“In Sphere Two the progress of earth-knowledge and intercommunication of peoples are still felt in their development from generation to generation, for the one sphere intervening but little modifies these, and earth-manners of thought and prejudices have still much influence in that sphere, which influence but gradually is neutralized as the spheres are traversed.” Read More.
What is Spiritism and how it affects you.
I have been reading The Urantia Book. In it was one sentence that was uttered by Jesus as he talked to his disciples. It perfectly captured me and all that I have been trying to fight against, yet failing every day: Read More.
In Leon Denis’ book, Life and Destiny, he relates different stories about reincarnations. In one intriguing anecdote, which occurred in the summer of 1862, he tells us that Prince Galetzin and Count R were together in Hamburg;
“One evening during a stroll they found a poor woman lying on a bench. Finding she was hungry and penniless, they took her to the hotel and fed her. After she had satisfied a ravenous appetite, the Prince, who possessed magnetic powers (meaning he knew how to hypnotize people), desired to experiment with her.” (Denis, 2012, p. 165)
In the book, Between Heaven and Earth, a team of spirits is helping a confused spirit, who is tied to the household of his granddaughter. One member of the team applies magnetic passes to assist the old spirit to regain his memory. The object of the passes is to reestablish his memory connections so the team may determine what is keeping him in the house in a stupor like state. Read More.
The spirits revealed to us the basic facts of our existence:
- Your soul is immortal.
- You travel through multiple lives as a process to learn to love, be fraternal, and be selfless.
- The goal of God is for every spirit to one day be pure.
- There is no eternal hell, it is a station for souls who are materialistic and have an excessive love of self.
- There are many levels of heaven. Heaven is not a place where we have eternal leisure, but one of on-going work to help others.
- Life on earth is like a school. You are assigned events in your life and how you react and behave will determine your spiritual progress.
To learn more about your life and place in the spirit realm, read this book
My book to teach you how to ascend in your current life, so you next life will be fashioned more to help you with experiences, instead of harsh lessons: How to Live – Inner Peace through Spiritism – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BVTF9MZ
There is a series of videos on understanding Spiritism. The speaker is Revista Auta de Souza, he speaks English very well. He starts the first video about God, the next about Jesus, and the third about Allan Kardec. Please check him out.
695. Is marriage, that is to say, the permanent union of two beings, contrary to the law of nature?
“It is a progress arrived at by the human race.”
696. What would be the effect, upon human society, of the abolition of marriage?
“A return to the life of the beast.”
775. What would be the effect upon society of the relaxation of family ties?
“A relapse into selfishness” (The Spirits Book, Kardec).
Notice the short answers to the questions, as if they needed no further explanations and the truth was staring at you in the face. Only the first question requires a modifier. The question stated “the permanent union of two beings”, which was the custom and laws of that day (1850’s), whereby divorce was extremely rare. This situation led many couples into years of unhappiness. A further statement in The Spirit’s Book, qualifies it;
940. Is not the lack of sympathy between persons destined to live together also a source of sorrow, and one that is all the more bitter because it poisons an entire existence?
“Very bitter it is, undoubtedly; but it is usually a misfortune of your own causing. In the first place, your laws are at fault; for how can you suppose that those who dislike one another can be intended by God to live together?” (The Spirits Book, Kardec)
According to the Spirit world, not all marriages are perfect unions, since they are the product of people’s free choices and may be one of the many lessons we must learn in our lifetimes. Therefore, people are allowed to withdraw from a bad marriage, but how and when that is accomplished might incur debt which may have to be repaid later.
A successful family is made up of two kindred spirits. According to Spiritism, when spirits reincarnate, they could return as male or female.
202. Does a spirit, when existing in the spirit-world prefer to be incarnated as a man or a woman?
“That point in regard to which a spirit is indifferent, and which is always decided in view of the trials which he has to undergo in his new corporeal life.” (The Spirits Book, Kardec)
Therefore, the sexual combination of a couple is not important; what is vital is the affinity of the spirits and their love for each other. A partnership which allows souls that see in each other the possibility to improve themselves beyond what they could achieve alone and to assist their partner in the same quest. In the book Missionaries of the Light, a spirit instructor discusses marriage and love on earth;
“Love on those lower planes is like gold lost in a large quantity of ore, demanding great efforts and laborious processes to reveal itself to the experts. But among those humans, who do in fact are proceeding toward their elevation, the sexual union is much different. It entails the sublime exchange of perispiritual energies, symbolizing divine nourishment for the mind and heart, and creative power not only for children of the flesh but also for generous deeds and achievements of the soul for life eternal”(Missionaries of the Light, p. 199).
Learn more about Spiritism and the spirit realms around, above, and below the Earth; read the first of my series of three books – Heaven and Below
The concept of personal freedom and independent thought is one the Spirit world has emphasized since the dawn of man. Western Civilization is the beacon of freedom and democracy for the world precisely because we have been rigorously selected to attain this goal. Emmanuel writes of the Renaissance, which was planned by the Spirit world;
The invention of the printing press facilitated incredible progress in the world of ideas, leading to wonderful expressions of intellectual life. Literature took on new life and the arts reached heights unreachable by future generations. Numerous artisans of ancient Greece reincarnated in Italy to leave indelible vestiges of their passage in precious marble (Xavier, 2011, p. 170).
In the 18th century arose the wave of Philosophy and Science, which came from high order spirits, “who reincarnated chiefly in France” (2011, p. 180), according to Emmanuel. The brilliant minds of Voltaire, Montesquieu, Rousseau, D’Alembert, Diderot and Quesnay all influenced the forming nations of the New World. Emmanuel states;
The America’s, destined to receive the sacred experiences of Europe for the civilization of the
future, sought to apply the grand principles of the French philosophers to their political life on their way to a more complete emancipation (Xavier, 2011, p. 192).
One of those grand principles was the freedom of speech. Voltaire said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” (Voltaire, 2013). How more direct could you be? By that simple sentence Voltaire set in stone our right to free discourse. We must be able to express ourselves without fear, as Montesquieu postulated, “Political liberty in a citizen is that peace of mind that comes from the opinion each person has of his safety, and to have this liberty, the government must be such that a citizen cannot afraid of another” (Montesquieu, 2013).
Freedom of speech; how many of us take it for granted? While on all sides, even those of us who live in “free” countries, are guarded in what we say and even attempt to mask our innermost thoughts. We must actively protect our rights or what occurred during the times of the Catholic Inquisition could indeed happen again.
The Catholic Church wanted power over people’s thoughts. The Inquisition was the method to accomplish this nefarious deed. The Spirit world strongly condemned the Inquisition;
The repression of the “heresies” was the pretext for the Church’s consolidation in Europe, becoming the punishment and misfortune of the entire world (Xavier, 2011, p. 156).
Countless other examples may be found in modern times, Communist countries such as North Korea, Cuba and the extinct USSR, are all guilty of the severe repression of speech and thoughts. In North Korea, if you failed to show sufficient remorse during the funeral of Kim Jong-Il (deceased dictator of North Korea who died in 2011), you were hauled off to one of North Korea’s many concentration camps.
Currently, we have seen the advent of “PC” (Political Correctness) so strict as to stifle debate and punish those with a legitimate point of view. The Spirits Book unambiguously condemns this type of behavior;
839. Is it wrong to scandalize those whose belief is not the same as our own?
“To do so is to fail in charity and to infringe on freedom of thought” (Kardec, 2010).
As an example, many people are afraid to discuss religion publicly. Those that do are looked upon as simple or ignorant in our more sophisticated circles. We must resist the temptation to remain safe and silent. We must calmly and logically state our beliefs and allow dissent, with the knowledge that at least we are keeping the tradition of friendly debate open and alive.
Read more about how the spirit realm wishes for us to govern ourselves and the future of the Earth; read the 1000 Year March – Towards a Just Society.
The spirit world is vitally interested in the state of earth. Whereas, they recognize that the human race would have to travel through a transition phase of industry, they are planning for us to start repairing the damage that we have done to the planet. The aim is to restore balance between our presence and our planet’s well-being. Read More.
You may not believe this, but the rich have the most difficult trials. If our growth as a spirit depends on our making the correct choices, then for the wealthy, there is a magnitude more decisions that must be made. For with wealth, comes options.