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YouTube – Episode 3 – The Power of Spirits – How They Communicate with Us

Watch my discussion on YouTube, Episode 3 – The Power of Spirits. IN this video I discuss how spirit communicate with us and how spirits use their power in the Lower Zone. Click here to see the YouTube video.

 

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Ghosts? Third Order Spirits as Categorized by Spiritism

Learn what third order spirits are as defined by Allan Kardec in The Spirits Book.  I have created a YouTube video on my channel explaining what Allan Kardec codified from his communications with many mediums. Click here for the YouTube video and please subscribe if you would like to view more videos about Spiritism.

Freeing 144,000 – The City of the Mines in the Lower Levels of the Spirit Realm

exodusA group of high spirits – sent from the tenth level of heaven – journeyed down to the Lower Zone. They were sent on orders from above to free souls who have been trapped in a wretched life of materialism and base emotions, and were ready to peer upwards to the light for inspiration. At the end of their mission, the high spirits had amassed 144,000 people from the lower regions of the spirit realm and led them to a new city. Read More.

Notes on a Mediums Meeting – Rio de Janerio – Feb. 1, 2018

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I was kindly invited to a mediums meeting in a Spiritist Center in Rio de Janeiro on February 1, 2018. My wife and I try to visit the Spiritist Center each time we travel to Rio. The people there are extremely gracious. The Spiritist Centers is a place to hold meetings – lectures about different aspects of Spiritism, gather food for the needy (which there a many in these bad days for the economy in Brazil), and help discarnate and incarnate spirits.

The meeting we were at, was for discarnates, who had problems and/or were lost in the strange world of the spirits after death.

The mediums started the meeting with a prayer, then read various passages from Spiritist literature, then they turned out the bright lights and left one small blue light on.

They assisted many spirits in the two hours during the meeting, so I will touch upon just a few:

Decomposing

One medium was the channel for a man who had recently died. He was in agony and could feel his body decomposing. The consoling medium (the person who will talk to the spirit via the trance medium’s body), tried to explain that he was dead and now he was in the spirit world. This situation happens quite allot, because so many people do not believe in the after life. As I have written before, our minds affect the environment in the spirit universe. Hence, if a person does not believe in God, they expect nothing after death. Therefore, while their spirit lives on, they are still attached to their old body, which is slowly decaying. Higher spirits try to help these people realize the actual facts of their new environment.

Obsession

A woman medium was channeling a woman spirit who was in extreme agony. She was crying profusely, so much that I couldn’t understand her Portuguese at all, when she talked. But then another woman medium started to channel, and she said, “Hey, what is this crying all about!”

“I don’t want to hear that. I am here for justice! This man was obsessed with me. He killed my husband, who I loved so he could have me. I want a court to try him!”

The consoling medium tried to tell her to pray to Jesus for resolution and help in this case. She told the poor spirit that one day she would be reborn once again to repair what was done to her. She replied in a startled voice, “You mean I can come back, like a cat! This is like voodoo!”

Here is a woman, locked in the Lower Zone, with little or no knowledge of how the spirit universe she lives in really works. This, once again, illustrates, that when we pass over to the other side, we don’t suddenly become good or knowledgeable. We are who we were.

Next, another medium, a man, started to channel. He said, “I love her! I want to be with her!” Then a different consoling medium, told him to let go of his passion, that his feelings weren’t love. He was hurting the object of his desire. He replied, “But I love her so much, I can’t stop!”

The conversation went back and forth for a while, but eventually he said he would think about it and try to be a better person.

After the last spirit was assisted, the spirit mentor of the Spiritist Center, spoke through a medium, thanking everyone for their presence and help in the nights task. After that, each medium talked about their experiences. There were eight mediums at the table. My wife and I sat against the wall, listening.

Spiritist Centers are dedicated to helping everyone.  The Spiritist mediums at the meeting were helping spirits in the Lower Zone. They gave of their time freely. Each medium in the group had to undergo a year of training before they could sit at the table.

For those who are interested in mediumship, you should read the Book of Mediums by Allan Kardec. Attempting to have conversation with spirits is dangerous without training and precautions. In Spiritist Centers, the mediums meetings is held the same night of the week at the same hour, so the room and be protected by the mentor spirits, to insure only spirits who need assistance and are controlled by higher spirits are allowed to be present.

I hope this illustrates a little what goes on during Spiritist Medium’s meeting and how higher spirits attempt to help everyone in need.

I recommend you learn more about the spirit world and our place in it by reading my set of three books from the Rev. G. Vale Owen.

 

 

Heaven and Below

Spirits and the Spirit Universe

How we are Guided by Spirits

 

 

Into the Darkness to Halt Evil

castle-darkGood, high spirits, descend into the Lower Zones and below to help poor souls trapped in an atmosphere of ignorance and malevolence. Often they stand passive, awaiting a call for help or an opportunity to assist. But, there are times when action is called for. Here is one such example. Read More.

Descending to the Lower Zone – High Spirits Helping Lost Souls

umbra-andreLuizDiscarnate humans who have chosen to reside in the Lower Zone – a region of relative darkness – where they exist until they begin to thirst after light and love … are not left to their own devices to find their way to heaven. They are helped and guided. Read More.

Paul’s Descent into the Lower Zone (purgatory) and Redemption

hellPaul’s Descent into the Lower Zone and Redemption – Read about Paul, a successful London doctor and how he woke up in purgatory after his untimely death. What he went through and how he got out. Read More.

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

Light in the Physical and Spiritual Spheres

creationlordZabdiel, a spirit leader of a group of spirits, sent to communicate with Rev. G. Vale Owen, presented the topic the degrees of light in the spheres. In essence the amount of light in each sphere is the response of the spirits, through their collective individual spiritual maturity to the amount of external light available to the sphere. These two interact to determine the brightness of any one sphere.

Zabdiel first explains light in our physical world. Light comes from the sun and shines where its rays penetrate. Darkness is merely the absence of light. Darkness to us, is in reality, a lack of a wavelength that our eyes can detect. Hence, the ability of our eyes is a constant, the more rays of light present, the brighter it is to our sense of sight.

In the spiritual spheres, the ability to detect light is not a constant, it is dependent upon the spiritual advancement of the individual. As I have discussed in another article, the brightness (for example, an angel glows with a white light) of a spirit comes from their ability to reflect the love of God. Which is regulated by their spiritual maturity and advancement.  This level of attainment also provides a spirit to detect the amount of spiritual faith and light according to their own place in the hierarchy of spirits.

Zabdiel explains the difference of light in the physical and spiritual spheres, by first describing what it is like in the Lower Zone:

“For those who are in darkness are those whose sense of sight lacks the vibrations from withoutumbra-andreLuiz which enable others to have knowledge of those things which to them are external but present withal. Their state is a state if inability to receive these vibrations. When their spiritual facilitates do undergo change then they are able to see more or less clearly.”[i]

As one rises up the ladder of spiritual knowledge and character, the body of a spirit has accompanying greater capabilities. This is a key point, it is as if Mother Theresa, was not only a kind and loving champion of the poor, but she also had superhuman strength and senses; and she could see in the dark and through walls. In the spirit realm your abilities grow with your spirituality.

When a relatively higher spirit descends into a lower sphere, the light, even to their eyes, is not as bright. This is because of the working of the cumulative spiritual health of the sphere and its interaction with light. Zabdiel explains:

“But also these vibrations which convey the knowledge of things to their sense of sight are, in those regions, of a more gross quality than in the regions of spiritual health. So that even to those good spirits who penetrate into those regions, and whose sense of sight is more perfect, yet the darkness is quite apparent, and the light by which they see is dim. So that, as you will understand, there is a response between the spirit and the spirit’s environment, and that response is so accurate and perpetual and sustained as to constitute a permanent state of life.”[ii]

Therefore, by the Law of Affinity, whereby spirits attract other spirits like themselves, their amassed angel1spiritual quotient and the environment itself combine to create the atmospheric conditions of that plane, or sphere. While a higher spirit may have more spiritual force, it doesn’t change the environment of the sphere they have travelled to.

This holds true to all spiritual spheres, the environment is the sum of external light and collective spiritual power of its inhabitants. Zabdiel explains:

“As we go higher in the spheres this responsive action between the spirits and their environment is also maintained and that which we may call the external light becomes more and more perfect and intense the higher we go. So it is that those who dwell in, as we will say, the Fourth Sphere may not penetrate into the fifth, to remain there, until they have become so developed as to sustain with ease the degree of intensity of light there obtaining. Having attained to that Fifth Sphere they soon become used to its light. And if they return to the Fourth, as they do from time to time, that Fourth Sphere seems dimmer to them, while still they are able to see with comparative ease. But if they should descent straight to the Second or First Sphere, they would only with difficulty be able to use those denser vibrations of light and, in order to do so, are obliged to train themselves to see in that same sphere which once was but their normal abode.”[iii]

As even humans do, spirit too become accustomed to their environment. When, on our physical plane, we live for a time in a hot desert environment, we are used to the heat, and when we journey to a colder location, we don heavy jackets, while the locals may still be in shorts. Unlike us, advanced spirits are able to alter their senses with the power of thought and they are able to modify the differences which occur when they travel downwards.

Spirits also come to our sphere to interact with us. Good spirits encourage positive behavior and present opportunities to acquire an understanding of what lies beyond our physical plane, while immature spirits motive many to act out in ways that lessor spirits take pleasure in.

Zabdiel tells us how the higher spirits are able to come to the earth’s sphere and communicate with humans:

“When we come down to your earth sphere we see by reason of the spiritual light which men have in themselves. And those who are of higher spiritual grade than others we see so much the more clearly.

Were it not for faculties we possess other than that of sight, we should, as I suppose, have difficulty in finding our way about, and to those to whom we wish to come. But we have these other faculties, and by their use are able to do our work in ministering to you.

You will now be able to understand that there is a quite literal truth in the words, “Who dwells in light which no man can approach.” For few in the earth life are able to rise many spheres beyond; and the light which streams from above is blinding even to those who are much progressed.”[iv]

We, who are temporarily encased in our physical bodies, swim in a sea of spirits. Spirits of many levels, some who have come to help us and others to hinder and take pleasure in our deeds. The more we learn about the types and capabilities of spirits the more we can filter out the negative influences and embrace the positive vibrations sent our way.

Explore-Small-front-coverUnderstanding what the spirit universe actually is and how we are part of it is the first step toward learning how you can perform your own journey to spiritual perfection. You can begin to by reading my book, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is (mostly) Predetermined. You will discover why we are on earth, what are the different locations circling our planet and what is your ultimate destiny.

Author:

Brian Foster was a reluctant entry to Spiritism. He grew up with a vague sense of God and a higher power, but only through events he could not explain did he discover that there is indeed a world beyond ours, an “other side” as the Druids called it.

Brian works in Information Technology and has a BSCS degree and an MBA. For many this should make him a rational human being and not one who believes in spirits. On the contrary, it is what he believes to be an accumulation of evidence that has, thankfully, brought him to realize that we are part of a bigger plan.

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, p. 164

[ii] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 164

[iii] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, pp. 164-165

[iv] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 165

There are no such things as eternal Demons or Satan – according to Spiritism

Tomasz Alen KoperaSpiritism reveals to us that we are imperfect souls on a quest to become pure spirits. What many considered bad spirits, demons, or manifestations of the devil are spirits who have not yet learned the true path to goodness. They are ignorant, immature, or rebellious spirits who reject the hard path to perfection required.

Allan Kardec’s, The Spirits Book, tells us the answer in Question 131. Are there any demons in the usual acceptation of that term?

“Men have done in regard to devils what they have done in regard to angels. Just as they have imagined that there are beings who were created perfect from all eternity, so they have imagined that spirits of the lower degrees were beings essentially and eternally bad. The words demon, devil, ought, therefore, to be understood as indicating impure spirits who are often no better that the imaginary beings designated by those names, but with this difference, namely, that their state of impurity and inferiority is only transitory. They are the imperfect spirits who rebel against the discipline of trial to which they are subjected, and who, therefore, have to undergo that discipline for a longer period, but who will, nevertheless, reach the goal in time, when they shall have made up their minds to do so. The words demon, devil, might accordingly be employed in this sense; but as they have come to be understood exclusively as conveying the meaning now shown to be false, their employment might lead into error by seeming to recognize the existence of beings specially created for evil.”

“As regards the term “Satan,” it is evidently a personification of the principle of evil under an allegorical form for it is impossible to admit the existence of a being who fights against God as an independent and rival power, and whose sole business in life is to contravene His designs. As images and figures are necessary in order to strike the human imagination, men have pictured to themselves the beings of the incorporeal world under a material form, with attributes indicative of their good or bad qualities. It is thus that the ancients, wishing to personify the idea of time, represented it under the figure of an old man with a scythe and an hour-glass. To have

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personified it under the figure of a youth would have been contrary to common sense. The same may be said of the allegories of Fortune, Truth, etc. The moderns have represented the angels or pure spirits under the form of radiant beings with white Wings-emblem of purity Satan, with horns, claws, and the attributes of bestiality-emblems of the lowest Passions; and the vulgar, prone to understand such representations literally, have taken these allegorical embodiments of abstract ideas for real personalities, as they formerly did in regard to the allegorical personifications of the old mythology.”

Hence, what are considered evil spirits in many religions and superstitions are actually poor unfortunate souls who haven’t yet ascended. They are there to take advantage of people in their time of weakness or want. One day, with our help and help from the spirit world they shall learn that the path of love and kindness is superior to all others.

 

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