The spirit realm is always near, even when your guardian angel may be millions of miles away. They are continually informed of your actions, what you said to others, your thoughts, your feelings. Everything about you is exposed. Your future too. Read More.
“Therefore, since we too are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us leave behind everything that hinders. – Paul (Heb. 12:1)
This concept of Paul of Tarsus deserves special consideration by students of the Gospel.
Each human existence is always an invaluable day of struggle – a generous step toward an infinite ascension – and whatever their situation may be, people will always be surrounded by an enormous legion of witnesses. We are not only referring to those who are part of our own family circle, but above all, the friends and benefactors of each individual, who watch over him or her in different situations of life from the lofty realms of higher spirituality.
All over the world, disciples are surrounded by a large cloud of spirit witnesses, who follow their every step, taking note of their attitudes, for no one has come to the earthly experience by chance, without solid reasons based on love or justice.
Generous spirits endorsed the requests of the repentant soul prior to its reincarnation; judges took part in the processes related to it, and friends interceded in the service of assistance, contributing to organizing the particulars of the redemptive struggle… These friends and guides steadfastly watch over their ward throughout the new task and speak to him or her without words in the innermost reaches of the conscience. Parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and blood relatives of the world are protagonists of the evolutionary drama, whereas these watchful observers usually remain on the other side of life.
This very day, do as much good as possible for your partners in the struggle, and do not forget those who, full of concern and love, watch over you in spirit.”[i]
Nothing could be plainer. We are supported by an army of loving spirits. All who have our best interests at heart. While it may not seem so, in the middle of our daily dramas, we have the capacity to grow and make them proud of us by our actions every day.
Learn how to read the signs of help and guidance by reading my book, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life.
[i] Xavier, Francisco C., Our Daily Bread, EDICEI, pp. 165-166
Dreams can play an important part in our lives. According to Spiritism, when we sleep we are able to roam in our spirit form to talk with other spirits. These can be other incarnates who are also sleeping, or spirits currently free of a physical body.
Often, the spirit world attempts to help us through our trials by taking our spirits while asleep and giving us information and feelings about pertinent episodes in our life.
I was struck by the amount of support the spirit world gave a woman I corresponded with who had experienced the tragic loss of her baby boy. She was very distraught and couldn’t understand why her precious son was taken from her. Read More.
The spirit world is concerned with each and every one of us. Our guardian angels take no pleasure seeing us struggle, since they have all been there before. Even though, they comprehend that most times we need the suffering presented to us. But within the confines of letting us survive and learn from our trials, the spirit world actively guides and helps us. Read More.
Many of us are stubborn in our beliefs. I know I am, I have a tendency to hold on to a concept past the point where facts have refuted it. People like me have a predilection to have inordinate faith in their own decisions and may seem harsh, even when they try to approach situations with love.
I read a 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 told him about a spirit, a man, who had recently passed over and was wandering in a lower level of heaven. Read More.
There is an interesting passage in the book, inspired by the spirit Andre Luiz, psychographed by Francisco (Chico) C. Xavier, Sex and Destiny. Andre Luiz is attempting to stop a young woman, Marita, from having a rendezvous with her boyfriend. In actuality, Marita’s adoptive father has already told her boyfriend not to come. Which was no problem, since the boyfriend had tired of her. Her adoptive father was planning to seduce her at the hotel room. Andre wanted to stop her from going so she wouldn’t be caught in a terrible situation.
Andre recounts how he tried to enlist help to block her from going to, what she thought was a lover’s tryst.
“I had to decide on a way to protect her; maybe contact an incarnate friend who was connected to the group. I had to block the consummation of the plan, or at least create a situation where help would arrive seemingly by chance; however .. I wandered from the place of the “rendezvous” to the office to the shop, from the shop to the bank, and from the bank to the apartment in Flamengo, all to no avail … No one extending spiritual antennae capable of helping me; no one praying; no one concerned about the matter … Everywhere, thoughts saturated with sex and money portraying scenes of pleasure and profits to the exclusion of everything else. I even approached one of Marita’s supervisors and, by projecting her image on his mental screen, tried to instill in him the idea of making the girl work until late. But he thought he was thinking for himself and distorted the matter to involve salary problems, ran numbers in his mind, filled it with paragraphs regarding labor laws, and summarily rejected my supposed influence, telling himself: “That girl already makes enough; I won’t give her one cent more.” [Sex and Destiny, 2013, pp. 160-160]
What seems like an unfortunate life lesson to us, could be a major tragedy to another. Which could set Marita off on the wrong path, causing enormous pain and suffering that would not assist her in her spiritual ascendancy.
I believe the more mundane examples of how spirits help us are actually the most revealing. After all, one could believe that a major historical figure like George Washington may have been protected by the spirit world, but the realization that this type in interference is an everyday occurrence illustrates the army of spirits which assist and protect us. To Andre Luiz the importance of one young impressionable woman was his highest concern, in his quest to help each soul make the best of their time on earth.
I write about how I was assisted and guided by the spirit world, in some major and some minor ways. Small things, that slightly altered my path to bring me where I am today in my book, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life. Find out how we plan our lives and are guided through our trials on earth.
In the book, The Spiritist Review, Journal of Psychological Studies of 1859, published in 2015 by the US Spiritist Council, there is a communication regarding guardian angels from spirits who signed themselves St. Augustine and St. Louis. 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.
Before I discovered the Doctrine of Spiritism, I believed in God, but I thought of God and Jesus as remote entities. Peering down at us on a periodic basis to check-in on our paltry progress. I considered the situation of the human race to be similar to those first prison colonist sent to Australia, abandoned on a beach and told to fend for themselves as best as they could. Read More.
We, in physical form, on earth, forget the multitude of souls who are trapped in a narrow band on or near the surface. These are spirits who wander the Lower Zone. They haven’t the spiritual fortitude to understand how to ascend to the first level of heaven, where they will be safe and supported. Instead, they are subjected to cruelties and injustices that stretch our imagination. Read More.