Recently, a ‘colleague’ put together an event, where myself, and another psychic medium would deliver messages from above, with proceeds going to a local charity. It sounded like a great plan.
But the first charity that was approached, turned us away, stating that they refused to accept money from anyone doing the Devil’s work.
We moved onto another local charity. Again, we were told that they refused to accept money from anyone doing the Devil’s work.
This time, I felt frustrated.
You see, I am a lightworker. Which means, I pray to God, I work with God, the angels, Spirit Guides, Animal Totems, Universal energies, to help bring healing, understanding and compassion to my clients, my friends and my family.
Am I Christian? No, I don’t identify myself with a specific religion.
However, I spent every Sunday at Sunday school with my Mennonite grandparents until I was 12, I was the lead of the church choir for 3 years, attended 4 different Bible camps every summer from the age of 6-14, and was a part of a ‘youth group’ for a short period of my teen years. (This experience is a story for another day). I know Bible verses, I can sing church songs like no tomorrow. I get the core concepts of various Religious beliefs, and I adapt them into my every day living.
In my work, I meditate regularly, I connect with Source/God energy to bring forward messages and healing to help myself and my clients move forward through their tribulations. I accept my clients, my friends and my family for where they are at. I don’t judge their life path, or where they are headed, but rather open my heart to share love with them.
I am by no means perfect. In fact, there are days when I am tired of the work I do, days where I lose my temper, days when I don’t believe in a God of any type, and days where I curse up a storm.
But do I work with the Devil? Does the money I make in my business come from a place of hell rather than healing? Is the work I do a sin, and therefore, all of my clients sinners?
I wonder whether these organizations would tell Jesus that they wouldn’t accept his money? After all, he healed others, by lending compassion and understanding; by teaching others to love each other, to forgive. He encouraged others to have a relationship with God, to love themselves and each other. He used his hands to bring healing, not from himself, but rather from his Father, God.
I wonder how badly these organizations need money to do their ‘work of God’ when they so willingly turn down money that is being given to them.
These organizations that we contacted are not the first to do so around the globe.
In the early 2000’s, Red Cross denied a $1 million dollar donation from the Dixie Chicks, for comments they made about their political beliefs.
In 2016, a woman was fired from a 17 year gig from Operation Christmas Child for supporting beliefs such as same sex marriage and abortion.
In this day and age, when our country is so diverse in it’s cultures, religious beliefs, upbringings, families, sexualities, etc, how can we, as a society possibly show any judgement, non-acceptance and discrimination towards anyone? What gives a charitable organization the right to turn away money from well meaning people based on their own religious beliefs, judgements and view points? At what point do we step away from being the Judge ourselves and let God become the judge at the end, like it is stated in the Bible?
I have nothing against Christians, Catholics, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Atheists or any other religious groups.
I believe that there are many paths to God, just as there are many paths to New York City. Some may take a plane, some may take a train, some may walk, some may drive on one highway, while others will drive on another. It doesn’t mean that any one of us is wrong, but rather that we have chosen a different path, and who am I to judge that?
Let’s stop the judgements already. Let’s act as God, and find acceptance in everyone, regardless of their religious beliefs, culture, viewpoints, sexuality, and living situations.
If we truly want to make the world a better place, we need to stop pointing the finger to the ‘apparent devil workers’ and instead look within ourselves to see where we can put more love and acceptance into our work.
Until next time,
Catherine Graham is an intuitive, healer, and owner of Journey Healers. Catherine is also a mom of 7, and two granddaughters. She has been working with Spirit since 2004. Any comments or questions can be emailed to her at Catherine@journeyhealers.com