You may not believe this, but the rich have the most difficult trials. If our growth as a spirit depends on our making the correct choices, then for the wealthy, there is a magnitude more decisions that must be made. For with wealth, comes options.
What is reincarnation and why must we be reborn?
We have what we need. We are set on earth, not to accumulate more material goods, but to grow spiritually – to remove our primitive emotions and replace them with love, charity, fraternity, and honesty. Prune your desires and wants, enjoy life as you have it. You will be a happier and more enlightened person. Click here to watch my YouTube video.
Joseph Mery – A 19th century French writer who believe he lived during the reign of Augustus, the Emperor of Rome.
According to Wikipedia, Joseph Mery was writer of stories, satires, and plays. He lived in France, and was born in 1797 and died in 1866.He was an acquaintance of Alexandre Dumas, who wrote the Count of Monte Cristo, and many other famous works.
Joseph Mery believed he lived in the time of Augustus, at the height of the Roman Empire. Read more.
According to Spiritism, thought has power, it has consequences. How is this possible? In the book, In the Domain of Mediumship (Life in the Spirit World), inspired by Andre Luiz, psychographed by Francisco C. Xavier, there are some explanations.
Is there really a Hell? And if the answer is yes, do truly bad people reside there forever? According to Spiritism, there is a kind of Hell, and it is one that you create for yourself or you are at a place because of your like-mindedness with others. By the way, you stay there as long as you wish. Read More.
What happens at the moment of concept and while the fetus is in the womb. Depending on the past life and the importance of the mission the amount of assistance given by the Spirit world differs. The process is describe in the book Between Heaven and Earth, dictated by Andre Luiz to Francisco C. Xavier.
But there is much more that the mere coupling of a Spirit to a fetus than you think.
People wonder do we have many families, mothers, fathers, and so on as we travel through multiple lives. How do we manage having a menagerie of relatives while in the spirit world? The answer is we don’t; read on and find out why. Read More.
Predestination is like being a blind pilot – The knowledge that our life is predetermined poses problems. Do we give up and let life take us where it wants to, or do we continue to strive for what we think we should attain. The answer is – we should never tire in our struggle to redefine ourselves and to fulfill our commitment to work. We are on earth to learn, and to educate ourselves involves self-discipline and effort – even though certain trials and tribulation shall occur – our strength and knowledge will help us thrive through the most difficult of times. Click here to watch my YouTube video.
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.
Family Members Reincarnate Together – We don’t live multiple lives in the company of strangers. We live amongst those who we have lived with before. In other existences, in other countries, cultures, and epochs. Our family, close and extended, is more special and unique than we realize. We help each other grow and mature as spirits, rising someday to become perfect spirits. Click here to watch my YouTube video.