In the book, In the Greater World, inspired by the spirit Andre Luiz and psychographed by Chico Xavier, there are a couple of paragraphs describing life in Nosso Lar. The reason this is interesting is while we learned much from Andre’s first book, Nosso Lar, which was published in 1944, the book, In the Greater World, was published in 1947. Therefore, Andre had three more years of experience living in the celestial city.
Andre reflects on his life in Nosso Lar;
“At the spirit colony, which had welcomed me with loving care, I had gotten to know a few instructors and faithful laborers of the good very well. Unquestionably, we were all engaged in intense work, with very few hours reserved for entertainment. We also enjoyed an environment of happiness and joy that truly benefited our evolutionary progress. Our houses of worship were blessed places of comfort and revitalization. In our cultural and artistic associations we found the continuity of our earthly existence, but it was now enriched with multiple educational elements. Social activities offered plenty of wonderful opportunities to develop priceless friendships. The homes in which we carried out our long-term work were built amid enchanting gardens resembling warm cheerful nests in fragrant and peaceful branches.
We had ample directives, duties, order and discipline; nevertheless, serenity was our climate, and peace our daily gift.” [In the Greater World, 2009, pp. 37-38]
Doesn’t this appear like that one perfect job you had, where you looked forward to going to work to be with your friends and involve yourself in something interesting at the same time. After work, you continued to hang out with your work friends. You didn’t know it at the time, but your life was filled with a purpose and you were surrounded by a wonderful group. That is heaven.