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The Power of Prayer

Geraldo Goulart

Geraldo Goulart

By Geraldo Goulart

Life in society offers opportunities to analyze how we deal with the people we live with. Moreover, we often find those people who allow themselves to get upset easily. Now some are relatives, friends, and at other times, traveling companions we find at work, at school, which, in any quarrel, get upset and react immediately, and we say that they have a “combative spirit.”

We are not singling out those who fight through adversity with great determination and get upset at obstacles. We refer here to those others who are carried away by the feeling of anger, anger when they feel thwarted or misled. The slightest slip of the tongue, the lack of attention of those who meet them, the unpreparedness of those who intervene, will be enough reason to start a reaction that will hardly be assuaged with a few words.

The problem that one can identify with this irritability, it induces such people to adopt strange and ridiculous attitudes, and they ignore the great harm they cause to themselves. By allowing themselves to change their spiritual vibrations to the pitch of anger – a low vibration feeling –  it injects into your body automatically, unnecessary doses of adrenaline that further unbalance them, as they are blinded by revenge with a desire of taking satisfaction as to what happened that, as a rule, has no basis in fact.

The emotional imbalance affects not only your physical body but also the spiritual body due to the existing natural link between these two vehicles in which intelligence is manifested. Such repercussions are harmful to both.

jealousy_965822For more “hot-blooded” a person is, a person must learn the “good fight” as taught by Paul, the apostle. When exposed to the verbal excesses generated by anger, and fortified by the desire to retaliate, man can commit any barbaric act of which will regret it later, when the return to reason invariable occurs.

The ire evokes the involvement of invisible escorts and always malefic to man. Hence the warning of Jesus, in the Gospel, so that we should watch and pray. If someone close, connected on to them, tries to show them the ridiculous bigotry of which they deliver, they reveal another facet: short patience and then the turning against those who try to help them.

Arrogance and impatience! Terrible combination of bad qualities that some of our fellow-travelersbrothers-argument bring out, and we can not help them because its removal is necessary to be worked, patient and daily, through silent prayer that will serve them to help to disarm and stop seeking the reprisal and helps to pacify themselves inwardly and leave in peace those who love and respect them.

After all, we need each other to carry out our mission along the earthly path. And anger reproduces dissension and so more and more difficulties arise, putting us away from the people who would be a precious help to enrich the fullness of our life.

A dear friend of spirit labors told us once about a personal experience: he was standing inside a crowded bus, as it is common to those seeking public transportation in a normal working day morning, when someone sitting on the bench where he was standing, signaled it would be free at the next stop. At his side, and holding the same handle, a man younger than him, agitated, tensed his arm against our friend’s arm and, looking at him steadily, with angry look, asked him: “- Let’s fight over the seat?“. Understanding that the man wanted to seize the opportunity to sit on the seat that was beginning to be free, as the passenger sitting stood up asking passing to get off the bus, our friend, pacified by their daily prayers, looking at him bluntly replied: “- No, my brother, you are surely tired and deserves to occupy the seat. You can sit“. In addition, he walked back so that the man could occupy the empty seat. Therefore, an unexpected change occurred. The young man lowered his head and backed away, apologizing for his intemperate attitude and offered the seat to my friend. When they left the bus at the final station, they shook hands and started walking to same side of the street. While they went along the sidewalk, my friend heard from that man he had a family trouble. So my friend asked him if he could talk a little about Jesus. While my friend was talking, he saw that the man started thinking and understood that his own problem was not as big as he thought it seemed to be. From that day on, they became friends and once a month that young man goes to a Spirit Center to hear and learn about Jesus’ Gospel.

With a peaceful attitude, without war, but carrying out the “good fight” we referred to above, our friend not only dodged a battle but also helped steady a person who possessed a “combative spirit” that morning. The day ran its course, certainly with peace of mind for both.

Prayer is a powerful tool that everyone should use day-to-day because it acts as if it were a shield, protecting the person who prays from numerous dangers and attacks at times that no one suspected would occur.

The power of prayer causes the person to change his route making her choose one path over another to reach its destination and thus fail to have an accident, for example. How can this occur? It is because, praying, spiritual friends realize the positive vibes that soul and are attracted by the sincere vibrations emanating from it, approaching to give intuitive ideas, in order to stop the person from encounter situations that would not be to their advantage.

Studying the “Gospel According to Spiritism”, which is the interpretation of the Good Spirits of the teachings of Jesus, we learn that:

“The first duty of all human beings, the first act which should mark the return to activity each day, is prayer. Most people pray, but only a very few really know how to pray! Of what importance to God are Jesus-greatLordsentences which are mechanically linked together from habit, a duty to perform which weighs as heavily as any other duty? The prayers of a Christian, of a Spiritist, or of whatever cult, must be made as soon as the Spirit returns to the fleshly yoke; it should be raised up to the feet of the Divine Majesty with humility and profundity, in an impulse of gratitude for all the many benefits received till that day; for the night just past during which it was permitted, although without knowing, to get close to friends and guides so as to be able to absorb new strength and more perseverance through this contact. You should lift yourself up humbly to the feet of the Lord, so as to offer up your weaknesses, plead for help, indulgence and mercy. This prayer should be profound, because it is your soul that should raise itself up to the Creator, and in doing so, it should become transfigured, as was Jesus on the mount when He showed the radiant splendor of His hope and love.

Your prayer should include a request for His blessings for all those things you really need. Therefore it is useless to ask the Lord to shorten your tests and trials, or to give you happiness and riches.” [1]

And also as follows,

Prayer is an invocation through which, by means of thought, Man enters into communication with the being to whom he directed himself. This may be for the purpose of asking for something, giving thanks or as a glorification. We may pray for ourselves or for others, for the living or for the dead. Prayers addressed to God are heard by those Spirits who are charged with the execution of His will. All those addressed to good Spirits are referred to God. When someone prays to beings other than God, these are serving as mediators or intercessors, because nothing can happen without God’s wishes. [2]

It is through prayer that Man obtains the assistance of the good Spirits who come running to sustain him in his good resolutions and inspire wholesome ideas. In this manner he acquires the moral strength necessary to be able to surmount all difficulties, and come back to the straight and narrow path should he at any time stray from it. By these means he can also turn away from himself all the evil which he attracts through his faults. For example: a man loses his health due to his excesses and so leads a life of suffering till the termination of his days. Has he then the right to complain if he does not obtain the cure he so desires? No, because he could have found the strength to resist temptation through the act of prayer.” [3]

 

We understand that we still have much to learn about the teachings that the Lord has given us and especially that we can improve our personal condition so only by the inclusion of prayer exercise in the list of our daily habits.

[1] The Gospel According to Spiritism – Chaper 27, item 22 – “Instructions from the Spirits. The Way to Pray”

[2] The Gospel According to Spiritism – Chaper 27, item 9 – “The Act of Prayer. Transmission of Thought”

[3] The Gospel According to Spiritism – Chaper 27, item 11 – “The Act of Prayer. Transmission of Thought”

The Meaning of Suffering

jealousy_965822In the book, In the Greater World, inspired by Andre Luiz and psychographed by Chico Xavier, there is a scene where a very high spirit comes to the aid of a discarnated spirit who was murdered. He had been persecuting his murderer for over twenty years. The high spirit, a woman, tried to reason with him to drop his useless obsession and forgive. When the man told of the injustice and suffering, she responded; Read More.

The Old Testament references a Silver Cord – the connection between the Spirit and the Body

The Old Testament references a Silver Cord – the connection between the Spirit and the Body, via the Perispirit. People who have had NDEs (near death experiences) have commented on seeing a silver cord which is attached from their soul to their body. Spiritism tells us this is real and is the conduit between our spirit and our physical body.  Click here to watch my YouTube video.

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Episode 2- Power of Spirits – Learn About Your Future – YouTube video

Episode 2 – Power of Spirits – Learn What You Will be Capable of When You Return to the Spirit Realm. Click here to watch the YouTube video.

Anna’s NDE – She Discovers She has a Mission on Earth – vlog

After Anna’s child was born, her doctor was called back to discover major hemorrhaging which was imperiling Anna’s life.  Anna was transported to a pool of light. Where her deceased family members were waiting for her. Click here to watch my YouTube video.

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Why Should We Study Spiritism? – vlog

Why Should We Study Spiritism. Love is certainly the start, but we need to do more, we need to study. Study to understand the spirit world and the environment we are presently in, to fully comprehend the processes whereby we may prepare ourselves to part with our physical body and become a spirit. A person, who still retains the memories and personality associated with our old body, yet will now enter a realm and fantastic possibilities. And the sooner we come face to face with that fact, the sooner we can start readying ourselves for the big transition.  Click here to watch my YouTube 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

A Brazilian Actor Talks About His Previous Lives and Spiritism

Nossa-Lar-peopleDaniel Santos, a Spiritist in Maryland posted this YouTube video on my Facebook site.

He introduced the video: “The well known Brazilian actor Renato Prieto talks about his relation with Spiritism. He featured in the movie Astral City: A Spiritual Journey in the leading role as André Luiz. The film was based on the book “Nosso Lar”, a landmark in Spiritist Literature.”

Link to YouTube

There are fascinating stories in the video. He talked about his previous life as an actor in France. He also talked about his mother, who told him that 70% of your life is predetermined, and you only have to make the correct choices in the remaining 30%.

I absolutely recommend this video, the story is amazing!

Here is the link to the movie, Nosso Lar, it costs $3.99 to rent on YouTube. It is in PortugueseNossaLar-city with English subtitles.  You can also buy it on Amazon, I did and it is one of the very few films that I watch over and over again.

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