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.

miércoles, 20 de noviembre de 2019



GRATITUDE: CONDITION OF THE HUMAN BEING

If we take a look at the world in general, would we say that society, most of us, are happy, or that we
get up with a full spirit of joy? Also, thanking God for being born and being here enjoying the
opportunity to prosper and progress, both materially and spiritually? Rather, it seems not.
I would say, a void (on many occasions shocking) settles within us that causes us a deep sense of
emptiness, of being in nothingness, of not even knowing what we are doing here. Apart from the
joys, material sensations and objectives of a typically human nature, we do not visualize anything
else.
This has an explanation: we have lost connection with our true source of life! Universality, as part of
a whole to which we belong, and the spiritual principle from which we cannot escape. Imagine a
child when he goes astray and loses the safety and protection of his parents. He feels alone and lost,
a heaviness of terror, of fear, uncertainties surprise him and he wants nothing more than to meet up
again with his parents. This same thing happens to the spirit in the early stages in the life of its
consciousness or self. However, since its internal reality knows the path and focuses its forces and
faculties on taking the right direction and course, it is filled with light, strength, satisfaction and trust.
He does not need his material parents to take him by the hand, but it is his by his own conscience
and individuality that marks the way and brings him closer every day to his Creator and humanity.
Each and every one of us is here for only one reason, “spiritual advancement.” To achieve this
advancement, for larger or smaller, we come to Earth with a program to carry out. Each according
to one’s degree of evolution, aspires to realize achievements that satisfy him or her, and at the same
time, catapult him/her for greater goals in successive lives.
That program, therefore, is very different from one another; it is personalized and seeks the path of
redemption and the search for light and happiness. For some it may be encounters with the reaping
from previous lives (full of errors and mistakes) that adjoin that spirit to spiritual misery, to be
involved within the planes of shadows and suffering. Recompence and the stronger tests must
temper him and make him understand and allow him to take responsibility for all his mistakes,
submitting himself more or less consciously to the law of cause and effect, to return goodness for
any evil caused and recover the path that leads to spiritual elevation, by means of the values ​​of the
good that forge that elevation.
For others, it involves facing new challenges, experiences that have not been lived and which are
being faced now to follow the hard ascension of spiritual progress. That different program will
present with new tests, responsibilities, commitments full of effort and work to acquire the values
​​and the faculties needed to continue feeling the hope, enthusiasm and healthy ambition of the desire
for progress.
Others, for their advancement and their love for humanity, commit themselves to serve as guides
and to direct many others to acquire the spiritual knowledge so necessary to avoid all the pitfalls and
stones that arise along the way; that path of progress that is so easy to avoid and abandon.

Therefore, we all have a thousand and one reasons to stick to life, and finding the meaning it has for
us.
Just as a child is becoming a young person and gradually reaching maturity, as spirits, we are
acquiring experience and wisdom in the course of our evolution, and thus our tastes, desires and
needs are also changing. Reincarnations are a long sum of experiences and each one of them helps
us to learn, correcting mistakes and adding values (principles) ​​deep within our conscience. Our
conscience is like a cabinet that we are filling thanks to the richness of the experiences that are given
to us in each new life, which strengthens us and helps us to differentiate good from evil, and drives
us to continue in the struggle for the discovery of ourselves, and give each other more and more
faith and confidence.
The biggest problem to avoid is forgetfulness. When we are incarnated, we are presented with
material life and the physical vehicle that is the work tool of our conscious being, our spirit. It looks
to all material aspects, except for the aspect of spiritual progress. It is like a runaway horse that is
about to be tamed, and if we fail to tame it, it rebels and takes us where it wants, breaking down the
goal for which we came to this material world.
Therefore, there is a very great struggle between matter and spirit. Our physical vehicle [our body]
has its needs, its attractions. It is gets comfortable and lazy, it is not so easily ready to work; you have
to take the reins well and know how to govern it, but it will try to take us where it wants to and to
what attracts it.
Also, as spiritual beings that we are, we have many tools to know how to cope with this issue and
focus in a disciplined way to achieve our objectives; those are mainly our will power, intuition, and
the great spiritual help that is always by our side inspiring and encouraging us towards work and
progress. And, especially the awareness that we have of being something more than a material being.
As we identify ourselves as part of a whole, as an extraordinary prodigious entity, as a spark from
that infinite creative flame that is the Creator, we are better able to get rid of our weaknesses,
ignorance and imperfections that prevent us from connecting with the source of light and love to
which we belong.
We all have without doubt that awareness, however profound it may be, that we are a transcendent,
an eternal reality, with a series of powers inherited from that cosmic grandiosity that we inadequately
call God, and that floods the entire universe with love and light. No human being can deny it
(although by ignorance he may believe so); he possesses that innate feeling that is deeply within him
and from which he cannot depart.
Another thing is, that we deny this because we are still in the infancy of our spiritual advancement;
out of foolishness, rebellion, comfort, materialism, everything we want, but the reality is that we
cannot deny ourselves. We are eternal and immortal and our destiny is laid out, to the
entrepreneurship and realization of our own self on a higher scale. We are like that plant that seeks
light, air, sun, water and all those energies that make it grow and expand incessantly. That is our
work, beginning and end of our existence here and now. Not to mention how much greater life is in
the higher planes and realms where matter no longer exists and progress continues to be made
outside of the physical worlds.

As much as we do not want to recognize it and enter a state of rebellion to face that reality, and
finally put ourselves on the path of evolution in a conscious way, we will not achieve that
communion with everything that our Creator puts at our disposal to break the veil that keeps us
asleep for the fullness of spiritual life and plunged into the web of illusions and fantasies that
material life presents to us, and that is nothing but a mirage, of true intangible happiness that awaits
us. This is a law that sooner or later we will all abide by. But unfortunately, many of us need to go
through the same experiences over and over again, burn out our efforts on the material planes until
we get tired and understand that what we really seek and need is to find our true own nature, and in
finding ourselves, to give our hearts to our neighbors.
There comes a moment in that ascension of the road in which we begin to feel the desire for
progress. We need a change, to get rid of many chains and the numbness that are a weight that
prevents us from grasping the momentum necessary to throw ourselves into the life of giving without
receiving, of learning and of being open and receptive to what life itself demands of us internally. It is
in those moments when we begin to discover that everything around us is a gift, a present and an
offering of nature for our good. Everything that surrounds us is part of a universal concert, and we
are a note that must go according to that concert so as not to break its harmony and beauty. Then
appears the phenomenon of gratitude that we feel for being a fundamental, important piece in that
set and that whole of which we are a part.
We appreciate life, we are thankful for existing, we appreciate being surrounded by all our brothers
and sisters, fellow travelers on this long journey of worlds to know. We appreciate everything and
ask the Creator to keep us awake and focused to make the most of our existence every day. In this
way, because of the feeling of gratitude that deeply penetrates our soul, everything that happens to
us, we begin to see it in a positive way. We all understand that it serves us as progress, if we focus
well and transform our feelings to enrich ourselves of all the experiences that we experience, for
both positive and negative things should serve us for spiritual advancement. It will depend on the
approach we give them and the reaction we take. If we are already aware of the arduous spiritual
path that we have to face, we will react positively most of the time, at least we must aspire to that.
We know that we need experiences of all kinds: the positive ones give us strength, courage and
confidence; and the less positive put us to the test, and if we act with righteousness and wisdom they
will strengthen us and make us temper our faculties to continue faithfully fulfilling our work,
resolving with heart and justice all the vicissitudes and circumstances that assail us along the way.
Everything that happens to us is definitely for our own good. We must be grateful, to those lives of
difficulties and suffering (if we know how to face them) for they are more profitable and help us to
progress faster. Easy lives often give us very little and numb our faculties. Difficult lives force us to
react and put into use all the resources that adorn our spirit that are there, but that we little put them
into practice.
Let us always be grateful, value everything that has been given to us, and if someone does any kind
of evil to us, think that it is due to ignorance and weakness. Let us set an example of wisdom,
forgiveness and let us help them understand the object of life.
By Fermín Hernández Hernández Villena Group of Spiritual Studies, Alicante, Spain – 09/20/2019

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