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, 4 de julio de 2019






JUNE NEWSLETTER 2019



CAN I HAVE A “READING”?

             Written by Yvonne Crespo Limoges

By now most people in our culture basically know what a medium/psychic is and they seem (to a certain extent) believe in them or want to, and due to this, I am encountering more people who are regularly visiting them (for a fee) to ask them questions about their futures, their love life and what to do regarding important life decisions.

A psychic possesses extrasensory perception and involved in psychic phenomena AND a medium can communicate with spirits in the spirit world.  Most of these have both abilities in various degrees.

Now, if we assume for the sake of this discussion, those giving what is generally referred to as a “reading” are legitimate psychic/mediums, one needs to discern their moral quality (like attracts like) and if their intent is good, or for strictly self-interests (pride or monetary). Just because a psychic may give you psychic evidence, doesn’t mean they are qualified to give out life advice.

There are good people who have these faculties who do not belong to a religious/spiritual group or belief system that incorporate their abilities. They work on their own and also whose intent is good; trying to help others according to what they believe is right. However, there are others who are the complete opposite (manipulative, unreliable, they say things so the person keeps coming back to pay them money, and some tell clients what they want to hear, etc.).

Commonsense and wise judgement should be used by anyone visiting psychics and mediums, even when at religious/spiritual groups or centers. Spiritists tell people to use their own judgement, decide for themselves and reject whatever they do not accept by their reason.

Why I am bringing up this topic is that the purpose of material life is to progress, we have freewill and we need to make our own decisions in life. Some people can’t or won’t make a decision before getting a “reading” and can become dependent going to these psychic/mediums; to the point they are running their very lives.  

Good spirits never tell us what to do, they only suggest. Spiritist mediums go through a period of extensive education and exercise of their faculty, provide services for free, and work in groups which provides a check and balance on each other, and corroboration. Emphasis is on spiritual and moral teachings: personal responsibility, right conduct, existence of the soul and afterlife, the process of reincarnation, evolution of the soul, the power of prayer, and, also helping troubled spirits.     

Therefore, I recommend all be very discerning about what anyone says. Mediums/psychics are imperfect people, too. One can listen to advice, but make your own decisions. Also, study up on mediumship/psychic phenomena. Lastly, have more faith in yourself and in the Creator!
SPIRITUAL SCIENCE

“Spiritism’s fundamental principles deal with the nature, origin and destiny of spirits as well as their relationship and interaction with the material world.”   
            Allan Kardec, Codifier of Spiritism
             Educator and Paranormal Researcher


POWER OF PRAYER

   Inspirationally received
                       by Yvonne Crespo Limoges  

The power of prayer is a reality, it has a genuine effect and can be very powerful. The more positively you believe in it, the stronger and more beneficial the influence.

Fervent and sincere thoughts for goodness and to request help for ourselves and others radiate mightily, and are seconded by the good spirits who want to help us.

Prayers are always answered; yet not always how we may like, but in a way we justly deserve.   



OBJECTIVE OF LIFE

       Written by Sebastián de Arauco

We must rise above the suffocating materialism that surrounds us, and make our spirit vibrate in a more subtle tonic.

Even when the needs of our present human life absorb most of our time, we need to put to the background the material aspect of our life (without neglecting our obligations), if we want to move forward; if we want to fulfill the true purpose of Life, which is to spiritually progress through evolution towards states of consciousness of greater happiness. Material goods will never satisfy the cravings of our spirit.
More than once we have heard someone ask:

What is the purpose of life?

What have we come to this world for?

The true object of human life is spiritual progress in its various aspects, according to the evolutionary needs of each one. We have come to this world because it is what belongs to us by law.
We are in this world, not to eat, sleep and have fun, as some that are little evolved think; but to perfect ourselves; not to continue being what we were or what we are, but to go closer towards what we should be.

Spiritual science holds that the object of human life is to progress, to evolve, to continue ascending the scale of the worlds, towards the goal, which is perfection. Acquire experiences, knowledge and develop intelligence, strengthen the spirit and purify the soul, eliminating imperfections; so that, at the end of that human journey, we will return to the spiritual world, which is where we belong, enriched with greater progress.

And all this, is it acquired by living a life of vices, comfort or isolation? NO. It is in the struggle of human life, overcoming temptations and difficulties; it is through the action performed, through constant effort that we develop the faculties contained in the essence of Life received from the Divine Creator and we become strong and great.

It is true that every ascension requires effort; but it is also true that, in each of us, there are resources and internal forces that we do not know, and that put into action, can lead us to great achievements.

LET’S NOT FORGET IT.

(Article dated 06/5/2019 from Association of Spiritual Studies of the Villena Group in Alicante, Spain at www.pazamorycaridad.com and translated from Spanish by Yvonne C. Limoges)
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TOLERANCE 

Inspirationally received 
                               by Julie L. Harper

If you find yourself offended by another person’s words or actions, you are allowing that person to personally affect you. Offensiveness often results in defensiveness and criticism that causes conflict and separation from love. 

When not within agreement with love, one’s personal health and relationships can weaken...or worse, if not corrected.

Everyone is imperfect and each of us are spiritually required to correct our own faults.

Focusing on another's perceived error, or even their differing lifestyle choice, is a diversion from the needed work on one’s own transgressions.

Energy is far better spent on personal improvement because you, just as your adversaries, will be solely held spiritually accountable for each action, making for an immense job, just to attend to one’s own conduct.

Ultimately, other's actions and words are of no consequence to your accountability except in how you respond.

Every human is born into earthly life because conditions here allow for experiences that enable growth and expiation of prior wrong doings.

Each person is of different moral, spiritual, and intellect within our spiritual progression, but all pass through like trials and lessons within a divinely designated lifetime.

Therefore, do not judge....as another’s mistake and lesson are likely ones that you may have experienced within your existence or will at some point during your soul’s growth.
Whether it appears so or not, another’s trial is often as difficult or even more of a challenge for them than yours is for you.

Instead of disharmony, we influence kinship by maintaining compassion and by following a higher path of morality.

Practice tolerance and forgiveness for yourself and for others; our humanness causes us to act many times in error. We must try our best, and begin again when we falter.

An innate imprint of good conduct lies within our being, and also, Jesus and other prophets have given us superior guidance.

The core of tolerance is as simple as the practice of the Golden Rule: love one and another.


CHARITY

From Kardec’s The Spirits’ Book, item 886 & 888, from Anna Blackwell’s English translation:

Question: What is the true meaning of the word charity as employed by Jesus?

Spirit response:
“Benevolence for everyone, indulgence for the imperfections of others, forgiveness of injuries.”

Question: What is to be thought of alms-giving?

Spirit response:
“To be reduced to beg degrades a man morally as well as physically; it brutifies him. In a state of society based on the law of God and justice, provision would be made for assisting the weak without humiliating them; the means of living would be insured to all who are unable to work, so as not to leave their life at the mercy of chance and of individual good-will.”  


YOUNG BIRDS MUST LEARN TO FLY!

           Written by Yvonne Crespo Limoges  

We love our children. They are forever young in our eyes, and we want the best for them always.
We want to give them more than what we had (if we can) to get them off to a good start in life.

Each child is very different and some need more help, guidance and support than others (some for life; if disabled or with other serious problems).

Some kids are very cooperative, but some seem to fight our best efforts to assist them. Being a parent/caregiver is NOT easy! Our hearts (our love), can rule our heads (our commonsense)! We have all made mistakes or decisions we regret.

We may even criticize them and hold them back from expressing in really harmless ways their own individuality (although we may NOT like/agree with their choices – I think each generation has this problem). However, remember they are still exploring and learning who they are!

I have 3 kids in a wide range of ages and the condition of the times when they were young people are very different. I have an older one who only needed a beeper; rent, a car, and insurance were relatively cheap. I also have a millennial; and now rent, insurance and college costs are higher, and more expensive technological devices are practically a basic necessity.   

When we try to micromanage/help our older children (there is a difference between needs and wants), sometimes letting them make more of their own efforts to try, even fall, and make an effort to get back up, and learning to stand on their own is more beneficial for their emotional growth. However, deciding when to help them or when to let go is very difficult.

There should be some accountability on their part.
We need to try to teach them responsibility, how to be self-reliant and be resilient, to know about finances (especially savings), and, the ability to confidently think and decide matters enough to sustain themselves through everyday struggles, trials, tests and disappointments… because life is difficult. The rich and famous suffer, too.

Providing them a belief system to contemplate (whether they believe it now or not) may provide inner comfort and solace during very trying times.

The odds are we will leave this earth before them, some much earlier due to accidents or illness. Are our children able to sustain themselves during the storms of life and live independently without us?

These spirits have been placed in our care as a mission in this existence for us to love and teach them by our words and our behavior to be a good person, help others as they are able, and to be a productive adult in society.

In addition, parent/caregivers with spouse/partners are the first example to children of what a couple should be - a unique personal relationship. Is it a loving, affectionate and mutually respectful one, an angry and abusive one, or one that is distant and indifferent? You can be sure our children are observing us…and are affected by what they see, or don’t see.        

In conclusion, if we have done our overall best, that is all that is expected. None of us is perfect.
                            
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Sending our prayers to ALL the children of the world, some suffering in abysmal conditions!
   
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Edited by Yvonne Crespo Limoges, Director

 

Spiritist Society of Florida

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