All of us have felt ready to give up the battle. In the book, Spiritual Wisdom: Missives of Hope, Chico Xavier writes of a young man who told others in the mediums meeting that he felt overwhelmed. His trials were too difficult, he could not find the inner strength to continue. He believed that he had signed up for an impossible task and could not decipher how he could surmount his problems. Read More.
What is destiny. What is your destiny.
In the book, In the Greater World, by the spirit Andre Luiz and psychographed by Francisco C. Xavier, Andre Luiz documents some of the assistance which is provided for people who are trying to learn and evangelize Spiritism. This article summarizes what was revealed and how we can profit from this knowledge.
If you are one of those hardworking, honest and humble persons who watches carefully what they spend and deals with the world as you would want them to deal with you; bless you! For you are proceeding through your life and you had intended, your plan is working. In addition, if you are able to instill in your family a notion of God and the spiritual duty of all, then you are learning the lessons that you desired.
Learn about the trials of the poor, because after all I bet that the vast majority of us has lived as an extremely poor person in one of our lives. Read more.
(The Spirit’s Realm Brilliant Method to make us Productive Spirits)
What is the process to turn our raw souls into production spirits? How are we molded, scolded, and cajoled into conformance, while retaining our personal identity? Well, God waits patiently for his natural laws to perform their magic. We are actually strapped in a ride that never stops and provides twists and turns, and enough g-force to transform our spirit into an intelligent and productive member of God’s children. Read more
What awaits us in the spirit world? Will we keep learning and improving ourselves? Read about one college which pursues research on the effects of colors. Read More.
The story of Alfred and Ismalia isn’t actually about their past lives. It’s about their life in the spirit world after their incarnated lives. The story illustrates that true love survives many trials and separations and that if a couple are bonded together, no one deed, neither life nor death keeps them apart for long. Read More.
While the episodes we must travel through are predetermined, the exact timing is not. Variables can change causing the needed factors to not be aligned. Hence, an event should have occurred may have to be put off, or even cancelled. It all depends.
Therefore, when people expect specific dates from spirits, they are unable to answer with confidence. Instead, they try to anchor an event with another event. This plus the addition that time is different, or actually non-existent in the spirit realm, makes the job of pinning down a time on earth extremely problematic.
As an example of the complexity of referencing time on earth to the spirit world, there is an interesting segment from a book, A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands, by the spirit Franchezzo. The medium who transcribed the book was A. Farnese. The book was published in 1896. My Spiritist friend in Brazil, Geraldo Goulart, sent me the PDF.
The spirit Franchezzo asked his spirit mentor how long a task would take him to finish. He wanted to know the length of time in relation to earth time. This is what he was told:
“No, it will last but a short time—two or three weeks of earth time—for behold as I shadow it forth to you I see following it fast the image of your returning spirit, showing that the two events are not separated by a wide interval. In the spirit world where time is not reckoned by days or weeks or counted by hours, we judge of how long an event will take to accomplish or when an occurrence will happen by seeing how near or how far away they appear, and also by observing whether the shadow cast by the coming event touches the earth or is yet distant from it—we then try to judge as nearly as possible of what will be its corresponding time as measured by earthly standards. Even the wisest of us may not always be able to do this with perfect correctness; thus it is as well for those who communicate with friends on earth not to give an exact date for foreseen events, since many things may intervene to delay it and thus make the date incorrect. An event may be shown very near, yet instead of continuing to travel to the mortal at the same speed it may be delayed or held in suspense, and sometimes even turned aside altogether by a stronger power than the one which has set it in motion.”[i]
I haven’t seen a better explanation of the difficulty of dating events to earth time than the one above. Imagine living in a world where time doesn’t move forward, only change of status. In other words, things do happen, people learn, people meet new friends, and people go on missions to earth; but the clock doesn’t move forward. It doesn’t move because time doesn’t advance, plants don’t decay, houses don’t fall down over time, and bridges don’t rust. Objects are altered when a spirit wills them to change. Not because years have passed.
Then, you toss in that a spirit must determine the current approximate time on earth, at the moment someone is asking for a future date, the event must be correlated with a future event that may or may not occur, which then must be translated into another time and date on earth. One then begins to understand the complexity of supplying an answer, that we on earth think should be relatively easy.
I dive deeper in how the Future is presented to us in my set of three books, where I document the spirit writing sent to the Rev. G. Vale Owen. The first book in the series is Heaven and Below – Book 1 of Spiritism as told to an Anglican Vicar.
[i] Farnese, A., A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands, W.J. Sinkins, PDF, p. 116
Michael Joseph had one of the most complete NDE’s that I have seen. He was able to retain many memories from his experience. His revelations of the spirit world are fascinating. He tells of glimpses of Heavens and a Hell. He reveals how we are all plugged into the universe. I take the reader through Michael’s experiences and relate what the Spirit world is actually doing. Read More.
Everyone wants to know what Heaven is like. Spiritism was brought to us so you would know. The answers are in Allan Kardec’s The Spirits Book and in books psychographed by Francisco C. Xavier. This article will explain Heaven and its different levels and what spirits do there. Hint: It’s not eternal leisure.
My wife’s NDE (Near Death Experience) and other paranormal events in her life set the stage for my conversion to Spiritism. Her NDE caused her to foretell events that had a profound effect on my previous belief that we had complete free will and control of our lives. This is the story of how I thought I lived a life of freewill and discovered I was deposited on earth with a plan to navigate. Read More.
Also you can read about my personal journey discovering the forces the spirit world surrounds us with in my book, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life.