A book by Kelvin Cruikshank ended up in my hands recently. It shares his life’s experiences and mirrors my own to quite a large degree. Kelvin focuses much more heavily on the medium aspects of life though as he has ‘seen’ from an early age. I have had pockets of revelation but naturally prefer to derive truth from the application of sound logic onto fact. I get a little ‘titchy’ with things out of my spiritual comfort zone. I want to know who it is that is talking to me. What authority they have to say what they do and I’m pretty cautious about taking someone else at their word – until they prove themselves that is! Kelvin appears to be at the other extreme, deriving his entire world-view from revelation applied to his life’s experience.
Kelvin has two remarkable things that stand out for me . . . has has dyslexia, and he got addicted to Ritalin which really messed him up for a decade and will have life-long negative consequences. Poor guy!
The take-homes for me from these two issues are huge, even though there is so much more to his story worth mentioning. The second issue, the one of taking mainstream medical advice and paying the price is quite opportune with the current massive COVID-19 cult hysteria and Jab mantra. Comrade Cindy’s nervous laugh belies it all when she says here without a moment’s hesitation or shame, “The Vaccine Passport allows you to do it all!”
“It’s actually very straightforward. If you’ve got a vaccine pass, you can do everything. Basically that’s it!”
And the receptionist down at the local photocopy bureau who says to me, “I want to use the ‘F’ word but I won’t” when I kindly refuse to accept her offer of a free mask so that I can go into the other shops at will. Her blind passionate obedience to the “COVID Mantra” is laughable except I’m sure she’s got the jab, so one day she’ll likely regret getting the ‘clot shot’. If she’s honest that is!
The first point above though is a little deeper and it is that it’s often the people who are a little bit different who achieve – achieving differently of course, but who could say that Kelvin hasn’t achieved being a co-star of a TV show highlighting cold cases and hocus-pocus?
Kelvin Cruickshank was raised in Ngaruawahia just south of Auckland and had a difficult time as a child. Bullying of an innocent sucks at any age, but childhood bullying sticks with you in special ways. His father later ca,me to appreciate his talent and integrity, but the distance he created for the young man was palpable. His mother too went out on her own leaving him with his father to go teaching when he was still a kid. You can never get over something like that. Never.
Commercially Kelvin was a chef, with short stints at various locations around Hamilton, Auckland and England which brought him a mixed bag of pain and achievement. His relatively short marriage brought him one son whom he adored and couldn’t get enough of. He strikes me as a great dude, straight-up but struggling with his identity and particularly his gifts . . . the heart of his book.
Kelvin like all mediums, ‘sees’ the dead. He waits for them to appear and speaks what they say to him. He calls this a reading which can be as short as a single message or as long as an hour or more when he is ‘working’.
As a child, he naturally thought that ‘seeing the other people’ was normal and a lot of the book is Kelvin trying to explain through his author (Margie Thomson) what it was like growing up and fine-tuning his reading skills, making a go of it and working out who he was and why he was doing what he did. Kudos though to Margie for sticking in there and writing it out in the third person (for her) and extracting it all from Kelvin. I reckon it would have been quite a challenge!
The essence of Kelvin’s work is to lift people and put them at ease, knowing that the people that have passed to the other side are okay. Kelvin says many times that he just wants to help people and this comes through with examples of his minimal charging and constant dealing with money matters, or lack of them to be more precise!
Kelvin’s spirituality comes through his work, thus the spirits that talk to him guide him into his/their understanding of spirituality. His interpretation of reality comes fully through revelation – it seems that this is common with dyslexia. His casual reference to Jesus as a friend, and constant reference to “spirit” shows a distance from the Holy Spirit that I know, love and serve, but there is indeed no question that Kelvin is a good man doing what he can to make the world a better place.
The challenge, or difficulty with Kelvin’s chosen route is that revelation can be a two edged sword – good and bad. He references this in his book, explaining how he did indeed go down a dark route. This is where the cold logic must cause us to pause – the subtle ego trip that Kelvin also talks about inferring that indeed, “The heart of man is exceedingly warped & wicked!”
I love that he came through this challenge a little wiser – even if it did cost him his marriage and he suffered major health issues as a result of [basically] enforced medication.
In terms of my own path to Truth, I have only had moments of revelation – contrasting this with Kelvin’s extremes of constant or active clairvoyancy. Throughout my twenties I experienced deja vue quite a bit, sometimes quite strongly, but never sufficient to obtain a specific warning. I’ve had a few ‘experiential dreams’ in which the order of events and experiences clearly meant something and in my many years in Samoa I had extended periods of revelation. There was one three week period where I thought I was nuts, speaking and thinking and planning and living on another planet.
In one notable sequence I took a young man into town and was led into a vacant lot pointing out the presence of a future concrete building three stories high with a large central atrium. The teen I was with must have thought I was totally nuts at the time but I did what I was led to do and sure enough two or three years later the Samoan Chinese family that bought the land from a local politician built a building almost exactly as I had seen. The Atrium was a little different going under one side of the building rather than through the centre but the rest was just as shown to me. Later I saw the Atrium constructed in a government building downtown.
The point was not that I got it right, nor that Kelvin does or did, it is that when we humble ourselves and step out and do or say what we know we should, we achieve. If that achieving brings a reward. Be it a financial one now, or a reward of peace for another worried or hurting soul moving forward, then this is good.
As I have shared here many times before though, the real reward I seek it to hear the words, “Well done good and faithful servant!” The alternative, “Get away from me for I never knew you!” scares the living daylights out of me!
Thanks for listening . . .