In Peter’s house, where many chapters of the book take place, the disciples are heatedly debating how could this be. After all, if only evil was strong and aggressive how could good ever emerge victorious? Read More.
The spirit Kathleen told the Rev. G Vale Owen about the complications of high spirits, angels, coming to earth:
“It is no light matter, I do assure you, to receive the command ‘Go forth downward.’ For as we proceed earthward, both the brightness of our environment and of our own persons also grow less and less, and by the time we reach the neighborhood of earth we can but with difficulty see about us.” Read More.
Loneliness is a Byproduct of Being Locked in a Physical Body. We all get lonely at times; we feel unconnected to the rest of the world. This is natural because when we are in Heaven, we are connected. As a spirit, in heaven, we a bathed in a sea of love and harmony. Click here to watch my YouTube video.
There is an interesting section in a translated communication titled The life of Jesus. It was reportedly a communication from spirit Jesus to a medium in France in the 19th century. The medium was only known as Medium X. The book was translated into Italian, then Spanish, then into English. It was not completed until a second medium took up the work in the 20th century. We are told in the “About” section: Read More.
There is an interesting section in a translated communication titled The Life of Jesus. It was reportedly a communication from spirit Jesus to a medium in France in the 19th century. The medium was only known as Medium X. The book was translated into Italian, then Spanish, then into English. It was not completed until a second medium took up the work in the 20th century. Read More.
In the book, In the Domain of Mediumship, inspired by Andre Luiz and psychographed by Francisco C. Xavier, also known as Chico, there is a scene where a woman, Anesia, has asked for help from the Spiritual world. She is worried that her husband has found another woman. During her sleep, when she is out of her body, a team of spirits, led by Aulus, accompanies Anesia to where Jovino has met his girlfriend. Anesia sees the entire scene of Jovino drinking and showing displays of affection with the other woman. Read More.
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.
For 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-travelers 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 sentences 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.” 
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. 
“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.” 
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.
 The Gospel According to Spiritism – Chaper 27, item 22 – “Instructions from the Spirits. The Way to Pray”
 The Gospel According to Spiritism – Chaper 27, item 9 – “The Act of Prayer. Transmission of Thought”
 The Gospel According to Spiritism – Chaper 27, item 11 – “The Act of Prayer. Transmission of Thought”
There is a short three paragraph description of how spirits communicate with other spirits at different levels, by the spirit Zabdiel, who resided in the tenth level of heaven, when he communicated to the Rev. G. Vale Owen in 1910. The passage lacks details, but the central theme is the need to condition oneself spiritually to speak with spirits superior to oneself. Read More.
Did you know that Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist, a one-time colleague of Sigmund Freud, also independently came to the conclusion that our life on earth has a greater purpose?
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The spirit Zabdiel, whom the Rev. G. Vale Owen, in the second book in the Life Beyond the Veil collection of four books, communicated with in the 1910’s, explains the concept of goodness and evil. Zabdiel tells us that good and evil are “conditions of attitude” toward God. Your perspective regarding the love of God determines the amount of benefit or harm any action we take which, sooner or later, reflects back on us.
Zabdiel presents a universe full of the Supreme Spirituality’s love and this constant permeates all. When we attempt to block out the radiated love from God, this is when evil persists. Zabdiel illuminates the concept:
“The very intensity of the Love of God becomes terrible when it meets with an opposing obstacle. The swifter the torrent the greater the surf about the opposing rocks. The greater the heat of the fire the more complete the dissolution of the fuel which is cast into it, and on which it feeds. And although to some such words may seem horrible in the saying of them, yet it is the very intensity of the Love which energizes and flows through the creation of the Father which, meeting opposing and disharmonious obstruction, causes the greater pain.
Even in the earth life you may test and prove this true. For the most bitter of all remorse and repentance is that which follows on the realization of the love borne to us by the one we have wronged.”
Holding back love and God’s will is like attempt to dam an ocean. It may work for a short period, but in time the barrier will fail. Therefore, evil is the absence of love. Where love is allowed there is good, where love is resisted there is evil. Zabdiel analyzes evil:
“Blindness is inability to see. But not only is there such a condition as blindness; there are also people who are blind. Blindness is a negative condition, or less. It is the condition of one who has four senses instead of five. But real it is, nevertheless. Yet it is only when one who is born blind is told of the sense of sight that he begins to feel his lack of it, and the more he understands the lack of it the more his lack is felt. So it is with sin. It is usual here to call those who are in darkness the “undeveloped.” This is not a negative term, which would be “retrogressed.” So of both I say not “loss” but “lack.’ The one born blind has not lost a faculty but lacks it.”
Hence, when a person commits an evil act, it is because of his or her incapability to discern the good, the correct action to take. It is the absence of understanding the presence of love and how that should influence every decision we make.
Most spirits and all people are a balance of good and bad characteristics. There is not a living soul that is composed entirely of evil. We are all a mixture, we travel through life committing acts that we regret. Zabdiel explains why:
“Yet you may say that people do go back and fall from grace. Those who do so are such as those who are partly blind or of imperfect sight – color-blind as to one or more colors. These have never seen perfectly, and their lack is only unknown to them until opportunity offers, and then their imperfection is manifest. For a color-blind person is one whose sight is, in little or more measure, undeveloped. It is only by using his vision that he maintains what vision he has, and if he neglects to do this then he retrogresses. So with the sinner.”
Filling in What is Lacking
We, on earth at this moment in time, are in the process of developing our good sides and removing our base emotions. We are all partially color-blind when it comes to perceiving the Light. We are on earth because we need to train ourselves to fully comprehend the love which envelops us and how to channel that love for our benefit and the benefit of others.
The process whereby we grasp what we have heretofore missed is our trials on earth. Our choices during those trials sets us up for where we will land in the spirit world and our course we must follow in our next life. Zabdiel tells us, “It is only by freewill that that person is held responsible for both good and evil in his heart.”
Through our trials we build up a range of experiences. Like a law library that contains case histories, which are used to guide the verdicts in future cases, we too, deposit what we have learned into our conscience. Hence, our need for multiple lives in multiple cultures. Zabdiel reinforces this point:
“Also let it be remembered that what seems to be good or evil to one man does not of necessity so appear in the eyes of another. Especially is this true of those of different creed and habit of thought and manner of life in community. What, therefore, is possible in the matter of distinction between these two is that the broad and fundamental principles which underlie each should be grasped clearly, and the minor shades of these qualities be entrusted to the future when they will be gradually made more plain.”
The accumulation of knowledge to navigate through the shady maze of moral behavior is not lost upon entry into the physical life. We are given the infinite database of our conscience. Whereas, we may not be aware of searching for the correct answer, the feeling of anxiety in the pit of our stomach or that notion that we just did something wrong is the result of our brain retrieving thousands of years of results and notifying us of the findings.
This is why we have stress. Our conscience sends it signals out to all corners of the body alerting us that we are on the wrong track. The accumulation of these messages weakens our system and throws our internal harmony into disarray. This is why studies have shown that people who are more spiritual and are aware of their moral boundaries are healthier.
Multiple Lives are Required
“For a longer or shorter period sometimes, and often indeed for some thousands of years, as you reckon time on earth, a man may maintain his obduracy. But no man is created who is able to continue so everlastingly. And that is merciful limit which our Father Creator has placed around and in us lest He lose us, or any one of His children, away from Him, and without return for ever.”
Some of us simply do not learn the easy way. One life is not sufficient to fully embed living by the Golden Rule into the foundation of our character. I have been told, by spirits writing through mediums, that I have failed again and again. I was placed in a position of authority and instead of tending to my flock, I used them for my personal gain. I am certain I have maintained my stubbornness for thousands of years, much to my regret.
I am grateful for the overwhelming force of love that is slowly breaking down my walls of selfishness. Only by living through harsh realities was I able to understand that the absence of love, of caring, of compassion sets the stage for great wrongs.
My lack of virtue, caused by my ignorance is gradually being righted. I am a long way off, but now I welcome the journey. I look forward to learning to live amongst my fellow beings with a sense of love and purpose.
The first step is to listen closely to that governor in your head, your conscience. Attempt to follow what feels right. It’s not easy since there are many cases that are still uncertain to most incarnated souls. But, as Zabdiel says, as we experience more lives, our moral compass will expand. Zabdiel leaves us with this message:
“Let us therefore, having looked on this phase of aberration from man’s natural walking with God, now look the other way in the direction in which all things are tending. For truly, evil is but a transitory phase and, whether it pass away from His economy in whole or no, from every individual most surely it will pass away when its opposing force is spent, and he be left free to follow on in the glorious train of those who brighten as they go from glory to further and greater glory.”
As we shed our blemishes and ascend in the spirit hierarchy, we are given more responsibilities. In the spirit realm where faith and thought create reality, power is parceled out to those who have completed the requisite training. This is why we are on this planet, so we may one day complete our training and contribute to earth and other worlds, in helping other souls rise.
I explore some of the trials which you may encounter in my book The Problem is the Solution – 7 Life Complications Sent to Test and Teach You. What you consider to be the low points or the most difficult times of your life is actually the prescribed medicine to thwart the bad characteristics that you needed removing.
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.
Owen, R. G. (2012). The Life Beyond the Veil. Pahrump, NV: Square Circles Publishing.
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