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, 3 de octubre de 2019






SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER 2019


YOU ARE NEVER ALONE!

       Spirit communication received
                            by Yvonne Crespo Limoges

The effects of war, violence, natural disasters, sicknesses of mind, body and soul…afflict all the inhabitants of your world, one way or another.

Yet, in the midst of all your heartbreak, sorrow, fear, pain and anguish – you are never alone.

Your spirit protector is ever by your side instilling, within and about you, their beneficial spiritual vibrations of calmness, goodness, inspiration and courage; and, emitting the special Love that comes from that Divine Source to help uphold you through all of your many struggles,   pains, tribulations, traumas and the daily drudgery widespread on your material world.  

Also, from the spirit world are the spirits of your families and dear friends, from present and past lives, doing their part to help ease your distress, anxieties, doubts and loneliness; trying hard to comfort and console you; their empathy allows them to know your pain, and they see your tears!  

In addition, when your physical body sleeps, these spirits directly interact with yours, when it returns to the spirit world each night. They reach out to provide guidance, counseling and healing, as well
as to remind you of the just cause (the why) of what you are going through, the kind of life you chose; the one you pledged to undergo with strong determination in your present existence.  

Knowing all this, please try to open up your hearts to all these loving spirits who care so very much for you personally and for your spiritual progress!

They reach out to help you, although you may not see them – they are there! At moments of pure desperation - you may feel their loving sweet impressions! So, try your best to be emotionally and mentally receptive to receive their loving, valuable and productive influences.

Be reminded that pain in all its forms suffered upon the earth washes away the impurities of your soul; all the trials, tests and atonements elevate your spirit. In this way, sentiments can be awakened in order for it to have more of an inner appreciation and further comprehension of compassion, forgiveness, sympathy, empathy, benevolence, charity and fraternal love.

Dear ones, as you advance, your suffering will be less and you will eventually reach true happiness.  

The Divine evolutionary process provides for your spirit’s enlightenment, enhancing your intellectual and moral elevation. So be strong!

The Creator is All Love and you are always provided with spiritual assistance to fulfill your soul’s journey!

THE MORAL ASPECT OF A PERSON

       Inspirationally received  
                            by Yvonne Crespo Limoges

Nature versus Nurture - Scientists and philosophers, have down through the ages, discussed whether the behavior of human beings is a product of their genes (biology/DNA) or environment, and/or both.

Yet, there is another aspect generally not included, and that is, we are all spirits at different and unique intellectual, emotional, psychic and spiritual stages, at varying degrees of development.

Life is like a school for learning and progress, and we are all at diverse and differing levels of knowledge, moral development and of comprehension. This explains why prodigies and spiritual prophets as well as criminals and killers, exist on the same planet!  

At the core of human personality are the moral and intellectual aspects of a person (the spirit) which has unevenly developed and been shaped by its decisions and personal experiences in this life and throughout eons of past lives in its soul’s evolution.   

A spirit’s level of morality is the major determining factor regarding a person’s genuine personality.

One might expect that intelligent people should not act as badly or with evil intent (being so bright), yet spirits/people mainly evolve first more in intelligence than in goodness throughout their reincarnations. Alas, it is their intelligence that allows them to be so very clever, cunning and devious.

This causes us to ask many times, how did so-and-so who appeared so smart, so nice and harmless, be able to take actions that turned out later to be so harmful, hurtful, and sometimes horrific. Their morality has NOT yet evolved to the level of their intelligence.

Spirits/people of evil intentions (or actions) are really just ignorant; they do not yet understand goodness and/or the benefits of being good. They may even revel in their evil ways and actions. So, pity them and pray for them, although naturally we may feel hurt or upset with difficult emotions due to them. They will learn what they need to learn (and reap what they have sown) eventually, in their present or future lives. Try to forgive; for we have much need of forgiveness ourselves. Even now, we still carry remnants of our shortcomings, flaws and vices from our own past lives.

In general, if we know the people in our everyday lives: spouses/partners, family, friends, acquaintances, co-workers, bosses, and others – that each is at their own  evolutionary level (on their growth in past lives) and have their own unique view of life, we can try to take this aspect of their personality into consideration on how we perceive them and interreact with them.  

This is a more comprehensive view in seeking to understand a particular person. This should make it much easier to accept/understand why people act in so many ways that we find so incomprehensible to us.  

We are all developing, learning and evolving, and if we are discerning and acting with right conduct as well as putting forth strong effort and willpower towards goodness (for ourselves and others), this provides for our faster progress in all areas.       

Some spirits learn quickly, some progress slowly, and some stay stationary for a while. Some spirits have lived more material lives than others. Some of these may have become wiser but not nicer; others may have chosen unproductive lives or followed wrongful ways. Also, spirits do reincarnate here from other planets.  

Yet, we are individual spirits ALL EQUAL before the Creator, each on our own soul’s evolutionary journey, and sooner or later (mostly through trial and error) all must progress to reach its ultimate potential.   

Therefore, we should try to be less judgmental or critical, and more tolerant and patient of others. We should be more forgiving and more humane towards all person’s (for we don’t know their soul’s history of a myriad of lives or the experiences they have had).

We need to be more concerned with our own thoughts, words and deeds, for it affects how swiftly we can elevate our own moral and spiritual development.

Life after lifetime, our selfishness and pride will very slowly diminish, and, our humility, compassion and charity will certainly increase, within ourselves and encompassing all people with - UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

CARE OF THE BODY

        Inspirationally received by Alysia Pape

Before the Holidays, this is a reminder that along with your spirit, you have a physical body to take care of provided by God in order to fulfill your responsibilities on Earth.

Make sure you go to the doctor when you're sick, and when you’re supposed to, as they recommend.

To those with conditions such as cancer, lupus, diabetes, etc. and those with other medical conditions, make sure you get check-ups regularly; without checking the progress of the conditions you have, or check-ups for any new ones you may acquire, is not being as careful as you need to be (although for so many, no health insurance and limited finances are big obstacles).

Your body is a gift; even if that body in this lifetime has issues. It is your duty to take care of it. Eat right, exercise to your own limits and take your vitamins. Do the best you can.

Mental health as well as emotional health is also very important; do not neglect these. Make sure you see the correct doctor for the correct problem. If you feel something wrong, seek help!

Also, everything in moderation. Over-eating, and no exercise is not healthy. By now everyone knows smoking IS bad for you in any form, be it old or new. Drinking in excess, eating the wrong foods, not getting enough sleep or too much, may harm your body even over a little bit of time.

Let's not forget that personal hygiene is very important. As the new generations come into this life, personal hygiene (as well as good manners) seem to have gone untaught or not emphasized enough. Young ones please pay attention! There's no need to look in the mirror every few minutes, but try not to neglect your body or abuse it!  

Take care of yourselves the best you can, so you will not have so many regrets on return to the spirit world, on how you lived your material life.


POINTS TO PONDER…           
                          
                          Written by Yvonne C. Limoges

Earth’s Health

On Sept. 20, the TV news reported “4,600 events in over 150 countries” were held, mostly by children, about climate change. Started and lead by teenager Greta Thunberg, who gave a very stern and passionate speech on the 23rd at the United Nations, demanding the world’s leaders take immediate action on our changing climate.

Our children will live in a world of the adults’ making, but chances are very good we will be reborn again on this very same planet. I wonder what conditions WE will find on Earth then?    


The Sept. 2019 TIME magazine issue reported the federal minimum wage for tipped workers has not changed since 1991, it’s only “$2.13 in 17 states,” and “…more than 4 million people work for tips; 2 in 3 women.” They also reported, that “Low wage service jobs are expected to grow most in the American economy in the next decade.”  

Continued lack of the ability to pay for affordable housing, for transportation, sufficient food, for medicine and medical care brings on great anxiety, stress, instability and desperation (homelessness & suicides are serious problems) [1] and I believe adversely affects and erodes the social fabric of our society. Change is    needed.  
We are our brother/sister’s keeper!
FIRST CAUSE

                         Written by Julie L. Harper

The Creator is First Cause of all things; something cannot be created from nothing.

The infinite Creator is the designer of an infallible, just and loving system.

Everything created is governed by the Divine Laws; both material and spiritual, that work in unison within an extraordinary structure of cohesion. Only a Sovereign Intelligence could devise such a brilliant plan!

May we all take time each day, to honor our Maker and to appreciate the gift of existence from an extraordinary and supportive life-giving force!

And, may each of us try to fulfill our purpose to progress by love. 

We can start by striving to emulate the superior and providential characteristics of the love that is seeded within our soul, and that by which we were created.


TO THOSE WHO SUFFER  

                            Written by Miguel Vives

“Take heart my brothers and sisters! Those who suffer allow your body to fall to pieces and succumb to pain, but always maintain a strong spirit: in the practice of submissiveness and of valor, maintaining your love of God, of our great Teacher Jesus, and in fulfillment of the Divine Laws. Remember, the rewards will exceed all your hopes and desires.”


(Excerpt from the book A Practical Guide for the Spiritist by the famous Spiritist medium & healer from Spain, and translated from Spanish by our Founder Edgar Crespo and available on www.amazon.com)
CERTAINTY OF A FUTURE GIVES HOPE

               Written by Amalia Domingo Soler
                                     (1835 – 1909)

…The progress of humanity has its principle in the application of the law of justice, love and charity, and this law is founded on the certainty of the future…

Take away this certainty, and you will take away from it, its fundamental cornerstone. From such a law all conditions of man's happiness derive. Only it, can cure all the plagues of society…

(Excerpt from the book Luz del Porvenir [Light of the Future] of writings by above famous Spiritist, published in Malaga, Spain by the Allan Kardec Spiritist Publishing Company – a book distributed freely - by the La Luz del Camino [The Light of the Road] Spiritist Center in Alicante, Spain; translated from Spanish by Yvonne C. Limoges)   

NOTE: This lifetime is not all there is! We live on in the spirit world AND in future lives! Also, we will live on more peaceful worlds, as we evolve. We will ultimately reach a greater state of inner happiness. That is what sustains me and gives me great HOPE! – Y.L.


A PRAYER

The Creator’s Divine Light of Love and Hope shines down upon us. May we be receptive and deserving so as to utilize that Supreme Energy to uphold ourselves with moral courage as we struggle through the trials and tests that is life!
                                                                AMEN

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Edited by Yvonne Crespo Limoges, Director

Spiritist Society of Florida
5042 22 Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710                                     Website: www.spiritistsocietyfl.com

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