EL BLOG DEL CENTRO VIRTUAL DE ESTUDIOS ESPIRITISTAS Y AFINES.
Este es el órgano oficial del Centro Virtual de Estudios Espiritistas y Afines "Manuel S. Porteiro", dedicado a promover temas y tópicos de estudios en nuestro Centro, así como difundir noticias y eventos de carácter espírita extraídos de los medios de prensa reconocidos como afines a nuestra línea de pensamiento, que es la misma que sustenta la Confederación Espírita Panamericana, a la cual nos adherimos.
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, 9 de diciembre de 2014
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER 2014
THE PROGRESSION OF THE WORLDS
A spirit communication
“Progress is a law of nature. All beings of Creation, be they
animated or not, have been submitted to this law through the bounty of God, Who
wishes everything to be exalted and to prosper.”
“Even actual destruction, which appears to Man to be the end of
everything, is only a means of reaching a more perfect state through
transformation, seeing that everything dies only to be reborn again, suffering
no consequences from the annihilation.”
“At the same time as living beings progress morally, so the worlds
in which they live progress materially.”
“If we were to accompany a world during its different phases, from
the first instant the atoms destined to its construction began to agglomerate,
we would see it travelling along on a constantly progressive scale, although
these steps would be imperceptible to each generation. It would offer its
inhabitants a more agreeable home as these generations passed, according to the
manner in which they themselves advanced along their pathway to progress.”
“Nothing in nature remains stationary. So we find that together with
Man, the animals who are his helpers, the vegetables, and the habitations are all
constantly marching along parallel to one another. How glorious this idea is
and so worthy of the grandeur of the Creator!”
“According to this law, the world has been in a materially and
morally inferior position to that which it finds itself today, and it will lift
itself up in both these aspects so as to reach a more elevated degree in the
Kardec’s Gospel according to Spiritism,
Ch. 3, Item 19, translated from the French by Janet Duncan)
ON SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE
by Yvonne C. Limoges
Seeing so much suffering, injustice, prejudice,
disease, violence and war all around the world is extremely disturbing.
However, knowing and truly believing in the knowledge of spiritual realities (which
explains that we are all spirits at different levels of moral and intellectual
development put here together to work and learn) provides me with a larger framework
to base my entire perspective regarding material life and its problems.
And, since we all progress, sooner or later,
throughout numerous lifetimes always towards goodness, this personally provides
me with a certain inner spiritual calmness and with great hope for the future, with
strong faith in the Creator and the Divine Laws.
WHEEL OF LIFE
Spirit Communication receivedbyJulie L. Harper
is circular within its progression, meaning that emotions osculate in a balance
throughout our fluid and ever changing world.
material world holds many challenges, but strength may be gained in knowing
universal laws, our spirit guides, and sympathetic spirits which offer support
in thought can encourage change in circumstance, as so within - so without.
BEST IS YET TO COME
Written Julie L. Harper
your heart and everything will fall into place.
amount of focus that you invest will influence the degree of return.
often results in improved circumstance even greater than one's intention due to
seconding efforts of the good spirits.
go and let God' so that you don't hinder the best to come.
Spirit Communication receivedby Julie L. Harper
are here among you, but many are too busy with mundane tasks to recognize our
presence or to hear our whispers.
becomes far more arduous than need be while you struggle [in life] without
asking for help from us the good spirits.
will be more beneficial to you and to others when you allow our assistance.
LIVING BY GOODNESS
Written Julie L. Harper
by goodness promotes a clear conscious and happier circumstance by the presence
of God’s love.
may occur when in flow with the Creator's goodness, since God's way is always
one of blessings.
LIFE ON EARTH
Communication by a protecting spirit
“Do not think, however, that in constantly urging you to pray and
meditate we wish you to lead the life of a mystic, or that you should maintain
yourselves outside the laws of the society in which you must reside. No. You
must dwell with the people of your time in the manner in which they live…”
“Virtue does not consist of having a severe and gloomy appearance,
or in repelling the pleasures that the human condition permits…Do nothing
without first thinking of God, so that this thought may come to purify and
sanctify your acts…”
“Be happy within the picture of human needs, but in this happiness
never allow a thought or an act which could offend God [go against the Divine
Laws], or cause a shadow to fall upon the face of those who love you…God is
love and He blesses all…”
Kardec’s Gospel according to Spiritism,
Ch. 17, Item 10, translated from the French by Janet Duncan)
TIME OF YEAR
Spirit communication by Alysia Pape
A reminder to
all during the holidays; remain kind, caring, compassionate, and open minded.
holidays have begun, this is a reminder from your loving guides to be the best
you can be.
If you become
upset, angry, or frustrated, remember to take some deep breaths and clear your
head. Let the good be heard in your thoughts, through your guides, and forget
the not-so-nice thoughts and ask for forgiveness.
We all forget
at times to be the best we can. Try and remember to act the same, if not
better, during the holidays.
It is a
difficult time and there are many distractions, which can pull you down and
have you acting not as you would like.
communication by Alysia Pape
during the holidays is very common.
People get sad
about many things, such as not having what they see about them and/or perhaps
the loss of something they once recently had. Not all of these things are or
could be material things.
A lot of
people wish they could get a lot of things during the holidays, which during
the rest of the year they do not have the excuse to get (which they really
cannot afford to do and most are material).
scientific fact winter brings less light to our days makes many even more
are certain things people might not be able to have: a partner, or a child, a
family that can cooperate together, these are more than just material. Also, a sense
of sharing happiness with a loved one during the holidays is something that
many are not able to have; be it a partner, child, a family. If someone has
recently lost [entered the spirit world] someone close to them, it remains
difficult for them to be happy when they remember the memories of past
very depressed for many reasons during this time of year. If you see one of
these people do not try to overdo it in trying to cheer them up. Perhaps remind
them of a few reasons they have to be happier than they are. Remind them of
what they still have, remind them of perhaps other family members or friends
who are alone that they could share the holidays with, and simply just give
them a happy thought if you do not know them at all.
The more joy
you spread, it will radiate out like sunshine bouncing off mirrors, from person
to person. Happy holidays!
OUR PHYSICAL BODY
Inspirationally received by Yvonne C.
We living on earth must make use of a material
body and its condition affects us tremendously in many ways. Therefore, we
should take good care of it as much as possible.
We promised to accomplish many things in
our lifetime prior to reincarnating. How can we fully accomplish these if we abuse this God-given instrument
permitted for our use?
We can enjoy what material life offers us
in moderation, but let us not fool ourselves or be in denial. What many do here
in the present may not seem harmful now, but may lead to dependencies, physical
and/or mental limitations, onset of diseases and the possibility of shortening
If not thinking of ourselves, what of our
loved ones who may suffer great heartache by our poor choices? If we need help,
we should get it!
WE REAP WHAT WE SOW
Written by Narciso Trevilatto
We always reap what we sow…our destinies
are always forged by ourselves…
Peace or violence has always depended on
AND THE FUTURE
Written by Amalia Domingo
find Godin charity andin living, and in trying to progress because in
reality there is onlyone:God gave life to nature by way of Hislove,and men should
love one another becauseattractionis a universal law…”
brotherhoodbecause without itcivilization
is amyth; but we havecomplete confidence in the future; and the morewe reflect the morewe convince ourselvesthat tomorrow will be splendid.”
“Yes, yes! The
future of humanity is an eternal smile!”
“Man is never an
orphan or disinherited. God is your Father! Progress, His glory! Life is
immortal! With those undying goodsno one canbe calledunhappy.”
is the stagnation of somepeople to theeternal
lifeof the worlds?
backwardness of a fewbeforethe
progress! Redemptionthrough work!”
“You...! You are thefuture of humanity!”
(An excerpt from
the freely distributed book entitled La
Luz de la Verdad or Light of the
Truth and published in Alicante, Spain - translated by Yvonne C.
NEED TO WAKE UP
Written by Narciso Trevilatto
The race for the
conquest of the material has occupied the minds of humanity and has drawn it
away from the principal values of life...
May blessings fall
upon us, clearing our thoughts and feelings…So be it!
ARE THE AFFLICTED”
Bless those suffering natural catastrophes,
war, violence, abuse, injustice, prejudice, hunger, and thirst around the
globe. Bless those who have illnesses, and live daily with physical, mental and/or
emotional limitations, and also those in agony and pain for any reason.
Bless those who miss loved ones who have
returned to the spirit world and let them be consoled. And, bless those who have returned!
May we all have strong faith because the Creator
is All Love and the Divine Laws are Perfect and Merciful; and these guarantee
that through our work and progress we eventually reap the reward we deserve of
May our spirit guides assist, inspire,
uphold and encourage us. Thank you God and bless us all!
Yvonne C. Limoges & SS of FL
This is our last newsletter of 2014. We send much spiritual
love, peace and blessings to all!