We have a section in our NorthWest Spiritism blog; Reincarnation Stories – where we find histories of past lives from people mentioned in Spiritist’s books. These fascinating short glimpses into the multiple lives of others can help us understand our own trajectory and where decisions in one life can lead to circumstances in another. Read More.
What is the doctrine of Spiritism?
In the book Between Heaven and Earth, dictated to Francisco C. Xavier, by the spirit Andre Luiz, a woman, named Antonina, is given a chance to meet her deceased child (Marcos) in the Spirit world. She finds the child is happy with his life in heaven. She feels wonderful about the experience. When her spirit is put back into her body, the team leader (Clarencio), with whom Andre and Hilario are assisting, says,
“Our friend cannot hold on to the memory of what occurred,” stated Clarencio.
“Why not?” asked Hilario.
“Very few spirits are capable of living on earth with the visions of life eternal. They need the environment of inner twilight. A full memory of what occurred would result in a fatal longing.”
But the Minister patiently explained:
“Each stage in life is characterized by special purposes. Honey may be tasty nectar for the child, but it mustn’t be given indiscriminately – too much and it becomes a laxative. While we are in the earthly envelope, we cannot stay in contact with the spirit realm too long or our soul will lose interest in struggling worthily till the end of the body. Antonina will recall our trip but only vaguely, like someone who brings a beautiful but blurry picture to the living arena of her soul. But she will remember her son more vividly, enough for her to feel reassured and convinced that Marcos is waiting for her in the Greater Life. Such certainty will be sweet nourishment for her heart.” [page 79]
The dreams that you remember are probably full of symbolism that represents your hazy memory of what occurred. The important point to keep in mind is that if you woke up happy and refreshed, your dream was a positive experience in the spirit realm. Whereas, if you dreamt of conflict and you awoke agitated, then think carefully about the path you are on, it may be a message to change.
To learn how to live with our spiritual guardians and to heed their advice, read my personal experiences, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Affect Your Daily Life.
In the book Between Heaven and Earth, dictated to Francisco C. Xavier, by the spirit Andre Luiz, a woman, named Antonina, is given a chance to meet her deceased child (Marcos) in the Spirit world. She finds the child is happy with his life in heaven. She feels wonderful about the experience. When her spirit is put back into her body, the team leader (Clarencio), with whom Andre and Hilario are assisting, says: Read More.
According to Allan Kardec’s book, The Book on Mediums, we are all “Inspirational Mediums” (White Crow Books, 2010, p. 201). All of us are influenced by the good and bad spirits around us. Allan Kardec explains;
“Inspiration comes to us all, from Spirits who influence, for good or evil, in every circumstance of our lives, and in every resolution we make, and it may therefore be truly said that, in this respect, every-one is a medium, for there is no one who has not about him his familiar spirits, who do their utmost to suggest salutary or pernicious counsels to those with whom they are connected; a truth which, were we duly penetrated with its reality and importance, would frequently lead us to oppose a more effectual resistance to the suggestions of evil, by seeking the inspiration of our guardian-angel in our moments of uncertainty as to what we should say or do. At such times, we should invoke that watchful guardian with fervor and confidence, as a Providentially-appointed friend; and, if we did so, we should often be astonished at the new ideas which would arise in our minds, as though by enchantment, whether for the taking of an important decision, or for the accomplishing of our special work.” (pp. 201-202)
We all have had moments of inspiration, flashes of brilliance, which provides some key piece of knowledge that we have been searching for; these sparks are caused by spirits, who chose to influence us. Use the gems given to us, but first filter the idea through your conscience and instinct (see how your conscience and instinct are the accumulation of your past lives) to determine the validity of the suggestion.
Allan Kardec goes on to say that people of genius are mediums without being aware of it. These people have the innate sense to call superior spirits to provide the assistance they seek. Allan Kardec completes the section on inspirational mediums with this communication from the Spirit world;
“The communication of his thoughts by a spirit”
Is inspiration confined to the revelation of great things?
“No; it often has reference to the most commonplace circumstances of your daily life. for instance, you may have thought of going somewhere, but a secret voice tells you not to go, because there is danger in the way; or it tells you to do something which you have not thought of doing; this is inspiration. There are very few people who are not more or less ‘inspired’ in this way, at certain moment.” (p 203)
We are constantly guided on our path by the spirit world. To see how we are enveloped by the spirit realm read my book about my personal experiences, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life. You will be surprised at the involvement into the smallest details in our lives by our spirit guardians.
The spirits tell us that one could summarize the Doctrine of Spiritism as the Golden Rule. If you always follow the dictum, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, you have achieved the lion’s share of what the spirit realm, and Jesus himself, have been trying to teach us for the last two or three thousand years. The problem is the majority of people ask themselves, why should I follow the Golden Rule? It may make my conscience feel serene, for a moment or two, but it sure as heck doesn’t put food on the table. Ignoring it put lots of food on the proverbial table and other luxuries as well. 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.
In the book, Hail Christ!, psychographed by Francisco C. Xavier, and inspired by the spirit Emmanuel, which takes place in the years 200-250 AD, a Christian is talking about the need for equal treatment of all people. The listener asks, “How can every person be equal?” The answer given is full of insights as to how the Spiritual Realm operates and how the earth will eventually evolve; Read More.
An anonymous spirit communicated the reason for children and childhood, which appeared in The Spiritist Review magazine of 1859. The magazine was published and edited by Allan Kardec. The message lays out why the time of childhood is important. Read More.
There are many types of trials that we must experience. Most of our trials on earth are there to pay for our past wrongs, and teach us how the other person felt when we committed the incorrect act, one important point to remember is that besides the trials we are assigned due to our own failings, there are an additional four possible reasons for what we live through here on earth.
1. Random Events
2. Trials that we Request
3. Trials that increase our range of experiences
We may not know what type of lessons we are entertaining at the time, but if we analyze our attitudes and behaviors, we may deduce with high probability the broad category. Let’s start with the most common. Read More
Part of our trial, our struggle, here on this beautiful and cruel planet is to find God and the Divine Laws He has created, by a path of our own devising. We are not allowed a shortcut – we are allowed hints and signs and visions to move us along. Spiritist literature reveals the extent of the guidance and support we receive from the spirit realm. But, at the end, faith in God’s plan is a mountain we must climb alone. Read More.