In the book, In the Realms of Mediumship, psychographed by Francisco C. Xavier and inspired by the spirit Andre Luiz, there is a passage where Andre and his team members are watching incarnates receive passes and other help from the spirit world inside a Spiritist Center.
One of the teams members pointed out that the people getting passes didn’t seem to improve at all. The spirit Assistant told the group what was happening:
“They lack faith.” explained the Assistant.
“So, faith is essential for them to register the assistance they need?”
“Yes, indeed! In photography we need the photographic plate to hold the image, and with electricity we need a wire that can conduct the current. Regarding spiritual assistance, it is essential that the patient display a certain “favorable tension.” This tension derives from faith. Of course, we are not referring to religious fanaticism or blind ignorance, but the attitude of inner assurance, with reverence and submission to the Divine Laws, in whose wisdom and love we seek support. Without introspection and respect, we cannot fixate the imponderable resources that work on our behalf, because scorn and hardness of heart can be compared to thick layers of ice on the temple of the soul.” [In the Realms of Mediumship, 2011, p.155]
Hence we must be in the right state to allow ourselves to absorb the vital fluids so we may heal and be brought back into balance. Everything flows from remaining calm in the knowledge that God loves us and the trails we are having to survive are the training we require.
I know this is really tough sometimes! I have to remind myself of this almost everyday when I start to complain about some minor inconvenience.