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.

lunes, 6 de octubre de 2014





SEPTEMBER 2014



ENCOUNTER WITH GOD

Lord, there were so many times that my eyes looked to the skies for answers. I watched the sorrows of the world and wondered where is Your justice, where is Your goodness, where is Your infinite love? Also, I wondered: What are You? Where do You live?

However, that day had arrived. It came, and we found each other. It was a particularly cold autumn night. I made ​​my visits at the hospital, observing the image of each patient for which I, as a physician, was responsible.

So I was surprised by the mother of one of my patients, who desperately was shouting my name.
Her son, who was seven at the time, had the continuous crisis of convulsions. His frail body affected by cancer, struggled on the stretcher.

After stabilizing him and considering my forty years in the area of ​​oncology, I knew that death would soon come to the frail boy.

Still, there occurred something unusual (perhaps because I remembered my grandson, healthy and happy) the tears began to flow from my eyes incessantly, and even trying very hard, I could not contain them.

I held the hand of that child, and with the support of the mother who now shared her tears with me, I felt his pulse becoming weaker and weaker, until it stopped completely.

I immediately started thinking about words of comfort to relieve the heart of the mother who just lost her son. But the big tears running down my face did not allow me to comfort anyone.
And how surprised I was when that lady, wiping her own tears, hugged me, and said, “Do not cry, doctor. God wanted my son to not suffer anymore.”

“God always acts in our favor,” continued the lady. “It is us, being selfish, that we often times are not able to see His mercy in everything around us, even when we suffer.”

Puzzled, I could not go along with the reasoning of that wise woman. How can we find mercy in suffering?

And she, as if reading my thoughts said, “God is like a parent who treats a sick child, allowing the taking of medicine, although bitter, but it will bring relief and cure for the sick body. God allows us to take the bitter medicine of suffering so that finally we heal our spirit of all evil, perhaps, which may still exist.”

In that simple answer that lady gave me, I found You.

At the table, he was not only the son of the woman so resigned. All the pains of the world, were there represented, which I also cried for.

Where I saw injustice and pain, she saw opportunity and regeneration. While I lost a patient to death, she gave up the life of a child. I saw the end; she a beginning.

God is revealed in all things. Let down our guard, our pride, our materialism, our selfishness to perceive it. In the green of the forests, in the singing of the birds, in suffering, in laughing and within us ... There He is!
Think about it!

(Website www.amorpazycaridad.com in issue dated 8/27/2014, author not listed, and translated into English by Yvonne Limoges)
LIFE LESSONS

                        Written by Yvonne C. Limoges

My 11 month old baby girl caught a cold and since I worked, my mother took her to the doctor. The doctor told my mother that if she was not better tomorrow, he wanted to see her right away.

She was not better, so my mother took her to the doctor again. I received a call from the doctor and he said, “Meet your mother with your baby at the hospital, there is something wrong.”

I left work and when I saw my daughter’s eyes, they were rolling back in her head. The nurses took her and told me to leave. I said, “I will not,   do what you must do.” And, they did.

After many tests, the diagnosis was Juvenile Diabetes - Type I. Her body stopped making insulin and she would need shots for the rest of her life. There was, and still is no cure.

As a Spiritist, I wondered what she had done in a past life. Immediately, my spirit guide, in that soft voice I was used to, said to me, “How do you know she did not ask for this?” Somehow this made me feel better.

One of the days my baby was in the hospital, a new baby was brought into the same room. I looked closely and noticed she had her eyes closed and was rubbing what looked like a small piece of fur all over her face. Then, her mother came into the room and calmly said to me, “She enjoys the feel of that fur, it comforts her. She is blind and deaf.” My heart sank at the thought of what type of life awaited that baby and mother.
 
As a mother at age 25 and being only human, how very sad I was when I first heard my daughter’s medical diagnosis, but oh how different I felt now, upon seeing this poor baby next to mine, who I felt would have a much more difficult life.   

TRIALS AND TESTS

              Written by Yvonne C. Limoges

God is all love and there is a just cause for all suffering.

Throughout these many years, we have heard from the spirits themselves from the afterlife, why they have suffered because of their actions when they were here in the material world. We have also have been grateful to those spirits that, with God’s permission, have provided us information as to some of the causes of why we ourselves are suffering, or have suffered, certain personal trials and tests in our own life.

Remember, God does not punish us; we have freewill and all our choices have consequences.

We reap what we sow (it is the natural law of cause and effect) and due to poor choices in this life and from past lives, we end up having to make amends. In addition, we accept tests (each according to our strengths) in order to motivate our spirits to progress further.    

We must try hard to accept our lot in life without complaining or murmuring because we know their Divine purpose – soul evolution, which involves removing all our imperfections.

And, we should undergo the trials and tests of life with as much acceptance and calm resignation as possible, no matter how long they last, if this particular existence is to be as beneficial as possible to us.

We chose prior to incarnating into this material life, what we would undergo and wanted to overcome towards our own upward advancement.      

God’s Divine Light and the good spirits love and guide us. 

So have faith and pray for courage and strength!
REVIEW: NEW TV SHOW

                            Written by Alysia Pape

On FOX TV on Ch. 13 Wednesday night at 9 PM there is a new show called The Red Band Society.
The show centers on a small boy in a coma named Charlie (who is the show’s narrator) and also the lives of five teenagers living in the hospital with him. One teenager has an enlarged heart and needs a heart transplant, two have cancer, one has cystic fibrosis, and another has an eating disorder.
Charlie tells us he can hear everything and tells us to “deal with it.” So far, whenever the teens go unconscious, flat line or go into surgery and are under anesthesia, they appear at the same place where Charlie “is.” In this place, Charlie can talk to them, ask them to do things for him when they return to the material world, and sometimes he helps them get through what they are going through.
The young patients go to school in the hospital, have to deal with different nurses and doctors, but most important of all (to them) is not dealing with their condition, while dealing with their condition. This sounds odd, but that is what it seems to me they do.  
They all have ways they use their conditions to abuse the hospital rules, but their conditions manage to get in the way at inconvenient times. The teens see the hospital as a kind of a prison setting that they want to escape from, except for the heart patient.
They all have negative ways of looking at what they have, at times in denial and with anger.
Yet, other times they all get together and help each other by accepting their conditions through laughter, individually or in a group. In the first show, they had a party for a teen that was going to have surgery done that could end up in losing one of his legs.
Sometimes, with the help of Charlie and their talks with him, who the teens call “coma boy,” they come to realize he makes some very good   points. Sometimes they do listen to the nurses that care, other times one teen will help or support another through one of their many issues, be it emotional, social, or medical.
In the second show, “coma boy” Charlie said, “Sometimes you don't need to walk in a person’s shoes to know how they feel, sometimes the best thing you can do is sit beside them.”
Being a soul with a lot of medical issues myself, and experiencing tons of doctor visits, blood tests, and a few hospital visits of my own, I can relate to the show on many levels, especially what Charlie said above.
I am glad that was said on TV, in that way, and in a kid’s words, so that almost anyone could understand what it means. Think about it. Practice it one day, if someone does actually want to open up to you. You don't have to say anything all you have to do is listen.
Most people give some sort of unwanted advice, reminders of what the doctors have said over and over, say what they thought I should do, or worse gave me the same lecture I have had over 100 times. Even though I know their heart was in the right place, they still were not sure what to do or not do, to help.
I really hope the show continues, because to me it provides a lot of really good advice for the sick and education for people that are not sick.
I also wish they can sustain the show for years, as there are numerous topics I believe they can cover. They use realistic feelings which can be sad or depressing, but it is also uplifting and funny as well, and provides the healing idea of hope
(Note: The spirits of these kids - during coma, under anesthesia and unconsciousness - are meeting in what we would call the “spirit world.” How wonderful that current media culture is teaching this important concept! – Y.L.)  
MANY LOVE US IN THE SPIRIT WORLD

 Comments and Translation by Yvonne C. Limoges

First I will summarize - at a mediumship session, a spirit communicates and reveals she was a young woman in her last three lives, and each time, in three different ways her life was saved by a man (the same soul) now a man named Ortiz in a present life. Also, in each of those same three life times, this woman died in others ways while still very young. Her spirit communicated to Amalia Domingo Soler the following:   

“The immense gratitude of my soul could not have any other demonstration upon the Earth but to love him [Ortiz]…I have never abandoned him upon understanding my true situation in the spirit world.”

“I murmured [from the spirit world] loving words in the ears of his sweet companion, so that she could love him as I would have loved him upon the earth. I lamented with him regarding his unfortunate father, I veiled the dreams of his small daughter, and I gave vigor to his weak body so that this flower could shine as within a lush garden in his melancholy existence...”

“The least one can do for his generous soul... is to love him, protect him, inspire him and never abandon him, neither in his hours of pain, or seconds of joy.”

“I go with him to the house of the beggar and have him love those in need, I provide him forgetfulness of offenses and compassion for criminals, and continually ask God to illuminate me to [help] make him be happy.”
                                                                                                                  “Maria”

Then, Amalia Domingo Soler (famous author and poet from Spain) commented on what the spirit of Maria stated above: 

“…Are there those in space [the spirit world] who love us? Undoubtedly someone loves us. But material sight fails to see the greatness of the infinite, and only sees human misery, the thinking soul feels a cold death before the horrible picture of a solitary home, where groans don’t find an echo, where body ailments are not understood or pitied…”

“Let’s try to do good deeds as our friend Ortiz did in his previous lives, so in space, we can have those who with our tears, cry, and with our smiles, smile. And over the centuries we have a family who loves us and then… then…We will live! Meanwhile, work on our progress to be loved in the world we inhabit and in infinity.”   
                                Amalia Domingo Soler

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Therefore, you can believe that just as with this man Ortiz, we have had many past lives and among them we have done many kindnesses   (even possibly saved a life) to so many people.  So, we can assume there are many spirits in the spirit world who are grateful, and have wonderful memories of us and love us very much! Reach out with heartfelt thoughts and feelings to these when you pray, during times of loneliness, and you will see that you will feel much better afterwards.

God is everywhere and sends Love to all; but there also are many spirits (although we cannot see them) who remember us, wish us well, care what happens to us and watch over us with their great love and devotion.  -  Yvonne C. Limoges

(Excerpts taken from - Chapter IX, Memories of a Friend, from the book in Spanish La Luz de Espiritu [The Light of the Spirit] a collection of writings by Amalia Domingo Soler. Printed and distributed freely in Spain by the Spiritist Center “La Luz del Camino” in Alicante, Spain.)

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Edited by Yvonne Crespo Limoges, Director

Spiritist Society of Florida
5042 22 Ave. North

St. Petersburg, Florida 33710                             Website: www.spiritistsocietyfl.com

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