It’s Better not to Smoke

By: Geraldo Goulart

Chakras“Sane minds’ people usually eat reasonably for their life maintenance, but unwise people ingest unnecessary substances to death’s profit.” (André Luiz em “O Espírito da Verdade”, p. 134, 3rd. edition, FEB)

People who have been in touch for some time with Spirit’s Doctrine may be surprised with the treatment of a subject on which there is consensus and for spiritualists there is no doubt. We are concerned, however, with those who are now coming to the paths trodden by many already and cannot understand very well why spiritualists should not smoke.

Most of us who follow the Doctrine today, just starting from so many different experiences, many are – we believe – former smokers. Thus we understand the effort of our will which is to be developed by those who wish to persevere in spiritual work that we recently embraced, and still keep with some nostalgia the taste of the “harmless” cigarette, pressed by a yearning generated by an abstinence not yet consciously understood.

Depending on their point of view, it is likely that large numbers of Brothers come to learn something about spirit’s strength centers after a year studying. Religions, as a rule, do not have scientific and religious connotations to its followers. They always base their sermons – the ministers – in moral behavior patterns for with this philosophy (which is valid!), curtailing the spread of harmful habits in who that may hear them.

In Spirit Doctrine, despite the moral-philosophical approach, the treatment of this subject presents us with another connotation: smoking harms us significantly; the spiritual manifestation because it dampens spiritual sensitivity. But how can a material substance, the tobacco, which is directed to the physical body, harm the spiritual body? Let’s see it. “The perispirit is a complete fluidic organism, under whose constant influx is modeled and kept the physical body. Its importance is considerable in Embryology and Anatomy, as also in Physiology and Pathology. It is connected part by part, cell by cell, molecule by molecule, to the material structure; everything that goes in one, immediately affects to the other. The perispirit’s functional balance can be disturbed by immaterial agents, fluidic, of the same nature, so that, and this disturbance, affecting the physical body, makes it also sick.” So, “There is a spirit pathology, as there is a spiritualist biology …” (1)

Each one of us, incarnated, is a spirit that has other bodies: dense body, perispiritual body, mental body, etc. These bodies are interconnected by communication channels known as “strength centers” that are located in corresponding regions in the physical body, the nerve plexus, which are the meeting points of the nervous systems of the human body, where they form true connections. The essence of everything we eat for the maintenance of the physical body is added to the blood that, in the bloodstream, will bathe the plexes where, through the communication channels pass to the Spirit the manifested energy that was added on it. “From these secondary centers interwoven into psychosoma, and consequently in the physical body, through plexiform networks … ” – we highlighted – ” the gastric center being responsible for the digestion and absorption of dense or less dense foods, that anyway, represent concentrated fluidic penetrating our organization …” (2)

The cigarette besides the chemical residue which is released to the saliva and thence to the stomach – and hence to the bloodstream – contains chemical components which, when burned, volatilize up, passing very easily to the other dimension, which is where the Spirit vibrates. These substances affect the cellular constitution of the spiritual body manifestation, degrading the natural protection that exists against the outside energies that can affect us the Spirit’s balance and harmony.

Who wishes to study the vital centers and strength centers of the spiritual body, will learn that such aggression, caused by the gradual use of alcohol, tobacco, toxic and other alkaloids, results in disastrous effects, and besides know that with such attitudes only makes worse their situation after death. Thus, the “restful sleep” – that comes after death for every people – may be more extended; the “disconnection of the perispiritual ties” of the Spirit in the physical body may also be more painful; and other problems may appear in aggravated form.

While reincarnated, physical life presents the Spirit a much reduced vibration pattern than normal, just to promote its connection with the dense body. What distinguishes the mediumship potential of creatures is their ability to perceive the highest vibrational level from those without physical bodies; vibrations such that, higher and more purified, is the entity, the greater its content and its manifestation.

The cigarette is an absorber of sensitivity, its usage, only harming the work of those who propose to work on the interchange between the two planes through the mediumship action, since for such an enterprise well-developed sensitivity is one of the primary requirements. And those that do not want to leave the tobacco habit may, of course, participate in mediumistic tasks, but not all of them can achieve due to the serious constraints that make their bodies sick. So:

  • by the evil that leads to the detriment of the physical body;
  • by moral dependence that submits the person;
  • by the aches and pains now unknown, but that will be proved “post mortem”;
  • by the discomfort to non-smokers (which label smokers rightly of “poorly educated”);
  • by the gradual deterioration of psychic faculties of the person and,
  • for the full liberty and balance in its attitudes,

 

hope that each one trace in their accessional objectives, the limits that must be respected for their own good. So, one can better understand the André Luis (Spirit) quote: “…but unwise people ingest unnecessary substances to death’s profit.”

And even being aware that the doctrine nothing forbids, because before elucidates, explains, will say to himself: – IT’S BETTER NOT TO SMOKE!

References:

  1. Homeopatia e Espiritismo, Lauro S. Thiago – 1ª. edição FEB
  2. Evolução em dois Mundos, André Luiz (Espírito), cap. II, 6ª. edição FEB (psicografado por F C Xavier e Waldo Vieira)
  3. Os, Chakras, C.W. Leadbeter, Editora O Pensamento
  4. Entre a Terra e o Céu, André Luiz, Editora FEB
  5. Passes e Radiações, Edgard Armond, Editora Aliança

6) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra

(This article was originally published in June 1982 in REFORMADOR, monthly magazine published by FEDERAÇÃO ESPÍRITA BRASILEIRA – FEB under the title “É Poibido Fumar”)

Geraldo Goulart

Geraldo Goulart

Small Example of How Spirits Try to Help Us

sex+destinyThere is an interesting passage in the book, inspired by the spirit Andre Luiz, psychographed by Francisco (Chico) C. Xavier, Sex and Destiny. Andre Luiz is attempting to stop a young woman, Marita, from having a rendezvous with her boyfriend. In actuality,  Marita’s adoptive father has already told her boyfriend not to come. Which was no problem, since the boyfriend had tired of her. Her adoptive father was planning to seduce her at the hotel room.  Andre wanted to stop her from going so she wouldn’t be caught in a terrible situation.

Andre recounts how he tried to enlist help to block her from going to, what she thought was a lover’s tryst.

“I had to decide on a way to protect her; maybe contact an incarnate friend who was connected to the group. I had to block the consummation of the plan, or at least create a situation where help would arrive seemingly by chance; however .. I wandered from the place of theinfidelity “rendezvous” to the office to the shop, from the shop to the bank, and from the bank to the apartment in Flamengo, all to no avail … No one extending spiritual antennae capable of helping me; no one praying; no one concerned about the matter … Everywhere, thoughts saturated with sex and money portraying scenes of pleasure and profits to the exclusion of everything else. I even approached one of Marita’s supervisors and, by projecting her image on his mental screen, tried to instill in him the idea of making the girl work until late. But he thought he was thinking for himself and distorted the matter to involve salary problems, ran numbers in his mind, filled it with paragraphs regarding labor laws, and summarily rejected my supposed influence, telling himself: “That girl already makes enough; I won’t give her one cent more.” [Sex and Destiny, 2013, pp. 160-160]

What seems like an unfortunate life lesson to us, could be a major tragedy to another. Which could set Marita off on the wrong path, causing enormous pain and suffering that would not assist her in her spiritual ascendancy.

I believe the more mundane examples of how spirits help us are actually the most revealing. After all, one could believe that a major historical figure like George Washington may have been protected by the spirit world, but the realization that this type in interference is an everyday occurrence illustrates the army of spirits which assist and protect us. To Andre Luiz the importance of one young impressionable woman was his highest concern, in his quest to help each soul make the best of their 7Tenets-Front-smalltime on earth.

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Allan Kardec reveals the spirit realm to us. Subsequent Spiritist mediums have pulled back the curtain even further. High spirits tell us that we are on earth to learn and to improve ourselves. This isn’t done in one lifetime but over the course of multiple lives. We are essentially young immature spirits who are traveling through pre-planned trials and tribulations to replace our primitive emotions with advanced feelings – Love, Charity, Fraternity, and Honesty.

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How we are Guided by Spirits – Book 3 of Spiritism as Revealed to an Anglican Vicar

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