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.

viernes, 3 de junio de 2016





MAY NEWSLETTER 2016


MEMORIAL DAY

  Spirit communication received by Alysia Pape

Even though Memorial Day has passed, if you did not take time to think about the fallen soldiers, you can always pray for them at any time. There are still lost soldiers all over the world, from all periods of war, still stuck in war, because they do not know they are in the spirit world. They haven't left the battle field or their posts, please pray for them to find peace, an end to their very long fight and God.
Do not forget to pray for the current wars to end, to pray for the families of the fallen soldiers, and for peace and harmony in your own home and life. To have peace on this planet you must first have peace within yourself, start there and let it spread to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and enemies.
Peace can be achieved on Earth, but it has to begin somewhere.

MOTHERS DAY

                   Written by Yvonne C. Limoges

May all have the moral and physical strength plus the material necessities to support their special mission of raising the next generation. May they teach them to be good, and be pure of heart…!
                             
 GOD BLESS ALL WOMEN!

GLOBAL CIVILITY MONTH

            Written by Yvonne Crespo Limoges

Several years ago, the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) declared May a month to bring more awareness to civility in the world. Definition of CIVILITY: Courtesy and politeness in behavior and speech.

Let’s try to be more aware of our personal behavior not just in this month, for how we as human beings communicate with each other is extremely important to try and promote harmony and peace in our world.  

Our body language, our facial expressions, the tone and volume of our voice, the type of words we choose to use and the manner in which we convey our thoughts and ideas truly matters.

I always remember that old saying, “You get more with sugar than with vinegar;” being nice, calm and polite rather than stern, agitated, loud or hostile, one can receive improved results from people when in communication with them.

We could use more civility in many areas of life:
between parents and children, between family members, between strangers we happen to encounter, also at work, public discourse and between drivers out on the road!

Civility is needed everywhere….!

PLURALITY OF WORLDS
                    Written Jon Aizpurua                                
(University professor, author, clinical psychologist, economist, producer and radio broadcaster)
  “In the early stages, when Kardec (in the 1850s) established the foundations of the Spiritist Doctrine, included within its basic principles was the existence of life and intelligence beyond the earth. Logical arguments in favor of this thesis, derived from a coherent rational deduction, were amply corroborated by information provided by responses from the spirit world. Among the studious Spiritists that collaborated with Allan Kardec there was the famous French astronomer CAMILLE FLAMMARION who published various works about this topic; one among them would reach wide circulation entitled Plurality of Inhabited Worlds first published in 1862. In modern times, the American Pulitzer Prize winning author, advisor to NASA and eminent scientist of astronomy, CARL SAGAN (1934-1996), wrote profusely about and greatly promoted the search for intelligent life outside of our world.”                                                                                                                                      
“Life is not an accident, a coincidence or an exceptional event produced on earth as a result of a combination of organic elements preceded by an infinite sequence of trials and errors. No; life obeys a cosmic plan and it is a universal constant. We are not alone in the universe. Our planet is not the only one inhabited by intelligent beings.”                                                                                                                                              

“It should be taken into account that the astronomical dimensions, mathematical figures, and statistical calculations demonstrate the improbability of the earth being the only one with life. Our planet does not possess any particular privilege within the universe. It is just one more planet within a particular solar system that is part of a galaxy, the Milky Way, in which there are well over 200,000 billion suns. Recent technology has already allowed us to discover planetary systems outside our own. It has been demonstrated that in the area of the universe that we have observed there are more nebulas of amazing magnitudes than stars within our own Milky Way galaxy! Could we be the only living beings within a cosmos of such proportions? Only the anthropocentric prejudices, similar to the old geocentric prejudices, could allow humans to believe that WE are the geographic, biologic and spiritual center of the Universe.”                                                                                                

“Spiritism teaches that the diverse worlds that constitute space are differentiated in their physical formation and structure as well as in the level of the progression of its inhabitants. In relation to the inhabitants on earth, some are more advanced and others more inferior. Spirits, at their starting point being one of simplicity and ignorance, reincarnate into different worlds, fulfilling their evolutionary cycles in each one, as needed. The spirits that have been reincarnating on our planet are not eternally tied to it, and will pass on to others more advanced as they reach the appropriate levels of progress. In the same manner, spirits inhabiting more morally, socially and intellectually advanced worlds may reincarnate on Earth to contribute to its progress fulfilling noble missions based on Truth and Love.”  
                                                                                                    “Plurality of existences within the plurality of inhabited worlds is a basic thesis of Spiritism that gives us a global comprehension of the cosmic and spiritual process of evolution.”



(Excerpt from the book, Fundamentals of Spiritism – The Soul, The Afterlife, Psychic Abilities, Mediumship, and Reincarnation and How These Influence Our Lives published in 2013 by the above author. It’s available on www.amazon.com.
 I was involved in translating this book with others, and I did the final editing. I highly recommend it, especially for the serious student of the Doctrine. I consider it the most modern book on Spiritism to date. –Yvonne C. Limoges)
NASA – NEW DISCOVERIES

               Written by Yvonne C. Limoges

How fascinating; things we had no idea actually EXISTED have been discovered due the advancement of mankind’s technology.

Humans thought there were no microbes until there were microscopes, and no other planets than our Earth until powerful telescopes.

Now there has been the largest finding of planets all at one time located by the Kepler mission – 1,284 Planets!
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasas-kepler-mission-announces-largest-collection-of-planets-ever-discovered Over 4,000 planets so far have been found...!

More planets have been found in the inhabitable so-called “Goldilocks Zone” and even water was recently detected on Mars; ever more previously unimaginable discoveries!

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So many on our planet (from scientists to regular folks) know that we can feel, hear, see and communicate with the spirits of our loved ones who are no longer physically living in our material world.

Just because some people cannot experience these things or don’t recognize the signs when they experience them or don’t want to believe even when they do experience them…does not mean spirits do NOT exist.

Humans have the ability, some more than others, for mediumship. Some scientists are studying this faculty. Some are using technology. The scientific search for “the soul,” or survival of “consciousness” after physical death continues.

We have made many discoveries in outer space, more study of inner space awaits!
MY HUSBAND NEEDED “PROOF”
   
                     Written by Yvonne C. Limoges

I have been a widow going on 12 years now.
My husband died of cancer in 2004.

I was raised as a Spiritist and already was a longtime medium when I met him.

I knew he was of course skeptical about all of what I believed and did as a medium, until, he finally attended a spirit session (my father was there and still physically alive).

One of the mediums (a stranger to my husband) at our group directed her eyes to him, and told him she saw “a man with a shirt covered in blood” and that “he had been shot accidentally” and she mentioned “police” with other details. She said, “this was your friend.”  

My husband was amazed. He confirmed it was his partner (they were policemen and rode together) and he was also a good friend. His partner got shot and died in his arms, during what my husband called a “domestic dispute” call - about 16 years earlier from that day’s spirit session.

My husband had grown up and lived many years on the west coast of Florida, and I on the east coast. He said he had never mentioned this incident to anyone since he had moved to our coast.

His “partner” in the spirit world would finally realize where he truly was, and then periodically communicated messages for my husband.

I believe the spirits knew my husband (raised Catholic) needed something he would consider “proof” of spirits and mediumship for him – especially being the suspicious kind of person he was - and he received it. In addition, I was very glad he came to learn about his dear friend and his condition.
 
PATIENCE

Communication from a “Friendly Spirit”
                                (Havre, France - 1862)


“Pain is a blessing sent by God to all His elected; so when you suffer do not allow yourself to become afflicted; rather bless the Omnipotent, who through the pain of this world, has chosen you to receive glory in Heaven.”

“Be patient, because this is also a charity; everyone should practice the law of charity as taught by Christ, who is God's Envoy.”

“Charity given to the poor in the form of alms is the easiest of all. However, there is another kind of charity which is much more laborious and so consequently offers higher merit. That is to forgive all those placed in your pathway by God [in accordance with the Divine Laws] to act as instruments for your suffering and to test your patience.”

“We know full well that life is difficult, being composed of so many apparently useless, insignificant and valueless things which act as repeated pinpricks, and end up hurting us. However, if on the one hand we observe with care the duties imposed upon us, and on the other, recognize the consolations and compensations received, then we must admit that the blessings are far more numerous than the pains.”

“When our eyes are raised up to Heaven our burdens appear to be less heavy than when our brow is bowed down to the earth.”

“Courage, my friends! Christ is your model. He suffered far more than any of you and had nothing to offer penitence for, whereas we must atone for our past and thereby fortify ourselves for the future. So be patient…!”

(Excerpt from Janet Duncan’s French translation of Kardec’s book The Gospel according to Spiritism)
THOSE IN SUFFERING

        Spirit communication received by Alysia Pape

To those of you who are sick, with disease or disabilities, fear not that God has abandoned you.
God has blessed you! You suffer more than the person without these troubles, and if you suffer well, you will be highly rewarded upon returning to the spirit world!
There is an end to the pains of your current state, do not fear that you are alone.
The sick and suffering of this world are always given what they need. It may not be what the person wants, but what is NEEDED.
God never gives a heavier load than what one soul can carry.
You must have faith in your heart and keep a positive outlook. Pray to God and the good spirits for strength, courage, resignation and uplifting thoughts.
Remember you are never alone. God is always with you as well as your spirit guides.

A PRAYER       Written by Yvonne C. Limoges

Lord, we falter at times, and our hearts grow heavy and we feel Life’s burdens so unbearable.

May God’s Divine Light shine upon us bringing to us inner strength, fervent faith and mental clarity…so we may proceed fearless before the heavy loads we chose to carry in this lifetime, and, to feel sufficiently sustained and capable of overcoming whatever we may encounter… AMEN

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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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