experiences, their sentimentalities, their habits, attitudes, customs, their formed convictions and they were happyor not in their living whilst they lived here about, but on dyeing continuing to be more or less what they were whenalive they influence us or not in their tastes, sympathies, morals, wishes, vices etc., as much as also they may beinfluenced by us the incarnated spirits if the case might be that we be more morally advanced than they might be,in the case they are found morally stagnated although progress also advances in the beyond.Well, having God in His will proclaimed Laws of evolution and progress, many of those who are in thebeyond World of the Spirits, may not be actualized on the evolution of the Planet and consequently their influences be not adequate to our actual day, hence, our influence over them be the most advantaged andappreciated by many of them, meanwhile so as in this world many fall under fanaticism, in the beyond alsohappens the same and in mediumnity although sincerely used, they may bring us erroneous information andprejudicial, hence our care as we were warned by the Apostle.
‘Do not believe in every spirit’.
If someone is called to serve God and the Gospel in the Spiritist Doctrine ought soon in the beginning tounderstand that the Spiritist faith is rationale it is not blind, one has to comprehend that his own efforts are to
overcome one’s inferiorities,
one ought to understand and study what is Spiritism before one feels himself apt to
serve one’s neighbor in the doctrine and in love, one ought to realize t
hat if one has mediumnity in an acceptabledegree one ought not feel himself superior to anybody of that, it is not to access in dispute and confrontages with
any other Christian doctrine or not, regarding that mediumnity is not of anyone’s privilege. No o
ne who servesGod unto the neighbor loses his desert.In every race and religions God always had mediums, each one acting in conformity with times, progress
and received revelations as much as accordingly to one’s degree of spirituality and of the advanci
according to the Humanity’s development, because one’s designation is to ascend morally and intellectually to the
summits of Spirituality A good medium it is not a spiritual superman, he is equal to any other person, he has his own needs, hisaspirations, his ambitions or will to realize himself, suffers as many do the vicissitudes of life, it is not always thathis life is a sea of roses, and because he is a sensitive person he feels the vicissitudes of other persons and
sometimes suffers for that and wills to help, a medium’s life most of the times it is much difficult and
wearisome,when not so many a time loses heart, fatiguing and draining, the medium Chico Xavier certain occasion enteredinto a discouragement
if I am not mistaken, he said to his mentor Emanuel ‘I am a worm’, Emanuel saw in depththe reason and answered: ‘yes, but did you know worms do work’.
****************************************Let us open our reason, Reading from
the book ‘Heaven and Hell’,
chapter I, item 1:
1. It is certain that we live, think, and act; it is no less certain that we shall die. But, on quitting the earth, whither shallwe go? What will become of us? Shall we be better off, or shall we be worse off? Shall we continue to exist, or shall we ceaseto exist?
“To be, or not to be,”
is the alternative presented to us; it will be for always, or not at all; it will be
; we shall live on eternally, or we shall cease to live, once and forever. The alternative is well worth the consideration.Everyone feels the need of living, of loving, of being happy. Announce, to one who believes himself to be at the point of death, that his life is to be prolonged, that the hour of death is delayed
announce to him, moreover, that he is going to behappier than he has ever been
and his heart will beat high with joy and hope.But to what end does the human heart thus instinctively aspire after happiness, if a breath suffices to scatter itsaspirations?Can anything be more agonizing that the idea that we are doomed to utter and absolute destruction, that our dearestaffections, our intelligence, our knowledge so laboriously acquired, are all to be dissolved, thrown away, and lost forever? Whyshould we strive to become wiser or better? Why should we lay any restraint on our passions? Why should we wearyourselves with effort and study, if our exertions are to bear no fruit? If, erelong, perhaps tomorrow, all that we have done is tobe of no further use to us? Were such really our doom, the lot of mankind would be a thousand times worse than that of thebrutes; for the brute lives thoroughly in the present, in the gratification of its bodily appetites, with no torturing anxiety, notormenting aspiration, to impair its enjoyment of the passing hour. But a secret and invincible intuition tells us that such cannotbe our destiny.
*********************************************Let us see for our knowledge the items nºs 13, 55, 57 e 58 in 1st part of the book
‘Genesis’ from A. Kardec:‘