We aren’t just placed on earth in isolation, but to interact with other spirits and incarnates. We have no choice. Even if we lived on a deserted island, there would still be spirits around us, reading our thoughts and supplying us with inspiration. It is meant to be this way; for in this stage of our education we are expected to live amongst the influence of good, bad, and indifferent spirits and other humans.
This concept is discussed 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. We are told in the “About” section:
“The original book was written in French and was later translated to Italian, and that version translated into Spanish. The Spanish translator was also a medium who received the dictation of the second part in the 20th Century. His name was Ovidio Rebaudi, born in Paraguay, but lived in Buenos Aires. At first he was reluctant to translate this book into Spanish, because he himself had lost faith in Jesus, believing him to be a myth. But a series of apparently unconnected occurrences happened which made him change his mind and he set forth on the difficult task of translating the book. It seems he was a very special person and highly spiritual indeed as he was then used by the Light Forces to transmit the second part Jesus had in mind. He is referred to in the book as Medium XX.”[i]
I am not sure about the authenticity of the work, for usually I attempt to find some cross-reference with other Spiritist literature that vouches for the communication. I haven’t found any other references to this material, although the central tenets of the messages conform to the Spiritist Doctrine.
One passage spoke about our dependency on others and its relation to the stage of the planet we live on. I found it fascinating and revealing. Here it is, from Chapter 12:
“The dependence of the Spirits increases relative to the inferiority of the world they inhabit, and I add that, despite the spiritual lights and intellectual strength of a Spirit, it has to suffer more or less deplorably for the shadows cast on its ideal and for the assaults on its convictions in a world in which all religious beliefs are understood only through demonstrations relating to the past, future, present and the honor of the Spirit.
The family of man consists of alliances without homogeneity and without enough collective strength to achieve its objective. These alliances become miserable tests for Spirits honored with a previously achieved elevation in the moral and intellectual hierarchy.”[ii]
The concept that as we start out as ignorant spirits on a primitive planet, and then are promoted up to a planet of atonement, where we must pay for our past wrongs from past lives in order to learn the lessons we require (where we live now), that we are more dependent on outside factors; such as other incarnates and discarnates, cultures, societies, schools, and friends and family is reasonable. I had just not thought about this aspect of the growth of a spirit before.
It makes sense, for we easily detect the inordinate influence that children have on each other. When one child executes a new action, then the rest follow, what children see and hear around them, causes them to act in a similar manner. As adulthood approaches the effect of external stimuli lessens. Therefore, it must be the same for a young and immature spirit.
In the second paragraph above, the difficulties of a spirit who has been sent to a planet like ours, who has lived with civilized souls, in a community which follows the Divine Laws and adheres to the rules of love, peace, charity, and fraternity – are revealed. Imagine taking your adult self all the way back to first grade and being forced to interact with taunting, constant physical horse-play, and other infantile games. This is where we live.
Elevated spirits must descend to our world and wonder what the heck they have gotten themselves into. Sane alone in an insane crowd, they must experience momentary bouts of self-doubt and thoughts of escape.
Seek out those who are trying to teach sanity to a crazy world and listen. Hear the messages of love. Embrace the knowledge that we are on earth for a short time. We are living but one life in a sequence of many. That we are on earth for a reason; to help ourselves and others. Add your light to the dim flame of sanity and civilization, so more can be drawn to it. One day, when enough of us understand that we are immortal spirits with a plan, the world will become a better place.
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.
Baker, M. M. (2016, July 15). The Life of Jesus. Retrieved from The Life of Jesus: https://lifeofjesus.wordpress.com