Faith Must be Rational – Material Aspiration Replaced by Spiritual

reincarnation3There is an interesting section in a translated communication titled The Life of Jesus. It was reportedly a communication from spirit Jesus to a medium in France in the 19th century. The medium was only known as Medium X. The book was translated into Italian, then Spanish, then into English. It was not completed until a second medium took up the work in the 20th century.

While I don’t know for certain if this work is really the communication of spirit messengers from Jesus, the message does present intriguing concepts. The idea that we need to cast aside all imbedded beliefs – the stories and cultural heritage of our youth – and look again. In chapter twelve this notion is introduced:

“The Soul’s freedom is acquired by the Spirit’s intellectual power. By intellectual abilities I do not imply the more or less prominent aptitudes for the study of the sciences, but the positive momentum of the idea to the solution of this or that problem placed in the field of the infinite; I care to determine the intellectual power of the Spirit, feeding it with a burning desire to discover the origins and giving it the stamp of an unalterable will to advance constantly, and even more.

Rejecting a belief that relies only on old prejudices and erroneous references to embrace a truly radiant faith in the midst of a Heaven with a fascinating and infinite light is a fact that cannot happen but with the collapse of all worldly aspirations; with the Spirit’s absorption of the material principle effected by the spiritual principle of the same Spirit. It is then that the bonds of the soul break apart and now in the possession of its own freedom, it follows the Spirit that is in possession of its own power.”[1]

The pursuit of knowledge must be the driving force of our life. Not just the accumulation of facts and figures, but in problem solving. We need to fill our tool box with heuristics … every type of problem solving, discovery, or learning technique we can grasp. For as we ascend in the spiritual world, we will be called upon to utilize each and every one of them.

This will not be easy and it’s not intended to be. If it was we wouldn’t hold onto our knowledge, our victory – it would be forgotten like an old discard toy. We must feed our intellectual curiosity and feel the excitement as we discover one more salient fact about how the universe actually operates.

We can only achieve this state if our focus is on accumulating spiritual knowledge instead of accumulating material goods. As long as our efforts are concentrated on the daily grind of making money and desiring to buy more goods, we won’t have the stamina to explore spiritual phenomena. We have to balance the needs of our everyday life and devote time to our inner selves.

It will not be easy, or as simple as one prayer, but will require real effort. We won’t be given3D-Explore-Small-cover immediate enlightenment – it is our responsibility to build our base of knowledge. The way won’t be easy:

“God does not reveal himself to the soul, although loving, it is the slave of a Spirit that operates by request only and not by its own science and consciousness. God then, did not reveal himself but only halfway to the pious woman, but ignorant of the hardships that lead to the joys of faith, that faith without contradictions and without terrors, that looms over all dangers and smiles in the middle of torture, that receives the light from God to fulfill all duties, devour all humiliations, not shy away from all heroisms.”[2]

We are being told that we must strive to learn about God and His creation, in the face of unrelenting pressure to deny all rational conclusions that our intellectual pursuits led us to. Only by being certain, by logically following where evidence leads, can we stand our ground against those who would turn us away from true faith. We achieve this by not believing without doubt whatever we are told, but by analyzing and cementing the truth in our minds by the weight of evidence we have discovered.

BookCover-ReincarnationThis is the type of faith that Spiritism and the spirit realm wishes us to cultivate. While I realize it is difficult to fly in the face of an entire world culture dedicated to commercialism, relative morality, and utter faith in current scientific hypothesis, the uncovered facts are out there. Waiting for the truly open and inquisitive mind to parse.

Learn more about the spirit realm and what it means to us. Understand how the world is on a track to progress to a better place. The first step is to learn what the basic tenets of Spiritism are and how your life is planned so you can improve. You can begin by reading The Spirits Book, by Allan Kardec, or you can read my books, one on reincarnation, The Case for Reincarnation – Your Path to Perfection, the other about the spirit realm, and how we fit into it, Explore Your Destiny – Since Your Life’s Path is (mostly) Predetermined. You will find out why you are on this planet and where you are destined to be.


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

Works Cited

Baker, M. M. (2016, July 15). The Life of Jesus. Retrieved from The Life of Jesus:



[1] Baker, M, M., “The Life of Jesus”, n.d., (accessed July 15, 2016)

[2] Baker, M, M., “The Life of Jesus”, n.d., (accessed July 15, 2016)

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