The Consolation that Spiritism Brings Us

Belief in the Doctrine of Spiritism brings a person great benefits and one of the major
benefits is CONSOLATION.

How consoling it is to know and believe that there is a Creator Who Loves us and watches
out for all Creation, to know the Creator is Supremely Just and Powerful, One Who provides
through His Immutable Laws, that there is Just Cause for all things.

How consoling to know that we are never alone in dealing with the many trials and tribulations
of Life, for we are assigned a guardian spirit (full of loving goodness and spiritual affection for
us; our truest friend) throughout our lifetime on earth. They are there beside us always, to
inspire us when we feel low, to guide us when we must make decisions, and to help guard us
from harm’s way when it be for our own good…We need to listen and heed their “voice of
conscience” and reason, for they only tell us what is good for us. We also receive spiritual
assistance from our friends and relatives from past lives; who still love us and watch over us
as best they can.

How consoling to know our dear loved ones who depart this physical earth before us, are
received in the spirit world by the loved ones (from both current and previous lives) who had
departed this material world before them, and especially to know they will be received by their
loving spirit guides who welcome them to their true home back into the spirit world with open
and welcome arms. How consoling to know they will be lovingly cared for, after such suffering
upon the earth.

How consoling and comforting to know that our loved ones can see us and know how we are
doing (even though we may not see them or be aware of this). And since we know this to be
true, we know how important it is to pray for them so as to calm and heal them, to let them
know we still love them and remember them. We also want them to know that we are carrying
on our lives so they don’t worry too much over us, so they may concentrate on recuperating
from their sojourn in the material life upon the earth.

How consoling to know that, if God permits and they are in a condition to do so, our loved
ones, from the spirit world (through the faculty of mediumship) can, at times, directly speak
with us at Spiritist sessions.

How consoling to know that the circumstances we find ourselves in life are the perfect and just
circumstances we truly need (no matter how painful) in order to expiate and make reparation
for the wrongdoings we have committed, both in our current life and from our past lives
(although we may not remember now the reasons, we knew prior to our incarnating), for there
is a just cause for everything that happens in life.

How consoling to know that this perfect circumstance of our life, also provides for our moral,
spiritual, and intellectual advancement, if we carry our debts and burdens well, fulfilling our
duties with love in our hearts and serene resignation due to our strong faith in God’s Supreme
Justice and the Divine Plan.

How sad it is for those people who have no knowledge of Spiritism and fear death; how
horrible for some to think they may truly suffer in hell for all an eternity or that there is
nothing beyond death; how sad for those who believe that their deceased loved ones are gone
forever; and how sad for those who believe that this one lifetime is all that God concedes to us.

How sad for those who feel we suffer without just cause… The Supreme Creator Loves us and
as a Father Who Knows our futures and the true purpose of material life, He allows us our
freewill, to reap and sow from all our acts (be they good or evil) so we may grow, develop, and
advance along the spiritual road to reach Him. For God Knows there is an eventual ending to
all suffering when we have totally purified ourselves from all materiality and all selfishness,
and, we will have gained this by the merit of our own efforts, which makes the fruits of all our
labors even greater!

The greatest consolation that knowledge of Spiritism brings is the HOPE we need so we can be
strong to support material life because we know with surety that our situations eventually get
better through God’s Law of Progress!

How glorious will be the end of all our sufferings… when we reach the stage of the purified
souls! Thank you, God!

Spirit communication received by Yvonne Limoges

December 2003

Yvonne Crespo Limoges is the foumder and director of the Spiritist Society of Florida founded in 1982 in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her father Edgar Crespo (now disincarnated).  Yvonne also hosts the segment “Spiritism Simply Put” in BezerraOnline Web Radio.