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The Impressions of a Spiritist right after Physical Death

dreams-mirrorIn the book, Workers of the Life Eternal, dictated by Andre Luiz, and psychographed by Chico Xavier, Andre Luiz is given permission to ask questions to Dimas, who had just passed away. Read More.

The Impressions of a Spiritist right after Physical Death

dreams-mirrorIn the book, Workers of the Life Eternal, dictated by Andre Luiz, and psychographed by Chico Xavier, Andre Luiz is given permission to ask questions to Dimas, who had just passed away. Read More.

Rome – The Spirit’s World First Attempt of a Society to Enlighten the World

rome-spqrRome – “Compared with its forerunners and successors, the glorious tradition of the Roman family entailed the most sublime respect for the heroic virtues of the wife and a full understanding of the duties of the husband” (On the Way to the Light, 2011, p. 101).

Rome was founded at the urging of the Spirit world. Emmanuel describes the founding of Rome;
“Tormented and vexed by repeated battles with the Gauls, the Etruscans decided to take up a new life, and guided indirectly by messengers from the Invisible World, a large portion of them settled in the future Rome, which at that time was nothing but a village of simple unprotected hovels” (On the Way to the Light, 2011, p. 98).

Map-roman-empireDuring the republican era of Rome’s history it became a great power. The dominating authority of the entire Mediterranean Sea. The Spirit world envisioned Rome growing by spreading its good practices and bringing a civilized aspect to their nearby nations.

As we all know, Rome became an aggressive empire. Intent on gaining territory, wealth, and domination of all around it. As with people, even for countries, all actions haveKindleCover re-actions.

Learn more about Spiritism and the prophecies that have been presented to us by reading, 51 Disclosures from Spiritism – The 3rd Revelation.

As you reach higher Spiritual levels your trials become more complex

I read a passage in Francisco (Chico) C. Xavier’s book, Between Heaven and Earth, inspired by the spirit Andre Luiz that talked about the planning of trials for spirits.

Clarencio, a minister and a recurring figure in Andre’s life examine a chart for a life plan. He comments;

“The broader the resources of the spirit returning to the flesh, the more complex its so-called work map is. Almost all of us have a significant amount of debt to pay and all of us

Between Heaven and Earth

Between Heaven and Earth

are challenged by acquisitions we need to attain. This work map entails a type of relative fatalism regarding what we are to experience; on the other hand we are always responsible for our conduct, a fact that can generate either good or bad circumstances for us. Thus, we can see that freewill, which is also relative, is an irrefutable reality on every level of consciousness.” [2011, p. 16]

Hence, as you improve and rise in your spiritual quotient, your tasks, either caused by debts or the requirement to attain new experiences, are increasingly nuanced. Whereas, when you may have been a more primitive soul, you may have been reincarnated as servant or some other low order to teach you to be more respectful to others; an attribute you didn’t demonstrate when you were in charge. The placement of your birth most probably set your trials in motion with little room to maneuver or use your free will to avoid it altogether.

But as you gain your spiritual wings, the range of trials and circumstances may vary. You have more leeway to make a bad choice. If your conscience is not fully developed and you seek excuses to rationalize away your duty, it becomes easier to fail.

Of course, all of this is on purpose. As we become more proficient, the tests become more challenging. Just thought you may like to know this, to keep you from skating along in your life BookCover-Reincarnationin a pleasant fog. Watch out, your next test may be around the corner.

Learn more about how tasks become more complex during the entire arc of your multiple lives on earth by reading my book, The Case for Reincarnation – Your Path to Perfection.

Also, you should strive to look for the signals from the spirit realm to help you7Tenets-small3D determine your choices during your trials. The spirit world desires you to be successful. They actively attempt to herd you into positions where you can triumph over your difficult lessons. Find out how to not only survive, but thrive by understanding the 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life.

Geraldo – Lecture on Life in the Spirit World

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A young GeralDO with Chico Xavier

Another lecture by Geraldo Lemos Neto about life in the Spirit World. Geraldo goes into depth about life in the Spirit World. He should know, he worked with Chico Xavier for many years. The lecture is full of insights about our after-life.

Link to YouTube video

Introduction ends at: 5:21

 

Interesting points in the video:

Time: 13:13 – Geraldo talks about Emmanuel Swedenborg, who lived and wrote about the spirit life 150 years before Allan Kardec. He was preparing the way for the lessons of Allan Kardec. Emmanuel Swedenborg wrote about the Spiritual cities. There are cities in heaven, although more perfect than on earth.

Time: 25:14 – Chico’s mother wrote a book (via psychography), Cartas de Uma Morta, (Letters from a Dead Woman). She says the spirit life is an extension of the human life. Geraldo quotes her explaining the universe, “There is no emptiness in the universe, all planetary zones are full of life”. The book was written in 1932.

Time: 35:10 – There are thousands of colonies, similar to Nosso Lar, each colony reflects the culture of the society that provides its spirit population.

Time: 52:14 – Chico’s sister was Catholic. She also sent messages to Chico. After her death, she was taken to a Catholic community, she was happy to see other church goers and priests. Her mother told her she would have a time of resting. Then her daughter asked her, “What about you mother, what happens to the Spiritists after death?”. Her mother said, that after a Spiritist dies, they are just assigned something to do. So there you have it, the reward for being a Spiritist, it’s immediate work in the afterlife.

Time: 1:16:30 – We can prepare now for the next life. We can visualize what we want to do and be in the next life. There is no reason for a mature adult to give up on their dreams. Study something new, do something useful, that will make a difference.

Time: 1:24:00 – Chico’s mother wrote in 1931 that they had “remote vision” (TV) in the Spirit World, she passed away in 1915. Geraldo asked Chico how does the science compare between here and on Nosso Lar; Chico said they are about 100 years ahead of us.

Time: 1:30:10 – Discussion of work and payment in the Spiritual World. The work week is 48 hours per week. Information about how long it takes to own a home.

Time: 1:47:18 – There was one chapter written about what happens to people who die in a plane KindleCovercrash. The higher planes of the Spirit World told Chico and Andre Luiz (the Spirit author) to take that chapter out, that we here on earth are not prepared to learn this.

If you wish to learn about more revelations brought to us by Spiritism, please read my book, 51 Disclosures from Spiritism – The 3rd Revelation.

Moral Relativism – A Phase on the way to Spiritual Knowledge

moralrelativismThe abandonment of all moral absolutes and the rejection of any agreed upon modes of behavior is certainly disturbing for many. As a Spiritist my first reaction is to worry that our culture is actually moving farther away from the day when we recognize the importance of following the Golden Rule in all aspects of our daily life. Plus, our collective society seems to have lost the ability to think rationally.

In an essay on various subjects by Victor Davis Hanson, he gets around to reading about the decline of the West. He laments the state of affairs:

“In a word, relativism seems to have won. There are few standards left. Everything is negotiable, from the now fossilized idea of a traitor like Bergdahl to a neo-Confederate sanctuary city. A play, a movie, a building, a novel — anything really — cannot be assessed by absolute criteria, given that such “standards” are always set by oppressors of some sort, usually the children of capitalism and bourgeoisie consumerism who wish to enshrine their “privilege.” Take a sentence, chop it up into lines, and presto — a poem. By what standards is Chopin any more a genius than a Snoop Dogg? I thought of Walsh’s book yesterday when watching the various newscast reactions to the migration crisis in Europe and the deer-in-the-headlines faces of the European Eloi: Who are we to say that our culture is better than theirs? What is a border anyway? What even is a migrant? Whose values construct someone into the “Other”? Why do hosts enjoy privilege and guests do not?”[1]

As a case in point, I was talking to a young woman who was having problems with her spiritual life. I recommended that she read Allan Kardec’s The Book of Mediums, she answered why she should read another book by a dead white guy. I told her that her thinking doesn’t take into account that she may have been a white guy at some previous life and she may want to be careful about such prejudice.  Needless to say I haven’t heard from her since.

One can well imagine the schools where she matriculated. A constant bombardment of anger against persecution in a society which has never been more accepting seems to be the order of the day. Granted improvement is warranted, but there seems to be little or no recognition of what is right. The concept of honor in all dealings and truth has been discarded as an artificial construct created to control the oppressed. Again, the civility of many has been abused by those who have gamed the system for their own benefit, but that doesn’t remove the foundation of enlightenment built up over the centuries. This foundation of a rational scientific approach coupled with a sense of Noblesse Oblige was one of the major reasons why the spirit world began the entire Western Civilization. Starting with ancient Greece, the birthplace of democracy, up to the present time we have been presented with an ever increasing standard of behavior.

Looking back across the ages, the world went from believing slavery was natural, for any race or creed that happened to have the bad luck to be captured, to slavery being universally abhorred. The same can be said for other practices, such as the use of torture to extract confessions to the impossibility of divorce between two unsuited souls. To many the pendulum has not only swung too far to the other side, it is completely off-track. Again Victor Davis Hanson tells us:

“And yet if one examines the schools and universities, Hollywood, the art world, what shows up on televisions and the news, whom the foundations are funding, what the clerks in government do — everything really from our monuments to poetry — it is hard not to confess that “we lost.”[2]

Spirals of History

All of this must be put in perspective. In Spiritist literature we are told that progress is an upward spiral: sometimes it seems to spin out of control and loses all that was gained. But that extreme statePersecutionofChristians2 is an illusion, out of the chaos and disorder emerges a newer and stronger structure. Since the Renaissance the entire planet has ridden the train of scientific advancement. Each step more breakthroughs occur, spawning technological advances and widening the gap from the spiritual focus of most of the world during the Dark Ages of Europe. Even as Islam maintained a degree of inquisitiveness during those centuries, their society as a whole was dominated by the religious class. The vast majority of humans at that time lived under the rule of despots and/or a priestly class, who exercised control over the large percentage of population which consisted of servants, slaves, and farmers.

Technology and aggressive empire building by Europeans disrupted this system. True, in theory one set of dictators replaced another, but they brought a forced blending of goods, knowledge, and culture. By the 19th century few in the world could escape exposure to a new domain of scientific and technological advancement. The old religious dominated order slowly crumbled.

Which it should have. What we are seeing today is the last rebellion against the intolerance built up by the powerful religious institutions around the world. These organizations focused their energy on insisting the populace serve them and only in the manner they determined. Any type of deviation, such as divorce, sexual preference, or even manner of dress was punished. Only Islam is still actively resisting liberation from dogma by the dynamic forces of the modern worldwide culture.

By scorching the earth of intolerance, the basic truths or universal love, charity, fraternity, and fair-dealing for all are seared; resulting in a fog of intolerance, splitting up into false classifications of past oppressors and current victims. Without the realization that all of us, cycle through various levels of authority, prestige, and poverty precisely to learn the lessons that we are all to be valued and respected.

A rebalancing is occurring. Old and true values will be rediscovered, once the analysis of a world built upon sand is complete. Already a new set of ill-intentioned people are taking advantage of being held to no standard. As much as all of us sometimes wish for a life of a hedonistic existence, at a critical juncture we realize the emptiness of that pursuit. Doing nothing for the good, not even know what good means is against our programming. Life in the spirit world has precluded the ability to effortlessly glide through life without merit. Only at a terrible cost to a body disharmonized by the repeated disregard of a conscience, that book of Divine Laws that is in every one of us, can one sit still a complete lifetime and ignore the lessons assigned to us by the Spirituality.

The pendulum will swing back eventually, on a different plane, following the upward spiral of history. A modified set of moral standards will be discovered. Ones that respect everyone individual preferences and all are treated with dignity. A set of codes, following the Divine Laws, will emerge. Materialism will be de-emphasized and spirituality will become treasured once again. The accumulation of items for no discernible purpose other than to feel good will be acknowledged as a passing folly, while those who rise above the fray by their dedication will be admired.

The details and timing of this event may be variable, but it shall come to pass. The earth is on a trajectory to be promoted from a world of atonement, where we are reincarnated to pay for our past wrongs and to learn valuable lessons to a world of regeneration, where hate, envy, conflict between nations are a thing of the past. Hence, when a target is established by our spirit superiors, it will happen. So sit back and watch events unfold. This stage of the battle has been in progress for centuries. Maneuvers are being organized as we speak. All of us are part of the great movement forward. As long as we all perform our small part of practicing the Golden Rule and rewarding that Explore-Small-front-coverbehaviors in others, the battle will be over soon (in spirit time, of course!).

More about the future of the earth and what is in store for us is in.my book, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is (mostly) Predetermined. Discover for yourself the grand design of the spirit world for every spirit and the earth.

Author:

Brian Foster has a BSCS degree and a MBA. He has worked in R&D for medical device corporations and in IT for large financial institutions. Brian Foster has a blog at www.nwspiritism.com.

Works Cited              

Hanson, V. D. (2015, September 2015). The 2016 Pack. Retrieved from Pajamas Media: http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/the-2016-pack/?singlepage=true

Kardec, A. (2010). The Spirits Book. Guildford, UK: White Crow Books.

 

[1] Pajamas Media, “The 2016 Pack”, n.d., http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/the-2016-pack/?singlepage=true, (accessed September 21, 2015)

[2] Pajamas Media, “The 2016 Pack”, n.d., http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/the-2016-pack/?singlepage=true, (accessed September 21, 2015)

 

Incarnation – Necessary for the Progression of the Spirit

guardianangel2In Allan Kardec’s book, Genesis, Chapter XI, section 24, on page 223, there is a discussion of “Spiritual Genesis”. Allan Kardec lays out the map required to ascend in the spirit hierarchy in an easy to understand prose.

First he touches on the subject of why we must be reincarnated:

“24. The incarnate spirit’s obligation to provide for the sustenance of its body, its safety and well-being constraints it to apply it faculties in the search to exercise and develop such facilities. Thus, its union with matter is useful for its evolution and that is why incarnation is a necessity. Furthermore, by mean of the intelligent labor that it performs upon matter to its own advantage, it concurs in the physical transformation and progress of the globe that it inhabits. Its laboring for its own progress is how it contributes to the Creator’s work as an unsuspecting agent.”

What Allan Kardec is telling us, that a primitive spirit, must first learn how to feed and fend for itself.cavemen By doing so, the young spirit is taking society forward, as groups gather together to form tribal units to better supply the small community food and protection. At the same time, a basic division of labor appears. As we take toddlers to play with other young friends to begin the process of socialization, so does the spirit world set immature spirits on the ground to learn the basic rules.

Next, Allan Kardec reviews the process for advancement:

Genesis“25.  The spirit’s incarnation, however, is neither constant nor perpetual: it is only transitory. Upon leaving one body behind, it does not take another immediately. During a shorter or longer length of time, it lives the spirit life, which is its normal life. Hence, the amount of time spent during its different incarnations is very small compared with the time its spends in the state of a free spirit.

     During the interval between its incarnations, the spirit also progresses in the sense that it uses for its advancement the knowledge and experience it acquired during its corporeal life. It examines what it did during its earthy stay, reviews what it learned, recognizes its wrongs, draws up its plans and makes resolutions by which it hopes to be guided in a new existence as it tries to do better. It is in this way that each life is a step forward on the path of progress, a sort of a practical schooling.”

Now we are told that each life on a planet, in a physical body is meant to instruct us. That we, with ourclassroom-elementary spirit mentors figure out our lesson plan. Each life is a series of events designed to impart specific areas of improvement in which we recognize deficiencies which must be corrected.

We are on earth to be taught and to teach others who cross our path. Our horrible and depressing times we experience are nothing more than an entry on a lesson plan. Allan Kardec explains that life isn’t there to torture us, but to uplift us.

“26. Incarnation is therefore not normally a punishment for the spirit, as some might think, but a condition inherent to the unevolved state of the spirit and a means of progressing.

As the spirit progresses morally, it dematerializes; that is, by freeing itself from the influence of matter, it purifies itself. Its life become more spiritualized and its abilities and perceptions broaden; its happiness is a result of the progress it has accomplished, However, since it acts in virtue of its free will, it can, through negligence or ill will, delay its advancement. Consequently, it prolongs the duration of its material incarnations, which then become a punishment, since due to its own fault it remains in the lower ranks and must start the same task all over again. It thus depends on the spirit itself to shorten – through its own efforts at the self-purification – the extent of the period of incarnations. [p. 224]”

Just as we tell our children, our ultimate success or failure is entirely up to us. Our dedication and attitude in life directly affects our progress in the spirit realm. Only by our free will decisions in 7Tenets-Front-smallpredetermined episodes in our life can we accumulate the knowledge we desire to gain and demonstrate our newly found attributes.

Life is a series of classes, and we are shuttled from one room to another by the machinations of the spirit world. Discover for yourself how to live serenely with this knowledge and guidance that envelopes all of us, by reading my book, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life.

 

 

Bring the Family Together One Night per Week

gay-familyA good practice, and one that is encouraged by Spiritism, is to get the family together one night a week, the same night and at the same time, each week. We do, we start out with a prayer, then we use  any of the books on Spiritism and read, taking turns, paragraphs of the section you will study that night. We particularly like the book, Jesus in the Home. Don’t hesitate to stop after an interesting passage and discuss a subject. Going off in tangents is no harm either. With children, let them free associate and wander where the concepts take them. You never know, we have hadJesus-in-the-home-book some of the best laughs during these sessions.

Take at least 30 minutes. Have a family prayer afterwards. It will serve as an introduction to Spiritism for the children and let them know the importance of God in their lives.

 

Joke told to a Medium by a Spirit

Understanding Spiritual and Mental HealthThe book Understanding Spiritual and Mental Health, by Divaldo Pereira Franco, documents a lecture given by Divaldo Franco in the US. At the end of his lecture he told a story of a conversation he had with a spirit;

“And then the Spirit told me a joke. Spirits tell jokes! He said that several spirits were having a conversation and one of them told the story of a soul who went to God and asked: ‘Lord, I have no idea of what eternity means. For example, a billion years, how much time is that in the clock of eternity? ‘

God answered: ‘A billion years, one second.’

The soul then asked, ‘And Lord, one billion dollars, how much is that worth to you?’

God answered: ‘A billion dollars, one cent.’

Then the soul asked God, ‘Lord, could you spare me one cent?’

And God answered: ‘Wait, I’ll give it to you in just a second!'”

[page 106]

OK, this is the only joke I have found mentioned in the Spirit world, so far. No matter what you think Spirit-101-Front-smallof the joke, at least it shows there is a sense of humor in the Spirit world.

If you would like to understand Spiritism more, please read my book, Spiritism 101 – The Third Revelation. You will learn that you are an immortal souls, who travels through many lifetimes on earth to learn to become a pure spirit.

A Speech to Errant Spirits Who are No Longer Allowed to Incarnate on Earth

paulofTarusThere is a series of messages from the Apostle Paul in this website. The entire content is interesting and should be read. But, one of the saddest, is when Paul recounts how he listened to a speech given to a group of spirits who would no longer be allowed to incarnate on earth, due to their adverse actions and attitudes. Here is the text: Read More.

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