The Rev G. Vale Owen wrote a series of four books in the early 1900’s. Unbeknownst to many at the time, he added to the revelations about Spiritism, which commenced in the 1850’s by Allan Kardec. In the compilation of four books, The Life Beyond the Veil, more of the fantastic world that we shall, as spirits, return to was presented to us. One of the most startling aspects of the book is the role of faith. Not faith as we know it, but faith as a real power, the ability to conjure. Far beyond any of our earthly fantasies. Read More.
Trust – a simple word but a complex concept for an adult. As a child we had implicit trust in our parents. We literally knew no other way of thinking. As we grew older, our trust evolved, we developed to measure trust out in small increments. In full adulthood we totally abandoned the possibility of absolute trust. We always reserved that small percentage of doubt. But to grow we must learn to trust – to give whole-heartedly – to ourselves and to God. Read more.
As we live through challenging trials in life, we often feel abandoned. Life may seem completely hopeless at times. This is how a father with three small children must have felt after his young wife died. Unbeknownst to him, the spirit world knew of his plight. His recently departed wife knew that life without her would be hard. She asked to journey back to the surface of earth to determine how she could assist her beloved mate and children.
I read this story in the book, Life Beyond the Veil, in The Lowlands of Heaven section. It was a communication to the Rev G. Vale Owen from his mother in the spirit world. His mother tells him about how a loving spirit sought to keep her family together:
“She was so anxious that at last we took her, and arrived at evening time just as they were all sitting down to supper. The man had just come in from work and he was going to have his meal before putting them to bed. There were two girls, aged about seven and five, and a little boy of two. They all sat round the table in the kitchen, a fairly comfortable room, and the father told the eldest girl to say grace. This is what she said, ‘God provide for us all, and mother, for Christ’s sake. Amen.’”
The spirit mother of the little seven-year old stood next to her and put her hand on her head, to try to communicate with her. Unfortunately, the mother being a new spirit couldn’t get her thoughts across to her child. But after a few moments of silence, the oldest girl spoke to her father, “Dad, do you think mommy knows about us, and Auntie Lizzy?”
Given the pressures of work and trying to raise young children, the father was planning to send the children to their aunt. The father thought for a bit:
“I don’t know,” he replied, “but I think she does, because I have felt very miserable the last few days, as if she was worrying about something; and it might be Auntie Lizzie.”
“Don’t you want to go?” he said.
“I don’t,” answered the child. “Baby and Sissie would go, but I don’t want to.”
“Well, I’ll think about it,” he said. “So don’t worry. I dare say we shall manage all right.”
“And mother will help, and the angels,” persisted the little girl, “because she can speak to them now, and they will help if she asks them.”
Now, the father said nothing more, but we could see his mind, and read it in the thought that if this little child had such faith, he ought to have as much at least, and by and by he made up his mind to try the thing and see how it would work out. For the parting with his children was not to his mind, and he knew he was very glad to find an excuse to keep them.”
The spirits went back to their home in heaven after their sojourn. The mother, new in the spirit world was disheartened. The group which accompanied her told her to have faith. If her daughter and her husband could have faith, then the both of them would combine to form a beacon of light which would attract help.
When the group returned, this is what happened:
“On our return we reported all to our Mother Angel, and immediately measures were taken to ensure that the family should not be broken up, and the mother was bidden to strive to progress in order that she should be able to help also. Then a change came over her. She set to work in real earnest, and will soon be allowed to join parties on their journey earthward now and then, and to add her little mite to their stronger service.”
Have faith and good intentions; you will be assisted. The Supreme Intelligence wants all of us to succeed. As we demonstrate our willingness to learn and to stay on the upright course, we shall have invisible hands ensuring our well-being.
We should also derive from this tale of the spirit realm, that when we return to where we our truly ourselves, our spirit selves, we haven’t finished learning and growing. One life on earth is but a small detour within our immortal existence.
We inhabit a physical body to accumulate the lessons we require to improve. Upon shedding that dense encumbrance, we continue our studies. There are schools and colleges where you will learn the truth about the universe and the power of your own mind.
Learn more about the spirit world and how it works by reading my book, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is Predetermined. You will find out that we are all immortal souls who live the vast majority of our time in the spirit world. We are sent to earth to learn and to one day become a pure spirit.
Owen, R. G. (2012). The Life Beyond the Veil. Pahrump, NV: Square Circles Publishing.
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 Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 112
There was a conversation about temptation, when Jesus talked about a good and charitable person who was a blessing for everyone in the community. Next he described the consternation of the Spirits of Evil as they witnessed the goodness and devotion of the wonderful disciple of Christ.
Then Jesus told his audience:
A fellow spirit of blackened conscience took the job and set off.
The Great Adversary attentively listened to the case and told the Lesser Spirit of Evil to make suggestions.
The subordinated said emphatically:
‘Couldn’t we strip him of all his worldly possessions?’
‘No, that wouldn’t work,’ said the perverse guide; ‘for a servant of this caliber, the loss of material resources means freedom. Thus, he would find a thousand and one ways to increase his contributions to humanity’. ” [Jesus in the Home, 2009, p. 147]
The dialog went on in this vein, with each suggestion to bring the servant of God problems being rejected.
Finally the Lesser Demon told the Great Adversary:
“‘Wouldn’t it be best just to murder him without mercy?’
‘What are you saying?’ the wicked Mind responded. ‘Death would be the sweetest of blessings for him; it would lead him to the light of Heaven.’
And seeing that the defeated disciple had become humble silent, the Greater Adversary gave him a meaningful look and advised him glibly:
‘Don’t be so stupid. Go and tell this man that he amounts to zero in Creation, that he is no more than an unknown, tiny grub worm … Give him to understand his own insignificance so that he will never amount to anything, and you’ll see.’
The messenger returned satisfied and put the method he had learned into practice.
It surrounded the brave servant with thoughts of worthlessness regarding his false insignificance, and it fired mental questions at him such as ‘How can you dare believe that your dust-destined deeds have any value? Don’t you feel like you’re a mere plaything of the lower passions of the flesh? Aren’t you ashamed of the animal nature you harbor within your very being? What can one grain of sand lost in the desert do? Can’t you see you’re an obscure speck of clay?’
The brave collaborator stopped all of his activities, and after listening at length to the dangerous insinuations, he forgot that the leafy olive tree grows from a fragile sprout, and disheartened, he lay down on the bed of despondency and humiliation to awaken only at the hour in which death unveiled the infinity of life to him.” [pp. 148-149]
The lesson is, never give up, we may not see the extent of our work and our faith, but it is there. To us our efforts are small and inconsequential, but the transformation of the world must begin with a single soul. Each small step is one more closer to our arrival to a planet of regeneration, where the entire human race can live without the greed, envy, and turmoil of today.
Each of us has our destiny planned out, and within our trials there are steps to help others around us to improve. To fully understand what your life on earth entails and how your personal destiny intersects with the world at large, read my book, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is (mostly) Predetermined.
In the book, In the Realms of Mediumship, psychographed by Francisco C. Xavier and inspired by the spirit Andre Luiz, there is a passage where Andre and his team members are watching incarnates receive passes and other help from the spirit world inside a Spiritist Center.
One of the team members pointed out that the people getting passes didn’t seem to improve at all. The spirit Assistant told the group what was happening:
“They lack faith.” explained the Assistant.
“So, faith is essential for them to register the assistance they need?”
“Yes, indeed! In photography we need the photographic plate to hold the image, and with electricity we need a wire that can conduct the current. Regarding spiritual assistance, it is essential that the patient display a certain “favorable tension.” This tension derives from faith. Of course, we are not referring to religious fanaticism or blind ignorance, but the attitude of inner assurance, with reverence and submission to the Divine Laws, in whose wisdom and love we seek support. Without introspection and respect, we cannot fixate the imponderable resources that work on our behalf, because scorn and hardness of heart can be compared to thick layers of ice on the temple of the soul.” [In the Realms of Mediumship, 2011, p.155]
Hence we must be in the right state to allow ourselves to absorb the vital fluids so we may heal and be brought back into balance. Everything flows from remaining calm in the knowledge that God loves us and the trails we are having to survive are the training we require.
We need to keep in mind the spirit world is all around us and helping us constantly. Explore how the spirit realm is active in our daily lives in my book, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life.