The importance of learning more about your own spirituality and absorbing the lessons and the reality of Jesus is argued by the high spirit Astriel in the book, Life Beyond the Veil, in The Lowlands of Heaven section. It was a communication to the Rev G. Vale Owen from Astriel in the spirit world that describes the significance of advancing your own knowledge about God, the spirit world, Jesus, and yourself:
“And this we would say with solemnity: let those who today amongst you are search into the meaning of His Divinity, and the relation of that to His Humanity, do so fearlessly and reverently. For such are guided more than they know from these realms. And be it always in the mind of those who are sincere that they can do no irreverence to Him Who Himself is Truth in inquiring what the Truth is as He revealed it.”[i]
Astriel is telling us to not be afraid to search for spiritual wisdom in our own manner. As we seek, we shall be led by invisible forces of light in the pursuit of the good.
Astriel then advises us to go beyond the restricted boundaries set by organized religion and to bravely seek out the Truth:
“Nevertheless, friend, we tell you, with this same fearlessness, and with great reverence also, that what goes by the name of Orthodoxy among Christians in the Church on earth is not a fair and true presentation, in many ways, of the Truth as we have come to know it here. Also we see among you too much unreadiness to go forward, and lack of courage and faith in the providence of God Who will, if men will follow, lead then more and more into the light, the radiant, glowing light, as it envelops those who are brave, to show them the right and holy way towards His Throne. Let such remember that the Throne shall be shared only by the brave who are strong to overcome, and these are they who are valiant to do and dare, and pay the price at the hands of those fellows who are less courageous and less enlightened.”[ii]
Therefore, we need to discover for ourselves to true meaning of love, charity, and fraternity. We must live by the Golden Rule by how we see it. Astriel points the way to the path of knowledge. It is by exploring what spirits are telling us, by reading about Spiritism, the Third Revelation, which is the continuing message of love sent to us from Jesus via the Spirit of Truth.
We are told to step out of the box and not to be restrained by other’s interpretations of the Bible and to realize that messages from the spirit realm, under the leadership of Jesus, are constant and ever flowing. Jesus didn’t cease teaching us the moment he died on the cross. He has sent His messengers to reveal more about why we are here on earth and why we should strive to enter the celestial cities in heaven.
The vital point to be taken is the amount of care parceled out to every one of us. The Spirituality is listening and responding. We just lack the sensitivity to recognize the effect it has on our life. It can be done, by evaluating your life, the signals and synchronicities that have shaped your present, you can begin to reveal the marvelous ways in which you have been guided. I talk about how my life has been prepared in my book, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life.
Owen, R. G. (2012). The Life Beyond the Veil. Pahrump, NV: Square Circles Publishing.
[i] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 126
[ii] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 127