NURTURE YOUR INNER RESOURCES
by Yvonne Crespo Limoges
During these frustrating, distressing (and for far too many) very desperate times, when external resources like food, shelter, employment, monetary funds, etc. are scarce and/or disappear, that is when one must seek support and sustenance from one’s inner spiritual resources.
It is to draw from within the soul the moral courage and strong willpower to help oneself (and for those in your care) to seek assistance and the means to survive the difficult circumstances of life.
God helps those who help themselves, and no one is given a heavier load than they can handle.
Therefore, one must have strong faith knowing that suffering has a just cause, that it helps one to learn and progress, that they are of a temporary nature in the long scheme of things (since our soul is eternal) and the use of inner spiritual resources helps one so as not to despair, to be resilient and to endure steadfastly with resignation whatever is necessary - with faith and hope from within one’s heart.
If all that supports a person are solely material things and if these are taken away, or if life hits one unexpectedly with something that impacts the
heart and soul (like the death of a close family member or friend), or by some other emotional event or a traumatic crisis occurs in their lives – spiritual resources are all they have left to sustain themselves.
This also applies to the ability to sustain oneself during the daily drudgery as well as the ups and downs of everyday life.
If one has not developed strong inner resources, that is when anxiety, depression, desperation can seep within the soul, and unfortunately for too many, suicide can appear to be the only way out.
That is why it is so important to constantly develop and nurture our inner spiritual resources.
By following: the inner voice of conscience; by fervent and sincere prayer; meditation; reading inspirational material; contemplating the spiritual realities of life; enjoying Nature’s beauty; taking the time to relax and still a busy mind; confiding in understanding receptive family, friends or spiritual advisors; and, being in communion with one’s spirit protector can provide spiritual beings with needed ongoing inner nourishment.
The stronger your inner resources, the easier you will be able to weather the struggles, tribulations, tests and missions of life.
Having a more calm and peaceful soul can allow one to much better support material life.
CHANGE AND TIME
by Alysia Mikesell
Life is change. Change is a constant factor of existence. The body and soul are always going through states of change, never the same from moment to moment. The body grows slowly and eventually dies. The soul has to undergo constant situations in which it can learn and grow to become better, in a vast number of ways, through reincarnation.
It takes everyone different amounts of time to reach different levels of knowledge, spirituality, and morality. It is always up to each spirit how long it takes to reach the next level. What takes a couple life times to learn for some, takes others far more life times, but there is always another chance for each soul to learn what they need to learn.
When looking at the world around keep all of the above in mind. Some souls may not show as much compassion, humility, generosity, and forgiveness as others. Perhaps, everyone may want things to change right now or soon, but it takes time for lessons to be learned. Remember that sometimes the only way to learn is by experience, for how does one learn the meaning of something they do not understand?
Spiritists know already that when some changes happen, it is meant to happen (freewill and law of cause and effect). Spiritists also know that everything done or not done, when the change occurs, matters more so then the actual change itself. There can be a smooth transition or there can be kicking and screaming all the way through, which one is always up to each person. These are the important things to remember about all changes that happen, be it personal to global.
For all those that have done everything and there is nothing else that can be done, there is always prayer. God only ever asks that we try our very best through each and every moment, if not, there's always another chance to get it right.
However, there is never a moment we go through alone. Our loved ones and spirit guides are always there helping us.
Sometimes, all of life’s demands, distractions, and changes lead us away from thoughts of prayer.
Pray for those who seem to be having a harder time through things than everyone else. Pray for the world to get through difficult times can also help things.
Remember, that our guides and loved ones are waiting for us to ask for their help, through even the most devastating and constant changes!
LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE
Spirit communication by Gina Dougherty
We are all stressed out at times but the more we read, learn and practice… the more we will face material challenges with ease.
Important aspects of life are those you cannot touch; like the happiness of your child, the good memories of your life. Wouldn't it be better to carry and take those happy memories with you?
You cannot take material objects with you [to the spirit world].
Who would want to keep with them memories of jealousy, sadness, fear or hate?
Create memories you want to keep with you, and focus on what is truly important in your existence.
Remember always this one life is simply a small fraction of your time [as a spirit].
Inspirationally Received by Julie L. Harper
Let us never close our hearts even in the company of difficult people. We can prayerfully request spiritual strength and protective assistance within any disharmonious situations. Prayers are heard and the good spirits draw close to strengthen and support well-intentioned needs. All people possess the inner strength that can remain unaffected by others by choice of reaction.
Keep an open heart. There are already chronic problems, especially in these difficult times with many people who hold closed hearts due to ill-gotten perceptions, trauma, or a myriad of other circumstances. The greatest help that we can be is to maintain an open heart of compassion and love that leads by example. Teach love.
Spirit Communication by Julie L. Harper
Like an ancient column, stay upright and strong, regardless if things seem to be crumbling around you. You are all stronger than you know, and you can realize the magnitude of this when turning inward toward your faith of supportive spiritual truths.
FAITH IN THE DIVINE LAWS
Spirit Communication by Julie L. Harper
May you always have more faith than fear in knowing that every occurrence is allowed to enable betterment by the Creator.
By Narciso Trevilatto
There will be peace in the world, when we have the teachings of Jesus in our minds and hearts…!
By Julie L. Harper
We all possess ego and we are all individually different by our propensities, experiences, and abilities. Our egos strive for recognition as unique, special, and separate from all others.
Yet, let us not allow our egos to dominate over the truth of what we should aspire to - loving human beings.
The physical body as our spirit's vessel is to be healthily cared but its appearance is superficial just as are possessions owned and personal status.
Greater benefit within one's life occurs when attention is placed upon quietening the ego, to rise above toward what is most meaningful, reaching our higher spiritual potentials.
A WONDERFUL BREAKTHROUGH!
Written by Yvonne Crespo Limoges
The Food and Drug Administration will be evaluating COVID-19 vaccines submitted by drug companies that have shown a high level of effectiveness. The speed at which these vaccines have been developed is unprecedented.
Emergency authorization are being requested so the vaccine can be used for medical workers and others at high risk. It appears vaccines would not be available to the general public until sometime in 2021. They cannot be ready soon enough!
Science workers through inspiration, hard work and dedication have brought us some HOPE…
A SPIRITIST CLASSIC
Written by Yvonne Crespo Limoges
Grand Dame of Spiritism
Amalia Domingo Soler
I have translated and copyrighted all 42 stories by Ms. Soler from Spain, obtained from her magazine Luz del Porvenir [Light of the Future) that were compiled into chapters for a Spanish book entitled - Hechos que Prueban in Spanish. I have entitled my English translation as:
Acts that Prove –
Causes of Human Suffering
From the Perspective of Reincarnation
I am currently exploring my publishing options and hope to have it out soon in 2021.
In the book, Ms. Soler asks the spirits why certain people have terrible experiences in their lives of which no reason can be found in their present life. Father Germain, the spirit guide of her works (his life story was dictated to Ms. Soler and translated into English by Edgar Crespo - Memoirs of Father Germain) responds to many of her questions via the unconscious medium Eudaldo at the Spiritist Center she attended, but it appears some anonymous others do as well. Their responses are frank and very enlightening.
THIS AND THAT By Yvonne C. Limoges
Die alone, never! Those who think some people are dying alone of COVID without seeing their relatives most likely have already said their “goodbyes” in the spirit world (the spirit’s relatives visiting the sick while their bodies slept); besides spirit guides are with those who are sick, especially as they prepare for their return home!
TV Program – On Grey’s Anatomy, a patient sick with COVID is shown dropping in and out of consciousness, during these times she sees her deceased husband. And, he says he will wait for her. Yes, our spirit can visit those whom we love who have already made their transition during sleep and/or sickness. So wonderful this is shown for the masses to think about!
We have so many about us who love us! – As I walked into the room, I immediately saw very clearly a short elderly woman with her arms wrapped around my son’s friend. It was a spirit. She then caressed the top of his head and said to me, “I am his Grandmother and I love him very much. I am always with him.” I felt powerful energy filled with so much love radiating from her. I relayed what I saw to him and he smiled; he knew my belief system. Later on, my son told me, he said he was very close to his Grandma who always took care of him when he was young. Never doubt we have so many who love us!
This our last newsletter for 2020. Sending our fraternal love & wishing all a healthy, peaceful holiday & a safer New Year! God bless all!
Edited by Yvonne Crespo Limoges, Director
Spiritist Society of Florida
5042 22 Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710Website: www.spiritistsocietyfl.com