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.

sábado, 25 de marzo de 2017





FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 2017
***SS of FL - CELEBRATING 35 YEARS***




HOPE - A FORCE IN LIFE

                            Written by Gloria Quel

Faith is the confidence that man has in his destiny; having a reasoned faith illuminates the path we have to travel and gives us the will and strength necessary to overcome even the biggest obstacles that we may find throughout our journey on earth.

Hope is a feeling that drives the spirit in what we desire or aspire to, and it seems possible to achieve.

Hope, often serves as a moral support to not fall into discouragement, not lose serenity, or lose sight of what we want to achieve.

Hope is one of the most positive and constructive feelings that a human being can have. It helps us to walk the path that we have laid out living in the material world, with patience and trust.

In today's society, with so much technology, where we live so fast there is little room for hope; where all we want is achieved by pushing a button, getting it quickly, having the sensation that time passes very quickly and you have to take advantage of it to get the things we need or want. Establishing superficial relationships that do not fulfill us, without valuing everything we have and what surrounds us.

At the moment something fails, when the plans do not go as we wanted, we get pessimistic, have doubts, even despair growing within us. [There is] skepticism, because if you wait for nothing…there is no deception possible.

The thing to understand is that it is not awful to fall in the struggle, but, it is…in not being able to stand up and try again. Our life is imperfect, because we are imperfect, and we have much work to do perfecting ourselves.

Always take a first step to reach the end of the path we have drawn, and those steps are better with discipline and will, to avoid irresponsibility that can cause us not have clear ideas of where we want to arrive.

Discipline is responsible for the success of all high achievements, the will being the motor that helps us to carry them out…

Faith and hope have a common goal, belief in something that is not with the physical senses…

Hope is born of faith, of faith in God and the love that goes growing within each of us. This love awakens the belief that God is there...

(Excerpts from 1/18/17 article published on-line at www.amorpazycaridad.com [Love, Peace and Charity] by Group Villena Spiritual Studies in Alicante, Spain translated by Y. Limoges) Have moral courage, faith and hope against all the fear and evil in this world! Y.L. 
LIFE OBSERVATIONS

            Written by Yvonne Crespo Limoges

Valentine’s Day:
                       
I happened to go to the grocery store right on Valentine’s Day. I saw so many people swiftly scrambling around (men mostly) to buy cards, candy and/or flowers; many carrying armfuls of all three of these items. There were mad dashes here and there.

How nice I thought, and I smiled. I love receiving cards and flowers, as do most others.

For some of those people giving, it may be the only way and time they are capable of showing caring and appreciation for people in their lives.

However, many people do NOT receive anything on Valentine’s Day.

Yet, there are many who care and think about us, although invisible… our spirit guides, family and friends in the spirit world that all send loving vibrations to comfort and ease those with heavy hearts in this world full of sorrow. Don’t forget we are ALL loved more than we know!


Good Times vs. Bad:

I asked a man in his late 80s (one I have known for years who has and still suffers much) the following, “As you look back on your life, do you remember mostly the good times or the bad?”

He thought only a few seconds and said he remembers the “good times” more. Then, upon more reflection, he said, “I guess we try to forget the bad.”

I was relieved and comforted. How wonderful and blessed that he feels this way, especially at this stage of his material life!

Desperation:

Working over 20 years at the Social Security Administration, I witnessed close up much human misfortune and suffering. One day, an upset co-worker said they could not understand how people could end up in such desperate situations.

Another co-worker and I explained by saying: Even when people have done what they possibly could do to help themselves…An employee gets hurt or is sick, they lose their job and can’t pay rent or mortgage so are now homeless. They can’t pay their health insurance so no more medical care or medicine. They can’t pay car insurance so can’t legally drive. They use up all their savings, sell everything they own in order to eat. Not able to pay bills, their bank account closes and credit history destroyed. Maybe one person in the family can work, but for various reasons they don’t get hired right away. They may have no relatives to help them. They are unable to qualify for food stamps, Medicaid, unemployment or disability benefits due to certain rules. Food pantries and charities only go so far…Yes, these desperate situations actually exist all around us.

Quite a few of us in the office would personally help some of these people out of our own pockets.

In the end, our co-worker finally understood…

Remember, Jesus said,Judge not, that ye not be judged.” (Bible, Matthew 7:1-3)


POVERTY

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”
                                          Mahatma Gandhi

“When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you or I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.”                             Mother Teresa

UPON RETURN TO THE SPIRIT WORLD

The spirit of Father Germain said:

“You are mistaken in believing that when you leave your material envelope [physical body] you will look at the Earth with horror.”

“As you will take some time to leave that planet, and know you will have taken advantage of the time there in your progression, you will receive a good dose of reflection. You can be sure to look at the world, where you have suffered so much, with true affection, and you will even travel in spirit to all the places where you were overwhelmed under the weight of your cross [trials and struggles], and feel that public works have destroyed the humble dwellings where you had lived, where you had quenched your thirst with your tears.

(Excerpt from a true story in the book La Luz de La Verdad [The Light of Truth] by Amalia Domingo Soler a famous Spiritist poet and author from Spain. She received many wise messages from Father Germain. Article translated by Yvonne C. Limoges)


EDITOR’s COMMENT:

This spirit message given to Ms. Soler reminds me of what people even do when living in the material world.

We have all lived several places (in different houses, towns, states, countries, etc.) throughout our life. Later on, some of us decide to go back to see all the old places we have spent time. At times, the houses or buildings we lived in are still there, sometimes not. We find other structures have been built in their place. In addition, for many of us, it doesn’t matter whether we had good or bad memories, we go back for different reasons, like: curiosity, reflection, for sentimentality, to face fears, to reminisce, and other reasons. As we can see, many spirits return to do the same thing after they have left this Earth. – Y. L.
WORLD CANCER DAY – FEBRUARY 4th  

                Written by Yvonne Crespo Limoges

My uncle, father-in-law and my husband died relatively young of different types of cancer so this specific disease is personal for me. The disease’s progression is devastating to the patient, and absolutely heart-breaking for their loved ones.      

In the 2016/2017 Winter Issue of Cancer Today magazine there are two important articles.

The first one states that the more alcohol one drinks based on a wide range of medical studies, the higher one’s risk for 7 types of cancers.

The second article states that the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has determined there is sufficient evidence that excess body weight (or BMI) increases a person’s risk for 8 types of cancer, now up from 5 types.

Please know your risks! Eat and drink wisely. 


SOLAR SYSTEM WITH MANY WORLDS!

              Written by Yvonne Crespo Limoges

NASA just announced the discovery of a solar system that has 7 planets and 3 of them have a strong possibility of having water and organic life. This type of information has already been transmitted to us by the spirit world. The spirits also tell us that there is intelligent life on other worlds as well, although we have yet to discover it.

The spirits say there are generally five basic categories of planets: the primitive worlds, worlds of tests and atonements, regenerating worlds, blessed worlds, and celestial worlds. Our earth has already transformed from a primitive world to one of tests and atonements where misery, evil, and violence still abound. We will eventually progress into a world of regeneration where the majority of the spirits will be striving to be only good, and where evil will not predominate.
NATURAL LAWS AT WORK

                Written by Julie L. Harper

The spirit world is teaming with good and adverse spirits, many of which reach out to humans to exert their influences. And, natural magnetic attraction, by the law of attraction, will consequent in like spirits seconding one's intent or attitude toward a like result.

So, just as good spirits attempt to influence beneficial behaviors, wrongful spirits attempt to influence detrimental action. The good spirits selflessly desire to promote betterment within another's life, while spirits of ill intent hold ulterior motives to gain pleasure from encouraging and influencing unusual or wrongful thoughts and/or action. All-in-all, humans have many distractions and influences by both worldly and spiritual influences. One must be vigilant to maintain good character.

Some undesirable spirits are attracted to humans who share a negative tendency and then promote such activity. For example, a spirit who was an alcoholic during earthly life may be attracted to a human who has the tendency to drink. That spirit takes pleasure in influencing their own former habit of excessive drinking [just one example].

Whereas, some spirits seek to influence poor behavior with the intent of creating a result of a bad outcome in order to cause unhappiness and hardship. Such spirit may be malevolent, or one that is seeking revenge from believing that the targeted human caused it injustice during a period of time while both were incarnated. There is a myriad of differing spirits with different wrongful intents.

When you pray, and hold fast to conviction of a high moral integrity, your thoughts and actions will follow accordingly and create favorable results. Be ever so mindful of whether your thoughts are true to your integrity to avoid wrongful influences and the taking of action that is not consistent with your personal character.

Further, each individual must atone for all wrongfulness, whether within a current life or in a future one, as mandated by the law of progress. In that, it behooves everyone to strive to be the best person possible.

More importantly, God has instilled within us the duty to be loving and just. God's natural and universal laws are set in place to guide us in the direction of goodness through the mandate of appropriate consequence for each thought, word or deed. Overall, when in the sentiment of goodness, it is an easier path of progression.


FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER

Spirit communication received by Alysia Pape

To those of you going through life and suffering well, know that you are not alone.

Your spirit guide and good spirits are all with you. They encourage you every day and pray for you; they want you to succeed in becoming a better soul in every way. You only need to make every possible effort, pray for God's help and their help, and do not fall off of the good path you have started down.

Should you fall, pick yourself up and try again. God only asks that we do our very best.

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Edited by Yvonne Crespo Limoges, Director

 

Spiritist Society of Florida (est. 1982)

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