UNA ACLARACIÓN MUY OPORTUNA

Ponemos en el conocimiento de nuestros amables lectores que todo el material que ofrecemos como posts en este blog ha sido extraído de la obra LOS FUNDAMENTOS DEL ESPIRITISMO, previa autorización de su autor nuestro distinguido amigo Prof. Jon Aizpurua.

No nos atreveríamos a divulgar este precioso e invaluable material doctrinario y de divulgación de la cultura espírita si no tuviésemos de antemano la autorización expresa de su autor, de lo contario incurriríamos en el plagio, actitud que nos despierta repugancia tan sólo con mencionar el término.

Hemos escogido esta obra, LOS FUNDAMENTOS DEL
ESPIRITISMO, porque estamos seguros que ella constituye la exposición más actualizada de los postulados doctrinarios expresados por el Codificador Allan Kardec, enmarcados en nuevo contexto paradigamático; el vigente en estos tiempos que corren.

En LOS FUNDAMENTOS DEL ESPIRITISMO el autor reinvidica el verdadero carácter de la Doctrina Espírita, como un sistema de pensamiento laico, racionalista, e iconoclasta, alejado de todo misticismo religioso, tal como fue codificada la Doctrina por el Maestro Allan Kardec en el siglo diecinueve.

Esta obra es eminentemente didáctica, porque está escrita en un estilo ágil y ameno, sin que por ello pierda consistencia en su brillante exposición de ideas, llegando a toda clase de público lector, desde el estudioso del Espiritismo hasta aquellas personas que se encuentran en la búsqueda de una filosofía racional que les ayude a pensar al mundo y a sí mismos.

René Dayre Abella
Nos adherimos a los postulados doctrinarios sustentados por la Confederación Espiritista Panamericana, que muestran a la Doctrina Espírita como un sistema de pensamiento filosófico laico, racionalista e iconoclasta. Alejado de todo misticismo religioso. Apoyamos la Carta de Puerto Rico, emanada del XIX Congreso de la CEPA en el pasado año 2008.

domingo, 2 de marzo de 2014




FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 2014


PRAYERS

Inspirationally received by Julie L. Harper

Our thoughts, prayers, and love are not bound to earthly life. We coexist with the spirit world all around us and are connected by universal communication through thought.

Thoughts or prayers when powered or projected by strong emotion, strengthens conviction. In other words, all of our thoughts with fervor are projected into the spirit world and are heard by each intended recipient, if permitted.

Sympathetic, or congenial spirits, return love, support, and consolation, through assistance, seconding our intent, occurring by consent of God's Will and the Divine Law.

Our thoughts and prayers may also be “heard” by nearby spirits about us, and they may also receive understanding by our emanating emotions.

The spirit world is governed by the spiritual law of attraction, so we must guard our thoughts and feelings as to not project and draw unwanted influences.

We are never alone, and we may be comforted in knowing that our prayers are heard and appropriately supported by the spirit world because of God's blessings of love and justice.

May each of us recognize that life is the embodiment of eternal blessings, so let us not forget our prayers of gratitude.

SUICIDE
                       
                      Written by Yvonne Limoges

According to the Center of Disease Control www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/
suicide has increased.

In my personal opinion, I believe overall, our way of life has become too hectic. This, with life in general being difficult and stressful, can cause great desperation among so many.

Here in the US, suffering are: those who work too much; those who are desperate to find work; those who work but just barely make ends meet; there are people who are homeless; those who do not have enough to eat every day; young people under the stresses of growing up and dealing with school plus other issues; those suffering domestic, sexual and/or child abuse; many sick soldiers are  returning from a war environment; and many who suffer all kinds of disabilities and diseases which also include drug addiction.

Mental health is as equally important as physical health. People need to be able to feel less of a stigma in seeking help for it.

In general, so many people suffer a basic lack of both physical and mental health care, especially due to cost and the lack of availability of places of treatment.

I believe society has a long way to go in providing relief and dealing with these public health issues that affect ALL of us in one form or another.
  SUICIDE – A SPIRITIST VIEWPOINT

   Inspirationally received by Yvonne Limoges

The last thing a person should do is put an end to their material life because it defeats the primary purpose of progressing intellectually and morally, and from evolving. The spirit requires merit in the material life aimed towards its perfection.

Life is sacred and God-given. That is why the instinct of survival is the strongest one mankind has.

There are those that commit suicide with more of a purposeful intent, and then there are those that are sick with mental illness (typically not knowing what they do). The former are much more responsible for their actions. In addition, there are some people who drive others towards suicide.

All of these will be held accountable for the life they have cut short, with their most intimate intent and circumstances measured perfectly by the Divine Law. They all will have to begin again, in another material lifetime, in a manner appropriate to them, undergoing again the same trials and tests.

The Creator is everywhere and loves us all; and with our spirit guides, they always try to assist us in supporting the trials and tests of life, but it is mankind that turns away from both.

Hopelessness and desperation take over many. Some who suffer have no belief or faith. Some are very materialistic, and therefore, when they find their life intolerable for whatever reason, seek its ending.

What a surprise when finding they still exist in the spirit world; some still feeling the same sufferings, haunted by images created by their own thoughts. Many will be disoriented in the spirit world for having taken matters into their own hands.

However, God and His Mercy, and the good spirits, never abandon any souls in suffering. Pray for them!   


(Note: this article does not address those who may be terminally ill and/or are in a similar situation.)

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HURT US

     Inspirationally received by Yvonne Limoges

We may have encountered people in our lives that seemed to have hurt us to our very core.

And, that hurt may run so deep that it can consume us. It can cause harm to our behavior in a way that inappropriately affects how we carry on our daily life and how we interact with the people around us that we love.

It may be because we are still experiencing feelings of abandonment, disappointment, and/or despair due to that person(s).

However, we are the only ones who have control over how long we will let that person or persons have a destructive power over us and our lives.

In the end, we must strive to overcome that which is affecting us and preventing us from getting on with our life. Doing this is more beneficial for our soul and more productive for our life and its true purpose.

We need to try and let go of negative emotions…

Each person is responsible for their own actions and if a person has wronged us, they will be held accountable eventually due to the law of cause and effect. We should feel sorry for them, and even go another step further, by finally forgiving them… for Jesus taught us to “love our enemies.”

Each lifetime is full of a series of opportunities to learn, so we can become strong.

Therefore, we must take advantage of them with courage, determination and with love, OR when we return to the spirit world we will discover that we will have still suffered, but without advancing as much as we wanted to, in an existence we ourselves had requested to undergo.
SPIRIT COMMUNICATION – No. 1
A Spirit that was a victim of boredom - A spirit asked to be prayed for at a spirit session in Bordeaux, France in 1862.
Q. What has induced you to ask for prayers?      A. I am weary of wandering without an aim.

Q. Have you been long in this situation?
A. About four hundred and eighty years.

Q. What did you do upon the earth?
A. Nothing good.

Q. What is your position among spirits?
A. I am among those who are the victims of ennui [boredom].

Q. But this does not constitute a category.
A. Everything among us constitutes a category. Every sensation meets with its similars, and this sympathy brings us together.

A. What could have caused you the eternal ennui of which you complain?
Q. The consequences of an anterior existence. Ennui is the child of idleness. I knew not how to employ the long succession of years I had formerly passed upon the earth; and the consequences of my inactivity still follow me in the spirit world.

The medium’s spirit guide relayed the following comment: “…He is one of the lazy bones of the spirit world, as he was in the world of men. We have brought him to you, that you may try to draw him out of the apathy which is really a state of suffering, and one which is often still more painful than a sharper pain, for it may be prolonged indefinitely…”

“The spirits who seek a terrestrial existence only as an amusement and to break the monotony of their spirit life are, for the most part of this category; they go back into earthly life without any fixed determination to cultivate goodness, and they have therefore to begin life, over and over again, until at length, they feel a sincere desire to advance.” 
SPIRIT COMMUNICATION – No. 2
Our duties upon the earth:

“Man was created for activity; mental activity is the essence of his nature; bodily activity is necessary to his well-being. Work, therefore, incessantly; fulfill all your duties with zeal and perseverance, and let your faith sustain you in everything that you have to do.”

“He who conscientiously accomplishes the most modest task, even though it be classified as the lowest and meanest [humblest] according to your social fictions, is a hundredfold nobler, in the sight of the Almighty, than he who leaves to others the work which is incumbent on himself.”

“Duties are the rungs of the ladder by which we ascend to the supreme degree. Be careful to miss none of them; and remember that you are always surrounded by friends [in the spirit world] who hold out a helping hand to those who put their trust in the Almighty.”
                                                  “Monod”
            Formerly an eminent Protestant Pastor of Paris 

(The two spirit communications are from Part 2 of Chapter VII from Kardec’s book Heaven and Hell and translated from the French by Anna Blackwell.)

DON’T FORGET!
                             A Spirit Communication
                                                                    “…Remember, during your exile here on Earth, you have a mission to fulfill that you do not even suspect; be it dedicating yourself to your family or fulfilling the various obligations bestowed upon you by God…”
                                                                                 (From Kardec’s the Gospel According to Spiritism in Chapter 5 and translated from the French by Janet Duncan.)
A FAST PACED LIFE

       Inspirationally received by Alysia Pape                                                

It seems to me people run around in a fast pace.
People seem to overreach to handle what they need to do, in one average day.

I watch people doing their errands, and they do rude and sometimes thoughtless things to accomplish whatever it is they think they have to do.

Some drive dangerously fast and irresponsible to get to their destinations. Some become so stressed that they get into fights over a parking space, or do not stop in the slightest, at stop signs or stop lights. Some will even drive through a red light, after they know the red light camera has taken their picture at the intersection!
After watching some of these people, not only do they appear very stressed, but underneath they seem unhappy, sad, depressed; perhaps even look confused and lost. I believe many people today overfill their plates, in order to avoid things they should be paying attention to, or to mask feeling anything.
People seem to have replaced patience, kindness, understanding and being polite, with mistrust, hate, aggression and selfishness.
People need reminders. Open the door for someone, let someone with fewer items go ahead of you in the checkout line, leave early enough to make it there without cutting off every other person and running red lights. So be one of those to set examples.
Also, it is important to feel, no matter what the feeling might be, not even to be saved from pain. If blocked off, there can be no joy. Don't hide, burdened and blinded with stress.
Stop, take a deep breath, and look around. There are many things you are missing.
 ME”       
                             Written by Jim Settles                                                                                                               
Oh what magic, lies just beyond
That special night, as sleep came on.
That misty veil, fluorescent white,
Illumed my way to wondrous sights.
Before I stirred and began to wake
Something happened, especially great.
I must remember, can’t recall,
Dawn now crawled upon my wall,
I began to feel my memory slide
My body felt so good inside.
Then all of a sudden I began to see
The “I” magnificence, radiant “ME.”

THE WORLD

                 Written by Narciso Trevilatto

We hope the world will get better… yet we do not improve ourselves.

Change must become evident within us first.
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Edited by Yvonne Crespo Limoges, Director              E-mail: ylimoges@aol.com                                           
Spiritist Society of Florida                                       5042 22 Avenue North,                                                        St. Petersburg, Florida 33710                             Website: www.spiritistsocietyfl.com

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