What is an Open Circle? Here at Farnworth our open circle is a dedicated service in its own right as we don't feel it should be a part of a different service; we want to be able to have the time to work with people working in the circle and help them with their spiritual progression and so our circle takes place between 7.30pm and 9.00pm on Tuesday evenings.
We will start with an opening prayer followed by a short, simple guided meditation to help people relax and to establish their connection with Spirit. More experienced people may choose to use the meditation time to speak to their guides / teachers or or just do their own meditation but the majority choose to follow the guided meditation. If doing this then the meditation needs to be followed as closely as possible (this helps to instill discipline when working with Spirit).
There will be experienced mediums watching whilst the meditation is being done so we will be aware if anyone is having any problems and we can therefore bring the meditation to an earlier conclusion. After the meditation is finished the circle leader will speak to everyone in turn - if the person wants to get up and give a message then they can do this but if people don't want to / don't know how to give a message then the circle leader will ask them about their experience during their meditation in order to help them to understand it.
An Open Circle is open to anyone to sit in (as opposed to development circles which are by invitation only) from people just coming into spiritualism to people working on their development to working platform mediums. Our circle is run as much in a teaching capacity as possible so please be aware that any work done could be used as an example to bring teaching to everyone in the circle. Depending on how many people are wanting to work in the circle we may need to restrict how long people can work for.
At the end of the circle a freewill collection is taken, the notices will be read and a closing prayer will be said (prayers are usually said by the church's trainee mediums).
We look forward to welcoming you along.