Energizing Passes – What, Why and How

The transfer of energy from one being to another is the essence of a pass, as it is known in Spiritism. Passes revitalize our Vital Fluids so we may be stronger to face our daily trials. For if we don’t place ourselves in a balanced state, we have less control over our emotions and our body is less able to heal itself. Read More.

The Fall of Man

Kardec-JesusBy Geraldo Goulart

“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her, and He did eat.” — Gen. 3:6

The Catholic and evangelical interpretation about the “fall of spirit” leads us to the understanding that it would have been caused by the disobedience of Adam to eat the “forbidden fruit”, the apple that had been offered by the serpent.

Everyone who has ever read, albeit superficial of THE BOOK OF SPIRITS, knows that the Doctrine does not sponsor such an interpretation.

Indeed, it is difficult to understand why the Creator put something that was forbidden access to man, as if to provoke and challenge his absolute obedience.

When browsing the letters of Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles, we see the statement that “everything is permissible for me, but not everything suits me …” (I Cor, 10:23). That means – as we see – that although there are several things we can, at our disposal, we must, for our own good, select only that which is not harmful to us.

Adam-EveAssuming that at the beginning there have been, in the setting of the biblical paradise, Adam and Eve, and the serpent is near apple tree with the fruit of temptation. What you see in that act, where religion see the “fall of man” is actually the first human specimen which had the opportunity to use one of the greatest benefits with which the Creator has endowed us: free will, the power of decision and choice. If so, they were not guilty; neither Eva nor the serpent; the “fall” would have to be attributed to Adam’s personal decision.

In THE BOOK OF SPIRITS, item 262, the question asked by Kardec: As a spirit, at its origin, is simple,

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ignorant, and without experience, how can he make an intelligent choice of an existence, and how can he be responsible for such a choice? We have a crystalline answer from the Entity to the encoder:

“God supplies what is lacking through his inexperience, by tracing out for him the road which

he has to follow, as you do for the infant in its cradle; but he allows him, little by little, to

become the master of his choice, in proportion as his free-will becomes developed; and it is

then that he often loses his way and takes the wrong road, if he do not listen to the advice of

the good spirits, who endeavour to instruct him; it is this which may be called the fall of

man.”

 From this, with detailed information supplied by high spirits to Kardec, it is that the fall of man can occur at any time, and this is very logical!

For every one of us, we are capable of falling at any moment. In various times when we have to decide something, the biggest factor at play in the decision is our own will. Nobody forces us to do or not do this or that. If we do it, or not, it is because we want to or we believe that, we want this way or that differently.

With that, it is obvious that in some of the decisions that we take we expose ourselves to the fall. And how many times have we been already fallen?

The most important for us in the lesson is the reality that our fall will also depend on the use we make of our free will, our sole responsibility depending on choosing the correct course even at the expense of what we wanted.

Nevertheless, always the fault or merit is our own. Never from the Creator.

By: Geraldo Goulart


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What is Heaven Like?

(According to Spiritism)

Everyone wants to know what Heaven is like. Spiritism was brought to us so you would know. TheCity-heaven answers are in Allan Kardec’s The Spirits Book and in books psychographed by Francisco C. Xavier. This article will explain Heaven and its different levels and what spirits do there. Hint: It’s not eternal leisure.

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Helping a Family Stay Together – A Recently Departed Mother Helps her Husband and Children

Angels-christAs we live through challenging trials in life, we often feel abandoned. Life may seem completely hopeless at times. This is how a father with three small children must have felt after his young wife died. Unbeknownst to him, the spirit world knew of his plight. His recently departed wife knew that life without her would be hard. She asked to journey back to the surface of earth to determine how she could assist her beloved mate and children.

I read this story in the book, Life Beyond the Veil, in The Lowlands of Heaven section. It was a communication to the Rev G. Vale Owen from his mother in the spirit world. His mother tells him about how a loving spirit sought to keep her family together:

“She was so anxious that at last we took her, and arrived at evening time just as they were all sitting down to supper. The man had just come in from work and he was going to have his meal before putting them to bed. There were two girls, aged about seven and five, and a little boy of two. They all sat round the table in the kitchen, a fairly comfortable room, and the father told the eldest girl to say grace. This is what she said, ‘God provide for us all, and mother, for Christ’s sake. Amen.’”[1]

The spirit mother of the little seven-year old stood next to her and put her hand on her head, to try to communicate with her. Unfortunately, the mother being a new spirit couldn’t get her thoughts across to her child. But after a few moments of silence, the oldest girl spoke to her father, “Dad, do you think mommy knows about us, and Auntie Lizzy?”[2]

Given the pressures of work and trying to raise young children, the father was planning to send the children to their aunt. The father thought for a bit:

“I don’t know,” he replied, “but I think she does, because I have felt very miserable the last few days, as if she was worrying about something; and it might be Auntie Lizzie.”

“Well,” said the child, “then don’t let us go. Mrs. – will look after baby, and I can help when I comespirit home from school, and we shan’t have to go then.”

“Don’t you want to go?” he said.

“I don’t,” answered the child. “Baby and Sissie would go, but I don’t want to.”

“Well, I’ll think about it,” he said. “So don’t worry. I dare say we shall manage all right.”

“And mother will help, and the angels,” persisted the little girl, “because she can speak to them now, and they will help if she asks them.”

Now, the father said nothing more, but we could see his mind, and read it in the thought that if this little child had such faith, he ought to have as much at least, and by and by he made up his mind to try the thing and see how it would work out. For the parting with his children was not to his mind, and he knew he was very glad to find an excuse to keep them.”[3]

The spirits went back to their home in heaven after their sojourn. The mother, new in the spirit world was disheartened. The group which accompanied her told her to have faith. If her daughter and her husband could have faith, then the both of them would combine to form a beacon of light which would attract help.

When the group returned, this is what happened:

regenerativeWorld“On our return we reported all to our Mother Angel, and immediately measures were taken to ensure that the family should not be broken up, and the mother was bidden to strive to progress in order that she should be able to help also. Then a change came over her. She set to work in real earnest, and will soon be allowed to join parties on their journey earthward now and then, and to add her little mite to their stronger service.”[4]

Have faith and good intentions; you will be assisted. The Supreme Intelligence wants all of us to succeed. As we demonstrate our willingness to learn and to stay on the upright course, we shall have invisible hands ensuring our well-being.

We should also derive from this tale of the spirit realm, that when we return to where we our truly ourselves, our spirit selves, we haven’t finished learning and growing. One life on earth is but a small detour within our immortal existence.

We inhabit a physical body to accumulate the lessons we require to improve. Upon shedding that dense encumbrance, we continue our studies. There are schools and colleges where you will learn the truth about the universe and the power of your own mind.

Explore-Small-front-coverLearn more about the spirit world and how it works by reading my book, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is Predetermined. You will find out that we are all immortal souls who live the vast majority of our time in the spirit world. We are sent to earth to learn and to one day become a pure spirit.

Author:

Brian Foster has a BSCS degree and a MBA. He has worked in R&D for medical device corporations and in IT for large financial institutions. Brian Foster has a blog at www.nwspiritism.com.

Works Cited

Owen, R. G. (2012). The Life Beyond the Veil. Pahrump, NV: Square Circles Publishing.

 

[1] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 111

[2] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 111

[3] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, pp. 111-112

[4] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 112

How we are assisted during our Trials by the Spirit World

guardian-23The spirit world is concerned with each and every one of us. Our guardian angels take no pleasure seeing us struggle, since they have all been there before. Even though, they comprehend that most times we need the suffering presented to us. But within the confines of letting us survive and learn from our trials, the spirit world actively guides and helps us. Read More.

There are no such things as eternal Demons or Satan – according to Spiritism

Tomasz Alen KoperaSpiritism reveals to us that we are imperfect souls on a quest to become pure spirits. What many considered bad spirits, demons, or manifestations of the devil are spirits who have not yet learned the true path to goodness. They are ignorant, immature, or rebellious spirits who reject the hard path to perfection required.

Allan Kardec’s, The Spirits Book, tells us the answer in Question 131. Are there any demons in the usual acceptation of that term?

“Men have done in regard to devils what they have done in regard to angels. Just as they have imagined that there are beings who were created perfect from all eternity, so they have imagined that spirits of the lower degrees were beings essentially and eternally bad. The words demon, devil, ought, therefore, to be understood as indicating impure spirits who are often no better that the imaginary beings designated by those names, but with this difference, namely, that their state of impurity and inferiority is only transitory. They are the imperfect spirits who rebel against the discipline of trial to which they are subjected, and who, therefore, have to undergo that discipline for a longer period, but who will, nevertheless, reach the goal in time, when they shall have made up their minds to do so. The words demon, devil, might accordingly be employed in this sense; but as they have come to be understood exclusively as conveying the meaning now shown to be false, their employment might lead into error by seeming to recognize the existence of beings specially created for evil.”

“As regards the term “Satan,” it is evidently a personification of the principle of evil under an allegorical form for it is impossible to admit the existence of a being who fights against God as an independent and rival power, and whose sole business in life is to contravene His designs. As images and figures are necessary in order to strike the human imagination, men have pictured to themselves the beings of the incorporeal world under a material form, with attributes indicative of their good or bad qualities. It is thus that the ancients, wishing to personify the idea of time, represented it under the figure of an old man with a scythe and an hour-glass. To have

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personified it under the figure of a youth would have been contrary to common sense. The same may be said of the allegories of Fortune, Truth, etc. The moderns have represented the angels or pure spirits under the form of radiant beings with white Wings-emblem of purity Satan, with horns, claws, and the attributes of bestiality-emblems of the lowest Passions; and the vulgar, prone to understand such representations literally, have taken these allegorical embodiments of abstract ideas for real personalities, as they formerly did in regard to the allegorical personifications of the old mythology.”

Hence, what are considered evil spirits in many religions and superstitions are actually poor unfortunate souls who haven’t yet ascended. They are there to take advantage of people in their time of weakness or want. One day, with our help and help from the spirit world they shall learn that the path of love and kindness is superior to all others.

 

How to Ascend in Your Spiritual Life

reincarnation-awakeningNow that you understand what reincarnation is for (your path to perfection), the question is how do you succeed? What should be the governing philosophy of your life that will not only allow you to survive your trials but emerge victorious? Read More.

The Color of the Sky in Heaven

concert_in_heaven_by_sabin_boykinov-d3gl2i0The color of the sky is blue from our vantage point on earth, but what is the color of the sky in heaven? The answer is, it depends on what region and what level of heaven you are in.

The Reverend Owen’s mother, who communicated to him in his book, which is a collection of four of his books, Life Beyond the Veil, in The Lowlands of Heaven section, talks about what color is the sky and other interesting tidbits. She tells us:

“As we gaze out over the wide plains and valleys of the Heavenly Lord, we are scarce able tovictory remember the effect of the atmosphere of earth as it had relation to our vision of terrestrial things. But we do remember certain qualities which here are absent. Distance is not obscured, for instance. It fades away. Trees and plants do not appear for a season, and then die. They bloom perpetually, and then, when plucked, they are fresh for a long time, but they do not droop and wither. They, too, fade, or melt, away into the atmosphere. This same atmosphere is not always white. In the neighborhood of the City of the Prince Castrel there is a sense of golden sunshine all around. It is not a mist, and does not obscure, but bathes all things in its golden radiance without invading the various colors themselves. In other places it is of a faint pink or blue. And every region has its own peculiar tint, or sense, of color, according to the nature of the people and their employment and bent of mind.”[1]

Once we understand that the spirit realm is composed of radiated thought and a lighter physicaletheralatom element (ethereal atoms), we shouldn’t be astonished at the interaction of thought and the environment. In the spirit world ideas are action, models radiating from a spirit’s mind causes the less dense vibrations of the spirit realm to conform to the conception that was formed by their thoughts.

Hence, the logical construct of the landscape in the distance doesn’t merely go out of focus, it loses its form. As one walks onward, the dominate views of the inhabitants of the next region replaces the notions of the last region. Therefore, the scenery changes, not because of weather, soil conditions, or other environmental factors, but because of the preponderance of the thinking processes of the spirits living in that area.

The same logic applies to the color of the sky. It conforms to the desires of the populace. G. Vale Owen’s mother confirms this hypothesis:

“The tint of the atmosphere seems to be governed by this principle; but also it is reflex in its actions on the people themselves. Especially is this the case with visitors from other regions. The more highly developed, on coming into a new tract of country, are able to tell by this alone the general character and occupations of the people there. The influence, however, very quickly extends to themselves. It does not change them in character, of course, but it does affect their sensations, and is almost instantaneously seen in the changing hue of their robes.

Thus, as one visits a strange district, one very speedily begins to feel, within and without, that sense of brotherhood and sisterhood which is one of the most delightful of blessings I have found. Everywhere you go you find brothers and sisters. Try to think of it and see what it would mean if it were thus on earth. Then the Angels’ greeting of Peace and Goodwill indeed would be realized and earth would be the ante-chamber of the Heavenly Home.”[2]

Imagine, approaching a city, immediately feeling if this is the type of place for you and if you would find kindred spirits here. The Law of Affinity, which is the concept of like attracts like, gathers those good souls into regions within heaven. Once a spirit has advanced, she or he is attracted to the next level and so on. Life as a spirit is an eternity of moving upward. Sometimes very slowly, and other times rapidly.

Our opportunity to raise ourselves higher in the least amount of time is during our short stay on earth in a heavy body. Only in this manner may we alter our character through episodes which are meant to teach us. Only by taking to heart and undergoing true transformation may we be allowed to venture higher in the spirit realm.

Therefore, we should be thankful for our life on earth, no matter how terrible we may think it is at times. Much effort and planning has gone into our new incarnations.

7Tenets-Front-smallI have written about the constant guidance and love that we walk in every day in my book, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life. We are not cast off onto a strange planet with an uncertain future without support. We are watched over and subtlety pushed forward to finish our assigned trials. Whereupon, if we have tried with all of our might and treated most people with respect and honor, we shall enter that narrow gate to heaven.

  Author:

Brian Foster has a BSCS degree and a MBA. He has worked in R&D for medical device corporations and in IT for large financial institutions. Brian Foster has a blog at www.nwspiritism.com.

Works Cited

Owen, R. G. (2012). The Life Beyond the Veil. Pahrump, NV: Square Circles Publishing.

 

[1] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 93

[2] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 94

Here and Hereafter – a book by Leon Denis in pdf

HereAndHereafterA reader of this blog has found Leon Denis’ book, Here and Hereafter, in pdf format.

Here is the link – Here and Hereafter.

I have just started to look at some sections of the book, but one topic, Social Problems, caught my interest. In it, he wrote, about the differences of equity between social classes and the solutions found (in his time at the beginnings of the 1900’s), which are still true today.

“Our institutions may change in form, but they can never rid us of those evils that are inherent in our imperfect nature. The happiness of man does not depend upon political changes, revolutions or any other social modifications. So long as society remains corrupt , even so will its institutions be, no matter how many changes may intervene. The only remedy lies in that moral transformation to which the higher teaching shows us the way. If man would but bestow upon this task a little of that passionate interest which he devotes to politics, if he would only pluck from his heart the root of his ailment, then would social iniquity soon cease to exist.” [Here and Hereafter, Leon Denis, p.161]

Therefore, whatever forms of government that we anticipate would bring us social nirvana, all would fail because of the current level of human nature. Until our base nature changes, whatever form of government comes upon us, it will always degenerate into a corrupt facsimile of itself.

How to Facilitate Your Communication with Spirits

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I have noticed that whenever I saw pictures of Chico Xavier psychographing I saw him with his hand against his head. I thought that may have just been how he felt best when he communicated with spirits.

I read a passage in the book, Life Beyond the Veil, in The Lowlands of Heaven section. It was a communication to the Rev G. Vale Owen from his mother in the spirit world. His mother tells him the best method to hear her clearly in his mind. The bold words from G. Vale Owen:

“Place your hand against your head and you will notice that we are then able the more readily to speak to you so that you will be able to understand.

Like this?

Yes, I helps you and us, both

How?

Because there is a stream of magnetism proceeding from us to you, and by doing as we havebeyondTheVeil suggested it is not so quickly dissipated

I don’t understand a word of this.

Maybe not. There are many things you have yet to learn, dear, and what we are saying now is one of those things, little in itself but still of account. It is often these small things which help to success.

Now, while we are not over-anxious to explain the methods we employ in the transmission of these messages, because we can only make you understand imperfectly, still we may say this: the power we use is best described as magnetism, and by means of this vibrations of our minds are directed on your own. Your hand being so placed serves as a kind of magnet and reservoir in one, and helps us.”[i]

I hope this helps mediums understand some of the mechanism involved in communication between our physical world and the spirit realm.

Explore-Small-front-coverLearn more about the spirit world and how it works by reading my book, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is Predetermined. You will find out that we are all immortal souls who live the vast majority of our time in the spirit world. We are sent to earth to learn and to one day become a pure spirit.

[i] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 110

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