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.

martes, 10 de junio de 2014








MAY NEWSLETTER 2014

MOTHERS DAY DEDICATION

      A WOMAN IS ALWAYS A MOTHER!”

“In the material world, we are only able to see a very infinitesimal part of the true reality of things, so we call many feelings one can have, by the name of ‘love.’ ”

“Also, how many times the passions of earth are no more than painful expiations or, the settlement of old debts and terrible obsessions, in which almost always, the spirit is defeated during these trials.”

“It is usually the woman who ends up suffering the most because she is the most sensitive, passionate, forgives sooner, and it takes her longer to forget these situations. That is why I have no doubt in affirming that ‘women always are mothers’ because the women always feel love no matter what.”

“As a little girl, she is the mother of her dolls, as a young girl she is the mother to the flowers and the animals which she lovingly cares for, and when she loves a man, she is like his mother, because no matter how disagreeable he is, she always forgives him. Even when she recognizes his faults, she feels sorry for him and pardons him…” 
                                        Father Germain
                                        

(From the true life events of the spirit Father Germain received via mediumship, written down by Amalia Domingo Soler -translated from Spanish & published by my father Edgar Crespo - in the book - Memoirs of Father Germain – available on www.amazon.com.)



MEMORIAL DAY

           Written by Yvonne Crespo Limoges

On Memorial Day we commemorate the lives and memories of the soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Other countries do so as well.

At spirit sessions, we see and hear from these spirits that are in many types of conditions (that have been brought to us to communicate from the spirit world), from different conflicts and different countries from around the world. Some of these spirits are even from battles and wars that have occurred decades in the past.

Some spirits don’t know what has happened to them, and all they can perceive is that they are injured. Some ask us to tell them when they can go home to see their families. Others tell us they know their situation, and tell us they will go back to where the skirmish or battle occurred to help their (spirit) comrades still there, who are dazed and confused, and where time has stopped for them. Sometimes, spirits come to us in a group still following their commanding officer, who will usually be the one that will communicate. 

We evaluate each situation to determine what will make sense to them, in order to help them realize where they are, so they can move on to a better place in the spirit world. If they are too confused or upset, how wonderful that we as mediums can see they are lovingly taken away, mostly by spirits recognized by them as relatives to places where they can be healed.
 
Finally, many of these “soldier” spirits plead for the end of violence and war, insisting love and peace is the only way for humanity to permanently solve disputes.
CHANGE

   

     Spirit communication by Alysia Pape    

 

Every person has his or her own world that they live in: mentally, emotionally, and physically. Change in a person's world can upset the balance they have had in their life. Even though people know change happens, some are still afraid of it, such as from the death of a loved one, the loss of a home, or catastrophic event.


But, everyone should have faith. There is no reason to fear change. God knows what is best for everyone. Fear is a mind lost in, “what if?”
Everyone should keep under control panicked or worrisome thoughts.
Think back to a major change that has happened to you, how did everything turn out when all the dust settled?
Change is needed for numerous things! Like evolution, the fall and rise of civilizations, moral growth, spiritual growth (to name a very few examples) - all of these things either for a single soul, a small group, or en masse.

Even if not believed, change is mostly for the good. The effects of a “change event” might be very fast, take a small amount of time, or possibly take a lifetime.
God and the good spirits watch over everything and help us on our spiritual path, so have faith that whatever change has happened or might be happening now, is for the best.

 ROADS

             Written by Narciso Trevilatto

In the ultimate instance…in the very end…all roads lead us to LOVE.

MEDITATE
                            Written by Julie L. Harper

Connect to your internal essence by silencing the illusions of the outer world, and go within.

Time spent on spiritual nourishment holds great value far beyond material-world concerns.

Focus on your life-force connection where you will meet sublime sentiments of acceptance, love, and peace by aligning yourself with the Creator.

May we all maintain the practice of meditation to become personally and collectively centered in love and universal truths, for as within, so it is reflected outward.

One-by-one, we may very quietly but most powerfully better our lives and the world we live in.

 


SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT

Inspirationally received by Yvonne Crespo Limoges         
The Oxford on-line Dictionary defines meditation as:
“1) Think deeply or focus one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation to ponder; 2) think deeply; and; 3) plan mentally.”

Some people meditate to reach what they feel is a higher spiritual mental state. Some people go to beautiful places in nature to seek benefit of a contemplative experience. Some enjoy the loving and comforting companionship of animals. Some people obtain inner spiritual tranquility and harmony through quiet, sincere and mindful prayer. And, mediums can experience deep feelings of peace, solace and inner spiritual joy through thoughtful communications with their loving spirit guides, receiving serious messages of moral guidance, inspiration and consolation.

The most important thing to recognize is we have a psychic nature which needs spiritual nourishment for the soul to help fulfill its ultimate purpose – to evolve.

 
  LAW OF ATTRACTION

 

           Spirit communication by Alysia Pape
People tend to gravitate towards others that are involved with the same things they like. If two people tend to disagree on a lot of things, then they typically do not end up doing things together, and part ways.                                                              
It is exactly the same for the spirit world and the material world. Everything done, said, or thought, will attract the same kind of spirits.
If one likes to smoke, then spirits (in the spirit world) who smoked when here in the material world will hang around, urging one to smoke more or for longer. The same with anything – good or bad; eating, drinking, gambling, painting, writing, music (to be even more specific even the type of music).
As Spiritists, we know we should try to control our actions, words, and thoughts.
Granted there are times when some things will try to set you off into a bad mood. Someone may say a mean thing, but try to ignore what was said. Ask God to forgive them, as you must forgive them. Another example, a wife or husband might leave and divorce their partner, but do so in a malicious way. The other party should not fall into hate for their ex-partner, but forgive them and pray that they might change their ways. Ask God to forgive them as well.
There are many things in daily life that might set different people off into bad moods. No coffee, bad coffee, traffic in the morning or an afternoon commute to and from work, a vacation might be cancelled, a paper cut, or perhaps a cold.
Take some deep breaths, and ask: will getting mad, moody, or irate help this situation? No, it will not.
Not only will upset, mad or mischievous spirits be attracted to you, they may also perhaps keep bad feelings lingering longer than it would have been. It also could be passed on to those around you here in the material world; from you and from those spirits as well.


Prayer can help with moods by asking God and the good spirits to assist us to remain calm and help us forgive others.

God asks that as all of us go along, that we do the best we can in every way in all actions, words and thoughts.

Keep your mind on good thoughts and forgiveness; it is a much easier path to travel in life.

SPIRITUAL VIBRATIONS
“An evil thought produces a vibrationary current which causes an unpleasant impression. A good thought encompasses us with a very agreeable emanation. This is the reason for the different sensations which are experienced by the approaching of a friend or an enemy…”

(Excerpt from chapter 12 in The Gospel according to Spiritism, published by Allan Kardec, and translated from the French by Janet Duncan.)

A PRAYER FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK
                Written by Yvonne Crespo Limoges

Dear God, I am not well…

 

If whatever illness or illnesses I have be of a spiritual nature may any spirits involved be taken from my side if it be Your Will, and have mercy upon them. May they please forgive me if I have caused them any harm in this life or a past one.

 

If my illness or illnesses be of a physical nature, may I receive, if it be Your will, spiritual healing either to cure me and/or to ease my suffering.   


However, if I must suffer as a test or trial, and since I know that all suffering has a just cause, please help me to have the strength to sustain myself with strong faith and calm resignation, knowing that we are never given a heavier burden than we can handle. Please Bless me, and may my spirit guides uphold me!              AMEN
WHAT SPIRITISM OFFERS
                           
Inspirationally received by Yvonne Crespo Limoges

I am 59 years old now and have been speaking to others throughout my life about my beliefs since I was a young girl. No matter what religion or philosophy people profess to have, most believed in a few, if not most of the basic principles of Spiritism.

People believe, even more so now, in the reality of spirits, mediumship, spiritual healing, in some kind of afterlife, near death experiences, spirit obsession, and reincarnation; most because of the media. However, this is only about belief in the “phenomena.” However, what does it all mean?

Spiritism answers this question. It provides a detailed explanation about all the phenomena above with an all encompassing perspective and with a time-tested process on how to effectively work in this field with a set of ethical standards, and, which also reveals a rational moral philosophy that one can live by.

Clearer knowledge has consistently been forthcoming from the spirit world providing important information for humanity, like: where we come from; the purpose of material life; about the existence of our material and spiritual evolutionary path; and, that there exists a universal moral code that provides a guideline for us to progress.

Hopefully, more people in general, will now enter a new phase where they might focus more on what moral lessons the spirits are teaching …using good common sense and wise judgment.

Personal responsibility is one of the most important principles the spirits teach us. 

I have found some people that come and listen at Spiritist groups, and don’t return because they are uncomfortable with how responsible we all are in life. They now understand they should make some changes; but this can be very difficult. However, all humans are very imperfect! All we can do is try… 

And, God is All Love. The law of progress provides all will change, whether slower or faster, progressing each according to our own individual capabilities, effort and merit, throughout many lifetimes.      
WHEN VIOLENCE OCCURS IN FAMILIES

In the news, parents have murdered their own children. Could it be madness, obsessive spirit influences, and/or are they acting out hatred of enemies they knew in past lives? And, what of the (spirits) children whose lives were cut short? – Y.L.

“The parents do not create the spirit of the child; they do nothing more than supply the material wrapping, although it is their duty to help the intellectual and moral development of their child, in order to further its progress.”

“Those incarnated in the same family, especially as close relations, are as often as not congenial spirits linked by past [life] relationships, which express themselves during their earthly lives by their reciprocated affections.”

“But it can also happen that these people [other incarnated spirits] are complete strangers to each other, or they may be distant from each other, due to past aversions which while on Earth, are translated into mutual antagonisms…”

“The real family ties are not those of blood then, but those of mutual sympathy and the communion of ideas which hold spirits together, before, during and after their incarnations.”

“From this it follows that two people born of different parents may be more like brothers or sisters than if they were of the same blood. They can attract each other, search for each other and so feel happy together; whereas two blood brothers may be repelled by each other, as is frequently seen.”

“This moral problem is one that only Spiritism can resolve through the explanation of the plurality of existences [reincarnation].”

(Excerpt from Kardec’s The Gospel according to Spiritism, Ch. 14, translated from the French by Janet Duncan.)

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Edited by Yvonne Crespo Limoges, Director

Spiritist Society of Florida

5042 22 Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710
Website: www.spiritistsocietyfl.com

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