of the Middle Child After Growing Up . channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 10 December 2019

  • 4. PRAYER OF OF THE MIDDLE CHILD AFTER GROWING UP, channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is the fourth in the “Turning of the Ages” series of prayers …

. . . . .

4. PRAYER OF THE MIDDLE CHILD AFTER GROWING UP
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
10 December 2019

I got it from both ends
But I am the most well adjusted

I know how to deal with the Lord it over
And how to take care of the weeping youngster

They say that as a child I walked
Into the house with a yellow nose
From the pollen on the garden flowers …

I know which is the sweetest rose
And which the most beautiful flower!

Job well done!
Job well done!

Now I find I can juggle work with joy
I deal well with girls and also with boys
I am cream of the crop, and top of my form
For, raised in the middle I found out the norm

May God be blessed
As He blesses me.

. . . . .

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Turning of the Ages 1: Prayer of a Young Father and Mother . channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 10 December 2019

  • 1, PRAYER OF A YOUNG FATHER AND MOTHER, channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is the first in the “Turning of the Ages” series of prayers …

. . . . .

1. PRAYER OF A YOUNG FATHER AND MOTHER
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
10 December 2019

Dear Lord, we depend on you
To help our family to get through

Help our children grow sturdy and strong;
No matter what curve balls life lobs along
Teach each of them to get up and go on

Let trust grow between us; keep our hearts so warm
That we’ll know we can weather every storm
And find in each other the means to survive
The strife and the struggle, the hubbub and jive

May we say to each other, and know in the end, it was …

Job well done!
Job well done!

In God we live
In God we trust
May He be blessed
As He blesses us.

. . . . .

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Turning of the Ages 5: Prayer of Older Siblings for a Youngest Brother Who Has Grown Up . channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 10 December 2019

  • 5. PRAYER OF OLDER SIBLINGS FOR A YOUNGEST BROTHER WHO HAS GROWN UP, channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is the fifth in the “Turning of the Ages” series of prayers …

. . . . .

5. PRAYER OF OLDER SIBLINGS FOR A YOUNGEST BROTHER WHO HAS GROWN UP
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
10 December 2019

We did what we could
When he was young
To wake him and clothe him
And put bandaids on

And hug him and love him
And wipe off those tears
And mind him and scold him
And quell every fear

Job well done!
Job well done!

Now that he’s grown
It is up to him
To do as he wants
In this wide, wide world
And land as he must
on his own two feet

May God be blessed
As He blesses us.

. . . . .

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Turning of the Ages 6: Prayer of a Youngest Brother After He Grows Up . channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 10 December 2019

  • 6. PRAYER OF A YOUNGEST BROTHER AFTER HE GROWS UP, channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is the sixth in the “Turning of the Ages” series of prayers …

. . . . .

6. PRAYER OF A YOUNGEST BROTHER AFTER HE GROWS UP
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
10 December 2019

When I was young
I was shoved around
But no matter what
I held onto my dream
That one day I’d be
Footloose and free

Job well done!
Job well done!

Now it’s up to me
to get it on
Any way that I can
All day long

May God be blessed
As He blesses me.

. . . . .

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Turning of the Ages 2: Prayer of an Eldest Daughter After She Grows Up . channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 10 December 2019

  • 2, PRAYER OF AN ELDEST DAUGHTER AFTER SHE GROWS UP, channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is the second in the “Turning of the Ages” series of prayers …

. . . . .

2. PRAYER OF AN ELDEST DAUGHTER AFTER SHE GROWS UP
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
10 December 2019

Mom asked me
to take care of them
and I did.

Job well done!
Job well done!

Now it’s up to their husbands
to do that work.

Now it’s up to their children
to do that work.

May God be blessed
As He blesses me.

. . . . .

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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