The Spirit World Guides Us in our Sleep – The spirit Astriel, in a conversation with the Reverend G. Vale Owen discussed how the spirit world helps people when they ask for guidance for a pressing problem. We have all had days where there is something we just can’t figure out. A homework assignment from school, a complex algorithm to be designed and coded for work, or a presentation to kick off a new project are just a few samples of what could occupy our minds just before retiring for the night. Read More.
Your fate, what is it? How do you manage your fate?
This is a most unusual story of a friend of a woman who was pregnant, had a baby boy and the recollections of the boy just before his birth. The child, years later remembers where he was as his mother was in labor and the specific events the friend experienced as she went to help the boy’s mother at the hospital. Read More.
Why are there Catastrophes? If the spirit world loves us, why do so many innocents perish in such tragic circumstances? The answer is, that it is all part of a bigger picture. Read More.
For Christians the Apocalypse is a series of calamitous events. Disasters that would affect the entire planet. But according to Spiritism, the earth will change, yes, disasters will occur, but overall our planet will transform gradually. Learn how the process will work and what we are heading toward.
Feeling Overwhelmed – Sometimes life becomes too much. More than we can handle. It is these times that we are at our most vulnerable moment – and yet – we are also at the right time to make great changes in our character. Life throws lessons at us. And we should be prepared to grasp the intended teachings. Because, they are purposely sent in our direction, so we may grow as a person and right wrongs we have committed in the past. Click here to watch my YouTube video.
Beginning in the remotest ages with primitive tribes there has been a recurring theme of our destiny being guided by supreme powers. The Old and New Testaments actually tell of events being managed by God. Allan Kardec published the Spirits Book which for the first time started to reveal the extent the Hand of God plays into our past, present, and future activities. The books psychographed by Francisco C. Xavier expose some of the exact processes by which we are directed.
This article collects together and describes the tools by which the Spirit world pushes and pulls the levers and sets the dials to manipulate the human race to achieve their desired results.
I found this marvelous book, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna & Lao Tzu, by Richard Hooper. In it he compares similar passages in different combinations of four religious prophets. He, and others before him, analyze who was first to create the tenets and who stole what idea from whom. Whereas, Spiritist realize there are many similarities because they were sent to earth to preach the same doctrine. Each slightly affected by different cultures and times.
I found on pages 138 to 139 sayings about reincarnation;
Jesus: Be merciful that you may obtain mercy. Forgive, so that you may be forgiven. As you judge, so you will be judged. As you serve, so will service be done to you. And whatever you measure out, that is what will be returned to you. [The Gospel According to Matthew]
Krishna: Everyone creates their own fate. Even life in the womb is affected by the karma from a previous life. [The Garuda Purana]
Buddha: From a sound, an echo returns. A body creates a shadow. So, too, will misery come to him who does evil works. [Three Sermons]
All three could have been lifted from the Doctrine of Spiritism. Our actions in one life shall affect our next life. How much plainer could all three be?
Why then do people still insist on committing the wrong deeds? Because, many do not believe that we truly are spirit beings who come to earth to learn and pay our debts. I can certainly understand that. I was in that category for many years. But once you internalize the enormity of reincarnation, your entire outlook alters and sacrificing the progress of your soul for momentary material gain becomes out of the question.
If you would like to explore more about reincarnation and why we must go through multiple trials to become a pure spirit, please read my book, The Case for Reincarnation – Your Path to Perfection.
“In the frontal lobes, Andre, the physical exteriorization of important perispiritual centers, there are millions of cells waiting for human effort in the area of spiritualization in order to become operative. Not one of the most daring thinkers of humankind from ancient times up till now has ever managed to use a tenth of them. They are energies of a virgin field, which the soul will gain not only through evolutionary continuity but also through self-education, moral improvement and sublime elevation. My friend, only a living and revealing faith can initiate such an endeavor as an indispensable trailblazing light for individual progress.” [In the Greater World, 2009, p. 140]
The spirit world doesn’t equip us with facilities without a purpose. My guess is that at some future state of our planet, when we become a regenerative or happy world the power of our minds will be unlocked.
Learn more secrets that have been revealed to us in my book, 51 Disclosures from Spiritism – The 3rd Revelation. Understand what you have been through and see what is in store for you by exploring the spirit realm.
If you are one of those hardworking, honest and humble persons who watches carefully what they spend and deals with the world as you would want them to deal with you; bless you! For you are proceeding through your life and you had intended, your plan is working. In addition, if you are able to instill in your family a notion of God and the spiritual duty of all, then you are learning the lessons that you desired.
Learn about the trials of the poor, because after all I bet that the vast majority of us has lived as an extremely poor person in one of our lives. Read more.
While the episodes we must travel through are predetermined, the exact timing is not. Variables can change causing the needed factors to not be aligned. Hence, an event should have occurred may have to be put off, or even cancelled. It all depends.
Therefore, when people expect specific dates from spirits, they are unable to answer with confidence. Instead, they try to anchor an event with another event. This plus the addition that time is different, or actually non-existent in the spirit realm, makes the job of pinning down a time on earth extremely problematic.
As an example of the complexity of referencing time on earth to the spirit world, there is an interesting segment from a book, A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands, by the spirit Franchezzo. The medium who transcribed the book was A. Farnese. The book was published in 1896. My Spiritist friend in Brazil, Geraldo Goulart, sent me the PDF.
The spirit Franchezzo asked his spirit mentor how long a task would take him to finish. He wanted to know the length of time in relation to earth time. This is what he was told:
“No, it will last but a short time—two or three weeks of earth time—for behold as I shadow it forth to you I see following it fast the image of your returning spirit, showing that the two events are not separated by a wide interval. In the spirit world where time is not reckoned by days or weeks or counted by hours, we judge of how long an event will take to accomplish or when an occurrence will happen by seeing how near or how far away they appear, and also by observing whether the shadow cast by the coming event touches the earth or is yet distant from it—we then try to judge as nearly as possible of what will be its corresponding time as measured by earthly standards. Even the wisest of us may not always be able to do this with perfect correctness; thus it is as well for those who communicate with friends on earth not to give an exact date for foreseen events, since many things may intervene to delay it and thus make the date incorrect. An event may be shown very near, yet instead of continuing to travel to the mortal at the same speed it may be delayed or held in suspense, and sometimes even turned aside altogether by a stronger power than the one which has set it in motion.”[i]
I haven’t seen a better explanation of the difficulty of dating events to earth time than the one above. Imagine living in a world where time doesn’t move forward, only change of status. In other words, things do happen, people learn, people meet new friends, and people go on missions to earth; but the clock doesn’t move forward. It doesn’t move because time doesn’t advance, plants don’t decay, houses don’t fall down over time, and bridges don’t rust. Objects are altered when a spirit wills them to change. Not because years have passed.
Then, you toss in that a spirit must determine the current approximate time on earth, at the moment someone is asking for a future date, the event must be correlated with a future event that may or may not occur, which then must be translated into another time and date on earth. One then begins to understand the complexity of supplying an answer, that we on earth think should be relatively easy.
I dive deeper in how the Future is presented to us in my set of three books, where I document the spirit writing sent to the Rev. G. Vale Owen. The first book in the series is Heaven and Below – Book 1 of Spiritism as told to an Anglican Vicar.
[i] Farnese, A., A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands, W.J. Sinkins, PDF, p. 116