Another lecture by Geraldo Lemos Neto about life in the Spirit World. Geraldo goes into depth about life in the Spirit World. He should know, he worked with Chico Xavier for many years. The lecture is full of insights about our after-life.
Introduction ends at: 5:21
Interesting points in the video:
Time: 13:13 – Geraldo talks about Emmanuel Swedenborg, who lived and wrote about the spirit life 150 years before Allan Kardec. He was preparing the way for the lessons of Allan Kardec. Emmanuel Swedenborg wrote about the Spiritual cities. There are cities in heaven, although more perfect than on earth.
Time: 25:14 – Chico’s mother wrote a book (via psychography), Cartas de Uma Morta, (Letters from a Dead Woman). She says the spirit life is an extension of the human life. Geraldo quotes her explaining the universe, “There is no emptiness in the universe, all planetary zones are full of life”. The book was written in 1932.
Time: 35:10 – There are thousands of colonies, similar to Nosso Lar, each colony reflects the culture of the society that provides its spirit population.
Time: 52:14 – Chico’s sister was Catholic. She also sent messages to Chico. After her death, she was taken to a Catholic community, she was happy to see other church goers and priests. Her mother told her she would have a time of resting. Then her daughter asked her, “What about you mother, what happens to the Spiritists after death?”. Her mother said, that after a Spiritist dies, they are just assigned something to do. So there you have it, the reward for being a Spiritist, it’s immediate work in the afterlife.
Time: 1:16:30 – We can prepare now for the next life. We can visualize what we want to do and be in the next life. There is no reason for a mature adult to give up on their dreams. Study something new, do something useful, that will make a difference.
Time: 1:24:00 – Chico’s mother wrote in 1931 that they had “remote vision” (TV) in the Spirit World, she passed away in 1915. Geraldo asked Chico how does the science compare between here and on Nosso Lar; Chico said they are about 100 years ahead of us.
Time: 1:30:10 – Discussion of work and payment in the Spiritual World. The work week is 48 hours per week. Information about how long it takes to own a home.
Time: 1:47:18 – There was one chapter written about what happens to people who die in a plane crash. The higher planes of the Spirit World told Chico and Andre Luiz (the Spirit author) to take that chapter out, that we here on earth are not prepared to learn this.
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“The clear and precise idea that one holds of the future life provides and unshakable faith in the future. This faith carries enormous consequences for the moralization of human beings because it completely changes the point of view from which they consider earthly life. For those who through their thought place themselves in the spirit life, which is limitless, corporeal life is no more than a passage, a brief stay in an ungrateful country. The vicissitudes and tribulations of life are no more than incidents which they bear with patience because they know that they are only of short duration, and that they must be followed by a happier state. Death no longer has anything terrifying about it and it is no longer a door to nothingness, but rather the deliverance that opens the exile the entryway to a dwelling place of happiness and peace. Knowing they are in a temporary, not final situation, they accept the worries of life with more indifference, which results in a composure of spirit that mitigates their afflictions.” [Chapter 2, #5, Point of View,p. 62]
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The ideal situation of a marriage between two souls is one that many of us strive to attain. It is a state of mutual love and respect. A perfect harmony of existence. A place where the positive actions and thoughts serve to increase the potential of each partner. Where one plus one is greater than two. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible.
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By Geraldo Goulart
Large numbers of people, upon learning about someone’s death, automatically express their feeling saying, “rest in peace”. Such expression is more a cultural attitude than religious one; an act that seems godly, but that does not keep any connection with the reality of the “post-mortem”.
This superficial faith that does not encourage study, no research, and prefers to rely on dogmas, mysteries and symbolism, induces its professed to believe that after disembodiment only what will remain for the righteous is paradise (to the righteous and chosen) or overwhelming flames of hell (to the unrepentant sinners who have not accepted salvation) and thus keep people linked to ignorance about the reality of spiritual life. Most religions says that they shall spend an eternity singing hymns in the Promised Land, if they are a believer, pious and God-fearing. It reveals a total unawareness about how is the Life after life.
They certainly have never heard – or even have read about – that here on Earth we have a faint copy of how the life is in other dimensions. In fact, all the progress made by the earthly man comes from inspiration on the other side of life and, yes, they are achievements that fall far short of the outreach that could have been. If here there are schools, libraries, artistic events, hospitals, places of worship, is because at some point in the past, people were inspired to work those activities and principles for the benefit of earthly society. Therefore, it is easy to conclude that, also on the side, there are institutions – and better ones – developed for the progress of the Spirits.
The first books in the series “Life in the Spirit World” dictated by the Spirit Andre Luiz to the medium Francisco Cândido Xavier, edited by Federação Espírita Brasileira, are rich in surprising revelations
and also in details of life after to what we call on Earth of “death”. From its reading we learn, about the organization and administration of the work, rests, entertainments and treatments devoted to the “dead” in some of the cities of beyond. We learn what happens in violent disembodiment caused by traumatic accidents; also those that occur due to serious illness, or by suicide. It is shown to us the spirits are affected by their repeated memories, especially when people were preoccupied with the material goods of earth in their last passage through the planet.
Remember two questions addressed to Emmanuel who is in the CONSOLADOR (FEB), items 147 and 148:
- Does death provide unexpected changes and some modifications as many desire?
— Death does not lavish miraculous changes to our consciousness.
Disincarnating is simply changing state, you don’t change the infirmities or virtues with the simple release of your body. It is important to observe only the change of the area in which you learn – from the terrestrial to the spirit plane. (…)
- -What awaits the disembodied man, directly, in the early years of life beyond the grave?
— The disembodied soul naturally seeks the activities that were its favorite in the circles of material life; obeying its similar desires, as it occurs in societies of your world.
Are not your cities replete of associations, of guilds, of whole classes that are joined and that unionize for determined aims, conjugating identical interests of several individuals? There, are not the loan sharks, the politicians, the traders, the priests, aiming at each group to defense of their own interests?
The disembodied, looks for, anxiously, in Space, the similar crowd with his thinking, in order to continue the same kind of life left on Earth, but in the case of passionate and vicious creatures, his mind again will find the materiality obsessions , as money, alcohol, etc., obsessions that become his moral martyrdom of every hour, in the closest spheres of the Earth.
That said, on the other hand, we observe that nature works continuously in the production and reproduction of essential items to the balance of the planet and of material life, then it is easy to deduce that the Creator is also working incessantly. In the Old and New Testament, are about 10 to 12 references to the substantives “rest” and “sleep,” but no one can infer that is “eternal” rest. Both in Psalms as in Deuteronomy and Isaiah, you can read that God works while we sleep. Will it be then that He sleeps or rests while we are woken? But we know that when in one hemisphere is day, in the other is night. So, there is no chance of rest for Him.
The Spiritist Doctrine codified by Allan Kardec, clarifies, in psychographic messages in different countries, the subject that the Supreme Intelligence works incessantly. And with regard to the type work there is also unanimity. In all the books of the Spiritist Pentateuch, there are varied comments on the subject. After analyzing them, it is easy to conclude that the Creator works unceasingly for our progress.
With regard to the “death” it is appropriate that those desiring further information read and reflect on Chapter II of THE BOOK OF SPIRITS where one can find enlightening answers. At the end, readers will understand that there is no “rest in peace” simply because after a necessary short period for the readapting the Spirit; when one returns to the Spiritual Plan dimension, many surprises and activities await them. Hence death is not the end and the “nothing” does not exist just because life goes on.
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Do not be Afraid of Death – It is Just a Transition. Death only denotes the end of our trials on Earth. It is the logical conclusion to a set of classes we required in order to improve ourselves. When we return to the spirit world, we shall be free of our earthly worries, and be with friends and family and colleagues that have supported us. Click here to watch my YouTube video.
The abandonment of all moral absolutes and the rejection of any agreed upon modes of behavior is certainly disturbing for many. As a Spiritist my first reaction is to worry that our culture is actually moving farther away from the day when we recognize the importance of following the Golden Rule in all aspects of our daily life. Plus, our collective society seems to have lost the ability to think rationally.
In an essay on various subjects by Victor Davis Hanson, he gets around to reading about the decline of the West. He laments the state of affairs:
“In a word, relativism seems to have won. There are few standards left. Everything is negotiable, from the now fossilized idea of a traitor like Bergdahl to a neo-Confederate sanctuary city. A play, a movie, a building, a novel — anything really — cannot be assessed by absolute criteria, given that such “standards” are always set by oppressors of some sort, usually the children of capitalism and bourgeoisie consumerism who wish to enshrine their “privilege.” Take a sentence, chop it up into lines, and presto — a poem. By what standards is Chopin any more a genius than a Snoop Dogg? I thought of Walsh’s book yesterday when watching the various newscast reactions to the migration crisis in Europe and the deer-in-the-headlines faces of the European Eloi: Who are we to say that our culture is better than theirs? What is a border anyway? What even is a migrant? Whose values construct someone into the “Other”? Why do hosts enjoy privilege and guests do not?”
As a case in point, I was talking to a young woman who was having problems with her spiritual life. I recommended that she read Allan Kardec’s The Book of Mediums, she answered why she should read another book by a dead white guy. I told her that her thinking doesn’t take into account that she may have been a white guy at some previous life and she may want to be careful about such prejudice. Needless to say I haven’t heard from her since.
One can well imagine the schools where she matriculated. A constant bombardment of anger against persecution in a society which has never been more accepting seems to be the order of the day. Granted improvement is warranted, but there seems to be little or no recognition of what is right. The concept of honor in all dealings and truth has been discarded as an artificial construct created to control the oppressed. Again, the civility of many has been abused by those who have gamed the system for their own benefit, but that doesn’t remove the foundation of enlightenment built up over the centuries. This foundation of a rational scientific approach coupled with a sense of Noblesse Oblige was one of the major reasons why the spirit world began the entire Western Civilization. Starting with ancient Greece, the birthplace of democracy, up to the present time we have been presented with an ever increasing standard of behavior.
Looking back across the ages, the world went from believing slavery was natural, for any race or creed that happened to have the bad luck to be captured, to slavery being universally abhorred. The same can be said for other practices, such as the use of torture to extract confessions to the impossibility of divorce between two unsuited souls. To many the pendulum has not only swung too far to the other side, it is completely off-track. Again Victor Davis Hanson tells us:
“And yet if one examines the schools and universities, Hollywood, the art world, what shows up on televisions and the news, whom the foundations are funding, what the clerks in government do — everything really from our monuments to poetry — it is hard not to confess that “we lost.”
Spirals of History
All of this must be put in perspective. In Spiritist literature we are told that progress is an upward spiral: sometimes it seems to spin out of control and loses all that was gained. But that extreme state is an illusion, out of the chaos and disorder emerges a newer and stronger structure. Since the Renaissance the entire planet has ridden the train of scientific advancement. Each step more breakthroughs occur, spawning technological advances and widening the gap from the spiritual focus of most of the world during the Dark Ages of Europe. Even as Islam maintained a degree of inquisitiveness during those centuries, their society as a whole was dominated by the religious class. The vast majority of humans at that time lived under the rule of despots and/or a priestly class, who exercised control over the large percentage of population which consisted of servants, slaves, and farmers.
Technology and aggressive empire building by Europeans disrupted this system. True, in theory one set of dictators replaced another, but they brought a forced blending of goods, knowledge, and culture. By the 19th century few in the world could escape exposure to a new domain of scientific and technological advancement. The old religious dominated order slowly crumbled.
Which it should have. What we are seeing today is the last rebellion against the intolerance built up by the powerful religious institutions around the world. These organizations focused their energy on insisting the populace serve them and only in the manner they determined. Any type of deviation, such as divorce, sexual preference, or even manner of dress was punished. Only Islam is still actively resisting liberation from dogma by the dynamic forces of the modern worldwide culture.
By scorching the earth of intolerance, the basic truths or universal love, charity, fraternity, and fair-dealing for all are seared; resulting in a fog of intolerance, splitting up into false classifications of past oppressors and current victims. Without the realization that all of us, cycle through various levels of authority, prestige, and poverty precisely to learn the lessons that we are all to be valued and respected.
A rebalancing is occurring. Old and true values will be rediscovered, once the analysis of a world built upon sand is complete. Already a new set of ill-intentioned people are taking advantage of being held to no standard. As much as all of us sometimes wish for a life of a hedonistic existence, at a critical juncture we realize the emptiness of that pursuit. Doing nothing for the good, not even know what good means is against our programming. Life in the spirit world has precluded the ability to effortlessly glide through life without merit. Only at a terrible cost to a body disharmonized by the repeated disregard of a conscience, that book of Divine Laws that is in every one of us, can one sit still a complete lifetime and ignore the lessons assigned to us by the Spirituality.
The pendulum will swing back eventually, on a different plane, following the upward spiral of history. A modified set of moral standards will be discovered. Ones that respect everyone individual preferences and all are treated with dignity. A set of codes, following the Divine Laws, will emerge. Materialism will be de-emphasized and spirituality will become treasured once again. The accumulation of items for no discernible purpose other than to feel good will be acknowledged as a passing folly, while those who rise above the fray by their dedication will be admired.
The details and timing of this event may be variable, but it shall come to pass. The earth is on a trajectory to be promoted from a world of atonement, where we are reincarnated to pay for our past wrongs and to learn valuable lessons to a world of regeneration, where hate, envy, conflict between nations are a thing of the past. Hence, when a target is established by our spirit superiors, it will happen. So sit back and watch events unfold. This stage of the battle has been in progress for centuries. Maneuvers are being organized as we speak. All of us are part of the great movement forward. As long as we all perform our small part of practicing the Golden Rule and rewarding that behaviors in others, the battle will be over soon (in spirit time, of course!).
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