In the book, In the Greater World, Andre Luiz was having a discussion about mediums who would say things that were probably from their own mind instead of the spirit who was communicating. Andre’s instructor explained why this could occur, through no fault of either party. Read More.
In the book, In the Realms of Mediumship, psychographed by Francisco (Chico) C. Xavier, and dictated to him by Andre Luiz, there is a discussion about mediums. Read More.
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“When we come to earth, friend, we say one to another by the way that we are going into the land of mist and twilight, that we may, in the interior world which we find there, shed abroad somewhat of our light and warmth, For, indeed, that these be much needed we are able to sense, even in those far spheres from which we come. You may wonder by what process of chemistry or dynamics this is made possible to us; and, in detail. But we are able to give you a somewhat epitomized account of this affair, and so we will, if it would be of interest to you, and those who shall come to read what we give you.”
Allan Kardec, in his The Mediums Book, surveys different types of mediums. Not all of us, in fact a tiny percentage of us, has the ability to communicate with the spirit world. But, he does say that we are all inspirational mediums. Meaning, that unbeknownst to us, spirits send their thoughts to us and we believe they are our own creations, or inspirations.
A good example of an inspirational medium is Allan Kardec, himself. He never professed that he had any mediumistic ability other than being inspired. Spiritist literature tells us that we are unconscious receivers of thoughts, some more powerful than others. Spirits who desire to influence our actions,
speak directly to us, giving us ideas. Higher level spirits send us edifying messages to help us onto the path of performing a service to society, such as charitable acts or help us create new inventions to benefit the human race. We are also sent moral guidance to reinforce what our conscience tells us.
On the other side of the coin, we continually swim in a sea of neutral or ill-intentioned spirits, who spur us on to counter-productive acts. This is why we need to learn to listen to our conscience, so we can filter out harmful suggestions.
There is an article in the book, The Spiritist Review, Journal of Psychological Studies of 1859, which contains the entire contents of that year’s magazines, edited and partially written by Allan Kardec. The article is about an errant spirit who is on the cusp of determining he wishes to pursue a better path. A medium talks to him about Allan Kardec and Spiritism.
The spirit decides to visit Allan Kardec to see for himself what type of person he is. In the second session the spirit reports back what he saw.
The medium wrote out the transcripts and sent them to Allan Kardec, which he read and confirmed as accurate. I start at Question 47:
47. Let us return to Mr. Allan Kardec.
- I went to his house yesterday. He was busy, writing in his office… He was working on a new book… Ah! He takes good care of us, poor spirits. If we are not known it is not his fault.
48. Was he alone?
- Yes alone – that is, there was no other person with him. However, there were about twenty spirits around him, whispering above his head.
49. Has he heard them?
- He heard them so well that he looked around to try to establish the origin of the noises, trying to see if they were not coming from thousands of flies. Then he opened the window to see if that was not coming from the wind or rain.
- NOTE – Allan Kardec wrote – The fact is absolutely correct
50. Do you recognize any of those spirits?
- No. They are not those in which company I pleased myself. I had the impression that I was an intruder. I remained in a corner of the room, observing.
51. Have the spirits given the impression that they were observing what he was writing?
- I believe so. Two or three in particular whispered what he was writing, giving the impression that they heard the opinion of the others. However, he strongly believed that the ideas were his and seemed happy with that.
I particularly love the last sentence, since we have all been at the place where we are pleased with ourselves after we had thought of something quite brilliant. I wonder how many times that was our own thinking versus thoughts whispered into our heads.
At first, it is a bit discomforting to contemplate that many of our brighter ideas are not our own. But, on second thought, we should feel gratified that our mentors are involved in our lives trying to gently move us in the right direction.
I explore the world we live in and the fact that we are continuously surrounded by guides and notified by signals from the spirit world in our daily lives. Read the, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life, to discover the true extent of support we receive while we are on earth. A place where we have been sent to learn and to rectify our past mistakes.
In the book, In the Realms of Mediumship, by Francisco (Chico) C. Xavier, our beloved spirit Andre Luiz was a witness at a death-bed of an old woman, Elisa. Just after she was lucid enough to say goodbye to her immediate family, she departed her body, by the force of her own determination, and by volitation (movement by thought) to her sister’s house in another city.
Andre and his mentor follows her and discovers what happens next:
“In the middle of the night, we stood beside her in a badly-lit room, in which a venerable old woman was sleeping peacefully.
Distraught, Dona Elisa started to talk to her. Dona Matilde didn’t hear her with her physical ears but with her brain, through mental waves in the form of thoughts floating around her head.
She sat up anxiously and said to herself: ‘Elisa is dead.’
Indicating the two sisters, the mentor explained:
‘This is one of the usual types of communication in the cases of death. Due to such repeated occurrences, the world’s scientists have been forced to examine them. Some attribute the phenomena to telepathic transmissions, while others see them as a “phenomena of monition” (a sense of danger). But the Spiritist Doctrine reduces them all to the pure and simple truth of being the direct communion between immortal souls.'” [In the Realms of Mediumship, 2011, pp. 190-191]
Once again a phenomena that most of us have either heard first or second-hand, or have seen presented in a TV program is thoroughly described by Spiritism.
We are immortal spirits who are capable of feats that our beyond our current scientific calculations. The power of our thoughts, which as a spirit, determines the clothes we wear, our transportation, even what level of the spirit world we reside is immense.
For as a spirit our thoughts are action, this is why we come to earth to learn. By parceling out a physical body to us, we can delay the action created by our thoughts. It is like looking at a golf swing in slow motion. One can analyze the errors in each physical movement. On earth in our dense body we can think about our thoughts and thank heavens that most of them don’t result in any action.
We are being trained for life as a spirit, where there is no governor to restrain us. Until we pass the course to control the emanating waves from our brain, there is no escape from this planet.
To learn more abut the spirit world you can read my book, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is (mostly) Predetermined. For those interested in how we live in a world guided by spirits, I suggest you read 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life.