Spiritism

What is Spiritism and how it affects you.

The Universal Cloud – Where all Information (Including Thoughts) is Stored

cloud-computingSpirit Kathleen told this to the Rev G. Vale Owen in the book Life Beyond the Veil, in The Ministry of Heaven section:

“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.”  Read More.

Reincarnation – Past Lives of Camilo Castelo Branco

Camilo Candido BotelhoCamilo Branco was a famous Portuguese author who lived in Portugal in the 19th century, he committed suicide in 1890. Communicating with the medium Yvonne Pereira, Camilo told his story. Part of his narrative is the history of his past lives. Camilo was one of the hecklers as Jesus struggled by, carrying the cross, on the way to be crucified. Read More.

Better Start Controlling Your Thoughts Now – You are an open book in the Spirit World

mind-reading2After you ascend up to one of the celestial cities, like Nosso Lar, it’s not good enough to control what you say, such as refraining from sarcasm or juicy gossip, you have to learn to manage your thoughts. After all, one of the central tenets of Spiritism is you are what you think, actions don’t come from the physical or verbal act, but originate with your mental activity.

Andre Luiz demonstrates this precept in the book, The Messengers, where after he and his colleague Vincent attended a lecture decided to talk to the other attendees. Vincent told Andre that their instructor considered any enriching conversation to constitute useful work. Andre replied;

NossaLar-city“And what if I decide to revert to the type of shallow conversations or gossip so often heard on Earth?”

Vincent smiled, “It would be your loss. Bear in mind that here words and thoughts become characteristic features of your individuality, and if you engage in degrading conversations and thoughts, our instructors know immediately. Your presence would become unpleasant, and your face would be surrounded by a dark haze.”

This was a startling revelation for me. Here in Nosso Lar, we literally became our thoughts. We cannot deceive those who are more spiritually advanced. [The Messengers, 2006, p. 38]

Whoever said Spiritism is easy? Controlling our thoughts is a challenge. It took me many years just to learn to keep my mouth shut! This is why we must focus on learning and helping others, it helps to cut out the background noise of our baser notions.

Start the path to ascension now – read my book How to Live – Inner Peace through Spiritism to determine the changes and new paths you may wish to take to better understand your life and your real future.

 

 

Seara Fraterna – Disobsession Medium Meeting – My Observations

I was at a Medium’s meeting at the Seara Fraterna Spiritual Center in Rio de Janeiro, in July 2014.

Disobsession v2It was a meeting to help discarnated spirits. The process is to help spirits living in a state of unbalance. This is not a type of medium meeting where spirits from deceased family members, etc are communicated with to ease the pain of still living family.

Andre Luiz dictated a book on how to conduct disobsession meetings.In the book he explains the exact process, roles, and training required to accomplish this great mission of mercy.

The meetings are all done by volunteers who mostly work during the day and then they meet at night to help our discarnated brothers and sisters, who need assistance to regain their facilities so they are able to get back on the path to improve themselves.

For those of you that have read Andre Luiz’s books, such as The Messengers or Workers of the Life Eternal, what I witnessed at the meeting followed the pattern of disobsession medium meetings in the books quite closely.

The meeting started with one of the persons saying a prayer to start the meeting. Next, the mediums talked about their experiences since the last meeting. After the previous information was digested, one of the mediums read passages from one of the Spiritist books. They kept their discussions and readings to a strict timetable.

At the appointed hour, the lights were dimmed and the mediums, heads bowed in silence, awaited the first contact. There were papers and pens ready at the table to receive any written messages. There are two types of mediums at the meeting. A trance medium, is the one the spirit connects with and speaks through their voice.The other type of medium is the counselor medium, who engages in conversation with the spirit.

A male trance medium started talking, all conversations were in Portuguese, in which I am not totally competent, therefore I may misrepresent some situations.

The trance medium started shaking and then he said, “Untie me! Untie me! Why am I restrained?”

A counselor medium came over to sit by the trance medium and put his hand on the trance medium’s arm and said,” Please calm down, calm down, everything will be fine.”

The spirit kept yelling to be free, finally the counselor medium told the spirit to go back to sleep and try to contact the group another day when he was able to communicate.

Another episode was when a women spirit talking through a female trance medium. Immediately she began complaining about her life in general.

“How could someone study, go to school, be educated, and wishing to be a good wife and yet spend a long time locked in her own house by her husband. And if that is not enough, her husband then marked her face with a red-hot iron. He burned all of my face.”

Then she cried and said she was sad. She seemed to believe her face was still disfigured, even thought she has left her physical body.

Next her husband possessed another trance medium and he said, “I feel very terrible I did this, but you know during those times the husband totally owned his wife.”

I immediately thought; this must be a couple from many years ago, when women had no rights.

The counselor medium told him, “I understand your regret.”

The husband responded, “Yes, you are right. All I want is her forgiveness. I am very regretful.”

This is a very tragic situation, the wife lives in constant anger of what was done to her and the husband can not move on due to his realization of his horrible behavior. Her absolute anger is understandable, but it reached a point that her negative thoughts are detrimental to her own health. Who knows how many decades both have been merely existing in this twilight zone. They seemed locked in the lower regions, unable to progress through forgiveness and love.

The last case I will try to summarize is a male spirit who came and told everyone at the meeting how hypocritical and stupid we all are. Then he said, “All of you are fools, you think you are superior to us?”

“No, we don’t think that, we just want to give you help and love”, the counselor medium replied.

“Who are you to give love. Only Jesus reached the high level of love, no one else.”, he said in a loud voice.

“We are here in empathy to learn, how about you?”, said the counselor medium, trying to find the key to start a constructive dialog.

He thought for a while and said, “Do you think we also don’t have empathy. I have love within my group”

“Are you happy with your life?” asked the medium.

“I accept my life the way it is.”, he replied

The counselor medium, sensing he was not open to any type of positive conversation, told him, “OK, so why are you here? If you don’t want to listen, then I will have to ask you to let others come.”

Then he laughed and left.

The meeting was like this for the entire two hours, short dialogs with spirits who required assistance. Some spirits, we were told, would come back many times. All spirits were directed to the meeting by spirits from the higher regions attempting to help those trapped by negative emotions or many other causes. Meetings such as these are just one way lost souls are comforted and guided to get back to the path of improvement.


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The Temple on the 5th Level of Heaven

crossSpirits who come to earth to watch over and guide us, aren’t omnipotent and ever-powerful creatures, they too require periods of rest and relaxation. After their long and arduous labor in the dense atmosphere of earth, a replenishment of spiritual grace is warranted. Such is one of the uses of a Temple in the fifth level of heaven. Read More.

Rome – The Fall and Consequences

dark-agesThe Romans had brought much advancement, the concept of the family, active citizen participation, the importance of education, honor in business dealing, and organizational structure of institutions and in building infrastructure, to the ancient world. The Spirit world wished to save these gifts; therefore they attempted to rectify the errors of Rome with the coming of Christ, during Augustus’s reign. The advent of Christ and his followers could not right the ship, Emmanuel comments about the fall of Rome;
“The weakness and impenitence of human beings did not allow them to understand that Christianity had been called to the role of governance solely to educate the sentiments of those who governed, preparing them to take enlightenment and fraternity to the other people’s of the earth, who, at the time were regarded as barbarians by the culture of the Empire” (On the Way to the Light, 2011, p. 138).

The Reason for the Dark Ages

On the Way to the Light

On the Way to the Light

“ The spiritual authorities, under Christ’s aegis, renewed the educational processes of the European world – at the time just starting today’s civilization – by calling all human beings to life in the field so that, by tilling the soil and being in contact with nature, they could learn more effectively” (On the Way to the Light, 2011, p. 149).

As with people who sin, the payment comes due at some future time. The Dark Ages was payback for the cruelty of the Roman Empire.

Read more about how the spirit realm guides our planet (and ourselves!) in myExplore-Small-front-cover book, Explore Your Destiny – Your Path to Perfection.

William H’s NDE – Mind to Mind Communication

LadderToSkyWilliam H had an NDE in 2003 and he found himself in surrounded by beings made of light, who could communicate by thought. What does this mean to us and how it should change your thinking is explained.

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In Search of Happiness

The one must read book in the series of book about Spiritism

The Spirits Book

By: Geraldo Goulart

“In general terms, it is possible to affirm that happiness is a Utopia, whose conquest has been striven after by successive generations without their ever having been able to reach their objective. If the sensible man or woman is a rarity in the world, then the absolutely happy person has never been found.”

The Gospel According to Spiritism – chapter V.

 

The film “In pursuit of happiness”, starring Will Smith, discusses the true story of a humble man, full of personal problems, who, like most of us, seeks to overcome all obstacles to achieve his goal. He learned that the way to happiness was to win in life through work and perseverance instead of luck (it does not exist!).

We believe that all know many people who are also in search of happiness. It is even possible that at this point, we ourselves are … But what is happiness?

So much has been written and speculated on happiness; it has been trivialized to the point of being compared to the “luck”. In fact, if we ask several people what is happiness for them, we hear an answer that it would be “win” something or a lot of money. In this context, the verb “to gain” relates to the luck factor.

Understanding that this subject is relevant to most people and also that clarification can heal the feeling of anguish, dissatisfaction and the feeling of unhappiness of people, several spiritual friends inspired Kardec to treat this subject in THE BOOK OF SPIRITS.

In The Book of Spirits, item 920, Kardec asks the entity if it was possible for man to enjoy perfect happiness upon the earth. The Spirit’s answer, as usual, is crystal clear and flawless: “No; for corporeal life has been appointed to him either as a trial or an expiation; but it depends upon himself to lighten the evils of his lot, and to render it as happy as life can be upon the earth.”

As can be understood, life on the planet should not be assumed as a winning ticket that offers us only

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pleasures, satisfactions and rest. Notwithstanding, life provide us the opportunity to ease the difficulties and pave the way. The effort expended to achieve the condition to savor the happiness, even though relative, will only be successfully crowned if we are diligent, persevering, even obstinate.

The character portrayed by Will Smith, we repeat, is real and still can be counted in the number of those on Earth. A black US citizen abandoned by his wife who could not bear the financial condition in which they lived, which he was criticized for having spent all the money he had saved for the purchase of machinery which could not resell. She goes out and leaves him; he has the responsibility to finish rearing his son, still a child. But he is undeterred and says to himself that he will overcome.

Returning to Kardec, on item 921 the he asks: “We can conceive that man will be happy upon the earth when the human race shall have been transformed; but, meanwhile, is it possible for each man to ensure for himself a moderate amount of happiness?.”  Then the entity replies: “The more often that man is the architect of his own misfortune. Practicing the law of God he is saved from the evils and reaches such a great happiness behaves as a rough existence.”

Note that the entity doesn’t even considers the question about the possibility to achieve a relative happiness. Going in the opposite direction, remembers that it is man who erects his own unhappiness. But one might ask, is that really so?

If you, the reader, is one of those people who wonder about why are not happy, analyze yourself, your acts and behavior, and try to identify the cause of what you believe is the engine of your suffering, your anguish, your unhappiness. After an honest assessment, try to answer, if you caused or not, your troubles which have come to this point.

Ah, yes, the film has a happy ending. It’s worth watching it to see the his perseverance end in victory.

SPIRITIST DOCTRINE IS LIFE. STUDY KARDEC’S BOOKS!


I hope you enjoyed the article by our friend in Brazil, Geraldo Goulart. He has written for Spiritist The Problem is the SolutionPublications in Brazil and now he is translating some of his article for us!

To learn more about your trials on earth and why they may seem difficult, but are actually presented to us for our own good, read my book, The Problem is the Solution.

Protective Injury

Geraldo Goulart

The knowledge that some children are born with congenital ailments and / or physical injuries that will restrict the new life that begins for those newcomers to the planet usually bothers and distresses people.

The obstacles that those creatures and their parents will have to face later are immediately visualized. In fact, some limitations end up affecting the whole family. Caring for children with Down’s syndrome, paralysis, deafness, dumbness or blindness, among others, requires not only sublimation from their caregivers who need to be vigilant about the child, but also – and especially – with a huge dose of Love and Patience.

What we want to stress here is that nobody, absolutely nobody, analyzes the fact from the spiritual point of view. Why don’t we? Once we know that with bad choices made with our free will everyone can contract debts that are not always redeemed in the present life, it is understood that there are

The disincarnations in which the Spirit carries with it needs of future redemptions that will certainly be projected into future returns to next life.

Knowing also that the return to material life is always programmed, inclusive with the presence of reincarnating spirit (see MISSIONARIES OF THE LIGHT – Spirit André Luiz, FEB), it is impossible to

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attribute to the Creator or to fate, the existence of (re) births with limiting problems. This even brings new insight and reflection on the biblical quotation from Exodus 21:24 “eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot“.

Yes, no one returns to material life bearing stigmata that represent vengeance from whoever it is. All congenital evils brought to Earth are no more than intrinsic needs to those who bring them, and who, for reasons beyond our understanding, will also be necessary purges for parents and others involved with those who bring such deficiencies. To clarify the subject, it is also suggested to read The Spirits Book (Allan Kardec, FEB), questions 171 (Justice of Reincarnation) and 258 to 273 (Choice of Trials).

Someone will ask “— But what to think when the child is born normal, without any anomaly and then, due to some misfortune, suffers an accident that consequently also limits his life? A quadriplegic, for example? “. The likely answer is that the limitation now presented will be of benefit to that Spirit who someway, by any chance, became the passive agent of the occurrence. Also beneficial are all inhibitory diseases. The recognition of the benefits of this purgatory aspect to the Spirit does not mean that one is here apologizing to suffering.

The one must read book in the series of book about Spiritism

The Spirits Book

Organically healthy people – everyone knows – have the free will to decide what to ingest. Then they ingest everything that compromises their organic equilibrium. They smoke, drink, vitiate and overeat themselves in food and, at the end of their existence, they return to the Spiritual Plane as “suicidal” because, with so many abuses against themselves the time that had been granted to them to cross their last passage through the orb due to the imbalances caused to the material body. Possibly, they did not know the quotation from Paul: ” All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient.” – 1 Corinthians 6:12″

On the other hand, people who are born with limitations, because they have their free will partially curtailed due to congenital limitations, cannot advance in actions that could be harmful and organically compromising to them. Simply because they cannot even initiate innumerable actions, however much they wish to perform such acts. That is why it is said that his/her physical deficiency is a protective injury.

Down syndrome, for example, because of the difficulties it imposes on the intellectual development of those who suffer from it, inhibits the birth of negative and self-destructive feelings that harm many normal people, intellectualized or not. A birth injury, which characterizes limb paralysis, and even a dystrophy, does not allow the individual to perform any physical actions that may reach themselves and / or their fellows. Spirits who bring deficiencies in the physical body are protected because they are incapable, due to their limitations.

Protective ills have two specific functions in the lives of those who are subjugated to them: 1) it does not allow them to aggravate the role of past needs due to untimely attitudes; and, 2) they collaborate so that the sufferers develop patience throughout the time in which they had to live under such condition. Those who suffer such ills understand at some point that the revolt will not change their situation. They then submit, rescuing mistakes from the past without increasing his burden with undue new actions.

The conformed submission ends up being a palliative that tends to lessen inner distress. The person understands – and it is true – that the rebellion generated by the inconformity only increases the suffering, bringing with it the feeling that all that will afflict him for eternity.

In most reincarnations, the Spirit himself – looking at his past – asks for his trials to reduce the burden of debts generated in inconsequential attitudes. Often, the wise spirits that accompany the person planning a future reincarnation, advise them to review the size and intensity of the factors chosen to avoid succumbing with new commitments along the new journey.

In truth, protective injuries are unfolding acts in previous lives, because, still and always, with each action, a reaction corresponds.

Study the Spiritist Doctrine. Vows of Light and Peace!

By Geraldo Goulart

 

 

Merry Christmas from NW Spiritism

JESUS NASCEU

May all of you be truly blessed and able to find your Spiritual goal.

Many thanks to the readers of this blog for taking the time to explore  my thoughts on the magnificent Doctrine of Spiritism.

On this day of thanks for the coming of Jesus, I also think of the immense contributions of Allan Kardec, Chico Xavier, Yvonne Pereira, Leon Denis, G. Vale Owen, and other Spiritist authors without whom I would not have been able to discover the truth about the universe.

Not only did the incarnated authors contribute to Spiritism, but the spirits who worked with us poor humans, such as Emmanuel, Andre Luiz, Camilo Branco and countless others who daily take the time to guide us, manage Spiritist Centers and put up with our constant failures and weaknesses.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

 

 

 

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