Beyond the Veil

Spiritual Degrees of Brightness and the Law of Affinity

angel1Spirits see each other in varying degrees of brightness. The light a spirit detects is the reflection of spirituality and pureness which exists in the heart and body of a spirit. A spirit from the tenth level of heaven, Zabdiel, explains how the level of light within each spirit determines their place in the hierarchy of the spirit realm:

“As we stand on the earth plane, where I stand now, and look through the Veil of difference of condition which is between us and you in the earth life, we often see many people at one time, and sometimes but a few. These people differ in brightness according to the degree of holiness in each; that is, according to the degree in which each individual in himself is able to reflect the divine light of spirit which streams past and through us to you. Some appear very dim, and these, when they come over here, will go the regions dim or less according to their own dimness.”[1]

The process whereby souls are allocated to a certain region is called the Law of Affinity. The Law of Affinity is the great sifter, it is Saint Peter at the gate, determining who goes where. There are no AllanKardec-youngerquestions, no tests, and no debate, you are placed amongst those who are like you.

Allan Kardec, the Codifier of Spiritism, publishes the answer from a collection of spirits about how spirits congregate. He is told, “Union exists between all spirits, but in different degrees, according to the rank they occupy – that is to say, according to the degree of perfection they have acquired; and the greater their perfection, the more united they are.”[2]

GVOwenAllan Kardec, under the direction of the Spirit of Truth, brought the world Spiritism in the 1850’s. More than fifty years later, the Reverend G. Vale Owen communicated with a group of spirits, led by the spirit Zabdiel, the results of the sessions was documented in the book The Highlands of Heaven, which is part of a collection of four books, which are compiled in the book Life Beyond the Veil. The book was published in the 1920’s.

Chico Xavier

Chico Xavier

Next, Francisco (Chico) C. Xavier, starting in the 1930’s began psychographing messages and books from high spirits, all with the purpose of notifying the world about the Doctrine of Spiritism. Consistently, in literature published by Allan Kardec, G. Vale Owen, and Chico Xavier, the Law of Affinity is at the cornerstone of how spirits gather and are organized in the spirit realm.

Like Attracts Like

Zabdiel tells us how the Law of Affinity filters spirits and locates them with their brethren:

“So those whose radiance is great go into those spheres whose brightness agrees with their own; and every one into the sphere which agrees with his – be it less or more. But those whose bodies – spiritual bodies I mean – are of gross texture, and do not radiate much light, but are dim, go into those dim spheres where only they may be so much at ease that they may work out their own salvation. They are not at ease indeed in any sense of the word; but only they would be less at ease in a brighter sphere than in those dim regions until they have grown in brightness themselves.”[3]

After we separate from our physical bodies, we go to where we belong. The brighter travel to one of the levels of Heaven, the dimmer in one of the levels of the Lower Zone, and the darkest in The Abyss, or purgatory as it is known to many.

The degree of brightness that we reflect is determined by our internalizing the Love of God within us.NossaLar-city The more knowledgeable we are about the need to care, be fraternal, and honest with all fellow beings the greater our luminosity. As we grow in allowing love to permeate our entirety, the blemishes that we carry within us, such as envy and selfishness, become less pronounced; and solvable over time.

While those who are tied by material bonds to earth, who love possessions over people and see no wrong in fulfilling all of their desires at the expense of others are placed with their kin. They live in a world where others are similar to them, so they may see the true consequences of selfish behavior.

This is why it is important to work and study to increase your spirituality. To understand that we are on earth to learn to improve, to become better. As you ascend you will be granted the pleasure of being with others like you. With a group that cherishes and supports you. Allan Kardec explains how affiliated souls tend to stay with each other:

“These spirits happy at being together, seek out one another. Incarnation separates them only momentarily, because after their reentry into the errant state they meet again like friends who have returned from a journey. Frequently, they even follow one another into incarnation, wherein they are reunited in the same family or the same circle, working together for their mutual advancement.”[4]

The tight cluster of souls will watch out for each other. While some are incarnates on earth, others will look on from high and help guide the spirits going through their trials. Each helps everyone in the group to advance together. As they become purer, their friendship becomes more concrete, as their bodies divest themselves of matter. Petty jealousies and selfishness don’t disrupt their relationships.

The more you open your heart and mind to the Spirituality, the Supreme Intelligence, the more you shall be helped in your quest for improvement. Whatever effort you expend in denying yourself pleasures in this life in order to help others, you shall be repaid a hundredfold when you re-enter the Explore-Small-front-coverworld from whence you came, the spirit realm.

Understand where we are taken after we pass on from our physical life and what are the places on the spirit world where we have been and are going to by reading my book, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is (mostly) Predetermined.

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

Kardec, A. (2008). The Gospel According to Spiritism. Brasilia (DF): International Spiritist Council.

Kardec, A. (2010). The Spirits Book. Guildford, UK: White Crow Books.

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. 156

[2] Kardec, Allan, The Spirits Book, White Crow Publishing, p.210

[3] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 157

[4] Kardec, A., The Gospel According to Spiritism, EDICEI, p. 87

The Christ Sphere

Various spirits came to the Rev G. Vale Owen in his years of recording communications from the other side. His mother came first, then other spirits, from higher levels than his mother, initiated conversations: Castrel, Astriel, Zabdiel, and Arnel.

They all agreed on how they would describe the different levels of heaven circling the earth. They were quite explicit in saying that their numbering system was not universal or perfectly accurate – only that it provided a good approximation of the steps of paradise. Read More.

Now on Audio! Spirits and the Spirit Universe – Book 2 of Spiritism – The Spirit World Revealed to an Anglican Vicar

Now on Audio! Spirits and the Spirit Universe – Book 2 of Spiritism – The Spirit World Revealed to an Anglican Vicar.  Click here to buy.

Spirits and the Spirit Universe – Book 2 of Spiritism as Revealed to an Anglican Vicar – Covers communications that pertain to five main themes:

•Spirit Education – Lower levels of heaven
•Spirit Education – Higher levels of heaven
•Spirit Attributes
•Power of Spirits
•Knowledge of the Universe(s)

Imagine a fantasy world where, if you apply yourself, you can travel from sphere to higher sphere, accumulating new attributes and powers after graduating from each level. Nothing could stop you, for there are no limits, promotion is based solely on merit. Within each stage your mind is fully engaged in comprehending the most extraordinary knowledge; all within an atmosphere of supportive and congenial friends. If this sounds like heaven to you, then you are correct – it is heaven.

The information provided is revelatory, amazing, and disconcerting. Our status of independent life forms, living a life shaped by random events, beginning and ending on earth is irrevocably altered by what was exposed.

If we look at our life as a one-time event, there is no advantage in not pursing the most hedonistic lifestyle possible – just as a child would consider the pluses and minuses between studying or playing. On the other hand, Spiritism lifts us up the mountain so we can see our lives arc over many centuries. One life is just one set of courses on the school of earth. In between physical existences, we may either spend it in heaven or below. It is up to us.

Spiritism brings you the knowledge of why we are here, what is our goal, and the methods to achieve graduation from this planet. Allan Kardec notified the world that doing our best to remove our baser characteristics and to learn to be more loving, fraternal, charitable, and honest with our fellow humans brings its rewards … life in heaven. While selfishness, envy, greed, and exploiting others practically guarantee a sojourn in the lower regions – where you either adjust your thinking or wait to improve in the next physical life on earth.

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Council of Related Planets – Led by Christ

“At every age, in the beginning, the High Ones, so we are told, take counsel. Results accruing from sometime ages are gathered and laid before them. Those of ages very ancient are rehearsed in tabulated form and briefly. Those of the nearer ages are given in greater detail. Those of the ages last past in full. These are considered in their bearing upon events at that time proceeding on earth. Then the cognate planets have their hearing, and next both earth and them together. So the Council gets agait, and, with no hurry, comes at such conclusion as, when put into operative form for the next age, will be harmonious with the acts of other Hierarchies who have in charge the guidings of planets other than this of earth.” Read More.

YouTube – Ep. 3 – How the Spirit Realm Guides Us

Episode 3 – How the Spirit Realm Guides Us. Learn how we are assisted by the spirit world in this video. I take you through what various spirits related to the Rev. G. Vale Owen about how are lives are determined by spirit forces. Click on the link to watch the video.

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Love and its Opposite

sexualattractionZabdiel starts out his communication with the Rev. G Vale Owen, on November 19, 1913, talking about how people from all around the world will come to know Jesus Christ. Whereas they may not know him as to his “Natural Divinity” , which I take to mean his composition and power as a spiritual entity, but will come to him because of His acts of kindness and love while in human form on earth.

Hence, it is through love that we must take the first step toward knowing Jesus and what he taught, for without the foundation of the feeling of love, nothing else can be built upon it. Zabdiel explains:

“Foremost they must love. That is the first commandment of all, and the greatest. And hard have men found it to keep. They all agree that to love one another is good; and when they come to translate the sentiment into action, how sadly do they fail. And yet, without love no thing in the universe would stand, but fall into decay and dissolution. It is the love of God which energizes through all that is; and we can see that love, if we look for it, everywhere. The best way to understand many things is to contrast them with their opposites. The opposite of love is dissolution; because that comes from refraining from the exertion to love. Hatred is also of the opposite, and yet not the essence of it; because hatred of one person is often a mistaken method of expressing love to another.”[1]

Dissolution or apathy is a major problem in our world today. People have a hard time feeling. We are buffeted with shocking or pornographic images on a constant basis, we lose the ability to muster the energy to love. Hence, some take to drugs or alcohol to supply the stimulate to begin to feel, others become fanatical about a cause and lose all reason and empathy for different points of view.

Hatred is the welling-up of a primitive emotion. It is unfocused mental energy which leads to the radiation of confusion and bad feelings to all around the person dwelling on hate. There is power in hate, but it is destructive and causes more problems than it one supposes it solves.

Zabdiel also tells us that hatred also affects doctrines. Where if one becomes a member of one organization, such as a religion or a gang, then you must hate all other rivals. He, quite rightly, warns us that constant hate makes it more difficult to love, to love anything else, when hate consumes all.

Lastly, Zabdiel notifies us that we must start with love, for without love we are unable to climb the ladder to perfection:

“This is one of those things which make it difficult in this life of the spheres. For not until a manLadderToSky has learned to love all without hating any is he able to progress in this land where love means light, and those who do not love move in dim places where they lose their way, and often become so dull in mind and heart that their perception of the truth is a vague as that of outward things.”[2]

Your capacity to love greatly determines where you shall go after physical death. Zabdiel doesn’t desire any spirit to have to live in the Lower Zones or the Abyss. In these undesirable places the common denominator is the absence of love for others.

The Spirituality loves us all and has illuminated a path for us to climb toward goodness. It’s not a steep path, but it is also not the easiest. It simply takes effort to rid ourselves of our primitive urges and to open our hearts to love and kindness. To wait one moment before letting emotions run over us 7Tenets-Front-smalland consider the feelings and what they went through of the other person.

The first place is to learn what the basic tenets of Spiritism are and how your life is planned so you can improve. You can begin by reading The Spirits Book, by Allan Kardec, or you can read my book, based upon how Spiritism has affected my life, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life.

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. 178

[2] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, pp. 178-179

Purified by Suffering – Rising out of Purgatory

 “Light and darkness are states of the spirit, as you know. When those dwelling in the darknessdeath-rising cry for light, that means that they are become out of touch with their environment. So we send them what help is needed; and that is usually direction by which they find their way – not into regions of light, where they would be in torture, and utterly blinded, but – into a region less dark, and tinctured by just so much of light as they may bear until they outgrow that state and cry in their longing for more.”[1]

Zabdiel, a spirit who lives on the tenth level of heaven, reveals how souls are assisted to slowly rise out of the depths of purgatory (called the abyss in Spiritist literature) in Book Two of the book The Life Beyond the Veil called The Highlands of Heaven. He tells the Rev. G. Vale Owen how spirits rise toward the light.

According to Spiritism, spirits who are in the abyss are there because they have not learned how to let the love of God permeate their beings. They still harbor materialistic bonds to earth and allow the baser emotions of envy, hate, and thirst for revenge rule over them.

When physical death occurs, a soul travels to the region where there are others similar to him or her. Hence, when a mean-spirited person lives amongst like-minded caustic people, the experience gets old fast. It is the Spirituality’s method to let us know if we really enjoy living with people just the same as us. All, at one time or another, discover there is a better way. They begin to understand the need to allow love to enter, and as they change their attitude they also transform their composition.

As spirits rise from the lower levels to each successive stage in heaven, they become lighter, less dense, and brighter. A spirit glows from the reflected love they have absorbed. Zabdiel explains the process of moving from a lower region to a higher sphere:

“When a spirit leaves a dark region for one less dark he experiences an immediate sense of relief premonitions-on-death-and-dying-e1372699931412and comfort by comparison with his former state. For now his environment is on harmony with his own inner state of development. But as he continues to develop in aspiration after good, he gradually becomes out of harmony with his surroundings, and then, in ratio to his progress, so his discomfort increases until it becomes not less than agony. Then in his helplessness, and approaching near to despair, have come to that pass when his own endeavors can go no further, he cries for help to those who are able to give it in God’s Name, and they enable him one stage onward nearer to the region where dimness, rather than darkness, reigns. And so he at last comes to the place where light is seen to be light; and his onward way is henceforth not through pain and anguish, but from joy to greater joy, and hence to glory and glory greater still.”[2]

Zabdiel explained the process, but he also desires for us to understand that life with others who are also dark and cruel is not meant as a punishment, but as an object lesson. A direct method to allow the soul in question to form her or his own opinion as to the correct course of action. Zabdiel tells us more:

“But do not mistake my words of their meaning. This is no vengeance of an angry God, my ward and friend. God is our Father, and He is Love. All this sorrow is of necessity, and is ordered by those laws which govern the sowing, and the reaping of that which is sown. Even here, in my own place, where many things both wonderful and lovely we have learned, yet not yet have we attained to plumb and sound this mystery to its lowest depth. We do understand, as we were unable when in the earth life, that it is of love that these things are ordained. I say we are able to understand where formerly we were able but to say we trusted and believed. Yet little more of this awful mystery do we know; and are content to wait until it is made more plain to us. For we know enough to believe that all is wise and good; as those in those in dark hells will know one day. And this is our comfort that they will and must be drawn onward and upward into this great and beautiful universe of light, and that then they will confess, not only that what is is just, but that it is of love and wisdom too, and be content.”[3]

We are told, that like children being disciplined, we rebel against authority, but as we grow older we understand what our parents were trying to teach us. Older still, we comprehend the reason and the method used. The lessons given to us are given in love. Affording us a path to improve is a sign of the The Problem is the Solutionlove that God has for us. Our trying our best is a sign that we return the love of God.

The first place is to learn what the basic tenets of Spiritism are and how your life is planned so you can improve. You can begin by reading The Spirits Book, by Allan Kardec, or you can read my book, about how the trials we are presented on earth help to prepare us for the path upward, The Problem is the Solution – 7 Life Complications Sent to Test and Teach You.

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

Kardec, A. (2010). The Spirits Book. Guildford, UK: White Crow Books.

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

 

 

[1] Owen, G. Vale, The Life Beyond the Veil, Square Circles Publishing, p. 189

[2] Owen, G. Vale, The Life Beyond the Veil, Square Circles Publishing, pp. 189-190

[3] Owen, G. Vale, The Life Beyond the Veil, Square Circles Publishing, p. 190

Just Passed Over – Coping in the Spirit World

NDE-FlyerWho are we, what do we feel when we just pass over from the physical to the spiritual realm? The transition is difficult for many. We are told about the complexities of adjusting by 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. She tells us about one person who is experiencing the learning curve: Read More.

Jesus Awaits Our Ascendance

Jesus appeared at the University of the Five Towers. He allowed the students to explore the creative hierarchies of the universe. At the end of the display, there was a closing ceremony. It was a rousing call to action … a statement, a plea to not let one soul behind in the darkness. Read More.

Example of Spirit Power – Web of Light

Jesus-greatLordThe higher the spirit in the hierarchy of heaven the more power they possess to use their mind to shape and transmute elements. The ability of High Lords to affect objects in the spirit and physical universes is vast. Jesus Christ is the High Lord who governs over us on our globe and several other planets.

Zabdiel, in his communications to the Reverend G. Vale Owen, supplies a small example of how higher spirits shape the environment around them to do their bidding. In a previous article I wrote about how Zabdiel revealed to us how, through the power of will, a high spirit manipulates matter.

Zabdiel was part of a group who accompanied a group of spirits, who were visitors from another sphere, to a lake. Where upon the spirits were to board boats and journey to their home level of heaven. During the final words of goodbye, Zabdiel spotted one of the high spirits of his sphere, who Zabdiel called a Prince, was approaching by air, with his attendants. Zabdiel tells us that spirits take pleasure in pleasing others by showing them effects manifested by their creativity:

 “Far up in the heavens we saw them, as they moved slowly, circling about the Prince from whom to those in circle went threads of vibrations of different quality, and so of different color. These he of his will sent forth, and those his subordinates wove a network of curious design and very beautiful; and where two threads crossed there the intensified light shone like a stone of brilliant hue. And the knots were of many colors owing to the varying combination of threads entering into their construction.

When this was complete the circle widened out drew away and left their Prince alone in the midst. And he held the net by its middle in his hand, and it floated out around him like a many-colored spider web. It was very beautiful.

Now, that net was really a system of many qualities of vibrations woven together. He loosed it ofimmortal4 his hand and it began slowly to sink as he rose through it, until it was level with his feet. Then he raised his hands and descended with it. And as he came he looked through the net at the boats below; and he made slow movements with his hands in their direction.

Then they began to move on the water as of themselves, and so continued until they floated in a circle. Then the net descended and settled over them, and we saw that they were all within its circumference, and also that, as it lighted on them, they passed through it and it sank and rested upon the water. Then the Prince, standing on the net and on the water, in the midst of the boats, waved his hand in greeting to them. And the net slowly arose from the water, lifting the boats with it, and floated upward into the air.

So away over the lake they went together, and the company of our sphere closed in around them, and sent up a song of Godspeed as they floated away towards the horizon over the lake.”[i]

Now you know why you are on earth … to accumulate the required mental discipline to use your mind for fantastic creations, all for good. No small speck of unadulterated evil could be allowed toimmortal3 reside in a spirit with immense power.

Every trial you suffer and emerge a better person is one small step toward climbing the ladder toward perfection. To a future where you can give unlimited love and kindness; and help those in need. We are truly blessed to be given this opportunity Explore-Small-front-coveron earth.

The spirit realm and the many levels of spiritual spheres are further explained in my book Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life is (mostly) Predetermined. The reason for your life is revealed and the workings of the spirit world are introduced in this book. Find out that you have a higher purpose and that you are an immortal soul.

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.

[i] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, pp. 218-219

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