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.

jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2016







A SPIRITIST PERSPECTIVE

     Inspirationally received by
                            Yvonne Crespo Limoges

Especially during times of personal crisis and worldly turmoil, Spiritists should try to examine these circumstances by reflection from a basic spiritual perspective. 

As has been said many times by many people, we are ALL spirits living a human experience.  

We must remember we (as spirits incarnated on earth with a physical body, or as spirits in the spirit world) are ALL equal before the Creator, and not one of us is more important than another. In addition, we are ALL subject to the same perfect and natural Divine Laws.

We each have freewill to choose whatever pathway we want in our material lives, and we all either enjoy or suffer the consequences of our choices (individually and collectively).

All of us live together to learn from each other, many times in very painful ways. However, if we learn something, that is the most important thing for our own personal progress and for the progress of humanity as a whole.

Let us not forget, we have lived countless material existences!







In each one, all we can hope for is that we have not remained stationary in our moral and intellectual progress, but that we will have
made some effort to be a little more advanced upon leaving each material life, then when we first entered it.

Life is one continuous chain with our spirits living alternating lives in a material world, and also living in a spiritual world.

Spiritists should to take a long-term perspective view regarding the personal events in our lives as well as the worldly events that occur on our particular planet.

All life is CHANGE, and due to all of our imperfections, there are growing pains in this evolutionary process.

The pendulum of the different conflicting types of ideas and actions of human beings swing back and forth, until eventually there will be an intellectual, moral and spiritual equilibrium which provides for a higher and more advanced level of existence. It is a very, very slow process. However, one that will eventually provide for a more peaceful, fraternal and loving humanity. Let’s be hopeful!

OUR LEADERS

          Written by Yvonne Crespo Limoges

We are all morally responsible for the all the wrong we do, and all the good we could have done, but do not do throughout our lives.

As a human being, we are responsible for ourselves and how we affect others. Some people may have only a relatively small number of people they influence in their whole life.

However, those in important leadership roles…whose decisions affect people in the hundreds, thousands, or millions…and especially world leaders, even more so; the responsibility they morally assume is enormous.

Decisions made by these leaders can even have a tremendous impact for many generations to come.

Pray for your leaders no matter who they are.

Pray they listen to the inspiration of their morally superior spirit protectors (everyone has them) that want them to carry out their duties responsibly and make important decisions with rational thinking, compassion, fairness, and justice for the common good.

Those who abuse their positions of authority will pay dearly, by suffering greatly in either this lifetime or in future lives, for any wrong they commit. Unfortunately, the power that comes with important leadership positions tempt many to misuse it. However, in order for our world to progress, we do need people to become leaders…to promote ideas and inspire others, hopefully towards goodness!

May God bless all the leaders (in whatever capacity) in our world to help the people on our planet to the best of their ability for peace, charity and fraternal love!  

WHAT DO YOU FIND AT A SPIRITIST CENTER?
                                      Written by Sabrina

When you enter a Spiritist center, you do not become a medium unless your organism provides you already are one; you do not begin to see or hear spirits.

When you enter a Spiritist center, there is no message from the Superior Spirits that is directed exclusively to you. Neither will your disembodied family members send you messages telling you what you should or should not do with your life.

When you enter a Spiritist center, people will not tell you who you were or did in your past lives. If this information was needed you would remember it on your own. Just know that you reap today what you planted in other existences so that you can sow more wisdom and love today.

When you enter a Spiritist center, you do not receive the magical solution to solve your problems. Your pain will continue to exist; your losses, your hurt, your relationship difficulties or whatever you face in life.

When you enter a Spiritist center, you are definitely not saved. A place in heaven can never be bought…the idea of ​​heaven for Spiritism has nothing to do with angels playing a harp in the clouds, but only with a clear conscience of duties fulfilled.

The truth, which few understand or want to understand, is that when you begin to attend a Spiritist center absolutely nothing changes in your life. Believe it. Nothing at all.

Unless you make the decision to change, unless you realize that you need to make improvements in yourself; that you accept the invitation of inner and moral reform, everything will continue the same way it already was. No one can live our lives, or give us the steps that fit us. It is up to each of us to build our own happiness. This notion of individual responsibility, so little considered nowadays, is certainly one of the first lessons, among many others, that you will learn when you actually enter a Spiritist center.

(At http://letraespirita.blogspot.com.br/ translated from Portuguese into English by Yvonne C. Limoges)

DURING THE HOLIDAYS

           Inspirationally received by Alysia Pape

Being taught to turn the other cheek, and leading that way of life, especially during the holidays, please forget all hate. Forget all grudges, anger, prejudices, anything that blocks you from being a good person as much as one can. Even if this way of life is completely unfamiliar, or been forgotten, or is simply found to be unable to be done all year. During the holidays, when everyone generally gets together, try to forgive and forget.

See how much lighter the soul feels, how much weight is lifted? The spirit was being used to maintain a state of negative emotions. The soul is energy and if used in the correct way, more energy can be used for good thoughts, words, and deeds. All of which are passed on, through a ripple effect such as in a pool of water.

A kind act never goes to waste; once started it continues to be passed on to many others, be it direct and/or indirect actions. However, if there are not enough souls starting the ripple - happiness, love, joy and hope lose to the feelings of negative emotions.

Only worry about the responsibilities that are a necessity. Do not think about trivial distractions that lead away from good thoughts, words and deeds. The soul will then have more energy, positive spirits around them, pass on positive energies, and may even help improve one's aches and pains, as well as emotions and attitudes. 


TECHNOLOGY: SOME PROBLEMS  

                                  Written by Alysia Pape

With all the fabulous new technology, the world has come up with, like: cars that park themselves, stop from crashing, some even drive for you. There seems to be no balance or stopping point set for computer use doing as many things as possible, so we do not have to do very much of anything. A cellular phone is now a small computer that you can link your bank accounts to, pay all your bills automatically, then connect to your car so you can talk on the phone while driving. If you're really lucky you have 4 to 5 devices that can do all of these things and more.

Are we headed to the slow death of the thinking brain?  People no longer look or even talk to each other at restaurants. The entire place except for the cashier, maybe, will be eating with their face staring into their cell phone or tablet, or something computer-like.

There is a large group of people solely growing up intimately interconnected with computers. Some do not want to drive or learn how. They may not really know how to speak in direct conversational to others or they may feel a self-created anxiety due to insufficient human contact. Some will never know life other than through Google and Wikipedia.    

The goal of using all these devices is supposed to save time to do better things.  Then you see them and their “better things.” They watch football on their smart TV, play online 5 player shooting games, or squeeze in another computerized exercise session. Some will do good things like take on-line college classes and tutoring, learn another language, discover new knowledge, or learn new skills to improve their life. These are the things that people should be doing with all these devices. Please try not to be glued all day to any kind of personal computer device that seems to do everything for you. It prevents you from actually experiencing your own life.

And, when was the last time you visited your mother, father, your grandmother/father, who may not know the first thing about the new remote control they had to get, let alone their cell or smart phone? Did you talk and enjoy their company? Did you notice how they may have changed or need your help? Did you help them?

When was the last time you unplugged yourself from the device glued to your hand all night, while brushing your teeth, getting dressed, driving to work, on the desk at work, in your hands as you eat lunch, then while driving home, and in your face while you're eating dinner with your family, so you don't miss the notification “You have email” for the flash sale in one of your favorite stores?

When was the last time you remember being outside, or enjoyed looking at a natural beautiful anything…made by God (this includes people), however, not through high definition digital pixels?

MEANING OF CHRISTMAS

                        Written by Alysia Pape

Getting the most, biggest, best, newest – of material things, this happiness is not permanent. It seems now the holidays has become a grand day of who gets what for whom, and especially with Christmas, not about the actual teachings of Jesus.

If you cannot make the change all at once to focus more on the moral teachings, at least spend more time thinking about the gifts you give.

Sure, it might be nice to give your mother an emerald bracelet. However, maybe she really needs something more useful; something fixed or something she hasn’t had a chance to buy?

Also, making holiday decorations with your little ones instead of buying them, allows you to spend meaningful time making memories together. Maybe in time, those made as a family will be the ones fought over for their sentimental value when you have passed on. The ones made by and with family have been built on love and that will be reminisced upon. Create other family traditions that can always be cherished.

Even if you have a favorite person to whom you would buy anything for, maybe they would just simply enjoy, most of all, a visit and your company.   

Think first, and then give. It will be much more satisfying to know the person will truly cherish and be thankful of what they receive.

Above all, think about of the teachings of Jesus, for that is what the holiday was made for!

                               *******
We thank God for the many great souls from many nations, down through the ages, who have brought us enlightened teachings of forgiveness, compassion, love, charity, and peace! - Y.L.
PRAYER FOR ASSISTANCE

“Beloved Guardian Spirits, who God in His infinite mercy has permitted to assist mankind, be our protectors during all life's tests!”

“Give us the necessary strength, courage and resignation; inspire us towards all that is good, and restrain us from the downward incline to evil;
may your sweet influences fill our souls; make us feel that a devoted friend is by our side, who can see our suffering and who participates in all our joys.”

“And you, our Spirit Protector, never abandon us because we need all of your protection to be able to support with faith and love the tests that God has sent us.”                                           AMEN


(From the Prayer section of Kardec’s The Gospel according to Spiritism translated into English by Janet Duncan)

                             ****
 This is our last newsletter for year 2016.

We pray that the Spirits of Progress and Divine Love assigned to our planet spread their blessings and healing vibrations for compassion, reconciliation, inspiration towards goodness, charity, spiritual progress and efforts towards fraternity among all.  May their sacred blessings spread peace and love to all of humankind in the upcoming New Year!

                            May God bless all!
             Spiritist Society of Florida
                                  
********************************* 

Edited by Yvonne Crespo Limoges, Director

Spiritist Society of Florida
5042 22 Avenue North,

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

No hay comentarios:

Publicar un comentario